Obama’s economic record is abysmal, and there’s no way he can run on it. So, having been the occupant of the oval office when the SEAL Team 6 killed bin Laden, Obama has decided to hang is hat on his self-proclaimed “muscular” national security policies as a justification for his re-election. But now that the chickens released by Obama’s limp, blame-America-first foreign policy have predictably come home to roost, his one remaining justification for re-election has been exposed for the mirage it always was. The drive-by Obama media, of course, have been in all out panic. What other possible reason could Americans have to want another four years of their Messiah in Washington? Answer: None
For this reason, they’ve been in full COA (cover Obama’s *ss) mode. They’ve attempted mightily to turn Obama’s colossal Middle East bungle into a gaffe by Governor Palin, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and anyone else who has dared to point out the obvious: Obama has no idea what he’s doing, and his policy of running around the world apologizing for America has brought the already volatile Middle East to the brink. Even liberal Kirsten Powers was amazed by the mainstream media’s naked partisanship, bizarre priorities, and utter abdication of their duties as journalists:
We now have had two U.S. embassies w/Islamist flag flying over them but really the biggest problem is Romney’s press statements. Really.
A couple of hours ago Mark Levin tweeted a link to the following article by the National Review’s Andrew McCarthy, urging that it be circulated widely. In his piece, McCarthy utterly destroys the disaster that is the Obama foreign policy, the media’s pathetic attempt to cover it up, and “constitutional law professor Obama’s” contempt for the first amendment. I’ll post a couple excerpts but you really need to read the whole thing.
Democrats and their sharky Obamedia defense lawyers are in a snit. For three dreamy convention days in Charlotte, they told themselves that, for the first time in decades, it was their guy who had the upper hand when it came to national security. Now that bubble has burst, the way contrived narratives do when they crash into concrete challenges. At that point, an airy president of the world won’t do; we need to have a president of the United States, a job that has never suited, and has never been of much interest to, Barack Obama.
Defense against foreign enemies is the primary job of the president of the United States. The rationale for the office’s creation is national defense — not green venture capitalism, not rationing medical care, not improving the self-image of the “Muslim world,” not leaving no child behind, not blowing out the Treasury’s credit line. Yet, though we are entering the late innings, foreign policy and national defense have not been factors in the 2012 campaign.
That is worth bearing in mind when we hear the laugh-out-loud narrative of Obama as foreign-affairs chess master. The president badly wants to win reelection. If there were anything to his alleged prowess, we’d not have heard the end of it. What we’ve heard, instead, is a bumper-sticker: “Obama killed Osama.” The Left hoped to paste it over the president’s generally dreary record. Even with the Obamedia in coordinated overdrive, the plan can work only if Mitt Romney lets it work — and, thankfully, it looks like he won’t.
The game never goes according to plan. The batted ball always manages to find the suspect fielder, no matter how hard the coach, or the campaign, tries to hide him. On the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 atrocities, the world and its affairs found the Obama administration — intruding on the president’s effort to win reelection by a brand of domestic class warfare that gives new meaning to the word “small.”
When it came, Obama’s moment was entirely predictable. It was, after all, self-inflicted: the inevitable fallout of policy crafted by the faculty-lounge pinhead, whose ideas are so saccharine smug there’s never a thought of anything so jejune as their consequences. Obama being Obama, when the consequences came, he crawled under his desk — before escaping to a Vegas fundraiser.
“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” So declared the Obama State Department in a statement issued on the website of its Egyptian embassy. At the time, it was clear that another episode of Muslim mayhem was imminent.
The statement is a disgrace, just as Mitt Romney said it was. It elevated over the U.S. Constitution (you know, the thing Obama took an oath to “preserve, protect, and defend”) the claimed right of sharia supremacists (you know, “Religion of Peace” adherents) to riot over nonsense. Further, it dignified the ludicrous pretext that an obscure, moronic 14-minute video was the actual reason for the oncoming jihad.
Here is the important part, however, the part not to be missed, no matter how determined the president’s media shysters are to cover it up: The disgraceful embassy statement was a completely accurate articulation of longstanding Obama policy.
There is so much great stuff in McCarthy’s piece that it was difficult to decide what to excerpt. Mark Levin was right: you need to read all of it.