In a way it really doesn't matter, because President Obama's actions will have their consequences regardless of the psychology behind them, but we're still trying to understand what makes the man tick. Great political minds continue to puzzle over his words and actions, asking the eternal question: Is he doing it on purpose? The latest "it" is his notorious pronouncements on Israel last week. Krauthammer:
The only remaining question is whether this perverse and ultimately self-defeating policy is born of genuine antipathy toward Israel or of the arrogance of a blundering amateur who refuses to see that he is undermining not just peace but the very possibility of negotiations.Steyn:
I mean, what I find fascinating, thinking about this 1967 border stuff, is whether he intended it as a conscious shift in U.S. policy that would alarm the Israeli government, or whether with the casual arrogance of his half-wit 12 year old speechwriters, it just somehow got in there, and he finds himself standing up there saying it. That’s what I don’t understand.I'll go with the casual arrogance, but who knows? It's a pretty horrifying state of affairs when it's impossible to distinguish a president's arrogant bumbling from his deliberate (and also arrogant) actions. Regardless, the arrogance is a constant. It's the hallmark of Obama's lousy temperament, so perfectly ill-suited to the job his deluded supporters gave him. (Read the rest of both items linked above.)
As for 2012:
Is Paul Ryan "leaving the door ajar" for a run? We link, you decide:
Husband points out that Ryan has no executive experience. Discuss.
The DNC goes after Herman Cain. Cain's people say thanks for noticing:
“Are we surprised they are attacking Mr. Cain? No. Are we surprised it took this long? Maybe. He has a strong ground game. He has a lot of fervent support, as the most recent polls show. And once people hear Herman Cain they like Herman Cain.” [. . .]Shall we just make it a policy to vote for the candidate most vilified and smeared by the DNC and the liberal media? It's a pretty solid indicator of a candidate's commitment to genuine conservative principles, because the libs and their lapdogs attack those they most fear. Rush awards Sarah Palin the "most feared" title, but adds that Rick Perry and Rick Santorum also give liberals the willies. They don't fear Tim Pawlenty, but if he keeps up the inconvenient truth-telling and caustic tweets maybe that will change:
“When you have somebody who is so likable and so respected on our side and among the American people as a whole, that is clearly making them nervous,” Carmichael added.
@BarackObama sorry to interrupt the European pub crawl, but what was your Medicare plan?And hey, how about that awesome Obama budget? How many votes did it get in the Democrat-controlled Senate? Oh yeah: ZERO. Not one. That's how much of a joke Obama's "leadership" has become. No wonder the liberal media declined to report on the vote.
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