Ho ho, this is a dilly of a pickle.

Funny how one week can change the dynamics of an election.  A mere seven days ago at the DNC Barack Obama* was slyly opining to chortles from the crowd, “My opponent and his running mate are…new…to foreign policy, but from all that we’ve seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost America so dearly.”  Doesn’t seem so laugh worthy now, does it?

It’s not like there was any blustering over the death of Osama bin Laden the week of the DNC.  Osama bin Laden is dead and GM is alive.  Obviously, a Democrat spiking the football over the killing of that well-thought-of-in-the-muslim-world guy isn’t the kind of bluster to which President TFG was referring.  That’s not bluster.  That’s ensuring the American people are aware President TFG deserves full, unadulterated credit for killing the world’s best loved known terrorist.

Bluster is declaring you’re with us or against us in the war on terror.  Which brings us to blundering, and it appears President TFG has now got a fozzy of a bear of a problem.

By all appearances “probably the smartest guy ever to become president” and the “smartest woman of the decade” somehow failed to understand that September 11th is viewed far differently in the Middle East than it is in New York and Washington DC.  You know, basically the same way Alabama fans view LSU fans after triumphing in a national championship game.

Unexpectedly, not-all-Muslims turned out en masse on 9/11 at American embassies in both countries where President TFG supplanted the loathsome strongmen running the shitholes – which then selected overtly Islamist governments -  to remind us that they, too, will never forget.  The resulting footage of American flags burning, al Qaeda flags flying above our embassy, and the corpses of four American diplomats being dragged through the streets of Libya are not the sort of thing most Americans enjoy watching.  I can’t speak for everyone, but whatever feelings of solemn remembrance were rather quickly replaced by anger.

That anger turned to spite and disgust once President TFG jetted off to Vegas for a fundraiser and campaign rally in the immediate aftermath.  Knowing there were warning flags present yet US soil was left under-defended by allegedly unarmed Marines helped that spite and disgust metamorphosize into outright contempt.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the last three plus years it’s that TFG will never admit to making a mistake.  He’s not going to go on TV and admit he failed to recognize the risk and fumbled the ball regarding appropriate preparations.  Especially in late September of an election year.  He can’t blame this on Bush.  He and his media slatterns have settled a heretofore unknown youtube clip as the scapegoat.

A film which the Muslim street just so happened to protest on September 11.  Well if that don’t put the dink in coinkidink.

Again, I can’t speak for everyone out there but following a screw up of this magnitude heads need to (metaphorically, of course) roll.  TFG isn’t going to accept the blame.  No, some other loyal and preferably high-ranking soldier’s going to be called upon to fall on their sword.  The logical choice would be the Secretary of State.  Hillary Clinton runs the State Department and is ultimately the person in charge of ensuring the safety of its deployed ambassadors and support staff.

Gee, I wonder what the odds of that happening are…

Yeah, I don’t see TFG torpedoing Hillary’s 2016 aspirations and subsequently alienating his only effective surrogate by throwing her overboard.  I expect the focus will remain on the guy who posted a video to youtube.  Diminishing the 1st Amendment is a small price to pay if it means deflecting criticism from a sitting president and a former president’s wife.  Obviously, that’s a sitting Democrat president and a former Democrat president’s Democrat wife.

Not that there would be howls of outrage if a Republican president censored a movie maker and tried him for blasphemy because the artist’s ham-handed film endangered the president’s chances at re-election.  No, the true scandal would be any attempt by his Democrat challenger to point out how that sitting Republican president’s misguided and bungling foreign policy was directly responsible for the death of a US ambassador and the consulate staff in Libya.

Why do I get the feeling the next scapegoat will be the murdered ambassador?  The president was on top of this even before hints showed up in those useless intelligence briefings.  Ambassador Stevens assured him there was no reason to worry.  The president implored him to increase security but Stevens ignored his pleas.  The president had just informed Hillary Clinton to override Ambassador Stevens’ foolish bravado and increase embassy security on her own authority when Mitt Romney scotched the deal by opening his big mouth.

Don’t cry for President TFG.  He’s still got an ace up his sleeve and it hasn’t failed him yet.  Stonewalling.  The State Department is now refusing to comment under auspices it would compromise the hastily-launched FBI investigation that will surely get to the bottom of this outrage.  Placated, the media will now respectfully acquiesce and allow this administration to quietly resolve this matter internally outside the light of day.  Because honestly, outside of Mitt Romney’s outrageous comments this whole affair has been much ado about nothing.

Events have thrust this administration into a hole from which it will not easily be able to extract itself.  Its bluster, blundering, and staggering incompetence are now on full display to the American people.  Weary as we may be of the war on terror seeing our flag burning across the Middle East and our citizens’ corpses dragged through the streets by an Islamist mob on September 11 is infuriating.  This administration ignored warnings beforehand, glibly went about campaigning as the crisis deepened, and now finds itself unable to present a ceremonial scalp of contrition due to political concerns.

President TFG’s ego will not permit him to accept even the slightest shred of responsibility.  TFG can’t risk having President Bill Clinton turn on him by pushing Hillary to step down.  All he can hope to do is sweep it under the rug until after November 6 at which point – assuming he remains in office – he will be free to wage a scorched earth campaign against Hillary.  Bill’s probably smart enough to realize she’s a goner.  How he reacts moving forward is anybody’s guess.  I won’t be surprised if ol’ Slick Willie “accidentally” drops a few “gaffes” over the next few weeks implicating TFG.

* Stylistic note – in light of his staggeringly offensive focus on re-election as events unfolded, this is the last time I will use the president’s actual name.  Moving forward he shall be referred to as This F’ing Guy (TFG).  I know I’ve mocked him in the past and had some fun with different ways to refer to him depending on the specific circumstances, but I’ve tried for almost four years to avoid the kind of animosity and personal hatred I witnessed for eight years as President Bush was referred to as “Shrub” or “The Smirking Chimp” etc.  I just can’t do it anymore.  TFG is an incompetent, immoral, disgusting cretin only concerned with his own image and re-election.  Piss on him and piss on anyone who thinks this dimwitted boob belongs anywhere near a position of responsibility.

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  • GarandFan

    “The State Department is now refusing to comment under auspices it would
    compromise the hastily-launched FBI investigation that will surely get
    to the bottom of this outrage.”

    Oddly enough, the Libyans DO NOT want the FBI in their country. Guess that “investigation” will have to wait. After all, we don’t want to piss off the Muslims.

    • justlisa

      Actually, the Libyan president was bemoaning the fact that the FBI says that it “can’t come to Libya, yet, to begin its investigation”.

      This administration wants to keep pressing its narrative and drag the investigation out as long as possible…until it becomes a back-page-blurb… Fast and Furious, anyone?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Stan25 Stan Brewer

    If this latest disaster does not convince the American people that we need a change ASAP, then the people deserve the leadership or lack thereof, leadership they asked for. I am sure that there will be a few trolls that holler rAAAAAAcist, because their favorite person is being attacked for his rectal cranial inversion reaction to this crisis.

    We all know that Obama can’t blame this fiasco on the Bush/Cheney regime, as much as they would like to. This mess is all Barry’s fault. What does he do about it? Goes off on a fund raising/campaign trip and brags about how he created 4+ million new jobs or go to the golf course to play 18. Hell, Obama is not Jimmy Carter reduex, he is Nero. One would think that Obama would stop digging deeper and deeper and throw the shovel out of the hole, but no, he has go clear to China.

    • jim_m

      Nah. Nero helped the people by opening his palace up to the homeless and personally taking part in search and rescue activity (according to Tacitus). I can’t see obama ever dirtying his hands with public contact or opening his personal residence up to strangers. obama does not even attain to the level of Nero.

    • Brian_R_Allen

      Nah. Billy Bubbah Blythe was Nero.

      And as egregious as is that loathsome and fearsome co-serial-rapist recidivist traitor, he and his gang were a considerable step up from the Hawaii-born Indonesian Foreign Exchange Student and his!

  • Vagabond661

    In the Posideon Adventure, after the ship rolled over, there was one guy in the inverted ballroom who insisted that they wait right there until help arrives. Of course, that was the wrong choice and the ballroom flooded killing everyone who was foolish enough to believe the guy.

    This is how I view many of the liberal commenters today. They believe the guy who says the private sector is doing fine. Don’t worry that the median income for middle class families dropped $4000. So what if our credit rating drops again. Gas prices have almost doubled true but how ’bout some free birth control?

    Sure we’ill spend money to drill for oil but not here and not for our oil wells.Give me 4 more years and I will get that global warming bill passed and have that talk with Putin. And wait until you see what executive orders I write!

    There’s got to be a morning after….after November the 6th, that is.

    • jim_m

      Hey that $3Trillion that we printed and injected in the economy isn’t going to cause inflation. The stimulus worked! Well, the stimulus didn’t work, but that was because the evil republicans wouldn’t spend enough money. We have shovel ready jobs for everyone! Unemployment is the single greatest stimulus to the economy. Record numbers of people on Food Stamps is a sign of success!

      Whatever. Chico, Bruce, Hugh and Jay all think it makes sense.

      • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

        Which:

        Chico, Bruce, Hugh and Jay all think it makes sense.

        Is more than sufficiently damning in and of itself.

  • lasveraneras

    Two pertinent issues have popped up on the internet within the past 24 hours:

    1. John Nolte of Big Hollywood asks a very pointed and personal question. If videos offensive to Muslims spark widespread violence, what will Obama and his media allies do about the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster entitled Zero Dark Thirty which will detail the U.S. military murder of the terrorist hero Osama bin Laden. Will the movie be suppressed prior to release? If the fecal matter happens in December, will Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal be frog marched to the police station for violation of still unspoken (but existing) U.S. sharia law?

    2. Apparently there is mounting evidence (e.g., Hillbuzz) that Amb. Chris Stevens was gay and he was sodomized by his Libyan attackers/murderers. This just reinforces the conclusion that State was unprepared to deal with the violent realities of Muslim/Arab culture and to protect its own. As a retired FSO, I am curious what active service members are thinking this weekend about their families and possible future overseas assignments. It seems clear that – at least in this administration – if the fecal matter hits the fan, you will be largely on your own, while TPTB look for distractions and an attractive scapegoat. God help them; I’m glad I’m not in their shoes now.

    Let me end with this extended quote from Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit. As a long time visitor to that site I have never seen him this incensed, and with reason:

    “When taking office, the President does not swear to create jobs. He
    does not swear to “grow the economy.” He does not swear to institute
    “fairness.” The only oath the President takes is this one:

    ‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the
    Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my
    ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United
    States.’

    By sending — literally — brownshirted enforcers to engage in —
    literally — a midnight knock at the door of a man for the non-crime of
    embarrassing the President of the United States and his administration,
    President Obama violated that oath. You can try to pretty this up (It’s
    just about possible probation violations! Sure.), or make excuses or
    draw distinctions, but that’s what’s happened. It is a betrayal of his
    duties as President, and a disgrace.”

    God help us all.

    • jim_m

      Regarding point #2: The muslims have a history of sodomizing and then mutilating male prisoners of war that goes back at least to the time of Napoleon. This has been documented to have happened to soviet troops in Afghanistan.

      Given the propensity of muslims to sexually assault western women (Western female TV reporters especially) and the fact that many European nations report dramatically increasing rape rates primarily due to large numbers of muslim immigrants; we should not be surprised by these allegations. In fact, we should be surprised if they turn out to be false.

    • Commander_Chico_Cognoscente

      They must be getting close to the truth about that video for Chief Chickenhawk Reynolds to be squawking so.

      I say, parolees are only conditionally out of prison. If they violate the conditions, they can be put back in. This guy’s a career criminal.

      This is also a foreign counterintelligence investigation. Squeeze him. Choice: he talks or he spends the rest of his sentence in supermax.

      • Olsoljer

        Making a movie is a parole violation? Career criminal? Making a movies is a felony? The 1st Amendment is a felony? Does your stupidity know no bounds? Let the competition begin for the positions of dumb, dumber and dumbest – chica, huge, bruci, and jayn

        • Commander_Chico_Cognoscente

          He was a drug dealer, angel dust and meth, and also was convicted of bank fraud.

          One of his conditions of probation was that he not use the internet. There was evidence that he did.

          Don’t like parole? Don’t do the crime.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Do you believe, or believe we’d believe you if you claimed to believe, that the parole violation was anything other than a pretext?

          • Commander_Chico_Cognoscente

            Of course it is a pretext, but if he violated parole, he – and you – got nobody but himself to blame.

            It’s called personal responsibility. He fucked up. Now, because he’s hooked up with all these nutballs and rabble rousers like Pam Geller, there is a new found respect for law and constitutional rights among cranks. But the law and Constitution will allow the FBI to smoke this guy, cause he’s a crim.

            Too bad, squeeze him to find out how and why this black psyops video was made.

          • jim_m

            Just continue to ignore the fact that the assault on the consulate was preplanned and not spontaneous which means your claim that this was some “Psyop” from the Joos is just more of your anti-Semitic BS.

            This is nothing but a sideshow that the obama admin is using to deflect from the real fact that they blew it. For all your bogus claims that you don’t like obama you sure fastened on to this one in order to defend your lord and savior from the reality of his incompetence.

          • Commander_Chico_Cognoscente

            Don’t know if you’ve been following the news, but there were attacks on other embassies and protests motivated by the video, and they’ve been continuing.

            You might not care if foreigners might be funding black psyops campaigns from US soil which harm American interests. I do.

          • jim_m

            I think that had obama not fastened on the video as an excuse that most of the muslim world would never have seen it. The only pysop is obama pulling the wool over your eyes. Of course you can’t see when he’s fooling you anyway with your head up your ass.

            I also think that the other reason they are protesting is that obama apologized so promptly and showed such epic weakness. They are continuing attacks because the State Dept’s immediate apology demonstrated that they can get their way through violence. The obama admin has done nothing but to encourage more attacks and more violence against American’s though their ineptitude.

          • jim_m

            So you are going to keep trying to sell this bullshit excuse from the liar in chief that this is all about the movie when there are multiple nations that say this attack was planned weeks , if not months, in advance?

            You are a leftist stooge.

  • Brian_R_Allen

    …. Buraq Hussayn bin Buraq Hussayn bin Hussayn Oogooboobama deserves full, unadulterated credit for killing the world’s best loved known mass-murdering muslim muhhahfuhhah … um terrorist …..

    And then president Richard Nixon was first on the muhhahfuhhah Moon!

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