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‘The bear is loose’: Is Obama
breaking free or running away?

Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/10/2014 10:26:45 PM

Bears, beer and horse heads: What exactly is going on with the leader of the free world? On a single day this week in Denver, President Obama scarfed down pizza and drinks with strangers, shot pool with Colorado’s governor and shook hands with a guy on the street wearing a horse mask. His top staffers are promoting these stops on Twitter with the hashtag #TheBearIsLoose — a term one of Obama’s aides coined in 2008 when the candidate would defy his schedule. More than five years into his presidency, Obama is trying to free himself from the constraints of office,


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/10/2014 10:35:46 PM     (No. 9919201)

Given what has been seen of the coward. It is believed he is running as fast as his skinny black legs can carry him, slowed only by all the poop he has on his tricycle wheels.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BcdErick, 7/10/2014 10:48:57 PM     (No. 9919211)

Transplantation? Is it Barry Soetoro or is it Barry Durham or is it really the ridiculous Barack Hussein Obama? Whatever, the man is stupid. As in dumb as a stone. I am very sure his IQ is maybe 80-90. So that begs the question. Who is running the show? I suspect there are 3,4 or maybe 5 people in "charge". And that means no one is in charge and this is what we get.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jinx, 7/10/2014 10:51:56 PM     (No. 9919213)

If he wants his freedom so badly,I have a suggestion:
He can resign now rather than later. But, I am sure Michelle won´t let him; they have a few more million dollar vacations to go on starting with the one in August.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/10/2014 10:59:51 PM     (No. 9919223)

He looks like a complete fool - giving himself silly nicknames and running around the country playing games. Then he has another staged photo-op just hours after decrying the practice.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 7/10/2014 11:07:23 PM     (No. 9919231)

When I think of Obama I do not think of a bear , rather an ostrich with its head in the sand.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BcdErick, 7/10/2014 11:11:58 PM     (No. 9919235)

That word "Transplantation" in my post above should have been deleted. How it got in there I don´t know. My bad.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 7/10/2014 11:24:53 PM     (No. 9919249)

Obama´s not a bear, he´s a hamster, at best.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 7/10/2014 11:26:13 PM     (No. 9919252)

This is a stupid stupid fool

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steveW, 7/11/2014 1:10:34 AM     (No. 9919317)

There are four varieties of the creature we call "Democrat". They are:

The Foolish Fool
The Foolish Knave
The Knavish Fool
The Knavish Knave

Despite his all efforts to appear to be in the first three, Lightbringer´s behavior places him squarely in the fourth category.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Country Boy, 7/11/2014 4:49:30 AM     (No. 9919369)

He´s probably on some combination of prescription anti-depressants and illegal narcotics.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: privateer, 7/11/2014 7:06:16 AM     (No. 9919420)

This hilarious nugget from one of his paid liar/apologists, Alteredman: “In a world where it’s not yet clear what’s really important, and there’s no real consensus on what’s really important,” he said, “it’s hard for the president to calibrate exactly where to engage.” Yeah, national security, national sovereignty, foreign policy,the economy, citizen health and safety....yeah, there´s no consensus these are important.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/11/2014 7:19:00 AM     (No. 9919432)

I live on a small farm so we occasionally see a mouse in our home, which is then dispatched by our cats. Zippy reminds me of the mouse, scurrying anywhere and everywhere desperately trying to get away from the cat. The cat in this case is a combination of Mooch, his job and his long list of disasters.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 7/11/2014 7:27:05 AM     (No. 9919441)

Obama has been forced, unwillingly, to spend an inordinate concentrated amount of time with the hoi polloi (´ordinary Americans´ to use Bill Clinton and other self-regarding elitists´ phrase).

Unfortunately for him and his handlers, the people have seen more of him in a few days than they have for the previous few months combined.

His behavior, as well as his decision-making, is not just odd - it´s bizarre. And there is a quickly-growing school of thought that this president is on heavy psychotropic drugs. The constant, inappropriate smiling and nervous laughter are signs of potent doses of antidepressants which, whatever their medicinal properties, also make the user high.

Simply put, we have a madman in charge.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: samnj, 7/11/2014 7:33:42 AM     (No. 9919447)

Agree with #2, above. Low IQ type, who has learned to mimic an articulate human being. We all know people like that.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: NYMom, 7/11/2014 7:41:40 AM     (No. 9919458)

I´m sure plenty of Democrats visit this site. My question to you is, "will you continue to allow this traitor to destroy your country, your children´s future and security?"
You helped create this monster, what will you do about it ?
The only way out of this mess is if his own party pressures him to resign.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: NYBruin, 7/11/2014 7:46:07 AM     (No. 9919462)

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NYBruin, 7/11/2014 7:47:54 AM     (No. 9919465)

The lofos eat this "regular guy" stuff up! Why do you think Hillary and Biden pretend they are simple middle class folk??

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Wontbesnookered, 7/11/2014 7:58:25 AM     (No. 9919484)

Very telling quote: "Senior White House officials say they cannot tear up the president’s schedule every time a domestic or international crisis erupts..." Riiiiight -- raising money from/ partying with his fat cat crony capitalist "pals", shooting pool and drinking brewskis -- can´t let a crisis interrupt that, now, can we? What´s his job, again? What was that oath he took, again?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: knarfski, 7/11/2014 8:05:08 AM     (No. 9919491)

"Breaking free" and "running away" make sense, but I prefer the terms escape and avoidance. Mr. Obama appears to "solve problems" by avoiding them (voting "present" in Illinois, for example) or by escaping to neighborhood settings, where he shines and feels quite comfortable.

He would have made a great community leader had he remained in his element. Not so at the national and international level.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/11/2014 8:05:33 AM     (No. 9919492)

Here´s a sincere suggestion to the President: RESIGN! You can run loose all you want and will be doing a great a great service to us all. Biden, at this point, would be a huge improvement.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/11/2014 8:16:32 AM     (No. 9919507)

The immigrants at the border have a more realistic view of life than the WH dreamers.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: KatieJo, 7/11/2014 8:22:08 AM     (No. 9919513)

It is said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. Perhaps he was impressed by the imagery of a certain "Mama Grizzly". I think of Barry as more of a red squirrel. Evil and extremely destructive.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: stryker714, 7/11/2014 8:28:02 AM     (No. 9919520)

What is a common tactic of spouses when a marriage is unraveling? Staying gone, out of town for long periods time, frequently.

If that stupid loser does not know what the important issues are in the world, someone should sit him down and try to explain.

It appears he´s coming unglued. His brain is thumping like a toad. Perhaps he has a kind of Tinnitus, that worsens when he is DC.

Maybe any medical records, MRI´s, etc of him will be as highly sought after in the future for analysis, as were pieces of Hitler´s skull. He is one bizarre chap.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: congar, 7/11/2014 8:33:46 AM     (No. 9919531)

Captain Zero has a 72% approval rate among Muslims and only about 40% among Americans. So, shouldn’t he be president of Palestine instead of the United States?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/11/2014 8:52:09 AM     (No. 9919556)

O/T, but not really.

Just want to offer ´kudos´ to today´s cartoon!
Boehner and Bozo doing what they do.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Pros7767, 7/11/2014 9:09:35 AM     (No. 9919576)

I really wish they would stop referring to him as the bear. He´s the President of the United States!

Stop the cutsy crap.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/11/2014 9:52:08 AM     (No. 9919637)

The bear is loose...

Well, that explains why he´s leaving so much shiite all over the place.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 7/11/2014 10:13:33 AM     (No. 9919671)

The Bear shakes hands with a guy wearing a horse´s head? At this point, all Obama supporters -- and the man himself -- should be wearing a facsimile of the other end of a horse.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 7/11/2014 10:55:34 AM     (No. 9919730)

#2 and #6, could you have meant "Transformation?" I believe your post was trying to show how many times Barack/Barry has transformed his name throughout the years. He is one confused little fella.

I believe that his mother´s maiden name was Dunham not Durham. I have to admit, though, Barry is more like the movie minor-league baseball team Durham Bulls in Bull Durham than like a major league President.

Even though it´s two different sports, Barack can´t hold a candle to Ronald Reagan who portrayed the great Knute Rockne very convincingly.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: M2, 7/11/2014 11:05:07 AM     (No. 9919746)

The following statement is other-worldly:

Senior White House officials say they cannot tear up the president’s schedule every time a domestic or international crisis erupts,...

So the President´s photo op schedule takes precedence over domestic and international crises? Is that his priority? What does that say about his concern for Americans and American interests?

Never did a POTUS have such a skewed view of what it means to be an American, let alone an American President. Everything revolves around what he finds most appealing, least labor-intensive, and softer strokes for his ego.

If a domestic crisis such as our illegal border immigration situation, complete with the probable spread of diseases, isn´t worthy of a trip to personally scope it out, what is? A beer and tea photo op at a friendly local eatery?

If the crisis in Israel and Gaza isn´t worth more than the puerile "We urge caution" pap, what does POTUS actually focus on?

He seems to have a visceral aversion to anything that would, as Boehner noted, cause him to make hard decisions.
He is also averse to appearances where he could face tough questions that were not screened in advance.
He is averse to work and desperately tries to get the media to portray his goofing off as work by saying such things as "he´s been briefed" or some such crap. He hasn´t attended his daily briefings because they require thought and decisions.

The man isn´t a "bear" at all. He is a craven, slithering malingerer, afraid of anything that could shatter his glass ego.

Isn´t it about time people who would ordinarily make honorable decisions in their personal lives stop protecting this troll?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 7/11/2014 11:45:10 AM     (No. 9919813)

#1 harkens me back to that hot summer day, 40+ years ago, when I ate the 1 gallon tub of Cool Whip. After 2 hours had passed, I found myself in a bad predicament, riding my Sting Ray. Having gotten midway over the causeway in Croton Mi....
My brain hollered, "pedal faster!" My colon hollered, "BOMBS AWAY!"

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jerrodmason, 7/11/2014 7:05:49 PM     (No. 9920379)

#5 says "When I think of Obama I do not think of a bear , rather an ostrich with its head in the sand."

I think of the head being elsewhere.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: memphis, 7/11/2014 10:04:57 PM     (No. 9920567)

I think the man has nearly snapped because everything he has done has gone straight down the drain. This is the stupidest administration I have ever seen. His voters are all stupid and all ought to be embarrassed. Fools.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: suejeanne, 7/11/2014 11:04:27 PM     (No. 9920615)

I understand he is now going to have a nice fifteen-day vacation at a home on Martha´s Vineyard -

would it be too awful for me to hope that he might get stung by a jellyfish and the Secret Service guys will have to pee on him?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Ida lil, 7/12/2014 12:04:43 AM     (No. 9920683)

Obe is trying to channel the big Russian bear. Silly little man kin.
Maybe while he is on vacation the loose children will decide to take up squatter rights in the White House.
What would he do then?

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Three and a half months have come and gone and the Pentagon has offered no clarity on what happened to alleged Army deserter and Taliban collaborator Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Fellow soldiers and other critics fear the military’s now-delayed investigation is shaping up to be a whitewash. The case has become a political powder keg for President Obama. Since he traded five imprisoned Taliban leaders for Bergdahl, the US Government Accountability Office has declared the swap illegal, and nearly two dozen House Democrats have joined Republicans in officially condemning the move for making “Americans less safe.”

Four teachings from Jesus
that everybody gets wrong

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CNN, by Amy-Jill Levine    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 3:52:29 PM     Post Reply
It was once said, “religion is designed to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable.” Jesus’ parables – short stories with moral lessons – were likewise designed to afflict, to draw us in but leave us uncomfortable. These teachings can be read as being about divine love and salvation, sure. But, their first listeners – first century Jews in Galilee and Judea – heard much more challenging messages. Only when we hear the parables as Jesus’ own audience did can we fully experience their power and find ourselves surprised and challenged today. Here are four examples of Jesus’ teachings that everybody gets wrong: 1.

Au revoir, ISIS fighters: French
jets kill dozens of jihadists,
destroy munitions facility

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New York Daily News, by Corky Siemaszko    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/19/2014 11:59:30 PM     Post Reply
The French did for President Obama on Friday what they refused to do for his predecessor — they joined the fight in Iraq. Two Rafale fighter planes armed with laser-guided bombs “entirely destroyed” an Islamic State munitions depot and killed dozens of ISIS fighters, making France the first coalition country to make good on its promise to battle the murderous militants. “Other operations will follow in the coming days with the same goal — to weaken this terrorist organization and come to the aid of the Iraqi authorities,” French President Francois Hollande vowed. The French famously said “non” in 2003 when President Bush

Petition Urges Obama To Let Border-
Jumper Stay In The White House

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Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/21/2014 5:26:31 AM     Post Reply
The man who jumped the White House railing Sept. 19 deserves the right to live in President Barack Obama’s home, just as the president is allowing hundreds of thousands of border-jumping Central Americans to live in Americans’ homeland, says a new tongue-in-cheek petition posted at the White House website. “We urge President Obama to immediately and publicly recognize that Mr. Omar J. Gonzalez, an oppressed migrant, was merely looking for a better life when he entered the White House after going over the classist, divisive and needless fence,” says the petition, which was authored by D.A. King, founder of the Georgia-based

Democrats Are Poised To Hold The
Senate, And It´s Conservative´s Fault

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Townhall, by Derek Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 9/21/2014 12:25:17 PM     Post Reply
I know a lot of people are giddy at the prospect of Republicans taking the Senate this November, but that’s becoming less and less likely. It’s not because Democrats are rallying around a particular mission or set of candidates; it’s because Republicans and conservatives aren’t. It seems like I’m always writing on issues no one wants to hear are mistakes, such as messaging or social issues. But I don’t care. These things have to be said. If these columns are received like a gaseous cousin on a long car trip through the desert, so be it. Crack a window… If things continue on their current course, the GOP will not retake the Senate.

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