In these tough times we live in it's really cute how Alexander Burns over at Politico is trying his hand at comedy. He wrote this wildly hilarious piece about how Obama has "dashed" his Jimmy Carter label because he got Osama bin Laden.
That's a knee slapper, right? Oh wait, that was just the setup. Here's the punchline.
[E]ven if [Osama bin Laden] is caught tomorrow, it is five years too late. He has done more damage the longer he has been out there. But, in fact, the damage that he has done … is done. And even to capture him now I don't think makes us any safer.
-Nancy Pelosi, September 7, 2006
The death of Osama bin Laden marks the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida. … I salute President Oblahblah...
Nancy Pelosi, May 3, 2011
(via Michelle Malkin....that last part about President "Oblahblah" may have been me, editorializing)
By her own admission, when she wanted the country to make her speaker, not only is this achievement insignificant, it's actually totally meaningless.
The guys at Politico didn't get that message, they think the death of bin Laden is the messiah's messiah, AND-HE-HAS-BEEN-SAVED!
How did they know that conservatives were only saying Obama was like Jimmy Carter because Osama bin Laden was still alive. We really thought people would mistakenly think we were talking about the ENTIRE package:
His feckless handling of the economy with stimulus that did anything but focus on the real engine of economic growth, private sector jobs.
His ineffectual Arab world grovel-fest in Cairo, the only thing missing from that speech was him giving it in a burka.
Using the presidency as a platform to lobby for the Olympics to come to Chicago, and he couldn't even get a gold star for it.
His failure to get world leaders to fawn over him at the global warming summit in Copenhagen (which took place during record cold temperatures) like he was the cause of it.
The underwear bomber getting Miranda rights before he could say "that's not a bomb in my pants, I'm just happy to see Allah's virgins."
Remember his lightning fast cat-like reflexes when BP made history by electing the Gulf Coast to be the first half-black ocean in American History.
The Times Square bomber (I forget, even though they got their guy is the Tea Party still a suspect in that case?).
His pathological need to pander to the nations chiropractor demographic by constantly bowing before other world leaders.
The only thing hands on about his leadership is the grip of his golf club.
Issuing a moratorium on our offshore drilling so he could don the mantle of President DB.
His support for a mosque at Ground Zero so Jeremiah Wright can finally point to an actual place where America's chickens are roosting.
Lets not even forget that there is no precedence for military successes to lock up reelection for an incumbent president. If that were the case Bill Clinton would've been a footnote in history thanks to Bush 41's approval skyrocketed way past where Obama is now after whooping Saddam Hussein.
I know when writing "articles" designed to rehabilitate a president it's hard to see reality when your point of view comes from the inside of said president's ass, but the fact is the only thing about Obama that conservatives weren't putting him on the Carter pedestal for was failing to kill Osama bin Laden.
It is interesting, though, to know that until now liberals didn't exactly disagree with the notion that we was Carter's reincarnation. That they think that "phase" is over is now just the latest addition to the LONG list of things they're wrong about.