Just a few hours before the deadly terror attacks in Paris, Barack Obama stated that ISIS was contained. The right likes to talk about the hypocrisy of the left, of the media, but rarely do we get to see it in all its glory. If a Republican POTUS had said that a terror organization like ISIS had been contained, and a few hours later it staged a horrific attack, that person would be, in effect, a total and complete lame duck. Their presidency would be over, DOA.
That person would be open to abject contempt. If the same person had behaved the way Obama did in the days after the attacks, I suspect the media would have treated him so badly they would have cried uncle, and retreated. It would have done tremendous damage to the party of the POTUS.
Instead, what Obama said has been basically ignored.