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Dick Morris: McChrystal's Attack Hurts Obama's Left Wing Base
Dick Morris' Website ^ | June 23, 2010 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann

Posted on 06/24/2010 1:58:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

General Stanley McChrystal’s interview in Rolling Stone Magazine will do a lot to damage further President Obama’s 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 Obama’s competence. To the Administration’s 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.

Obama’s decision to fire McChrystal guarantees that the story will now share page one with the Gulf oil spill, focusing liberal attention on Obama’s 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 president’s 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 Obama’s 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 General’s 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 Obama’s prospects in November still further and depress his ratings in the days ahead.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2010; afghanistan; democrats; mcchrystal; obama; oil; oilspill; peacecreeps; treehuggers; wot
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Hoist on his own petard --- literally!
1 posted on 06/24/2010 1:58:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama has risen far beyond the level of his own incompetence. Hell, he couldn’t even straighten out Chicago!


2 posted on 06/24/2010 2:05:45 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

President Peter Principle
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2539185/posts


3 posted on 06/24/2010 2:09:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The American voters elected a slogan, instead of a competent leader with experience.

I'm not sure any democratic government in which everyone votes can survive indefinitely.

People are too gullible and easy to manipulate.

4 posted on 06/24/2010 2:18:39 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (As Wichita falls so falls Wichita Falls)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Since Obama doesn't believe in war he can't understand military strategy. His response is a watered down “surge,” an exit date and a public pissing match with Karzai.
5 posted on 06/24/2010 2:29:38 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Relieving the general of command sends a message that Obama is thin-skinned, arrogant, and easily offended.

Nothing new there...if they needed this incident to grasp this they just haven't been paying attention.

6 posted on 06/24/2010 2:33:37 AM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to leave in the hands of the government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


7 posted on 06/24/2010 2:39:15 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

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.


8 posted on 06/24/2010 2:43:09 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: 4rcane

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.


9 posted on 06/24/2010 2:43:50 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Chicago is more dangerous than Kabul!


10 posted on 06/24/2010 2:43:52 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: 4rcane
"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 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.

11 posted on 06/24/2010 2:45:41 AM PDT by DeaconRed (With ZERO: I wish I didn't know now what I did know then! ! ! ! !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


12 posted on 06/24/2010 2:46:40 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Literally.


13 posted on 06/24/2010 2:47:41 AM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; 2ndDivisionVet
Obama has risen far beyond the level of his own incompetence. Hell, he couldn’t even straighten out Chicago!

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.

14 posted on 06/24/2010 2:54:03 AM PDT by Philo1962 (Iraq is terrorist flypaper. They go there to die.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Until he was dumped by billy boy cause Morris infuriated Hillary.
That little ,”f-ing Jew bastard”.


15 posted on 06/24/2010 2:58:47 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher

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.


16 posted on 06/24/2010 3:08:30 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Since Obama doesn't believe in war he can't understand military strategy. His response is a watered down “surge,” an exit date and a public pissing match with Karzai.

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.

17 posted on 06/24/2010 3:08:37 AM PDT by livius
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To: fatnotlazy

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.


18 posted on 06/24/2010 3:12:01 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left should be mad. Quite simply, Obammy replaced his own guy with Bush’s guy.


19 posted on 06/24/2010 3:25:11 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How lovely to start the day with a smile!


20 posted on 06/24/2010 3:35:10 AM PDT by hershey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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... :)


21 posted on 06/24/2010 3:43:02 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

Alvin Green agrees.


22 posted on 06/24/2010 3:45:14 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Joe Boucher

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.)


23 posted on 06/24/2010 3:49:33 AM PDT by KingLudd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!!


24 posted on 06/24/2010 3:53:07 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion...the Human Scarifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Wpin

http://alt-usage-english.org/excerpts/fxhoistw.html


25 posted on 06/24/2010 4:05:53 AM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


26 posted on 06/24/2010 4:06:47 AM PDT by stevem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
To conservative voters and commentators, his comments underscore doubts about Obama’s competence.

What doubts would those be? I don't think there's any conservative, voter or not, who has even the slightest doubt about Obuttocks' incompetence; we're just trying to figure out how far his incompetence extends - so far, each time we think he's gotten as incompetent as a grown human being could, he surprises us by going the extra mile and showing that he can be even more incompetent that even we imagined.


27 posted on 06/24/2010 4:10:57 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


28 posted on 06/24/2010 4:12:25 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Ladysmith

Thank you...I get it now, to hurt oneself with a device meant to hurt others. Kind of like shooting oneself in the foot...


29 posted on 06/24/2010 4:17:26 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

30 posted on 06/24/2010 4:20:25 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: 4rcane

dick is no ally... he is an opportunistic dim.

LLS


31 posted on 06/24/2010 4:29:03 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: libertylover

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.


Trial lawyers?

Add others here:

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2)

3) ...


32 posted on 06/24/2010 4:31:03 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They already are against his decision to send additional troops there and have long believed that we should not be fighting in Afghanistan.

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".

33 posted on 06/24/2010 4:39:14 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


34 posted on 06/24/2010 4:42:41 AM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Complete Failure?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bookmark


35 posted on 06/24/2010 4:49:11 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Obama: "I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.”


36 posted on 06/24/2010 4:56:20 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In his unending incompetence and inexperience the community agitator has been outmaneuvered by hos own general!


37 posted on 06/24/2010 4:57:29 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In his unending incompetence and inexperience the community agitator has been outmaneuvered by his own general!


38 posted on 06/24/2010 4:57:41 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
That's what happens when people elect a president with a resume that could be placed on a postage stamp! College professor and community activist. He has never operated as much as a lemonade stand. What were they thinking?
39 posted on 06/24/2010 5:00:34 AM PDT by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Democratic Party is really a synthesis of environmentalists and peace advocates with a few gay rights activists and public employee unions thrown in.

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.

40 posted on 06/24/2010 5:24:57 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Shane
What were they thinking?

That he is black and is not Bush - all else is secondary.

41 posted on 06/24/2010 5:25:12 AM PDT by NCjim ("You can't pick up a turd by the clean end", Bob Lonsberry on Obamacare)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Commencing today I will personally
lead MY Troops into the battle.
But first, I need a round of Golf.

Oh. And I need my blue Blanky!
I need my blue BLANKY, dang It!

42 posted on 06/24/2010 5:33:31 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: 4rcane

How often is Morris right about anything?


43 posted on 06/24/2010 5:33:44 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Shane

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.


44 posted on 06/24/2010 5:51:05 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: 4rcane

Dick Morris is a creepy weirdo. He seems like the kind of guy you might find loitering near a truck stop restroom.


45 posted on 06/24/2010 6:06:18 AM PDT by ChurtleDawg (voting only encourages them)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

probably less than your average stopped clock.


46 posted on 06/24/2010 6:07:18 AM PDT by ChurtleDawg (voting only encourages them)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority; 2ndDivisionVet
The American voters elected a slogan, instead of a competent leader with experience.

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.!!!

47 posted on 06/24/2010 7:05:44 AM PDT by danamco (")
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To: Voter#537; 4rcane

IIRC did he not had a gig with Soetoro’s cousin Odinga???


48 posted on 06/24/2010 7:09:10 AM PDT by danamco (")
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To: FormerACLUmember; 2ndDivisionVet

Wife and I then are mostly the only sane in our whole family!!!


49 posted on 06/24/2010 7:11:18 AM PDT by danamco (")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't think the arrogant pos even read the article. I did a screen capture what I believe is what pissed him off (underlined in Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3)

Original screen capture


50 posted on 06/24/2010 8:03:59 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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