Obama Chewing Gum as Syria Burns
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Wow, it’s taken Via Meadia a long time to come to what has been obvious to most of us for a long time. Observations that Obama is an empty suit, that he is nothing without his teleprompter, and that he rejects in favor of Socialism, American Exceptionalism and Divine Providence, have all been overlooked in his supporters worship of his graven image.

    • f1b0nacc1

      I have said it before, I will say it again, calling Obama an empty suit is an insult to the garment industry

      • Valerie Jarrett has been running this show right from the jump. She groomed Barry right down to hooking him up with Michelle.

      • An empty dry-cleaning bag, then. Even lighter, nearly valueless and a smothering hazard.

      • Corlyss

        You folks are on FIRE! Keep it up. This is better than late night comedians.

    • Bruce

      VM is naïve where Obama is concerned. I think you have missed it too. I don’t think he is an empty suit. I think he is accomplishing exactly what he wants to accomplish, which is not in America’s interests.

  • rheddles

    Give the guy a break, the gum was probably Nicorette.

  • S.C. Schwarz

    The Times is only willing to write such a story, mild as it is, because Obama is now safely reelected. It will have no consequences as the average low-information voter will never notice it.

    In many ways Bill de Blasio, the mayor presumptive of New York City, is quite similar. Like Obama he is grotesquely unqualified. Like Obama he is a juvenile leftist who doesn’t know leftist nostrums don’t work because he has never run anything in his life. And like Obama he has the support of the Times.

    • Henry Chapman

      Read the comments to the NY Times story. Their militant refusal to draw the most obvious conclusions from the story is pathological.

  • Andrew Berman

    As Valerie Jarrett said to David Remnick about Obama: “He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”

    • Corlyss

      Great quote! Thanks, Andrew!

  • Rich K

    So “Wishful Thinking” is our only way out Walter? I pray for us.

  • DouginCO

    Obama was only interested in being elected, not in actually doing the job (except for the part where he pushes his lefty policies, designed to “fundamentally transform this nation”)

  • jb willikers

    “hope for some lucky breaks” has fully replaced “hope and change”

  • gitarfan

    “Mr. Obama’s own conflicting impulses…” In other words, the empty suit can’t make a decision. Great, and when he does, it’s usually wrong.

    • jb willikers

      Clint Eastwood is always right.

      • Kavanna

        And wasn’t he right last fall?

  • Henry Chapman

    An unaccomplished Illinois state senator; a creation of affirmative action and Chicago machine politics, is proving to be inept at international diplomacy and strategy.

    Who could have possibly seen that coming?

  • I take an opposite view under the premise that what best serves the US national interest and the properly conceived interests of humanity in Syria is death, death, death, death and yet more death. Nothing against Syria, I say the same of Libya, Egypt, Iran… even Iraq! now that we have bugged out. When Muslim kills Muslim all good people should smile. Luckily they seem to agree enthusiastically. In Syria what is important is that the war should go on. Neither Assad nor his antagonists are anyone we should be playing pattycake with. Yes, there are some bonafide innocent bystanders. Too bad. They had better gun up, circle up and defend themselves which they should have been doing against the Muslim horde for a thousand years. This excerpt displays the utter agreement the administration is in with Your Truly. A river of blood, so long as it is principally Muslim blood, serves our desire to minimize international terror by encouraging INTRAnational terror! Forward.

  • The fallacy here is the continuing belief by those who should know better that Obama is “incompetent.” Look at his foreign policy in the region. To whom does he give (MB) and withhold (Egyptian people) military aid? He enables the ejection from office of the leaders of those who have kept the (radical sunni) MB in jail: Mubarak, Ghaddafi. He has said not ONE R2P sentence re: Mali, or the mass execution of black-skinned Africans post-Ghaddafi. Look, even, to Honduras, and his execrable demand for anti-Constitutionalism to put a wannabe dictator back into power over the objection of their Supreme Court, People, Army, Rule of Law…. Just about every intelligence agency in the world reported that the gas attacks in Syria were BY the rebels – EVEN THE REBELS. So Obama wanted to degrade Assad’s military – which would have enabled a radical sunni takeover of Syria. Voting “Present” rather than acting in Syria (when he figured out the American people REALLY wouldn’t let him) caused.. what? It caused Saudi Arabia to sever their ties with America: He failed to advance radical sunni islam when he had the chance – so they seem to have dumped him or given him fair warning of same…. Our “allies”? France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Britain.. ALL complaining Obama is spying on them, wiretapping their phones, intercepting their communications… Obama is pure totalitarian – writ very large, larger every day of his second term. The longer people keep excusing this behavior as “incompetence,” the worse it will be for the entire civilized world.

  • John Stephens

    So what you’re telling me is that he can’t think and chew gum at the same time? Who elected this idiot, and why are they still allowed to vote?

  • Corlyss

    “the New York Times provides a sobering and damning account”
    Right. News flash: Dear Leader don’t care about no stinkin’ foreign policy. He cares only about destroying Republicans for the ages (wish he didn’t get so much help from them in the process). He thought he had it made with Obamacare, but that’s blown up in his face. His response to his domestic debacle is “nothing’s wrong; it’s just Republicans lies that there is anything wrong; we’re going to fix it so you can have more money; move along.” Between denial, raving incompetence, and hostility, we don’t have any leadership or sound government.

  • Sam

    Calling Obama a “poor leader” is complimentary because at least that means he has SOME identifiable leadership skills. I would also say it would be generous.

  • lukelea

    “How did we get where we are on Syria?”

    Where do you get this we stuff?

  • circleglider

    Barack Obama: our very own Juan Perón.

  • Kavanna

    (c-: Hey, “empty suit” is mine! 😀 😀

    Good thing I checked up on the party here ….

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