Bill Cosby for President? I Don’t Think He Wants The Job.

This showed up in my email inbox yesterday:

I HAVE DECIDED TO BECOME A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE.

Please Forward This to Everyone you know no matter which side of the fence they’re on.

Bill Cosby!!!!!!!!

(1) “Press 1 for English” is immediately banned. English is the official language; speak it or wait at the border until you can.

(2) We will immediately go into a two year isolationist posture to  straighten out the country’s attitude. NO imports, no exports.
We will use the ‘
Wal-Mart ‘s policy, ‘If we ain’t got it, you don’t need it.’

(3) When imports are allowed, there will be a 100% import tax on it.

(4) All retired military personnel will be required to man one of our many observation towers on the southern border. (six month tour) They will be under strict orders not to fire on SOUTHBOUND aliens.

(5) Social security will immediately return to its original state.  If you didn’t put nuttin in, you ain’t gettin nuttin out. The president nor any other politician will not be able to touch it.

(6) Welfare – Checks will be handed out on Fridays at the end of the 40 hour school week and the successful completion of urinalysis and a passing grade.

(7) Professional Athletes –Steroids – The FIRST time you check positive you’re banned for life.

(8) Crime – We will adopt the Turkish method, the first time you steal, you lose your right hand. There is no more life sentences.  If convicted, you will be put to death by the same method you chose for your victim; gun, knife, strangulation, etc.

(9) One export will be allowed; Wheat, The world needs to eat. A bushel of wheat will be the exact price of a barrel of oil.

(10) All foreign aid using American taxpayer money will immediately cease, and the saved money will pay off the national debt and ultimately lower taxes. When disasters occur around the world, we’ll ask the American people if they want to donate to a disaster fund, and each citizen can make the decision whether it’s a worthy cause.

(11) The Pledge of Allegiance will be said every day at school and every day in Congress.

(12) The National Anthem will be played at all appropriate ceremonies, sporting events, outings, etc.

Sorry if I stepped on anyone’s toes but a vote for me will get you better than what you have, and better than what you’re gonna get.  Thanks for listening, and remember to write in my name on the ballot in November.
God Bless  America !!!!!!!!!!!


Well, first of all, I don’t believe Dr. Cosby is in the habit of using so many exclamation points. I’m already anticipating a view spike for this bog because of the number of people that will google this to see if it is actually true.  For you, here’s what snopes.com has to say, though I hope you’ve already done that before visiting this little blog.

So, how do these things get started?  Well, I don’t know who started sending the email around, but perhaps that person has been sitting in their Iowa basement for the last four years musing on this article which appeared in the Washington Monthly in January of 2005, just after George Bush began his second term.  It lists a number of “alternative” candidates the Democratic party might consider to swing the election in their favor in 2008, Dr. Cosby among them. Their “case” for Cosby is as follows:

Bill Cosby

Bio: Comedian; actor; Ph.D. in education.
Case for Candidacy: America’s favorite dad is also a master of reframing; Cosby consciously structured his top-rated “Cosby Show” to emphasize the importance of education and knock down stereotypes of black families. He has since drawn upon his beloved-icon status and personal fortune to stump for early-reading initiatives and endow college scholarships; now, he’s putting his popularity on the line to criticize the lax parenting and low academic standards he sees in black America today. These recent remarks, that drew defensive fire, proved the former Jello spokesman has guts and thrust Cosby back onto the national stage. A successful, much-loved black man touting education and family-values–what’s not to love?
Surprising Edge: Great one-liners.
Possible Disqualifier: Has admitted cheating on his wife.
Odds of surviving Iowa Caucus: 50-50

But, it seems more than a few people want to believe this could actually work, whether or not Dr. Cosby wants to be president, would accept the job, or represents any of the statements made in the claim above.  I found several message boards and blogs that are floating this story as authentic and urging people to write in Cosby on Election Day.  So, I am here to implore you, don’t take your civic duty…heck, your civic privilege…and throw it away like this!  I’d rather you stay home and not vote at all than enter the booth and be a moron!  And, I would not make a statement like that lightly.   This is not a popularity contest and it is not a joke.  The person that steps up as our Chief Executive Officer next will have perhaps the greatest challenges ahead of any president this country has ever had.   For my part, I don’t ever want to find myself at Home Depot buying duct tape and plastic sheeting and stocking up on bottled water and SPAM ever again.  Think carefully, people.  Your vote counts.

John 8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

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6 Responses

  1. well, doe’s Bill really want to draw votes from Obama?

  2. My vote would cast to any candidate who exceeded, matched or even came close to the level of Bill Cosby’s patriotism. He is a proud American, loves America and Americans of all types, and has ALWAYS had our best interests as a nation close at heart. A politician? No. Does he want the job? Likely not. So PLEASE show me a candidate with these qualities who DOES want the job!!!
    Obama will get my vote, but only because he is the slightly better of two bad candidates running in 2008.
    Perhaps we should start ‘grooming’ Bill, or someone like him for 2012!

  3. The style of writing is quite familiar . Have you written guest posts for other bloggers?

  4. Well it’s 10 months later & the people made their choice. Wow, well we did not have much of a selection to pick from, but the people voted & now we hear them complaining,now I’m not saying the other guy would have done better, but somebody from some party had better step up & save us. No maybe we have to save ourselves. It’s time to tell Washington,all parties, that were fed up & were not going to take any more,have you heard that before? It really amazes me that with all the smart people in this country we can’t come up with a better selection for Pres. Congress ,the Senate or any of the cabinet positions.Or ,maybe the smart people are fed up with trying to lead & have their lives trashed for 4 years by a media that has shown how one sided they can be & will not report the news, they prefer to explot, misinform & manage the news. Yea, I hope we can find a Bill Cosby by 2012 or sooner, we are on a bad slide & I do not see a good bottom…..

  5. IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT HE BECOMES OUR LOYAL PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN 2012. WE MUST HAVE ANOTHER BLACK PRESIDENT. AND IT AIN’T ABOUT RACE. IT’S ABOUT CHANGE. THAT’S IT, DON’T ARGUE WITH ME.

  6. I just subscribed to your RSS feed, not sure if I did it properly though? Fine article by the way.

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