A Slightly Different Take on the Election…

Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job

WASHINGTON—African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation’s broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis. As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, “It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can’t catch a break.”

Gotta love The Onion. It still doesn’t beat their all-time best Obama related report, “Black Guy Asks Nation For Change.”

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6 Responses to “A Slightly Different Take on the Election…”

  1. adam Says:

    I loved this article. A breath of fresh air amidst everything else that has been going on. I love that despite differences, people can laugh together. I don’t think there is anyone who would find this unfunny.

  2. Mary Child Says:

    Embarrassing as it is to admit, I’ve never heard of the Onion before. I’ll have to add that to my list of reads! Thanks!

  3. Andrea Domino Says:

    I’m so glad to stumble across this blog. It is refreshing to realize their are liberal Mormons in the world. Very hard to walk away from gospel doctrine this afternoon and want to return next Sunday.

  4. Aaron Orgill Says:

    I don’t get that, Andrea. There are a million things that can make us not want to return. I don’t mean that in a judgmental way. But what happened this afternoon that was so awful?

  5. Summer Says:

    “Summer, we cannot use our beliefs about sin as a basis for morality.” What? What ARE we supposed to use as a basis for morality? The opinions of those with no religious belief whatsoever? Read this, I’m curious what you would say in its regard. http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?locale=0&sourceId=1846d0640b96b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD

  6. Derek Says:

    Summer, I misspoke in the statement you quoted. I’ve corrected my statement in the comments of Sean’s post.

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