After months of lashing out at Pres. trump, Friday’s Syrian airstrike has evoked awkward responses from the Democratic Party and the media. After failing to take Obama to the woodshed for drawing a red line in Syria then ignoring similar chemical attacks under his administration, the minority party seems humbled by Trump's direct military response.

MSNBC's Brian Williams ridiculed for poetic analysis

Even Brian Williams, the disgraced former NBC anchor demoted to MSNBC for falsely claiming a helicopter he was riding in was hit by enemy fire called the missile strike ordered by the commander-in-chief a “beautiful” thing.

More specifically, while Williams was (on air) admiring the 50+ guided missiles launched from two U.S. destroyers in the darkness of last evening the preppy used pompous if not poetic prose to describe the attack. “We see these beautiful pictures at night from the decks of these two U.S. Navy vessels in the eastern Mediterranean. I am tempted to quote the great Leonard Cohen: ‘I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons.’ And they are beautiful pictures of fearsome armaments….”

His literary flowering of the lethal attack earned Williams quite a mocking by colleagues.

Media response tacitly optimistic

More surprising is the tacit show of support for Trump foreign-policy by media and Democrats with few exceptions.

While Rachel Maddow was predictably apoplectic, the same mainstream media that has spent 95% of their political capital trashing Trump was surprisingly supportive a day after the assault.

Democratic response wobbly and two-faced

Democratic politicians were wobbly in their commentaries. "I hope this teaches President Assad not to use chemical weapons again," said Sen.

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Bill Nelson, D-Fla. Sen. Tim Kane - the “weird little dude” handpicked by Hillary Clinton as running mate during her failed 2016 presidential campaign issued the following two-faced assessment: “Congress will work with the President, but his failure to seek Congressional approval is unlawful.” Somehow Kaine never got around to condemning former Pres.

Obama for all of the airstrikes he ordered. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, who wants to let Syrian refugees into the United States under former Pres. Obama’s discounted immigration framework opted to warn the president not to do that again. "Any further action will require close scrutiny by Congress," declared Durbin. The don’t-do-it-again scolding was one of his kinder statements to date regarding Trump. Chuck Schumer, senate minority leader, was downright approving saying, "making sure Assad knows that when he commits such despicable atrocities he will pay a price is the right thing to do." Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi managed to hold back her ever present contempt for Trump long enough to commend his action as “proportional”.

Trump turned Obama's red line yellow

While Republicans should take little solace from the temporary reprieve of Democrats and their allies in the press, it is worth noting that Trump has managed to get leading Democrats and a politically biased media to tacitly approve of his first military endeavor as president which has turned Obama’s red line yellow and forever altered mainstream media’s Russia talking points.