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Four More Years? No Deal!

June 02, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 216

We're Losing The Game Show Obama's Hosting

I was fortunate enough to spend time with elderly relatives recently, and of course, they wanted to keep up with the latest toss-and-tumble of election-year politics. So, naturally, we spent a good deal of time watching the Game Show Network.

One favorite is "Deal Or No Deal," the show hosted by a guy named Howie and which features twenty six (but who's counting?) beautiful, sparsely-dressed model babes, each bearing a brief case containing some amount of prize money, from a penny to a million bucks. To play, you pick one of the cases (usually, the one the hot redhead is toting), and then you get the models to open their cases one at a time to slowly eliminate the different amounts from the list of possibilities. Periodically the host offers you a certain amount for your case, based on the probability that you have more in there than he's offering. It's fun!

I'm not sure whether we were watching the Game Show Network or CNN the other day (you know how some seniors like to flip through the channels), but I could swear the president was up there filling in for Howie, and The American People were the composite contestant playing "Deal Or No Deal." The people had selected a case that simply said "GOP," and Barack was offering all sorts of deals to get them to switch.

One by one, the cases were opened. One contained Obamacare. Nine others contained the taxes related to Obamacare. Others contained, variously, the apology-based foreign policy, the hollowed-out military, the skyrocketing costs of energy, the onerous unemployment rate, the stagnant economic "recovery," the staggering regulatory burden, the bloated national debt, the confused markets, the hostile business climate, and one state-of-the-art teleprompter. And, of course, each case was accompanied by distractions, not unlike the gorgeous models Howie uses to distract his contestants.

Many of the distractions had to do with making up what horrible things might be in the contestant's selected case, such as hate, capitalism, and a return to the horrors of prosperity and individual liberty. "Of course, we don't know what's in there," the host often told the contestant, who (curiously) kept looking into the case and shaking a skeptical head. "But, you know, I'm just sayin'."

Each time, the host offered four more years of the same sort of treasures, or "even better," that he'd been offering all along. After all, as he recently told the Russians, he'll have more "flexibility" once this bothersome election season is over.

Each time, the contestant had a chance to take the deal, or decline. So far, the contestant ain't buying.

It's a continuing series, high in drama and entertainment value. And we'll find out in November whether the contestant is as big a sucker as the host seems to believe. Super fun, this election year!

Michael Hume is a speaker, writer, and consultant specializing in helping people maximize their potential and enjoy inspiring lives. As part of his inspirational leadership mission, he coaches executives and leaders in growing their personal sense of well-being through wealth creation and management, along with personal vitality.

Michael and his wife, Kathryn, divide their time between homes in California and Colorado. They are very proud of their offspring, who grew up to include a homemaker, a rock star, a service talent, and a television expert. Two grandchildren also warm their hearts! Visit Michael's web site at http://michaelhume.net

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