The War Of Gaffes

I remember the sound bite very well where Obama thought the microphones were off. He wanted to pass the message that after his reelection he would have "more flexibility" with Vladimir Putin and asked that the message be passed on. I'm sure it was and it gave Putin the incentive to show Obama. courtesy of the world stage, that he can make Obama look like the amateur community organizer that he is and always will be. He couldn't muster the world community behind him to back up his false bravado. I tire of having a rodeo clown cut out as my President. I don't know about you.

The Russians aren't our friends Barack. They also back Iran Barack. They use their surrogates to sponsor state backed terrorism Barack. Don't your intel people clue you in on the little details like that Barack?

This Syrian debacle was such an enormous string of gaffes and Keystone Cop moves that the people of the world have to be laughing at our President. Just how incompetent can a community organizer turned chief executive officer of a nation be? You just witnessed it.

People Should have Seen This Coming

How could an address that was initially intended to be Obama's kickoff to possibly starting World War III over a thug like Syria's al Assad turn into what we witnessed last night in the blink of a Kerry eyelash? This was supposed to be that little scrimmage somewhere between a pin prick and who knows what depending on who was describing the action that was about to ensue.

Russia, in the form of Putin, threw a monkey wrench into Obama's plan by taking what Kerry made as a statement, at the time saying it wasn't possible to happen, and turning it on a dime making Obama look like a dunce. Just more gaffing along in the string of gaffes. Then immediately after indicating Kerry's impossibility might become a possibility all kinds of weird things happened. The emergency Security Council session that was about to happen was abruptly cancelled. by whom? The Russians themselves leaving Obama to wipe more egg off of his face and his speech writers back at work furiously writing another speech.

I am beginning to now believe that this whole fiasco was another Obama administration effort at diversion and distraction. The blame will be shifted somehow one way or the other by Obama. He did appear a bit nervous behind that same podium with back drop that he used to tell us he had killed Osama bin Laden. somewhere in his translation he forgot to give Seal Team 6 credit for the doing.

When is the next time now you think you'll hear anything serious being discussed concerning Syria? Let that whole fiasco get wrapped up in the useless United Nation's and it will be effectively buried. That might be the gaffe to top off all the gaffes that led to last night.

A couple of years back Syria started its little civil war and there were a few thousand casualties, not enough to ruffle a Nobel Peace prize winner's feathers though. It was also a known fact that Assad possessed chemical and biological weapons. Those same weapons may have been a gift from Saddam Hussein. Shhhh.... We're not supposed to know that. So things proceeded along and the slaughter of innocent civilians and actual freedom fighters continued and Al Qaeda operatives started migrating into Syria for a piece of the action. Shhhh.... We're not supposed to know that either.

Then last year Obama overloaded his hummingbird arse with his alligator mouth and drew this invisible ink "red line" that only he had the super powers to see and move at his whim. Causalities now exceed 100K, it appears someone used chemical weapons in Syria and things took a serious turn with Obama wanting to do the bombs away routine without Congressional approval. Though last night he stated that the solution to Syria isn't a matter for our military to settle.

Before People Said, Now Wait Just A Minute..."

So he gaffed it along and decided that it might be best to ask Congress to do what the US Constitution gives that body the authority to do and not him. People keep misconstruing the actual powers of the War Powers Resolution but that is a different discussion altogether. The hand writing was on the wall that his proposal wasn't going to cut mustard in the halls of Congress. There is no imminent danger that a cheap thug like Assad presents to our nation.

So Lurch Kerry makes his off the cuff remark about Assad giving up his chemical weapons. Well, in the mind of an old KGB operative like Putin, he knew exactly how to put a stall on all this war talk so he can look good and our community organizer look like he stuck not only his face, but his whole head, in the egg bucket. So they took Kerry at his word. We shouldn't take the Russians or Assad at theirs. Call an emergency session of the UN Security Council quick. Then throw in a caveat that ANY military action of any sort by this country has to be off the table and there you go. Then have the emergency session cancelled an hour before it was to happen. The completed gaffe circle had been formed and exposed.

It should be extremely uncomfortable for anyone to watch that whole course of events as it unfolded. Some may find it amusing but I'm not laughing. It frightens me that this nation is in the hands of such an incompetent Commander-in-Chief. Obama has never had his political house in order much less be able to lead one. President's need to speak with resolve and clarity and not bluster and the drawing of imaginary red lines all over the globe.

Some pundits are claiming that Putin "saved Obama." No he didn't. He beat him like he owned him and showed him to be the rank amateur that many of us already knew him to be before this latest series of gaffes. This whole thing has been painful to watch as Obama continues to diminish the office of the Presidency. Carter did something similar but Obama is making Carter look like he knew what he was doing. You young people don't understand a word of what I just said but back then it wasn't pretty either.

This is the anniversary of 9-11 and there are reams of unfinished business to be taken care of since that tragedy. Last year in 2012 we witnessed Benghazi. How about we unravel that cover up before considering getting involved in anything remotely resembling a war? I now see it as a diversion to distract us from the actual pressing issues facing OUR nation. The world can now wait.

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As Always,

The Frog Prince

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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Benghazi, just like Fast & Furious, are now buried so deeply that we will never know the truth on either one. We would have more luck finding the poison gas in Syria than any details on either of those incidents.

Putin literally gave Obama a public spanking and sent him home to lick his wounds. Yet my guess is that Obama will come out of this thing smelling like a rose and consider himself a hero who saved us from world war III. I am glad that the rest of the world is finally learning what a buffoon we really have as our leader.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - Now if the buffoons who helped elect this fraud even had a clue we may have a chance not to have history repeat itself in the form of Hillary Clinton.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Jim, it seems that those who need to know are getting less rather than more informed. For many, the world has become so intimidating they just ignore everything that is going on hoping it will just go away. Voter ignorance is at an all time high, and for many all they need to hear is the word "free," and that is their guy. We are rapidly nearing the day when the "takers" will outnumber the "givers," if we aren't there already.


Stu 3 years ago

Obama muffed up his Syria policy all along. Years ago, before radical Sunni rebels from NE Africa were imported into Syria with US help, we had an opportunity to fund the Free Syrian Army (FSA). But now the FSA is too tattered up to come out on top, partly due to Iranian soldiers that are lending Assad a helping hand. We also could have severely weakened Assad by promising Russia that we wouldn't fill a political vacuum in Iran if one were to develop; Iran has been a major backer of Assad until the combination of sanctions and artificially cheaper Saudi oil made it too expensive for Tehran to continue funding Assad. Russia could have dealt the financial and security death blow to Iran, and would have, as long as Putin had an assurance that the US wouldn't attempt to turn Iran into a potentially anti-Russian US proxy as it tried and failed to do in Iraq. But the damage is done. The funds already delivered to Damascus from Iran, and possibly Russia, have been used to arm Assad's military to the teeth, especially his Air Force. And now Assad is making a comeback against the FSA, the radical Sunni rebels from Africa we helped get into Syria via Turkey, and the native fascist Shiite rebels. Russia was always the key to the dillemma, but our Community-Organizer-In-Chief couldn't see it. Contrary to Administration "wisdom," Russia is anti-Iran in its current radical Islamic form. But at the same time, Russia is compelled to support it, to prevent the US from attempting to set up a substitute US led power base there like it tried and failed to do in Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Sadly, the window of opportunity is passed. No rebel group remaining in Syria is both non-radical and strong enough to obtain power if Assad is toppled. Despite Assad's recent gains, I think they are temporary, and the Alawite regime will probably be defeated. But here's the main question for Mr. Red Line: who is going to replace Assad? As stated, the moderate opposition we could have supported earlier with funds is now severely weakened and in disarray. So all we got left is Sunni or Shiite radicals, either of which will be even more repressive than Assad.


Ghost32 3 years ago

Frog: Hey, bro, go easy on the rodeo clowns--those guys saved my life in the arena more than once, which is a WHOLE lot more than I can say for the Clown in Chief!

Barack...sounds a lot like a really burly belch, doesn't it? Which figures, all gas and all: BAR-R-R-ACK!!

Beyond that, though.... yes, it's scary. Talk about seeing the Peter Principle in action (an individual will rise to his level of incompetence and then stay there).


Ghost32 3 years ago

Interesting. I had just typed out a comment here (which I've now reworded) pointing out that Obama is an extreme case of The Peter Principle in action (rising to one's level of incompetence and then staying there). Then I noticed that one of the "related" Hubs has that as a title!


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

I agree with Fred. Most rodeo clowns could do a far better job of running the country that the guy we have.


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Curiad 3 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

Well said FP. It seems that things just get worse daily. The stupidity of that fool, and 99% of the politicians is simply dumbfounding.


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SoopaScoopa 3 years ago from Ft Worth, TX

Some of us young people know exactly what Carter did what you're talking about.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Fred - Obama it seems has a knack for rising to his level of incompetence in life. After this journey he won't be able to reach any higher. Or will he?

Curiad - Just when you think he can't top his last act of being stupid somehow he manages.

Soopa - These folks don't know you're my son but now they will. Have I mentioned to you lately that you're now a middle aged man? YIKES!


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

No worries Frog Prince,

Putin is now President of the United States and Secretary of State. Obama can turn his attention elsewhere. Perhaps the golf course would be a good idea....


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FitnezzJim 3 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

The rodeo clown analogy got me to thinking this could lead to a really hilarious article. Just what is the role of a rodeo clown anyway? What is the role of the rider? And most importantly, in an analogy, who would be referred to as 'all bull'?

Then, extend that analogy to Bull-Fighting (clown, bullfighter, and bull), or to Bull-Running, all in a series labeled ‘Politics and Bull’. It makes me wish I knew enough about the sports to write something about them, but I think I'm better off in the role of Spectator, and never sure who to cheer for.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

BPOP - He doesn't do as much damage on the golf course as he does trying to be the leader of the free world. Isee your work went POOF. Mine is about to if they don't straighten up all the gaffes the staff has made here.

Fitnezz - Fred (Ghost) does. Maybe he'll pick up on what you said here.


Upshot 3 years ago


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

Dear Frog Prince,

I poofed my work because this crew is not into politics or opinion. I am on Carol'sPiece of Mind and my byline is BUGGED! I thought you left a while ago...


Don 3 years ago

It almost seems mind boggling that this administration could do a complete analysis of the Syrian situation in a couple of weeks and offer a conclusion, while Benghazi is a year old and we know nothing, so to speak.

On all of the children than were killed in Syria by gas, how many were killed by bullets?? Is one form of murder more humane or acceptable than another??

If the POTUS is so concerned about the deaths of children in a foreign country, why is not concerned about the number (of his sons) that are murdered in gang related deaths in Chicago?

If the POTUS is so sympathetic to the deaths of four hundred and some children murdered in a foreign country, why does he not have any sympathy for the hundreds of thousands of children who are murdered by abortion in this country every year?? Sure sounds like a double standard to me.

But then again, it appears that this "crisis" is taking the heat off of some of his other misadventures!!

As a last thought, perhaps it would be fitting if they took the Nobel peace prize away from the "O" and give it to Putin, for actually doing something!!!


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Don points out some interesting issues in his comment. In less than a week, we knew everything we needed to know about Syria killing citizens by using chemical weapons. Yet a whole year later, we still don't have many facts about Benghazi.

It is reported that in Chicago 86 gunshot victims were treated just over Labor Day weekend. A few of these victims died from their wounds. It also stated that in Chicago, gunshot wounds are no longer reported unless there is an actual entrance wound. If the shooter just grazes his intended victim it is not considered to be a gunshot wound by Chicago authorities.

I didn't hear Obama say a single word about this, nor did he threaten to lob a few missiles into Chicago to prevent this from happening again.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Mike - I had a visual of the missiles and Chicago. I wonder if it would be missed?


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

I seriously doubt it Jim.

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