Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on September 4, 2013 by Allahpundit

Because Syria’s convulsion has become as serious as Barack Obama has been careless in speaking about it, he is suddenly and uncharacteristically insisting that Congress participate in governance. Regarding institutional derangements, he is the infection against which he pretends to be an immunization…

Now, concerning Syria, he lectures Congress, seeking an accomplice while talking about accountability. Perhaps he deserves Congress’s complicity — if he can convince it that he can achieve a success he can define. If success is a “shot across the bow” of Syria’s regime, he cannot fail: By avoiding the bow, such a shot merely warns of subsequent actions…

Obama’s sanctimony about his moral superiority to a Congress he considers insignificant has matched his hypocrisy regarding his diametrically opposed senatorial and presidential understandings of the proper modalities regarding uses of military force. Now he asks from the Congress he disdains an authorization he considers superfluous. By asking, however reluctantly, he begins the urgent task of lancing the boil of executive presumption. Surely he understands the perils of being denied an authorization he has sought, and then treating the denial as irrelevant.

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U.S. forces in the Middle East tasked with carrying out military action against Syria were ready to go this past weekend and were caught off guard by President Barack Obama’s decision to first seek congressional approval

“I thought that was the night,” a Defense Department official told CNN.

“We were standing multiple watches. Everyone was pretty sure it was going to happen,” the official added…

The official said key units are now in a “strategic, operational pause” as Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel make their case to Congress for a limited military strike to degrade Syria’s ability to launch chemical weapons.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hinted at the possibility of weeks of debate on a U.S. strike in Syria to allow for more input on a resolution authorizing military action.

“We have been told we have more time,” Pelosi said Wednesday at an event at the online payment company Square in San Francisco. “They can accommodate a couple of weeks of debate. Our members want to have a say in shaping the resolution.”…

Pelosi also confirmed she will not be whipping whatever version of a use-of-force resolution the House ultimately considers.

“It’s not anything you whip,” Pelosi said. “I’m not whipping. I’m not persuading on this.”

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Kinzinger told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto on Wednesday that President Barack Obama wasn’t effectively explaining the strike on Syria in a meaningful way to the American people or to Congress, making it a hard idea to sell, and that might be one of the reasons why the resolution might struggle to pass the House.

“The President of the United States is not making the sales calls. Secretary Kerry did a great job of laying American interest out, but President Obama, it’s almost it’s like his heart is not fully in it,” Kinzinger said on “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” “It’s the right thing to do but look, he’s out there not selling this to the people.”

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– The Old Orrin: To get 16 or 17 Republicans — a tall order — supporters need to go beyond the small band of moderates and allies of John McCain, and pick up some bona fide conservatives. The backing of Utah’s Orrin Hatch, a 79 year-old in his seventh term who may feel freer after surviving a right-wing challenge last year, would send a signal.

– The Non-Crazy Right: Supporters in the House got a lift this week from the backing for a strike of Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers. Still, much of the Obama-hating House Republican caucus wants to vote no. Again, if an influential conservative, such as Texas’s Mac Thornberry, the probable next chairman of the Armed Services Committee, offers his support, it would matter; the same is true of House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce.

– The D’Alesandro Touch: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — who learned politics growing up in Baltimore, where her father and brother, both named Thomas D’Alesandro, served as mayor — realizes a rejection would be a disaster for Obama and Democrats. There is strong resistance from the party’s left wing, including members of the Black Caucus and the staunchest foes of the Iraq War. Pelosi has clout with these members.

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With the Syria vote, a Democratic president is imploring his House colleagues to help bail him out, but the Amash amendment shows a distinct willingness by House Democrats to leave their president out in the cold on foreign policy.

Among the House GOP, 40 percent voted for the Amash amendment. A higher percentage of the Republican Study Committee, the House’s conservative caucus, voted for it (45 percent), and that share almost doubled the rate of support from non-RSC Republicans (24 percent).

The Amash amendment failed by only twelve votes. Now, some of the Republicans who voted “no” on the Amash amendment — the same group who are expected to be more likely to vote “yes” on a Syria resolution — have already indicated their opposition on Syria, meaning that the numbers, at this point, may be tilting against passage.

There’s still time for Obama to save his Syria plan, but the situation in the House looks dire.

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Arizona congressman Matt Salmon’s constituents have called his office 500 times about Syria, he tells National Review Online in an interview, but only two callers have expressed support for intervening there. “This is not hyperbole!” he says emphatically…

Salmon agrees the dynamics of the vote are likely to mirror the July vote on an amendment from Representative Justin Amash to reign in the NSA’s broad surveillance powers, except the vote against authorizing Syrian intervention is likely to have more support. The authorization “will fail by 20 votes,” he predicts.

Salmon praised President Obama for coming to Congress for authorization, but he fears whether the president will abide by the will of the legislature. It would be a constitutional crisis if Obama overrode the will of Congress on Syria, he says, describing that scenario as the “most significant flouting of separation of powers in this nation, if this happens.”

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Massie said he’s been getting ovations at district events when he speaks about his opposition to joining the Syria conflict. “My phones are blowing up,” he said, and everyone is opposed to intervening. “I think if you had the vote today – while members were in their districts – the resolution would fail,” Massie said. Polls show a majority of Americans are opposed to striking Syria.

But Massie said he expects the White House and congressional leaders to mount a furious and effective lobby campaign once they return to the capital. “I’m concerned that after a week back in D.C. that the resolution may pass,” he said. “The strategy among leadership is to present you with a classified briefing and then, when the briefings are over, to tell you, ‘Now you have more information than your constituents so it’s okay if you vote differently than they want you to vote.’”…

“I think it’s a moot point,” Massie said. “It doesn’t matter if the vote succeeds or fails, the president will take action.”

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Obama has three options on Syria: do nothing; do everything; and or choose a middle way I call muddle through. The first is unconscionable and would lead to hanging a closed-for-the-season sign on U.S. credibility for the remainder of Obama’s term. The second is reckless and would result both in an open-ended commitment and most likely to America owning Syria in some fashion. The third option — the so-called “limited strike” — could easily prove ineffective and thus carries risk, too…

Once military action starts, whole new worlds of potential disasters open up. The pressure and expectation to strike again increase with each new horror Assad inflicts, either with chemical or unconventional weapons. A tit-for-tat escalatory cycle kicks in, whereby the U.S. is drawn in deeper without producing quick or determinative results. Washington gets into a proxy war with Iran, Hezbollah, the Russians, and a Syrian regime that will do just about anything to survive. And who are America’s partners in such a campaign? The Israelis, Saudis, Qataris, and the jihadist groups on the ground — each with its own agenda? What a collection of allies.

Because of these uncertainties, a congressionally mandated authorization for the use of force could help the president by bounding U.S. actions. The president’s critics may call it hiding behind Congress; I’d call it developing limits so that the U.S. hopefully doesn’t get sucked into a rabbit hole. We can’t afford it. Let Congress say so and make disaster less likely.

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Consider the possibilities:

One: Congress votes against authorizing military action in Syria, so Obama decides not to move ahead with military action. But wait: Obama already informed the nation that as commander-in-chief, he has “decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets … based on what I am convinced is our national security interests.” If that’s true — and if Obama also believes he has the authority to act without congressional authorization — how can he possibly refrain from military action merely because he can’t get enough votes in a famously dysfunctional, do-nothing Congress?

Two: Congress votes against authorizing military action in Syria, and Obama — the one-time constitutional law professor — goes ahead with airstrikes anyway, ignoring the clearly expressed will of Congress.

Three: Congress votes in favor of authorizing military action in Syria, leaving Obama permanently beholden to congressional Republicans. This means the White House can kiss its domestic legislative agenda goodbye.

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If Congress does get to Yes on Syria, it won’t be hard to see why. What’s happening here is that Congress is being given a way to rein in the White House on Syria without saying No to authorizing the punitive strikes the Obama administration wants to launch…

Ultimately what this will do is give those members of Congress who appear inclined to support the general need for action against Assad a way to argue to constituents that they have placed substantial limits on the White House’s authority to wage war. Members of Congress were shocked by the broadness of the White House’s initial request for authority, but — whether by mistake or by design — it has given Congress a way to appear to be taking action to place tight limits on Obama’s warmaking authority.

This will be widely seen as kabuki, and to a great degree, that’s what it is. But it’s also going to be clarifying. Now members of Congress will be forced to take a stand on whether they support the basic idea that limited strikes will actually have an impact in deterring further use of chemical weapons by Assad and on whether the advertised upsides of limited strikes really outweigh the multiple risks — including many more civilian deaths — associated with them. The public is highly skeptical. Despite all the noise coming out of Congress, the true nature of Congressional opinion remains unclear.

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In an exclusive interview with Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News, Rice said the White House is “quite confident” that Congress will approve Obama’s plan to launch punitive cruise missile strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

“We think that the Congress of the United States and the American people understand that we have compelling national interests at stake here,” said Rice, the former U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Via NRO.

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When she described the current plan as the least bad option, Smith said, “If every option you have is a bad option, and the one you’re considering costs lots of money and has lots of risk, why don’t you sit here and go ‘wow, we might let somebody else take care of this.’”


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It really is magnificent.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 12:57 AM

The uncultured Fool will step in it.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Schadenfreude on September 4, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Read that Pottery Barn article. Very good! Congress needs a copy.
If that doesn’t wake them up, then they shouldn’t be in office.

bluefox on September 5, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Read that Pottery Barn article. Very good! Congress needs a copy.
If that doesn’t wake them up, then they shouldn’t be in office.

bluefox on September 5, 2013 at 1:01 AM

The man did humanity a favor.

Said fools are out…shopping…for Xmas…in Aug/Sept…

On the other hand Boner wants to retire after 2014 and has no fear of scrooming the land, from 360 degrees, along with obama.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 1:05 AM

It really is magnificent.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 12:57 AM

The uncultured Fool will step in it.

The comment needed more light :)

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 1:06 AM

I’m livid at the way the LEFT refers to our Armed Forces as though they were plastic pawns on a cheap chessboard.

These are American men and women, most of whom have families. To suggest putting them in harms way to salve the ego of a narcissist and save the Democrats political face is obscene.

There are no clear objectives in Syria. Assad is labeled a murderous tyrant and the ‘rebels’ he’s fighting are Al- Quaeda trained, infiltrated and sponsored.

The closest most of the LEFTISTS have ever gotten to war is talking about it or watching a movie. They have no active stake in such a war. They and their children have no fear of being drafted and actually having to fight the wars they’d send others to fight. It makes me ill when the LEFT tries to justify their callousness by saying “They volunteered.” referring to the men and women of our Armed Forces. As though the fact that these brave and decent men and women volunteered makes it somehow alright to waste their lives on military actions that in no way serve the interests of this nation. The LEFT is contemptible.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:07 AM

obama, the oaf in chief, said this the other day “my military”, the dic-tator.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 1:08 AM

House of Pain – Faster P****cat

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 1:08 AM

He thinks he’s playing Risk.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:09 AM

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:07 AM

u sweem irritated.

Me 2

Fred

jrsrigmvr on September 5, 2013 at 1:10 AM

As though the fact that these brave and decent men and women volunteered makes it somehow alright to waste their lives on military actions that in no way serve the interests of this nation. The LEFT is contemptible.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:07 AM

…unless it’s a R president…

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 1:10 AM

jrsrigmvr on September 5, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Yes. Enough is enough, Fred. How far are those on the LEFT willing to go to ‘save his hide’? How many lives must be ended to satisfy him?

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:11 AM

according to horse face the A-rabs will finance taking out asshat.

So now American soldiers are mercanaries.

WTF

Fred

jrsrigmvr on September 5, 2013 at 1:12 AM

How will the American ruling class feel if PutinPALIN is more popular with Americans than they are?

FloatingRock on September 5, 2013 at 12:26 AM

FIFY.

williamg on September 5, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Yes. There is always that omnipresent and persistent tidal wave of hypocrisy from the LEFT.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Be Careful With A Fool – Johnny Winter

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:14 AM

Waltz Across Texas – Ernest Tubb, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Charlie McCoy

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 12:16 AM

The first song I ever danced to, the original song of course, by Ernie Tubb himself. And she was as pretty as ugly were my steps. But, later on, in our late teens, she’d finally taught me how to Walz, Texas style. Fun times …

TXUS on September 5, 2013 at 1:16 AM

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:11 AM

i think my last post is in moderation.

i love it when a plan comes together. LOL

Fred

jrsrigmvr on September 5, 2013 at 1:16 AM

TXUS on September 5, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Good evening, TXUS. :)

I’m glad it brought back some good memories for you. It’s one of my favorites, too.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:17 AM

jrsrigmvr on September 5, 2013 at 1:16 AM

LOL! Yes. It takes a lot of side stepping and concentration to stay out of moderation around here. :)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:18 AM

I look forward to the Putin show of this week, just because this fool enabled him.

It feels like the last days are nigh.

Thank you for being sane in this insane times.

Good night

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 1:18 AM

On the other hand Boner wants to retire after 2014 and has no fear of scrooming the land, from 360 degrees, along with obama.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 1:05 AM

I want to see Boehner defeated at the ballot box in 2014. Don’t want it to be his choice on leaving.

bluefox on September 5, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Goodnight, Paladin. :) A beautiful waltz. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:20 AM

The LEFT is contemptible.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:07 AM

And why we need to do to them what they so dearly want to do to us: wipe them from the face of the earth. There are a few Rs that understand this, far too few, but if and until that goal is achieved, we are slouching, not toward Gomorrah, but to oblivion.

TXUS on September 5, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Stray Cat Blues – Johnny Winter

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Nite Jackie

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 1:22 AM

i might get the hammer over my last 2 posts which are still in moderation.

is it horse face or arabs?

Fred

jrsrigmvr on September 5, 2013 at 1:22 AM

TXUS

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know – Moore

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always.

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Good evening, TXUS. :)

I’m glad it brought back some good memories for you. It’s one of my favorites, too.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Good evenin’ to you, too, Jackie. Your music choices almost always elicit great memories, a real talent you have there. The HA DJ, forever.

TXUS on September 5, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Thank you for being sane in this insane times.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 1:25 AM

this land, woody and arlo et.al.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on September 5, 2013 at 1:28 AM

I missed this, but it’s quite a read.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/09/03/Inside-the-mind-putin

bluefox on September 5, 2013 at 1:29 AM

all u faciests r bound to lose. woody!

Fred

jrsrigmvr on September 5, 2013 at 1:32 AM

I’m livid at the way the LEFT refers to our Armed Forces as though they were plastic pawns on a cheap chessboard.

These are American men and women, most of whom have families. To suggest putting them in harms way to salve the ego of a narcissist and save the Democrats political face is obscene.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 1:07 AM

the humongous cynicism of our disensitized political class at work (disensitized as well as disengaged with reality and real people). To them it’s all a game, it’s always been that way. In my book they are unhuman monsters, sure not of all of them, some might argue. But I am talking of a class of people (the political class), not about individuals/exceptions.

jimver on September 5, 2013 at 1:35 AM

adios: vaya con dios

Fred

jrsrigmvr on September 5, 2013 at 1:42 AM

In remarks that could raise tension further before he hosts President Barack Obama and other G20 leaders on Thursday, Putin also said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lied to Congress about the militant group al Qaeda’s role in the Syrian conflict.

“They lie beautifully, of course. I saw debates in Congress. A congressman asks Mr Kerry: ‘Is al Qaeda there?’ He says: ‘No, I am telling you responsibly that it is not’,” Putin said at a meeting of his human rights council in the Kremlin.

“Al Qaeda units are the main military echelon, and they know this,” he said, referring to the United States. “It was unpleasant and surprising for me – we talk to them, we proceed from the assumption that they are decent people. But he is lying and knows he is lying. It’s sad.”

VorDaj on September 5, 2013 at 1:45 AM

i wouldn’t mind a straight up rationale for intervention…but people like Rove are unable to not lie. He was on FNC and I watched just a bit, and turned it off. Too much BS.

Syria has long been aligned with Iran and Russia. Syria was accused of killing a major Lebanese leader because he was trying to be independent of Syria. Rove wants you forget all that history…and that if Assad gets away with the gassing of his people, then Iran will win, and there will be an axis in the region

there has long been an axis in the region. Now Rove sounded like he wanted to take down Assad…wonderful. Then what?

Maybe the ever cunning RINOs want a war between the Sunnis and Shias. Turn over Syria to the MB so that they will fight Iran.

well…too clever by half is my guess. And i know this is a shocking thing to say…but the Iranians have been 2 years away from a Bomb for about 10 years.

color me cynical. These guys have their own interests at heart..maybe it is Arab money and the Israeli lobby. I don’t know, but I’m pretty tired of it..and barry is whipping something up for some reason. And the Head Man who loves to do end-runs around congress is up to something. Or maybe just incompetent.

r keller on September 5, 2013 at 1:53 AM

VorDaj on September 5, 2013 at 1:45 AM

So this was really written by Putin, then? I had assumed not, but if it’s real then it carries more weight than the fiction I had assumed it was. Has the MSM been talking about it, do you know? It seems to me that if we’re going to go to war with a country at least the ruling class should give the American people an opportunity to hear the other sides perspective so that voters can make an informed decision about whether or not to support the war.

FloatingRock on September 5, 2013 at 4:24 AM

color me shocked some of the folks on morning joe are bashing dear leader on his backtrack of the ‘red line’ and his backing away from his responsibility as CinC but then there is Thomas Roberts and Howard Dean are still towing the WH line and defending him, natch…

i did say some but hey broken clock and all

morning all

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 6:24 AM

he’s trying to avoid any responsibility,a hands off approach
-john heilman

wow

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 6:25 AM

marcus or naturally curly are hearing what i am hearing on morning joe?

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 6:25 AM

Unbelievable! And why did Howard Dean put shoe polish in his hair?

Naturally Curly on September 5, 2013 at 6:31 AM

Good news: Boehner’s retiring.

Bad news: Eric Cantor on deck to replace him.

Naturally Curly on September 5, 2013 at 6:36 AM

mika is upset that some gop aide said that senate candidate griimes is an empty dress…she finds it offensive

c’mon mika, woman up….

empty suit is ok but not empty dress

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 6:37 AM

Morning. Just tuned in. You know who’s really funny? Bill O’Reilly. He was all Rah! Rah! behind Obama two nights ago and last night you could see him walking it back.

Marcus on September 5, 2013 at 6:44 AM

Naturally Curly on September 5, 2013 at 6:31 AM

LOL
it does look odd doesn’t it…

Marcus on September 5, 2013 at 6:44 AM

heh…

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! …and Trolls.

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

-Ronald Reagan
My take: “The Syria Situation: Obama, the Democrats, and the Vichy Republicans Vs. America”

kingsjester on September 5, 2013 at 6:48 AM

IMHO, Bill O tried to slap Rush and Levin and at least Levin slammed back HARD. Bill O tries to pretend he’s above it all and doesn’t care about massive public opinion but he’s the biggest wind-sock out there.

Marcus on September 5, 2013 at 6:52 AM

They’re pushing very hard for war, and seem desperate to make it happen despite the lack of support among the American people and a good majority of Congress. I get a feeling that shocks them, thinking any time there’s a call to bomb someone, we’ll get behind it like after 9/11. Except we haven’t been attacked by Syria never were by Libya.

It seems these war mongers don’t know the difference between patriotism and interventionism.

Liam on September 5, 2013 at 6:53 AM

Good morning, kids!

Some outstanding comments here! Odd pic…Obama leading from behind in it. I think he is shrinking.

herm2416 on September 5, 2013 at 6:55 AM

BTW, Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow and Crazy Larry – 3 prime time MSNBC shows one after another – all came out against Syrian intervention last night. Of course it wasn’t Dear Leader’s fault, it was (guess).

Marcus on September 5, 2013 at 6:55 AM

KJ, well done. I think BO knows exactly what he is going vis a vis the date. Last year Benghazi, he had to up the ante this year.

herm2416 on September 5, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Marcus on September 5, 2013 at 6:52 AM

you know it…

Marcus on September 5, 2013 at 6:55 AM

but of course…it wouldn’t be msdnc if not…

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Liam on September 5, 2013 at 6:53 AM

yepper

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 7:01 AM

herm2416 on September 5, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Thank you!

As I wrote, he dishonors the memory of the 2,000 Americans killed that horrible day, 12 years ago.

kingsjester on September 5, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Kerry compares Syrian intervention to Normandy Invasion. The filthy liar.

Naturally Curly on September 5, 2013 at 7:03 AM

kingsjester on September 5, 2013 at 6:48 AM

morning kj…another good one….mrs kj is a keeper :)

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 7:04 AM

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Thank you, ma’am! Yep. She has her opinion…and, I’m entitled to it. :)

kingsjester on September 5, 2013 at 7:05 AM

kingsjester on September 5, 2013 at 7:05 AM

:)

blessings to you and the mrs…

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Just the notion that we need to bomb Syria to save Obama’s credibility is enough to keep our expensive hi-tech toys right there they are. It’s also disgusts me that Kerry claims the Arabs will pay for our intervention.

Those in charge of our country are really nuts. I can’t tell who’s crazier, though — them or the media types who back them.

Liam on September 5, 2013 at 7:08 AM

LOL, Heilemann touts the MSNBC meme of the day:

“Damn than Bush! Now we don’t know if we can believe or trust Obama!”

Marcus on September 5, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Marcus on September 5, 2013 at 6:55 AM

some on the mj crew are carrying the same theme….

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Just heard Heilman blame Bush for obama’s failure to rally support for attacking Syria. These people have no shame a’tall.

Naturally Curly on September 5, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Marcus on September 5, 2013 at 7:15 AM

you got it marcus…

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Naturally Curly on September 5, 2013 at 7:16 AM

yup we all heard the same thing, didn’t we

*shaking the head*

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 7:18 AM

yup we all heard the same thing, didn’t we

*shaking the head*

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 7:18 AM

The biggest liars are often the most creative. Creativity doesn’t guarantee credibility, however, and not everyone in America trusts the media.

Liam on September 5, 2013 at 7:21 AM

This Weiner ad is a riot–he’s focused like a laser beam on helping the middle class. Whenever he’s not busy wagging his willie.

Naturally Curly on September 5, 2013 at 7:23 AM

So Gen. Hayden claims that we have to attack Syria because obama stupidly drew a red line. Color me unconvinced.

Naturally Curly on September 5, 2013 at 7:26 AM

LOL, Heilemann touts the MSNBC meme of the day:
“Damn than Bush! Now we don’t know if we can believe or trust Obama!”
Marcus on September 5, 2013 at 7:15 AM

All of the questions for guest Rumsfeld on CNN this morning were based on that same premise.

bluegill on September 5, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Indeed Liam

BG. The lsm have their wh talking points…. don’t blame dear leader lay this at Ws feet

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Yeah yeah yeah, Schmoe, it’s ALL the Republican’s fault.

Marcus on September 5, 2013 at 7:32 AM

My take: “The Syria Situation: Obama, the Democrats, and the Vichy Republicans Vs. America”

kingsjester on September 5, 2013 at 6:48 AM

…good kj…yes…what a bad joke we have for leadership!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2013 at 7:39 AM

The biggest liars are often the most creative. Creativity doesn’t guarantee credibility, however, and not everyone in America trusts the media.

Liam on September 5, 2013 at 7:21 AM

…we need to physically “tar and feather”…the MSM!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2013 at 7:47 AM

We think that the Congress of the United States and the American people understand that we have compelling national interests at stake here,” said Rice, the former U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

Unless she goes on five Sunday talk shows, there’s no way the American public should care what “we think”, Mz. Rice. You have almost as much credibility as your President in this affair—next to zero.

Rovin on September 5, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Nice pic, HA. The four horses’ ass of the apocalypse.

HiJack on September 5, 2013 at 8:09 AM

You know, out of all of Allahpundit’s QOTD, I find Ann Coulter’s rendition much more to the point and refreshing:

Oh, how I long for the days when liberals wailed that “the rest of the world” hated America, rather than now, when the rest of the world laughs at us.

With the vast majority of Americans opposing a strike against Syria, President Obama has requested that Congress vote on his powers as commander in chief under the Constitution. The president doesn’t need congressional approval to shoot a few missiles into Syria, nor — amazingly — has he said he’ll abide by such a vote, anyway.

Why is Congress even having a vote? This is nothing but a fig leaf to cover Obama’s own idiotic “red line” ultimatum to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria on chemical weapons. The Nobel Peace Prize winner needs to get Congress on the record so that whatever happens, the media can blame Republicans.

more here……

Rovin on September 5, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Lets face it.

America gave the 1/2 black orphan a chance (they hired him) to do a job in 2008. He didn’t perform. They gave him a performance review in 2010 and said “shape up”. He continued to underperform and not meet goals. Then in 2012 a new candidate (a rich white kid of privilege) interviewed for the job. But he sucked in the final two interviews and didn’t act like he wanted the job.

So the American people had no choice but to give the underperforming minority another chance. Now his gop co-workers (Boehner, etc.) realize that he can’t do the job and they must continue to help prop up the failure the kid has become.

And here we are………now America gets to have soldiers body bags pay the price for giving the kid a second chance (and so he doesn’t get embarrassed on the world stage).

PappyD61 on September 5, 2013 at 8:24 AM

The Won will never be beholden to the legislature over this or anything else if they pass this authorization for him. He’s already taken himself out of the calculus of the equation by saying he didn’t establish the ‘red line’, the world did it. He can’t draw a red line by himself he has to have help, as in everything he does. The Limbaugh theorem is on parade.

Kissmygrits on September 5, 2013 at 9:33 AM

I’m not looking for a new ‘home.’ Ace – actually rdbrewer – has linked to my stuff before and let me know that the Oradour-sur-Glane piece was going up today.

Remain calm. All is well. /

Resist We Much on September 5, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Remain calm. All is well. /

Resist We Much on September 5, 2013 at 10:04 AM

:)

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 11:48 AM

@wren or anyone else interested in Boehner in Ohio.

OHIO GROUP TRYING TO DEFEAT BOEHNER IN 2014:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/56722

http://www.ohioaccountabilityproject.org/

This group started in Boehner’s District (8) of Ohio. Hopefully they will find a great Candidate and can take him out at the ballot box. If he plans on retiring, I’d rather see him “retired” by the voters!!

bluefox on September 4, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Thank you for the links, Bluefox!

Good to see the voters in Ohio’s 8th Congressional District getting organized!

Asking for a Town Hall Meeting sure seems like a reasonable request. It is the least Rep. John Boehner should be doing for them!

wren on September 5, 2013 at 3:55 PM

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