Monday, June 28, 2010


From Mark Steyn:
What do Gen. McChrystal and British Petroleum have in common? Aside from the fact that they're both Democratic Party supporters.

Or they were. Stanley McChrystal is a liberal who voted for Obama and banned Fox News from his HQ TV. Which may at least partly explain how he became the first U.S. general to be lost in combat while giving an interview to Rolling Stone: They'll be studying that one in war colleges around the world for decades. The management of BP were unable to vote for Obama, being, as we now know, the most sinister duplicitous bunch of shifty Brits to pitch up offshore since the War of 1812. But, in their "Beyond Petroleum" marketing and beyond, they signed on to every modish nostrum of the eco-Left. Their recently retired chairman, Lord Browne, was one of the most prominent promoters of cap-and-trade. BP was the Democrats' favorite oil company. They were to Obama what Total Fina Elf was to Saddam.

But what do McChrystal's and BP's defenestration tell us about the president of the United States? Barack Obama is a thin-skinned man and, according to Britain's Daily Telegraph, White House aides indicated that what angered the president most about the Rolling Stone piece was "a McChrystal aide saying that McChrystal had thought that Obama was not engaged when they first met last year." If finding Obama "not engaged" is now a firing offense, who among us is safe? . . .

[Obama] doesn't seem to know, and he doesn't seem to care that he doesn't know, and he doesn't seem to care that he doesn't care. "It can seem that at the heart of Barack Obama's foreign policy is no heart at all," wrote Richard Cohen in The Washington Post last week.. . . "The president seems to stand foursquare for nothing much. This, of course, is the Obama enigma: Who is this guy? What are his core beliefs?"

Gee, if only your newspaper had thought to ask those fascinating questions oh, say, a month before the Iowa caucuses.
Cancel the Obamessiah. This President's more like a "Nowhere Man"--and "the world is at [his] command."


OBloodyHell said...

> This President's more like a "Nowhere Man"--and "the world is at [his] command."

You forgot the nowhere plans for nobody... He's got those, too.

Nobody employed, nobody using oil, nobody making a living.

And nowhere a clue about why nobody is doing all those things.

MaxedOutMama said...

So now I've got "Nowhere Man" stuck in my brain.

Clearly an example of the brain-control tactics of the reichwing, which btw had a pretty darned good day at the SC.

Where is my tinfoil?