September 9, 2014

When You’ve Lost The New York Times, You’ve Lost Middle America

The Leftmedia have long happily circled the wagons for the Obama administration, shielding the president from bad things and helping him toward re-election. Even these sycophants have their limits, however. The rise of ISIL and the president’s foreign policy malfeasance are too much for even them to ignore. The New York Times reports, “When President Obama addresses the nation on Wednesday to explain his plan to defeat Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria, it is a fair bet he will not call them the ‘JV team.’ Nor does he seem likely to describe Iraq as ‘sovereign, stable and self-reliant’ with a ‘representative government.’ And presumably he will not assert after more than a decade of conflict that ‘the tide of war is receding.’ As he seeks to rally Americans behind a new military campaign in the Middle East, Mr. Obama finds his own past statements coming back to haunt him.” That’s putting it mildly. In fact, it’s not just Obama’s words that are problematic (though they have been routinely foolish) – it’s his actions. Whether it’s total withdrawal from Iraq, consequences be damned, and a repeat of that effort now in Afghanistan, or misguided military efforts in Libya, the commander in chief has utterly blown it. And even the Times concedes the fact. More…

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