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Krauthammer on Obama: 'Why does he pop up on television after the president of Egypt speaks?'
The Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 02/01/2011 9:04:32 PM PST by Rufus2007

Some in the media have credited President Barack Obama for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s decision not to seek reelection and to eventually step aside. And with Obama’s speech on Tuesday evening from the White House, is that the message he was trying to send?

On the Tuesday broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” network contributor Charles Krauthammer noted the importance of the president being intentionally vague in his response, but also said nothing new was learned from the president’s speech.

“There was a lot of studied ambiguity in that,” Krauthammer said. “All kinds of phrases, which can be interpreted in a lot of ways – ‘orderly transition,’ ‘it must begin now.’ He didn’t say anything about the fate of Mubarak should he leave now or not. He didn’t suggest he’s in favor of it. I think what’s important here — what I think he tried to do is to basically express solidarity with the Egyptians in the street, thinking absence of that it would alienate Egyptians and demonstrators. At least you want to make a statement of support. That’s important. There was nothing specific here. The real stuff is happening behind the scenes with the visit of Frank Wisner, the former ambassador who obviously is advising the Egyptians or giving them our input. I suspect that what is happening is they are thinking whether or not they ought to bring in the opposition now or leave the army and Mubarak in charge and bring them in later.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; charleskrauthammer; egypt; egyptcrisis; krauthammer; mubarak
The timing is curious...
1 posted on 02/01/2011 9:04:35 PM PST by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Baracktoids “The curious” muslim president.


2 posted on 02/01/2011 9:12:11 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

Well it keeps the media from talking about Unconstitutional death panels, near 10% unemployment, higher food prices, high gas prices, and trillions of deficit, and trillions in spending..


3 posted on 02/01/2011 9:15:24 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Rufus2007

It seems to me, that Obama is plooging to hard.
Why is he so focused on Egypt?

The answer of course is that Egypt is a keystone to keeping the MB from over running Israel.

Obama is in one hella hurry to turn all those tanks/jets and missiles over to the jihadist.


4 posted on 02/01/2011 9:16:44 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Rufus2007
'Why does he pop up on television after the president of Egypt speaks?'

Because Code Pink wants him too.

5 posted on 02/01/2011 9:19:14 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Freddd

Seems to me that the Egyptian protests were about food.

Then Barry steps up and makes it all about “democracy, human rights and change”

He didnt give a **** about that when he was throwing parties for Hu Jinto.


6 posted on 02/01/2011 9:19:30 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Rufus2007

Charles Krauthammer is being too kind to Obama. The reason Obama pops up after Mubarak speaks is precisely to interject politics into something that should not be political. He is trying to appear relevant, and to follow what the media and the pols and pundits are saying- he is trying to show how smart and powerful he is. Charles is right it can be seen in the wrong light (that we are controlling Egypt). It is a stupid, risky and childish thing to do. Obama needs to STOP it.


7 posted on 02/01/2011 9:20:15 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: mylife

...chapter two...

Historical roids of the American presidency and contrarian roids of the American experience...


8 posted on 02/01/2011 9:21:06 PM PST by himno hero
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To: Rufus2007
Obama, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood Ally Code Pink Directly Involved With Cairo Protests
9 posted on 02/01/2011 9:23:09 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Rufus2007

I heard that Pres__ent Obama called Mubarak yesterday. He told him to step down and not to run for re-election. Obama responded by telling Mubarak to mind his own business.


10 posted on 02/01/2011 9:31:42 PM PST by cc2k (If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse?)
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To: Rufus2007

Where was Obama when the Iranian people tried to remove a corrupt and evil dictator?


11 posted on 02/01/2011 9:33:42 PM PST by CyberSpartacus
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To: PghBaldy
Agreed to your post #7.

President Obama, after sitting on his hands when the Egypt turmoil began (he had important parties to attend, and golfing to get done) has seemed like someone trying to run to the front of a parade that took off awhile ago.
The Won is playing the game of "Look at me - aren't I relevant..."

I think he needs another vacation... At least he'll be wrapped up on Sunday watching ESPN and the Superbowl (his day of worship with one of his gods) - but he has way too much free time on his hands.

12 posted on 02/01/2011 9:37:55 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Rufus2007

he votes “present”


13 posted on 02/01/2011 9:40:34 PM PST by Selmore (Except for ending Slavery, Facism, Communism, and Nazism, War never has accomplished anything)
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To: Rufus2007
ah contraire’ mon ami

watch the hypnosis in action:

* I * SPOKE.. Mubarak recognizes {I spoke and Mubarak listens so you should to}. not sustainable. CHANGE. MUST take place {same as MUST BEGIN NOW} . Not role of any other country. * I * indicated {I SPOKE}. MY BELIEFS. MUST BEGIN NOW. {Zero then dictates terms that no other country should dictate:} MUST be, MUST be, MUST be, MUST START NOW {same as must begin now} responsive to EGYPTIAN PEOPLE. YOUNG PEOPLE, * I * want to be clear, * I * HEAR your voice. * I * BELIEVE. YOU WILL determine. YOU WILL seize.{you will same as YOU MUST}

see it? that is why people think Zero has something to do with it - he just hypnotized you into thinking he is omnipotent!

14 posted on 02/01/2011 10:29:12 PM PST by blueplum
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To: Freddd
Well it keeps the media from talking about Unconstitutional death panels, near 10% unemployment, higher food prices, high gas prices, and trillions of deficit, and trillions in spending..

The leftist MSM already pretends that none of that even exits.

15 posted on 02/01/2011 10:43:30 PM PST by Bullish (Obama's obviously drunk at the wheel and should be taken off the road before he gets people killed)
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To: blueplum

Series...

Obama and Hillary Helping "Muslim Brotherhood: 'Prepare Egyptians for War With Israel'

16 posted on 02/01/2011 10:50:44 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

thank you for the link.

the below articles make sense now...at the time they were just a curiosity:

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=120711
Ayers, Dohrn stir chaos in Middle East
January 01, 2010

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0110/glick011510.php3
Ayres’ wife heads to Middle East with group to collaborate with Hamas
January 15, 2010 / 29 Tevet 5770


17 posted on 02/01/2011 11:24:36 PM PST by blueplum
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To: Rufus2007; All

Maybe Obama was born in Egypt, not Kenya?


18 posted on 02/01/2011 11:25:27 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Michelle Bachmann would make an excellent President)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

I told my sister right after Obama made his Egypt speech today that Krauthammer’s assessment was right with one exception, or should I say omission. Obama’s targeted audience was not only overseas, it was for his domestic audience as well. It was a look at me and how presidential I am speech. It was a I’m so powerful I can tell Mubarek what to do speech, I can change the course of politics in Egypt speech (for the worse), a vote for me because I have such wise gravitas speech, a completely egotistical speech as is his wont. What a narcissist.


19 posted on 02/01/2011 11:37:43 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: PghBaldy

Obama is helping the Muslims Brotherhood. His Brothers.


20 posted on 02/01/2011 11:58:55 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: mylife

The mob reminds me of an Obama rally.


21 posted on 02/02/2011 12:09:52 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: Rufus2007

Not curious.................opportunistic.


22 posted on 02/02/2011 12:11:42 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: mylife

LOL!

That was good! ;o)


23 posted on 02/02/2011 12:12:23 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: cc2k

LOL!

That was good, too! ;o)


24 posted on 02/02/2011 12:13:39 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: blueplum

Thank you for your links!

“Caroline B. Glick”

Awesome and very knowledgeable author and reporter!

Apparently, there might be union involvement, too?


25 posted on 02/02/2011 12:17:22 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: cc2k

“I heard that Pres__ent Obama called Mubarak yesterday. He told him to step down and not to run for re-election. Obama responded by telling Mubarak to mind his own business.”

Now that’s funny.


26 posted on 02/02/2011 12:26:59 AM PST by repubpub ("No poor man ever gave me a job, but plenty of rich guys have. " unknown)
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To: flaglady47
I told my sister right after Obama made his Egypt speech today that Krauthammer’s assessment was right with one exception, or should I say omission. Obama’s targeted audience was not only overseas, it was for his domestic audience as well. It was a look at me and how presidential I am speech. It was a I’m so powerful I can tell Mubarek what to do speech, I can change the course of politics in Egypt speech (for the worse), a vote for me because I have such wise gravitas speech, a completely egotistical speech as is his wont. What a narcissist.

After a long day of watching ESPN, he probably thought this was a chance to impose himself upon the news of the day. He probably thought he should do at least one thing each day that has something to do with the presidency.
27 posted on 02/02/2011 12:49:38 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: Rufus2007
Lots of fancy tapdancing here by the Hammer, who seems to have trouble coming right out with a simple "I was wrong about the S.O.B. from the git-go."

As for mordred, "studied ambiguity" is his middle name. Along with "Hussein," "Barry," "Steve," "Junior," and who-knows-what-all.

28 posted on 02/02/2011 2:29:34 AM PST by Tenniel2 (Crap politicians aren't the problem. Crap voters are the problem. -- FReeper FlyVet)
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To: Tenniel2
My hope is that some adult has disconnected nobama’s phone so he just thinks he's talking to various world leaders. Just like a petulant child, nobama must be humored until he leaves or he is frogmarched to Leavenworth, dragged out in handcuffs.
29 posted on 02/02/2011 4:48:41 AM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Rufus2007
" 'There was a lot of studied ambiguity in that (speech)', Krauthammer said."

There was a lot of "studied ambiguity" in what you said, also, Charles.

Just like his network peer, Bill O'Bama, who has been functionally incapable for two years of spitting out the words "Obama is a socialist", Charles finds it difficult to spit out the simple words "Obama is a Muslim sympathizer."

Instead of his windy analysis, why couldn't Charles tell us in non-academic style the answer to the question we peasants all knew already, i.e........"Obama went on TV immediately to seize the credit for Mubarak's promise to step down.....and also to insert a few subtle words of encouragement to the Muslim Brotherhood radicals both in Egypt and worldwide to keep up the good work."

There, Charles, I said it for you.

Leni

30 posted on 02/02/2011 7:14:49 AM PST by MinuteGal
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