Webster’s definition of stupid is: acting in a careless and/or unintelligent manner. I submit that they should have Obama’s picture beside the word in their dictionary. Observing the way he has conducted himself and witnessing his lack of leadership ability, calling his actions stupid is the most generous thing I can say about him.
It was stupid of Obama to choose to neglect nearly 60 percent of his Presidential Daily Briefs (PDB) since taking office. The PDB briefs presidents on the most critical threats to our country. Obama administration staff pompously puff their chicken breasts out because, as they like to brag, he is so smart that the PDB outline is delivered to his residence and he reads it – as if we are to believe that reading the report is sufficient to understand the gravity of the complexities pursuant to same.
It’s stupid of him to believe that he is above all of the other presidents in modern history who almost never missed said briefings. He believes himself to be so superior that as the Government Accountability Institute points out, he decided to attend his PDB with even less frequency the first half of 2012 – attending only 38 percent. (SEE: “Why Is Obama Skipping More Than Half Of His Daily Intelligence Meetings?”; WashingtonPost.com; Marc Thiessen; Sept. 10, 2012.)
The New York Times documented that Obama has practiced bowling in the White House alley since being elected in order to win a bowling contest (“The Competitor-in-Chief”; Jodi Kantor; New York Times; Sept. 2, 2012). He practices his golf and basketball religiously, but he told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he was too busy to meet with him. It was later revealed that he snubbed Netanyahu to attend a campaign event in Nevada.
It is not my intention to indict every member of the intelligence community, but in this administration, “intelligence” is an oxymoron. How do the directors of the various agencies explain doing such a deplorable job of intelligence gathering?
Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf told CBS “Face the Nation” host Bob Shieffer that the embassy attack was “preplanned.” He said: “It was planned, definitely. It was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago. And they were planning this criminal act since their arrival.”
An Israeli Foreign Ministry official, speaking in reference to the growing signs of “radicalization” in the Arab world, said: “We knew what was happening, but the Americans preferred to find excuses” (“Israeli Foreign Ministry: U.S. Ignored Arab Radicalization”; Haaretz.com; Barak Ravid/Jonathan Lis; Sept. 16, 2012).
Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations contradicted Libyan and Israeli intelligence about the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, saying: “Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what has transpired in Cairo.” My question is – how would the Obama administration know? Are we to believe that Obama’s “gang that couldn’t hit the ocean spitting over the side of a row-boat in the Pacific” is better informed than the Israelis? Or is the ambassador trying to cover-up for Obama’s abysmal foreign-policy record?
It is difficult to imagine a more stupid act by Obama than responding to Islamic barbarism by apologizing for a movie that accurately depicted Muhammad. Having said that, his hasty apology must take a back seat to the stupid decision of his ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, who “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition” – the Obama administration trusting “Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood-backed government to ensure American security” rather than American Marines (“Report Says U.S. Marines In Cairo Not Allowed To Carry Live Ammunition”; Joe Newby; Examiner.com; Sept. 13, 2012).
America cannot be supportive of a commander in chief who is more like a paper-doll apologist than an iron-willed competent leader.
In 2007 Obama was feeling quite full of himself when he said that the very moment he was inaugurated the Muslim world would look at America differently, and that he was uniquely qualified to stabilize America’s relationships in the Muslim world because he had lived in a Muslim country (as a child) and his half-sister is Muslim.
It is the stupidity of a megalomaniac for Obama to believe he could simply call and talk to the rogue leaders of countries like Cuba and Iran and they would cease pernicious behavior. I submit it would be more prudent of him to call and talk to a good psychiatrist about his glaring narcissism and his emotional instability.
And it is the very portrait of stupidity for Obama and his minions (which apparently includes Republicans) to attack Mitt Romney for daring to condemn Obama for apologizing and making excuses for heathen Muslim behavior.