December 30, 2009

And the answer to the question When will Althouse defend Obama? is:

When liberals attack him.

12 comments:

JAL said...

One would hope the "attack" would be unreasonable in order to elicit your defense.

David said...

There is actually a nice defense of Obama in today's WSJ, making the point that (1) it's going to be impossible to screen out all terrorists and (2) we have been pretty successful when they are reduced to incompetent manchildren wearing explosive diapers.

The writer makes the same point I have many times. For maximum terror, the terrorists would conduct a series of small attacks throughout the country at coffee shops, supermarkets, schools, offices, bookstores, etc. They don't because they can't. This has something to do with our security, but mostly to do with their inability to recruit.

The war is still being conducted on their territory. This was Bush's basic doctrine. It has been successful. Obama has more or less embraced this doctrine, though his stomach for the difficulties of the struggle is still uncertain.

chickenlittle said...

I'd join in that defense too.

And, btw, we also need more stigmatizing of hip urban liberals (HULs).

miller said...

I would only point out that it is always wonderful to see a smug man-child president hoisted by his own petard.

traditionalguy said...
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David said...

Wrong thread trad guy.

Lem said...

I enjoy defending everybody..

But when it comes to defending Obama I really have no game.

A man's got to know his limitations.

Flight-ER-Doc said...

Well, Maureen Dowd isn't happy with his zeroness

vbspurs said...

You know something -- that wasn't much of an attack, nor a defence.

Talk to me about defending Obama, when it's something which counts.

Lem said...

"And the answer to the question When will Althouse defend Obama? is:"

Once in a blue moon..

edutcher said...

JAL has it partially right. You will defend him when he is/does something right, and/also if he is maligned unfairly in your opinion. I don't think his own crowd going after him for just cause would bring you to his defense.

If so, I'll stand by you (I know, big whoop).

Big Mike said...

Cottle's complaint does not merit much of a defense. But in Cottle's defense when the people he works for -- that's us! -- are concerned then he should forget about his tee time and at least try to play the role of man in charge.