Do not – Do. Not. – cry on my shoulder about this President. My sympathy level for your angst over your error is less than zero. You would have to develop an entire new numerical scale to find a figure that would adequately measure my lack of compassion for you.
Richard Cohen has discovered that his Chicago Hopeâ„¢ has the same value as a fart in a whirlwind. He bemoans the administration’s “incoherence” and “confusion”.
Still, the Obama administration has applied incoherence to confusion. It is an odd, dangerous, mix. A day into the operation, the bedraggled chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, appeared everywhere but on Animal Planet to say that the operation he himself clearly did not favor might end with the man the president said he wanted gone â€” a certain Col. Gaddafi â€” still in power. â€œThatâ€™s certainly, potentially, one outcome,â€ Mullen said on â€œMeet the Press.â€
The change that Obama promised has settled on us all like an irritating drizzle. His ideas were untested by either age or experience. It is one thing to decry American unilateralism and quite another to await international action when time is of the essence. It is not necessary for America always to lead, but it is sometimes necessary for it to do so â€” and always necessary for the president to know when that moment has arrived. Obama seems not to know. He often solves problems by ignoring them.
To tell you the truth, I donâ€™t know whether it was appropriate for Obama to go through with his trip to South America, but it sure was symbolic. Here was his country entering yet another military operation, and there was the president in Brazil. The contrast was jarring â€” as if he was quite literally distancing himself from the consequences of his own policy. The man supposed to be the center of it all was on the periphery.
Cry me a river. At this point, I am openly contemptuous of these liberals. It wouldn’t be so bad if they had to suffer for their stupidity alone, but their voting incompetence has consequences for 300 million people, many of whom have no choice in our representation.
Richard Cohen, and others of his ilk (like certain educated and otherwise intelligent family members of mine, who don’t have Cohen’s platform, but still are culpable as they voted alongside him for the Pres***ent.) were in a position to make a wise decision. They had access to more information than I did, and I had enough. They just chose to disregard the warning signs because they like the idea of Utopia.
Well wonderful. I like the Idea of Utopia as well. It makes a great bedtime story. But so does Cinderella. It is not the basis for a decision for the leadership of our country. Hope and Change is not a proposal or a platform, it’s a slogan. You voted for a slogan and found out that the purveyor is weak and ineffectual. He’s a charlatan, a poser.
But those of us who saw this from the beginning, who recognized that a Community Organizer who voted present more often than he voted, who had spent his entire political career running for higher office, was not a leader or suitable for the Presidency. The fact that you were too careless with your evaluation doesn’t lead me to sympathy, it leads me to contempt.
Voting is not a right, it is a responsibility. You took that responsibility carelessly and now our progeny, our military, and our economic survival are at risk. Do. Not. Cry. To. Me.
(Image probably via WeaselZippers, though I can’t remember for certain.)