The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler


Posted on | September 13, 2012 | 16 Comments

by Smitty

Obama caves to Romney, according to Munro in the Examiner:

President Barack Obama used Air Force One to conduct a policy loop-de-loop Wednesday, asserting in a CBS interview that he supports Americans’ right to criticize Islam, following almost 18 hours of determined condemnation from Team Romney and damaging news from Egypt and Libya.
“We believe in the First Amendment,” Obama told CBS’s Steve Kroft during an interview arranged days earlier.
“It is one of the hallmarks of our Constitution that I’m sworn to uphold, and so we are always going to uphold the rights for individuals to speak their mind,” he said, according to a transcript narrated by White House spokesman Jay Carney.

This is about the bazillionth time in the last three years that:

  1. Crisis event occurs.
  2. Obama administration offers a creepy response.
  3. American outrage ensues.
  4. Obama administration mumbles something recognizably American.

I submit that:

  • #2 represents the actual Obama opinion on #1 for his real audience, for which he’ll have more flexibility after his re-coronation in November.
  • #4 is just a bone thrown to those bitter, racist cling-ons in flyover country.

This administration is pretty much guilty until proven innocent by non-Commie validation, as far as I’m concerned. The sense of the word prevaricate seems to be a sequence of fact distortion moving from false to true, as investigation drags facts to light.

Maybe one of the few genuine ‘accomplishments’ of this administration is creation of a new form of lying: postvarication, where the truth is served up for the target audience, and then a pile of hooey follows for the purported rubes. Postvarication goes from true to false.

This blog doesn’t believe much of anything said by the administration or the media. Even though I didn’t like Clinton, I was still willing to give the creep the benefit of the doubt. BHO & Co. have a tremendous problem on their hands, as they systematically de-legitimize everything about our culture and its institutions.

via SissyWillis

Update: much more at The Daley Gator.


  • McGehee

    #4 is just a bone thrown to those bitter, racist cling-ons in flyover country.

    …who should just shut up and stop being so racist as to question or criticize their betters, but won’t because our stupid undemocratic Constitution gave them electoral votes so they have a say in who rules them, but the more flexible Empty Chair 2.0 will fix that in 2013.


  • ThomasD

    Notice that Obama does not actually say that the 1st Amendment is something he personally believes in, just that his support of it is a condition of his office. almost like it’s unfortunate or that his hands are tied.

    One might be tempted to call that a leftist, anti-American dog whistle.

    Sad, but entirely of a piece with what D’Souza describes in his book/movie.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    The hypocrisy of Obama and the Media is stunning Barack Obama had no problem back in 2008 attacking Bush and McCain. But now any criticism of him is unacceptable. Nonsense.

    Oh and those reports from the White House that the crowd was “helping” Ambassador Stevens after the attack? Riehl World View is reporting the crowd raped Ambassador Stevens before he died.

  • Wombat_socho

    Strange definition of “help” they have at the White House these days.

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  • Red

    No doubt! If we can collectively stop being concerned about all the silly insults and generalizations flung at us by this administration and our questionable news outlets then we may have a little more than a snowball’s chance come November.
    What I really think it’s going to take is for Americans to stop being whiny and selfish and start behaving as responsible grown-ups. Less “what can this country do for me” and more “how may I be of service”. Less tuning out and more involvement. Less concern about hurt feelings and more support of each of those on our team. When one in the fight becomes isolated, we need to rally to that person’s side and help strengthen their resolve by letting that person know that they are part of a bigger team that has their back.I only wish Romney could assume the presidential office until Oblamer has to vacate by law. We need a man in office that loves this country and believes in American exceptionalism, not a petulant man-child hellbent on dismantling our country piece by piece to be served up to our detractors.

  • ThomasD

    Didn’t the POTUS recently announce that a long standing ally of the US is no longer an ally? Wouldn’t that be considered a major policy change? Something like that usually comes out of a major speech, not off the cuff. why has no one called him out on this?

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  • Bob Belvedere

    The inclusion of ‘rape’ as part of the definition of ‘help’ can trace it’s origins to Bill Clinton [‘Ya might want to put some ice on that’].

  • Tom Allen

    Love this post. The Obama legacy is pure creepy. I just wish those on the left would take the blinders off and see him for who he is. How many decades more will we be paying for his ineptitude? (witness Carter and Iran)
    I based a post on my blog on this one. read if you’d like.

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  • K-Bob

    I’m not a big fan of Mitt, but I’m glad President Romney has been available to lead the nation in this crisis.

    Why is Obama still around, is he like, a czar or something?

  • K-Bob

    “Good Smeagol; always helps.”

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