The American public is much less interested in hearing all those phony pronouncements about US foreign policy and the Libya Liberation Front than Mr. O’s handlers had realized. The Progressive-in-Chief managed to garner a total of 25.6 million viewers the other night as he nattered on about our wandering mission in the lost land of Libya. Despite the fact that his telecast aired over eight networks including Fox, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC, many Americans could have cared less and chose instead to watch reruns of Two and a Half Men.
The speech was down 12% from Obama’s address on Iraq last August (29.2 million), which fell 9% from his speech on the Gulf Coast oil spill in June (32 million), which in turn dropped 21% from his Afghanistan speech back in December of 2009 (40.8 million). Last night’s address could have been dinged by starting slightly before primetime at 7:30 PM, which also kept Obama from making ABC choose between the Commander-in-Chief and airing Dancing With The Stars. Inside TV
Commander-in-Chief. Yeah, right.
Onward Progressive soldiers, marching as to war,
With the Whitehouse Wuss, going on before.
Hail, the Royal Master, leads against our foes,
Forward into battle, bowing as he goes.