Video: Pretty much everyone expressing dismay over White House response to world falling apart

posted at 9:31 pm on July 17, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

Was the Bear loose today? If Valerie Jarrett wanted to get a hashtag going for the president, #smh might have worked. Shep wasn’t the only one baffled by the White House’s insistence on pretending today was a day for the normal shake run and spin.

Via the Free Beacon, first ABC notes that the president seemed blindsided by Israel’s starting ground operations in Gaza today. Jonathan Karl cites the President’s and State Department’s optimism just hours earlier that a ceasefire would happen.

Second, Gen. Barry McCaffrey wonders aloud to Brian Williams on NBC why State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki seems utterly useless and uninformed on a matter of this importance:

Those were the networks. Then there was this:

And, to round out our array of flabbergasty, Charles Krauthammer— a more expected source of this sentiment, but as always, communicating it so well:

Juan Williams, for the record, thinks Obama’s reaction is hunky dory because cell phones.


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Harry Reid is delusional and Obama just does not care winning public image there Dems….

sorrowen on July 17, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Being a totally self absorbed narcissist (as well as an uncaring psychopath) Obama has little interest in events in which he is not the star player. Logically, since everything he does ranges from minor misstep to cataclysmic disaster, he should look upon events in Gaza and Crimea as valuable, attention grabbing diversions. I feel, however, that, to some degree, he jealously resents them.

MaiDee on July 17, 2014 at 10:26 PM

After the Boston terror attack, Obama called that a tragedy, said little, then created BostonStrong so people could give money to Leftist causes.

Wait for UkraineStrong or something similar and Obama will promote it so people can send money to it.

faraway on July 17, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Ya know, I’m beginning to not like his Obama fellow.

307wolverine on July 17, 2014 at 10:31 PM

After the Boston terror attack, Obama called that a tragedy, said little, then created BostonStrong so people could give money to Leftist causes.

faraway on July 17, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Um…zero didn’t build that…it started with a tweet from Cleveland, OH

Newtie and the Beauty on July 17, 2014 at 10:31 PM

And, before you say something about it, faraway, yes, I read the article.

Newtie and the Beauty on July 17, 2014 at 10:32 PM

If people are showing dismay to the WH response to the world falling apart haven’t been paying attention the the Commander of Fundamental Transformation.

Jackson on July 17, 2014 at 10:34 PM

At what point in this colossal train wreck does the intelligence community and anyone else with any pride stand up and say, “no more! I’m NOT with doofus,” and rat out his incompetence? Not. One. Single. Person.

red villain on July 17, 2014 at 10:40 PM

it was da Bears:

https://twitter.com/AP

The Associated Press @AP · 4h

MORE: Ukraine bears responsibility for plane crash of Malaysian airliner, Russian President Putin says http://apne.ws/1taXnZu

canopfor on July 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Well obviously. This plane would not have been blown out of the sky if Ukraine had surrendered weeks ago and joined the most glorious new Russian Empire under Tsar Pooty.

slickwillie2001 on July 17, 2014 at 10:41 PM

The liberals on Mediaite are circling the wagons hard.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Sorry, meant OneFundBoston

One Fund Boston set new standard for charities

Within 24 hours of the Boston Marathon bombings, then-Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Governor Deval Patrick launched One Fund Boston to collect donations for the bombing victims.

faraway on July 17, 2014 at 10:43 PM

It’s going to be interesting to see what he does to force an impeachment because we all know this has become a big game of chicken to him.

Too bad he doesn’t know he’s the dumb cluck.

formwiz on July 17, 2014 at 10:53 PM

…pride comes before the fall.

sorrowen on July 17, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Yup, every June now. #gheythread #BuckFarack

Nutstuyu on July 17, 2014 at 10:59 PM

There’s no way he couldn’t have realized how ridiculous it sounded for him to say that the lives lost ‘may be a terrible tragedy.’ Even if he didn’t realize it, his handlers would have made sure that he spat out a better line.

He deliberately does this because he, as part of dismantling this country, is diminishing the strength and stature of the American presidency. And he doesn’t care if he looks like a buffoon in the process, because a) only decent people would see him as a buffoon, and he despises decent people, and b) he’ll have top security and spectacular riches for the rest of his life without ever having to earn any of it, so what does it matter to him if he appears to be a fool?

86 on July 17, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Williams might make an intelligent comment as soon as he gets his nose out of Obama’s ass.

GarandFan on July 17, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Umm, no. Just no.
Neither will happen in our lifetime.

partsnlabor on July 17, 2014 at 11:10 PM

And yeah I would take Biden in a Detroit minute over Dog Eater.

Biden is a stooge and a moron but knowing his family history we at least know the man has a heart and soul, that he can give a shiite for one effing moment about someone else without seeing a dollar sign attached.

Damn you 52%’ers for giving us this dog eating scumbag to assuage your latent racism, you really pulled a doozy.

Bishop on July 17, 2014 at 9:57 PM

thread winner!

HatfieldMcCoy on July 17, 2014 at 11:29 PM

The last thing that Israel should do is to keep the Obysmal administration in the loop of its operations, whether in Gaza or otherwise. This administration is working surreptitiously to undermine Israel whenever it can. Obysmal is not acting like a reliable ally.

onlineanalyst on July 17, 2014 at 11:42 PM

That’s the one fly in the ointment of Palin’s argument for impeachment.

If we leave this guy in office, by 2016, Democrats will be running behind the Illinois Nazi Party.

victor82 on July 17, 2014 at 11:43 PM

If we leave this guy in office, by 2016, Democrats will be running behind the Illinois Nazi Party.

victor82 on July 17, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Channeling Jake Blues…I hate Illinois Nazis…

starman on July 18, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Can’t the world leave Obama alone?

He just wants to milk the cash cow of corrupt government till he and all of his cronies are set for life, not do any work, or care, or know what is going on, or other tough stuff.

Leave Barack be!

profitsbeard on July 18, 2014 at 2:02 AM

Via the Free Beacon, first ABC notes that the president seemed blindsided by Israel’s starting ground operations in Gaza today. Jonathan Karl cites the President’s and State Department’s optimism just hours earlier that a ceasefire would happen.

Just one less call you gotta make when it is “go-time”, Bibi…

Dennis Miller

PointnClick on July 18, 2014 at 3:26 AM

Come on guys quit calling for Obama’s impeachment, we’ve got to allow the total downfall of our countries honor (and credit rating) to drop so far we’ll need a word war just to earn it back.
Besides, we sure a F don’t need Biden running the show!

kregg on July 18, 2014 at 5:46 AM

These are all distractions for Obama who is trying very hard to bring down America.

albill on July 18, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Juan Williams is a useless partisan tool. He’s a racist and a shill for Obama. FOX should boot him back to NPR where he belongs.

sixchickensleft on July 18, 2014 at 7:19 AM

O’s answer to all of this is to have a beer summit at the Kremlin. As for Juan Williams, he’s nothing but O’s boot licker. Get that shoe polish off of your nose, ‘Lick’.

Cherokee on July 18, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Tranquility

Bevan on July 18, 2014 at 8:58 AM

well we still do not know the level of american dead to interrupt an obama fund raiser

4 dead in benghazi due to terrorists, he still does a fundraiser

23 dead due to russian backed civil war atrocity of a shoot down of a civilian air liner, obama still does his fundraiser.

sniffles1999 on July 18, 2014 at 9:02 AM

MKH..cell phones == phoning it in?

The War Planner on July 18, 2014 at 10:11 AM

correction: Juan Williams thinks everything is hunky dory because RACIST!!!

Tom Servo on July 18, 2014 at 10:25 AM

The Man Currently Impersonating the President has stopped “shuckin’ and jivin” (a/k/a “shake run and spin” by the more polite MKHam). It’s now all jive, all the time.

It’s like that “smooth jazz” stuff, something to play in the background while you’re doing something real. Or, in this case, while the world explodes.

The President has become the leadership equivalent of elevator music.

IndieDogg on July 18, 2014 at 11:24 AM

I agree with what everyone has said,,, also has anyone noticed how much Obama loves to fly in AF1?. Who plans all of these fundraising’s? This is what this pea brain loves to do the most is to enjoy the entrapments of being president.

garydt on July 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM

‘The Bear’? Oh give me a break. Is ‘The Weasel’ loose today? How can he respond to anything? Everything to him is ‘above my pay grade’.

maryo on July 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Obama is likely angry that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu did not give him advance warning of when the invasion would commence. But Netanyahu, having been burned in the past by Obama administration leaks, may have felt that absolute secrecy was the best policy—because it would prevent Obama from telephoning Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas to give him a “heads up.”

Colony14 on July 18, 2014 at 10:30 PM

The Acorn in Chief is doing nothing more than showing his true colors which should surprise nobody. His party’s idea of governing is smoke/mirrors, polls and fundraisers.

The lack of leadership is disturbing, but then again so is the unflinching zealous support from lap dogs like Mr. Williams. Barky can simply do no wrong because…racism and stuff.

The media is in this up to it’s eyeballs. I can only hope people continue to find alternate outlets for reliable information while the likes of the old liberal newspaper rags and raving lunatics at places like MSNBC, continue their well deserved decline.

Luthier on July 20, 2014 at 12:19 AM

You know its bad when Barry BAMSTAHHHHHHH!!!!! YOU DA MANNNNNN BAMMY BABYYYY!!!!!!! LOVE YA BARRY OL BUDDY OL PALLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!YYYYYAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!.

cat_ on July 1, 2014 at 2 PM

cableguy615 on July 20, 2014 at 3:58 PM

We have a community organizer with no work experience & a staff full of Ivy League academics giving him advice.

RdLake on July 20, 2014 at 5:42 PM

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