After the last few weeks of leaderishness from the White House, you might think Jay Carney would just plain lie to us and claim President Barack Obama has been straightforward and decisive.
Nope! Try again, teabagger. As it turns out, a presidential administration that makes decisions isn’t all that great. Probably. Don’t hold them to that.
President Barack Obama’s Syria strategy may not have been particularly decisive, but that’s not a bad thing, according to the White House.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defended his boss Thursday after a blistering few weeks of criticism in Congress and elsewhere over his handling of the Syria crisis.
Carney said the American people “appreciate a president who doesn’t celebrate decisiveness for decisiveness’ sake.” He also said Americans like that Obama is open to “new information” and adjusts his course accordingly.
Which would be fine if Obama didn’t constantly lie about everything, take credit where it’s not due and throw blame where it doesn’t belong, and hem and haw and bumble around, and otherwise behave like a complete amateur.
But come on, you guys. What’s so great about being Reaganesque anyway?
Ronald Reagan: Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! @BarackObama: Mr. Putin, how high would you like me to jump?
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) September 12, 2013
(Hat tip to Ed Morrissey, who notes: “It’s always good to see an American administration take a tough stand for indecision.”)