For Friday’s open thread (yaaaa, I remembered), let’s start off ridiculing Obama’s feckless, weak “hashtag foreign policy,” shall we?
Here is what Charles Krauthammer said today…
Mass schoolgirl kidnapping in Nigeria–to tweet or not to tweet? Is hashtagging one’s indignation about some outrage abroad an exercise in moral narcissism or a worthy new way of standing up to bad guys?
The answer seems rather simple. It depends on whether you have the power to do something about the outrage in question. If you do, as in the case of the Obama administration watching Russia’s slow-motion dismemberment of Ukraine, it’s simply embarrassing when the State Department spokeswoman tweets the hashtag #UnitedForUkraine.
That is nothing but preening, a visual recapitulation of her boss’s rhetorical fatuousness when he sternly warns that if the rape of this U.S. friend continues, we are prepared to consider standing together with the “international community” to decry such indecorous behavior–or some such…
This is just more evidence that this lazy, good for nothing President is so arrogant that he thinks all he has to do is say a word about something and the heavens will open up and make it so.
He has bought hook line and sinker his own PR of being a man-god.
What do you guys think?
Consider this an open thread and talk away…
Edit to add…. I just found this cartoon which fits in this discussion: