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Obama’s ‘unbelievably small’ presidency
Washington Post, by Marc A. Thiessen

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Posted By:StormCnter, 9/17/2013 5:27:41 AM

If you have any doubts that President Obama’s handling of Syria is an utter debacle, witness the embarrassing spectacle this morning as his top aides scramble to place blame for it at their boss’s feet. In today’s Wall Street Journal, senior officials leak how they desperately tried to talk Obama out of his “head-spinning reversal” on airstrikes and his decision to go to Congress. “He received swift — and negative — responses from his staff,” the Journal reports. National security adviser Susan Rice, we learn, warned that “he risked undermining his powers as commander in chief.” Senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 9/17/2013 5:40:41 AM     (No. 9523997)

If Democrats had sincerely wanted a credible, competent commander in chief who would act in the best interest of the nation - would they ever have even considered someone like Barack Obama for the presidency, much less place him in the Oval Office for two terms?! Think about it.

Democrats clearly do not want the president of the United States to be credible, competent or to act in the best interest of the nation. That would work against their grand scheme: Decline (or as they call it, "Forward"). The apparent consternation now at Obama´s littleness is only a show, believe me.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sadc, 9/17/2013 7:11:50 AM     (No. 9524096)

Obama did not get elected with just Democrat votes. Consider how many Republicans voted for him or sat it out. Consider how many inept, self serving Republicans like Boehner, Cantor, Lindsay Graham and McCain assist him in every way all as they say "fight with me". Now the Republicans have enormous supply of issues that the country is urging them to fight and they attack Ted Cruz and Mike Lee for doing so. They exasperate me. If this is a representative republic, it sure doesn´t seem that way. We expect this from the Dems but the Republicans cave or attack the leader who truly fights.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/17/2013 7:33:29 AM     (No. 9524132)

This should have finally proven that the liberal apologetic surrender monkey strategy of what they like to call ´foreign policy´ not only endangers America but has impact on every corner of the world. The aging peaceniks and Democrat spinmeisters will carry on with their pathetic story of how brilliant this all was but the rest of us know how sad the truth really is. It will take years to repair the damage this horrible man has done to our country.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Arby, 9/17/2013 7:35:47 AM     (No. 9524137)

The left bought him and the left owns him, but watch them find excuses for his blunders. We´ll be lucky if we emerge intact after the next three years.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 9/17/2013 7:40:43 AM     (No. 9524143)

The feigned surprise over something we all knew five years ago is what is unbelievable to me. The democrats found a useless lump of clay and, after working it and smoothing it, end up with a useless lump of clay.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: M2, 9/17/2013 7:54:20 AM     (No. 9524163)

Instead, Russia and Syria were the ones issuing the demands. Russia has elevated its standing on the world stage at America’s expense, with President Vladi­mir Putin lecturing the president in a New York Times op-ed about the dangers of American exceptionalism.

Reading Thiessen´s litany of faux pas by this POTUS, it is clear that the incoherent policies are finally being noticed.

Obama thinks like a postmodern: He doesn´t have to give rational thought to what he states is the truth. He doesn´t have to give coherent reasons for his actions. He simply believes that if he thinks it, it is not only true but will come to pass.

Obama, postmodern that he is, does not know how to think analytically; his thinking is based entirely on what he wants to be true, if indeed he gives truth a second glance.

This is how he gets away with non-logical, non-analytical actions -- he is surrounded by other postmoderns whose thinking processes follow the same pattern - incoherence.

Would you want a postmodern thinker doing your surgery? The result would be the result we are seeing today; a hemorrhaging of our country´s life´s blood, our Constitution and a botched operation they call foreign policy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: krause, 9/17/2013 8:00:20 AM     (No. 9524174)

Major outward disrespect from Russia strictly because Obama, and Kerry, are such incompetent buffoons. Never would have happened under any other president, including Carter, I don´t believe.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: shamus, 9/17/2013 8:07:47 AM     (No. 9524196)

Talented people either won´t run or can´t get elected. The skill set candidates need is acting ability and marketing facility. But the actual job is administrative. Getting a person with command of all these talents and the desire to do demanding work for little compensation is probably too much to ask.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 9/17/2013 8:18:31 AM     (No. 9524216)

It´s because he is black. If this man was white he would still be a small-time poli making pretty speeches in Chicago. And this is the reason he will never be impeached, no matter what he does. The country has been bending over backwards and forwards and turning itself into a pretzel to atone for the sin of slavery and discrimination. It´s just too bad that our first black president also happens to be a Marxist/communist.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: EnsignO, 9/17/2013 8:30:36 AM     (No. 9524230)

So now WAPO takes Obama to task over his judgement and handling of a potential crisis? They sound as if they are America´s biggest cheerleaders and so "disappointed" that the "quarterback" (Barry O) didn´t "run the ball" into the end zone.

I am thinking back to the Bush43 years after Dubya "ran the ball" into the end zone in Iraq and Afghanistan, with Congress and UN approval. Only briefly, when the "touchdown" was scored, was there any praise for his strength and resolve in defeating a very despicable enemy.

Almost on a daily basis the MSM, which includes WAPO, called Dubya a "cowboy" whose hat was too big for him, and he even wore "cowboy" boots, too. It didn´t matter that most Texans who own ranches usually do wear cowboy boots for good reason - snakes.

Oh how I miss Dubya and his lovely wife Laura! They are truly good people. Remember how Dubya gave up playing golf shortly after the war in Iraq began, because the soldiers fighting in the war couldn´t play golf. He thought it unseemly for the C-I-C to play in time of war and those he sent to war couldn´t. Also remember, President Bush and Laura quite often visited our injured soldiers in the hospital when they returned home.

I could write a book on the glaring differences between a real President and how he leads compared to this fake, phony, imposter and his witchy wife occupying our White House.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: raspberry, 9/17/2013 8:32:54 AM     (No. 9524236)

Exactly right #9. Another affirmative action hire and retention.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Adam, 9/17/2013 8:38:29 AM     (No. 9524245)

The last Democrat with a chance to be President who had a shot at being President was Henry "Scoop" Jackson.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 9/17/2013 8:43:51 AM     (No. 9524251)

Obama and his team of bench warmers and towel boys aren´t clever enough to put together any plan, let alone a complicated one like this.

Obama is what he is.... an unprepared, lazy, dishonest poseur.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: reilly, 9/17/2013 9:04:42 AM     (No. 9524276)


Carter lost Iran 35 years ago, because the Shah was torturing Russian spies. How´s that worked out for us?

Imagine the damage DingleBarry´s creating! He´s not just sacrificing our children´s money, he´s leaving them enemies around the world. Thanks, liberals.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/17/2013 9:26:55 AM     (No. 9524300)

OK, now lets see how many of those "top aides" have the guts to resign over this disaster. I´m betting on none, just like when Bubba got caught by the blue dress. Demoncrats have no shame.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/17/2013 9:33:36 AM     (No. 9524308)

Obama has never had and does not have any respect for the Office of the President, for this country, our Constitution and We The People. Neither does anyone in his Administration. So long as Obama can enjoy all the trappings of the Presideny - what does he care.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Analyn, 9/17/2013 9:46:06 AM     (No. 9524329)

There are times when I feel I have to just join with the rest of the world ... and laugh.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: nightvision, 9/17/2013 9:46:53 AM     (No. 9524330)

#10, I agree with everything you said.

FTA:
"Or when a U.S. official told the Los Angeles Times that any U.S. strike would be “just muscular enough not to get mocked”?
SERIOUSLY??
I thought nothing could surprise me from this clown posse, but that actually did.

What´s truly frightening are the Comments with the article. The blind faith these kool-aid drinkers have borders on mental illness.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: trackman999, 9/17/2013 10:09:07 AM     (No. 9524363)

Finally, after decades of planning, the progressives have a front man in the presidency.He is not smart but believes as they do. Look at his cabinet, his czars.And before that, his mentors ( Wright and Davis) . His shadowy past. He has been brought up with contempt for America. At the 10th annivesary ceremony of 9/11 , he was in NYC with his wife who was seen to say to him " All this for a damn flag".obama nodded in response. The hate this contry, and bringig it down (in any and all ways )is the plan . Please understand, anyone that disagrees with this plan is seen and treated as an enemy.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: CEP, 9/17/2013 10:25:12 AM     (No. 9524408)

I just wish that people in this country would get smarter and actually pay attention to the kind of people they elect to office. We need competent officials and these film-flam tell you what you want to hear people with a gift of gab are not it.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/17/2013 11:20:22 AM     (No. 9524510)

Read the juvenile comments below the article and see who the Obama voter is.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: owl, 9/17/2013 11:21:59 AM     (No. 9524514)

Small ?. Miniscule. The Krauthammer laid into the boob for " slashing the gop " after his stupid blame speech. Right after the Navy massacre. May we somehow get rid of this brown stain before he does any more damage.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: rambo77, 9/17/2013 11:36:22 AM     (No. 9524538)

I keep telling you he is setting us up! He is pushing and shoving us to the point that some "patriot" will take a shot at him so he can put his plans for martial law into affect. That´s all he needs and good bye to all we have ever known and loved about our country. He´ll be king for life and that´s the way he wants it. Is there any other reason for this completely idiotic behaviour? Any better ideas out there??

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Butch59, 9/17/2013 12:57:34 PM     (No. 9524676)

What I can´t believe is why we havn´t seen an uprising of the people of this country. This idiot and his meme desperately need to thrown out of DC and locked up somewhere. And if it takes an armed revolt to do so, so be it. But it had better be done very soon.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: JustCause, 9/17/2013 1:29:25 PM     (No. 9524725)

Uprising - Why would you rise up against the guy giving you free phones? Gas prices, not his fault. Food prices, not his fault. Out of work, he´s pushing for more unemployment benefits and easier access to food stamps.

Somehow, his policies are not his fault.

It won´t be a ´patriot´ who makes an attempt at the ONE. We´re too optimistic - we think we can fix what he breaks after he is out of office (that depends of if he follows the rules and allows an election in 2016)

As history has shown us, it will be a disgruntled liberal that causes the implementation of Martial Law and the suspension of elections. As in the Boston bombing, the liberal media and politicians will immediately blame the Tea Party, thus getting the erroneous information on the front page, only to be corrected on page 14 in a quarter inch column a few days later.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/17/2013 4:47:08 PM     (No. 9525053)

The country had the chance to be free of this small man at last year´s election. Unfortunately, the electorate was too stupid and the media too blind.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/17/2013 4:50:28 PM     (No. 9525055)

#10, if Texans who own ranches wear cowboy boots for good reason, that being snakes, it seems to me that cowboy boots would be the footwear of choice in Washington, D.C.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Tianne, 9/17/2013 5:17:51 PM     (No. 9525091)

FTA: “Russia has elevated its standing on the world stage at America’s expense, with President Vladimir Putin lecturing the president in a New York Times op-ed about the dangers of American exceptionalism.”

This comment refers to a side-topic of the article but what infuriates, still, is the decision of the NYT to publish President Putin’s critical letter on September 11, 2013. September 11!! – a holy, sacred day to all Americans still reeling from the utter brutality and loss from the terrorist actions of that day. That the opinion editor of the premier newspaper of New York (of all places) chose to publish such a letter written by an avowed adversary on that date prompts one to wonder about the political motivation of the choice.

In my opinion, the decision to publish that patronizing, finger-wagging letter on that date remains one that is disgraceful and disgusting.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: gone2pot, 9/17/2013 5:20:19 PM     (No. 9525096)

He hasn´t undermined anything. He can´t. Not saying he doesn´t try awfully hard every single day but it´s virtually impossible for him to undermine his presidency. Undermine with respect to whom? The press? The voters? Educators? The uber bed and Depends wetting GOP? Undermine with respect to what? The truth? The consequences to the nation? His agenda continues to afterburn toward Alinsky Xanadu regardless of who or how anyone reacts so how exactly can he undermine his own presidency? And again as Hillary would say, "What difference does it make"? Certainly doesn´t make a flip to the Jell-O, er, I mean, the GOP.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 9/17/2013 9:16:16 PM     (No. 9525377)

In what real world, would a leader, not raised in the country, be elected ? Not a patriotic bone in his body, no military experience, no American values, no American history, and nothing but contempt for US. First thing he does after being elected is apologize for the evil Americans.

A lazy man with a wife that loves sticking it to US.

I have even less respect for those that cover for him. Traitors.

Let me know when have received our comeuppance.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/18/2013 9:04:07 AM     (No. 9525849)

He´s right on track with carefully planned
agitation, commmie agitation, and this is the time to go back and check out the mountain of forensic evidence of the forged
birth certificate and all the court cases that have been launched against his allegedly treasonous act. Time for the truth to attack the commie agitator who looks very much like he´s an outright imposter. If he is in fact, not president, he cannot be impeached. If he is in fact an
impersonator, not who he says his, he can be found guilty in dozens of different courts, in any and all states, so there is no escape, and simply arrested for treason.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Rafter, 9/18/2013 11:59:07 AM     (No. 9526168)

#26 sounds about right to me.

Vote him out. He´s a loser.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Cedar, 9/19/2013 9:02:31 PM     (No. 9528315)

Ha ha, the faux pas president!

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A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?


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