Update II: We still don’t know why Barack Obama appeared last night on our TV picturebox. Peggy Noonan who used to take so much delight in attacking this website because she was so enamored of Barack Obama has come over to our side. Writes Peg “He should have canceled the speech. It was halfhearted, pro forma and strange.” About the stagecraft La Nooner squawks “They have him stand at a podium and talk into an empty room under Bela Lugosi lighting.” It’s not the lighting that is the problem. Obama is lifeless and drained of blood.
Foreign Policy magazine is wondering if “the world just legitimized the Assad regime its spent years discrediting.” In a word, yes. There are more Reviews in for Obama speech: “Incoherent,” “disingenuous,” “nothing new”. More time was wasted last night as Rand Paul rebutted Obama’s pointless speech about… well we still don’t know what the purpose of the speech was and we are not alone in mocking it:
“Take your pick: The NYT, the LA Times, WaPo, Reuters, Politico, Foreign Policy, and the Daily Beast, where Eli Lake notes that we’re now trusting a guy who supplies Assad with weapons (and who has himself been slow to get rid of his own gas) to be the top cop in taking his weapons away.”
Syriasly, there are some people who advocate attacking Syria with Obama at the helm? Obama? The boob that just got sodomized by Strong Putin and had his eyes gouged by ophthalmologist Assad? Are you daft? It’s not just Kerry that should be fired.
Update: This sums it up: Open thread: Desperate man tries to convince world he has faintest idea of what he’s doing.
A boob can only beget boobery. Thus it has ever been. Thus it will always be.
Why is rodeo clown Barack Obama giving a speech tonight? There’s no reason for it. There’s no vote. There’s no strike. There’s no support. There’s no trust. There’s no change. There’s no hope. There’s only Putin… Vladimir Putin.
Perhaps the speech tonight is to rally Obama supporters and Syria attack proponents. But that is very hard to do. Picture Syria attack supporters who believed this was the world’s “Munich moment”. Now they realize they have been on the side of a monumental world historical BOOB. Barack Obama as the Neville Chamberlain of the new age of hope and change:
“Peace In Our Time: Obama Caves to Putin, Assad, Iran
On Monday, the Obama administration, overcome by its own frantic confusion over a situation of its own making in Syria, fainted into the arms of Russian President Vladimir Putin – and, in the process, appeased the Syrian regime after Bashar al-Assad gassed some 1,429 people in Damascus last month.
In a London news conference on Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested that Assad could avoid war by “turn[ing] over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week. Turn it over, all of it, without delay and allow a full and total accounting.” The Russian regime immediately responded to Kerry’s off-the-cuff remark – his second gaffe of the day, after he suggested an “unbelievably small” action against Syria as a deterrent — by suggesting that Syria turn over his chemical weapons to international control. [snip]
Thus, the Russians and Syrians have bartered a way out of Assad’s current predicament. Assad remains in power. His regime remains intact. He called the American bluff and won, and will be emboldened, as will his handlers in Tehran. The al-Qaeda opposition remains intact, too, perhaps slightly emboldened by Obama’s bluster. Putin seizes global leadership on foreign policy. Meanwhile, Obama claims victory, and his media lackeys genuflect before his brilliance.
This is a far cry from just last week, when the Obama administration declared Assad the new Hitler, suggested that the UN was irrelevant to action in Syria, and demanded immediate response to human rights violations in Damascus. “Bashar Assad now joins the list of Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein [who] have used these weapons in time of war,” Kerry explained just nine days ago. Even today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) invoked the Holocaust as a rationale for military action in Syria.
Six days ago, Kerry stated that if Congress did not authorize use of force in Syria, the United States would face a “Munich moment,” referencing British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s infamous appeasement of Adolf Hitler after Hitler’s annexation of the Sudetenland in 1938. Chamberlain declared “peace in our time.” Hitler, emboldened, launched World War II.”
Picture Barack Obama supporters. They will fall for anything their boob god asks for. They stand not on principle but on mud. They are assistant clowns at the rodeo. They are cheerleaders for a boob. These Hopium Guzzlers pumping pom-poms are especially to be mocked. “Help create a war that puts the ‘liberal’ in neo-liberal. . . thousands of organic, grass-fed bombs, hybrid Prius tanks, rockets controlled by iPads, and drones that play the Luminiers. . . The most social-media focused war ever.”
Why is Barack Obama bothering with a publicity stunt speech tonight? No one seems to know. The one person that should be speaking to Americans and the world is Vladimir Putin. Strong Vladimir Putin just abused Barack’s back and left it broken and bleeding:
“Putin Didn’t Save Obama, He Beat Him [snip]
“The only reason why we are seeing this proposal,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney, “is because of the U.S. threat of military action.”
Right, Putin is laughing to himself. Whatever. If Obama wants to sell it like a Christmas miracle on Pennsylvania Avenue that’s fine with Putin, because Putin won. [snip]
What’s unclear is whether Obama understands that his foreign policy legacy will be to have ruined the American position in the Middle East, our patrimony of the last seven decades. If the 1979 takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran signaled weakness, the Russian deal screams surrender. The real surprise is that it’s not Iran kicking the United States out of the region under Obama’s watch, but Putin.
The Syrian government has accepted the proposal because they understand it is an empty formalism. [snip]
Who knows what the Russians told Assad? For God’s sake, just say it’s your chemical weapons arsenal you’re turning over for safekeeping. Send them canisters of perfume, or cat urine. The Americans just want a deal, the president thinks he’s saving face. If the Americans are smart, they’ll let the whole thing drop and call it a win, but knowing them they’ll come back later and complain that you’re not keeping your end of the bargain. No problem. We’ll stall them. And then every time Obama whines it will remind your adversaries and U.S. allies around the world that the Americans are empty suits, a bunch of legalistic bureaucrats who are incapable of standing with their friends.
It’s hard not to be impressed with Putin. A man who up until yesterday seemed merely crass, has revealed himself to be capable of great subtlety. For years his method was so transparent, so obvious, his vulgarities intended to appall and shock the White House. He accused one secretary of state of plotting against him, and another he calls a liar. He gave Edward Snowden refuge. He dispatches his thugs to beat up LGBT teenagers. After a while, the administration learned not to be surprised by anything Putin does. He’s a bully, smitten with his own macho self-image. That’s all true, but now we see that Putin was testing Obama and looking for openings.”
That above bit is from supporters of a Syrian attack. Why anyone would sign up for an attack led by a rodeo clown is a mystery to the sensible. But they signed up to support Barack and they look like the fools they are. Obama cannot be trusted and they trusted him. Results? Comedy.
Why is Barack Obama giving a speech tonight? There’s a report that the speech will only last 15 minutes. It’s 15 minutes too long. When the speech was announced it was supposed to help get votes for the authorization of an attack on Syria. But the vote has been postponed or cancelled so what is the purpose of this waste of time?
Even if there was a vote Obama is set to lose anyway. Obama’s back is broken much like a rented mule with arthritis. It’s not just Vladimir Putin that rode this big broken ass. Wow: Senior Senate aide says Obama was short of 50 votes for Syria strike:
“How bad has it gotten for The One? Quote: “In their private moments, Mr. Obama’s allies said even the argument that his presidency would for all intents and purposes be over did not sway some unsympathetic Democrats, frustrated over how few victories there have been to hang on to in Mr. Obama’s fifth year in office.”
The House was always going to be a heavy lift, and cracking 60 in the Senate wouldn’t have been easy given the depth of public opposition, but a bare majority in a chamber controlled by O’s own party?”
“A senior Senate aide tells me that support for the authorization of strikes had not yet reached 50 Senators, even privately, meaning its passage is in doubt, even in the Senate. “This allows for a pause in the decision-making process,” the aide says.”
Failure leads to failure and the massive failure of Obama’s failed attack strategy will lead to more failures on ObamaCare, immigration reform, the debt ceiling and the other fever dreams of Obama’s Hopium Guzzlers.
There is no vote scheduled so why is Obama giving a speech tonight? There’s no policy so why is Obama giving a speech tonight? There’s no public support for Obama’s war so why draw more attention to this spectacular failure and triumph of boobery with a speech tonight? There’s no real deal here and strong Vladimir Putin will continue to play Lucy to Obama’s Charlie Brown with new demands and additional slaps on Obama’s big fat ass.
Why is Barack Obama giving a speech tonight?