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Obama doesn’t know how power works

March 21, 2014

Russian leader Vladimir Putin and many other world leaders know how to use power. They understand diplomacy, military might and economics. Some use their personalities to exert pressure....

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svensota

Mar-27-14 4:18 PM

Agitprop: Give it a rest, dude.

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svensota

Mar-25-14 10:43 PM

Avoice: We live in different worlds, my friend.

"Agri" and "prop"? Well, now.

No offense intended, I assure you.

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Avoice

Mar-25-14 8:44 PM

Svensota. we men know when you say "agri" combined with "prop" that means agriculture and the prop being bs.

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svensota

Mar-25-14 6:12 PM

Is your point that I misspelled "agitprop" as "agriprop"?

Is this, somehow, a big deal with you, Avoice?

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svensota

Mar-25-14 6:03 PM

Avoice: The second sentence of the "first post" you refer to doesn't make sense, regardless of whether I agree with it or not.

So go slow. Spell it out. I have time.

;>)

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Avoice

Mar-25-14 4:08 PM

Svensota, I think you very clearly understood what was contained in my first post - you just did not want to admit the facts.

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svensota

Mar-25-14 3:29 PM

Avoice: I have no idea what you were trying to communicate in your first post, as it's totally garbled.

But, I'm happy I made your day.

;>) (tee, hee)

As to your second post, President Obama is telling you to relax, Avoice. He's got the Ruskies all figured out and he'll let you know if there's anything you--and JR--need to worry about.

In the meantime, fret about something important, like the Vikings offensive line this coming fall, or whether or not you need a new outfit for Easter.

We highly capable liberals will coolly handle all the tough problems from here on out so that you won't have to wring your hands so obsessively any longer.

Don't look out! The sky is not falling!!!!!

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Avoice

Mar-25-14 2:15 PM

Svensota, I guess we can write off the Russian worry as President Obama has taken on a new worry. "Speaking at a brief news conference in the Hague, President Obama said he's more worried about a loose nuke being detonated in Manhattan than he is about Russia." Wow, you just can't make this stuff up.

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Avoice

Mar-25-14 10:36 AM

Svensota, you made my day. I noticed the posts of agitprop and your posting of being attributed to "agriprop" for your side which only explains the bs contained in them.;<)

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svensota

Mar-24-14 7:42 PM

JR: You guys on the right have Puke73 spewing venom and we have agriprop. I'd call it a draw. And, neither, by the way, is typical.

Moving on...

So, is #4 (below) your fabulous one-point plan for your mythical Republican-Man-Of-Action-in-Lieu-of-President-Obama?

Hmmm, NATO exercises. Hmmm.

Wow! I can see where you should be the mythical president's foreign affairs advisor. Tanks, guns, bombs, right on the Ruskies border.

Threats. Yippie! That won't have any unintended consequences. No-sir-ee.

That's why you guys have a mythical president...and will for some time.

Try to come up with another whiz-bang idea.

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JReader

Mar-24-14 5:48 PM

Sven:

Barry is a lost cause when it comes to foreign policy. It's way too late for him to be effective on that front just like it is with our economy. But here's a few points for you to ponder;

1. He caved on the missile defense system in Europe early in his administration. Putin got his way and learned right then and there that Obama had a spine made of jelly. 2. Benghazi - You know that spontaneous movie protest ? You don't earn points on the world stage when you don't even know what's going on.

3. Syria - that magic red line... Obama should have taken the lead to ensure all the chemical weapons (you know the ones that were sent from Iraq) were/are disposed of. Instead Putin takes the lead while Obama sits in the back seat.

4. Time to rattle some sabre - Get NATO going with some serious "joint exercises". I realize the only military move Obama understands is retreating but maybe he could get some pointers from the French.

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JReader

Mar-24-14 5:31 PM

agitprop,

Typical response from the left. You have nothing of substance to add so you go back to your core beliefs and resort to stupid.

Pee pee ??? Really that's all the better you've got ? Even Sven puts more thought into his insults than that. You need to try harder.

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deerhunt

Mar-24-14 3:35 PM

Agitprop, the Democrats created Obamacare ,clean your own mess up. If you don't like the Journal you can cancel your subscription.

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svensota

Mar-24-14 3:35 PM

Next year in...Uzbekistan!

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svensota

Mar-24-14 3:34 PM

JR: And, what would "someone capable" in the White House do right now? I would love to see your 10-point plan to bring peace, justice and harmony to the Crimea, JR. Or, just a one-point plan will do, if you're caught for some substantive words.

And, by the way, "Mr. Wizard's" country is economically far better off than most of Europe, Russia, Africa, Borneo, and the North Pole. In other words, just about everywhere in this fascinating world. How about that!

Lastly, you might check in with your vast grasp of world affairs, and see how the American people feel right now about manning-up in the Crimea after the...(honk-honk)...Bush Wars. International "wimpery" is rampant in the US of A as a result of "W"s masterstrokes of interventionism. But, if you're all gung-ho, JR, we'll take up a collection here, and send you over to Kiev with your guns and ammo to do the Rambo thing and save the Crimea for the Ukrainians.

Good luck!

Next year in

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svensota

Mar-24-14 2:14 PM

deerhunt: Gosh! The Foxy airheads are "accredited lawyers". That changes everything, as law degrees are a dime a dozen, now.

But, I'll say one thing for you, deerhunt, you're starting to sound like a PC liberal, and that warms my pinko heart.

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JReader

Mar-24-14 10:03 AM

According to Zorro as long as the stock market keeps going up "all is well" and we need not worry what is going on with the rest of the world.

Nobody wants war, but I'd settle for some leadership. Putin knows that Obama is a wimp and won't do anything. The magical disappearing red line in Syria is all Putin needs to remember. That, and our jobless recovery also let's Putin know he's not dealing Mr. Wizard when it comes to economics either.

Putin is dealing with a total amateur. Putin will continue to grab as much real estate as he can until the United States puts someone capable back in the White House.

Putin would like nothing better than to rebuild the Soviet Union and Obama is just the guy to let him do it.

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deerhunt

Mar-24-14 8:58 AM

I actually believe if the U.N were properly organized and used would be a great entity. Using it merely for making statements on gun control and global warming,arguments that are controversial is something that could be in a separate entity. Having a military force that steps into conflicts such as Syria , Iran and Crimea would make more sense. It would show unity between countries and lift the burden off of the U.S.and bring more power and authority to the U.N. There are situations such as Syria where thousands of people are being killed and the world sits back and does nothing, this reflects poorly on all of us regardless of politics. The U.S. can't handle all of these situations ourselves, we need someone to stand up and organize the U.N. into something more than it currently is. It would be a lot easier and save lives by handling these situations head on instead of letting them fester.

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deerhunt

Mar-24-14 8:48 AM

Sven and Aunty , when Bush was president were you two standing behind him and holding your flags high , or is it you have nothing left to defend the current administration so you want the rest of us to quit throwing it in your face ? Sven ,every time you bring up the looks of the women on Fox News ,you are derogatory towards women, I might even think you have waged a war on women. Their looks should have nothing to do with it, they report the news just the same as the women on your favorite channel MSNBC. You maybe dislike their politics ,but the two that are on primetime are both accredited lawyers, so their intellect is hardly in question.

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svensota

Mar-22-14 11:44 AM

Amen to that, Auntydem.

Oh, wait, "amen", that's too religious. The Founding Fathers, bless 'em (oops), would object, so that must be wrong. Then again, let's all say a prayer in our public schools. No, wait. That's not right. Well, yes it is right, but not left. Oh, shoot. No, don't shoot, but it's okay to have a concealed weapon because it makes ya' feel more manly. Darn tootin'. Is "darn" a swear word? I hope not.

It's all President Obama's fault. He just doesn't understand how swear words work.

I think I'll turn on Fox-TV and see what the bottle-blondes have to say. I'm sure they have it all figured out.

Or, I could just read The Journal. They understand diplomacy, military might, and economics.

Uh-huh.

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Auntydem

Mar-21-14 11:50 PM

Imagine if Obama, not deerhunt, said the words “create a strong world enforcement body”. He’s adding the UN to his private army! He’s weak! Agenda 21! Obama's working with Putin to let the UN take over the world! Republicans wouldn’t approve a UN treaty to ban discrimination against people with disabilities. Also against the UN’s Conventions on Women’s Rights, Children’s Rights, Small Arms Trade, etc. Everyone from Glenn Beck to Ted Cruz (OK, it’s a short trip) warns Agenda 21 is a scheme to seize American property and abolish golf courses, pastures, and paved roads. The UN is evil! Saying so is a great money-maker for campaigns and selling books. A unified response from UN countries is needed, but like everything else it has become part of the GOP’s game that is played both ways – good if Obama doesn’t make it happen, bad if he does. Imagine what good a little unified support behind the president would do in showing strength as a nation. If only we didn’t have to imagine.

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svensota

Mar-21-14 11:20 PM

Petercakes: Promise me that you'll be the spokesman for the Republicans this fall.

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Petercakes

Mar-21-14 10:17 PM

Obama as a world leader is as pitiful as he is a the President and leader in the US. His own party distinct them selves from him. He and Dayton make a perfect pair, kind of the current day Abbott and Costello.

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MILFORD77

Mar-21-14 9:27 PM

Tooold: Google West Virginia chemical spill and you will find a few of the things wrong with that state. The gov there is also asking for more bottled water.

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tooold

Mar-21-14 7:22 PM

What is wrong with West Virginia?

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