The latest evidence on the missing Malaysian jetliner shows that it was intentionally diverted by someone who knew what he was doing, who may be hiding it somewhere to be used in a terror plot, later. Meanwhile, “our number one geopolitical foe” (according to some discerning pols but not our president), has annexed Crimea and is reportedly eyeing other parts of the Ukraine.
The Obama administration’s reaction to the crisis in the Ukraine involves sanctions so weak, Russia’s deputy prime minister laughed at “Comrade @BarackObama” and asked if “some prankster” came up with them.
Meanwhile, like a used car salesman, Obama, allegedly the Leader of the Free World, has been appearing on TV and radio shows geared toward youthful audiences in increasingly desperate attempts to talk them into buying a lemon. ObamaCare is turning out to be a much harder sell than Obama was. It cost nothing for young invincibles to vote for “Hope and Change” (after a lot of false advertising.) But even the slickest advertising campaign is going to have trouble persuading people to buy an expensive product that offers a poor value for their money.
The WSJ’s Bret Stephens reports on the president’s youth outreach with tongue firmly in cheek:
But the big story of last week as far as the president is concerned is his appearance alongside the star of “The Hangover” movies, the guy who last year smoked a joint live on the Bill Maher show.
“Zach actually was pretty nervous,” Mr. Obama later told Ryan Seacrest, the”American Idol” impresario, in a radio interview. “His whole character is to go after the guest and I think he was looking around and seeing all these Secret Service guys and thinking, ‘I wonder what happens here if I cross a line?’“But we had a great time.”
Incidentally, I quote these lines from the Us Weekly report of the Seacrest interview. Us magazine is where I go for my political news these days. The online article also had a link to a photo gallery of Mr. Obama hanging out with various celebrities, like Justin Bieber. “What’s up, my dude!” the Canadian teen star says to the president of the United States. “What’s up, Biebs!” the president of the United States answers back.
In fairness, this was before Biebs’s Miami DUI. In fairness, also, the president does important work. Just the other day, he was photographed standing by his Oval Office desk, casually dressed in jeans, speaking to Vladimir Putin on the phone. The president had been savaged by Sarah Palin “as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates.”
Retorted Mr. Obama: “The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans.” The sole exception, he added, “was one episode like four years ago in which I was wearing some loose jeans, mainly because I was out on the pitcher’s mound and I didn’t want to feel confined while I was pitching.”
Thanks for clearing that up, Mr. President.
You’ll be happy to know, as the shooting starts in Crimea, the Leader of the Free World has a busy work schedule on tap for this week.
Tonight, the president will attend a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Washington, which NRO’s Jim Geraghty dryly notes, is “his first fundraiser for the DNC since Tuesday, March 11.”
On Thursday, President Obama plans to travel to Orlando, Fla. for an event on the economy followed by fundraisers in Miami for the DNC and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The good news is – Republicans are on track to take the Senate, this November. The bad news is, Barack Hussein Obama will still be our president, leading from behind on the world stage, and aggressively pursuing his destructive agenda by any means necessary on the domestic front.