Scarborough: Golfing after that statement on ISIS shows terrorists that Obama’s one cold bastard

posted at 3:21 pm on August 21, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, I … suppose that’s one way to look at it. Not the way the left looked at it when Bush went golfing, of course. Then it was evidence of Dubya’s essential chimp-like callousness, proof that war was just another game to him. (Unlike Obama, Bush eventually agreed that golfing during wartime was in poor taste and stopped.) And Bush’s encouragement to America to keep shopping after 9/11, a variation on “keep calm and carry on,” was also crapped on by liberals for years afterward as a pedestrian call to arms after national tragedy eschewing real sacrifice. I wonder, if America gets hit by ISIS tomorrow, whether a White House that’s forever jittery about economic backsliding would consider it important for people not to start hoarding cash under their mattresses. In this, as in so many counterterrorism matters, most liberals are frauds who’ll tolerate or even defend actions taken by Obama that they claimed to find deeply offensive from Bush.

But we already knew that. More importantly: Is Scarborough right? Was ISIS maybe thinking of hijacking a plane and steering it into a skyscraper until they noticed President Pitching Wedge teeing off on Martha’s Vineyard, at which point they concluded that they don’t dare? The “cold bastard” routine would be more convincing, I’d think, if O wasn’t in the habit of announcing red lines he later refused to enforce and handing over Taliban prisoners at Gitmo in exchange for an apparent deserter. At the very least, I think we can safely conclude that ISIS’s reaction to these optics is unpredictable. The mind of someone who’d saw off an innocent man’s head to make a point is a mind not easily knowable by civilized people. Maybe ISIS will take Obama’s golfing as a rebuke, that America refuses to tremble when jihadis murder a man on camera. Or maybe they’ll take it as a challenge, resolved to torture and kill Steven Sotloff in an even more brutal way than James Foley to see if that’ll get Obama’s attention. Plus, domestic “optics” aren’t separate from foreign “optics,” as Scarborough seems to imply at one point here. If Obama wants to do real damage to ISIS, he should be using what little political capital he has left to build public support for a broad, ferocious campaign. He has a rare but real opportunity to do that; I’ve seen at least one poll that shows Republicans support his airstrikes against ISIS in greater numbers than Democrats do. Screwing around on the golf course doesn’t signal the public that he’s serious about this. It signals the opposite. In which case, why get behind him for another risky campaign in Iraq?


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Golfing after that statement on ISIS shows terrorists Foleys family that Obama’s one cold bastard

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Red Widow on August 21, 2014 at 4:27 PM

My take as well.

mbs on August 21, 2014 at 4:40 PM

That was the Foley statement too, right?

rogerb on August 21, 2014 at 4:43 PM

I can’t help it but every time I see a picture of Joe Scarborough all I can think of is, “Where we going this time, Mr. Peabody?”

Cleombrotus on August 21, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Yeah, he’s a cold hard bastard allright……..

itsspideyman on August 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

That proves it! The whole thing was lies! He did it to himself with the Fist-On-A-Stick™!

- Verbie/libslave/DukeofEarlGrey/etc

Judge_Dredd on August 21, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Naw, you see, he and the Gentle Giant were simply playing
that old game ROCK’M SOCK’M ROBOTS!!

But they were playing the Reality version…

Anybody remember that one??

“Knock his Block off”!!

ToddPA on August 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM

What did Marty McFly learn about how to respond to being called “chicken”?

everdiso on August 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Play with his small balls while barbarians slaughter civilization? Hop in his time-traveling Delorean? This isn’t a pissing match between individuals playing chicken while driving, this is standing up against evil as the leader of the free world. Obama is an inhuman lying coward, unfit as leader let alone being part of the human race. And you’re an idiot who doesn’t understand the difference.

dominigan on August 21, 2014 at 4:56 PM

I wonder if Darren Wilson was just trying to send a message that he can be one cold-hearted bastard, too…

SailorMark on August 21, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Yeah, he’s a bastard alright.

HumpBot Salvation on August 21, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Scarborough: Golfing after that statement on ISIS shows terrorists that Obama’s one cold bastard

Cold towards America, not that that’s anything new. I guess it is a little better than his usual M.O. of actively trying to destroy us.

I don’t understand why Barky is golfing all the time. He really sucks at it. I mean, his golf swing is comparable to his 37 bowling game – on par with a slow 7 year old. At least on math, Barky is up to the level of a slow 8th grader …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 21, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Golfing scares ISIS???
Better send Tiger Woods to Iraq.

albill on August 21, 2014 at 5:12 PM

And what did releasing the Gitmo 5 show him to be?

Besides a lawbreaker.

de rigueur on August 21, 2014 at 5:15 PM

I don’t understand why Barky is golfing all the time. He really sucks at it. I mean, his golf swing is comparable to his 37 bowling game – on par with a slow 7 year old. At least on math, Barky is up to the level of a slow 8th grader …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 21, 2014 at 5:08 PM

He’s not playing golf.

Well, yesterday he was, but when the cameras are elsewhere he’s not always playing.

No, not insinuating anything nasty. But it is simply mathematically impossible for someone to play as much and still suck as much as he does.

Unless he’s such a total and complete narcissist that he fails to observe anyone else on the course and how their swings work and his doesn’t, plus he pridefully refuses any attempt at anyone else making any suggestion about how he could play better. So he never gets any better.

That actually is a possibility, come to think of it.

Eviva on August 21, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Hey coffee boy. Trust me on just one thing. 0 ain’t no cold ass bastard. You are such a beta freaking pansy. 0 is a narcissist, he doesn’t give a shit about anything but himself.

Bmore on August 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Obama is just that. ONE. COLD. BASTARD.

Sherman1864 on August 21, 2014 at 5:28 PM

I can’t help it but every time I see a picture of Joe Scarborough all I can think of is, “Where we going this time, Mr. Peabody?”
Cleombrotus on August 21, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Haha. Someone said that Imus guy always refers to the banjo player in “Deliverance” and that works too.

Marcus on August 21, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Morning Joke.
But it’s not funny.

Obama is cold-blooded, but it’s not helping in any way.

itsnotaboutme on August 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM

In this, as in so many counterterrorism matters, most liberals are frauds hypocritical Machiavellian socialists who’ll tolerate or even defend actions taken by Obama that they claimed to find deeply offensive from Bush.

Edited for accuracy and clarity.

For them advancing The Cause, and getting the power to do it in any way they can, is all that matters.

That is, for those who are not just mindless lock-step reality denying idealistic useful idiots.

farsighted on August 21, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Jugears doesn’t give a sh*t about some white dude murdered by fellow muzzies.

He would have preferred it wasn’t so horrible a method, cause he had to make a statement from the 5th green.

Then FORE as soon as the cameras went black.

txdoc on August 21, 2014 at 5:46 PM

+1

lester on August 21, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Addiction is sad to watch.

Del Dolemonte on August 21, 2014 at 5:57 PM

He’s one cold bastard to Americans.

jbspry on August 21, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Cold as in he doesn’t care about anyone but himself.

sadatoni on August 21, 2014 at 6:07 PM

What did Mika’s face look like when Scarborough called Obama a cold-hearted B-word?

Wonder if Hissy Matthews still gets a thrill up his leg when Obama speaks putts?

But for Obama, Iraq is one big sand trap, and he doesn’t want to lose his head over it, like James Foley did. Just blame George W. Bush and get back to the fun stuff.

Steve Z on August 21, 2014 at 6:28 PM

He’s one cold bastard to Americans.

jbspry on August 21, 2014 at 6:06 PM

What took you so long, lol. I thought that would be the first remark.

Sooo… Anyone planning to see the green movie that has Hot Air surrounded?

Fallon on August 21, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Sooo… Anyone planning to see the green movie that has Hot Air surrounded?

Heh, now that’s what you call ‘ubiquitous’.

SailorMark on August 21, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Why do we care what Scarborough says or thinks?

they lie on August 21, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Scarborough: Golfing after that statement on ISIS shows terrorists that Obama’s one cold bastard

I think it’s the O’s way of saying to all of the idiots that voted for him (twice!):

“Ssssuckaaaaaaaz!”

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 21, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Joe I always thought Mika was the airhead, But apparently it’s you…

You say there are 2 ways to look at it, nay, nay.. there are more than 2 here’s a 3rd.. maybe for Obama this is not a bad thing, maybe things are unfolding in a way that he is comfortable with .. What could cause anyone to think that … LOGIC.. He and his administration have refused to call terrorism what it is.. Major Hasan is “work place violence” , who called ISIL “junior varsity”,. Then there is this .. In “Audacity of Hope” he writes: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” The quote comes from page 261 of the paperback edition of “The Audacity of Hope.

dugbru on August 21, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Terrorists aren’t dumb. They saw the Bergdhal trade. At this point they’re just negotiating within their organization what they can get for the right type of hostage.

ButterflyDragon on August 21, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Sigh. Bama is no stone cold b@stard. He’s a b@stard alright, but not the way they like you to think he is.

He’s a sunni muslim coward, as are they all.

Diluculo on August 21, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Scarborough: Golfing after that statement on ISIS shows terrorists that Obama’s one cold bastard

No, it just shows that he’s a narcissistic egomaniac who doesn’t give a flying f**k about anybody or anything but himself.

And my estimate of Scarborough’s IQ just dropped another ten points.

/not that it was ever very high to begin with.

clear ether

eon

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williamg on August 22, 2014 at 12:55 AM

Scarborough just continues to prove what a RINO he is.

The Left would crucify a Republican president for this (and they did). Don’t give Obama a pass.

Theophile on August 22, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Does this make Joe a birther now?

jpmn on August 22, 2014 at 3:28 AM

Yannow, I could go the “cold bastard” IF I thought there were some substance behind that. IF Preznit 404 had a history of doing rather than leading from behind. IF there were any mad leadership skillz of any sort.

Ya got it wrong, Joe. He’s not a cold bastard. He simply doesn’t have the intellectual capacity. If he did, we would have seen it way long before now. His last true bit of deviousness- orchestrated by Axelrod- was getting John Ryan’s divorce records unsealed. 404 has been riding that wave ever since, and it appears to have finally cr@pped out on him.

BillH on August 22, 2014 at 3:37 AM

Duffer in Chief on every front … play it where it lies.

kregg on August 22, 2014 at 5:12 AM

He proved he was a true liberal by inviting national euthanasia with his response.

Don L on August 22, 2014 at 7:36 AM

A “cold bastard” would decimate ISIS…a “detached bastard” plays golf.

RonRon on August 22, 2014 at 7:59 AM

Right. Weird anaylisis. Totally out of touch with reality. Give it up.

petunia on August 22, 2014 at 9:38 AM

It’s a good thing for Isis he didn’t go bowling…that would be like a declaration of war.

right2bright on August 22, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Does this make Joe a birther now?

jpmn on August 22, 2014 at 3:28 AM

Ha!

petunia on August 22, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Scarborough: Golfing after that statement on ISIS shows terrorists that Obama’s one cold bastard

Sadly I had a retired friend suggest the same thing to me at breakfast yesterday morning. Even sadder is that he’s a retired Navy captain and former CO of a boomer. Can’t for the life of me understand why someone with that sort of background would harbor a misconception like that.

Oldnuke on August 22, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Just read the NYT apology article saying that presidents need to compartmentalize and Obama had to immediately go golfing because he felt so deeply. Or some such BS. I could only make it through the first paragraph. Made me think of when GWB was told about the Twin Towers attack while he was reading to school children and how much the left excoriated him because he didn’t jump up and panic.

mbfoxtrot on August 22, 2014 at 10:47 AM

We knew Obama was a bastard 6 years ago. His father abadoned him, right? That makes him a real bastard in my book.

earlgrey on August 22, 2014 at 12:10 PM

If only he was cold enough to be room temperature.

NoPain on August 24, 2014 at 10:29 PM

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