Michelle Obama notwithstanding, Mark Steyn is not convinced that whimpering softly and carrying a big hashtag will BringBackOurGirls from Boko Haram in Nigeria.
Here is the White House contribution:
I think Mark Steyn would prefer this:
Up in New Hampshire that would be hashtagged "Bring Back Our Girls Or Die", but we are looking for baby steps from the White House.
TO WHICH I SHOULD ADD: I am sure the White House is reluctant to get drawn into this Nigerian kidnapping nightmare for a couple of reasons. First of all, although we are sending advisors to support the lesser thugs of the Nigerian government, unleashing Jack Bauer or Rambo (or both!) to solve this unilaterally is fun to imagine but not a realistic option for the Reality-Based Community. More importantly (from their perspective), it clashes with their messaging of a Republican War on Women by reminding people what a real war on women looks like. And do let's add, there is a Hillary Embarrassment Factor with Boko Haram, so Dems really need to Move On.
Unless and until Team Obama can establish a link between Boko Haram and the Koch brothers this will be pushed towards the back burner.