Thursday, February 19, 2015
He's disappointed a lot of people
HE LOVES TO STRUT AND HE LOVES TO PREEN BUT MOST AMERICANS STILL DISAPPROVE OF BARRY O'S JOB PERFORMANCE.
51% OF AMERICANS FIND HIM DISAPPOINTING.
REACHED FOR COMMENT, MICHELLE OBAMA TOLD THESE REPORTERS, "OVER HALF THE PEOPLE ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH HIM? DID THEY JUST SURVEY HIS EX-LOVERS?"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Andrew Buncombe and Michael Day (Independent) quote US President Barack Obama declaring today, "We are not at war with Islam." Of course, yesterday speaking to the National Press Club, as Jason Ditz (Antiwar.com) noted, Attorney General Eric Holder declared the US was "not in a time of war." The full quote actually is, "Now we're not in a time of war, I understand that."
Let's see there's Iraq, Afghanistan, The Drone War, still Libya . . .
What world is Eric Holder living in because it's not the rest of us occupy.
His statement is so astounding it could be key in a committal hearing.
But Eric need not worry because what is the current administration if not a living tribute and salute to John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces?
If Vice President Joe Biden isn't garnering attention for groping some man or woman, it's because one of the other members of the administration opened their mouth.
Today, at Barack's big summit, for example, there was John Kerry who appears bound and determined to end his career as a laughing stock. Doubt it?
Secretary of State John Kerry: We’re here for a simple, transcendent reason: To safeguard the future for our people, all of our citizens, and to safeguard it from people who slaughter children, innocent children in a Pakistani school; people who pin price tags on little girls in Iraq and sell them into slavery; people who put a devout Muslim from Jordan in a fiery cage for all to see; people who send young women into the markets in Nigeria with orders to blow themselves up; people who murder Jews in France and Christians in Egypt just because they belong to a different faith; people who execute a good and brave Japanese man because his government pledged humanitarian assistance -- I repeat humanitarian assistance -- to help the hurting and the homeless in the Middle East; people who kidnap a young woman from Arizona who perceived God in the eyes of the suffering and who dedicated her life to helping people in need in Syria.
It's the sentence that never ends.
But long before he's left you gasping for breath, he's already made a complete ass out of himself.
"We're here for a simple, transcendent reason."
Are we here for a "simple reason" or for a "transcendent reason"?
Because, thing is, they're at odds.
It can't be both.
Does John know the English language?
Transcendent is mystical or spiritual or incomparable or peerless or unparalleled or unsurpassed or divine or . . .
None of that is simple.
As usual, John's efforts to try to come across erudite not only give them impression that he's stuffy but also that he's deeply stupid.
"Simple" said it all -- both for John Kerry and for the point he was trying to make.
But Mr. Fussy never can leave well enough alone, can he?
Barack's administration's become a lot like the weather -- if you don't like the current buffoon in the spotlight for whatever idiocy or faux pas just wait a few minutes and another member of the administration will take their place.
The embarrassing and multi-day summit the administration has staged is part of the buffoonery -- at least a response to it.
Barack's failure to join other world leaders in Paris for a Freedom March last January left him feeling a little pissy at the global criticism of his absence. Which, "a former US intelligence official" tells Tara McKelvey (BBC News), is why the summit is taking place: "to tamp down criticism of Mr Obama for not being at the Paris march." McKelvey reports:
Still the planning seems a bit chaotic. Invitations to the summit went out to foreign embassies on 29 January, a State Department official told me.
At an event at the Atlantic Council in Washington on the following day, European officials said they still weren't sure which minister would be appropriate to send to Washington.
Even those who are passionate about the goals of the summit - combating violent extremism - wonder about the optics - a term the Washington political class use to describe how an event is perceived.
One participant, a former State Department official, says there isn't enough time to coordinate ministers for public appearances - one of the main goals for this kind of event.
The Latin American Herald Tribune notes, "More than 50 countries since Tuesday have been participating in the summit in Washington and on Thursday many foreign and interior ministers will be on hand to share experiences of integration, education and police coordination in battling extremists." Oriana Pawlyk (Military Times) notes one group that's not "actively" present: The Pentagon. Which might be a good thing for reasons we'll go into later.
Ian Hanchett (Breitbart.com) notes US House Rep (and Iraq War veteran) Tulsi Gabbard appeared on Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto and offered this take on the summit:
Unless you accurately identify who your enemy is, then you can’t come up with an effective strategy, a winning strategy to defeat that enemy. My concern here with the summit that’s happening right now in Washington is that it really is a diversion from what our real focus needs to be, and that focus is on this Islamic extremist threat that is posed not only to the United States and the American people, but around the world. From what we’ve heard so far, the administration is really claiming that the motivation or the — the thing that’s fueling this terrorism, around the world, is something that has to do with poverty, has to do with a lack of jobs, or lack of access to education, really a materialistic motivation. And therefore, they are proposing that the solution must be to alleviate poverty around the world, to continue this failed Bush and Obama policy of nation building. The danger here is, again, that you’re not identifying the threat, and you’re not identifying the fact that they are not fueled by a materialistic motivation, it’s actually a theological, this radical Islamic ideology that is allowing them to continue to recruit, that is allowing them to continue to grow in strength and really that’s really fueling these horrific terrorist activities around the world.
You can agree with Gabbard's points or not. I largely disagree with her (on ways to combat IS) but what's she stated, she's stated clearly which puts her miles ahead of Barack.
Speaking at the close of today's summit, he declared, "My point is this: As Americans, we are strong and we are resilient."
Anytime you deliver 13 long, rambling sentences and then have to offer "My point is," you've failed as a public speaker. In a speech, you make your "point" immediately and then develop it.
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