Brit uber-liberal Piers Morgan finds an acorn – sort of. Excerpt:
Obama’s spent the past few weeks charging around like a guy who’s watching the clock tick down and is desperate to snatch some semblance of victory from the jaws of a crushing, humiliating defeat.
Since the election, as the New York Times reported, he’s banned oil drilling off the Atlantic coast, named over 100 people to a range of senior government jobs, created new environmental monuments, commuted the sentences of 232 inmates and pardoned 78 others, protected funding for Planned Parenthood clinics, ordered the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay and blocked new Israeli settlements.
As some critics sneer, it’s more governing than he’s done in eight years.
Thus far, Morgan is correct. President Obama has spent the last few weeks thrashing around like a spoiled child being sent to bed early; his legacy is crumbling, The Donald has promised to dismantle most of his key accomplishments (which, certainly, is a good part of the reason why he was elected.) In 2009 the incoming President-elect Obama praised outgoing President Bush for the helpful and gracious way he managed the transition, but Obama doesn’t seem inclined to follow suit, and what’s more, he and his staff seem wildly deluded as to how successful he actually was; as Morgan points out:
His senior adviser Valerie Jarrett had people choking on their cornflakes on Sunday when she absurdly claimed that ‘dignified’ Obama’s greatest pride was in avoidance of any scandal during his presidency.
What about the Benghazi fiasco?
Or the IRS shambles?
Or the Obamacare disintegration?
Or the shameful broken promises to the Sandy Hook families about new gun laws?
Or the failure to stop Putin and Assad’s monstrous behaviour in Syria?
All good points. But here’s where Morgan wanders off course (my comments interposed):
Yes he killed Bin Laden, (No; a Navy SEAL team killed Bin Laden, although President Obama OKed the move) yes he stopped America careering into an even bigger financial abyss after the 2008 crash, (Not really, no; he doubled the national debt and presided over 8 years of the slowest economic growth in our history) yes he got unemployment back to a reasonable level, (and yet labor participation rate is lower than it’s been since the 1970s) and yes he’s legalized gay marriage (No, the Supreme Court did that) and cannabis. (No, several states have legalized marijuana; Obama has done nothing on that front.)
As stated earlier, even blind hogs occasionally find acorns. Piers Morgan has found one – but then, before even concluding one article, he veers back into a pile of the stuff swine are much better known for.
Nobody should be surprised by that, of course. When a dog pisses on a fire hydrant, he’s not committing vandalism; he’s just being a dog. Ditto for Morgan.