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It certainly gets harder to be an Obama cheerleader anymore ….

Not that some aren’t still trying their hardest to pull it off.  Face it, his has been one of the most dismal presidencies in history and it isn’t getting any better.  However, reading through the headlines about the Ukraine, I came across an Orwellian piece that declares, “No, American weakness didn’t encourage Putin to invade the Ukraine“.  Instead, it’s all about how the US has, in fact, broadened it’s power, expanding east, that encouraged Putin’s invasion.

No.  Really.  That’s the case that the author of the piece is trying to convey.  We’re not weaker, we’re not in retreat, in fact, we’re more powerful than ever.

Gee, how about that.  In the anarchy that is world politics, we now have the weak trying to counter the strong by invading another country instead of the more inuitive and usual reaction to a power vacuum caused by the retreat of a once great power.  The author claims that the expansion of NATO threatened Russia.  Wait, isn’t that 20th century thinking?  Aren’t we being chided for dropping back on those old cold war theories?

Well, not when you’re tying to defend “The One” and you haven’t much to work with in a particular case.

The fact remains that Putin did what he did because he knew he could and he knew the reaction would be loud, but the response would be tepid.  And, of course, when you look at a map of the pipelines that flow from Russia through the Ukraine and into Europe you know that any attempted sanctions will likely be met with counter sanctions by limiting fuel and, in the end,  imposing a much higher cost on Europe than Russia.

Putin is a 20th century cold warrior and he knows how to play this game, even in the 21st century.  Our leaders?  They’re in denial.

Putin knows when he’s faced by a weak willed, “can’t we all just get along” Western leadership.  He learned that with Georgia and Syria.  Why in the world would he fret about the West’s reaction to Ukraine?

But the apologists want you to know that it isn’t Barry’s fault.  He may have be weak willed and prefer “leadership from the rear”, but it realty the Ukraine was invaded beause we’re so strong and powerful.  And black is white, up is down and right is wrong.  The only 20th century date you can apply to this piece is “1984”.


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21 Responses to It certainly gets harder to be an Obama cheerleader anymore ….

  • Yep.  More “Peak Orwell”, as Ed Driscoll has put it.
    Thing is, this is really only going to play to the bung-sucker tools of the Collective.
    Right, Erp…???

    • I dun tol ya, Poo-tin invaded cuz he’s weak!  Ya don’t know nuthin bout this geo political stuff ya dadblamed last century in-bred stee-rile ex military loon.  I teaches this stuff, ya hear?  I knows!

      • Rechal Madcow had intoned it is all BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooosh.

        • We all know it’s Bush.  Obama couldn’t kiss his own ass if it would save it.

        • I loved when Obama minions thought they had a way to cover his ass …
          Don’t listen to Obama’s Ukraine critics: he’s not ‘losing’ – and it’s not his fight
          Michael Cohen make a great argument for the PM of Slovenia, but it really doesn’t cut it for the “Most Powerful Man on the Planet” or the “Leader of the Free World.”

          • Yeah, because you see, Putin let himself get sucked in to this, and he’s not doing what he wants.  It’s a big mistake, he’s gone too far, Obama is going to fix his wagon now, you betcha.
            Course that’s all coming from a collection of sycophantic powerless analysts and critics many of whom couldn’t find their asses with a flash light and a map.  Guys who think, sitting in their little rooms in the US they know more about maneuvering, back room shady dealings and reading people than a guy who made Lt Col in the KGB and rose to run the Russian Federation.   Course Putin doesn’t know what he’s doing and these guys know that Barack is now going to out clever him and put him in a bind that will make him regret his “over-reach”.

  • Throw in a coincidental ‘good day’ to run an ICBM test…..
    Where’s that RESET (overcharge) button.

  • The budget I sent Congress this morning lays out how we’ll implement this agenda in a balanced and responsible way. It’s a roadmap for creating jobs with good wages and expanding opportunity for all Americans.
    —Pres. ScamWOW

    If this lying SOS had ANY clue about “creating jobs” the last 5 years would not reek for the American middle class.

  • Well, the Atlantic article is kinda correct. If the Soviets won the Cold War they would not have to invade Ukraine. So in that sense, blame Reagan, damn old fool, who defeated the USSR.

  • Taiwan should be very, very nervous.

    • “The low-IQ US president and his country’s Secretary of State John Kerry speak of the effectiveness of ‘the US options on the table’ on Iran while this phrase is mocked at and has become a joke among the Iranian nation, especially the children,” General Masoud Jazayeri said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.

      Ouch !! I don’t think it’s fair to speak of John Kerry that way

  • And They’re coming to take me away Ha Ha
    They’re coming to take me away ho ho he he ha ha
    to the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time,
    and I’ll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats
    and they’re coming to take me away ha ha

  • My guess the article is desperate to hold onto the childish “Blowback” explanation of why bad thing happen.  An idea born from childishness and the need to believe we are masters of our own fate.  A belief which demands that the rest of the World lives in paralysis and is essentially directionless until the US acts in some way to elicit a reaction.  Somehow no country would act let alone act in a negative way without some form US action first.
    It easy to hold up an example and sell the idea that it does happen.  But, the idea they would act out of US inaction destroys the idea that it applies 100% of the time and unless the theory is believed 100% the arguments that come along with it won’t work.

  • There is NOTHING more dangerous in world affairs than ambiguity.
    How many times does that have to be realized?

  • I thought it was the Academy Awards that made Putin invade or something

  • All the Crimalians, drug dealers and other assorted useless eaters won’t ever bite the hand that, literally, feeds them.
    At 47% and growing, the tipping point of the end of America is at hand.
    I never thought I would live see the day America implodes, we are but one missed welfare check away from Venezuela and Ukraine.
    This twilight zone nightmare was planned and prepared for by the Progressives. We too must prepare. Stock, Lock and Load.