Michael Schaus

It’s nice to see the State Department finally blaming some things on our current President, and not George Bush… In fact, Obama’s not getting enough blame, according to the teenage Bieber fan who is currently serving as the spokesperson for the State Department. (She’s actually not a teenage Bieber fan… She just acts like one.) During one of Jen Psaki’s recent Q&A sessions with reporters, she said that poor Mr. Obama doesn’t give himself enough “credit” for the administration’s foreign policy.

Hilarity ensued.

Even the generally liberal Democrat surrogates “reporters” couldn’t help but poke a little fun at the hopelessly naïve comments. The President doesn’t give himself enough credit? Stunningly, the reporters in attendance seem to have stumbled across the same questions that raced through my mind. With a straight-face that would make Bob Newhart jealous, Jen expressed her honest concern that our poor President doesn’t credit himself enough for America’s role in world events.

“Is this a ‘Mission Accomplished’ moment?” Asked one reporter. More candidly, another asked her to explain what she meant when she used the term “success”. (And when the DC press correspondents start laughing and mocking, things are bound to go downhill quickly.) Here’s the video so you can be part of the fun:

I mean, heck: Putin owns the Crimea; Libya is even less friendly to US interests than when Gadhafi ran the place; the Taliban basically rules half of Afghanistan (and Pakistan, and Iraq, and parts of Libya, and parts of Nigeria, and parts of Syria); Iran is using the billions of dollars that the Obama Administration released (as part of sanction agreements) to rebuild their nuclear programs; Syria is… Well, do I really need to keep going?

Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership.

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