Newt Blasts Obama For Basketball “Fixation”

Posted by | March 18, 2011 20:28 | Filed under: Top Stories

Because President Obama did this year what he did the last two years — appear on ESPN for seven minutes to pick NCAA winners — the right wing has gone crazy.

Charging that the administration appears ‘checked out,’ potential GOP White House candidate Newt Gingrich says President Obama has a ‘fixation with the Final Four’ at a time that he should be dealing with multiple crises, such as Libya.

Oh, so he had nothing to do with putting together a coalition to take a stand against Libya because he was too busy with brackets?  Oh, I see, it was the other countries that led the way on the coalition, and Obama couldn’t be involved because of the seven minutes he spent on basketball.

“You know, the president has this fixation with the Final Four. Spent time on ESPN giving us his version of what really mattered to him, which is the Final Four,” Newt Gingrich said on Fox News Channel Thursday night. “What’s strange is, with all of these crises, how can you focus that kind of time and attention as president of the United States — not as a private citizen, not as a spectator, not as a hobby?”

The former House Speaker stepped up that attack in Washington on Friday when, following a speech at the National Press Club building, a reporter asked for his response to a situation in which Britain and France seemed to be in the lead in pushing the United Nations Security Council for a vote authorizing a coordinated military response to the situation in Libya.

Newt seems to think Republican presidents would have removed Khadafi by now.

“The president announced on March 3, ‘Kadafi has to go.’ … [Eisenhower and Reagan] would have made sure that he was gone. There are a lot of ways to get rid of a dictator if you want to. This idea that we posture, we talk, we have diplomatic meetings. … This is very weak,” he said.

Sure, removing leaders of other countries is our primary business, isn’t it? And it’s worked out very well for us.

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By: Alan

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