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Syria Tells You Everything
You Need to Know About Barack Obama

National Journal, by Ron Fournier

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/10/2013 10:32:35 PM

The good news is we´re not at war. The bad news is … almost everything else about President Obama´s handling of Syria – the fumbling and flip-flopping and marble-mouthing – undercut his credibility, and possibly with it his ability to lead the nation and world. As he addressed a global audience Tuesday night, liberal elites blindly accepted White House fiction that Russian intervention this week was somehow part of Obama´s master plan. Their conservative counterparts practically rooted against a diplomatic breakthrough, preferring an Obama black eye over peace. Obama won! Obama lost! The fact is it´s too soon to keep

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: starkness, 9/10/2013 11:02:29 PM     (No. 9515209)

the good news is that nobody in the country, except for the crowd of you know who, wanted a war, especially led by a President that nobody in his right mind can trust for anything. Assad and his allies are going to win this civil war, mark my words. And it will get worse.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 9/10/2013 11:17:54 PM     (No. 9515216)

Bottom line - Obama can be easily snookered, and the whole world knows it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dallasdude, 9/10/2013 11:29:08 PM     (No. 9515224)

The more the clown president talks, the less people listen. Soon he will be a tree falling in a empty forest.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: EQKimball, 9/10/2013 11:36:47 PM     (No. 9515231)

Two things are very important right now: (1) The captain is attired in his dress uniform. (2) The band is playing "Nearer My God to Thee." That about does it. Leave the rest to the sea.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steveW, 9/11/2013 12:27:49 AM     (No. 9515255)

Dear Leader has once again proven that he cares, that he is thoughtful, and that he can be tough. It´s all too wonderful. Three more years of amazing Dear Leader. No scandal, no failure, no monumentally brain-removing gaffe can ever hurt him, because he is Dear Leader.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Country Boy, 9/11/2013 1:35:10 AM     (No. 9515277)

I´d take my chances with Putin. Can we switch dictators?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: veritas, 9/11/2013 2:34:56 AM     (No. 9515298)

FTA: ...undercut his credibility, and possibly with it his ability to lead the nation and world.

Further FTA: open-minded; unflappable; principle[d]

Dadgum Ron -- how about something like a "spoiler alert"" for lines like those?

See, Ron, I sprained this and pulled that and wrenched the other all so bad I´ll need express shipping on a Teeter Hangup before I can stir Splenda into my iced tea. Where´s my big bottle of Aleve?

Nuts, there´s nobody around to pop the top off....

#6: Fuhgeddaboudit. Back-channel rumors say the offer was made and turned down flat. And we started by offering Stinky and two first-round picks in 2014, and two more in 2015.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chiller, 9/11/2013 7:52:44 AM     (No. 9515512)

Did I miss the Bush Cheney comparison/slam? Bush DID get congressional and UN approval, 4 and 17 times respectively, if memory serves

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rmagnus, 9/11/2013 8:00:07 AM     (No. 9515525)

Has it ever occurred to anyone in the press that the reason this Congress is unusually obstinate is because this president is unusually incompetent?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: M2, 9/11/2013 8:07:05 AM     (No. 9515538)

Geez...

Their conservative counterparts practically rooted against a diplomatic breakthrough, preferring an Obama black eye over peace.

That leaves me breathless in its misreading by Fournier. Conservatives want peace over Obama´s black eye, but we don´t want peace at the expense of America´s reputation around the world.

The man elected in part as repudiation of President George W. Bush´s narrow approach to decision-making never closed off his options. He is paying a price for waffling (more on that later), but the president deserves credit for rethinking his plan to wage war without congressional approval. For anybody unwilling to cut Obama some slack, ask yourself: What would Bush and Dick Cheney have done?

They would have realized that at some point, "options" must be replaced by action. With Obama, unless the options are guaranteed to be successful to make him look good, options are not taken. Obama has made a career of seeming to be methodical and measured. What he is is paralyzed by fear of doing something that will go wrong with his fingerprints on it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 9/11/2013 8:09:44 AM     (No. 9515546)

Yes he would lose a vote in the House over this. However, John Boehner and Eric Cantor along with the democrats are on his side. In fact ol drunk Boehner endorsed this mess. Along with McCain and Graham. I think McCain is a Vietnam Vet like Kerry and Hagel. You dumb jokes in the House of Reps...is Obama your daddy?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/11/2013 8:17:34 AM     (No. 9515557)

Cowboy Diplomacy v. boy man diplomacy...hmmm


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Newtsche, 9/11/2013 8:24:06 AM     (No. 9515571)

So this is how it ends, not with a bang but a simper.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/11/2013 8:44:02 AM     (No. 9515607)

FTA: "Their conservative counterparts practically rooted against a diplomatic breakthrough, preferring an Obama black eye over peace." Cheap shot.

Conservatives were actually asking Obama to explain exactly what national security interests were being threatened. They also were interested in being presented with a plan with a beginning and an end. Plus, don´t you think Mr. Fournier that a little cynicism is called for when you look at this president´s track record in Egypt and Lybia? A man which such an abysmal records deserves to prove himself, not be issued a blank check. "Trust me, I know what I am doing", is just not going to cut it anymore because clearly Obama does not.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 9/11/2013 8:44:27 AM     (No. 9515610)

This was BO´s "Cuban Missile Crisis". Kennedy, like BO, did a lot to generate the problem. But in the end he stood firm and the USSR, at that time a much more evenly matched adversary, blinked.

This time BO, backed by an immensely powerful country and facing a much diminished Russia, blinked and weaseled away.

It´s embarrassing and pathetic.

BO´s inability to lead is glaring and dangerous.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: WIBadger, 9/11/2013 8:52:18 AM     (No. 9515622)

Re: LCom staff´s lead-in:

The people who thought he was ´cool´ were never that bright to begin with.

Kardashians anyone ?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: fayebeck, 9/11/2013 9:24:10 AM     (No. 9515677)

#2 obama is not being snookered. Not one bit.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: nightvision, 9/11/2013 9:31:54 AM     (No. 9515689)

#10, "What he is is paralyzed by fear of doing something that will go wrong with his fingerprints on it."

We have a BINGO!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/11/2013 10:16:42 AM     (No. 9515790)

I never listen to Obama reading his teleprompter because it´s not his words. I just can´t stand his droning, whistling voice.
I do read responses here and from what I gather Russia is still a super power, Assad wins the civil war in his country and we are still in the grip of a low IQ nitwit putting this country in a death spiral.
Fournier and others take cheap shots at Republicans to insure their demise for the Golfing president and the democrat communist cabal.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: EnsignO, 9/11/2013 10:20:15 AM     (No. 9515799)

#13 thanks for reminding us of T.S. Eliot´s most famous lines from his poem, The Hollow Men. I´m not sure I ever truly understood the whole poem, except that I thought it was quite morbid. However, the last verse has always stuck with me.
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: dman, 9/11/2013 10:24:26 AM     (No. 9515806)

Ya´ know: today is about 9-11, not our incompetent Emperor.

Let us never forget those who died on this date.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Arby, 9/11/2013 11:11:06 AM     (No. 9515908)

Putin checkmates Fauxbama in one move. I didn´t think that was possible but then I didn´t think Fauxbama was possible.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 9/11/2013 11:29:59 AM     (No. 9515948)

I can easily imagine Putin and his closest comrades sitting around, vodka in hand, yucking it up recounting how they jerked Obama around by the collar, like a Soviet circus dancing bear. This is what America elected.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: lencu255, 9/11/2013 1:11:16 PM     (No. 9516119)

I am almost 100% sure that obozo was elected because of the threat of black riots. I don´t see any other rational explanation. For me the election results were a shock - obozo was reelected after this 4 year reign!
And whatever is happening in our country - healthcare, illegals amnesty, support of radical muslims (btw, isn´t it obvious, that this gov´t is supporting exactly that, not the Arab spring?), weakening our economy, monopoly, crony capitalism/imperialism - all of it is eerily similar to commie idea of International.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 9/11/2013 1:43:17 PM     (No. 9516165)

Lacking a moral compass, Barry does not know the difference between up and down, let alone right from wrong. If it´s not in Alinsky´s book or regurgitive progressive claptrap, Barry is mystified...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Shucky, 9/11/2013 2:25:41 PM     (No. 9516255)

First a jive turkey, now he´s a chump. It´s like an episode of Sanford or Good Times.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: laurahome, 9/11/2013 4:02:37 PM     (No. 9516421)

#24 - please read what you write before clicking on "submit."

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/11/2013 4:49:50 PM     (No. 9516467)

#24´s first language is not English. Cut him some slack.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Rafter, 9/11/2013 7:38:05 PM     (No. 9516643)

O-Bomber is now... NO-Bomber... until next time...

It´s an O-BomberNation... but what can anybody do about it at this point?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 9/11/2013 8:13:47 PM     (No. 9516679)

When peaceniks advocate for war you know that Hell has frozen over and all the devils have gone ice-skating.

Kerry is running out of purchased medals to toss over the WH fence.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 9/11/2013 8:38:38 PM     (No. 9516714)

President Dingleberry, leading from his behind...

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A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a


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