Flame Wars

We might be facing the most embarrassing moment in the history of human civilization. A couple of decades from now, some history book might appear with the following entry: “World War III Sparked by YouTube Video.” It’s a silly pretext that could easily be a story line for a “South Park” episode, but in this case, truth is stranger than fiction. If you buy into the ridiculous media reports, you’re supposed to believe that angry Muslims in Egypt, Libya, and throughout the Middle East exploded into deadly violence on Sept. 11 in reaction to a YouTube video they found insulting. Incredible but true.

Not only is the media sticking to this ludicrous story, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney remains firm that the violence “is in response not to United States policy…but it is in response to a video.” Incredible but true. If that’s not enough to stretch your credulity beyond the limits of reality, consider that Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN is promoting her version of this fiction of the absurd which she described as a “spontaneous response” to a “very offensive video.” Incredible but true.

It’s sad to think that the Obama Administration and the media have taken us for witless dupes gullible enough to swallow such a poorly conceived political fabrication. It’s more than just 180 degrees opposed to anything remotely plausible. Even in the Bizarro World they’d be scratching their heads saying “this too far out to be true.”

Here in the age of viral videos and pop culture memes, you might nevertheless assume that no thinking person could possibly believe that international relations are driven by YouTube videos and fringe-cult bloggers. Yet the Obama administration seems to have reduced US foreign policy to a social networks flame war. God help us if we’ve gotten that stupid.

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Liberal Journalist Misplays Race Card Badly

When it comes to the race card game, you can’t win with a liberal. If you’re conservative, you’re racist no matter how you play it. As the 2012 GOP Convention progresses, this liberal con game is once again in play. You’d think Republicans would have learned by now. When it comes to issues on race, you may as well be playing Three Card Monty with a downtown street hustler. No matter how you play it, you will lose.

During the convention, the Dems and their compliant media toadies have used a ruse that everyone should be well aware of by now. Republicans get accused of pandering to minorities when they’re included, and accused of purposely excluding them when they’re not. Republicans are racist either way, in this liberal heads-I-win-tails-you-lose shell game.

Yesterday, karma may have finally caught up with the liberal media when Yahoo’s Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian was fired after he was recorded at the Republican National Convention saying the GOP was “happy to have a party with black people drowning.” Racist, idiotic, and just a little bit confusing. Was Chalian implying that only blacks were going to drown as a result of hurricane flooding? What about whites—wouldn’t they drown too? Or does he believe that whites are more buoyant with better swimming skills than blacks? We’ll probably never know what was really going through that liberal muddled mind.

One thing that would make the incident deliciously complete would be if the Romney campaign offered Chalian a job. In fact I’d recommend that the RNC make a big public deal out of it. They could release a statement saying, “We’re dedicated to putting Americans back to work, not firing them.”

Hey, if there were some such thing as Fantasy Politics similar to what they have in professional sports, that’s how I’d play it.