Monday, May 12, 2014

OMG that Putin is a h8r

Opinion Journal: "A Selfie-Taking, Hashtagging Teenage Administration - The Obama crowd too often responds to critics and to world affairs like self-absorbed adolescents."


No selfie-awareness said...

That is so true! Democrats are so lame and inane! #ObamaFlightDelays #Obamaquester #Fauxcahontas #areyoubetteroff #HarryReidsShutdown #LetTheVetsIn #StandWithCruz #StandWithSarah
#StandWithRand #StandWithBundy #BundyBattle #BringBackOurBalls

siacd999 said...

Well, you don't want to put the CIA/NSA/SEALS on the case of the kidnapped Nigerian girls, because that'd be warmongering and imperialism. So whipping up a hashtag army of outrage is about the best thing the administration can think to do. That's all an army of pearl-clutching liberals can do, since Boko Haram isn't going to listen to pleas of mercy or tolerance or multi-culturalism or 'can't we just all get along?'

Eric said...

Wait until you read what Obama said about Assad in his slam book.

Grown-up leadership said...

"The idea of focusing on one person, Boko Haram, really indicates to me people don’t understand the scope of the mission. Terror is bigger than one person. He’s just a person who’s been marginalized. I don’t know where he is. I really just don’t spend that much time on him, to be honest with you."

Eric said...

That comment was a stinkburger. Dude, that was like over two years ago.

The Dude abides, people died said...

Busted! I'm a retro hipster and remember things. But we live in a Boko world now.

Two years ago was also when young people had tired of Obama, and wouldn't come out to support him. That bedroom poster was totally faded, bro!

Okay, you got pwned on that one. But millennials are totally going to turn against Grandma Hillary in 2016. Especially once they scope that sweet new Reince "P-Dog" Priebus hashtag, #WomenAreRight.

Eric said...

Old and busted: #Hope and change!

New and busted: #IWon #ButBush #Republicanssayno #Redline

The scope of the mission said...

LOL, the liberal uses a two year old pull quote while knowing it has nothing to do with the current situation, but assuming he can get away with it since probably no one else will know that.

Being called on it, instead of apologizing for his mendacity, he free-associates about another two year old subject in order to attack the right (his prime directive).

A perfect illustration of Rule #2:

When cornered, distract and deflect.

The scope of the misreading said...

LOLouder, Scope. Actually, it's a 12-year-old pull quote. It was George W. Bush in 2002, explaining why he no longer cared about the whereabouts of Osama "Dead or Alive" Bin Laden, half a year after the 9/11 attacks and the Tora Bora getaway. The quote is verbatim, except that Bin Laden's name was replaced with Boko Haram's. That you didn't recognize it explains why even a 2-year expiration date is much too much for you to bear.

Why delve into ancient history no one remembers? Despite that earlier Bush handwashing and lack of success, all of it excused by the right, many conservatives are now saying Boko Haram's non-capture, a few weeks after his far smaller attack against another country's citizens, represents a major leadership failure by Obama. That's when they're not busy declaring the kidnaping story insignificant as compared to Benghazi, or mocking a "self-absorbed adolescent" hashtag that's been more effective in raising anger and awareness than any of the hashtags the GOP has ever floated.

Anyway, you were saying something about attack, distract and deflect?

siacd999 said...

Where's Kanye West saying "Barack Obama doesn't care about black girls?"

Katrina = Boko said...

Like one-third of America, Kanye knows this problem is not President Obama's responsibility. Because he's Kenyan, not Nigerian.

#BringBackOurPullQuotes said...

Ah yes, how could I have missed the quote, given my pathological obsession with everything the evil Boosh has ever said or been rumored to have done. It must have been your truth-revealing doctoring that threw me off.

Many conservatives are now saying...a major leadership failure by Obama ...Really? who are these "many conservatives"? I'll settle for two names and quotes (undoctored, if you don't mind).

And yes, I concede you guys have the bestest hashtags ever in the universe.

#quotesoritdidn'thappen said...

Oh crap, you want TWO citations? Even Wikipedia only requires one. And undoctored quotes? What am I, Superman?
“During Hillary Clinton’s tenure, the State Department failed to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organization, in spite of the fact that Boko Haram had become second only to the Taliban as the deadliest terrorist organization. Clinton will rightly have to bear blame for that, but the lack of a designation also reflects the much deeper problem of the Obama administration’s overall approach to Islamic extremism. It is an approach that has led to bad policies, not only with regard to Boko Haram, but also to Iran, the Syrian rebels, Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Benghazi.
The heart of the problem is that President Barack Obama and many of his top counter-terrorism advisers see Islamic extremism from the leftist perspective of social movement theory.
...But members of the Obama administration—from the President himself to his National Security Staff to his Secretary of State and to his undersecretaries and their staffs—have all, until this episode, downplayed Boko Haram’s truly evil nature and prevented steps from being taken much earlier that could have prevented this tragedy, and those 276 abducted girls, instead of being held hostage, could still be sitting at their desks doing their schoolwork.”

Bill Kristol:
“ou find what you so often find when you observe modern liberalism: “the sorry spectacle of justice without a sword or of justice unable to use the sword.”
The plight of the Nigerian girls also inspired former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to take “action,” in the form of a much-reported tweet:
Access to education is a basic right & an unconscionable reason to target innocent girls. We must stand up to terrorism. #BringBackOurGirls
Let us pause to note the near-perfection of the “Bring Back Our Girls” hashtag. “Our Girls” nicely captures modern liberalism’s cloying faux-universalism. “Bring Back” epitomizes the pseudo-tough use of the imperative voice—but with no assumption of responsibility for action by the speaker. The tweet commands, “We must stand up to terrorism.” But does the former secretary of state have any actual suggestion for action? Or are we to stand up for a while, and then sit back down?
...Will the administration actually do much to cripple or destroy Boko Haram? Probably not.
It would be nice to learn that the administration has ordered the U.S. Marine Corps and various U.S. special operations forces to plan a rescue mission. It would be nice to learn the Obama administration has ordered the military to plan to destroy or cripple Boko Haram.”

House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers: "You can't base your policy on what's trending on Twitter. It has to be more than hashtags and selfies. This is going to continue to happen unless we have a robust, holistic approach to what is radicalism and extremism popping up around the world."

George Will:
"It's an exercise in self-esteem. I do not know how adults stand there facing a camera and say bring back our girls. Are these barbarians in the wilds of Nigeria supposed to check their twitter accounts and say, "uh oh, Michelle Obama is very cross with us, we better change our behavior."

#quotesoritdidn'thappen said...

Brian Kilmeade:
"I a hundred percent believe that this is a moment that you have to have intervention. 276 girls remain in captivity. You gotta go in there."

Newt Gingrich:
“Clinton’s tweet contrasts vividly with her failure to stand up to terrorism in 2011 by calling Boko Haram what it was.”

The National Review:
Is this really the best the government of the most powerful country in the world can come up with in response to this abuse of human rights? Tweeting a pop-culture reference? Holding up a sign is the Internet mavens' way of pretending that they care about an issue, but not enough to actually do something about it.
... In fact, it is a downright insult to the families of the young girls who were abducted. Imagine if you told a close friend that your daughter had been kidnapped and her response was to text you a picture of herself holding a sign that read, "I'm so sorry to hear that!"
Once again, the Obama administration has proved that it is all "coolness" and no substance. Maybe we should start calling it the BuzzFeed administration."

Rush Limbaugh:
“The Boko Haram leader, or whoever Boko Haram had perform on video, is a good-looking guy. This is why Mrs. Clinton wouldn’t call this terror group a terror group, because they’re black. Can’t afford to do this. This is how surface conscious the left is. We can’t call them terrorists because they look like African-Americans, and we just can’t go there. Nobody will ever convince me that that’s why they didn’t call this group a terror group. Just can’t do it. Just can’t go there because the left doesn’t go any deeper than skin when identifying people. If you’ve got a group of terrorists who are, particularly from a foreign country, not domestically, and they’re black, we can’t call ‘em a terror group. No, no, no, no, no, that will not help us domestically politically.”

Eric Bolling:
"I find it striking, President Obama was at a fundraiser last night, and he said “I wish I had something I could do, I wish I could just do something. Well, he could. He can... We've droned people probably for less than this."

These are President Obama's actual comments that were paraphrased by Bolling -- spoken at a Shoah Foundation dinner, not a fundraiser:
“I have this remarkable title right now, President of the United States. And yet, every day when I wake up, and I think about young girls in Nigeria or children caught up in the conflict in Syria — when there are times in which I want to reach out and save those kids — and having to think through what levers, what power do we have at any given moment, I think, ‘drop by drop by drop,’ that we can erode and wear down these forces that are so destructive; that we can tell a different story.”

I'm sure Bolling's mendacious doctoring was in service of a larger truth, unlike treacherous liberals like myself who revive obscure War on Terror quotes that even Terri Schiavo remembered hearing, although you don't.

Did that clear the intimidating "two quotes" bar? Next time, do your own homework, genius.

Major quote failure said...

Lets review your original claim, shall we?

"many conservatives are now saying Boko Haram's non-capture, a few weeks after his far smaller attack against another country's citizens, represents a major leadership failure by Obama.

That's a very specific claim, and that's what I challenged. I wasn't challenging the alternate claim that "meanie conservatives are criticizing our president, and even our next president!!1!" See, I can doctor quotes too.

You can look in vain through the quotes you pulled for anyone saying that Boko Haram should have been captured by now. And no one is quoted calling that, or anything else, a leadership failure, major or minor.

Oh, you have plenty of quotes. What they're expressing is called C-R-I-T-I-C-I-S-M. I know the slightest breath of criticism makes liberals feel like their whole world is about to fall apart, but it apparently also blinds you so completely that you can't even tell what the critic is saying.

Now, I appreciate your magnificent obsession in diligently gathering this material in response to my challenge (it's so cute, actually).

But I'm afraid you're going to need more quotes.

Major troll failing said...

Wooo! Move those goalposts!

But I'm afraid you're going to need more quotes.

And I'm afraid you're going to need to blow me. (At least conservative anger spittle is good for one thing.)

So the part you turned into a elliptic "..." in your previous post, Mr. Quote Purity, is now revealed to have been the key part of your objection. Good to know.

And all the conservatives c-r-i-t-i-c-i-z-i-n-g Obama for not putting boots on the ground and pursuing Boko Haram? They just want Marines to hand-deliver Michelle's sad handwritten hashtag protest sign, in case Boko hasn't checked his tweets lately. Wi-Fi can be so unreliable in the Nigerian jungle.

Pelliptically Correct said...

Don't give up! I have confidence you can find the quotes!

I'll even relax the rules a little. You no longer have to use named conservative luminaries as in your earlier irrelevant quotes. You can use those with nom-de-plumes like "nra4ever" or "birthclinger". Check the comments over at Lucianne or Hot Air.

I'm sure you'll find some of them saying "Boko Haram's non-capture represents a major leadership failure by Obama." It will be put in their own knuckle-dragging level vocabulary, but it will still qualify!


Aw hell, you can even go ahead and doctor some quotes to prove your point, if it comes to that.

Anonymous said...

I agree, Hashtag Man, you CAN find the quotes. C'mon, you can do it. I know it's important to you(who the hell knows why), but your persistence in this asininity over the years says something bizarre about you--you REALLY care about persuading the eight of us who disagree with you on this site. Keep at it--you can do it--just another 6 years or so....your relentless pursuit of the truth--as you see it--will surely pay HUGE dividends.

... said...

You shouldn't be talking so much. You need to save that jaw strength for when you blow me.

An unsavory job, yes. But obviously far easier for you than filling your mouth with the words "Oh well, I was wrong."