Obama’s Rope-a-Dope? (“I believe he purposefully stumbled. The stammering, the lack of focus, at one point bumping the microphone were in my opinion a carefully constructed act.”)
President Obama may not be as skilled an orator as he is thought to be by the media, but he is not as inept as he came across in the first debate.
I believe he purposefully stumbled. The stammering, the lack of focus, at one point bumping the microphone were in my opinion a carefully constructed act.
I believe he is trying to set the stage for a knock-out punch to his opponent in the next debate.
Gun and ammo sales are through the roof, as is the popularity of post-apocalyptic TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Revolution.” Foreclosures, debt, the “misery index” and suicide rates are also way up, while employment, consumer confidence, median family income and optimism about the kind of country today’s children will inherit are way, way down.
The sound bite went viral — the president of the United States asking the Russian president to carry a message to Putin for “space” in dealing with contentious missile defense issues until after the election so the American president would have “more flexibility.” The photos went viral as well: President Obama’s hand on Medvedev’s knee, the smiling president with his arm around Medvedev’s shoulder, the two of them sipping tea.
It is bad, of course, on many levels, but historically consistent. The president is notoriously hostile to missile defense, as are the Russians. The Russians are particularly hostile to U.S. missile defenses, which they believe threaten their offensive missile programs, such as those planned by NATO for Europe during the Bush administration. In September 2009, Mr. Obama introduced his Russian “reset” in a speech at Moscow’s New Economic School by adopting Russia’s greatest concern as a point of bilateral agreement.
When President Obama blurted out to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he couldn’t do serious business during an election year, the New York Times characterized it as a “moment of political candor.” It seems to me, actually, to be a moment of political contempt—for the issues at hand as well as for the demos itself. Mr. Medvedev meanwhile was in familiar territory: Dissembling is the routine of the elected Russian dictatorship.
We are the big boys, Mr. Obama seemed to be telling Mr. Medvedev— or rather Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and I are, and you, Medvedev, are the messenger, to whom, as the newspaper photograph shows, I confide. “I will deliver this information to Vladimir,” responded the second man in the Kremlin. Another news picture shows an image from the back, the two presidents walking together, the American chief executive with his big right hand firmly on his Russian junior partner’s much slighter shoulder.
And what was the message to Vladimir? Mr. Obama was proffering the Russians “more flexibility” on missile defense, which he couldn’t do, he said, in an election year.
But really the message, the important one, concerns us, here in America. It is that the American people can’t be trusted if the president is honest with them about what he proposes. More bluntly, that the American people are not trusted by their own president.
President Obama has done the country a favor: He has given a hint of what his second term would consist of. Unshackled by the need to be re-elected, Mr. Obama would unleash an all-out radical assault. His plan is to bring Trotskyism to America, thereby imposing a socialist revolution from above. America’s military will be gutted. Its private economy subordinated to a centralized, bureaucratic state. The nation transformed into a Third World basket case. And all of this will come with the Kremlin’s blessing.
What Is Obama Promising Putin in Exchange for ‘Space’? (“Obviously what is being referred to is something that the American people might not want, otherwise it could be mentioned in public before the election”)
What Is Obama Promising Putin in Exchange for ‘Space’?
Breitbart.com/bigpeace ^ | 3-28-2012 | Tom Thurlow
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 8:22:41 PM by reformedcrat
So what did this mean? Obviously what is being referred to is something that the American people might not want, otherwise it could be mentioned in public before the election.
And why does Obama have to ask the Russians for any cooperation on this issue at all?
That doesn’t sound like a strong negotiation approach to me, assuming it is a real negotiation and not just a big giveaway.