Monday, August 20, 2012

Oblamer a Talker, Not a Doer. TNY Propagandist Lizza on "Second Term"

In-the-Tank DNC-Mole Ryan Lizza has a New Yorker piece so dead-on-arrival that it should be instantly freeze-dried and sent to the Smithsonian.
Barring a disastrous revelation or blunder, Mitt Romney will be a more formidable opponent than many assumed during his rightward lurch to secure the Republican nomination.
Many White House officials were reluctant to discuss a second term; they are focussed more on the campaign than on what comes after. But the ostensible purpose of a political campaign is to articulate for the public what a candidate will do if he prevails. “It’s a tension,” David Axelrod, Obama’s longtime political adviser, said. “On the one hand, you don’t want to be presumptuous in assuming a second term. But campaigns are about the future, and there is an imperative to spell out where we’re going.”

Duh, ya think?
He also is concerned with containing nuclear proliferation. In April, 2009, in one of the most notable speeches of his Presidency, he said, in Prague, “I state clearly and with conviction America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” He conceded that the goal might not be achieved in his lifetime but promised to take “concrete steps,” including a new treaty with Russia to reduce nuclear weapons and ratification of the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty.
In 2010, Obama negotiated a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with the Russians and won its passage in the Senate. But, despite his promise to “immediately and aggressively” ratify the C.N.T.B.T., he never submitted it for ratification. As James Mann writes in “The Obamians,” his forthcoming book on Obama’s foreign policy, “The Obama administration crouched, unwilling to risk controversy and a Senate fight for a cause that the President, in his Prague speech, had endorsed and had promised to push quickly and vigorously.” As with climate change, Obama’s early rhetoric and idealism met the reality of Washington politics and his reluctance to confront Congress.

Talks big, does nothing.
[Also, just for the record, has this clown-in-chief ever done anything besides 'economic sanctions,' the least effective weapon out there, to keep Iran from getting the bomb? Just thinkin' out loud.]

Lizza is a chronic overwriter who plays shamelessly to the biases of his left-leaning readership. Take these two examples:
“Faced with a bureaucracy we did not control, was not staffed with our people, and with which we did not know how to communicate, we created our own bureaucracy,” White House aides wrote in a 1972 memo found in the files of H. R. Haldeman, who later went to prison for covering up Watergate crimes. Nixon gave his aides detailed directions about how to flush unsympathetic bureaucrats from the government after he won reĆ«lection.

Overlooking the fact that Nixon was the best foreign policy POTUS the country had in the 20th century---the USSR/PRC split exploited by Nixon's visit to Mao, e.g.---the aging TNY readership remembers how Nixon persecuted [subsequently found treasonous] Alger Hiss relentlessly...!!! Upper West Side neuro ruts run deep...! Secondly,
After the election, Cheney saw the influence of his principal ideological opponents—Stephen Hadley, the new national-security adviser, and Condoleezza Rice, the new Secretary of State—rise, especially on issues such as Syria, North Korea, and the Administration’s policy on torture. Cheney’s recent memoir boils with his indignation at being sidelined. At a National Security Council meeting in 2007, Cheney made the case for bombing a Syrian nuclear reactor. “After I finished,” he writes, “the President asked, ‘Does anyone here agree with the Vice President?’ Not a single hand went up around the room.”

All Lizza's dog whistles and waving bloody flags like the MSM-demonized Cheney in their faces could persuade the doddering readership to continue to keep their bifocals adjusted.

After all, if there is a consensus about the failures of the Obama campaign so far, the lack of any of the Fingerpointer-in-Chief's policy and issue goals is the single largest. So something that reminds TNY readers of their long-lost youthful hatreds & their recent obsessions keeps their blood, er..., boiling[?]

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