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You Don't Want Him in a Foxhole with You (The Won)
Commentary Magazine ^ | June 7, 2010 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 06/07/2010 2:41:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Juan Williams — to the amazement of some of his co-panelists — let it rip on Fox News Sunday [1]. The subject was nominally the Sestak and Romanoff scandals, but Williams found the bigger theme:

I think the problem here is this is an administration that, as Hillary Clinton famously pointed out, you may not want to have answer the 3:00 a.m. call.

These are guys who have tremendous vision about legislative achievements and specific things like health care, going forward on immigration, those difficult issues for America that America so far has failed to deal with.

But when it comes to the crisis, when it comes to the gulf oil spill, the wars, the recession, they feel as if it’s being imposed upon them, rather than taking the helm. I think that’s what Americans are sensing right here. And I think it’s the source of their problem at the moment. Are you able to handle a crisis in a convincing way that inspires confidence? And so far, the president hasn’t done that.

Now, some say he should just go into a rage. I don’t think that’s who Barack Obama is. I think he’s a pretty cool character, fairly analytical, and I think we all admire as part of the meritocracy in America. Those are people who are really smart. But you know what? They don’t know how to deal with this crisis, and I think lots of Americans therefore are blaming the president, fairly or unfairly.

Well, that’s sort of a problem, since we live in a world filled with crises. Frankly, that’s what being president is all about. The day-to-day issues and the mundane problems don’t make it to the president’s desk. And the crises that have occurred during this administration and with the president front and center — bombing attempts, incidents in the Middle East, a popular revolt in Honduras, the gulf spill — have been bungled.

Even when the time frame for decision-making is not that tight, Obama has agonized and made things far worse. Recall the interminable Afghanistan seminars at the White House. Delay created the appearance of indecision, and the final announcement was a mishmash of the useful (more troops) and the destructive (a timeline). Then on the job scandal, Mara Liasson commented:

But the fact is that was a kind of ham-handed political act. It’s something that’s been done by every single administration in the past, to clear the field for an incumbent or a favored candidate. Then they proceeded to wait a very long time, an inexplicably long time, to explain what happened. And then when they did explain what happened, at least in Sestak, they didn’t answer all the questions. And it’s morphed — and we’ve all seen this movie before. It’s now morphed into this call for an investigation. And this is what happens in Washington.

Obama was comfortable when running for office, when he could get by on rhetoric and as a legislator — where no one is really responsible for anything. What he’s ill-equipped to do is govern and lead. Plenty of people are hired for jobs beyond their abilities and outside their areas of competence. Unfortunately, the damage done by placing someone of that ilk in the White House is grievous and in some cases irreversible.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; bho44; jourbalism; obama; oil; oilspill; peterprinciple; sestak
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We're in deep kimchi folks.
1 posted on 06/07/2010 2:41:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes we are—and she didn’t even mention his failure to close our borders.......


2 posted on 06/07/2010 2:45:14 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Let it rip."




3 posted on 06/07/2010 2:48:33 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WHOA! Obama goes UNDER THE BUS!

"... he's ill-equipped to govern and lead." -Juan Williams

4 posted on 06/07/2010 2:49:40 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: basil

The article is a quote from Juan Williams on yesterday’s panel. I saw him and said WOW. He really said it, apparently doesn’t have much respect for The One.


5 posted on 06/07/2010 2:49:45 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (http://www.arizona-coffee.com/coffee-roasters-arizona)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He needs a vacation.


6 posted on 06/07/2010 2:50:02 PM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Our first Third World dictator in the White House.


7 posted on 06/07/2010 2:50:11 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Jeff Chandler

"Hey, I thought I was in charge."

8 posted on 06/07/2010 2:50:54 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: Jeff Chandler

My sympathy goes out to the AF officer and all military detailed to the so-called POTUS.


9 posted on 06/07/2010 2:51:51 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (http://www.arizona-coffee.com/coffee-roasters-arizona)
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To: Jeff Chandler

OH NO where did that picture come from? Is it recent? IT IS AWFUL AND DISGUSTING.


10 posted on 06/07/2010 2:52:28 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bottom line here is the phone has been ringing off the hook at 3AM and Obama has been rolling over and hitting the snooze button.


11 posted on 06/07/2010 2:54:43 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Jeff Chandler

Didn’t they have those pants in her size?


12 posted on 06/07/2010 2:55:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

—as has been pointed out, there is something seriously amiss in the society that elected the present national government-—


13 posted on 06/07/2010 2:56:03 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: evets

He’s not “ill-equipped.” He’s NON-equipped. He has no leadership whatsoever.


14 posted on 06/07/2010 2:58:27 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: NEMDF

Oh, come on.

Michelle is the most glamorous woman in America with a wonderful sense of fashion.


15 posted on 06/07/2010 3:01:24 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My instinct is that Obama is a coward who will crack when things really get tough. He may just roll up in a ball and whimper.


16 posted on 06/07/2010 3:05:57 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Oy.

Michelle, Michelle... One word: SPANX.


17 posted on 06/07/2010 3:07:14 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She really chose poorly in that picture.


18 posted on 06/07/2010 3:15:37 PM PDT by jerri (Is it over yet?)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Blue shoes with her green and yellow outfit?


19 posted on 06/07/2010 3:17:04 PM PDT by kiltie65
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To: NEMDF
"...OH NO where did that picture come from? Is it recent..?"

I don't think so. Looks to have been taken about 20 lbs. ago

20 posted on 06/07/2010 3:17:15 PM PDT by skimbell (A vote for a democrat is a vote against America.)
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To: kiltie65

There’s so much wrong going on there that the blue shoes are almost irrelevant.


21 posted on 06/07/2010 3:18:52 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

JUAN WILLIAMS SAID THIS?????????????

*Obama was comfortable when running for office, when he could get by on rhetoric and as a legislator — where no one is really responsible for anything. What he’s ill-equipped to do is govern and lead. Plenty of people are hired for jobs beyond their abilities and outside their areas of competence. Unfortunately, the damage done by placing someone of that ilk in the White House is grievous and in some cases irreversible.*

THAT HAS TO BE THE BEST SUMMARY FROM A DISILLUSIONED OBAMABOT - THIS IS HUGE!!!!!!!


22 posted on 06/07/2010 3:19:46 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

When the going gets tough, 0bama goes golfing.


23 posted on 06/07/2010 3:20:53 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (RINO: A politician who runs to the right to win, and then says the GOP must move to the left to win.)
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To: savedbygrace

Good grief!

Taking a look at her huge hiney, I would imagine she could produce a fart that could be heard throughout a four-county area and could tint car windows within a 2-block radius.

24 posted on 06/07/2010 3:21:47 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is a guy who rode the bench on his High School basketball team. He voted "present" in the Illinois State Senate and was nowhere to be seen in the US Senate.

He's not a leader now and he has never been a leader. Obama is just a show dog and won't hunt.

25 posted on 06/07/2010 3:22:00 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: kiltie65

Becuase yellow + blue = green?


26 posted on 06/07/2010 3:22:06 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Shelayne

Michelle, Michelle... One word: SPANX.”

Sinch OPRAH is such an ardent supporter of NObama & Michelle, one would think that OPRAH had set up MIchelle with a lifetime supple of SPANX.

Looks like OPRAH needs to apply at least one type of makeover to Michelle.


27 posted on 06/07/2010 3:22:47 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Senator_Blutarski

Senators make lousy presidents, and this *clown didn’t even make a very good senator. Present company excepted, of coourse.


28 posted on 06/07/2010 3:23:20 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Meh, soccer. ItÂ’s just commie kickball.)
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To: savedbygrace

OMG!!!


29 posted on 06/07/2010 3:23:53 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Jeff Chandler; All


Obama: "Michelle, before you even ask.....yes, those pants make you look fat."
30 posted on 06/07/2010 3:24:49 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: Jeff Chandler; All

31 posted on 06/07/2010 3:27:36 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Looks like Chewbacca is really chewing on her britches.


32 posted on 06/07/2010 3:27:43 PM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: capt. norm

Imagine how she sets off every car alarm in the cul de sac with those Michelle My Belle farts.


33 posted on 06/07/2010 3:29:07 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: NEMDF

Okay, Michelle needs a clothing allowance. This is what happens when one buys clothes only when one is on a diet and loses some pounds. Then later, all the clothes are too tight.

Been there, done that.


34 posted on 06/07/2010 3:29:18 PM PDT by altura
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’d hit it.


35 posted on 06/07/2010 3:29:24 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: capt. norm

No really!

Michelle has a bit of a hiney but it’s not huge. Problem is her taste in clothes and wearing stretch pants that just can’t stretch enough.


36 posted on 06/07/2010 3:30:36 PM PDT by altura
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To: ridesthemiles

Heh heh. Good point.


37 posted on 06/07/2010 3:33:31 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: La Enchiladita

He does seem to have brief periods of lucidity but then never disappoints by sliding back into leftist oblivion.


38 posted on 06/07/2010 3:38:19 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Blessed Is The Nation Whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: rellimpank

Exactly, we can knock Obama and Pelosi all day, but does any country that elects these people to be the leaders deserve to have leaders better than them?


39 posted on 06/07/2010 3:38:33 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I fell asleep after Williams said “ I think...”


40 posted on 06/07/2010 3:55:56 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Jeff Chandler

All I can say is...GAK!


41 posted on 06/07/2010 4:06:31 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Unforgettable photo, Jeff. Like, thongs for the memory.
Somebody please pass the eye bleach.


42 posted on 06/07/2010 4:16:34 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Whew! Michelle Obama may be the worst dressed First Lady in the history of this country.I haven’t seen anyone who dresses like her and I am 3/4 of a century old.

Bill O’Reilly has said more than once that she is beautiful. I figured there is something wrong with his eyes, but they say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ????


43 posted on 06/07/2010 4:30:15 PM PDT by SkipW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama simply wants to vote present on everything. Once I figured that out everything that he does makes sense to me now.


44 posted on 06/07/2010 4:32:14 PM PDT by seawolf101
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To: seawolf101

Nothing like being paid $500K a year to attend parties, eat Wagyu beef & lobster, make speeches and golf on the finest courses in the world.


45 posted on 06/07/2010 4:39:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: sodpoodle
JUAN WILLIAMS SAID THIS?????????????

Nope. Jennifer Rubin wrote it. It's hard to tell quotes in the original post. It's not in all caps with tons of punctuation....

46 posted on 06/07/2010 4:40:45 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: Jeff Chandler

VPL

Visible Panty Lines

To anyone with a fashion sense they haven't had VPL in decades.

47 posted on 06/07/2010 4:45:31 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: NEMDF

Most recent. Memorial Day Weekend.


48 posted on 06/07/2010 4:46:22 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Jeff Chandler

Your grotesque photo and the one here in post 12 where Michelle is sweating like a roofer on a 100 degree day-
( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2528224/posts )
could be posted at the People of Walmart website.
It’s obvious that the term First Lady only applies to Barry.


49 posted on 06/07/2010 4:50:31 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Is he humming –
a- The Thong Song

b- Baby Got Back

c- Back That Azz up

d- Rumpshaker


50 posted on 06/07/2010 5:05:30 PM PDT by bleach (Sarah, Wake me in 2012)
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