At yesterday’s tan suit presser, President Obama said a whole lot of nothing. After informing our ISIS enemies that he has no idea what he’s going to do about them – if anything – he turned his attention to Russia. It’s should be obvious to every clear-thinking man, woman, and child that, if over a thousand troops, tanks, and paratroopers drop into a foreign nation, it’s being invaded. Unfortunately, it seems that it’s not obvious to Barack Obama. …Because the word “invasion” has magically disappeared from his vocabulary.
According to the President, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is not an invasion. It’s either “an aggression,” an “internvention,” or some kind of “ongoing incursion.”
So why can’t Barack Obama bring himself to utter the “I-word?” Most media outlets are looking for a geo-political reason, but you don’t need to work that hard. If there’s one thing we know about Barack Obama, it’s that – for him – everything is about Barack Obama. The nation, the world, and the very fabric of the known universe revolve around his visage.
So I have a theory about why he’s so reticent to call this an invasion: Sarah Palin.
Back in 2008, Sarah Palin warned the world that, if the United States elected a weak-minded equivocator like Senator Barack Obama as its next President, it would embolden Vladimir Putin and spark an invasion of Ukraine.
As she said at the time:
“After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of moral indecision and equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”
She was, as you’ll certainly recall, lampooned endlessly for the assertion. This is where the infamous “I can see Russia from my house” bit on SNL came from. Now, it turns out that her prognostication was 100%, dead-on, correct.
Not only did she nail the countries involved, but she also stuck the landing by predicting the reason. Putin doesn’t care what the rest of the world thinks, and he has no reason to concern himself with Obama, because Obama has projected nothing but abject weakness.
Sarah Palin was “right” with a specificity rarely seen in politics and the left spent six years mocking her mercilessly for it.
To admit that the “stupidest woman on the face of the Earth” was correct all along would not only be an embarrassment, it would be anathema to every single thing for which the modern Democrat party stands: namely ego, arrogance, and agenda. For them, Palin is public enemy number one. She is the embodiment of everything they despise and a six-year focal point for their unhinged rage.
She can NEVER be allowed to be proven right. She said Putin would invade Ukraine, so there is no invasion of Ukraine.
Is it petty? Yes. Is it a childish? Sure. Is it everything we’ve come to expect from the petty man currently occupying the Oval Office?
Canada Free Press: Sarah Palin predicted a weak Obama would enable the ‘invasion’ of Ukraine
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said.
Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad.
This and other developments signal a shift toward growing, albeit still circumscribed, support for Assad’s armed opponents – a shift that intensified following last month’s failure of the U.N. Security Council to agree on tougher sanctions against the Damascus government.
The White House is for now apparently stopping short of giving the rebels lethal weapons, even as some U.S. allies do just that.
But U.S. and European officials have said that there have been noticeable improvements in the coherence and effectiveness of Syrian rebel groups in the past few weeks. That represents a significant change in assessments of the rebels by Western officials, who previously characterized Assad’s opponents as a disorganized, almost chaotic, rabble.
109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded “means-tested programs” — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau has not yet reported how many were on welfare in 2013 or the first two quarters of 2014.
But the 109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of 2012, according to the Census Bureau, equaled 35.4 percent of all 309,467,000 people living in the United States at that time.
When those receiving benefits from non-means-tested federal programs — such as Social Security, Medicare, unemployment and veterans benefits — were added to those taking welfare benefits, it turned out that 153,323,000 people were getting federal benefits of some type at the end of 2012.
CNS News: The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare
A government watchdog found the Pentagon violated U.S. law when it swapped five Guantanamo detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without giving Congress proper notification
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) — The Department of Defense violated U.S. law in swapping five Guantanamo detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a review by the Government Accountability Office found.
Back in June, Republican members of the Senate Appropriations Committee sent a letter questioning the move and asking the GAO to identify possible violations of the federal Antideficiency Act.
The review, released by the GAO Thursday, found the DOD violated the requirement to notify Congress of the transfer at least 30 days in advance when it conducted the transfer of the five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to Qatar.
“In addition to the national security implications associated with President Obama‘s release of these Taliban fighters, the legal and constitutional issues need to be addressed,” said Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., the vice chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, in June. “We simply can’t have the President ignoring duly enacted laws that he himself has signed. A legal opinion from the GAO could help determine what recourse is available to the Congress regarding how the laws of the land are interpreted and enforced.”
3) Sarah Palin: The former VP candidate has a fanatical following, regularly makes news for her attacks on the Obama Administration, and did more to get women elected in 2010 than any one human being ever has before in a single election cycle. Palin has enormous juice, but the key question is always, “What is she going to do with it? Run for office? Get other Republicans elected? Become the conservative Oprah?” Time will tell.
2) Matt Drudge:The Drudge Report isn’t just an important news site; it’s an agenda-setter. If Drudge decides it’s a big story, it shows up EVERYWHERE.
1) Rush Limbaugh: He’s the biggest right wing talk radio host in America, a generation of conservatives grew up listening to him, and he’s capable of making news, killing legislation, and selling tens of thousands of books any time he opens his mouth. cc: The 25 Most Influential Politician On The Right