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Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘Practically Half Asleep’ in Airliner Speech
National Report ^ | July 18, 2014 | NRO Staff

Posted on 07/18/2014 11:16:54 PM PDT by Steelfish

Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘Practically Half Asleep’ in Airliner Speech By NRO Staff July 18, 2014

On Friday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer slammed Obama for the “unbelievable, passive nature” of his speech, which addressed the Malaysian airliner catastrophe in Eastern Ukraine. Reacting to yesterday’s news of the shooting down of the civilian plane – almost certainly at the hands of Russian-armed rebels – the president appeared disinterested, and ”practically half asleep.” That response makes sense only if Obama believes that the events will necessarily go badly for Russia. However, Krauthammer contended, there is no reason to think that is true in the absence of American leadership.

“He’s relying on the Europeans,” Krauthammer said. “The Europeans will never act. They never act on anything unless they’re led by the U.S.”

He added, “On contaminating the site – the president, I hope he’s doing this but I doubt he is – behind the scenes organizing an objective European inspection team to go. It is Ukrainian sovereign territory. Have it land in Kiev and have the Ukrainian authorities, with NATO protection if they need, go to the site and secure it. But are they even thinking in those terms? No. The president says ‘the site has to be secured’ in the same way he said ‘Assad has to go.’ And it has the same weight: zero.”

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1 posted on 07/18/2014 11:16:54 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
sweet crack pies
2 posted on 07/18/2014 11:20:01 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (World Cup 2014 Final: Germany 1 Argentina 0)
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To: Steelfish

“the county won’t give him anymore methadone,
and they cut off his welfare check” carmelita


3 posted on 07/18/2014 11:34:14 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Steelfish

Hey, give the guy a break. Golfing every damn day and the whiny DNC booking all those fund raisers - it takes a lot out of a guy. Then the old lady is on his ass about taking her to the Vineyard for their tenth vacation this year.


4 posted on 07/19/2014 12:01:19 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Steelfish

I think Obama is still abusing drugs. In his books I don’t recall him mentioning he stopped using all those drugs he was on. He wrote about smoking crack...one doesn’t kick that habit so easily.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 1:44:11 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: RginTN

And of course he is probably still addicted to the other form of crack.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 1:51:57 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: Steelfish
And it has the same weight: zero.

Hence, the name.

7 posted on 07/19/2014 2:20:03 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Steelfish

Looked like a double dose of coke and Xanax.


8 posted on 07/19/2014 2:32:38 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: RginTN

That’s what I think whenever I have the misfortune of seeing his pathetic mug and hearing that droning, arrogant voice. He’s on something. Or was the night before.


9 posted on 07/19/2014 2:50:38 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Steelfish
Putin the butcher laughs at ladyboy Obozo.

How could we have fallen so far, so fast...
Putin Spies Obama Working Out
Putin is responsible for Flight MH17
Obama Surfs
Mustn't interrupt Michelle and Barry's vacation...

10 posted on 07/19/2014 3:34:08 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: RginTN

I’d need to be drugged just to get through his book


11 posted on 07/19/2014 4:03:44 AM PDT by mkcc30 (A lying tongue makes for a noose)
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To: Steelfish

Watching the apologists on Saturday Today talking down what the US can do about this. The European issue meme has went out far and wide. I think not so much because they believe it or even because it is true but to cover for Mr. Paper A__hole.


12 posted on 07/19/2014 4:11:45 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: Steelfish
the president appeared disinterested, and ”practically half asleep

Was he high?
13 posted on 07/19/2014 4:19:27 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Steelfish

This is how people who are bored with, and over their head in, their jobs act.


14 posted on 07/19/2014 4:53:11 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: oblomov
What crack?


15 posted on 07/19/2014 5:44:17 AM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: Steelfish

It’s always been obvious that Obama is only animated by “social justice” issues. Everything else about his job he performs with the body language of a high school senior doing a Civics presentation.


16 posted on 07/19/2014 5:53:16 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("World History is not full of good governments, or of good voters either "--P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
He is the White House presidential reader.

The Press Secretary is more animated, what with defending lie after lie after lie after lie.

The UN Ambassador Powers gave a better, more hard-line speech than Obama's do over speech.

Several news commentators made mention, too, that Powers' speech and Obama's speech had conflicts. They apparently aren't on the same page.
17 posted on 07/19/2014 6:02:16 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: denydenydeny

FoxNews has an on-screen headline that Obama failed to get tough.

Yesterday on ABC Radio news, they were claiming that Obama ‘was demanding ...’ Russia step up and take responsibility.

The Media still give their darling all the cover they can.


18 posted on 07/19/2014 6:07:00 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Steelfish

19 posted on 07/19/2014 8:04:16 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Steelfish

Picked up some of that choom in Colorado.


20 posted on 07/19/2014 8:05:21 AM PDT by madmominct
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To: FlyingEagle
Looked like a double dose of coke and Xanax.

The man, IMHO, is like a pressure cooker with ever increasing heat underneath, ready to blow. Personally, I'm interested in following his activities between this upcoming week-end retreat at Camp David and the two week scheduled vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Something seems to "be in the air" and only time will tell................

21 posted on 07/19/2014 8:31:55 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: FlyingEagle
Looked like a double dose of coke and Xanax.

The man, IMHO, is like a pressure cooker with ever increasing heat underneath, ready to blow. Personally, I'm interested in following his activities between this upcoming week-end retreat at Camp David and the two week scheduled vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Something seems to "be in the air" and only time will tell................

22 posted on 07/19/2014 8:31:55 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Steelfish

ping


23 posted on 07/19/2014 8:32:58 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Steelfish

Obama’s level of emotional disconnect is breathtaking. The guy has zero empathy for others.


24 posted on 07/19/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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