Tranquility? In this world? Planet earth?
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today spun himself right into outer space with the unworldly claim that President Obama is somehow improving the “tranquility” of the planet.
Applying the term “tranquil” to the world as it exists today is about like mixing “cuddly” and “pit bull with rabies.”
Said Earnest at today’s White House briefing:
I think that there have been a number of situations in which you’ve seen this administration intervene in a meaningful way that has substantially furthered American interests and substantially improved the tranquility of the global community.
This is not just the latest sign that the White House has lost touch. It’s an insult to those who are on the wrong end of a world in chaos, like the kids sent by their parents from Central America to our border, the innocents being slaughtered in Syria, and the people in Iraq who have suddenly gained the honor of living in the first Caliphate since the 11th century or whatever.
ABC News White House reporter Jonathan Karl seemed a little taken aback, quizzing Earnest about the tranquility assessment, which the press secretary wisely declined to repeat. Karl listed some of the tragedies around the world, to which Earnest peeped that, well, we’ve eliminated Syria’s chemical weapons.
Syria’s declared chemical weapons, Earnest eventually added.