“Daily Show”: That Obama speech on Libya wasn’t very good, was it?

posted at 7:53 pm on March 30, 2011 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Clearly, Jon Stewart isn’t reading Mark Halperin.” Look at it this way, though. At the rate we’re going, and in light of Stewart’s own point about the fallacy of the U.S. “handing off” to NATO, American involvement will almost certainly get deeper before it starts to recede. Which means, if you didn’t like this Obama speech on Libya, just wait: You might like the next one, or the one after that, or the one after that, a bit better. In fact, I wonder if that’s why Stewart didn’t force a Bush/Obama “we are all neocons now” comparison here. Why blow all the good material up front? There’ll be plenty of opportunities to use it later.

For your companion reading, have a look at today’s new Gallup poll. A bare majority of 52 percent still rate Obama as a “strong and decisive leader” — that’s a predictable partisan outcome — but when asked whether he has a clear plan for solving America’s problems, just 36 percent (including a mere 62 percent of Democrats) say yes. The more opaque things seem in Libya, the worse that number will get. And that’s a dangerous liability ahead of next year’s election.


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am I first? if you’ve lost John Daily…..

Mini-14 on March 30, 2011 at 7:55 PM

John Stewart, LOL

Mini-14 on March 30, 2011 at 7:56 PM

52 percent still rate Obama as a “strong and decisive leader”

Who are these 52% of the population? I don’t think strong, decisive, or leader means what they think it means.

ramrants on March 30, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Whether is Maher or Stewart I am not going to them for criticism of anyone. They both are “taken”.

CWforFreedom on March 30, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Since we are pinging off John Stewart here…

Stewart looked a bit off his mark the last couple nights. But nice to see that Obama is no longer off limits for ridicule.

Anyway, a random thought.

Perhaps not calling the Obama-Libyan War a “war” but a “kinetic frenetic whatever”…the Administration hopes to save millions by not having to produce and distribute any new campaign medals to members of the various services who have been swallowed up into the vortex of this Obamanation?

Just give them the standard overseas service ribbon, let it go on the cheap. Just offering a thought. Trying to figure out how the mind of the current regime works.

Now, I need aspirin and a beer.

coldwarrior on March 30, 2011 at 8:01 PM

oh this is really karmic. Obama’s whole raison d’etre for electing him over HRC was her Iraq War Vote. yeah they use the caps.

ginaswo on March 30, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Tie a yellow ribbon ’round the old, fake, styrofoam pillars…

SouthernGent on March 30, 2011 at 8:04 PM

“No camels were hurt taping this skit..”

Caper29 on March 30, 2011 at 8:07 PM

SouthernGent on March 30, 2011 at 8:04 PM

“Pillars upon which our foundations are built.” (Obama, Denver, 2008)

coldwarrior on March 30, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Tie a yellow ribbon ’round the old, fake, styrofoam pillars…

SouthernGent on March 30, 2011 at 8:04 PM

No ribbons but I do have some yellow crime tape.

Electrongod on March 30, 2011 at 8:07 PM

No ribbons but I do have some yellow crime tape.

Electrongod on March 30, 2011 at 8:07 PM

I love it! :-D

SouthernGent on March 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM

I can’t help think,that the Libya War,is a Serendipity
“Wag the Dog”,ongoing free Info-Mercial for Obama’s Fo
reign Policy ReElection Tour 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Tie a yellow ribbon ’round the old, fake, styrofoam pillars…

SouthernGent on March 30, 2011 at 8:04 PM

SouthernGent:Very nice,I’m writing the movie script,as I
type!!(snark).

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Close to topic:
I am outraged that Obama is considering giving money or arms to the rebel organization that our government admits will include al qaeda and they don’t know what else. This is another “pass the bill to see what is in it” event, driven by a government that makes decisions only in concocted or self-created “emergency” situations. Obama is getting his information, of course, from islamists, who as a matter of their religion lie to infidels about these things.
It is pretty easy to conclude based on his actions that Obama wants success to flow to radical jihadists and that he will take affirmative steps to ensure that result.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 30, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Who are these 52% per cent, anyway? They’re damned stubborn.

SlaveDog on March 30, 2011 at 8:12 PM

but when asked whether he has a clear plan for solving America’s problems, just 36 percent (including a mere 62 percent of Democrats) say yes.

That’s only half of a question… it doesn’t mean he’s not a strong and decisive leader.

The poll should also ask if he has a clear plan to exacerbate America’s problems.

malclave on March 30, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Poor John, it sucks unwrapping that present and finding the pet rock, doesn`t it!

bluemarlin on March 30, 2011 at 8:13 PM

No ribbons but I do have some yellow crime tape.

Electrongod on March 30, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Ouch! That’s gonna leave a bruise.

GrannyDee on March 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

lolol not-war

blatantblue on March 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Out….NeoCons

In…..LibNeo’s

ProgNeo’s
LibTardNeo’s
DemoRatNeo’s
LibNeoProgSocialRats
PinkoNeo’s
NeoCommies
AntiWarNeo’s

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

but when asked whether he has a clear plan for solving America’s problems, just 36 percent (including a mere 62 percent of Democrats) say yes.

Allah,

You still don’t get it do you? America’s problems are Obama’s opportunities.

Higher unemployment = more people dependent on the govt = more Democrats for Life.

Military defeat = weaker military = weaker America.

More spending = default on debt = quicker collapse of the entire system.

angryed on March 30, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Coming Soon………………….

Hopey/Changey NeoCon Roman Temple Pillars Libya-Speech
ReClarification and ReDiscombobulated For the Bitters/
Clingers who Don’t Get the Superiorority Progressive MindSet,We Hope you Fly-Over Country Types Finally Git
it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(snark).

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Since we are pinging off John Stewart here…

Stewart looked a bit off his mark the last couple nights. But nice to see that Obama is no longer off limits for ridicule…

coldwarrior on March 30, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Sure. Let me know when Steve Bridges as Obama comes off the tv networks blacklist.

slickwillie2001 on March 30, 2011 at 8:20 PM

The Clinton Run-Up to 911 Lib/Dem/Prog Grand Distraction
Redo Part Deux!(sarc).

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Using water wings against the tide.

Of all the times we needed a great President.

Speakup on March 30, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Another generation of liberals who were either too young or too stoned to remember how Jimmy Carter turned out, discover that Foreign Policy is Hard.

Lily on March 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Am I the only one who thinks “squirmish” was a brilliant Palinism?

Perfectly describes Obama’s role in this kinetic man-made dingleberry.

John the Libertarian on March 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM

I’ve never been a fan of Stewart and don’t think he’s that funny.

Even watching the vid right now, it’s not funny. It’s sad.

Hahaha… debt goes up and Obama gets more power – hilarious.

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM

You still don’t get it do you? America’s problems are Obama’s opportunities.

Higher unemployment = more people dependent on the govt = more Democrats for Life.

Military defeat = weaker military = weaker America.

More spending = default on debt = quicker collapse of the entire system.

angryed on March 30, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Sure seems to be the easiest explanation.

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Palin: “squirmish”

Exactly!!!! She is naming what Obama has described the current KMA as, namely, a skirmish he had been very hesitant to enter.

Ira on March 30, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Since we are pinging off John Stewart here…

Stewart looked a bit off his mark the last couple nights. But nice to see that Obama is no longer off limits for ridicule.

Now, I need aspirin and a beer.

coldwarrior on March 30, 2011 at 8:01 PM

coldwarrior:In case you missed this,Fallon questions Obama
on Libya,and Brian Williams,goes into a Hopey
Defender Spiel!!:)
==========================================

Watch Brian Williams Carry Obama’s Water on Jimmy Fallon Show
Mar 23rd 2011 at 10:41 am
***************************
***************************

This is remarkable video where Brian Williams’ knee-jerk reaction is defend President Obama — “might be a bit unfair” “got all of his people with him” “appearance” “perception” “gets very little time off”

— from the growing narrative that the President is disconnected and distant from the ongoing economic, energy, and international emergencies staring down on every American right now. The golfing, the NCAA brackets, the vacations, the date nights… From an isolated point of view, you might be able to defend Williams here, but when you look at the left-wing media as a whole, you don’t see them doing to Obama what they did to Bush.

http://bigjournalism.com/jjmnolte/2011/03/23/watch-brian-williams-carry-obamas-water-on-jimmy-fallon-show/

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Am I the only one who thinks “squirmish” was a brilliant Palinism?

John the Libertarian on March 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Yes.

petunia on March 30, 2011 at 8:32 PM

http://bigjournalism.com/jjmnolte/2011/03/23/watch-brian-williams-carry-obamas-water-on-jimmy-fallon-show/

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:28 PM

That was just painful.

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Yes.

petunia on March 30, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Apparently not. Look above. The count is at 2+

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:33 PM

John Stewart, LOL

Mini-14 on March 30, 2011 at 7:56 PM

It’s OK. That’s not his real name either.

CurtZHP on March 30, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Yes.

petunia on March 30, 2011 at 8:32 PM

No.

CurtZHP on March 30, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Apparently not. Look above. The count is at 2+

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:33 PM

I’m betting when word gets out… and it will… this thread count is very very high. And nobody will care about the topic at hand…

The funniest thing was George Bush, senior. Kites? I love the man but he needed better speech writers.

petunia on March 30, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Yes.

petunia on March 30, 2011 at 8:32 PM

No.

CurtZHP on March 30, 2011 at 8:36 PM

So you say, so you say… I’m thinking everyone can tell the truth, however.

petunia on March 30, 2011 at 8:38 PM

I’m betting when word gets out… and it will… this thread count is very very high. And nobody will care about the topic at hand…

The funniest thing was George Bush, senior. Kites? I love the man but he needed better speech writers.

petunia on March 30, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Is, Nucular, Corpse, and Squirmish come to mind.

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:39 PM

http://bigjournalism.com/jjmnolte/2011/03/23/watch-brian-williams-carry-obamas-water-on-jimmy-fallon-show/

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:28 PM

That was just painful.

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:32 PM

“What Liberal media?” -Lib

visions on March 30, 2011 at 8:40 PM

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Libricons

tinkerthinker on March 30, 2011 at 8:41 PM

“What Liberal media?” -Lib

visions on March 30, 2011 at 8:40 PM

I’m probably going to be jumped on for saying this, but now I can understand how vile groups such as the Nazis and Communists took over and destroyed countries.

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:41 PM

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:28 PM
That was just painful.

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:32 PM

MeatHeadinCA:”Transparenecy”!!!!:)

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:42 PM

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM
==================
Libricons

tinkerthinker on March 30, 2011 at 8:41 PM

tinkerthinker:Oy,I’m thinking a WD-40 spray can,ahem!!

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:43 PM

@Canop

Do you think Williams wears transparent undies when going on dates with O’Bama?

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:44 PM

visions on March 30, 2011 at 8:40 PM

I’m probably going to be jumped on for saying this, but now I can understand how vile groups such as the Nazis and Communists took over and destroyed countries.

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:41 PM

MeatHeadinCA:BAD Meathead,haha!:)

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Ah, of course Allah has to make sure the clip making fun of You Know Who is also added to the thread; you know, for balance or something.

fossten on March 30, 2011 at 8:45 PM

@Canop

Do you think Williams wears transparent undies when going on dates with O’Bama?

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:44 PM

MeatHeadinCA:A Journalist Closet comes to mind,tho!:)

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:46 PM

@Canop

Maybe he’s a Journolister…

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:48 PM

But, but, but, he’s a cum laude graduate Harvard tourist, shilled as law perfesser, yet failed ACORN activist and lifelong Revrum’ Wrong worshiper who can’t seem to get past uhhhs and ummms when the teleprompter hiccups.

viking01 on March 30, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I love the term ‘squirmish’.

Seems to perfectly describe my feelings any time I watch Barry say pretty much anything.

Siddhartha Vicious on March 30, 2011 at 8:54 PM

@Canop

Maybe he’s a Journolister…

MeatHeadinCA on March 30, 2011 at 8:48 PM

MeatHeadinCA:Oh sh*t,thats a given!:)

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:57 PM

tinkerthinker:Oy,I’m thinking a WD-40 spray can,ahem!!

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Hahahaaaa…I hope there is enough to go around for all of them, without going to Walmart of course!

tinkerthinker on March 30, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Donald Trump: Your Fired Obama !!

Now the Donald is going after the moonbat Hawaiian governor who made an even bigger a$$ out of himself over Obama’s missing birth certificate, than Chris Matthews.

Nearly Nobody on March 30, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Purging the Bad Guys: A How-To Guide
***************************************

Why the post-Communist transitions of Eastern European governments hold some surprising lessons for the fledgling democracies in Egypt and Tunisia.
March 29 2011
****************

If anyone can understand the rush of change that revolutionaries in Egypt and Tunisia are experiencing right now, it’s their counterparts in post-communist Eastern Europe. This region gorged on change, evolving — painfully — from dictatorship to democracy. After decapitating the leadership, East Europeans know what comes next.

The purge.
===========

It’s begun in Egypt and Tunisia, with a despised target in the crosshairs: secret police.
(More………..)

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/03/29/purging_the_bad_guys_a_how_to_guide

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Ah, of course Allah has to make sure the clip making fun of You Know Who is also added to the thread; you know, for balance or something.
fossten on March 30, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Patrick Swayze in Red Dawn?

Bishop on March 30, 2011 at 9:01 PM

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Hahahaaaa…I hope there is enough to go around for all of them, without going to Walmart of course!

tinkerthinker on March 30, 2011 at 8:58 PM

tinkerthinker:Haha,yeppers!

canopfor on March 30, 2011 at 9:01 PM

The term squrmish is a perfect description, those were not really worms in that ring, that is what the dems want you to believe.

It reminds me of the orkin commercials, orkin being like the reps and the dems being the roaches and stuff.

tinkerthinker on March 30, 2011 at 9:03 PM

That Obama speech on Libya wasn’t very good, was it?

No stuff, Sherlock.

petefrt on March 30, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Alternate headline: “Clearly, Jon Stewart isn’t reading Mark Halperin.”

Heh. Stewart mocking Halperin for his Obama-sucking lameness. Now that’s going to leave a mark.

Jaibones on March 30, 2011 at 9:06 PM

I think you missed your mark.

Mark, I think you missed a spot on your chin.

There, that’s better.

pain train on March 30, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Am I the only one who thinks “squirmish” was a brilliant Palinism?

Perfectly describes Obama’s role in this kinetic man-made dingleberry.

John the Libertarian on March 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM

No, because there’s nothing this true-blue conservative can do wrong in my eyes. But it is funny how unconsciously brilliant her Palinism are! Line up another new word for the Oxford Dictionary!

milemarker2020 on March 30, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Oh yeah, count me in with “squirmish.” It’s a PERFECT description of this Administrations approach to military affairs. Everyone thought Reagan was a joke in ’79 too. Then came ’80.

teacherman on March 30, 2011 at 9:32 PM

It’s funny. I heard it’s an Army term, dunno if that’s accurate. I do love how they distill a 10-minute interview into a one-word mispronounciation. We need to start doing the same with Obummer, he’s got enough malapropisms of his own.

alwaysfiredup on March 30, 2011 at 9:41 PM

A ‘squirmish’ is half-way in between a ‘skirmish’ and a ‘squabble’.

Palin’s done it again.

scrubjay on March 30, 2011 at 10:06 PM

John the Libertarian on March 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Squirm is the ideal word for when we find out were flying CAP for AQ

DSchoen on March 30, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Am I the only one who thinks “squirmish” was a brilliant Palinism?

Perfectly describes Obama’s role in this kinetic man-made dingleberry.

John the Libertarian on March 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Watch the second clip. Steward says Palin nailed it with squirmish.

unseen on March 30, 2011 at 10:12 PM

The funniest thing was George Bush, senior. Kites? I love the man but he needed better speech writers.
petunia on March 30, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Tween Carter, Reagan, Bush41, Clinton, Bush 43 and Obama, George Bush, senior is the only one of them that has actual combat experience.

Think Jon should rethink his “man up” statement.

DSchoen on March 30, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Steward says Palin nailed it with squirmish.

unseen on March 30, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Get your ears checked. He was mocking her, and said “niled it.”

John the Libertarian on March 30, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Obama is having a squirmish with the once-lockstep-in-adoration media.

May more MSM tools refudiate the liaring fool.

profitsbeard on March 30, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Hotair: “The Daily Show is a giant pile of sh*t. Unless, of course, it sh*ts on Obama. Then it is awesome.”

Dave Rywall on March 30, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Meh, Stewart sounded like he was just complaining that Obama isn’t as deft at playing the two sides of our ideology vs our needs like others have. In other words, everyone else did it they just hid it better and then ending with the obligatory Palin shot for his lap dog audience.

aikidoka on March 30, 2011 at 11:57 PM

Interesting definition of “squirmish” in the Urban dictionary:

Squirmish
A verbal stoush between two or more parties that is so petty, pointless, misinformed or ill-conceived that it makes witnesses wince with embarrassment, or so uncomfortable that they don’t know where to look.

Aside from it being only ‘verbal’ in the definition, I’d say it pretty much nails it.

miConsevative on March 31, 2011 at 3:14 AM