The Truth is Out There

Free health care for all, but not from Washington. Instead, it will be provided by aliens.

Not so far-fetched . . .

The “Trib”, a media source and homie of our Prez, had this observation about the new sci-fi about aliens (“visitors”) that premiered on ABC last night.

Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care.

The news media swoons in admiration — one simpering anchorman even shouts at a reporter who asks a tough question: “Why don’t you show some respect?!” The public is likewise smitten, except for a few nut cases who circulate batty rumors on the Internet about the leader’s origins and intentions. The leader, undismayed, offers assurances that are soothing, if also just a tiny bit condescending: “Embracing change is never easy.”

Methinks this reporter nails it, even if their tongue is firmly in their cheek.

Welcome to ABC’s “V,” the most fascinating and bound to be the most controversial new show of the fall television season. Nominally a rousing sci-fi space opera about alien invaders bent on the conquest (and digestion) of all humanity, it’s also a barbed commentary on Obamamania that will infuriate the president’s supporters and delight his detractors.

Indeed . . .

Obamamania has spread beyond the 57 states to infinity and beyond.

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