Ed Henry goes there: Why is Obama fundraising after admitting he has no ISIS strategy?

posted at 2:41 pm on August 29, 2014 by Noah Rothman

In a gesture of regal magnanimity to the proletarian classes, President Barack Obama revealed a change to his travel schedule on Friday. The president had planned to stay in New York City overnight after attending a Democratic fundraiser in Rhode Island, but events – and political concerns –changed his thinking. But not everyone is taking the president’s gesture at face value.

During the White House press briefing on Friday, Fox News White House Correspondent Ed Henry grilled Press Sec. Josh Earnest on whether it was prudent for the president to golf and fundraise for his party while terrorist acts are being committed against the United States – acts for which Obama has admitted his administration has no comprehensive response.

“I wonder what you think about the optics of the president, from that podium yesterday, does not have a strategy to deal with ISIS in serious military, and then next day, without that strategy, goes out and raises campaign money?” Henry asked Earnest.

Earnest’s response was underwhelming. The president did attempt to craft a strategy to address the ISIS threat. At least one report indicates that it was Obama who was one of the few dissenters, while many members of his administration recommended taking the fight to the Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold.

Henry noted that this latest flight from responsibility is similar to how the president reacted to the beheading of American journalist James Foley (Obama addressed the matter and then took to the golf course “within minutes,” as Henry noted).

“Is he detached? Does he feel like the critics coming after him, it just doesn’t matter anymore?” Henry asked. “Why is he still raising campaign money, playing golf, when he’s acknowledging he doesn’t have a strategy to deal with this?”

“The job of any U.S. president is to be able to handle a lot of different responsibilities at the same time,” Earnest replied, in defense of Obama’s fundraising and golfing. The secretary added that Obama has a national security team, to whom he has outsourced the job of looking after America’s national security challenges.

“One of his responsibilities as the head of the party is to support Democratic candidates who are on the ballot,” Earnest noted.

Indeed, that is the one aspect of the presidency that Obama has managed to get his hands around.

This is not the first time this summer the president was criticized for fundraising amid crisis. Obama was criticized for attending a fundraiser on July 17, hours after pro-Russian militants fired a missile manufactured in Russia at an airliner full of primarily Western European civilians, killing nearly 300.


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Eunuchs don’t have a set.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Ed Henry is way courageous.

Josh the Earnest, oxymoron, just invited Ed to lunch too.

It didn’t change Ed.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:45 PM

This guy’s @$$ is going to look like the Lincoln Tunnel by the time the IRS is done with him.

CurtZHP on August 29, 2014 at 2:45 PM

The new Baghdad Bobbi lies more fluently than the old one.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Col. Peters and Ed Henry are two WH targets, but while they last it’s way cool to watch.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Mediate put this up on FB and the libs heads are exploding, lol.

Lots of Faux News and Boooosh, lol.

Fallon on August 29, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Josh will receive his draft notice soon, and be on a troop transport to Iraq in the morning.

kcewa on August 29, 2014 at 2:49 PM

“One of his responsibilities as the head of the party is to support Democratic candidates who are on the ballot,” Earnest noted.

Really? Nothing about, you know… his chief responsibilities as President of the United States to protect the constitution and defend the homeland? Oh, right. Obama’s already done with that. Yet he’s not done with campaigning. Amazing how that works.

Aizen on August 29, 2014 at 2:50 PM

“The President does his best thinking on the Golf Course.”

portlandon on August 29, 2014 at 2:51 PM

The secretary added that Obama has a national security team, to whom he has outsourced the job of looking after America’s national security challenges.

And when they come up with suggestions, Dear Liar shoots them down.

rbj on August 29, 2014 at 2:51 PM

“We don’t know what we’re doing. Send us money.”

jdpaz on August 29, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Really? Nothing about, you know… his chief responsibilities as President of the United States to protect the constitution and defend the homeland? Oh, right. Obama’s already done with that. Yet he’s not done with campaigning. Amazing how that works.

Aizen on August 29, 2014 at 2:50 PM

C’mon, he killed Osama with his bare hands. What else do you people want?

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2014 at 2:52 PM

“The job of any U.S. president is to be able to handle a lot of different responsibilities at the same time,” Earnest replied, in defense of Obama’s fundraising and golfing. The secretary added that Obama has a national security team, to whom he has outsourced the job of looking after America’s national security challenges.

Two problems there, Joshua. First, Obama is NOT handling all of these responsibilities at the same time. He is fundraising and golfing, no doubt about that. But he’s pretty much doing with ISIS and the Ukraine what he does with every other major issue or crisis that comes his way. He pays it lip service and then pretends it doesn’t exist.

And secondly, if he has in fact outsourced this to his national security team, then where is their plan for dealing with ISIS? Remember, he said yesterday that “we” don’t have a plan.

Doughboy on August 29, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Why? Because he. does. not. care.

It’s that simple. Sheesh! After nearly six years of this crap – on any issue – is it that difficult to understand?

He never cared.

Cody1991 on August 29, 2014 at 2:53 PM

“One of his responsibilities as the head of the party is to support Democratic candidates who are on the ballot,” Earnest noted.

Wow. I hate these people. Fundraising is a responsibility? A responsibility that is, apparently, on par with addressing threats to world security? I can’t even find the words to express how detestable these people are.

GAbred on August 29, 2014 at 2:54 PM

I am still utterly amazed at yesterday’s press conference. Jimmy Carter must be doing backflips that someone is doing an even worse job the he did (tenfold). And the only reason that Ed Henry asked that pertinent question is that he is a racist. ;)

trader67 on August 29, 2014 at 2:54 PM

C’mon, he killed Osama with his bare hands. What else do you people want?

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2014 at 2:52 PM

For him to kill ISIS with his bare hands, too. Oh, wait. That should be ISIL, not ISIS. Silly me! Heck, Obama doesn’t even have to show the ISIS corpses after he’s done killing them; he can just get the job done and move on to the next big thing.

Aizen on August 29, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Libs always want to say that the WH is wherever the president happens to be and he can be in instant contact with whoever he needs to be in contact with. Has anyone ever asked if he has the nuclear football, and an array of communication equipment with him on the golf course since he’s out there for over 5 hours at a time? I don’t see anything with antennas sticking out or a dish for satellite, just golf clubs.

Kissmygrits on August 29, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Why do we believe ANYTHING they say….

http://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2014/08/29/latest-big-lie-we-have-no-strategy/

They DO have a strategy. They just know it’s one they can’t tell us about.

UnderstandingisPower on August 29, 2014 at 2:57 PM

And secondly, if he has in fact outsourced this to his national security team, then where is their plan for dealing with ISIS? Remember, he said yesterday that “we” don’t have a plan.

Doughboy on August 29, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Charlie Wilson: What is U.S. strategy?
Gust Avrakotos: Well strictly speaking, we don’t have one. But we’re working hard on that.
Charlie Wilson: Who’s ‘we’?
Gust Avrakotos: Me and three other guys.

(from “Charlie Wilson’s War)

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2014 at 2:57 PM

“One of his responsibilities as the head of the party is to support Democratic candidates who are on the ballot,” Earnest noted.

It is alarmingly incredible how easy this stuff just pours out of the WH.

Obama outsources his responsibilities

Obama has responsibilities to the DNC

And the lapdog reporters just sit there. Mmmm mmmmm mmmmm…

BobMbx on August 29, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Obama is nothing but a figurehead. The Queen of England has more to do with her actual government than Obama.

All he does is appear on camera and enjoy the perks of office. The executive orders are written by Soros thinktanks and sent to him.

ConstantineXI on August 29, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Earnest’s response was underwhelming. The president did attempt to craft a strategy to address the ISIS threat. At least one report indicates that it was Obama who was one of the few dissenters, while many members of his administration recommended taking the fight to the Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold.

The problem is, all the things that would be effective, Obama just doesn’t want to do. Whether it’s the military, shutting down the border, unleashing domestic energy production, supporting our real allies, or even just keeping his yap shut about what he absolutely positively will not do, giving our enemies free reign to ignore that scenario.

But he sure does know how to give a little nudge here and a wink there when it’s time to create a little more chaos and overthrow whatever order has been established.

Fenris on August 29, 2014 at 2:58 PM

“The job of any U.S. president is to be able to handle a lot of different responsibilities at the same time,” Earnest replied, in defense of Obama’s fundraising and golfing.

Apparently, Obama’s just not cut out for this job, then.

BlueCollarAstronaut on August 29, 2014 at 2:59 PM

These fools insist on the I S I L, risible.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Suckit, Tea Gabbers!!!!

Judge_Dredd on August 29, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Ned Pepper on August 29, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Why? Because he. does. not. care.

It’s that simple. Sheesh! After nearly six years of this crap – on any issue – is it that difficult to understand?

He never cared.

Cody1991 on August 29, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Oh, I think he cares very much…. just not the way any of us WANT him to care. He said he was going to fundamentally change America. He has. He IS! Just because he doesn’t “care” the way we expect him to, doesn’t mean he doesn’t. It just means he’s got a much different agenda than a lot of people assume a president has or should have. (Also, could we STOP with the he’s detached and semi-retired thing already? This is calculated to give us something to talk about without talking about the real and present dangers we are facing!)

UnderstandingisPower on August 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM

I am still utterly amazed at yesterday’s press conference. Jimmy Carter must be doing backflips that someone is doing an even worse job the he did (tenfold). And the only reason that Ed Henry asked that pertinent question is that he is a racist. ;)

trader67 on August 29, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Don’t write Jimmy Carter off just yet. He is not giving up the crown so quickly.

Fallon on August 29, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Obama must have got a lot of push back from his Muslim friend after killing Osama. I suspect the President doesn’t want to make that mistake again.

Walter L. Newton on August 29, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Libs always want to say that the WH is wherever the president happens to be and he can be in instant contact with whoever he needs to be in contact with. Has anyone ever asked if he has the nuclear football, and an array of communication equipment with him on the golf course since he’s out there for over 5 hours at a time? I don’t see anything with antennas sticking out or a dish for satellite, just golf clubs.

Kissmygrits on August 29, 2014 at 2:56 PM

I’m sure Q keeps telling him to pay attention as he describes the gadgets built into the golf bag, and which iron is really a sniper rifle, but Obama has people to take care of that for him. Golf is his mistress.

Fenris on August 29, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Let’s just pray really really hard that nothing catastrophic happens on the homeland while these corrupt and incompetent clowns are in charge.

Cleombrotus on August 29, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Once again – Ed Henry using his “white privilege” to put America’s first semi-black president “back in chains”.

Will obama ever “overcome”?

Pork-Chop on August 29, 2014 at 3:04 PM

We’ve got the terrorists on the run.

John the Libertarian on August 29, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Jugears has a very good strategy – BLAME BUSH! That’s always been, and always will be his foreign policy/strategy.

UnstChem on August 29, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Priority # 1 is keeping power to further their agenda. All else including the very safety and survival of America as a country are secondary concerns.

Oxymoron on August 29, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Fund Raiser in Chief comes before Commander in Chief in Obama’s world.

meci on August 29, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Henry also asked why the Messiah spends more time without clothes.

formwiz on August 29, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Ned Pepper on August 29, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Tea Gabbers – Now there is your candidate.

Ned Pepper on August 29, 2014 at 1:36 PM

*Tweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!*

Intentional disinformation, loss of down and 10 yard penalty.

Fallon on August 29, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Putin has a strategy. And it involves nuclear threats

“Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia. I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers,” he said.

Alluding to Western countries, Putin added that “Russia’s partners … should understand it’s best not to mess with us.”

kcewa on August 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM

UnderstandingisPower on August 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Yes, he does have an agenda.

My frustration is with the media and pundits who seem to remain in a constant state of wonderment…. why doesn’t he do this…. why doesn’t he do that…. he needs to/or should do this…

Really. It’s absurd. They’re all yakking away or writing the required number of words for their articles and never confronting the truth.

Of course, if no one would do it in 2008, there’s no point in expecting anyone to do it now.

I simple cannot watch this charade.

Cody1991 on August 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM

https://twitter.com/markknoller

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 8s

At first DNC event, Pres Obama taking part in roundtable with 25 donors contributing up to FEC max of $32,400 per person. No press coverage.

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1m

Pres Obama steps off Air Force One at HPN in White Plains en route DNC fundraisers in New Rochelle and Purchase, NY

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:10 PM

More so, though, this strikes us as a legacy problem for Obama. For a president confronting a bunch of overseas crises in the final two-plus years of his presidency — including ones that involve or could involve U.S. force — “we don’t have a strategy yet” could become pretty unhelpful shorthand for his foreign policy if things don’t go well.

Kind of like “lead from behind” — or “47 percent.”

Must be hell to be Ned Pepper, or related rats.

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 3:11 PM

President Obama on ISIS: ‘Fetch Me My Brown Pants!’

Schadenfreude on August 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Look’it, it is all ok, King Putt Putt Golf has Lt. John F. Kerry, Lt. for life on the job, Kerry knows how to shoot American fighting men in the back better than Oholeinone does.
That and if treason is required he is the man for it too.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 29, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Remember 2008, the financial crisis?

McCain stopped his campaign and went back to Washington. Obama saw no reason to go back (he eventually did, but it was clear that his heart was on the campaign trail) Anyone that did not see his true colors at that moment deserves what they got when they voted for him.

People mocked McCain, but at least he understood the job comes first. Obama does not view the job for which he gets paid as an actual job. He views his job as campaigning-fundraising. Government is secondary. He’s just President for the lifestyle.

This is a bad time to have a President with that attitude.

talkingpoints on August 29, 2014 at 3:15 PM

So,

Democrat Politics trumps American and World Security,
and is first and foremost, a top priority as the world
turns/burns!!!!

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:16 PM

shows Democrats put party first country last

RonK on August 29, 2014 at 3:17 PM

JudicialWatch is reporting ISIS is in Juarez…just across the pretend border from El Paso.

Urkel’s administration immediate sent agents armed with voter registration forms and Obamacare enrollment instructions.

WhirledPeas on August 29, 2014 at 3:19 PM

“The job of any U.S. president is to be able to handle a lot of different responsibilities…”

Such as golfing within 15 minutes after addressing the beheading of a US Citizen by deranged terrorists. Or jetting off to fundraisers shortly after admitting he had no strategy for handling a psychotic terrorist organization that is openly vowing to attack our country..soon.

This Earflaps the Petulant is as useful as a dumpster fire. And his breath is apparently just as bad.

GrassMudHorsey on August 29, 2014 at 3:20 PM

“One of his responsibilities as the head of the party is to support Democratic candidates who are on the ballot,” Earnest noted.

So does this mean the semi-retired President is a part time president as he prioritizes his responsibilities as head of his party with those as POTUS? I would think that under the circumstances, that he forego those party responsibilities for the time being. Given his polling and coat tails, I would think that would be a good thing for the Democrats.

parke on August 29, 2014 at 3:20 PM

I won who cares what you think
-obama

cmsinaz on August 29, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Obama saw no reason to go back

He had more states to visit.

WhirledPeas on August 29, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,…this is odd, or, omnimous!!

https://twitter.com/lohud

New Rochelle, NY, US
7m

Westchester County, NY, police are searching for a suspicious blue VW Jetta heading toward New Rochelle where President Obama is today – @lohud
see original on twitter.com
===========================

lohud.com @lohud · 8m

(Cont.) A police hotline said the car with Connecticut plates, was last seen in Yonkers area, county police said. http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2014/08
/29/obama-visit-westchester-impacts-flights-traffic/14803637/ …

PURCHASE – Area police on high alert for President Obama’s afternoon visit are on the lookout for a man possibly armed with an assault rifle who may be headed in his direction.

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Obama has no brain and he has not clue
And not a single adviser who has any idea what to do

VorDaj on August 29, 2014 at 3:25 PM

So, basically, the priorities of the Democrat party are more important than the priorities of the nation. Shocker. But, really, he’s doing what he’s good at which is fundraising, campaigning and golfing. Everything else is too hard and too boring for him to bother with.

KateNE on August 29, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Of all of the crises that are occurring now the only one that obama seems to have any idea how to handle is the fund raising issue. He is dead on with the fund raisers but is nowhere to be found on the others. Can you imagine giving money to this chimp? He is so incompetent that Carter is starting to look presidential.

inspectorudy on August 29, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Area police on high alert for President Obama’s afternoon visit are on the lookout for a man possibly armed with an assault rifle who may be headed in his direction.

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Oh good lord. Now he has to dodge sniper fire just to get to the 1st tee.

faraway on August 29, 2014 at 3:27 PM

It’s cool, ISIS is amassing in Juarez and they apparently have a strategy.

John the Libertarian on August 29, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Let’s just pray really really hard that nothing catastrophic happens on the homeland while these corrupt and incompetent clowns are in charge.

Cleombrotus on August 29, 2014 at 3:04 PM

It’ll be handled exactly like it was in Boston after the marathon bombings. Martial law, or something very close to it. If before Nov. 2016, it gets complicated.

butch on August 29, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Perry weighs in:
================

https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller

Zeke Miller @ZekeJMiller · 9s

Perry: “ISIS is not the JV, it is a clear and present danger to the free world”

Zeke Miller @ZekeJMiller · 7s

Perry: “President Obama’s response has been to minimize the threat” of ISIS

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Wasn’t it Ed Henry who asked the original question about the “president’s” strategy to deal with ISIS? If I recall, Earnest’s answer was something to the effect that 0bumbles had developed a “comprehensive” strategy.

Lies and coordination miscues. Perhaps Earnest will be hanging with Jay Carney some day soon.

freedomfirst on August 29, 2014 at 3:29 PM

The secretary added that Obama has a national security team, to whom he has outsourced the job of looking after America’s national security challenges.

And Mo, Larry and Curly are certainly doing a crack up job.

VorDaj on August 29, 2014 at 3:29 PM

PURCHASE – Area police on high alert for President Obama’s afternoon visit are on the lookout for a man possibly armed with an assault rifle who may be headed in his direction.

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Will these be the same guys who shot that poor lady to pieces on the street outside the WH? Man, I wouldn’t want to be within 10 miles of that golf course.

butch on August 29, 2014 at 3:31 PM

At least one report indicates that it was Obama who was one of the few dissenters, while many members of his administration recommended taking the fight to the Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold.

Obama luvs the caliphate idea. Protecting his Muslim buddies.

albill on August 29, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Thats ominous,..not , omnimous.

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Whacking ISIS:

Zeke Miller @ZekeJMiller · 2m

New CENTCOM video of strike near Erbil earlier this week http://youtu.be/SSBOu2O0zXs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSBOu2O0zXs&feature=youtu.be

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Hey, Obama DOES actually have a strategy!!!

WHITE HOUSE PLAN: KEEP OBAMA OUT OF BATTLEGROUND STATES…

Now, if could only come up with a #hashtag campaign to deal with ISIL/ISIS/IS…

Resist We Much on August 29, 2014 at 3:37 PM

How long before network management turns on this Ed Henry guy like what happened to Ms. Sharyl Attkisson?

casuist on August 29, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Oh good lord. Now he has to dodge sniper fire just to get to the 1st tee.

faraway on August 29, 2014 at 3:27 PM

That visual made me laugh :)

Wrong, I know…but still…

WhirledPeas on August 29, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Who would give money to these people?

Obungle can be just as incompetent on the golf couse as he is in the White House.

Earnest is just saying what he is told to say by Valerie

Ed Henry works for Fox. He does what they want him to do.

crankyoldlady on August 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM

The same Ed Henry that refuses to criticize Obama when Ed is on the O’Reilly Factor. Ed is a ass kissing faux journalist, just like all journalists who want to be in the midst of Saint Obama and be allowed to kiss his ring. These WH journos make me puke. They are nothing more than Obama’s bitches.

they lie on August 29, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Dinesh D’Souzah in his movie America asked what would the world be like if there was no America? Well we can probably get an idea if we have an America that just withdraws from the world and so far, it is not looking pretty.

KW64 on August 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:10 PM

I can’t fathom the stupidity of people shelling out that kind of money to this clown and his party. Then again, these are the same people who buy carbon credits.

“A fool and his money are soon parted.” Indeed.

NebCon on August 29, 2014 at 3:53 PM

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Oh good lord. Now he has to dodge sniper fire just to get to the 1st tee.

faraway on August 29, 2014 at 3:27 PM

faraway: Ahem,…Lol,..you is baaaaaaaaaaaad:)

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:54 PM

I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Just when did we add the “, or maybe not.”

MikeHu on August 29, 2014 at 4:08 PM

If anyone was wondering why King Putt didn’t call on Ed Henry at yesterday’s disastrous presser, here you go.

rcpjr on August 29, 2014 at 4:11 PM

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:10 PM

I can’t fathom the stupidity of people shelling out that kind of money to this clown and his party. Then again, these are the same people who buy carbon credits.

“A fool and his money are soon parted.” Indeed.

NebCon on August 29, 2014 at 3:53 PM

NebCon: Well, they, must like is work,…as a World Destroyer:)

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 4:15 PM

“Is he detached? Does he feel like the critics coming after him, it just doesn’t matter anymore?” Henry asked. “Why is he still raising campaign money, playing golf, when he’s acknowledging he doesn’t have a strategy to deal with this?”

One of his responsibilities as the head of the party is to support Democratic candidates who are on the ballot,” Earnest noted.

Indeed, that is the one aspect of the presidency that Obama has managed to get his hands around.

BS. Obama loves fundies because rich and powerful people pay a lot of money to genuflect and kiss his royal arse. It’s very gratifying after another day when any number of bad actors around the world simply won’t recognize his genius and do what he tells them to do. (Apparently there really are bad actors around the world. You know, besides the United States. Who knew?)

The golf is pure escapism. He is the smallest president in history, a man totally unfit for the duties and responsibilities he swore an oath to fulfill, and totally unwilling to fulfill them unless there is political benefit or ego gratification involved.

Does anyone else seriously doubt he will have our forces properly prepared to respond to what will certainly be a dangerous anniversary on 9-11?

If it was my job I would not only have every embassy and outpost well defended and emergency response teams ready around the world. I would have a message for ISIS that would strike terror in their hearts, and shock the world.

novaculus on August 29, 2014 at 4:18 PM

It’s cool, ISIS is amassing in Juarez and they apparently have a strategy.

John the Libertarian on August 29, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Urkel doesn’t know yet, but nobody will be madder than he when he eventually hears of this.

WhirledPeas on August 29, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Obama probably thinks ISIS/ISIL/IS/islaminitspurestform is THOUSANDS OF MILES away from any of the courses he plays on.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/bulletins/imminent-terrorist-attack-warning-feds-us-border/

fred5678 on August 29, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Poll: Only 32% Of Dems Say U.S. Should “Destroy ISIS”…

They would’ve argued for ‘diplomatic solutions’ and ‘containment’ vis-à-vis Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Resist We Much on August 29, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Not to worry… Prez is just doing what he does best!

And it’s not for him to come up with the ideas. You see, he’s just so much smarter than everyone who works for him. He can simply whip up all those ideas he gets from his advisors, throw them into a hot oven, slam the door, and in a few minutes pull out the perfect solution…

Oh, the soufflé fell didn’t it. Ah, well, at least he made it to some awesome parties!

DaveK on August 29, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Here is an example of how our politicians should be questioned.

Charlie LeDuff rips Henry Waxman a new one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqAMjDJPSa0&list=UUz5WDK2x-CInOza5SIsyh4w

makaput on August 29, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Whacking ISIS:

Zeke Miller @ZekeJMiller · 2m

New CENTCOM video of strike near Erbil earlier this week http://youtu.be/SSBOu2O0zXs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSBOu2O0zXs&feature=youtu.be

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Look for the operative word in that video description:

The video depicts a U.S. airstrike against an ISIL armed truck near Irbil on Aug. 26.

“truck”. SINGULAR. Not plural, not “convoy of trucks”, but ‘truck’.

Jeesus. What a freakin’ defeatist strategy. Pin pricks when an all-out attack against these scum is needed. I wonder how long ISIS can hold out, losing a single truck at a time (paid for by U.S. taxpayers a few years ago, no doubt).

While ISIS gathers across the Rio Grande from El Paso…

http://www.judicialwatch.org/bulletins/imminent-terrorist-attack-warning-feds-us-border/

fred5678 on August 29, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Donks don’t have a “strategy” to deal with mohammedans bent on killing Americans because said mohammedans aren’t Republicans or Tea Party types.

Trust me, if Valerie Jarrett said to King Barry, “There are Tea Partiers taking over Iraq!” then King Barry would have already authorized round-the-clock carpet bombings via B-52s armed with CBUs. And Lois Lerner would be brought out of retirement to command the IRS Brigade that would be mopping up on the ground.

Therein lies the problem with today’s donkey party: They are perfectly willing and able to wage total war, but they only have one enemy for all occasions: Conservatives in America. Or as Ann Coulter put it best –

“We finally gives liberals a war on fundamentalism, but they won’t fight. They would, but it would put them on the same side as the United States.”

Everybody else is just a friend we haven’t made yet.

Spurius Ligustinus on August 29, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Thats ominous,..not , omnimous.

canopfor on August 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM

I like it; I have a mental image of a moose, in billowing cape and mask over his eyes to hide his identity – a new hero for a new age (in Canada, perhaps)…

“I am everywhere – I am… OmniMoose.”

Crud, I just read that back in Bullwinkle’s voice – kinda ruined the effect.

Midas on August 29, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Poll: Only 32% Of Dems Say U.S. Should “Destroy ISIS”…

They would’ve argued for ‘diplomatic solutions’ and ‘containment’ vis-à-vis Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Resist We Much on August 29, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Hashtags and harsh language!

Midas on August 29, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Abandoning hastag diplomacy must have been a real bitch.

itsspideyman on August 29, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Ned Pepper on August 29, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Disillusioned mental case.

CurtZHP on August 29, 2014 at 5:26 PM

“The job of any U.S. president is to be able to handle a lot of different responsibilities at the same time,” Earnest replied, in defense of Obama’s fundraising and golfing. The secretary added that Obama has a national security team, to whom he has outsourced the job of looking after America’s national security challenges.

“One of his responsibilities as the head of the party is to support Democratic candidates who are on the ballot,” Earnest noted.

An unbelievable admission of rank partisanship! Obama is President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of its armed forces. His responsibilities are to defend the United States and ensure that the laws are faithfully executed, NOT to promote the election of candidates from one party.

While “any U.S. president” might campaign for candidates from his party for other offices when his constitutional duties as President do not demand his immediate attention, Earnest has made it clear that Obama considers it more important to elect more Democrats to Congress than to perform his duty as President of the entire nation when it is threatened.

What would Obama do if a bomb went off in Times Square and killed hundreds of Americans? Fund-raise in Vegas or play golf in Florida?

Steve Z on August 29, 2014 at 5:44 PM

King Barack has his priorities. None of them involve the welfare of this country.

GarandFan on August 29, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Midas on August 29, 2014 at 5:06pm

Now that just caused my monitor screen to get bathed in coffee!!! Comments like that really do damage to my ribs from all the laughing …. :)

wolfplus3 on August 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

The President is NOT the head of his party. The President is the head of the COUNTRY!!! That means all of the country, not just one party. His job is to support and defend the entire country.

I thought Debbi Whatshernhame was the head of the Dem party. Besides why couldn’t he send Biden to do the fundraising. It would keep him busy and out of Washington.

Tinker on August 29, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Yes the job of the President is to handle many responsibilities.His oath of office does not include political fundraising and keeping the golf course maintenance folks busy.he’s doing real well at all that,but sucks as a President.Impeach the POS!

redware on August 29, 2014 at 9:25 PM

How about,
Why is Obama fundraising while his State department staff are dying in Benghazi? OK, just hours after they are butchered by Islamists?

“Let me be clear: I don’t care.”

J.B. Say on August 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Why wouldn’t he be out fundraising? He can keep every last penny contributed directly to him.

That’s what all these fundraisers are about. You don’t see Dems writing him “Thank you” notes for contributing to their campaigns. That’s because he’s not. He’s feathering his own nest.

Do people not understand this?

creeper on August 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM