Friday, September 06, 2013

The News From Stupidville

Is even stupider than usual.

The headline is at least intriguingly ambiguous:
Our ‘Credibility’ Is Gone, and Airstrikes Won’t Restore It
OK. Interesting. 

 Do go on sir...
Even if we launch some cruise missiles and blow up some Syrian military buildings . . . our credibility is in tatters, anyway. Everybody knows...
And this is the point at which you might assume that the crackerjack journalists at the National Review would want to a brief but thorough educational autopsy of America's lost credibility beginning with, say, how George W. Bush launched two catastrophically botched wars in the region based on lies. How how we scooped innocent people up by the truckload and threw them in prison and tortured them.  

That sort of thing.

But; shockingly, no:
Everybody knows our president makes promises he can’t keep, threats he doesn’t intend to carry out, bluffs and then gets mad when others call his bluff.
Also President Obama failed because he refused to become the Prime Minister of the UK and then use his Magic Leadership Wand to persuade a war-sick Parliament  to do his mighty bidding:
Diplomatically, that’s a six-inch putt, to put it in terms the president can appreciate
And this is what really sets National Review's journalism apart: the fact that it is not only insightful but funny to boot because, see, Obummer is always golfing instead of scouring the pages of the National Review for sage foreign policy advice.  But while it is funny (and wise -- so very, veyy wise) it unfortunately cannot be said to rise to the level of epic, rolling-in-the-aisles-of-the-NRO-Voyage-of-the-Damned  funny because it's rather shocking failure to wedge in a reference to the TelePrompTer that does all of the Kenyan Usurper's thinking for him.

That's National Review journalism 101, gentlemen!  Don't let it happen again!

However, because I am feeling charitable,  points taken away for gross TelePrompTer-mention-FAIL will be almost entirely restored thank's to the author's willingness to risk it all on a decision to boldly hot-glue a reference to Benghaaaazi to this mess before hitting "Publish".
Reminder: We still haven’t arrested, killed, or as far as we know, even pursued anyone for the attack in Benghazi.
Reminder: the reason it is impossible to constructively engage Conservatives at all is that, for them, all of history began on January 20, 2009.  

Nothing before that exists.

Except, of course, the pillar of pure light and freedomy goodness that is Imaginary Reagan:

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Anonymous said...

Imaginary Reagan was our greatest president, even better than imaginary JFK

Anonymouse said...

When Reagan became president for the first time he won 44 states and 489 electoral votes. When Reagan became president the second time he won 49 states and 525 electoral votes. He increased his share of the popular vote by about 9% the second time around.

The people had spoken. Clearly and decisively. Just another reason to put me in the blame America first caucus.

Fiddlin Bill said...

I mean if you want to think about the real situation. But of course NR was founded by an out and out racist, so no big surprise.

RYBice said...

Just finished reading Seth Rosenfeld's "Subversives: the FBI's War against Student Radicals." Much enlightening info on Reagan: rat fink as president of SAG, informing on those he thought were pinkos, currying favor with the reprehensible J. Edgar Hoover; strong-arming legit liberal groups as governor while gutting the great California higher education system; illegally conniving with the FBI to smash or jail political opponents. No wonder he helped Saddam Hussein: he envied his dictatorship.

Anonymous said...

Reminder: We still haven’t arrested, jailed, or as far as we know, even pursued anyone for the intelligence fraud and blatant crimes of Republicans that led us into a disastrous war in Iraq.

n1ck said...


The last President to take on the Military Industrial Complex in any way got shot in the forehead from behind, as another poster put it in another comment section.

Our Presidency became an elected Emperorship in 1974 when it was made clear that US Presidents are not subject to the law.

Once you're in, you're in. And once you're out, enjoy the prestige of Secret Service protection, and an infinite flow of cash for just being an ex-President.

We are definitely a nation of men, not laws. Don't expect that to change anytime soon.