Primum non nocere
So the Euronews babe is confident that shouts of "Allahu Akbar" are over their discovery that Ambassador Stevens is still alive. Well, just barely alive, and my experience is the shout is an expression of supremacy, not of thanks. At least she alludes to the fact that the Mohammad video may very well not be the reason for the attack, but rather was a thin cover used to incite a crowd and give the perpetrators the opportunity to blend in with the crowd. The fact is the ambassador is dead, killed in the safe house, as were three others with him, and that information on Libians who were working with the US State Department have been taken by those that perpetrated the attack, leaving their lives in jeopardy as well. But the president does not meet with his cabinet, does not even attend the following day's security briefing, but instead goes on erstwhile comedian David Letterman's show and pitches some pap about how he recognizes he is the president of all the people, not just the 47% on government handouts. I wonder, does he consider himself the president of the nation's Catholics? The president of the coal miners he is tossing in to the ranks of the unemployed? How about US citizens living in our border communities? Off shore oil rig workers? Pipeline layers? This broad minded, nuanced, insightful president - it seems there are a lot of people he doesn't give a hoot about.
Good grief. Is this the most important election in human history?
Could be, Bedes, could be.Those 1960s anti-war radical idiots turned experts about everything are now in the implementation stage. Four more years of this and the damage will be certainly irreversible, if it isn't already. This election is crucial to the entire world. For the Europeans considering American as their rainy-day stash under the mattress. For those looking for a safe haven for their investments. For those looking for a champion when their lives are in peril. A US on permanent life support benefit nobody. No one you want to meet in a dark alley, anyway. This is it. General Motors didn't dies a slow death over the course of a decade or two as the experts expected. It was weeks. Quantitative easing ad infinitum will be just as swift when the end comes. Obama sent a message to Putin that he would have more flexibility come a second term. The crap sandwich the nation has endured wasn't even a starter course. Bon Appétit!
I am feeling hopeful still. The poll data at this stage of the race is garbage, a sorry attempt to manipulate opinion rather than report it. History has shown polls in August and September show much higher numbers for Democrats than what they actually achieve on election day. They should be ignored by all who love their country. Those that pushed the Democrats out of the House in 2010 are still here, and nothing has changed to make them switch over to Obama. If two thirds of the country felt good about themselves for voting a man of color into the White House as a testament of their personal rejection of racism, how much better will voting the same man out of office make the same point. Homeland Security purchasing large amounts of ammunition is a bit worrisome, though.
I agree with the opinion that polls are the last arrows of relevancy in the paleo-media's quiver. After last weekend and the stories coming out about the Prez and the Hillary ignoring specific warning about attacks on our embassies in Libya and Egypt--and failing to secure them or evacuate the staff to Europe, if it couldn't be done--I wouldn't be surprised if Romney is not ahead by 20 pts. Assuming anyone is reading that is. I hear last time Obama voters locally talking about staying home coem election day. And while they're not talking about voting Romney, that is the first step in the right direction. I am hopeful, too. Until the septic tank actually explodes.Unless you are dead or actually have one of those Federal jobs, I can't see how anyone is better off today than they were four years ago. Obama earned his dismissal. Let's give him the pink slip and get on with the rebuilding. There's work to be done!