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.
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