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September 03, 2014

Obama Offers Passive, Weak Language About IS

What's the opposite of St. Crispin's Day?

Probably National Aromatherapists' Day.

So this would be that.

Jonah Goldberg, who by the way wrote a book called Liberal Fascism, writes that Obama isn't merely "cautious" and passive-- but rather ideologically devoted to a false proposition (that there is no "war on terror" at all) with the passion of a zealot.

Obama vowed he would have a "realistic" and "non-ideological" approach to foreign policy. In the Middle East in particular he said he would follow a "a strategy no longer driven by ideology and politics but one that is based on a realistic assessment of the sobering facts on the ground and our interests in the region."


Now Obama is doubling, tripling, and quintupling down on his ideological idee fixe of treating the war on terror as if it is doesn't really exist. And yet no one in the MSM -- nor even many conservatives -- calls him an ideologue. They say he's "cautious" or "overly cautious." They talk about how contemplative he is, how eager he is not to repeat Bush’s mistakes. Blah blah blah. It's all nonsense. Obama is every bit the ideologue Bush was, if not more so. It's just that a core tenet of his ideology is to deny its ideological nature and cast his premises as facts.

I mentioned something like this on the podcast recently -- Obama was gung-ho to bomb Libya and Syria, but now flinches at Iraq.


Because he's ideologically committed to the idea that Iraq is Bad. And I do mean that in that childish sort of way, just that it's vaguely "bad," the way an infant would put it. He can't articulate why it's a Great and Good Thing to bomb in Libya and Syria, and yet Something We Must Be Very Careful of in Iraq, but he knows Iraq is Bad.

So this guy is talking about "degrading" IS until it is "manageable."

This fucking guy is a fucking disaster. He's a fucking shambles.

You know, we have a lot of arguments within the caucus about what the best political approach to the issues of the day is.

Here's why I'm not terribly interested in these arguments anymore:

My primary concern is simply surviving under this catastrophe we call Obama.

Whatever it takes to permit this nation to survive for two more years, that's the policy I favor.

Oh, I'm so terribly depressed, something something about remembering the something something, ironic set up for 80s video:

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posted by Ace at 03:54 PM

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