Retreat: Obama interested in Russian diplomatic track as Reid puts Senate vote on hold

posted at 7:21 pm on September 9, 2013 by Allahpundit

I imagine him phoning Putin to say he’ll accept the Russians’ lame charade on Syrian WMD if Moscow agrees to send Edward Snowden back, to which Putin naturally replies “Nyet, take it or leave it.” To which O, his second term crumbling around him, naturally says, “Okay.”

Waterloo for “smart power”:

President Obama on Monday took a sharp turn away from his “red line” threat to Syria on the eve of taking his case to the American people, saying in an interview with Fox News that he’s open to negotiations on an alternative plan that could avert a military strike…

“We will pursue this diplomatic track,” Obama told Fox News. “I fervently hope that this can be resolved in a non-military way.”…

“I welcome the possibility of the development,” he said. “We should explore and exhaust all avenues of diplomatic resolution to this.”

He said the U.S. should be able to get a “fairly rapid sense” of how serious the proposal is. “We are going to be immediately talking to the Russians and looking for some actual language they might be proposing,” he said.

Surreal as it may seem after Kerry’s gaffe heard ’round the world this morning, O actually wants the public to believe tonight that he kinda sorta intended this outcome. McCain and Graham issued a statement in the past hour demanding, not unreasonably, that Congress go ahead and vote to authorize force anyway, if only to increase Obama’s leverage with Syria and Russia. If we’re going to give Assad a chance to turn over his weapons, logically we want to show him that we mean business if he tries to stall. The problem with that, of course, is that it assumes Congress will vote yes when the whole point of O caving to this Russian scheme is that he knows the votes aren’t there — not only in the House, but maybe in the Democratic-controlled Senate too:

The Obama administration’s efforts to sway Congress to support military airstrikes against Syria suffered further setbacks Monday, raising serious doubts that the president will be able to muster the necessary support in either the House or Senate.

Three additional senators, Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced their opposition Monday, eliminating three potentially critical votes for the administration…

Additional Red State Democrats, including Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Mark Begich of Alaska, remain undecided. Both senators are up for re-election next year in states that Obama lost in the past two presidential elections.

It’s not just Alexander, Blunt, and Heitkamp. Late this afternoon, John Hoeven and Johnny Isakson — two Republicans who’ve been willing to work with the White House before — declared that they’re opposed. Mitch McConnell, to no one’s surprise, is also leaning no. Suddenly, not only is 60 votes in doubt, 51 is in doubt too, which would be a catastrophic humiliation for the White House in a chamber controlled by their own party. Reid had no choice but to pull the plug, at least for now:

They’re not going to win a vote this week and Obama knows it — check out the numbers at RCP — but maybe their chances will improve in a few weeks if Assad drags his feet on turning over his weapons, or, worse, gasses another crowd. O himself realizes now that delay can only help:

Obama suggested that Syria’s willingness to pursue a diplomatic solution could give Congress more time to decide on whether to grant him the authority to strike.

“I don’t anticipate that you would see a succession of votes this week or anytime in the immediate future,” Obama said. “So I think there will be time during the course of the debates here in the United States for the international community, the Russians and the Syrians to work with us and say is there a way to resolve this.”

With Congress’s calendar already packed with budgetary matters and immigration, O’s best bet to extricate himself from this semi-gracefully is to let it drop off the public radar and hope that Assad doesn’t do anything to force it back on. And if he does, like, say, by using gas again, Obama will probably bomb him straightaway on the theory that while one use of WMD is worrisome but deserving of due deliberation in Congress, a second is evidence of a madman who needs to be punished with all haste. Either way, Obama’s congressional problem will be solved.

Via the Corner, here’s O explaining that he was hoping for a nice slow process all along in Congress and that no one ever said they needed to make a decision right away. Er, didn’t he say so a week ago, demanding a “prompt vote”? Exit question via Ed, who tweeted this out: Does this mean tomorrow night’s big Oval Office address is canceled too? I’m guessing no, just because that attempt to flush the big Syria clusterfark of 2013 down the memory hole would be too obvious. The president announced publicly that he’d explain to the nation why enforcing the WMD “red line” is important; the only thing that changed today, in theory, was the means of enforcement. His goal in all this is to save face, and postponing the speech after staking so much political capital would cut against that. But if the point of delay in Congress is to get the public to forget about Syria then a big primetime speech is totally counterproductive. Maybe he just should have moved it up to 9 p.m. tonight, when everyone will be watching football and won’t see it anyway.


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Obama willing to owe Putin a big time favor.

Maybe let him take Ukraine and Georgia and not protest?

ajacksonian on September 9, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Run Away!

Mr. Joe on September 9, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Implosion.

novaculus on September 9, 2013 at 7:25 PM

To which O, his second term crumbling around him, naturally says, “Okay.”


If you didn’t picture this, then you don’t Internet enough.

Gingotts on September 9, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Delay? Working political angles while little brown Syrian children are overwhelmed with phosgene gas? Barbaric, BARBARIC, I say!

Why do demorats hate little brown Syrian children?

#Imgoingtorubthisinyourfacesforthenext50years

Bishop on September 9, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Barack Obama: now willing to do the stuff he had a YEAR TO DO when it is pointed out to him by Putin.

Yet anther of the 50 Shades of Maroon.

ajacksonian on September 9, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Dear God we just gave Putin unbelievable power. Way to community organizer.

Hmmmm didn’t Romney say Russia was our greatest threat? Hmmmmmm.

Can we put this guy out to pasture with the 2014 elections PLEASE.

gophergirl on September 9, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Surreal as it may seem after Kerry’s gaffe heard ’round the world this morning, O actually wants the public to believe tonight that he kinda sorta intended this outcome.

Not surreal at all. Completely expected.

New Meme: Gaffeplomacy Is A Victory For America Or Something

Resist We Much on September 9, 2013 at 7:27 PM

o blinks

davidk on September 9, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Assad won’t go for this without something in return.

If not from the, ahem, “world” community certainly from Russia.

He’ll want some sort of guarantees.

SteveMG on September 9, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Hmmmm didn’t Romney say Russia was our greatest threat? Hmmmmmm.

gophergirl on September 9, 2013 at 7:26 PM

To which Obama responded:

‘Governor Romney, I’m glad you recognise al-Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what is the biggest geopolitical group facing America, you said Russia, not al-Qaida. You said Russia. And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back. Because the Cold War has been over for 20 years.

- President Barack Obama, 22 October 2012

Guess who answered the 1980s telephone call?

Hint: He didn’t answer the 3AM Benghazi call.

Resist We Much on September 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Thank God a superpower was able to step in and talk a narcissistic socialist leader out of exerting disproportionate force just to save his fragile ego.
 
Hopefully it can be us again soon.

rogerb on September 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Obama will declare victory.

El_Terrible on September 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Anything that helps grind Barry O’Traitor into the dust is a good thing.

The Syrians will figure out their own problems without our help.

In the meantime, we have a tyrant to vanquish right here in the United States.

turfmann on September 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Our country is being run by a buffoon.

gophergirl on September 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

“An international committee will supervise control of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/obama-offers-assad-secret-deal/#lu4r7QmhES6xCoIY.99

Maybe it actually wasn’t a mistake, a gaffe, or an extemporaneous remark.

Maybe Kerry knew something we all didn’t.

WorldNetDaily reported yesterday that Obama had offered a secret deal to Assad.

Now when WND scoops Fox, that’s news!

flicker on September 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Ever since I became ideologically aware, I always knew it would be a matter of time before someone else takes on the “Leader of the free world” mantle. Never in my wildests expectations did I expect it to happen so soon and for that leader to be a former KGB agent.

Good job, lightbringer.

nobar on September 9, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Putin to Obama: You will take this deal and you will go on national television and accept it. And after your concession speech tomorrow night on international television, you will then enjoy my tea bags.

Dah.

Key West Reader on September 9, 2013 at 7:32 PM

He’ll want some sort of guarantees.

SteveMG on September 9, 2013 at 7:29 PM

He just bought weeks of time to re-organize for free!

And I’m noticing a severe absence of cease-fire or treaty talk. Its almost like, well, Assad wants to get some breathing space to get more Iranian Revolutionary Guard Units in from Iran.

Nawwww he wouldn’t be that underhanded to play Obama for the Mark, now, would he?

I mean that is what Putin is doing.

And Obama hasn’t realized what all of us have.

He is the Mark.

ajacksonian on September 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Allen West 2016: “Because we need to put a set of b*lls back on this country.”

ThePrez on September 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

He said the U.S. should be able to get a “fairly rapid sense” of how serious the proposal is.

Hahahahaha!! Just what Barry loves, “let’s kick this can down the road so people forget about my RED LINE.”

NEWSFLASH: January 23, 2021. The Syrian government agreed, as one of the conditions of turning over their chemical warfare stockpile, that only THREE UN inspectors will be allowed into the country in order to document the number of chemical weapons stored in an outhouse outside Damascus.

This achievement was hailed by the UN as positive movement. There remain 4,274 points of contention, before the agreement can be signed.

GarandFan on September 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

So long as the WMDs are intact for the rebels when they take power, O is happy.

flicker on September 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

flexibility on display. bend over backwards and lube it up for P ooty Poot

Rio Linda Refugee on September 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Maybe Kerry knew something we all didn’t.

flicker on September 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

My dear sir (or madam, as the case may be) that is entirely impossible.

turfmann on September 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Bambi got pwned by The Bear.

Resist We Much on September 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Nevermind

/Emily Litella

rbj on September 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Foreign policy -in a End of Times region – as a complete clusterfluke of ad-hocery.

By tomorrow the media spin will be Obama = Hero of Peace; a cagey “gutsy caller” who bet big and won when Assad and Putin flinched at Obama’s muscle.

aquaviva on September 9, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Maybe Kerry knew something we all didn’t.

flicker on September 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

LOL, that’s a good one!

JusDreamin on September 9, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Been out of touch, is the teleprompter still planning a speech?

JusDreamin on September 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM

GarandFan on September 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Just think if this is true, then Putin found out and decided to do a public diplomacy de marche on Obama.

No matter what Obama tries to claim about ‘secret agreement talks’ it will be Putin who went public to get the spotlight.

Ahhh… Vlad… what a cunning weasel.

ajacksonian on September 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Obama a week ago: “We must attack Assad for using chemical weapons because the world established a red line.

Obama today: “I fervently hope that this can be resolved in a non-military way.”…

blink on September 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

OMG, Obama is already beating his chest….

“Did I do that?”

Key West Reader on September 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Maybe it actually wasn’t a mistake, a gaffe, or an extemporaneous remark.

‘He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week — turn it over, all of it, without delay and allow the full and total accounting.’

- Secretary of State John Kerry, this morning

In his next breath, he said:

‘Of course, he ISN’T about to do that. It CAN’T be done.’

Which was quickly followed by this statement from the State Department:

‘SECRETARY KERRY WAS MAKING A RHETORICAL ARGUMENT ABOUT THE IMPOSSIBILITY AND UNLIKELIHOOD of Assad turning over chemical weapons he has denied he used. His (Kerry’s) point was that THIS BRUTAL DICTATOR WITH A HISTORY OF PLAYING FAST AND LOOSE WITH THE FACTS CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO TURN OVER CHEMICAL WEAPONS, OTHERWISE HE WOULD HAVE DONE SO LONG AGO. That’s why the world faces this moment.’

Resist We Much on September 9, 2013 at 7:37 PM

…O’s best bet to extricate himself from this semi-gracefully is to let it drop off the public radar and hope that Assad doesn’t do anything to force it back on. And if he does, like, say, by using gas again…

Assad didn’t use the gas this time, the rebels did. Don’t swallow the con job.

slickwillie2001 on September 9, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Ever since I became ideologically aware, I always knew it would be a matter of time before someone else takes on the “Leader of the free world” mantle. Never in my wildests expectations did I expect it to happen so soon and for that leader to be a former KGB agent.

Good job, lightbringer.

nobar on September 9, 2013 at 7:32 PM

I do think Putin is the world’s top leader, but he just pointed out a solution that should have been step 1 a year or two ago. Our side is just that dumb.

El_Terrible on September 9, 2013 at 7:39 PM

turfmann on September 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Fair enough.

Maybe Kerry overheard something that he misconstrued insufficiently.

But WND reported yesterday that this was one point out of a four-point secret deal Obama offered to Assad. Lucky guess? Self-fulfilling prophecy? Excellent report?

Whatever. They did it.

flicker on September 9, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Resist We Much on September 9, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Ah a ‘full and total accounting’!

Does anyone remember those words with another Ba’athist dictator and how that worked out?

I do!

ajacksonian on September 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM

And there was much rejoicing.

WisRich on September 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Waterloo for “smart power”:
============================

Ooooooooooooooo Noes,…..Not another Hopey Little Big Horn,

ChangeyCustards Last Political Stand Sumpin Sumpins…………….

canopfor on September 9, 2013 at 7:42 PM

ajacksonian on September 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM

It’s worked out real well in North Korea and Iran, too. /

Resist We Much on September 9, 2013 at 7:43 PM

All I know is that I can see the Emperor’s new clothes!

And it’s a beautiful kosovorotka.

flicker on September 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM

If Dear Leader’s goal is to propel Amerika into the gutter…

…he’s doing a world-class job.

Hey, he did promise to fundamentally ‘transform’ America… and on that score, he IS delivering.

CPT. Charles on September 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Sure hope Ronnie is too busy rejoicing at the Throne to see all of this.

I miss leadership.

pambi on September 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Thank you President Obama Putin.
 
crr6 on May 1, 2011 at 10:45 PM

rogerb on September 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM

It’s good to see that Barry is taking Rand Paul’s advice from this morning.

Dusty on September 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM

It’s worked out real well in North Korea and Iran, too. /

Resist We Much on September 9, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Yeah, its just magical thinking all the way around when its diplomacy, weapons and a ‘full and total accounting’.

Pure magic.

The Stupid is on the Move.

ajacksonian on September 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Our leader will take anything other than having to make a decision. The ultimate goal is to make a speech, not a decision.

PaCadle on September 9, 2013 at 7:46 PM

blink on September 9, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Maybe the language is in the Obamacare bill!

You never know… the thing is just so big…

Or Dodd-Frank! Could be hidden in there.

Have to check behind the sofa, you never know…

ajacksonian on September 9, 2013 at 7:47 PM

“We are going to be immediately talking to the Russians and looking for some actual language they might be proposing,” [Obama] said.

 
Why didn’t the administration already have proposed language prepared if this was what they were trying to force.
 
If this was Obama’s idea, then wouldn’t he have the concept already sketched out?
 
blink on September 9, 2013 at 7:44 PM

 
They did, but it was in cursive.

rogerb on September 9, 2013 at 7:47 PM

It goes without saying: “If it was Bush”…..

nobar on September 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Now let’s get back to the issues of the IRS, NSA and Benghazi, okay?

Dusty on September 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Putin to Obama: You will take this deal and you will go on national television and accept it. And after your concession speech tomorrow night on international television, you will then enjoy my tea bags.

Dah.

Key West Reader on September 9, 2013 at 7:32 PM

rflmao

Putin to Xi Jingpin

“The American идиот too skinny and too old for Batcha Bazi much less Tiger food…But this humiliation is very entertaining isn’t it Comrade?…Have another Vodka and try our superior caviar”

Xi Jinping to Putin

” 是 (Yes) We need additional time to upgrade our Navy…But thanks for this opportunity to reassure our people at home…There’s not a lot these snowden documents reveal that we didn’t already know…Carry On Comrade”

workingclass artist on September 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

So, look at it this way,

“It’s commie shit Obama is eating so he is used to the taste”.

It has been his main diet his whole life.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on September 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Barack Obama: ‘I’m so great at saving the day from a catastrophe I wanted and will now do the things I should have done A YEAR AGO before I proposed this catastrophe.’

Smooth move, Ex-lax.

ajacksonian on September 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Feckless … yep, feckless. That’s the word I’ve been searching for.

M240H on September 9, 2013 at 7:50 PM

So now what does the boy king have to drone on about tomorrow? I heard it was supposed to be a 45- minute snorefest as it was, but now what? If he does try to lie about it and take credit I’m sure Putin will happily set him straight in a very public way.

He ought to just cancel his little speech and go play golf. It will do less damage than anything else he could say in a speech on what is now a moot issue. Back to Benghazi please?

Harbingeing on September 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Harbingeing on September 9, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Ever since I became ideologically aware, I always knew it would be a matter of time before someone else takes on the “Leader of the free world” mantle. Never in my wildests expectations did I expect it to happen so soon and for that leader to be a former KGB agent.

Good job, lightbringer.

nobar on September 9, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Putin has his own issues at home… And by no means should Russia be considered part of the “free world.”

When it comes to making Obama look like a fool on the world stage, he does a wonderful job at that though. More actually Obama does it to himself and Putin just stands by to poke him over the edge.

Gingotts on September 9, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Surreal as it may seem after Kerry’s gaffe heard ’round the world this morning,

Gaffe? Oh No! This is smart power in action.

Happy Nomad on September 9, 2013 at 7:52 PM

It’s a good day for America, Russia, Syria and the world.

If everything works out as hoped, President Putin has single-handedly prevented obama from launching a terrorist attack against Syria, has begun the process of removing chemical weapons from Syria, has prevented (delayed) World War III and has brought a bit of calm to the Middle East – Putin walks away a hero statesman. Meanwhile, poor little warmonger obama is crying on Valerie Jarrett’s shoulder (in between bong hits) asking why nobody wants to play with him any more.

I think a big, fat Nobel Peace Prize may be in Vladimir Putin’s future.

Pork-Chop on September 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Bambi got pwned by The Bear.

Resist We Much on September 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Yep!

Not that it was really hard or anything….3D chess trumps Spades with Reggie.

The Oriental Mind as the British used to say…but now the UK is just another small island nobody listens to anymore.

workingclass artist on September 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

So now Obama hopes to sell the authorization to attack to reluctant members of Congress by saying that he’ll try his best to let the U.S. threat and international pressure work where it previously didn’t? Where have I heard that before?

calbear on September 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM

And Obama hasn’t realized what all of us have.

He is the Mark.

ajacksonian on September 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Obozo needs this framed and on his desk…
“If you’ve been in office for 5 1/2 years and you still don’t know who the mark is, it’s probably you.”

Flange on September 9, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Heh…

The only thing left now is for someone to create a political cartoon involving an organ grinder and… a monkey (perhaps even a pair of monkeys).

It would fit…

CPT. Charles on September 9, 2013 at 7:56 PM

So, look at it this way,

“It’s psuedo-amateur commie shit Obama is eating so he is used to the taste”.

It has been his main diet his whole life.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on September 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM

He’s just a useful tool to Putin…basically a giant FAIL and treated as such.

workingclass artist on September 9, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Where is the military genius MNJG at to tell us what a great victory this is for the President.

RickB on September 9, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I dunno, it may be an unpopular opinion, but I think Obama’s ineptitude actually saved us here. President McCain would have boots on the ground in a half dozen hostile countries by now.

happytobehere on September 9, 2013 at 7:57 PM

So when the AQ dudes use gas again DURING the stand down that Assad is complying with….uh…then what?

Besides Dog Eater peeing his pants, I mean.

Bishop on September 9, 2013 at 7:57 PM

So now Obama hopes to sell the authorization to attack to reluctant members of Congress by saying that he’ll try his best to let the U.S. threat and international pressure work where it previously didn’t? Where have I heard that before?

calbear on September 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM

To be fair he didn’t even try the ‘international pressure’ route before now.

So now that has to work its course, which will be failure, before we revisit this in… hmmmm…. 2014? OCT 2014.

Perfect timing, no?

ajacksonian on September 9, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I think a big, fat Nobel Peace Prize may be in Vladimir Putin’s future.

Pork-Chop on September 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Well he probably mentioned that to Merkel at the summit while wearing the Superbowl Ring.

I’m sure he had a list prepared.

Well Played Putin…

workingclass artist on September 9, 2013 at 7:58 PM

but now the UK is just another small island nobody listens to anymore.

workingclass artist on September 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

I wouldn’t encourage Spain to adopt that position relative to Gibraltar.

Resist We Much on September 9, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Too, this takes the pressure off of the likes of Bill O’Riliey so he can continue to talk out of both sides his mouth in his never ending lust for add revenue, now he can slip in a good word on how Obama is not so bad after all.

Washington D.C. is a two party evil money cult, enabled by talking heads who lie for money.

It is a con.

We are the marks.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on September 9, 2013 at 7:59 PM

“O” doesn’t care that much about those little kids in body bags after all!

The BS Media and sycophantic pols will rush in to save “His Precious” [skin...color].

“Thank God for the Russians!” “The reset worked!”

Stepan on September 9, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Doesn’t chicago have a Russian mafia? He didn’t know they play hardball better than ballerinas with steak knives hanging out naked at the gym?

wolly4321 on September 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM

It used to be years of diplomacy leading up to a confrontation.

Now its a confrontation first. Years of diplomacy second. Then another confrontation later.

See?

PROGRESS!!

ajacksonian on September 9, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 8m

Senator Majority Leader Reid puts off filing cloture motion on Syria Authorization bill.

It will delay Senate vote till Thurs at earliest.
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https://twitter.com/markknoller

canopfor on September 9, 2013 at 8:03 PM

What about the CHILDREN????????

ctmom on September 9, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Why didn’t the administration already have proposed language prepared if this was what they were trying to force.

O doesn’t care what the wording is; he’s just stalling. How long did it take for Sadam to finally submit?

How long has Iran delayed?

And where is the “punishment” for Assad’s actually using the weapons?

Obama only wants the massive stockpile WMDs to remain long enough to get into the Brotherhood’s hand.

Now it’s golf and spades again.

flicker on September 9, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Pork-Chop on September 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

This really did work out for the best.

happytobehere on September 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

So when the AQ dudes use gas again DURING the stand down that Assad is complying with….uh…then what?

Besides Dog Eater peeing his pants, I mean.

Bishop on September 9, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Putin will move in and clean it up the Russian way…and China will be right along side.

This is now a political management issue…managing the regional development in a way that benefits the objectives of Russia and China…and restores stability and traditional values or something…

Новая школа

(Novaya shkola = New School)

in Chinese

新学校

Xīn xuéxiào

workingclass artist on September 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

He HAS to make the speech tomorrow night so that everybody will be talking about it on Wednesday, instead of the “Benghazi – One Year Later” story.

JohnD13 on September 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Senator Majority Leader Reid puts off filing cloture motion on Syria Authorization bill.

AFTER he went full Godwin and invoked the Nazis.

Old & Busted:

‘It’s the Nazis redux. We must ACT now! eL3vEnTy!!!111!!!1111′

– Senator Harry Reid

New Hotness:

‘Never mind. No need to rush anything here.’

– Senator Harry Reid

Resist We Much on September 9, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Hilarious dope President and his nitwit/lefty Secretary of State humiliated and pantsed by former KGB psychopath from Russia. When last seen Putin had Kerry in a headlock and was giving him “Noogies” while he laughed and pulled Obama’s underwear up over his head.

Jaibones on September 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM

I guess Kerry will now be against a strike in Syria before he was for it, this guy couldn’t even get a real job at waffle hut even though he is clearly qualified.

Windsweeping on September 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM

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Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 1m

Pres. Obama also takes his case on Syria to the Capitol tomorrow: making separate appearance midday before Senate Democrats and Republicans.
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Tomorrow: It’s address to the nation day. Pres Obama makes his case for military action against Syria in 9pm/ET speech from the East Room.

https://twitter.com/markknoller

canopfor on September 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Doesn’t chicago have a Russian mafia? He didn’t know they play hardball better than ballerinas with steak knives hanging out naked at the gym?

wolly4321 on September 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Heck doesn’t he even have a dossier on Putin?

The guy stole money from St. Petersburg, put it in his own corporate account in Germany so that he could work out drug deals with South American cartels… and leave the people in St. Petersburg to starve.

Which is worse: the Red Mafia or the KGB/FSB which is now the government of Russia? When you can tell them apart, of course.

ajacksonian on September 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM

but now the UK is just another small island nobody listens to anymore.

workingclass artist on September 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

I wouldn’t encourage Spain to adopt that position relative to Gibraltar.

Resist We Much on September 9, 2013 at 7:59 PM

I was just quoting the Russian envoy.

Cameron left documents on board a public train…and the press caught it.

He’s gonna be a bit busy for a while anyhow.

workingclass artist on September 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Video of Obama saying ‘we need to act now’ anywhere?

BKeyser on September 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM

New Hotness:

‘Never mind. No need to rush anything here.’

– Senator Harry Reid

Resist We Much on September 9, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Resist We Much:Lol,you need to trade-mark that sucker———:0

canopfor on September 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Aw, shucks! I wanted to see which way Kay “I’m no atheist” Hagan (D-NC) would vote.

SouthernGent on September 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Delay? Working political angles while little brown Syrian children are overwhelmed with phosgene gas? Barbaric, BARBARIC, I say!

Why do demorats hate little brown Syrian children?

#Imgoingtorubthisinyourfacesforthenext50years

Bishop on September 9, 2013 at 7:26 PM

I see MNJG has persuaded you to his side.

RickB on September 9, 2013 at 8:09 PM

RWM!
heh!!!

ted c on September 9, 2013 at 8:09 PM

He HAS to make the speech tomorrow night so that everybody will be talking about it on Wednesday, instead of the “Benghazi – One Year Later” story.

JohnD13 on September 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

He can always fall back on the enemy is Rush Limbaugh…

workingclass artist on September 9, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Do I hear the music for Jeopardy playing in the background?

Answer: He won the Nobel Peace Prize and the US Presidency in 2016,

They’re all writing in their questions.

Winning Question: Who is President Putin.

Now let’s see who if anyone has written in the right question and will win this year’s round of International Jeopardy.

flicker on September 9, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Obama will declare victory.

El_Terrible on September 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Yep…We are having our “Crazy King Moment”

workingclass artist on September 9, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Obama found his way out. He will leave things to Russia and the UN, claim victory and this will go away. There will be no vote in the Senate or House now. The media, Hollywood, and liberals will praise Obama for his strategy.

The question is, will Obama’s poll numbers stabilize again after this passes? My guess, sadly, is yes.

Jack_Burton on September 9, 2013 at 8:13 PM

So when the AQ dudes use gas again DURING the stand down that Assad is complying with….uh…then what?

Besides Dog Eater peeing his pantsCap’n Kickass Underoos, I mean.

Bishop on September 9, 2013 at 7:57 PM

/This just seemed a bit more apropo

Key West Reader on September 9, 2013 at 8:14 PM

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