And yet they accused Mitt Romney from shooting from the hip:
Asked if he considered the current Egyptian government an ally of the United States, President Obama Wednesday balked.
"You know, I don't think that we would consider them an ally but we don't consider them an enemy," he said in an interview with Telemundo.
I find the quibbling over "not an ally, but not an enemy either" both dumb and noncommittal. If you don't know much about me, know this: I have found that I loath this kind of behavior. It pisses me off to no end. I encounter it every day on the road when I pause to let people by and they sit there like a lump-on-a-log, wasting my and their time/gas.
What President Obama has just done here, is wasted our time. Then of course, he compounds the problem:
Asked about the president's comment, White House National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said: "'Ally' is a legal term of art. We don't have a mutual defense treaty with Egypt like we do with our NATO allies. But as the President has said, Egypt is long-standing and close partner of the United States, and we have built on that foundation by supporting Egypt's transition to democracy and working with the new government."
Not only does he try to walk it back, but he sends some peon spokesman to do his graveling to the American people for the shake of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. I feel used.
I would be outraged by all of this, but my personal outrage quota has been filled since the murder of Ambassador Stevens, the first such Ambassador to be murdered since President Jimmy Carter was in office (Ambassador Adolph Dubs was killed in 1979 during a failed kidnapping attempt while serving in Afghanistan).
Instead, I will be personally working every day to get Governor Mitt Romney elected.
I was at the Lake County, Florida REC yesterday and this woman was calling to complain that Mitt Romney isn't doing enough to get elected. I told her we are the Romney Campaign (more or less, since we are the Republican Party) and we are doing everything we can, and that she should be there at the office making phone calls. She quibbled (again, something the pisses me off to no end) and then hung-up.
So, what is it going to be RedState Reader? Are you going to quibble about what Romney is or is not doing*? Or are you going to go down to your local REC and start phone banking? Are you going to spend 24/7 here on RedState with people you already agree with**? Are you going to break open that Phone Book you normally use as a door stopper and start making calls yourself?
*He's shown up and is currently at the limit of what he, personally, can do. Can we say the same of you?
**We can read RedState when it is night and after the election. During the daylight hours, turn off that computer and do something else.