Special “Second-Place Stupidity” E-dition



We’re Number Two! We’re Number Two!

image006At this morning’s meeting of the Conservative Agenda, Political Insiders were asking Beloved Whistleblower Publisher Charles Foster Kane about all the folderol over Ohio Governor John Kasich’s second-place finish in last night’s New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary. “He spent 64 days (including an estimated $10 million or so in ads, mostly run by a super-pac) conducting town meetings all over the Granite State,” Kane explained. “He certainly should’ve gotten more than a crappy 16% of the vote. And you really had to laugh when Kasich’s cheerleaders at The Fishwrap claimed Kasich’s BFD win in Dixville Notch vaulted him into “GOP Prominence,” whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean.

That’s why our Quote for Today Committee chose Bobby Unser’s Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second.

image005image007Maybe Kasich should now copy Avis Car Rental’s “We’re Number Two, We Try Harder” Campaign. In 1962, Avis was in search of a new advertising campaign. Since its inception, the car rental company had trailed behind the market leader, Hertz. So the ad agency Doyle Dane Bernbach decided to embrace Avis’ second-place status as a sneaky way to tout the brand’s customer service. “When you’re only No. 2, you try harder,” went the new tagline. “Or else.”

image005“Actually, as any honor student of the Forrest Gump School District can tell you, coming in second has long been a part of American History, Kane added, because Thomas Jefferson wrote, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Coming in Second.”

And even the Pledge of Allegiance says, “One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and Coming in Second for all.”

image005image004Do you remember when Patrick Henry said, “Give me Coming in Second or give me a death?”

image005Nathan Hale said, “I regret that I have but one Second Place Finish to give to my Country.”

image005John Paul Jones said, “I have not yet begun to Come In Second.”

image005George Washington said, “I cannot tell a lie. I Came in Second.”

image005Samuel Adams said, “Someday they’ll name a beer after me, and when they do, it’ll be Second Best.”

image005Daniel Webster said, “One country, one constitution, one destiny, and many People Coming In Second.”

image005At Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln said, “The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget how we Came In Second.”

image005image010William Tecumseh Sherman said, “War is hell—especially when you Come In Second.”

image005George Armstrong Custer said, “Where in the hell did all those Second Place Indians come from?”

image005Woodrow Wilson said, “The world must be made safe for Coming In Second.”

image005Will Rogers said, “I never met a Guy Coming In Second I didn’t like.”

image005General George S. Patton said, “No bastard ever won a war dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor bastard Coming In Second die for his country.”

image005FDR said, “We have nothing to fear but Coming In Second.” 

image005Douglas McArthur said, “I shall return—to Come In Second.”

image005Harry Truman said, “Coming In Second stops here.” 

image005Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “I think that people want to Come In Second so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.”

image005Albert Einstein said, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is why anybody would like to Come In Second.”

image005Sigmund Freud said, “Most of men’s problems can be traced to their subconscious feelings about Coming In Second.”

image005John Kennedy said, “Ask not what you can do for Coming In Second.”

image005Neil Armstrong said, “One Coming In Second step for man, one giant Coming In Second step for mankind.

image005Barry Goldwater said, “Extremism in the defense of Coming In Second is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of Coming In Second is no virtue.” 

image005Vince Lombardi said, “Coming In Second isn’t everything.”

 image005image013Ronald Reagan said, “My fellow Americans. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve signed legislation outlawing Coming In Second. We begin bombing in five minutes.”

image005John Wayne said, “Sure Women have the right to Come In Second wherever they want, as long as they have your dinner ready when you get home.”

image005Rev. Martin Luther King said, “I had a dream about Coming In Second.”

image005Bill Clinton lied, “I did not Come In Second with that woman in the Oval Office.”

image005Charlton Heston said, “Soylent Green is Coming In Second.”

image005At every patriotic rally, Lee Greenwood always sings, “God Bless Coming In Second.”  

image005 George W. Bush said, “Coming In Second Accomplished.”

image005Not to be outdone, Obama now still he’s been Coming In Second for the past seven years.

And Front-Runner Donald Trump says, people like John Kasich who Comes In Second are “Losers!”image009image003image001