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Obama Asks Medvedev for ‘Space’ on Missile Defense — ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’
ABC News ^ | March 26, 2012 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 03/26/2012 6:47:21 AM PDT by RobinMasters

SEOUL, South Korea — At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him “space.”

The exchange was picked up by microphones as reporters were let into the room for remarks by the two leaders.

The exchange:

President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.

President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…

President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: citizenoftheworld; dmitrymedvedev; flexigullibility; obamanation; russia; traitor; traitorattheverytop; traitorinchief
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1 posted on 03/26/2012 6:47:29 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

If we think its been bad the past four years... we ain’t seen nothin yet.


2 posted on 03/26/2012 6:49:33 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: RobinMasters

This will surely be above the fold and the headline banner in all the MSM!!!

Do I need the (/s) tag?


3 posted on 03/26/2012 6:50:07 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: RobinMasters

Why doesn’t the RepublicRAT front runner incorporate this massive bit of treason into his anti-Obozo campaign?


4 posted on 03/26/2012 6:50:17 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: RobinMasters

13 minutes and 5 threads late


6 posted on 03/26/2012 6:51:19 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: RobinMasters

Flexibility = CCCP


7 posted on 03/26/2012 6:52:13 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: freedumb2003

Actually the Drudge links on this story are coming from ABC News.

I have the feeling some in the Democrat establishment are getting very, very nervous, and are exploring avenues to kick Barry to the curb.


8 posted on 03/26/2012 6:52:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Actually the Drudge links on this story are coming from ABC News.

Ah, but will the American people hear this story on ABC news this evening via television? If not; it never happened.

9 posted on 03/26/2012 6:55:40 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RobinMasters
After MY election

thinking positively or has he been assured of another term?

10 posted on 03/26/2012 7:01:26 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: freedumb2003
It's surprising that AllBS actually reported this at all.
11 posted on 03/26/2012 7:01:32 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


12 posted on 03/26/2012 7:04:42 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: RobinMasters
The height of arrogance or is Obama so sure of his voter fraud machine that the outcome of the election is not in doubt. Hopefully, the Stupid Party will use this audio and video to nail this Marxist.

As bad as the audio is, the video is far worse. Obama patting Medvedev on the arm as he lets the Russians know that he will be giving them some concessions is one of the most disgusting and disturbing things I have ever seen a President do in public. If this doesn't sink Obama, nothing will. An absolute disgrace.

13 posted on 03/26/2012 7:07:10 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

We count the ballots just like you do!!


14 posted on 03/26/2012 7:10:02 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: RobinMasters
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15 posted on 03/26/2012 7:11:12 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: RobinMasters
‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’

Translation: After my election I will ignore Congress and do what I want.

16 posted on 03/26/2012 7:15:24 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (When the smart do nothing the stupid take over)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

>>Actually the Drudge links on this story are coming from ABC News.

I have the feeling some in the Democrat establishment are getting very, very nervous, and are exploring avenues to kick Barry to the curb.<<

Either that or someone was more interested in getting the scoop than kowtowing to his Master and Dear Leader and is even now getting his/her butt chewed.


17 posted on 03/26/2012 7:16:22 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I would like to be able to believe that. Unfortunately I don’t.

I do not think there is any sin this turkey could commint that would force the Democrats to dump him. they are too addicted to that sure black vote.


18 posted on 03/26/2012 7:17:49 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: RobinMasters

The Manchurian Candidate

Obama The Illegal Alien tells the world (and US voters) that he plans to continue bending over for Russia and weakening the USA even more if he can just get re-elected, and our Obama-Butt-Slobering major media ignores it.


19 posted on 03/26/2012 7:22:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repubs paid as much attention to Rush as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: RobinMasters
I notice that the ABC video leaves out this part of the transcript:

President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.

President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…

Either they don't have it or they are trying to remove the context of Obama's remarks, i.e., missile defense.

20 posted on 03/26/2012 7:24:58 AM PDT by kabar
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To: RobinMasters

Why should he worry about missile defense? He already said the North Koreans can’t build reliable weapons.

As long as when these unreliable weapons come blasting across the country from North Korea, they bypass the rest of the country and head straight for DC, I’m fine with that!


21 posted on 03/26/2012 7:28:08 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: kabar

The POS is selling us out.

Right there in front of God and everybody.

Anybody who votes for him is a traitor to America.


22 posted on 03/26/2012 7:30:34 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: skeeter
Worth repeating:
If we think its been bad the past four years... we ain’t seen nothin yet.

23 posted on 03/26/2012 7:31:43 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1161 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: RobinMasters

After my election, I will shake the Etch-a-Sketch. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!


24 posted on 03/26/2012 7:33:54 AM PDT by DrC
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To: RobinMasters

What would anyone expect from this cancerous spawn of America hating communists?

Priority #1: More power by re-election. (all about him)

Priority #6943: The American people


25 posted on 03/26/2012 7:36:21 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Venturer
In addition to selling us out, as someone who spent 28 years as a diplomat, how stupid can Obama be to say something like that in public risking that it will be picked up?

Perhaps the only explanation is that Obama doesn't even want to say it in private in front of his own WH staff. Is he trying to strike a deal on his own without the knowledge of the State Department, DOD, and our intelligence agencies? What a dangerous fool. Moreover, in any negotiation, you don't signal concessions to your opponent at the outset. Very odd and disturbing.

26 posted on 03/26/2012 7:39:29 AM PDT by kabar
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I pray every day that he would lose by a landslide, then lose his ability to speak for the rest of his miserable life. Suitable punishment for someone who’s every breath spawns a lie.


27 posted on 03/26/2012 7:39:46 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: RobinMasters
After all the gushy Obummer coverage by ABC ... don't expect to see this on the ABC Evening News with Diane Sawyer ... or, per chance they do after all their top WH correspondent Jake Tapper initiated the story, it will be watered down & completely innocuous.
28 posted on 03/26/2012 7:43:25 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: thethirddegree

My prayer is that he gets justice.


29 posted on 03/26/2012 7:46:18 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
"Translation: After my election I will ignore Congress and THE CONSTITUTION and do what I want.

Like he has been doing for the last 3 years.

30 posted on 03/26/2012 7:53:12 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: drypowder
thinking positively or has he been assured of another term?

He said it so "matter of factly". I have no doubt that he has no doubt he will be re-elected..........no matter what it takes.
31 posted on 03/26/2012 7:55:39 AM PDT by bearsgirl90
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To: anoldafvet

He needs to be brought to heel by the military.


32 posted on 03/26/2012 7:56:33 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: skeeter

A *true horror show* is coming, the likes of which we’ve never dreamed-of, and the likes of which America will probably not survive, intact. We’re well on the way, now. It can be stopped and slowly reversed, but we MUST GET THAT COMMIE, RACIST, HATE-AMERICA POS OF OUT OFFICE!


33 posted on 03/26/2012 7:57:08 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Iron Munro

Mr. Gingrich is about to kick Obama right in the a$$.


34 posted on 03/26/2012 7:58:34 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: RobinMasters

His plans to unilaterally disarm the country if carried out will be the death knell of our once great country. ABO 2012


35 posted on 03/26/2012 8:02:17 AM PDT by jesseam
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To: carriage_hill

You’ll have to stop the voter fraud first.


36 posted on 03/26/2012 8:02:58 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: carriage_hill
A *true horror show* is coming, the likes of which we’ve never dreamed-of, and the likes of which America will probably not survive, intact.

100% agree. If Obama is "re-elected", we WILL not survive intact. It's just a question of where the shooting begins.

And remember: this civil war will be a lot more like the Irish Republican Army vs. Britain than the North vs. South. There aren't that many geographical boundaries like our first Civil War. It will be neighborhood vs. neighborhood.

37 posted on 03/26/2012 8:05:16 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

I don’t think that doable, after so much of “their groundwork and infrastructure for fraud” has been laid over the years. We’ll have to do it too, and beat them at it, is my guess, but that’s an unpleasant and dishonest thought/action, isn’t it?


38 posted on 03/26/2012 8:09:19 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: backwoods-engineer

“It will be neighborhood vs. neighborhood.”

And neighbor v neighbor, too. Most unpleasant situation, but reality, I’m afraid.


39 posted on 03/26/2012 8:11:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: RobinMasters

I just related this exchange to a voter registered as an Independent, and he didn’t want to know, turned and left the room. I think this incident will impact conservatives but I bet most people are already actively editing out anything related to Obama or other stressful political stuff they hear.


40 posted on 03/26/2012 8:12:21 AM PDT by Coyote Choir
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To: skeeter

this video is also on youtube, sadly only 97 hits.


41 posted on 03/26/2012 8:14:34 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: RobinMasters

We have been headed down the tubes every sense we bombed our Christian Alli, Serbia.. We turned it to Muslim. Christian Churches are burned all the time.. The silence is deadly. We are at war we cannot win. God sets up leaders. He put Obama in the seat. This nation needs to repent and mean it.. We have seen nothing yet... God Save The Nation. PRAY..


42 posted on 03/26/2012 8:19:06 AM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: skeeter

He’s holding out the false hope that if he is re-elected, he’ll go away after another 4 years. Maybe he just plans to cancel the 2016 and 2020 elections.


43 posted on 03/26/2012 8:24:04 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: RobinMasters; LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; ...
Sellout Ping................

0b0z0 intends to sell us out AFTER what he calls "my last election!"

President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.

President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…

President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.

The 0c0mmunist should be removed from office on Election Day, no two ways about it. He should be removed NOW for mental disorder.

I wonder how the military likes this. Unless 0h0m0 stealthily replaced its leadership with his kind and told them "Don't Ask, Don't Tell!

Putin, the chief communist, must be laughing his arse off!

44 posted on 03/26/2012 8:35:17 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: skeeter

BTTT...on a brighter note, there were so many anti-O comments at the end of the ABC article, I couldn’t read them all...this story needs to be kept at the top of breaking news till November!


45 posted on 03/26/2012 8:52:07 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: melancholy
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.

That's the money quote.

46 posted on 03/26/2012 8:52:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


47 posted on 03/26/2012 8:58:43 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: melancholy

“Unless 0h0m0 stealthily replaced its leadership with his kind and told them “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell!”

Being done now. After the election, if 0bama wins, he will flush the current military and install his troops.


48 posted on 03/26/2012 9:00:11 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: IbJensen
Why doesn’t the RepublicRAT front runner incorporate this massive bit of treason into his anti-Obozo campaign?

I'm with you. Someone ought to be making the campaign ads right now, incorporating this comment AND Medvedev's response.

This is a perfect situation for those PACs that are supposed to be independent of any candidate.

49 posted on 03/26/2012 9:16:56 AM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: RobinMasters

Obama is just going to shake his Etch-a-Sketch.


50 posted on 03/26/2012 9:39:45 AM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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