Skip to comments.#BringBackOurBalls
Posted on 05/13/2014 6:50:44 PM PDT by Lorianne
It is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria. Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady to pose with this week's Hashtag of Western Impotence would reflect well upon the Administration. The horrible thing is they may be right: Michelle showed she cared - on social media! - and that's all that matters, isn't it?
There's something slightly weird about taking a hashtag - which on the Internet at least has a functional purpose - and getting a big black felt marker and writing it on a piece of cardboard and holding it up, as if somehow the comforting props of social media can be extended beyond the computer and out into the real world. Maybe the talismanic hashtag never required a computer in the first place. Maybe way back during the Don Pacifico showdown all Lord Palmerston had to do was tell the Greeks #BringBackOurJew.
As Mr Payne notes, these days progressive "action" just requires "calling on government" to act. But it's sobering to reflect that the urge to call on someone else to do something is now so reflexive and ingrained that even "the government" - or in this case the wife of "the government" - is now calling on someone else to do something.
(Excerpt) Read more at steynonline.com ...
I recommend reading the whole thing ... and then his followup piece
Mark Steyn is the Mark Twain of our time.
Very good piece. A must read for all.
“Michelle showed she cared....”
Obviously, some people may think the photo shows that; and so might I, except for the expression on her face.
I steeled my resolve and STUDIED her expression. I see cold, unfeeling, cynical, hypocritical, brazen opportunistic deceit in her expression.
Being familiar with the woman’s lifestyle and attitude toward our Country; I have a feeling I’m closer to the bullseye than those who think she sincerely cares.
I LOL when I heard this tag - go Mark!!!
And since when are girls from Nigeria, “Our” Girls?
Michelles hashtag is criminally obscene. Her husband allowed these girls to be kidnapped by virtue of his refusal to designate and marginalize the Boko Haram.
Her prissy sign is the very essence of vulgar diffidence. By her pop cool antic she displays extreme indifference to the plight of these terrorized children.
Obama is discernibly complicit in the slaughter of Christians world wide. This is but one more illustration of the extreme nature of his calloused evil intent.
Ask Eric “My people” Holder.
Mark was on Hannity tonight and he was right on and right on fire!
Awesome love that dude!
Those girls, mostly Christian, have been kidnaped, forced to be converted and most likely mutilated. I want to go and kill somebody responsible for this. Instead, we are playing a PC game. This administration is making us all eunuchs.
Well said Louis! As Sam Kinison said to Rodney Dangerfield in BACK TO SCHOOL, “ I like the way you think Mellon!”
“Good teacher....He really seems to care.....About what, I have no idea.”
Leading from 0bama’s behind.
The hashtag should be the same one used throughout the pRESIDENCY.
#IT'S NOT MY FAULT.
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