This is rich. This is Mitt Romney rich. This is Bill Gates & Warren Buffet talking about the poor immigrants rich. Josh Earnest, the comically/ironically named fella, who serves as the President's designated liar was asked about the Wall Street Journal story which notes that the world is going to hell in a handbasket.
In the past month alone, the U.S. has faced twin civil wars in Iraq and Syria, renewed fighting between Israel and the Palestinians, an electoral crisis in Afghanistan and ethnic strife on the edge of Russia, in Ukraine.
Off center stage, but high on the minds of U.S. officials, are growing fears that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program could collapse this month, and that China is intensifying its territorial claims in East Asia.
But other than that, Mr. Obama, how did you enjoy your golf? The proper response from Mr. Earnest would have been to kneel, open his kimono and slice his guts out to at least die an honorable death and try to regain a sliver of honor. Instead we got this pearl of prevarication:
“there have been a number of situations in which you’ve seen this administration intervene in a meaningful way that has . . . substantially improved the — you know, the tranquility of the — of the global community.”
He could not have really said that, could he? The tranquility of the global community? I actually just stopped typing for a moment because I was so gobsmacked by the outrageous and crushingly dense nature of that statement.
I guess I could be misinterpreting it. Perhaps he is referring to the tranquility of our enemies among the global community. Perhaps it was accidentally mistranscribed and he was noting that Putin is blissfully reconquering Europe, the Iranians are serenely building nuclear weapons, the Palestinians are pleasantly rocketing Israel, the Chinese are amicably acquiring vast swaths of ocean, and the Islamists are establishing a calm, cool and collected Caliphate. Now it makes perfect sense.
Thanks Josh, it is all so much clearer. I am going to meditate on the soothing sound of millions of illegal aliens pouring across our non-existent border.