Obama struggles to explain why Americans don’t support his foreign policy anymore

posted at 10:01 am on June 27, 2014 by Noah Rothman

In what even The New York Times characterized as a “campaign tour,” President Barack Obama traveled to Minnesota on Thursday where he confronted the malaise which haunts his presidency and threatens to cost his party their majority in the Senate. “Cynicism is popular these days,” Obama conceded, “but hope’s better.”

Cynicism doesn’t become popular in a vacuum. The hope Obama referenced, which certainly characterized the mood of the country in the wake of his 2008 election even amid one of the worst economic downturns of the last century, had to be crushed first.

Steadily and with obstinate persistence, the president chipped away at the public trust on domestic issues – channeling his energies not into the economic recovery but into a massive overhaul of the health care system which remains unpopular to this day.

For a time, the president’s popular appeal was buoyed by his approach to foreign policy. Elected to reverse the policies of his predecessor, Obama could largely rely on his instincts when confronting challenges overseas. When the threats to American security and hegemony proliferated, however, as a result of his actions, the public began to sour on Obama’s doctrine-less approach to foreign affairs as well.

On Tuesday, Obama awoke to this nightmarish headline in The Washington Post: “Why is Obama’s foreign policy now polling like Obamacare?” This condition has everything to do with the chaos in Iraq – his legacy achievement, the crisis which he was elected to address, is still a crisis and American troops are back in Baghdad.

In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Friday, Obama was confronted with the unpopularity of his approach to foreign affairs and the growing threat posed by ISIS militants. The ABC host noted that even Obama’s own former ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, has suggested that ISIS represents a greater threat to the United States than Osama bin-Laden’s al-Qaeda.

When asked if these al-Qaeda affiliated militants are growing in strength, the president conceded that a central plank of his 2012 reelection campaign – that the terrorist network was “on the run” and “decimated” – was no longer true.

“The majority of Americans don’t support your path on foreign policy,” Stephanopoulos said. “Are you failing by your own standard?”

“I know we go back to the polls but, throughout the first half of my presidency, the polls showed strong support for my policy,” Obama replied.

“But the public has to support it, doesn’t it?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“But not at every minute, George, because there’s going to be times when the world is messy,” Obama said with a chuckle.

The president enjoyed the support of the public and a broad mandate to reshape the United States’ approach to foreign affairs because Americans no longer believed that the Bush administration’s goals in Iraq and Afghanistan were attainable. They believed Obama when he wrote in 2008 that “Iraq is not the central front in the war on terrorism, and it never has been.” It is now, and Americans feel less safe than at any point since the immediate post-9/11 period.

That’s why Obama has lost the public’s trust on foreign policy matters, and why the polls are unlikely to turn around for him soon. Betrayal is a hard thing to forgive.


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Obama struggles…..

No need to read further….

Electrongod on June 27, 2014 at 10:04 AM

George Snuffaluffagus keeps looking at the crease in Obama’s pants…..

Electrongod on June 27, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Obama shhtruggles

Galtian on June 27, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Ward Cleaver on June 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM

“You guys messed up, you trusted me.” -obozo said with a chuckle

Flange on June 27, 2014 at 10:09 AM

We don’t support it because we are racist of course. Racist and stupid. And unable to understand the BRILLIANCE of the allegedly Harvard educated genius Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

(btw, why isn’t Harvard enrollment COLLAPSING given that Obama is living proof it’s an overpriced piss-poor school?)

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Betrayal is a hard thing to forgive.

Trust is one of the most difficult to build. Once forsaken it is almost impossible to restore. Just ask the GOPe if you don’t believe 0.

Bmore on June 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Ward Cleaver on June 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM

If Barry would actually deign to put in a 40 hour work week every now and then he might not have to learn about everything in the newspaper…

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Now we know what the average Roman felt like while Nero fiddled.

acyl72 on June 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Most Americans don’t even know what is Obama’s foreign policy. They simply have a visceral reaction againt his constant appeasement, and de facto support, of the muslim brotherhood – which, btw, is the foundation of his foreign policy.

locomotivebreath1901 on June 27, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Looking kind of gray there, old man, not the constant party you and your grifter spouse thought the job would be, huh?

Bishop on June 27, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Most Americans don’t even know what is Obama’s foreign policy. They simply have a visceral reaction againt his constant appeasement, and de facto support, of the muslim brotherhood – which, btw, is the foundation of his foreign policy.

locomotivebreath1901 on June 27, 2014 at 10:12 AM

His middle name is his foreign policy: HUSSEIN.

Diminish America, alienate and betray our allies, side with the terrorists, that’s Obama’s foreign policy.

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Now we know what the average Roman felt like while Nero fiddled.

acyl72 on June 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Cavuto’s best line in the Bachmann interview; “Rome is burning, by the way…”

Midas on June 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Now we know what the average Roman felt like while Nero fiddled.

acyl72 on June 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM

America burns while Zero Dithers.

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM

(btw, why isn’t Harvard enrollment COLLAPSING given that Obama is living proof it’s an overpriced piss-poor school?)

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Human nature in several respects:

RL on June 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Obama’s foreign policy has been a *huge* success, folks. Admit it, realize it, accept it.

What we have there, as well as domestically, is exactly what he wants. None of this is ‘failure’ if you simply accept the point-of-view of the guy doing the fiddling.

Midas on June 27, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Most Americans don’t even know what is Obama’s foreign policy……

locomotivebreath1901 on June 27, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Obama is the leader of the world…
Nothing is foreign….
Hence…no policy…

[Troll mode off]

Electrongod on June 27, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Yeah, that reminds me, what is his foreign policy? Bozo Biden?

jake49 on June 27, 2014 at 10:17 AM

I agree with nothing Obama has done.

Nat George on June 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM

In what even The New York Times characterized as a “campaign tour,” President Barack Obama traveled to Minnesota on Thursday where he confronted the malaise which haunts his presidency and threatens to cost his party their majority in the Senate.

But having a burger with a welfare queen is going to make it all better.

Happy Nomad on June 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 17h

Protip: before telling me how you should manage healthcare, the economy and the weather, show me you can manage you own emails.

Bmore on June 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Some kind of auto submission with got the best of me. Should have been:

(btw, why isn’t Harvard enrollment COLLAPSING given that Obama is living proof it’s an overpriced piss-poor school?)

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Human nature in several respects:

1. The tendency for the fool within to follow the Piper

2. The tendency for the fool within to say, “Hey, look what this moron got for going there. I want some that…”

RL on June 27, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Well he can’t blame Bush anymore and he can’t admit that he’s so over his head, and he can’t admit that all of his lame excuses are just so many lies… So I would stutter too…

Kuffar on June 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM

“But not at every minute, George, because there’s going to be times when the world is messy,” Obama said with a chuckle.

I loathe him so.

Naturally Curly on June 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM

The hope Obama referenced, which certainly characterized the mood of the country in the wake of his 2008 election

LOL.

The 2008 election wasn’t about hope. It was America throwing in the towel and committing Suicide By Indonesian. Barky was elected to be the retarded, third-world instrument of America’s demise. And so it was.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 27, 2014 at 10:21 AM

What’s this foreign policy stuff? Did I miss his “pivot” to the economy and creating jobs a couple weeks ago?

leftamark on June 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM

The only thing I can see from Obama’s foreign policy are these:

1. Betray our allies.
2. Empower our enemies.
3. Let the terrorists build the islamic caliphate.
4. Give the islamic terrorists assistance with money and military equipment.
5. Make sure that Iran goes nuclear.
6. Hurt/weaken American interests wherever possible.
7. Hurt/weaken western interests wherever possible.
8. Work toward rebuilding the Russian empire (while taking crotch punches from Putin see No.6 & &).
9. Force strife and confrontation on the pacific rim.
10. Blame everyone else for the above.

In short ste the whole world on fire leading to a third world war.

jukin3 on June 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM

“But not at every minute, George, because there’s going to be times when the world is messy,” Obama said with a chuckle.

Messy?!? More like f-cked up, thanks to him.

Ward Cleaver on June 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Pardon me for a moment George, I have to stick my finger in the air and check which way the wind is blowing. BTW, did you see where I pivoted to the economy?

GarandFan on June 27, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Well he can’t blame Bush anymore

Oh, but he’ll try my friend. He’ll continue to try.

Kingfisher on June 27, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Because everything was Bush’s fault before, and this guy was a lightworker and a supergenius. Everyone would just love us for not being racist bomb-throwing cowboys anymore. How’s that working out for ya?

ezspirit on June 27, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Maybe we’re just smarter than he is.

formwiz on June 27, 2014 at 10:24 AM

“But not at every minute, George, because there’s going to be times when the world is messy,” Obama said with a chuckle.

I’d say the world has become very messy because of something called a gigantic steaming pile of Obama.

Nothing will change unless and until he is gone.

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM

That’s because America hopes he fails…

Galtian on June 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Because it’s a bunch of “stupid $hit”?

rhombus on June 27, 2014 at 10:29 AM

“Why is Obama’s foreign policy now polling like Obamacare?”

The answer is said twice in that question. WAPO journalists smarterest people evah, just ask them.

jukin3 on June 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The grounds of the former U.S. consulate in Benghazi is especially messy.

Bishop on June 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Because he’s been in over his head since he was in the Senate… completely clueless.

sadatoni on June 27, 2014 at 10:31 AM

I bet, Hopey can see the Middle East from the kitchen window in the White House!!

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Obama don’t care…

JoeHanson on June 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM

“Cynicism is popular these days,” Obama conceded, “but hope’s better.”

“Hope” is not a strategy. Foreign policy requires strategy.

kurtzz3 on June 27, 2014 at 10:34 AM

The campus radicals of the 60′s and 70′s wanted to destroy this country and believed the USA was evil. They wanted to bring the country down then but their parents wouldn’t let them. That generation is gone now and the radicals are in power.

That is Barry’s foreign policy.

That is Barry’s domestic policy.

He is here to destroy.

The end.

DeweyWins on June 27, 2014 at 10:35 AM

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 17h

Protip: before telling me how you should manage healthcare, the economy and the weather, show me you can manage you own emails.

Bmore on June 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM

He’s good.

Midas on June 27, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Obama bases his foreign policy on what he reads in the New York Times and the Washington Post, so we get what we get.

HiJack on June 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM

This condition has everything to do with the chaos in Iraq – his legacy achievement, the crisis which he was elected to address, is still a crisis and American troops are back in Baghdad.

Iraq wasn’t in “crisis” when Obama was elected.

It is in crisis now, because of Obama’s idiocy.

AZCoyote on June 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Anymore??

Never did.

Sherman1864 on June 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM

He’s good.

Midas on June 27, 2014 at 10:36 AM

One of my favs. ; )

Bmore on June 27, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Maybe we’re just smarter than he is.

formwiz on June 27, 2014 at 10:24 AM

A bag of rocks is smarter than Obama. But none of us are madder.

Happy Nomad on June 27, 2014 at 10:39 AM

If Barry would actually deign to put in a 40 hour work week every now and then he might not have to learn about everything in the newspaper…

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

If you’ve been paying attention (and I know you have), there is an interesting trend: He goes out there and does something stupid. Then we con bloggers tell the world how stupid it is. Then you see the admin react with an ‘adjustment’ based on what the blogs say to back-peddle.

Maybe We the People are ruling, albeit in a clumsy manner. It’s like supervising a toddler.

Tsar of Earth on June 27, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Obama struggles

Poor baby! If he hadn’t fooked everything up to the first 5 1/2 years, times would be rosy.

txdoc on June 27, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Obama’s chuckling again.

HiJack on June 27, 2014 at 10:41 AM

The grounds of the former U.S. consulate in Benghazi is especially messy.

Bishop on June 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Bishop: From HilKilRod:0

*NN Public Relations @*NNPR · Jun 17

Clinton: If any of us had known there was going to be a wave of attacks, we would’ve cautioned & directed people to shelter in place.

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Foreign policy to an American progressive is nothing more than an impediment. Their sole mission is the remaking of America, not the world.

BKeyser on June 27, 2014 at 10:43 AM

“Cynicism is popular these days,” Obama conceded, “but hope’s better.”

Hope in one hand, and sh!t in the other. See which one fills up first.
I’ve got your cynicism right here, BO!

Jeffster on June 27, 2014 at 10:44 AM

MeanWhile, .:

Obama Seeks $500M to Arm Select Syrian Rebels
WASHINGTON — Jun 26, 2014, 2:59 PM ET
*************************************

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-seeks-500m-train-equip-syrian-rebels-24320343

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 10:44 AM

For a time, the president’s popular appeal was buoyed by his approach to foreign policy. Elected to reverse the policies of his predecessor, Obama could largely rely on his instincts when confronting challenges overseas. When the threats to American security and hegemony proliferated, however, as a result of his actions, the public began to sour on Obama’s doctrine-less approach to foreign affairs as well.

Let me explain. The ObamiNation masses thought that the extent of those reversals would be to hand over Iraq to the Islamokazis, and said Islamokazis, grateful to be lifted from the yoke of democracy, would be content to kill everybody else and not Americans. The problem is Team SCOAMT took that inch and went 22,000 miles, screwing over every country that didn’t actively oppose Bush, and those Islamokazis now poised to take over Iraq have made clear they’re not at all grateful.

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Meanwhile,….another Resigns:
==============================

https://twitter.com/AP

The Associated Press @AP · 27s

MORE: Indyk is resigning after nearly a year of unsuccessful efforts to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal: http://apne.ws/1m4ynD3

The Associated Press @AP · 3m

BREAKING: AP sources: US Mideast peace envoy Martin Indyk resigns.

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Maybe we are clinging to our religion and guns.

Tard on June 27, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Islamokazis,

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Steve Eggleston: Now thats a possible frightening image,..Islamokazis
in Suicide Stukas, er,…I mean Zeros!!:)

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM

“Hope” is good attitude, bad policy.

For every aspect of domestic (FAF, economy, IRS…) & foreign policy (Iran, Korea, Benghazi, Iraq…) his policy has been to do nothing and “HOPE” it all works out.

taznar on June 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 1m

#SecKerry statement on departure of Martin Indyk as US Mideast peace envoy: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/06/228519.htm … #Israel #Palestinians
===========================================================================

Announcement on Ambassador Martin Indyk
Secretary Kerry Announcement on Ambassador Martin Indyk

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 27, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry announced today that Ambassador Martin Indyk, the U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, will be returning to his position as Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy at The Brookings Institution.

Ambassador Indyk will continue to work closely with Secretary Kerry on the Obama Administration’s efforts to help Israelis and Palestinians resolve their conflict. The Secretary expressed deep appreciation to Ambassador Indyk and his team for their untiring efforts to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace, and emphasized the Administration’s commitment to continue the effort to achieve a lasting resolution. Deputy Special Envoy Frank Lowenstein will now serve as the Acting Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations.

“Ambassador Indyk has invested decades of his extraordinary career to the mission of helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a lasting peace. It’s the cause of Martin’s career, and I’m grateful for the wisdom and insight he’s brought to our collective efforts,” Secretary Kerry noted. “Martin’s simply invaluable, a terrific partner and friend, and he played a vital role in the progress that was made in the negotiations. He’ll continue to work for peace, and as we’ve all said many times, the United States remains committed not just to the cause of peace, but to resuming the process when the parties find a path back to serious negotiations. I am very grateful to Martin for his indefatigable efforts and creativity, and I look forward to continue working closely with him.”

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/06/228519.htm

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 10:51 AM

I love how he falls back on the “if these problems were easy, somebody else would have already solved them” and “these issues are tough”.

Funny, I never saw him give Bush this courtesy of saying “these problems are hard”. No, he just hammered Bush every step of the way right into the White House and still to this day. But, when it’s him screwing up he wants to make sure eberybody realizes how hard these issues are. Cry me a river, buddy. You wanted the job because you were so uniquely awesome to deal with these tough issues. But now you’re reduced to whining that “it’s really hard” HaHaHa.

JohnInCA on June 27, 2014 at 10:53 AM

“Hope” is good attitude, bad policy.

For every aspect of domestic (FAF, economy, IRS…) & foreign policy (Iran, Korea, Benghazi, Iraq…) his policy has been to do nothing and “HOPE” it all works out.

taznar on June 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Thew new official WH policy is “Hope and Change the subject”.

VegasRick on June 27, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Steve Eggleston: Now thats a possible frightening image,..Islamokazis
in Suicide Stukas, er,…I mean Zeros!!:)

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM

I was thinking more along the lines of 757s.

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM

“Cynicism is popular these days,” Obama conceded, “but hope’s better.”

Try feeding your kid hope and see how long they live, you bastard.

portlandon on June 27, 2014 at 10:59 AM

He has no “foreign police”. He has only a hodgepodge of mindless bungling.

rplat on June 27, 2014 at 11:01 AM

I am glad this happening on Obama’s watch, it hurts him there is chaos in Iraq, although there is little that can be done to bring order to Islamic mayhem.

Obama’s approval ratings on foreign policy are really declining due to numerous combined debacles, frankly going all the way back to Benghazi which keeps coming back up thanks to conservatives who keep pushing it and Hillary who is running in 2016. The cumulative foreign policy blows, along with all his domestic screw ups, are what is doing him in.

The problem I have with all this is some Republicans have become fixated on Iraq again. It is like an obsession. It is what gay marriage and the Koch brothers are for the leftwing, Iraq is for the Neo-Con foreign policy wing.

They don’t understand the public is fickle on these kinds of things. Remember how most Americans approved storming into Iraq to get the WMDs. Then when things went bad, as was expected considering our plan was so flawed to begin with, the public turned against Bush and blamed conservatives for the failure. Then the public went for Obama and Co.

You have to have a plan. Trying to establish an Islamic democracy is madness. Trying to get Shia and Sunnis to like each other is madness. Trying to keep Iraq together is madness. These are facts of life, reality, common sense.

We of course we can drop some bombs on ISIS, but I doubt it would do much good. Probably the best realest thing we could do is bomb infrastructure, etc., that might fall into the hands of the Sunni jihadists, but even that does not seem worth it.

As for the fantasy of arming FSA and other so called “Moderate Muslims”, that is a pipe dream. It is unicorn land. I find it amazing that some of the same people who mock leftists for having dopey utopian domestic policies could then turn around and say we can make the Islamic world civilized without getting rid of the fundamental problem in that part of the world which is….drum roll…Islam.

Also do you think Reagan could have been elected if he had come out and said…hey lets get back into Vietnam to fight those communists! LOL…

Conservatives: This warning comes from Civil War General William T. Sherman on the American public:

“Vox populi, vox humbug”

Be warned…Iraq is turning into the graveyard of political parties.

William Eaton on June 27, 2014 at 11:01 AM

“But not at every minute, George, because there’s going to be times when the world is messy,” Obama said with a chuckle.

Obama has indeed made a huge mess of what used to be U.S. foreign policy.
The Obama Doctrine: Appease your enemies; undermine your allies.

Obama’s top foreign policy people:
Susan Rice (a liar and a famous incompetent, going back to Clinton days)
Samantha Power (a nutjob, notoriously anti-Israel. Supported putting U.S. troops in Israel to enforce a two-state solution)
John Kerry (what more needs to be said)

TarheelBen on June 27, 2014 at 11:02 AM

He has no “foreign police”. He has only a hodgepodge of mindless bungling.

rplat on June 27, 2014 at 11:01 AM

“policy” vice “police” . . . sorry.

rplat on June 27, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Ambassador Indyk has invested decades of his extraordinary career to the mission of helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a lasting peace.

Now I know this is just me but since when has “extraordinary career” meant “complete and total failure”?

I guess this is like “expert” no means never getting anything correct.

jukin3 on June 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM

“Running from Behind”, by Barack Obama: The Enemy of your Enemy is My Friend.

Rovin on June 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Troll-free.

CW on June 27, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Now I know this is just me but since when has “extraordinary career” meant “complete and total failure”?

I guess this is like “expert” no means never getting anything correct.

jukin3 on June 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM

The Washington Generals are an “extraordinary” basketball team to obaME.

VegasRick on June 27, 2014 at 11:10 AM

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM

I was thinking more along the lines of 757s.

Steve Eggleston on June 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Steve Eggleston: Agreed,..corrected:)

canopfor on June 27, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Assuming he isn’t working for the enemy Obama thinks weakness and pacifism works with Muslims when it’s obvious they only recognize strength. He claimed to have decimated al Qaeda when in fact it has grown significantly while he played at being president.

Obama is a con man.

Basilsbest on June 27, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Because they suck? (just a guess)

“You guys messed up, you trusted me.” -obozo said with a chuckle

Flange on June 27, 2014 at 10:09 AM

As I recall the original quote uses the F word.

Sadly, it is kind of like the US is turning into a giant deathmobile.

talkingpoints on June 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM

For a time, the president’s popular appeal was buoyed by his approach to foreign policy. Elected to reverse the policies of his predecessor, Obama could largely rely on his instincts when confronting challenges overseas.

This was only true in the minds of Lefty “journalists”. To state it as fact is ridiculous.

ROCnPhilly on June 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Ambassador Indyk has invested decades of his extraordinary career to the mission of helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a lasting peace.

Now I know this is just me but since when has “extraordinary career” meant “complete and total failure”?

I guess this is like “expert” now means never getting anything correct.

jukin3 on June 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Given Obama’s massive failures on foreign policy, immigration, healthcare, the economy, employment and education, it would seem the intelligent thing to do on the environment/climate change would be to do the exact opposite of what Obama recommends, right?

talkingpoints on June 27, 2014 at 11:17 AM

If Georgy-Porgy really wanted to ask “tough questions,” he’d start off with “What were you doing, Mr. President, on the evening of 9/11/2012, while Benghazi was burning?”

But I guess it’s kind of difficult to pose such questions when you’ve got your head that far up Zero’s butt.

nordic prince on June 27, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Thew new official WH policy is “Hope and Change the subject”.

VegasRick on June 27, 2014 at 10:54 AM

AWESOME!

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Does this stupid man ever work? I Don’t count fundraising work. Does anyone know how many days of his presidency was devoted to “Fundraising”? He likes fundraising is because he an see the people slobber all over him. What a loser we have for a president.

garydt on June 27, 2014 at 11:24 AM

ISIS is sizing us up, and the nasty fool “chuckles”! No surprise, I doubt it matters to him if they strike the homeland, as along as his butt doesn’t catch it.
A minor thing but another indicator going back to his 2009 speech in Egypt, he is hardly anti-islamist. Not even close.

arand on June 27, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Basilsbest on June 27, 2014 at 11:12 AM

He’s the “Opposite Man”. Whatever comes out of his mouth, he will do the opposite. i.e., “Al-Q is on the run and is decimated” Reality: Al-Q is on the rise and America is decimated”.. “If you like your doctor….” etc, infinity

Key West Reader on June 27, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Jimmy Carter rejoices.

John the Libertarian on June 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Maybe we’re just smarter than he is.
formwiz on June 27, 2014 at 10:24 AM

We are but they will never admit it.

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM

As I recall the original quote uses the F word.

Sadly, it is kind of like the US is turning into a giant deathmobile.

talkingpoints on June 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM

The one time I try and use a less vulgar approach to a comment and I get called out on it. :-)

Flange on June 27, 2014 at 11:44 AM

That’s an easy one: Racism!

socalcon on June 27, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Old Georgie is helping out his buddies, the Clintons…

ladyingray on June 27, 2014 at 11:51 AM

America burns while Zero Dithers divots.

ConstantineXI on June 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM

(Yep, I did it again.)

Tsar of Earth on June 27, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Struggles to explain…anything he tries to haughtily explain.

And this is spot on:

That’s an easy one: Racism!
socalcon on June 27, 2014 at 11:45 AM

But usually it’s the others who explain his failures this way on his behalf.

Sherman1864 on June 27, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Jimmy Carter rejoices.
John the Libertarian on June 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM

When will this man die?

He’s like that vicious sergeant in Sharpe’s Rifles.

Just. Won’t. Die.

Sherman1864 on June 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Exactly how was it that they got the Ceaușescus to drop in at the courthouse?

Tsar of Earth on June 27, 2014 at 12:01 PM

I wonder if Mr. Snuffleupagus is employing a little pro-Hillary distancing from Obama subterfuge this early in the game?

Perspicacious on June 27, 2014 at 12:01 PM

They told me that you had gone totally insane, and that your methods were…unsound.

TarasBulbous on June 27, 2014 at 12:07 PM

http://youtu.be/2tD1YviFq-c

Regarding the durable President Carter.

Sherman1864 on June 27, 2014 at 12:10 PM

George Snuffaluffagus keeps looking at the crease in Obama’s pants…..

Electrongod on June 27, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Eg…it may not be….the crease!

JugEarsButtHurt on June 27, 2014 at 12:19 PM

The orgasmic-over-obama land and world deserve him in full.

Schadenfreude on June 27, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Obama struggles to explain why Americans don’t support his foreign policy anymore

Obama’s policy is to arm ISIS in Syria, where they are “freedom fighters” and fights these same people next door in Iraq, where they are “insurgents”: what’s not to like?

/SARC>

landlines on June 27, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Problem is the sum total of Obama’s conflict resolution skills is managing conflicts between Sasha and Malia. For example, you just need to shake hands and get along, or I will send you to your room.

This Ditherer-in-Chief has no inkling what to do with the crazy, hundreds of years old tribal Mideast Muslim hatreds and atrocities.

marybel on June 27, 2014 at 12:42 PM

This Ditherer-in-Chief has no inkling what to do with the crazy, hundreds of years old tribal Mideast Muslim hatreds and atrocities.

marybel on June 27, 2014 at 12:42 PM

But he’s absolutely certain that it’s the direct result of US policy in the region…..

Athos on June 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM

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