Monday, March 23, 2009

'President Patraeus' Ahead?

From Andrew Breitbart in the Washington Times:
The silent generation, which learned valuable lessons from the Depression and World War II, is not here to guide us through these difficult times. The narcissistic baby boomers, who probably think this song is about them, are now firmly in charge. And that's the rub.
What is scaring us - even though many of us won't admit it - is that we elected a president who wants more than anything to be liked. What else explains his headlong rush to persuade foreign governments - even enemy regimes - to embrace us? And what else justifies his infatuation with
And even that he doesn't quite get right. I still can't believe that the president of the United States traveled across the country - without his teleprompter crutch - and made fun of the Special Olympics on national television.
When the going gets tough, the weak go on Leno.
I can't get out of my head that the leader of the free world gave the British prime minister 25 films on DVD that don't even work in U.K. machines.
I can't wrap my head around the fact that the commander in chief tried (for a minute anyway) to require injured warriors to pay to have private insurers take care of their treatment.
I can't believe the president would allow the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to dictate the terms of his budget - and Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd, the symbols of government kowtowing to Wall Street - to be spokesmen for his financial bailout.
And did President Obama really produce a YouTube video to appease President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the mullahs of Iran?
Yes, he did.
These aren't beginner's mistakes. These are his core incompetencies.
The media that got him elected knows it is responsible for the gathering debacle, and so Jon Stewart, a so-called comedian and exemplar of the groupthink of the governing elite, is desperately hunting for scapegoats. Now that their secular savior is in charge, the "Dissent is Patriotic" bumper-sticker crowd is figuring out ways to stamp out criticism.
I admit, I am now officially freaking out.
The last time I felt this hopeless was when the Democratic Party and its cohorts in the media sold us on the false premise that we lost the war in Iraq. In the process, they also sought to demonize the very man that led us out of our peril.
His name is
Gen. David H. Petraeus.
Less than two months into the Obama presidency, which appears to be lost somewhere in the Mojave Desert, I have decided to try to soothe my anxieties by placing my hope in a political surge.
In the election of 2010, Republicans should run heroic veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom who exhibited the will and fortitude to defeat the enemy and to rebuild a torn nation, even while too many of their fellow countrymen wrote them off.
And in 2012, the man President Obama's staunchest allies called "General Betray Us" should come in with guns blazing and defeat the man whose only weapon to lead us to victory is a teleprompter.


Radu Gherman said...

To be quite honest, even I would be torn about this one. General Patraeus isn't a career politician, strictly speaking. What a great debate you'd get! In one corner you'd have the Great Orator (haha), and in the other the Great Warrior.

Give me a few months to see how this economy plan shakes out; if it looks like we've taken a wrong turn, I'll admit my mistake and cross over to the dark side. But only if the General is nominated.

Editor said...

i'd vote for the general in a sec

Sean Schafer said...

Here here!

Sean Schafer said...

It's actually quite light over on this side at the moment Radu. The darkness you saw was actually the cloud hanging over our party after the last 8 years. It's leaving now. If you checked the latest numbers last month was the first time that we raised more than the Democrats in quite a long time. Michael Steele is turning out to be better than the media lets on. Through his new email and web presence, to television air time, even if it is to rebut Rush, our message is getting out there. The biggest helper is Mr. President and all of his pork. Amen for Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. They are laying the foundation for a big comeback. I can almost feel the tides turning, I think we're in a sort of slack tide situation at the moment, but the force of all of this new spending could push the tide in our way quickly. Don't give me the whole bounce back economy bull. The American population understands when they're getting fleeced, and right now we're getting taken worse than a drunk in Vegas in the early hours of the morning after a night of being run by the tables and trying to make it up by gambling on horse races in Dubai, ten time zones away. In that type of situation there is no escape, your money is gone. You should just hand your money over to bum because at least he can get a bottle of whiskey out of the deal, no point in adding to the casinos coffers. Ah I've written enough... it doesn't even make much sense anymore... lol

Dan Cirucci said...

I'm not at all sure Patraeus has any interest in runnig. He certainly has shown little or no interest.
But it is an intriguing thought and gives the GOP a possible new opening - a roadway out of its current funk.
And, BTW: If you DO decide to cross over at some point we will welcome your heartily and we certainly won't think about it as the "dark side" by any means!
Of course, I say this as someone who once crossed over from one side to the other himself.
And I still sorta think that the GOP got a lot brighter when I arrived.