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Offline Olivia

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Is Obama Still President? (Must read)
« on: October 29, 2013, 07:17:40 AM »
We are currently learning whether the United States really needs a president. Barack Obama has become a mere figurehead, who gives speeches few listen to any more, issues threats that scare fewer, and makes promises that almost no one believes he will keep. Yet America continues on, despite the fact that the foreign and domestic policies of Barack Obama are unraveling, in a manner unusual even for star-crossed presidential second terms.

Abroad, American policy in the Middle East is leaderless and in shambles after the Arab Spring — we’ve had the Syrian fiasco and bloodbath, leading from behind in Libya all the way to Benghazi, and the non-coup, non-junta in Egypt. This administration has managed to unite existential Shiite and Sunni enemies in a shared dislike of the United States. While Iran follows the Putin script from Syria, Israel seems ready to preempt its nuclear program, and Obama still mumbles empty “game changers” and “red line” threats of years past.

We have gone from reset with Russia to Putin as the playmaker of the Middle East. The Persian Gulf sheikhdoms are now mostly anti-American. The leaders of Germany and the people of France resent having their private communications tapped by Barack Obama — the constitutional lawyer and champion of universal human rights. Angela Merkel long ago grasped that President Obama would rather fly across the Atlantic to lobby for a Chicago Olympic Games — or tap her phone — than sit through a 20th-anniversary commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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The world’s leaders do not any longer seem much impressed by the president’s cat-like walk down the steps of Air Force One, or the soaring cadences that rechannel hope-and=change themes onto the world scene. They acknowledge that their own publics may like the American president, and especially his equivocation about the traditional role of American power in the world.
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As far as his image goes, it does not really matter to what degree Obama actually “fundamentally transforms America.” For the media, that he seeks to do so, and that he drives conservatives crazy trying, is seen as enough reason to surrender their autonomy and become ancillary to the effort. The media believe that once he is out of office, they can regain their credibility by going after the next president with renewed vigor as recompense.

In other words, the presidency has become a virtual office. Almost half the people and most of the media do not mind, and those who do just plod onward.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/362404/obama-still-president-victor-davis-hanson/page/0/1
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Re: Is Obama Still President? (Must read)
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 07:31:03 AM »
And lo and behold, a star rising over New York State and extending too Benghazi.  Some call it the star of Clinton, others the star of disaster.  To the media its the star of Clinton and she shall ride into Washington on a Clydsdale, a regular beast of burden being unable to carry the load, and shall undo the mess created by the pretender.  Suddenly, the Middle East shall get down on its knees and worship her, Europe adore her, and her husband, Bile, shall see her gladly out the door.  Then the media shalt make, err, print wonderful tales of her exploits about the world and how she, and she alone, shall save the world from the brink of disaster.

I'm making myself sick. :3:
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Re: Is Obama Still President? (Must read)
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 06:59:07 PM »
The world’s leaders do not any longer seem much impressed by the president’s cat-like walk down the steps of Air Force One,

 :silly: :silly: :silly:
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Re: Is Obama Still President? (Must read)
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 07:27:25 PM »
Victor Davis Hanson has written a pretty clear synopsis of what an incompetent President looks like. Of course he could saved some time and just directed us to look up empty suit in the dictionary where there's a very nice picture of Obama.

Obama may just be the most ill qualified man to have ever held the office. I'd like to think we won't make that mistake again — but I never underestimate the voting public's incompetence.

And, voilà — the circle is complete.
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Re: Is Obama Still President? (Must read)
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 07:35:57 PM »


Obama may just be the most ill qualified man to have ever held the office. I'd like to think we won't make that mistake again — but I never underestimate the voting public's incompetence.



I thought the lesson was learned with Carter ... alas we underestimated the American education system
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Re: Is Obama Still President? (Must read)
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2013, 07:56:09 PM »
This, my friends, is an accomplishment of absolutely historic proportions.

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Re: Is Obama Still President? (Must read)
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2013, 08:00:25 PM »
This, my friends, is an accomplishment of absolutely historic proportions.


Yes it is.

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Re: Is Obama Still President? (Must read)
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2013, 10:17:24 PM »
I thought the lesson was learned with Carter ... alas we underestimated the American education system

A large number of people who voted for Obama were either toddlers, or not yet born when Jimmy Carter was President.

It took less than 3 decades to forget one incompetent socialist and to elect an even more incompetent Marxist.

Perhaps after this, we can have 3 decades to recover before it happens again.

And I, thankfully, by that time will be home with the Lord!
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Re: Is Obama Still President? (Must read)
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2013, 08:30:21 AM »
I thought the lesson was learned with Carter ... alas we underestimated the American education system

The blame can be given to TV also.  The importance of looks far outweighs competence to today's youth.  Abraham Lincoln could NEVER, NEVER, NEVER be elected by our young voters today. :dammit:
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Re: Is Obama Still President? (Must read)
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2013, 01:14:14 PM »
The world’s leaders do not any longer seem much impressed by the president’s cat-like walk down the steps of Air Force One,

 :silly: :silly: :silly:

Blah!  I see a different picture when I can't turn the channel fast enough.
Arrogant, wily and clumsy exit, almost like a serpent slithering down the steps.  :silly:
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Re: Is Obama Still President? (Must read)
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2013, 01:23:43 PM »
The world’s leaders do not any longer seem much impressed by the president’s cat-like walk down the steps of Air Force One
 :silly: :silly: :silly:
Oh, yes, that limp-wristed thing he does with his hands up near his chest.

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Re: Is Obama Still President? (Must read)
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2013, 03:45:14 PM »
Oh, yes, that limp-wristed thing he does with his hands up near his chest.



He does that to balance his "big head."   :silly: :silly:
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