I have to tip my hat to Marueen Dowd. She’s had a long career with the premier newspaper in the country. I don’t agree with many things she writes. She’s a leftist. Most writers, journalists, college professors, high school teachers/administrators and television news people are leftists, too. It’s pretty much all we get on the network nightly news (yes, even on Fox News) – President Obama this and President Obama that – Republicans bad (or stupid) Democrats good. I don’t like either party these days. Tough to tell em apart on most issues.
No one in the mainstream took the trouble to ask about Barry Soetoro’s background (and why it’s all sealed), but several teams of journos reportedly flew to Alaska to go through Sarah Palin’s trash after she ill-advisedly hitched her political wagon to John McCain’s ill-fated campaign. But, with thanks to Drudge for the link, it’s back to Ms. Dowd and the column she just published in the New York Times:
ON Friday night, the nation’s capital was under a tornado watch. And that was the best thing that happened to the White House all week.
As the president was being slapped by Mitt Romney for being too weak on national security, he was being rapped by a Times editorial for being too aggressive on national security.
A Times article by Jo Becker and Scott Shane revealed that the liberal law professor who campaigned against torture and the Iraq war now personally makes the final decisions on the “kill list,” targets for drone strikes. “A unilateral campaign of death is untenable,” the editorial asserted.
It’s not that an anti-war college professor now okays killing people with drone strikes, or that the war Obama promised to end during his anti-war, anti-Bush 2008 campaign still rages are cause to examine who this man Obama really is. It’s that the “unilateral campaign of death is untenable”. Interesting rhetoric.
On Thursday, Bill Clinton once more telegraphed that he considers Obama a lightweight who should not have bested his wife. Bluntly contradicting the Obama campaign theme that Romney is a heartless corporate raider, Clinton told CNN that the Republican’s record at Bain was “sterling.”
Covering a humorous W. at the unveiling of his portrait, the White House press actually seemed nostalgic for the president who bollixed up Afghanistan, Iraq, Katrina and the economy — a sure sign that the Obama magic is flagging.
Yes. George W. Bush “bollixed up” Afghanistan and Iraq because he jumped into a ground war of occupation in Muslims states, with a gross lack of understanding of Islamic history, and an obdurate refusal to listen to anyone with a smattering of reality to share about the Shariah and jihad. As for who bollixed Katrina – I guess you’d have to look to Mother Nature. Last time I checked, she’s a lot more powerful than anyone who ever set foot in that White House.
On Friday, an ugly job market report led to the stock market’s worst day of the year. As the recovery flat-lined, the president conceded to a crowd at a Honeywell factory in Golden Valley, Minn., that “our economy is still facing some serious headwinds” and getting sucked further into Europe’s sinkhole. In depressing imagery for the start of the summer campaign, cable channels carried the red Dow arrow pointing down while Obama spoke; the Dow wiped out all of its 2012 gains.
The president who started off with such dazzle now seems incapable of stimulating either the economy or the voters. His campaign is offering Obama 2012 car magnets for a donation of $10; cat collars reading “I Meow for Michelle” for $12; an Obama grill spatula for $40, and discounted hoodies and T-shirts. How the mighty have fallen.
What recovery flatlined? And don’t forget these:
Read all of it. Dowd does a pretty fair job of assessing Obama’s political position, for whatever reasons I would not hazard a guess. My money says she’s still going to vote for him in November.