Left Threatens to “Spank” Obama
In a prime-time speech Tuesday from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, President Barak Obama is expected to announce that he is sending up to 35,000 additional troops to Afghanistan beginning next year.
This anticipated announcement is bound to not please his supporters from his Left/Liberal base.
“I think there will be some disillusionment within his base,” said Paul Kawika Martin, political director for Peace Action. According to Fox News, he added that thousands of activists are planning to protest following the president’s announcement.
“We’re going to spank him for sending more troops,” he told FoxNews.com, adding that they may also “thank him” if he announces a quick exit strategy.
Leading Republicans, however, see the announcement as a chance for Obama to finally work with both political sides.
“The president does face a serious battle inside his own caucus, his own party, particularly in the House of Representatives,” former senior Bush adviser Karl Rove told Fox News. “But here’s a moment for bipartisanship. I suspect the president will easily win support for this if he reaches out and melds together the Democrats who are willing to support his war policy with the Republicans. I suspect virtually every Republican will support the president in this if he asks for their support.”