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Van Hollen: Focus on Putin, not Obama
Politico ^ | 2 March 14 | REID J. EPSTEIN

Posted on 03/02/2014 6:58:26 AM PST by SkyPilot

Americans should focus their ire on Russian President Vladimir Putin and not offer partisan attacks on President Barack Obama, Rep. Chris Van Hollen said Sunday.

"We’re 48 hours from an international crisis, I would hope Americans would focus on condemning the actions of Putin rather than in a knee-jerk way, again, criticizing the president of the United States," the Maryland Democrat said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Van Hollen appeared on the program after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) blasted Obama for being outmaneuvered...

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; memebuilding; military; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; putin; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
Sounds like panic.

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"



1 posted on 03/02/2014 6:58:26 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Liberals react to any criticism of Obama as if acid were being dripped on their brains.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 7:01:15 AM PST by allendale
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To: SkyPilot

Well, seeing as how Putin isn’t the one turning my country into a sniveling pile of stinking panty waste...

No.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 7:01:17 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SkyPilot

We would be extremely irresponsible to not focus on the greatest threat to our National Security, Barak Hussein Obama.


4 posted on 03/02/2014 7:02:00 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: SkyPilot
I will focus wherever I want to
5 posted on 03/02/2014 7:02:00 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: SkyPilot
Ohhhhhhh.

So NOW DemocRATS care what we say.

Well, since you're in the mood, about ObamaCare.....

6 posted on 03/02/2014 7:02:42 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SkyPilot

“I would hope Americans would focus on condemning the actions of Putin rather than in a knee-jerk way, again, criticizing the president of the United States,” the Maryland Democrat said on “Fox News Sunday.””

Why?

Putin took advantage of an known idiot, And I’m supposed to put my faith in the idiot?


7 posted on 03/02/2014 7:02:48 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: SkyPilot

I’ve BEEN panicking for SIX YEARS NOW! Aarrgghhhh!


8 posted on 03/02/2014 7:04:03 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SkyPilot
Kidding right? Obama’s been outflanked and outmaneuvered
at every single turn. This latest move by Putin is a piece of the geopolitical realignments taking place and The Won is over his head.
9 posted on 03/02/2014 7:04:17 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: dontreadthis

LOL! That is AWESOME! I’m gonna be one of ‘those’ types of Grannies one day! Love it! :)


10 posted on 03/02/2014 7:04:52 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SkyPilot

Remember, Obama has more flexibility now.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 7:05:50 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: SkyPilot

Obama more interested in “Gays” then the American nation!!! Van Hollen is about as dumb as a person can become!!! Putin is having a ball with the person we call POTUS Obama and his inept Democrat Party!!! The entire world scoffs and laughs at the once almighty USA & its “moron/buffoon” POTUS, Obama!!!


12 posted on 03/02/2014 7:06:06 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: SkyPilot

What good is criticizing the actions of Putin, when we have a pantywaist sissy boy as commander in chief who hates America more than Putin does?

This all happened because the US has no credible foreign policy other than Obama’s dedicated commitment to making the US a third rate world power.


13 posted on 03/02/2014 7:08:58 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: SkyPilot

Ha! Obama, with his corrupt marxist agenda and his deviant drive to faggotize our institutions, is far more destructive and far more of an enemy to “my” America than Putin could ever hope to be.

I hope Putin rubs the bastard’s nose in his humiliation.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 7:09:46 AM PST by greene66
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To: SkyPilot

Uhhhhh. Yeah. Okay.

15 posted on 03/02/2014 7:10:09 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SkyPilot

No, no, no, we wouldn’t want to examine’s the POTUS’s leadership during an “international crisis” would we? Judging him upon his performance and track record? That’s only for conservatives.

Seriously though, that does sound a bit panicky coming from ‘rate.


16 posted on 03/02/2014 7:11:41 AM PST by FAA
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To: SkyPilot

I’m far more likely to encounter soldiers ordered by Obastard than I am by Putin, so I’ll just keep my attention on the more appropriate one, thank you.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 7:12:04 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: savedbygrace
Remember, Obama has more flexibility now.

Good post. I would be laughing except for the fact that it is so horribly true.

18 posted on 03/02/2014 7:12:14 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

We can’t have a focus put on both?

Oh I forgot, democrats have half a brain at best.


19 posted on 03/02/2014 7:13:18 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

20 posted on 03/02/2014 7:14:42 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

When the proximate cause of the “international crisis” that is 48 hours away is having a weak, foolish and ineffective rookie as the American President, the focus should surely be on the actions (or lack of actions) of that weak, foolish and ineffective rookie.

Obama is clearly out of his league, and this crisis (not to mention all the others) is the unavoidable consequence of elevating him to a position for which he was manifestly unqualified and expecting him to get remedial on-the-job training. Clearly, even after years in the job he’s not yet ready for prime time.

So, in the absence of leadership from Obama, who is the current leader of the Free World? Angela Merkel?


21 posted on 03/02/2014 7:15:00 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: dontreadthis
that's a (soon-to-be) classic!

22 posted on 03/02/2014 7:17:16 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: SkyPilot

“We’re 48 hours from an international crisis,”

*********
We’re facing this situation because (1) our foreign policy is in shambles and (2) we are widely perceived as weak.

As president, Obama is responsible for this neglect and incompetence.

The Dems must really be worried about this foreign policy disaster (in tandem with the Obamacare disaster) in the face of upcoming elections.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 7:20:58 AM PST by Starboard
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To: SkyPilot

Putin must be think you are out of the loop stupid.


24 posted on 03/02/2014 7:24:27 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: FAA

I would like to believe that next time we’ll learn something from the Obama “experience” and vote in someone with a qualified background and gravitas to be president, but I’m not at all sanguine about it.


25 posted on 03/02/2014 7:32:54 AM PST by Starboard
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To: SkyPilot
All lib media frantically applying lipstic to pigbama. This is series stuff, though....and the pig's current and future incompetence will cost the lives of his supporter's sons and daughters. Even libs get it.....they love most of their children, too. The pot-banging panic in the lib press is, I think, a measure of their fright.

I'd like to be happy about the awakening. But there is a cost to such weakness as the pig has shown.

26 posted on 03/02/2014 7:36:37 AM PST by dasboot
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To: Starboard

I’d like to think so but the last two POTUS elections have soured my confidence in the voting population. The “gibsmedat” and “ain’t in cool, man” crowds came out in force for the TFG......I’m not sure what they’ll do for Hillary if she runs.

I would say that I hope Biden get the Donk’ nod.....but I’m afraid the voters of this country might just elect him once they did.


27 posted on 03/02/2014 7:40:59 AM PST by FAA
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To: SkyPilot

Van Hollen seems to be the Democrats “go to guy” everytime they screw something up. He’s kind of like the guy who follows the horses in the parade carrying a bucket and a shovel.


28 posted on 03/02/2014 7:42:07 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: FAA

Its goint to take a lot of fear and pain to wake up the sheeple. Unfortunately, I think we’re a long way from the trun around. IMO things are going to get a lot worse before they get any better. Just trying to keep it real.


29 posted on 03/02/2014 7:46:00 AM PST by Starboard
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To: FAA
Judging him upon his performance and track record? That’s only for conservatives

Unfortunately, when it comes to international crisis management, there is no grading on a curve for affirmative action.

30 posted on 03/02/2014 7:46:19 AM PST by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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31 posted on 03/02/2014 7:47:50 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: VanDeKoik

Ok,Van Hollen, I’m focusing on Putin. Now what?

Get out the popcorn and watch the slaughter?


32 posted on 03/02/2014 8:02:50 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: SkyPilot

Focused Leader....Putin!!! Focused Girly Boy....Obama!!! Great photos!!!


33 posted on 03/02/2014 8:15:43 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: savedbygrace
Remember, Obama has more flexibility now.

Yeeaah, he can get both his toes behind his ears, now...................

34 posted on 03/02/2014 9:28:11 AM PST by varon (Para bellum)
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To: SkyPilot

We are focusing on both morons - Putin and Oblamo. Both are troublesome and both are causing worries.


35 posted on 03/02/2014 10:53:03 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: Texas Eagle
That last one's a Benetton ad, not something that actually happened.


36 posted on 03/02/2014 11:02:32 AM PST by x
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To: allendale

Has anyone researched why this guy might have said about George Bush’s interventions?


37 posted on 03/02/2014 11:55:16 AM PST by Socon-Econ
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