Skip to comments.David Brooks: Obama gets a ‘pass’ for reacting with calmness on ‘chaotic’ Middle East policy
Posted on 09/30/2012 5:39:10 AM PDT by chessplayer
As Americas strategic and political position in the Middle East continues to deteriorate, President Barack Obamas political opponents have stepped up their claims that he is an ineffective leader on foreign policy.
But New York Times columnist David Brooks isnt convinced those attacks will work. During his weekly appearance on PBSs NewsHour on Friday, Brooks suggested Obama deserves a pass for remaining calm throughout the crisis, which he said puts a kind of burden on his challenger, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
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And the terrorist attack is Romney's burden, not obama's!
I wouldn’t call it “calm”. I would call it more of “unattached” and “ininterested”.
A deer in the headlights is calm also.
My car gets a pass on rising gas prices. Amazing...she doesn’t seem upset at all.
“calm”? Yeah, golf does have that effect. Fundraisers help take the burden off his mind as well.
Hey Davey boy....it’s not being CALM...it’s his not GIVING A CRAP ABOUT ANYONE BUT HIMSELF!! He went to bed KNOWING they were destroying that consulate.....he has NO CONSCIENCE, Davey boy.
At least they didn't say Conservative writer David Brooks.
I agree with David .... if you spell ‘calm’ this way:
lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by the President’s indifference toward the killings of four Americans including an Ambassador and two Navy Seals.
unimportance; little or no concern: Whether or not to investigate and determine who is accountable is a matter of indifference.
When America is being attacked by terrorists Obama gets stoned more than likely.
And Hilary gets drunk.
I was all fired up to post on this but y’all got it covered like a blanket. Bump!!
So, lets be honest. The MSM has only mentioned what happened in Libya in a passing way. If they did mention it, it usually covered for Obama.
Besides, Obama was calm because his pals in the Muslim Brotherhood were gaining power.
All the stuff like dead ambassadors were merely “bumps in the road” to the great caliphate.
Many calm and coolhanded people are just plain cold. That is Obama.
PLEASE, never confuse c-a-l-m-n-e-s-s with CLUELESS, as is done in this article..... :-)
I think David Brooks might be the only 2008 McCain voter in America who is going to vote for Obama in this election. Maybe he thinks there is an award for this distinction.
David Brooks is the only “conservative” in the country who will be voting for Obama.I cannot conceive of any conservative, yes even black conservatives, who will vote for Obama this time around. Unless of course you are paid by the New York Times payroll as the house “conservative”.I do not understand why anyone other than the fiercest Obama supporters reads or listens to this ‘ho.
Those with the perfect crease in their pants are perceived as calm.
Wow lying is now calmness but hey Ann Romney said she is worried about her husbands well being. Now that is news for the bedwetters
obama is being calm as he destroys our economy, our military, our energy system, our medical system, capitalism, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and the Constitution.
So, it’s OK for him to do that.
If we re-instituted slavery, it would be OK as long as the slave sellers and owners stayed calm.
If someone murdered David Brooks, it would be OK as long as the shooter stayed calm.
David Brooks - the Uncle Tom of the NY Times and the left media. Step and Fetch It David! At least he still has The Crease . . .