Obama’s Russian mumbo-jumbo: More empty threats and promises

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CHARLOTTE, S.C., March 2, 2014 — Words are supposed to be President Obama’s forte. They got him elected twice. But in tragic Shakespearean fashion, they are now becoming his downfall.

Obama is the antithesis of Theodore Roosevelt. Unlike Roosevelt, the 44th POTUS speaks loudly and carries a small stick.

There are so many burning issues surrounding Obama, from Affordable Health Care to the still unanswered questions of Behngazi, Fast and Furious, and the IRS scandal, that he is beginning to look like Joan of Arc.

Quotes are often taken out of context, but they also record of a person’s thoughts, deeds and philosophies.  To cite all of Obama’s misstatements, which are often boldfaced lies, would be impossible, but here are a few memorable examples:

“I will make government open and transparent.”

“We will put every pork barrel project online.”

“No more illegal wire-tapping of American citizens.”

“I will cut the deficit in half.”

“If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”

Benghazi was the result of a YouTube video.

“That would be a red-line.”


When listed together, Obama’s broken promises are frightening. But that is just the tip of the iceberg.

To quote Obama, “Let me be perfectly clear.” Do we really believe Vladimir Putin or Iran were quaking in their boots when Obama took to the podium for another of his obligatory foreign policy responses on Friday and said, “We are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the Russian Federation inside of Ukraine. Any violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing. There will be costs for military intervention.”

It was political mumbo-jumbo that hardly raised an eyebrow except for the fact that it was such wimpy foreign policy pabulum. Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said that he was “stunned by the underwhelming nature of Obama’s words.” He wasn’t really stunned. He knew what to expect, but Krauthammer’s words certainly carried more impact than Obama’s.

As Krauthammer pointed out, “we’re not really going to do anything about the upheaval.”

Obama has always shied away from international confrontation. He is correct to realize the American people are weary of war. That does not mean, however, that the United States must not take a leadership role in matters of global interest. “Putin has calculated his own interests … because he knows he has nothing to fear from the West, because it’s not led by anybody. It used to be led by the United States.” added Krauthammer.

Therein lies the problem. The U.S. should not necessarily be considering another war. The problem with that was underlined last week by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel established yet another misguided administration policy by announcing deep cuts in American military spending. What we need is Roosevelt’s “big stick” and there is nobody around with the guts or knowhow to wield it.

Under President Obama, the United States has been too busy being “cool.” Use whatever definition of “cool” you like. They are all equally damaging for the U.S. when it comes to foreign policy. Sadly the problems we and our allies face are, in large part, the result of Obama’s indecisiveness, inexperience, flawed ideologies and weakness. The press can spin the president’s inability to react as being “thoughtful” or as “weighing all his options,” but the truth is the man has no backbone. This is a reflection upon our country because he represents us. Under Obama, the president and the United States no longer have international credibility.

Obama’s biggest falsehood of all was uttered on January 20, 2009, when he said, “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

The president took that oath and then put the Constitution in the shredder. Will somebody please find a “big stick?”

Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe. Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com).  

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  • Yoder

    Considering the recent events, I think a better motto for Obama’s strategy for foreign affairs might be “Walk soft and carry a limp dick.”

    • Joe Torres

      Perhaps he has a vagina because Michelle looks more manly than him.

  • PoizenIvy

    We need a man’s man in office. Not some wimpy clown that want’s to hang out with Jay-Z & Beyonce. Or take advice from Oprah.. This guy has absolutely no idea what he is doing with or to this country. And how is he supposed to jump into a new war? Didn’t he just cut the military? What i want to know is how can i help impeach this clown? I post everything i can on my facebook page but i want to do more to get the word out. This guy need’s to go.

    • Patriot

      Problem is most Americans do not understand like yourself that Corrupt Ghetto Trash Obama has been following a plan to destroy this country since the first day he took the office illegally. He knows exactly what he is doing!!!!!!!!. He is a Marxist. He is also a Muslim. It doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist to see this! He will continue to destroy our country and freedoms until he is impeached, end of his term or invokes Marshall Law and causes a Revolution.

      • menjo

        He knows exactly what he is doing!!!!!!!!. He is a Marxist. He is also a Muslim.
        Totally agree! Let me add, I’m amazed how many people (even here) are deceived & think he’s a dumb, wimp etc.
        WND 1/7/09. Kissinger: bo primed to create NEW WORLD ORDER. Across the
        globe an international respect for bo have created the perfect setting
        for the establishment of of NWO.
        WND 9/10/10 Pakistani Plea: Make obama supreme islamic leader. A
        Pakistani news paper is quoting one of the countries ministers as
        stating he wants obama to offer muslim prayers at ground zero and become
        the calph or ruler of the islamic nation.

        4/16/09 Georgetown Univ. hid religious symbols @ white house request.

        Chicago
        Sun Times interview: asked bo what do you believe? bo’s answer: i’m
        rooted in the Christian tradition, but there are many paths to the same
        place, heaven. Question to bo: Who is Jesus to you? Ans: A historical
        figure a bridge between God and man, a wonderful teacher. Q.: Do you
        believe in heaven? A.: i don’t presume to have knowledge about what
        happens after i die.

        USA today: I can’t accept the idea of hell, i don’t respect the bigotry of the Apostle Paul in the book of Romans.

        Quote: leader of the nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan “our massiah has come” wants o to make peace between Israel & pal.

        Spike Lee: “Now we can change the way we rate dates in history, from BC to AD to bo to ab”

        jessie jackson: “now that bo has come to power we will have to add another chapter to the bible”

  • Patriot

    Can you imagine how much fun Putin and his buddies are having making fun of the Gutless, Spineless Corrupt Coward Obama! I am so embarrassed to be an American right now!

  • ken345

    The trouble with obama is that this train wreck of an administration IS the best of his ability.

  • Joe Torres

    All we can do is pray we(the patriotic Americans that love our country) get this country back from corporate puppets like this POS!!!

  • Anya

    This title is so funny to a Russian. Obama Mumbo Jumbo lol. I guess it will be too cruel to elaborate.