....'cause there is only so long that you can fool all the people all the time. And we are no fools. Marty Peretz over at the liberal dogsheet The New Republic knows it, and is seething about Obama's Epic Fail in his attempt to reset Russian relations:
... no, Obama hasn’t reset the American relationship with Russia. He was taken for a ride. Maybe his vanity won’t let him admit it. But, believe me, the Russians know they have taken him (and us) for a big ride, indeed...
After Obama agreed to cancel the missile defense program for Poland and the Czech Republic, the president got Moscow to give him an inch. Maybe, they said, we’d have to move on tougher measures against Iran if Tehran doesn’t satisfy us on its nukes. “Hallelujah!” said the president and his entourage.
All of this good cheer is now over. Lavrov greeted Clinton in Moscow with the bad news: “At the current stage, all forces should be thrown at supporting the negotiating process. ... Threats, sanctions and threats of pressure in the current situation, we are convinced, would be counterproductive.”
Sharp-tounged liberal feminist icon Camile Paglia is harsh as well on Obama, the media, and her party:
I have been deeply impressed by the citizen outrage that spilled out into town hall meetings this year. And I remain shocked at the priggish derision of the mainstream media (locked in their urban enclaves) toward those events. This was a moving spectacle of grassroots American democracy in action.
The mainstream media's failure to honestly cover last month's mass demonstration in Washington, D.C. was a disgrace....Only a simpleton would believe what they say.
Obama is approaching a turning point which will define his political future, if he has one. He is surrounded by some mighty small potatoes who need shoveling into the dumpster...The most recent fiasco, of course, was sending the president of the United States on a humiliating fool's errand to beg for the Olympics as a Chicago boondoggle. I cheered when splendiferous Rio de Janeiro rightfully got the gig.
It's true he has accomplished nothing thus far and did not remotely deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, a gift carrying a terrible curse....
Wow. Camile sounds like she could be a regular on FOX News...no insult intended there, darlin'. I don't want to get on the wrong side of that tongue....