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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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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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To: Truth2012

Bingo!


51 posted on 05/17/2013 12:19:22 PM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: mowowie

I noticed that too. Thought it was odd.


52 posted on 05/17/2013 12:20:51 PM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: piasa
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.

The Democrats DO seem to have a knack for that, don't they?

and who can forget:


53 posted on 05/17/2013 12:39:22 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Obama should be coated with This stuff.
54 posted on 05/17/2013 12:42:50 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It is interesting to me because most men, it seems, think Obama is just power hungry and that is why all of these things are happening, and most women I see commenting say there is something much deeper going on.

Let us remember that Hillary is behind the scenes still.

We are totally screwed if people don’t start to understand the bigger picture of what is unfolding.

Men, I see commenting, seem to think things unfold in a vacuum and then they happen- and that is all.

Women, I see commenting, seem to think people have motivations and patterns of behavior and goals for moving forward.

Just an observation.


55 posted on 05/17/2013 12:44:22 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Biggirl
Marines sure look “embaressed” bigtime.

They look disgusted to me ... I'd like to buy them a six-pack of their favorite brew. They've done more good in their brief lives than Barky ever will.

56 posted on 05/17/2013 12:47:45 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Truth2012
I think he's a Moslem plant.


57 posted on 05/17/2013 12:49:43 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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To: COUNTrecount
The other day upon the stair
I saw a Prez that wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today.
Oh how I wish he'd go away.

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)

58 posted on 05/17/2013 4:45:05 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

As he called the “umbrella holders” he said to the press, “you’re on your own”. This debacle was so classless and arrogant, that it was embarrassing to watch.


59 posted on 05/17/2013 4:54:05 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Toespi
We shall call this "The Bumbershoot Incident."

It will be the symbol of the LGBT-in-Chief's legacy.

60 posted on 05/17/2013 5:43:06 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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