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Russia Laughs At Obama’s Absurd Sanctions
http://leomcneil.net/2014/03/18/russia-laughs-at-obamas-absurd-sanctions/ ^ | March 18, 2014 | Leo McNeil

Posted on 03/18/2014 7:24:02 AM PDT by LeoMcNeil

President Obama has issued sanctions against Russia for its de facto annexation of Crimea via a laughable referendum vote. The President’s sanctions amount to punishment for seven Russians, largely from Putin’s inner circle. The Russians literally laughed at the sanctions. The Russians actually expected a serious move from Obama. Instead they got an embarrassing half effort. Obama shouldn’t have even bothered. At least not bothering would have represented a legitimate policy decision on behalf of the United States. Let Russia govern Russians in Crimea, that’s at least a policy. Instead we got a half effort that suggests Obama has no idea what he’s doing.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; foreignpolicy; obama; putin; russia

1 posted on 03/18/2014 7:24:02 AM PDT by LeoMcNeil
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To: LeoMcNeil
I think by "prankster" they meant "joker"


2 posted on 03/18/2014 7:33:17 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: LeoMcNeil
Russia Laughs At Obama’s Absurd Sanctions

Boris, how can moose and squirrel stop us stealing Crimea?

3 posted on 03/18/2014 7:34:32 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: LeoMcNeil

This reminds me of the Department of Transportation’s ban on curbside check-in shortly after 9-11. Some of you may recall that all flights were grounded for most of the week afterward, so they actually had time to think about it.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 7:34:58 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: LeoMcNeil

What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own blog?


5 posted on 03/18/2014 7:36:16 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: LeoMcNeil
Ironically, laughing at Obama is the one thing that might goad him to action. McCain showed back in 2008 that Obama was amazingly thin skinned about being mocked. For a brief moment, McCain had some internet videos up making fun of Obama, portraying him as Moses parting the red sea when he talked about lowering the sea levels, or comparing him to Paris Hilton. Obama totally lost his cool at being laughed at, and became petty and mean about it. So naturally McCain stopped it ASAP. But it's out there, the way to get under Obama's skin is to mock him. I think that's why Saturday Night Live refuses to crack jokes about him. They know he'll be personally offended and won't laugh it off like every other president has.

So by making Obama look like a joke, they might make him ticked off enough to actually take a stand.

6 posted on 03/18/2014 7:39:26 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: LeoMcNeil

Putin and Barry are working together. Now that the election is over and Barry has more flexibility, he can play Putin’s puppet.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 7:39:36 AM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: LeoMcNeil

Russia has all the rights and cause to laugh at the boy king. This dumb-ass we have as a president finds it more opportune (for himself) to be on comedy/talk shows or campaigning/golfing/vacationing than in the WH taking care of business.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 7:45:32 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Old Yeller

Barry’s Love Song to Vlad...

Pull the string and I’ll wink at you, I’m your puppet
I’ll do funny things if you want me to, I’m your puppet

I’ll be yours to have and to hold
Darling you’ve got full control of your puppet

Pull another string and I’ll kiss your lips, I’m your puppet
Snap your finger and I’ll turn you some flips, I’m your puppet

Your every wish is my command
All you gotta do is wiggle your little hand
I’m your puppet, I’m your puppet

I’m just a toy, just a funny boy
That makes you laugh when you’re blue
I’ll be wonderful, do just what I’m told
I’ll do anything for you
I’m your puppet, I’m your puppet

Pull them little strings and I’ll sing you a song, I’m your puppet
Make me do right or make me do wrong, I’m your puppet

Treat me good and I’ll do anything
I’m just a puppet an you hold my string, I’m your puppet
Yeah, I’m your puppet

Walking, talking, living, loving puppet
I’m hanging on a string girl, I’ll do anything now

I’m a walking, talking, living, loving puppet, and I love you

I’m a smiling happy face when you want me to
Even make you happy when you’re feeling blue


9 posted on 03/18/2014 7:47:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LeoMcNeil
Who was the political cartoonist that always drew George H. W. Bush holding a black hand bag? If there is anyone that needs to be holding a purse, it is Obama.
10 posted on 03/18/2014 7:47:47 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
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To: LeoMcNeil

It’s like Obama doesn’t care too much about the situation but because he’s the president and everything his advisors told him he has to do something and this is what the team came up with. It seems like there’s a lack of engagement on his part.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 7:49:15 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Malichi

How dare they disrespect the first GAY President!


12 posted on 03/18/2014 7:49:41 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: humblegunner; LeoMcNeil
What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own blog?

St Paddy's hangover, laddie....too much o the irish (and the Guinness)

13 posted on 03/18/2014 7:50:03 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: LeoMcNeil

Does Obama, and/or the government have the authority to “sanction” individuals? I understand they could proceed with asset forfeiture, but at least there would be a hearing to determine if the money was proceeds from illegal activity. What if Obama decided to sanction the Koch brothers?


14 posted on 03/18/2014 7:53:38 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: LeoMcNeil
I can take a lot of crap- I'm a survivor of domestic abuse, childhood abuse, bullies at work... The one thing I can't stand is to be laughed at.

I can take a Punch, hate filled curse, but don't laugh at me.

Does anybody understand the huge statement being laughed at represents? I equate it with a shoe in the muslime world.

We Americans should be hanging our heads in shame.

15 posted on 03/18/2014 7:56:57 AM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: LeoMcNeil

The Russians could respond with sanctions against Michelle’s vacation plans, putting their vacation hot spots and airspace off limits.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 7:59:49 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Yogafist

I think the sanctions against individuals is an extension of Alinsky. His tactic was to personalize, freeze the subject and ridicule. These fools in the White House are so predictable. And so damned incompetent.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 8:14:33 AM PDT by cbvanb
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To: LeoMcNeil

Join the club, Russia.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 8:33:30 AM PDT by madison10
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To: LeoMcNeil
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19 posted on 03/18/2014 8:54:51 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
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To: madison10
Join the club, Russia.

We've got jackets.

20 posted on 03/18/2014 8:55:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LeoMcNeil


21 posted on 03/18/2014 8:57:10 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: pepsi_junkie

If this is the case we ought to mock Obama’s healthcare law until he backs repeal.


22 posted on 03/18/2014 9:41:24 AM PDT by LeoMcNeil
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To: LeoMcNeil


23 posted on 03/18/2014 11:30:44 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: LeoMcNeil

"What a pusski! -- hehe"

24 posted on 09/25/2014 10:34:51 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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