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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    “Bad Optics” Or Bad Leadership

    By kyle | March 29, 2016

    In my Sunday column, a look at what it means to be enjoying a baseball game with a murderous dictator when news arrives that terrorists have bombed Brussels.

    Topics: Barack Obama | 3 Comments »

    3 Responses to ““Bad Optics” Or Bad Leadership”

    1. Obama bin Biden Says:
      March 29th, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Negro fiddled while Rome burned.

    2. kishke Says:
      March 29th, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Can’t call what Obama is doing “tangoing.” He’s standing there like a lunkhead while the woman tangos around him.

    3. Obama bin Biden Says:
      March 29th, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      He prefers the Teddy Pendergrass tenderness from Reggie Love.