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Obama Blasts Putin Over Treatment Of Gays, Ignores National Security
Political Realities ^ | 08/07/13 | LD Jackson

Posted on 08/07/2013 4:49:03 AM PDT by LD Jackson

Once again, we bring you a story that shows us all exactly where President Obama's priorities really lie. We have Edward Snowden taking asylum in Russia. Al Qaeda is clearly not running scared from our attempts to shut them down. In spite of his attempts to brush them off as phony scandals, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, etc., are still hanging over Obama's head. And what does he want to talk about with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show? He goes after President Vladimir Putin for he supposed mistreatment of gays. This comes to us via BadBlue.

The Daily Caller - President Barack Obama lashed out at Russia’s treatment of its small population of sexual minorities on Tuesday, but he downplayed the massive intelligence victory over the United States that Russian strongman Vladimir Putin won by helping engineer Edward Snowden’s defection.

During an appearance on NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” Obama told host Jay Leno said he has “no patience for countries that try to treat gays and lesbians and transgendered persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them.”

“I have been very clear that when it comes to universal rights, when it comes to people’s basic freedoms, that whether you’re discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation you are violating the basic morality that I think should transcend every country,” he declared.

Make no mistake. I am not in favor of the mistreatment of any individual or groups. I have read some about Russia's new laws about homosexuals and all I see is that they recognize the importance of a stable home environment with a mother and a father. Whether these laws go beyond that, I can not tell. What strikes me is the emphasis placed on this by our own President Obama. Surely, there are more important issues for him to discuss. We have national security problems running out of our ears, yet he is more concerned with how Russia treats homosexuals. He even questioned their commitment to fairness at the upcoming winter Olympics.
He also seemed to believe that Russia’s controversial new laws curbing apparent advocacy of homosexuality could cause problems at the 2014 winter Olympics in southern Russia.

“I think [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and Russia have a big stake in making sure the Olympics work,” he said.

“I think they understand that for most of the countries that participate in the Olympics, we wouldn’t tolerate gays and lesbians being treated differently — they’re athletes” he said. ”If Russia wants to uphold the Olympic spirit, then every judgment should be made on the track or in the swimming pool or on the balance beam and people’s sexual orientation shouldn’t have anything to do with it,” he said.

Obama - PutinWhat we have here is a classic move by Obama. Just as he has done on multiple occasions since taking office, he is suggesting a problem that doesn't exist. He suggested there was a problem in the arrest of a Harvard professor, just because he was black. He suggested there was a problem with the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman affair, just because Martin was black. He has used this same tactic countless times. All in the name of fairness and equality. Now he is trying the same thing with Vladamir Putin. Anyone care to guess how well that will go over with the Russian President?

Just as he has done in America, thrusting himself into situations that are none of his concern, I suspect his latest salvo at Putin will be a total bust. He seems to think just because he says something, that's how it is, or should be. He has suggested racism against blacks, discrimination against blacks and homosexuals, unfairness against the middle class, the list goes on and on. Time after time, he has given speeches that attempt to lead Americans to the believe that he is right about these issues. Does he really believe he can do the same with Vladamir Putin?

I would suggest President Obama pay more attention to the national security of the United States of America, rather than try to bully Russia and Vladamir Putin into changing their laws to combat a non-existent problem of discrimination against homosexuals. As President of the United States, Obama should have certain priorities. Russia's domestic policy shouldn't even be on the list.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; putin

1 posted on 08/07/2013 4:49:04 AM PDT by LD Jackson
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To: LD Jackson

This is his reset?


2 posted on 08/07/2013 4:51:03 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: LD Jackson

ooooo, you big meany ... you’re not going to heaven when YOU die.


3 posted on 08/07/2013 4:52:37 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: LD Jackson

he takes the harassment of homosexuals very personally it seems.


4 posted on 08/07/2013 4:53:40 AM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one

the only gays who would be harassed are those who think yanking it out and shaking it in public is a good idea.


5 posted on 08/07/2013 4:58:38 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: LD Jackson

I think it may be his way of getting liberals who support what Putin is doing re Snowden, to turn against him.


6 posted on 08/07/2013 4:59:12 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: LD Jackson

Obama should just shut up since he can not run his own country except into the ground.


7 posted on 08/07/2013 4:59:17 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: RC one

Islamic nations also mistreat gays—why isn’t he angry at them?


8 posted on 08/07/2013 5:05:21 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: LD Jackson

Putin is mad at Obama for protecting Monsanto and
other companies that are destroying bees; and
is outraged that Obama protects terrorists.

Obama says only al Qaeda and gays must be protected.


9 posted on 08/07/2013 5:05:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: LD Jackson
“I have been very clear that when it comes to universal rights, when it comes to people’s basic freedoms, that whether you’re discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation you are violating the basic morality that I think should transcend every country,” he declared.

..except if you are conservative, christian and/or own a gun.

10 posted on 08/07/2013 5:10:22 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: LD Jackson
This phony POS is a national embarrassment.
11 posted on 08/07/2013 5:16:36 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: LD Jackson

Now lets hear him blast the treatment of gays in muslim countries.


12 posted on 08/07/2013 5:17:15 AM PDT by tje
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To: LD Jackson

hey if it were’t so frigging cold there and you could get good pizza—I’d go to Russia. Pooty Poot has more friggin sense than this jackass.


13 posted on 08/07/2013 5:18:22 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (no new world odor---screw the Borg)
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To: GeronL

II really don’t have the full scoop on the situation of gay folks in Russia—but I do know that gov’t and a large part of the people don’t want pride parades where assorted body parts are practically exposed and dudes are slithering, writhing and gyrating to Madonna on the back of a truck (wonder what kind of floats they would make in Russia for gay pride?)


14 posted on 08/07/2013 5:22:53 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (no new world odor---screw the Borg)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

It is not his country and his intent is to run it into the groudn.


15 posted on 08/07/2013 5:25:01 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: brooklyn dave

> hey if it were’t so frigging cold there and you could get good pizza—I’d go to Russia. Pooty Poot has more friggin sense than this jackass.

You know your country is going down the toilet when half the people respect the leader of another country more than their own, especially when it is its former nemesis.


16 posted on 08/07/2013 5:26:14 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: brooklyn dave

The ones in this country are and bad enough..


17 posted on 08/07/2013 5:26:39 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: LD Jackson
We have national security problems running out of our ears, yet he is more concerned with how Russia treats homosexuals.

Zero has made it abundantly clear what is most important to him. The issues that touch his heart, that get him fired up when he speaks, are abortion, homosexuality, and Islam.

Everything else to do with being President - except the vacations - bores him.

18 posted on 08/07/2013 5:32:41 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: LD Jackson

That’s it obammy ya girley boy,
Stick your finger in Putties eye over crappola while he runs circles around you in the eyes of Everyone in the world ya dope


19 posted on 08/07/2013 5:42:34 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Diogenesis

Won’t anyone think of the bees?


20 posted on 08/07/2013 5:45:24 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: LD Jackson

> then every judgment should be made on the track or in the
> swimming pool or on the balance beam and people’s sexual
> orientation shouldn’t have anything to do with it,” he said.

The 0bummerrhoid dwells in an alternate universe.

By his reckoning, women and men (you know, XX and XY) should not compete in separate events, but rather compete in the same events and be judged only on their performance. Just try to imagine that for a moment and how well the women would do against the men.

Then the entire clown circus of flaming gays and lesbos and transvestites can participate with normal people in all the same events, without being separated according to whatever gender they perceive themselves to be.

If I were Putin, I would refuse to even attempt to negotiate with such a delusional incompetent as the 0bummerrhoid has shown itself to be.


21 posted on 08/07/2013 6:00:27 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: LD Jackson

Gotta play to your base.


22 posted on 08/07/2013 6:14:27 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: LD Jackson

How about a little of that “no patience” for the murderous blacks killing each other in your own country.


23 posted on 08/07/2013 6:21:00 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: brooklyn dave

>>>hey if it were’t so frigging cold there and you could get good pizza—I’d go to Russia. Pooty Poot has more friggin sense than this jackass.<<<

Try anywhere between Adler and Tuapse on the east coast of the Black Sea. This area is subpropical, pretty much similar to Orlando in terms of climate. They have palms in Russia, too.
A lot of nice pizza too.


24 posted on 08/07/2013 6:28:31 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: LD Jackson

World War III - The cataclysmic thermonuclear conflict between the United States and Russia that started when President Barack Hussein Obama initiated a nuclear exchange over the issue of Russian mistreatment of gays, at the behest of key donor constituencies within the Democratic Party.


25 posted on 08/07/2013 6:51:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: LD Jackson

Our community agitator is trying to agitate the Russian community. Last time someone tried that, Putin leveled an entire city (Grozny).


26 posted on 08/07/2013 7:10:46 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: LD Jackson

Putin could not ask for a better endorsement in Russia.


27 posted on 08/07/2013 7:32:14 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: LD Jackson

bookmark


28 posted on 08/07/2013 7:42:16 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: LD Jackson

Barry its just that Putin and Russia realize two homosexuals getting married is ridiculous. In fact I would argue and Vlad would likely agree that the word “ridiculous” was invented to describe gay marrriage.


29 posted on 08/07/2013 8:35:47 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: LD Jackson
Time to dust off Hillary's reset button again.

Because gimmicks and sound bites are much cooler than having an actual foreign policy.

30 posted on 08/07/2013 8:50:11 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: LD Jackson

Wait a minute. Wasn’t Chris Stephens reported to have been gay?


31 posted on 08/07/2013 9:55:27 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: DPMD

Stephens was definitely known to be as queer as a $3 bill in high school.


32 posted on 08/07/2013 10:13:01 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: LD Jackson

Putin has at least 50 IQ points on Obama, so My guess is Putin wins by allowing Obama to um, er, uh, himself to the floor.


33 posted on 08/07/2013 10:16:56 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: LD Jackson

He can follow the precedent set by his rival for title of “worst President since the Civil War,” Jimmy Carter, by ordering US athletes to boycott the Olympics if Putin doesn’t cave in.


34 posted on 08/07/2013 11:15:07 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Because they’re Islamic.


35 posted on 08/07/2013 6:13:36 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: editor-surveyor

And where’s obama’s phony indignation over his treatment?


36 posted on 08/08/2013 10:10:06 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: DPMD

“Inconvenient.”


37 posted on 08/08/2013 1:14:26 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: LD Jackson

Kickass Conservative


38 posted on 08/08/2013 8:43:37 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: LD Jackson

OOPS! Meant to copy “Placemark.”


39 posted on 08/08/2013 8:46:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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