Lame Actor Fills In On Liberal Radio Show by Comparing Bush Family to Syrian Dictators

On Tuesday's edition of the Stephanie Miller radio show, guest host Hal Sparks, the comedian and semi-star of TV shows -- whose most prominent acting job was Queer as Folk on Showtime -- engaged in lame Bush-bashing as Obama prepared for war on Syria.

Sparks compared the Assad father-and-son dictators to the "monarchy" of father-and-son U.S. presidents. Syria has "A regime, by the way, that was passed on from father to son. Those always work out well. They certainly did well for us, didn’t they? I don’t know what it is, man, something about when Dad used to rule the place and now the son gets a shot, it just always kind of sucks." Then came the "monarchy" business:

SPARKS: There’s a reason why we have representative democracy – to avoid that very thing, even though very recently we decided we’ll put a pin in that kind of old-fashioned democracy just go, you know "Bush, Bush" – you know the dad knew what he was doing. Maybe his kid will know what he’s doing.  Let’s pass it down from father to son, give monarchy a try again, just for the heck of it! You know, vote it in!

Okay that didn’t work out! Nope, sorry. Worked out, it went so poorly that...I think as charismatic, as qualified as I think Barack Obama was and is to be the President of the United States, I think that we have largely George W. Bush to thank for his getting into office, even more so than Palin and McCain.

Of course, the race issue wasn’t far behind. Sparks joked that Bush was qualified enough to be president after being a “legacy” C-student at Yale, while Obama had to be president of the Harvard Law Review. He quoted comedian Chris Rock saying “the Black man gotta fly to get to something the White man can walk to!"

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
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