September 2, 2014

If Obama's Not Using the Presidency...

Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

The Associated Press

President Lincoln once said to an over-cautious general, “If you are not using the army, I should like to borrow it for a short while.”

After yesterday’s press conference, I think we might need to say, to our disengaged, apathetic commander-in-chief: if you’re not using the presidency, would you mind if we borrowed it?

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TAGGED: Russia, Ukraine, Islamic State, Barack Obama


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