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August 30, 2014 - 7:25 am
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Silly Americans. Listen to your president.

Russia invading Ukraine? Barbarity arising in the Levant? More slaughter in South Sudan? Iran on the verge of possessing the ultimate deterrent to making fun of the prophet? Our southern border a sieve? Boko Haram? Civil War in the Congo? China threatening war with its neighbors?

Things are not as bad as all that, says our semi-retired president.

The Hill reports:

President Obama on Friday said social media and the nightly news are partly to blame for the sense that “the world is falling apart.”

“I can see why a lot of folks are troubled,” Obama told a group of donors gathered at a Democratic National Committee barbecue in Purchase, N.Y.

But the president said that current foreign policy crises across the world are not comparable to the challenges the U.S. faced during the Cold War.

Acknowledging “the barbarity” of Islamist militants and Russia “reasserting the notion that might means right,” Obama, though, dismissed the notion that he was facing unprecedented challenges.

“The world’s always been messy … we’re just noticing now in part because of social media,” he said, according to a White House pool report.

Hear that, you twitterers? You’ve already ruined our president’s vacation. Now you want to go and scare people half to death by reporting on events around the world? Shame on you!

If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart,” said Obama.

The president acknowledged that conflicts in the Middle East posed difficulties, “but it’s been challenging for quite a while,” he said.

“We will get through these challenging times just like we have in the past,” Obama added.

The president, looking to strike a reassuring tone, argued that American military superiority has never been greater and that the U.S. still held advantages over potential international rivals like China.

Obama appears to be channeling another Pollyanna — Kevin Bacon from Animal House

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Obama may have a point here regarding the dangers of social media. If I recall, he made extensive use of it during his election campaigns and it supposedly worked wonders for him. Maybe it is intrinsically evil and brings out the stupid in people.

The fact that he was ever elected at all (let alone twice) seems to support such a conclusion.
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Thinking the people talk too much is an opinion that tyrannical personalities share.
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It certainly sounds weird. But consider: What if Obama really thinks the world is in order? That possiblity scares me more than any claim that Obama is "nuts".
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so my choices are:
1) Believe a president that, IMO, has an agenda antithetical to the beliefs of our Founding Fathers, as written down in the Constitution
or
2)Believe my own lying eyes!

Sorry Mr. President, the eyes have it.
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Go back to the steam baths, BHO. You were appreciated there.
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guess B.O. wants to keep all his subjects ignorant, so they can sing his praise in school, yum, yum yum,

and think the world is fine because food stamps receipients are increasing, workers are leaving the work force, and if we don't tell people about all the illegals being given benefits that we won't give to our veterans he gets to think he is successful.

Guess this is what happens when you have drug addled thug, thinking he is so clever, having accomplished nothing but keeping all his personal records from being vetted, and speaking without a Niggra accent except when he needs it, and has a clean look, those being some of the racist comments from dems about this unvetted, unpatriotic, irresponsible chicago thug failure.
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If this clownish moron had ever been right about something, or if he even had a reputation for telling the truth, I'd feel a little better.

But this guy was once a dope-smoking, teenage slacker, and he doesn't seem to have become more knowledgeable over time.
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the semi-retired liar 'n chief is simply stating the obvious. if it had not been for the speed of the new alternative media, nobody would have ever heard of fast & furious, the i.r.s. scandal, Benghazi or any of the rest. none of these would have ever been reported, and we would have no idea what sort of scoundrel we have lurking in the w.h. his bosses were expecting him to already be in full control of the government and our country, which includes already having legally found a way of removing our guns. cashing in on the chaos in the world has always been the plan, the vision. now, due to the smarter people hearing/realizing a lot more truth than what the powerful ones had planned on sharing, their whole takeover scheme is hit or miss at best. from the writing of the e.o.'s specific to a future coup, to the tearing down of our military, to the aid in building up our enemies, like iran and isis, with every step he makes and every breath he takes, somebody on social media is watching and tracking b.h.o. the msm is no longer trusted to do its old job of investigative reporting, and for good reason.

my late grandma used to say that its almost impossible to be a crook in a small town, everybody is watching your every move. imho, that's exactly what has hampered these crooks. social media has shrunk the world down considerably, and obummer & co. couldn't see in '07 just how small their world would become. when he criticizes social media like this, he is simply lamenting over spilled milk. if only this or that had happened.

personally, i believe our instant social media world might just possibly have saved our country; but, like I said above, its still a hit or miss proposition at best. mainly because so many still refuse to believe their own lying eyes about b.h.o.
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and in a follow up to your post, seems the big three propaganda wings of the dem party had no news coverage when the missing emails of Lerner were found.
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Funny, Obama acted like the world was as difficult as a bowl of cornflakes when he was campaigning.

I don't need George Keenan. I got me.

"The Candyman can cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good"

We all want love, but not the hypocritical love for all that is wrong and which his life is based on. I am so glad to see my lifetime of gagging on self-seeking lies and nonsense is coming to an end.
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The world is falling apart because we don't have Geo. Washington, or a Teddy Roosevelt running the show. We don't have a John Paul Jones at the helm. We have at best a Quisling or an Arnold. Quit trying to be a ideologue chasing fairies, rainbows and unicorns and be the President of the United States. America will rally behind you in a minute if you become the person that should fill the office of President. If Obama wants a legacy, all he has to do is be the man who deserves to have a legacy. Marx and Mohammad will only let you down. Be a leader. Be an American.
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Our cluless cokey president will be the greatest president ever. You just wait for the text books ten years from now. They will be pure liberal vomit.
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If home-schooling keeps climbing, who will need or read textbooks, especially textbooks pontificating on anything other than math, science or engineering? AND, how many publishing houses will still be in business in ten years?
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Obama is right about one thing: The world has always been going to hell in a hand basket. Always.

He is obliquely correctly about social media's role. As long as the world has been going to hell, people have been bitching about it. That's human nature.

It's natural for people to a) complain about stuff, b) wonder what to do about it, c) argue about what to do about it, and d) blame their leaders for it. This has always been the case

And "social media" have always been around. Word of mouth, rumor, gossip, scuttlebutt, graffiti, broadsheets, posters, pamphlets, samizdat, 'zines, pirate radio, blogs, tweets, & etc. People have always found a way to communicate their anxieties and dissatisfaction among themselves and to their leaders.

And it's normal for leaders to assure the grumpy little proles that it's all a big mistake, that things aren't as bad as they seem, that everything's under control, etc. Sometimes they're telling the truth; other times, they're playing CYA.

So in this situation, Obama has told us something we already know about situations in general but very little about this particular one. "Take it easy," he says, "I got this handled."

The people - you, me, and the rest - will decide whether he's telling the truth.
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Thinking about FDR. He used to come on the radio every week & tell people things were going to be OK. The government was handling it. Whether you agree with his measures or not, he at least had a considerable amount of government activity to show us - the government was at least TRYING to help.

In the current situation, there's nothing much to show. The reason for that, Obama tells us, is that the situation is just not that important. Unlike FDR, who understood that people were worried and tried to respond with actions as well as words, Obama simply dismisses our concerns.

This may be his ham-fisted way of saying "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Eloquence seems to abandon him when he discusses real issues as opposed to Democrat-manufactured ones.

But imagine Roosevelt on the radio, telling the distressed American people they're just wrong to worry - that the Great Depression is no big deal, that the news media are blowing it all out of proportion, that we should just relax because nothing's going to happen.

Slightly wrong approach. People - even bible-and-gun-clingers - can see with their own eyes.
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Mister President, social media = social justice.
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Obama may have a point here regarding the dangers of social media. If I recall, he made extensive use of it during his election campaigns and it supposedly worked wonders for him. Maybe it is intrinsically evil and brings out the stupid in people.

The fact that he was ever elected at all (let alone twice) seems to support such a conclusion.
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