Skip to comments.Goldberg: Obama's Idiot Defense
Posted on 05/20/2013 9:51:33 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
Although there's still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Obama's bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his administration require undermining the rationale for his presidency.
"We're portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots. It's actually closer to us being idiots." So far, this is the administration's best defense.
It was offered to CBS' Sharyl Attkisson by an anonymous aide involved in the White House's disastrous response to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
Well-intentioned human error rarely gets the credit it deserves. People want to connect dots, and that is only possible when you assume that all events were deliberately orchestrated by human will. This is the delusion at the heart of all conspiracy theories, from Kennedy assassination crackpots to 9/11 "truthers."
Behind all such delusions is the assumption that government officials we don't like are omnicompetent and entirely malevolent. The truth is closer to the opposite. They mean well but can't do very much very well.
This brings us to the flip side of the conspiracy theory call it the redeemer fantasy: If only we had the right kind of government with the right kind of leaders, there'd be nothing we couldn't do.
Obama insists that he is outraged. And, if sincere, that's nice. But so what? What the president seems to have never fully understood is that the founders were smarter than he or that the American people aren't as dumb as he thinks we are. His outrage is beside the point. . .
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obama can play the ignorant no-nothing role very well.
It won’t be long before obama denies any ties to the current administration.
They knew. They all knew. They have to cover for incompetence.
I call for an in depth investigation into the activities of David Axelrod. The IRS scandal looks like something he would do.
Somebody on FOX Business News tonight said Obama had reduced the scope of his responsibility to an area around his desk in the Oval Office.
Jon Stewart said Obama first learned about the death of Osama Bin Laden when he saw himself announcing it on TV.
Now that’s funny.
No one in govt knows what what the govt was doing because the govt was too big, so therefore govt needs to be bigger. Got it.
Their "solution" was to have a panel of ex-presidents to help the current WH occupant to make decisions.
Yeah THAT would work.
Imagine Jimmah advising Ronald Reagan how to govern.
Reagan probably had a potty mouth in private, and I'd bet he'd use it in spades to tell Jimmah what he could do with his "advice".
This guy has a way with words. I like that imagery.
George Bush could fly a supersonic F-102 fighter-interceptor
Barack Obama can't figure out how to operate a $10 umbrella
I kind of think it is the idiot incompetents who think they are omnipotent do-gooders.
The dots are there to connect and the motive is correct but they can’t get the plan right and I’m happy about that
He is outraged, that his minions got caught carrying out his orders.
If anyone believes otherwise I’d like to tell them I am the owner of several bridges and parks in the greater Chicago area and I’ll make them available at a reasonable price.
They all need to be interrogated as enemies of the state and publicly executed if the truth warrants it! (Harsh words, but they want the same for us...this is war)!
fear of naming the crime is a crime
McCain ought to have asked Obama over and over and over: What have you successfully reformed?
Romney ought to point out that Obama has vastly increased the size and scope of the Federal Government. He ought to have demanded that Obama answer: What does the Federal government do well? Why should we give a failing institution more power?
Obama is morphing into Mad magazine’s mascot Alfred E. Neuman...what me worry???
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