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President Outgunned

Original post made by Harry Roussard on Sep 16, 2013

If the media would've been straight with us, the American citizens, we would not have been in a situation like this, where a tutu wearing dilettante (Obama) is allowed to be a debutante to dance in the largest and most prestigious theater in the world.

Just over 51% of the population, after a disastrous first four years, applauded and requested an Obama encore to give us more pirouettes, which publicly displayed his dirty underwear in scandals like NSA, Benghazi, the economy, Obamacare, IRS and many others.

Now, is that shame on Obama or on the 51% who again voted for someone clearly not suited nor qualified for the position of prima ballerina assoluta? I say shame on those who let it happen.

Oh, and I am sure Putin is going to get a special bottle of bubbly for yanking Barack's backside out of the wringer in Syria. That was the grandest of contretemps Mr. Obama got himself and us into, even though Barack first said "no way" to diplomacy" and pushed for a surgical pin-prick attack.

The defense lobby must have been celebrating too early at the thought of replacing all these spent cruise missiles at a mere $1 million each. Another backroom deal, I wonder? The White House is licking its wounds, spinning and rewriting history so as not to look incompetent. They were outclassed and outgunned.

Winner by technical knockout. Russia!

Comments (32)

Posted by t Hankfully, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Sep 16, 2013 at 2:07 pm

"Just over 51% of the population" opposed to Mr 47 percenter getting 47%.

Losing by 5 million votes. Still stings, doesn't it? That must still bug you every night, while you lie awake.

I think we all won with Syria. You and I didn't want to attack Syria, so Obama's actions worked. No one else was supporting an attack, so the back channel diplomacy worked.

Try harder in 2016 to get those 5 million votes back. Addressing the President of our great country as a ballerina just makes it easier to stay blue. Appreciate your help with the 2nd grader name-calling.

tHanks!


Posted by Lae Night, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 20, 2013 at 8:42 am

"Last night President Obama spoke to the nation about Syria. Hopefully, Americans who were confused about the president's plan feel better now, knowing that he's confused too." –Jay Leno

"Well, it was confusing, wasn't it? First, President Obama laid out his reasoning for a strike against Syria. And then he gave the rebuttal." –Jay Leno

"John Kerry has insisted that any military strike on Syria will be 'unbelievably small.' But not as small as the SUPPORT for a strike on Syria." –Jay Leno

"Last week Americans viewed 12 times as many stories about Miley Cyrus as they did about Syria. Which is why last night President Obama gave his speech on Syria while rubbing up against Robin Thicke." –Conan O'Brien

"John Kerry has given Syria one week to hand over its chemical weapons. And if they don't . . . he'll give them another week." –Jay Leno

"Syria's President Assad referred to President Obama as weak. Obama is so angry he plans to ask Congress for permission to come up with a good comeback." –Conan O'Brien

"I guess we're getting ready to attack Syria. But if we win, in the semifinals we face Iran." –David Letterman

"If President Obama really wants to hurt the Syrian government, don't send cruise missiles. He should end over some of his economic advisers." –Jay Leno

"President Obama is planning to address the nation, and instead of calling his plan to attack Syria a war, he is calling it a 'limited military intervention,' which sounds better than 'potential endless quagmire.' –Jay Leno

"President Obama is asking Congress to support a military strike in Syria. If they approve, it will be the first time Congress has officially declared war since Obamacare." –Jay Leno

President Obama is trying to get congressional approval before we attack Syria. And if that works, there's talk we might even consider bringing back the rest of the Constitution." –Jay Leno

"President Obama is pretty clever. Did you see what he is doing to get Congress to approve the attack? He told them Syrian President Assad supports Obamacare." –Jay Leno

"They're saying now that the war against Syria will last no more than two days. It's going to be a two-day war. You know what that means? We'll be there for another 10 years." –David Letterman

"Vice President Joe Biden said today that 'Syria must be held accountable.' Unfortunately, the Obama administration has never employed an accountant, so they have no idea how to do that." –Jay Leno


Posted by P Shore, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:01 am

Now that IS big news! Someone still watches Leno?

whodthunkit?

"Only 29 percent of Americans want the U.S. to attack Syria. Which, on the plus side, means that 29 percent of Americans know there's a place called Syria."
---Stephen Colbert

"Hey, man, is this possible global conflagration interrupting your video poker time? … Y'know what, Senator? Go! There's a Rascal scooter and a bucket of quarters with your name on it over at the Golden Nugget. You can play all the video poker you want. Instead of playing pretend poker in the actual Senate, go to an actual casino and pretend you know what the government should do."
---Jon Stewart, after John McCain got caught playing poker on his phone in a Senate committee hearing on Syria

And from two years ago:

"Dick 'Kaboom' Cheney has written a book, and he says he wouldn't change anything. He feels strongly about this. He'd still invade the wrong country."
---David Letterman

John McCain got caught playing poker on his phone in a Senate committee hearing on Syria?

Kind of says it all on the GOP Syria much-ruckus-about-nothing when the 2008 presidential candidate and therefore defacto leader of the party, is playing games on his phone.


Posted by Lae Night, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:36 am

"North Korea says it's ready to resume nuclear talks with the U.S. for the first time in five years. But President Obama said it's going to be pretty awkward - not talking to North Korea, but having to thank Dennis Rodman." ---Jimmy Fallon

"Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is apparently so mad over the NSA's spying scandal that she has canceled her trip to the White House next month. Of course it didn't help when Brazil called to say they weren't coming and the White House was like, "Yeah, we heard."
---Jimmy Fallon

"Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell admitted they have no Plan B if the House doesn't avoid a government shutdown. Of course this raised a lot of questions, like: Since when did they have a Plan A?" ---Jimmy Fallon

USA Today had a front-page feature on the new healthcare law. It said that the opposition to Obamacare at an all-time high. It has gotten so bad that the president is now calling it "Bidencare."--- Jay Leno

"Joe Biden's niece was arrested. The hardest part about arresting a Biden is convincing them they have the right to remain silent.+ --- Conan O'Brien

"I've lost some weight. I am on that new Obama diet. Every day I let Vladimir Putin eat my lunch." --- Jay Leno

Plans are being discussed for a reality show based on the White House. It's called "Lame Duck Dynasty." --- Jay Leno

"Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote a scolding Op-Ed piece in The New York Times. He thinks people still read The New York Times." --- Craig Fergusson

"The White House has a new slogan: "Hope and let the Russians fix it." --- Jay Leno

You can tell that fall is coming. The leaves are changing faster than the White House position on Syria. --- Jay Leno

President Obama did six TV interviews today to explain his decision to strike Syria. Yeah, six. Even Ryan Seacrest was like, "That guy's on too many shows." --- Jimmy Fallon

President Obama is in Russia. You know what he's doing there? I think he's seeking asylum. --- Jay Leno

The president cancelled a fundraising trip to California next week because of the Syria situation. That's when you know this is serious. --- Jay Leno

On Tuesday President Obama is planning to address the nation. Instead of calling his plan to attack Syria "a war," he is calling it a "limited military intervention" — which sounds better than "potential endless quagmire." --- Jay Leno

John Kerry said during the Senate hearing that we are not the world's policemen. Really, then how come we eat most of the world's donuts? --- Jay Leno

Former President Bill Clinton is traveling the country holding town hall meetings where he explains Obamacare. After that he will explain twerking. --- David Letterman

John McCain was caught playing video poker on his iPhone during the Senate hearings the other day. Everybody is criticizing McCain, but compared to what other politicians are doing on their iPhones, that's not so bad, OK?--- Jay Leno

All week president Obama has been saying he will seek congressional approval for the strike but he insists he doesn't really need it. When asked by the media if he was sending mixed messages, the president said: "Yes and no." --- Jay Leno

President Obama says the lack of response to Syria so far does not threaten his credibility. And you know something, he's right. The economy, Benghazi, the spying scandal — that threatens his credibility, but this other stuff, no. --- Jay Leno

They announced the new cast of "Dancing With the Stars" this morning. As is the custom, President Obama introduced the new cast at a press conference on the White House lawn.--- Jimmy Kimmel














Posted by P Shore, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Sep 20, 2013 at 10:31 am

John McCain was caught playing video poker on his iPhone during the Senate hearings the other day. Everybody is criticizing McCain, but compared to what other politicians are doing on their iPhones, that's not so bad, OK?--- Jay Leno

Ya see, Leno just isn't that funny anymore.

(okay, he was NEVER very funny anyway!)

"Hey, man, is this possible global conflagration interrupting your video poker time? … Y'know what, Senator? Go! There's a Rascal scooter and a bucket of quarters with your name on it over at the Golden Nugget. You can play all the video poker you want. Instead of playing pretend poker in the actual Senate, go to an actual casino and pretend you know what the government should do."

---Jon Stewart, after John McCain got caught playing poker on his phone in a Senate committee hearing on Syria

And from two years ago:

"Dick 'Kaboom' Cheney has written a book, and he says he wouldn't change anything. He feels strongly about this. He'd still invade the wrong country."

---David Letterman

See?


Posted by P Shore, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:07 pm

"Vladimir Putin wrote that America should not view itself as exceptional. I disagree. Hey, Russia, we invented jazz and the elevators it plays in. We're the geographic sweet spot between frostbite and beheadings. Our roulette is way better than your roulette. And when you rearrange the letters in 'Russia' you get 'USA, Sir!'"
---Conan O'Brien
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"If you define 'mass shootings' as four or more people getting shot at one time, we've had nearly 250 so far this year. We've only had 260 days! Our mass shooting average is 96 percent. Our mass shooting scores shouldn't be that much higher than our math and science scores. There have been more mass-shooting days than Jewish holidays---and there are a (boat)load of Jewish holidays."
---Jon Stewart
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"Controversy at the Miss America pageant. Miss North Dakota's talent was fracking."
---Stephen Colbert
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"New Rule: Now that it's been 60 years, Americans must accept the fact that rock stars like to mime sex acts on stage. Yes, they're acting all hot and horny but they're a lot like Congress---when all is said and done, what they're actually doing is f****** nothing."
---Bill Maher

And a classic about the GOP from a year ago:

"To fight for the GOP's very existence, we have chosen Mitt Romney as our standard bearer. Unfortunately no one can stand him or bear him."
---Stephen Colbert


Posted by Lae Night, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 22, 2013 at 8:41 am

Even liberals are making fun of Obama. And one newspaper, USA Today, has a published a hilarious satire on the feckless and inept Obama.

Web Link

Even the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote a play that prophetically describes the Obama Administration to a T. It is called The Comedy of Errors.

LOL


Posted by EMBOLDENED!, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Funny link, keep staying in the vein of punchlines from some fringe USA Today contributor! I like this one best:

"our enemies are emboldened, and we've still got over three years of this to go"

Damn straight! Our enemies are EMBOLDENED!

Just ask Osama bin Ladin.

EMBOLDENED!


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Osama was EMBOLDENED out to sea - he became EMBOLDENED chum!


Posted by more jokes, a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Sep 23, 2013 at 11:20 am

Here's a great series of hip-hopping joke-sters: Republican governors that support Obamacare!

These are top GOP govs, many of whom spoke at the Republican National Convention in key time slots reserved for those destined for future leadership roles in the GOP. They're all signing up for Obamacare, though they don't use the O-word. They rename it or allude to it under different covers, such as using O-Care for massively expanding Medicaid, but hey - all are taking the O-bucks! Funny comedians!

The comics:

* Rick Snyder, Michigan
* Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania
* Chris Christie, New Jersey
* Jan Brewer, Arizona
* Susana Martinez, New Mexico
* John Kasich - Ohio

Kasich "has endeared himself to liberal and low-income Ohioans by insisting, loudly and incessantly, that his state participate in the Medicaid expansion under Obama­care. An unapologetic conservative is fighting the tea party and his own Republican legislature because he thinks the less privileged people of Ohio deserve health coverage.

At heaven's door, Kasich preached, St. Peter is "probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small. But he is going to ask you what you did for the poor." "

Next thing you know, these top Republican leaders will deny tax payer subsidies for big agriculture companies and SUPPORT food stamps for the hungry.

Can you imagines the laffs, larfs and giggles!

Obamacare is here to stay, thanks to the Republican Governors of America!

Jokers!




Posted by more jokes, a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Sep 23, 2013 at 11:39 am

Here's a more complete punchline:

"Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed historic Medicaid expansion legislation into law on Monday in the same way the Legislature passed it: With bipartisan support.

Snyder was flanked by Democratic U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who authored part of the Affordable Care Act, as he put his pen to a plan designed to reform Medicaid and expand eligibility to nearly a half million people using federal funding available under the controversial law.

"This is about the health of fellow Michiganders," Snyder said"

John Dingell - can you imagine? I'm howling!


Posted by Lae Night, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 23, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Obamacare will increase health spending for a family of 4 on average by $7,450 per year.

The joke is on us.

Web Link


Posted by Lae Night, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 24, 2013 at 8:13 am

Politico, the liberal leaning political web site excoriates President Obama for his "bait and switch" tactics regarding Obamacare. Obama who has taken a page out of Reverend Ike's book will start the great American fleecing of the unsuspecting public.

But he had help from a fawning national press and television stations who actively campaigned very hard to get the Socialist in Chief another term after a disastrous first term.

Web Link


Posted by P Shore, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Sep 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

from Lae's own link, thanks Lae for highlighting the success of ObamaCare:

"And already, despite the unceasing GOP campaign to sink the law, Obamacare has exceeded expectations in some significant ways.

The growth rate for health care costs has slowed to its lowest level in decades...

More than 3.1 million young adults gained coverage because they could stay on their parents' insurance; 17 million children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage; and insurers have been forced to issue more than $500 million in rebate checks to consumers because they failed to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on medical care.

"The Affordable Care Act has put historic consumer protections in place that have improved the quality and cost of health insurance and will soon provide a simple way for uninsured Americans and their families to shop for quality, affordable coverage in the health insurance marketplaces," White House spokeswoman Jessica Santillo said. "The landmark improvements to the health system are taking effect on time and are already helping make better coverage available at a more affordable price."

The broad pillars of Obamacare remain intact: the exchanges, the subsidies and the security of coverage for so many Americans who otherwise couldn't afford it."

Read more: Web Link

I have already received 2 rebate checks from my insurer because they haven't spent enough on medical care, thanks to ObamaCare.

No more pre-existing conditions. 26 year olds on parents plan. Insurance companies refunding half a BILLION dollars. Slowing the rate of cost growth.

The GOP plan? Don't get sick. If you do, die quickly and save your family the expense.


Posted by P Shore, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Sep 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

Who's against ObamaCare? The wackobirds in Congress, because they have too much to lose - from todays NYT:

Eugene Robinson: "Republicans scream that Obamacare is sure to fail. But what they really fear is that it will succeed.

That's the reason for all the desperation. Republicans are afraid that Obamacare will not prove to be a bureaucratic nightmare — that Americans, in fact, will find they actually like it. [...] Keeping premiums under control will require persuading lots of young, healthy people to buy insurance — and thus, in effect, subsidize those who are older and sicker. That is why a group called Generation Opportunity, funded by the ultraconservative Koch brothers, plans to tour college campuses with disgusting ads in which a creepy Uncle Sam subjects a young woman to a pelvic examination.

The GOP message: Whatever you do, don't buy health insurance. It may be — shudder — good for you."

How do they fight it? They lie, and sacrifice the health of young adults that should be covered:

Juliet Lapidos: "A Koch-brothers funded conservative group, Generation Opportunity, is out with a wildly misleading, pernicious set of ads aimed at sabotaging the Affordable Care Act by discouraging young people from signing up for health insurance exchanges.

Signing up for an exchange isn't an act of political (or sexual) submission. It's just a way to get insurance if you don't have a job or your employer doesn't provide it. The Generation Opportunity crowd surely knows that and obviously doesn't care because its priority now, as ever, is bringing down President Obama's signature domestic accomplishment. The group also doesn't care about the possibility that some number of young people, scared by its ads, will forgo access to affordable care, get sick, and go bankrupt paying their medical bills."

Disgusting.


Posted by neighbor, a resident of another community
on Sep 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm

So the vitriol that Henry Roussard writes now gets moved front and center by The Almanac. Obama is a "Tutu wearing dilletante" ? Are you serious?

It's been clear for some time that The Almanac and Palo Alto Online have been hard-up for actual news (not much happens around here), so they've tried to stir up as much craziness as possible to increase readership. Reminds me of the old National Enquirer.

We are living in an area that is among the wealthiest and most educated -- and certainly most beautiful -- in the U.S., why is there so much anger and self-pity about every single issue?

It's tiresome.


Posted by Floyd B, a resident of another community
on Sep 25, 2013 at 11:58 am

During the heat of the 2012 presidential campaign, when Obama was preening his tough guy image, he blurted out: "we have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus."

In reality, the president didn't set a red line as much as paint the United States into a corner.

The outcome is increased Russian influence in a dangerous region of the globe. I expect frightening consequences. Putin is now in charge of disarming chemical weapons in Syria, the same country Russia has spent the last half century arming. Meanwhile, Putin is actually escalating the shipment of conventional arms to Syria, ensuring the Syrian civil war continues.

While Obama has been pontificating about chemical weapons, over 100,000 Syrians have been killed by the conventional weapons Putin continues pouring into Assad's waiting arms.

In addition to what he is doing in Syria, Putin is using the cover from Obama to double down in Iran, The Russians announced last week that they're selling sophisticated S-300 air defense missiles to Iran and are also ready to help build a second nuclear reactor for the Bushehr Nuclear Plant.


Posted by Bullies on the International Block, a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Sep 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Obama did a masterful job!

No attacking another middle eastern country, diplomacy saved lives. None of our allies supported an attack anyway.

Even Republican Nicole Wallace agreed Obama did well. Wallace, the campaign manager for McCain/Palin-the-half-termer, said this week: "Republican senator Corker said it's hard to deny that Obama didn't land on some solid ground"

Obama just followed the plan laid out a year ago by none other than THE HEAD OF FOX NEWS, Roger Ailes, who said:

"Putin is angry. ..... Okay, fine, that's how he feels. If I were president, I'd get in a room with him and say, 'Look at the slaughter going on in Syria. You can stop it. Do it, and I'll see to it that you can get all the credit. I'll tell the world it was you who saved the innocent children of Syria from slaughter. ... But instead of looking for one huge deal that settles everything, you take a piece of the problem and solve it. ... Everybody needs dignity. And what does it cost? You get what you want you give up nothing."

Obama and Kerry did a GREAT job! Let Russia 'solve ' this, let them have the credit. Big whoop-de-do, who gives a...., no one cares, except one particular group -
...the Low Self Esteem Americans who think we have to be the bully on the block, but who cares what those idiots think?


Low Self Esteem Americans. You may know them by another name: Fox viewers.


Posted by H.M. Stumpf Jr., a resident of another community
on Sep 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm

[Post removed; posting under multiple names on the same thread violates terms of use.]


Posted by Lae Night, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Dear Bullies,

All that shows is that Roger Ailes is a lot smarter than Obama. Duh! Everyone knows that. Putin played Obama like Itzhak Perlman playing a Stradivarius.

Putin is a master of negotiations and Obama is a mere dilettante. The first thing they teach you in B school is never issue an ultimatum. It severely limits your options and ability to negotiate. Obama issued an ultimatum and painted himself into a corner.

One rule of negotiation is to be prepared to give something up that the other side thinks is very important to you but in reality it is a red herring that you are willing to give up to keep the real thing you want off the negotiation table. Putin was masterful.

Obama put his foot in his mouth with the red line ultimatum. What a dummkopf!

Then Putin comes to the rescue by offering to take care of the Chemical Weapons problem. The chemical weapons were Putin's throwaway and were a throwaway from the very beginning. And Obama eagerly took Putin's bait. Putin's real end game was to silence any Obama objections over conventional weapons.

Putin was the real master here. Over 100,000 Syrians have been killed with conventional weapons provided by Russia to Syria and Putin has more coming Assad's way. With the so called chemical weapon bailout of Obama Putin effectively neutered Obama regarding any protests about conventional weapons.

It is really embarrassing to see Putin so easily out-negotiate and outmaneuver Obama.

The United States has lost prestige and power in the Middle East. Obama is widely seen as an amateur who has not a soupçon of common sense or experience. Unfortunately with Obama at the helm the United States is a rudderless ship with no direction. It is the ship of fools.

Hopefully the mid-term elections will restore some dignity and prestige to the United States.


Posted by Bullies on the International Block, a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Sep 25, 2013 at 4:19 pm

"Putin is a master of negotiations" Ha! Translation: Russia has bought Assad's military (look at Syria's GDP, they could never affords that army.) He who buys your tanks, calls your shots.

Wow, what a master of 'negotiations'! Sort of like Daddy Stumpf telling Stumpf Jr. he what the rules are about posting on his computer. Is that negotiating?

"Hopefully the mid-term elections will restore some dignity and prestige to the United States."

Yup, we agree. With Canadian Cruz 'filibustering' (but not really a filibuster) a bill for a couple hours, and then voting for that very bill, yes, Americans can't wait to tell the GOP about shutting down the government.

Ted 'Calgary' Cruz says: "a vote for cloture is a vote to fund ObamaCare" Cruz then votes for cloture!

Government Shutdown help the GOP in midterms? Nope. "CBS News/New York Times poll: Eighty percent of Americans say threatening a government shutdown during budget debates is not an acceptable way to negotiate; only 16 percent think it is"

80% oppose republicans.

That's even more than Mr 47% got in the last election.

(sorry, too soon? still hurt too much)


Posted by wall street banksters, a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Sep 26, 2013 at 9:44 am

Ted Cruz - what a piece of work that joker is!

Fights Obamacare, to keep 30 million Americans from getting a shot at healthcare. Fights to allow insurance companies to return to the day of 'preexisting conditions', unlimited rate growth, no guarantees of coverage.

Where does Canadian born Ted Cruz get his coverage? The feds?

Nope.

He has a $40,000 a year policy.

Paid for by -

Goldman Sachs.

Cruz's wife is a Goldman exec - Web Link

What does he know about real world healthcare?

Ted Cruz, the guy who votes for an Obamacare bill after he filibusters it. Just another tea bagging whacko.


Posted by Lae Night, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 28, 2013 at 8:07 am

The Huffington Post web site, the darling of the Left, has revealed that the American Public views Putin as being almost twice as effective as Obama on the Syrian Crisis.

The score was 49% for Putin and 25% for Obama.

Web Link

But liberals can take solace in that Obama beat Putin by a considerable margin as to which leader best represents Communist values.

Dasvidaniya libs


Posted by ChickenHawks like bombs, a resident of Ormondale School
on Sep 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Poor Fox viewers - they have such low self esteem that they require a President to bomb someone so they feel macho.

Lae Night was happy with Bush, because Bush invaded countries, and Lae Night could try to puff his chest out. So sad.

Poor LaeNight. Feels so bad that Obama solved the "crisis" by not bombing someone and getting American Military service members killed.

Why do chickenhawks always want to get the US military killed in action?

The poll? It was a silly online poll: "The poll was conducted Sept. 21-23 among 1,000 U.S. adults using a sample selected from YouGov's opt-in online panel"

What do the REAL POLLS say? (not the sleazy online polls)

"(Reuters) - Three-quarters of Americans support efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria through an international agreement to control chemical weapons, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll" Web Link

another poll:

"Almost two-thirds of the people who watched President Obama's Tuesday night speech on Syria are confident a diplomatic solution will avert the use of military force in Syria.

Sixty-five percent of people think it's either very likely or somewhat likely that a deal can be struck to avoid a U.S. strike, according to a CNN/ORC International poll" Read more: Web Link

As Fox News said, from above, THE HEAD OF FOX NEWS, Roger Ailes said:

"Putin is angry. ..... Okay, fine, that's how he feels. If I were president, I'd get in a room with him and say, 'Look at the slaughter going on in Syria. You can stop it. Do it, and I'll see to it that you can get all the credit. I'll tell the world it was you who saved the innocent children of Syria from slaughter. ... But instead of looking for one huge deal that settles everything, you take a piece of the problem and solve it. ... Everybody needs dignity. And what does it cost? You get what you want you give up nothing."

Give Putin, the KGB Oligarch, credit for controlling his puppet Assad.

Who cares who gets credit, at least Bush didn't invade the wrong country again!


Posted by Lae Night, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm

On Aug. 22, an unknown group fired rockets into residential neighborhoods around Damascus, injuring hundreds of people. Obama immediately blamed Assad. Putin countered and said, "not so fast". Putin didn't blame anyone because there was no proof as to who was the provocateur, but wisely said it was more than likely a challenge designed to rope the USA into another Middle Eastern war. Obama is the one who wanted to go to war and it was Putin who wisely said to exercise restraint. Obama was the cowboy ready to go in with guns blazing. Putin had the calm head and wisdom prevailed

Obama didn't care who initiated the attack and neither did Secretary of State, Kerry. They wanted the world to believe it was Assad so Obama could appear to be tough (The truth is that Michelle could easily kick Obama's bony little a** any day of the week). Obama quickly ordered the military to be prepared for torpedo strikes fired from American destroyers off shore. But when world opinion turned on Obama because he didn't have any proof to back up his reckless and provocative rhetoric, along with Obama's biggest ally, the U.K. balking on the idea of another Middle East incursion, Obama thankfully lost his nerve and handed the military intervention decision over to Congress after he told Congress he didn't need their approval. What a putz.

Obama drew the line in the sand but could get no one to support him. Obama is a real loser.


Posted by P Shore, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Sep 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

"Obama is a real loser."

Sure, just ask Osama bin Laden. Or Mtt Romney. Or Sarah Palin. Or John McCain.

Obama solved this without troops or bombs.

That's a winner to 3/4 of Americans, but not the loony fringe right.


Posted by Lae Night, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm

According to CBS news September 26, 2013 poll Obama is a real loser. His approval rating is 43% and his disapproval rating is 49%.

Perhaps his approval rating is 75% among criminals, prostitutes, drug addicts, socialists, anarchists, nihilists, and illegal aliens; but it is only 43% among a cross section of Americans.


Posted by funny fringe, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Sep 29, 2013 at 8:31 am

Dude starts his rants with "If the media would've been straight with us"

Then uses the same media as some sort of "evidence"! So weak. Now he is reduced to arguing polls with P Shore. Here's the poll that counts: 332-206, a landslide. Again!

Along the way, haters gotta hate - "tutu wearing" "feckless and inept" "Post removed; posting under multiple names on the same thread violates terms of use" " Socialist in Chief" (check the Dow lately?) and on and on, spewing venom to make up for his electoral inadequacies.

"43% ... of Americans" ARE "criminals, prostitutes, drug addicts, socialists, anarchists, nihilists, and illegal aliens"

Kinda says it all about the haters, doesn't it?

They still can't get over the shellacking Obama gave the GOP, two elections in a row.

What words will Rush Limbaugh put in Late Night's mouth tomorrow? Stay tuned boys and girls, to tomorrow's episode of Haters gotta Hate (brought to you by the drug fueled Rush Limbaugh!)

Rush must leave an awful taste.



Posted by Lae Night, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 30, 2013 at 11:47 am

Obama did beat Putin by a huge margin on another question in the poll – which leader was the least effective on Syria. Forty-four percent said Obama was the least effective and just 10 percent said the same of Putin, the survey showed.


Posted by No American BLOOD or TREASURE spilled, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Sep 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm

As Fox News said, from above, the head of Fox News - Roger Ailes said:

"Putin is angry. ..... Okay, fine, that's how he feels. If I were president, I'd get in a room with him and say, 'Look at the slaughter going on in Syria. You can stop it. Do it, and I'll see to it that you can get all the credit. ... And what does it cost? You get what you want you give up nothing."

Obama did a fine job. No American BLOOD or TREASURE spilled. Bush, Cheney and the other CHICKEN-HAWKS should learn from this valuable lesson.

Never listen to republicans on foreign policy - they take us into unnecessary land wars in the Middle East. Just like Reagan and getting 300 Marines murdered in Lebanon. Just like Bush in Iraq.

Never trust a republican on defense.

Listen to the Live Free or Die state: Web Link


Posted by right crumbles from self inflicted wounds, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Oct 1, 2013 at 9:47 am

Quinnipiac "American voters oppose 72 - 22 percent Congress shutting down the federal government to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today."

Quinnipiac "Looking at the 2014 Congressional races, voters pick a generic Democrat over a generic Republican candidate 43 - 34 percent, the widest Democratic margin measured so far."

PPP "Republicans had a 12 point lead on the generic House ballot with independents on our July poll, that's now a tie"

PPP "PPP's newest national poll finds a bipartisan consensus on one issue during a time of great division: voters think members of Congress who vote to repeal Obamacare should also give up their government funded health care. 74% agree with that sentiment to only 12% who disagree. And there's not much of a difference about it across party lines- independents (80/8), Democrats (75/14), and Republicans (69/15) all think that if you vote to get rid of Obamacare you should give up your health insurance too."

See ya, Cryin' John Beonher... won't miss ya. The GOP needs a speaker that's as effective as The Hammer (indicted Tom Delay) or Nancy Pelosi. Someone who can control their party. Boneher can't control a kindergarten class.

And guess who pays for it? "Republicans had a 12 point lead on the generic House ballot with independents on our July poll, that's now a tie"


Posted by late night J 'kay, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Oct 19, 2013 at 7:44 am

"The Nobel Prize for chemistry was announced this week. It was awarded to Senator Ted Cruz for mixing up that batch of Kool-Aid that the Republicans seem to be drinking on Capitol Hill."
---Jay Leno

Nancy Pelosi poster: never shut down the government
-
"People are actually getting very pissed off at this government shutdown. But Republicans say, 'Remember one thing. We are standing up for an important principle…and as soon as we figure out what it is, you will be the first to know.'"
---Bill Maher

"[Michelle Bachmann] is a true conservative with a vision of our country's future…or possibly of a coat rack or a bird. I could never tell what she was looking at."
---Stephen Colbert

"After the shutdown debacle, the tea party's approval rating is 23 percent. In other words, it's the first time the tea party has ever been supported by a minority."
---Conan O'Brien

"Some in Congress are acting like this is a big achievement. I don't think so. If you pick up a gun and don't shoot yourself in the leg with it, that's not really an achievement."
---Jimmy Kimmel

via The Daily Show, about the b******* attempt by Republicans to blame both parties for the $24 billion Republican-orchestrated shutdown:

"Both sides?!! Look, you think Obamacare is a big enough threat to this country that you need to shut down the government over it? Fine! Own it. Don't fart and point at the dog."
---Jon Stewart


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