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December 5, 2009

President Obama’s “Smart Power” Paying Dividends, #2

You won’t see this on the Huffington Post.  This is hardball Klingon style.

Wow.

Absolutely shocking.   This is not amusing at all.  Nor something about which to gloat.  I feel humiliated for the man.

President Obama could certainly draw the plebes on his apology tours overseas, but how effective were those apologies in the Klingon halls of power?  This is the president who is going to disarm Iran?  hehe!  Thanks for the belly laugh.  No, this is a president way out of his league.  Iran has no intention of cooperating with this wet noodle.  Why should they?  When he remained silent during the Iran democracy protests, he portrayed himself as toothless.

We needed Russian help with Iran.  They are giving us none.  In fact, they are colluding with the Iranians.  But that didn’t have to be the case!  President “Unclenched Fist” Obama gave the Russians our missile defense shield in Poland.  What did they give him in return?  Nothing.  Zilch. Nada. He gave it to them for free, and in response he gets the Big Snub.  That’s some real hardball our President plays.

I don’t believe the foreign policy advice President Obama is getting could possibly be that bad.  It just can’t be.  I think he’s winging it.  Trying to be “different.”  Like that silly bow to Emperor Akihito.  This man rode to victory in great part based on the power of his charisma and a swooning media.  Is it possible that President Obama has bought into his own hype?  Does he really think the Klingon High Command will respond the way the foreign plebes and intellectuals do?  I think the proof is in the pudding– NO.

Whatever the world may have thought of George Bush personally, they didn’t consider him a wet noodle.  They feared him.  They feared him because they thought he was just a little bit crazy, a “cowboy.”  Unpredictable.  The way they did Ronald Reagan.  And that’s what you want — a President the Klingons fear, and the intellectuals loathe.  So very unlike Presidents Obama and Carter. Because being “liked” doesn’t cut it out there, folks.  It just doesn’t.

UPDATE: an alternative explanation for that “snub.” We report, you decide.

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12 Comments »

  1. When will people realize that Obama is way over is head? He doesn’t have the ability to do the job he’s in. The next three years is going to be horrible for the future of America because the president was elected simply because of his race and hatred for the existing American system perceived to be unfair by the bottom of society and their appeasers. Shame. We are leaderless.

    Comment by greyrooster — December 7, 2009 @ 10:42

  2. He was the perfect choice to shepherd us through our decline. And that vacuum will now be filled by the likes of China and Russia.

    Comment by Jesusland — December 7, 2009 @ 11:11

  3. Unfortunately, the die was cast when neocons coopted American Christendom and elected W. to 8 years of disastrous office rather than putting John McCain in office. Sad, sad … conservatives have no one to blame but themselves.

    Greyrooster, your comments are short sighted (“because the president was elected simply because of his race and hatred for the existing American system perceived to be unfair by the bottom of society and their appeasers.” ).

    If you really believe this myth then there is no future for American conservatism.

    Comment by paleocon — December 7, 2009 @ 12:01

  4. I need an example of what you mean by neocons coopting American christendom before I respond to that.

    Comment by Jesusland — December 7, 2009 @ 12:12

  5. Bush / Rove were elected by conservatives based on the perception of evangelical ‘values’ (the ‘Jesus Factor’) not because of conservative values.

    John McCain was certainly the better political and fiscal conservative for the job. He had a better record of reform in the senate.

    And most certainly Pat Buchanan or Dan Quayle were far more in tuned to the problems the neocons were going to bring down on the house of Lincoln and Reagan.

    Comment by paleocon — December 8, 2009 @ 10:49

  6. “Evangelical values” and “conservative values” aren’t identical, I agree. But neither are they mutually exclusive. Evangelical falls under the Conservative umbrella. So what exactly was so wrong about voting for Bush based on that? This blog does not apologize for evangelical values. They go back to the founding of our nation.

    Comment by Jesusland — December 8, 2009 @ 11:31

  7. Agreed they are not mutually exclusive and agreed that they are essential to what we call ‘American’.

    However, when a ‘bad’ example of a conservative is seen as a better candidate over a ‘better conservative’ simply because one shops/promotes themselves a ‘better born againer’ then we should have problems … and that’s what I call having your evangelical vote being coopeted.

    Comment by paleocon — December 8, 2009 @ 15:31

  8. So would you say Obama “coopted” the black vote just because Hilary would have been the “better Democrat?” What’s the diff? I don’t get it. If you think Bush was a lousy president, that’s fine. But I think you’re saying something else here.

    Comment by Jesusland — December 8, 2009 @ 17:16

  9. This has nothing to do with whether or not Bush was ‘lousy’ or not. This has to do with whether or not Bush was the best conservative candidate to represent the Republican party.

    The something else I’m saying is that conservatives need to rethink identity.

    Related to that is what was the factor that got W. elected in the Republican primary over John McCain.

    It’s wasn’t because he was a ‘better’ ‘conservative candidate’.

    The ‘Evangelical’ vote (‘Jesus Factor’ see comments by people in Bush campaign in Frontline documentary) nominated him because they liked a self professing Evangelical … not because he was the best conservative Republican.

    So in the end … Republicans / conservatives / and Evangelicals killed the Reagan revolution because of a lack of clear identity.

    Comment by paleocon — December 8, 2009 @ 19:53

  10. >>comments by people in Bush campaign in Frontline documentary) nominated him because they liked a self professing Evangelical … not because he was the best conservative Republican.

    Ok, I’ll accept that as fact. I’m still not seeing what the problem is. Replace evangelical with black, and Bush with Obama. Don’t people vote for the candidate they identify with? Just like blacks voting for Obama?

    Comment by Jesusland — December 8, 2009 @ 23:07

  11. Paleocon: I believe those that don’t have the insight to see that conservatism is already back on the rise are the ones that are short sighted. Obama is falling out of favor across the board. Obama brought nothing to the office of president except what I mentioned before. He doesn’t have the ability to be an affective leader. All he is doing at this time is vacationing, traveling, playing the part, listening to the likes of Pelosi and Reid. He has surrounded himself with the worst he could. Obama is either an ineffective dullard or an intelligent Marxist.
    In either case. America is going to experience a sad few years ahead.

    Comment by greyrooster — December 15, 2009 @ 15:48

  12. As for John McCain. What did he ever do besides not listen in evasion action class during pilot training.
    McCAin better qualified than Bush? No, don’t think so. There is nothing to measure McCain on. He did marry money. But is that so hard to do when you have the potential of becoming president? Don’t think so. As Kerry how hard it was. Bush was a successful businessman. McCain simply a politician all his life. Nope. In good conscience I couldn’t back McStupid over any of the Bush’s.

    Comment by greyrooster — December 15, 2009 @ 15:54


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