... Mitt Romney.
Now that the news is leaking out - despite the efforts of the Obama administration to keep it from public view - that the violence that has swept the Middle East - and beyond - has little to do with some goofy movie, and far more to do with Obama, the press and the White House are in lockstep in its denunciation of ...
... Mitt Romney.
This is why:
Free speech takes a licking in the Middle East and at homeThe alternative to the media's attacks on Romney is a serious look at example after example of Obama's incompetence.
By Wesley Pruden
President Obama and his men (and particularly his women) are having a tough time standing upright in the fierce wind blowing from the east. The troops are leaderless and the leader is rudderless. Their strategy, unique in American history, is making a wish for the barbarians to be nice.
The news from Libya gets darker, and the worst of the bad news for the president is that if everybody at the White House is “on message,” it’s because everyone gets to make up his (or her) own message for nobody to believe.
Mrs. Clinton paid tribute, sort of, to the First Amendment, which represents the principle on which America was founded, but she couldn’t resist the temptation to add a demeaning footnote. “There are, of course, different views around the world about the outer limits of free speech and free expression, but there should be no debate about the simple proposition that violence in response to speech is not acceptable.”
The footnote was not unnecessary, since the First Amendment does not guarantee happy speech, intelligent speech or even responsible speech. It guarantees free speech. But others in the government eagerly repeated the semiapology over the first hours after the rioting exploded.
This could have been a teaching moment about why Americans revere a Constitution that, in the words of the Weekly Standard, “was not written on behalf of poets and philosophers and film producers but to enshrine the rights of all citizens.” Instead, the White House tried to keep the focus on the video, to distract attention from its incompetence. [link]
Thus the media jihad.
It's shameful. Yet ever so predictable.
So, when this country finally collapses under the weight of Obama's ineptitude, who is the press going to blame?
Mitt Romney. Of course.
I wonder if George W. Bush is smiling.