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This nugget regarding Obama explains a great deal
American Thinker ^ | June 9, 2012 | Ed Lasky

Posted on 06/09/2012 10:48:36 AM PDT by jazusamo

Daniel Klaidman of Newsweek has written a new book, Kill or Capture , about the Obama administration's anti-terror policies, containing much information that obviously came from insiders, some of which is now the subject of demands for a special prosecutor to investigate leaks. In a review of the book in the Wall Street Journal, Mark Moyar quotes a passage that is frighteningly illuminating about the management style of the man upon whom our national security depends:

In one of his most telling passages, Mr. Klaidman depicts a passive commander in chief who often procrastinated in the hopes that problems would go away, a sharp divergence from the engaged and proactive president of the official narrative. "The president's own elusiveness created confusion about who was in control of policy," Mr. Klaidman writes. "In this vacuum his advisers fought brutally, each side invoking the president in support of its cause."

This seems to epxlain the president's policy toward Iran...

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicagothugmachine; delegatestoothers; noleadership; obama; onetermobama; valeriejarrett; weaknesspersonified; weakpresident
A small circle of advisers and a teleprompter is running our country.
1 posted on 06/09/2012 10:48:44 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

BS Drivel! Obama’s foreign and domestic decisions are driven by transferrence of his supposed father’s hatred for Europe, Britain in particular, and the uncompromised question of “what would Allah do?” or “will this devolve America to a level I can make it socialist?” That’s all there is.


2 posted on 06/09/2012 10:53:32 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: jazusamo

The advisors are all stabbing each other in the back and trying to stay safe from being thrown under the bus.

The person who runs the teleprompter is running the country.


3 posted on 06/09/2012 10:53:55 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: hoosiermama
The person who runs the teleprompter is running the country.

And, IMHO, that would be Valerie Jarrett.

4 posted on 06/09/2012 10:56:24 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: Gaffer
You have a point but it doesn't change the fact Obama is inept, he can't function on his own and proves it when opening his mouth without having a script in front of him.
5 posted on 06/09/2012 10:58:21 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo; LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
Ping.............

In one of his most telling passages, Mr. Klaidman depicts a passive commander in chief who often procrastinated in the hopes that problems would go away, a sharp divergence from the engaged and proactive president of the official narrative. "The president's own elusiveness created confusion about who was in control of policy," Mr. Klaidman writes. "In this vacuum his advisers fought brutally, each side invoking the president in support of its cause."

Does anyone expect a cowardly fag to act differently?

6 posted on 06/09/2012 10:59:23 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: jazusamo

Agree....I wasn’t calling your comment drivel....just the article.


7 posted on 06/09/2012 11:01:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: jazusamo

Agree....I wasn’t calling your comment drivel....just the article.


8 posted on 06/09/2012 11:01:51 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: InterceptPoint; hoosiermama

Correct, he points out that Obama runs everything past Valerie Jarrett.


9 posted on 06/09/2012 11:03:07 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: InterceptPoint

And, IMHO, that would be Valerie Jarrett.
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I agree 100%. I worry about her and will worry even more about her when she is no longer at the White House.

At least the ex-Presidents are watched and such. Will anybody keep an eye on this woman?

Do they change up stuff after a new President and his administration come in?

I sure hope so because I am very fearful of all that this woman knows and who *Iranian of the year* Jarrett would tell.

She is very, VERY dangerous.


10 posted on 06/09/2012 11:18:03 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: jazusamo
Any guy who votes "present" as many times as Hussein has trouble making policy and decisions and shouldering responsibility.

Most likely he has deliberately been vague so that if things don't work out, he can blame someone else for not carrying out "his policies". He IS very good at placing the blame on others.

11 posted on 06/09/2012 11:22:15 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Absolutely...In my view that's exactly why he's so fond of voting “present.”
12 posted on 06/09/2012 11:27:14 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

The article is light on content and tells us what we already know BUT ... now I know what leaks Holder is going after and it is not the national security leaks. Duck and cover, Ulstermann and his/her ilk.


13 posted on 06/09/2012 11:27:58 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (I can see November from Wisconsin)
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To: jazusamo

Someone pointed out that there are no Obama-Biden 2012 bumper stickers.

I’m wondering if it will be Obama-Jarrett 2012?


14 posted on 06/09/2012 11:28:47 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1236 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: jazusamo

Mr. Obama is not a sound man mentally...there should be some safety valve in our government to use when the problem at the top becomes so apparent as to put the Nation at risk. Someone or some rule must remove Mr. Obama from meddling in areas he knows nothing about....he is not protecting the country nor our Constitution, he is abetting those who want to harm the USA. Mr. Obama is not in charge............


15 posted on 06/09/2012 11:31:25 AM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: yoe

Totally agree and no one is speaking out about it. The media is silent on it, even what little conservative media there is.


16 posted on 06/09/2012 11:42:22 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: null and void

Forgot to try out my new tagline...


17 posted on 06/09/2012 11:46:06 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1236 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: jazusamo

this became apparent in Woodwards book....and it was in all things, not just being CIC


18 posted on 06/09/2012 11:48:10 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: jazusamo

He’s said it a thousand times. He sends things to a ‘blue ribbon’ taks force, sits on it for months too long and then regurgitates the original plan as if it is his own. He’s done it on foreign policy issues since day one, with the most notable example being his Afghanistan policy...a virtual mirror image of the Bush recommendations. Thats how he deals with things he doesn’t care about and/or wants to take credit for accomplishing.


19 posted on 06/09/2012 11:48:17 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Gaffer

But he isn’t a very good “Post Colonial” Dictator.


20 posted on 06/09/2012 11:51:15 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Ineptocracy; the Obama way.)
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To: jazusamo

More and more, the Ulsterman reports are sounding real and reliable.


21 posted on 06/09/2012 12:05:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

.... the stories about Obama watching over & over & over the drone ‘snuff’ tapes is more than a little disturbing ....


22 posted on 06/09/2012 12:17:57 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MissMagnolia

Adolf used to watch film clips of his political enemies being hung by piano wire and slowly strangling until dead over-and-over, too.


23 posted on 06/09/2012 12:19:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: null and void

I’ve seen three Obama-Biden 2012 bumper stickers in liberal Austin the past few months. Four years ago, they were on every Volvo, the sideways yellow Army CPT bars and any vehicle that had a coexist sticker.


24 posted on 06/09/2012 12:23:43 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: null and void
I’m wondering if it will be Obama-Jarrett 2012?

It is very telling there are no Biden bumper stickers. Hussein better be more afraid of Jarrett than Hillary.

25 posted on 06/09/2012 12:27:58 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Gaffer
BS Drivel! Obama’s foreign and domestic decisions are driven by transferrence of his supposed father’s hatred for Europe, Britain in particular, and the uncompromised question of “what would Allah do?” or “will this devolve America to a level I can make it socialist?” That’s all there is.

People say that about recent presidents -- that Clinton or Bush is just waiting to be able to cancel elections and rule as dictator, but when the time comes they all give up the White House, sometimes with relief, however much they wanted the office to begin with.

I suspect that like LBJ and Clinton, Obama is looking for some concrete government program he can put his name on and put in place. This idea of a socialist America may be more yours than his. What would that involve? What would it look like?

Hatred of Europe? He's more popular there than he is here. Hatred of Britain? Is that really something burning constantly in Obama where other people have a heart or soul? Could he really keep that going during all his years in Chicago?

The Muslim thing? So while his advisors are debating which terrorist to kill and how, he's pondering how to make America Muslim? I guess that could explain why he's not paying attention.

But anyway, the article isn't about why he thinks as he does. You could be right for all I know. It's about Obama being disengaged, not really bothering with the details, avoiding making real decisions, not following through. That fits with the little we know about the guy.

26 posted on 06/09/2012 12:37:05 PM PDT by x
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To: null and void

You're right. I've only seen this kind in our area.

27 posted on 06/09/2012 12:42:22 PM PDT by azishot
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To: azishot
We should start calling this:

The "Rivers of Blood" logo...

28 posted on 06/09/2012 12:45:22 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1236 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: null and void

Sadly, I agree. Plus it looks like the Pepsi logo which is why I stopped buying Pepsi.


29 posted on 06/09/2012 12:51:40 PM PDT by azishot
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To: jazusamo
Valerie Jarrett's setting our policy.

Think about that.

30 posted on 06/09/2012 1:43:11 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: jazusamo

Obama, much like Bill Clinton, avoids making tough decisions by deferring, out-sourcing or ignoring them and when things go wrong, he is quick to blame others. He is clearly over his head as president and apparently doesn’t take his responsibilities very seriously. Aside from earnestly pushing socialist policies and enjoying celebrity status, Obama is essentially ‘playing president’. This is why I’ve never been able to take him seriously, except as a dedicated socialist that loathes the America that gave him unprecedented opportunities. He is a phony of the first rank, just as Clinton was in his own way but far more dangerous because, unlike Clinton, Obama is a socialist ‘true believer’.


31 posted on 06/09/2012 1:47:32 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Jim Scott

NO ONE respects him. A few find him useful. Not least of which, those who count on a second term in order to achieve one-party rule as soon as they get two more communists on the Supreme Court. Although not mentioned much in this campaign thus far, THAT IS the holy grail this year.


32 posted on 06/09/2012 2:00:10 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Irenic

Where is Jamie Gorelick today? Her fingerprints were on a lot of stuff in Clinton’s day, and wonder what she’s doing today?


33 posted on 06/09/2012 2:00:37 PM PDT by Twinkie (Isaiah 53)
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To: yoe

The people who still worship obama are not sound mentally.


34 posted on 06/09/2012 2:21:09 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: BfloGuy; InterceptPoint; jazusamo

And who exactly is controlling Valerie Jarrett? Being a slumlord and hospital board member, as ValJar was, would not seem to prepare one to run a country without any guidance from others....

I wonder if the BlackBerry phones that Obama and his staff insisted on keeping as they assumed power have Georgy Schwartz and the Center for American Progress on speed dial?


35 posted on 06/09/2012 2:41:34 PM PDT by Hetuck
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To: jazusamo; LucyT; onyx; STARWISE; Brown Deer; little jeremiah

As soon as the media picked up on a leaker in the WH, I’ve suspected VJ. She would do ANYTHING to keep her position and rules/law/ethics are only to be used to her advantage.

On the bright side, if LEO is looking at emails, tapes, and other materials, they may find more then they bargained for: A good excuse to see what the insiders are planning for US> mmmm mmmm mmmmm


36 posted on 06/09/2012 3:44:00 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: melancholy
"The president's own elusiveness created confusion about who was in control of policy,"

No doubt it's Jarrett and Mooch making decisions for him. He cannot speak without his 'prompter and likely hems and haws with indecision for everything else. Soros, Immelt and all who wrought this group upon us probably have their knickers in a twist wondering what guffaws will surface next given their hefty financial and personal investments in him and those around him (a presidency by proxy). Holder is becoming quite the nemesis on his own.

37 posted on 06/09/2012 4:00:33 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest; All

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2012/06/obama-does-not-care-about-you-only.html (WARNING! Includes GRAPHIC BRUTAL VIDEO)


38 posted on 06/09/2012 4:52:29 PM PDT by FARS (Be Healthy, Happy and Thrive)
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To: yoe
there should be some safety valve in our government to use when the problem at the top becomes so apparent as to put the Nation at risk.

The 25th Amendment is designed to take care of this situation. A short description from Wikipedia:

The Twenty-fifth Amendment…to the United States Constitution deals with succession to the Presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, as well as responding to Presidential disabilities…. Section 4 is the only part of the amendment never to have been invoked. It allows the Vice President, together with a majority of either “the principal officers of the executive departments” (i.e., the Cabinet) or of “such other body as Congress may by law provide”, to declare the President disabled by submitting a written declaration to the President pro tempore and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. As with Section 3, the Vice President would become Acting President. Section 4 is meant to be invoked if the President’s incapacitation prevents him from discharging the duties of his office and to provide a written declaration to that effect.

39 posted on 06/09/2012 5:29:29 PM PDT by Faith
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To: jazusamo

The liberal mind is driven by a fantasy in which traditional (as in the Bible definition) evil does not exist, punishment for such is bad, and principals of earning and rewarding are wrong, and thus they sought to achieve this Godless Garden of Eden by drugs, or (now) by a government tree that supplies all their wants.


40 posted on 06/09/2012 6:48:17 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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