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May 1, 2013 - 8:44 am

Writing for RCP, Alexis Simendinger says the President’s “second term agenda [is] still on track.” We’re going to have to take this item one at a time in sort of a mini-fisking. Because we’re mean like that. And because, dear Lord, does Simendinger deserve it. Let’s begin.

On international policy, Obama recalibrated his earlier “red line” rhetoric that use of chemical weapons or the movement of chemical stockpiles in Syria would prompt an escalation in U.S. involvement in the 2-year-old civil war there.

One does not “recalibrate” a red line. Or else it isn’t a red line, it’s a pink fuzzy area, like a Hello Kitty body pillow. (I don’t actually know if such a thing exists, nor do I want to.) What the President has done is retreat on Syria, which is pretty much the exact opposite of “on track.”

The president also suggested the Boston bombings appeared to be the work of “self-radicalized” individuals living in the United States and working alone, not in collaboration with a terrorist organization. “We want to leave no stone unturned,” he explained, when asked about the U.S. intelligence review under way.

Just this morning, three more people were arrested in connection with the Second Boston Massacre, and it’s been revealed that the Tsarnaevs were deeply immeshed enough with fellow jihadis that they’d caught the eye of the Russian and the Saudi governments. That’s an awful lot of self-radicalized lone wolves all working alone together locally around the world.

“I feel confident that the bipartisan work that’s been done on immigration reform will result in a bill that passes the Senate and passes the House and gets on my desk. And that’s going to be a historic achievement,” he said.

One of the Senate bill’s authors, Marco Rubio, says the bill “can’t pass the House.”

Having warned that the sequester was bad policy that would unsettle many Americans who rely on federal services and support, Obama sought credit Tuesday for being the siren, and chafed that he has nevertheless become a target, especially among lawmakers who lament the impact just weeks after celebrating $86 billion in overall spending reductions over a span of seven months.

Even Ezra “Journ-O-List” Klein says the President and the Democrats have lost on the Sequester. American airline passengers certainly won, despite Teh Won’s best efforts to inconvenience us into acquiescence.

The rest of Simendinger’s stunningly awful piece is devoted to Obama’s inability to get Congress to do anything he wants on Gitmo, fixing the massive ObamaCare fiasco, or enacting his “smart cuts” or whatever in place of the sequester.

But other than being derailed on every issue he’s pursuing, the President’s second term agenda is totally on track.

Totally.

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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Self-radicalized, kinda white, disaffected, "knockoff", lone wolf, sporting event protesters....who happened to catch the eye of Saudi and Russian intelligence before our "intelligence" recognized their "self-radicalization" being done overseas with the "self-help" gurus in the global terror communities.

The most transparent administration ...evah...has so many coverups going it can keep the Agenda Media busy for the final four years of this term just hiding Fast and Furious, Benghazi and radical Islam from seeing the light of day, it won't have to concentrate on hiding Obamacare, Solyndra and the crappy economy.
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Rule 34HK: If it exists, there is a Hello Kitty of it.
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Steve, fisking has consequences. http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_750006_-1
If you are brave enough send me your address and I will send one to you.

Blaine
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I love the bit about how closing GITMO was all someone else's fault. The State department has had the authority since last year to move anyone they want, on an individual basis, from GITMO to another country. The State department, under both Hillary and and Kerry, have not moved a single person from GITMO. Last I checked, the SECState was a direct report to the CINC.
Yeah, really, it's Congress fault.
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Not to mention that Obama essentially gave up on closing Gitmo in 2009 when a completely Democrat controlled Congress fought him on it.
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Self-radicalized, kinda white, disaffected, "knockoff", lone wolf, sporting event protesters....who happened to catch the eye of Saudi and Russian intelligence before our "intelligence" recognized their "self-radicalization" being done overseas with the "self-help" gurus in the global terror communities.

The most transparent administration ...evah...has so many coverups going it can keep the Agenda Media busy for the final four years of this term just hiding Fast and Furious, Benghazi and radical Islam from seeing the light of day, it won't have to concentrate on hiding Obamacare, Solyndra and the crappy economy.
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" ... like a Hello Kitty body pillow."

Now that is an item that I could actually use. Hey, maybe we should "bomb" Syria with HK body pillows ... even terrorists/revolutionaries need their sleep and what is more peace-making that Hello Kitty, I ask you? Yes, a fuzzy pink line is just what is called for ....
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Maybe,... just maybe Baghdad Bob is still alive and residing in Chicago ?
He seems to be writing scripts at a breakneck pace for Barry The First, Ruler of Us All.
On second thought,just look under Valerie Jarret's bed......
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Stephen thanks for looking at that thing so I don't have to. It's going to be a hard landing for all of us when the rose colored glasses set moves on.
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You don't want to know if it exists? Oh, much too Late, Steve. You've mentioned its name. Now it must be summoned.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005WMUAGU/ref=asc_df_B005WMUAGU2486797?smid=A2I76042RZDHYY&tag=sdcbing594-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395129&creativeASIN=B005WMUAGU

By the way? G*d bless capitalism, the only system where you can buy darn near any random thing you can imagine existing.
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By the way, you can generally shorten Amazon links to end after the first thing after the "dp" so http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005WMUAGU works.
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Rule 34HK: If it exists, there is a Hello Kitty of it.
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There's even a Hello Kitty AR-15... :)
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Wired magazine had an article, late 1990s IIRC showing Hello Kitty feminine hygiene products and Hello Kitty marital aids.
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Oh, now that's twisted even by my standards. What was the marketing pitch?

"Can't decide between "Hello, Sailor" and "Hello Kitty"? Now you don't have to!"
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Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggghhhhhhh!

[/DeanScream]
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it's only thirty bucks steve, it will go well with the pop tart vodka
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"Simendinger?" He should consider a name change, or write with a pseudonym.

Oh, wait, maybe that's a pseudonym for that Sullivan guy, or David Corn, or somebody.
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