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‘Hot Mic’ Admittedly Not As Hot As Conservative Women, Yet Still Toasty

Posted on | March 30, 2012 | 6 Comments

by Smitty

Via American Power and The Lonely Conservative near the pinnacle, Karl Rove’s American Crossing outfit treats #OccupyResoluteDesk’s recent open mic moment with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to a little light Bond-age:
Lefty drool-bucket Rachel Maddow works real hard, and achieves a pose of studied confusion:

I still don’t see what all the fuss is about. Obama, in Seoul for a nuclear security summit, told Russian President Dmitri Medvedev he’s willing to work on missile defense, but the U.S. will need “space” and “flexibility” outside of an election season. Obama was quietly confirming what we already knew — political environments sometimes restrict foreign policy talks.
So what is it, exactly, Republicans are worked up about? The gist of the argument seems to be that Obama will effectively scuttle Western missile-defense policy once freed from re-election concerns.

Gosh, Rachel, you Presidential spittoon: if you weren’t such a reel big fish, you might have a clue. Recovering fish Peggy Noonan may put it with slightly less snark:

What is happening is that the president is coming across more and more as a trimmer, as an operator who’s not operating in good faith. This is hardening positions and leading to increased political bitterness. And it’s his fault, too. As an increase in polarization is a bad thing, it’s a big fault.

We all understand that political promises are like the wind. You can’t sail straight into it. Politicians are forced to tack and jibe to move in the desired policy direction. The ones that don’t completely suck actually accomplish some motion in the direction the politician campaigned to move.

#OccupyResoluteDesk has piled disaster upon disappointment. My Lefty friend asked my thoughts of the election in November 2008, and I tried not to sound too panicked: “Well, it depends upon who shows up in January 2009,” I replied. “If it’s the moderate who ran in the general campaign, we may be OK. If it’s the left-wing radical he’s rumored to be, not so much.”

And, as the blogs have recorded in excruciating, nearly hourly detail sing January 2009, we have been thoroughly baked. What I say about BHO in mixed company is that he is the fruit of a century of decline in this country. That is, if not beset by Barack right now, it would be somebody like him. The hot mic moment is indicative of the creepy affinity Obama has for authoritarian strongmen. The equally creepy “NTTAWWT” reaction of the Maddow set underscores what a long, strange trip it will be to recover the country from these jackwagons.

Update: Heh. Misfit Politics “Paging Boris and Natasha

Honestly, raise your hand if you would find yourself utterly flabbergasted to see Obama, at his next press conference, blaming his failures on a duo he keeps calling “Moose and Squirrel.” Anyone? Hell, it might even be a welcome relief from his normal list of scapegoats, which has, till now, included: George W. Bush, the weather, the GOP, George W. Bush, the Tea Party, Europe, George W. Bush, the Arab Spring, Congress, George W. Bush, airline kiosks, ATMs, and George W. Bush.

You know, if we could just trim the Bush in the previous sentence, we might have a clearer view of who’s at fault.

Update II: Robipedia links.


6 Responses to “‘Hot Mic’ Admittedly Not As Hot As Conservative Women, Yet Still Toasty”

  1. Video: ‘Operation Hot Mic’ Starring President Flexible | The Lonely Conservative
    March 30th, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

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  3. richard mcenroe
    March 30th, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    Remember Reagan’s mike slip? “I have just signed legislation outlawing the Soviet Union. We begin bombing in 5 minutes.””

    Remember how much more Reagan accomplished w/them?

  4. Adobe_Walls
    March 30th, 2012 @ 10:55 pm

    Twas treason.

  5. demsaresatanic
    March 30th, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

    Yes I remember that little dustup. Maybe Peggy Noo-Noo wrote that line for him as well! Oh how I love Peggy Noo-Noo. The speech she wrote for Reagan to give at the Challenger Shuttle Memorial was possibly her finest. I hope she agrees to work for Mitt Romney! That would be great.

  6. Adjoran
    March 31st, 2012 @ 12:38 am

    We don’t have to rehabilitate Noonan to realize something from her awakening.  There are lots of people who were, er, convinced to vote for Obama for the promise of “post-partisan” government – as if that were possible, or even desirable – and the whole hopey-changey thing.  Many of them are waking up much like Peggy – this Gomer got no game.

    Despite all the hype and fear about Obama’s goal of a $1 billion war chest  for this year, his fundraising is behind Bush’s at the same time in 2004.