Saturday, April 28, 2012

Is it 'cool' to set up a fall guy?

Have you noticed how many MSM stories are portraying Obama as "cool"?  Investors Business Daily reports that this was orchestrated by his campaign:
In early February, Politico reported that the Obama campaign, hoping to rekindle enthusiasm among young voters, was "looking to revive the cool appeal." Then, suddenly, news stories started popping up about Obama's alleged coolness, in contrast to that drip Romney.
(As November gets closer, the MSM will close ranks and follow Obama campaign talking points ever more closely.  The only thing that will stop this would be polling showing Obama going down to defeat.  In that case, the MSM will run stories about how Obama would be winning if only he were a better liberal.)

All the "Obama is cool" stories are in strong contrast to the reality of the Obama presidency.  Take, for example, the memo written by then-CIA head Leon Panetta summarizing the decision to kill bin Laden.  Panetta wrote:

The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the President for his consideration.
In other words, Obama didn't approve the mission; he merely approved a "risk profile."  Anything goes wrong and it is McRaven's fault.  Can you imagine any great war leader, say Churchill or Eisenhower, avoiding responsibility this way?  Obama is the opposite of 'cool.'

Ben Shapiro has much more on the Panetta memo.

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