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The Blamer in Chief ^ | September 20, 2012 | Michael Reagan

Posted on 09/20/2012 3:26:32 AM PDT by Kaslin

He and his administration spent last weekend blaming the explosion of violence against America in the Middle East on a moronic anti-Muhammad video that’s been on YouTube for months.

His United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice made the rounds of the Sunday morning news shows, where she made an absolute idiot of herself.

Apparently auditioning for the secretary of state job in -- God forbid -- a second Obama administration, Rice insisted that the “spontaneous” Islamic rage that killed our ambassador in Libya and three other Americans was caused not by the failures of her boss but by an amateur movie made by some nut in California.

This tragic episode once again proves that the incompetence of this president is not limited to the home front, where the economy stagnates and deficits and gas prices soar.

In the Middle East, Obama and his Chicago Gang have confused our friends and emboldened our enemies with a foreign policy that has been a mix of ineptness, appeasement and naiveté.

Remember when Obama boasted in Cairo that the Muslim world was going to fall in love with the USA because it had just elected a president who had generations of Muslims in his ancestry?

Boy, the Muslims in Libya and Egypt sure have a strange way of showing their love for America.

Obama’s cowering reaction to the Middle East crisis -- and his refusal to man-up and act like the president of the United States -- begs the question: “What would Ronald Reagan do?”

My dad knew how good the nuts in California were at making bad movies. But he certainly would never have blamed a motion picture or a trailer on YouTube for what’s going on in the Middle East.

When the Marine barracks were blown up in Lebanon in 1983, Ronald Reagan didn’t blame it on anyone else.

He accepted responsibility for the Marines dying. But he also used the event to come on TV and talk to the American people and explain why it was so important for us to be in the Middle East.

What did this president do when our invaluable Libyan ambassador Chris Stevens was assassinated in a well-planned attack by Muslim extremists? He went to Vegas for a fundraiser event and made another political speech.

Being president of the United States is not about being a good guy to play hoops with, or to have a cold beer with -- it’s about being able to take a position of leadership when trouble comes.

It means standing up for American values like freedom of speech, not apologizing for them. And it means standing up for our policies in the Middle East, not throwing them overboard whenever they are challenged.

President Obama is a glaring sign of the absolute weakening of America. You might call what he has been doing “The Wussification of the White House.”

But blaming what happened in Libya and Egypt on a YouTube trailer is not just cowardly, it’s absurd. Next week Obama will be blaming the 1992 Disney movie “Aladdin” for inciting Muslim mobs to burn down KFC stores or kill Americans.

Mr. President, when trouble came our way my father manned up. It’s time for you to do the same. "Let's roll."

TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: barackobama; foreignaffairs; libya; mediawingofthednc; middleeast; partisanmediashills; ronaldreagan; waronterror

1 posted on 09/20/2012 3:26:36 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

For Obama, “the buck” stops with “someone else”.

2 posted on 09/20/2012 3:31:11 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

..THAT would make a great campaign ad

3 posted on 09/20/2012 3:39:36 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Hiding UNDER an empty chair... Didn’t they like to tell us horrible things about GW on 9/11?

FU Coward Hussein!

I’ll bet the messiah doesn’t like to be called a coward.

4 posted on 09/20/2012 3:45:51 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs
..simple...just look up all the symptoms of a's him to a ????? golf tee
5 posted on 09/20/2012 3:55:20 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Kaslin

A real president would have done the following:

Immediately suspend all aid to Libya and Egypt.

Suspend the visa approval process in select ME countries, and begin to deport those from those countries who have overstayed their visas.

Through diplomatic channels, inform other Islamist countries that their aid will be suspended if the heads of state do not publicly condemn the killing of our ambassador.

Announce that surveillance of Mosques within our borders will be stepped up, and those who incite hatred against the US will be arrested and/or deported.

Announce that the US has changed its mind, and will aid Israel in the event it feels the need to attack Iran.

6 posted on 09/20/2012 4:04:55 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Kaslin

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.”
Robert Anthony

7 posted on 09/20/2012 4:15:46 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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That arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave isn’t smart enough to see the wisdom in this advise

8 posted on 09/20/2012 4:20:14 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Biggirl
For Obama, “the buck” stops with “someone else”.

More like "the buck never got here"

9 posted on 09/20/2012 4:24:24 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: Biggirl

“the buck” stops with “someone else”....Sure it does. George Bush. It’s been planted in my head like an ear worm. My cat coughed up a hairball the other night and I screamed “Bush caused that.”

10 posted on 09/20/2012 4:32:42 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Kaslin

Lurch also wants the Secretary of State position if Obama is re-elected. Susan Rice has two big advantages over him—she’s female and black. Isn’t Kerry aware of the unwritten rule about the Secretary of State position—”no white males need apply”?

11 posted on 09/20/2012 7:24:23 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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