Palin Calls the Obama Administration’s Hashtag Activism ‘Lazy’, ‘Naive’, and ‘Embarrassing’
How does the Obama administration handle an international scandal involving a ruthless terrorist organization? Evidently, they post pictures of themselves using hashtags on social media, because that will surely make the terrorists respect us more, right? And Sarah Palin is rightfully slamming them for their juvenile attempt at hashtag diplomacy.
First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted “Bring Back Our Girls” last week in an attempt to put pressure on the international community and the Islamic Nigerian terrorists who kidnapped 300 Christian schoolgirls and are reportedly selling them to other militants.
In a Facebook post titled, “Obama Twittering Towards Chaos,” Palin blasted the Obama administration’s “embarrassing” reliance on junior high-like tweets and tickles in place of a foreign policy rooted in peace through strength.”
“Diplomacy via Twitter is the lazy, ineffectual, naÃ¯ve, and insulting way for America’s leaders to deal with major national and international issues,” she said. “If you’re going to get involved anyway, Mr. President, learn to understand this and believe it, then announce it: Victory is only brought to you ‘courtesy of the red, white and blue.’ It’s certainly not won by your mere ‘unfriending’ the bad guys on Facebook. Leading from behind is not the American way.”
Palin noted that under Obama, “Hillary Clinton’s State Department repeatedly refused to recognize Boko Haram as terrorists despite their conventional, predictable Islamic terrorist rants, training, and mission.”
She added that the kidnapped Nigerian girls are now in a “life and death” situation in the hands of terrorists and asked, “And what is the Obama administration’s weapon of choice in this battle for these young girls’ lives? Hashtagging tweets on social media!”
This isn’t exactly surprising, considering that this is exactly how the Obama administration works: they ignore a threat until it becomes catastrophic, and then Obama throws out a bunch of meaningless rhetoric with absolutely no action to back it up. And considering how much he enjoys being the Celebrity-in-Chief, it makes sense that he’d copy empty-headed Hollywood celebrities in his pitiful excuse for diplomacy.
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