September 30, 2014

Josh Kraushaar: Obama's Pass-the-Buck Presidency
— Ace

Earlier today, on Twitter, I was asking why the media does not see the pattern of Obama's dissembling and ducking of responsibility. They seem to now realize he's lying about his subordinates failing to warn him about ISIS:

Obama has had accurate intelligence about ISIS since BEFORE the 2012 election, says administration insider

A national security staffer in the Obama administration said the president has been seeing 'highly accurate predictions' about the rise of the ISIS terror army since 'before the 2012 election'

Obama insisted in his campaign speeches that year that America was safe and al-Qaeda was 'on the run'

The president said during Sunday's '60 Minutes' program that his Director of National Intelligence had conceded he underestimated ISIS

But the administration aide insisted that Obama's advisers gave him actionable information that sat and gathered dust for more than a year

'He knew what was at stake,' the aide said of the president, and 'he knew where all the moving pieces were'

Obama takes daily intelligence briefings in writing, he explained, because no one will be able to testify about warning the president in person about threats that the White House doesn't act on

That whole piece is good. Those are just the up-top bullet points.

So why doesn't the media see the pattern? Obama absented himself from oversight of HealthCare.org, then claimed it was all Kathleen Seblius' fault, for example.

Why don't they connect the dots? This is not an isolated incident; this is the central defining mode of Obama's presidency.

Well, John Kraushaar of the National Journal does see the pattern in all these matters, and lays a bunch of them out.

I really suggest you read this whole thing, but I'll just quote a little, for the lazy:

The elements of the administration's blame, deny, and wait-it-out communications strategy has been front and center amid all the recent controversies. When the administration badly botched the launch of the health care exchange website, Obama said he was "not informed directly that the website would not be working the way it was supposed to." This, for his signature achievement in office. Blame was later pinned on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who left the administration in April.

When officials at the Internal Revenue Service improperly targeted conservative outside groups for scrutiny, Obama first feigned outrage, saying he had "no patience for" the misconduct. But months later, as the public's anger subsided, Obama said there "wasn't even a smidgen of corruption" at the agency, and the administration has done little to hold anyone accountable since.

...

The administration's approach to controversies was best crystallized by former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor, who deflected criticism about allegations that talking points on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were altered for political reasons. "Dude, this was two years ago," he told Bret Baier of Fox News. The remarks were perceived as flippant, but they underscored the success of the administration's public-relations strategy. Buy enough time, and inevitably problems tend to go away--especially in today's attention-deprived environment.

He doesn't say so, but add into that: Especially given a media that affirmatively wants Obama to get away with it, and so will consciously join in his scheme of burying Obama's bad news the moment they feel Obama has successfully deprived the story of enough oxygen to smother it.

Oh, and:



Posted by: Ace at 10:18 AM | Comments (239)
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1 I always hated...Illinois.

Posted by: Harry Truman at September 30, 2014 10:19 AM (Ua6T/)

2 Like, um, the buck is like somewhere, OK?

Posted by: Marie Harf at September 30, 2014 10:20 AM (IFKzP)

3 "I Love Science Sexually" Ace will like this one: http://sultanknish.blogspot.ca/2014/09/science-is-for-stupid-people.html

Posted by: logprof at September 30, 2014 10:21 AM (ZqguR)

4 Obama's Strategic Communication Strategy ------ Lie Deny Make Counter-Accusations Take Nap Til Problem Goes Away

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 10:21 AM (ZPrif)

5 Funny how Republican "scandals" never seem to "fade away" over time.

But, noooooo, there's no media bias.

None. At. All.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at September 30, 2014 10:22 AM (wtvvX)

6 This has been his plan all along. The man is evil, not stupid. Valjar orchestrated all this with his blessing.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 30, 2014 10:23 AM (ucDmr)

7 Obama has 8 security briefings in August when he is on vacation. But don't ever forget that Obama is never really on vacation even because he is in constant communication with his team. Right.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2014 10:25 AM (g1DWB)

8 More like pass the dutch.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at September 30, 2014 10:25 AM (Y92Nd)

9 None so blind as he who will not see.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 10:26 AM (OYEUO)

10 Is the excuse going to be that he was on vacation in August? Because I bet it will. Here's something I was pondering today. Let us presume that for some unknown reason, say, loss of an American city (please God, no), even the Democrats notice that Obama is now retired in place. Let us then say that there is a visit and he is told that he needs to step down for the good of the party. What if he says no? These are the things I ponder.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 10:26 AM (mf5HN)

11 It has always been this way with the JEF. Think about all the crap that has happened since Fast and Furious first came to light. Guess what? Throwing National Security team under the bus-this to shall pass. And another and another and and and and I hope we can survive it all. Doubtful.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at September 30, 2014 10:26 AM (X+nFp)

12 @7 - if you are never on vacation, you are always on vacation. If you are POTUS you set the priorities for your staff, and when you've surrounded yourself with a bunch of Tommy Vietors and the like, no one's gonna push back.

Posted by: JEM at September 30, 2014 10:27 AM (o+SC1)

13 I don't care enough to be indifferent. Fore!!

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 30, 2014 10:27 AM (rNHgZ)

14 With the world on fire in August, you attended EIGHT daily briefings?



Is that 8 out of 31 days for August?


Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 10:27 AM (GQ8sn)

15 "When the administration badly botched the launch of the health care exchange website..." On purpose. It was not meant to work, since the law was not intended to be enforced initially. They would make it up as they went along, and they would also harvest everyone's demographics for future elections.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at September 30, 2014 10:28 AM (Y92Nd)

16 So ... does Obama prefer to read his briefings instead of getting them in person specifically so nobody on his intel team can claim they told him about ISIS? Is it laziness or an attempt to create plausible deniability? If Obama literally never lets a general or intel chief tell him about ISIS to his face, then he can claim nobody told him and believe his own lie better.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 10:28 AM (ZPrif)

17

At some point, it will leak the secret service find him, yet again, hiding under his desk.

The mockery has just started.  It's going to get worse.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at September 30, 2014 10:28 AM (gsXje)

18 Eight???? Thats it???? The number of briefings he attended in August was EIGHT?!?!?!?! Well Im pretty cfuking sure the number of rounds of golf he playedin August was in excess of eight.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 30, 2014 10:28 AM (NaV4z)

19 Here's something I was pondering today. Let us presume that for some unknown reason, say, loss of an American city (please God, no), even the Democrats notice that Obama is now retired in place. Let us then say that there is a visit and he is told that he needs to step down for the good of the party. What if he says no? And put Joe Biden in? Yeah, no. Not going to happen. No one is going to ask the President to step down even if ISIS comes across the southern border undocumented with ebola.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 10:28 AM (OYEUO)

20 August hasn't had 31 days since FDR imposed Daylight Savings Time in in 1963. It's a common misconception.

Posted by: VoxSplained at September 30, 2014 10:29 AM (ZPrif)

21 You can quit trying to teach that pig to sing, Obama. Journalism is dead.

Posted by: jwpaine at September 30, 2014 10:29 AM (68O4K)

22 Remember during the BP oils spill he said something like "tell me who's to blame so I can kick their as$$?"
Half the time it's he who was supposed to be in charge, yet he'll claim he just heard about it in the news.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 10:29 AM (D/504)

23 4 Obama's Strategic Communication Strategy
------
Lie
Deny
Make Counter-Accusations
Take Nap Til Problem Goes Away

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 03:21 PM (ZPrif)


What? No honorable mention?

Posted by: Burning Strawman at September 30, 2014 10:30 AM (sDapq)

24 Sarah Palin has a tanning bed!!!!

Posted by: Associated Press at September 30, 2014 10:30 AM (Ks4nX)

25 The Emperor has no clothes. And his wee-wee is VERY small.

Posted by: Aesops - The Adult Version. at September 30, 2014 10:30 AM (NaV4z)

26 Eight days out of thirty one is barely 26%.




Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 10:30 AM (GQ8sn)

27 Impeach the motherfucker. That's the only way. He's contemplating martial law, you can bet on it. Can you imagine a dicktastership under Preezy Latte Salute?

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at September 30, 2014 10:30 AM (Y92Nd)

28 Someone must be attending these daily Presidential briefings, right? Who's being the President, the Harf girl?

Posted by: t-bird at September 30, 2014 10:30 AM (rNHgZ)

29 Pro tip: NEVER throw your professional spooks under the bus.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 10:30 AM (VTeMs)

30 So why doesn't the media see the pattern? They're like a child who thinks if it covers up its eyes, you can't see it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 10:31 AM (0HooB)

31 Let he who has not sinned, cast the first stone.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 30, 2014 10:31 AM (sDapq)

32 And put Joe Biden in? Yeah, no. Not going to happen. No one is going to ask the President to step down even if ISIS comes across the southern border undocumented with ebola. Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 03:28 PM (OYEUO) Oh, you're right, I'm just trying to think through what would happen if the Dem leadership threw a no confidence vote and Obama ignored it. OMFG SHELOB CRAWLING ON THE WINDOW OUTSIDE MY OFFICE BRB BURNING OFFICE DOWN ARRRRGGGHHHH

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 10:31 AM (mf5HN)

33 No one is going to ask the President to step down even if ISIS comes across the southern border undocumented with ebola. ---- .... Im pretty confident THATS already happened......

Posted by: fixerupper at September 30, 2014 10:31 AM (NaV4z)

34 Test

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 10:31 AM (2x3L+)

35 the smearing of shit over the presidency of AARP (affirmative actioned, retired president) serves as its own teflon. For any particular outrage, just wait one day for the next shit storm to wipe the previous one from teh public's mind.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at September 30, 2014 10:32 AM (Xr7hz)

36

Ace, slight correction.  There IS a circuit split on this issue.

 

Halbig was the DC Cir, which now has taken the case en banc.

 

4th Cir leftists upheld IRS "discretion"; DC Cir slapped the IRS down.

 

And now Pruitt, which is district court level.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 30, 2014 10:32 AM (q5APL)

37 Nobody told me about ISIS. Sure, the CIA and Pentagon kept sending over briefings and some emails and stuff. But nobody ever specifically told me, to my face, by vibrating the air with their vocal cords and then those vibrations traveling across the room and, in turn, vibrating the teeny tiny hair cells in the ear, allowing me to hear. That's an important, and legally defensible, point to understand. Remember, it's not a lie if you believe it.

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 30, 2014 10:32 AM (ZPrif)

38 Seriously, @BarackObama? With the world on fire in August, you attended EIGHT daily briefings? ********** Actually you could read the chart to say that there were only eight INTEL briefs scheduled and that it is possible he missed near 60% of them. So it's quite possible he only attended FOUR Intel briefs in August.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 10:33 AM (RJMhd)

39 #leaveobamaalone

Posted by: Jen Psaki at September 30, 2014 10:33 AM (WGm5T)

40 >>So why doesn't the media see the pattern?

Because they're so enthralled they've convinced themselves Obama is so wicked smart that he doesn't *need* to attend, he can multi-task and read the briefing whilst jetting off to Hollywood, etc.

He's playing 3D chess while the rest of us are playing checkers, y'all!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 10:33 AM (D/504)

41 Well when CBS, ABC & NBC open up their nightly news broadcasts with this news, what difference does it matter?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 10:33 AM (vPh3W)

42 Hey- @hillaryclinton, I have a sit-down walker too. Will you waddle with me now? Please send me $5 for a Gay Whopper.

Posted by: Misfortune & Pestilence at September 30, 2014 10:33 AM (mr9LF)

43

@10  alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie

 

"What if he says no? "

 

He would have a "President Allende" experience.  His handlers would confirm the suicide.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at September 30, 2014 10:33 AM (gsXje)

44 Crap, can the NFL get any worse? They released a statement saying the ref made the wrong call as Chief's player Hussein Abdullah knelt in muslim prayer. The ref made the right call. I for one do not want to see muslims doing muslim things, and I do not apologize for my intolerance. Muslims do evil, namely mutilate girls. Islam today is a cancer upon this world ; just as evil as Leftism.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 30, 2014 10:34 AM (vzJm/)

45 >>> I really suggest you read this whole thing, but I'll just quote a little, for the lazy: On behalf of all your regular commenters, thank you, Ace

Posted by: L, elle at September 30, 2014 10:34 AM (2x3L+)

46 bonk bonk on the head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 30, 2014 10:34 AM (fIv/H)

47
Actually you could read the chart to say that there were only eight INTEL briefs scheduled and that it is possible he missed near 60% of them.

So it's quite possible he only attended FOUR Intel briefs in August.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 03:33 PM (RJMhd)



But they're called "daily" briefings for a reason. 

Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 10:34 AM (GQ8sn)

48 Who's being the President, the Harf girl? Posted by: t-bird at September 30, 2014 03:30 PM (rNHgZ) ----- Valjar. Same as the first term.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 30, 2014 10:34 AM (NaV4z)

49

I think this is going to be his lane closures on the bridge.  Everybody in that town knew about ISIS (who are not exactly shrinking violets) so to act as if this is a massive surprise?  Two things must inevitably follow:

(A)  You are lying through your teeth, Mr. President.

(B)  You were not told and the firings and desk-cleaning-outs need to begin in earnest.*

 

Since I am not seeing (B) happening then it is (A) all the way.

*Send that Earnest fellow away also.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at September 30, 2014 10:34 AM (hLRSq)

50 Because they're so enthralled they've convinced themselves Obama is so wicked smart that he doesn't *need* to attend, he can multi-task and read the briefing whilst jetting off to Hollywood, etc. He's playing 3D chess while the rest of us are playing checkers, y'all! Unfortunately, the rest of the world leaders are playing 11D chess.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 10:34 AM (VTeMs)

51 28 Someone must be attending these daily Presidential briefings, right? Who's being the President, the Harf girl? Posted by: t-bird That's not how any of this works.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 10:35 AM (vPh3W)

52 I like to imagine how ugly it would get if Dems lost 13 senate seats. It could happen. WV, SD, MT, AR, AK, LA, NC, NH, IA, MI, VA, OR and CO. Ok, I was reading Bill Kristol's column. But their firewall is up in flames.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at September 30, 2014 10:35 AM (Y92Nd)

53 But, but, but they released pictures from Martha's Vineyard of him meeting with ValJar and Susan Rice, looking totes pensive and engaged.

They weren't strategizing on how to leverage the Ferguson riots at all.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 10:35 AM (D/504)

54 "Why don't they connect the dots?" We know you know the answer to that. Just like Obama, his minions don't want to know. Or they pretend to not know and intently and purposely maintain the incurious pose. In short they are Progressive members of the Democrat party.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at September 30, 2014 10:35 AM (1CroS)

55 8 More like pass the dutch. On the left hand side.

Posted by: wooga at September 30, 2014 10:35 AM (XkfWS)

56 Yeah and obama wipes his ass with the U.S. Constitution, why should he give a damn about terror threats to the USA?

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 30, 2014 10:35 AM (vzJm/)

57 All you need to know about Obama and August Intelligence Briefings

August is the eighth month.
Obama attended eight briefings.
You are a racist and the Jews are to blame for blowing up the bridge that connects the White House to the briefing room. 

Posted by: Matt Yglesias at September 30, 2014 10:35 AM (WGm5T)

58 Wait..damn it I think I misunderstood the damn graph. Ugh never mind.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 10:35 AM (RJMhd)

59 That's not how any of this works. Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 03:35 PM (vPh3W) I unfriend you! Haha love that commercial.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at September 30, 2014 10:36 AM (Y92Nd)

60 >>>Halbig was the DC Cir, which now has taken the case en banc. damn you're right. however, that decision was just vacated, pending en banc review -- at the moment, there is no Halbig decision.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2014 10:36 AM (/FnUH)

61 3D chess is also called "Connect Four" Pretty sneaky, sis!

Posted by: Joe "diagonally" Biden at September 30, 2014 10:36 AM (XkfWS)

62 Oh, this was in August? People get all wee-wee'd up in August.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 30, 2014 10:36 AM (vzJm/)

63 Daddy it's your turn to read the briefing.

Posted by: Sasha at September 30, 2014 10:37 AM (kQBSd)

64 On the left hand side. Posted by: wooga at September 30, 2014 03:35 PM (XkfWS) Naturally with this administration. More left turns than Nascar.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at September 30, 2014 10:37 AM (Y92Nd)

65 But they're called "daily" briefings for a reason. Posted by: EC at September 30, 2014 03:34 PM (GQ8sn) ********** Correct. And I messed up big time by trying to reduce the eight to four. Still eight...oy.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 10:37 AM (RJMhd)

66  Let he who has not sinned, cast the first stone.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 30, 2014 03:31 PM (sDapq)

 

SMOD gets lined up....

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at September 30, 2014 10:37 AM (hLRSq)

67
Look, I think we all know the vastness of his mind, it as close to perfection in terms of intellect. The only person we can call even close to him is Dr DeGrass Tyson. That is how much of a big brain we are talknig here. Huge, massive...

A black hole (racist) looks at him and goes, man you got one big brain.

Steve Hawking gets all his ideas from Barack Obama BTW. It's a known fact also that Enrico Fermi was actually Barack's father, little known fact about that.

Also, did you know that the Manhattan Project was really a project to create the perfect human, and that human...Barack Obama. Eugenics never tasted so good really.

And the first rocket? that was designed by Barcak Obama when he was 2. True story.

It's all true.

Nylon? A barack Obama invention.

The guy who came up with putting macaroni and cheese together? Yes, Barack Obama, he came up with the famous recipe.

Guy is so damn brilliant, that you can even begin to appreciate the vastness and biggness hugeness of his expansive intellect.


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz deGrassy Commissar at September 30, 2014 10:37 AM (lH81n)

68 AUGUST IS HIS BIRTH MONTH. LET THE MAN EAT HIS WAFFLES.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at September 30, 2014 10:37 AM (Y92Nd)

69 >>But they're called "daily" briefings for a reason.

Almost always the first item on his schedule, typically 10:00 or 10:30am.
So is he just oversleeping?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 10:37 AM (D/504)

70
Hey wing nuts, I started a war so you can no longer call me a vapid pussy.

Posted by: Hussein the Dazzler at September 30, 2014 10:38 AM (3/wAJ)

71 Impeach the motherfucker. That's the only way. He's contemplating martial law, you can bet on it. Can you imagine a dicktastership under Preezy Latte Salute? Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at September 30, 2014 03:30 PM Does he declare martial law before the elections or before the newly elected can be sworn in?

Posted by: AltonJackson at September 30, 2014 10:38 AM (WRseu)

72 Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 03:33 PM (RJMhd) But they're called "daily" briefings for a reason. Posted by: EC at Se Jesus H. Christ EC, you think words mean something? C'mon man

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 10:38 AM (vPh3W)

73 Lulululululululululululululululu!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: ISIS News Network at September 30, 2014 10:38 AM (ZqguR)

74 however, that decision was just vacated, pending en banc review -- at the moment, there is no Halbig decision. *** it's going to be hard for the DC circuit en banc to pretend that Gruber didn't provde a reason for the state only exchange or that they're ignoring basic statutory construction, thanks to this opinion. not that that will matter. however, a 12 seat senate swing ... mmm mmm mmmn, maybe we can start impeaching obama's look the other way judges.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at September 30, 2014 10:39 AM (Xr7hz)

75
You know how astrophysicnarcisissts like Dr. Neil Tyson say that the universe is so big that we as humans can't even begin to understand just how HUGE it is, like Dolly Parton huge.

We also are that way when we are taking about the brain of Barack Obama.

Seriously.




Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz deGrassy Commissar at September 30, 2014 10:39 AM (lH81n)

76 If Obama was a QB he'd be 9 for 52 buck passing.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 10:39 AM (KkxTF)

77 Does he declare martial law before the elections or before the newly elected can be sworn in? Declare martial law and watch the country burn.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 10:40 AM (VTeMs)

78 the GOP might want to spend a few ad dollars talking about this and amnesty. because those are winning issues.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at September 30, 2014 10:40 AM (Xr7hz)

79 If Obama was a QB he'd be 9 for 52 buck passing. Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 03:39 PM (KkxTF) ------ So.... Obama quarterbacked the Patriots last night???

Posted by: fixerupper at September 30, 2014 10:40 AM (NaV4z)

80 Imagine if you only caught eight of BenK's (or Vic's) morning dumps on your way out the door. Each day would come as a complete surprise. Maybe he just wants to preserve his sense of child-like wonder.

Posted by: t-bird at September 30, 2014 10:40 AM (rNHgZ)

81 People get all wee-wee'd up in August. And they smell terrible, too.

Posted by: Hairy Reed, (D) Pederast[/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 10:40 AM (0HooB)

82
Who's being the President, the Harf girl?


Posted by: t-bird


Not yet, but with my Ivy League pedigree and vast experience, I will consider the possibility after Hillary serves her much deserved eight years.

Posted by: Marie Harf at September 30, 2014 10:40 AM (3/wAJ)

83 Someone inside the intelligence community with knowledge of the situation who is not authorized to speak to the news media is leaking sensitive intelligence to the daily mail in the uk?

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 10:40 AM (Ewsdz)

84 Spanx? A barack Obama invention. Snuggies? A barack Obama invention.

Posted by: Misfortune & Pestilence at September 30, 2014 10:40 AM (mr9LF)

85



He doesn't have to go to no daily briefings if he already knows what's in em.

Jeezis.



Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz deGrassy Commissar at September 30, 2014 10:40 AM (lH81n)

86 Oh, you're right, I'm just trying to think through what would happen if the Dem leadership threw a no confidence vote and Obama ignored it. Well, we are not a parliamentary system so there really is no such thing as a "no confidence" vote. It's win or lose here, right? And he won, as he reminds us. So while it may fluff our skirts (the rule says no pants, amirite?) to dream about President Obama getting frogmarched out after some calamity, there is nothing, nothing in this world that would make that happen. So we are better off hoping that 1) nothing calamitous happens or 2) that if something calamitous happens that he is up to the challenge.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 10:40 AM (OYEUO)

87 It's unfair to go solely by the number of daily briefings. When you factor in all the times he met his Cabinet in August 2014, that "8" becomes an "8".

Posted by: Chris Balsz at September 30, 2014 10:41 AM (pYEaj)

88 the GOP might want to spend a few ad dollars talking about this and amnesty. because those are winning issues. hahahahahahajajaja!

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 30, 2014 10:41 AM (vzJm/)

89 --btw I blame Allah Pundit. He's dropping the modifier or qualifier-- "almost" from the title of his post: Report:U.S. Accidentally Bombed "Moderate" Rebels in Syria.... You go to Allah's first link in his post and The Daily Beast uses the important modifier-- ALMOST. It's possible The Daily Beast corrected their title after Allah linked to it. But talk about a difference in meaning.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 10:41 AM (RJMhd)

90 76 If Obama was a QB he'd be 9 for 52 buck passing. Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 03:39 PM (KkxTF) But 100% butt-fumbling.

Posted by: Mark Sanchez at September 30, 2014 10:41 AM (ZqguR)

91 Impeach the motherfucker.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane


Impeach?

Hmm, not sure if they'll keep in the mail. How about apples instead?

Posted by: 52% of Voters[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2014 10:41 AM (sDQnB)

92 Guess what? Throwing National Security team under the bus-this to shall pass.
***
Remember when elements of the CIA conspired against Bush - for example Valerie Plame getting her Saudi connected husband sent to "check out" the African uranium attempted purchase.

I wonder what those people think of their choices now?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 30, 2014 10:41 AM (78TbK)

93 because those are winning issues. hahahahahahajajaja! *********** I know, right?

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at September 30, 2014 10:42 AM (Xr7hz)

94 If only the American public and the clueless MSM had bothered to spend two minutes looking at the voting record of the candidate ('Present!') they might have had a clue as to what kind of Precedent he would make. When I think about all the folks who suffered IRS scrutiny, have had their health insurance costs zap every penny of their disposable income away from them, or have died under his so-called command I wanna puke. But mainly I wanna punish the MSM for being chock full of willfully, intentionally self-retarded.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron [/i] at September 30, 2014 10:42 AM (Zq4s7)

95
My doctor wife and I invented the Tampon.

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 30, 2014 10:42 AM (3/wAJ)

96 If Obama was a QB he'd be 9 for 52 buck passing.
Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 03:39 PM (KkxTF)


Well that is a lot better than the 2/25 freet hrows preznent boyfriend threw.

Posted by: Jukin at September 30, 2014 10:42 AM (WGm5T)

97 Declare martial law and watch the country burn.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 30, 2014 03:40 PM (VTeMs) 


I don't take the threats of martial law and staying beyond his elected welcome seriously. However, in the event that it did occur, I concur that some burning would be occurring.

 



Posted by: flounder at September 30, 2014 10:42 AM (sDapq)

98 The Bart Simpson President: "I didn't do it."

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at September 30, 2014 10:42 AM (25HWz)

99 We weep, wail, and knash our teeth over the dereliction of duty and just plain lawlessness of BHO. There is a solution.

IMPEACH!

John Boehner says impeachment is just crazy talk. That is so if we let them get away with it.

We need a campaign for impeachment. We need 10M bumper stickers on autos throughout the nation so that the Impeach demand is seen by politicians where ever they are.

That campaign has started. Go to www.impeachimpeach.com. We can do this,

Posted by: Donald Kotowski at September 30, 2014 10:43 AM (Ahcf1)

100 I unfriend you! Haha love that commercial. Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at Can we unpresident him?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 10:43 AM (vPh3W)

101 Here is The Daily Beast article title Allah Pundit links to: Exclusive: America's Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes compare and contrast

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 10:43 AM (RJMhd)

102 Does he declare martial law before the elections or before the newly elected can be sworn in? That would require an awful lot of work. Not going to happen. He is going to retire to golf for a while, maybe chair the Clinton Global Initiative (if and only if the Clintons will agree to name it the Clinton/Obama Global Initiative which is not a given), and then take is rightful place as Secretary General of the UN. That probably fits his schedule better.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 10:44 AM (OYEUO)

103 Declare martial law and watch the country burn. That'd be historically unprecedented, wouldn't it? And yeah, I don't see anything good coming from that. At. All.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 10:44 AM (0HooB)

104 @94 - not the voting record. 'Dreams From My Father'. Everyone saw it on Oprah. A bunch of people bought it. No one read it. 'Cause if they did only the racially-simpatico and the hippies would have voted for him.

Posted by: JEM at September 30, 2014 10:44 AM (o+SC1)

105 There would be no Fantasy Island without Barack Obama. True story.

Posted by: Mr. Rourke at September 30, 2014 10:44 AM (mr9LF)

106

There was talk this morning of Obama's incuriosity. 

 

Who in the Horde, information junkies that we are, would pass up a chance to be briefed daily with the best intelligence our entire apparatus can deliver? 

 

It's such a waste.

 

Can't we just impose AtC as Benevolent Overlord?  How does imposing get done?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 30, 2014 10:44 AM (JtwS4)

107 96 If Obama was a QB he'd be 9 for 52 buck passing. Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 03:39 PM (KkxTF If he were a QB he would take lessons from my MVP Jay Cutler.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 10:44 AM (vPh3W)

108 Does he declare martial law before the elections or before the newly elected can be sworn in?

Let Obama declare martial law.

At this point I think the general response to anyone who would support him in it is will be to point and laugh.

Posted by: Methos at September 30, 2014 10:44 AM (A6vWB)

109 >>> I really suggest you read this whole thing, but I'll just quote a little, for the lazy: Mr. Up At The Crack Of Noon is getting a little sassy.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2014 10:45 AM (g1DWB)

110             



Lookit, we are working to work with the Present and working on meaningful legislation, trying to Crossroads with the Present and be better stewards of the economy.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
John Boner


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz deGrassy Commissar at September 30, 2014 10:45 AM (lH81n)

111 I have been informed I cannot burn down the office to rid us of spiders. Stupid fussy boss. The Bart Simpson President: "I didn't do it." Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at September 30, 2014 03:42 PM (25HWz) The Shaggy Administration.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 10:45 AM (mf5HN)

112 @102 - Clinton Global Initiative? Oh, you must be kidding. I'm pretty confident that Bill's eyeballs bleed with disgust when he hears 'Barack Obama'. He can manage to control it in public, but in his attic there's a portrait foaming at the mouth.

Posted by: JEM at September 30, 2014 10:46 AM (o+SC1)

113 Can't we just impose AtC as Benevolent Overlord? How does imposing get done? ---- Point of Order.... if I may. First rule of Ovelerlording is..... there will be no Benevolent Overloarding. That is all..... carry on.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 30, 2014 10:46 AM (NaV4z)

114 The president prefers to read the brief. There is documentation that proves the document was written. There is documentation that it was given to presidential staff. There is no proof the president actually read the document. Everyone's covered.

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 10:46 AM (Ewsdz)

115 SCoaMF is pathological. He has his perception of American injustice and will not fundamentally reverse. He simply cannot. It's his DNA. He has a vision and anything that would cloud it is to be ignored to every extent possible. He studiously avoids being informed about things that are "questionable" in nature because it offers him (in his mind) plausible deniability. He can tell himself, "I was unaware of these things, so blame ____ ," and rationalize away pretty much anything that challenges his reality. Every failure, and they manifest, of his worldview can be explained away by his voting "Present" on the very policies he advocates. He behaves this way on pretty much everything. He just needs fall guys to take the heat, and they are legion.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at September 30, 2014 10:46 AM (1CroS)

116 I wish I had minions. I'd be like, "Hey minions, go pick up my pizza and a root beer." If they ask what happened to the low-carb diet I was on, I'd be like, "Shut up, minions."

Posted by: Moron in a Leopard Snuggie at September 30, 2014 10:47 AM (Ks4nX)

117 Declare martial law and watch the country burn. That'd be historically unprecedented, wouldn't it? That's why it'd burn. The logistics. The disruption. Etc.......

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 10:47 AM (VTeMs)

118 I, like Barack Obama, went to Harvard. My skills are beyond the measurables imposed by the rubes of he NFL. I am the smartest quarterback in NFL history and therefore also the best.

Posted by: Ryan Fitzpatrick at September 30, 2014 10:47 AM (ZqguR)

119 Miss me yet?

Posted by: Kathlene Sebeluois at September 30, 2014 10:47 AM (WGm5T)

120

So Obama was not informed/the intelligence community didn't know?  Oh, okay.  Fire Clapper.  Today.  No?  You aren't going to do that either?  I thought he was totally incomptetent? Oh, right.  He's doing a bang up job.  He just happened to miss the biggest story of 2014 in the most important region of the world.  Thousands, maybe millions of people will die because of his incompetence.

 

See, even their denials don't make the slightest bit of sense.  If his underlings screwed up this badly, then why isn't he holding them accountable?  Simple.  BECAUSE they did not screw up at all and can prove it, so if they get fired, they will completely rip Obama and he knows it.  He can't fire or discipline anyone, he has to just sorta let them drift off on their own, with a nice recomendation letter to their next employer.

 

Obama's on-going lazy incompetence means his staff OWNS him.  Anything they screw up he has to cover for, because to do otherwise means they won't cover FOR HIM, and there is a lot of covering to do.

Posted by: Thurston Howell IIII at September 30, 2014 10:47 AM (sta+V)

121 Posted by: 52% of Voters at September 30, 2014 03:41 PM (sDQnB) AKA how the Congress that proclaimed ketchup is a vegetable got elected.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at September 30, 2014 10:47 AM (Y92Nd)

122 Dude, the buck stopped eight years ago at George Bush's desk.

Posted by: Fritz at September 30, 2014 10:47 AM (sil/q)

123 Where does Dr. Neil deGassbag Tyson stand on this issue?

Posted by: jwpaine at September 30, 2014 10:47 AM (68O4K)

124 I wish I had minions. I'd be like, "Hey minions, go pick up my pizza and a root beer." No teen aged kids?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 10:49 AM (VTeMs)

125 @106 - I'm willing to bet that Obama's briefed regularly on the activities of ACORN and its spinoffs. The problem is not that Obama is incurious. The problem is that his prime areas of interest have to do with urban culture warfare.

Posted by: JEM at September 30, 2014 10:49 AM (o+SC1)

126 Obama is the last to hear about stuff because he is lazy and doesn't do his work most of the time.  He'd rather watch Homeland, than read a report from Homeland security.

Posted by: Thurston Howell IIII at September 30, 2014 10:50 AM (sta+V)

127 @102 - Clinton Global Initiative? Oh, you must be kidding. I'm pretty confident that Bill's eyeballs bleed with disgust when he hears 'Barack Obama'. He can passive-aggressive the hell out of the Clintons, though. Saying that they will need to leave that so that they can be busy Presidentin' and such, and that he is the perfect successor to that fat, fat gravy train, as they are so much alike, and the place is up in Harlem so perfect for him anyway.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 10:50 AM (OYEUO)

128

I think we're just seeing Joey Biden's 3 State plan coming into being, is all.

 

Its rough and ugly, but I think they kind of *want* a Sunni group to take over in the northern plains of Iraq. All efforts are really more aimed at skeering em away from going too far north or too far wherever.

 

And I think Israel is playing a role somewhere, just can't put my finger on it. They were very noisy about Syria then all of a sudden just mum. And the only statement, I guess, was shooting down an Assad plane, which kind of makes me think Israel has other interests.

Posted by: Bigby's Palmar Rash at September 30, 2014 10:51 AM (3ZtZW)

129 'Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president's daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election,' said a national security staffer in the Obama administration who is familiar with the content of intelligence briefings. ******** Hmmmm.......

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 10:51 AM (RJMhd)

130 What pissed me off today is I heard a couple of LIVs comment that they liked what Obama said in his UN speech about the world counting on America because that's what we do and always have done. Clueless about his previous statements about America not being exceptional. I fantasized about bashing their heads against a brick wall. Felt real enough I thought I heard police sirens .

Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 10:51 AM (KkxTF)

131 Whuh? Huh? A c*liphate? Did I do that...?

Posted by: Barry Urkel at September 30, 2014 10:51 AM (hHFOx)

132 Tattoo De Plane: "I like to imagine how ugly it would get if Dems lost 13 senate seats." The only downside of this scenario is that the GOPe wins. I'm only sorta kidding. If history is any guide, I won't be in short order.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at September 30, 2014 10:52 AM (1CroS)

133 @127 - I think that if the Clintons swallowed Obama as a mouthpiece (more likely he'd go to the UN, really) it'd be because the Soros Wallet and other left-Democrat moneybags pushed them into it. Not because they wanted him, or because they'd even willingly be in the same room with him, but because Money Matters.

Posted by: JEM at September 30, 2014 10:52 AM (o+SC1)

134 Especially given a media that affirmatively wants Obama to get away with it... I'd say its time to go after the media and demand professionalism, but that's bullshit. They will, as soon as the GOP puts up a front-runner.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2014 10:52 AM (08Znv)

135 I just read in the newspapers that I didn't get my briefings.

Posted by: Presnit Hussein at September 30, 2014 10:53 AM (mr9LF)

136

"Who in the Horde, information junkies that we are, would pass up a chance to be briefed daily with the best intelligence our entire apparatus can deliver?"

 

 

Not me.  Nor would I miss the opportunity to get the most important question of our time answered:  "Just  how licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop - and no, do not ask the owl!"

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at September 30, 2014 10:53 AM (hLRSq)

137 In happy news, I get to see and hear A-10s doing training runs this week.

Posted by: Country Singer at September 30, 2014 10:53 AM (HesC7)

138 >>So Obama was not informed/the intelligence community didn't know? Oh, okay. Fire Clapper.

Just like he fired Hillary for Benghazi, and Sebelius for the disastrous Obamacare roll-out. Not.

Notice they're not resigning, either. There is no one with a smidgen of integrity under him. hey protect each other with this song and dance until they get tired and resign, reputation in place thanks to the MSM.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 10:53 AM (D/504)

139 "I'll just quote a little, for the lazy..." At least I know someone is thinking about me.

Posted by: jwest at September 30, 2014 10:53 AM (u2a4R)

140 Can't we just impose AtC as Benevolent Overlord? How does imposing get done? ---- Point of Order.... if I may. First rule of Ovelerlording is..... there will be no Benevolent Overloarding. That is all..... carry on. Posted by: fixerupper at September 30, 2014 03:46 PM (NaV4z) Oh come on. I will totes be benevolentish.
Totes. For certain values of benevolentish to be determined at my sole discretion.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 10:54 AM (mf5HN)

141 Not me. Nor would I miss the opportunity to get the most important question of our time answered: "Just how licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop - and no, do not ask the owl!" "Chuck, what's a henweigh?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 10:54 AM (0HooB)

142 Two words can explain all of this:  Limbaugh Theorum.

Posted by: Soona at September 30, 2014 10:54 AM (DkhX8)

143 @128 - Look, there's fifty years of well-published bullshit that's dribbled from Biden's mouth, most of it somewhere between meaningless and flat wrong. And he'd still be a better President than Obama, so much better that there's absolutely no standard of comparison. He understands the legislative process, he takes advice, he gets along with people. I really think at this point Biden's just doing a Bulworth, he's doing a Bill Murray, he's pulling people's chains to see what kind of reaction he'll get.

Posted by: JEM at September 30, 2014 10:54 AM (o+SC1)

144 for the lazy Present!

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 30, 2014 10:55 AM (VBOIG)

145

>>>There is no proof the president actually read the document.

 

I'd say "Put it on TOTUS" but I'm not even sure he understands anything he reads there, either

Posted by: Bigby's Palmar Rash at September 30, 2014 10:56 AM (3ZtZW)

146 Not because they wanted him, or because they'd even willingly be in the same room with him, but because Money Matters. I do not disagree. I am not saying that the Clintons would want him in there, but they will need to put that thing in a blind trust or something if Hillary runs (which is also a big if). Were she to run and win, they need someone in charge of it that can bring in the money to the "blind trust" because Hillary's grandbaby. It just seems like the kind of scam job that he would want.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 10:56 AM (OYEUO)

147 We'll take on 0bama as GM Emeritus after he retires.

Posted by: Oakland Raiders at September 30, 2014 10:56 AM (ZqguR)

148 ah, that notorious Pass the Buck(et) List

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 10:56 AM (IXrOn)

149 129 'Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president's daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election,' said a national security staffer in the Obama administration who is familiar with the content of intelligence briefings. ******** Hmmmm....... Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 03:51 PM (RJMhd Did Candy Crowley eat them?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 10:56 AM (vPh3W)

150 Totes.

For certain values of benevolentish to be determined at my sole discretion.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 03:54 PM (mf5HN)


Nobody cares whether your values are benevolentish when you are wearing leather boots and carrying a riding crop, no?

Posted by: flounder at September 30, 2014 10:57 AM (sDapq)

151


Yet again, we see that he embodies the straw man the moron proggies created of Bush.

Down to every last straw, plus...

My guess is Dr. Grassy Tyson is as much a fraud as Chauncey Hussein Gardiner.


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz deGrassy Commissar at September 30, 2014 10:57 AM (lH81n)

152 Some folks say Presnit'in is easy. I say they are wrong Presnit'in is hard.

Posted by: Presnit Hussein at September 30, 2014 10:58 AM (mr9LF)

153 Really, you guys would want to listen to a bunch of toadies and sycophants to talk to you about a bunch of crap in Syria? If there were anything useful there it would be on MSNBC.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 10:58 AM (OYEUO)

154 For certain values of benevolentish to be determined at my sole discretion.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 03:54 PM (mf5HN)

 

 

I am fairly certain that "implacably vindictive" is not spelled that way.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at September 30, 2014 10:58 AM (hLRSq)

155 If anything really bad happens in the next 2 years ya know like a US City disappearing or multiple mall shootings right before Xmas, even the liberals will have to come down on Fredo like a ton of bricks and he will be exposed for the fraud and commie he is.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 10:58 AM (M0mf2)

156 He doesn't say so, but add into that: Especially given a media that affirmatively wants Obama to get away with it, and so will consciously join in his scheme of burying Obama's bad news the moment they feel Obama has successfully deprived the story of enough oxygen to smother it. The scorpion emailed me to say that this point is critical.

Posted by: toby928(C) at September 30, 2014 10:59 AM (rwI+c)

157 Who was the guy who said TFG was bullshitting about not getting the PDB's? Or was that about the PDB's? There are so many scandals, I can't keep up with them all anymore.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 10:59 AM (0HooB)

158 Can't we just impose AtC as Benevolent Overlord? How does imposing get done?
One does not simply hop the fence and stroll into the White House.

Posted by: Boromir at September 30, 2014 11:00 AM (Ua6T/)

159 Nobody cares whether your values are benevolentish when you are wearing leather boots and carrying a riding crop, no? You're not here for the dressage lessons, are you?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 11:01 AM (0HooB)

160 Can't wait for the "Obama lied! People died!" protestors.


Wait, you mean those people were just useful idiots?

Posted by: Jay at September 30, 2014 11:01 AM (roTdJ)

161 Can't we just impose AtC as Benevolent Overlord? How does imposing get done? First come the raptors....

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 11:01 AM (OYEUO)

162

>>>>Look, there's fifty years of well-published bullshit that's dribbled from Biden's mouth, most of it somewhere between meaningless and flat wrong.

 

You know what I'm referring to, yes? He was 'spitballing' a 3 way partition for Iraq. Its not *entirely* wrong, it just may be wrong for different sides.

Posted by: Bigby's Palmar Rash at September 30, 2014 11:01 AM (3ZtZW)

163 You're not here for the dressage lessons, are you? Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at September 30, 2014 04:01 PM (0HooB) Nope, I dress left, don't need no training on it.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2014 11:02 AM (OYEUO)

164 How about this:

#obamavotespresentagain

Or is that too long?

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at September 30, 2014 11:02 AM (25HWz)

165 I am fairly certain that "implacably vindictive" is not spelled that way. Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at September 30, 2014 03:58 PM (hLRSq) You say vindictive I say ensuring that good will be done.

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 11:02 AM (mf5HN)

166 Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 03:46 PM (Ewsdz) The President prefers that a written brief be delivered to the White House, preferably to the Netanyahu door, and well after the tee time for the day.

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 30, 2014 11:03 AM (o3MSL)

167 162 >>>>Look, there's fifty years of well-published bullshit that's dribbled from Biden's mouth, most of it somewhere between meaningless and flat wrong. You know what I'm referring to, yes? He was 'spitballing' a 3 way partition for Iraq. Its not *entirely* wrong, it just may be wrong for different sides. ------------------------------------ You'd better hurry up, ISIS is busy cutting that down to a two-way proposition as we speak.

Posted by: Post Modern Realism at September 30, 2014 11:03 AM (oDCMR)

168 Breaking Politics @breakingpol 9m California Gov. Jerry Brown signs firearm restriction, allowing family to request gun removal - @AP http://bit.ly/1xy9N2I

Posted by: Fascism Today News at September 30, 2014 11:03 AM (ZPrif)

169

>>>ISIS is busy cutting that down to a two-way proposition as we speak.

 

Inaccurate.

Posted by: Bigby's Palmar Rash at September 30, 2014 11:05 AM (3ZtZW)

170 Does anyone live in CA and have vindictive family members? Congrats, you're completely fucked:


@breakingpol

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs firearm restriction, allowing family to request gun removal - @AP http://bit.ly/1xy9N2I

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at September 30, 2014 11:05 AM (sDQnB)

171 Did Candy Crowley eat them? Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 03:56 PM (vPh3W) ********* Ha! It's a damn good read. What also probably goes good with the current article Ace links to-- Gen. Mike Flynn's last interview: Flynn: No. I come into this office every morning, and other than a short jog to clear my head, I spend two to three hours reading intelligence reports. I will frankly tell you that what I see each day is the most uncertain, chaotic and confused international environment that I've witnessed in my entire career. Flynn's Lat Interview http://breakingdefense.com/

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 11:06 AM (RJMhd)

172 114 The president prefers to read the brief. The same way I like to read $350.00 electric bills.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 30, 2014 11:06 AM (VBOIG)

173 I'm glad that Obama is finally being contradicted by the targets of his blame and his own (anonymous) WH staff. About darn time.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 11:06 AM (D/504)

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 11:06 AM (RJMhd)

175 OK, I didn't bold that....

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 11:07 AM (D/504)

176 The left is perpetually on cruise control with this administration. They, like this administration, think that everything will blow over, and everything will right itself all on its own. As if that is how it's always been. It's like the Age of Teen Thought (Mom and Dad were fixing things behind the scenes, and paying all the bills, etc). Scaring the hell out of me. There are no adults, anywhere.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 11:07 AM (IXrOn)

177 If you had Mitch McConnell losing in Kentucky, you lost. >>Morning Consult @MorningConsult EXCLUSIVE: Nearly 14,000 people in Kentucky told their insurance plans cancelled in weeks before midterm election. http://bit.ly/1tenFs5

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2014 11:07 AM (g1DWB)

178 Once you throw grandma under the bus, the rest is pretty easy. And the media won't tell on their boyfriend.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262 at September 30, 2014 11:07 AM (9Bdcz)

179 boldly stated.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 30, 2014 11:07 AM (VBOIG)

180 For a guy who has repeatedly told us he could do every job better than those already doing them, POTUS apparently loves delegation.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at September 30, 2014 11:07 AM (XrGnJ)

181 The President is a bold faced liar.

Posted by: dantesed at September 30, 2014 11:07 AM (88xKn)

182 Why, hello friendly Danube River Guide!

Posted by: Teh Barrel at September 30, 2014 11:08 AM (ZqguR)

183 Come to me, my pretty.

Posted by: Teh Barrel [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 11:08 AM (0HooB)

184 Daily Briefing For President Obama Circle yes / no 1. Should we call ISIS , ISIL now? Y / N 2. Should we bomb Syria? Y / N 3. If we bomb Syria, should we make up a name for who we are bombing? Y / N 4. If we happen to bomb some allies in Syria can we interrupt your golf outing to tell you? Y / N

Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 11:08 AM (KkxTF)

185 179 boldly stated. Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 30, 2014 04:07 PM (VBOIG) *shit* *Whistles* time to go get the jelly donuts..... *wanders off*

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 30, 2014 11:08 AM (RJMhd)

186 but I'll just quote a little, for the lazy: It's always refreshing to read a blogger who knows his audience.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 30, 2014 11:08 AM (TIIx5)

187

Posted by: alexthechick - Team Ebola Zombie at September 30, 2014 04:02 PM (mf5HN)

 

You use that word "good" in a manner that neither Dr. Johnson nor Noah Webster would approve. 

 

Carry on - just let me get these safety goggles adjusted.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at September 30, 2014 11:09 AM (hLRSq)

188 don't worry bro, I got this

Posted by: Joe Biden, War Chief at September 30, 2014 11:10 AM (W6iIX)

189 49 I think this is going to be his lane closures on the bridge. Everybody in that town knew about ISIS (who are not exactly shrinking violets) so to act as if this is a massive surprise? Two things must inevitably follow: (A) You are lying through your teeth, Mr. President. (B) You were not told and the firings and desk-cleaning-outs need to begin in earnest.* Since I am not seeing (B) happening then it is (A) all the way. *Send that Earnest fellow away also. Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at September 30, 2014 03:34 PM (hLRSq) No you're wrong. My wife has not heard of ISIS. SHES INTELLIGENT BUT HAS NO INTEREST IN WORLD events. Sorry caps.

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 30, 2014 11:10 AM (qbXXa)

190 Sorry if the previous occupant of The Barrel has not left the light on for you, River Guide.

Posted by: logprof at September 30, 2014 11:10 AM (ZqguR)

191 Lazy? The truly gifted only have to read the headline to know what the article is all about.

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 11:10 AM (Ewsdz)

192 >>Once you throw grandma under the bus, the rest is pretty easy. And the media won't tell on their boyfriend.

Won't spill the beans on his boyfriends, either.
Reggie, Kal, some of those regular golf buddies....

Posted by: Lizzy at September 30, 2014 11:10 AM (D/504)

193

I mean, sure, ISIS would love to crush the Kurds and all the other ethnic minorities of the northern hills, but it takes a different skill set than they have. Largely, they're a light mechanized army - and travelling along a featureless plain at that, basically making themselves out to be the scariest thing ever so just surrender [then we kill you anyway]

 

But the slightest resistance in turf they're not accustomed to? They stop, turn around, and go back to torturing the weak. So far, anyhow.

Posted by: Bigby's Palmar Rash at September 30, 2014 11:10 AM (3ZtZW)

194 Off, sock with the glowing stuff in the bottom.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 11:11 AM (0HooB)

195 Miss my peanut-ass yet?

Posted by: Jimmy Cartier at September 30, 2014 11:11 AM (dmepw)

196
Remember that story about how his flunkies make sure he has simplified reports and stuff.

That was shown to be a mark of how good he is at runnin stuff.

Soooo.

He can't even be bothered with that.

Who the hell is this guy? Golfing right after saying some BS about a guy getting beheaded? Calling him Jim like he knew him?

Very weird...as weird as Yul Brynner in westworld, and that Fonda guy in the sequel.

More robotic than Barbara Bain on Space 1999.


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz deGrassy Commissar at September 30, 2014 11:11 AM (lH81n)

197 This way they won't have to make the harrowing journey through Mexico. America will pay to fly them here directly. DRUDGE REPORT @DRUDGE_REPORT 6m REFUGEE PLAN AIMED AT CENTRAL AMERICAN MINORS... http://drudge.tw/1rBUL75 The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Under the program, immigrants from those countries who are lawfully in the United States will be able to request that child relatives still in those three countries be resettled in the United States as refugees. The program would establish in-country processing to screen the young people to determine if they qualify to join relatives in the U.S.

Posted by: Border Invasion News at September 30, 2014 11:11 AM (ZPrif)

198 The left is perpetually on cruise control with this administration. They, like this administration, think that everything will blow over, and everything will right itself all on its own. As if that is how it's always been. It's like the Age of Teen Thought (Mom and Dad were fixing things behind the scenes, and paying all the bills, etc). Scaring the hell out of me. There are no adults, anywhere. Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 30, 2014 04:07 PM (IXrOn) Funny. There was a thread yesterday at one of the lefty finger painting classes, like (D)U, that bitched about how the reTHUGliKKKans always mess things up and the Democrats have to ride to the rescue and fix everything. It was halfway through the OP when the headache got too intense....

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 30, 2014 11:12 AM (VBOIG)

199 They seem to now realize he's lying about his subordinates failing to warn him about ISIS.


Doesn't matter. It's an executive's job to know what's going on - it's why he has subordinates, to keep him informed.

So if he knew and didn't act, he's to blame, and if he didn't know, he's to blame, because it's his job to know.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 30, 2014 11:12 AM (SLea8)

200 Obama takes daily intelligence briefings in writing, he explained, because no one will be able to testify about warning the president in person about threats that the White House doesn't act on

This cannot be repeated enough.

Posted by: Heralder at September 30, 2014 11:12 AM (/Mxso)

201 What are the Hondurans, Guatemalans, and El Salvadorans refugees from? Fuck you, next question.

Posted by: Border Invasion News at September 30, 2014 11:13 AM (ZPrif)

202 The truly gifted only have to read the headline to know what the article is all about. Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 04:10 PM (Ewsdz) *********** I know, right? Like the time the headline read: "Israel building bridges with West Bank, Gaza." I knew instantly.

Posted by: Anon. Harvard Grad at September 30, 2014 11:13 AM (vgIRn)

203 Time to roll out the "job of being President is just too bog for one person!" meme?

Posted by: Your Media Betters at September 30, 2014 11:14 AM (OWjjx)

204 The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. I wonder how they're getting the money to do that? Besides just printing it, that is.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at September 30, 2014 11:14 AM (0HooB)

205 The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Because our cocktail of imported communicable diseases lacks diversity.  And lacking diversity is bad.

Posted by: Heralder at September 30, 2014 11:14 AM (/Mxso)

206 What are the Hondurans, Guatemalans, and El Salvadorans refugees from? Shitty marxist policies. No idea why they'd want to come here.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 11:15 AM (VTeMs)

207

Posted by: Jimmy Cartier at September 30, 2014 04:11 PM (dmepw)

 

No.  Your incompetence was totally different.  You micromanaged everything including the White House tennis court schedule.  But because it is totally different from Obama's doesn't mean I want your incompetency back.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Harvesting Howls of Anguish & Rage at the Outrage Outlet! at September 30, 2014 11:15 AM (hLRSq)

208 Obama takes daily intelligence briefings in writing, he explained, because no one will be able to testify about warning the president in person about threats that the White House doesn't act on This cannot be repeated enough. Posted by: Heralder at September 30, 2014 04:12 PM (/Mxso) But we will make sure it won't be!

Posted by: Hrothgar MSM Creative Writing Director at September 30, 2014 11:15 AM (o3MSL)

209 Wasn't the White House not including Romney on Presidential business as is usual courtesy during the campaign?

Posted by: Z Ryan at September 30, 2014 11:16 AM (i813A)

210 Refugees from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador? What about refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and half the African Continent? Where do they go? Turkey?

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 11:16 AM (Ewsdz)

211 informing*

Posted by: Z Ryan at September 30, 2014 11:16 AM (i813A)

212 Do we have any more exclusives footage from the Clooney wedding?

Posted by: Your Media Betters at September 30, 2014 11:16 AM (OWjjx)

213

Of course he passes the buck, he's way too humble to take credit for improving the tranquility of the global community.

Posted by: Josh Earnest at September 30, 2014 11:16 AM (wAQA5)

214 Where do they go? Turkey?

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 04:16 PM (Ewsdz)

England, France, Scandinavia.

Posted by: Heralder at September 30, 2014 11:17 AM (/Mxso)

215 Wasn't the White House not including Romney on Presidential business as is usual courtesy during the campaign? Posted by: Z Ryan at September 30, 2014 04:16 PM (i813A) No need, they already had the vote tallied and delivered and knew Romney was going to lose!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 30, 2014 11:17 AM (o3MSL)

216 Obama takes daily intelligence briefings in writing, he explained, because no one will be able to testify about warning the president in person about threats that the White House doesn't act on This cannot be repeated enough. -- Sounds like a FoxNews lie to us.

Posted by: Comcast NBC, Disney ABC, Time Warner CNN at September 30, 2014 11:17 AM (ZPrif)

217 Anon. Harvard Grad Truly you are not gifted. We would know your name if you were. Neil deGaussesist Tyson is gifted. Him we know.

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 11:18 AM (Ewsdz)

218 Any new reports of some back ass Teabagger talking about outlawing abortion we can focus on?

Posted by: Your Media Betters at September 30, 2014 11:18 AM (OWjjx)

219 Wasn't the White House not including Romney on Presidential business as is usual courtesy during the campaign? -- Good point. That way Romney couldn't contradict Obama's lies about Al Qaeda.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 30, 2014 11:18 AM (ZPrif)

220 Time to roll out the "job of being President is just too bog for one person!" meme? And admit stoopid Buuuuuush could handle it?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 11:19 AM (VTeMs)

221 Refugees from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador? What about refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and half the African Continent? Where do they go? New Jersey?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 11:20 AM (VTeMs)

222 I wonder how they're getting the money to do that? Besides just printing it, that is. Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at September 30, 2014 04:14 PM (0HooB) No, that's pretty much it.

Posted by: Stock Market at September 30, 2014 11:20 AM (VBOIG)

223 Nood.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/b][/I] at September 30, 2014 11:21 AM (VTeMs)

224 no one will be able to testify about warning the president in person about threats that the White House doesn't act on Yes, but the written briefings can be used as testimony. I think the public has had enough of the 'I saw it on the news' crap and will be disgusted if they get to read everything he has ignored.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262 at September 30, 2014 11:22 AM (9Bdcz)

225 206 What are the Hondurans, Guatemalans, and El Salvadorans refugees from? Shitty marxist policies. No idea why they'd want to come here. *** jib. cut. sure sure, but they're refugees from a welfare state that's not welfarey enough. They aren't coming here to take H1B jobs but to live the vida gimme.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at September 30, 2014 11:22 AM (Xr7hz)

226 152 Some folks say Presnit'in is easy. I say they are wrong Presnit'in is hard. Posted by: Presnit Hussein I agree that being the president is probably one of the hardest jobs in the whole wide world. And I wouldn't want to be president for more than a week. But with that said, you wanted the job you co*ksucking weasel and that means you put the time in. The f*cking white house is not a time share condo douchebag

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 30, 2014 11:25 AM (vPh3W)

227 Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 30, 2014 04:12 PM (VBOIG) Projection. The Left have always been the rebellious teen and the Right has always had to be the Parent making the unpopular decisions for the good of the family.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 30, 2014 11:25 AM (KkxTF)

228 I wonder how they're getting the money to do that? Besides just printing it, that is. Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at September 30, 2014 04:14 PM (0HooB) Probably from looting the Defense Budget

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 11:26 AM (M0mf2)

229 Eboli in TX.- Confirmed

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 11:31 AM (M0mf2)

230
The Ebola Virus will never, and I repeat never enter the United States.

Posted by: Preznit Screwup at September 30, 2014 11:32 AM (3/wAJ)

231
Ebola is not very contagious, and the American public is safe.

Posted by: Bronco Bama at September 30, 2014 11:33 AM (3/wAJ)

232 What about refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and half the African Continent?

Where do they go? Turkey?

Posted by: Dizzies' Almost Good Food Service at September 30, 2014 04:16 PM (Ewsdz)



Dearborn

Posted by: Country Singer at September 30, 2014 11:33 AM (HesC7)

233 Ace> I really suggest you read this whole thing, but I'll just quote a little, for the lazy: Not for the lazy. For those rushing to the comments.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at September 30, 2014 11:34 AM (2sAvx)

234 Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 30, 2014 04:31 PM (M0mf2)



Link?

Posted by: Country Singer at September 30, 2014 11:34 AM (HesC7)

235  President Obama is so brilliant that mere genius collapse at the least utterance of his great mind.

Posted by: [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] An Observation at September 30, 2014 11:39 AM (ylhEn)

236 @199 Jay Guevara  
"Doesn't matter. It's an executive's job to know what's going on - it's why he has subordinates, to keep him informed.

So if he knew and didn't act, he's to blame, and if he didn't know, he's to blame, because it's his job to know."

Thats just right wing crazy talk.  You obviously work in the private sector.

You filthy capitalist.

Posted by: Democrat Forever at September 30, 2014 01:14 PM (gsXje)

237 The only failure in the article is to just see this happening over the last couple years. O's been doing this since the beginning. HELLO.....anybody remember the 'blame Bush' dead horse that was beaten the entire first term thru the reelection campaign?

Posted by: East Bay Jay at September 30, 2014 03:24 PM (7v8o1)

238 I would like to add to you racists, Racists, RACIST, OUT THERE AND you INSENSITIVE, THAT THE IMMACULATE MESSIAH that Obama is just reaching out to world jihadist with our best technology (NASA) and weapons and money to bring world harmony and univeral peace.  Peace will rule the planets and love will fill the stars.  Messiah Aquarious genius, flawless messiah, whom millions abandoned God for.  Don't you people want to experience more of a messiah utopia, like the Garden of Eden on steroids and MIRACLE GROW.    Can one fault a jihad God that dwells amongst us, who can rule a nation from golf courses and endless vacations, without fault of exception?.....except maybe Ben ghazi, but we won't talk about that.

Posted by: ron n. at September 30, 2014 04:55 PM (YVQn/)

239 Is there any reason we're still calling these "daily" briefings?

Posted by: humanterms at October 01, 2014 01:37 PM (fY3x6)

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