May 26, 2016

Give credit where it's due. Karl Rove is trying to do his part to help Trump's candidacy because it's the only way he'll have any relevance going forward. But wow, this is not the way to do it.

The backstory is this: When asked about Donald Trump's candidacy in a press conference today, President Obama quite honestly said that foreign leaders are rattled about the possibility of him becoming President.

"They're rattled by him and for good reason," Obama answered. "Because a lot of the proposals that he's made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude or an interest in getting tweets and headlines instead of actually thinking through what is required to keep America safe."

Seems legit, right?

Except if you're Bush's brain, and his loyal sidekick Neil Cavuto. Then, suddenly it's never, ever okay to make any comment about any political foe, and especially when you're abroad.

Citing Obama's withdrawal of forces from Iraq (negotiated by George W. Bush, by the way), Rove even went so far as to say that Obama was "a feckless leader, and unreliable ally."

No, dear.

Feckless is when you lie to an entire country so you can invade another sovereign country for its oil.

Feckless is being perfectly fine with Turkey invading Iraq right after you did.

Feckless is driving an entire country into deep recession along with most of the developed world.

Feckless is a perfect description of the George W. Bush presidency, but not the Barack H. Obama presidency.

Not feckless but incredibly stupid: The President of the United States holding the American flag upside down in Bejing. Imagine if Obama had done that. Cries of "Kenyan usurper!" would be flooding the Internet right now.

And by the way, Karl. I remember when Democrats were roundly criticized as being unpatriotic for criticizing President Bush when he was overseas. That's just not done in polite society.

Which is, of course, why Rove feels perfectly at home doing exactly that on Fox News.

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