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President Not-Present

From domestically disastrous to internationally dangerous.

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Tom Blumer

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March 4, 2014 - 12:02 am
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We now know — even the Associated Press, better described as the Administration’s Press, has now acknowledged it — that President Barack Obama, in AP’s words, “did not participate” in a White House meeting of his national security team Saturday morning “to get updates on the situation and discuss policy options” in reaction to Russia’s invasion and takeover of Crimea and threatened military intervention in the rest of Ukraine. Those who need help getting past AP’s whitewashing need to understand that “did not participate” means “did not attend.”

Last time I checked, the president of the United States was the nation’s commander in chief, the person who is supposed to be primarily responsible for the nation’s security and well-being in its relations with the rest of the world. He happens to live in the same White House where the national security meeting was held. PJ Media’s Bridget Johnson has noted that Obama “had no public events on his schedule.”

What Obama apparently chose to miss was not a “3 a.m. phone call.” It was a daytime meeting at his own residence. It concerned a country whose guarantee of security, embodied in the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, was confirmed by Obama himself in December 2009.

Congress and the American people should demand to know exactly what could possibly have been more important than Obama’s attendance at that meeting. We all know that if a President Romney or George W. Bush had acted similarly, the press would already be demanding an answer for us, and quite properly so. Instead, we get the AP’s aforementioned indifference.

It gets worse. Obama was briefed after the fact by a “national security team” led by none other than Susan Rice.

Five days after the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, which took the lives of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, Rice went on the Sunday talk shows to claim that an anti-Muslim video inspired the “spontaneous – not premeditated” attack. Just last week, in the face of overwhelming, irrefutable evidence to the contrary, she contended that “the notion that somehow I or anybody else in the administration misled the American people is patently false.”

Six months after it became obvious that the Senate would not confirm her as the country’s next secretary of State, Obama rewarded Rice by elevating her to her current perch as national security adviser. So the president’s chief informant has every reason to tell Obama things which would further his agenda, which may or may not coincide with an agenda consistent with the country’s security.

Is Obama’s real agenda different? There’s ample justification for believing that’s the case. In March 2012, he was caught on an open mic telling then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with contentious U.S.-Russian issues after that year’s presidential election. Perhaps part of that “flexibility” includes pretending to have a problem with a Russian return to de facto control of Ukraine while doing nothing about it. If so, no wonder Obama was a no-show on Saturday morning. Why bother coming downstairs to sit in on a meeting about something when the result is already a foregone conclusion? Maybe his 90-minute Saturday afternoon phone call with Russian President Vladimir was really a plea: “Slow down, guy, you’re going so fast that it’s making me look bad.”

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The Absence Minded Professor.

Our Constitutional law butcher/lecturer in chief doesn't bother with meetings. He has them put in Google docs and sent to his Iphone on the golf course.

Susan Rice was elevated from liar from the UN perch to liar from the domestic perch. Having participated as the mouthpiece for a coverup and the arrest and jailing of an innocent man, she showed all the credentials necessary to get her "button" as a made man in the small c communist mafia.

The fact that Obama has mommy issues and his best hit men are women, as shown by the Capo di tutti crappy is Valerie "the Garrote" Jarrett, Samantha "Unfettered" Power, Susan "Dirty" Rice, Anita "What Have I" Dunn, and Hildabeest Clinton, Kathleen "The Abortionist" Sebelius.

The mammafia is in direct polar opposition to the neutered eunuchs and court jesters, clown car drivers and mental midgets of Hagel, Kerry, Biden and ambassadors who are piling out of that clown car.

I can't go on. Too many to list.

http://www.akdart.com/obama92.html
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Bio-legacy of BHO: Consummately CRAVEN,FECKLESS & MENDACIOUS. An arrant enemy of Truth, Justice & the American Way: No Greater Friend to Planned Parenthood's (Margaret Sanger's radically racist)Abortion Agenda...No Greater Enemy to LIFE, LIBERTY & the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS & Its Foundational Genesis,Support, Actualization & Entelechy in the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. The Greatest Benedict since Arnold & Judas since Iscariot. Font of anti-American/Alinsky malice, greed, indolence & envy.( A piss-poor, pencil-pushing would-be golfer and Alfred E. incarnation of "What Me, Worry?") Master adept of "the Osculum Infamosum"...
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We aren't the world's medics who rush in to treat every stubbed toe and heart attack. Therefore, when the next civil unrest, revolution, border clash, or even war pops up, I hope Obama (and every future president) does exactly nothing.

Why would we want to get involved in the Ukraine-Russia conflict? Why stick our noses into Libya, Egypt, or Syria? Why have we been in Afghanistan almost a dozen years? We probably killed the 9/11/01-supporting terrorist groups a dozen times over. It's time to stop the military intervention nonsense.
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As far as I can tell no one is talking about military intervention and in fact the very idea of a U.S. military intervention is patently ridiculous. However the fact remains that the world needs a policeman; without the U.S. showing some sign of leadership and an unwillingness to let overt acts of aggression go unpunished the door is wide open for the world's bad guys and thugs to do as they please. There are a number of actions the U.S. could take regarding Crimea/Ukraine. For one the President could ensure the Keystone pipeline gets put in immediately if not sooner; lowering the price of oil would be devastating to Putin and his Russian goons who rely heavily on the income they get from oil, natural gas as well. Remember that nature abhors a vacuum; if not the U.S. then who? Russia? China? North Korea? Cuba? Venezuela?
28 weeks ago
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Thanks for the great post Tom. It must be incredibly difficult to include so many hyperlinks in a single column, but we all appreciate your yeoman's work. The best part of the post however is that you've managed to include Ukraine, Benghazi, IRS, the failed Obamacare rollout, income inequality, Solyndra, and gutting of the military, into one pithy and concise post. Kudos! Now if you could just figure out the right algorithm you could get your computer to write your posts all by themselves. That or outsource it to Bangladesh.
28 weeks ago
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The US can no longer afford to have a President and does not need one. They are of no use at all and very dangerous to the entire world.
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Mark Steyn made one of the most perceptive observations about President Obama a few months ago as the Obamacare fiasco was unfolding. Steyn said that, for once, Mr. Obama ignored the rule that had elevated him to the presidency - "Don't just do something - Stand there!" Mr. Obama is a self-made creation of our media, academic and entertainment elites. They have projected onto him whatever they want. He has always been just what they wanted - A cool, leftish, well-credentialed, "moderate", and reasonably eloquent black guy who "can heal out nations divisions." The fact that Mr. Obama had never actually DONE anything in his life except to be Barack Obama was completely besides the point. With Obamacare he broke his own rule and set out to do something. We have seen the results. It's pretty obvious that Mr. Obama cares little about foreign policy because he has to deal with guys like Putin who have their own agenda and who aren't simply transfixed by the wonderfulness that is Barack Obama. The world is becoming a much, much more dangerous place and the ability to "do something" and do it well is going to be at a premium.
28 weeks ago
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Saturday morning is after Friday night. Obama may have been too ripped to communicate.

The Choom Gang rides again!

...this also explains Benghazi...
28 weeks ago
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The Absence Minded Professor.

Our Constitutional law butcher/lecturer in chief doesn't bother with meetings. He has them put in Google docs and sent to his Iphone on the golf course.

Susan Rice was elevated from liar from the UN perch to liar from the domestic perch. Having participated as the mouthpiece for a coverup and the arrest and jailing of an innocent man, she showed all the credentials necessary to get her "button" as a made man in the small c communist mafia.

The fact that Obama has mommy issues and his best hit men are women, as shown by the Capo di tutti crappy is Valerie "the Garrote" Jarrett, Samantha "Unfettered" Power, Susan "Dirty" Rice, Anita "What Have I" Dunn, and Hildabeest Clinton, Kathleen "The Abortionist" Sebelius.

The mammafia is in direct polar opposition to the neutered eunuchs and court jesters, clown car drivers and mental midgets of Hagel, Kerry, Biden and ambassadors who are piling out of that clown car.

I can't go on. Too many to list.

http://www.akdart.com/obama92.html
28 weeks ago
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Kudos to you MR. Blumer for articulating what some of us have been thinking. Americans think Obama is doing nothing because he's a do nothing kinda guy. But just maybe...he's doing nothing because he's AIDING Putin. On purpose. This commie was tutored under Franklin Marshall Davis, a known communist. Obama's sympathies lie with fascism. Suddenly he appears as presidential timber, an unknown, untried, an unproven nobody with just his race to give him the edge. And now five years later, the USSR is reassembling and this sleazebag is doing nothing. Anyone surprised?
28 weeks ago
28 weeks ago Link To Comment
Kudos to you MR. Blumer for articulating what some of us have been thinking. Americans think Obama is doing nothing because he's a do nothing kinda guy. But just maybe...he's doing nothing because he's AIDING Putin. On purpose. This commie was tutored under Franklin Marshall Davis, a known communist. Obama's sympathies lie with fascism. Suddenly he appears as presidential timber, an unknown, untried, an unproven nobody with just his race to give him the edge. And now five years later, the USSR is reassembling and this sleazebag is doing nothing. Anyone surprised?
28 weeks ago
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I'd much rather have him out of the loop. One less fool fscking with our foreign policy.
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