ah, a voice of sanity

Mediate: … while some on the left are disappointed with President Obama’s decision to send military force to Libya, Rachel Maddow argues that his talks with other nations and attempts to keep the Arab world at the forefront of the struggle are a sign he intends to keep his campaign promises.

“America as a country fights a lot of wars …  While most presidents campaign on policies of peace … President Obama is giving it a shot: The difference with Mr Obama as president is that he appears to be walking more of that walk than just talking the talk.”

His talks with the United Nations and wait for “a clear international consensus” differ starkly from some of the more aggressive work Americans have seen from their presidents in the past.

“The fact that he’s actually doing it as president is freaking out all corners of the political world that kind of liked the chest-thumping,” Maddow concludes. The idea behind President Obama’s insistence on talking to other nations, Maddow notes, is to “change the narrative”.

“Do you want the narrative of America’s role in the world to be ‘America leads Western aggression against Arab countries?” she asks rhetorically. “President Obama wants the narrative to be something different” by showing reluctance to partake in the struggle, she continues. “He wants everybody to know how reluctant he was,” she concludes, while “trying to force to the forefront the Arab world.”

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Thank you tigerfists88 😉

19 Responses to “ah, a voice of sanity”

  1. 1 Hachikō
    March 21, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I watched her show tonight and held my breath as she commenced – expecting the worse. Then, as she went on, I found lungs relaxing and my eyes widening. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It was a pleasant surprise.

    Good for Rachel.

  2. 2 Theo67
    March 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm


    • 3 Dorothy Rissman
      March 22, 2011 at 1:55 am

      Finally. Chipsticks, I have been a wreck all day. Feeling so bad that dems could actually go against the president. I don;t care about stupid Dennis, but I do want to feel that at least some dems have PBO’s back. But they don’t. It breaks my heart.

      This Rachel segment, will allow me to sleep. I would have been having nightmares all night if not for your sharing the video. bless you Chips. dr

  3. 4 anniebella
    March 21, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Just when you think the house is all fill with nuts, you fine one sane one in the bunch. President Obama didn’t want to do this, but if he had done nothing and we were to see thousands upon thousands of Libyans murder by Gaddafi, what would Michael Moore, Dennis Kuninch, and the others say?

    • 5 Theo67
      March 21, 2011 at 11:17 pm

      This is no different from the tax cut fiasco. The PL didn’t care if millions went hungry over the Christmas holidays, or if millions more struggled to make ends meet when taxes increased in the New Year – and they’re going to let the Republicans get away with it if it means they can blame President Obama. They also were silent calling for the health care funding for the 9/11 responders, who had to make their own way to Washington and beg for help. It’s beginning to look like Democrats, just like Republicans, don’t stand for anything.

  4. 7 Tulips
    March 21, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Just wait i hate to say they find the bodies.

  5. March 21, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    somebody actually listening to the President and watching what he did.

  6. 9 Tulips
    March 21, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Chipstick you and BWD are my sanity . Thank you so much for keeping balance.you guys are great.

  7. March 21, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Hello everybody…Off topic..A woman in Chile tweets:D

    @Marianamarusic Obama made me walk a lot today 😥

  8. March 21, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Michael Moore is a F*CKING PHONY or someone here got in his ear 😆

    From my twitter timeline:

    RT @MMFlint: Note to Republicans & Iraq Invasion Supporters: Your attacks on Obama’s war are hypocritical, hollow, & obscene. Your wars have wrecked us.

  9. 14 P
    March 21, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Excellent Post Chips!

  10. 15 Mae who love our CIC
    March 22, 2011 at 3:40 am

    We have been fighters for so long and have been in wars for quite some time and most of us can’t wrap our minds around other solutions for typical problems. Let’s try diplomacy for a change. It is ingrained in most of us to fight for our position and to win at any cost even if it is detrimental to our well being. Just to say that I won. How crazy is that? Very crazy.

  11. 16 M
    March 22, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Thank goodness Rachel was a voice of sanity. Let’s hope the sanity spreads!

  12. 17 Shirley
    March 22, 2011 at 6:45 am

    As I Listen to Rachel last night, I could feel my shoulders relaxing, and getting back to normal. Whewwwwwwwwww, Thank God, now that was a breath of fresh air. I’ll drink to that Rachel 🙂

  13. 18 Fred
    March 22, 2011 at 8:46 am

    thank you Rachel for speaking the truth 😀

    I just tune the MSM out last night and watches the Cosby Show instead 😉 😆

  14. 19 tally
    March 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I ❤ Rachel!

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