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Reporters Mock State Dept. Spokeswoman For Saying Obama "Doesn't Give Himself Enough Credit"
Real Clear Politics Video ^ | May 29, 2014

Posted on 05/29/2014 8:49:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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JEN PSAKI: I would argue the president doesn't give himself enough credit for what he's done around the world. And that's how the secretary feels too. We would not be engaged in comprehensive negotiations with Iran, which is where the program is stalled, and is rolling back, if it were not for the role of the United States, along with the P-5 +1 partners certainly. In Ukraine, we've been engaged more or as much as any other country in the world in supporting the elections process, supporting the government, and supporting efforts moving forward. Yes, there's more work that needs to be done, the point is we need to continue to stay at it.

REPORTER: Is this a potential mission accomplished statement?

PSAKI: Absolutely not.

MATT LEE: You would argue the president doesn't give himself enough credit, how much credit would you give him?

PSAKI: I would give him more than he has given himself. So would the secretary.

LEE: Like 200 percent credit? For what? Iran negotiations?

PSAKI: I mean...

REPORTER: What specifically are you saying he doesn't get enough credit for?

PSAKI: For engagement in issues like Iran, what we've done on Ukraine. Efforts to dive in and engage in the world....

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TOPICS: Government; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: iran; johnkerry; obama; psaki; russia

1 posted on 05/29/2014 8:49:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Teacher, I tried REAL HARD. I deserve an “A” for trying.”
“Sorry, Johnny, I only reward results, not effort.”

Seems Obozo didn’t learn that simple life lesson growing up in Indonesia with a tranny nanny after being abandoned by father as a babe.

Actually, I don’t think Obastard has learned a thing in his entire life.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 8:53:44 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What kind of drugs are these people on? Engaging the world? What kind of bull crap is that? If I lie to my wife, cheat on her, blow our money, get in debt, break the law, and piss on my friends do I get points for engagement?


3 posted on 05/29/2014 8:57:38 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What kind of drugs are these people on? Engaging the world? What kind of bull crap is that? If I lie to my wife, cheat on her, blow our money, get in debt, break the law, and piss on my friends do I get points for engagement?


4 posted on 05/29/2014 8:57:57 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s almost like reading a press release from the NORKs:
“Today in human voices birds in the trees encouraged Kim Jong-il to take more credit for his dazzling smile.”


5 posted on 05/29/2014 8:58:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he patted himself on the back anymore Reggie would become concussed.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 8:59:11 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

the entire exchange is hysterical... he is a self-promoting toad, and they all know it...


7 posted on 05/29/2014 9:02:46 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

I guess Barack needs to buy an ‘engagement’ ring for the whole world.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 9:18:52 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: latina4dubya

They were clearly laughing at her in the tiny bits that showed the reporters. I wish we could have seen the reporters instead of her.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 9:19:42 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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10 posted on 05/29/2014 9:24:46 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OH, balls, not not not Miss Jen P-sucky again. Gawd!


11 posted on 05/29/2014 9:47:49 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority everac)
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To: latina4dubya

The one thing tyrants can’t stand is ridicule, particularly a flattery-craving narcissist like Obama. Both Kerry and his press secretary are gushing over him like shameless sycophants, and that’s no coincidence.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 9:51:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: latina4dubya

The pained look on her face was priceless


13 posted on 05/29/2014 9:52:05 PM PDT by QT3.14
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14 posted on 05/29/2014 9:53:25 PM PDT by csvset
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How in the world did our universities get to where they produce such dolts?


15 posted on 05/29/2014 10:04:36 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He don’t need any credit. He pays for everything with OUR money.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 10:46:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Softball all the way including the smiles and subdued, non-aggressive tone. Nothing like Bush would have been subjected to.


17 posted on 05/29/2014 10:55:42 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is this satire? ..it ain't funny.

18 posted on 05/29/2014 11:24:49 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
REPORTER: What specifically are you saying he doesn't get enough credit for?

PSAKI: For engagement in issues like Iran, what we've done on Ukraine. Efforts to dive in and engage in the world....


In other words, Obama deserves extra credit for being “present” as a bystander to world events

Seems Obama has made a career of being or voting “present”

Back in the days of Nixon and Kissinger we coined the phrase “shuttle diplomacy” , under the Obama Administration we get to coin the new phrase in foreign policy, “bystander diplomacy” .

Let's give President Obama, and Hillary Clinton and John Kerry as well, a huge round of applause for their constant and tireless pursuit of aggressive bystander diplomacy.

Ceaselessly traveling across the globe to the worlds diplomatic hot spots and flash points in Air Force One and Air Force Two, staying in the nicest rooms of the worlds finest Four Star Hotels and dining on room service delivered gourmet meals and premium booze with the oh so noble goal of “being there” to demonstrate America's new found restraint and humility on the world stage .

Leading from behind to allow the Muslim Brotherhood, Iranian Mullahs , assorted tin pot dictators, The UN , NGOs, ultra wealthy transnational shadow interests, drug cartels , terrorist splinter groups and the maître d’ of the Benghazi Hilton take the lead in setting and pursuing American foreign policy goals that punish Allies and reward and enable the World’s enemies and then resolutely stepping up to the plate with American foreign aid dollars and military support to achieve those goals is indeed a fundamental change in American Foreign Policy

Lets give credit where credit is due

Only Nixon and Kissinger could go to China to open the country and thus invent shuttle diplomacy . Only Obama, Kerry and Clinton could go everywhere to do nothing and thus invent bystander diplomacy and the concept of leading from behind

19 posted on 05/30/2014 2:55:38 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Simple, well crafted questions asking for clarfiication are devastating.

I wish our side were better at it.


20 posted on 05/30/2014 5:39:54 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: rdcbn
"bystander diplomacy"
pretty good synopsis of the situation.

21 posted on 05/30/2014 6:11:40 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: my small voice

I’m constantly awe-struck at how many elected Republicans are completely tongue-tied and cannot speak coherently about the wonders of free markets and their inability to defend liberty and freedom. They are AWFUL at it.

Mark Levin just played some great clips of one of Reagan’s inaugural addresses. His bold, shameless defense of America and our freedoms put a lump in my throat and almost left me in tears considering how far we’ve fallen into tyranny.


22 posted on 05/30/2014 7:03:57 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I’m constantly awe-struck at how many elected Republicans are completely tongue-tied and cannot speak coherently about the wonders of free markets and their inability to defend liberty and freedom. They are AWFUL at it.

A large portion of them nether understand nor believe the subject material, so it's hard for them to talk extemporaneously about it.

23 posted on 05/30/2014 7:07:44 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Agreed. The only explanation I can think of is that most of the influential repubs have been blackmailed.

Their silence on issues such as giving the internet away, backing off ObamaCare, attacking Christianity, Bengazi, letting our Marine rot in MX, IRS, VA scandal, pathetic economy, abandoning Israel, cowering to Russia, destroying our military, endless spending, etc etc etc can only be attributed to one of two things in my books: complicity (treason) or blackmail.

Nothing else rings true to me.


24 posted on 05/30/2014 12:22:21 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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