Those observant folks at Politico have taken note of President Barack Obama’s habit of knocking on wood — part nervous twitch, part ritual – to urge a failing policy on to success.
The president literally knocked on wood when he talked about his hopes and dreams for how the Obamacare website would work … someday.
Obama knocks on wood regularly, and with good reason. It’s not as though he has a strong track record.
Case in point: Obama said that the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations on carbon-dioxide would save consumers 8 percent in electricity costs, but the Chamber of Commerce predicts families will pay $200 more a year.
We’re guessing the president knocked on wood when he also predicted Obamacare would save families $2,500 a year. We all know how that turned out.
Politico fails to note whether Obama knocked on wood when he decided to swap five terrorists for Bowe Bergdahl, who’s looking more and more like a deserter and maybe a traitor.
The terrorists are looking more and more like, well terrorists.
And Obama is looking more and more like the rich sixth-grader who can’t figure out how to keep the bullies in kindergarten from taking his lunch money every day, twice on Fridays.
Maybe Obama should do less knocking on wood and more actual work.
Nah, that would be hard.
And besides, there’s so much dead wood just lying around — especially in the White House.