Skip to comments.Obama hits a wall in Berlin
Posted on 06/20/2013 10:30:15 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
The question of whether Barack Obamas second term will be a failure was answered in the affirmative before his Berlin debacle, which has recast the question, which now is: Will this term be silly, even scary in its detachment from reality?
Before Berlin, Obama set his steep downward trajectory by squandering the most precious post-election months on gun-control futilities and by a subsequent storm of scandals that have made his unvarying project ever bigger, more expansive, more intrusive and more coercive government more repulsive. Then came Wednesdays pratfall in Berlin.
There he vowed energetic measures against global warming (the global threat of our time). The 16-year pause of this warming was not predicted by, and is not explained by, the climate models for which, in his strange understanding of respect for science, he has forsworn skepticism.
Regarding another threat, he spoke an almost meaningless sentence that is an exquisite example of why his rhetoric cannot withstand close reading: We may strike blows against terrorist networks, but if we ignore the instability and intolerance that fuels extremism, our own freedom will eventually be endangered. So, instability and intolerance are to blame for terrorism? Instability where? Intolerance of what by whom fuels terrorists? Terrorism is a tactic of destabilization. Intolerance is, for terrorists, a virtue.
It is axiomatic: Arms control is impossible until it is unimportant. This is because arms control is an arena of competition in which nations negotiate only those limits that advance their interests. Nevertheless, Obama trotted out another golden oldie in Berlin when he vowed to resuscitate the cadaver of nuclear arms control with Russia. As though Russias arsenal is a pressing problem. . .
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Wouldn’t it be swell if we had a leader?
the germans must not have been giving away free beers this time.
The sun got in his eyes during his speech. Chris Mathews said so.
Yes. But who?
Oh, but we do. Do you know the German word for “leader” perchance?
Bammy = STASI.
We’ve GOT A LEADER from behind... Ha!
We do have a leader. And if you think of it in terms of the fresh snow we’ve seen with a few bird tracks in it, you’ll note that first he heads one way, then another, makes some circles, and winds up roughly in the same losing position he started out in.
Now a days, it’s actually toss up which is more stupid, Obama or his teleprompter.
Yesterday he was getting the name of an official wrong numerous times during his presentation.
He’s such a cool dud.
To be a leader, you need to establish a path. You might have done years in the military. You might own a business. You might have run a foundation with people depending on your success. If the best you can claim is professor status...running a community contributions funnel...sitting in the state-house of some government...and do two years of Senate time....then you probably haven’t engaged anyone with your leadership ability, or developed a strategy on leading.
Sadly, you will allow others to run your affairs, and you simply stand to the side to give speeches and be a figurehead of sorts. A term as governor of Illinois might have prepared him more, and at least shown him the values of leadership.
Reagan: “Tear Down This Wall !!!”
Obama: “ Please paint this wall pink!!!!”
He must be confusing hell out of the rooskies.
They have their own problems with the ‘ROP’ and now, after over ten years of us shooting them, he’s arming them.
Oops, I almost forgot: We’re at war with Syria. We’ve always been at war with Syria. And the terrorists are licked ...
I’d like to be the first to welcome the NSA to our little thread.
Yes it would!
He could have said something just as memorable like, But resist, we much we must and we will much about that be committed.
0bama had several bad problems:
Only invited elites to his big speech at Brandenburg Gate.
Scandals in the news.
Angry Leftist bloggers sick of making excuses.
Pay no attention to the man behind the bullet-proof curtain.
Actually, it is. They've modernized their weapons while many of ours are over forty years old.
What on God’s green earth makes you think that illegitimate dog had the talent to be governor? He should have had to show he could run a lemonade stand first. He’d have been the only little kid to do it who would have lost money. He shouldn’t be trusted being DOG CATCHER much less in charge of anything or anyone.
Not this nation under this president. This is the president who promised Putin that he would be more flexible after his reelection.
Contary to what the article claims, none of the scandals are hurting him. Even the NSA story doesn’t have any legs. It will all be forgotten in another two weeks, at most.
Yeah, whatever, Washington Post. Here it’s still “report to WhiteHouse Obamacare criticizers”, the NSA is watching you, while over there I could crap openly in his throat and he’d ask for more and it’s ok, not so big guy.
Until the MSM and Congress let’s us get rid of this crisis for real revealing this fraud, then I’ll believe their genuine interest or courage to it. Until then the illegals are upon us and it is good bye.
Indeed, in this nation, it is zero for national defense, all distractions in foreign Soros society missions from Tunisia to Syria.
Unlike Americans, Germans have no ‘inner need’ to tolerate Obama’s phony-baloney, and don’t care who knows it.
One suspects that most savvy people worldwide know that Barry’s an ignorant, feeble-minded loser and spend a great deal of time in laughing at the U.S. as a result.
Hey....we have the LEAD PARTIER and VACATIONER!!!! No President has PARTIED or VACATIONED MORE....not even JFK!!
I think we have an answer, in the affirmative,already.
Ach du Lieber, Der Fueher aber naturlich!
He couldn't be bothered with anything so trivial and tedious!
LOL that still makes me laugh...thanks..
At what velocity?
There were folks saying that a month ago. Why hasn’t it actually happened yet?
At first it sounded as if your statement that Barry partied more than JFK is untrue. but then I realized JFK was in the White House for about 2 years and Obummer has been there for about 5 or 6 years. So it’s possible you might be telling the truth. But I’ll bet Barry’s had more pink parties than JFK did.
With all due respect to Mr. Will, I think we all here (or nearly all) recognized from the very beginning, when this petty lying tyrant wannabe came on the scene, knew exactly what he was and is.
This man from his dubious origins and inexperienced life’s accomplishments (yet having the audacity to ‘self’ author TWO books on his life) has telegraphed his competency and madness all the while. It did not take a speech at the Brandenberg Gates to confirm this.
And, Mr. Will, this is where I have a problem. You and Charles Krauthammer, et al now write columns acknowledging this and foretelling a “second term failure”. Where in the hell were you guys in 2008 or 2012? You were right where you are now. Writing articles, appearing on Sunday shows talking about this man as if he were a reasonable world leader and these fundamental divides we have with him as if they were “just political tiffs.” You should have told the truth then. Not now. We don’t need you to tell us that.
As far as I’m concerned, you and your bow tie helped elect him. All of you sitting up there weeks on end calmly discussing this man as if he were a sane normal leader with some minor differences instead of pounding your fists on the table, screaming at the top of your collective lungs to get this man the hell out of office.
And we paid for the updates.
Doubt if JFK ever had GAY SEX.....can’t say that about Obama~!!
They say the sun was in his eyes, but it looks like the sun was behind him. Maybe the reason he flopped is because he’s just plug stupid.
DC beltway progressives... that is will and krauthammer.
george will bump
In a contest between a dilettante and a dictator, bet on the latter.
Even when the media discovered that the DOJ was snooping on them, that didn't stop them from their instinct to protect the administration. Sort of like Hillary defending Bill in 1998 despite the Lewinsky scandal.
In a cage match I expect Putin would only need about five seconds to take care of matters.
It’s as if we have a substitute teacher as the head of this country. No one has any respect for Obama because he’s done nothing to earn it. He began his Presidency by telling the loyal opposition, “I won” meaning you do not matter. You cannot lead anyone whom you regard as insignificant.
“The past is prologue.”
George Will doesn't get this - Obama's not talking about radical muslims - he's talking about 'extremists' as in Conservative Americans... he and the IRS only know ONE enemy...