Obama's terrible, awful, really not good at all choice of words in condemning David Haines beheading

See also: The presidency as a private joke between the Obamas

Doesn’t anyone in the White House bother to think about the metaphors they use? In the wake of the awful, disgusting, hideous, XXX rated (for violence) video of David Haines being beheaded, carving his head off his shoulders, Barack Obama releases a statement with the most inappropriate metaphor possible:

 The United States stands shoulder to shoulder tonight with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve.

Are they trying to be funny?

Is there some demon inside the Obamas that is making them do things like commemorate 911 this year by sending Michelle to be photographed with a group named KaBOOM?

Barack Obama has a long history of being a wiseguy, making private jokes that insiders can snicker about and feel superior to the dopes in the public.  Consider his habit of displaying the single digit salute, aka the bird, in ways that provide just enough deniability:

The structure of alliances under American leadership that provided stability and relative peace for the world since 1945 are literally falling apart under Obama, and he is behaving in ways that can, most charitably, be called unserious, Perhaps this blast from the past is more accurate than anyone dreamed at the time:

 

See also: The presidency as a private joke between the Obamas

Doesn’t anyone in the White House bother to think about the metaphors they use? In the wake of the awful, disgusting, hideous, XXX rated (for violence) video of David Haines being beheaded, carving his head off his shoulders, Barack Obama releases a statement with the most inappropriate metaphor possible:

 The United States stands shoulder to shoulder tonight with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve.

Are they trying to be funny?

Is there some demon inside the Obamas that is making them do things like commemorate 911 this year by sending Michelle to be photographed with a group named KaBOOM?

Barack Obama has a long history of being a wiseguy, making private jokes that insiders can snicker about and feel superior to the dopes in the public.  Consider his habit of displaying the single digit salute, aka the bird, in ways that provide just enough deniability:

The structure of alliances under American leadership that provided stability and relative peace for the world since 1945 are literally falling apart under Obama, and he is behaving in ways that can, most charitably, be called unserious, Perhaps this blast from the past is more accurate than anyone dreamed at the time: