“One of my proudest moments as president was watching Boston” in 2013, Obama told reporters Wednesday in defending the optics of his attendance at the baseball game. “A few days later, folks were out shopping. A few days later, people were in that baseball stadium and singing the national anthem and Big Papi was saying what he felt about Boston, Boston strong, and how a terrorist attack was not going to change the basic spirit of that city.” [Politico]
TANGO-GATE! …or are you more obsessed with baseball-gate? We could also talk about wife-gate, with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz so emotionally unhinged they had to drag their wives into the T-storm.
“It’s not easy to tick me off. I don’t get angry often,” Cruz told reporters while campaigning in Wisconsin. “But you mess with my wife, you mess with my kids, that’ll do it every time. Donald you are a sniveling coward and leave Heidi the hell alone.” [NBC News]
This is America.
This is also why Donald Trump is winning.
And both Trump and Cruz decided the only way they can win women is by using their wives.
Optics rule in reality TV.
President Obama’s philosophy of foreign policy has been in motion for almost 8 years now. Love it or hate it, President Obama is not going to trot around like a performer staging moments of STRENGTH to make people happy.
Barack is politically incorrect that way.
Let’s not forget President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as SEAL Team 6 was on a mission to get Osama bin Laden.
But considering the optic outrage from the bobble head bunch hope you all are preparing for the anti-Obama presidency to come, whoever it is.
The reactions to Obama’s trip to Cuba and Argentina remind me yet again of the atmosphere when Ronald Reagan blew Jimmy Carter away in 1980, which I’ve been writing about since August. The only thing that mattered was strength as performance art.
You know, like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. These two are so ignorant about the Middle East that they actually don’t know that one of the reasons for the Belgium terrorism is the lack of assimilation and acceptance into communities of the Muslims who live and migrate into this country. This pattern is replicated in many countries throughout Europe.
Never mind that Belgium failed miserably on intelligence, diligence, and basic police work. Factions fighting among one another across the government allowing a bunch of cultist thugs to terrorize the region. The reporting is endless on this.
Listening to the D.C. to N.Y.C. media crowd as little as possible right now, when I flipped through the myriad of clips to catch up, none of it surprised me.
The American media is at its worst when clamoring for terrorism stagecraft.
Across the pond, Piers Morgan is being unintentionally hilarious in his column when he suggested that President Obama is “tone-deaf in reading the public mood.”
The extent to which you think this matters is the depth to which you’re still living in the 20th century.
President Obama wants every ISIL thug to see him laughing, tangoing, and assume nobody’s paying attention.
Considering it’s Easter weekend, let me add that it’s also the basic foundation of any spiritual philosophy worth anything. No matter how bad things are in the world we each must find daily happiness to drown out the constant barrage. You don’t give into any ugliness on any level! You send meditations to the fallen, then honor their lives by living.
Donald Trump is perfect casting for the 2016 anti-Obama fever that we’ve seen escalate on his latest trip.
It doesn’t mean Republicans will win, because if the GOP is really going to press xenophobia, a stop-and-frisk Muslim edition, I’d say that’s a lot more alarming than President Obama enjoying baseball in Cuba, or having a go at tango in Argentina.
Hey, but a President Trump reality show may be exactly what American voters deserve.