Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on September 15, 2012 by Allahpundit

Although the tumult subsided Saturday, senior administration officials said they had concluded that the sometimes violent protests in Muslim countries may presage a sustained crisis with unpredictable diplomatic and political consequences. While pressing Arab leaders to tamp down the unrest, Mr. Obama and his advisers are left to consider whether to scale back diplomatic activities in the region.

The unrest has suddenly become Mr. Obama’s most serious foreign policy crisis of the election season, and analysts say it is calling into question central tenets of his Middle East policy. Did he do enough throughout the Arab Spring to help the transition to democracy from autocracy? Has he drawn a hard enough line against Islamic extremists? Did his administration fail to address security concerns? Has his outreach to the Muslim world yielded any lasting benefits?…

[Obama] has struggled to find a balance between supporting the growth of democracy and guarding national interests in the region as authoritarian governments have been replaced by popular Islamist parties, some of them unfriendly to the United States. Even to the extent that the United States supports greater democracy, it may not necessarily be able to tamp down radicalism and anti-American rage in a region with no real history of popular rule and deep economic troubles. His citing of Libya as a model now looks suspect, and the United States has been powerless to stop a bloody crackdown in Syria.

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The Islamic value — and it [is] a worthy one on its own terms and would certainly have been understandable to our western predecessors who punished blasphemy very severely — of prohibiting insults to the Prophet of Islam clashes directly with the modern western value of free expression. To the western eye (and it’s a perspective I share), a murderous riot in the name of a religion is a worse sin and deeper, uglier form of blasphemy than any film could ever hope to be. To kill someone created in the image of God because you don’t like the way God or one of his servants has been depicted in an artistic performance strikes westerners as an obscene perversion of religion — something that only a hate-filled fanatic or an ignorant fool could do…

The US and more generally the west (including Russia, so perhaps I should say the “Christian world” instead) has tried several approaches to this situation and so far we haven’t been happy with the results. Confrontation, reconciliation, cooperation: there are good arguments to be made for them all, but in practice none of them seem to make the problem go away…

The gap between American opinion and opinion in much of the Islamic world is as wide now as it was when President Obama flew to Cairo; things are not getting better.

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I spoke with a well-placed journalist last night whose sources describe the situation at the State Department in one word: “Chaos.” The working assumption is that several American embassies may have been penetrated, or are vulnerable to attack, because so many of them rely on local residents for staff needs at the embassy, and as such may be in a position to breach security if they have been recruited by Al Qaida. Moreover, the full story of the attack on the Benghazi consulate is much worse than we have been told (except by the Independent newspaper report John and I linked to here on Thursday)…

As Drudge would say, developing. . .

***

QUESTION: What’s the divergence between what that message [from the U.S. embassy in Cairo] said and what the message is coming from Washington?

MS. NULAND: I don’t –

QUESTION: Because it seems to me it’s exactly the same thing as what the President and what the Secretary said over the last couple days.

MS. NULAND: I don’t think so, but I’m not going to sit –

QUESTION: Well, can you tell us what was wrong with it?

MS. NULAND: I’m not going to sit here and parse the two texts. I think from our perspective, the message was unbalanced, the words were mischosen, and they were not clearly comprehensible to all audiences.

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Carney’s comments lie outside the range of plausible spin, even by Obama administration standards, and if his bosses believe them—as we fear they do—are simply delusional. But they are not without consequence. Nor are Gates’s and Dempsey’s phone calls. They all send the message to America’s enemies that if you kill our diplomats and lay siege to the our embassies, the first move the American government will make is to denounce .  .  . Americans. Our leaders apparently believe that the way to protect Americans from extremists and terrorists abroad is to tell other Americans to shut up.

What’s next? Where does it go from here? There are more than 300 million ways in which Americans expressing themselves might give offense to those who make it their business to be offended. Maybe it’s some other film, maybe it’s a book or even just a tossed-off phrase that our enemies might seize on to galvanize support for their causes. Is the White House going to put every American crank on speed-dial so it can tell them to shut up whenever a mob gathers outside a U.S. embassy or consulate?…

If the reaction of U.S. officials in the face of such an assault is to “condemn .  .  . efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims” (the initial response of the U.S. embassy in Cairo) and to try to silence individual citizens, there is good reason for the terrorists to believe that, with more acts of terror, they will also change American policies. The unpleasant fact is that the Obama administration has encouraged our adversaries to keep at it.

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Why would the White House heap blame on the movie — indeed, insist that it is the sole cause of the violence — when officials don’t actually know that to be true? There are, perhaps, two reasons. One is that the administration has put an enormous amount of faith in the idea that Arab Spring uprisings will lead to democracy in much of the Middle East. Current events suggest that faith might be misplaced. For the administration, blaming the movie is easier than admitting they were wrong about something so big and important.

The second reason is that Barack Obama has based much of his approach to Middle Eastern affairs on what he perceives as his own unique ability to reach out to Muslims. The entire point of the president’s June 2009 speech to the Muslim world, delivered in Cairo — the same city where protesters are condemning the United States today — was that Obama’s life story allowed him to understand the Muslim experience in a way that previous American leaders could not. The fact that he spent part of his childhood in a Muslim country (Indonesia) and had many family members who were Muslim, the president apparently believed, would make many previously hostile Muslims somehow like the United States more.

It didn’t. So now, with anger at the U.S. burning throughout the region — and showing on Americans’ wide-screen TVs — it’s easier for the administration to blame the movie than to admit the president’s personal initiative failed.

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Forget the free-speech arguments. In this case, as Secretary Clinton and General Dempsey well know, the film has even less to do with anything than did the Danish cartoons or the schoolteacher’s teddy bear or any of the other innumerable grievances of Islam. The 400-strong assault force in Benghazi showed up with RPGs and mortars: That’s not a spontaneous movie protest; that’s an act of war, and better planned and executed than the dying superpower’s response to it. Secretary Clinton and General Dempsey are, to put it mildly, misleading the American people when they suggest otherwise…

In a rare appearance on a non-showbiz outlet, President Obama, winging it on Telemundo, told his host that Egypt was neither an ally nor an enemy. I can understand why it can be difficult to figure out, but here’s an easy way to tell: Bernard Lewis, the great scholar of Islam, said some years ago that America risked being seen as harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend. At the Benghazi consulate, the looters stole “sensitive” papers revealing the names of Libyans who’ve cooperated with the United States. Oh, well. As the president would say, obviously our hearts are with you.

Meanwhile, in Pakistan, the local doctor who fingered bin Laden to the Americans sits in jail. In other words, while America’s clod vice president staggers around pimping limply that only Obama had the guts to take the toughest decision anyone’s ever had to take, the poor schlub who actually did have the guts, who actually took the tough decision in a part of the world where taking tough decisions can get you killed, languishes in a cell because Washington would not lift a finger to help him.

Like I said, no novelist would contrast Chris Stevens on the streets of Benghazi and Barack Obama on stage in Vegas. Too crude, too telling, too devastating.

***

This tragic attack takes place at a time of turmoil and protest in many different countries. I have made it clear that the United States has a profound respect for people of all faiths. We stand for religious freedom. And we reject the denigration of any religion – including Islam.

Yet there is never any justification for violence. There is no religion that condones the targeting of innocent men and women. There is no excuse for attacks on our Embassies and Consulates. And so long as I am Commander-in-Chief, the United States will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow Americans.

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yes, speaking in favor of Free Speech…what a flukeing blunder!

Slade73 on September 16, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Trying to score political points on the bodies of Americans, and second-guessing the people on the front lines dealing with a potentially murderous mobs (who made it clear in subesequent tweets that they were strong defenders of free speech). Who’s got your back? Not Mitt, he’s got a soundbite to manufacture.

urban elitist on September 16, 2012 at 9:21 AM

you’re an idiot!

Mitt’s statement was strong and sober. The press turned it political, or did you hear nothing about the CBS reporter coordinating political attacks after Mitt’s statement?

Slade73 on September 16, 2012 at 9:23 AM

I suppose you heard nothing about the credible intelligence the Administration had two days before these attacks, and also have no idea they were coordinated on 9/11 and had nothing to do with a movie trailer.

Slade73 on September 16, 2012 at 9:25 AM

I also suppose you know Obama was too cowardly to face any questions from the press lapdog media. He wouldn’t want his lie about the Libyans carrying Stevens to the hospital exposed.

Slade73 on September 16, 2012 at 9:29 AM

urban elitist on September 16, 2012 at 9:21 AM

I am sick and tired of the media and the Democrats thinking they can decide the subject and tone of any and all political conversations, that’s not the American way. That’s liberal fascism.

Fallon on September 16, 2012 at 9:31 AM

me flukeing too Fallon!

Slade73 on September 16, 2012 at 9:35 AM

turns out Urban Elitist is a coward with no convictions

surprise!

Slade73 on September 16, 2012 at 9:41 AM

<blockquote>Trying to score political points on the bodies of Americans, and second-guessing the people on the front lines dealing with a potentially murderous mobs (who made it clear in subesequent tweets that they were strong defenders of free speech). Who’s got your back? Not Mitt, he’s got a soundbite to manufacture.

urban elitist on September 16, 2012 at 9:21 AM

..this is laughable swill coming from a lefty whose ilk have been doing the same since I was in the USAF. (Spat upon and called “baby killer” a number of times as I traveled space-a in uniform during the VNW. Returned bodies of my comrades treated similarly without respect. John F’ing Kerry and that crowd slandering the good, decent men and women of our military.)

I got no time for sh!tbags like you so you can take your manufactured outrage, roll it up into a tight little ball, slather it with Preparation H and jam it where the sun does not shine, assshole.

The War Planner on September 16, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Holy crap. Urban defeatist yakkin’ about middle east policy.

Lanceman on September 16, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Did anyone notice that the female ambassador to Egypt was in the US for the few days it took for the protestorsterrorists to sack our embassy there? She returned after a few days to make it look like she survived the attack. It was only mentioned once in the msm and then disappeared. She must be a friend of the shrill one.

Kissmygrits on September 16, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Republican Middle East Democrat Foreign Policy:

Let’s remember what you will never hear from people like urban elitist and his revisionist history writing friends.

He will tell you that it was the neo-cons that introduced the concepts of “making the world safe for democracy,” “spreading democracy to the 4 corners of the globe,” “acting as the world’s policeman,” “using war to impose Western values on foreign cultures,” “the moral equivalency of war,” and “nation-building” into US foreign policy and the American psyche. All one can say is that SOOOOOMMMMEEEONE DOESN’T KNOW MUCH, IF ANYTHING, ABOUT PROGRESSIVE PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON.

He will tell you that it was Reagan that taught Islamic terrorists that they could attack the US with impunity. As is usually the case, he will undoubtedly present cherrypicked data.

Islamic terrorists learned from Carter that they could do whatever they like without being forced to pay a price. Other than a too small-to-work disastrous rescue mission, for 444 days, Jimmy Carter did nothing.

A few weeks after 11 September 2001, Berkeley professor and journalist, Mark Danner, wrote a piece for the Los Angeles Times predicting America’s defeat in Afghanistan. His aim was to erode the resolve of Americans. He did this by reminding them that they should be afraid and demoralised. American foreign policy, he said, was a story of “bluster and flight and uneasy forgetting.” To demonstrate the accuracy of his admonition, he cited the following examples:

1) The Bay of Pigs (Kennedy)

2) Vietnam (Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and congressional Democrats who refused to enforce the peace treaty)

3) The Iranian Hostage Crisis (Carter)

4) The Beirut embassy and barracks bombings in 1983 (Reagan)

5) The abandonment of Mogadishu, Somalia, after the deaths of 18 American service members (Clinton)

His examples were meant to drive fear into the hearts of Americans telling them that their country could not follow through, would be the oppressor, and would leave in humiliation at an indescribable cost in blood and treasure.

Apart from the withdrawal of troops from Lebanon, all of these foreign policy debacles occurred under Democratic presidents. Even Lebanon was a policy with deep Liberal support because US troops were part of an international peacekeeping force (no bullets) created in 1982 and sent there to oversee the withdrawal of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

Soon after American barracks were bombed, Liberals in Congress set to work drafting a joint resolution demanding that Reagan pull the Marines out of Beirut. Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, called for retreat, explaining that:

“We must not lose sight of the fact that the Lebanese problem cannot be solved by itself, but must be tackled in the context of a wider accommodation between Syria and Israel, which the United States should actively mediate.”

In keeping with their preemptive surrender monkey policy, all seven Democratic presidential candidates urged that the troops be removed from Lebanon.

Joe Biden (D-DE) called for:

“IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL OF THE TROOPS.” He said, “THERE IS NO LONGER ANYTHING REMOTELY APPROACHING A BIPARTISAN CONSENSUS TO LET THE MARINES STAY FOR 18 MONTHS.”

Tip O’Neill said that the Lebanon policy had failed:

“The Marines don’t know why they’re there and the American people don’t know why they’re there.”

Rep. Mike Lowry (D-WA) said,

“The latest thing in Lebanon proves absolutely that it’s futile and hopeless to have these people stationed in Lebanon. There’s no possible way we can achieve stability.”

Rep. Ted Weiss (D-NY) said

“THE LONGER WE DELAY, THE WORSE THE TIME GETS.”

Sen. Claiborne Pell (D-RI) said that the military’s use of force was a total shock:

“What concerns me is that while we have withdrawal of the Marines, we’ll have an increase in the firing.” Evidently, he thought the primary role of the military is humanitarian in nature.”

Reagan had said that he wasn’t going to listen to the “This War Is Lost” Party,” but he did. Reagan began to withdraw American troops, while simultaneously bombing Syrian-controlled areas that were firing into Beirut and on US service members. Democrats complained about that, too.

Democrats had voted for deploying American troops to Lebanon, but claimed they didn’t know that this meant American forces were authorised to fight back. (Yeah, I know! I know! The United States is such an evil country that, in the interest of reciprocity and atonement, it must lose so that others can be victorious).

Speaker O’Neill denounced Reagan’s policy of bombing Syrian artillery positions, saying the bombing was “absolutely not” within the authorisation Congress granted Reagan under the Lebanon War Powers Resolution. What, pray tell, would be in a War Powers Resolution then? Candy distribution?

Typical of the “This War Is Lost” Party: They were for it before they were against it.

They were for the Korean War before they were against it.

They were for the Vietnam War before they were against it.

They were for the Shah of Iran before they were against him.

They were for the Ayatollah Khomeini before they were against him.

They were for the Lebanon War Powers Resolution before they were against it.

They were for the Persian Gulf War before they were against it.

They were for the Afghanistan War before they were against it.

They were for the Iraq War before they were against it.

It should come as no surprise that the Democratic Party, which passed the Case-Church Amendment while American troops were in the jungles of Vietnam, would call for retreat. Danner’s entire summary of Vietnam in the aforementioned article is “the panicked retreat from Saigon in 1975.” He also seemed to forget that the Vietnam War did not start in 1975. Like many, he made much hay about of the fact that the surrender and retreat happened on Gerald Ford’s watch; yet, he omits the fact that Liberals had demanded that withdrawal and denied funds much earlier.

Liberals will ALWAYS treat a war started by Kennedy, lost by Johnson, ended by Nixon, and last troop removed by Ford as a “Republican” war.

Since the Korean War, Liberals will ONLY take credit for conflict when the troops are building playgrounds and passing out chocolates. Such wars are incapable of being lost. (Bullets? Surely, you jest. We don’t need no stinkin’ bullets. Send daisies!). To prove this point, let’s recall what Biden said:

“I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You’re going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.”

Obama opposed the Iraq War and Biden voted against it. They were against it before they were for it when it began to look like a victory and a great humanitarian effort. “Bush’s Bad War” has become “Obama’s Good War” and will become “one of the great achievements of the Obama administration.”

Afghanistan was “Obama’s Good War.” Since it hasn’t been going well, “Obama’s Good War” has become “Bush’s Bad War.”

Lost or possibly lost war: They will be for it before they are against it.

Won or winning war: They will be against it before they are for it.

Fortunately for the surrender monkeys, if their red (Socialism) flags get washed with their white (Surrender Monkey) flags, they will have pink (CodePink) flags for the next protest because THOSE COLOURS DO RUN!

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Trying to score political points on the bodies of Americans, and second-guessing the people on the front lines dealing with a potentially murderous mobs

urban elitist on September 16, 2012 at 9:21 AM

On a July 2008 appearance on CNN, then-Senator used the death of FIVE U.S. troops in Afghanistan as talking point to ding John McCain and President Bush for their support of the Iraq War.

YouTube: Flashback: Obama Politicized Deaths of US Troops in Afghanistan

This is from 2008:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXNF4_09BOI

John Kerry as the Democratic nominee in 2004 while on the campaign trail against George Bush:

“Later, addressing a crowd at a picnic in Racine, W.Va., Kerry devoted almost his entire 27-minute address to a critique of Bush. ON A DAY WHEN SEVEN US SERVICEMEN WERE KILLED in a suicide bombing attack in Iraq, Kerry termed the war in Iraq “catastrophic.” Still later, he referred to it in a statement as “a quagmire,” a word often applied to the U.S. conflict in Vietnam. ..”

http://www.620wtmj.com/blogs/charliesykes/169544736.html

In the words of the Secretary of State:

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic (AND RACIST – RWM). We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

- Hillary Clinton, 2003

Mr Useful Infidel and Obama Firster, you can kiss my ass. So, FOAD.

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM

..this is laughable swill coming from a lefty whose ilk have been doing the same since I was in the USAF. (Spat upon and called “baby killer” a number of times as I traveled space-a in uniform during the VNW. Returned bodies of my comrades treated similarly without respect. John F’ing Kerry and that crowd slandering the good, decent men and women of our military.)

The War Planner on September 16, 2012 at 9:43 AM

I think you’re liar.

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Wow. Quite a lot of effort to shift the failures of the all-powerful Ronnie onto the minority party. So, was Reagan a wuss, or not?

urban elitist on September 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM

(who made it clear in subesequent tweets that they were strong defenders of free speech).

LOL.

“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”

The statement from the American Embassy in Cairo, which went unanswered by the Administration for more than 9 hours. After all, Obama had a campaign rally and fundraiser to get to in Las Vegas. He didn’t have the time…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=njtYHwj_bBY

President Obama at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on 11 September 2012 from which he would leave to attend a fundraiser. Evidently, both just tuckered the poor man out completely because he was unable to attend his Presidential Daily Briefing on national security the next morning where the crisis in North Africa and the Middle East was the main issue. Maybe, he needs a very long vacation to recuperate…

BTW, Yoda, the attack on the American Embassy in Cairo was known to be planned as early as the 4th of September. It was on one Arabic website, at least, on the 8th, which was picked up by an American website on the TENTH. **I** knew about the threat before both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. And, guess what else, genius? The stated reason for the planned attack had absofuckinglutely nothing to do with a stupid movie that “premiered” to an audience of a whole ten people a few months ago. The stated goal was for the immediate release of Omar Abdul Rahman, the “Blind Sheikh,” and Gitmo detainees.

If you want to take the first step on RWM’s patented Obamaholics Anonymous’ 12-Step Programme, let me know. I’ll give you the screen captures and links so that you can see how your idols are lying to you.

“Who’s got your back? Not Mitt, he’s got a soundbite to manufacture.

urban elitist on September 16, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Barack Obama has never had my back. According to him, I’m an “enemy.”

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 10:36 AM

(who made it clear in subesequent tweets that they were strong defenders of free speech).

LOL.

“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”

The statement from the American Embassy in Cairo, which went unanswered by the Administration for more than 9 hours. After all, Obama had a campaign rally and fundraiser to get to in Las Vegas. He didn’t have the time…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=njtYHwj_bBY

President Obama at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on 11 September 2012 from which he would leave to attend a fundraiser. Evidently, both just tuckered the poor man out completely because he was unable to attend his Presidential Daily Briefing on national security the next morning where the crisis in North Africa and the Middle East was the main issue. Maybe, he needs a very long vacation to recuperate…

BTW, Yoda, the attack on the American Embassy in Cairo was known to be planned as early as the 4th of September. It was on one Arabic website, at least, on the 8th, which was picked up by an American website on the TENTH. **I** knew about the threat before both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. And, guess what else, genius? The stated reason for the planned attack had absof*ckinglutely nothing to do with a stupid movie that “premiered” to an audience of a whole ten people a few months ago. The stated goal was for the immediate release of Omar Abdul Rahman, the “Blind Sheikh,” and Gitmo detainees.

If you want to take the first step on RWM’s patented Obamaholics Anonymous’ 12-Step Programme, let me know. I’ll give you the screen captures and links so that you can see how your idols are lying to you.

“Who’s got your back? Not Mitt, he’s got a soundbite to manufacture.

urban elitist on September 16, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Barack Obama has never had my back. According to him, I’m an “enemy.”

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Wow. Quite a lot of effort to shift the failures of the all-powerful Ronnie onto the minority party. So, was Reagan a wuss, or not?

urban elitist on September 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM

You really should refrain from assuming “facts” not in evidence.

I was 2 years old, living in London with my parents, and a British subject when Reagan was elected. Furthermore, he is not my favourite president.

I disagree with a lot of what a Reagan did.

I take it that you are unable to defend the actions of Democrats by your response.

Colour me unsurprised.

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Trying to score political points on the bodies of Americans, and second-guessing the people on the front lines dealing with a potentially murderous mobs (who made it clear in subesequent tweets that they were strong defenders of free speech). Who’s got your back? Not Mitt, he’s got a soundbite to manufacture.

urban elitist on September 16, 2012 at 9:21 AM

The front lines are in Vegas?

Your guy is the one who used the 4 dead bodies — US citizens who were slain as a result of his naive foreign policies & incompetence in securing their safety — for a press op.

Keep on with your projection & denial. Only fools support Obama. The fact that there is plenty of other morons in America like you doesn’t make you “smart” or “right.”

Dark Star on September 16, 2012 at 10:57 AM

For the couch potato, who nevertheless doesn’t want to be sent to a reeducation camp for failing to comply with the exercise requirements of FLOTUS’ “Let’s Move!” programme, you absolutely must see:

Pic of the Day: Let’s Move! Totally Duuuudddeee.

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/pic-of-day-lets-move.html

M2RB: David Bowie

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM

If I could have reached thru my TV screen, put my hands around David Gregory’s throat and strangled him, I would happily have done so.

He was actually angry when, after repeated tries, Bibi Netanyahu refused to condemn Romney for saying that Obama had thrown Israel under the bus.

It was embarrassingly obvious that the single most important thing on Meet the Press was to make Obama look good and Romney to look bad.

I am so disgusted with the media. I fear the lies we’ve been told in the last week will never be proven as such. The media is either still in love with the man-child, afraid of his Chicago-style thugs or too stu born to admit they were wrong about this failed empty suit!

Nana on September 16, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Trying to score political points on the bodies of Americans, and second-guessing the people on the front lines dealing with a potentially murderous mobs (who made it clear in subesequent tweets that they were strong defenders of free speech). Who’s got your back? Not Mitt, he’s got a soundbite to manufacture.

urban elitist on September 16, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Oh please Obama fluffer. One day you’re wake up and realize you’re so bought it is not even funny. Oh and to claim he was scoring points on the bodies of Americans is just a plain lie ….now if you want to talk about the left doing that lets go for it. Were you awake the last 10 years ? Embarrassing.

CW on September 16, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Urban if this happened under Bush yeh we know what you’d be saying now don’t we.

You’re truly as lame as lame gets.

CW on September 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM

In honour of Urban Elitist and the rest of the Obamabots:

Hopenchange baby, Obama baby, foot soldier for the man
Mesmerised, spellbound smile, you’ll cede freedom for your man
Obamarina, you must have seen him swaying in the stands
And, now, he’s in jobless, always with indebted, a tiny puppet in His hand

Obamafreaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for ObamaGod
Twirling ’round, they faint, cry and laugh
Bankruptcy Boulevard, you see, is not that bad

Empty Chair, He makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on, he chants the mantra-songs
The words, he knows. “Yes, We Can!” he hums.

But, oh, how it feels so real
Lying though, Empty Chair says what they want to hear
Only He, He intones, can lower the oceans and hear thee
And, when He says softly, slowly

Hold me closer, Obamarina
Count the votes on the electoral highway
Pay my campaign down to your last penny
I’ve had a busy day, today

Hopenchange baby, Obama baby, foot soldier for the man
Mesmerised, spellbound smile, you’ll cede freedom for your man
Obamarina, you must have seen him swaying in the stands
And, now, he’s in jobless, always with indebted, a tiny puppet in His hand

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Marry me!

I’ll learn to like meat-based pudding and mispronounce “jaguar.”

Standing offer.

Axe on September 16, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Magnificent bastard. I can actually just go wash the blood off my shoes and take the day off.

Axe on September 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM

I am so disgusted with the media. I fear the lies we’ve been told in the last week will never be proven as such. The media is either still in love with the man-child, afraid of his Chicago-style thugs or too stubborn to admit they were wrong about this failed empty suit!

Nana on September 16, 2012 at 11:11 AM

More and more, I am convinced that they are entirely complicit in their attempts to overthrow this country any way they can. They, as much as Obama and his handlers within the White House and without, are the enemy.

They don’t deserve any benefit of the doubt, or even a mild shred of sympathy. They demonstrate over and over again for everyone to see, especially on the Sunday shows, that they are incapable of being trusted to do their job with even an elementary competence at best. At worst? They actively plan and coordinate their destructive agenda with the White House, and do it regularly. There is really no other way to look at it. They are the enemy and as such, they cannot be reformed; they must be vanquished completely.

PatriotGal2257 on September 16, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 9:48 AM to
Resist We Much on September 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

All of your posts are simply brilliant. Thank you.

PatriotGal2257 on September 16, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I think you meant to say killing 2/3 of the al Quaida leadership, escalating Afghanistan and putting the U.S. and taking two dictators out of power in the Middle East.Weak? I think not.

And allowing the remaining 1/3 of al queda leaders to foment an attack which killed an American ambassador and three other Americans. (Not to mention approving of the orders to NOT increase security at American Embassies & Consulates. And then trying to blame it on an amateur movie clip on youtube)

And instituting Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan which have gotten our people killed.

And shipping arms to – and bombing on behalf of – al Queda — the people who are responsible – directly – for an attack on America which killed 3,000 Americans.

Oh, yeah. Your boy is the epitome of a democRAT foreign policy ‘expert’.

It’s going to be nice to see him pack up and get the hell out of our white house.

Solaratov on September 16, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Mortars and RPGs are not put in the hands of random folks on the street. Anyone who thinks that this was a “protest” is delusional. We are at war. Eleven years later, and we’ve not learned the lesson yet?

Freelancer on September 17, 2012 at 9:56 AM

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