Obama’s Foreign Policy: One Big Coverup

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


carnObama will eventually adopt the Russian line on Ukraine if for no other reason than to avoid exposing his own impotence. It’s why Obama has adopted the Iranian position on its nuclear weapons program, accepted Russia’s Syrian WMD deal and why Kerry and his cronies are busy blaming Israel for the collapse of peace negotiations that were actually sabotaged by the PLO leader.

If you can’t beat them, join them. And Obama can’t beat them. Joining them is his only option.

The culture wars and media firing squads, the SEIU members who shepherd the elderly and infirm to voting booths, the illegal aliens who vote three times because voter ID is racist, are excellent tools for defeating Republicans; but they don’t impress Vladimir Putin or the Islamic militias of Benghazi.

Whatever else went down there, Benghazi had to be covered up because it was easier to join the Muslim mobs burning American flags by throwing a Coptic Christian into jail and filming an apology. It was easier than sending in the Marines or even the drones. It was easier to do nothing, prep for a debate with the real enemy, Mitt Romney, before flying off to party in Vegas.

Obama has preemptively surrendered to anyone and everyone. Even countries he opposes on an ideological basis have discovered that if they slap him around long enough, he will come around.

It just takes a little longer.

Egypt held the line, despite the threats from the State Department and the White House, until Obama decided that it was easier to give in to General Al-Sisi. The condemnations still come, but the Apaches are also on their way.

Despite Obama’s commitment to the Muslim Brotherhood, he blinked.

Obama declared a red line on Syria. Assad is still in power and the red line is crumpled up in an Oval Office desk along with a dozen candy bar wrappers and a dented Nobel Peace Prize.

It’s easier for Obama to surrender and pretend that was his policy all along than to put up a fight. It’s easier for him to side with Israel’s enemies than with the Jewish State. It was easier for him to appease Putin before the invasion of Ukraine, now it’s easier for him to throw out a few hashtags and stay well away from the fighting and then at an opportune moment, pressure Ukraine into accepting whatever deal the Russians put forward.

Putin knows it and that’s why his people are humiliating Hagel and Kerry to up the ante for the final concessions. Ukraine, like Israel, like so many other allies, will be forced to pay a high price to cover up the ego and incompetence of Barack Obama.

Obama’s foreign policy is one big cover up. From Europe to Asia to the Middle East, allies are sacrificed, positions are abandoned and credibility is set on fire to convince Americans that their leader knows what he’s doing. To avoid ever losing a fight and being seen as a loser, he preemptively surrenders.

The media’s story is that Obama meant to do these things. He meant to reverse himself on military aid to Egypt. He meant to set a worthless red line on Syria. He meant to protect Ukraine with hashtags. He meant to do nothing about Benghazi.

Some presidents cultivated a policy of strategic ambiguity to keep the country’s enemies off balance. Obama does it to keep Americans off balance about what he really did and what he really meant.

Obama makes sure to take at least two positions on every foreign policy issue. He evolves and then devolves and evolves again. He was for calling Benghazi a terrorist attack after he was against it. He was against dealing with Assad, before he was for it. He was against containing Iran before he was for it, before he jettisoned containment and skipped straight to embracing a nuclear Iran.

He issues statements that sound bold and decisive, but with just enough wriggle room to allow for a sellout. There’s enough equivocation to cover the ass of the naked emperor no matter what happens. Even while his people were pushing the lie that the Benghazi attack happened because of a YouTube protest, not terrorism, a general aside about “Acts of Terror” was inserted into the Rose Garden speech to cover him against the day when the truth could no longer be denied.

Obama’s speeches are full of double meanings and ambiguities. He came out in favor of a united Jerusalem, only to then explain that he didn’t mean it would be united by Israel. His “Red Line” comments on Syria were so ridiculously ambiguous with the outcome being, “That would change my calculus,” that they meant absolutely nothing at all.

It was the media that took the comments seriously and ended up with egg on its fedora.

Benghazi wasn’t an aberration. It was typical of his foreign policy. It was the policy of Hillary Clinton who liked to talk tough, saying of Gaddafi, “We came, we saw, he died”, while her spokesman called Assad a “dead man walking”, but when push came to shove, she abandoned her people to die without asking for military aid.

She polished her resume, they went, they died.

Democrats complain when Republicans talk about Benghazi. But why don’t we talk about Obama’s foreign policy? Why don’t we talk about the botched war in Afghanistan, his failure to stand up for the Green Movement in Iran, his push for the Islamist Arab Spring, his fumbling in Syria and his poor relations with traditional US allies in the Middle East?

Why can’t we talk about his many lies about Al Qaeda, beginning with selling the disastrous Afghan surge as a platform for defeating Al Qaeda in a place that it had mostly abandoned, only to then declare victory over an Al Qaeda that had hardly been there?

Did Obama sacrifice 1,600 Americans in Afghanistan in a phony campaign for an election talking point?

Is there any part of Obama’s universally disastrous foreign policy that we can talk about? Or is it all one big cover up?

Obama’s problem isn’t just that he sympathizes with terrorists and has a distaste for national power and the military, but that everything he does falls apart.

There is no national conversation about foreign policy or even domestic policy the way that there was during the days of Bush and Clinton. Instead we talk about Obama. Media coverage focuses on his celebrity, his political enemies and his plans for the future in purely personal terms.

The past is a foreign country. And the media doesn’t travel there. The results of his policies at home and abroad are a mystery. The media won’t tell us what happened two years ago or three years ago, so it pivots to the latest racial outrage or hashtag.

Benghazi is one of the many disasters left in his wake and his defenders insist that it go unexamined and the process of covering it up, which began while the bodies were still warm, go unnoticed.

The Obama illusion falls apart if you look at it from any angle other than the front. If you look behind it, there are flames, burning buildings, screams and political hacks who call each other “dude” making up lies about why it happened before moving on to pushing a news story about his wife’s latest hairstyle, their latest vacation or the latest celebrity they were photographed with.

Benghazi is an important part of the conversation that we need to have. But it doesn’t end there.

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  • Judahlevi

    We have had an abundance of evidence that Obama was not ready for prime time – not even close.

    Yet, the press continues to cover for him because he shares their ideology. The added factor with Obama is his skin color (which is trumped only by his ideology) that makes him almost impossible to criticize in their view (proof again that the liberals are the true racists).

    Hillary will be another politically correct mess. Hopefully, the masses learn after only one PC lesson and we don’t need two.

    • swemson

      To say Obama wasn’t “ready for prime time” is understating his dreadful record to a huge degree…. EVERYTHING about Obama’s entire political career is based on one lie after another…

      He lied about who he was and what he believed in order to get elected, and he’s lied about the reasons for everything he’s done or failed to do since then.

      Indeed, with the first words he spoke as our alleged president, he committed the impeachable offense of perjury under oath, a felony. When asked if he would “preserve, protect and defend The Constitution of the United States” with his right hand in the air, and his left on the bible, he said “I do”.

      There is no punishment severe enough to bring justice to this POS, and all of the primary players in his gang of thugs.

      fs

      • Jeff Ludwig

        The word “lie” denotes a knowledge of what is true and a failure to enunciate same, but instead affirming ideas, principles, or actions that are somewhat different or wholly different from said known truth. Also though, the word “lie” connotes being at variance with truth but possibly not being in a position to know said truth, so one’s statement, although technically a lie, is inadvertent and thus merely a miscue. Therefore, It would be unfair and utterly unreasonable to accuse Obama of prevarication. The only problem is that he is oriented more towards the mistakes typical of the connotation of the word “lie” rather than towards the real “lying” consistent with the denotation. His researchers may have limited abilities, or perhaps he has a mental block. Both possibilities would affect his connotative abilities. So, he’s only a semi-liar, and that’s the truth, or possibly, depending on my life history, orientation, and voter registration a half-truth.

        • swemson

          So how long have you worked for the Obama administration?

          fs

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          • Jeff Ludwig

            I was Acting Assistant Deputy to the Assistant Deputy to the Deputy Undersrctry of the Undersecretary to the Secretary of State ((Hilary)), but only on an interim basis.

        • DVult

          So he is either a liar or an idiot?

          • Jeff Ludwig

            Well said. I agree entirely!

    • notme123

      Obama has done everything he set out to do, “fundamentally change” this country.

      • JAMES

        He is priming the country for the muslim brotherhood take over.

        • pfbonney

          “fundamentally change”

          Yeah. As Ann Coulter said after 9/11, the left (including Obama) have finally found religious fundamentalists they can love!
          Which definitely includes the Muslim Brotherhood.

      • Jeff Ludwig

        Yes, but remember Mr. Greenfield’s article. One man’s “fundamental change” is another man’s “staple diet.” Thus, your comment may be fundamentally right or given the right video on Youtube, fundamentally wrong. Please. Your accusations might start a riot in Yemen, and your role in this loss of life would be plastered on the evening news.

    • Myrtle

      Because of the evil practices of millions of people in our country, GOD has allowed these complete evil people to take over the rule of our country. Those who hate HIM and us, will bring us to sure ruin, if GOD does not stop them.

      If the country would turn back to HIM, it would be cleansed of the evils that Obama, “chosen by Satan” has done himself and and chosen the people, who would back him up in his parade against “all things good.”

      GOD’S people are hated and are being persecuted, even our children in some of the schools are being persecuted , many times by those who are supposed to be teaching them. Parents are sometimes arrested by trying to protect their children, who are being persecuted in the schools.

      Children of Christians should be removed from these Satan run schools and taught at home, if possible, or in a Christian school. We will soon lose that right, so the time to act is now.

      Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved

      • ahad_ha_amoratsim

        You have to ask yourself, given that “The hearts of kings are as water in the hand of G*d” how such a nobody from nowhere came to be leader of the most powerful nation on earth. The fact that he was elected suggests that we as a nation and a world (who also suffers from lack of effective American leadership) has done something very, very wrong.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          I blame creeping socialism.

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            I blame the abandonment of basic morality, but I’m not a prophet or the son of a prophet.

          • notta chance

            You say that youre not the son of a prophet,

            You cant possibly know that.
            God is Great, and tommorow is a new day, times change.
            As times are changing fast now.

            And Gods People are being called forth.
            From the most unlikley places.

    • Roy_Cam

      The press doesn’t just share his “ideology”. The media share his spiritual and psychological malaise.

      The MSM are co-dependents of Obama and have a determined compulsion to agree. If they stop agreeing, the MSM will have to re-assess every major premise of their world view.

      It’s too much work for a bunch of co-dependent narcissists who are in rebellion against “Daddy” and the need to impose order, create standards, hold yourself and others accountable… just to name a few aspects of the job ahead as liberals crash-and-burn.

      Anomie, the sense of being lost up the creek without a paddle, will throw them into a depression.

  • truebearing

    This is a perfect elucidation* of Obama’s performance as president. It is a thorough chronicling of passivity to the point of submission from the President of the United States, which used to mean the most powerful man on the planet. It doesn’t anymore.

    Obama’s dismal performance and submissiveness to foreign leaders is incongruous with his office, and incredibly dangerous. It has been immensely destructive to America, but is it the result of true incompetence, ineptitude, and cowardice, or has Obama’s poor performance been according to a script?

    George Soros said he would destroy the American economy if George Bush was reelected in 2004. Since then, the Left engineered the sub-prime collapse, which got Obama elected. Since then, the economy has been ravaged in every concievable way, yet George Soros has more than doubled his net worth. He has made many billions while the economy foundered. He controls the Democratic Party. He also controls the Center for American Progress — one tentacle of his Open Society Institute — which has an agenda that is identical to everything Obama has tried to force down our throats. Open borders, amnesty for illegal aliens, socialized medicine, forfeiture of U.S. sovereignty, etc. are all part of the Soros transnational agenda.

    Obama’s administration laundered money for drug cartels, and gave them guns, including to drug gangs in Honduras, where nearly all of the cocaine coming out of South America to the US first transits. Soros wants all drugs legalized. He also reputedly owns vast areas of land suitable for growing coca in South America.

    Obama “loaned” Brazilian oil giant Petrobas 2 billion dollars for offshore oil exploration — in 15,000 foot depths — while shutting down “deep water” drilling — 5000 feet — in the Gulf of Mexico, purportedly for environmental reasons. Soros had his single largest investment at the time in Petrobas.

    There is an inescapable connection between Soros and Obama, and while Obama’s performance has been disastrous by American standards, it has been remarkably effective at destroying American standards. Every act of submissiveness or incompetence on Obama’s part seems to work for the Soros agenda and against the interests of America. This is hardly a coincidence.

    *the definition of elucidation should cite Daniel Greenfield as a master of the process.

    • carpe diem 36

      obama should have been impeached right after his speech in Cairo when he denigrated the USA we could see what he was like and what he was going to do to this country, but no one apparently dared to call him on this. now we see that that was only the beginning of his dismantling what this country had done for over 200 years, and it took this one man to destroy all that. that was his plan all along and he had all those useful idiots who did not conceive and appreciate the greatness of this country and supported him in his destruction. his presidency was not a cover up, it was in full view that he intends to bring down this magnificent country and great society that has done so much good to the world.

  • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

    HILLARY’S CHOICES ON BENGHAZI

    1. Use AFRICOM forces offered by a concerned General Ham free of charge to the State Dept. to protect the Benghazi consulate from DIA/CIA predicted lethal terror attacks, or

    2.Unnecessarily reduce security forces at the consulate and greatly increase the risk of such attacks.

    Hillary, for no good reason, chose #2 and demonstrated how incompetent she is and unfit to be president.

    Click http://www.apollospeaks.com to read more on this subject.

  • Melle Van de winkel

    Useless affirmative mulatto action shufflebutt

    • ahad_ha_amoratsim

      Comments like this one help trolls like Steve Fair justify their smears of racism.

      • Steve Fair

        Like I said, righties have no problem with racism just the fight AGAINST racism. You just proved it.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Leftards have no problem with racism, misogyny, child abuse, rape, murder…

          when it comes from “people of color”.

          • Steve Fair

            More racist garbage from you. Black juries lock up black criminals every day. Yet a white jury let Zimmerman walk for murdering a black child in cold blood. Check mate.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            OJ Simpson.

            Checkmate indeed.

          • Steve Fair

            There were 2 whites, a hispanic, and a mixed race person on the OJ jury. God, you’re dumb.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            OJ Simpson was found not guilty of murdering two white people.

            You are so uneducated and ignorant.

          • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

            Everybody – start downvoting and/or flagging this guy, preferably the latter. He’s got nothing to contribute as evidenced by his name-calling.

          • American Patriot

            Oh, so you describes one of the jurors who acquitted OJ as “mixed-race”, but refuse to acknowledge the Radical-in-Chief as “mixed-race”? Why is that?

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Steppin’ Zimmerman is hispanic.

            By Allah, you are DUMB, IGNORANT, UNEDUCATED..

          • DB1954

            Are you contending that OJ was innocent?

          • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

            B.S. Martin started the physical fight, therefore Zimmerman was innocent and quite properly acquitted. Your understanding of the facts, the law, and what “cold blood” means is obviously deficient – why don’t you just troll somewhere else?

          • ricpic

            Total crap. Blacks will do anything to nullify for a brotha and you KNOW IT!

          • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

            What freed Z from a murder rap was the four blind minutes where T could have been home and back 10x, or phoned police 100x, or been a mile or two away beyond Z’s reach. As T’s girlfriend said to Piers Morgan: he laid in wait for Z wanting to give him “a good a*s wupping” thinking he was a gay predator intending to rape him.

            What drove T to confront Z and end up justifiably dead was his violent gangsta homophobic masculinity. The same sick savage macho mentality that kills a Trayvon Martin everyday on the streets of Obamaville (Chicago).

            Click http://www.apollospeaks.com and read my blog on the subject

          • truebearing

            Nice try, raceboy.

            Check mate? You don’t know how to play the game. It isn’t “kill the whitey.” You will actually have to think. Is that possible?

            Try not to reply with something that is overwhelminglingly stupid. Everyone is expecting you will make a fool of yourself…. but can you blame them?

          • American Patriot

            Not true. There were many black juries who acquitted black jurors of horrible crimes. You obviously didn’t read John Perazzo’s book on race relations, The Myths that Divide Us. In one chapter of the book, he noted the cases of Curtis Rower, Davon Neverdon, Edward Evans, Darryl Smith and a case regarding victim Joel Lee. You can find the cases on pages 97 and 98 of the book.

          • American Patriot

            My mistake. I meant to put “criminals” when I put “jurors” in my last post. Sorry for the typo. But the rest of the sentence is true.

          • DB1954

            1. Zimmerman isn’t white. 2. Zimmerman never committed any crime. 3. Zimmerman should never have been charged. 4. Trayvon Martin was a drug addict, as the autopsy tests produced irrefutably evidence of serious damage to his liver as a result of his use of the drug “lean” aka, “purple drank.” 5. Martin was several inches taller than Zimmerman, and two eye witnesses identified Martin as the aggressor. 6. Al Sharpton, the professional race-baiter, brought his media circus to Florida to gin up hate against Zimmerman. 7. The jury pool wasn’t even remotely all white. 7b. The prosecution had every opportunity to put non-whites on the jury. 7c. There was one Hispanic woman on the jury. 8. The jury wasn’t all white; it was all female.

            9. Liberals are race-baiters. So are you.

          • DB1954

            Reginald Denny, Checkmate.

          • Drakken

            You can’t even play chess you dumbazz.

        • ahad_ha_amoratsim

          Righties? I’m one of the last liberals in existence.

        • truebearing

          You moron. You just admitted that the Right is against racism. You are a dullard of immense proportions.

          Would you like to admit you’re an idiot now, or later?

          • hiernonymous

            “To have no problem with…” Is a construction quite commonly used to mean “to have no objection to.”

            It is a small but human pleasure to catch someone with whom we disagree making an error, but it’s a good idea – before crowing too publicly – to make sure that it was actually an error.

            And it’s an even better idea to simply point that error out, rather than making accusations of stupidity that might boomerang a few minutes later.

      • kertitor

        So what?!

  • jwmiller

    It is this one’s contention that Obama is ‘allowing’ Global unrest & Terrorists running amok to accelerate the NWO. That anyone expects him to do ‘the right thing’ is sadly comical at this point in time. His Handlers have taught him well.

  • wildjew

    Mr. Greenfield your statement, “The culture wars and media firing squads, the SEIU members who shepherd the elderly and infirm to voting booths, the illegal aliens who vote three times because voter ID is racist, are excellent tools for defeating Republicans; but they don’t impress Vladimir Putin or the Islamic militias of Benghazi,” is one of the several reasons my priorities have changed in later life to foreign policy / national security. It is the acid test. Mitt Romney was doing fine against Obama on domestic issues (the economy, social issues, even the “war on women” meme people could see through the ruse) but when the debate turned to foreign policy / national security Romney could not distinguish his policies from Obama’s policies. When Republican’s view on Islam, the global jihad, Israel, etc., mirror that of the democrats, we have a problem.

    • Gee

      Not so much funny as sad

    • http://consciouseffectiveparenting.info/ Carol

      Not easier to side with Israel’s enemies, it was his original intent all along.

    • Steve Bryant

      “Some presidents cultivated a policy of strategic ambiguity to keep the country’s enemies off balance. Obama does it to keep Americans off balance about what he really did and what he really meant.”

      BINGO!

      • wildjew

        That was Daniel Greenfield’s insightful observation.

  • cxt

    Good article
    I am always torn between “incompetent” and “sinister” when I view Obama’s actions.
    While I fully understand he is a Lefty of the first water. I also see him as the perfect example of the Peter Principle…..a short time newbie to government with no background in running so much as a Baskins Robbins whom talked his way into a job he was in no way qualified for.

    Winning elections is not the same thing as running a nation. Being good at class warfare and demonizing your opponents is not the same being able to lead a country.
    I’m sure that many of his positions are reflexative anti-American…..it is why he has such a hard time making the right moves on the world stage. As the saying goes “everything he is knows ain’t so.” ;)
    I guess at the end of the day it really does not matter exactly which one is correct. “Sinister” or “incompetent” lead to the same place.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      The left combines malice with incompetence. It’s good at political manueverings in domestic politics, but terrible at everything else

      • cxt

        Daniel
        I’d have to agree with that.

  • Davros11

    We deserve it, everybody knows that he is not an American, but he still got in! Until we start really fighting back, liberals and their socialist masters will control all political speech in America and it will be only “THEIR” story that is told!

    • Steve Bryant

      No, we don’t know anything about this man. He made sure of that by preventing anyone from seeing his college records. The real question isn’t about Obama though. It’s about a society that would elect a man as their leader who purposely hid his past behavior from them. And a society that turns its collective head when presented with that information.
      In a press conference earlier this year, press secretary Jay Carney acknowledged that Obama had actually shared an apartment with his uncle (who was in this country illegally, and still is!) when he was in college, after originally claiming to have never even met the man!
      Does anyone else hear that Twilight Zone music playing in the background?

  • kasandra

    And you didn’t even mention Iran.

  • CurmudgyOne

    He has provided the “top down” tacit approval of everything the political left democrats have done … voting fraud, IRS criminality, Benghazi coverup, Erik Holder’s malfeasance, border looseness, Harry Reid’s foolishness … and more, and more … Yes, to some, he has changed the country, but to the rest of us, he has not. The left throughout this country was merely ready for a leader, even a leader who does not lead but stands aside so as to have deniability. But the country, IF WE HAVE THE FORTITUDE TO STAND UP FOR IT, will rise again to lead.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I am constantly reminded of Yevgenia Ginzburg’s “Into the Whirlwind” – the long middle section where she recounts the months long train ride to the Gulag. Devoted Communists that they were they sang songs and composed love poems to Comrade Secretary Stalin ‘because if only he knew what was happening, he would save them.’

    I am something better than inner peace; it’s the death of hope.

  • Rosasolis

    It must be very frustrating to have a weak leader who prefers to cover up
    all his actions and plans, and present a sort of grey existance for the people
    of his country! This is not progress, but stagnation!
    Every experienced housewife knows that an old grey wash will never retain its
    former bright colour. In spite of all those ridiculous soap adverts.
    Next week on May 16th Operation American Spring will be taking place in
    Washington. I wish I could attend, but I wish you all lost of success, and hope
    you have large, well-deserved turn-out for an impressive, but peaceful demonstration.

  • Joe Esposito

    The Republicans should cherry pick this article for its talking points. Add a little domestic disasters like health care and its a winner for all sane Americans.

  • http://consciouseffectiveparenting.info/ Carol

    I believe it’s more than incompetence, the heart of this issue is treason. “He has “more flexibility” now. He must be removed from office and take all his MuslimBtotherhood with him. Incarceration is the answer to a traitor of his ilk.

  • Steve Fair

    Coverup! Scandal! Coverup! Scandal! Coverup! Scandal! Coverup! Scandal!
    All rightwing code for: “We can’t win at the polls so we have to destroy that N word in the White House anyway we can.” Coverup! Scandal! Coverup! Scandal!
    Oh my!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Have you looked at the 2014 polls? Or your man’s approval rating?

      • Steve Fair

        LMAO!!!!!! I remember the righties gloating about the polls in 2010 and 2012 and look what happened. They still have to keep Mittens away from pill bottles and cliffs.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Do you remember what happened in 2010?

          • Steve Fair

            Do you remember what happened in 2012? We can play this game all day.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Do you remember what happened yesterday?

          • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

            The disaster of Obama’s first term is turning into the catastrophe of his second.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            We can… but only because you have no idea what you’re talking about.

          • getwillie

            Yes i remember, massive fraud and cheating by the left. As usaual..

        • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

          Could it be that Obama, like Nixon in 72, was the unlucky winner of 2012?

    • Steve Bryant

      Mr. Flair, it must be terrible going through life believing in your own inferiority.

      • Steve Fair

        First off Einstein, the name is FAIR. Secondly, it takes 10 of you cranium challenged buffoons to equal one me. And I prove that every time I come here.

        • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

          Funny. When I was one of you I was less than half the man I now am.

          • Steve Fair

            What are you now? A Cablinasian?

          • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

            Not a chance. I don’t even play golf.

        • Drakken

          So effing dumb, you embarrass yourself, and to stupid to know better.

    • chelmer

      Obama could have addressed each of these issue by offering transparency. But if I accuse you of approving “Fast and Furious” and your response is to claim Executive Privilege to deny access to the relevant documents, then the accusation of coverup and wrongdoing will have to persist for a while.
      The real source of your vexation is that we won’t go away, or be slow-walked. Sorry about that.

      • Steve Fair

        LMAO!!!!!! Go away???? You have nothing but baseless accusations that you’ve been hurling for 4 years now. What hard evidence or charges can be leveled at the President? NOTHING. This is little more than media smearing. BTW Fast and Furious was a Bush creation.

        • chelmer

          Ok, I’ll take the bait. Why, then, does Obama claim Executive Privilege for all Fast and Furious related documentation? You would think he would want to lay this issue to rest. After all, he claimed to have never heard of this topic until long after the scandal broke.

          • Steve Fair

            I believe the President has stated that releasing certain classified documents would compromise the safety and operation of ATF agents.

          • chelmer

            Well, you’re cornered now. I’m done.

          • Steve Fair

            Another righty slain.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Obama is nothing if not concerned for the safety of American personnel.

            Just ask Chris Stevens. Or the 1,600 plus dead in A-Stan.

          • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

            Yes, we wouldn’t want to jeopardize the functioning of the next Mexican gun-running operation – we want to make sure those cartels can kill as many people as possible, to gin up support for gun grabbing here in the U.S.

          • getwillie

            Lol, he cares about ATF agents just like he cares for foreign ambassadors and embassy employees. He cares about one thing. Obama.

    • chelmer

      One other point. In your previous post, you pointed out how vile and scurrilous the language of the right is. If we’re such crude louts, why do we all choose to speak in “code” from time to time? We’re afraid of the N word?

      • Steve Fair

        Because using the N word in public as I’m sure you do privately would be prima facie evidence of your racism. Which you pathetically deny despite the obvious. Clear now?

        • chelmer

          No. Clearly the posters on this site aren’t afraid of expressing opinions that marginalize them in the eyes of readers like you. Clear now? The reason they don’t use the term is because they hate Obama, but not because of his race. White people are not obsessed with race. That’s a black thing.
          By the way, I’d be happy to use the term if you like. But I have no use for it. I’m not afraid of your accusations of racism. If I were a racist, I’d tell you. In fact, I believe that blacks, on average, are less intelligent than whites, just as I believe that Chinese, on average, are more intelligent than whites. It is what it is.

          • Steve Fair

            Once again, you brain dead righties don’t represent white people. Plenty of whites support not only Obama but civil rights and equal opportunity. As far as your beliefs on intelligence levels of races, I’ll just yawn. And slap you and your buddies around intellectually as I always do.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Who doesn’t support Equal Opportunity.

            Equal Opportunity – NOT UNEQUAL Opportunity.

            Not race based preferences – not the Newspeak of “Affirmative Action”.

          • Steve Fair

            You’re okay with Stop and Frisk though, right?

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            You’re okay with little kids getting shot by gang bangers in NYC, Chicago, Newark, LA?

          • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

            As long as a female cop is doing it.

          • Liberalism is a mental illness

            Oh you’re so smart!! You said yesterday that Edison “invented” electricity. When I said that he invented the light bulb you replied by saying that he invented the first electrical lighting system which is the light bulb. Duh!!

          • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

            What a large ego for such a little brain!

          • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

            “Large ego small brain.” Maybe Stevie is Obama-the moral and mental midget in the White House with a self-image so lofty it dwarfs Mt. Olympus.

          • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

            And a black who transcends this immature obsession with race is a whitie trapped in a black body. An abomination called Uncle Tom.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Tell your ‘homies’ to stop using the N word themselves.

        • American Patriot

          You probably use the “c” word in private. You know, the word that normally describes food but is also used as a pejorative for white people.

    • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

      Replace the words “coverup” and “scandal” with mud and manure and that more accurately discribes the Obama administration.

    • getwillie

      Replace the name Obama with Bush in the same scandals and coverups. I’m sure then you will see the light as to what we are talking about.

      • Steve Fair

        The problem here is that there were 13 Benghazis under Bush. 54 Americans died. And you hypocritical righties didn’t say hsit.

  • Steve Bryant

    I’ve been debating whether liberalism is driven by “incompetence” or “a sinister motive” for quite a while but recently have begun considering a third possibility. This is really close to incompetence but, for example, what if they really believed that the Benghazi attack was caused by an insulting video? What if their Pollyana view of human nature really does motivate their behavior?
    As I mentioned, this is very similar to incompetence but maybe better described as naivete. Either way, there isn’t much hope of converting someone from the “dark” side if you start out by calling your opponent either stupid or corrupt. And it is for certain that the only way to regain the society we want is to convince our liberal fellow citizens of their folly. For as long as “majority rules” anyway. And especially so if that ever changes.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Not human nature, but ideology. They believe terrorism is a reaction, to something we did wrong, rather than an action, something Muslims are doing wrong.

      • getwillie

        Islam had acted the same for centuries, long before the United States came along. Surely the left knows this but it’s easier for them in their perpetual dishonestly, to blame us. They need to be called on it.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Some know, but never underestimate the basic ignorance of the left

  • Robbins Mitchell

    “I meant to do that”

    ~Pee Wee Herman~

  • Steve Fair

    The gutteral hatred and sickness of the posters on this page is astounding. Thank God the far right is correctly viewed as the wacked out extremists that they are by the majority of America.

    • cxt

      Steve

      A-Yet you cite no examples…….hardly seem’s “Fair” of you. ;)

      B-You, yourself, have any number of posts that could easily be classified as “gutteral hatred.”……..for example YOU are the only person to even say “The N word” in the discussion. Nobody said that but YOU. Then you turn around and say that everyone but YOU is some sort of hater.

      C-You seem to have a bad habit of projection…….common condition of those on the Left. Where you take your own perceptions and feelings and attitudes….in this case hatred and loathing and nastiness and “project” them onto others.

    • chelmer

      Yes, Steve, you lead the way when the trumpet call is for logic, objectivity and dispassionate analysis. And the crushing argument, “the majority of America” certainly delivers the coup de grace. After all, truth is not a matter of fact and logic: the proof of whether something is true or not is measured by the number of people who believe it.

    • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

      Obama and people like him hate America – that’s why we hate them, and are fully justified in doing so.

      • Steve Fair

        That’s absolute garbage. You righties hate it that a black man is President. You just can’t stand it and you employ any ruse to rationalize it.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          You leftards hate it that America elected a half black man as President – twice.

          So much for “racist” America.

          Go crawl back under your rock and await further orders.

          • Steve Fair

            Did you or any of these rightwing troglodytes vote for Obama? Then how in God’s name can you be trying to take credit for his election???? You are an IDIOT.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Americans should vote for the most qualified person – based on experience, leadership, honesty – NOT skin color.

            Why are you so racist troglodyte “stevie”?

            Were you sitting at Rev. Wrights feet, kissing the hem of Rev’s skirt for 20 years?

          • Steve Fair

            So how was Romney more qualified than Obama?

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            What did Obama do that qualified him to be President?

            What did Obama do that qualified him to be awarded the Noble Peace Prize – at the START of his first term as President????

            Romney was Governor.

          • Steve Fair

            You can’t seem to get it through your skull that nobody GAVE Obama the Presidency. He ran in the primaries, raised money, debated, campaigned head to head with America’s leading politicians and he BEAT THEM. Outside of the fact that in 2012 Obama had been President for 4 years, a US Senator for 4 years, A state senator for 10 years and a Constitutional law professor. Romney was a one term Governor.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            What wonderful achievement did Obama do to qualify him to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize???

            How about Voter ID? Voter ID benefits all parties.

            Romney also ran in the primaries, raised money, debated, campaigned – but he didn’t have what Obama had – the media in his back pocket. Romney didn’t have a creepy Chris Matthews talk about a tingle in his legs.

            And Romney didn’t sit at the feet of a racist demagogue like Rev. Wright – for 20 years – and claim that he never heard anti-American sermon from his spiritual adviser over the 20 years.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JicZeBkg67A

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-ELYhHdQw4

            Since 1991/1992 Obama was at Wrights feet. See for yourself.

          • Steve Fair

            Screwy, if you have a problem with Obama’s Nobel Prize, take it up with the Nobel selection board. THEY CHOSE Obama. You are such an ignorant racist that you believe that any accomplishment by a black is at the expense of some more qualified white. It’s downright pathetic.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            What groundbreaking achievement did Obama accomplish to qualify him to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize???

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Steppin’ according to polls, 95% of black voters voted for Obama.

            What would you say if 95% of white voters voted for Romney?

            Does it begin with the letter “r” and end with the letter “t”?

          • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

            “Blessed are the peacemakers.” Unfortunately Obama isn’t one of them.

          • CosmotKat

            Your insecurities continue to glow white hot and your hatred towards those with whom you disagree is alarming. Are you working your way toward a better VVI?

          • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

            Obama is lacking in executive talent. Romney has plenty of that.

          • cxt

            Steve
            Actually the media gave him the primaries. I’m not sure that I’d call much of what goes on an actual “debate.” ;)
            A senator/State and otherwise with a remarkably scant voting record….if memeory serves he voted “present” more than anything else. Except of course for his “aye” vote on a bill to EXTEND the time frame of late term abortions.
            Sponsered no bills of note, took part in no debates, has no actual record of doing much of anything at either level.
            A “constitutional law professor.” For a short period of time. He published no papers or articles or opinions or books or monographs etc.
            You forgot his Noble prize. ;)
            Awarded to him for pretty much the same reason as all his other “acheivements”…….seemingly just for showing up. ;)

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            Let’s not forget forget his passionate speech against a bill that would have allowed criminal prosecution of people who murdered babies who were born alive after attempted abortions.

          • American Patriot

            Actually, Oprah gave Obama the 2008 primaries. Had she just stayed out of the election cycle and not endorsed him, the presidential election would have been a “subway series”.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Hillary won the primaries.

          • Steve Fair

            WHAT???

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Change the batteries in your hearing aid.

          • American Patriot

            The only reason why the president won the 2008 Democrat primaries was because of Oprah. Had she just stayed out of the election cycle, the 2008 presidential election would have been a “subway series” between Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. Yes, Oprah’s fans probably helped McCain win the 2008 GOP primaries.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            Get your terms correct. Obama was not a Constitutional law professor. Indeed, he was not a professor, at all. He was a lecturer, and he did not teach Constitutional Law. He taught the community organizing theories of Saul Alinsky to aspiring young communists.

            A state senator for ten years? Seven years, it was, and he voted present but not voting on most issues. His tenure in the US Senate was most unimpressive, to say the least.

            His presidency has been impressive, though, inasmuch as this general non-entity has worked against the interests of the United States and the American people for five and one-half years.

            Of course, I will now be subjected to one of your ad hominem-laced rants. However, I don’t mind. Your posts indicate that you are quite unintelligent, and usually, devoutly to be ignored …

          • Liberalism is a mental illness

            He didn’t say that Romney was more qualified you moron. Are uou drubk??

          • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

            Six years and still your man doesn’t know how to be president:

            He doesn’t know how to govern.

            He doesn’t know how to lead.

            He doesn’t know how to negotiate.

            He’s an ineffective communicator lacking the gift of persuasion.

            The gap between the promise and reality is so great you can drive a galaxy through it.

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            A galaxy and still have room for a Fairlane, two Falcons and a couple of Mustangs.

          • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

            Actually I was thinking of something more cosmic like the Milky Way.

          • cxt

            Steve
            “How?” are you kidding me????
            Ok, just for starters, Obama is now in charge of the worlds largest economy–setting econ policy that effects 300 million plus people stateside and god knows how many worldwide.
            He has never had to make budget on so much as a lemonade stand. As far as anyone knows he has never even taken a econ class.
            Just google how many failed businesses Obama invested OUR money in and then ask yourself what could we have done with that cash. We are talking about 100′s of MILLIONS of dollars here.
            Even Bush was smart enough not to invest in Solendra.

            Bottom line was Romany had more practical hands on than Obama—by a long shot.

            Oh, and Romeny didn’t need “help” with the “moderator” bringing materials for him during the debate. ;)

          • CosmotKat

            Experience…………..next question

          • CapitalistPig

            You’re asking this now? The election was 2 years ago. Try to keep up.

          • Liberalism is a mental illness

            I think that the opinions of people who voted for obama have greatly changed over the last while.

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            Steve will tell you that’s because they suddenly noticed Obama is black and as a result no longer like him. As I recall, that’s the same excuse that was given when Mayor Dinkins lost his re-election campaign.

          • cxt

            Steve Fair
            ah……actually Steve…….American Patriot was pointing out to the racially obsessed….such as yourself…… that Obama is son of a black father and white mother.

          • CosmotKat

            You are projecting your own insecurities and blaming others for the racist feelings that inhabit your thinking.

        • American Patriot

          Obama is a mixed-race president who is not directly related to the historical African diaspora in the Western Hemisphere. You can’t stand having a black conservative (Clarence Thomas) as one of your Supreme Court Justices. You also can’t stand seeing a black conservative (Tim Scott) from a Southern state (South Carolina) as a United States Senator.

        • Liberalism is a mental illness

          He’s not black. He’s a crappy president. Wanna know who were some great presidents? Kennedy, Roosevelt, Eisenhower (a real commander in chief), Lincoln and Washington. Taylor Swift would make a better president than Obama.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            LBJ was a great President too.

            Dhimmi Carter is and will always be the WORST US PRESIDENT E-V-E-R.

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            Obama is giving Carter a pretty good run for his money.

        • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

          Now repeat after me Stevie:

          I love Obama right or wrong.

          Good or bad I love Obamacare

          Now you’re a full fledged Obamunist.

        • Bandido

          We hate a black man to be president. The People demand an Eskimo, to be followed by a Walloon. Anything less is Racist.

        • cxt

          Steve “Fair”
          Since you don’t actually know me or anyone else on the forum……how can you possibly know what we think and feel?
          Unless your a mind reader–or an empath…..and can scan brains across 1000′s of miles you have NO way of knowing what is, or is not a “rationalization.” ;)
          I hate that I actually believed that Obama might have been the man he ran as in 2008.
          I have a detailed and quite specific list of why I strongly dislike the job he is doing as Pres.
          And the color of his skin has nothing to do with it.
          Since you brought up “skin color” why do Lefties so hate the “black man” Clarence Thomas—you know the Supreme Court Judg.

          • CapitalistPig

            It’s always, instantly about race with Steve Fair. There’s no point in debating him because he believes he always holds the “trump card”…….what ever position you present, no matter how well thought out, fact based & responsibly presented—you’re a racist if it conflicts with his POV.

        • ahad_ha_amoratsim

          Well, I hate that this particular black man is president, just as I have hated it when particular white men were president.
          In some quarters, that’s called equal opportunity.

        • CosmotKat

          No we hate that we have a neo-communist bent on subverting our allies and our country in favor of our enemies. His color is your issue and a sad one at that.

        • American Patriot

          He is a mixed-race president who is not directly related to the historical African diaspora in the Western Hemisphere. What part of this do you not understand?!

        • joscefi

          I hate it that this particular “black man is President”, but it has absolutely nothing to do with the colour of his skin, it has everything to do with the content of his character.

          In case you’re missing the message, it’s the thrust of what The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in his I Have a Dream speech, some 50 years ago.

          Odd though, how obsessively this President’s defenders always come back to his skin colour in his defense, isn’t it?

      • Liberalism is a mental illness

        Well said.

    • Drakken

      Your really are a whiny little bitch who hates whitey aren’t you? Oh how special, get in line shortbus, there are millions like you.

  • MrUniteUs1

    Off topic and under reported. Black congress members
    go to Cuba to negotiate Jewish person’s release

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i80cH2mCY1o

    • Daniel Greenfield

      More like, they have an excuse for palling around with a Communist country using a Jewish prisoner for political leverage

      • Steve Fair

        Outright racism Greenfield. If they are palling around with the Commies, what leverage would the Jewish prisoner give them?

        • Liberalism is a mental illness

          What’s racist about what he said? I think we already know that you are the one who is racist.

        • cxt

          Steve “Fair”
          NOTHING he said was “racist.”
          Where do you get this stuff????

          • Liberalism is a mental illness

            He’s drunk

        • Daniel Greenfield

          They can claim they’re appealing for his release instead of, once again, supporting a Communist dictatorship.

  • Habbgun

    Watching a liberal foreign policy is like watching liberals fight crime. Always, always blame the victims. Always say that the rise of violence is just one of perception. A racist perception. Always say incompetence is just bravely facing the problems of the world head on by saying your own side doesn’t have all the answers while putting forth absolutely no answers at all. Always respond to crime by tearing down legitimate businesses and media that actually questions things. Easy to do when neighborhoods get rotten and people feel that it is better to simply move than fight back for a way of life already lost.

    Obama is not where he is because the Left has gotten big but because America has gotten urban inner city small.

  • wildjew

    I have a question for independent conservatives, independent conservative Republicans, etc. What was Speaker Boehner thinking when he appointed the son of Lebanese immigrants who has expressed sympathy for Hezbollah jihadists chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee responsible for investigating jihad in Libya and Obama’s part in it?

    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/92/darrell-issa-terrorisms-manchurian-candidate/

    If even half of this is true, it is very troubling.

    • http://geoffreybritain.wordpress.com/ Geoffrey_Britain

      What Speaker Boehner was thinking is the same thought as always, how do i act so as to further the economic and political interests of my big donors? Boehner is just another RINO.

    • Erudite Mavin

      Your attempt to smear Issa comes from Schlussel
      is the bottom line for bogus claims and out right lies.

      She is not a source period. Have seen what she has said about other conservatives such as Hannity.

      Issa’s father was from Lebanon, Orthodox Christian as is Issa.
      Issa’s mother is from German and Czech background.

      If you want a supporter of Islam, go to Ron Paul and his love and support for Iran and Hamas among others

  • Erudite Mavin

    A spot on commentary Daniel on Obama, his cover ups , assorted disasters and doublespeak.
    You hit the nail on the head so the trolls start posting bogus comments about Boehner and Issa to get the focus off your exposer of Obama.

  • liz

    You nailed him. The true characteristics of a coward – caving to foreign powers but a bully at home, pushing his weight around with the IRS and the AG.

  • rebaaron

    With all due respect, Obama is not covering up his incompetence. It is his treachery he is covering up. Incompetence is the mask for his deliberate weakening of America and its allies. In six years he has demolished American prrosperity and its economic might, divided its people into warring factions, crippled its military strength, and subverted the military leadership at the highest levels. Our government is shot through with the Muslem brotherhood, our main Islamist enemy, and Iran, the terror master, is being handed nuclear weapons. Worst of all, he has found the formula for emasculating the checks and balances built into our system of government by the Constitution. Both Congress and the Supreme Court have been cowed. The press, as watchdog of our government, is MIA, and now serves as his ministry of propaganda. Obama’s power is unfettered.
    From where will our salvation come? The American people are in the process of being mugged by reality. When things get bad enough, the veil will lift. Such a shame that this wondrous land of opportunity and freedom is being trashed by a huckster with a smile and a shoeshine.

  • SoCalMike

    In the same way we have a phony press corps.
    They are at the root of the cover up.

  • De Doc

    Amateurs and idealists, but that’s what you get when you elect a Community Organizer to the presidency.

  • randy harrison

    Most of the kool-aid drinkers don’t see what we see because you have to search
    for the truth, these days, and they’re not looking. They get fed pablum by the
    MSM day in and day out, so they don’t really know what’s going on. I figure the
    40-45% of Americans who still support this president after 5 years of this
    horror show – are never going to figure it out because the MSM will never turn
    on him.

  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    I knew guys like that in high school, so I never fell for his lines. I was surprised so many people did.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      many people listen to what they’re told

  • CapitalistPig

    They’re going to start “regulating” you pretty soon Greenfield.
    Another fine piece.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      thank you

  • joshuasweet

    we can best sum up the Obama foreign policy as treason. Aid and support of the Enemies of our nation and of the civilized world. Arms and funding to know terrorist groups, placement of know Muslim Brotherhood members inside of our government in classified access positions in Homeland Security, the White House, and the Office of the Secretary of State.
    look up the definition of treason under the laws of the United States and see if Obama’s regime is not guilty of those charges, that included Hillary and Kerry as well as the rest of the administrations minions.

  • pfbonney

    “Even countries he opposes on an ideological basis have discovered that if they slap him around long enough, he will come around.”
    Ya gotta love it!
    But unfortunately, the guy is WAAAAAAAAY out of his league, easily beaten by even by third-world countries.

  • One Man

    That about sums it up. How did we get this naive college professor at such a dangerous and pivotal time in history?

  • Jeff Ludwig

    Mr. Greenfield. It might be better if he had, but he didn’t although he meant to, but it wasn’t what anyone thought. You see as events develop, they are symptomatic of let’s say a possibility but at the same time we need to be certain before we are uncertain. Let no one doubt our President that if and when push comes to shove, he will definitely negotiate to a reasoned but determined position of advancement and withdrawal. Also, let us remember the immortal words of a former President that we are a government of some people, for other people, and by people who know but perhaps reason sometimes in an edgy way symptomatic of grave biases.

  • Lanna

    After over 5 years of this presidency one realizes Mr. O has no conscience, the only thing that matters is goals agenda, and power!

  • Smalley MD. FVOTB

    Cover-ups are their specialty. Think you can get away with murder? Only if you can afford it…An American company has killed tens of thousands and gotten away with it Scott free…While their counterparts around the world sit in jail… An American company has through campaign contributions bought the protection of the United States Government… Leaving thousands of American victims no legal recourse after having our Government block the class action payout they rightfully Won… And for a two million dollar bribe kept the ACT of Congress proposed after to set it right, from ever seeing the light of day… Do you know who is representing your personal values to the world? These Facts brought to you by the victims and families of The Forgotten victims of tainted blood U.S.A.