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President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges
The Washington Post ^ | Aug 30, 2014 | Editorial Board

Posted on 08/30/2014 8:33:26 AM PDT by Mariner

RESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks. The president’s goal, to the extent he had one, seemed to be to tamp down all the assessments of gathering dangers that his own team had been issuing over the previous days.

This argument with his own administration is alarming on three levels.

The first has to do with simple competence. One can only imagine the whiplash that foreign leaders must be suffering. They heard U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power denounce Russia as “today they open a new front. Russia’s force along the border is the largest it has beenthe mask is coming off.” An hour later, Mr. Obama implicitly contradicted her: “I consider the actions that we’ve seen in the last week a continuation of what’s been taking place for months now it’s not really a shift.”

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TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria
KEYWORDS: egypt; gaza; hamas; iran; iraq; isis; israel; lebanon; obama; russia; sinai; syria; ukraine
Just wow from Wa Post Board of editors.
1 posted on 08/30/2014 8:33:26 AM PDT by Mariner
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To: Mariner

First word Freudian slip. Heh.


2 posted on 08/30/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Mariner

“President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges”

Gee, shouldn’t he have done that the day he took office?


3 posted on 08/30/2014 8:37:56 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Mariner
Domestic events should not affect Obama's decision.
4 posted on 08/30/2014 8:38:32 AM PDT by eizverson22
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To: ecomcon

President Obama needs to attempt to focus on how the United States can meet global climate change and discombobulation while enriching warmists and condemning evil “deniers”.


5 posted on 08/30/2014 8:39:41 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Mariner

That won’t happen.


6 posted on 08/30/2014 8:39:58 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: Mariner; WashingtonSource; Republicanprofessor; GOPJ; IBD editorial writer; upchuck; Aria; ...

Obama’s brain was fried by drugs, long ago.

In his “Dreams” book, Obama proudly admitted to his youthful “enthusiastic use of drugs.”

Simple words such as “to” and “people” are pronounced “tuh” and “folks” respectively.

Obama has spoken no ideas that will be retained in the history of great speeches.

Obama’s public speaking is restricted to a carefully controlled audience where the act of BOOing is forcefully prohibited.

Obama’s brain is useless without a teleprompter to keep him on a topic.

Without a teleprompter, Obama play-acts out a “Devil made me do that,” shuffle and jive Role in a fake Southern accent.

Without an advisor to tell him what to do, Obama is terrified to “go it alone.”

Obama’s lack of a strong Foreign Policy advisor accounts for Obama’s obvious mental confusion in Foreign Policy and Military matters.

Obama follows orders from his advisors domestically, and thus has no problem “going it alone” domestically because his top aides tell him what to do, and then defend Obama flawlessly.

Obama chose, at the request of his advisors to negotiate with terrorists with the deal he made to release the GITMO FIVE in order to beef up ISIS at an opportune time for them.

Without Valerie Jarrett to write Obama’s speeches, and tell Obama what to do, the drugged stupor that Obama was in during his 2012 TV Denver Debate with Romney would be a monthly drug stupor spectacle.

As Obama’s fragile administration continues to fail, Obama is sent out of the Oval Office more frequently to perform simple tasks, such as Shuffle and Jive Role speeches at controlled rallies or controlled Democrat Donation functions. or Golf games with a tightly controlled guest list.

Obama’s recent admission that after 5.5 years of on-the-job-training to be the Commander in Chief, he still does not have a strategy for America’s number one enemy since 9-11-2001: Militant Muslims.

This was exactly what Obama’s advisors have tried so hard to avoid: showing the American Public that Obama does not have the mental capacity to be the Commander in Chief of the United States Military.

Obama will resign ONLY if Harry Reid tells Valerie Jarrett that Obama must resign for the good of the Democrat Party.

What is good for the Country is of NO concern to Reid or Jarrett.


7 posted on 08/30/2014 8:40:09 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Mariner

They endorsed the guy twice.

Its late in the day to say he’s not up to that 3:00 AM phone call.

Whatever the Russophobic crowd on FR says about Putin, there is no denying people know where the man stands.

People are still figuring out Obama.


8 posted on 08/30/2014 8:42:03 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Mariner

Obama is a lawyer. He’s trained to argue and give presentations. Develop strategy? Be a leader? Be an effective and efficient executive? He’s not trained for that. Just a reminder.....Hillary Clinton is a lawyer, too.


9 posted on 08/30/2014 8:42:30 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Mariner

He
doesn’t
care.


10 posted on 08/30/2014 8:43:01 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Democrats: the Party of slavery to the immensely wealthy for over 200 years.)
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To: goldstategop
Whatever the Russophobic crowd on FR says about Putin, there is no denying people know where the man stands.

Then why do the Russophiles try to convince us that the man stands elsewhere? Simple misdirection?

11 posted on 08/30/2014 8:47:04 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Mariner

Øbama is an enemy islamist.

Disorder with more to follow.


12 posted on 08/30/2014 8:47:25 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Mariner

Washington Post:

Obama needs to start presidenting immediately!


13 posted on 08/30/2014 8:48:18 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Mariner
Where was that "editorial board" when vetting of philosophical and leadership credentials for national and global leadership should have been at the top of their agenda back in 2008?

Even a cursory examination and peeking behind political rhetoric and into the reality of the experiences and achievements of the candidate might have been important to assuring the nation's future role in a dangerous world.

"It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others; or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own. It behooves him, too, in his own case, to give no example of concession, betraying the common right of independent opinion . . . ." --Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Rush, 1803.

"The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." --Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787.

Contrast the 200-year history of America with that of every totalitatian regime, and future generations may be able to mark this point in our history as a turning point for reclaiming freedom.

"Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it." --Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, 1786.

"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions."(Underlining added for emphasis) --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804. ME 11:33

14 posted on 08/30/2014 8:50:47 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: headstamp 2

“Obama needs to start presidenting immediately!”

It’s way too late for that. Only a new president can articulate and prosecute a reasoned foreign policy. With Obama, the die is cast and even if he were to execute a 180 immediately, it would be of no consequence.


15 posted on 08/30/2014 8:53:51 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Mariner

Hey, you stupid b*stards at the WaPo, you know damn good and well that if Obama was running for a third term, you’d endorse him again. Get lost you filthy mfer’s!


16 posted on 08/30/2014 8:55:22 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: goldstategop
Nothing is more dangerous than a closet homo trying to prove to the world he's not a homo.

Thus now Obama must PROVE he's a real CinC and can really direct an army.

God help us.

17 posted on 08/30/2014 8:57:00 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

Resident Obama does not have a plan. He does not even know who to ask for a plan. They could send him a grocery list and call it a plan, for all he’d know. Resident Obama does not have a clue.


18 posted on 08/30/2014 8:57:44 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is actually a narco-terrorist. Consider that charge carefully.)
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To: 43north

America would be better off if Berry spent the remainder of his term on the golf course and in the bathhouse. Why would they want him to focus on events when everything he touches turns into a threat to America or a disaster?


19 posted on 08/30/2014 8:58:22 AM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: Mariner

He’s only good at directing people in the Chicago hood to chant and hold pre-printed signs.


20 posted on 08/30/2014 8:59:44 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: blueunicorn6

While I get your point, I’d offer that Ted Cruz and Trey Gowdy are also lawyers, but I would in no way put them in the same group as Obummer and Hillary!.


21 posted on 08/30/2014 9:00:36 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: peeps36

I almost want to believe that Biden would be doing better than this.

But I dont do LSD.


22 posted on 08/30/2014 9:00:49 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Mariner

His challenge is whether to raise the toilet seat or not.


23 posted on 08/30/2014 9:05:50 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Was Told Nobody Is Perfect But Yet, Here I Am)
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To: Seattle Conservative

I think the difference is that Cruz and Gowdy would work to learn the job. Obama and Hillary feel they are aristocracy and don’t need any further training.


24 posted on 08/30/2014 9:07:41 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Graewoulf

I just came home from the supermarket and I can see that Barry had better get in touch with Oprah for help. There at the checkout was her latest magazine with her head photoshopped on someone else’s body and one of the inside articles is all about how to make a decision.


25 posted on 08/30/2014 9:08:29 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Mariner

Listen....the Washington Post just don’t get it. POTUS Obama could care less about the American nation, people, military. These media outlets, the newspapers, the TV media, the written blog sites and various social sites...should all be calling for his resignation!!! We, the nation, are in serious “harm’s way” put there by purpose by Obama and his Obamabot Democrat Party!!!

Obama is not concentrating on anything but destroying this country and playing with our tax dollars to indulge in his leisure habits!!! Just follow his track track record!!! Sad......that the American people did this to themselves. Yes....elections count!!! You all voted for your own destruction!!! God help our great nation....Obama certainly will not!!! End of story!!!


26 posted on 08/30/2014 9:10:02 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Mariner

Hey Post. We don’t need no more stinkin wars. Wars might be good for newspaper circulation but not for a country that thinks it OK to move jobs and companies to another country. We’re so broke from a century of war that we have to borrow survival money from China.


27 posted on 08/30/2014 9:23:53 AM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives because God is Love)
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To: blueunicorn6

I concur. And, I would add that Ted and Trey (and Sen. Sessions)are patriots, love the U.S., believe in her sovereignty and specialness, unlike the Marxists or Socialists.


28 posted on 08/30/2014 9:26:23 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Graewoulf
"Obama’s recent admission that after 5.5 years of on-the-job-training to be the Commander in Chief, he still does not have a strategy for America’s number one enemy since 9-11-2001: Militant Muslims."

His problem is not in finding a strategy of how to fight the Islamic radicals and destroy them; more so it is one of wanting to support his Muslim faith while pretending to be defending America.

29 posted on 08/30/2014 9:35:49 AM PDT by Baynative (Free people are not equal, equal people are not free.)
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To: Mariner
Already posted: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3198671/posts
30 posted on 08/30/2014 10:10:58 AM PDT by Hoodat (Article 4, Section 4)
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To: Mariner

White House Occupant Barack Obama needs to focus on his golf game. We are much better off, and much safer, when he is not working.


31 posted on 08/30/2014 10:27:51 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Mariner

Obama’s laser is focused on.

Golf.
How to be better at Hoops.
Watching ESPN and eating fudge.
Taking vacations and thinking about his next vacation while on vacation.
Fund-raising on the tax payer’s dime.
Parties.
Then repeat over and over.

He does one thing well is destroying the country from within and ignoring our allies overseas and playing to every evil element in the world (He wanted to arm the Syrian rebels a year ago- ISIS among others).

The hell with his stupid suit. It is the words out of his mouth and his actions that are more frightening.

I had to rant a little.


32 posted on 08/30/2014 11:36:16 AM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: Mariner

Compost called him `Resident Obama’.
Heh. He’s so lame duck.


33 posted on 08/30/2014 11:40:49 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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Less than $4.3k to go!!

34 posted on 08/30/2014 1:01:12 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Mariner
President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges

Actually, he's been doing that - in his own way.

So, how's that working out for you - as far as feeling secure?

35 posted on 08/30/2014 3:07:18 PM PDT by relentlessly
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To: nuconvert

The day he started his campaign, he should have been handing out some reasonably coherent position papers. Didn’t anyone in the MSM bother looking at them?


36 posted on 08/30/2014 3:44:07 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Graewoulf
Good Post

Obama follows orders from his advisors domestically, and thus has no problem “going it alone” domestically because his top aides tell him what to do, and then defend Obama flawlessly.

I always thought Obama's dope use and fried brain were part of the reason his handlers picked him as the ideal front man.

He is happy to make speeches, attend fund raisers, party, vacation, watch basketball reruns and get doped up.

The powers behind the curtain don't have to be concerned about him suddenly thinking he wants to be a real president and trying to set policy and make decisions.

Everytime one of the strings breaks Pinnochio'Bozo gets into trouble.


37 posted on 08/30/2014 3:47:49 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Why democrat voters are like sperm: Only 1 in a million work.)
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To: Iron Munro

Thanks.

Your assessment of why the Democrats like Obama as their easily manipulated Front Man is easily supported by the evidence.


38 posted on 08/31/2014 12:56:41 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Mariner
The WAPO recalcitrants still do not "GET IT."

The Black Gobbling Coercive Utopian Obama Hole photo 3279236161_c0e90e2e6d_o_zps5d011617.gif

39 posted on 09/02/2014 1:50:01 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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