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EDITORIAL: Obama couldn’t care less--The president parties while the world burns
The Washington Times ^ | March 17, 2011 | Editorial

Posted on 03/17/2011 5:31:16 PM PDT by jazusamo

If the world is in crisis, you wouldn’t know it by watching President Obama’s spring break. Between golf, basketball and the president’s upcoming trip to Rio de Janeiro, the White House is projecting a disinterested aura of business as usual. For this administration, “tuned-out” is the new normal.

The Mideast crisis is continuing, and Hillary Rodham Clinton has been the one taking the 3 a.m. phone calls. The secretary of state has been dealing with political reform in Egypt, a military crackdown in Bahrain and the continuing civil war in Libya. However, she is hampered by a chief executive who can’t make up his mind which course of action would best secure his place in history. It’s no wonder she took the opportunity to tell CNN she had no interest in continuing in the job in a theoretical Obama second term.

For the president’s part, he did manage to squeeze in a phone call to the kings of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to express his “deep concern over the violence in Bahrain” and stress “the importance of a political process as the only way to peacefully address the legitimate grievances of Bahrainis.” After this exercise in talking-point leadership, Bahrain’s crackdown continued apace. Mr. Obama’s views simply don’t matter to a world that views him as weak.

The news from Japan grows direr as the nuclear crisis intensifies. The Obama administration has shown considerably less interest in responding to this disaster - actually three disasters: earthquake, tsunami and potential nuclear meltdown - than it did to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: boypresident; impeachment; marxist; notpresident; obama; traitor; treason; usurper
Obama - Still the absent boy president.
1 posted on 03/17/2011 5:31:19 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Just one big party to some people.


2 posted on 03/17/2011 5:32:35 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: jazusamo

It’s his turn to play president and darned if he’s gonna’ miss any of the goodies.


3 posted on 03/17/2011 5:39:37 PM PDT 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: Bullish

4 posted on 03/17/2011 5:48:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: jazusamo

It makes no difference - Republican or Democrat these politicians are there for the good times, power, and subsequent money and connections. Few if any of them actually give a damn about the USA or the people.

You’d think that some time we’d hit a jackpot and actually get a leader who worked for the US people and not for lobbies representing countries outside the USA or companies headquartered here but that have their heart in China.


5 posted on 03/17/2011 5:51:32 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Conservatism is about putting the USA first, not international bankers and corporations)
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To: jazusamo

direr?


6 posted on 03/17/2011 6:03:10 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: apoliticalone

It’s because we worship TV, and not the Lord.


7 posted on 03/17/2011 6:07:12 PM PDT by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we revolt.)
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To: jazusamo

Have you noticed how Obozo and his commie ‘RATS let every crisis that comes along just drag on and on and on? Talk about exploitation. The Gulf oil rig explosion cleanup should not have been dragged out like it was. What did Barry and the U.S. do to help stop it? NOTHING. The ‘RATS are still squeezing the **** out of their “Miracle In Tuscon”. Now, we have the Japan thing. What is Barry doing? NOTHING. This inaction appears to be Barry the Kenyan and his ‘RAT comrades’ way of saying, “In your face America!” This **** is really getting creepy.


8 posted on 03/17/2011 6:13:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you thought the lame duck Congress was fun, you're gonna love a lame duck Kenyan president.)
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To: ROTB
It’s because we worship TV, and not the Lord.

It really is about a media that works hard at keeping Americans ill-informed and ignorant about what is important and what is going on, while the media keeps itself highly compensated.

The real wealth in the USA is concentrated here: Hollywood, pro sports, celebrities, Wall Street, wheeler-dealers, and CEOs.

Small business that actually makes or produces something get the crumbs.

9 posted on 03/17/2011 6:19:10 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Conservatism is about putting the USA first, not international bankers and corporations)
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To: Pietro

That threw me too but I guess it’s an adj.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/direr


10 posted on 03/17/2011 6:21:13 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I never thought we’d have a president that would bring down the esteem of the presidency more than Carter, I was wrong.


11 posted on 03/17/2011 6:23:58 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: apoliticalone

You don’t think there’s any difference between Sarah Palin and Obama?

You don’t think there’s any difference between Dan Rather and James O’Keefe?

Are you for real?


12 posted on 03/17/2011 6:25:04 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: jazusamo

Party animal prez.


13 posted on 03/17/2011 6:25:15 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: jazusamo

14 posted on 03/17/2011 6:32:22 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: jazusamo

I agree. Vacations, golf, ice cream and who can throw the ball in a basket the most times seems to be all he cares about. This presidency is more like a Hollywood comedy than it is anything else.


15 posted on 03/17/2011 6:32:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you thought the lame duck Congress was fun, you're gonna love a lame duck Kenyan president.)
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To: jazusamo

IMO, he has the right idea of ignoring a world in crisis.

FTW

But ignoring America in crisis is another matter.


16 posted on 03/17/2011 6:57:12 PM PDT by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s good! Did you create that? If not, where did you get it from? I’d like to share it on Facebook.


17 posted on 03/17/2011 7:03:42 PM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: bigheadfred

The problem I see with world matters is his shunning of our true allies, we can’t survive in a vacuum.

He hasn’t got the sense of a ten year old, IMO.


18 posted on 03/17/2011 7:04:19 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

True.


19 posted on 03/17/2011 7:14:15 PM PDT by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: jazusamo
$hit, Carter TRIED to do something, even if it left Americans dead. And poor, and wearing sweaters, and unable to buy things, and stranded in gas lines, and having the elderly watch their savings evaporate, and the Soviets taking over countries. But at least he TRIED. I don't remember Carter taking vacations during the crises HE created, or GOLFING while the world burns.

Uh, maybe it's better if Obama sleeps through his presidency. The ADULTS will take charge. Eventually.

20 posted on 03/17/2011 8:00:18 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: boop

Yeah, you’ve got a point. Carter was inept and naive but not anti-American.

Obama is lazy and anti-American.


21 posted on 03/17/2011 8:20:52 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

As hard as this guy works, we ought to change the national anthem to “Movin’ On Up”.


22 posted on 03/17/2011 8:32:38 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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