Who knew it would be this easy to get inside Obama’s head?
This is something that has bugged me for about a year: Obama can be rumbled.
McCain did it a few times last summer with the humorous videos that mocked Obama in Berlin at the Siegessäule.
Cheney is doing it now on national security, viz.
Cheney Exposed Obama’s Hypocrisy
by Nicholas Guariglia
Cheney is likely correct about the content of the memos, which is why he is talking and Obama is stalling. Should these documents be released, as I suspect they will, and should they prove enhanced interrogation thwarted mass-casualty terrorist attacks on American soil, that would then constitute the final nail in the coffin of this political battle. Who knew it would be this easy to get inside Obama’s head?
…Has there ever been an example where a private citizen so effectively knocked the president of the United States off message and off stride? This should not be a fair fight. Through unending ad hominem caricature, Dick Cheney is supposed to embody all that is evil; Obama, all that is new, fresh, and righteous. And yet Cheney is actually winning this debate, and winning badly. Cheney is the only former Bush official to come out, state the obvious, and expose the man behind the curtain: President Obama might rebuke Bush-era policies in word, but in deed he replicates them.
What worries me is that the Russians and the Iranians can see the same weakness.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Holds News Conference
QUESTION: Since last week, when you knew when and your comments about misleading, being misled by the CIA have been big, big news. But Leader Boehner has said produce evidence that you were misled or apologize. CIA Director Panetta has said that, you know, the CIA is not in the practice of misleading Congress.
PELOSI: I have made the statement that I’m going make on this. I don’t have anything more to say about it. I stand by my comments. And what we are doing is staying on our course and not be distracted from it in this distractive mode. We’re going forward in a bipartisan way for jobs, health care, and energy for our country. And on the subject that you asked, I’ve made the statement that I’m going to make. I won’t have anything more to that about it.
PELOSI: I won’t have anything more to say about it.
QUESTION: And were you aware that Steve King is asking for your security clearance to be revoked?
Pathetic — she’s obviously trying to avoid saying the word CIA. Only “the subject that you asked” is permitted.
Even Richard Nixon had more artful moves.
I thought this administration was supposed to be transparent, not a stonewall like the Watergate bag men. It’s nice to see her on the run.
Point: It makes her look guilty.
Counterpoint: She can’t understand that.
It’s because she has never had an adversarial media before this. In other words, the press was her S L U T heretofore, removing her motivation for developing any real agility. So she has maybe three moves:
- “open my gas nozzle” — which all politicians have, of course,
- “off with their heads” for all who oppose her, and
- “its my microphone” — i.e., stonewalling.
Not very nifty. Big 300-lb linemen in the NFL have more moves.