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Raindrops wash away reeling Os fake veneer
NY ^ | May 17, 2013 | Michael Goodwin

Posted on 05/17/2013 6:05:39 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

Watching President Obama trying to dodge raindrops and responsibility yesterday reminded me of the moment when Dorothy pulls back the curtain and discovers that the Wizard of Oz is “just a man.” Stripped of his spell of mystery and power, the wizard is worse than mortal. He’s a fake.

So it was with Obama in the Rose Garden. His performance was tired and trite, ordinary to the point of dull. His veneer of passion was so transparent that you could see him trying to summon his old-time magic by pushing the buttons and pulling the levers that got him out of tight spots before. “Folks” and “I” and “me” and “my” — stop!

The magic is gone, his act thin enough to say, as he recently did about Benghazi, that “there’s no there there.”

Standing under an umbrella held by a Marine, Obama looked simultaneously imperious and small, no match for the rising tide of scandals swamping his presidency. At a moment that demanded genuine resolve, his answers were evasive, especially about whether he knew the IRS was politically profiling conservative groups. His response, that “I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the [inspector general] report,” wasn’t even an artful dodge.

Serious trouble could be ahead if the president can’t give a straight answer to “What did you know and when did you know it?”

Similarly, his attempt to duck the Benghazi fallout by suggesting that Congress didn’t commit enough money for security, was, like his earlier bids to escape responsibility for the attack, preposterous and misleading.

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1 posted on 05/17/2013 6:05:39 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

Arrogant prick, what they couldn’t use the portico?


2 posted on 05/17/2013 6:09:07 AM PDT by novascotianative
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To: COUNTrecount

he is truly ridiculous


3 posted on 05/17/2013 6:10:21 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: COUNTrecount

Zero's Legacy


4 posted on 05/17/2013 6:10:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Cellmates


5 posted on 05/17/2013 6:11:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Marines sure look “embaressed” bigtime.


6 posted on 05/17/2013 6:11:39 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: COUNTrecount

That image absolutely infuriates me!


7 posted on 05/17/2013 6:14:36 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: COUNTrecount

You know, when I see the angle with the press sitting there uncovered in the rain, I’m reminded what an arrogant a-hole 0 is. How his useful idiots in the media continue to worship him I’ll never know.


8 posted on 05/17/2013 6:14:53 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What a juxtaposition. Two Marines holding umbrellas over two muslims, instead of two Marines holding two muslims for interrogation.

We live in an alternative universe.

5.56mm

9 posted on 05/17/2013 6:22:25 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: COUNTrecount
What business was conducted with the Turkey guy?

Is Bammy still supplying the Muzzie Bros. and Al Qaeda with arms for their Jihad and Caliphate development?

10 posted on 05/17/2013 6:24:46 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: COUNTrecount

Can you imagine the utter disgusting feeling of having this turd touch you while at your post. Equate this to laying hands on one of the Windsor Palace guards.


11 posted on 05/17/2013 6:31:25 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: COUNTrecount
If it rained any harder we might have seen

12 posted on 05/17/2013 6:33:53 AM PDT by McGruff (It's not the crime it's the cover-up someone once said.)
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To: COUNTrecount

In the current context this, while embarassing, is not a big deal. However, it occurs to me that he has staff who could do this or Secret Service or White House uniformed police. He really didn’t nee a brace of Marines in dress blues.


13 posted on 05/17/2013 6:36:38 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: COUNTrecount
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14 posted on 05/17/2013 6:42:55 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: novascotianative

> Arrogant prick, what they couldn’t use the portico?

You and I and everyone else ere in the forum that the NSA monitors knows why. It’s about displaying power. He made the manliest of men, a Marine, hold an umbrella for him in the rain. It goes right along with his Black Liiberation Theology which taught him to get even with the white race at every chance. This is no surprise. His arrogance knows no bounds.


15 posted on 05/17/2013 6:44:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Biggirl

> Marines sure look “embaressed” bigtime.

There is no shame in what they did if it were for a respectful president because they would be following orders given to them by the highest ranking official in the United States, however this turd in chief deserves to rained on.


16 posted on 05/17/2013 6:48:13 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: xkaydet65
He really didn’t nee a brace of Marines in dress blues.

It's all about OPTICS..... they look so much better than Styrofoam columns.

17 posted on 05/17/2013 6:48:21 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: COUNTrecount

Is Michael Goodwin considered a conservative?


18 posted on 05/17/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: COUNTrecount
So Master Barry....“What did you know and when did you know it?”

And Scrivener....make a note to the Chief Jailer to prepare accommodation for Mr Barry

19 posted on 05/17/2013 6:53:52 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

and yet the audience did not require umbrellas.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 6:57:20 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: COUNTrecount
Obama looked simultaneously imperious and small


21 posted on 05/17/2013 6:58:30 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Wow. What a ridiculous looking scene!


22 posted on 05/17/2013 7:01:12 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Roccus

Zing!


23 posted on 05/17/2013 7:02:20 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t know what kind of “optics” the president’s people were intending to project but this photo looks as assinine as John Kerry’s “bunny hole” photo at NASA.


24 posted on 05/17/2013 7:04:04 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: baddog 219

LOL, thank you for that.


25 posted on 05/17/2013 7:05:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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Someone call the Marines!!


26 posted on 05/17/2013 7:07:06 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: COUNTrecount; Theo

27 posted on 05/17/2013 7:18:59 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: COUNTrecount

Mary Poppins he ain’t.


28 posted on 05/17/2013 7:35:54 AM PDT by kiltie65
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To: jsanders2001

Do you or anyone else remember when Pres. George W. Bush pulled one of his Secret Service people out of a crowd of people in a South American nation event several years ago? I do; and boy what a contrast! A president doing something for one of his S.Service guards; helping him out of a potentially dangerous situation? I wonder if this president would bother to do that?


29 posted on 05/17/2013 7:37:23 AM PDT by dsutah
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To: dsutah

http://youtu.be/PX3aaWlUmpc


30 posted on 05/17/2013 7:43:20 AM PDT by BigDaddyTX (Don't Mex with Texas)
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To: COUNTrecount

31 posted on 05/17/2013 7:59:44 AM PDT by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Now I’ve truly seen PRINCES holding umbrellas for at least one BEGGAR. As is so often the case, BEGGARS ride horses, while PRINCES walk.


32 posted on 05/17/2013 8:05:31 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: NonValueAdded; onyx
Here's another one I created for Doug this morning:

Thanks to Onyx for the idea!

33 posted on 05/17/2013 8:10:56 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: pgkdan

“That image absolutely infuriates me!”

Me too.


34 posted on 05/17/2013 8:12:34 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Liberty Ship

The Emperor's New Clothes

35 posted on 05/17/2013 8:17:08 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: mylife

Great, just great. We have a President too stupid to use an umbrella.


36 posted on 05/17/2013 8:28:13 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Watching President Obama trying to dodge raindrops and responsibility yesterday reminded me of the moment when Dorothy pulls back the curtain and discovers that the Wizard of Oz is “just a man.”

That would be a huge step up - if Obama even occasionally acted like a man.

37 posted on 05/17/2013 8:43:45 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: novascotianative

Well Mr.Goodwin,how do you feel about your vote for this fake now?


38 posted on 05/17/2013 9:01:09 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Theo

39 posted on 05/17/2013 9:10:25 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: novascotianative

Obama the ASSHAT PRESIDENT.


40 posted on 05/17/2013 9:16:45 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: old and tired

I read somewhere that reporters waited over an hour in the rain before he even appeared. He was even later than usual. Shows how arrogant he really is, any reporter that supports him is dumber than dirt.


41 posted on 05/17/2013 9:19:13 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Roccus

Then the libs can claim the military supports him and point to this picture.


42 posted on 05/17/2013 9:20:55 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think this entire thing was about showing the Muslim world that he has control of the military- and he will make them serve Islam.


43 posted on 05/17/2013 9:21:39 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: COUNTrecount

oh I see....so when our military was prepped and ready to speed to those in peril in Libya, somebody at the WH gave a stand down order because there wasn’t enough.....funding?


44 posted on 05/17/2013 9:31:21 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Theo
I wish we could get a picture of a Marine in dress uniform holding an umbrella over an empty chair.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

45 posted on 05/17/2013 10:02:23 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: COUNTrecount

0bama visits the Caribbean.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

46 posted on 05/17/2013 10:05:19 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: dsutah

> Do you or anyone else remember when Pres. George W. Bush pulled one of his Secret Service people out of a crowd of people in a South American nation event several years ago? I do; and boy what a contrast! A president doing something for one of his S.Service guards; helping him out of a potentially dangerous situation? I wonder if this president would bother to do that?

Depends...depends on if they have some goods on him or not or if they engaged in homo acts previously. If so, accidental trip and shove into the oncoming traffic without a second thought. Didn’t trust him before when all I had was suspicions. Now that many have been confirmed I definitely don’t trust him and understand why flies follow him around everywhere.


47 posted on 05/17/2013 10:38:08 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: LonePalm

There’s no there there.


48 posted on 05/17/2013 10:44:07 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: COUNTrecount

I’m noticing more and more news sites are doing away with their comment sections.


49 posted on 05/17/2013 12:02:58 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Truth2012
I think this entire thing was about showing the Muslim world that he has control of the military- and he will make them serve Islam.

I don't think he's that deep a thinker. I think he's just plain arrogant and ignorant.

50 posted on 05/17/2013 12:17:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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