On the plus side , we did go 224 years without having a president this incompetent . That’s looking on the bright side .
” It took some 22 hours for American help to arrive in Benghazi after all the t’s had been crossed and the i’s had been dotted, and the body of America’s ambassador to Libya had been dragged through the streets by “rescuers” stopping along the way to pose for cell phone pictures with his corpse.
By way of comparison it takes about 16 hours for a boatload of Libyan illegal immigrants to row to the Italian island of Lampedusa. Support for the Americans under fire in Libya would have arrived sooner if a few former members of the Harvard Rowing Team had gotten in one of the many rowboats beached on the shores of Lampedusa and pushed the oars all the way to Benghazi.
Obama Inc. blamed the second set of September 11 attacks on a movie, which was giving Al Qaeda credit for not only orchestrating worldwide attacks on American embassies and consulates, but doing it in a matter of days based on nothing more than a YouTube trailer. That would make Al Qaeda one of the more impressive organizations around, but the administration found it easier to give Al Qaeda credit that the terrorist group didn’t deserve rather than accept the blame that it did deserve.
When madmen in America shoot up schools or movie theaters, Obama blames the weapons they used and calls for gun control. When madmen in the Middle East shoot up American consulates and embassies, he blames movies and calls for film control. ”
Video at the link
” In an interview with Fox News, which you can see below, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey lays out with great clarity the case that the Obama administration has been incompetent and dishonest when it comes to the Benghazi attack. This is true, he says, of the lead-up to the events of September 11 (when protection was denied the consulate in spite of previous attacks against the Brits and the Red Cross), the events themselves (when our people were told to stand down), and the aftermath (when the White House tried to push a “cock-and-bull” story about the video).
“Joe Biden’s remarks Tuesday in Danville, Va. about the Republican presidential ticket returning some people to “chains” upset a lot of
Americans, but former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is advising voters not to take the vice president seriously.
Giuliani jabbed at Biden on Tuesday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report,” saying that the
remarks would have been cause for excitement if they were made by a mentally capable politician.”
Some of us were already convinced .
” “I mean, this guy just isn’t bright. He’s never been bright. He isn’t bright. People think well, he just talks a little bit too much. Actually, he’s just not very smart.” “
Professor Hanson , perhaps more than any other prominent commentator writing today , truly grasps the essence of what “is” Obama .
To our minds no one can offer a more thorough yet concise compendium of our disastrous experiment with an affirmative action presidency .
” Has any major public figure (57 states, Austrian language, corpse-men, Maldives for Falklands,
private sector “doing fine,” etc.) been a more underwhelming advertisement for the quality of
a Harvard education or a Chicago Law School part-time billet? Has any presidential candidate or president set a partisan crowd to laughing by rubbing his chin with his middle finger as he derides an opponent, or made a joke about
killing potential suitors of his daughters with.deadly Predator drones, or recited a double entendre “go-down” joke about a sex act?
From Recession to Recovery to Stasis
As we see in New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin, the cure for the present economic malaise is not rocket science — a curbing of the size of government, a revision of the tax code, a modest rollback of regulation, reform of public
employment, and holding the line on new taxes. Do that and public confidence returns, businesses start hiring, and finances settle
down. Do the opposite — as we see in Mediterranean Europe, California, or Illinois over the last decade — and chaos ensues. “
I shamelessly glommed this from Reason’s Matt Welch . Who quotes the good professor :
“I can’t really improve on Glenn Reynolds’ reaction:
SO WHAT MAKES BARACK OBAMA A “COOL KID,” EXACTLY?
The raids on marijuana clinics?
The opposition to gay marriage?
The drone attacks?
The Mom Jeans? “
But what I really want to know is , Just when did we come to value ” cool ” over competence ? There was a time when being good at your job was an invaluable trait . Now it seems it is more important to be liked than skilled . Water circling the drain … down we go