Saturday, January 17, 2015
Obama and the "JV" Team
Congressman Louie Gohmert in The Counter Jihad Report on January 15, 2015 discussed the following Obama blunder:
"Obama: ISIS is the 'JV team'.
In January, President Obama sat down for an interview with the New Yorker, and when asked about ISIS gains in Iraq, he likened them to the JV team, saying ““The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.” Those words came back to haunt him as ISIS surged in both Syria and Iraq, particularly when Obama authorized missile strikes against ISIS in August. Even then Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken defended the president’s “JV team” remark, saying they didn’t pose the threat to America as much as Al-Qaeda. A few week later, the Washington Post noted the attempts to spin the president’s statement. By September, Obama laughably claimed in an interview on Meet the Press that he wasn’t talking about ISIS in his New Yorker interview. But even the notoriously biased Politifact rated his walk-back as “false” and two weeks ago the Washington Post’s fact checker Glenn Kessler branded Obama’s “JV team” spin as 'the lie of the year'."
On the theme of Obama's lack of understanding of the growth of radical Islam in today's world, the "JV Team" remark is one of his most stunning understatements.
Let's elect a president in 2016 who understands world affairs, instead of a candidate whose greatest strength is the ability to give a good speech.