Sunday, June 21, 2009

So President Obama finally made a 'strong' statement

that's getting panned by damn near everybody as 'too little, too late'. Wonderful.
Anyway, Obama has a poker-tell that is visible from outer space. Whenever he opens a statement with: “Let me be perfectly clear...” you can be sure that he's about to launch into a black hole of a policy spin that is anything but clear. And in the process Obama will suck up all the oxygen in the room. Obama does not disappoint, his statement on Iran is one of those, on-the-one-hand, on-the-other-hand rambles (the man is helpless without teleprompter) that ends up saying nothing except that America doesn't want to be a bad guy because we respect Iran and whatever Jew-hating regime they cram into office, yadda-yadda. Blowhard central.

In short, Obama, as with all major policy decisions, is a rank amateur, a former community organizer whose world view remains narrow, parochial and deeply ill informed
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Hey, maybe he's too busy being outraged that Israel won't bow down to The One!
Netanyahu's speech was an eloquent, rational and at times impassioned defense of Israel. For Israeli ears, after years of former prime minister Ehud Olmert's and former foreign minister Tzipi Livni's continuous assaults on Israeli rights, and their strident defenses of capitulation to the Palestinians and the Syrians, Netanyahu's address was a breath of fresh air. But it is hard to see how it could have possibly had any lasting impact on Obama or his advisers.

To be moved by rational argument, a person has to be open to rational discourse. And what we have witnessed over the past week with the Obama administration's reactions to both North Korea's nuclear brinksmanship and Iran's sham elections is that its foreign policy is not informed by rationality but by the president's morally relative, post-modern ideology. In this anti-intellectual and anti-rational climate, Netanyahu's speech has little chance of making a lasting impact on the White House
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And, just because I like it,
Eyes darting about nervously because the Obama worship in this country has reached Stalin-like proportions and I really don't feel like getting into a smack down with some deranged Obamamaniac.

Karen goes: “This is still America and I'm free to speak to mind.”

I point to the electronic flight board and then gesture to the waiting passengers: “Um, Karen, this flight is to San Francisco. Most of these people are not too normal as it is, y'know.”

8 comments:

Fire said...

Obama thinks it's his way or the highway. Period. He also thinks he is beyond reproach. He flat out disgusts me.

Anonymous said...

obama rarely makes the correct decision.. this is one rare instance where he did..

For obama to run to a mic endorsing the uprising would be a friggin GIFT TO Ahmadinejad..

The one bright spot you could give ahmadinejad would be to equate his opponents with US/British/Israeli support or nefarious activities on their behalf..

The Fox Neocons are the ones who said the iraw war would last 6 months and would be paid for by their oil.. they are the same trolls now shouting for Obama to jump in as the leader of the Iranian oppostion.

To do so, would totally discredit the oppostion, undermine them, and keep ahmadinjad in power, which is what the Neocons want, as he has villified himself, and is going to be much easier to get a consensus to get the USA TO BOMB on behalf of the Israelis..
If the opposition lingers for a long time, or usurps ahmadinejad, you can forget about getting the USA to bomb the country, during which time their nuclear program will progress..

So basically, the neocons want the oppostion of ahmadinejad to be dicredited by Obama shouting support for them, thus keeping ahmadinejad in power, which will be used to propagandize us into bombing at our expense with our materiel, the Iranian Nuke program.

the pistolero said...

the man is helpless without teleprompter
Of course he is. TOTUS coulda told you that long ago. ;-) And I sure hope the Israelis are getting their nukes ready.

"Well excuse me, but I think you got my chair..."

Fire said...

" When the night has come, and the land is dark, and the moon is the only light we'll see...."

the pistolero said...

"...no I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid...just as long, as you stand, stand by me..." Great, great song...great movie, too.
(...sorry about this morning...my Internet connection was acting up...)

Fire said...

That's okay, Mister. I had to leave anyway. Had to go see Dad for Father's Day and take him his gifts. He is going to Florida for a few weeks. Leaves tomorrow.

And that song is GREAT. It's hard to choose a favorite with 'Stand By Me' and 'Wildfire'. But for today, 'Wildfire' is in the cd player now.

the pistolero said...

I went out on the boat again yesterday. Fun stuff. I am getting a right-good tan. More Sirius goodness for me today.
"Rags to riches or so they say, you gotta keep pushin' for the fortune and fame, you know it's, it's all a gamble when it's just a game you treat it like a capital criiiiiime...everybody' doin' their time..."

Fire said...

I imagine you are. That pretty golden brown. I think I'll just stay on land. I'm having some issues with the sun. It seems that when I am in the sun for more that 10 or 15 minutes, my skin starts to itch baaaayaaaad. Not good. I have scratched my arms so much that I have made myself bleed a bit. Definitely not good. Oh, well.

Seems that drag-racing is my thing now. I have a very quick reaction time and it is AWESOME! It's not scary at all. I'll have to take a picture of the car.