Ethics Iraq President Obama

GOP Honesty: Obama is Always Wrong Even When He’s Right

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Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) tells The New York Times that even though “a lot of people” don’t actually care what happens in Iraq, the Republican party will find a way to attack President Obama over the strategy for combating ISIS that he’ll announce tomorrow.

It’s an election year after all.

A lot of people would like to stay on the sideline and say, ‘Just bomb the place and tell us about it later,’ ” said Representative Jack Kingston, Republican of Georgia, who supports having an authorization vote. “It’s an election year. A lot of Democrats don’t know how it would play in their party, and Republicans don’t want to change anything. We like the path we’re on now. We can denounce it if it goes bad, and praise it if it goes well and ask what took him so long.”

Your plan is bad and you should feel bad.

Your plan is good but it took you too long to come up with it.

Considering what happened the last time we charged into Iraq without a strategy (led by the Republican party), I welcome the notion that the current administration is taking all the time they need to ensure that we don’t commit to another blunder.

  • LTanya Spearman

    The Hill interviewed members of the 9/11 commission who didn’t shy away from critizing congress, specifically, republican members of congress for turning ISIS/ISIL terror threat into partisan politics: http://thehill.com/homenews/217054-9-11-commission-rips-congress-on-isis
    Ref: http://www.politicususa.com/2013/09/09/911-panel-rips-republicans-congress-politicizing-isis-terror-threat.html

    How much you think this bit of truth is going to be seem on your favorite political news show?

    • Scopedog

      How about, “Never”?

      Thanks for these links–I’ll check them out.

  • GrafZeppelin127

    I remember many years ago, I had a student who refused to do her work, because in her words, “You annoy me.” I replied to that with something to the effect, “Show me someone or something that doesn’t annoy you, and I might take that seriously.”

    I often wonder why anyone puts any stock at all in the opinions of people whose opinions are this predictable, and always the same. Was there ever any real possibility that any Republican or any Fox News personality or any right-wing talk radio host would consider President Obama to be anything other than the Worst President In History? Was there anything he could have done, or anything that could have happened, to avoid that judgment from them?

    No, of course not. Given that that was going to be their judgment no matter what he did, and no matter what happened during his presidency, why should anyone put any stock in that judgment? Why should anyone care what Republicans think, when What Republicans Think is going to be the same no matter what?

    • JMAshby

      Given that that was going to be their judgment no matter what he did, and no matter what happened during his presidency, why should anyone put any stock in that judgment? Why should anyone care what Republicans think, when What Republicans Think is going to be the same no matter what?

      Because they agree that Obummer is always wrong no matter what.

      Prejudice is an amazing force; one that Republicans cynically rely on as spelled out by Jack Kingston.

      Kingston says he may be right this time, but we can still sell the idea that he’s wrong. Him being wrong is the underlying idea no matter what.

      • GrafZeppelin127

        Which is my point. Why should anyone care that Republicans think he’s wrong, let alone ask them what they think, if there is no realistic possibility whatsoever that they will ever think anything else?

        • Christopher Foxx

          Why should anyone care that Republicans think he’s wrong, let alone ask them what they think

          Because what they say is so comforting and reassuring.

          The people who listen to Republicans, who see their opinions as credible and worth listening to, are the people who don’t want to face reality but instead want to be reassured that
          – they are special and better than other people
          – thinking is unnecessary
          – there are simple answers to everything and, most importantly,
          – it’s someone else’s fault.