Skip to comments.Dick Morris: McChrystal's Attack Hurts Obama's Left Wing Base
Posted on 06/24/2010 1:58:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
General Stanley McChrystals interview in Rolling Stone Magazine will do a lot to damage further President Obamas standing among liberals and Democrats and will undermine his chances of keeping control of Congress in 2010.
To conservative voters and commentators, his comments underscore doubts about Obamas competence. To the Administrations spokespeople, the interview shows a lack of proper subordination in the chain of command. But to the voters of the left, the key import of his comments is that the general in charge of the war in Afghanistan basically said the war is not being won, and perhaps cannot be won.
Obamas decision to fire McChrystal guarantees that the story will now share page one with the Gulf oil spill, focusing liberal attention on Obamas two cardinal sins in liberal eyes the oil spill and the war in Afghanistan. Relieving the general of command sends a message that Obama is thin-skinned, arrogant, and easily offended.
Coming at the same time that the failure of the Obama Administration to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf is already rankling liberal voters, the McChrystal comments will add to their doubts about Obama. They already are against his decision to send additional troops there and have long believed that we should not be fighting in Afghanistan. By calling attention to how badly the war is going and the disarray in the presidents foreign policy apparatus, the McChrystal interview can only highlight and underscore these concerns and further dampen liberal enthusiasm for Obama.
Neither the oil spill nor the Afghan War will drive any liberals to vote for conservatives or induce Democrats to vote Republican. But they both will hold down Democratic turnout and reinforce cynicism about the Obama presidency on the left. Those initially attracted by Obamas charisma will be driven away by these twin failures.
The Democratic Party is really a synthesis of environmentalists and peace advocates with a few gay rights activists and public employee unions thrown in. Now, Obama has alienated both the green and the anti-war segments of the party. And the continuing spillage from the Gulf oil well and from the Generals mouth will further damage his standing with his political base.
Whatever the fate of General McChrystal or of the American involvement in the war, the mounting casualty lists will drag down Obamas prospects in November still further and depress his ratings in the days ahead.
Obama has risen far beyond the level of his own incompetence. Hell, he couldn’t even straighten out Chicago!
President Peter Principle
I'm not sure any democratic government in which everyone votes can survive indefinitely.
People are too gullible and easy to manipulate.
Nothing new there...if they needed this incident to grasp this they just haven't been paying attention.
can we stop promoting dick morris. He’s a dumb hack of the worst kind. I know he’s an ally, but he’s still a dishonest person who would say anything
I agree. Can’t turn on Fox without seeing his mug. I don’t really trust him; after all, he did serve under the Clintons.
Dick Morris is more of a comedian, than a political analyst. If I was eighteen again, and watched Dick nightly...I’d be thinking this is the career for me.
Chicago is more dangerous than Kabul!
I agree I am sick and tired of seeing the TOE SUCKER on Fox selling his book. I don't care what he thinks. He worked for the Chicken choker and his fat ugly wife.
“Obama’s Left Wing Base”
People you see on the street, at work, in your own family. “Obama’s Left Wing Base” are insane, utterly destructive media robots.
Nobody can straighten out Chicago. It's the political corruption capital of the world. Washington and Springfield come close, but nobody beats Chicago for greed, graft and corruption. We're looking forward to what comes out during the Blagojevich trial. There's so much more to come.
Until he was dumped by billy boy cause Morris infuriated Hillary.
That little ,”f-ing Jew bastard”.
And how much of Morris’ statements are sage advice and insight, and how much consists of sour grapes?
To be honest, I wish Fox would find some other new people once in a while. Seems the network consults with the same bunch of talking heads all the time.
Exactly. In fact, it's probably not even his strategy (some days I doubt that he's even bright enough to spell the word) but that of some of the arrogant, anti-military bumblers surrounding him. They're doing the least they can possibly do and still make it look as if they want to win, because while the left might not care if we abruptly pulled out and handed it over to the Taliban, many normal Americans would be quite upset. That's the only thing that worries them.
A whole lot of talking heads not worth a used band aide.
But ya just know Morris wants to pour some salt on both Clintons if they get cut.
The Left should be mad. Quite simply, Obammy replaced his own guy with Bush’s guy.
How lovely to start the day with a smile!
“Hoist on his own petard -— literally!”
Okay 2ndDivision Vet, that is the second time in two days I have seen that saying...what does it mean? Thanks in advance... :)
Alvin Green agrees.
Undoubtedly she’s called lots of people “f>cking jew b>stards, but the time it was confirmed was when Hillary called campaign aide Paul Fray an “F>cking Jew B>stard” not Dick Morris.
This is nothing new for a U.S. Secretary of State. There are recordings in the Library of Congress of Thomas Jefferson also calling people “f>cking jew b>stards. (sarc. I know for sure there are no recordings of this. this paragraph is a joke.)
Obama is going to sign an Executive Order for OPEN GAYS in the Military!! That will then mean that the DRAFT, FEMALES INCLUDED, will HAVE to re-instated!!! Straight, good, Godly men will FLEE......but since there are NO JOBS available, maybe they won’t be able to!!
The loyal opposition would do well in making a plan rather than betting November on rankled liberals. I doubt they are as rankled as we like to think. Where, after all, are they going to go?
Any war can be won. For us, its a question of having the will to enough firepower to break the enemy’s will. Clearly, we don’t. From the accounts I’ve read, the current rules of engagement have turned out troops into a laughstock in the eyes of the Afghani locals. It does not engender respect when you know exactly where the insurgents are and then you let them escape. When the locals don’t respect you, all the aid and jawboning in the world won’t help.
Thank you...I get it now, to hurt oneself with a device meant to hurt others. Kind of like shooting oneself in the foot...
But this was true back in the Clinton days as well, Mr. Morris. To my observation, it's been that way at least since 1968.
dick is no ally... he is an opportunistic dim.
The Democratic Party is really a synthesis of environmentalists and peace advocates with a few gay rights activists and public employee unions thrown in.
But this was true back in the Clinton days as well, Mr. Morris. To my observation, it’s been that way at least since 1968.
Add others here:
For 5 years under Bush we heard the liberals saying that Iraq is a distraction from "the real war".
Now that Iraq is not an issue, they oppose "the real war".
Bush would have given the troops he needed and the ROEs to win the war. Course he worried about the lives of the troops more than his image.
Pray for Our Troops
I think he’s applying too much rational logic to libtards. If anything, they’ll look at Obama’s decision to fire McCrystal and say...
“Look! He’s sticking it to the military.”
In his unending incompetence and inexperience the community agitator has been outmaneuvered by hos own general!
In his unending incompetence and inexperience the community agitator has been outmaneuvered by his own general!
The author is a bit narrow in his view of the big tent. He left out the redistributionist racists and the illegal alien lobby, for starters.
That he is black and is not Bush - all else is secondary.
How often is Morris right about anything?
They don’t think much at all, they emote. They strive to live in a fantasy world as much as possible, where all hedonistic impulses become realistic goals.
Dick Morris is a creepy weirdo. He seems like the kind of guy you might find loitering near a truck stop restroom.
probably less than your average stopped clock.
Or more correctly they elected a none American citizen and now an usurper got his foot fraudulent into the door of the AMERICAN's W.H.!!!
IIRC did he not had a gig with Soetoro’s cousin Odinga???
Wife and I then are mostly the only sane in our whole family!!!
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