07 March 2013

That superb banquet

WaPo Right Turn | Jennifer Rubin | Obama’s atrocious statement on Chavez’s death

Our president actually says something so meaningless it is impossible to decipher whether he thought Chavez was a friend or foe.
People: when will you catch on? This is what Obama always does. Indeed, this is his genius. No politician is better at the sound-and-fury-signifying-nothing act.

Expecting Obama not to play this card is like expecting Tim Wakefield not to throw knuckleballs or Quentin Tarantino to direct movies that aren't highly stylized revenge fantasies. This is what they do. They do it well. Accept that.

I actually have to pick on Rep Tom Cotton's reaction to Chavez's death ("Sic semper tyrannis") a little. The dude's heart is in the right place, but I've got to ask: this is what happens to tyrants? This? They die of natural causes after ruling dictatorships for fourteen years?

I'm a big fan of the saying, but it's far better suited for when the tyrant has been felled by twenty three stab wounds, not the capricious claws of Carkinos.

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