The Obama touch: Clever as a fox?

Posted: April 22, 2009 by datechguy in arthur vs carter, opinion/news
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You know I seem to be noticing something. I could be totally wrong about this and I would like any of my readers on the right and left to tell me why I’m wrong or right on this but I seem to noticing a pattern on the president at least in foreign affairs.

In terms of Rhetoric and visuals he is Carter all the way, from Europe, to Ortega, to Chavez, to Iran, to Cuba his words drive any Bush supporter in general and person on the right in particular up the wall.

In action however the substance doesn’t seem to have followed the talk. He talks a tough game about Gitmo, but its still open and will take a ton of time to close, he talks about Afghanistan and disengaging then increases troops, he releases the memos then the info about the success about protecting LA comes out, he smiles and takes cudos from Chavez but acts with Uribe. He waffles on rendition and prosecutions.

Now on the domestic front it’s a different story but that the subject of this post. Dissenting Justice has been noticing stuff like this for a while and to his credit Sock Puppet extraordinaire Glenn Greenwald has been consistent in his beliefs.

Could the general strategy be to appease the far left with rhetoric but actually decide to do what is needed to keep us safe? His Clinton Era guys are more than savvy enough to play this game. The president has correctly figured out that short of picking Sarah Palin to replace Joe Biden the mainstream media will defend him come what may.

If that’s the case I’m all for it and the reason be damned. After all Johnson’s civil rights pushes in 58 and 64 were more about him than civil rights but who cares? I don’t care if he did it due to a bribe, the result was important.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If this president successfully protects us from attack and doesn’t neutralize our military I will deem it a success.

We are only three months in and things can turn on a dime but this is what I’m seeing. What do you think? Am I missing something?

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