Monday morning making it difficult to get out of bed? Dances found this photo and captioned it, “Morning After Rancho’s Birthday Party.” I was sleeping it off yesterday and forgot to post it.
Obama must be suffering from whiplash this morning. He’s being played from every angle. The instability in Iran makes him look like a loser on one hand since his candidate, the supposedly reformist Mir Hossein Moussavi, lost to the man everyone loves to call KRAAZY, President Ahmadinejad. So much for spreading the seeds of Hope and Change in the Middle East Mr. Lightbringer.
“After a rambunctious campaign, there’s a prospect that hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, an antagonist to Washington for years, could actually be ousted by reformist Mir Hossein Mousavi, a former prime minister who favors more engagement with the United States.
That, and the victory earlier in the week of moderates in Lebanon, is raising talk of an Obama effect for change — something the president is not dissuading people from contemplating.
“We are excited to see what appears to be a robust debate taking place in Iran,” Obama told reporters today. “And obviously, after the speech that I made in Cairo, we tried to send a clear message that we think there is the possibility of change.”
What? A boring and offensive speech by Mr. Wonderful was NOT ENOUGH to solve all the problems in the Middle East?Jeez, this guy is turning out to be so easy to laugh at it’s almost starting to feel cruel. Like laughing at a retarded person, which of course obama himself likes to do.
Also contributing to Mr. Wonderful’s neck pain today, if the theocracy in Iran, which is actually ruled by a guy no one thinks of as a reformer, Supreme Leader (what IS this — Star Wars for crying out loud??) Ayatollah Khamenei, decides to stand firm and recognize the (probably rigged) reelection of Ahmadinejad, obama will be hard pressed to walk himself back from his Let’s All Be Friends fairy tale speech in Cairo two weeks ago. His own naive words of conciliation and offensive moral relativism will require him to treat with a dictator who might have stolen the election. (Oh, and don’t you just LOVE all the news photos coming out of Iran of women lining up to vote in their jaunty chadors, showing how the wide variety of styles and colors of fetching “head scarves” demonstrates the natural right of women to “CHOOSE” how to wear their hair?)
Meanwhile, speaking of how dangerous the incompetence of naivete and the overblown hubris born of being the object of juvenile adoration can be when one is expected to play life-or-death politics (and make no mistake, the Israelis play LIFE OR DEATH politics every breathing moment of their lives) with the likes of Bibi Freakin Netenyahu, obama has been schooled like the in over his head, celebritician that he is. “Sure obama, we’ll give you Palestinian statehood like you asked, No Problemo! “ says Netenyahu:
“In his speech on Sunday night, Netanyahu said Israel would accept a Palestinian state if it recognizes Israel, has no army, if descendants of refugees ousted in 1948 never return, Jewish outposts remain in place, and Jerusalem could not be its capital.
The half-hour speech, seen as response to President Barack Obama’s recent address to the Muslim world and U.S. pressure on Israel to back plans for a Palestinian state, offered no real concessions on Palestinian statehood.
Western powers largely welcomed Netanyahu’s speech, but Palestinians reacted furiously, with President Mahmoud Abbas accusing the Israeli premier of destroying the peace process and the radical group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, branding the speech “racist.”"
Palestinians can have statehood any time they want it. IF. . .
The guy is so stupendously clueless it’s almost difficult to describe. I honestly think he believes he is so entitled to having his every wish granted (by the what? The Wish Granting Fairies?) that he can solve the Israeli/Palestine situation simply by WANTING it solved. I don’t know about you, but I always assume that celebrities who like to dabble in geo-politics (and I think most of them deserve credit for their efforts and the results they often achieve) are treated with bemused chagrin by the actual geo-political leaders. I bet Putin and Clinton and Bibi enjoy rubbing elbows with the likes of Bono and Angelina and Brad just like anyone would, and they put on their “Listening Seriously and With Empathy” faces when the celebrity hobbyists address their meetings, but seriously, when the red carpets are rolled up and the cameras have stopped clicking, I think the REAL power brokers smirk, close the doors to the private smoking rooms, and start dealing. Like Bill and Pooty-Poot:
“After hosting a reception at a local museum on opening night, [Clinton] wandered over to the Sheraton to a private party held by Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, who welcomed him as “our good friend” and toasted him with vodka shots. The two then retired to a private room, planted themselves at a table and talked deep into the night.
When I asked Clinton later what they discussed, he lapsed into stories about Putin and his own love for Boris Yeltsin but divulged little of what was said.”
Somehow, I just can’t see President LightBringerWeight as someone Bibi will want to close himself up in a room to discuss real politics and trade old war stories with eight four years from now.
PROWL coming up soon. Meanwhile, Pumas are talking about THIS story about a possibly political patronage firing scandal in Sacramento which has the potential to blow up bigger than President Squeaky Clean would like.
And, obama’s defense of the disgusting Defense of Marriage Act is not being ignored by teh BOIZ. Good. They’re still jackasses, but I’ll support them for standing up for a democratic principle or two now that their koolaid apparently isn’t providing the same Mindless MoJo it used to. Actually, Aravosis is on a veritable Hate Tour Against All Things Obama this week. Next thing you know he’ll be calling himself Puma.
(oh, and Hang in there Simofish! (she’s having a HELL of a Monday.))