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Bergdahl Confirms Obama and the Dems as the Damnedest Fools
Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | John Ransom

Posted on 06/09/2014 4:10:58 AM PDT by Kaslin

So it comes to this: After all that has been said about Barack Obama, in the end there is very little to say.

You are either willing to overlook Barack Obama’s foibles and foolishness; or you aren’t. We we're right, you were wrong. You can either admit or you can't.

There is no middle ground.

There is no saying for example “Well he’s kind of new in the job,” or “This is an example of one bad apple in his Cabinet,” or “The president didn’t know about it.”

Going into his second term, you either knew what we had in Barack Obama or you didn’t.You knew we were right and you overlooked it, or you knew we were right and you didn't.

For myself, I’ve never been willing to overlook the least ready of all presidents; nor have I ever been willing to give the least steady of presidents a free pass on issues.

Getting past his ideology, however, I was certainly willing to be dazzled, like most everyone else.

I was prepared for the post-racial America; for a Great Communicator, who at least on some things, would lift us all up together.

I was looking forward to a day when race, creed, ethnicity, didn’t have to be the issues that drove us apart.

I was impressed when Obama defended private insurance against Hillary’s single payer system; I was impressed that he was willing to tangle with Jesse Jackson, Sr. during the 2008 campaign. He put his prestige on the line to talk about personal responsibility to group that often hears those words like a lecture.

When he was elected, I was willing to celebrate the great racial divide that had been bridged in this country by electing a black man within the living memories of those who helped craft segregation.

In all these things, I was hopeful that the office of the presidency would lift up Barack Obama and with it, the rest of us, as it did Harry Truman, Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson.

I have, after all, survived many presidents I did not agree with, and could even something find something I could cheer in them.

But what a disappointment this man has been.

There has been no level of discord to which he has not been willing to drive us.

There have been no principles that he has not been willing to abandon.

There has been no opportunity lost to use our country for personal, political ends.

There has been no hesitation in manipulating, gaming, and otherwise using Washington, D.C. as a blood sport.

The deception he perpetrated on the American people is rivaled only by the deception he perpetrated on his party.

And if the stakes weren’t so grave for the country, I would laugh.

Someone is going to have to clean up this mess.

One day the Democrats are going to have to regain the trust of all Americans. They are the party of the Chosen One; they will not get a free pass on spying, or the Boston bombing, or Benghazi, or Eric Holder, the VA, Obamacare, Fast and Furious, the carbon tax, Bowe Bergdahl or scandals yet to be discovered.

And this isn’t socialist Europe.

We all expect to rise.

And when we don’t rise, we’re going to blame someone.

When we get bogged down, as we have, in the self-love of a man who adores his own reflection in the surface of a teleprompter because-- more or less-- he can read the same "great" speech over and over...well let's just say that's not an America built to last.

Since it remains highly unlikely that anyone, anywhere including: 1) members of Congress; 2) the Media; 3) the Democrat Party or 4) European automotive journalists, will ever, anytime hold Barack Obama culpable for his sins, it is certain that eventually some will hold his party responsible instead.

It’s a cautionary tale for Democrats.

“Jim Jett always used to say that his brother was the damnedest scoundrel that was ever borne,” drawled Abraham Lincoln, “but by the infinite mercy of providence he was also the damnedest fool.”

It’s the virtue of this Republic that eventually fools are found out.

Yet, it remains to be seen what anyone, anywhere will do about this particular fool.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 2014elections; barack0bama; bergdahl; bowebergdahl; demonrat; ericholder; irsscandal; politicalattack; vascandal

1 posted on 06/09/2014 4:10:58 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Just chalk it up to a planned scandal fatigue. Cloward-Piven in full display.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 4:19:39 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Kaslin

It is subversive, racist, and homophobic to ridicule the POSOTUS. Report to your nearest Homeland Security reeducation center for sensitivity training.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 4:23:47 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: Kaslin

If anything good comes from this, then it might be the 20% (I don’t buy the 39% crap) that support ZERO finally realize he really is a BOZO


4 posted on 06/09/2014 4:31:26 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The only person real happy right now is Rabbit Boy. . . JIMMAH. . . . He is now the 2nd worst. . . .)
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To: peyton randolph

The explanation is simple - the Current Regime and the Democrat leadership in both the House and Senate are from a different universe, where logic and calm reason, if they exist, obey very different rules. This is, if not abnormal psychology, is at least constructed along very different lines, and may be based in the absence or presence of certain chemical that affect brain activity.

Flashback to the ‘Seventies, anybody?

The Current Regime merits at least as much criticism as that of Jimmy Carter’s experiment in “remaking” of America, and as much scrutiny as the Richard Nixon White House.

And the person now squatting in the White Hut isn’t even a “real” black person. Michael Jackson was more authentic.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 4:35:17 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Kaslin

Whatever makes people imagine that there are no more ridiculous happenings going on in and around the White House is beyond my understanding

Why are Mississippians voting for an establishment do nothing 76 year old senator? Why does Ann coulter defend Mitch mc Connell and the idea that any republican is a good republican, as long as republicans win the senate? Why is Linsey G even placing in south C, when he should’ve been out after he failed to be definitive about Clinton’s impeachment?

Never mind the horrible democrats.

The administration is no where near finished

A family member in the Northeast called the other day. I saw her name on my phone and thought someone had died. She wanted to know what the hell is going on?

With what? Oh WTC booming types getting escorted out of prison and back to battle?

Hmm. Yawn. Well... that’s just a day in the life

Does anyone really think this is not the essence of BO and the enabling republicans?

Do they think it won’t get worse?

Do they think, oh he doesn’t like Linsey G talking (bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla) about impeachment, so he’s going to stop inviting parents of defectors to classified meetings with the enemy?

2 1/2 years more. Then Jeb illegal immigrant spanish speaker or Hillary America hater. M
Btw Hillary knows nothing about life inside rules and regulations

I read here from a poster just yesterday that Hillary respects the constitution.

Will people put down the drinks and the pills and pay attention?


6 posted on 06/09/2014 4:38:10 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Kaslin

The damnedest fools are those that fall for the Bergdahl ruse.

The true crime is Obama’s actions: 1) returning enemy commanders to an enemy who has not surrendered, an overt act of aiding an enemy - which treason, and 2) aiding a terrorist organization, a felony.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 4:38:34 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: stanne

I hope you gave the poster a news flash and told him or her that none of the rats respects the constitution and that they hate it.


8 posted on 06/09/2014 4:44:57 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

-——foibles and foolishness——

To sharpen that phrase up considerably, better words are gross incompetence and Peter Principle reality.

The truth is that panic stalks the West Wing corridors and we see the frantic attempts to do something even if it is wrong.

The daily scheduled dog and pony shows so meticulously planned and staged were preempted by and ad hoc disaster


9 posted on 06/09/2014 4:46:03 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Kaslin

If there is no law...... there is no law :bert


10 posted on 06/09/2014 4:48:05 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: mazda77

I don’t think anyone will argue against the notion that everything points to a Manchurian Candidate that was put into place to bring about the fall of the U.S. using Cloward - Piven tactics anymore except for the die hard 0 fans. The Tea Party is the Scooby Doo team that foils a lot of their evil plans and the very reason he and his socialist progressives hates them.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 4:48:19 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Ray76

All of it is to diminish Trey Gowdy’s Select Committee. That is where the real bones are buried. Have you not noticed the level of self inflicted scandals they are themselves outing whenever this Benghazi thing pops up in the headlines?

Remember, they wrote new laws to make that kind of crap highly illegal when Ollie North was able to get off their Reagan vendettas because the law did not address what was done to get around a commie loving Congress at the time?

I heard one liberal pundit trying to make the point that Ollie North did the same in negotiating with Iran. Bullcrap! Congress took away any possible funding to help those battling Daniel Ortega. Ollie sold the mullahs mostly worthless crap for that money to be turned into support for the Sandinistas.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 4:49:19 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: DeaconRed; peyton randolph
"One day the Democrats are going to have to regain the trust of all Americans... they will not get a free pass on spying, or the Boston bombing, or Benghazi, or Eric Holder, the VA, Obamacare, Fast and Furious, the carbon tax, Bowe Bergdahl or scandals yet to be discovered.

Unfortunately, they have nothing BUT free passes. Supporting dims is necessary (in the minds of 20-39%) for economic well-being, health care, etc - the ultimate re-education camp, ensuring that people stay on the reservation/plantation (___ ____ and Star Parker). I do pray for integrity and God's justice to win out.

13 posted on 06/09/2014 4:49:47 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: bert

“History is a process, not an event” Bert — your homepage

So true, and it’s unfolding around us. No telling what/who of us is next. “Ordinary people in extraordinary situations.”


14 posted on 06/09/2014 4:52:50 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: DeaconRed

20% is still to high imho


15 posted on 06/09/2014 4:52:53 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: alloysteel

Michael Jackson was black, until he had himself bleached to become white


16 posted on 06/09/2014 4:55:04 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: mazda77

Important differences between this and Iran Contra are:

> Iran-Contra involved hostages, not a deserter & probable defector

> Iran-Contra did not involve direct actions by Reagan, Obama personally negotiated the return of imprisoned Taliban commanders


17 posted on 06/09/2014 4:55:24 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Kaslin

Least of all, Hillary

Of course

But that we have to hear that Hillary is not as bad as BO iOS outrageous

We know she was in the WH last week in a secret meeting w him. All the pundits know it. We know she said she was in favor of the prisoner swap at first until she heard the roar. Then she was against it

All we hear from Dana peri I, Andrea tante rod, etc, is that even h is against this

It is out of control, the extent to which people want to allow her to be in the White House, or to put her there

They are both worse than anyone even thinks. Do we know all there is to know about what they are up to?

Ugh


18 posted on 06/09/2014 4:57:50 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

“I read here from a poster just yesterday that Hillary respects the constitution.”

Some people simply refuse to believe the Clintons have hated this country since the 1960’s.

From my perspective I find the Clintonites more bazar than the Obamabots.

The jug eared clown has only been creating havoc for a few years, with the Clintons there is over 40 years of records of the havoc the Clintons have caused.

There clearly has to be a serious mental problem with someone that can simply ignore over 40 years of non ending Clinton scandals.


19 posted on 06/09/2014 5:23:46 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350
Some refuse to believe that all LIBs hate Free America, hate the Constitution, hate the Bill of Rights, hate the Rule of Law, hate you and hate your family. Everything done by LIBs is intentional. Some are overwhelmed by the reality of what sane people must fight. Some would like to perpetually "reach across the aisle" to these destructive devils, rather than face reality that LIBs are hopeless and will always be LIBs.
20 posted on 06/09/2014 5:50:40 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: IMR 4350

Ignoring four decades of Clintonia?

A few weeks ago, I was watching newly rediscovered Imus I’d had set on my DVR, the simulcast on fox business.

He was talking to Donald Trump.

They were chatting about Clinton (male version). “Oh he’s just a great guy”

“Oh, yeah”, Trump says. “I play golf with him when I’m in...”wherever.

Imus say, on the air, with millions of New Yorkers/Tristaters listening, drive time, “There’s just nothing not to like about Bill Clinton”.

Maybe in my lifetime there’ll be a time when it will be alright again to expect people to discern that the supreme leader of our military cannot do things in his government office, during work hours, things that get a private second class or a general rightly dishonorably discharged, but as it is, two cultural icons, questionable as their characters are, are telling us there’s nothing to like about him.

No decent man in my acquaintance says anything so ridiculous, but this is what informs New Yorkers.

People love the license that immoral leaders allow them, for one thing.

Then, a few days later, we’re hearing from Imus that Hillary is great because she doesn’t take
crap’ from people.

Never mind that the ‘crap’ is coming from people who are desperately attempting to uphold the Constitution.

There’s no proper character assessment.

Imus regularly has on, and treats very well, Navy SEALS, Wounded Warriors, clips from Mark Levin, but...

Then, a few weeks ago, he said, about Hillary, “I love her to death”

That is a direct quote.

All the drive time people hear this and it gets to some of them.

Of course I turned off the TV, then turned it back on to cancel DVRing the series, then turned it back off.

But that’s the situation.

No mention that she has never done anything good for this country.

No mention that she employs the wife of that awful mayoral candidate they had running, who is a MB operative.

No reminders that H! was running the State Dept. when the diplomats were attacked, begging for help, and ignored, not a word about her refusal to testify or tell us what happened.

What is that?


21 posted on 06/09/2014 5:52:23 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Kaslin

The liberal desillusion will never end ...


22 posted on 06/09/2014 5:55:07 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: hal ogen

No truer words were ever spoken.

I think it’s something along the lines of “normalcy bias” you see with some kind of disaster.

People simply cannot process in their minds what is happening around them and they block it out, it’s a mental defense to what is happening to them.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 6:05:09 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: stanne

I’ve always considered Trump a complete idiot on current events that’s simply repeating talking points his staff has put together for him.

Trump is your typical BS artist when it comes to current events. No more concept what he’s talking about than the man in the moon.

When Trump talks about current events there is ZERO depth to his discussion, he’s simply repeating information what someone else has put together for him.

I’ve only listened to Imus a few minutes and it was clear he’s not the brightest bulb in the lamp.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 6:26:03 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

Yet this is where New Yorkers get their cultural information.

It’s all very, eh, so what?

And that’s how they vote.

After 9/11 they can’t get a clue that it does matter.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 6:29:02 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Kaslin

“It’s the virtue of this Republic that eventually fools are found out. “

The author describes his delusion vis a vis bozo the klown then seems to imagine he his past delusion. Then he writes the above quoted line, apparently not understanding that it was the Cultural dismissal of Virtue which BROUGHT us The Supreme Ruler of Supreme Asses.

I saw obozo for what he is from the get-go. I was not wrong and owe no apologies. I say now this ends in War...or obozo wins; no middle ground.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 6:39:25 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: TalBlack

The problem is that the media has Obama’s back, they are vested in making look as good as possible.


27 posted on 06/09/2014 6:40:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

Its about time for this person to relieve his conscience,just come out and say,on Jan.16th 2009,Rush Limbaugh Stated for all to hear,I HOPE HE FAILS!
HE WAS CORRECT!


28 posted on 06/09/2014 9:27:45 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Kaslin

The POTUS and Congress go into some big groupthink. And groupthink breeds a bunch of fools.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 12:08:41 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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