Morning Coffee Break: WHCD, the Obama (non)Doctrine, Hillary’s Waterloo a.k.a. Benghazi, Climate Change in Africa, and one snarky “dude”
We’re back after a too-long hiatus. Taking on mostly foreign policy this morning.
- The afterglow that never was. The White House Correspondents Dinner, almost an oxymoron given that objective, hard news reporting has been replaced by sycophant hero-worship of the present occupant of the White House. Nothing like aiding and abetting Narcissist-in-Chief.
- We may learn the tenets and core of the Obama’s foreign policy after he leaves office. After the latest taxpayer-paid junket to Asia on Air Force One, Caroline Glick sums it up best, “speak loudly and carry no stick. Be good to your enemies and bad to your allies.” My take, Israel and what’s left of America’s allies, “you’re on your own” at least until January 20, 2017. Evidently, most of America agrees according to latest polling data.
- So can Hillary be stopped in 2016? That depends on whether she runs, and for me, that’s not a given. Remember when Bush 41 once said, “it’s about character.” We’re certainly seeing Hillary’s on display, as Mona Charen reminds us in her excellent piece, “Hillary’s Unconscionable Lie” as in the whopper she told to grieving families on the tarmac. But then, we already got that inkling with Whitewater, Travelgate, the $100,000 cattle futures windfall, and the vast right-wing conspiracy.
- It’s time to get the children out of the White House, and replace them with adults. Obama’s foreign policy team featuring Tommy ” the Dude” Vietor, who looks like he just got out of high school and talks like it, too. Are you feeling any safer now?
- It’s not often a self-proclaimed leftist will come out and state that he’s suspicious of dubious climate change data, but when sacrificing a continent and its future modernity for the common man comes into play, Caleb Rossiter makes his point, “Sacrificing Africa for Climate Change“. And you can also make the same point for the rest of us here in the US.
Pass the cream and sugar, please.