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Obama’s style on Syria needs refashioning
Washington Post, by Ruth Marcus

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Posted By:FlyRight, 9/17/2013 7:04:56 AM

Style points? Seriously? Style points? That’s what President Obama thinks the criticism of his zigzag Syria policy amounts to? As presidential spin, this is insulting. As presidential conviction — if this is what he really believes — it’s scary. Obama’s dismissive remarks came in response to a question from ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who asked the president about criticisms of his approach as ad hoc, improvised and unsteady. “Folks here in Washington like to grade on style,” Obama sniffed. “And so had we rolled out something that was very smooth and disciplined and linear, they would have graded it well, even

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 9/17/2013 7:28:23 AM     (No. 9524119)

Sorry, Our Dear Reader! America expects more of their President! Waffling is not what we want or need. So far, you haven´t shown the World anything except weakness...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/17/2013 7:41:51 AM     (No. 9524146)

In the wake of the most incompetent, damaging, even shameful chapter in American history even the liberal media have to pause from their fauning coverage of Obama, even if temporarily. But just so no one thinks they have lost it completely, they make sure to insert an out of context remark about the the lunacy of Congressional Republicans who actually think they should listen to the stupid people who vote. We are who they really fear.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jinx, 9/17/2013 7:47:23 AM     (No. 9524156)

Obama insults us every time he opens his mouth. He really doesn´t like us or America at all.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Desperata, 9/17/2013 8:11:04 AM     (No. 9524201)

Wow - Ruth is really mad at her boyfriend. Something tells me she´ll forgive him, though. She and her presstitute cohorts just can´t stay angry at Obama.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: postaway, 9/17/2013 8:11:48 AM     (No. 9524204)

Let me get this straight. Obama may foolishly have just put the country in jeopardy geopolitically. He has presided over more than ten trillion dollars of national debt and continues to spend money like a drunken sailor. He takes credit for a healthcare bill that will put the country in more financial distress and chaos. Our infrastructure is crumbling despite a trillion dollars to fix it, schools continue to fail, racial distrust is more pervasive than it has been for decades, unemployment has been so high for so long that kids coming out of colleges now amount to a lost generation. Our military is being quickly degraded. Washington is distrusted by much of the rest of the country and conservative Republicans believe these trends have to stop or there will be severe consequences, perhaps existential consequences, for the country. And they are the lunatics. Ruth Marcus, did you end the article the way you did because you have to in order to keep your job, or is the Kool-Aid just so delicious you can´t help yourself?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pearson365, 9/17/2013 8:25:00 AM     (No. 9524221)

#5, great post, thanks. As to Ruth Marcus, unlike stock analysts who have to show family investments in companies they are covering, Ruth does NOT have to disclose her insider trading activity. Her husband is on the Obama payroll as counsel for the FTC:

Jon Leibowitz
Counsel
Jonathan David Leibowitz was the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, an independent agency of the United States Government.
Wikipedia
Born: June 17, 1958 (age 55), Englewood, NJ
Spouse: Ruth Marcus
Party: Democratic Party


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Adam, 9/17/2013 8:47:07 AM     (No. 9524258)

this is how he thinks. He is as superficial as floor wax. Remember when he said the only thing he did wrong in his first term was how he "told stories." I am 53. I feel so sorry for the young Americans who believe in liberty. He has turned America into a laughing stock. Putin is a detestable man but I´d trade Obama for him in a heartbeat. At least Putin is a real man.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/17/2013 9:30:54 AM     (No. 9524303)

Triping through the tulips...only a bumbling fool would pull the idiotic moves of this man. There is no agenda to incompetence other than to make America look weak because the leader is a total wuss.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: M2, 9/17/2013 9:43:08 AM     (No. 9524325)

Ms. Marcus calls the Tea Party-types in our Party "lunatics". So that´s what elected officials are called Left when they do exactly what the people elected them to do?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stryker714, 9/17/2013 10:06:34 AM     (No. 9524357)

With his fire, aim, ready template no wonder he had his college records sealed. It must be a real disaster. His presidency is a Costa Con Cordia twin and yet still many people, press included, cover for him and bring(drag) him along.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: strike3, 9/17/2013 12:42:41 PM     (No. 9524650)

Obama has no style to make points with but I think it would surprise even him to find out what position he falls into on the Bell Curve. "Far left" has an even deeper meaning there.

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