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Not To Take Away From The Second Coming

I know this is a very big and important day for the media. Their excitement in covering the inauguration is palpable (although I can’t help but notice the difference between coverage of it and the most recent second inauguration of a president).

But as four more years turns into four more wars (Syria, Mali, Yemen, Algeria?), it might be nice to just pay …

  1. KC Mulville

    How’s that investigation into … umm … what was the name of it … Benghato … Benghaffy … Benghazi! That’s it, Benghazi! 

    I must have fallen asleep. How did that one turn out?

  2. Mollie Hemingway
    C
    KC Mulville: How’s that investigation into … umm … what was the name of it … Benghato … Benghaffy … Benghazi! That’s it, Benghazi! 

    I must have fallen asleep. How did that one turn out? · 2 minutes ago

    Terrorists know that if you kill an American, we’ll do … nothing.

    Latest reports out of Algeria are that there are three dead Americans.

  3. Chris Grindstaff

    Hear, hear! BTW, have you noticed the Post is putting many (most?) of their articles about the hostage killings in Algeria in the Business section.? That seems odd…

  4. Nick Stuart
    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.

    KC Mulville: How’s that investigation into … umm … what was the name of it … Benghato … Benghaffy … Benghazi! That’s it, Benghazi! 

    I must have fallen asleep. How did that one turn out? · 2 minutes ago

    Terrorists know that if you kill an American, we’ll do … nothing.

    Latest reports out of Algeria are that there are three dead Americans. · 0 minutes ago

    The President is seeking a “fuller understanding.”

    Not to worry, it will all work out in the fullness of time.

  5. The Mugwump
    KC Mulville: How’s that investigation into … umm … what was the name of it … Benghato … Benghaffy … Benghazi! That’s it, Benghazi! 

    I must have fallen asleep. How did that one turn out? · 9 minutes ago

    Exactly.  How dare anybody do something that might make the president look bad!  And just before an election no less!  Hey, we in the press have a hagiography to write, and we don’t look kindly on anyone who questions the light-worker in chief.  Who forgot to put the halo on the cover?  There’s going to be hell to pay for that one.   

  6. tabula rasa

    Note the author:  Evan Thomas.

    In 2009, Thomas uttered these immortal lines:  ”In a way, Obama’s standing above the country, above — above the world, a sort of god.”

    So, in theological terms, this must be the second “second coming.” Right?

  7. KC Mulville
    Nick Stuart

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.

    KC Mulville: How’s that investigation into … umm … what was the name of it … Benghato … Benghaffy … Benghazi! That’s it, Benghazi! 

    I must have fallen asleep. How did that one turn out? · 2 minutes ago

    Terrorists know that if you kill an American, we’ll do … nothing.

    Latest reports out of Algeria are that there are three dead Americans. · 0 minutes ago

    The President is seeking a “fuller understanding.”

    Not to worry, it will all work out in the fullness of time. · 14 minutes ago

    Of course, as we all know, it is working out, exactly as many predicted. 

    I find it ironic (which is the polite word we use for self-contradictory) that this Administration has a take-no-prisoners attitude against domestic opponents, yet bends over backward to use “persuasion” and “accommodation” with real foreign enemies. They’re tough with their friends but soft with their enemies. 

    Which is usually a sign of arrogant cowardice. 

  8. The Mugwump
    tabula rasa: Note the author:  Evan Thomas.

    In 2009, Thomas uttered these immortal lines:  ”In a way, Obama’s standing above the country, above — above the world, a sort of god.”

    So, in theological terms, this must be the second “second coming.” Right? · 9 minutes ago

    I think the proper term is “blasphemy.” 

  9. C. U. Douglas

    This is all just silly talk.  I’m positive Pres. Obama is great in foreign policy because the progressive media keeps telling us that America is far more respected as a country now that he’s president.  They’d never lie to us!

  10. doc molloy

    Nick Stuart

    The President is seeking a “fuller understanding.”

    Not to worry, it will all work out in the fullness of time.

    The new Fuller Brush Man in The White House.. Is it all a Shakespearian  comedy of errors or a Greek tragedy being slowly revealed ?

  11. jetstream

    Mollie, is your inner neo-con war-monger replacing your usual non-interventionist common sense?

  12. flownover

    Do you think that Rand Paul was kidding when he said that he suspected we might be running guns to the jihadists in North Africa ?

    Amateur hour played out on a large scale. 

    Read around the  web today, Jed Babbin, even the WashPost. It is going to be rough. We are abandoning our allies, enticing our enemies, and weakening our forces. Not the recipe for peace in the world. In a very short time, the world will be squealing for the American eagle to come save them .

    But they are stripping out the military guys who know what to do. Replacing them with the ones who kowtow .

    Israel will be isolated and in danger. Any light that is extinguished makes the world a darker place. Israel is the only in the Middle East .

    Burma is burning right now, but Obama was trying to kiss SuuKyi just a month ago it seems.

    The press will cover most of it up, at the orders of the WH. Mustn’t look untidy. Can’t drag out the bloody laundry.

    Did you hear Huddleston discount the Nigerian army because it has Christian soldiers ?

    The Muslim Brotherhood must have opened an office on K St.

  13. Sisyphus
    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.

    KC Mulville: How’s that investigation into … umm … what was the name of it … Benghato … Benghaffy … Benghazi! That’s it, Benghazi! 

    I must have fallen asleep. How did that one turn out? · 2 minutes ago

    Terrorists know that if you kill an American, we’ll do … nothing.

    Latest reports out of Algeria are that there are three dead Americans. · 5 hours ago

    Nonsense. I am certain Barry is assembling troops on the Canadian border for a daring reprisal even as we speak. 

  14. Mollie Hemingway
    C
    jetstream: Mollie, is your inner neo-con war-monger replacing your usual non-interventionist common sense? · 4 hours ago

    Edited 4 hours ago

    Hardly! The last thing I want right now is our involvement in another group of countries. I’m also worried, of course, that our foreign policy is a hodge podge mish mash of nonsense that makes no sense and leaves us vulnerable to attack.

  15. Brian Watt

    I’m sorry, I’m just stunned by the pose on the front cover of the front cover of this disreputable rag. Quintessential narcissism on display. I can think of no other president or politician who thought so much of himself that would have posed this way with the possible exception of Mussolini whose chin may have jutted a bit higher. A pose Obama has often taken in public.

  16. Mothership_Greg

    Then there’s always Iraq.  Not that anyone should pay attention to Iraq, since paying attention to places like that just starts wars and results in BLUD4OIL.

  17. Bereket Kelile

    Thanks for mentioning the story about Eritrea. That has some personal relevance. 

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