Streetwise Professor

October 10, 2012

Buck Dodger, POTUS

Filed under: Military,Politics — The Professor @ 10:31 am

Harry Truman famously said “the buck stops here”-meaning at the president’s desk, that the president is ultimately responsible and accountable for what occurs in his administration.  Truman’s most recent successor in the Oval Office is the UnTruman in this respect as in so many others.  From the economy to a poor performance in a debate, there isn’t a buck that Barry won’t dodge.  There’s always an excuse.  It’s always somebody else’s fault.  Always.

The most recent, and by far most egregious, example of Buck Dodger, POTUS, is the Benghazi fiasco that is the subject of hearings in the House this morning.  It is evident, based on current reporting, that: (1) the security measures in place in Benghazi were criminally negligent; (2) the attack on the consulate that resulted in the deaths of four Americans was not a spontaneous riot, but a planned Al Qaeda assault; (3) indeed, there was no demonstration outside the consulate at all; (4) the administration was aware of the nature of the attack almost immediately after it occurred; (5) for days afterwards the administration continued to flog the “it was a riot spurred by a movie nobody ever saw, not a planned attack” line; and (6) the administration continues to make excuses for what happened in an effort to avoid accountability.

Indeed, it’s worse than that.  For Obama continues to do the Longest End Zone Dance in history, reveling in the death of Bin Laden, who has been fish food for, oh, only about 17 months now.  Even more remarkably, he asserts with a straight face that “Al Qaeda is on its heels” even in the aftermath of the events in Libya and what is going on in Syria.

There appears to be growing unease even in media quarters normally sympathetic (understatement alert!) to Obama over the abject incompetence in Benghazi, and the stonewalling (euphemism alert!) about what transpired there.  So maybe Obama will be held to account.  But no doubt he will continue to dodge furiously-at least for the next 27 days.  No doubt underlings will be sacrificed in these efforts: Susan Rice almost certainly, but perhaps Hillary as well (which could be a twofer for Obama).   Is there enough time for Buck Dodger to be held to account?  I have my doubts.

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  1. November 6th. November 6th. The accounting that he cannot spin.

    Comment by Highgamma — October 10, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

  2. Oh the irony

    The National Center for Atmospheric Research is building a new supercomputer that will require up to 8 megawatts. The computer will be used to support the usual global warming green agenda. They chose Wyoming as the location since electricity rates of around 6 cents per kwh are the lowest in the nation.

    Why is that-because Wyoming leads the US in COAL production and relies on COAL fired power plants.

    You just cant make this stuff up.

    Comment by pahoben — October 16, 2012 @ 10:51 am

  3. Rice has fallen on her sword because she is gunning for the top NSA slot if BHO is re-elected. That is a post which does not require Senate approval. Therefore, she can take the heat on this & pay no political consequences for her actions. She serves at the pleasure of the President. Why Hillary is allowing this is anyone’s guess. Because she enjoys the free travel — oops, taxpayer supported travel (there IS no ‘free’ lunch, as SWP subscribers are well aware)? But she does seem to have a record of being faithful to the unfaithful. And BHO did promise to help her retire her campaign debts. But that is all subjective.

    Comment by ObamaPutin — October 20, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

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