How weak are you when you go to little old Copenhagen and get bitched slapped by the Olympic Committee? How weak are you when the French are lecturing you on being too soft on Iran? Weak as Rooster soup. But this is more than just getting cuffed around on the Olympics or dissed by French President Sarkozy. Barack is weakening America across the board and is looking increasingly like a taller, more handsome and more incompetent version of Jimmy Carter.
The cluelessness of the Obama team is astonishing. Obama’s boys–Axelrod, Emmanuel and Gibbs–spin the happy talk and recklessly spend Obama’s credibility, apparently convinced he can repeatedly fail and it means nothing. But the repeated failures, small and large, take a toll, particularly in the You Tube age.
Take a look at how CNN reacted with complete disbelief that the rest of the world did not recognize the brilliance and power of Barry “The Barack” Obama:
By day’s end (Friday) we will have multiple videos of the pre-announcement hype portraying Barack and Michelle as “rock stars” who cannot fail. The Olympics was a “done deal.” Yessiree, good old Barack was going to bring home the five gold ring bacon to America. The deal was sealed. Here’s one:
Killer presentation Michelle! You really convinced those judges. Can’t wait to see what you can do for healthcare and the economy.
But, despite “stealing” the show, Michelle’s impassioned plea left the IOC cold. They said, “No,” “Nyet,” Nein,” and “Nao.”
It would be one thing if the Obama White House had the basic political sense to downplay expectations and describe the uphill battle they faced trying to surmount IOC politics. But they did not. They did the opposite. They portrayed the Boy Wonder as the miracle worker who was going to deliver the Olympics to Chicago.
Let’s face it. Barack Obama is looking more like NERO and less like a HERO. He is fiddling in Copenhagen why the economy worsens, unemployment mounts and Afghanistan slides further into chaos.
You want to know how bad it is? How completely clueless and feckless these bozos are? Check out this photo:
Here’s what a professional political team would and should do–put the President, the Sec Def and the the Sec State front and center. Make them the focus, especially the President. But what did Obama’s team of buffoons do? You can see David Axelrod, Robert Gibbs and Rahm Emmanuel in the middle of the picture. Those nitwits should have been kept out of sight. The fact that they don’t even understand such a basic point is alarming.
Then they go to talks on Iran with France and Germany and the French end up complaining that the U.S. is too soft. THE FRENCH? We’re being dissed as soft by the so-called cheese eating, wine snifting Surrender Monkeys? Oy Vey!!
And then Obama starts backing away, via unnamed senior advisors, to his supposed firm commitment to the “war of necessity” in Afghanistan. Today’s Washington Post article included these ominous, nameless quotes:
White House officials are resisting McChrystal’s call for urgent U.S. action on Afghanistan, which he underscored Thursday during a speech in London. Officials also are questioning important elements of the general’s assessment, which calls for a vast expansion of an increasingly unpopular war. One senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the meeting, said, “A lot of assumptions — and I don’t want to say myths, but a lot of assumptions — were exposed to the light of day.”
Among them, according to three senior administration officials who attended Wednesday’s meeting at the White House, is McChrystal’s contention that the Taliban and al-Qaeda share the same strategic interests and that the return to power of the Taliban would automatically mean a new sanctuary for al-Qaeda.
The hapless Obama announced in March a “new” strategy after two years of promising to make Afghanistan a top priority with troops and resources denied to it by the Bush Administration. And now? Not following thru on your promise to give the military commanders what they need? If that is not a “Surrender Monkey” I don’t know what is.
And now, the icing on the cake. Danny Kaye on Copenhagen. Maybe Barack should have invited Danny Kaye instead of Oprah.