As BurkaChick, a lefty of the low-information persuasion, it has recently come to my attention that the incredibly small World War III thing Obama and John Scary were waffling about was not happening. I had been distracted with more important issues of the day, such as naked mediocre singers swinging from wrecking balls and the foibles of Oprah shopping overseas, when I was interrupted with a speech from our leader about how we are determined and committed to kinda doing something, perhaps, maybe, I think. It had then caught my attention that Baldamir Putin was calling the shots of the WWIII thing while demeaning American exceptionalism in a newspaper. I was a little confused on why this was an issue since our leader has been wailing this to foreign countries since day one in office.
Then it had occurred to me. This Putin prattle was perfect! Just when things were getting a little dicey in our Democrat devotion to all-things-Obama, Mr. Ruskie came in to save the day! His chiding our president and making the US a laughing stock to the rest of the world was a small price to pay for saving our liberal face. Even our mainstream milquetoasts soaked it up by commenting “how honest and refreshing our new pen pal Putin is” and this last weekend our own Commie Crowley remarked on her Sunday news mock show, “Who cares!” We progressives can deny the dangers of our president’s failed leadership and foreign policies as if, “I’ll never grow up, I’ll never grow up” and relish the distraction of our new pretend friend, Peter “Putin” Pan!
So with a sigh of relief and conceit, we liberals can now bully on as usual, pretending a communist thug doesn’t hold our president under his KGB thumb. We continue to harp on about: Gun Control (oh, except for shooters in gun-free zones stopped only by a visitor with a concealed carry), Privacy (oh, except for the NSA), Racial Equality (except if you disagree with us or if your unborn), Gay marriage (our “refreshing and honest” new pen pal Putin has a few thoughts for that as well), Obamacare (oh, except Warren Buffett even wants to scrap it now) etc., etc., etc. Some of us liberals even continue to post ranting comments on conservative sites (hoping if we get nasty enough, no one will catch on our policies are all dismal failures).
But with Obama and our new Peter “Putin” Pan there is one promise that has been kept. American exceptionalism and presidential leadership has certainly become “more flexible after the election”.