Al Sharpton on the pressing debate of the day:
Last month, MSNBC’s Al Sharpton conducted a spirited debate about whether Obama belongs on Mount Rushmore or instead deserves a separate monument to his greatness (just weeks before replacing frequent Obama critic Cenk Uygur as MSNBC host, Sharpton publicly vowed never to criticize Barack Obama under any circumstances: a vow he has faithfully maintained). Earlier that day on the same network, a solemn discussion was held, in response to complaints from MSNBC viewers, about whether it is permissible to ever allow Barack Obama’s name to pass through one’s lips without prefacing it with an honorific such as “President” or “the Honorable” or perhaps “His Excellency” (that really did happen).
I would absolutely love to see Obama added to Mount Rushmore. The ears alone would be hysterical. Given that the great destroyer of American liberty is already up there, it seems only fitting that the penultimate consequence of his actions should be memorialized in stone there as well.
However, I don’t think Mount Rushmore is sufficient memorial for Barack Soetoro-Soebarkah-Obama. I think he merits a “Chairman Mao” style statue of the sort that the Chinese carved for Martin Luther King. The bigger, the better. I want future generations to be able to see precisely how far the nation descended before its final collapse. Ideally, it would be atop a square platform decorated by a carved frieze featuring 1) the Folsom Street Fair, 2) a squad of female Marines going into action, 3) an image of 9/11, and 4) Mexicans crossing the border.