If George W. Bush, John McCain, or Mitt Romney were in office today and were considering the exact same actions, saying the exact same words, and proposing the exact same things that President Barack Obama is currently serving up to the American people, the response would be different. There would be protests by the liberal citizens, unified outrage from democrats in Congress, and dozens of vocal celebrities from Hollywood using the opportunity to get press time and extend their left-wing anti-war credentials.
As Buzzfeed hypothesizes, there must have been a mass kidnapping of the “principled anti-war celebrities” because they seem to have gone missing on the war protest front lines ever since their Nobel Peace Prize winning President was put into office.
The truth is this: the left has always been masterful at spinning to whatever political ideology works best for them right now and in the near future. Most of them weren’t really against war before 2009. They were against George W. Bush. They aren’t pro-attack in 2013. They’re pro-Obama. They like the coolest US President ever and whether he’s prolonging the war in Afghanistan, defending drone strikes in Pakistan, promoting the safety of the NSA spying on US citizens, or pushing military action against a government in an effort to help rebels who generally hate America, Israel, Christians, and Jews, so be it.
He’s their guy. Why would they bother with silly concepts like consistency or moral dignity when their guy is the one wanting to pull the trigger?
Where has George Clooney been while all of this has been taking place?
What about Sean Penn? Nobody’s better at getting in front of a camera to voice outrage over something like war.
Ed Asner – at least he has a reason for Hollywood’s silence. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Asner said, “A lot of people don’t want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama.”
Susan Sarandon. Janeane Garofalo. Danny Glover. Silent, silent, and silent.
At least Rand Paul is consistent. Whether it was Obama or Romney in office right now, he would be saying the same thing in response to the attack: