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Goldberg Misses His Own Punchline

Posted on | April 26, 2014 | 10 Comments

by Smitty

Goldberg goes for a fairly straightforward South Park play in discussing Obama’s foreign policy, “Obama’s foreign-policy plan B”, but misses the obvious gag: the whole thing is an extended Plan B Abortion pill.

Keith Koffler enumerates, by country, most of #OccupyResoluteDesk’s non-triumphs. He’s missing my personal favorite, and Obama’s first cock-up, which was Honduras.

David Haig, as Inspector Grim, speaks to Obama for all of us:

No, Barack’s foreign policy has never been other than a phoned-in, hashtagged abortion. In his defense, it’s just never easy. As tempting as an isolationism sounds, that’s not going to work. However, Obama’s superficial non-interventionism, backed by Spec Ops guys and drones in the night, is proving an expensive lesson in how not to do it, either.

While falling short of jumping on the neo-con bandwagon, I hope the GOP can craft a foreign policy featuring principle, simplicity and strength. Such would counterbalance Obama’s chaotic, Byzantine weakness.

If we can’t have John Bolton for POTUS, let’s at least have him for Secretary of State. After the last two buffoons, we need somebody to pick up the pieces.


10 Responses to “Goldberg Misses His Own Punchline”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 26th, 2014 @ 11:34 pm

    It is a missed punchline, but it is also definitely not funny.

  2. K-Bob
    April 27th, 2014 @ 1:21 am

    Yep, the Honduras episode was like the opening theme of the play, where they sneak in all the little theme bits used throughout the entire several acts.

    1) Backing the wrong man. Check.
    2) Backpedaling, and lying about it. Check.
    3) Misinterpreting the law. Check.
    4) Doubling down on the mistake. Check.
    5) Pretending it was a success anyway. Check.
    6) Alienating an entire population. Check.
    7) Leaving a mess for the next Administration. Check.

    The only part missing was the triumphal theme where the goal is accomplished and the “worrisome quest” theme’s minor key lines are changed to major key, with a slightly martial lilt in the rhythm and percussion.

    barack’s exit theme ought to be nothing more than the sounds you hear at the beginning of the Pink Floyd song Wish You Were Here: channel changing and static.

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  4. Harry Case
    April 27th, 2014 @ 9:42 am

    can’t beat Andy Jackson’s approach to foreign policy, “we will give no insult to others, nor suffer any at their hands” but this only works if you have credibility, something the current president doesn’t understand

  5. Rosalie
    April 27th, 2014 @ 1:35 pm

    “(unless his intent is viewed as malevolent to American interests, in which case he’s been a roaring success).”
    I believe that’s his intent, and he’s right on track.

  6. Neo
    April 27th, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

    I’m really surprised that Obama has sent the military into Cuba and then follow it up with a plebiscite, just like Putin did with the Crimea.

    He could, in one foul swoop, ignore a deal with the Russians (made by JFK), take back a territory with historical US ties (back to the Spanish-American War), steal the Cuban vote from Republicans, regain his “manhood,” and finally bring the Gitmo prisoners into the US (actually take the US to them).

  7. Bob Belvedere
    April 27th, 2014 @ 4:54 pm

    Methinks, what side wins the debate will depend on whether or not there’s some kind of nuclear explosion as a result within the U.S..

  8. Bob Belvedere
    April 27th, 2014 @ 4:55 pm

    One of the few smart policies that Democratic psychopath ever had.

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