Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wandered off, came home

Ed Schultz Quickly Backpedals After Slamming Obama's Cluelessness on ISIS

Ed Schultz, MSNBC Host
By Jack Coleman, Sept. 1, 2014, Newsbusters.org

What a difference that a few hours -- and change in media platform -- can make when it comes to criticism of President Obama.

On his daily podcast this past Friday, Ed Schultz was surprisingly blunt in hitting Obama for his startling admission a day earlier that "we don't have a strategy" for confronting the deadly threat from the feral Islamist thugs in ISIS. (Audio after the jump)

Schultz said his previous "staunch" support for Obama doesn't mean he's going to be an apologist this time around (audio) --

SCHULTZ: Speaking of clouds, I'm kinda foggy on what the president said yesterday. Now I think it's fair to say, beyond, that I've been a staunch supporter of President Obama and I have easily found a way in times of trouble to explain exactly where he is, where he's going, what he believes in, and how this is a good direction for America, and I have believed all of that. I knew he knew what he was doing on the economy, I know he knew what he was doing on health care. But I'll tell you what, when the president comes out and makes a declarative statement about we do not have a strategy, I don't know how to defend that. That's not good. And if you're a fair-minded American, whether you're a liberal or conservative or whatever, you're a red-blooded, tax-paying American that loves the country, I think you should be troubled by that statement.

The president has plenty of political moxie, the president has plenty of wherewithal in the political arena to know exactly what he's saying, and for the White House to have to come back after the media jumped all over it and explain exactly what he meant, it shouldn't be that way. This is a big effin' deal, according to Joe Biden, and this ain't health care, this is conflict. The president addressing whether he will consult Congress, which is a good thing. He needs to consult the Congress 'cause we don't know where this tug of war with ISIS is going to go. Here he is --

OBAMA: I have consulted with Congress throughout this process. I am confident that as commander in chief I have the authorities to engage in the acts that we are conducting currently. As our strategy develops we will continue to consult with Congress and I do think that it'll be important for the Congress to weigh in. But I don't want to put the cart before the horse. We don't have a strategy yet. I think what I've seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we're at than we currently are.

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