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12/18/2015

Two Things You Can Count On

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:19 am



[guest post by Dana]

This was in the New York Times – and then it wasn’t:

In his meeting with the columnists, Mr. Obama indicated that he did not see enough cable television to fully appreciate the anxiety after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, and made clear that he plans to step up his public arguments. Republicans were telling Americans that he is not doing anything when he is doing a lot, he said.

Sadly, business as usual: President Obama once again admits he gets his news from TV (and that he needs it explained to him why Americans might be a tad upset at his lackluster response to the recent terrorist attack on American soil…), and the NYT dishonestly trying to make him look less the fool than he is.

–Dana

11 Responses to “Two Things You Can Count On”

  1. Good morning.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. How about the NYTimes printing it in the first place :)

    seeRpea (b8d11e)

  3. Liberals must secretly be disappointed in Obama. I know they will never admit it but even children know a fool when they see one.

    DRJ (15874d)

  4. What it says is that the two terrorist attacks did not move him the way it did to the rest of us. That must be because he is not like the rest of us.

    Clearly his unemotional speeches after the attacks proves this as well.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  5. We need to stop impeding The One’s overdue trip to Hawaii to play golf with his pedophile Choom Gang pals (and get away for the Wookie for a few precious hours, but I digress)with unimportant hard stuff like his job. Next, you’ll want him to understand the budget or the costs of immigration or unemployment. And for an affirmative action/poly sci/foreign exchange/law school kiss ass, that involves a lot of math. And math is hard.

    Bugg (fa64ec)

  6. Wait, is he admitting he doesn’t attend his morning security briefings? Impossible!

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  7. Just be relieved that after the bloodletting had occurred in San Bernardino, he didn’t begin his first public appearance by giving a “shout out” to some celebrity or what-not.

    But, of course — as is true of so many wonderful people of the left — his heart at least is in the right place.

    Uh-huh.

    Mark (f713e4)

  8. Liberals must secretly be disappointed in Obama. I know they will never admit it but even children know a fool when they see one.

    I think the Bernie Brigades would admit to being disappointed in Obama. Of course, they would probably still be quick to praise him on certain fronts, since the mostly white Sanders progressives know that they most certainly have to temper their criticism of the first Halfrican-American President, but they would still express disappointment.

    JVW (30a532)

  9. I suspect he gets his news from the half-time reports.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  10. I don’t interpret his remarks as an inadvertent omission of ignorance. I think he was (alas all too typically) sneering at the cable TV networks for their sensationalizing coverage; he views himself as a more nuanced observer of facts. He dismisses critics as ignorant bumpkins. However, I agree that the New York Times’ explanation is lame: there’s no news hole on the internet.

    Golden Eagle (ddf081)

  11. It’s not Obama’s fault, clouds got in his way. Besides, he’s got a vacation coming up and negative thoughts might harsh his mellow.

    ropelight (d1cb3c)


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