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Support Slipping, U.S. Defends
Plan for Syria Attack

New York Times, by MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL R. GORDON

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Posted By:FlyRight, 8/31/2013 7:21:26 AM

WASHINGTON — Facing faltering support in foreign capitals and Congress for a strike against Syria, the Obama administration on Friday made an aggressive and coordinated push to justify a military intervention on the grounds that American credibility was at stake. One day after the British Parliament voted against an attack on Syria, a stunning blow to White House plans for a broad coalition to punish President Bashar al-Assad of Syria for a mass killing in the suburbs of Damascus last week, President Obama and his top aides gave every indication that they were in final preparations for an attack that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sagman, 8/31/2013 7:47:29 AM     (No. 9499452)

Obama War Room: More Fudge, Please

December 28, 2013 Hawaii

JAY CARNEY: Here’s the video of Kerry’s next ´´Address to the Nation´´ on Syria, Mr. President.

KERRY: Good evening. Our intelligence agencies are reasonably certain it was Syria that attacked Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, on Tuesday last week with missiles containing sarin gas.

Almost 1.5 million civilian deaths resulted from this wanton act, comparable only to the horrors I personally witnessed Americans committing in Vietnam almost fifty years ago.

I have just spoken to President Obama at his vacation compound in Hawaii. He asked me to reassure the international community the U.S. will not act unilaterally unless we obtain video of Assad entering launch codes and pushing buttons clearly marked, ´´Sarin--Riyadh.´´

When or if that happens, the president may order our remaining carrier groups to the eastern Mediterranean to conduct limited ´´non-surgical´´ strikes, with targets announced well in advance so that we don’t accidentally hurt Syrians and cause them to undergo surgeries.

I repeat what I’ve said the other six times such attacks have happened since August: this will not stand. We will continue talking with everybody, including the American people, concerning what they think about Syria.

The president has asked me to run a Twitter poll on our options so that uninformed Americans can make their voices heard on something they know absolutely nothing about and for which they care not a whit.

As always, we reserve the right to make our own decisions and act on our own timelines, even if those timelines expire after the next election, or the one after that.
Through me, the president asks for your patience and support.

At some point in the near future, he will invite the MSNBC news team to the White House for a candid off-the-record conversation on Syria.

Thank you, and good evening.

OBAMA: A little strong, Jay. Tell him to tone it down.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: jinx, 8/31/2013 8:00:54 AM     (No. 9499463)

We are going to start a war because our credibility is slipping! Sounds like a plan to me. NOT! When will the NYT realize that The One does not tell the truth and he does not know what he is doing and that Valerie Jarrett is running this fiasco?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: strike3, 8/31/2013 8:03:00 AM     (No. 9499470)

They let a crisis go to waste!

John Fraud Carry claims that obama is not paying attention to what our allies think about a US strike. If that´s the case, he´s much more dense than we think. Clearly, Russia should be a major concern because they know that obie doesn´t have the cajones to stand up to them if they get serious and hit us back.

The window of opportunity has slammed shut on the dithering dope and nothing he does now will save face for him. The time to hit Assad´s forces was three days before the attack when they they were observed wearing gas masks. A few well-placed cruise missiles would have sent a much stronger "message" than is being sent now.
Obama certainly looks small in front of those big flags. I can´t imagine still being in the military with this loser in command.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jackson, 8/31/2013 8:11:30 AM     (No. 9499487)

Read the comments at the NY Times and laugh, laugh, laugh! What do the sycophants have to say? How do the betrayed and battered respond to the great messiah? "Oh! But Bush was worse." or "That´s why we voted for the fearless Obama, his thirst for justice against all odds!" Really pathetic.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/31/2013 8:12:26 AM     (No. 9499490)

"The president said he appreciated that there was a “certain weariness” following the war in Afghanistan and a suspicion about military action in the aftermath of the Iraq war. "

Odd that Obama and his regime´s sycophants never mention Obama´s disastrous war to overthrow Libya´s dictator, only Iraq and Afghanistan, two legally authorized wars he always blames on Bush. Is BO´s unauthorized destruction of Libya viewed as a pre-season game, where results don´t matter?

Also strange that Obama doesn´t remind us that he is the president who "surged" an additional 65,000 troops to Afghanistan for what he called the "good war, the war we have to win". Obama´s Afghan campaign is ending in failure as the Taliban, al-Qaeda and 3 other terrorist groups retake districts won with American blood and treasure. As with all his mistakes, this seems to escape notice.

So, its on to more Obama glory in Syria.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 8/31/2013 8:20:35 AM     (No. 9499499)

From Syrian rebels (perhaps):

"Brother Barack, do not allow our Syrian brothers and sisters to die in vain. Your representatives told us if we used Assad´s chemical weapons against a large number of our own neighbors, the world would unite against Assad. People are seeing through our trickery, so you must act fast, before any of the survivors turn against us. In the name of Allah, brother, do as you have promised, and your place in Islamic history will be secure."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/31/2013 8:28:49 AM     (No. 9499510)

I liked it better when he just placed his middle finger beside his nose when he felt he was being ´dissed´.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 8/31/2013 8:33:03 AM     (No. 9499517)

BHO you are pushing on a rope.

First you´ve told Syria where and what you will attack. They have since hidden or moved those items most probably in highly populated areas. Hence lobbing in any weapons will undoubtedly kill and injure innocent civilians.

Secondly, you have no support of this from American Citizens and many members of Congress.

Thirdly you are worried about saving face...yours. Your ego has run amok.

Forth you have no support from our allies.

Fifth you have a veiled threat of retaliation from China and Russia to enjoin in the "fray"

Sixth you have no support from the UN

Seventh you need to back off. Assad has gotten the message.

Eight both the rebels and Syria hate the USA and are declared enemies of the USA.

Finally you are in NO WIN for the USA and you will put the USA,Israel, Jordan, Turkey as a minimum in jeopardy.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: M2, 8/31/2013 8:35:10 AM     (No. 9499519)

That first paragraph is a howler. Where does one begin tearing it apart? I´ll try:

Facing faltering support in foreign capitals and Congress for a strike against Syria, the Obama administration on Friday made an aggressive and coordinated push to justify a military intervention on the grounds that American credibility was at stake. One day after the British Parliament voted against an attack on Syria, a stunning blow to White House plans for a broad coalition to punish President Bashar al-Assad of Syria for a mass killing in the suburbs of Damascus last week, President Obama and his top aides gave every indication that they were in final preparations for an attack...

1. Obama is "justifying military action on the grounds that "American credibility is at stake"? Is that the ground upon which you decide to go to war? Or do you go to war because America´s national interests are at stake and/or because you don´t want runaway "final solutions" like in Germany in WWII?

2. The Brits refusal to go in is seen by the NYT as "...a blow to the White House plans", as though that is the criterion by which decisions are made.

3. The first paragraph alone is all about how all of these serious matters affect Obama, not about doing what is right for America. Has is occurred to the NYT that 80% of Americans don´t want us involved over there in Syria?

....continued

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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2, 8/31/2013 8:35:30 AM     (No. 9499520)

...continued

The White House got a boost on Friday...

Is this all about whether or not the White House "gets a boost" or whether America gets a boost? It´s not that hard to tell the difference but the NYT seems to be wearing blinders. Still.

But, he said, “a lot of people think something should be done, but nobody wants to do it,” and the United States would send the wrong message to the world if it did nothing.

Too late. The "wrong message" was sent at Benghazi and the post-Benghazi utter lack of accountability. The "wrong message" was sent with Obama´s "red line". The "wrong message" was sent when Obama bowed his knee to foreign heads of State. The "wrong message" was sent when, time after time, Obama & Co. make rotten decisions regarding our foreign policy and our national defense.

And the biggest "wrong message" of all is that Obama has made America the laughingstock of the world because of his wimpiness. Now suddenly, he´s a hawk that will go it alone? Please. He will do nothing that isn´t pre-won by others.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/31/2013 8:45:07 AM     (No. 9499531)

It just occurred to me - If ´Bam strikes Syria he´d have a good excuse to skip the G20 meeting in Russia next week. I think he´s more afraid of seeing Pooty face-to-face than starting a war.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: The Advocate, 8/31/2013 8:55:48 AM     (No. 9499546)

Samantha Powers Right to Protect on steroids.
No sane person wants US to go to war when neither side is our ally.
This is Bosnia all over again -the Muslims kill their own to get US to intervene.
We helped Albanian Muslims in Formerly Serbian Christian enclave of Kosovo wipe out the Christians.
Assad has protected the Christians from persecution.
Obama would be using US military to support AQ"rebels."
Is this what Obama and Hilary were doing at Benghazi that they sought to cover up with Amb Stevens death?
Is this why now NSA Susan Rice LIED to American People and UN?
Obama, Kerry, Rice and Hilary are proven LIARS- they have no credibility and Brits were right to tell them NO!
Demand a Select Committee on Benghazi before any more US blood is shed.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/31/2013 8:56:05 AM     (No. 9499547)

http://www.examiner.com/article/breaking-news-rebels-admit-gas-attack-result-of-mishandling-chemical-weapons

Interesting article just now being reported hither and yon. Leads me to suspect Obama wanted to launch cruise missiles into the sites where Saudi gas weapons were stored to obliterate the evidence!

So, now the cat´s out of the bag. Assad has been fighting a war against an enemy (Obama and his allies) who are using gas against civilians.

This one dovetails nicely with yesterday´s story about the determination that the nerve agent was UNKNOWN!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Samoasam, 8/31/2013 9:07:11 AM     (No. 9499559)

Why can´t we just impeach this bozo?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 4freedom, 8/31/2013 9:09:30 AM     (No. 9499562)

The Ruskies have it right "Monkey with a hand grenade" lol

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/31/2013 9:11:09 AM     (No. 9499564)

Obama overthrew the government in Libya to put the MB in power. He overthrew the government in Egypt to put the MB in power. He will now overthrow the government in Syria to put the MB in power. The MB is Sunni. He is Sunni. This isn’t rocket science.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/31/2013 9:19:06 AM     (No. 9499578)

Why doesn´t this bozo take a deep breath, shoot some rounds of golf and forget about it?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/31/2013 9:22:40 AM     (No. 9499590)

Do they have a Nobel Putz Prize? Surely we have "putz in our time".

noun
1.
a stupid or worthless person.
verb
1.
engage in inconsequential or unproductive activity.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jt26, 8/31/2013 9:42:02 AM     (No. 9499627)

The only Mid-east policy worth having is to support Israel 100% and let the Muslims kill each other off. Bush was an idiot for pushing us into Iraq, as was Obama with Libya and now with Syria. The only thing done well in the last 12 years was the CIA/Special Forces working with the Northern Alliance to overthrow the Taliban. We should have just declared victory and left Afghanistan then. We have no national interest in the results of a Syrian civil war.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: shurnuff, 8/31/2013 9:44:47 AM     (No. 9499633)

Meanwhile, our ships and soldiers are over there like sitting ducks.... just in case the enemy gets the notion to create another Pearl Harbor with the fleet.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: stryker714, 8/31/2013 9:46:54 AM     (No. 9499642)

Gee one would think building a coalition would be cake for a community organizer. Should have stayed in Chicago to keep the challenges elementary.

"losing credibility"?! Ha ha-under Obama that ship sailed long ago. One can´t lose what they don´t have. Squirm Captain Queeg, squirm.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: fireboy, 8/31/2013 10:13:37 AM     (No. 9499692)

MSNBC has very serious looking panel gathered this morning to discuss the US options in Syria that is being moderated by a woman who wore tampons for earrings a month ago. Very credible.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/31/2013 10:13:59 AM     (No. 9499694)

Keep them coming Sagman. I´m sure NSA and the WH are looking at your posts and fuming. They can´t take excellent satire or criticism. Too close to the mark.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 8/31/2013 10:52:18 AM     (No. 9499775)

WARNING - - -

Please do not make the assumption that 0bama is a bumbling incompetent. He is anything but.

What´s happening right now over Syria is neither an embarrassment nor a miscalculation. He is determined - - very determined - - to destroy the United States. Any disastrous action he takes will not be reckless at all - - it will be a deliberate decision to advance his long-term goal.

Remember - - he is not a bumbler - - he is our enemy.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/31/2013 11:06:38 AM     (No. 9499804)

An email from Glenn Beck shows a rebel leader cutting open the chest of someone he murdered, cutting out organs and starting to eat them, showing what will happen to his enemies. Video includes Putin asking if we want to support someone who cuts out the organs of enemies and eats them. Seems these are the guys our fidiots want to send support to. We knew the last 4 years of the Preezy´s reign was going to be hairy, but Lord have mercy!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: cousair, 8/31/2013 11:15:33 AM     (No. 9499815)

When a Jackal and Hyena fight over the same piece of meat, who do you support?
Throw in a Cobra and draw an invisible line in the sand then run like hell.
Life is good in Syria!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Franz, 8/31/2013 11:24:26 AM     (No. 9499826)

I can well understand why the British did not what to go along with this "shot across the bow." Why should anybody want to expend lives and treasure on a meaningless operation so that our President can claim he is "doing something."

It has been a year since Obama made his bombastic "red line" speech, yet it is obvious that he and his administration did zero planing for what to do if Assad called his bluff.

Calling this Obama Chinese fire drill a foreign policy would be laughable if the consequences were not so dangerous.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Distorted, 8/31/2013 11:29:23 AM     (No. 9499834)

We live in a strange world indeed where the enemies of out enemies are our enemies.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: trapper, 8/31/2013 11:46:18 AM     (No. 9499853)

They are trying to figure out how to prop up the Muslim Brotherhood and put them in power Syria after they were thrown out of Egypt, without APPEARING to be doing it solely to support the Muslim Brotherhood. So they use chemical weapons as a pretense and make up a bunch of, in Putin´s words, "utter nonsense" about international "norms" and moral obligations to mask their intention to flagrantly violate international law by committing an unprovoked act of war against a sovereign nation.

This Obama crew has no regard for domestic American law, refusing to enforce those it doesn´t like and doing by executive order what they couldn´t jam through Congress. Why should anyone think they would have any higher regard for international law or feel any more constrained by it?

Fly, Icarus! Fly!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/31/2013 12:04:50 PM     (No. 9499881)

The way the Obozo is going about all of this Syria actions makes me wonder just what would Obozo do if Russia, China, or some other country would decide to fire a few nuclear missiles at the US. Would he retaliate or just sit around talking about it. I don´t think he has the cojones to do anything like that. And it´s actually downright scary to think that that is where we seem to be heading. US credibility is in the tank and going down faster every day.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 8/31/2013 12:18:57 PM     (No. 9499899)

An analogy of the Syrian situation:
You are caught in the food court at the mall with two people shooting at each other, and one guy has his 6 children with him. You don´t fully understand what the history of their dispute is, but there are innocent children at risk - you have to do something, right?!

You have called the mall cop, but he doesn´t want to get involved. Will you pulling your gun out of your purse improve this situation for the one child who has been shot, or the 5 who are still hiding under tables? The more likely result is that both parties will turn their guns on you and the bullets flying around will be increased even more?

It is the definition of a no win situation! Oh, and the relatives of both fighting parties will follow you home to punish you for getting involved in their dispute.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: NotaBene, 8/31/2013 12:29:49 PM     (No. 9499914)

#13, thanks for the link. Probable it was al-Quaeda that mishandled their Sarin gas stores.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: sherlock1, 8/31/2013 12:37:44 PM     (No. 9499926)

Support may be slipping in the real world, but it is firming up in the NYT (and probably in Nicolas Kristof´s pants).

http://tinyurl.com/mozygl2

The NYT can´t let their Mocha Messiah down now, especially if it only costs them their already worthless credibility, and a few pilots´ lives. Omelets, eggs, whatever...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/31/2013 12:42:18 PM     (No. 9499935)

A larger question... Is the War Powers Resolution worth the paper it´s printed on? Is it even Constitutional? In any case this proposed action should fail the test. Obviously the President is only supposed to use force repel an imminent attack. I guess Clinton killed that requirement in Serbia where Congress flatly refused to give him authorization to bomb. He did it anyway.

50 USC § 1541
(c) Presidential executive power as Commander-in-Chief; limitation
(3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: sherlock1, 8/31/2013 1:00:08 PM     (No. 9499963)

OMG - Eugene Robinson at the WAPO jumps on board!

http://tinyurl.com/n9gn5tv

Never has the hypocrisy of the MSM been so well advertised.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: lencu255, 8/31/2013 1:04:12 PM     (No. 9499969)

What the leftist cabal is going to do?
They promised the strike and now, in order to not lose the face, they have to do something no matter what!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 8/31/2013 1:11:31 PM     (No. 9499978)

We´re launching an attack because
Syrians are killing Syrians.
By Obama´s logic , we should be lobbing Tomahawks into Chicago.
Many , many more have died in the ongoing Darfur genocide than the 1400 gas attack victims
in Syria , but, Barry never
felt the need to start a war there.


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Reply 38 - Posted by: lana720, 8/31/2013 1:37:24 PM     (No. 9500014)

Dear God, help us!
Meantime, last night on Leno who all but kissed McCain on the lips, we heard McC say that the Russians wouldn´t "dare" hit our ships in the Mediterranean among lots of other stupid things.

Americans do not want this. The Brits were correct. They know they represent the will of the people. What the hell happened to us?

Congress hasn´t even been involved beyond the rollover sycophants in leadership.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: jglas, 8/31/2013 2:14:43 PM     (No. 9500065)

Good call. 2 PM ET Obama has just thrown the question to congress . . . and given the sentiment of the people and the make up of congress and the precedent set by the House of Commons in Britain last week there´s not much chance they will authorize it. This is good!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: MirJoy, 8/31/2013 2:22:25 PM     (No. 9500082)

Let us see if Congress has as much courage as the British Parliament and vote against this, but most of them are cowards. Interesting to see who will vote "yes".

Again, Obama has put the responsibility for his decisions on the shoulders of someone else.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 8/31/2013 2:52:24 PM     (No. 9500138)

#17: Why doesn´t this bozo take a deep breath, shoot some rounds of golf and forget about it?

Did you mean shoot himself in the foot then retire to the Oval Office and put his feet on Lincoln´s desk? He´s been doing that for 4½ years.

#24: Please do not make the assumption that 0bama is a bumbling incompetent. He is anything but.

Sorry, but I heartily disagree (in a tongue in cheek way). I believe he has a less than average IQ. He learned to read and like Jay Carney gets up in front of a teleprompter and spews what is on the screen or he stumbles over talking points pounded into his head. I make the assumption that he´s a dimwit as described by Matt Patterson in Newsweek. Just the front cover says it all! "Hit the Road, Barack" (It´s on The Blaze, so I presume it is for real.)

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Reply 42 - Posted by: badrad, 8/31/2013 3:13:06 PM     (No. 9500169)

The man isn´t just blinking, he is setting up his own exit plan--Congress gets the blame for whatever but doesn´t get to have input if they were to want to go forward.

He doesn´t need to slink but can get up on his community organizing speech grandstand and , ...well...grandstand. He was ready to punish the baby killers but Congress wasn´t.

Whew, glad I figured that out--Israel still having a sigh of relief moment.

The Prez fixed himself with Congress and the American people by still campaigning against half of the nation.

Satan and the Communists and some socialists may be celebrating--glowing red in the chaos created? Do we get a reprieve or is the stage being set for the world being saved by a more convincing but totally mesmerizing speaker? (that wasn´t obaMao--he mesmerizes those who want to share the power he gains)

One who may have a born in Israel birth certificate of not?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Japanorama, 8/31/2013 8:03:29 PM     (No. 9500448)

The B-Team

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Reply 44 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/31/2013 8:10:36 PM     (No. 9500455)

Obama is a joke. And the arrogant buffoon is no bigger joke than in Damascus, Tehran and Moscow. They´re laughing their butts off at him. Blustering and stomping his feet on Friday and waffling and wandering off to the golf course on Saturday.

Here´s what is called for now:
- We need the pundits and the people to be merciless in their assessment of his incompetence and incoherence.
- HOWEVER, we need the Republican Party, leaders and rank and file to welcome his reasonableness in deciding to go to Congress. High road, Pubbies.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/31/2013 8:17:27 PM     (No. 9500458)

#33, Clever, alliterative references to Obama´s race destroy any arguments or comments you may have. Consider stifling.
And Obama is a racialist, not a racist. He uses race when it serves his political purposes, just like he uses anything else in his despicable demagoguery. Don´t let this confuse.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Japanorama, 9/1/2013 5:41:24 PM     (No. 9501459)

If Obama is not a racist, why does he always refer to himself as black when he´s half-black?

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First came the “polar vortex” — now it’s the “pollen vortex.”Forced to lie dormant by the long, brutal winter, trees are now set to start reproducing like crazy — and create a massive amount of pollen that could wallop your sinuses this weekend. Pollen count in the Northeast will soar to “high levels” Saturday and Sunday, when warm temperatures will prompt plants to create the sniffle-inducing substance, reports Pollen.com, which offers allergy “forecasts.” In New York City, where the temps could hit 70 degrees Saturday, allergy symptoms will “become more severe,” the site says. April is generally the worst month of allergy season,

President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
to restrict the right to vote
New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

Russia hid information from FBI on
Boston Marathon bomber: report
New York Daily News, by Bill Hutchinson    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/10/2014 6:52:37 AM     Post Reply
Two years before the Boston Marathon bombing, the Russian government concealed key information on one of the killers that might have thwarted the attack, a new report charges.Kremlin officials intercepted a phone conversation in which Tamerlan Tsarnaev discussed Islamic jihad with his mother, but they withheld the information from the FBI, according to the U.S. inspector general report that comes as the one-year anniversary of the bombing approaches. Had the FBI been privy to the red-flag phone call, it would have prompted the bureau to take an extensive look at Tsarnaev, according to The New York Times. “Had they known what the

Obama looks to close wage gap while
paying female staffers less than men
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/7/2014 8:03:08 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is planning to sign two new executive actions aimed at narrowing the wage gap between men and women Tuesday, even as the Obama White House pays its female staffers less than men.The first executive action will be an order banning federal contractors from retaliation against employees who disclose or ask about their wages, according to reports. His other executive action will require federal contractors to submit data to the government about their employees compensation by sex and race. On Tuesday — the day advocates have labelled “Equal Pay Day” to symbolize the amount of time women have to

Dark markets may be more harmful
than high-frequency trading
Reuters, by John McCrank    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/7/2014 7:38:55 AM     Post Reply
Fears that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market went mainstream last week thanks to allegations in a book by financial author Michael Lewis, but there may be a more serious threat to investors: the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges.Some former regulators and academics say so much trading is now happening away from exchanges that publicly quoted prices for stocks on exchanges may no longer properly reflect where the market is. And this problem could cost investors far more money than any shenanigans related to high frequency trading. When the average investor, or even

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/6/2014 8:50:41 AM     Post Reply
It’s good Gov. Cuomo understands New York has a problem with cigarette smuggling. Too bad he has yet to figure out what’s really driving the problem of illegal smokes: our high tobacco taxes.Just days after a key report found New York has the highest percentage of illegal cigarettes of any state, the governor announced the creation of a new “strike force” meant to crack down.Teams from 13 state, local and federal agencies, he said, are joining to stop “the influx of counterfeit and untaxed tobacco products into New York” and nab smugglers who “evade the law and rob the state

Obama’s empty boasts
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/6/2014 7:53:50 AM     Post Reply
After his health-care law surpassed the low-ball enrollment target of 7 million, President Obama staged a Rose Garden rally and zinged doubters: “Armageddon has not arrived.” At least he did not declare: “Mission Accomplished.”The country is years from knowing whether Obama’s overhaul of the health-care system fulfills the promise of delivering universal coverage.While large numbers of Americans have found the program very advantageous, including people who were formerly uninsured, many others have been forced to change plans or change doctors — contrary to Obama’s repeated promises.Obama tacitly admits the unintended consequences every time he waives a deadline or mandate in

´The debate over repealing this law is over´: Obama
boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare
but study shows just 858,000 newly insured*
Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/5/2014 7:49:46 AM     Post Reply
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

No Country For Young Men.
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/4/2014 9:18:12 PM     Post Reply
The author of the Twilight of Abundance, David Archibald, sent an email a few days ago, saying “there is a whole new world coming.” Archibald, who’s an Australian, warns in his book that the world is running out of food, energy and security. Where he differs from Malthus, however, is in arguing that the shortages are the consequence of policy, rather than the inherent limitations of the universe. The world is doing everything it can to run in the opposite direction of abundance because we think we have too much. The West dreads warmer weather, even though warmer weather might

Clinton docs: Lewinsky,
speechwriting and race
Pollitico, by Josh Gerstein    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/29/2014 3:26:29 PM     Post Reply
The Clinton Library took the wraps off another batch of White House documents Friday afternoon, offering new insights into how aides scrambled to address the Monica Lewinsky scandal, how the hot-button issue of race tied the White House staff up in knots and how former President Bill Clinton cast a wide net for advice in advance of his major speeches.The new set of Clinton documents make little mention of then-first lady Hillary Clinton, and so are unlikely to have a major political impact. However, many of the memos were written by or mention aides to Bill Clinton who now hold



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Meet the Clinton shoe-thrower
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NBC Universal, by Emma Margolin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/12/2014 5:03:17 PM     Post Reply
Who throws a shoe? Honestly! That would be 36-year-old Alison Ernst of Phoenix, Arizona, who was charged Thursday night with disorderly conduct by the Las Vegas Police Department after allegedly throwing a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to NBC News, who spoke with a Secret Service official, the U.S. Attorney’s office has declined federal prosecution. Ernst was wearing shoes on Thursday night when she attended a speech Clinton was giving in Las Vegas, but apparently brought an extra one specifically to throw at the former secretary of state. The official said the incident appeared to be “premeditated.”

Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins
´Range War´ With Feds

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ABC News, by Liz Fields    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/12/2014 3:33:27 PM     Post Reply
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally. Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of

Barbara Boxer Says Keystone
Pipeline a Cancer Risk

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Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/12/2014 6:54:45 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now accusing the Keystone pipeline of being a cancer risk. Her first point was that the pipeline “will bring 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil into our nation every day.” She then segued to point #2 by asserting that the heavy tar sands oil will put people who live near refineries at risk for cancer: Significantly higher levels of dangerous air pollutants and carcinogens have been documented downwind from tar sands refineries, and in these areas people are suffering higher rates of the types of cancers linked to these toxic chemicals, including leukemia and

Why The Feds Chickened Out
On A Nevada Ranch

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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
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A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Brit Hume: Obama, Holder
‘Benefited Enormously’ From
Being African American

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
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On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
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Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving


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