RUSH: Washington Post editorial: “Obama’s Foreign Policy Based on Fantasy.” It’s an editorial in the Post today. Let me read you some of this. “For five years, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality.” That’s the whole Obama presidency, not just foreign policy. And I submit to you that these people have known it from the get-go. Some people on our side are gonna see this editorial and start cheering, “Hey, hey, look, Washington Post!” No, that’s the wrong way to look at this. This is utter irresponsibility. These people, who’ve been propping up Obama since the 2008 campaign, have known from the get-go that the man was unqualified and incompetent, did not have the experience. That didn’t matter.
It was Obama himself, folks. Obama himself. If you want to remember things, it was Obama himself who said that his election was gonna make the world a utopia, that two things had to happen for that to happen. A, he had to be elected. B, George Bush had to be sent packing. That was his campaign. If those two things happened, we’ve got utopia, we’ve got people around the world loving us once again. We’re gonna have fairness and equality here at home. We’re gonna have economic prosperity. We’re gonna have free health care, all of that stuff, if we just get rid of these Republicans and if you elect me. And for five years, Obama has led an administration, not just on foreign policy, but more on how he thinks things ought to be than on reality. Fantasy land, living in a dream world based on a belief that this country’s founding was unjust and immoral.
Do not doubt me that Obama and his acolytes believe that. You can’t have these Occupy Wall Street trolls writing pro-communist dissertations at Slate.com and then not accept what that means. What that means is there’s some people — and there always have been — who despise this country, who do not like it. And there always have been those people. The danger now is they are running it. Obama has put people — did you hear what Rupert Murdoch said? Rupert Murdoch sent a tweet. Let me find this tweet here. This kind of ticks me off, too, in a way, but I’ll get to that. I’ll circle back to this.
But let me tell you what Murdoch tweeted about New York City. “NYC now totally managed by leftist activists with no experience in running anything beyond protests. Big mess ahead.” Now, he’s talking about the new mayor, Bill de Blasio. But he could be describing any entity that is run by a modern-day Democrat or leftist. He could be talking about Barack Obama. The country is now totally managed by leftist activists with no experience in running anything beyond protests. And what have they been protesting? America and the traditions and institutions which have defined America’s greatness.
So we have elected a guy who has appointed people who believe this country is unfair, unjust, immoral from its beginning, founding days. And their mission is to fix that. And that’s what’s been going on for five years. That is the transformation Obama promised and talked about. Now all of a sudden, when this incompetence has surfaced and is on display in the area of foreign policy, now all of a sudden these media protectors are worried.
You know, Obama pretended to be dictator, or playing dictator and monkeying around with the traditions and institutions that made America great, that’s fine, that’s cool, that’s one thing. We believe in that, but wait a minute, these people out there, Putin and Al-Qaeda, these are serious threats, and we don’t really want to die at these people’s hands. So now all of a sudden, now that Obama’s incompetence is on display in the area of foreign policy, now all of a sudden it’s time to say so.
So again, here’s this little piece, Washington Post editorial, “For five years, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in which ‘the tide of war is receding’ and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. Other leaders, in this vision, would behave rationally and in the interest of their people and the world. Invasions, brute force, great-power games and shifting alliances — these were things of the past. Secretary of State John F. Kerry displayed this mindset on ABCÂ’s ‘This Week’ Sunday when he said, of RussiaÂ’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine, ‘ItÂ’s a 19th century act in the 21st century.'” I highlighted that yesterday about how absolutely inane that is.
So here you have Kerry complaining that Putin is using old-fashioned, infantry type tactics. And that’s not the kind of world we have anymore. Doesn’t he know he’s cheating? He can’t do that. He’s violating agreements. And the Washington Post is beside itself now. Oh, my God. OMG. What in the world is happening? Now that this has found its away into the arena of foreign policy, now all of a sudden the glaring obvious incompetence of this whole Regime is now worrisome.
The Post says, “ThatÂ’s a nice thought,” that Kerry had, “and we all know what he means.”
Yeah, let’s excuse what he means. “Unfortunately, Russian President Vladimir Putin has not received the memo on 21st-century behavior. Neither has ChinaÂ’s president, Xi Jinping, who is engaging in gunboat diplomacy against Japan and the weaker nations of Southeast Asia. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is waging a very 20th-century war against his own people, sending helicopters to drop exploding barrels full of screws, nails and other shrapnel onto apartment buildings where families cower in basements.” All of a sudden now it matters.
Toward the end of the editorial, the Post writes, “Military strength, trustworthiness as an ally, staying power in difficult corners of the world such as Afghanistan — these still matter…” Do you know what kind of slice that is? I mean, that’s right at Obama, because he’s out there saying none of this stuff matters anymore. We’re not a superpower. It’s none of our business what these other people around the world are doing.
We’re gonna get out of it! We don’t care!
That is irresponsible and frightening. Even these people at the Post say, Uh-oh! Oh, no. “While the United States has been retrenching,” retreating — I’m adding the words — and withdrawing, “the tide of democracy in the world … has been receding. In the long run, thatÂ’s harmful to US national security, too.” No kidding! We are the leader of the free world. If we get out of it, so will democracy elsewhere.
The Post says, “As Mr. Putin ponders whether to advance further — into eastern Ukraine, say — he will measure the seriousness of US and allied actions, not their statements. China, pondering its next steps in the East China Sea, will do the same. Sadly,” they say, “that’s the nature of the century we’re living in.” What do you mean, the nature of the…? It’s the nature of the world.
Ours is a world governed by the aggressive use of force, and it always has been. It’s not something specific to the Twenty-First Century. Vladimir Putin’s not doing something that previous Soviet leaders have never done. The ChiCom leader is not doing something that Mao Tse-tung didn’t do. There’s nothing here that’s new. It’s nothing but reality going on here. We’ve got a fantasyland administration trying to deny that.
They can remake reality just by virtue of their own presence and existence. So while you may be out there applauding — “All right! Way to go Washington Post!” — not me. These sanctimonious people in the media all of a sudden now see Obama’s nothing but smoke and mirrors. You want to say that his foreign policy is fantasy misses the point that Obama himself is a fantasy. It’s just the same fantasy that the Drive-By Media made up and pushed.
The media constructed a fantasy, they plugged Obama into it, and they were off to the races. It’s kind of infuriating to me. None of this need be happening, is the point. Their headline at the Washington Post is, “President Obama’s Foreign Policy is Based on Fantasy.” You have to wonder who hacked them. This could be a hack. But to ask whether or not they’ve finally awakened from their long peacenik slumber? No.
It’s just that this reality really matters. Contraceptives, telling Catholic Church where to go, you know, War on Women, all that other crock and lies and BS to destroy the Republican Party, that’s fine. Whatever it takes to do that, that’s cool. Whatever lie it takes — whatever distortion, whatever character assassination, whatever tactic is required to destroy the Republicans — we’re in there, and we’ll help you. But don’t take that act of foreign policy, ’cause it’s serious out there.