No one on this thread, at least, is daring the One to go ahead. We are just enjoying watching him lead from behind one more time.
I predicted this speech would happen because he is going to St Petersburg, Russia, next week as a guest of Vlad Putin. How could he show up with the many ‘world leaders’ who will be there at the G20 Summit, if US missiles were raining down on Syria. The following week contains September 11, on which day a “Million Muslim” march is scheduled for our National Mall. Another bad time to be bombing muslims.
So he had to punt. It was inevitable.
And of course the answer to what will he be doing for the rest of the Labor Day weekend: playing golf, of course. No problem. No worries!
Let me phrase what I meant about daring him to do it in a different way, because I didn’t mean it as anyone here is literally saying “I dare you”.
I’m more saying that we on the conservative side have to realize who we are dealing with. In my humble opinion, Obama isn’t that smart. At best, he’s slightly above average intelligence, and clearly has a giant chip on his shoulder having to do with race.
The one thing I disagree with you on is that I dont think he HAS to punt. I think that in the back of his brain he thinks that his all extensive media love with cover any sins. He may, at this point, be deciding that going into Syria is not the best thing, and looking for a way out. My concern is that if we hit too hard with the “I told you so”, he may go into “you cant tell me what to do, mighty whitey” mode and launch, stupid decision that it is, simply to show he’s the HMFIC and that he can. A smarter man would say “I’m not going to make a stupid decision just to prove that I’m in charge”, but we aren’t dealing with a smarter man. We’re dealing with Obama.
So that being the case, I just think it more prudent to encourage the result we want, and if that means letting him have a pass on the golf trip this time, sick as that spectacle makes us, then so be it.