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Sen. Johnson: 'President Nero' Fiddling 'While World Burns'
Newsmax ^ | 7/18/2014 | Cathy Burke

Posted on 07/19/2014 7:30:08 AM PDT by markomalley

President Barack Obama is "sitting on the sidelines" in the Ukraine and Gaza crises, making him little more than "President Nero" fiddling "while the world burns," Sen. Ron Johnson charged Friday.

The Wisconsin Republican and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee blasted the president for attending fundraisers in New York on Thursday night, the same day of a "barbaric" attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and Israel's push into Gaza.

Johnson told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV that Obama's priorities are "outrageous."

"I'm hoping Americans are watching as President Nero fiddles while the world burns," Johnson said. "It is outrageous that we have the ground operations conducted in Gaza, we have an airliner knocked out of the sky — blown out of the sky — over Ukraine, and President Obama takes off for fundraisers in New York."

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1 posted on 07/19/2014 7:30:08 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Obamao is one scum President


2 posted on 07/19/2014 7:36:12 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: markomalley

Americans ARE watching because they elected this fool and they have no other choice. They will however get a nasty surprise when this asses failure catches up and manifests itself in more concrete ways. 2 1/2 years might as well be eternity.


3 posted on 07/19/2014 7:36:35 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: markomalley
Did you misspell the last word in the title
4 posted on 07/19/2014 7:37:31 AM PDT by primatreat ("I suffer too" .My Obamacare medical plan ($380/month) being taken out of MY SSI check SUCKS!)
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To: markomalley
Well, Mr Johnson - what would you have him do? Would he make things better or worse with his involvement? We have competent people in not a single fed bureaucracy that I can see anyway - John Kerry? Jen Psaki? John McCain? - name one single competent fed official, please.

Having Obama eating hamburgers and sno cones while he plays pocket pool all day is probably better than the alternative - kind of like a self imposed impeachment with removal. He's sick of it - let him go -

5 posted on 07/19/2014 7:38:02 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: markomalley

As a general rule, the arsonist only helps put out the fire if it was set accidentally.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 7:41:39 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: TalBlack

If the Republicans were willing to balance the budget, stop increasing the national debt as they have agreed to over and over again, reverse Obamacare instead of “replacing” it as they have repeatedly stated, I might think about voting for Republicans.

The GOP needs to back away from amnesty that is overt and amnesty that is covert through ‘border security’ legislation followed by guest worker-amnesty programs for the illegals.

The GOP wants to amend the Obama presidency, call me back when they decide to reverse it.....


7 posted on 07/19/2014 7:43:28 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: markomalley
Well come ON! What is more important than drinking beer? I ask you that, WHAT is more important than THAT?

"When it's time to relax...
Miller stands clear...beer after beer...
Miller tastes too good to hurry through...
When it's time to relax..
Time to PAAARTAAAY!!! Woo woooo!"

Bier her, Bier her, oder ich fall um, juchhe! Bier her, Bier her, oder ich fall um! Soll das Bier im Keller liegen Und ich hier die Ohnmacht kriegen? Bier her, Bier her, oder ich fall um!


8 posted on 07/19/2014 7:44:04 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: oldbrowser

....and a thief finds stuff before it is lost.


9 posted on 07/19/2014 7:44:05 AM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: markomalley

From Obama’s point of view his plans are working to perfection. Why should he interfere? In next to no time the USA will be defunct and the world will slide into a repeat of the dark ages for 1000 years.


10 posted on 07/19/2014 7:58:59 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: markomalley

barry was never qualified, nor fit for such a job.

At best, he MAY make an ‘okay’ elementary school principal. But that’s probably the limit to his ability as a ‘leader’.

I know, I know... even THAT is stretching things...


11 posted on 07/19/2014 8:00:12 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: All

Ever notice there are never any blacks in his photo ops....


12 posted on 07/19/2014 8:04:06 AM PDT by JW1949
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To: markomalley

When some GOP politician complains about Obama and doesn’t include the words, “treason” “traitor,” or “impeach,” then the politician is simply discounted as a gutless coward RINO gelding.

“Ptui” on that politician!


13 posted on 07/19/2014 8:21:08 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: TalBlack
"Americans ARE watching"

You bet they are, but they are mainly watching these NeoCon republicans, like Sen Johnson

Everytime anything happens around the world, a NeoCon like John McCain steps up and says we have to invade, bomb or escalate.

Or, a couple a weeks, many NeoCons like Cheney, Wolfowitz, Kristol, Bremmer, and numerous others were out saying we have to re-invade Iraq.

My advice to Sen Johnson is he needs to stop worrying about Obama and start worrying Rand Paul because Rand Paul is kicking the NeoCons' ass on foreign policy.

If Sen Johnson is not careful, Rand Paul will get the GOP nomination in 2016 and Sen Johnson will then be forced to vote for Hillary.

14 posted on 07/19/2014 8:27:05 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: markomalley
Perhaps more accurately...

"President Zero" fund raises "while the world burns,"

15 posted on 07/19/2014 8:51:23 AM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are much like bananas. They start off green, turn yellow then rot.)
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To: markomalley
"I'm hoping Americans are watching as President Nero fiddles while the world burns," Johnson said.

Never happen as Americans have chosen to be anesthetized by "American Idol," "Dancing With the Stars" and a raft of stupid reality TV shows.

I don't own a TV but I suspect a "Jay Walking" episode asking folks about the illegals on the border or the Israel-Hamas conflict would be very depressing.

16 posted on 07/19/2014 9:10:04 AM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: markomalley

I totally misread that headline at first. Whew!


17 posted on 07/19/2014 9:20:36 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: markomalley

soebarkah doing what islamists do.


18 posted on 07/19/2014 10:03:27 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: joethedrummer

“...elementary school principal.”????? I’m not to sure I’d want a “guy” like him around me kids. Also, being a principal would require some sense of management. More likely, Clown Prince nobama might be a hobo standing around at the edges of the playground, asking the kids if they want some candy.


19 posted on 07/19/2014 10:08:27 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: markomalley

The kenyan President is sitting on the sidelines because things are going just swimmingly in his Islamist world.


20 posted on 07/19/2014 10:12:25 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: markomalley; All

Obama doesn’t fiddle...

He putts...


21 posted on 07/19/2014 12:40:35 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I will settle for a "perfectly good, gently used" kidney...Apply within...)
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To: markomalley
He's not fiddling, he's doing breast enhancement exercises...

Putin Spies Obama Working Out

Meanwhile, Putin is committing mass-murder of civilians and getting away with it due to a complete abrogation of authority on the part of the bath house polesmoker who stole the last election...

22 posted on 07/19/2014 2:51:18 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: markomalley; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Sen. Ron Johnson compares Obama to Nero

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


23 posted on 07/28/2014 2:44:55 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Nero, from Suetonius:

Book Six: XX His Musical Education and Debut in Naples

Having acquired some grounding in music during his early education, he sent for Terpnus, on his accession, who was the greatest lyre-player of the day, and after hearing him sing after dinner for many nights in succession till a very late hour, Nero began to practise himself, gradually undertaking all the usual exercises that singers follow to strengthen and develop the voice. He would lie on his back clasping a lead plate to his chest, purge himself by vomiting and enemas, and deny himself fruit and other foods injurious to the voice.

Encouraged by his own progress, though his singing was feeble and hoarse, he soon longed to appear on the stage, and now and then would quote the Greek proverb to close friends: ‘Music made secretly wins no respect.’

He made his debut at Naples, where he sang his piece through to the end despite the theatre being shaken by an earth tremor. He often sang in that city, for several days in succession. Even when he took time out to rest his voice he could not stay out of sight, visiting the theatre after bathing, and dining in the orchestra, where he promised the crowd in Greek that when he had ‘oiled his throat’ a little he would give them something to make their ears ring.

He was thrilled too by the rhythmic clapping of a group of Alexandrians, from the fleet which had just put in, and sent to Alexandria for more such supporters. Not content with that, he chose some young men from the Equestrian Order along with five thousand energetic young commoners who were divided into three separate groups, known as the ‘Bees’, ‘Tiles’ and ‘Bricks’, to learn the various styles of Alexandrian acclaim and employ them vigorously whenever he sang. They were easy to recognise by their bushy hair, splendid clothes, and the lack of rings on their left hands. Their leaders were paid four hundred gold pieces apiece.


24 posted on 07/28/2014 7:02:41 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: markomalley

Why is this even news? Did Johnson do something special to say this?


25 posted on 07/28/2014 7:19:41 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis

That las bit sounds like Obama... (bushy haired supporters)


26 posted on 07/29/2014 4:14:09 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: markomalley

He may be playing the fiddle center stage, but he has his band working overtime to set the world on fire. They are non stop. The attention is on him while the real dirty work goes on behind the scene.

You don’t think he is aggressive? Think again. This admin has been meddling, undermining and lying all over the world. They go in to a place and pour the gasoline, light the match, and run. Then they posture to the world that they had nothing to do with it. They are the good guys out to free all those people

Look what they have done to this country and they way they have done it. Imagine that world wide.

With this bunch, believe nothing they say, give them no support because they are liars and thieves. Obama has filled the whole government with people of no values, morals, or integrity.

One of these days they are going to meddle with the wrong people who are onto them. Our safety is at stake.


27 posted on 07/29/2014 4:30:35 AM PDT by dforest
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