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How the Loneliest Job in the World Got Even Lonelier (Obama Has Alienated Just About Everyone)
Foreign Policy ^ | SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 | DAVID ROTHKOPF

Posted on 09/06/2013 1:36:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway

With his missteps on Syria, Obama has alienated just about everyone -- friends and frenemies alike.

It's not easy to get yourself into the kind of predicament that the president of the United States finds himself in today.

To one substantial group of Americans, he is too hawkish, recklessly pushing America into another Middle East war. To another group, he is too dovish, committing to such limitations on intervention that any military action to come will almost certainly be nothing more than an empty gesture, advancing no vital U.S. interest.

To some, he is acting too rashly, not allowing enough time for international inspectors to make their case, for international partners to align behind the United States, or for diplomacy to work. And still to others, Obama is the Ditherer-in-Chief, having fecklessly wrung his hands while Syria burned, while 100,000 died, while chemical weapons were used repeatedly, and while extremists congregated on the burning battlefields turning that country into the training ground for a new generation of bad guys.

Though some see Obama's turn to Congress as supporting the spirit of the Constitution, others see his subsequent assertions that he could still act without legislative approval as invalidating, a move that instead reveals the entire gambit to be little more than a political ploy, a feint to win more cover.

At home, the president is even facing strong opposition from the liberal Democrats who once supported him, believing that he would undo the unintended consequences of what they saw as the reckless interventionism of his Republican predecessor and from isolationist right-wing Republicans. Internationally, it is perhaps no surprise that Syria's supporters,

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; cowboy; sweetneocon

1 posted on 09/06/2013 1:36:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
What a legacy....I'm Black and I Won....

Except my mother was white as snow and daddy was a really, really black Muzzie. My second father was a Muzzie...

and the sweetest sound is....

2 posted on 09/06/2013 1:39:01 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

There are a few cracks in the media dam but they’ll spackle over them and continue to cover his arse.


3 posted on 09/06/2013 1:41:18 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: nickcarraway
The Joker is on us.


4 posted on 09/06/2013 1:41:31 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: nickcarraway
Cut BO some slack for his endless dithering.

He can't figure out which course of action will do America the maximum amount of damage. If he could, then his decision would be clear.

5 posted on 09/06/2013 1:41:38 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sacajaweau

He doesn’t care about “legacy”. He doesn’t have the depth or character to think beyond a round of golf, vacation and lighten up a KOOL cigarette.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 1:42:06 PM PDT by albie (re)
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To: nickcarraway
"And still to others, Obama is the Ditherer-in-Chief"

Most of us just think he's an incompetent, usurping fool. Pretty much covers it.

7 posted on 09/06/2013 1:43:35 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: nickcarraway

Somehow I don’t think he cares who he alienates. He still gets what he wants, jets off to ultra expensive vacations wherever and whenever he wants, and the kneepad media is as loyal as a pet dog.

And when it all collapses he and his kids will, in his own words “be just fine”.


8 posted on 09/06/2013 1:44:34 PM PDT by Paulie
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To: nickcarraway
Mommy none of da udder kids will play with me


9 posted on 09/06/2013 1:45:10 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: nickcarraway

It sounds like Obama is not a leader. How surprised am I!!!


10 posted on 09/06/2013 1:51:40 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s not like he’s being denied the unbridled admiration, acclaim, sycophancy he so overwhelmingly deserves, renowned as the greatest man of our generation, of any generation, in thus far having been unsuccessful in his relentless pursuit of “Peace In Our Time”.

Abraham, Moses, Jesus, “Men of Scripture”, the path of which he believes is his to follow, have from time-to-time faltered along their path to eventual glory and greatness.

We must always keep uppermost in our minds how it is no mere coincidence that Obama is known as the Winston Churchill of Kenya, his leonine stature casting a giant shadow across the vast wastelands, wilderness of inner Chicago.

Amidst the sudden obstacles that have appeared out of nowhere in the guise of handicaps, sand, water traps, is the Caligula-inspired legacy he dreams of in search of immortality rising on the Potomac that remains frustratingly elusive as the grand vision made in his own image. But yet the true believer remains infinitely upbeat in the knowledge that come what may hope springs eternal, hope always springs eternal,, even if that “hope” is merely a figment within the synaptic netherworld from which there is no escape.


11 posted on 09/06/2013 1:59:46 PM PDT by lbryce (The 22nd Amendment Lives:1142 Days Until America's Greatest Nemesis Gets the Heave "Ho")
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To: nickcarraway; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; ...

HA-HA,
Obama has leaped ahead of Bohner in the loneliest person in the world category,

On the bright side, Rev Al is supporting him even on this, but the rest of the MSNBC hosts are against it.


12 posted on 09/06/2013 2:03:22 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: nickcarraway

The strongest argument why affirmative action policies should be abolished.


13 posted on 09/06/2013 2:03:56 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

He made it clear that it was his personal call to declare the red line. It is pretty lame when he now says it is an international call...the President has no clothes.
We thought he was an empty suit..but turns out he is naked and has no substance.


14 posted on 09/06/2013 2:06:30 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: nickcarraway
Lucky Pierre, in happier times Reggie Love photo: Reggie Love & Obama Obama-ReggieLove.jpg
15 posted on 09/06/2013 2:07:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: nickcarraway
Fixing the headline:

How the Loneliest Job in the World Got Even Lonelier (Obama Has Blamed and Alienated Just About Everyone)

Time for a shot of Bowbama looking in a mirror and seeing who's to blame!

16 posted on 09/06/2013 2:09:06 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Tennessee Nana

A pirate...how apropos..............


17 posted on 09/06/2013 2:13:32 PM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: nickcarraway

So what if the whole world turns their back on me. I will always have you to rely on.

18 posted on 09/06/2013 2:17:05 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Paulie
Somehow I don't think he cares who he alienates

Except his inner circle: Holder, Jarret, Susan Rice etc. Anyone who negotiates with him is really naive or really stupid or both.

Putin is neither stupid nor naive.

19 posted on 09/06/2013 2:21:30 PM PDT by grania
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To: albie

I hear he watches ESPN Sportscenter over and over most days.
Shallow Hal comes to mind


20 posted on 09/06/2013 2:21:41 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: nickcarraway

He has alienated me.. I wouldn’t piss on him if he was on fire.. -OR- the wookie...


21 posted on 09/06/2013 2:23:43 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Joe Boucher
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEaKX9YYHiQ

Not the first "Lonely" leader...
22 posted on 09/06/2013 2:24:11 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Joe Boucher
I hear he watches ESPN Sportscenter over and over most days. Shallow Hal comes to mind

Lord, that's depressing and frightening.

23 posted on 09/06/2013 2:26:23 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Slyfox

What in the heck is wrong with our society such that a woman like that finds her way into the WH?


24 posted on 09/06/2013 2:50:19 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Mommy none of da udder kids will play with me

Reggie Love will.

25 posted on 09/06/2013 2:51:09 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: bkopto
What in the heck is wrong with our society such that a woman like that finds her way into the WH?

It happens during the implementation phase of a marxist paradise.

26 posted on 09/06/2013 2:54:09 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: nickcarraway

No he hasn’t. The MSNBC crew still love and adore him.


27 posted on 09/06/2013 2:54:23 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: nickcarraway

Mister Dear Leader hasn’t looked in a mirror yet. But Mr. Narcissist can’t alienate hisself cuz he da man ....


28 posted on 09/06/2013 3:00:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: SkyDancer

Has Syria come up for the Australian election?


29 posted on 09/06/2013 3:03:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

There’s some muzzie whack-o’s down here too ....Syria’s allies will attack any ally to the US starting with Israel. If they do, that should end quickly and the mid-East will have this huge parking lot.


30 posted on 09/06/2013 3:06:23 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: Travis McGee

Isn’t putting up a picture of Obama as a joker similar to a rodeo clown with an Obama mask?

we may see Freepers sent to sensitivity training...........................................................
i


31 posted on 09/06/2013 3:21:49 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: sickoflibs
Hah---that's whatch'ou think. I still got friends.


32 posted on 09/06/2013 3:49:58 PM PDT by Liz
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