From Jonah Goldberg in the LA Times:
The Obama campaign has for months pursued the odd strategy of having the junior senator from Illinois act as if he were already kinda-sorta president of the United States. In June, it tried sticking a quasi-presidential seal on his lectern. Then in July, he conducted what seemed like official state visits with foreign leaders and delivered something like a “prenaugural” address in Berlin, inviting comparisons to JFK and Reagan.
Now fate has given Obama a chance to be presidential rather than pretend….
First, late Thursday evening, he gave a conventional written statement calling for calm, U.N. action and “restraint” from both sides — followed an hour later by a slightly stronger condemnation of Russian aggression and a call for a cease-fire.
During Obama’s make-believe presidency, we’ve heard about bold action, about the courage to talk to dictators. When faced with a real “3 a.m. moment,” Obama — who boasts about 200 foreign policy advisors, broken into 10 subgroups — proclaims, “I’m going to get some shave ice.”
WOW… maybe we should actually put someone up for nomination that would be President, not someone that pretends.
We would do well to remember that this is a man with VERY few actual accomplishments professionally either in politics or in academia.
As the Editor of the Harvard Law Review he managed to avoid publishing even one article, and at my Law School it was impossible to become Editor without publishing so I have no idea how he managed that. As a Lecturer at the University of Chicago, he did not publish one piece of academic work, but did manage to take a year to write his book about himself… in Bali….
He was a State Senator for 8 years, which is a job that meets only 65 some odd days a year, and did not pass even 1 piece of legislation for the first 5 years in office, and only started passing bills when they were essentially handed to him at the finish line.
He was also a US Senator for ONE year before he decided that he was qualified to be President, with his lack of accomplishment in the Senate that astounds, not to mention the fact that he is one of the least bi-partisan people in the Senate.
Essentially, the only thing he has done is write books about himself and win elections. That’s it.
And yet, because we HOPE and BELIEVE, we are supposed to trust that this man is able to handle that 3AM phone call?
Well, Obama has failed a real test of what a 3am phone call is. And failed big.
Read the whole article… Jonah has some very not nice things to say about Obama, but he is right on the nose in every respect.
Thanks to Deja Vu