I included the Youtube scene from the Movie Cloverfield for reasons other than the fact that I truly enjoy popping that DVD into my machine during a long flight. It also gives us a nice analogy to how America’s current Democratic Party reelection campaign of ineffective and symbolic airstrikes against ISIS has actually worked so far in suppressing the latest incarnation of Middle Eastern menace. It hasn’t. It won’t. We here at RS.com could have told you that. I already did in rather provocative and obnoxious fashion.
What has caught my interest is the growing fault line between Leftists who chant whatever Eucharist Emperor Barack I gives them permission to vapidly spew today and those forced to acknowledge that at least some reality doesn’t come with a pre-ordained Liberal bias. First we get to hear from Minister of Propaganda Madame Brazile. Her exquisite Twitter Feed has offered us the following in ironclad denial.
GOP’s scheme to frighten America: 4-point plan of Ebola, Secret Service, Border, ISIS http://t.co/uRbqL8ta2n
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) October 11, 2014
And Oh yes, her Twitter Feed idiocy couldn’t be complete without utter condescending racism towards lower income voters of The Dreaded Caucasian Persuasion….
For all of you so called “hillbillies” sending the usual frothing of the mouth comments: your words simply don’t impress anyone. #seriously*
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) September 2, 2014
I guess her list of backwoods, cousin-pluking “hillbillies” will have to include the likes of Richard Cohen as of this recent effort entitled “A President Lacking Menace.” While he hasn’t quite suggested that President Obama borrow one of Ian Anderson’s old codpieces as a stage prop, he has suggested that perhaps His Most Grandiloquent Emperor of Hollyorc needs to develop a Presidential presence.
I take the Vietnam analogy/precedent seriously. But I also take seriously how one of those uncontrollable events was Nixon’s replacement by Ford. And I take even more seriously the Iranian nuclear program and Iran’s apparent foot-dragging. Will they be deterred by Obama? Did they notice how he called for Bashar al-Assad to go, but left it at that?
Reliably Liberal and normally Pro-Obama, Eugene Robinson is no more enamored with Operation Senate Blitzkrieg than Richard Cohen. In a recent Washington Post Piece entitled “Our failing war against the Islamic State” he complains that we don’t have a logical strategy or compelling casus bellum to be doing any bombing whatsoever. Here is a sample of Mr. Robinson’s obvious bias and argumentative red-neckery.
Intervention by the world’s mightiest military force has produced no shock and no awe. To be sure, U.S. and coalition airstrikes are inflicting some damage on Islamic State troops and equipment. But the bombing has done virtually nothing to alter the strategic balance of power — or to boost the fortunes of our ostensible allies on the ground, the “moderate” Syrian rebels and the hapless Iraqi military. Why, then, are we fighting this war?
Richard Cohen and Eugene Robinson are in conflict with Donna Brazile and the blind Progressive loyalists. They sense the tingling of something wrong. They perceive the first glimmers of a painful Dark Enlightenment. It’s still at the stage where they could all meet at the bar, toss off two Seven and 7’s and be back to the sycophantic norm. They have yet to recognize that the facts on the ground that drive Barack Obama to unleash limited, OSHA-compliant, post-Christian Hell on ISIS will no longer have relevance by 10 November 2014. At that point a certain lack of vulnerability to public censure will make that cocoon Donna Brazile lives in seem much more safe and comfy to the rest of the fellow-travelers.
*-Let me edit that for you slightly. #seriously? And let’s tack on #WTF? for good measure.