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POTUS’ Super Tuesday ‘Body Slam’ of GOP

Updated on March 7, 2012

President Obama delivered his first Press Conference of the year on Super Tuesday. The Presidents Passive Aggressive commentary took Republicans to the proverbial woodshed regarding criticism toward the Obama Administration’s handling of a variety of issues. The incumbents’ message was clear; I am the President and you are not.

President Obama chose Super Tuesday to break conventional wisdom not to ‘punch down’ on political adversaries, specifically the Republican Presidential frontrunner, Mitt Romney. The President lectured critics in a condescending dismissive response to his position regarding the potentially explosive dynamics regarding Iran.

In one fell swoop, President Obama addressed the impatient ‘War Mongering’ rhetoric of the GOP to make their case or stay silent. Presumably, this can be considered a response to Romney’s AIPAC statement; the U.S. should send Warships within Iranian view as a visible military threat. Essentially, the President challenged Romney to make the case to the American ‘war weary’ people to go to war against Iran.

President Obama’s speech at the AIPAC meeting set the guidelines toward a non-containing policy regarding a Nuclear Iran. This is exactly what Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu expected to hear. The United States has the back of the sovereignty of the State of Israel. President Obama reiterated his position with respect to the casual posture Republicans assume by placing American troops in harms way.

To a lesser extend, the Presidents statement seems to have addressed Rick Santorum’s call for further aggressiveness regarding the Iranian situation. Once again, at the AIPAC conference, Santorum called for immediate confirmation of the halting and dismantling of the Iranian Nuclear Program through a certified U.N. Inspection team.

Senator John McCain made a plea to initiate an air attack on the repressive Syrian regime earlier. The Presidents response was indicative of the populace view held by Americans toward non-involvement as a leader. The President appears to waiting for a clear sign from the Arab League as well as a NATO consensus as was the case with Libya.


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    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for checking in dahoglund

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for your comments b. Malin

    • dahoglund profile image

      Don A. Hoglund 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      It seems like some sort of plan should be in place by now as to how we handle Iran.

    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      He is the ONLY American President who has NEVER visited Israel...Israel knows this President is No Friend. And I do believe he could bring the Cost of Oil down, if he wanted to...He is our President...People are suffering for his Decisions, he DOES NOT deserve a second term to do more destruction to our Country.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for checking inTeaches12345

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Guess you can say anything when you are the one throwing the party. Thanks for the insight.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for checking in Michele.

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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      What makes me sick is both the house and congress also passed the bill. I can't stand any of them. Still he is the worst.

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      Exactly. Don't need to thank me, I like your hubs.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for checking in Maxoxam41,

      I plan on staying tuned for the foreseeable future regarding the foreseeable future. I imagine you are planning pretty much the same.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for your incite Daves World

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      Obama is a deception to many Americans. He doesn't deserve a second mandate. The democrat party has shown its real colors. They ally with Israel and give a rest to Iran for electoral purpose! They vote laws to limit the people's freedom, HR 347 being the last betrayal to date! What will happen after?

    • Davesworld profile image

      Davesworld 

      6 years ago from Cottage Grove, MN 55016

      Typical Obama, condescending, arrogant, economically and internationally braindead. Same old, same old.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      I think the President is distinguishing himself as the man in charge, with the inside track on World events. That's what debate is all about. The fact the President is responding confirms the issues are being debated. Personally, I look forward to the head to head debate regarding the issues.

      Thanks for your comments Becky Katz.

    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR

      gjfalcone 

      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      No question! This was a campaign response on Super Tuesday.

    • Becky Katz profile image

      Becky Katz 

      6 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      I guess he can slam the GOP, but they aren't allowed to address any issues. I thought they were all running the country. I guess he has taken his role a little too far.

    • Rambler1 profile image

      Rambler1 

      6 years ago from East side of the free world.

      Commander in campaigning!

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