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The Ostrich of Pennsylvania Avenue
PJ Media ^ | January 6, 2014 | Richard Fernandez

Posted on 01/07/2014 5:24:58 AM PST by NCjim

Although much has been written about the collapse of the administration’s foreign policy, of equal importance has been the parallel collapse of the foreign policy consensus in Washington. ”Our political elite was so deeply divided in 2013 that we could not define a common enemy. We turned a blind eye to the revival of Mideast authoritarianism. And we fashioned no plans for how to respond to Syria becoming a new Afghanistan.”

Washington is drifting like the Flying Dutchman. The year 2014 threatens to be a disastrous one for the administration and it cannot make port. Its woes will get worse not only domestically, as it become evident that taxes — and premiums — must be raised to support Obamacare – remember that? They are everywhere on the defense. Democrat Mary Landrieu is campaigning on reforming Obamacare. The Washington Post predicts it will be a year of ”shrunken ambitions” on both sides of the aisle.

But is is overseas, as the consequences of failures in Afghanistan and the Middle East begin to directly affect the first world, where the headline grabbers lurk. Already the tide of trouble is lapping at European shores. The Italian Navy plucked 1,000 refugees from the sea in a single day as swarms of people fled from the benefits of the Arab Spring and Geneva 2, many to drown in the Mediterranean sea.

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1 posted on 01/07/2014 5:24:58 AM PST by NCjim
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To: NCjim

Just as the gun boat people were able to label John Kerry, we should label Hillary as the State Department Ostrich.

This label could stick and hurt her in the next election as it is very true!!!


2 posted on 01/07/2014 5:30:19 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

“.....we should label Hillary as the State Department Ostrich.”.....

You left off the obvious, “Hitlary as the State Departments “What Difference Does It make” ostrich”. That might get lots of milage.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 5:35:52 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: tired&retired

“.....we should label Hillary as the State Department Ostrich.”.....

You left off the obvious, “Hitlary as the State Departments “What Difference Does It make” ostrich”. That might get lots of mileage.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 5:36:06 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: NCjim

“Our political elite was so deeply divided in 2013 that we could not define a common enemy.”

They all united quite readily against the TEA Party and anyone else who challenged their meglomanic over-grab of Americans’ rights, property and money.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 5:43:07 AM PST by Justa
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To: Justa

The ‘political elite” on both sides of the aisle are too busy feathering their own beds to worry about us working slugs here in flyover country.

2014 will be the year of amnesty and whatever else they can steal from the public trough for their corporate masters.

Then we have a narcissistic mulatto ideologue with his Democrat party only too happy to foment hatred among the American people to take the attention off the debacle of ObamaCare.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 5:52:15 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: NCjim

I don’t think faggots mind that much having their heads up asses.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 6:08:31 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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.. and we CERTAINLY didn’t expect America to wake up and be PISSED !!


8 posted on 01/07/2014 6:09:54 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: NCjim

With all the issues listed...Obama can say...mission accomplished.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 8:13:13 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (Happy New Year 2014)
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