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  • Rand Paul caught on Hot Mic; reveals secret intentions

    10/20/2013 8:49:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Live Leak.com ^ | 10/03/2013
    I'm surprised no one has posted this yet, well at least I'm unaware if someone has, but as a former Rand Paul fan I am furious, I am enraged, I am disappointed. I'm at a loss for words, I don't even know what to say. The Tea-party jihadists, RP & McConnell discussing their true intentions to bulls**t and waste as much time as they can on a Mic they didn't know was on. While 800,000 + people just got laid off of work... WE NEED TO CLEAN THE HOUSE AND START OVER AGAIN!
  • Obama on 4th of July [Satire]

    07/10/2013 1:02:48 AM PDT · by Okimi2200 · 14 replies
    Duh Progressive ^ | Thursday, July 4th, 2013 | Michael Madshack
    “You’d think we’d stop celebrating the birth of the worst imperial power in history –but nooooo…we have to do this flag-waving bullshit every year,” Obama muttered more as he made his way from the podium. “I can’t believe I have to miss a good day of golf for this crap!” Although Obama’s presumably inaudible words were not heard nearly as loudly as his official Independence Day speech, a few reporters and attendees close to the speakers beneath the White House balcony heard him distinctly. Obama tacked on a couple more self-pitying quips before removing his clip-on mic, “...Could have been...
  • Claims of Obama's ‘secret deal’ with Russia draw Democrats’ ire

    05/19/2012 6:11:19 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/19/12 01:45 PM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Democrats are crying foul over GOP suggestions that President Obama has a “secret deal” on missile defense with Russia. The fight began in March, when a hot mic at a summit caught Obama telling then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he’d have more “flexibility” on the issue after the election. Medvedev famously responded that he would transmit that information to Vladimir Putin, who is now Russia's president. Republicans immediately attacked Obama for making a secret deal, and they used this week’s floor debate on the Defense authorization bill to highlight their argument. No one in Congress has been more vocal about...
  • Barack Obama’s grovelling before the Russians is an embarrassment

    03/28/2012 4:26:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Nile Gardiner
    Ronald Reagan, together with Margaret Thatcher, stood up to Moscow, and brought the Soviet Empire to its knees. In contrast, Barack Obama has gone on his knees to grovel before the Russians. The exchange between President Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Seoul was a display of supplication before a major strategic adversary on an issue of great importance for US national security – missile defence. -excerpt- Barack Obama’s comments are disturbing on several levels. First, they display a willingness to placate America’s enemies, and cede ground over issues of national interest. Second, Obama is linking foreign policy...
  • Nice View (our view on flexibility)

    04/10/2012 11:19:09 AM PDT · by agee
    Founding Ideals ^ | 04/10/2012 | Stephen Graph
    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.
  • Super-PAC attacks Obama's open-mic gaffe in spy spoof

    03/30/2012 11:33:05 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 30, 2012 | Geneva Sands
    The conservative super-PAC American Crossroads mocks President Obama as "President Flexible" in a spoof of Hollywood spy movies released Friday. The Karl Rove-linked outside spending group takes Obama to task in the video, titled "Operation Hot Mic," for telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday that he will have “more flexibility” to deal with missile defense after the presidential election. The private conversation was caught by live microphones. "Your mission is simple, Mr. Obama: Win one last election to gain unchecked flexibility, weaken our defenses and fundamentally transform. Dmitry will transmit the information," says a female narrator in the video....
  • Where's an Open Mic When We Really Need It? (0 in "cahoots with Russian regime")

    03/30/2012 8:58:22 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/29/2012 | Martin Peretz
    When President Obama blurted out to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he couldn't do serious business during an election year, the New York Times characterized it as a "moment of political candor." It seems to me, actually, to be a moment of political contempt—for the issues at hand as well as for the demos itself. Mr. Medvedev meanwhile was in familiar territory: Dissembling is the routine of the elected Russian dictatorship. We are the big boys, Mr. Obama seemed to be telling Mr. Medvedev— or rather Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and I are, and you, Medvedev, are the messenger, to...
  • Obama's gaffe reveals chilling plans for 2nd term

    03/29/2012 7:15:40 PM PDT · by lward99 · 12 replies
    Times247 ^ | 03/29/12 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    President Obama has done the country a favor: He has given a hint of what his second term would consist of. Unshackled by the need to be re-elected, Mr. Obama would unleash an all-out radical assault. His plan is to bring Trotskyism to America, thereby imposing a socialist revolution from above. America’s military will be gutted. Its private economy subordinated to a centralized, bureaucratic state. The nation transformed into a Third World basket case. And all of this will come with the Kremlin’s blessing. At a security summit in South Korea, Mr. Obama was overheard speaking with Russian President Dmitry...
  • What Will Obama Give Russia If He's Re-elected?

    03/28/2012 6:56:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama would like to do some things for Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and President-elect Vladimir Putin that he does not want American voters to know about before they decide whether to re-elect him in November. That was the intended-to-be-secret message Obama gave Medvedev in South Korea on Monday. But Obama was caught delivering the message on tape -- and, no matter how the liberal media try to spin it, the moment is destined to become emblematic of Obama as a man and as a president. "On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved. But...
  • Barack's Missile Message to Vladimir

    03/28/2012 7:01:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2012 | Austin Bay
    As President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ended a public conference in South Korea (a nation demonstrably threatened by North Korean ballistic missiles), a still-open microphone inadvertently recorded a stunning tete-a-tete. The brief but jaw-dropping act of personal diplomacy yoked U.S. and Russian arguments over missile defense systems, a serious international security issue of long-term geo-strategic consequence, to Obama's short-term domestic political plan to secure his own re-election come November. The whispered exchange: Obama: "On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it's important for him (Putin) to give me space." Medvedev:...
  • Russian president swipes at Romney over 'flexibility' attack [Medvedev endorsement to Barry]

    03/27/2012 4:19:04 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 27, 2012 | Kathleen Hennessey
    Reporting from Seoul— U.S. politics combined with diplomacy as Russian President Dmitri Medvedev took a swipe at Mitt Romney and President Obama, pointing to an uncooperative Congress and a toxic political environment at home to explain why he was delaying negotiations with Russian leaders over missile defense. Romney, in a CNN interview Monday, had referred to Russia as "our No. 1 geopolitical foe," prompting Medvedev to tell reporters here that the Republican front-runner's language seemed out of date and "smelled of Hollywood" stereotypes. "Regarding ideological cliches, every time this or that side uses phrases like 'enemy No. 1', this always...
  • Obama's 'secret' plea to Russia plays right into Romney's meme

    03/27/2012 4:18:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 27, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Barack Obama has, like most in public life, made his share of gaffes--the president of Canada, 57 states, the Austrian language, E Pluribus Unum, the pronunciation of corpsman, among others. To be sure, they are stunning signs of ignorance of things that are common wisdom for most, even Harvard alums. Closet Obama supporters will seek to downplay the incident. But his Monday mis-step is huge politically and may well come to haunt and hurt him as Republican Mitt Romney rolls out the attack plan for this fall's campaign and before. Of all the GOP wannabes, Romney has been Obama's most...
  • The terrible truth told by Obama's open mic slip

    03/27/2012 2:04:31 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 147 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/27/12 | Christian Whiton
    President Obama just gave the world a glimpse into his future foreign policy plans this week, should he win a second term. On tap for Obama II: more faith in our adversaries, more betrayal of our traditional allies and more unilateral indulgence in nuclear abolition fantasies. Monday, President Obama told Russian President Medvedev that “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” Medvedev responded that he would dutifully report that tidbit to Vladimir Putin back in the Kremlin. The men apparently did not realize their discussion was being caught by a live microphone. Given that the...
  • Obama Explains His Secret Plans to Sell Out America That Were Caught on Open Mic

    03/27/2012 12:43:55 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 17 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama explained his secret plans to sell out America and her allies that were caught during an open mic discussion with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Obama told Medvedev to wait until after his reelection to sell out American security. Politico reported, via Lucianne: President Barack Obama offered an extended explanation here Tuesday of the hot mic moment that caught him asking Russia’s president for some “space” and “flexibility” until after November’s election. “The only way I get this stuff done is If I’m consulting with the Pentagon, with Congress, if I’ve got bipartisan support and frankly, the current environment...
  • Krauthammer: Obama Admitted To Medvedev That Second Term Will Be Hard Left

    03/27/2012 10:45:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/27/12 | Staff
    KRAUTHAMMER: I think that the key word here in that exchange was Obama saying to the Russians, 'this is my last election.' It's not just that 'I have another election and I'll be occupied with other issues, let's talk about this. It's a complicated want in December.' 'This is my last election.' That's his way of saying with a nod and a wink, 'Look, you guys have a free hand because you run a dictatorship, your elections are rigged. Well, ours aren't rigged, but once I get passed my last election, I'm unleashed. I can do anything
  • Obama's Zone Defense

    03/27/2012 10:30:41 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 4 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | March 27, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    resident Obama, under mounting political pressure following disclosure of comments to Russia’s president about future flexibility in missile defense talks, told reporters on Tuesday he is not “hiding the football” regarding secret talks on the issue. The president was overheard Monday through an open microphone in Seoul having a private conversation with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. The president said Moscow should give him “space” from political pressure during the reelection campaign. In exchange, he promised more “flexibility” in addressing Moscow’s opposition to planned missile defenses in Europe, comments widely viewed as offering additional concessions on U.S. strategic defenses. Medvedev said...
  • Obama Compounds the Problem

    03/27/2012 6:53:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 17, 2012 | William Kristol
    President Obama's explanation today of his private request yesterday, captured on an open microphone, of Russian president Dmitry Medvedev for some "space" and "flexibility" until after November's election, simply compounds the problem. "The only way I get this stuff done is if I'm consulting with the Pentagon, with Congress, if I've got bipartisan support and frankly, the current environment is not conducive to those kinds of thoughtful consultations," Obama told reporters. And Obama insisted his comments to Medvedev were "not a matter of hiding the ball—I'm on record" about wanting to reduce nuclear weapons stockpiles. Obama is being disingenuous: His...
  • US eyes missile-defense shields for Asia, Middle East

    03/26/2012 9:22:08 PM PDT · by U-238 · 15 replies · 57+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/25/2012 | Jerusalem Post/Reuters
    The United States is seeking to build regional shields against ballistic missiles in both Asia and the Middle East akin to an emerging bulwark in Europe, a senior Pentagon official disclosed Monday. The effort may complicate US ties with Russia and China, both of which fear such defenses could harm their security even though the United States says they are designed only to protect against states like Iran and North Korea. The US push for new regional bulwarks includes two sets of trilateral dialogues - one with Japan and Australia and the other with Japan and South Korea, said Madelyn...
  • Obama on hot-mic moment: I wasn’t “hiding the ball” (on missile defense)

    03/27/2012 7:02:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    After a day of spin from the White House didn’t tamp down outrage over Barack Obama’s sotto voce conversation with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, the President himself addressed the controversy. Earlier today, Obama insisted that nothing he told Medvedev was out of the ordinary, and that he wasn’t “hiding the ball” on missile defense: A defensive President Obama said Tuesday he wasn’t guilty of “hiding the ball” when an open microphone caught him pleading with the president of Russia to delay missile shield talks until after this year’s elections.“The only way I get this stuff done is If I’m consulting...
  • Obama makes light of, clarifies hot mic moment

    03/26/2012 11:41:46 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 37 replies · 341+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 26, 2012 | Kimberly Schwandt
    President Obama made light Tuesday of the hot microphone moment he had the day earlier with Russian President Medvedev, where he said that after the November election, he'd have more "flexibility" on the issue of missile defense. Just as leaders were greeting one another and about to sit down at the opening session of the Nuclear Security Summit, Obama spotted Medvedev, looks over at him, puts his hands over the microphone in front of him with a big smile, and then goes to greet the Russian president. Obama was asked about the "flexibility" statement later while making remarks to the...
  • Obama says he's not 'hiding the ball' on Russia

    03/26/2012 8:50:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 78+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 26, 2012 | ANNE GEARAN and CHARLES BABINGTON
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's not trying to "hide the ball" in negotiations with Russia over U.S. plans for a missile defense shield in Europe. The shield is opposed by Russia in its current form; new talks that might lead to U.S. concessions are opposed by Republican in Congress.
  • Obama’s Russian Comments ‘Destructive of American Interests,’ Gingrich Says

    03/26/2012 6:59:29 PM PDT · by VinL · 24 replies · 45+ views
    ABC ^ | 3-26-12 | Goldman
    Newt Gingrich, the first candidate to campaign in Delaware, came here Monday night pushing his $2.50-per-gallon-of-gas energy plan and jabbing President Obama about comments caught on an open microphone with outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. Gingrich said that Obama’s suggestion that he would have more flexibility to negotiate on nuclear arms after winning the 2012 election, was “destructive of American interests.” “This is a president who is amazingly destructive of American interests, something by the way of which we were reminded of today, when he didn’t know there was an open microphone,” he said to meeting of local Republican groups....
  • President Obama’s Treacherous Deals with the Russians

    03/26/2012 6:04:32 PM PDT · by null and void · 35 replies · 18+ views
    Conservative Daily ^ | Mar 26, 2012 | Kyle Becker
    President Obama gave a hot mic supplication to departing Russian president Dmitry Medvedev that Putin should give him more “space” and “flexibility” on such national security issues as Anti-Ballistic Missile defense. According to Obama, this will be his “last election,” after all. Of course, any mention of this eye-popping exchange outside the credentialed press will be spun by Pravda West as mere blog fodder for de-contextualized right-wing hysterics. Well, comrades, let’s at least make sure our hysterics are properly contextualized, shall we? The exposed convo between the two outgoing presidents runs as follows and was originally reported by Jake Tapper...
  • Obama’s Comments to Medvedev Reveal Missile Defense Policy

    03/26/2012 1:30:49 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 2 replies · 5+ views
    The Foundry/Heritage Foundation ^ | March 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Baker Spring
    It is a fundamental trust the American people put in a President that he will do all within his power to defend them against foreign military threats. This trust is no less applicable to threats posed by ballistic missiles. President Obama, however, apparently thinks very little of his responsibility to honor this trust. In an unguarded comment to outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Seoul, South Korea, on March 26, President Obama made it clear that he will exhibit more “flexibility” in accommodating Russian objections to the U.S. expanding its missile defense capabilities after he is re-elected. What President Obama...
  • President Obama Asks Medvedev for ‘Space’ on Missile Defense — ‘After My Election

    03/26/2012 2:44:46 PM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies · 6+ views
    ABC News ^ | Mar 26, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    Full title: President Obama Asks Medvedev for ‘Space’ on Missile Defense — ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’ 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,...
  • Congressman to Obama: You’d better not be trading away our missile defense, champ

    03/26/2012 9:29:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 35+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    It remains to be seen how the media will cover the explosive revelation from ABC's Jake Tapper that Barack Obama asked Russian president Dmitri Medvedev to get Vladimir Putin to give him some "space" on missile defense so that he could be more "flexible" with the Russians in a second term. So far, the tepid coverage from National Journal and the Washington Post suggests that the media doesn't consider a request to another nation to pipe down so an American President can win a second term and deliver more favorable policy to a potential antagonist more than a "gaffe". They...
  • During missile defense talk, Obama tells Medvedev he'll have 'more flexibility' after election

    03/26/2012 9:23:15 AM PDT · by Sopater · 11 replies · 15+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2012
    President Obama assured Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Monday that he'd have "more flexibility" after the November election, during a conversation that appeared to focus on the touchy issue of missile defense. Obama, during a sit-down with Medvedev in Seoul, urged Moscow to give him "space" until after November. The conversation was relayed by a TV pool producer who listened to the recording from a Russian journalist. "This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility," Obama told Medvedev.
  • Yahoo! moves 3-day old Gingrich remarks to top news story, put Obama's missile remarks at #45

    03/26/2012 8:35:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies · 7+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/26/2012
    "Candidates blasted...." is now the #1 story on my yahoo news page....I had to.step through all the headlines to find Obam's caught on mic gaffe...at the bottom.
  • Drudge: 'AFTER MY ELECTION I HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY' (Obama to Russia)

    03/26/2012 6:34:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies · 34+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | March 26, 2012
    Obama tells Russia to give him time... 'I will transmit this information to Vladimir'...
  • Obama Caught on Hot Mic: Tells Russian PM He‘ll Have More ’Flexibility‘ ’After My Election’

    03/26/2012 6:18:00 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 27 replies · 22+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 26, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    ABC’s Jake Tapper has a stunning report out of Seoul, South Korea this morning. According to him, President Obama was caught on a hot mic telling Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev that if given “space,” he’ll have more flexibility “after my election.” Here’s how Tapper puts it: 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...
  • Obama asks Russia for 'space' through election [Disgusting: Obama caught on audio selling out USA]

    03/26/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 173 replies · 82+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2012 | Jennifer Epstein
    President Barack Obama offered a private request Monday to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for some “space” on missile defense ahead of November’s elections. “On all these issues, particularly on missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said, referring to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a TV pool reporter who heard audio recorded by a Russian reporter who was in the room moments before the two leaders spoke to reporters after their 90-minute meeting. “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you,” Medvedev responded. A...
  • CONFIRMED: CBSNEWS Editors Refuse To Release Full Audio Of Obama Hot Mic Recording...

    04/20/2011 9:30:29 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/20/11 | Andrew Marcus
    Last weekend, His Presidency Barack Obama was captured making potentially offensive comments to a group of big money donors who had paid large sums of money for special access to His Presidency. We observed that CBS only released “selectively edited” moments from the raw tape. We know how much the mainstream media values complete and full disclosure of recordings of this nature, so we found it curious, to say the least, that there was not one drop of intellectual curiosity from these guardians of media purity regarding the content of the full recording. Maybe CBS’s motive has nothing to do...