It is entirely understandable that Barack Obama´s way of dealing with Syria in recent weeks should have elicited responses ranging from puzzlement to disgust. Even members of his own party are despairingly echoing in private the public denunciations of him as "incompetent," "bungling," "feckless," "amateurish" and "in over his head" coming from his political opponents on the right. For how else to characterize a president who declares war against what he calls a great evil demanding immediate extirpation and in the next breath announces that he will postpone taking action for at least 10 days—and then goes off to play golf
The brilliant Norman Podhoretz posits our worst nightmare: the community organizer as the America-hating leftist whose considered policy is to achieve what Conrad Black describes - the collapse of America as a superpower.
His success can be measured in proportion to the degree of America´s failures, hence, fecklessness domestically and abroad.
I´m afraid N.P. is correct, and if so, our dear leader is guilty of high crimes indeed.
Syria, a sovereign nation, did not sign the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1996. The present conflict affects only Syrians. This conflict is not an international dispute; it´s a civil war initiated by insurgents and fought entirely in Syria.
I think perhaps Norm and others OVER estimate Obama. Doing this all on purpose would take effort. What has he EVER exerted anywhere near this degree of effort on? The elections? Teleprompter speeches written by others, practiced and repeated over and over... anything independent has been a mistake needing to be "walked back" later. He´s put no time into budgets,domestic or foreign policy, his "signature accomplishments" Obamacare, bailouts, stimulus have all been written by others and he´s shown no interest in even knowing what was in them, let alone well enough to explain it. He´s too lazy to have done much of anything on purpose. As president his precedent is He´s just "Present".
Many here have known this would be the result even before Obama was elected in 2008. I would love to read some items written by NP back then. I suspect he was just like many others who "wanted to give Obama the benefit of the doubt." At least now NP is stating the obvious while many others prefer the state of denial..
His foreign policy, far from a dismal failure, is a brilliant success as measured by what he intended all along to accomplish...the fundamental transformation he had in mind was to turn this country into as close a replica of the social-democratic countries of Europe as the constraints of our political system allowed.
It´s tedious to continue to quote Rush Limbaugh so often, but he said the same thing before Obama was elected the first time and has continued to reiterate it since that time.
If you believe as I do that Podhoretz (and Rush) is right about Obama´s goals, Obama has been wildly successful. The Left rejoices, but is silent for fear of letting the red and yellow cat out of the bag; they really want what Obama is doing, with few exceptions.
What is left unsaid is that white conservatives are his main targets. He is in reparations mode, as are all his sycophants. I don´t believe this is arguable when you look at (a) the conduct of his justice Dept. and (b) his silence when black people kill white people. But let a white person or even a "white Hispanic" kill a black person and Obama´s all over that like white on rice.
Podhoretz´ title "..successful failure" is brilliant: It all depends on what you want for America.
Provided we survive the remainder of 0bama´s term, and provided the Republican Establishment Elite have the good sense to run a true Conservative against Hillary [or whomever], and provided the Conservative wins, how long will it take this nation to come back from the depths that 0bama has sunk us?
Can we come back? We may, but I think it will take longer than I have left on this earth.
Read #10 and press like. That´s Obama the low IQ sports, celebrity wannabe without an inkling of the job he holds. Vacation and golfing is interrupted by business of world affairs of which he hasn´t a clue. I doubt he worked hard as a community organizer because the man is a super lazy porch servant for the communist democrats. Don´t give this guy too much credit along with his cabal of misfits who are as clueless as he is.
Obama had a lot of help fundamentally transforming this country; the media, Republican Leadership (oxymoron if ever), the public (LDotters being the exception), talking heads (see Noonan, Parker and Krauthammer, et al.) and Congress.
I don´t think for a moment that hussein is the one bringing America to her knees. There is a huge communist force controlling every move he makes and has directed the assault on This, the Greatest Nation on Earth.
He and Crazy Uncle Joe remind me of Jeff Dunham´s Jalapeno on a Stick, (even looks like hussein) and Walter, (even looks like CUJ). hussein is not smart enough to carry out this criminal assault on our Constitution and this Great Country, America. He´s just put on a stick and shoved out in front of a microphone, as is CUJ, and spews the rancid pabulum of his handlers while they are in the background tearing this country apart!
When his teleprompter diatribes are over, his handlers take him off the stick and put him on another one, a golf club, so he´s shuttled out of sight. (Have we ever seen him play golf? Have we been privy to his golf scores? They tried to make him an avid gun nut with a fake shotgun and a puff of smoke.)
Don´t think for a minute he´s in any way in control. It´s a massive con job being foisted on US by a bunch of communist manipulators scurrying about in the background.
A commander must have the trust of the men he leads into battle.
Obama´s problem is that he´s a liar. Not just any liar but a pathological liar. A pathetic liar. If he tells us the sky is blue we step outside to be sure. Obama lost the trust of most of the American people long ago. I contend the straw that broke the backs of even the liberals were his series of whoppers about the sequester. Everyone was laughing at him behind his back and only his narcissism prevented him from seeing it.
So now he is asking the American people to "trust him" about Syria. This on the heels of his blatant lying about Benghazi. No, the well is dry. Once you have lost the trust of the people it is gone.
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mc squared, 9/9/2013 9:26:49 AM (No. 9512521)
#10 and others: J.P. is right with the (major) exception that it isn´t BHO who is masterminding this ´change´.
In my humble opinion, Obama simply isn´t capable of the Triple Agent play that´s being used to pull this off. His oratory is far too plebeian (read-Chicago street) to demonstrate inordinate horsepower up there.
Consider the following:
his glaring need to kick back and relax his demonstrably thin skin his inability to refrain from insults frequent straw man arguments inconstant positions made up data (50 jobs with Keystone)
No, this foreign policy is not originating with Obama but he´s OK with it. He´s content to look the occasional fool as long as he can blame it on the Racial Right, and half the country still adores and covers for him. After all, the perks are incredibly good and last a lifetime.
If he weren´t president, he may be the man who hurls invectives at you from the sidewalk as you pass by.
I´m weary of those people who continue to try and find brilliance in the actions of the ignorant. Obama is too lazy to develop a grand plan for anything other than curing his slice and in my opinion he isn´t smart enough or clever enough to disguise that fact.
Yes, it is uncanny, but when you see the country floundering with a weak economy, a weak foreign policy, the proliferation of regulators and bureaucrats, the special privileges for elites and cronies . . . the whole panoply of liberal/socialist stupidity, the response of many on the left is, ´Ah, finally this is the way things should be.´ Why don´t they move to socialist countries and leave us alone? (Ans. because they´re hypocrites and think that this system will benefit them.)
Time to come right out with it: Obama is a non-citizen, illegal president, member of the Muslim Brotherhood, USING Marxist-minded Democrats and "stimulus money" to destroy capitalism, our economy/credit rating, the military, America´s morals, our healthcare system, and the future for young people... all so the "religion" of peace can be installed world-wide with him as ruler. From the 21st century back to the 12th!!
There is an awful lot of wining going on this morning about something everyone knew, but did nothing about. There is a tendency in DC for politicians to be overly polite and amiable to each other. That way they all get a share of pork and money.
Fortunately most conservatives tell it like it is and they are pounded by the RNC, GOP and all of the other lightweights for pointing out facts. We knew Obama was and is a front man and a total fraud. Well are we still going to go along with the McCain´s, Grahams and other total has-beens of the GOP. Are we going to run other fellow travelers like them for Federal Office and the Presidency. Or are we going to just get along.
I think we are spitting into the wind. One party is so far left it is embarrassing. The GOP has moved over to fill the void. They are merely leftists. Why hasn´t the House started Impeachment proceedings. Well leftists of any ilk stick together.
Will any of those Lefties go to the WH and have the"talk" with BHO? They need to band together to do it, but they won´t. Resignation, Baby. This is so embarrassing and most of all.....DANGEROUS. The rest of the world is unbelieving, but they could get smart real fast. Scary.
Many of us have known Obama was up to no good and that his enablers were up to no good before he was first "elected" to the Presidency. During his first term, his goal became painfully obvious - yet he was "re-elected". Why was he re-elected?
And now it seems many more people see what has been wrought - it is the death of America - and we sit and talk about it. Why aren´t we DOING something about it? I think I know why we sit and allow this to happen. We don´t want to go to jail or pay a fine. We don´t want to make waves - obviously waves in a sewer can get nasty. So the signal being sent to Obama and his cohorts is that they can easily win and will win.
And I believe that IF the goal is to make us more European-like, it purpose is to open the doors to Muslim culture and law. I think Obama is more Muslim than socialist.
How much more intriguing it is to think of this whole Obama charade using the assumption the imposter puppet is guided and totally controlled by Marxists. Norman writes rich phrases and is on track, but avoids the key factor, Obama’s back room communist puppeteers. Looking at it as a stealth conspiracy supervised by the likes of the always silent Jaret, Soros, and all of his agitating comrade cell mates, it all makes perfect sense. Poderetz wisely observes that Obama is, “avoiding the word `socialism’ “, the toxic label he will never use. Right on!, But Poderetz unquestioningly states he is President and assumes he will remain in office three more years. While NP has him over the proverbial barrel, he avoids any discussion of his presidency without papers. We don’t even know who he is, a guy with more than one name, redacted documents, who was born WHERE? In “CASABLANCA”, and many other studio films involving WWII nazi socialist Germans, there was always the question, “Your papers, please”. The poor refugee doesn’t have “papers”, tries to run away and is shot in the back! Sheriff Joe, Orly Taitz, and many others in America, have presented astounding evidence that Obama’s “papers” are forged. Only a few solid people in media (NOBODY in government), are even willing to openly discuss and debate the matter. If he is an imposter, not born in the USA, then he is not President, cannot be impeached, must be arrested for committing a treasonous act. Let’s face it, he makes it worse, acting like an imposter ….. a bad one at that.
Fourth act of "Welcome Back Carter´ Tehran 1979, Egypt 2011, Libya 2011. Tripoli fell and Meez Rodham Clinton declared: We came we saw, he died. The same day black flags went up all over Benghazi. Muslim Brotherhood came out and won Egypt. A prediction the dogs in the street and cats in the alleys would have correctly made. In Act IV, Barack O´Doofus wants Basher to loose to Hama. This is so stupid that it has to be planned.
Yes, it´s been clear from the beginning what Obozo´s goal was/is. The problem is that there were far too many lo-fo´s and leftists that just had to vote for the first black president. (small "p" intentional). And now, after 5yrs of his actions, it´s past time to start impeachment proceedings. We all know that there are many reasons why. And I know that he would never be convicted and removed from office, but the procedure itself would serve to educate the public and especially the lo-fo´s of just what Obozo is up to and what he has done to their freedoms and to the country at large. If nothing else, that would serve the nation. But, it needs to start now, today. Contact you Congressman and DEMAND that he/she get on board.
Actually Norman Podhoretz and Barack share in the failure. Podhoretz´s neoconservatism was rejected by the American people long before Syria. Such rejection was apparent in poll after poll after the Iraq debacle. The McCain / Romney failures to distance their foreign policy pronouncements from Middle East interventionism cost both the presidency. Barack´s fumbling just hastened the end of the neocons. Barack is no great salesman, but I´m convinced not even Cicero could convince Americans could go to war with another Middle East country. Finger-in-the- wind former neocons like Gingrich and Rubio are essentially saying that there is no upside to Middle East engagement, sounding more like Pat Buchanan every day. I look forward to the final issues of Commentary and the Weekly Standard.
It "ain´t" over til it is over. The fat-lady is not singing yet! we need to spend time on local races and look carefully at what Mark Levin hath wrought. Even if they don´t restore the UZSa as we knew it, We should pass those Liberty Amendments because we need those provisions.
Too bad there aren´t any in the Republican Ruling Class who are having second thoughts about their policy (two elections in a row!) of saying, "You´ll take this RINO candidate for President and like it."
The only problem with all these articles and conservative TV personalities crying about what the President is doing to the United States is it isn´t real. We are being perceived as being weal because we have a weak government, by that I mean weak people in government but the United States is a nation of people who are strong and level headed. Only those that think Washington is the United States think we are weak. Let someone test us to see who really is the United States, and it isn´t those people in Washington DC. They are all incompetent and too far from the real America to truly understand where it´s strength comes from.
If you think it´s bad now, wait until it´s all over and the U.S. never took any kind of military action. He´ll be hailed as the peacekeeper. As being above military action. The lightbringer shone his light around and all who fell within it´s brightness were cleansed of their hate.
It is clearly obvious, Dear Leader would rather play golf than work. That´s his priority. He plays golf, Juan McLame plays poker on his iphone, and Jose Kerry plays us all for stupid. Boehner sucks down OhBombas bait like a large mouth bass swallows a night crawler. Of course genocide and chemical weapons is horrific. But we tolerate it. Al Qaeda goes into a Christian village, rounds them all up, tell them to convert to Muslim or die. The choose death, and boom, they get beheaded. OhBomba plays golf. Not a problem for him. He´s really a Muslim, and hates Christians as well. But Al Qaeda shoots chemical weapons in Syria, blames it on Assad, and Zero Hero believes it and is rushing us into war. Since when we are the make right all wrongs committed by mans inhumanity to man police? Rush hoped his policies would fail. He got it right.
This is what happens when you have an idiot running the country, any idiot no matter the stripes. When you do stupid things it is most likely that bad results will follow. Look at the jokers that live in the inner city. They make one bad decision after another and look at the results and how they live - Detroit.
However, to compound the problem is THIS idiot hates America so he does little or nothing to right the missteps whether they be foreign or domestic policy.
Another way of saying it is "doing stupid things brings bad results." If you desire is bad results so as to diminish this country, then there is nothing to change. Then you just keep doing what you´re doing. Making bad decisions takes no effort or brain power.
Voters select nominees in primaries. Romney got more votes in primaries than all other GOP candidates combined.
Rush strongly backed Romney in 2008. Thus why not again in 2012? Why the myth that an "Establishment" that cannot vote in primaries had "forced" Romney or anyone else on the voters? That´s just silly season, and contributes to the DimWitz slam that all of us are stupid.
JFK went the primary route in 1960 precisely because the Establishment of party bosses (DimWit gubers and mayors, etc) did not want him ever to be on a ticket. Primaries are to avoid having the Establishment make the selection. Party bosses have been neutered ever since.
Rush dumbly repeated over and over that since the Tea Party got great results in the 2010 midterms, the Tea Party owned the nomination in 2012.
Only the illiterate believe and perpetuate that myth. A presidential primary season is not a midterm election. What part of that does Rush not understand yet? He needs to untie half his brain and use it. Consider me sick of lies and myths. I also am sick of the Bushes, Rush´s big buddies. They are limousine liberals.
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