White House Non-Response Response

Jennifer Rubin:

One would think that responding to a terror attack with less moral clarity and forcefulness than that displayed after the Fort Hood attack would have taken some doing. But the Obami have managed to pull it off. Between Janet Napolitano and the president, they’ve managed to convey confusion, denial, and willful indifference to the nature of our enemies.


I would think that Democrats must be awfully nervous. They’ve spent years and years trying to live down the reputation as being ”weak on defense” and then along comes a president who seems at best a reluctant commander in chief and at worst devoted to returning to a pre-9/11 mentality – which, after all, left us vulnerable on 9/11 in the first place.

Actually, they seem intent on a pre-9/11 mentality regarding our enemies but a post-9/11 mentality when it comes to your average American citizen.

This is from the AP, not The Onion:

Big first year leaves Obama tired
After a sleepless, overnight flight to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month, President Barack Obama made a not altogether surprising admission. He was tired.

Who could blame him?

It goes on to talk about how hard the decisions about the recession and the auto workers union bailout and the health care bill.

Amid golf, tennis, gym workouts and dinner, Obama has been called on to monitor the airliner attack in Detroit last Friday and what appeared to be another attack on Sunday — that incident turned out to be a false alarm. On Monday, Obama worked out in the morning and played tennis before making his first public remarks on airline security, then hit the golf course.

So much for putting aside the stress of work.

Poor guy. They also seem to laud Obama for getting by on six hours of sleep or less when Bush made getting eight hours a priority. (Note that they don’t say Bush stopped working to make sure he got eight hours, they just hope you think it.)

The article reads like satire.

Poor guy got pulled away from a golf game because a terrorist attack failed. And then again, a couple of days later.

Bush only had to deal with terrorist attacks one day. No wonder he could make eight hours of sleep a priority.

Oh, yeah. Fire Janet Napolitano. The White House could at least try to look like they care. But an administration that seems to put appearance over substance can’t even be bothered to keep up appearances on the war.

I’ll start worrying more about Americans without jobs or health care when I’m confident I can worry less about Americans getting killed in the war. The White House apparently sees it the other way around.


  1. Firing Napolitano would be an admission that something was wrong. When was the last time an administration ever admitted to that short of dead bodies being recovered from .

    We will do what we have done since the 1960s. Lots of double speak. A dose of high tech gizmos which may or may not be effective. And a healthy heaping of not fixing the actual problem.

  2. Of course the One is tired. It is the first real job he has ever had, and it is one that mandates he get his out of the rack and show up pretty much every day. When he was in the Illinois legislature, he blew off over two thirds of all votes he was supposed to make. What a turd.

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