Sponsored Content
« On "I Question the Timing" | Main | 7 Minutes Vs. 16 Hours: How The Media Reports Delay »
May 03, 2011

Howard Fineman: Obama Watched A TV Show So He's Pretty Awesome

"By calmly and meticulously overseeing the successful targeting of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama just proved himself -- vividly, in almost Biblical terms -- to be an effective commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States."

"Calmy and meticulously overseeing" seems to be a resume-padding way of saying "He watched the SEAL team act on closed circuit video."

Like, "I facilitated urgent inter-organizational communications" (i.e., I routed calls to my boss).

Yes, he was Commander in Chief. He ordered the strike -- or acquiesced to it, when Leon Panetta really urged it.

But does anyone, apart from Howard Fineman, believe he was making tactical decisions? That's what his "meticulously overseeing" is meant to stupidly, and dishonestly, imply-- he crafts words which are deliberately vague but can be read to mean quite a bit.

No, Obama wasn't "meticulously overseeing" this. He was authorizing others to act. Those others "meticulously oversaw" it and then reported back that everything was being "meticulously overseen."


But of course they're going to do this -- bear in mind, this is a media which has praised Obama for accomplishing nothing at all. The media even swooned over drawings he drew as a seven year old!

They might as well have gone the full proud-parent route and babbled praise at him for making a nice poopie.

So, of course, when he finally achieves (as in, was a part of) something important -- well, all that previous, ahem, restraint they demonstrated goes out the window.

Question: Is the media saying it was possible that Obama might have made the decision to not authorize the raid?

That's how a decision becomes critical -- only if there was the possibility of choosing the other way. If there's no other possible decision, there's no real decision.

So -- is the media telling me that Obama is the sort of man who might have chosen not to take out Obama?

If so, please elaborate: And tell me why this should be a reason to vote for him rather than against him, which seems the more reasonable response.

Howard Fineman Is Truly An Idiot: I said it back in 2007, in a very funny piece in which I noted his tendency to drool on down to his pants when the name "Barack Obama" was mentioned.

Good to see his trousers are still wet.

Question for a Debate: "Mr. President, I'm going to read you the names of several people who were president, or who might have been president, had history worked out differently.

Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush the Elder, Bill Clinton, George Bush the Younger, John McCain, Rudolf Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, and Sarah Palin.

Now, Mr. President, I'd like you to tell me which of those people, if any, would not have made the decision you did to take out Osama bin Ladin."

digg this
posted by Ace at 04:36 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Divide by Zero [/i]: " Dave in Florida said today that Maine was +8 (D) ..."

Christopher R Taylor [/i][/i][/s][/s][/b][/b][/u][/u]: "[i]And they could have Constantine make an appeara ..."

Bitter Clinger: "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Prune ..."

fd: "You can't go back and fk around with time. We have ..."

bonhomme[/i][/i][/i][/b][/b][/b][/s][/s][/s][/u][/u][/u]: "> The Dial of Made Up For This Movie? Not so much. ..."

Pork Chops & Bacons: "425 Its a clock that lets you travel through time, ..."

stochastic kulak anachronda: "435 [i]You left out the Crystal Skull? And what wa ..."

polynikes: "The Spear of Destiny is a very famous item that mi ..."

SMH in the USSA: ""Mistakenly." Posted by: Sponge __ Yeah, I c ..."

Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden: "[i] California’s Department of Justice mist ..."

5th Dimension: "[i]Where do The Hulk's pants come from? 5th Dimens ..."

Joe, clinging to life: "420 Indiana Jones and the soiled Depends. Poste ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64