CNN: Obama looked a little foolish by appearing on The View, huh?

posted at 11:21 am on September 25, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

No kidding.  While Egypt seems as unclear as Barack Obama on the status of our relationship, the President wasn’t in New York working out those issues with Mohamed Morsi or other world leaders.  Instead, he was hashing out his own problems with the hosts of The View on ABC, which CNN found “just a little … weird.”  In fact, the conclusion was that Obama made himself look foolish by abandoning his duties and having Hillary Clinton fill in for him instead:

Dana Milbank agrees, although he couches it in one of his a-pox-on-both-houses columns:

As heads of government arrived in New York on Monday to attend the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama also made his way to Manhattan but to see a different group of world leaders: Barbara, Elisabeth, Joy, Sherri and Whoopi.

It bordered on scandalous that Obama, joined by the first lady, would make time to sit down with the women of “The View” even as he declined foreign leaders’ requests to meet with him one on one in New York this week. (He left that menial task to his secretary of state.) But Mitt Romney isn’t in an ideal position to press Obama on his priorities.

This is because the Republican presidential nominee and his wife, Ann, just spent some quality time on the set of “Live! With Kelly and Michael,” where they discussed, among other things, Snooki, peanut butter and chocolate milk, their toothpaste-squeezing techniques, Romney’s singing of western tunes while on horseback and what the candidate wears to bed. Then there’s Ann Romney’s scheduled appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Tuesday — the same day Obama’s appearance on “The View” airs.

Well, I won’t argue the silliness of the low-information-voter outreach, but there is one key difference — or actually two.  The first is that Mrs. Romney isn’t running for anything, and the role of the spouses has traditionally been to do these soft-focus appearances.  The other is that Mitt Romney isn’t the President of the United States.  He doesn’t have a responsibility to take his duties seriously except to run for office, which has been his day job for the last several months.  Barack Obama is supposed to be doing the job he got four years ago, which entails meeting with heads of state — especially when they come to the US.

That’s not just his job, either.  It’s also good politics.  Obama at one point wanted to run on his foreign-policy experience (as CNN noted in the clip).  An incumbent President has a huge prestige advantage when conducting global affairs over a challenger, especially one without formal foreign-policy experience.  The fact that Obama ran away from that opportunity isn’t just an abandonment of his post; it’s a concession that he doesn’t look especially good when matched up with other heads of state.


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No time for enything but the Endless Campaign. Worthless POS.

rayra on September 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM

In fact, the conclusion was that Obama made himself look foolish by abandoning his duties and having Hillary Clinton fill in for him instead

Leading from behind.

And CNN is surprised by this…. why?

UltimateBob on September 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I candy.

rogerb on September 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM

More undecided voters watch The View, than CNN. So Obama made the right move politically.

faraway on September 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Four years on, and these tools can’t even bring themselves to criticize Obama without taking a shot at the Romney’s too, even though neither of them actually hold an office.

But, let’s face it…his View appearance is right in line with what a Celebrity in Chief would do.

changer1701 on September 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

China is sending their “starter” carrier to contested the islands.

But from “the View”, they might talk about women sex drives or something.

Oil Can on September 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

CNN must have gotten a look at those internal polls that the Dems have showing Obama moving to Hawaii in January of 2013.

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

He really looked foolish when he flew off to Vegas to a fund raiser soon after Ambassador Stevens was killed…what a guy!

d1carter on September 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM

While Obama appears vapid, underneath that appearance is a malevolent, America-hating, islamic-radical loving traitor, who will finish off the United States if reelected.

GaltBlvnAtty on September 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

The fact that Obama ran away from that opportunity isn’t just an abandonment of his post; it’s a concession that he doesn’t look especially good when matched up with other heads of state.

THIS!!!

And just how shameful that is, too.

Bitter Clinger on September 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

I candy.

rogerb on September 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM

No it’s iCandy = ibama
Remember without the i there is no me.

redguy on September 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

E-I-P-C
F-I-A-L

Nutstuyu on September 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Obama looks foolish & petty since some pundits have said he did this to prevent Romney fro meeting with leaders during an election year…Can’t have Romney looking presidential in photo ops can we?

workingclass artist on September 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

What? Mitt did not meet foreign leaders? I wonder why…

antisocial on September 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Obama will have plenty of iTime after we kick his skinny butt out of our house.

redguy on September 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM

E-I-P-C
F-I-A-L

Nutstuyu on September 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Heh.

Bitter Clinger on September 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Fools of a feather flock together.

A wart hog next to Joy Behar, Whoopi or Baba Wawa would look pretty.

viking01 on September 25, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Would that he were just eye-candy. Here’s what Barack said to the UN today:

That is what we saw play out the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. It is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well – for as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that has welcomed people of every race and religion.

Got that, America? Free speech is an insult to you!

de rigueur on September 25, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Note to CNN – very few people watch cable news channels… more folks watch vapid programs like the view and leno and conan and such… so where do you go to present a likeable face and personality? You go on those shows… although the view’s watchers may well be very angry, jealous people to watch that show constantly – that’s a cesspool over there. (Hence why Obama goes to his already locked-in voters there I suppose).

As the president however… one might expect a certain level of class (eh, I guess that went out the window with clinton… er s*cking and lying about it) and that he might say.. meet with the country (Israel) that is being threatened with destruction from iran…. nah… why bother… after all we like arab springs and the muslim countries that murder our ambassadors…

glidingone on September 25, 2012 at 11:31 AM

China is sending their “starter” carrier to contested the islands.

But from “the View”, they might talk about women sex drives or something.

Oil Can on September 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

ROTFLMAO… The Chinese Navy doesn’t have a prayer against the Japanese Navy. Unless China can figure out how to transport hundreds of thousands of troops across the Sea of Japan without the Japanese Navy making fish-food out of them the Chinese posturing is nothing but empty bluff.

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 11:31 AM

I loved the bit where the “journalist” asked if these meetings are reeeeeealy that important. I mean, c’mon….not much is going on in that region of the world right now anyway….

29Victor on September 25, 2012 at 11:31 AM

There can be no doubt now that President Kardashian – our Celebrity of the United States – is going all out for the moron vote.

gwelf on September 25, 2012 at 11:31 AM

The good news is that all those leaders who wanted to meet with him can watch his View performance. Once they get a load of President Eye Candy charming the pants off those women (not literally, Dear God NO!) then they will see how valuable an ally the USA is.

They will be lining up to be our frenemies then!

Lily on September 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Just when I thought it wasn’t possible to get any more angry, Barbara Walters asks:

“Would it be disastrous from the country if Mitt Romney were elected?”

These media hacks make me sick.

Common Sense Floridian on September 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Screw you CNN. Where were you in 2008?

rhombus on September 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM

A room filled with lots of ladies including the swishable Barry.

albill on September 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM

A small, trivial person for small, trivial things. A nothing, created by the media, a dumb puppet protected by them, who btw don’t seem to bright themselves. The View, really it’s where he belongs.

arand on September 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Let’s see, what are my choices…?

Go on The View and get my ego stroked and turn on the charisma, or do some hard work in preparing for talks with international leaders and subsequently get beat up for what I did or did not say as per the usual post public critique, and attempt to look competent, and for which I am drawing a very nice salary?

I know!

parke on September 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Barack Obama is supposed to be doing the job he got four years ago, which entails meeting with heads of state — especially when they come to the US.

Aw, c’mon – that doesn’t sound like fun! Plus, he’s not center of attention when he has to schmooze them foreigners! President Eye Candy!

At least he’s not golfing!

tru2tx on September 25, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Eye Turd Candy

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:35 AM

30 minutes to fly from D.C. to New York City, 3+ hours to fly from D.C. to LasVegas.

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Got that, America? Free speech is an insult to you!

de rigueur on September 25, 2012 at 11:30 AM

In Obama’s America the Press is Free to ignore this.

What a country.

/Smirnoff off

29Victor on September 25, 2012 at 11:35 AM

A room filled with lots of ladies including the swishable Barry.

albill on September 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Don’t be a hater, it’s not Barry’s fault that he’s sooo fabulous… Fab-U-Lous… He cant be held accountable for that….

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Will somebody please ask Obama how raising taxes on the rich will create more jobs?

RedManBlueState on September 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

After the comment he made at the UN today, I think I’d prefer he keep being a vacuous celebrity.

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Some sort of ad pointing out the foolishness of EVERYTHING Obama has done/said in the past few weeks would be awesome right about now. *Stares at “Boston”*

LiquidH2O on September 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

The ‘coolest’ idiots in the WH, evah.

During the show, the Obamas joked about their upcoming anniversary and presented the hosts with White House cloth napkins, golf balls, candy and bottles of Obama’s home-brewed beer. The couple’s 20th anniversary will fall on the day of the first presidential debate, Oct. 3.

“Our first wedding anniversary, I totally forgot,” Michelle dead-panned.

The president jokingly responded: “Cold.”

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

In fact, the conclusion was that Obama made himself look foolish by abandoning his duties and having Hillary Clinton fill in for him instead:

There’s something very familiar about that.

Pablo on September 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Someone in the lame stream media noticed Obama looked foolish. Welcome to the party pal.

onomo on September 25, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Let’s put a different spin on all this…

Barry knows he is not going to be re-elected….so why should he waste his time talking to world leaders who he will have nothing to do with in a couple of months time?

Barry is playing the “I want to be a celebrity after I leave office in January” farewell tour.

albill on September 25, 2012 at 11:38 AM

He just had to weigh which crowd he’d look LESS silly with, is all.

pambi on September 25, 2012 at 11:38 AM

While displaying obeisance to the most unthinking of partisan acolytes -e.g. Behar and Whoopi- in a festival of mutual emotional masturbation will make anyone appear foolish, I really didn’t need further convincing on the topic.

M240H on September 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

The ox made an equivalency between the Video and the flames/death.

1. He did not stand for the US Fist Amendment.

2. He gave the savages horns.

3. This…in the former USSR.

4. JPeterson, welcome to the USSA, circa 2012, Obama’s presidency.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

First Amendment

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Did he really say that today?

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

The press has really lost all perspective in this election to the point they can’t tell the difference between the responsibilities of the POTUS and a Candidate for POTUS.

What would have been enlightening is if Milbank said what would Romney be doing instead of being on Kelly Live? I guess meeting with foreign leaders during the Middle East crisis. Oh but that would be bad would it not since he isn’t suppose to do the President’s job is he?

Damned if you do and Damned if you don’t. The Democrats favorite Romney game.

Conan on September 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

“The future must not belong to the tyranny of Obama” — Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Joy Behar is to Barack Obama as Barbara Streisand was to Bill Clinton. Or is something missing? Discuss.

de rigueur on September 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM

He just had to weigh which crowd he’d look LESS silly with, is all.

pambi on September 25, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Well, that explains why he rejected Barney the Dinosaur and the teletubbies, but it doesn’t really explain his refusing to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or President Morsi.

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM

The fact that Obama ran away from that opportunity isn’t just an abandonment of his post; it’s a concession that he doesn’t look especially good when matched up with other heads of state.

I wish that were all it is. The fact is that Obama is laughing at all of us. He thinks this election is over and he doesn’t care about appearances. This is a deliberate thumb in the eye, not just of the other world leaders, but to the American people.

It’s also a very good test of our media. He will see the mild reaction and know he was right not to care. They are like abused spouses who know they are beaing beaten daily but keep coming back for more.

rockmom on September 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Talk about full Obama defense mode: “But how significant are these meetings? Are there any big accomplishments that really come out of these meetings?” (“We don’t need no stinkin’ meeting with world leaders! Obama has votes to buy!”)

Colony14 on September 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM

It is going to be so nice come January when this idiot and his big-mouthed old lady fly off to their retirement in Hawaii. They’ll be tucked far away almost halfway across the Pacific in an irrelevant time zone, 5-6 hours behind more than half of the US. I wonder who of the slimestreamers will be camped out there in paradise waiting for a glimpse of the royal couple to reminisce over?

stukinIL4now on September 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Instead, he was hashing out his own problems with the hosts of The View on ABC, which CNN found “just a little … weird.”

“Weird….

Gee, and we spent 5 years carrying this guy’s water because, even though he had absolutely no experience in business or world affairs, he promised us that he would make the world love us, and the oceans would stop rising, and the planet would heal, and he’d close Gitmo, and he’s cut the deficit in half, and pass comprehensive immigration reform, etc etc.

And now, in the midst of a crisis, he blows off a gathering of the world’s leaders goes on The View.

That’s just a little … weird.”

–CNN talking heads

UltimateBob on September 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Damned if you do and Damned if you don’t. The Democrats favorite Romney game.

Conan on September 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Besides, Live! is a much better show than The View and has a bigger audience.

rockmom on September 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Did he really say that today?

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Yes, he did:

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied.

Good luck with the rest of that.

de rigueur on September 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Did he really say that today?

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.

Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied.

Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.”

Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support.”

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Did he really say that today?

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Yes, then he condemned the riots but didn’t say that “the future doesn’t belong to them”.

This is a malicious destroyer of all you hold dear.

Send him to Hades, mocked into oblivion.

His muzzie dream is proceeding apace, right in front of the eyes of the world.

All’s on schedule. The “confidence is the highest, bla, bla”. I predict the Oct. 5 unemployment rates will be below 8, manufactured, of course.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM

The other is that Mitt Romney isn’t the President of the United States. He doesn’t have a responsibility to take his duties seriously except to run for office, which has been his day job for the last several months.

Ohplease, Ed.

That’s the equivalent of the new player saying he wants to Team Captain but he’s going to skip tryouts and just show for the scrimmage.

Romney is only hitting these shows because his stiff factor is about +185.

He never planned on going on them. Just look at his “Appearing on SNL isn’t presidential” comment. Kelly Ripa and late night talk is?!?!

budfox on September 25, 2012 at 11:47 AM

The first president to ever wear a “W W K K D?” bracelet, a question he asks himself each and every morning.

TXUS on September 25, 2012 at 11:47 AM

The fact is that Obama is laughing at all of us. He thinks this election is over and he doesn’t care about appearances. This is a deliberate thumb in the eye, not just of the other world leaders, but to the American people.

It’s also a very good test of our media. He will see the mild reaction and know he was right not to care.

rockmom on September 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM

This. Plus the fact that the viewers of this show, Letterman, et. al., are his base– the only voters he remotely cares about motivating.

de rigueur on September 25, 2012 at 11:47 AM

3. This…in the former USSR.

4. JPeterson, welcome to the USSA, circa 2012, Obama’s presidency.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Not surprised one bit, but they are not our enemies or something like that.

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM

But, but, Mika says The View does serious interviews! What’s the problem?

TedInATL on September 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM

And while Obama goes on a silly women’s show to apparently appeal to women voters, his spokeswoman goes on a radio show to say that women don’t really care about the last four years.

Cutter: Women aren’t concerned about the last four years
Just IMAGINE if a Republican President had a spokesperson out telling women we don’t care about what happened in his first term, then went on a silly women’s chat show the next day.

rockmom on September 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Did he really say that today?

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

btw, he also blamed the current ‘unrest’ going on over there on the “anti-Muslim” movie – again.

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.”

Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support.”

Azzhole, the First Amendment is foreign to you, buffoon. He either doesn’t know it, or ignores it on purpose.

Also, a Gandhi YOU are NOT, you moron. He lived that life, you pretender. You are a socialist. Socialism is for the foolish people, not for the socialists.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM

btw, he also blamed the current ‘unrest’ going on over there on the “anti-Muslim” movie – again.

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM

He does all to aid his brothers. I hope he joins them. The world is too stupid and deserves him.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM

More undecided stupid voters watch The View, than CNN. So Obama made the right move politically.

faraway on September 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Fixed

natasha333 on September 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM

“The future must not belong to the tyranny of Obama” — Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Agreed-B9

bazil9 on September 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

I predict the Oct. 5 unemployment rates will be below 8, manufactured, of course.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Nope.. Physically impossible. I think the imbecilic die hard Marxist ideologues in the Fifth Column Treasonous Media have finally figured out that Obama is toast. That’s why they are putting the brakes on. They know that if they slam the brakes on the sudden stop will kill them, so their easing them on hoping that the general public will not really notice the gradual change.

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

I was watching America’s Newsroom, with Hemmer and MacCallum. They were interviewing John Bolton (man crush) and another person – whose name escapes me. I believe she was a former speech writer for Bush(uses initials instead of a first name) anyway she was saying that there’s a protocol in place that goes something like this: If Obama meets with another head of state, then Romney is permitted to meet with that head of state. She’s suggesting that Obama is avoiding these one-on-one meetings to deny Romney the opportunity to look presidential – which sounds reasonable. The Preezy would rather deny Romney the photo-op, than do what a Preezy is supposed to do.

Hill60 on September 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Appearing on shows like Letterman and the View, are his old, used way of voting “present” on all the problems that are before us. He was good at that in Illinois. New leadership needed and is coming soon. One term and out for Obama.

Amazingoly on September 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Btw, by the time the debates come along Chris Matthews, who now claims that word “apatments” is “racist” will claim that “Mr. President” is racist. Just wait and see.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Oh, and don’t forget to mention that in his defense of free speech, Obama managed to get in yet another narcissistic whine about people in the U.S. criticizing him.

rockmom on September 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

CNN: Obama looked a little foolish by appearing on The View, huh?

Well, I would say this is simply the latest in a long line of
things the man has done to make him look, foolish, buffoonish,
idiotic, incompetent…shall I go on?

But here is the thing. HE DOES NOT CARE.

This man has our National media firmly in his corner to
cover for any and all things he does that appear to be
Un-Presidential.

Somebody posted this the other week on here, and it
summs up this entire Presidency.

“This man has inverted the Presidency. The Country exists
solely for His benefit.”

ToddPA on September 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Just when I thought it wasn’t possible to get any more angry, Barbara Walters asks:

“Would it be disastrous from the country if Mitt Romney were elected?”

These media hacks make me sick.

Common Sense Floridian on September 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Do you remember when BaWa Walters expressed her outrageously outrage that she couldn’t cross a NYC street while W’s motorcade was passing down the avenue?

The twits on The View are as vacuous as their audience. Both suck…But that is Obysmal’s base.

onlineanalyst on September 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

The wind is blowing- I believe he said years ago with who he would stand.
And here it is.

bazil9 on September 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

From the View clips, there’s NO love btw. Michelle and Barack, zero. It’s all theatrical.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Good luck with the rest of that.

de rigueur on September 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

btw, he also blamed the current ‘unrest’ going on over there on the “anti-Muslim” movie – again.

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Thanks folks, I have no more words. Looks like I picked the right time to read Infidel.

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM

The wind is blowing- I believe he said years ago with who he would stand.
And here it is.

bazil9 on September 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Perfect, B9 – blame the fools who brung him, and might bring him again, not him.

He does exactly what he said he would, in some disguise until he wins again. He succeeded beyond his own wildest dreams, on fooling the foolish. Who’d have thought there are so many?

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I am a little confused how the WaPo conflates a sitting POTUS declining meetings with world leaders, in a very volatile situation with a candidate running for office.

The former has a responsibility and duty as our President, to first and foremost represent us and ensure our security.

The latter, by definition, is running for office and therefore is required to appeal and perform outreach to different pools of voters.

By the way, it seems like yesterday the WaPo was criticizing Mr. Romney and writing about how he was not “campaigning” enough. Now, I suppose that daytime TV is the wrong venue or somehow the timing is wrong?

Marcus Traianus on September 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM

From the View clips, there’s NO love btw. Michelle and Barack, zero. It’s all theatrical.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Well, there are all those rumors floating around that he bats for the Down-low team…

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Hill60 on September 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

That would have been KT McFarland.

esr1951 on September 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Judge Napolitano “our freedom is paramount”…on drones. I’m thinking that Obama eliminates the Quaida goons to eliminate his competition. Islam can’t have that many chiefs.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Hill60 on September 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

That makes total sense.

budfox on September 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Got that, America? Free speech is an insult to you!

de rigueur on September 25, 2012 at 11:30 AM

To me, the most basic premis for free speech is the right to say something that someone else does not want to hear. Whether that is an insult or not is irrelavent.
If insult is the governing principle of free speech, the UN should be junked.

Jabberwock on September 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM

“Y’all better vote for f——g Obama, OK? For better or for worse, we have a black Muslim in the White House. Now, …that’s some amazing s—-t. It means there is hope in this country.” ~Madonna

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I am a little confused how the WaPo conflates a sitting POTUS declining meetings with world leaders, in a very volatile situation with a candidate running for office.

The former has a responsibility and duty as our President, to first and foremost represent us and ensure our security.

The latter, by definition, is running for office and therefore is required to appeal and perform outreach to different pools of voters.

By the way, it seems like yesterday the WaPo was criticizing Mr. Romney and writing about how he was not “campaigning” enough. Now, I suppose that daytime TV is the wrong venue or somehow the timing is wrong?

Marcus Traianus on September 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Maybe the WaPo is trying to subtle imply that Romney should be meeting with the foreign heads of State…

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 11:59 AM

When does 0 appear on Dancing With the Stars?

birdwatcher on September 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I was watching America’s Newsroom, with Hemmer and MacCallum. They were interviewing John Bolton (man crush) and another person – whose name escapes me. I believe she was a former speech writer for Bush(uses initials instead of a first name) anyway she was saying that there’s a protocol in place that goes something like this: If Obama meets with another head of state, then Romney is permitted to meet with that head of state. She’s suggesting that Obama is avoiding these one-on-one meetings to deny Romney the opportunity to look presidential – which sounds reasonable. The Preezy would rather deny Romney the photo-op, than do what a Preezy is supposed to do.

Hill60 on September 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Didn’t stop Romney from meeting with Bibi in Israel. Something Obama keeps refusing to do.

Bitter Clinger on September 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

There was nothing weird about it at all. It was right in line with the leftist propaganda talking points. There can be no truth from the left. No one would vote for them if they dared to tell us what they really intend to do to us.
So, it’s all image (and deceit)from faux foam pillars to Photoshopped messiah-like halos, to fainting ladies as the messiah speaks.

The message from,Obama here is, I like and respect women and Romney’s at war with them.

Why is this weird?

Don L on September 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

I wish them full demise. May they suffocate of his Beluga caviar, aka sh*t.

“The president doesn’t need teflon” — Podhoretz today

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Who’d have thought there are so many?

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Indeed-
Perhaps because of my age Shad, I never believed it was possible.

Yes-it was quite clear who he was and is-I find my fellow citizens who not only approve of him but worship him- and gave him the chance to retain the presidency and power- more frightening then he.
It says a lot.

bazil9 on September 25, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Who knew that the title President of the United States would devolve into the abbreviation PUTZ.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2012 at 12:02 PM

The reason why President Obama is not meeting with any foreign leaders during this week’s United Nations General Assembly in New York is, as one aide to the president explained, because “If he met with one leader, he would have to meet with 10.” Source

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Dear Lady, a hug your way, for this, and all your other gems.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM

While Obama appears vapid, underneath that appearance is a malevolent, America-hating, islamic-radical loving traitor, who will finish off the United States if reelected.

GaltBlvnAtty on September 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Have to agree. He may look foolish to CNN and even other liberal pundaii but there is more strategy to avoiding meetings, yucking it up with the gals on the Piew, and continuing to claim that the movie killed our ambassador than we know.

Obama denies, Chris Stevens dies

LetsBfrank on September 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM

How does this moron still tie or lead in polls, even skewed ones? After all this b/s and people are still infatuated with this clown.
*bangs head on desk*

ChicagoBlues on September 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I gave myself the past few days’ respite from politics/radio/TV.
It was a necessary ‘mental health’ decision.

So, if I get this straight, the admin HAS come out and admitted that the video was NOT the incendiary tool for such Islamic uprisings, correct ??

And then he pronounces that old lie, ONCE AGAIN, before the UN ???
(let alone all of the other crap he spewed)

I’ll wager that SOME people, who are just now paying closer attention to these matters, will have to scratch their heads and recognize the Liar-in-Chief, as someone a bit removed from reality.
One can hope.

Disgusting.

pambi on September 25, 2012 at 12:04 PM

The reason why President Obama is not meeting with any foreign leaders during this week’s United Nations General Assembly in New York is, as one aide to the president explained, because “If he met with one leader, he would have to meet with 10.”

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Yeah, he might have to do his job. That would be a bummer.

Bitter Clinger on September 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Can Conservatives say, “I told you so”,yet?

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

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