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October 23, 2012

Horse Platitudes, or Barack On Through To The Other Side

So, this morning we awaken to find out that Team Barry's narcissistic obsession with memes that begin with the letter B (Binders, Big Bird) now encompasses "bayonets."

This meme was birthed (another B word, since that's all Barry can seem to remember) during an exchange the soon-to-be-ex-president had with Gov. Romney in last night's debate. As you'll recall, Gov. Romney had just schooled Obama on the fact that under his watch the United States Navy has fewer ships now than it did in 1916.

This fact prompted the man who is about 2 weeks away from planning his presidential library to respond thusly:

Obama snarked that “we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed.”

I only know of one place in which this assertion by President Obama is true: Benghazi. We certainly didn't have any bayonets there. Then again, Benghazi is the only B-word that Team Barry seems to have trouble talking about.

Instead, the president's comment was just another platitude: an empty statement made as if meaningful. And, thanks to Jim Morrison, I now have a handy go-to term for the president's statements:

I simply refer to them as being Horse Platitudes.

I decided to do a little research this morning. (Very little, I'm lazy, and I don't have nearly the staff that the President of the United States does). And look what I found on the first website I visited, which just so happens to be the official website of the United States Marine Corps:

From 500 yards, every Marine is accurate with a rifle. Attach the OKC-3S Bayonet, and the weapon becomes just as effective in close combat situations. Also a Marine's multi-purpose fighting knife, the OKC-3S is the weapon of choice when shots can't be fired. Every Marine receives bayonet training in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) and on the Bayonet Assault Course in Recruit Training.

In addition, Ben linked an article in his news dump this morning that states the following:

But horses and bayonets both remain vital parts of the U.S. arsenal. The Daily Caller won a prestigious Edward R. Murrow award this year for a war report about the American soldiers who — riding on horseback — were the first U.S. forces to fight in Afghanistan after the 9/11 terror attacks. (RELATED VIDEO: Secret mission: The Horse Soldiers of 9/11) And bayonets remain a fixture in Army infantry training and deployment. On August 6 a blogger at the Gizmodo technology website reported that the military was trading in bayonets for a “tomahawk”-like hand-to-hand combat weapon, but it later emerged that the source of that erroneous report was Duffelblog — a military spoof website modeled on The Onion.

Ahh...that Barry...don't you love it when the Commander-in-Chief gets his military info from a source with all the same level of rigorous fact-checking and subject matter expertese as....The Onion?

I had another thought when I watched this last night. Barry doesn't much care for the ships that are built in Virginia. And Biden pretty much said we don't need M-1 tanks built in Ohio anymore. And, bayonets are just so passe...unless DARPA is working on a Strategic Unicorn Skittles Bombing Drone, I'm not sure there is a single weapons system out there that will pass muster with this mal-Administration.

But Barry did "win" a Nobel Peace Prize. So he's got that going for him. Which is nice.

Anyway, to keep my string of pop-culture posts intact, I'm including a user-made mash up of the Doors' "Horse Latitudes/Moonlight Drive" video for your amusement/horror.

After 4 years of the Obozo regime, I now understand fully what Jim Morrison meant by his "mute nostril agony" lyric. I feel it everytime Obama issues another one of his Horse Platitudes.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter. I'm @jackmcoldcuts, and I freaking rock.

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