Obama’s terrible Iran speech: My Republican critics are making “common cause” with Iranian hardliners

posted at 2:41 pm on August 5, 2015 by Allahpundit

The lowest moment from what was probably the lowest speech of his presidency — so far. David Harsanyi, watching this, asks a good question:

The GOP opposes the nuclear deal because they think it’s too favorable to Iran and not favorable enough to America. The hardliners in Iran’s parliament oppose the deal for the opposite reason. Insofar as they both want the deal to fail, I suppose that’s “common cause.” But then, as Harsanyi says, it must also be true that Barack Obama made “common cause” with Saddam Hussein since both of them thought the Iraq war was a bad idea. Obama thought it was a bad idea for U.S. and Iraqi security whereas Saddam thought it was a bad idea for his own personal security, but the reasoning is immaterial apparently. All that matters to “common cause” is how the parties to an issue align. Or at least, 12 years after the invasion of Iraq, that’s all that matters now. I wonder what Democrats like Steve Israel, who came out against the Iran deal yesterday, thought when they found out today that they’re on the same side as the worst fanatics in Iran’s government.

Actually, Obama’s insult may be worse than it at first appears. The major theme of this speech, as it always, always is — and always disingenuously — when Obama talks about diplomacy with Iran is that the only alternative is war. Reportedly he went so far today in a private meeting with Jewish leaders as to claim that Iranian rockets will rain down on Tel Aviv if the GOP-led Congress blocks the deal, because that will lead to war with Iran and war will lead to Iranian reprisals against Israel. Never mind that Iranian-made rockets already rain down on Israel every few years thanks to Hezbollah and that the sanctions relief Iran is getting from this deal will help pay for more of them. Never mind too that Israel’s own prime minister seems to think reprisals are a risk worth taking in the name of stopping an Iranian atomic bomb. The point, at least to Obama, is that only a warmonger would oppose this terrible deal, which all but endorses an Iranian bomb 10 years from now. Equating the Republicans in Congress with Iran’s hardliners was his way of suggesting, I think, that both of those groups actually seek war with each other in the name of advancing their own political interests. There’s no such thing as good-faith opposition to an Obama policy, at least outside the Democratic caucus. If GOP hawks hate his nuclear deal, it can only be because they’ve got Gulf War III on the brain and refuse to let some master stroke of diplomacy deter them.

In fact, that’s basically an Iranian talking point coming out of the president’s mouth, that some elements of the U.S. government are stone-cold fanatics who’ll accept nothing short of war with Iran. You hear a lot of Iranian talking points coming from the White House lately, curiously enough: Ed wrote this morning about John Kerry warning his former colleagues in Congress not to “screw” the country’s lunatic supreme leader by torpedoing a deal he kinda sorta supports. Here’s another choice bit from the same interview when Kerry was asked why we would agree to advanced enrichment 10 years from now by a country that’s sworn it’ll destroy Israel:

Though he says he is in tune with this set of Israeli fears, he does not endorse a view widely shared by Israelis—and by many Americans—that Iran’s leaders, who have often said that they seek the destruction of Israel, mean what they say. “I think they have a fundamental ideological confrontation with Israel at this particular moment. Whether or not that translates into active steps to, quote, ‘Wipe it,’ you know …” Here I interjected: “Wipe it off the map.” Kerry continued: “I don’t know the answer to that. I haven’t seen anything that says to me—they’ve got 80,000 rockets in Hezbollah pointed at Israel, and any number of choices could have been made. They didn’t make the bomb when they had enough material for 10 to 12. They’ve signed on to an agreement where they say they’ll never try and make one and we have a mechanism in place where we can prove that. So I don’t want to get locked into that debate. I think it’s a waste of time here.”

That’s some fine PR for the mullahs: They haven’t tried to destroy Israel yet, and as far as what the future holds, who knows? And yet it’s the GOP, according to this guy’s boss, that’s making common cause with Iranian lunatics, not the White House. Over to you, Michael Weiss:

Two clips for you here, one about “common cause” and the other of Obama acknowledging that, sure, some of the money Iran gets after sanctions are lifted will go towards funding terror. This too he defends as if his deal was the only possible outcome of the negotiations: Sanctions relief was always going to be part of a nuclear agreement, he notes, so if you oppose that, you oppose diplomacy altogether. That would be a fair point if the agreement had produced something more meaningful for the U.S., like a permanent end to Iranian nuclearization. If the program had been “dismantled” rather than simply slowed down for 10 years, even Netanyahu could have gone along with it; the benefit would have been worth the cost of some extra cash in Iran’s terror treasury. Instead they got the money and we got nothing more than a 10-year respite from having to decide what to do about a fanatic Shiite regime with nuclear “breakout” capacity. And you know what the weirdest part of all of this is? For all their demagoguery and desperation in pushing this deal, Obama and Kerry don’t need to sell it at all. There’s nothing the GOP can do to stop it. The purchase has already been made in Congress. Obama and Kerry are getting nasty here not because they think it’s essential to getting Democrats to buy in but because, I think, they simply resent having their diplomatic master work criticized so sharply. It’s personal.



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coldwarrior on August 5, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Hmmm…but did he plagiarize that from Biden?

Neitherleftorright on August 5, 2015 at 3:48 PM

I probably don’t have time to correct your misunderstanding of diplomacy or the definition of traitor right now. I’ll try to help you out later.

Tlaloc on August 5, 2015 at 3:32 PM

Of course you will not have time… Diplomacy is not given the store away to a terrorist regime as traitor Obama did… Diplomacy is to negotiate through strength not negotiate with the fear of upsetting a f***ed islamic terrorist supreme leader in Iran… Treason is to give the Iranian terrorist regime everything they wanted and more… It cannot be clearer than that…

mnjg on August 5, 2015 at 3:51 PM

Remember when the entire Nation howled, mocked, laughed themselves silly, back in 1977, when a former US President said, “Well, when the president does it, that means it is not illegal?”

So….all you h8ters….especially all you rethuglican h8ters…when the President does it, that means it is not illegal.

End of argument.

Go home.

Jeeezusonastick…


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coldwarrior on August 5, 2015 at 3:52 PM

mnjg on August 5, 2015 at 3:51 PM

Diplomacy, American diplomacy, also includes that little Article II, Section thing…“He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur;”

Calling what is essentially a treaty an “agreement” doesn’t change a thing.

If it is a mere “agreement”…why is it not yet totally in force?

If a mere agreement…why have to justify it to anyone?

If it is a mere agreement, the next President, or the current Congress, can flush that sucker down the dumper without this current president being able to say or do squat.

If it is just an agreement…totally not enforceable, under law.

If it looks like a Treaty…chances are…

I’m very very very tired of this “fundamentally change the way we are governed nonsense.”

coldwarrior on August 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM

No, he didn’t.
His coalition holds 61 out of 120 seats, the very smallest possible ruling coalition. Before the election he had 68 seats. He just barely managed to cobble together a coalition and he literally cannot lose one member or it falls apart.

Those are facts.

Tlaloc on August 5, 2015 at 3:08 PM

that’s silly. His party gained seats. He formed the coalition that he thought would work best for him.

You are holding him to a stupid standard of whether other parties lost or gained seats. The party most opposed to Netanyahu lost big and Bibi’s party gained seats – all after everyone said the exact opposite would happen.

Your rationalization for what you claim is a “loss” is as dishonest as everything else you say.

Monkeytoe on August 5, 2015 at 4:01 PM

Behold the Power of ProgressiveTardNess!

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President Obama:


‘By killing this deal,

Congress would not only pave Iran’s pathway to a bomb,

it would accelerate it

– @Jordanfabian
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See original on twitter.com

canopfor on August 5, 2015 at 4:02 PM

So I am sure that iJeb! is on board and will say that republicans are Iran’s new friends.

jukin3 on August 5, 2015 at 4:02 PM

Just pointing out your fainting couch can be found at 111 Hypocrisy Lane.

It’s up to you whether you are okay with that.

Tlaloc on August 5, 2015 at 3:04 PM

So, you can’t respond with anything other than stupidity?

Essentially admitting my point.

Obama is unpresidential – always has been, always will be. He is a dishonest child, spewing petulance and ignorance wherever he goes.

You know it. I know it. Everyone knows it.

You can’t refute my point, but you can snark. bravo. but that proves my point.

Monkeytoe on August 5, 2015 at 4:03 PM

Obama(D-IranAlly) defends his ‘secret’ #IranDeal with a terror supporting nation by smearing dissent as terror supporters… when Jerusalem gets nuked he’ll blame GOP again.

DANEgerus on August 5, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Just pointing out your fainting couch can be found at 111 Hypocrisy Lane.

It’s up to you whether you are okay with that.

Tlaloc on August 5, 2015 at 3:04 PM

Also, you once again prove your low intelligence as you obviously don’t know what the simple word “hypocrisy” means.

Monkeytoe on August 5, 2015 at 4:05 PM

When has he ever given a speech that he didn’t impune the motive of anyone who opposed him on any issue? This man is a megalomaniac and thinks he is God. As he nears the end of his reign he is going to get worse.

inspectorudy on August 5, 2015 at 4:05 PM

If it is a mere agreement, the next President, or the current Congress, can flush that sucker down the dumper without this current president being able to say or do squat.

If it is just an agreement…totally not enforceable, under law.

If it looks like a Treaty…chances are…

I’m very very very tired of this “fundamentally change the way we are governed nonsense.”

coldwarrior on August 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Despite that this is a mega disaster and going to cause us a lot of problems the next Republican President is going to throw it in the trash can in early 2017… That is the only silver lining here…

mnjg on August 5, 2015 at 4:06 PM

Carter went 444 days with his Hostage Crisis.

How many days is this for Obama’s Hostage Crisis?

faraway on August 5, 2015 at 4:12 PM

The Hill [email protected] 34m34 minutes ago

Senators emerge furious from closed-door Iran briefing: http://hill.cm/pNc8OlL

https://twitter.com/thehill

canopfor on August 5, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Speaking of the M. E.:

The Hill [email protected] 38m38 minutes ago

FBI issues alert warning military families to watch out for “Middle-Eastern men”: http://hill.cm/qbtwa3W

https://twitter.com/thehill

canopfor on August 5, 2015 at 4:15 PM

Likud may have won more seats than before but his COALITION is smaller than ever. That’s kind of the more important point since Likud by itself cannot govern.

Wherein ziploc demonstrates he has no knowledge of Irsaeli politics.

The center left to hard left holds only 42 seats, they are part of the opposition which also includes Yesh Atid (11 seats), a center right party, and Yisrael Beiteinu (6 seats), and which only opposes Netanyahu on principle because he is not far enough right.

Of the 42 left seats, 13 belong to the Joint List, a zany amalgam of three Arab parties and the Israeli communists.

Bottom line, in the current Knesset there are really 78 center right to hard right seats, 24 center left seats, 13 wackadoo party seats and 5 in the Meretz which is a Zionist left wing party.

Now if the question becomes one of Israel’s existence, do you really think the Yesh Atid, Yisreal Beiteinu, and Meretz parties are not going to side with the Likud coalition government ?

F X Muldoon on August 5, 2015 at 4:17 PM

How do we deal with an insane POTUS…?

d1carter on August 5, 2015 at 4:19 PM

canopfor on August 5, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Oh, there is more to it than the IAEA not being able to share anything, but merely sorta tell us what may or may not be in the side agreements.

Fundamental flaws. Great big ones.

And powers of enforcement…from us (screw the rest of the “community”) have been peremptorily taken from us…on purpose, by the White House.

coldwarrior on August 5, 2015 at 4:23 PM

Obama and Kerry are getting nasty here not because they think it’s essential to getting Democrats to buy in but because, I think, they simply resent having their diplomatic master work criticized so sharply. It’s personal.

Obama has already well established himself as petulant and thin-skinned in addition to his narcissism and being a sociopath. This nearly one hour long screed does little but cement that viewpoint. It is personal to a thin-skinned narcissist…just as any opposition to one of his ‘brilliant’ ‘solutions’ or ‘positions’ always bring for the same type of pathetic rhetoric.

They’re just making things up at this point. https://t.co/B752Kfri8p

— Omri Ceren (@cerenomri) August 5, 2015

“Just cause hardliners chant ‘death to America, doesn’t meant that’s what all Iranians believe.” No just the Iranians who run the country.

— Eli Lake (@EliLake) August 5, 2015

This is just the pinnacle of Obama’s open collaboration and assistance to the Mad Mullahs. Let’s not forget that when Iran was in turmoil in the wake of Ahmahwhackjob’s rigged election – when a great many took to the streets to protest that evil regime, rather than support that popular revolt, Obama remained quiet – even when the thugs of the regime started gunning down unarmed innocent civilians.

Remember how petulant Obozo got when a member of the press had the temerity to ask him why they didn’t get the American hostages currently held by Iran released?

This narcissistic sociopath considers those who consider America an enemy, his friend. And why not, they both hold this country and what it stands for in contempt.

Athos on August 5, 2015 at 4:26 PM

Oh, that Obama, he’s such a scamp!

Bohner and McConnell are clutching their pearls as we speak!

Can’t do nothin, it’s not a treaty, you see…

Giving aid and comfort to the enemy used to be considered treason, now a days, let’s give them room to destroy….

wytshus on August 5, 2015 at 4:27 PM

When has he ever given a speech that he didn’t impune the motive of anyone who opposed him on any issue?

haha :)

He commits more logical fallacies and evidences more cognitive biases than is almost imaginable – he, like Brainloc, epitomizes ‘intellectual fraud.’

This man is a megalomaniac and thinks he is God. As he nears the end of his reign he is going to get worse.

inspectorudy on August 5, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Truer words…

Anti-ControI on August 5, 2015 at 4:29 PM

And powers of enforcement…from us (screw the rest of the “community”) have been peremptorily taken from us…on purpose, by the White House.

coldwarrior on August 5, 2015 at 4:23 PM

I’d phrase it a little differently.

Those power of enforcement – they were unilaterally and unconstitutionally ceded from the United States to the United Nations by this President in yet another abuse of power.

Athos on August 5, 2015 at 4:30 PM

What do they call it when one adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere again?

Seven Percent Solution on August 5, 2015 at 4:32 PM

No, Obama’s doing the dirty work for the “hard liners”. He had his chance to help the Iranian people and he let them die in the street without comment.

Do you Obama rump-swabs still insist this Obama tool is “smart”? Please. He’s dumber than the bumper stickers on a Prius.

rhombus on August 5, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Obama & Kerry: “Iran has no intention of attacking Israel.”

But:

“If you don’t support our Iran “deal” Iran will attack Israel.”

#WTF?

novaculus on August 5, 2015 at 4:38 PM

There’s nothing the GOP can do to stop it.

Because they sold us out weeks ago.

And for what?

FOR WHAT?

novaculus on August 5, 2015 at 4:41 PM

I thought we were supposed to be civil

faraway on August 5, 2015 at 4:42 PM

FOR WHAT?

novaculus on August 5, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Bipartisanship……..that’s never reciprocated.

antipc on August 5, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Let me guess – neither of those ‘geniuses’, Obama or Kerry, have any interest in reading the Ayatollah’s ‘Mein Kampf’ screed that he just had published – any more than Obama or the defenders of Planned Parenthood have any interest to watch the unedited videos from CMP.

They only want to see what they want to believe.

Athos on August 5, 2015 at 4:47 PM

Wow, what a f***ing dumbass.

Hard to be shocked though once you remember that obama has never negotiated in his life prior to becoming POTUS, which is why he sucks at it.

Aizen on August 5, 2015 at 4:48 PM

Imagine what would have happened if Bush had said that Democrats were caucusing with Saddam Hussein?

The right said that constantly.

Tlaloc on August 5, 2015 at 2:52 PM

You seem to forget that 3 Democrat Congressmen met with Saddam shortly before the invasion of Iraq to show their support for him and against military action duly approved by Congress.

The Baghdad Democrats

jnelchef on August 5, 2015 at 4:49 PM

Can someone much smarter than I explain the following:

1) Can the Executive designate anything it negotiates an “agreement” or a “grocery list” or a “sonnet”? God forbid it’s called a “treaty” on account of that’s what it is.
2) Assuming the Executive doesn’t have that power, why can’t the Legislative branch refuse to consider it because everybody knows we’re playing word games here.
3) If the Constitution requires that “a formally concluded agreement between two or more states” be subjected to Senate deliberation to advise and consent and the members refuse to review it in that context, have they not violated their oaths of office?
4) Why are there not Articles of Impeachment being filed against these people who have betrayed their pledges?

This is absolute insanity.

Texlib on August 5, 2015 at 4:52 PM

1984, Orwell.

Ellis on August 5, 2015 at 4:54 PM

Inserting lines into his speech that were made to ellicit laughs from the audience at his opponents expense shows what a truly petulent, arrogant person he is. Tlaloc, your thoughts????

Indiana Jim on August 5, 2015 at 4:54 PM

When has Obama ever given a good speech?

MsYoung on August 5, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Do you Obama rump-swabs still insist this Obama tool is “smart”? Please. He’s dumber than the bumper stickers on a Prius.

rhombus on August 5, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Why do people assume Obama is dumb? Stupidity can only explain so much. The fact that he is ALWAYS on the side of the enemies of civilization and ALWAYS toughest against our friends and allies can only be explained by conscious malice. He’s not a failure, he’s wildly successful…unfortunately. If you realize that all of this IS the plan, then it makes a lot more sense.

jnelchef on August 5, 2015 at 4:57 PM

I guess we can then say . . . Obama has common cause with HITLER . . . they both seem to want all the Jews dead.
just sayin.
He started it.

moski on August 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM

I probably don’t have time to correct your misunderstanding of diplomacy or the definition of traitor right now. I’ll try to help you out later.

Tlaloc on August 5, 2015 at 3:32 PM

Yeah, I suppose it would take you at least a couple of hours to look up ‘diplomacy’ or ‘traitor’ in your dictionary and then another couple of hours struggling to comprehend the definitions.

MsYoung on August 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM

When has Obama ever given a good speech?

MsYoung on August 5, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Hussein doesn’t give speeches, he delivers lectures.

antipc on August 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Hussein doesn’t give speeches, he delivers lectures.

antipc on August 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM

He’s not very good at lecturing either.

MsYoung on August 5, 2015 at 5:02 PM

In case anyone missed this,….Allen West goes BatSh*t:

Oh Freaggin Boy:

Allen West Is Explodey..woo-hoo!!

IDF Elite [email protected] 6h6 hours ago

How ironic: US say it’s their policy not to negotiate with terrorists, yet the US signed a deal with the largest state sponsor of terrorism.

IDF Elite [email protected] 9h9 hours ago

WATCH: Former U.S. Congressman Allen West slams President Obama on the Iran Deal.
Published on Jul 22, 2015
==========================

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaHe9PBnFdA&sns=tw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaHe9PBnFdA&sns=tw

canopfor on July 23, 2015 at 3:59 PM

canopfor on August 5, 2015 at 5:06 PM

Yeah, I suppose it would take you at least a couple of hours to look up ‘diplomacy’ or ‘traitor’ in your dictionary and then another couple of hours struggling to comprehend the definitions.

MsYoung on August 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM

I think you meant “struggling to make up his own definitions”.

F X Muldoon on August 5, 2015 at 5:10 PM

More importantly . . WHY is Obama so hell bent on giving Iran the NUKE and starting the Nuke arms race in the Middle East? What is the point?
Seems like he made a secret deal with Iran leaders to make them the super power of the Middle East ~ like they won’t try to kill the rest of us off to achieve their goal of the world wide Caliphate.
But then again . . . Obama thinks he is immune to that since he is helping them to achieve it all.

moski on August 5, 2015 at 5:13 PM

I don’t recall a President, in my lifetime, who, when given the choice to act Presidential or act like a partisan jerk, always choses the later. This guy couldn’t even pass Presidential 101, let alone do the work necessary to take the advanced course.

Apparently, the importance of doing this right is lost on this guy. Questioning the oppositions motives is always a loser, yet that is always his first form of debate. If he doesn’t know how wrong this is by now he never will, so we’ll have 17 more months of this divisiveness before the adults move back in to the White House.

Of all the speeches I’ve heard this guy make, the closest he came to doing it right was the Gabby Giffords speech. That was a long time ago. There were still some adults in the White House then. Regrettably, they’re all gone now and the only ones left are the sycophants.

bflat879 on August 5, 2015 at 5:17 PM

Our President again shows his lack of any real substance, understanding or experience in matters of great importance. He is without doubt the most outstanding megalomaniac, liar and just plain dunce to capture the world stage. I wonder if he will ever understand how foolish and ineffective he is? How did we elect this fool?

StevC on August 5, 2015 at 5:24 PM

Death to,………………………………….:

The Hill [email protected] 19m19 minutes ago

Obama links Republicans to Iranians chanting “death to America” http://hill.cm/FK0SsOu

https://twitter.com/thehill

canopfor on August 5, 2015 at 5:27 PM

How do you spell treason?

Oxymoron on August 5, 2015 at 5:35 PM

Old and Busted: Death to America
The New Hotness: Deaf to America

Christien on August 5, 2015 at 5:50 PM

Notice how quiet Jimmy Carter is.

Christien on August 5, 2015 at 5:52 PM

Notice how quiet Jimmy Carter is.

OK, that is the one upside of this whole mess.

F X Muldoon on August 5, 2015 at 6:08 PM

Email

He’s NUMBER ONE….the middle finger one

Quit Bashing Obama! by COL. ROBERT F. CUNNINGHAM and PATRICK RISHOR, The Gilmer Mirror (Northeast Texas Newspaper)

Quit trashing Obama’s accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. Here is a list of his impressive accomplishments:

1. First President to be photographed smoking a joint.

2. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

3. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

4. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.

5. First President to violate the War Powers Act.

6. First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

7. First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

8. First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.

9. First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

10. First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

11. First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.

12. First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

13. First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.

14. First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.

15. First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

16. First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

17. First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

18. First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.

19. First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

20. First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

21. First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

22. First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

23. First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

24. First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

25. First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.

26. First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his five years in office.

27. First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.

28. First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

29. First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.

30. First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.

31. First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

32. First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

33. First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.

34. First President to repeat the Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

35. First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).

36. First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”

37. Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

I feel much better now. I had been under the impression he hadn’t been doing ANYTHING.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2015 at 6:48 PM

canopfor on August 5, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Oh, there is more to it than the IAEA not being able to share anything, but merely sorta tell us what may or may not be in the side agreements.

Fundamental flaws. Great big ones.

And powers of enforcement…from us (screw the rest of the “community”) have been peremptorily taken from us…on purpose, by the White House.

coldwarrior on August 5, 2015 at 4:23 PM

coldwarrior: Sorry for the late response,

the deal is Scrotched!:)

canopfor on August 5, 2015 at 6:52 PM

When has Obama ever given a good speech?

MsYoung on August 5, 2015 at 4:56 PM

As one of my favorite First Sergeants ( a riff’d former SpecForces Major ) was fond of saying, “If you can’t razzle them with dazzle, baffle them with bullsh*t.”

coldwarrior on August 5, 2015 at 7:57 PM

the deal is Scrotched!:)

canopfor on August 5, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Wurd.

coldwarrior on August 5, 2015 at 7:58 PM

The demagogues Obysmal and Kerry continue to present false choices to promote this travesty. I have to wonder why/how “diplomacy” became the answer at this point. Was there some indication that both sides had something to gain? Iran’s proxy wars have escalated throughout the region through Obysmal’s years in office. Is this agreement Obysmal’s cry of “Uncle” to a superior force?

Iran will have its bomb(s) and the means to deliver them well before ten years pass.

Furthermore, Obysmal and his Leftist lackeys can cry about Iraq until the cows come home, but the damage they have done in throwing the balance of Jihadist power in Libya and the whole ME should be thrown back at them in spades.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/08/the-obama-hillary-libya-debacle.php

onlineanalyst on August 5, 2015 at 8:48 PM

canopfor on August 5, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Wurd.

coldwarrior on August 5, 2015 at 7:58 PM

coldwarrior: Lol—:0

canopfor on August 5, 2015 at 9:05 PM

I can’t believe how little interest (158 comments) this post has generated. This is the worst speech of Obama’s presidency and yall are yawning at it. Americans are just not engaged in this thing or something.

AlexB on August 5, 2015 at 10:30 PM

That glib smile, the casually arrogant mocking tone, the speech was classic Obama. What’s always puzzled me is how anyone can watch this POS and think that he is in any way Presidential. I have the same puzzlement about how anyone could watch Biden’s Vice Presidential debate performance, grinning all the time like The Joker, and think he nailed it.

claudius on August 5, 2015 at 10:56 PM

I can’t believe how little interest (158 comments) this post has generated. This is the worst speech of Obama’s presidency and yall are yawning at it. Americans are just not engaged in this thing or something.

AlexB on August 5, 2015 at 10:30 PM

Many of us don’t actually watch these pieces of performance art. I only watched a snippet of it on Fox. The man is just too repulsive for me to watch for more than about 15-30 seconds.

claudius on August 5, 2015 at 11:01 PM

coldwarrior on August 5, 2015 at 7:57 PM

In the immortal words of my Drill Sergeant in Basic, “If you’re going to do something wrong, do it right!”

claudius on August 5, 2015 at 11:06 PM

That glib smile, the casually arrogant mocking tone, the speech was classic Obama. What’s always puzzled me is how anyone can watch this POS and think that he is in any way Presidential.

Consider who voted for him – he speaks just like the trolls here post.

F X Muldoon on August 6, 2015 at 12:06 AM

I loathe both parties of Congress as much as I loath the arrogant muslim filth infesting the White House, that has them wrapped around his little finger. This. Cretin. Is. Pure. Evil.

AppraisHer on August 6, 2015 at 1:31 AM

The President is seriously deranged.

Kenosha Kid on August 6, 2015 at 2:18 AM

If Obama really believes that the Republicans and the hardline Iraqi are alike, he should embrace the Republicans the same way he has always embraced the hardline Iraqi instead of criticizing them.

savage24 on August 6, 2015 at 10:02 AM

You know somebody writes his speeches for him, but I’ll bet he added that jab himself.

Kissmygrits on August 6, 2015 at 10:04 AM

The right said that constantly.

Tlaloc on August 5, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Link it.

GrumpyOldFart on August 6, 2015 at 10:11 AM

Imagine what would have happened if Bush had said that Democrats were caucusing with Saddam Hussein?

The right said that constantly.

Tlaloc on August 5, 2015 at 2:52 PM

I’m sure some blogger or talking head did. Which would be someone you can claim is ON “the right” of course, not someone who is representative of “the right” but good enough for your lackluster ability to think critically.

Is your argument the President of the Untied States should NOT be more respectable, respected, or careful with his words than whatever random nobody you think you can find saying that?

Note the original was “what if Bush” not “what if some random blogger or partisan talking head on the right”…
AllahPundit thinks of Obama as a President and not a random partisan lunatic. So he compares him to a President.

Who are you working to compare Obama to here? And why?

Seriously, how LOW do you need to set the standards for the President for Obama to clear the new bar you’re setting here?
Do you have to get digging equipment to keep lowering exceptions for Obama?

gekkobear on August 6, 2015 at 11:34 AM

Imagine what would have happened if Bush had said that Democrats were caucusing with Saddam Hussein?

They did; at least the Three Stooges (McDermott, Bonior, and Thompson).

Ward Cleaver on August 6, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Instead they got the money and we got nothing more than a 10-year respite from having to decide what to do about a fanatic Shiite regime with nuclear “breakout” capacity.

I’m sure this has already been said, but….

Oh please. We didn’t even get that.

No one, not even kerry or obama believe iran will stand by any aspect of this agreement for 5 minutes. Hell, it hasn’t even been formally approved yet and I guarantee they’ve already broken as many of those aspects as they can manage.

Everyone knows this. Why are we still doing this dance?

runawayyyy on August 6, 2015 at 4:07 PM

He [Obama] offered just two contrasting choices: diplomacy or war.

Even the Iranians know that Obama has already taken ‘war’ off the table.

That leaves diplomacy and bad diplomacy. Or is that bad diplomacy and even worse diplomacy ?

J_Crater on August 7, 2015 at 12:38 AM

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