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Are we losing the kinetic military action in Libya?

Posted by seumasach on April 2, 2011

2nd April, 2011

DON SURBER: “Are we losing the kinetic military action in Libya? No matter what one’s feelings are toward President Obama as a man or a president, this is not good news.”

Meanwhile, reader Brent Glines emails that it’s the Obama Curse, in which everything Obama touches turns to crap:

One aspect of the Libya debacle seems to have slipped by everyone in the punditocracy, but it seems obvious to me. The Obama Curse.

For the last couple of years, every time Obama backs either a particular sports team in a playoff, super bowl, world series, what have you, or a candidate running for office, the team or candidate endorsed by Obama immediately tanks. Doug Powers noted this phenomenon over a year ago, , and there have been numerous other examples since then, most recently Obama’s NCAA picks.

So now Obama has backed the rebel cause in Libya against Moammar Gadhafi, so OF COURSE, the rebels immediately start to tank, and are now in full retreat on all fronts.

The Obama Curse. Fear it! And pray he never endorses your team, cause, or candidacy.

I’m safe. Er, except for the space-policy thing, where I strongly support Obama’s policy — and which, come to think of it, has also turned to crap.


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