The Superflous Commander in Chief

 

1086461_1280x720As I watched President Obama’s press conference in Antalya, Turkey, I began to feel that I was seeing an historic moment unfold.

It was deceptively like what we’re used to, full of condescension, impatience, hubris, straw men and false choices. He mentioned multiple times that he has to meet every few weeks with a bunch of guys to go over details, that it’s complicated. He reminded more that one journalist that he’d already answered ‘that’ question. He diminished his critics’ understanding and motives.

But he did not look forward. He was the politician voting present. He was himself, untouched by events, incapable of even the awareness that in the days that follow the logic of those events may mark his words today as the beginning of his loss of relevance.

He seemed the least serious person in the room.

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  1. James Gawron Inactive
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    Clare,

    Now you are seeing without the Obama rose colored glasses on. He is the least serious person who has ever held the office of President of the United States.

    Regards.

    Jim

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  2. RabbitHoleRedux Inactive
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    Clare Day: It was deceptively like what we’re used to, full of condescension, impatience, hubris, straw men and false choices.

    His press conference almost caused me to run off the road while driving. I can see all his Ivy League apologists clamoring for more ‘soaring rhetoric’ disguised as his nonsensical drivel and his shameless promises and propaganda.

    I’m still not entirely sure when it became declasse for the POTUS to love America.

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  3. dittoheadadt Inactive
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    It’s a clare day.

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  4. No Caesar Thatcher
    No Caesar
    @NoCaesar

    Plus, the world just continues to let him down.  We have demonstrated we don’t deserve him, why should he even bother?

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  5. DrewInWisconsin Member
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    @DrewInWisconsin

    The theme of the questions seemed to be “How can you say you have ISIS contained when ISIS just pulled off this attack in Paris?”

    The theme of his responses seemed to be “Because I said so!”

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  6. Misthiocracy Member
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    @Misthiocracy

    Clare Day: He was himself, untouched by events, incapable of even the awareness that in the days that follow the logic of those events may mark his words today as the beginning of his loss of relevance.

    Only beginning to lose relevance at the very end of his 7th year in office?

    Good track record, that.

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  7. James Gawron Inactive
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    @JamesGawron

    DrewInWisconsin:The theme of the questions seemed to be “How can you say you have ISIS contained when ISIS just pulled off this attack in Paris?”

    The theme of his responses seemed to be “Because I said so!”

    Drew,

    Hasn’t that been the only theme this creature has ever conveyed.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  8. Capt. Spaulding Member
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    @CaptSpaulding

    Rush said that the only passion Obama could muster in his briefing was a denunciation of Republicans. Typical.

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  9. RightAngles Member
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    @RightAngles

    In view of what’s happening around the world, if he persists in his determination to allow the Trojan horse of 10,000 (and it will likely balloon up from that) “Syrian refugees” into our country, I can’t think of one reason why he shouldn’t be impeached. And if I hear one more of his spokes-robots say “range of options” I will scream.

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  10. raycon and lindacon Inactive
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    He will not be impeached for the same reason none of his other efforts to destroy America will be opposed;  There is no organized opposition.

    The Islamist-in-chief will continue his march towards the destruction of America and the supplanting of Western Judeo-Christian civilization by his own, that of Islam.

    Do not expect that the kabuki election will occur next November.  Especially if Trump, Carson of Cruz are the opposition.

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  11. 1967mustangman Inactive
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    @1967mustangman

    raycon and lindacon:He will not be impeached for the same reason none of his other efforts to destroy America will be opposed; There is no organized opposition.

    The Islamist-in-chief will continue his march towards the destruction of America and the supplanting of Western Judeo-Christian civilization by his own, that of Islam.

    Do not expect that the kabuki election will occur next November. Especially if Trump, Carson of Cruz are the opposition.

    Nahhhhhh Obama would have to have the military on his side for this to happen.  If he tried to overstay his welcome he would be frog-marched out by the first marine division.

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  12. HVTs Inactive
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    Peggy Noonan on Saturday morning said (paraphrasing, as FNC has not posted the video as far as I can tell), “No one looks to President Obama for words or wisdom at a time like this.”

    [Mic drop]

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  13. HVTs Inactive
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    Misthiocracy:

    Clare Day: He was himself, untouched by events, incapable of even the awareness that in the days that follow the logic of those events may mark his words today as the beginning of his loss of relevance.

    Only beginning to lose relevance at the very end of his 7th year in office?

    Good track record, that.

    It’s not relevance he’s lost . . . Presidents breath and they have the ability to be relevant.  It’s moral authority that he has squandered.

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  14. Percival Thatcher
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    @Percival

    The change wasn’t in Obama. He responded the way he always has; with airy platitudes and misdirection.

    The change was in the press. The questions that drew his non-answer answers got asked again … and again … and again.

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  15. HVTs Inactive
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    @HVTs

    1967mustangman:

    raycon and lindacon:He will not be impeached for the same reason none of his other efforts to destroy America will be opposed; There is no organized opposition.

    The Islamist-in-chief will continue his march towards the destruction of America and the supplanting of Western Judeo-Christian civilization by his own, that of Islam.

    Do not expect that the kabuki election will occur next November. Especially if Trump, Carson of Cruz are the opposition.

    Nahhhhhh Obama would have to have the military on his side for this to happen. If he tried to overstay his welcome he would be frog-marched out by the first marine division.

    HA!  You think Obama wants to waste any more of his time merely POTUS!  He’s got a World to run, people!  It’s off to the UN for him (providing yet one more reason the UN HQ should be moved to Bujumbura).

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  16. RightAngles Member
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    Percival:The change wasn’t in Obama. He responded the way he always has; with airy platitudes and misdirection.

    The change was in the press. The questions that drew his non-answer answers got asked again … and again … and again.

    Maybe now that ISIS has promised an attack on Washington, the robot press corps will start doing their dang jobs. Because unlike Obama, ISIS always does what they say they will.

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  17. Quinn the Eskimo Member
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    Clare Day: He seemed the least serious person in the room.

    The least serious people in the room are the American reporters who nod their heads and think this is genius.

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  18. HVTs Inactive
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    RightAngles:

    Percival:The change wasn’t in Obama. He responded the way he always has; with airy platitudes and misdirection.

    The change was in the press. The questions that drew his non-answer answers got asked again … and again … and again.

    Maybe now that ISIS has promised an attack on Washington, the robot press corps will start doing their dang jobs. Because unlike Obama, ISIS always does what they say they will.

    The press can well imagine themselves (or their children) eating in one of those Parisian cafes.   Funny how that focuses the mind . . .

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  19. Larry3435 Member
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    He has already pronounced ISIS (or ISIL, to him, for some unknown reason) to be on the wrong side of history.  What more can you ask from the man?

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  20. Marion Evans Inactive
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    Soooo what do you guys want? Ground invasion?

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  21. HVTs Inactive
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    Marion Evans:Soooo what do you guys want? Ground invasion?

    Tell you what I don’t want . . . hundreds of thousands of military-age Muslim men freshly imported and wandering around Europe . . . oops, too late!

    How about we don’t let that happen here?  Oops . . .

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  22. Marion Evans Inactive
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    HVTs:

    Marion Evans:Soooo what do you guys want? Ground invasion?

    Tell you what I don’t want . . . hundreds of thousands of military-age Muslim men freshly imported and wandering around Europe . . . oops, too late!

    How about we don’t let that happen here? Oops . . .

    Agreed. I made the same point on another thread. If you are male and in your 20s or 30s, you are not a refugee. Go back and fight.

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  23. Casey Inactive
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    Clare Day: He seemed the least serious person in the room.

    The most serious person in the room.

    This is incredibly important to understand.

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  24. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    When I read that Obama called the terrorist attack in Paris a “setback”, I was so enraged that I sent off a letter to the editor of our local newspaper denouncing this faux Commander-In-Chief . . .

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  25. Roberto Member
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    @Roberto

    RightAngles:In view of what’s happening around the world, if he persists in his determination to allow the Trojan horse of 10,000 (and it will likely balloon up from that) “Syrian refugees” into our country…

    He is getting some push back on that one.

    At least nine governors say they will not accept Syrian refugees in their states in response to Friday’s attacks in Paris.

    The Republican governors —  in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Massachusetts, and Texas — say their top concern must be the safety of state residents, and they say there’s a chance the refugees include people with terrorist ties.

    With another joining:

    McCrory: NC will cease to accept Syrian refugees

    It would be no bad thing if a few more constituents rung up their governor on this one.

    Edit:

    One more on board.

    As Kentucky refugee advocates worked to calm fears and stave off a backlash against Syrian refugees, Gov.-elect Matt Bevin on Monday joined with a chorus of governors, including Indiana’s Mike Pence, calling for suspending the refugees’ resettlements to their states.

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  26. 1967mustangman Inactive
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    @1967mustangman

    Roberto:

    RightAngles:In view of what’s happening around the world, if he persists in his determination to allow the Trojan horse of 10,000 (and it will likely balloon up from that) “Syrian refugees” into our country…

    He is getting some push back on that one.

    At least nine governors say they will not accept Syrian refugees in their states in response to Friday’s attacks in Paris.

    The Republican governors — in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Massachusetts, and Texas — say their top concern must be the safety of state residents, and they say there’s a chance the refugees include people with terrorist ties.

    With another joining:

    McCrory: NC will cease to accept Syrian refugees

    It would be no bad thing if a few more constituents rung up their governor on this one.

    Don’t worry.  The Dem Govs are letting them in.  They’ll make their way from Washington State to Washington DC.

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  27. TKC1101 Inactive
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    @TKC1101

    If it had been any US city in flyover country, the media would have shrugged it off. Unfortunately for the progressives, it was Paris.  The US media loves Paris far more than anytown USA.

    The arrogance of putting civilians into danger astounds me.

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  28. Doctor Robert Member
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    @DoctorRobert

    Mr Obama was the MOST serious person in the room.  He is doing all that he can, in the year plus two months remaining to him, to lessen and weaken and harm America.  He is selling us out to Islam while steadfastly denying he is doing so and doing as little as he can, as ineffectively as he can, to create a cover.  This has been part of his schtick from day 1.  Why is this not obvious?

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  29. Front Seat Cat Member
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    @FrontSeatCat

    James Gawron:Clare,

    Now you are seeing without the Obama rose colored glasses on. He is the least serious person who has ever held the office of President of the United States.

    Regards.

    Jim

    Sad and scary do not describe it – very concerned

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  30. Front Seat Cat Member
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    @FrontSeatCat

    1967mustangman:

    Roberto:

    RightAngles:In view of what’s happening around the world, if he persists in his determination to allow the Trojan horse of 10,000 (and it will likely balloon up from that) “Syrian refugees” into our country…

    He is getting some push back on that one.

    At least nine governors say they will not accept Syrian refugees in their states in response to Friday’s attacks in Paris.

    The Republican governors — in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Massachusetts, and Texas — say their top concern must be the safety of state residents, and they say there’s a chance the refugees include people with terrorist ties.

    With another joining:

    McCrory: NC will cease to accept Syrian refugees

    It would be no bad thing if a few more constituents rung up their governor on this one.

    Don’t worry. The Dem Govs are letting them in. They’ll make their way from Washington State to Washington DC.

    I hope FL joins the states – sigh – Rubio – where are you?

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