September 4, 2013

Vote of no confidence.”The Obama administration believed in ‘the international community.’ The mess Obama finds himself in on Syria suggests the international community doesn’t believe in him.” Read the whole thing.

Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

President Obama’s Saturday about-face didn’t inspire confidence? “Nearly six in 10 oppose missile strikes in light of the U.S. government’s determination that Syria used chemical weapons against its own people. Democrats and Republicans alike oppose strikes by double-digit margins, and there is deep opposition among every political and demographic group in the survey. Political independents are among the most clearly opposed, with 66 percent saying they are against military action.”

I’m confident he would choose her, even without the birthday. “New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will be celebrating his wife’s 50th birthday  instead of attending a campaign rally with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). ‘In a choice between Mary Pat Christie and Rand Paul, it’s no choice for me,’  Christie told reporters at a press conference Tuesday.” Boy, is 2016 going to be fun to watch.

Anthony Weiner’s wipeout in the New York City mayoral race gives me confidence that voters aren’t a complete lost cause. “According to the poll from the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, 36% of likely Democratic voters chose [New York Public Advocate Bill] de Blasio, while 21% favored City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and 20% preferred former Comptroller William Thompson. Former representative Anthony Weiner, dragged down by revelations of lewd messages he sent to women online, has dropped to also-ran status, with only 8% support.”

I’m not confident she would do this for a Republican president, but what is important is that she doesn’t add to the chaos created by the current president. “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)  said on Tuesday she believes Congress will support a resolution authorizing the use of U.S. military force against Syria[, saying,] ‘I am hopeful that the American people are persuaded that this action happened, that Assad did it, that hundreds of children were killed. This is behavior outside the circle of civilized human behavior, and we must respond.’ ” Good for her. However, like the speaker of the House, she won’t whip her members.

“President Obama told reporters on Tuesday that he is confident Congress will support his efforts to initiate military action against Syria, and that he will work with various lawmakers to come up with a resolution that works for all parties.” Funny, no one in Congress is.

I’m confident this would be as big a disaster as the Iraq Study Group, which President George W. Bush was smart enough to ignore before pursuing a winning surge strategy. “Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), author of the bill that created the Iraq Study Group in 2006, petitioned the president on Monday to immediately establish the Syria Advisory Group, which he said could help the administration make diplomatic overtures across the region.” It’s also telling that this job hasn’t already been done by the administration.

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.