Skip to comments.Reuters: 'Terrible Optics' for Obama to Go Golfing and Kerry Yachting During Egypt Coup
Posted on 07/07/2013 9:26:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Reuters: 'Terrible Optics' for Obama to Go Golfing and Kerry Yachting During Egypt Coup Daniel Halper July 7, 2013 12:03 PM
Reuters columnist David Rohde said this morning on CBS that it was "terrible optics" for President Obama to go golfing and Secretary of State John Kerry to go yachting as the Egyptian leader was overthrown:
And he gets paid to come to this conclusion.....
It also looks bad, too.
No concern whatsoever for the Egyptian people—Just the creation of a (rightly deserved) negative perception of the Adminstration due to their indifference.
It’s not that hard to understand. They’re running away from their own brush fire.
I suppose it’s better than what he was probably up to the night our diplomats were killed in Libya.
A thousand instances of “bad optics” after 4 1/2 years of Obastard and al Reuters just now gets it? Color me skeptical.
Yes, those would be pluck your eyes out optics.
“Its not that hard to understand. Theyre running away from their own brush fire.”
It is not hard to understand. They aren’t the ones making the decisions, they are puppets and in the last term. Why not enjoy themselves when they aren’t needed behind the teleprompter?
Can't anyone just say that behavior or choices just make someone look bad when weighted against a situation?
Same way the media react to a U.S. tragedy; no care for the people, just how it looks for Obama or what Obama thinks. They are feeding his narcissism.
Can you believe we live in a time when a president is given free reign to do as he pleases while our diplomats are slaughtered, and not one member of our ‘free press’ opts to report the truth?
They did some of the same things under Kennedy to be sure, but ‘bath house’ Barry? That’s something you protect?
Family values, Democrat/Obama style...
If they had a Video of Obama drowning Kittens, PETA would come out with a “how to” follow up Video and the DNC would add Drowning Kittens to their Party Platform.
A new National Holiday would be sure to follow.
Figures, since the Obamadork and the gigolo both have their heads deeply buried in their Obamaholes.
The point is nothing this guy does, says, or omits will EVER come to bite him in the ass. He has free reign, Kings have that luxery.
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
“Won” said (paraphrasing) “Well, Viet Nam was over so I didn’t see much need to join the military.” The other one “served” in Viet Nam (in case you forgot) and then came back home and sold his brothers down the river. “Won” is currently the ROTUS (Resident Of The White House) and the other one is secstate(sec sailboarding?). WTF? Truth IS stranger than fiction.
No I cannot. It’s very sad. Hopefully someday all will see the light.
Nah they are both right where they should be, away from anything that they can damage with their stupidity.
Also I noticed that anytime I see Jenjis Kerry doing his activities, he’s all by himself.
His wife isn’t there, and he doesn’t seem to have any buddies that like to do the same activities with him.
I wonder why that is.
Thank John W. I hope so too...
Well said! And I like your meme, too.
The optics were so bad that CBS radio reported earlier that Obama and Kerry would both be spending the day in the White House Security Room. It wasn’t until later in the day that the report changed.
VJ didn’t want them underfoot.
The children are always worried about what things look like rather than what they really are (”optics”). Have an argument with a child and they’ll make all of the excuses in the world about this, that, and the other, and why things are the way they are.
When the adult is in charge, the sleeves get rolled up and the job gets done. There are no excuses about how bad things were before they took charge. They make it happen.
This analogy is the difference between a liberal and a conservative, respectively.
Excellent, excellent point.
Terrible optics - yes.
Unexpected from this bunch - no. Unfortunately.
But Obama Team released a photo of O with his advisers, so all is well.
Especially since they supported the guy who was tossed out!
“Take the name for an object you might see on the landscape, in 5 letters... If you remove one letter & rearrange the remaining four, the result is a synonym of the first word. (HINT: The two terms are also synonymous in naming a particular, despicable individual who can be blamed for ALL of the problems encountered by the pres_ent O-ministration.”
What are these words?
Translation: “He didn’t even bother to pose for our cameras and say “Yada, yada, yada, me, me, me!”
Blackdog, you took the oral right out of my mouth! :-D
Of course it is far more insidious than that.
On the contrary, it takes incredible grit, determination, presence of mind, and, indeed mental strength going well beyond heroic, to keep one’s golf game together in the face of a deteriorating Middle East, knowing that its fate rests solely upon one’s own shoulders. Any lesser man would buckle under the pressure.
I’m OK with that.
Actually, the optics are a minor issue compared to the stench.
Cant they at least fiddle or something as Egypt is burning?
I’ll confess to commenting without looking at the video.
We know that Obama and crew are lazy morons, who can’t pass up an opportunity to recreate, if possible at huge public expense. But observers in other countries might not believe this. Through the lens of “normal” imperial behavior, our “leaders” conspicuous absense probably looks like a false display of being uninvolved; i.e., evidence of the opposite.
I think he has a man servant to serve him peanut butter and jelly sandwiches though.
+1 best post ever.
Too many people keep thinking that the Democrat leaders give a s**t about anything but themselves and the Democrat party. And they only care about the Democrat party because it is the vehicle they use to propel themselves into the government treasury to loot it. Care about The United States? Come on! Care about the little people? You must be kidding.
One of the things I love about FR is the quick and devastating wit.
For any previous Administration, especially a Republican one, this would be more accurately described as Dereliction of Duty and gross negligence.
Roto-Reuters is finally catching on? That we have a emperor with no clothes for a president, and another dingbat—in the tradition of Hillary Clinton—for a Secretary of State?
He does strike me as a man incapable of producing his own pb&j’s.
So the “optics” of him out smoozing on the campaign stump in Vegas the day after Benghazi wasn’t ‘terrible’? No photos of the ‘Campaigner-in-Chief sweating out Benghazi in the same manner that he was so ‘concerned’ about the Osama raid (so he could campaign on having ‘personally’ taken out Osama) .... hmmm, wonder why that would be? /s
Terribly accurate optics.