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Keep Your Friends Close, But Your Frenemies Closer

For President Obama, it's getting lonely at the bottom.

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Stephen Green

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March 17, 2014 - 12:15 am
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Next up is strongman Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who has become Obama’s friend on a variety of issues, writes Norm Ornstein:

Putin saved the president from a huge embarrassment with the intervention to resolve Syria’s chemical-weapons stockpile, just before the Senate would have voted down his request for authorization to use force to punish Assad for using the weapons repeatedly against Syrians. Russia is a key player in the delicate negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. Moscow can make the U.S. transition out of Afghanistan more painful and disruptive, and can be a positive or negative player in negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Obama and Putin have had something of a falling out over Ukraine, which doesn’t want to hand over big and vital chunks of its territory to Moscow. Obama is also opposed. Moscow, however, does want Ukraine to hand over big and vital chunks of its territory. At the time of this writing, Crimea was holding a referendum which will almost certainly ratify, with 106% in favor, Putin’s recent fait accompli in seizing that big and vital chunk of his neighbor. While the American president hasn’t drawn any red lines, he has set a Monday deadline for Russia to pull back, which at the time of this writing is looking about as firm as an ♡bamaCare!!! deadline.

Putin chose… actually, he chose pretty darn well. Too bad new Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk can’t say the same thing.

The last comes to us from the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, who frets that “fickle” millennials have abandoned the president over ♡bamaCare!!!. He writes:

The administration announced last week that only 1.08 million people ages 18 to 34 had signed up for Obamacare by the end of February, or about 25 percent of total enrollees. If the proportion doesn’t improve significantly, the result likely will be fatal for the Affordable Care Act.

There is much handwringing by Milbank over Gen Y being “disillusioned,” and “less patriotic,” and “less trusting.” Poor President Obama, stuck with such unreliable allies. Of course it could be that millennials took one look — if that — at ♡bamaCare!!!’s prices and policies and decided they were the ones getting screwed over by their one-time friend.

They chose… poorly.

Twice.

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Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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Obama and his signature legislation could possibly kill off the Democratic Party as we know it. However, low information voters, unions, Hollywood liberals, the MSM and massive voter fraud could still keep it alive and well. I don't blame Obama for being who he is. I blame the idiots who couldn't look past the color of his skin and voted for him...twice.
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It would have been great to be rid of him in 2012, but it would have made him a martyr. Now he will become a pariah.
18 weeks ago
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The Dems are natural traitors, turncoats, and brown-pants. They are already taking so much distance from Obubu that soon he will need the Hubble telescope to see them up close. His royal lameduckness is about to get a taste of his own treasonous medicine. The Dems believed Obama was the tonic bottle but they reached for the laxative instead. If there was someone in the GOP who was not a bumbling idiot Obubu would be on his way out already.
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Hope the momjeans wearing wuss.keeps on like he is.Waste of O2.
18 weeks ago
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It's just Kenyans coming home to roost.
18 weeks ago
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Alright, I give up. I cannot forsee what the mid-term elections are going to bring. It's a given the the House will be retained and there's talk of the Senate being controlled by the Repubes. From this point forward, all I have are huge question marks:
Are Boehner, Cantor and the others gone? Even if re-elected, will they keep their positions?
In the Senate, IF they Repubes win control, will they repeal the Reid nuclear option or will they retain it for themselves?
Assuming both wishes come true, what will be the gain? Will we be able to start dismantling this monstrosity of government? Will we be able to rein in the regulatory agencies, ie. EPA, ATF, FCC? Or, are we living in a fool's paradise?
Will investigations of DOJ, IRS, ATF, DOE, etc, commence? Or are we just going to overlook ALL that's occurred and it's business as usual?
And then for the icing on the cake, will investigations begin on the abuse of power from the Executive Branch?
Seems to me that unless some or all of this happens, he wins.
What are everyone's guesses?
18 weeks ago
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Do we call you Indiana GReen now?
18 weeks ago
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This is interesting. Can Obama's ego handle this negative trajectory without him lashing out in over the top fashion?

Or is he willing to ride it out, take his lumps and simply nurture Obamacare into permanency and be satisified to spawn US socialized medicine?
18 weeks ago
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Obama and his signature legislation could possibly kill off the Democratic Party as we know it. However, low information voters, unions, Hollywood liberals, the MSM and massive voter fraud could still keep it alive and well. I don't blame Obama for being who he is. I blame the idiots who couldn't look past the color of his skin and voted for him...twice.
18 weeks ago
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Obamacare will not end the Progressive advance. Conservatives have only made the argument against Obamacare, not socialized medicine. Most Americans have no difficulty surrendering their healthcare rights to Government. It's just that this socialist implementation is not right, not that Government takeover of the healthcare system is unethical. Thus, we can expect to see portions of Obamacare to stay permanently. The Dems will come back in a few election cycles to push the ball further down field. Until we can recapture the culture and the Supreme Court, America will continue down the current path.
18 weeks ago
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Indeed, Mr. Green. Anyone with editing skills have the ability to superimpose Prof. Barky in place of the Nazi? Aw shucks, nevermind. That would be redundant, now wouldn't it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DGFuHC75aY
18 weeks ago
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Duckbilled Platitudes near extinction?

The corrupt media is nearly out of dirty tricks to provide cover for all the bills passed in the middle of the night, argued before the courts as things they were not and unread, uninvestigated and unrevealed.

Hope and change are, an emotion and an inevitability. Not an architecture for fiscal or foreign policy.

The pile of sand that served as the ever shifting foundation for this collapsing farce cannot be kept hidden now that it is cratering beneath our feet. The thing about radical leftism is...eventually...you get to experience all the empty rhetoric as it plays out as policy. You can't cover up the sinkhole.
18 weeks ago
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All true.

But to really make it have the gravity required of it, calls for a media willing to point out the obvious. Yet, in this "fundamentally transformed America", the blame will somehow, curiously and surrealistically be placed on ---- the republicans.

Every crap program, every stupid idea, every leftist-run failure, will be blamed on the right. They're doing it as I write this with the failure of helathcare-by-diktat.

"Those darn republicans" is now the catch-phrase of every socialist news puke in existence. Chrissy Maffews has made a living out of it. Debbie Blabbermouth Schulz spouts it daily.

When I was a kid in high school, that half of the class that was in the victim class knew to keep their mouths shut and just sit there. However, in the fundamentally transformed America, they don't just talk, they yell and there's no one to point out their monumental ignorance or their lies. They all speak the same language and cover themselves in the festering fecal matter that is their clothing.

They all can't seem to smell it and instead, look at each other and say, "Hey, lovely outfit, where can I get one?".

It's become incredibly unreal.

To fully understand it, one has to be wired so differently, so utterly poorly as to be bereft of any logic, sense, thinking ability and reason. But then, that's socialism. The Borg. The collective. The hive. Be a drone and drone on in ignorance.

The poor will always be with us. The stupid, the less-capable. All of them.
18 weeks ago
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Democrats have repeatedly demonstrated an inability to learn.

Carter

Clinton

And now Barack Hussein O'bumbles.

mmmmm, mmmmmmm, mmmmmmm

Along with every other cult-of-personality "leader" they drool and fawn over as if they are the best thing since the Cracker-Jack toy.

The pumped up glitz and glamor got worse each time. The media shilled for Carter in ways that were unseen before and the conservatives said, "huh?"

Then it was ramped up to a higher volume and deeper saturation with the Clintoon animated features for 8 years.

And finally, with president equal-opportunity, they pulled out all the stops and flat out failed to do their job at all, instead running a movie/sales campaign for an unqualified loser of extraordinary proportions. A few old-head commentators noted they knew nothing about him but that didn't stop the necessity of the goebbel-esque propaganda stream that continues to this day.

Perhaps national socialists prefer being lied to since they think conservatives lie categorically and yet refuse to acknowledge that climate change is a lie, obamacare is a lie, stimulus was/is a lie, etc etc etc.

Mental disorder? The preferred choice of believing lies while intentionally ignoring the truth? It's a belief system that can only be described as cultist or cult-like. The ocular degeneration is staggering when the truth is right in front of them and they cannot see it or understand it. (See: Maxine Waters)

Maybe it's stupid people who are just easily impressed by a pant-crease. Maybe it's people who've been told all their lives how brilliant they are and who actually believe that, yet never take stock of the fact that they've never actually done anything. Lord knows there's a lot of that going around these days.

However, the real litmus test will be to sadly discover that after the senate changes hands and the Hitlery campaign fails to produce our first cankles president, will we still be satisfied to learn that the republicans didn't repeal healthcare but "fixed" it? That taxes didn't go down? That common core was still implemented into our schools? That our rights as free people were not acknowledged by of the republicans as they pressed on just using different lies?

With very limited exception they are all statists and cannot peel themselves away from wanting to play the all-powerful. It's an insidious affliction that is almost impossible to ignore. They go to DC and find themselves in a whole new universe of power and desperately desire to be recognized as "the one to watch".

Again, remember the people who get into politics. They (generally) have no skills that would allow them to make a living in any other way.
18 weeks ago
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Regrettably those who chose poorly - TWICE - put me and you in a sink hole for another 3 years.
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