McKeon: I urged Obama to make the case for Syria directly to the American people. He didn’t much like that.

posted at 3:21 pm on September 5, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Here’s a little more context for you on President Obama’s bizarre and reality-belying “I didn’t set the red line, the world set the red line” comment yesterday. After Tuesday’s meeting at the White House with members of Congress, it’s becoming more and more evident that the votes push through his use of force resolution for Syria are going to be pretty tough to come by — and if our reluctant commander-in-chief is really relying on Congress to help him spread the responsibility around and overcome the practically nonexistent public support, as House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon suggested on CNBC last night… well, good luck with that.

John Kerry mentioned in his hearing yesterday that he thinks Obama is totally open to doing a big Oval Office address. …I’m skeptical, and if it does happen, I would expect once again that it won’t be about what Obama himself needs to do but about what Congress needs to do for him.

I thought this attack would have been over by now, but it’s changed daily. … Yesterday in the meeting, he said this was going to be a very limited response, but a very powerful response. I don’t know how you equate those two things. … Yesterday, the president had been the one that drew the red line. Now, today, I guess he says he didn’t draw the red line. I’m a little befuddled. … I told him yesterday, he needs to go to the American people. He’s the one that’s elected by everybody. He needs to look in the camera, look them right in the eye, and tell them how he made the decision. That didn’t sit too well with him. He said, ‘You know, it’s not just the president, you guys have to go out and basically sell it, too, it’s more than just the president.’ But then, I talked to him about, ‘you need to tell them how you made the decision. They need to understand. You’re the one that has all the facts, all the information, and they need to understand how you came to this decision.’ That bothered him a little bit, too.


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Well that’s just depressing

gophergirl on September 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Blame the gop
Thank you and God bless America

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 3:24 PM

So, being asked to take responsibility irritated BO. That’s shocking
/

phxconservative on September 5, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Man I miss W

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Obama fears rejection. As he always does, he is trying to avoid taking responsibility and running the risk of being told by the American people to buzz off. So he is pushing the decision off on Congress so they can take the heat and face the rejection.

This isn’t leading from behind. This is cowering under the Resolute desk.

novaculus on September 5, 2013 at 3:26 PM

When the red line meets the voters in line…the problem becomes a byline.

right2bright on September 5, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Holy Bejesus. This clusterflop is worse than I thought.

WisRich on September 5, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Man I miss W

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Boy, I don’t. Look what he and his party left us with.

rickv404 on September 5, 2013 at 3:27 PM

He’s the one that’s elected by everybody.

Not “everybody.”

Not even close.

AZCoyote on September 5, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Barry don’t be so frumpy. Look, you fixed the tides. You got that goin’ for ya. Build off of it!

onomo on September 5, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Congress does not have to, as a group, sell anything.
Obama has to get them to buy it.

So far, it is “No Sale”

Jabberwock on September 5, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Someone please explain to the juvenile, community organizing emporer that leaders lead.

In fact, the only branch of the US government that has the capacity, let alone the constitutional authority, to lead is the Executive.

matthew8787 on September 5, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Great tweet from Pat Sajak: Weird “Wheel” taping last night. Player buys a vowel, then claims world wanted him to buy one, then asks audience to decide.

Donald Draper on September 5, 2013 at 3:29 PM

It will be a short speech:

“My fellow Americans, the situation in Syria is dire, we must take action now, and it’s all Bush’s fault!”

AZCoyote on September 5, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Man I miss W

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Saw him Saturday on TV doing the coin-toss at the SMU game. He looked good.

slickwillie2001 on September 5, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Well well well!
Barry is beginning to realize that the Presidency does not equate to a dictator.

I bet he wishes we were more like China….
Oh wait….

Bubba Redneck on September 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Present

Mark1971 on September 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM

He said, ‘You know, it’s not just the president, you guys have to go out and basically sell it, too, it’s more than just the president.’

He really does not want to do any work whatsoever. He always wants others to do his work for him.

rbj on September 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men,
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

txhsmom on September 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM

He said, ‘You know, it’s not just the president, you guys have to go out and basically sell it, too, it’s more than just the president.’ But then, I talked to him about, ‘you need to tell them how you made the decision. They need to understand. You’re the one that has all the facts, all the information, and they need to understand how you came to this decision.’ That bothered him a little bit, too.

I mean, that’s just jaw dropping, straight up.

WisRich on September 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Limbaugh Theorem in Action!

nuff said

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Well that’s just depressing

gophergirl on September 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Which part? The part about O’ being too chickensh!t to explain his nonexistent plan to the American people, or the fact that he needs to be told by some no name Republican congressman from CA how to do his job.

antipc on September 5, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I told him yesterday, he needs to go to the American people. He’s the one that’s elected by everybody. He needs to look in the camera, look them right in the eye, and tell them how he made the decision. That didn’t sit too well with him.

doesn’t he have a Secretary of Esplainin’ Stuff??

ted c on September 5, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Great tweet from Pat Sajak: Weird “Wheel” taping last night. Player buys a vowel, then claims world wanted him to buy one, then asks audience to decide.

Donald Draper on September 5, 2013 at 3:29 PM

HA!

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I told him yesterday, he needs to go to the American people. He’s the one that’s elected by everybody. He needs to look in the camera, look them right in the eye, and tell them how he made the decision. That didn’t sit too well with him. He said, ‘You know, it’s not just the president, you guys have to go out and basically sell it, too, it’s more than just the president.’

He can’t go directly to the American people. First, because that violates the Limbaugh Theorem. It requires Obama to take ownership of this which he cannot do. Secondly, he’s a lazy piece of crap. This is the guy who handed Porkulus and Obamacare over to Pelosi and Reid and left them entirely in control of crafting the bills. He didn’t lift a finger on Porkulus(other than to sign it into law) and the only time he got involved with Obamacare was after nearly a year of debate and the Scott Brown special election victory, it became clear he’d need to buy off the few remaining votes that were needed.

Obama’s only two desired outcomes here are lobbing a few missiles into Syria that have no effect on the war there or having Congress vote it down so he doesn’t have to do anything and can blame partisan Republicans for denying him the ability to act.

Doughboy on September 5, 2013 at 3:34 PM

we owe him everything, he owes us nothing.

enjoy it citizens!

ted c on September 5, 2013 at 3:34 PM

What’s plainly obvious is that Obama is really, really afraid to actually take responsibility for any thing to the point of hypengyophobia.

J_Crater on September 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Fore!

forest on September 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM

McKeon: I urged Obama to make the case for Syria directly to the American people. He didn’t much like that

.

Obama doesn’t talk to Peasants…..

ToddPA on September 5, 2013 at 3:36 PM

John Kerry mentioned in his hearing yesterday that he thinks Obama is totally open to doing a big Oval Office address

Go back and read the comments on HP, DK, DU or any Prog site after the last time Obama addressed the country from the Oval Office (about BP and the oil spill).

Pure schadenfreudelicious.

He was a colossal disaster.

Resist We Much on September 5, 2013 at 3:36 PM

What Causes Hypengyophobia?

As with all phobias, the particular person compromised by Hypengyophobia has suffered a real-life trauma at some time of their life. That traumatic experience is then consistently and routinely associated with responsibility.

Perhaps the hypengyophobic particular person has taken responsibility, previously and has failed. Maybe in that failure there were severely unfavorable consequences. Maybe, as a child, this particular person was raised by overly strict parents and discovered to rebel against responsibility.

Whatever the cause, the hypengyophobic individual can experience anxiety and emotional turmoil that’s completely disruptive to their skill to function.

J_Crater on September 5, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Well that’s just depressing

gophergirl on September 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Which is more depressing…That we have a President incapable of taking responsibility or that his reaction to the congressmen’s suggestion is so utterly predictable?

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Well that’s just depressing
gophergirl on September 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM
Which part? The part about O’ being too chickensh!t to explain his nonexistent plan to the American people, or the fact that he needs to be told by some no name Republican congressman from CA how to do his job.
antipc on September 5, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Yes.

Bubba Redneck on September 5, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Obama has never been interested in the duties of the Presidency. He just likes the idea of being President, with all the attendant power and attention. Combine that with the fact that he is not conversant with the workings of the Presidency, as he has demonstrated repeatedly, and we have the current problem.

Hucklebuck on September 5, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Remember one thing, a person with Narcissist Personality Disorder can never be wrong. They simply won’t believe it, even if you prove them wrong to their face with facts, emails, notes from meetings, etc. They will invent things, “oh I must have deleted that email I can’t seem to find it, but I know I sent it to you” or claim being at meetings that never happened in their minds to “prove” it was not their decision or that they did not have any input on whatever decision or tasker that later fell apart or that they completely forgot about. Trust me I know. I worked with a guy with really bad NPD for almost ten years.

Johnnyreb on September 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Why should he talk directly to us. He hates us. Bitter clingers and racists

jaywemm on September 5, 2013 at 3:41 PM

That bothered him a little bit, too.

Don’t want the American people thinking he’s the one in charge, or anything. Why they might come to the terrifying conclusions he’s the Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief!

I would say something about not wanting to deign to have to respond to the peasants, but I don’t think that’s it. I think he really is terrified of where the buck may stop.

NotCoach on September 5, 2013 at 3:41 PM

and they need to understand how you came to this decision.’ That bothered him a little bit, too.

Of course it did.

ted c on September 5, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Resist We Much on September 5, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Wrong title, right link. Here’s the correct one:

Declaring War Is One Power That The President Absolutely Does Not Have

Resist We Much on September 5, 2013 at 3:42 PM

He can’t go directly to the American people. First, because that violates the Limbaugh Theorem. It requires Obama to take ownership of this which he cannot do. Secondly, he’s a lazy piece of crap. This is the guy who handed Porkulus and Obamacare over to Pelosi and Reid and left them entirely in control of crafting the bills. He didn’t lift a finger on Porkulus(other than to sign it into law) and the only time he got involved with Obamacare was after nearly a year of debate and the Scott Brown special election victory, it became clear he’d need to buy off the few remaining votes that were needed.

Obama’s only two desired outcomes here are lobbing a few missiles into Syria that have no effect on the war there or having Congress vote it down so he doesn’t have to do anything and can blame partisan Republicans for denying him the ability to act.

Doughboy on September 5, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Preezy McBombypants discovers an interesting fact…Playing WWIII games to enhance fading domestic credibility has global implications.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Why Do John Kerry and John McCain Believe that Syria’s Rebels Are Mostly Moderate?

Most of the thinking that Syrian’s rebellion is mostly moderate comes from a single source. Both Sen. John McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry have publicly cited that source, and if you’ve been watching cable news this week you’ve seen that source. Her name is Elizabeth O’Bagy, and she works at the Institute for the Study of War. She penned a piece for the Wall Street Journal that has become the basis for the idea that Syria’s rebels are more moderate than jihadist.

O’Bagy has been all over the Fox News Channel and CNN this week, out of nowhere, to tell America that Syria’s rebels are mostly moderate.

The Institute for the Study of War bills itself as non-partisan and appears to have lived up to that since its founding in 2007.

Dr. O’Bagy, on the other hand, is also connected to an organization called the Syrian Emergency Task Force. As its political director, she is one of its four top officers according to the group’s web site.

Political director, by the way, means that O’Bagy is an activist. Her activism includes promoting the bombing of Assad’s forces.

Here’s a jaw-dropper: O’Bagy criticized Israel for killing Hamas leader Ahmed al-Jabari last November. But enough about her.

The SETF’s executive director is one Mouaz Moustafa. This is Moustafa.

Continue

Resist We Much on September 5, 2013 at 3:43 PM

If he’s got to explain, then he has to admit some responsibility in the decision making. You see, to him it’s all about him hogging the credit, spreading the blame, and accepting none of the responsibility while enjoying 110% of the perks associated with the job.

Typical leftie

ted c on September 5, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Missing in the transcript above.

McKeon: “It’s laughable“,
McKeon: (shakes head in disgust)
McKeon: “HIS credibility is on the line”
McKeon: “It’s a big mess”

aquaviva on September 5, 2013 at 3:43 PM

So the president who runs on the platform of holding no one accountable for anything doesn’t want to be accountable for this? Shocking.

bds1976 on September 5, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Whatever happened to “meeting our adversaries without preconditions.”

aquaviva on September 5, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Preconditions are covered by Obamacare now.

bds1976 on September 5, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Rickv…don’t go there.. the dems were in charge in 07-10…they jammed obamacare down our throats

Countries may not have liked W but they respected him…..dear leader is a weakling

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Hey, why not send out the big gun, Susan Rice to do the splainin’?

antipc on September 5, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Perhaps this is a naive thought but could this entire mess be his (finally) and the rest of the demoncrats undoing? I watched a little of MSLSD this morning and was rather stunned how they were not the usual cheerleaders. Although Mika looked like she wanted to cry.

One can only hope.

tru2tx on September 5, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Community Organizers are responsible for anything, why should he change just because he’s President. I’d be willing to take odds that he couldn’t move the bar enough to get majority support, in the next poll, if he did go on the air.

bflat879 on September 5, 2013 at 3:54 PM

You’re the one that has all the facts, all the information, and they need to understand how you came to this decision.’ That bothered him a little bit, too.

Obama in a nutshell. If he told the people how he came to his decision, everyone would know that it was a self-serving political calculation without regard to any principles or possible effect other than that on his own esteem and power.

As if more than half of us didn’t know that already.

peski on September 5, 2013 at 3:56 PM

It appears that Barry has more issues than a Sports Illustrated Subscription.

Maybe Al Franken/Stuart Smalley can give him some confidence. “Barry…you’re good enough; you’re smart enough; and goshdarnit, people like you!”

Ugh.

CommonSensical on September 5, 2013 at 3:56 PM

The rest of the msdnc crew continues to tow the wh line. Tru2tx

cmsinaz on September 5, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Resist We Much on September 5, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Thanks for posting that. I wondered who that woman was and why she pretty much came from out of the blue.

tru2tx on September 5, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Hey, why not send out the big gun, Susan Rice to do the splainin’?

antipc on September 5, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Is there a YouTube video she can blame this on? Or maybe a Tweet?

AZCoyote on September 5, 2013 at 3:57 PM

“It’s becoming laughable”

The congress if catching on.

Scrooom obama. No one has “to stand behind him” if he’s stupid.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 3:57 PM

I never thought I’d see the day that Obama would turn down a speechifyin’ session.

Wowza.

Key West Reader on September 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Poor little Rodeo Clown. He doesn’t even have the energy to try to appear competent. The mere appearance of competence is too taxing for this clown, let alone the competence itself. Obama voters should never be allowed to vote again.

Rational Thought on September 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM

I’m skeptical, and if it does happen, I would expect once again that it won’t be about what Obama himself needs to do but about what Congress needs to do for him.

Probably so. You know, if Congress and the American people hadn’t drawn this damned red line in the first place this whole mess could have been avoided. Damn Congress, and damn the American people! Right Obama?

FloatingRock on September 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM

I told him yesterday, he needs to go to the American people.

He is…sort of. Not in person of course, but via the wonderous machinations of the most vital of Gore’s inventions, the internet./

Patriot Vet on September 5, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Congress and the American people have lost all of their credibility over this red line business. Lucky thing for Obama that he had nothing whatsoever to do with it.

FloatingRock on September 5, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Kudlow thinks America has credibility. That’s living in the past.

It seems like there are many in our government who really don’t understand that no one in this country believes anything they say anymore.

There is no credibility to be lost. It is gone.

petunia on September 5, 2013 at 4:01 PM

McKeon: I urged Obama to make the case for Syria directly to the American people. He didn’t much like that.

The One doesn’t feel that he needs the approval of foreigners.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 5, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Who was the old goat talking about what the president said? Rambling on about getting rid of on terrorist for another.

What a clown show. Sad to think these people rule us.

acyl72 on September 5, 2013 at 4:02 PM

McKeon: I urged Obama to make the case for Syria directly to the American people. He didn’t much like that.

The people are revolting!

FloatingRock on September 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Is there a YouTube video she can blame this on? Or maybe a Tweet?

AZCoyote on September 5, 2013 at 3:57 PM

We’ve got the NSA looking into that as we speak, Israeli security is pretty tight though.

antipc on September 5, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Remember one thing, a person with Narcissist Personality Disorder can never be wrong. They simply won’t believe it, even if you prove them wrong to their face with facts, emails, notes from meetings, etc. They will invent things, “oh I must have deleted that email I can’t seem to find it, but I know I sent it to you” or claim being at meetings that never happened in their minds to “prove” it was not their decision or that they did not have any input on whatever decision or tasker that later fell apart or that they completely forgot about. Trust me I know. I worked with a guy with really bad NPD for almost ten years.

Johnnyreb on September 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM

agreed. we are dealing with NPD here. and i worked with one for a much shorter time. in the NPDs mind just them saying something is enough, i found. all he had to do was say something wpuld be done, and if anyone doubted and there was need to convince them; they were idiots. and in the NPDs mind just SAYING something meant doing. they had no concept of what actually HAD to be done, they just would will it to be done, speak it. no need to seel, convince. thats for the little people. claim the credit if someone else did the hard work, and it worked out. and if it went to crap, due to unreasonable timelines set by the NPD (becuase they had no idea how long it took to actually DO anything, as they never had actually done anything personally), then underlings were hung out to dry.

the limbaugh theorum. underlying it IS the NPD. limbaugh hasnt pulled that piece of it in yet. but that, the NPD, completes the circle.

t8stlikchkn on September 5, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Obama can’t explain his plan to the American people because he doesn’t have one, and he certainly can’t explain any decisions he’s made because he doesn’t make them, or if he sticks his foot in his mouth and accidentally makes one (red line, anyone?), he can’t tell you how he did it, and he isn’t going to stick by it anyway.

RebeccaH on September 5, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Obama is without a doubt a seriously screwed up piece of human excrement. Many of us knew this before he even announced his candidacy to run for president.

What alarms me more is the horde of truly imbecilic, amoral, ignorant, reprobates that constitute his voters. They will go straight into the fiery maw of hell behind him without a fking clue of what they are doing or have done.

Murphy9 on September 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Someone has got to be making a Downfall youtube video of this situation.

WisRich on September 5, 2013 at 4:26 PM

This is scary. Seriously. This man is in charge and wants the authority to wage war?

obladioblada on September 5, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Definitely Clinical NPD, can there be any other explanation?

D-fusit on September 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

The terrorists we call democrats are already killing a ton of innocent children a day, why aren’t they bombing planned parenthood.

crosshugger on September 5, 2013 at 4:36 PM

I’m skeptical, and if it does happen, I would expect once again that it won’t be about what Obama himself needs to do but about what Congress needs to do for him.

Probably so. You know, if Congress and the American people hadn’t drawn this damned red line in the first place this whole mess could have been avoided. Damn Congress, and damn the American people! Right Obama?

FloatingRock on September 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Funny…From telling the American People “You didn’t build that…” to “I didn’t draw a red line You did” in how many months?

September is a bad month for Preezy McBombypants I guess.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Can we get Bambi to bomb Chicago?

Kids are being killed there too.

Meremortal on September 5, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Obama won’t talk to the American People directly . . . he needs someone to hide behind so he can lie his way out of any problems that may be encountered. He doesn’t lead from behind . . . he doesn’t lead at all.

rplat on September 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Murphy9 on September 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

I hear ya, yesterday I parked next to a car emblazoned with Obama 2008 & 2012 bumper stickers, Obamacare ones and even an Elizabeth Warren one. Of course there were the anti-gun, pro abort etc.

The lady who owned the car just happened to be coming back to her car as I was walking by looking at the foolish mess all over her car and she asked me if I liked it? I laughed out loud right at her and walked away shaking my head when some other guy who happened to catch the whole thing said to me, you just can’t fix stupid. I imagine that she has recently come to supporting military engagements around the world.

D-fusit on September 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM

About a year into Obama’s first term, I happened to find myself sitting next to Congressman Ralph Hall from Texas, on a flight into CA.. I will never forget him shaking his head and saying that we better hope nothing “really serious” happens while Obama was in office, because he was in WAY over his head- all of Congress knew it, and it was clearly evident that Obama knew next to nothing in the way of foreign affairs.

He was a Republican, but he didn’t say it with any level of animosity, he was just an old guy that had seen alot of politicians come and go, and was clearly not impressed with Obama.

BettyRuth on September 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM

That barack is a real stand up guy.

tim c on September 5, 2013 at 4:45 PM

I think what really bothered him was an old white guy telling him what he should do.

CurtZHP on September 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

How can the Limbaugh Theorem take effect if he doesn’t have the Republicans giving him the green light on this action? Also how stupid is he? He!! most Dems are doves and hate war for any reason. He doesn’t even have most of their support. In other words he has zero cover and if Obozo can’t blame others he won’t do it. Bank on it, he will back off. What an embarassment. Politics are really strange bedfellows as I find myself agreeing with Putin and Assad that this azzhat of a Prez is weak and Kerry is lying.

The old Chinese proverb is coming to pass “May you live in interesting times” Meh, I’d like to have more mundane times under a Republican President who knows what the he!! he’s doing.

neyney on September 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Have a bucket handy reading this…

“Senate To Vote On Aiding Al-Qaeda With Airstrikes Against Syria On . . . 9/11?…”

http://weaselzippers.us/

sure it’s just a kwinkydink

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 4:47 PM

THE MAN IN THE ARENA
Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic”
delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Paul-Cincy on September 5, 2013 at 4:47 PM

F* him.

dmacleo on September 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

One tough hombre.

Not.

MNHawk on September 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Resist We Much on September 5, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Cavuto was just questioning her on her relationship with Syria. First one I’ve seen done.

She has all of a sudden been all over TV this week.

Barred on September 5, 2013 at 4:53 PM

This isn’t leading from behind. This is cowering under the Resolute desk.

novaculus on September 5, 2013 at 3:26 PM

President Lewinsky?

Then again, she wasn’t cowering in fear when she was under there. She was having a good old time with the Rapist of Little Rock.

UltimateBob on September 5, 2013 at 4:54 PM

or the fact that he needs to be told by some no name Republican congressman from CA how to do his job.

antipc on September 5, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Uhhh, the guy is the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

That makes him kind of important…

JohnGalt23 on September 5, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Definitely Clinical NPD, can there be any other explanation?

D-fusit on September 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Narcissism combined with his Democratic Party and media enablers. Most people in the real world who try to take credit for everyone’s accomplishments and hand blame off to anyone but themselves usually get rebuffed early in life. Not Obama — the Chicago Democrats and then the national party saw his beta-male personality as one they could cultivate into a successful presidential candidate, with the help of the big media, by building him up into some sort of demigod.

It’s hard to know if Obama even understood this was the game plan, or due to his own narcissism thought this is the way things are supposed to be — everybody does Barack Obama’s work and then gives Barack Obama credit, and when things go wrong, someone takes the fall for Barack Obama. He’s the Democratic Party’s Golden Child who never learned to accept responsibility for his mistakes because he was always sheltered from them, and doesn’t know how to deal with people like Assad, because David Axelrod convinced him the world would love him just for being Barack Obama, and any evil Republican holdouts could simply be tarred as racists and written out of the political conversation.

His ego can’t deal with challenges to his authority, while his beta-male personality makes him never want to deal face-to-face with anyone challenging his authority, because then he can’t pass the buck to anyone else if things fall apart. It’s not quite the worst possible scenario — if he didn’t have that beta-male streak, he’d be the Hugo Chavez clone all those on the left hoped he’d be in 2009 — but as a Commander in Chief, you don’t want some schulb who’s forever looking for someone above his pay grade to hand the problem off to when things get tough.

jon1979 on September 5, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Revisit Ed’s clip of Sargent Schultz from “Hogan’s Heroes”:

“I see nothing. I hear nothing. I know nothing!”

What good is Obama? He’s washing his hands of this whole thing.

Paul-Cincy on September 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Funny…From telling the American People “You didn’t build that…” to “I didn’t draw a red line You did” in how many months?

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 4:37 PM

If I drew that red line, somebody along the way gave me help drawing that red line. Somebody helped create this unbelievable American system that allowed me to make that foreign policy blunder. Somebody invested in teleprompters and choom.

Let’s just be very clear. I didn’t draw that red line.

I did not draw that red line!

Somebody else made that happen.

JohnGalt23 on September 5, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Definitely Clinical NPD, can there be any other explanation?

D-fusit on September 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Sure.

He’s a scared thug, way out of his depth.

That would explain it all…

JohnGalt23 on September 5, 2013 at 5:04 PM

THE KING does not talk to commoners. Lest they forget their place.

GarandFan on September 5, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Good explanations.
Or it could be that he’s just a cowardly, lazy and despicable turd.
You know. Occam’s Razor.

justltl on September 5, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. ~Proverbs 16:18

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Yesterday in the meeting, he said this was going to be a very limited response, but a very powerful response

150 cruise missiles in ten minutes? The man is full of shit. Can we say that now?

He’s a liar and he doesn’t want to own HIS decision.

dogsoldier on September 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM

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