Snub. “[Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam] Fayyad’s resignation risks cooling increasingly chilly diplomatic relations between Washington and Ramallah and deepening visible interpersonal strain between U.S. President Barack Obama and Abbas.”
Snafus abound. “Indeed, the entire first three years of the new health-care law have been one long story of unfulfilled expectations. Take, for example, the ‘affordable’ part of the Affordable Care Act. While the recession has artificially held down health-care costs and the associated rise in insurance premiums over the past couple of years, now that the economy has begun to recover, both are expected to rise rapidly.”
Snickering at the weak background check provisions. “No individual can purchase a handgun from a private dealer without being asked, ‘Are you a good person?’ along with the follow-up question ‘Seriously, are you?’”
Sniping at him as a carpetbagger would be a little disingenuous for the party that gave us Sen. Hillary Clinton. “Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) isn’t ruling out a Senate run in New Hampshire next year. ‘I’m not going to comment on that. Obviously I think it’s important to continue to do my job here and challenge people to do things better,’ Brown said when asked on Fox News Sunday if he was mulling a run against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).”
Sneering at this sentiment (widespread on Twitter and elsewhere from supposedly objective reporters) reveals where their sympathies are. “Kermit Gosnell is probably the most successful serial killer in the history of the world,” tweets Terry Moran.
Snuff out U.S. aid, says one of Egypt’s bloggers. “A prominent Egyptian blogger known for his pivotal role in country’s 2011 revolution warned during a Tuesday meeting with reporters that U.S. aid to Egypt is ‘directly’ funding an increasingly oppressive regime ‘that tortures people’ and flouts international laws governing human rights.”
Snap out of it, warns another Egyptian blogger. “If Washington pushes the IMF to expedite the loan under the current economic and political conditions, it will not succeed in stabilizing the country or restoring investor confidence. Rule of law is key — a loan without necessary reforms would be money wasted on propping up a failing government for a few more months, further entangling Washington with the Morsi administration at a time when the latter’s long-term survival is increasingly costly and doubtful.”
Snark away. No way for the doctor to get credible: “Ben Carson to meet with Herman Cain.”