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Reuters: 'Terrible Optics' for Obama to Go Golfing and Kerry Yachting During Egypt Coup
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Posted on 07/07/2013 9:26:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Reuters: 'Terrible Optics' for Obama to Go Golfing and Kerry Yachting During Egypt Coup Daniel Halper July 7, 2013 12:03 PM

Reuters columnist David Rohde said this morning on CBS that it was "terrible optics" for President Obama to go golfing and Secretary of State John Kerry to go yachting as the Egyptian leader was overthrown:


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: egyptcoup; kerryyacht; obamagolf; secstatekerry; whatmeworry
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Check the video..........

And he gets paid to come to this conclusion.....

1 posted on 07/07/2013 9:26:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

It also looks bad, too.


2 posted on 07/07/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Sub-Driver
He has more flexibility now.
3 posted on 07/07/2013 9:28:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (This is a sarcasm tag for the retards unable to recognize sarcasm.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No concern whatsoever for the Egyptian people—Just the creation of a (rightly deserved) negative perception of the Adminstration due to their indifference.


4 posted on 07/07/2013 9:29:28 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s not that hard to understand. They’re running away from their own brush fire.


5 posted on 07/07/2013 9:29:28 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Sub-Driver

I suppose it’s better than what he was probably up to the night our diplomats were killed in Libya.


6 posted on 07/07/2013 9:30:05 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: Sub-Driver

A thousand instances of “bad optics” after 4 1/2 years of Obastard and al Reuters just now gets it? Color me skeptical.


7 posted on 07/07/2013 9:31:11 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yes, those would be pluck your eyes out optics.


8 posted on 07/07/2013 9:31:28 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

“It’s not that hard to understand. They’re running away from their own brush fire.”

It is not hard to understand. They aren’t the ones making the decisions, they are puppets and in the last term. Why not enjoy themselves when they aren’t needed behind the teleprompter?


9 posted on 07/07/2013 9:31:29 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The term "optics" is curious and clever wordsmithing of actual events. It implies that what may be seen is not really what's there.

Can't anyone just say that behavior or choices just make someone look bad when weighted against a situation?

Sheesh!

10 posted on 07/07/2013 9:32:21 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Arm_Bears

Same way the media react to a U.S. tragedy; no care for the people, just how it looks for Obama or what Obama thinks. They are feeding his narcissism.


11 posted on 07/07/2013 9:32:39 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Sub-Driver
What? Me worry?


12 posted on 07/07/2013 9:33:49 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: John W

Can you believe we live in a time when a president is given free reign to do as he pleases while our diplomats are slaughtered, and not one member of our ‘free press’ opts to report the truth?

They did some of the same things under Kennedy to be sure, but ‘bath house’ Barry? That’s something you protect?

Family values, Democrat/Obama style...


13 posted on 07/07/2013 9:34:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nobody cares.

If they had a Video of Obama drowning Kittens, PETA would come out with a “how to” follow up Video and the DNC would add Drowning Kittens to their Party Platform.

A new National Holiday would be sure to follow.


14 posted on 07/07/2013 9:34:51 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Figures, since the Obamadork and the gigolo both have their heads deeply buried in their Obamaholes.


15 posted on 07/07/2013 9:35:26 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: miss marmelstein

The point is nothing this guy does, says, or omits will EVER come to bite him in the ass. He has free reign, Kings have that luxery.


16 posted on 07/07/2013 9:36:00 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Sub-Driver

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?


17 posted on 07/07/2013 9:38:17 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: Arm_Bears

“Won” said (paraphrasing) “Well, Viet Nam was over so I didn’t see much need to join the military.” The other one “served” in Viet Nam (in case you forgot) and then came back home and sold his brothers down the river. “Won” is currently the ROTUS (Resident Of The White House) and the other one is secstate(sec sailboarding?). WTF? Truth IS stranger than fiction.


18 posted on 07/07/2013 9:39:37 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: DoughtyOne

No I cannot. It’s very sad. Hopefully someday all will see the light.


19 posted on 07/07/2013 9:40:32 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nah they are both right where they should be, away from anything that they can damage with their stupidity.

Also I noticed that anytime I see Jenjis Kerry doing his activities, he’s all by himself.

His wife isn’t there, and he doesn’t seem to have any buddies that like to do the same activities with him.

I wonder why that is.


20 posted on 07/07/2013 9:41:45 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: John W

Thank John W. I hope so too...


21 posted on 07/07/2013 9:42:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Well said! And I like your meme, too.


22 posted on 07/07/2013 9:43:14 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Sub-Driver

The optics were so bad that CBS radio reported earlier that Obama and Kerry would both be spending the day in the White House Security Room. It wasn’t until later in the day that the report changed.


23 posted on 07/07/2013 9:44:00 AM PDT by Eva
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To: chris37

VJ didn’t want them underfoot.


24 posted on 07/07/2013 9:44:01 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Sub-Driver

The children are always worried about what things look like rather than what they really are (”optics”). Have an argument with a child and they’ll make all of the excuses in the world about this, that, and the other, and why things are the way they are.

When the adult is in charge, the sleeves get rolled up and the job gets done. There are no excuses about how bad things were before they took charge. They make it happen.

This analogy is the difference between a liberal and a conservative, respectively.


25 posted on 07/07/2013 9:45:10 AM PDT by nesnah
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To: blackdog

Excellent, excellent point.


26 posted on 07/07/2013 9:45:23 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Sub-Driver

Terrible optics - yes.

Unexpected from this bunch - no. Unfortunately.


27 posted on 07/07/2013 9:45:24 AM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: Sub-Driver

But Obama Team released a photo of O with his advisers, so all is well.


28 posted on 07/07/2013 9:46:17 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

29 posted on 07/07/2013 9:47:13 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Especially since they supported the guy who was tossed out!


30 posted on 07/07/2013 9:47:26 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Optics? Is *that* what Al Reuters is calling a jaw dropping,despicable disregard for the well being of the civilized West,in general,and the United States,in particular?
31 posted on 07/07/2013 9:48:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

“Take the name for an object you might see on the landscape, in 5 letters... If you remove one letter & rearrange the remaining four, the result is a synonym of the first word. (HINT: The two terms are also synonymous in naming a particular, despicable individual who can be blamed for ALL of the problems encountered by the pres_ent O-ministration.”

What are these words?


32 posted on 07/07/2013 9:50:02 AM PDT by mikrofon (Sunday BUMP)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Terrrible optics”

Translation: “He didn’t even bother to pose for our cameras and say “Yada, yada, yada, me, me, me!”


33 posted on 07/07/2013 9:51:00 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: blackdog

Blackdog, you took the oral right out of my mouth! :-D


34 posted on 07/07/2013 9:51:12 AM PDT by floralamiss ("For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.")
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To: Sub-Driver
DC Clown Town Follies starring Obama and his troop.
Show business for the prat-fall, stumble-bum, dolts.

Of course it is far more insidious than that.

35 posted on 07/07/2013 9:52:30 AM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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To: Sub-Driver

On the contrary, it takes incredible grit, determination, presence of mind, and, indeed mental strength going well beyond heroic, to keep one’s golf game together in the face of a deteriorating Middle East, knowing that its fate rests solely upon one’s own shoulders. Any lesser man would buckle under the pressure.


36 posted on 07/07/2013 9:53:05 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I’m OK with that.


37 posted on 07/07/2013 9:53:31 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Actually, the optics are a minor issue compared to the stench.


38 posted on 07/07/2013 9:54:12 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: miss marmelstein

Cant they at least fiddle or something as Egypt is burning?


39 posted on 07/07/2013 9:55:03 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll confess to commenting without looking at the video.

We know that Obama and crew are lazy morons, who can’t pass up an opportunity to recreate, if possible at huge public expense. But observers in other countries might not believe this. Through the lens of “normal” imperial behavior, our “leaders” conspicuous absense probably looks like a false display of being uninvolved; i.e., evidence of the opposite.


40 posted on 07/07/2013 9:55:34 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: chris37

I think he has a man servant to serve him peanut butter and jelly sandwiches though.


41 posted on 07/07/2013 9:55:49 AM PDT by rocksblues (The Obama administration the most unlawful, corrupt administration in US history.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Nobody cares. If they had a Video of Obama drowning Kittens, PETA would come out with a “how to” follow up Video and the DNC would add Drowning Kittens to their Party Platform. A new National Holiday would be sure to follow.

+1 best post ever.

42 posted on 07/07/2013 9:57:21 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: miss marmelstein

Funny!


43 posted on 07/07/2013 9:58:40 AM PDT by karnage
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To: Sub-Driver

Too many people keep thinking that the Democrat leaders give a s**t about anything but themselves and the Democrat party. And they only care about the Democrat party because it is the vehicle they use to propel themselves into the government treasury to loot it. Care about The United States? Come on! Care about the little people? You must be kidding.


44 posted on 07/07/2013 9:58:49 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

One of the things I love about FR is the quick and devastating wit.


45 posted on 07/07/2013 9:59:50 AM PDT by karnage
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To: Sub-Driver

For any previous Administration, especially a Republican one, this would be more accurately described as Dereliction of Duty and gross negligence.


46 posted on 07/07/2013 10:03:08 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Sub-Driver

Roto-Reuters is finally catching on? That we have a emperor with no clothes for a president, and another dingbat—in the tradition of Hillary Clinton—for a Secretary of State?


47 posted on 07/07/2013 10:03:32 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: rocksblues

He does strike me as a man incapable of producing his own pb&j’s.


48 posted on 07/07/2013 10:04:51 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So the “optics” of him out smoozing on the campaign stump in Vegas the day after Benghazi wasn’t ‘terrible’? No photos of the ‘Campaigner-in-Chief sweating out Benghazi in the same manner that he was so ‘concerned’ about the Osama raid (so he could campaign on having ‘personally’ taken out Osama) .... hmmm, wonder why that would be? /s


49 posted on 07/07/2013 10:08:08 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Sub-Driver

Terribly accurate optics.


50 posted on 07/07/2013 10:10:43 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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