Friday, April 9, 2010

Obama "Lashes Out" at Sarah Palin

Lots of news on the right-wing interwebs yesterday about the President's dismissal of Sarah Palin's criticism of his Nuclear Posture Statement. On Gateway Pundit, this blogger referred to it as "Lashing Out" at Palin.

Here's what Obama said:

“I really have no response to that. The last I checked, Sarah Palin is not much of an expert on nuclear issues,” Obama said in an interview with ABC News.

Pressed further on Republican criticism that his strategy restricts the use of nuclear weapons too much, Obama added:

“What I would say to them is, is that if the secretary of defense and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff are comfortable with it, I’m probably going to take my advice from them and not from Sarah Palin.”

This is lashing out? Have we become so incredibly over-sensitized that this is what counts for "lashing out" in modern political debate? Fact is, HE'S RIGHT. When did Sarah Palin become a voice of authority on nuclear strategy issues?

I think we all need to stiffen our backbones a bit.


Jack said...

Here, here!

I think the general trend of 'soundbite wars' and ratings battles are causing much of the distrust and disinformation from all parts of the political spectrum. Heaven forbid we actally apply critical thought to what we hear.


"The Hammer" said...

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Oh gee, is that racist?

Bill_C said...

I agree with you and with this START treaty it allows the U.S. to shed some of the more maintenance intensive nukes (comparatively speaking) and the NPR truly does not bind the President to any course of action. It's good for the country as a whole. It would be better for the Republicans to get behind this treaty and for the Republican Senators to "own it" thus denying the Democrats the ability to use the "party of No!" tag.

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