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Spike Spencer, who, by the way, boasts this awesome CV

He has voiced hundreds of episodes of Japanese Anime including such notable titles as “Evangelion,” “Battle Angel,” “Suikoden,” “Orphen,” “Spriggan,” “Nadesico,” “Mar,” “PreTear,” “Buso Renkin,” and “Bleach.” His video game credits include WOW-The Burning Crusades, Tales of Vesperia, Steambot Chronicles, Star Ocean 2, and many others.

is shocked that Barack Obama is praising the work of American troops in Baghdad.  

President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to the troops recently in Baghdad. For that I applaud him. The troops were buoyed up by a visit by their Commander and Chief. And that is a good thing. He also praised them for their service and commitment. Also a good thing. Then he went on to say that they had done a remarkable job in giving Iraq a great gift; the chance to govern themselves in a Democratic fashion. A free people now able to seek their own path thanks to the efforts of the U.S MILITARY!

Uh, come again?

This paragraph illustrates Spencer’s MO throughout the piece, which is to misleadingly paraphrase things Democratic politicians have said, then attack those paraphrasings as if they were direct quotes.  Here is a transcript of the speech Obama gave in Iraq.

THE PRESIDENT: Under enormous strain and under enormous sacrifice, through controversy and difficulty and politics, you’ve kept your eyes focused on just doing your job. And because of that, every mission that’s been assigned — from getting rid of Saddam, to reducing violence, to stabilizing the country, to facilitating elections — you have given Iraq the opportunity to stand on its own as a democratic country. That is an extraordinary achievement, and for that you have the thanks of the American people. (Applause.) That’s point number one.

Point number two is, this is going to be a critical period, these next 18 months. I was just discussing this with your commander, but I think it’s something that all of you know. It is time for us to transition to the Iraqis. (Applause.) They need to take responsibility for their country and for their sovereignty. (Applause.)

Read the whole thing, it’s pretty clear that Obama is saying the opposite of what Spencer is attributing to him, ie “Sorry you guys had to fight such a freakin’ stupid war.  You did the best you could with it; now let’s get the fuck out of here while the gettin’s good.”

But since he’s only attacking his own paraphrasing of Sean Hannity’s broad characterization of a Drudge Report headline he read, instead of looking at the actual transcript, Spencer cannot understand why the mainstream media isn’t as dumb as he is.

So, after what the President said to our soldiers in Baghdad, um, wouldn’t that make those on the left, uh, how do I put this gently,,, WRONG!?

If this were the other way around; we would never hear the end of it. How many times during George Bush’s term did the press try to get him to say he made a mistake? They were relentless. Now that it is blatantly obvious that all the critics were wrong and their leader just stood up and more or less stated exactly that, where are the journalists? Where are the pretty bobble head TV news teleprompter readers? Where’s the outrage? Where’s the pride in a job well done? Where’s the mea culpa from the left? Where is the thunder after Obama’’s lightning bolt?

As usual, what do we hear? Crickets.

So again I ask… WHERE’S THE THUNDER!?

This rhetorical flourish only serves to make me picture various members of the mainstream media establishment as WWE characters.  Wolf Blitzer wouldn’t even have to change his name.  

Please, won’t someone, anyone, BRING DAT THUNDA?!?!?!?!

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Written by dieblucasdie

April 13, 2009 at 11:27 pm

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