Skip to comments.Rep. Steve King: Obama Too Weak for Putin Meeting
Posted on 08/08/2013 2:30:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai
President Barack Obama doesnt have a strong hand or the dominant personality needed to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and thats why the United States backed out of a September one-on-one meeting, says Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.
If they neither fear you nor respect you, its going to be awfully hard to talk them into letting (NSA leaker Edward) Snowden come back into the United States in our custody, King said Wednesday on Fox News Channels Hannity.
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As he frantically waves his hand outward, demonstrating his lack of confidence and outright lie.
Ah, he means politically and diplomatically. I thought this was a story about Obama’s AIDS.
Putin is a real man. He could make mincemeat out of Obumbo.
I think Putin is a Christian too. That is going to have weird effects when he meets this Obama.
A Christian that helps the worst kind of Islamists in Iran build nuclear weapons. (That puts him on Obama’s level as far as Christianity goes.)
Based on body language....I generally get the opinion that there aren’t many world leaders that President Obama meets, and feels comfortable around. Putin is an obvious issue with him, and I think Putin just laughs over the antics of the White House currently.
One of the key episodes that says a lot about international politics of this administration...is the initial weeks in 2009 where a gift was prepared for Gordon Brown of the UK...I think it was a collection of DVDs of US movies. Sadly, the incompetent guys running the show picked the US version, which won’t play on any European DVD player. So it was a worthless gift. I don’t think any of the folks on the White House staff have the knack or knowledge to handle international episodes. And this Snowden mess....just kinda made them stumble once again.
Putin’s light-years tougher than Obama and could drop him in a fraction of a second with zero effort, but a “real man” has character and not just brute force. If I want to give examples of real men, I’d look to the USA’s Founding Fathers.
Nobody said he was perfected... he’s got a lot to learn... does he really think Islam will leave Russia alone if it has nukes?... but at least he’s not a chicken. And domestically he seems to be a fairly moral character.
Keeping Zero away from Putin is simply one less embarrassment for America the world will get to watch.
If he were moral, he wouldn’t have been looking for loopholes to get back into the position of president after holding it for two terms prior, never mind creating the position of prime minister in the interim. That’s the rule of man versus the rule of law. Leopards don’t change their spots. And Christians do have to beware of such people pandering to them.
What moral principle says he shouldn’t?
...I mean, we are judging by American constitutional norms. It’s the Rooskies’ baby if their constitution has loopholes. Not ours.
Eh? So changing the constitution to suit the man at the top is morally OK?
Now you’re venturing into moral relativism. The rule of man versus the rule of law is still an absolute.
Some kind of parliamentary procedure went into it, no? Again that’s the Rooskies’ baby to watch. He’s one of the few world leaders who actually has something like a sane treatment of the homo issue. Don’t flaunt in public, we don’t want you recruiting, but we won’t burrow into your bedrooms if you insist on doing that amongst yourselves. Most others are either lying flat for this “gay marriage” stuff or else overreacting with things like threatening to send someone who suspects buggery and doesn’t rat on it to prison.
No, the rule of God’s grace is the absolute.
So you’re approving of the rule of man instead of the rule of law? That has always historically led to chaos, and the USA’s Founding Fathers knew that.
I mean did they really breach their constitution when it was amended? ... You might as well carp about the US being able to amend its constitution. It’s up to the people to do it sanely if such amendment is possible. You seem to be grasping at some kind of “spirit” but once you talk about “spirit” then you get into God’s bailiwick. Is Putin amassing power for the sake of mere pride? That will be wrong. Or is he a flawed but still useful instrument with some willingness in God’s hands? That will be right.
No, I am approving of the rule of God.