Open thread: Semi-retired president to make statement on MH17 at 11:30 ET; Update: Now noon

posted at 10:41 am on July 18, 2014 by Allahpundit

His schedule’s wide open today, fortunately, so he won’t be forced to make a tough choice between addressing the public about this and, say, playing miniature golf.

Matt Continetti notes that the bear — the real bear — is indeed loose:

Obama is not the bear. He is the cub: aimless, naïve, self-interested, self-indulgent, irresponsible, irresolute. The bear is in Moscow.

One can trace a line from any global hotspot to Russia and its authoritarian ruler. Iran? Russia has assisted its nuclear program for decades. Syria? Russia is Bashar Assad’s arms dealer. Iraq? Russia is sending men and materiel to the central government. Afghanistan? Putin muscled nearby Kyrgyzstan into closing our air base there, crucial for transport, resupply, and reconnaissance in the war against the Taliban. The contretemps between the United States and Germany is the result of Edward Snowden’s breach of national security. Where is Snowden? In Russia, where he has just asked to have his visa renewed. I wonder if Vladimir Putin will say yes…

Thursday brought us only the latest unintended consequence of Russia’s war on Ukrainian independence: the destruction of a Malaysian airlines flight carrying 295 souls. The attack is revolting, the loss of life infuriating, but the downing of Flight MH17 is not the first unanticipated outcome of the war Vladimir Putin began in Ukraine. Nor will it be the last.

What if the bear, like the cub, has lost control of events? Giving Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine high-tech missiles to take down Kiev’s military planes makes sense for Putin. Standing by while they shoot down passenger jets doesn’t. He took Crimea because he knew that NATO’s European members wouldn’t care; they weren’t going to sacrifice Russian energy and Russian investment by imposing harsh sanctions just because he wanted Sevastopol back. Now they care. The emerging theory of what happened yesterday, that Putin’s Ukrainian proxies fired at the plane thinking it was a Ukrainian military jet, makes the most sense. What’s the bear going to do about it now, though? If he wanted to bring them to heel, could he even do it? Would the Russian public, after gorging on months of Kremlin propaganda about gay U.S.-backed Nazis seizing Kiev and threatening Moscow, allow it? Quote:

“How can Putin really manage this?” Pavlovsky went on. “You’d need to be an amazing conductor. Stalin was an amazing conductor in this way. Putin can’t quite pull off this trick. The audience is warmed up and ready to go; it is wound up and waiting for more and more conflict. You can’t just say, ‘Calm down.’ It’s a dangerous moment. Today, forty per cent of Russia wants real war with Ukraine. Putin himself doesn’t want war with Ukraine. But people are responding to this media machine. Putin needs to lower the temperature.”…

If it turns out that men like Strelkov and his fellow soldier-fantasists were responsible for the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and all the people on board, the fever in Russia and Ukraine may intensify beyond anything that Vladimir Putin could have predicted or desired.

Maybe Putin’s not the bear. Maybe he’s just riding it and now he’s at risk of falling off. What happens then?

Update: He’s running late, as he always is for White House statements, so turn on cable news at noon ET instead.


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Would y’all mind starting a thread on food stamps or gay marriage so our (D)s will be able to post again, please?

rogerb on July 18, 2014 at 10:44 AM

I hope, for on

forest on July 18, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Tell Vladamir I will be more flexible after the election

HotAirian on July 18, 2014 at 10:46 AM

His schedule’s wide open today

You mean it’s not this?

Obama’s daily schedule:

Wake up late
Play a round of golf
Make a burger run
Attend a fundraiser
Read a drafted speech, order the speechwriter to add more “I Me Mine” and “Blame Republicans” mentions
Suffer a lecture by Michelle, only because she couldn’t lecture anybody else
Kick his dog
Ask his kids what they ate off the Sidwell Friends lunch menu
Pay his women 23% less than he pays his men
Dreams of his next separate vacation

22044 on July 17, 2014 at 10:37 PM

22044 on July 18, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Keep Obama in preznit, you know?

He gave us a phone!

He gonna do more!

Galtian on July 18, 2014 at 10:46 AM

This is the perfect time for Obama to take a two week vacation.

myiq2xu on July 18, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Whoops.

I hope, for once, he handles this properly. The world needs some competence from the United States.

forest on July 18, 2014 at 10:47 AM

See, Barky just need time for someone else to decide what his position was going be and write it down on a teleprompter. Since the issue clearly revolves around fearless leader he will be all morose and serious looking this time. What’s the over/under on how many “I, me, mys” we hear?

tommyboy on July 18, 2014 at 10:48 AM

The semi-retired label cracks me up.

gophergirl on July 18, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Matt Continetti notes that the bear — the real bear — is indeed loose:

Obama got tree’d by the bear. He’ll come down when it’s all over.

portlandon on July 18, 2014 at 10:49 AM

This is the perfect time for Obama to take a two week vacation.

myiq2xu on July 18, 2014 at 10:47 AM

I’d prefer it if he took a two year vacation.

Flange on July 18, 2014 at 10:49 AM

11:30 means 11:55 on Obama Standard Time.

Bitter Clinger on July 18, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Why nothing will be done

HotAirian on July 18, 2014 at 10:50 AM

I’d prefer it if he took a two year vacation.

Flange on July 18, 2014 at 10:49 AM

I think that’s just about a given now.

Bitter Clinger on July 18, 2014 at 10:51 AM

@ gg

indeed — AP hits the bullseye with that one …

ABreitbart on July 18, 2014 at 10:51 AM

LOL

The preezy has been watching that Reagan video over and over and he’s gonna try to be presidential. If it doesn’t work…then Putin’s racist.

Rational Thought on July 18, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Yeah. Give us a speech Obysmal … our daily bread.

/You’re a worthless waste of skin

Key West Reader on July 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM

I think I’ll just watch President Reagan’s speech on the Soviet downing of KAL007 instead.

Drained Brain on July 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Best thing he could do would be to walk out in front of a video screen and introduce the speech Reagan gave after KAL 007 was hot down by the Soviets, then climb into the Choommobile and disappear forever.

NotCoach on July 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM

“Let me be clear…I don’t know what the hell is going on and my administration is made up of brain dead liberals just like me. So, America… just hang on because we’re going to just ride this out and see what happens. All we know is that the Ukraine and/or Russia acted stupidly. Speaking of acting stupidly, how about those evil Republicans, huh? Ammirite? If that plain was full of women taking contraceptives, they’d cheer it’s destruction. Ammirite?”

tyketto on July 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Back in 1984, the 23-year-old Barack Obama was probably irked by those Reagan re-election commercials talking about the bear in the woods, and most likely was rooting for the bear. It no doubt leaves him a little confused today that — now that he’s the guy in charge — the bear over there hasn’t stopped acting like a bear, since in the president’s mind he’s not some warmonger like Reagan or either Bush 41 or 43.

jon1979 on July 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM

“There were no Americans on board, and y’all want to sue me for my measly 38 seconds yesterday ?
I’m doing the hard work, here, and everyone calls me ‘semi-retired’ ? You don’t deserve me, pleebs”

pambi on July 18, 2014 at 10:53 AM

If anyone sees Schad, tell him American Thinker picked up on the protests

Here’s the info about the Twitter feeds Give them some support if you do Twitter

lineholder on July 18, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Best thing he could do would be to walk out in front of a video screen and introduce the speech Reagan gave after KAL 007 was hot down by the Soviets, then climb into the Choommobile and disappear forever.

NotCoach on July 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM

LMAO! Choom Choom

Key West Reader on July 18, 2014 at 10:54 AM

I think that’s just about a given now.

Bitter Clinger on July 18, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Maybe if it’s said enough President Some Beach will take the hint.

Flange on July 18, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Wow, they must have taken a hit yesterday for his callous shout-out to our dead citizens who were killed by the Kremlin. Expect today to be overkill.

joekenha on July 18, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Tell Vladamir I will be more flexible after the election

HotAirian on July 18, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Translation: I’ll grab my ankles after the election.

platypus on July 18, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Semi-retired president to make statement on MH17 at 11:30 12:00 ET

Cause baby cub is always late.

LetsBfrank on July 18, 2014 at 10:56 AM

I still get a kick from Dog Eater referring to himself as the “bear”, as if a skinny, effeminate pantload would ever gain such a nickname.

Bishop on July 18, 2014 at 10:57 AM

On Twitter just now –

Things the preezy won’t be saying in his presser today: The 1980s called, they want their foreign policy back.

LOL

Rational Thought on July 18, 2014 at 10:58 AM

/You’re a worthless waste of skin

Key West Reader on July 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Beg to differ. The man has the thinnest skin of anyone on the planet. Not a molecule wasted.

I too find the “semi-retired” hilarious. What a self-indulgent, lazy jackass.

inviolet on July 18, 2014 at 10:59 AM

As many of you know, DC is a ghost town during August, which is nearly here. Kind of hard to take a 3 a.m. call when you’ve got a big trip to Vegas or the Vineyard tomorrow.

Christien on July 18, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Open thread: Semi-retired retarded and tardy president to make statement on MH17 at 11:30 12:00 ET

Meanwhile, his bag-lady is out shopping and ‘dictating’ you what to buy.

Schadenfreude on July 18, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Who’s ready for some “bear on cub action”?

Kenosha Kid on July 18, 2014 at 10:59 AM

I still get a kick from Dog Eater referring to himself as the “bear”, as if a skinny, effeminate pantload would ever gain such a nickname.

Bishop on July 18, 2014 at 10:57 AM

I always figured Reggie was the bear, and preezy was the…fawn.

Rational Thought on July 18, 2014 at 10:59 AM

I suppose the Prezy won’t be asked why the Department of Injustice told Congress to Phuck off yesterday…

oscarwilde on July 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM

I still get a kick from Dog Eater referring to himself as the “bear”, as if a skinny, effeminate pantload would ever gain such a nickname.

Bishop on July 18, 2014 at 10:57 AM

And that he and Valerie have no idea how ripe for mockery these little pop-Twitter campaigns are is just as hilarious.

WARNING: IMAGE IS NSFWhttp://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cocaine-bear

inviolet on July 18, 2014 at 11:02 AM

So… Valerie’s finally had time to stop writing lying tweets about the Hobby Lobby decision and sat down to write him a teleprompted speech about the aircraft and the US citizens killed in the international incident? You know, written while he was busy telling jokes and doing fundraisers?

Can’t wait.

Midas on July 18, 2014 at 11:02 AM

I know it’s an old mocking point, done over and over, but watching this guy read off his matching teleprompters at times like this is just … I don’t even know what anymore.

He is a FRAUD from top to bottom.

LetsBfrank on July 18, 2014 at 11:03 AM

I’ll be on the edge of my seating waiting for Dear Leader to give us details of his phone conversation with Vlad in which he was advised about this possible “terrible tragedy.”

Syzygy on July 18, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Hopey at 11:30AM??
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President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Situation in Ukraine
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Pres Obama to make statement on the situation in Ukraine at 1130am in the WH Briefing Room.

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President Obama to make a statement on the situation in Ukraine at 11:30 am ET from the White House Briefing Room – @markknoll

canopfor on July 18, 2014 at 10:36 AM

canopfor on July 18, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Does anyone actually know which news service, or gov’t rep, INITIALLY reported 23 Americans were on board ??

It seemed reasonable to me, so I never really pursued it.

pambi on July 18, 2014 at 11:06 AM

I wonder if the media references to Ronald Reagan’s response to the downed Korean airliner made them re-think their approach?

djl130 on July 18, 2014 at 11:06 AM

He’s gonna find a way to blame the Republicans for this – or climate change.

TarheelBen on July 18, 2014 at 11:07 AM

I’m sure he’ll go into his “scold mold”. And since he’s been excoriated, even by supporters for the cavalier attitude yesterday, we will all be lectured to about how mad he is.

He’s got to be POd that anyone dare criticize his fundraising boondoggles last night.

These are the only times that King Barky can be transparent. He reads like a book.

tru2tx on July 18, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Jugears is semi-retired but he is really pissed at the Clintons at how much money they are making giving speeches.

He is just itching to get on that gig, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him start charging for giving speeches even before he is fully retired. This turd has no class

txdoc on July 18, 2014 at 11:08 AM

…………..Its 3:00AM,….and The Bear is loose,
and no matter what,

……..its DontDoStupidSh*t is still OnGoing/NeverEnding!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on July 18, 2014 at 11:08 AM

He’s gonna find a way to blame the Republicans for this – or climate change.

TarheelBen on July 18, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Koch Brothers, Hobby Lobby, teabaggers… yeah, something along those lines.

Let him be clear; no one is madder than he is.

Midas on July 18, 2014 at 11:09 AM

David Remnick’s post about the Malaysian Air shoot down.

The reference is to the puffed up separatist ‘warlord’ who appears to lead the group that shot down the Malaysian jet and apparently first took responsibility publicly at first, thinking it was a Ukrainian military cargo jet.

“Strelkov is well known for leading historical reënactments of Russian military battles, like you have in the States with the Civil War reënactors,” Pavlovsky said. “It used to be a fantasy world for people like him, but now they have a realm for their imaginations.”

So that’s who you’re dealing with: some mix of civil war reenactor or Tea Partier decked out in revolutionary garb, with a mix of reckless aggression and comical incompetence. Here we have them break into nursing homes to photographs senator’s comatose wives; there Putin gives them heavy armaments designed for full scale land war in Europe.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2014/07/putin-and-the-crash-of-malaysian-airlines-flight-17.html

Ned Pepper on July 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

The Russian Bear and Momma Grizzly agree: Obama ain’t no bear.

de rigueur on July 18, 2014 at 11:11 AM

I always figured Reggie was the bear, and preezy was the…fawn.

Rational Thought on July 18, 2014 at 10:59 AM

What was that game that Yassir Arafat and his aide used to play, -Tiger and Bear? Something like that.

slickwillie2001 on July 18, 2014 at 11:11 AM

What if the bear, like the cub, has lost control of events?

Oh,…Oh,…I know,

then,..MomaGrizzlyBear will Kick *ss!!!!!!

canopfor on July 18, 2014 at 11:11 AM

He’s gonna find a way to blame the Republicans for this – or climate change.

TarheelBen on July 18, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Hmmm. The climate change angle could work for him.

“The plane exploded because it got too hot in our man-made greenhouse.”

Bitter Clinger on July 18, 2014 at 11:11 AM

MeanWhile,………………………………”:

Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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canopfor on July 18, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Ned Pepper on July 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Where were you last night? Some of the miscreants here needed you to set us straight!

22044 on July 18, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Ned Pepper on July 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Wow, that was weak.

Try again.

Bitter Clinger on July 18, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014
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Indiana University confirms that a doctoral student in the chemistry department was among MH17 passengers – @OurIndiana
Read more on iuhoosiers.com
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IU Mourns Loss of Former Rower Karlijn Keijzer
Keijzer was a member of the IU rowing team during the 2010-11 season

July 18, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University has learned that Karlijn Keijzer, a doctoral student in the chemistry department in the IU College of Arts and Sciences, was among the passengers on Malaysia Air Flight 17, which crashed Thursday, July 17, leaving no survivors. Keijzer, 25, earned her master’s degree from VU University in Amsterdam in Computational Pharmicochemistry and was a member of the women’s rowing team during the 2011 season.

“On behalf of the entire Indiana University community, I want to express my deepest sympathies to Karlijn’s family and friends over her tragic death,” Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie said. “Karlijn was an outstanding student and a talented athlete, and her passing is a loss to the campus and the university. Our hearts also go out to the families of all the victims of this senseless act.”

Keijzer was a member of IU’s Varsity 8 boat during the 2011 season, helping them to a 14-5 record. She earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar-Athlete honors as well as Academic All-Big Ten accolades following the 2011 season. A decorated junior rower, Keijzer participated in the European Rowing Junior Championships in 2006 and the World Rowing Junior Championships in 2007.

“The Indiana Rowing family is deeply saddened by the news of Karlijn’s sudden passing,” Indiana head rowing coach Steve Peterson said. “She came to us for one year as a graduate student and truly wanted to pursue rowing. That year was the first year we really started to make a mark with the First Varsity 8 boat and she was a huge reason for it. She was a phenomenal student and loved IU so much that she stayed here after she earned her master’s degree. Our condolences go out to her family and friends in this very tough time.”

http://www.iuhoosiers.com/sports/w-rowing/spec-rel/071814aac.html

canopfor on July 18, 2014 at 11:14 AM

What if the bear, like the cub, has lost control of events?

Oh,…Oh,…I know,

then,..MomaGrizzlyBear will Kick *ss!!!!!!

canopfor on July 18, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Love the Palin reference. I like the cut of your jib.

Bitter Clinger on July 18, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Ned Pepper on July 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

If you swallow that whole you are a bigger idiot than first thought.

cozmo on July 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Ned Pepper on July 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Fukk off, HAL

HumpBot Salvation on July 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM

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canopfor on July 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Ready for the “I, me, my” count…

mjbrooks3 on July 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Putin wanted to have some fun so he blew up a plane.

weedisgood on July 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM

I hear a dog whistle.

Obama did too, but then he got hungry.

faraway on July 18, 2014 at 11:16 AM

What if the bear, like the cub, has lost control of events?

Oh,…Oh,…I know,

then,..MomaGrizzlyBear will Kick *ss!!!!!!

canopfor on July 18, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Love the Palin reference. I like the cut of your jib.

Bitter Clinger on July 18, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Heh. Obama wishes he was Sarah Palin!

22044 on July 18, 2014 at 11:16 AM

So that’s who you’re dealing with: some mix of civil war reenactor or Tea Partier decked out in revolutionary garb, with a mix of reckless aggression and comical incompetence.

Ned Pepper on July 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

We’ve always been at war with Eastasia The Tea Party.

By the way, nobody on Malaysia Airlines MH17 is laughing at the comical incompetence. Insensible cretin.

de rigueur on July 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Ned Pepper on July 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

If you swallow that whole you are a bigger idiot than first thought.

cozmo on July 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Which is actually pretty amazing since cozmo pegged you as a booger eating imbecile right from the start.

oscarwilde on July 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Sun Tzu: (paraphrase) ‘Know your enemy. 1000 battles, 1000 victories.’

This will help you understand why Obama is indifferent to the Putin-created Crimea crisis. THERE IS NO POLITICAL ADVANTAGE IN GOING AFTER PUTIN. Obama calculate in political terms only. The country be damned.

Obama voters have two things on their minds (and neither has canything vto do with protecting and nurturing our country).

1 Will my welfare checks arrive in a timely fashion?
2 Will my illegal cousin from Ciudad Obregon soon be eligible for food stamps?

Therefore Obama’s top priorities are: Raising taxes on the middle class and Amnesty.

If you want to stop Obama and his socialistic successors-cut taxes, end welfare, stop Amnesty.

MaiDee on July 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM

President Fozzie: WAKKA WAKKA WAKKAAA!

Christien on July 18, 2014 at 11:18 AM

????????????????????????????????????

https://twitter.com/AP

The Associated Press @AP · 11m

Obama approves sonic cannons, opening U.S. Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration:

http://apne.ws/1qkoQKW

canopfor on July 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Will there be the usual number of “uh”s this time?

Somebody must have finally lit a fire under ValJar for him to actually have to, y’know, say something.

formwiz on July 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM

So they’re saying there were no Americans on board?

sandee on July 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Ned Pepper on July 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

If you swallow that whole you are a bigger idiot than first thought.

cozmo on July 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Which is actually pretty amazing since cozmo pegged you as a booger eating imbecile right from the start.

oscarwilde on July 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM

And, his first impression was absolutely correct.

kingsjester on July 18, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Ned Pepper on July 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Is there a point to this comment?

NotCoach on July 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM

MaiDee on July 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Pretty much nailed it. democrats/liberals aren’t about doing what is right for the country…they are only interested in enriching themselves. It’s all about voting their own self-interest.

HumpBot Salvation on July 18, 2014 at 11:22 AM

NotCoach on July 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Usually not.

kingsjester on July 18, 2014 at 11:22 AM

We all know it’s nong to be until 12:15…

Critic2029 on July 18, 2014 at 11:22 AM

David Remnick’s post about the Malaysian Air shoot down.
 
The reference is to the puffed up separatist ‘warlord’ who appears to lead the group that shot down the Malaysian jet and apparently first took responsibility publicly at first, thinking it was a Ukrainian military cargo jet.
 

“Strelkov is well known for leading historical reënactments of Russian military battles, like you have in the States with the Civil War reënactors,” Pavlovsky said. “It used to be a fantasy world for people like him, but now they have a realm for their imaginations.”

 
So that’s who you’re dealing with: some mix of civil war reenactor or Tea Partier decked out in revolutionary garb, with a mix of reckless aggression and comical incompetence. Here we have them break into nursing homes to photographs senator’s comatose wives; there Putin gives them heavy armaments designed for full scale land war in Europe.
 
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2014/07/putin-and-the-crash-of-malaysian-airlines-flight-17.html
 
Ned Pepper on July 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

 
That’s awesome. Someone had quipped not long after the violence occured about how long it would take until it was tied to the TEA Party.
 
Nicely done, Ned. Thanks for your help.

rogerb on July 18, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Thanks, KJ.

Note the TIME this tweet came from the WH .. He couldn’t sound this concerned from the teleprompter, yesterday ?? Vacuous POS.

https://mobile.twitter.com/WhiteHouse/statuses/489965827282968576

pambi on July 18, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Is there a point to this comment?

NotCoach on July 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM

None, other than to remind us what ignorant turds democrats are.

HumpBot Salvation on July 18, 2014 at 11:24 AM

pambi on July 18, 2014 at 11:24 AM

I wish we had an American President.

kingsjester on July 18, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Has Obama ever considered having any of the other 1 million people in his administration speak?

Maybe FBI Director, FAA administrator, NTSB investigators?

faraway on July 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Which is actually pretty amazing since cozmo pegged you as a booger eating imbecile right from the start.

oscarwilde on July 18, 2014 at 11:17 AM

And, his first impression was absolutely correct.

kingsjester on July 18, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Yea, I think even cozmo surprised himself on that one.

oscarwilde on July 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM

lineholder on July 18, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Excellent. Keep it going. Thanks.

Schadenfreude on July 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Will he be speaking live from the bowling alley?

faraway on July 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM

So that’s who you’re dealing with: some mix of civil war reenactor or Tea Partier decked out in revolutionary garb, with a mix of reckless aggression and comical incompetence.

Ned Pepper on July 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

So that’s the oh-so-tolerant left’s take on these pro-Russian rebels?

Yeah, those Tea Partiers have been SO violent. Millions have attended rallies and not one single arrest – ever. Unlike your Occupy movement, best known for breaking windows and throwing bottles and rocks at police.

TarheelBen on July 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Has Obama ever considered having any of the other 1 million people in his administration speak?

Maybe FBI Director, FAA administrator, NTSB investigators?

faraway on July 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM

And steal his spotlight?

Bitter Clinger on July 18, 2014 at 11:28 AM

So that’s who you’re dealing with: some mix of civil war reenactor or Tea Partier decked out in revolutionary garb, with a mix of reckless aggression and comical incompetence. Here we have them break into nursing homes to photographs senator’s comatose wives; there Putin gives them heavy armaments designed for full scale land war in Europe.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2014/07/putin-and-the-crash-of-malaysian-airlines-flight-17.html

Ned Pepper on July 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

You forgot to work Bush into your statement. I give you an “F” for your comment. Or to spell it out for you F’ck off idiot.

(I wish Hot Air would stop trolling their own blog)

Walter L. Newton on July 18, 2014 at 11:28 AM

I wonder,…will Hopey envoke another *Crossing The Red Line**
sumpin sumpins!

canopfor on July 18, 2014 at 11:28 AM

TarheelBen on July 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Has there even been a piece of trash left after the Tea Party rallies?

gophergirl on July 18, 2014 at 11:29 AM

So they’re saying there were no Americans on board?

sandee on July 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM

It APPEARS that there’ve been no reports of any Americans on board.
Trustworthy ???

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/07/17/ukraine-adviser-malaysian-airlines-jet-shot-down-by-missile-near-ukraine-russia-border/

pambi on July 18, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Is there a point to this comment?
NotCoach on July 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM

I think he’s saying that being interested in American civil war history is the same as shooting airliners out of the sky.

tommyboy on July 18, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Turd in the Punchbowl, day in, day out.

And the buttsniffing media and cult worshippers (including the idiot trolls who post here) are nearly as disgusting.

MisterElephant on July 18, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Will he be speaking live from the bowling alley?

faraway on July 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Well, it was burgers yesterday. I’m expecting him to pop into a local pizza parlor today.

Bitter Clinger on July 18, 2014 at 11:30 AM

*************** High Noon ********************************!!!!!!

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 2m

Pres Obama’s 1130AM statement on Ukraine situation delayed til 12noon/ET.

canopfor on July 18, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Mark Knoller @markknoller

Pres Obama’s 1130AM statement on Ukraine situation delayed til 12noon/ET.

sentinelrules on July 18, 2014 at 11:30 AM

(I wish Hot Air would stop trolling their own blog)

Walter L. Newton on July 18, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Oh give Noah a break, he gets beat up pretty consistently around here for being a Progressive Liberal pretending to be a RINO, he has to have some outlet to the pajama boy frustration that induces…

oscarwilde on July 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM

“There is not a smidgen of evidence that any Americans were on board.”

“The hard drive crashes at the Amsterdam airport was a normal event”

faraway on July 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Junior figure out if there are Americans on board, yet, or if this is a tragedy?

MNHawk on July 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM

If he says anything other than-

I stand here to day to publicly offer Kiev anything within the U.S. arsenal short of nuclear weaponry that they feel they need to ensure this never happens again. We are sending three Aegis class cruisers to the area now. And mid-air refueling is in place for Whiteman’s B-2s. We will overfly Crimea.”

-he’s the world’s biggest pu**y.

M240H on July 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM

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