Congressman to Obama: You’d better not be trading away our missile defense, champ; Update: A hint on Obama’s “flexibility” from Putin? Update: McCain calls Obama “a real Etch-a-Sketch leader”

posted at 11:35 am on March 26, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

It remains to be seen how the media will cover the explosive revelation from ABC’s Jake Tapper that Barack Obama asked Russian president Dmitri Medvedev to get Vladimir Putin to give him some “space” on missile defense so that he could be more “flexible” with the Russians in a second term.  So far, the tepid coverage from National Journal and the Washington Post suggests that the media doesn’t consider a request to another nation to pipe down so an American President can win a second term and deliver more favorable policy to a potential antagonist more than a “gaffe.”  They seem to be taking their cue from the White House, which attempted a little misdirection:

A senior administration official told ABC: “[T]his is not the kind of year in which we’re going to resolve (an) incredibly complicated issue like this.”

Except Obama wasn’t caught telling Medvedev that he needed more space because missile defense was “incredibly complicated.”  He told Medvedev that he needed more space on the issue — in other words, to have it downplayed as a national-security dispute with Russia — in order to win a second term, so that he could have “more flexibility” to deal with the Russians.  Very obviously, Obama gave a strong hint that he could be more favorable to the Russian position, which completely opposes the deployment of a Western missile shield in Europe, when Obama doesn’t have to worry about being more accountable to the voters.

That’s not fooling Rep. Michael Turner, who chairs the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, which has direct oversight on missile-defense issues.  Turner sent a letter to the White House this morning, demanding answers from Obama on whether he’s planning on defying Congress and trading away missile defense:

Dear Mr. President,

I request your urgent explanation of your comments to President Medvedev in Seoul this morning.

During the New START treaty ratification process, you made specific promises that Russian concerns about missile defense will not be allowed to affect U.S. missile defense deployment plans.  You further committed that the United States will make both qualitative and quantitative improvements in its missile defenses.  You have already walked away from detailed promises to modernize the U.S. nuclear deterrent; are you now planning to walk away from your promises regarding U.S. missile defense as well?

As you know, in the FY12 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress enacted, and you signed into law, a provision constraining your ability to share classified U.S. missile defense information with the Russian Federation.  Congress took this step because it was clear based on official testimony and Administration comments in the press that classified information about U.S. missile defenses, including hit-to-kill technology and velocity at burnout information, may be on the table as negotiating leverage for your reset with Russia.  Despite signing the FY12 defense authorization legislation into law, you then issued a signing statement signaling that you may treat that provision protecting U.S. missile defense information as non-binding.  This morning’s comments, on top of that action, suggests that you and your administration have plans for U.S. missile defenses that you believe will not stand up to electoral scrutiny.

Congress has made exquisitely clear to your Administration and to other nations that it will block all attempts to weaken U.S. missile defenses.  As the Chairman of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, which authorizes U.S. missile defense and nuclear weapons policy, I want to make perfectly clear that my colleagues and I will not allow any attempts to trade missile defense of the United States to Russia or any other country.

Sincerely,

Michael R. Turner

Chairman, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

House Armed Services Committee

Shouldn’t the media be asking these same questions?

Update: I’ve added a link to Turner’s letter, and will interview him today on The Ed Morrissey Show.  Also, the Russian news site Ria Novosti had an interview with Vladimir Putin from earlier this month in which we might get a glimpse of the “flexibility” Obama was promising Medvedev:

Washington’s talks with Moscow on European missile defense failed because U.S. negotiators were unwilling to put their oral proposals to Moscow on paper, Russian prime minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin has said.

“They made some proposals to us which we virtually agreed to and asked them to get them down on paper,” Putin said during an interview with editors-in-chief of six foreign newspapers in his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow.

“They made a proposal to us just during the talks, they told us: we would offer you this, this and that. We did not expect this, but I said: we agree. Please put it down on paper,” Putin said.

“We were waiting for their answer for two months. We did not get it, and then our American partners withdrew their own proposals, saying: no, it’s impossible,” he added.

He explained that those “proposals” included guarantees that the U.S.-NATO European missile shield would not be directed against Russia. For example, Russian specialists would be allowed to carry out round-the-clock monitoring of the anti-missile components, and their radars systems would be cemented so that they were directed exactly at Iran and “were technically unable to turn towards Russia.”

“This would not change the situation dramatically, but we said: ok, it’s already something, we agree. Put it down on paper. But they refused,” Putin said.

How would we “cement” radars or offer Russia observer status on naval platforms, which is the direction Obama took in canceling the installations in Poland and the Czech Republic?  Curious.  We’ll ask Rep. Turner about this as well.

Update II: John McCain invokes the image du jour from last week’s political battles and applies it to Obama:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ripped President Obama as “a real ‘Etch a Sketch’ leader for suggesting he could switch his policy on missile defense after the election.

In the midst of an often tense discussion between the US and Russia over plans for a US-led NATO European missile defense system, Obama was heard asking Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for more time on the subject and promising he will have “more flexibility” following the election in November. The comments came across a live mic the two leaders did not appear to realize was on.

“Pres Obama tells Medvedev he’ll be more “flexible” on missile defense – that’s a real “Etch A Sketch” leader!— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) March 26, 2012,” McCain tweeted on Monday.

So far, no one’s bringing up the reset button, but I’ll put the over-under on that one at … 3 pm today.


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You think JugEars cares?

KOOLAID2 on March 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Nothing to see here… move along Congressman and get back in your box…

/PBHO

Khun Joe on March 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Everybody but JugEars acts stupidly!

KOOLAID2 on March 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Dear Mr. President,

“Dear” is such a wrong synonym here. The correct one is “expensive”.

Archivarix on March 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Maybe it is all about …Him.

FlaMurph on March 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

RESET BUTTON

SDarchitect on March 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Congressman to Obama: You’d better not be trading away our missile defense, champ

Obama, in his BFD t-shirt, has a laugh and says, “who’s gonna’ do anything about it when I do?”

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Ditto.

“You think JugEars cares?”

That letter is already in the waste basket.

NeoKong on March 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

At this stage in the game I find it difficult to believe that anyone seriously doubts Mr. Obama’s intentions re this country.

LizardLips on March 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Shouldn’t the media be asking these same questions?

…they wouldn’t be following the program if they did!

KOOLAID2 on March 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Shouldn’t the media be asking these same questions?

Well, they should. But we all know they won’t. Have to protect the messiah, afterall.

Dominion on March 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Shouldn’t the media be asking these same questions?

The media who sign political statements in support of active participation in an agenda that further erodes our way of life? That media?

HotAirian on March 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Sincerely,

Michael R. Turner

Chairman, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

House Armed Services Committee

Shouldn’t the media be asking these same questions?

YES, the media should be asking the same questions but the media isn’t and can’t be expected to; they’re busy trying to ease our nuclear security out of our hands since it seems, clearly, to be Obama’s goal and plan.

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Smart Powe…

Oh, eff it, why bother?

pain train on March 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM

I honestly believe this is going to be pushed under the carpet as the Healthcare SCOTUS arguments take center stage………I HOPE I AM WRONG.

CoffeeLover on March 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Why are you all surprised…?

Barack Obama – Yes I Can Make Us Defenseless

Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM

What??? Someone in the Republican Congress (other than Issa) is actually challenging this president? With all the other opportunities, I’d guess I’d say—”It’s about time!!!!!!!!!!!!”

dirtseller on March 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Is idiocy a felony or at least an impeachable offense?
Under the “three strikes and you’re out rule” Obama would have been gone in a month of assuming office.

Art on March 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

As you know, in the FY12 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress enacted, and you signed into law, a provision constraining your ability to share classified U.S. missile defense information with the Russian Federation.

Uhhhhh, scratch that transmission to Vladimir…..

ted c on March 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Yahoo news had it right off the bat. Hard to believe.

http://news.yahoo.com/president-obama-asks-medvedev-space-missile-defense-election-101729176–abc-news.html

CW on March 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Good for you buddy

The lsm,nothing to see here

cmsinaz on March 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Thinking back to what we saw from Barack Obama before he was in the Presidency:

– with a megaphone lauding the election of a Communist cousin in Africa;

– visibly upset at the idea that some legislation might save human lives when what Obama demanded (and still demands) is that they perish in a closet after they survived an abortion attempt (the only thing he ever displayed real emotion about while in the Illinois senate was that abortion just might be limited and that some frail newborn just might live if their mother attempted, instead, to abort them);

– mysteriously unrevealed funding for world travel and the most expensive college educations available;

– mentored by Communist pedophile and Communists otherwise…

and on and on and on…and this was the guy that was elected to our Presidency.

Is it any surprise, then, that he’d be commiserating with Russia by asking for their help to get him re-elected based upon his promise to render the U.S. nuclearly weak?

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Romney should create an ad criticizing the president on his Russian policy to force the media to report on it.

youknowit on March 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

They will just employ their JEDI mind tricks and all will be good with the world…

Ltlgeneral64 on March 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

O.Must.Go.

ABO 2012

FireFly on March 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Regardless of the spin on missile defence, this has to made clear to independents: Obama has proven that he is deliberately lying during his reelection campaign; he is now singing a tune that will be different after he is reelected, if he is reelected.

G. Charles on March 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Why is the President of Russia more informed of Obama’s plans for a second term than the American Voters?

Mord on March 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Congress has made exquisitely clear to your Administration and to other nations that it will block all attempts to weaken U.S. missile defenses. As the Chairman of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, which authorizes U.S. missile defense and nuclear weapons policy, I want to make perfectly clear that my colleagues and I will not allow any attempts to trade missile defense of the United States to Russia or any other country.

Ya see little bammie….only frauds vote “present”.

Welcome to the big leagues ya jug-eared hack.

Tim_CA on March 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Finally, my soon-to-be-again Congressman (via Ohio redistricting) actually shows some stones. We’ll see how long this “malady” lasts.
/

Bitter Clinger on March 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

No telling what bho has and is giving countries we might not find out about for years? If bho does get re-elected, he will do his best to not ever deal with congress or the courts to get what he wants! bho has got to be stopped, STAT! Our Republic will not survive if he gets in for another term.

Please see to it bho gets the royal boot out of Our House in Nov.
L

letget on March 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

“[T]his is not the kind of year in which we’re going to resolve (an) incredibly complicated issue like this.”

Since when do you think you guys get to pick and choose what years that you are going to deal with complicated issues? Do you have “2013: An EASY Year” penciled in and plan on getting down to stuff? What is up here?

ted c on March 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

I think the White House is going to break out lotsa pairs of tap-dancin’ shoes….

ted c on March 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM

O-blame-a strikes again. He hates this country.

Philly on March 26, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Shouldn’t the media be asking these same questions?

These questions don’t fall into the category of either (1) Making a difference, (2) Raising awareness or (3) Damaging Republicans.

Don’t ask questions if you don’t want the answers.

NoDonkey on March 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Turner bashing by the lsm in 5….4…3

cmsinaz on March 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I went to CNN’s and ABC’s website to see if they anything on this story.

Nothing. Absolutely silent.

Didn’t even bother with NBC

WisRich on March 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

“How do you say this is a BFD in Austrian?”

dthorny on March 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

It’s a done deal. The automatic budget cuts will kick in, and they affect defense primarily, as everything else is statutory and not allowed to be cut. So defense has to be cut. And that has to be missile defense. Next issue.

Paul-Cincy on March 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

I like President Reagan’s idea of “flexibility” with an open mic. It had an effect.

mechkiller_k on March 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

We paid hundreds of billions of dollars for the technology the left said would never work and now that it works, we will be giving this information to our prospective enemies… BRILLIANT! Cause the russians would never sell that information to anyone else….

Someone please remind me how smart our president is…

aniptofar on March 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Another week, another issue for REAL America to get worked up about. You patriots need to pace yourselves, you’ve got another 250 weeks of the Kenyan!

KeninCT on March 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

This is a big nothing burger. Move along.
– lib4life, libfree, ernesto, etc

angryed on March 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

The official lamestream media reply:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8E_zMLCRNg

dthorny on March 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

At this stage in the game I find it difficult to believe that anyone seriously doubts Mr. Obama’s intentions re this country.

LizardLips on March 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM

bayam and libtard4life haven’t commented on this thread yet.
You’ll believe when you see their posts.

dentarthurdent on March 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Barack Husein Obama IS a man of the people alright…..Just not the AMERICAN PEOPLE!

You don’t have to have a masters in communications to get what President Barack Obama said to Dmitri Medvedev….. you just have to read body language… He just flipped us off again!

ActinUpinTexas on March 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Another week, another issue for REAL America to get worked up about. You patriots need to pace yourselves, you’ve got another 250 weeks of the Kenyan!

KeninCT on March 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

You RAAAAAAAACIST!

dthorny on March 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Another week, another issue for REAL America to get worked up about. You patriots need to pace yourselves, you’ve got another 250 weeks of the Kenyan!

KeninCT on March 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Says the 39 year old virgin troll.

http://www.besocial.com/profile/view/keninct

angryed on March 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM

blah blah blah.

Another day another manufactured scandal.
Fact still remains that Obama has proved to be more successful than Bush on foreign policy and the polls prove it.

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

you’ve got another 250 weeks of the Kenyan!

KeninCT on March 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

You spend a lot of time making fun of what you think other people think? Like Obama’s a Kenyan? Stop for a second and look at yourself. It’s not other people thinking this. It’s you! YOU’RE the one who keeps these ideas alive in your mind. YOU’RE the joke. But I’m not laughing — I feel sorry for you.

Paul-Cincy on March 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

This is a big nothing burger. Move along.
– lib4life, libfree, ernesto, etc

angryed on March 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

So predictable.

blah blah blah.

Another day another manufactured scandal.
Fact still remains that Obama has proved to be more successful than Bush on foreign policy and the polls prove it.

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

angryed on March 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Obama is a traitor. I’m sick to my stomach thinking about the consequences of what he has said.
I don’t understand how any American could negotiate our National security.

ooonaughtykitty on March 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Does the phrase “borderline treason” come to mind for anybody else? Anybody?

Kelli_D on March 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Most important election ever. We need to get the anti-American out of office.

rbj on March 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Is idiocy a felony or at least an impeachable offense?
Art on March 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM

No but treason is.

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

overcharge

t8stlikchkn on March 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Hey look! A squirrel!!

Somebody get Jackson on the phone and start a race riot down in Florida.

LoganSix on March 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM

“Pres Obama tells Medvedev he’ll be more “flexible” on missile defense – that’s a real “Etch A Sketch” leader!— John McCain

Couldn’t even make this up if I tried. Willard is a JOKE

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM

This guy makes me sick to my stomach.

rightConcept on March 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Does the phrase “borderline treason” come to mind for anybody else? Anybody?

Kelli_D on March 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Borderline? This isn’t anywhere close to the edge of being treasonous.

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Fact still remains that Obama has proved to be more successful than Bush on foreign policy and the polls prove it.

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

What? Where has he been successful on foreign policy? what do “polls” prove when it comes to foreign policy and national security?

You are certainly one of the dimmest libs to post here.

Monkeytoe on March 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Wasted effort but needed to be done just the same.

This will disappear down a rat hole, like everything else even remotely negative about Obama.

creeper on March 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Rep. Michael Turner, read the writing on the wall, it’s direct at you and your fellow representatives in congress.

Dear Rep. Michael Turner, it’s called TREASON.

Mene mene tekel upharsin, the United States Congress, you have been placed on the scale and found lacking.

Neither you nor anyone else in congress has the testicular fortitude to do anything more than send Obama a harshly worded letter.

SWalker on March 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM

What? Where has he been successful on foreign policy?

Monkeytoe on March 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Maybe we should ask Bin Laden how he feels about Obama’s foreign policy…

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM

“Etch-a-Sketch”?

More like the Silly Putty president.

NoDonkey on March 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Couldn’t even make this up if I tried. Willard is a JOKE

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM

I’m not a big fan of Romney, but almost anyone is better than the idiot in office now. I don’t know how anyone with such limited knowledge or experience, combined with ignorance and extreme partisanship plus a heavy dose of pure incompetence can voted for by anyone – even a democrat. Obama has to be one of the most dishonest, vilest, ignorant hacks we’ve ever had as President.

I’d love to see his college transcripts. I’m betting he carried about a C average at best. The guy just is not very bright.

Monkeytoe on March 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

I’m more apt to believe that this will disappear like a unicorn fart. LSM luvs them some O.

D-fusit on March 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Ed, Obama has a lead in a new poll, so shouldn’t you be explaining how the poll is biasedly biased by biasedly sampling biased Democrats as well as Republicans?

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/03/26/obama_holds_double-digit_lead_nationally.html

cjw79 on March 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM

That son of a gun Obama is selling us down the river and calling his efforts diplomacy.
Here is how a foreign newpaper is reporting the events:
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/3/26/worldupdates/2012-03-26T081502Z_7_BRE82P010_RTROPTT_0_UK-NUCLEAR-SUMMIT&sec=Worldupdates

onlineanalyst on March 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I’d love to see his college transcripts. I’m betting he carried about a C average at best. The guy just is not very bright.

I’d be interested more in what classes he took.

I’m guessing there’s a lot of classes with “_____ Studies” in the description and very few in economics or logic.

teke184 on March 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I’d love to see his college transcripts. I’m betting he carried about a C average at best. The guy just is not very bright.

Monkeytoe on March 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

I think you are giving him to much credit.

D-fusit on March 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM

He must really think he’s above it all.
Didn’t he almost violate the Logan Act during the run up for the Presidency?

No one, should let him get away with these sentiments. It’s commonplace for him.
Connect the dots.

And ‘Thank you Jack Tapper’, for reporting this news.

ooonaughtykitty on March 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Let me be clear

He went to be Netenyahu about attacking Iran invoking the election ..

THAT is a pattern ..
Ya think !!

Its all anout HIM !!

Cincy Conservative on March 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Our traitor president.

zoyclem on March 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Maybe we should ask Bin Laden how he feels about Obama’s foreign policy…

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Yes. That’s a good idea. the tip to follow Bin Laden’s courier came from water-boarding during W’s admin. Obama promised to get rid of GITMO, end Iraq, stop renditions, and end other W policies. Instead, he doubled down on them.

Are you really claiming that anything idiot O did led to Bin Laden’s death, except for agreeing to allow the mission to go forward – which any president would have done? All O did was follow the policies set in place by Bush, which led to the conclusion of finding Bin Laden. Obama did not institute some new or novel policy, nor did he use “foreign policy” to get anyone to tell us where Bin Laden was. Indeed, what O got was Pakistan allowing China to inspect our highly-classified helicopter b/c Pakistan, like every other country, does not respect nor fear Obama in any way.

If so, you are the only joke here. At least try to have some arguments that make sense and are backed by facts instead of merely spouting nonsense. You embarrass yourself for the inane idiot you are.

Monkeytoe on March 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

I’m not a big fan of Romney, but almost anyone is better than the idiot in office now.

Monkeytoe on March 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Romneys record proves to me he is someone who has ZERO core. He doesn’t stand for anything. There has not being a single defining issue in American politics where Willard hasn’t taken both sides at one point in his pathetic failed political career.

He record of winning elections is also atrocious

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Just looking at the chumminess of his interaction with Medvedev makes me wonder to whom Pres. Obama feels obligated. Is his obligation to his fellow Americans or is he trying to satisfy the Russians? This one is a bit scary.

Blaise on March 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Unstinkingbelievable.the lsm is treating this as a nothingburger

Hey let’s talk about trayvon some more

cmsinaz on March 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM

“Pres Obama tells Medvedev he’ll be more “flexible” on missile defense – that’s a real “Etch A Sketch” leader!— John McCain

LMAO.

Even the pathetic old RINO loser gets off a good one at obumbles expense.

Tim_CA on March 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Nothing is more important that the personal political interests of President Audacious. Screw America’s interests.

Cicero43 on March 26, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Kenyans just don’t give a f*ck

DHChron on March 26, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Most polls show that America thinks Obama has humiliated and lowered America in the eyes of the world. Further, he has alienated or sold out virtually every one of our (formerly) strongest allies. I guess he WOULD get glowing marks in a poll of world socialist and jihadist dictators.

tommyboy on March 26, 2012 at 12:12 PM

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

You’re right…and Obama is still 100 times worse than anyone. Plouffe yesterday “we are running on what was, and what will be”.

“But what about what is now?” “That doesn’t matter”.

Leftie logic is illogical, but we all knew that.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Shouldn’t the media be asking these same questions?

You are joking, right..?

d1carter on March 26, 2012 at 12:13 PM

His record of winning elections is also atrocious

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

correction

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Worst President ever.

albill on March 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Romney camp just sent a thank you note to McCain, for keeping the Etch-A-Sketch stock humming.

Incontinents like McCain/Reid should retire, alas.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Another thing… If he’s saying stuff like this while he’s President… just think what he’ll be saying when he isn’t.

He’ll be a vindictive exPresident.

ooonaughtykitty on March 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM

“How do you say this is a BFD in Austrian?”

dthorny on March 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

WINNER!!!

Khun Joe on March 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Another week, another issue for REAL America to get worked up about. You patriots need to pace yourselves, you’ve got another 250 weeks of the Kenyan!

KeninCT on March 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Ed, can we rid this site of this petty troll, he has long outlived his usefullness. And by usefullness I mean the humor we all get from his assinine comments.

D-fusit on March 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Another thing… If he’s saying stuff like this while he’s President… just think what he’ll be saying when he isn’t.

He’ll be a vindictive DIMOCRAT exPresident.

ooonaughtykitty on March 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM

FIFY…

Concur with your main point…

It is unfortunate that for the next 30-40 years, BHO will make J. Carter look like Churchill…

Khun Joe on March 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Yeah I’m sure that Obama is really frightened of the Congress? Right. He’ll od as he pleases because the Constitution means precisely nothing to him.

clippermiami on March 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM

We should go easy on Obowma, he won a Nobel prize for getting elected and……errr, ahhh…..well, killing muslims.

dthorny on March 26, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Does the phrase “borderline treason” come to mind for anybody else? Anybody?

Kelli_D on March 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Except for the “borderline” part, it’s the first thing that came to my mind

jayhawkingeorgia on March 26, 2012 at 12:25 PM

What ever happened to the letters of impeachment, they can double up now!

angrymike on March 26, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Adversaries may use a feckless buffoon; they certainly won’t respect him. Ask Jimmy Carter.

When America’s enemies are behind closed doors, I can only imagine the jokes and contempt they express for President Doofus.

Cicero43 on March 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Ed, can we rid this site of this petty troll, he has long outlived his usefullness. And by usefullness I mean the humor we all get from his assinine comments.

D-fusit on March 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I hear you, bro. Earlier, the dateless wonder at least tried to argue his positions, to a limited capacity of his self-gratification addled brain, but now all he does is a hit-and-run.

Archivarix on March 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Fact still remains that Obama has proved to be more successful than Bush on foreign policy and the polls prove it.

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM

CBS News/New York Times Poll. March 7-11, 2012

“Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling foreign policy?”

Approve: 40%
Disapprove: 41%
Unsure: 19%

That was the only recent poll to even ask the question.

F-

Del Dolemonte on March 26, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Another thing… If he’s saying stuff like this while he’s President… just think what he’ll be saying when he isn’t.

He’ll be a vindictive DIMOCRAT exPresident.

ooonaughtykitty on March 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I hope they limit report access to his cell in a federal motel.

Archivarix on March 26, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Maybe we should ask Bin Laden how he feels about Obama’s foreign policy…

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM

“Foreign Policy” has nothing to do with bin Laden. He comes under “Terrorism” and/or “National Security”.

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Del Dolemonte on March 26, 2012 at 12:32 PM

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