April 30, 2012
Slick Chick Shivs Big Stick - UPDATED!
You know it's not your everyday day, in this, the permanent campaign, when Arianna Huffington of the Huff'n'puff Press calls President Barack "Big Stick" Obama despicable:
In May 2011 President Barack Obama authorized the raid that did away with the al Qaida leader. But a video ad released by the Obama campaign last week, which included former President Bill Clinton trumpeting Obama’s achievement, also had wording which suggested that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Romney might not have made the same decision.
"I don't think there should be an ad about that," Huffington told "CBS This Morning" Monday. "I think it's one thing to celebrate the fact that they did such a great job [with television specials]. All that is perfectly legitimate. But to turn it into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do."
It's hard to believe that Huffington actually cares about the tender sensibilities of Mitt Romney; more likely, she detects a growing whiff of desperation in Big Stick's slick schtick. Obama must be getting a little gobsmacked by the fact that, contrary to his supremely confident sense of himself, he's not running ten points ahead of this upstart nobody with a funny name who wasn't even brilliant enough to make president of the Harvard Law Review. Once again, the American people are failing him!
When a narcissist's self image collides with reality, a common reaction is to lash out with an increasingly aberrant frenzy of accusations, each designed to demonstrate the physical, moral, intellectual, and spiritual superiority of the narcissist to the barnacles and parasites trying to drag him down. But the rest of the world sees the attacks for what they are: indefensible defense mechanisms enabling the overly self-esteemed to live one more day as still the center of the universe.
(Obama's real crime, from Huffington's perspective, is that every time he does something like this, the glare from Barack's hand-held halo washes out the beauty of Arianna's own.)
UPDATE one hour later: The Big Stick doubles down! Obama traveled all the way to Japan to repeat his calumny that Mitt Romney would have been too cowardly or too squeamish to continue the Bush policy of assassinating Osama bin Laden, as Barack Obama did:
"I'd just recommend that everybody take a look at people's previous statements in terms of whether they thought it was appropriate to go into Pakistan and to take out bin Laden," Obama said, obviously taking a shot at Romney. "I assume that people meant what they said when they said it. And that's been at least my practice. I said that I would go after bin Laden if we had a clear shot at him--and I did. If there are others who have said one thing and now suggest they would do something else, then I'd go ahead and let them explain it."
But this time Barack Obama added a "visible smirk." Mighty presidential of him.
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, April 30, 2012, at the time of 2:10 PM
The following hissed in response by: Ken Hahn
The only President who would not have taken bin Laden out was Bubba Clinton, who would have blown up an aspirin factory or two and then gone looking for someone who would feel his pain. And, of course, the media would have obliged.
The following hissed in response by: seePea
I agree, it is strange that they have Bill Clinton doing the praising of the binLaden take down. Heck, Carter would have tried it. He may have mismanaged it like the hostage rescue attempt, but he would have tried. Clinton had the chance and did nothing. For which we the "Cole" and more.
btw: President Obama has yet to send condolences to Prime Minister Netenyahu.
The following hissed in response by: mdgiles
As Pam Geller has pointed out, in an article at The American Thinker, was Obama going to say "no, don't go after Osama"? He might as well have slashed his wrists on national TV. So why is he looking for praise?
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