Sunday, December 20, 2015

Obama to Americans: Stay gullible, my friends

President Obama took no media questions after his Monday Pentagon photo op on ISIS.
Smart move.
Because Obama's sad little PR offensive against terrorism these days raises more questions every time he tries to talk coherently. And it's taken and is taking a heavy toll on his already low job approval numbers. In the aftermath of Paris and San Bernardino's lax immigrant-vetting and his minimalist handling of terrorism and ISIS, now the nation's top concern, according to polls.
Obama is on a terrorism talking tear right now because he's about to disappear into the Hawaii sunshine for another half-month of vacation. Yes, Obama's get-away trips are very expensive by the standards of normal Americans. His weekend golf trips alone this year cost taxpayers almost $2 million, or $20,000 per hole.
But Obama looks tired. Or bored. Watch his body language and face in the C-SPAN video below. He's clearly mailing it in. Notice how in his recited remarks, written before the meeting they purport to describe, Obama says "with a great sense of urgency" with the least sense of urgency imaginable.
Or around the 3:10 mark how he zips through what was supposed to be an emphatic presidential threat, just to get it over with: "Their leaders cannot hide andournextmessagetothemissimple Youarenext."
No wonder America's enemies don't take this president seriously. They see energy, vigor and commitment in his yada-yada global-warming remarks. And then this blah-blah-blah on a real national security issue. And the country's top military brass become human props, forced to stand there mute as uniformed gravitas.
Worse, Obama's still got another photo op to act out during a visit to the Counter-Terrorism center this week. He's trying to calm us down because Americans see right through his ISIS is "contained," "we are on the offensive" "we're going after terrorists everywhere" malarkey.
Read the rest of this Andrew Malcolm op-ed HERE.

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