Who Is the Real President? Serious Question.

 

It may have become a trite and overused phrase, but we do live in very strange times. A painfully stricken person not in command of whatever cognitive abilities he may have left has the title “President of the United States of America.” Meanwhile, every person with a functioning mind knows he cannot possibly be making decisions as serious as that involving bombing another sovereign nation.

I have tried doing some perhaps-not-rigorous-enough research to find any serious analyses making at least an educated guess as to who is pulling the big lever(s) behind the curtain, but have come up empty-handed. Like many of us, I have winced at the clips of “The President” mumbling and stumbling through public remarks, like those he made yesterday in Houston. The pain and embarrassment one feels has nothing to do with partisan politics and everything to do with simple humanity. Also, a feeling approaching rage at how family members can be so power-hungry as to put one of their elders through this public humiliation.

I have seen it suggested, and have suggested it myself, that Susan Rice is the major force either making, or behind, the major decisions. I also saw recently suggestions that Ron Klain, Chief of Staff, was in the thick of some of the decision-making.

I have been struck by the somewhat benign attitude about what I consider an extremely dangerous and perilous vacuum in what our Founding Fathers designed to be the “energetic Executive” with jokes and nicknames (the gentleman from Madame Tussaud’s) about a situation over which Xi and Putin are assuredly licking their murderous chops.

Does anyone have anything to offer on who is actually occupying the most powerful office in the world?

Serious question.

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  1. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Yeah, I’m not sure.

    What’s more bothersome, is that you know every world leader is wondering the same thing.

    America is the most powerful country, with the most dominant military, in the world.  And nobody’s sure who’s in charge of it.

    That is not good.

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  2. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    I know who is not in charge and that is scary.

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  3. Django Member
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    @Django

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Yeah, I’m not sure.

    What’s more bothersome, is that you know every world leader is wondering the same thing.

    America is the most powerful country, with the most dominant military, in the world. And nobody’s sure who’s in charge of it.

    That is not good.

    I’m not sure either, but my bet is Obama and the group that ran him. 

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  4. Arahant Member
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    @Arahant

    Winnie the Pooh.

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  5. I Walton Member
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    @IWalton

    Well who ever it is the Chinese have a few strings attached to him, her or them.  We can get over collapse, inflation, unemployment, but not if these things serve major hostile interests and to our ability to rid ourselves of these people.  It’ll be hard enough just rolling the giant falling cost companies back, who are  hostile to the Republic,  but if the Chinese are also deeply involved they won’t want anti trust or some rollback more than the giant companies do.

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  6. MarciN Member
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    @MarciN

    I’m pretty sure it’s the joint chiefs together with the secretary of defense and the secretary of state.

    The significance of Jim Mattis’s derogatory statements about Donald Trump is that Mattis is a favored child with the present administration. It would not surprise me one little bit to learn that he was behind this latest bombing–or at the very least, he encouraged it. His and John Bolton’s flight to the never-Trump contingent in Washington was noteworthy, to say the least.

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  7. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

    At some point, the Leftist Media will acknowledge two things 1) Biden’s brain is shot and he is unfit for office, and 2) Trump is the same age as Biden was and therefore too for office.   This will be awkward for Nancy Pelosi, who is too old and unfit for office.

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  8. Barfly Member
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I know who is not in charge and that is scary.

    Yeah, I worry whenever I’m not in charge too.

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  9. Arthur Beare Member
    Arthur Beare
    @ArthurBeare

    Jim George:

    Like many of us, I have winced at the clips of “The President” mumbling and stumbling through public remarks, like those he made yesterday in Houston, and the pain and embarrassment one feels has nothing to do with partisan politics and everything to do with simple humanity, not to mention a feeling approaching rage at how family members can be so power hungry as to put one of their elders through this public humiliation.

    Not the point of the post, but well said, sir.

     

     

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  10. Arthur Beare Member
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    @ArthurBeare

    MarciN (View Comment):

    I’m pretty sure it’s the joint chiefs together with the secretary of defense and the secretary of state.

    The significance of Jim Mattis’s derogatory statements about Donald Trump is that Mattis is a favored child with the present administration. It would not surprise me one little bit to learn that he was behind this latest bombing–or at the very least, he encouraged it. His and John Bolton’s flight to the never-Trump contingent in Washington was noteworthy, to say the least.

    Somehow I don’t see these guys (especially Mattis) being on board with the critical race theory & transgender (the Equality Act) stuff the administration is pushing, or the military occupation of DC just to humor Madam Speaker.

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  11. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    I’m pretty sure it’s the joint chiefs together with the secretary of defense and the secretary of state.

    The significance of Jim Mattis’s derogatory statements about Donald Trump is that Mattis is a favored child with the present administration. It would not surprise me one little bit to learn that he was behind this latest bombing–or at the very least, he encouraged it. His and John Bolton’s flight to the never-Trump contingent in Washington was noteworthy, to say the least.

    Somehow I don’t see these guys (especially Mattis) being on board with the critical race theory & transgender (the Equality Act) stuff the administration is pushing, or the military occupation of DC just to humor Madam Speaker.

    They might find those to be tolerable considering other priorities.

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  12. MarciN Member
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    @MarciN

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    I’m pretty sure it’s the joint chiefs together with the secretary of defense and the secretary of state.

    The significance of Jim Mattis’s derogatory statements about Donald Trump is that Mattis is a favored child with the present administration. It would not surprise me one little bit to learn that he was behind this latest bombing–or at the very least, he encouraged it. His and John Bolton’s flight to the never-Trump contingent in Washington was noteworthy, to say the least.

    Somehow I don’t see these guys (especially Mattis) being on board with the critical race theory & transgender (the Equality Act) stuff the administration is pushing, or the military occupation of DC just to humor Madam Speaker.

    No, but the bombing mission over Syria could be something they either instigated or strongly encouraged. They wouldn’t have the final say, but I’d bet they’d know how to get it, whom to pressure in the current administration. 

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  13. Jim George Member
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    @JimGeorge

    MarciN (View Comment):

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    I’m pretty sure it’s the joint chiefs together with the secretary of defense and the secretary of state.

    The significance of Jim Mattis’s derogatory statements about Donald Trump is that Mattis is a favored child with the present administration. It would not surprise me one little bit to learn that he was behind this latest bombing–or at the very least, he encouraged it. His and John Bolton’s flight to the never-Trump contingent in Washington was noteworthy, to say the least.

    Somehow I don’t see these guys (especially Mattis) being on board with the critical race theory & transgender (the Equality Act) stuff the administration is pushing, or the military occupation of DC just to humor Madam Speaker.

    No, but the bombing mission over Syria could be something they either instigated or strongly encouraged. They wouldn’t have the final say, but I’d bet they’d know how to get it, whom to pressure in the current administration.

    Wouldn’t that be, under the Constitution, the President of the United States? I know we are in extremis right now with our cognitively challenged person serving for the next ?  days/months/years, but I pray that this kind of decision is never delegated to anyone–ANYone. Guess that sums up the danger of the present situation in which I find no humor  whatsoever! 

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  14. MarciN Member
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    @MarciN

    Jim George (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    I’m pretty sure it’s the joint chiefs together with the secretary of defense and the secretary of state.

    The significance of Jim Mattis’s derogatory statements about Donald Trump is that Mattis is a favored child with the present administration. It would not surprise me one little bit to learn that he was behind this latest bombing–or at the very least, he encouraged it. His and John Bolton’s flight to the never-Trump contingent in Washington was noteworthy, to say the least.

    Somehow I don’t see these guys (especially Mattis) being on board with the critical race theory & transgender (the Equality Act) stuff the administration is pushing, or the military occupation of DC just to humor Madam Speaker.

    No, but the bombing mission over Syria could be something they either instigated or strongly encouraged. They wouldn’t have the final say, but I’d bet they’d know how to get it, whom to pressure in the current administration.

    Wouldn’t that be, under the Constitution, the President of the United States? I know we are in extremis right now with our cognitively challenged person serving for the next ? days/months/years, but I pray that this kind of decision is never delegated to anyone–ANYone. Guess that sums up the danger of the present situation in which I find no humor whatsoever!

    It would be the president. With Biden, I’m sure he’d do whatever his advisors tell him too.

    The Washington bureaucracy is running the country, I’m sure. “Just sign it.” Especially in the Syria situation–it’s a complicated situation that evolved under the very recent Trump administration.

    Even without some sort of mental impairment, Biden was always going to be the pick of the bureaucracy, people who don’t want a boss of any kind. He was propelled into office by people who think they should be running the country. He was never an intellectual powerhouse.

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  15. Bob Thompson Member
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    Jim George (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    I’m pretty sure it’s the joint chiefs together with the secretary of defense and the secretary of state.

    The significance of Jim Mattis’s derogatory statements about Donald Trump is that Mattis is a favored child with the present administration. It would not surprise me one little bit to learn that he was behind this latest bombing–or at the very least, he encouraged it. His and John Bolton’s flight to the never-Trump contingent in Washington was noteworthy, to say the least.

    Somehow I don’t see these guys (especially Mattis) being on board with the critical race theory & transgender (the Equality Act) stuff the administration is pushing, or the military occupation of DC just to humor Madam Speaker.

    No, but the bombing mission over Syria could be something they either instigated or strongly encouraged. They wouldn’t have the final say, but I’d bet they’d know how to get it, whom to pressure in the current administration.

    Wouldn’t that be, under the Constitution, the President of the United States? I know we are in extremis right now with our cognitively challenged person serving for the next ? days/months/years, but I pray that this kind of decision is never delegated to anyone–ANYone. Guess that sums up the danger of the present situation in which I find no humor whatsoever!

    The globalists operate by committee and can do so with a puppet in the Presidency to formalize decisions. Turned out for this last election Joe Biden, although apparently cognitively impaired, had the best name recognition of all Democrat candidates. So they are pretending these are Presidential decisions. Watch the oligarchs’ behavior. We are really in dangerous territory now.

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  16. Jim George Member
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    I’m pretty sure it’s the joint chiefs together with the secretary of defense and the secretary of state.

    The significance of Jim Mattis’s derogatory statements about Donald Trump is that Mattis is a favored child with the present administration. It would not surprise me one little bit to learn that he was behind this latest bombing–or at the very least, he encouraged it. His and John Bolton’s flight to the never-Trump contingent in Washington was noteworthy, to say the least.

    Somehow I don’t see these guys (especially Mattis) being on board with the critical race theory & transgender (the Equality Act) stuff the administration is pushing, or the military occupation of DC just to humor Madam Speaker.

    No, but the bombing mission over Syria could be something they either instigated or strongly encouraged. They wouldn’t have the final say, but I’d bet they’d know how to get it, whom to pressure in the current administration.

    I thought I had  found my new favorite General when this 4-star Marine General nicknamed “Mad Dog” came along, only to be sorely disappointed, to put it mildly, when he started acting publicly like just another, albeit higher ranking, “Lt. Col.” and don’t you forget it! Vindman. I am more and more painfully aware every single day that I am something out of the Paleolithic Age when it comes to a lot of things, including the military, but the military I knew would have come down very, very, crushingly hard on a General who openly defied his Commander in Chief, whoever that was. Same for an exalted “Lt. Col.” who thought his policy decisions outranked his Commander in Chief. 

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  17. Randy Webster Member
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):
    America is the most powerful country, with the most dominant military, in the world.

    The Democrats are doing their best to make this not true.

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  18. Randy Webster Member
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    Barfly (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I know who is not in charge and that is scary.

    Yeah, I worry whenever I’m not in charge too.

    Anyone who’d let me be in charge needs to have his head examined.

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  19. kedavis Member
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):
    America is the most powerful country, with the most dominant military, in the world.

    The Democrats are doing their best to make this not true.

    Or at least they only want it to be dominant over the American people, and nowhere else.

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  20. Jim George Member
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    Django (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Yeah, I’m not sure.

    What’s more bothersome, is that you know every world leader is wondering the same thing.

    America is the most powerful country, with the most dominant military, in the world. And nobody’s sure who’s in charge of it.

    That is not good.

    I’m not sure either, but my bet is Obama and the group that ran him.

    Obama sure is at the top of the list of possibles, isn’t he? As to who is in charge of the military, that is a very open question, seriously exacerbated by the swarms of SHW’s in the officer ranks and the new head of the DOD, Austin, reminding us of how extremely dangerous all those domestic terrorists and White Supremacists are to the military — all 25-30 of them! If those are the military’s priorities, God Help us the first time the Ayatollah decides he’s got what he needs to flatten Tel Aviv and then come after us. If we are supposed to rely on some of these pajama boys in uniform I’ve been seeing in some videos lately, it would be all over but the shouting! 

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  21. Randy Webster Member
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    MarciN (View Comment):
    He was propelled into office by people who think they should be running the country.

    Guardian readers?

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  22. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    @CACrabtree

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I know who is not in charge and that is scary.

    At times, Biden is beginning to remind me of Tim Conway’s doddering old man routine on the Carol Burnett Show.  Give him a bad haircut and he’d be right in character.  

    As many other Ricochet observers have noted; every enemy that America has must be licking their chops.  Who can be sure who is the power behind the throne?  

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  23. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Barfly (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I know who is not in charge and that is scary.

    Yeah, I worry whenever I’m not in charge too.

    You must be scared a lot.

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  24. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    @CliffordBrown

    MarciN (View Comment):

    Jim George (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    I’m pretty sure it’s the joint chiefs together with the secretary of defense and the secretary of state.

    The significance of Jim Mattis’s derogatory statements about Donald Trump is that Mattis is a favored child with the present administration. It would not surprise me one little bit to learn that he was behind this latest bombing–or at the very least, he encouraged it. His and John Bolton’s flight to the never-Trump contingent in Washington was noteworthy, to say the least.

    Somehow I don’t see these guys (especially Mattis) being on board with the critical race theory & transgender (the Equality Act) stuff the administration is pushing, or the military occupation of DC just to humor Madam Speaker.

    No, but the bombing mission over Syria could be something they either instigated or strongly encouraged. They wouldn’t have the final say, but I’d bet they’d know how to get it, whom to pressure in the current administration.

    Wouldn’t that be, under the Constitution, the President of the United States? I know we are in extremis right now with our cognitively challenged person serving for the next ? days/months/years, but I pray that this kind of decision is never delegated to anyone–ANYone. Guess that sums up the danger of the present situation in which I find no humor whatsoever!

    It would be the president. With Biden, I’m sure he’d do whatever his advisors tell him too.

    The Washington bureaucracy is running the country, I’m sure. “Just sign it.” Especially in the Syria situation–it’s a complicated situation that evolved under the very recent Trump administration.

    Even without some sort of mental impairment, Biden was always going to be the pick of the bureaucracy, people who don’t want a boss of any kind. He was propelled into office by people who think they should be running the country. He was never an intellectual powerhouse.

    I imagine Chance the Gardener sitting in the Oval Office, with Radar putting papers in front of him and telling him what to sign and where.

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  25. Stina Member
    Stina
    @CM

    I think Davos  Men are in charge. And I think it’s technocratic and global. 

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  26. Jim George Member
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    Stina (View Comment):

    I think Davos Men are in charge. And I think it’s technocratic and global.

    One of the most logical suggestions I’ve seen and one which makes eminent sense as they have to severely damage all our institutions to start implementing their Great Reset program. Thanks, Jim

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  27. Instugator Thatcher
    Instugator
    @Instugator

    Obama.

    • #27
  28. Brian Clendinen Member
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    @BrianClendinen

    They are run like the EU is and China was for a while. A bunch of committies.  Its we just dont know who is is on what committies. And what decisions are done in eaxh committies. I bet his wife is the chair of one of the important ones though.

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  29. Flicker Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Winnie the Pooh.

    Hey, welcome back.

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  30. Bishop Wash Member
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