The PJ Tatler

'I Don't Know What Makes Obama Tick,' Says Dick Cheney

The most important element in the “success” of Barack Hussein Obama in getting all the way to the White House has been the simple unwillingness for his opponents to call him out for what he is. Even Dick Cheney, who certainly ought to know better, falls for it:

Former Vice President Dick Cheney (R) said on Sunday that he has not figured out what motivates President Obama. “I’ve tried for a long time, John, to understand what makes him tick, and frankly, I don’t know,” Cheney told host John Catsimatidis on AM 970’s “The Cats Roundtable” in New York. Cheney said he was particularly mystified by Obama’s counterterrorism strategy in the Middle East.

The former vice president cited U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) there as one example of what he called confusing logic. “I don’t think he really wants to be there,” Cheney said. “Obama has placed pretty severe limits on what our air guys can do,” he said. “It’s half a loaf, it’s pin-pricks. It’s not a very effective military operation at this point.”

Look, not until he’s well out of office and safely ensconced in his next affirmative-action gig at the United Nations is Obama ever likely to just come right out and say that he’s a petty and resentful anti-American agent of “change,” who did his level best to cut the nation-as-founded down size. But actions speak louder than words.