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Obama’s Weakness, or Ours?
New York Times ^ | June 25, 2014 | By Nicolas Kristof

Posted on 06/25/2014 9:39:36 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The odds are that you think President Obama’s foreign policy is a failure.

That’s the scathing consensus forming, with just 36 percent of Americans approving of Obama’s foreign policy in a New York Times/CBS News poll released this week. Foreign policy used to be a source of strength for the president, and now it’s dragging him down — and probably other Democrats with him.

Blowing things up is often satisfying, and Obama’s penchant for muddling along instead, with restraint, is hurting him politically. But that’s our weakness more than his. Obama’s foreign policy is far more deft — and less dangerous — than the public thinks, and he doesn’t deserve the harsh assessments. If there’s one thing we should have learned in the Bush/Cheney years, it’s that swagger and invasion are overrated as foreign policy instruments.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; iraq; leadingfrombehind; nationalsecurityfail; syria
Journalists and the advocate media have so much invested in this fraud, but have run out of bull crap to defend his colossal failure.
1 posted on 06/25/2014 9:39:36 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Bammy is retarded and dangerous to the US.

He's a Muzzie Bro. activist.

2 posted on 06/25/2014 9:41:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama has flatlined and all Kristof can come up with is “at least he is not Bush or Cheney”


3 posted on 06/25/2014 9:46:05 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WHAT kind of dope do they get in the New York Times staff room? Hashish? Maui Wowwie? Poppers? Crack?


4 posted on 06/25/2014 9:47:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: All

in other words, the fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves. these guys know just enough to be dangerous.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 9:50:38 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lies, lies, lies.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 9:50:53 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Foreign policy used to be a source of strength for the president,

Ha Ha! During the Hope and Change Tour of 2007 when it was all make-believe, perhaps.... After 2009 - what a joke!

7 posted on 06/25/2014 9:52:05 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Foreign policy used to be a source of strength for the president.”
What? Was I sick that day?


8 posted on 06/25/2014 9:52:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s not a failure if he’s a Muslim.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 9:52:32 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, as usual Kristof is preaching to the choir. The comments after the article are all supportive of Obama and Kristof. No surprise. Obama supporters simply cannot accept the fact that he is a disaster for this country. And of course, the fault for ALL of Obama’s disasters lies with Bush-Cheney-Republican House, etc., etc., etc. Taking NO responsibility whatsoever.......typical Dems.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 10:04:11 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We can spend the rest of our lives extolling the virtues of his foreign policy as we practice our Russian while standing in the bread lines.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 10:12:39 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This country simply is not good enough for Obama.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 10:15:06 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I don't believe deft is a word that will often be used when Obama's foreign policy skills are recalled years from now.
13 posted on 06/25/2014 10:36:54 PM PDT by keat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The fact that King Barry was elected in the first place is a nation disgrace so in reality, everything he does is "our" fault. The number of "Conservative" voters who sat out 2012 because Romney was far from perfect is proof of the fact that we're a nation of spoiled children who deserve no better than Barry.

It's the same with people who won't vote out an incumbent because the alternative is a RINO when just keeping a piece of crap in office from getting seniority is an accomplishment in and of itself.

A nation full of people who "take their toys and go home" rather than flocking to the polls to elect anyone but Obama are a people who are morally bankrupt no matter what grand, "higher morality", pretense they cloak their moral bankruptcy in.

You ask for it, you got it, that's the current reality. It's all "our fault" and anyone who thinks otherwise is deluding themselves as the lack of angry mobs in the streets of Washington and large protests nationwide proves.

King Barry and his democrat fascist friends know the truth about American politics and the truth is that if there are no riots and/or large protests there's no real opposition, only whiners.

14 posted on 06/25/2014 10:45:36 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: clearcarbon

What is Obama’s foreign policy?

Anyone?

Bueller?


15 posted on 06/25/2014 10:47:06 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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"I don't believe deft is a word that will often be used when Obama's foreign policy skills are recalled years from now."

"Daft."
16 posted on 06/25/2014 11:16:39 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Cap Huff
I will not be lectured by a upper west side liberal. This mess is not our fault...it belongs squarely to Obama and the people who put him in office.

Blowing things up is often satisfying, and Obama’s penchant for muddling along instead, with restraint, is hurting him politically. But that’s our weakness more than his. Obama’s foreign policy is far more deft — and less dangerous — than the public thinks, and he doesn’t deserve the harsh assessments. If there’s one thing we should have learned in the Bush/Cheney years, it’s that swagger and invasion are overrated as foreign policy instruments.

No we were respected and FEARED during those 8 years......today this weak appeasing community hack from Chicago is putting us all in danger.

17 posted on 06/25/2014 11:37:35 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama could blow up the NYT building and they’d find a way to see the bright side.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 11:41:03 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yardstick

Nor is the world


19 posted on 06/25/2014 11:41:03 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Yaelle

Well,

If OB took out the NYT, I guess I could see the bright side too.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 11:48:04 PM PDT by Greenpees (Coulda Shoulda Woulda)
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To: clearcarbon

Ping


21 posted on 06/26/2014 1:32:15 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Failure, its the new success.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 1:56:30 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think liberal news media require their news writers or TV news readers to first be subjected to a battery of psych tests and be certified as total loons before they are hired.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 2:26:10 AM PDT by octex
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Readers Digest version of this article:

Americans are stupid for wanting a strong, successful America.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 2:36:50 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Barry’s evilness, our weakness.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 2:44:36 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: what's up

Policy is deft??? Daft is more like it!!!


26 posted on 06/26/2014 5:18:28 AM PDT by refermech
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The New York Times is getting in practice. When the democrats get pole axed in the November elections and lose the senate, the NY Slimes wi ask: “Obama’s fault, or Ours?” => It will be ours, spurred on by the dastardly Tea Party and mythical Koch Brothers.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 5:41:02 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At first, the cognitive dissonance created by the article’s viewpoint had my brain short-circuiting but then seeing the source as that of the Slimes, it began to make a whole lot of sense.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 5:45:15 AM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: lbryce

I should have said, it began to make a whole lot of sense why it didn’t make any sense.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 5:46:44 AM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: tumblindice

He won the Nobel Peace Prize


30 posted on 06/26/2014 8:15:44 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Rashputin

Excellent post. Romney was last on my list- but at least he was an American who loved his country. It’s like today; Texas is being flooded with illegal aliens (Obama’s Cloward-Piven scheme) AND EVEN BEING FIRED UPON FROM ACROSS THE BORDER and all Perry does is whine that the Feds won’t secure the border. (Where ‘s the “surge” Perry?) TRAVIS AND HOUSTON FOUGHT AND DIED FOR TEXAS. THEY WOULD BE ASHAMED OF US FOR BEING SO GUTLESS AS TO LET THIS HAPPEN TO TEXAS.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 10:11:30 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Rashputin
As further proof of your theory of Americans becoming a nation of whimps; I posted for days a list of emails, phones and faxes to the governors office and our Texas reps where we could demand that Texas' border be secured.

I was laughed at- even by fellow Texans.

'Fat lot of good THAT'S gonna do' was the general consensus.

And all Perry does is get on National TV and whine that the Feds won't secure the border. He's said that we do not have the resources, (lie) but promised a 'surge'- which has yet to materialize. Illegal aliens continue to swarm over our border daily and we're even being fired upon from across the Mexican border- yet he does nothing.

The atrocious situation we find ourselves in today is because nobody has the guts to speak up- or just don't give a d*mn.

My deepest apologies to Col Travis, Sam Houston and all the heroes of the Alamo and the Texas revolution who fought and died for our freedom and system of government.

Your worst fears for Texas are coming true.

We have failed Texas.

32 posted on 06/26/2014 11:02:28 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Greenpees

:)


33 posted on 06/26/2014 7:16:51 PM PDT by Yaelle
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