Video: Annoyed Obama pretty sick and tired of people calling his foreign policy weak

posted at 7:21 pm on April 29, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via RCP, somewhere Rand Paul’s watching this clip and nodding along. He and O share a common opponent, after all. Whom do you suppose Obama has in mind in these passages?

Typically, criticism of our foreign policy has been directed at the failure to use military force. And the question I think I would have is, why is it that everybody is so eager to use military force after we’ve just gone through a decade of war at enormous costs to our troops and to our budget? And what is it exactly that these critics think would have been accomplished?

My job as Commander-in-Chief is to deploy military force as a last resort, and to deploy it wisely. And, frankly, most of the foreign policy commentators that have questioned our policies would go headlong into a bunch of military adventures that the American people had no interest in participating in and would not advance our core security interests.

So if you look at Syria, for example, our interest is in helping the Syrian people, but nobody suggests that us being involved in a land war in Syria would necessarily accomplish this goal. And I would note that those who criticize our foreign policy with respect to Syria, they themselves say, no, no, no, we don’t mean sending in troops. Well, what do you mean? Well, you should be assisting the opposition — well, we’re assisting the opposition. What else do you mean? Well, perhaps you should have taken a strike in Syria to get chemical weapons out of Syria. Well, it turns out we’re getting chemical weapons out of Syria without having initiated a strike. So what else are you talking about? And at that point it kind of trails off…

The point is that for some reason many who were proponents of what I consider to be a disastrous decision to go into Iraq haven’t really learned the lesson of the last decade, and they keep on just playing the same note over and over again. Why? I don’t know.

He’s thinking of McCain, of course. It’s McCain who’s been after him for years to arm the dubious “moderate” rebel factions in Syria and it’s McCain who wants the U.S. to arm Ukrainians in case the Russian army rolls into Kiev. Obama even refers to the Sunday morning talk shows, where ol’ Mav is a stalwart, at the end. I’m tempted to accuse him of using a classic Hopenchange strawman here in equating calls for a more robust response to Syria and Ukraine with racing headlong into new military action abroad — and it is a strawman, as applied to some commentators. Is it a strawman as applied to a super-hawk like McCain, though? The first rule of super-hawkery, as far as I’ve gleaned, is that it’s never appropriate to cut your losses and retreat if things aren’t going well. The solution to any troubled intervention is more intervention, a sort of one-way ratchet on foreign policy. To retreat under fire is to abandon your allies in the field, a mark of dishonor. If that’s true, then Obama’s point about headlong adventurism isn’t wildly unfair; it’s unfair to more temperate hawks, who do allow for loss-cutting if things go bad, but not to people who follow the ratchet approach. Once you’re in, you’re in until you win. However long that takes.

It’s a sign of how little Obama wants to talk about Afghanistan and Libya these days that he doesn’t mention them here as obvious examples of his willingness to send in the military when necessary. And that’s not the only conspicuous omission. There’s a really obvious example of hawks accusing O of weakness and appeasement that, curiously, Obama doesn’t bring up in defending his approach to crises like Syria and Ukraine. Hint: It begins with an “I” and it’s a giant sore spot with our allies in Israel and our “allies” in Saudi Arabia. Why do you suppose he’s not so eager to talk about that one?


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Typically, criticism of our foreign policy has been directed at the failure to use military force.

See, for me it’s more about snubbing our allies and sucking up to our enemies who are not going to change.

rbj on April 29, 2014 at 7:24 PM

We’re soooo screwed…

sandee on April 29, 2014 at 7:24 PM

This is the same guy who was begging the US to go to fake-war with Syria after they crossed his red line – right?

Skipity on April 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

President Job Killer
President Downgrade
President Vagina

Privatize It on April 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Ya’ll quit noticing my impotence…K? – King Preezy Choom the Magnificent I

workingclass artist on April 29, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Annoyed Obama pretty sick and tired of people calling his foreign policy weak

I wonder if Republicans/conservatives get tired of having their foreign policy called misbegotten and incompetent. I would rather have a weak Obama foreign policy than a “strong” Republican foreign policy that would:

a. Still have the US in Iraq
b. Still have the US in Afghanistan
c. Started a hot war with Iran
d. Staging a hot war with Russia
e. Maintained belligerence with China and Venezuela

How many wars do you guys think the US should fight concurrently?

antifederalist on April 29, 2014 at 7:28 PM

As limp and impotent as ever – that’s our obama!

Pork-Chop on April 29, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I hope Valerie tells him how whiny this sounded.

myrenovations on April 29, 2014 at 7:29 PM

I heard this presser live while you guys were sleeping (we live in the Philippines).
It was surprising how everything Mr Obama was saying sounded very good & true for about 30 minutes.
Then Fox News had to go & ruin everything by asking him a tough question that led to his lengthy rant full of misinformation & lightly-disguised Bush-bashing.

itsnotaboutme on April 29, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Angry Black Man.

portlandon on April 29, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Like the shifting sands of the red line, these are the days of our lives.

TinFin on April 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM

obama would rather punch down at C. Bundy, than lead a world against Russian hegemony.

What barry doesn’t understand it is the full fabric of foreign and domest affairs, not to mention personal character, that makes a real prezy. It should have been no surprise that Russia is interested in pursuing Russian interests in its former territory.

that’s why caving to Putin was always a bad idea…and saying that he’ll have more ‘flexibility’ after the election, was just the signal to Putin that he’s on easy street now.

was is the last option…barry sets afire the straw man that his opponent see it as a first option. (which in McCain’s case may be actually true)

r keller on April 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM

antifederalist on April 29, 2014 at 7:28 PM

He wanted a war with Syria just last year. Don’t you remember? The people of America flooded congress with calls and he backed off.

And Hilary voted to go into both wars during the GW years.

This isn’t the Dem / Republican thing you want it to be.

Skipity on April 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Shut up because Russia can fight back, racists.

rogerb on April 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Somehow the bumper-sticker foreign policy of “leading from behind” does not generate confidence. Neither does diminishing and weakening our military in size, leadership, nor rules of engagement.

This administration’s interference and backing the wrong horses in Egypt and Libya are horrendous examples of foreign policy in this administration. Undermining Israel and playing the blame game against it destabilizes the Middle East.

Shall we go all the way back to the idiocy that this administration tried to pull in re to Honduras?

onlineanalyst on April 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Then Fox News had to go & ruin everything by asking him a tough question that led to his lengthy rant full of misinformation & lightly-disguised Bush-bashing.

itsnotaboutme on April 29, 2014 at 7:29 PM

It’s really not fair. They should all have to submit the questions in advance so that Big O can read the right answer off the teleprompter.

Skipity on April 29, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Via RCP, somewhere Rand Paul’s watching this clip and nodding along. He and O share a common opponent, after all. Whom do you suppose Obama has in mind in these passages?

Except it was Rand that lead the crusade against Obama’s war with Syria. Nice try, though.

Skipity on April 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM

I think, instead of these tantrums, he should be calling a presser for each policy failure achievement and celebrating with a Victory Lap!

Perhaps he’s just waiting to reach some magic number, like “7.1 million” dead?

ShainS on April 29, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Never complain, never explain.

Otherwise, you’re weak.

de rigueur on April 29, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Of course he’s annoyed; foreign policy to American leftists is nothing but annoying. They’ve got one foreign policy goal and Kerry’s working it now. Brokering a peace deal between Israel and Palestine. Other than that, their main concern is rewriting the US Constitution. Everything else is an annoyance.

BKeyser on April 29, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Never complain, never explain.

Otherwise, you’re weak.

de rigueur on April 29, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Pure poetry … very nicely said!

ShainS on April 29, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Here’s an excellent example of exactly how weak Obama’s foreign policy is… and it overlaps and intersects with the destructive weakness of his domestic policy with precision

American manufacturers are employing slave labor in factories in China rather than keep the jobs in the Untied States and pay Americans a decent wage to make their products, and the Obama administration does precious little to stop the practice despite two laws aimed at stopping the practice. At home and abroad, Obama has the same problem with the law and enforcement.

thatsafactjack on April 29, 2014 at 7:41 PM

They love you, Obama. They really really love you.
Just kidding. They are protesting and burning him in effigy everywhere he goes. Heal the damn earth already.

TinFin on April 29, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Since Korea and Vietnam etc… it’s not that we engaged militarily, it’s that we engaged without commitment. The drawback in having the military commanded by civilians is that civilians have no stomach for war and it’s all about politics and their future.

A bunch of pu$$ies deciding on a military engagement’s rules means you’ll lose everytime.

Vince on April 29, 2014 at 7:41 PM

No it’s about not having a coherent foreign policy.

crankyoldlady on April 29, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I heard this presser live while you guys were sleeping (we live in the Philippines).
It was surprising how everything Mr Obama was saying sounded very good & true for about 30 minutes.
Then Fox News had to go & ruin everything by asking him a tough question that led to his lengthy rant full of misinformation & lightly-disguised Bush-bashing.

itsnotaboutme on April 29, 2014 at 7:29 PM

It’s really not fair. They should all have to submit the questions in advance so that Big O can read the right answer off the teleprompter.

Skipity on April 29, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Not fair = racist.
Just ask the army of race-baiters & their Commander-in-Chief, Obama.

itsnotaboutme on April 29, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Here’s how it works Obozo. You may not want to use military force but you don’t show your hand to your adversaries.

iceman1960 on April 29, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Obama would have less stress if we ship him to Mars….

He just doesn’t like this world.

Electrongod on April 29, 2014 at 7:49 PM

those who criticize our foreign policy with respect to Syria, they themselves say, no, no, no, we don’t mean sending in troops. Well, what do you mean? Well, you should be assisting the opposition — well, we’re assisting the opposition.

Yeah we are …just ask Amb Chris Stevens ….

burrata on April 29, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Video: Annoyed Obama pretty sick and tired of people calling his foreign policy weak

We don’t understand his foreign policy because it’s not in the best interests of the United States, but rather what is best for him and his cronies…ideology, power, and money.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 29, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Annoyed Obama pretty sick and tired of people calling his foreign policy weak

Waaaaaaaaa…ya phuck.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 7:53 PM

He’s surprised that all the strategies of “community organizing” in Chicago don’t directly translate to foreign nations, and that’s where his experience ends, so he gave up.

Bishop on April 29, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Obama has defeated more strawmen than any President before him.

Bigbullets on April 29, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Annoyed Obama pretty sick and tired of people calling his foreign policy weak

Waaaaaaaaa…ya phuck.

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 7:53 PM

He’s pissed off because his plan to Fundamentally
Transform America into a Marxist utopia isn’t going as well as planned.

oscarwilde on April 29, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Here’s how it works Obozo. You may not want to use military force but you don’t show your hand to your adversaries.

iceman1960 on April 29, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Reagan got results because they thought he would do something. He didn’t have to actually do anything.

crankyoldlady on April 29, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Here’s how it works Obozo. You may not want to use military force but you don’t show your hand to your adversaries.

iceman1960 on April 29, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Too obvious, too, er, unacademic. Not gonna happen with Mr. Tudball.

No it’s about not having a coherent foreign policy.

crankyoldlady on April 29, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Again, too obvious. Common, we can do better than this!

Think “dialectical materialism”.

Chuck Ef on April 29, 2014 at 7:56 PM

VDH summarizes the Obysmal foreign policy: “from bad to none”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/376725/foreign-policy-bad-none-victor-davis-hanson

onlineanalyst on April 29, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Hussein’s foreign policy is aiding and abetting America’s enemies.
If people don’t understand such a simple thing, it is not Hussein’s fault .

burrata on April 29, 2014 at 7:58 PM

And in related news Egypt sentences hundreds to death.
Fomenting civil war is a shytty foreign policy O’Bozo.

Ukraine up next.

WryTrvllr on April 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I would rather have a weak Obama foreign policy than a “strong” Republican foreign policy that would:

a. Still have the US in Iraq
b. Still have the US in Afghanistan
c. Started a hot war with Iran
d. Staging a hot war with Russia
e. Maintained belligerence with China and Venezuela

How many wars do you guys think the US should fight concurrently?

antifederalist on April 29, 2014 at 7:28 PM

The initial premise is all wrong. Live to fight another day has two parts to it.

WryTrvllr on April 29, 2014 at 8:03 PM

How presumptuous. But we all know that already. Disastrous, yes, because your party made it so. Insisted it be disastrous, and settled for nothing short of disaster. And that is why your party can never be trusted with anything so important as war, for or against.

bour3 on April 29, 2014 at 8:03 PM

What an asshol……… The pious SOB who sent troops into harms way, not even believing in the mission he sent them on.

GarandFan on April 29, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Like the shifting sands of the red line, these are the days of our lives.

TinFin on April 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM

+1

classic

Franklin100 on April 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM

We call it weak because it is weak. If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, etc….

307wolverine on April 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Like the shifting sands of the red line, these are the days of our lives.

TinFin on April 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM

+1

classic

Franklin100 on April 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Made me chuckle….

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Reagan got results because they thought he would do something. He didn’t have to actually do anything.

crankyoldlady on April 29, 2014 at 7:56 PM

That’s the danger of having such an inexperienced, weak leader.

iceman1960 on April 29, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Hint: It begins with an “I” and it’s a giant sore spot with our allies in Israel and our “allies” in Saudi Arabia. Why do you suppose he’s not so eager to talk about that one?

because he is a piece of Shiite and wants to deflect from the fact that after the Saudis paid for his everything , all his life, he stabbed them in the back ?

burrata on April 29, 2014 at 8:06 PM

The Great Strawman Massacree of 2014.

forest on April 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM

You’ve accepted the president’s premise and therefore fallen into his rhetorical trap. That’s your first mistake.

Nobody, sans a few outliers like McCain have suggested “our policies would go headlong into a bunch of military adventures that the American people had no interest in participating in “. That’s a strawman meant to not only paint the Republican Party as some type of mindless neanderthal war mongers, but mostly to cover for Mr. Obama’s meandering, feckless and ultimately, yes- weak policies.

This debate starts with the evidence and our global security landscape shows a fairly adventurous, creeping and dire threat.

Conversely, the actual decreases in threats are all remnants of President Bush’s policies. That includes special forces missions, drones and even the take-down of USL. Policies by the way, Mr. Obama previously resoundingly criticized.

Conclusively, Mr. Obama is seen as weak by our adversaries. That’s not by mistake, but by his own actions. His failures litter the landscape from Egypt to Benghazi to Syria and in places like Africa, South America and finally Russia.

The world is a much more dangerous place for Americans and their allies. On that, there is no argument.

Marcus Traianus on April 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM

The Great Strawman Massacree of 2014.

forest on April 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I hated that pryck, and the way he tricked those poor trees out of their apples

WryTrvllr on April 29, 2014 at 8:08 PM

OT

http://youngcons.com/obama-went-to-a-mosque-in-malaysia-on-sunday-and-what-he-said-their-is-very-very-disturbing/#.U16aixK6u9k.facebook

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Time for a second look at “The Black House“???

oscarwilde on April 29, 2014 at 8:10 PM

The Emperor’s ‘foreign policy’ needs E.D. medication !
.
How “annoying” was that, Mr President ?

listens2glenn on April 29, 2014 at 8:10 PM

If Obama and Putin had an IQ test Putin could spot Barry 50 points and still beat him by 10+.

The Obama Doctrine:
1. It’s not my fault.
2. Booooooooooooooosh!!
3. An inferno of strawmen.
4. Racist!!!!!
5. Have media cover for his failure.

jukin3 on April 29, 2014 at 8:11 PM

President Obama said this yesterday about Donald Sterling. Today karma caught up to him.

“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t have to do anything, you just let them talk.”

RickinNH on April 29, 2014 at 8:16 PM

oscarwilde on April 29, 2014 at 8:10 PM

That was my 1st look. Whoa..

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 8:17 PM

oscarwilde on April 29, 2014 at 8:10 PM

That was my 1st look. Whoa..

bazil9 on April 29, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Rumors have been surrounding Barky for quiet a while now (Reggie Love anyone?). I usually laugh them off and then dismiss them, now though… One really does have to wonder.

oscarwilde on April 29, 2014 at 8:21 PM

If Obama and Putin had an IQ test Putin could spot Barry 50 points and still beat him by 10+.

Maybe. But the SCOTUS just ruled that we don’t have to spot ‘em 50 points anymore: at least not for Universities.

Skipity on April 29, 2014 at 8:22 PM

And, frankly, most of the foreign policy commentators that have questioned our policies would go headlong into a bunch of military adventures that the American people had no interest in participating in and would not advance our core security interests. – BHØ

.
Hahvahd GraduAte…
.
I hope somebody in that audience snickered while he was delivering his whiny little rant…

ExpressoBold on April 29, 2014 at 8:22 PM

His policy does blow…all Obama can do is say Bush done it!

sorrowen on April 29, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I’m starting to hate the word “folks”….

sorrowen on April 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Annoyed Obama pretty sick and tired of people calling his foreign policy weak

Ok….O your foreign policy is dumb…in fact it is right up there with such legends as Jimbo and W.

It is sort of like a frankenstein monster of every stupid thing Jimbo and W did. Talk big and carry a twig…

William Eaton on April 29, 2014 at 8:27 PM

antifederalist on April 29, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Right, we need to work on a new hot war in Libya… again, the last one didn’t take… and a hot war in Syria. Both without Congressional approval; who needs that nonsense, right?

Then we’ll wait and let Russia keep taking allies over entirely as we sit on the sidelines. Maybe use twitter to tell them to stop in the hopes that’ll be meaningful.

Because everyone will love and respect us when we show that a treaty with us isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.

How many wars do you guys think the US should fight concurrently?

I don’t know. With the feckless stalling on Iran, and Russia, and Syria, and others… how many are you lining up to hit us all at once?

Since we shouldn’t do them all at once, why keep stalling and pushing more onto the pile waiting for it to blow?

OH< you want it to be someone else's fault when this all comes crashing down at once, and you're hoping you can blame your failure on someone else?

Yeah, now it makes sense. Thanks for clarifying why you're doing this.

gekkobear on April 29, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Who knew Ed Henry was a racist…?

d1carter on April 29, 2014 at 8:52 PM

WHO GIVES FLYING FIG, OB00BER, WHAT YOU THINK?

avagreen on April 29, 2014 at 9:00 PM

What if we call it a traitorous foreign policy? Is that better?

claudius on April 29, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Face it, Obama’s the Mother of All Wusseys. He’s gone from riding bikes with silly helmets, to Mom jeans, to caving in every single foreign policy conflict across the world. On the world stage, he has gone from an embarrassment to a complete joke. And, in so doing, he has reduced the greatest country the world has ever known to the same wussey level. It will take two generations to undo what this communist bastard has done in half a decade or so.

TXUS on April 29, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Wow, Obama vs. a whole nation of strawmen!

myiq2xu on April 29, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Me thinks the emperor’s clothes are a bit threadbare.

HiJack on April 29, 2014 at 9:21 PM

There’s a really obvious example of hawks accusing O of weakness and appeasement that, curiously, Obama doesn’t bring up in defending his approach to crises like Syria and Ukraine. Hint: It begins with an “I” and it’s a giant sore spot with our allies in Israel and our “allies” in Saudi Arabia. Why do you suppose he’s not so eager to talk about that one?

Second hint: it ends with “N”, not “Q”, and it wants something that begins and ends with “B”.

Steve Z on April 29, 2014 at 9:26 PM

As usual, this man is only capable of tearing down strawmen. The magic, however, is long since gone. Whether the American electorate know it or not, Obama has beclowned himself abroad. He is neither respected nor feared – and that includes among our allies.

The simple fact is Bush’s foreign policy record is always going to be defined by Iraq. You can’t take Iraq out of the equation. But if you could, it wouldn’t even be close. Bush had a more consistent and beneficial foreign policy than this President, who seems not to really want to deal with foreign policy and is always ducking responsibility whenever and wherever possible. That includes maintaining our alliances, which contrary to what most liberals seem to think, have atrophied under Obama from Japan to the Middle East to yes, liberals, even in Western Europe.

hamiltmc on April 29, 2014 at 9:29 PM

hmmmm? foreign policy?

Is that what we’re talking about here?

/Boxer briefs ad. I can obfuscate too.

bettycooper on April 29, 2014 at 9:47 PM

I think we need to realize that Obama views “foreign policy” as a popularity poll of the USA’s Celebrity-in-Chief.

When GWB was C-in-C, plenty of Euros and pretty much all Muslim states thought he stunk on ice, so GWB’s foreign policy (otherwise known as Q rating) was a dismal failure, in O’s mind.

Obama, on the other hand, had star power, and he and his groupies honestly thought that his incredible incredibleness would be enough to awe the rest of the world into peaceful admiration and start a few rounds of Kumbaya going.

The fact that it hasn’t worked the way he thought baffles our Petulant Prezzie, and leads to chin-lifting, hankie-stomping and statements that start “Look, Ed, some people have said…”.

Dolce Far Niente on April 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

My job as Commander-in-Chief is to deploy military force as a last resort, and to deploy it wisely

…in a desert in Utah…for a bunch of cows?

KOOLAID2 on April 29, 2014 at 10:13 PM

I think we need to realize that Obama views “foreign policy” as a popularity poll of the USA’s Celebrity-in-Chief.

When GWB was C-in-C, plenty of Euros and pretty much all Muslim states thought he stunk on ice, so GWB’s foreign policy (otherwise known as Q rating) was a dismal failure, in O’s mind.

Obama, on the other hand, had star power, and he and his groupies honestly thought that his incredible incredibleness would be enough to awe the rest of the world into peaceful admiration and start a few rounds of Kumbaya going.

The fact that it hasn’t worked the way he thought baffles our Petulant Prezzie, and leads to chin-lifting, hankie-stomping and statements that start “Look, Ed, some people have said…”.

Dolce Far Niente on April 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

This is because Barry has been carried his entire privileged life on the pillow of Affirmative Action, until he leaves the protection of the US media and goes abroad. Then he enters the real world which is entirely foreign to him, and he doesn’t know how to react. All his feeble brain can suggest to him is that this must be racism.

slickwillie2001 on April 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Obama “wee wee’d up”

OxyCon on April 29, 2014 at 10:31 PM

A Fundamental change in American Foreign Policy

Obama Supports (in order):

Shiite freedom fighters
Sunni freedom fighters
Fascist nationalists
Socialist nationalists
Dictators
Former (Bush) Allies
White Europeans
Israel

Rea1ityCheck on April 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I agree…he HAS NO foreign policy!

easyt65 on April 29, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Actually, “Pathetic” is probably a more apropos description, Barry.

Bill M on April 30, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Time for a second look at “The Black House“???

oscarwilde on April 29, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I’m hoping you’re just pulling our chains here, oscar. That reads like something from The Onion. “Forced me to listen to Diana Ross , full volume, all hours of the night”? C’mon.

Cleombrotus on April 30, 2014 at 12:06 AM

I have this daydream where we hang all the traitors, stimulate a domestic hemp industry to supply the rope, and once again achieve a high rate of labor force participation.

And the newly high vacancy rate would lead to a renter’s market in DC office space!

Adjoran on April 30, 2014 at 12:32 AM

I’m starting to hate the word “folks”….

sorrowen on April 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM

It’s not just you.

David Blue on April 30, 2014 at 1:37 AM

Maybe he might define what our “core security interests” are and how he is advancing them.
He says we have an interest in “helping the Syrian people” but the little he is doing is not helping at all.
The same in Ukraine and with Iran.
With Iran his appeasement is strengthening our enemies.
He defends his inaction by invoking Iraq
Iraq, the site of a “disastrous” war is now a haven that Syrian refugees flee too from the hell of Barry’s “peace process” in Syria

breffnian on April 30, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Annoyed Obama pretty sick and tired of people calling his foreign policy weak

I wonder if Republicans/conservatives get tired of having their foreign policy called misbegotten and incompetent. I would rather have a weak Obama foreign policy than a “strong” Republican foreign policy that would:

a. Still have the US in Iraq
b. Still have the US in Afghanistan
c. Started a hot war with Iran
d. Staging a hot war with Russia
e. Maintained belligerence with China and Venezuela

How many wars do you guys think the US should fight concurrently?

antifederalist on April 29, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I’m sure Obama needed your help killing all those straw men.

No, not really. That’s why they’re called straw men.

There Goes the Neighborhood on April 30, 2014 at 2:02 AM

Obama is very depressed that his Muslim Brotherhood thing was such a failure…dreams of Muslim Brotherhood led Caliphate across the Muslim world all gone bust.

albill on April 30, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Killing by drones is not the use of military force?

albill on April 30, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Hey Obama not only is your foreign policy weak you are a wuss

neyney on April 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM

“A bunch”, “a whole host of issues”, “folks”, and other obamaisms are more annoying than hearing this guy attempt to act like president. Please no more community organizers, Bushes or Clintons in ’16.

halebyuca on April 30, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Clint Eastwood did it best….. empty chair.

ultracon on April 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM

And exactly what “lessons” have you learned ya doosh – other than being a Marxist fraud hiding behind a lapdog media?

YEAH I THOUGHT SO!

Pelosi Schmelosi on April 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

IT’S GOOD TO BE KING,You screwed this country big time,now you say, the other guy would have made it worse. You are the president{sorry to say} grow up and take responsibility for your MESS!!!!!!!!!!!

woody66 on April 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM

The cloths have no emperor

Weiner_Holder on April 30, 2014 at 5:37 PM