The PJ Tatler

Jonathan Capehart: Must Protect the... Precious!


Separated at birth? Capehart (above) and Don “No Soul” Simmons (below)

Here’s Jonathan Capehart, riding to the defense of President Precious in the pages of the Washington Post: “Top 6 instances of disrespect toward President Obama.”

In his address to a joint meeting of Congress this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds.” Forgive me for believing the latter and not the former. If the circumstances of how Netanyahu came to be in the well of the House two weeks before he stands for election were any more shady, they would constitute an eclipse.

Tuesday’s spectacle got me thinking about all the instances of folks throwing shade at the current occupant of the Oval Office. Herewith are the top six instances of rank disrespect toward President Obama.

Feel free to click on the link to see what these horrifying examples of lèse-majesté might be. Be advised that they have to do with Fox News, Republicans and the Confederate flag. Holy cow! Can’t we all just get along? Somebody ought to tell Capehart  what they said about Lincoln. Or Bush. Who were both called chimps and baboons, among other things.

I must admit, I liked Capehart better when he was being played by the comic genius, David Allen Grier: