Satire by John W. Lillpop

Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia has enough money to demand and receive the best psychological care available anywhere on the planet. So, perhaps it is Rockefeller pride that keeps the senator from admitting that he has a problem and seeking immediate help from top mental health professionals?

Owing to Rockefeller's overly ferocious pride, this disturbed senator continues to participate in the mis-governance of America, his latest "contribution" being a proposed Senate bill that would give Barack Obama control of the Internet. *

Proponents of this Orwellian nonsense seek to dull the pain of such an idea by pointing out that the bill would confer such control only in emergency situations and only on a temporary basis.

Of course, with Team Obama in charge, Emergency could be defined as anything from plummeting approval ratings to town hall meetings disrupted by goofy right-wing extremists operating under the absurd delusion that the First and Second Amendments are still in force.

Temporary could mean until the next election, which Obama could rig (like he did in 2008) by putting ACORN fraud specialists in charge of the World Wide Web.

And with the U.S. Congress in the hands of folks like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, there is not, and never will be, any oversight of the Obama monarchy-messiahship.

Apart from the outrageous idea of granting even more power to government over the lives of once free Americans, Rockefeller's folly is particularly offensive in light of the current president.

After all, in just seven plus months, President Obama has managed to rack up more federal deficit than George W. Bush did in eight years. Obama has driven the American automobile industry into bankruptcy, his policies have devastated the U.S. economy and any hope for a recovery.

Obama has transformed the war on terror into a full frontal assault on the CIA and those (wildly successful) measures implemented by George W. Bush to keep America safe from terrorist attack.

This president has turned GITMO into a staging area for Jihad terrorists awaiting their next assignment from Osama bin Laden.

He has single-handedly changed USA from United States of America to United States of Apologies.

Our first African-American president, working in the post-racism era, has exacerbated racial tensions with truly "stupid" remarks about a white police officer simply doing his job.

All in all, Barack Obama has been the worst president in U.S. history, about which he knows next to nothing and respects not one whit.

Which begs this question: Senator Rockefeller, can you please explain why it makes any sense to turn control over the most profound communications tool in human history to a man whose sole success to date has to slaughter a common house fly on national television? After a long and vicious struggle in which the damn fly nearly prevailed?