Tucker Carlson's content farm is upset at President Obama for praising the troops at Fort Bragg. I don't even know where to start:
President Barack Obama poured one compliment after another onto an audience of soldiers Dec. 14, and even came close to endorsing the Iraq campaign that he has denigrated since 2002.
"You are part of an unbroken line of heroes spanning two centuries -- from the colonists who overthrew an empire, to your grandparents and parents who faced down fascism and communism, to you -- men and women who fought for the same principles in Fallujah and Kandahar, and delivered justice to those who attacked us on 9/11," Obama declared at Fort Bragg, the North Carolina base of the U.S. 82nd paratroop division.
If that wasn't enough, Obama also told the soldiers that "unlike the old empires, we don't make these sacrifices for territory or for resources. We do it because it's right."
Media coverage of the event downplayed the extent of Obama's scripted praise for the experienced soldiers. Neither the Washington Post nor the New York Times, for example, included the statements quoted above.
The flattering message was a remarkable 180 degree turn from his earlier description of soldiers as victims dependent on social-welfare and medical services offered by the Democratic coalition.
The article continues in this vein, dinging Obama for his "unfamiliar praise for the soldiers' professional accomplishments." How was it "unfamiliar" for Obama? No explanation is given, though I'm sure it doesn't extend far beyond "he's a Democrat so he hates the troops." They also take issue with Obama's invocation of the G.I. Bill and other government programs designed to assist soldiers and their families, saying that the president cast "the military merely as a welfare case." That's an insane interpretation that could only be arrived at via willful misunderstanding.
They even managed to shoehorn in a teleprompter reference.
And that's what gets me about the Daily Caller. They clearly relish taking potshots at the Democratic president and have no discernible threshold for pettiness or illogic, and they get themselves into trouble through this reflexive urge to attack Obama which frequently and amusingly ends up backfiring. They obviously can't control it, which explains why they conceive, craft, edit, and publish ludicrous articles attacking the president for praising the military while having the temerity to be a Democrat.