Thanks to Sean Davis’ article for the Federalist, President Obama’s credibility problem is growing. Davis has collected some of President Obama’s most laughable statements on ISIS and al-Qa’ida in the article. Davis’s article starts with President Obama’s quote that “ISIS is contained,” which Davis calls the new “American tanks are not in Baghdad.”

During his 2012 re-election campaign, President Obama insisted that al-Qa’ida was “on the run.” Wednesday, President Obama insisted that “The American people should feel confident that, you know, we are going to be able to defend ourselves and make sure that, you know, we have a good holiday and go about our lives.” Later that day, 2 terrorists killed 14 Californians in San Bernardino while they attended a holiday celebration.

Yesterday, President Obama said that the massacre might have been a terrorist attack but then quickly said that “it might be workplace violence.” This morning, the FBI confirmed that Tashfeen Malik pledged allegiance to ISIS. So much for the San Bernardino terrorist attack possibly being workplace violence, though that doesn’t mean President Obama will admit that it isn’t an option anymore.

If I wasn’t exceptionally polite, I’d say that President Obama is full of s—. Thank God I’m exceptionally polite.

4 Responses to “President Obama’s credibility crisis”

  • eric z says:

    Gary, you are polite. I honestly have viewed you that way, consistently, over time.

    Opinionated?

    Well … you are, indeed, polite.

  • eric z says:

    Does the crystal ball at LFR foresee an October Surprise next year, with regard to Syria? Or is that and the tealeaf reading too inexact for that less immediate time frame?

    As a bet, the Russians and Iranians might be willing to negotiate one, just as Mubarak was not necessary to keeping a status quo in Egypt, despite the interlude, so Assad might find himself under the bus.

    Libyans might ask themselves, “Are you better off now, or were you better off before?”

    In that sense, do you see any parallel between the present regime in Syria and the past one in Libya?

    As to the Iranians, their history was to have negotiated during the Carter administration, with others, about held hostages.

  • Chad Q says:

    Obama’s creditability has always been in crisis because nothing he says is credible (ACA will save you $2,500, you can keep your doctor, ISIS is the JV, ISIS is contained, etc.). This president never, ever seems to know what he is talking about, says he finds out about things through the same news channels the average American does, and if it isn’t scrolling on a teleprompter, he’s a complete idiot. This president has been full of s— since day one.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Russia won’t throw Syria under the bus. Period. As for the Iranians, they’ve gotten away with things because Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama are the 2 worst foreign policy presidents in the last century.

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