Political Insiders: Both Parties Cracking Over Syria – US in a Revolutionary Moment (Video)

Fox News Political Insiders Pat Caddell, John LeBoutillier, Doug Schoen, with Kelly Wright started of Sunday’s show discussing the latest polls showing how intensely unpopular the president’s plan to strike Syria is.

Shoen said in Congress, the whip counts are showing a 6-7 margin against the attack and LeBoutillier piped in that some of the margins are even wider – 10 to 1 depending on who you look at.

Caddell said, “the issue here when you look at those numbers is not just the Independents – look at the Democrats – the president doesn’t have the support of the Democratic party. Both parties are cracking over this.” He went on to say that we’re witnessing the largest opposition to any perspective military operation that Gallup has ever registered.

Caddell and  Shoen say the country is a revolutionary moment about to happen.

And LeBoutillier added that Obama is going to go before the people to make the case for a strike on Syria, Monday night, but since most people already seen all the rebel atrocities over there, it will be too little, too late.

As Caddell noted, nobody believes a thing this administration says, anymore.

This “revolutionary moment” could actually work in favor of the Defund ObamaCare effort.


Video: Jeanine Pirro to Obama: ‘You Have No Credibility’

Judge Jeanine Pirro began her show, Saturday evening echoing what so many of us have been thinking and saying about Obama’s credibility deficit on Syria due to his countless lies and scandals.

“Now you want the American people, after all they’ve been through, to take you at your word, and blindly follow you into another Middle East conflict?” She asked.

As for Obama’s vascillating on his “red line” she said,  “a lie is a lie is a lie. You said it and the world heard it. And they gave you no mind, and they did it anyway. And by the way, if you didn’t draw a red line, why are we going in? No one respects us. No one fears us. You’ve done this to us. Why draw red lines when everyone knows your red lines are nothing more than green lights over and over again. But I’ve got to give you one, you’re right – your credibility isn’t on the line….with all due respect Mr. President,  you have no credibility. To have credibility one must be clear and constant. Your actions must be swift and certain. You lost credibility when you left Americans on that rooftop in Benghazi, but fired up Air Force One to go to that Las Vegas fundraiser. That was a clear signal to the world that it was open season on Americans. Even including an ambassador.

And by the way, whatever happened to “we’re going to bring them to justice? Where’s the justice.”

You definitely want to watch this one to the end

Judge Jeanine Pirro w/ Guest terrorism expert, Brigitte Gabriel & former Treasury Dept Terrorism Analyst, Jonathan Schanzer, discussed Syria:

Also Saturday night Judge Jeanine Pirro did a segment on the Benghazi Terror Attack, One Year Later with Fox News Military Analyst, Col David Hunt and CDR Kirk Lippold, the former commander of the USS Cole:

See Also:

Weasel Zippers: Benghazi Whistleblower: I’m Being Punished For Speaking Out


The Council Has Spoken!! This Week’s Watchers’ Council Results


Alea iacta est…the Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and we have the results  for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“There is nothing new under the sun” – Ecclesiastes


This week’s winner, The Razor’s  Obama’s Leadership Failure   is a sharp, well written critique of the  record of the current occupant of the White House in terms of  recent history. Here’s a slice:

Over the past five years I have watched the collapse of American prestige in the world. I have come to terms with this loss, recognizing that such things are reversible and that a new administration will one day take over and reverse the decline. But as we learned during the Carter era, reinforced by Reagan’s retreat from Lebanon after 242 US Marines were killed in 1983 and later Clinton’s Somalia fiasco, such a loss resonates into the future. The prime example of this was Osama Bin Laden’s recognition of these failures as signs of America’ s loss of will, making it the “weak horse” which would collapse by the addition of a grain of salt on its back. One by one grains were added, the 1993 WTC attack, the Khobar bombings in Saudi Arabia, the Embassy Bombings of 1998, and the USS Cole attack of 2000, and the horse failed to fall. The 9-11 attacks were just more of the same, more grains of salt added to the horse’s back from Bin Laden’s perspective. But instead of collapsing under the strain Bin Laden’s metaphor collapsed, and he and his organization found itself on the defensive against a determined foe, one that eventually turned him into fish food in the Indian Ocean.

We are repeating history, and in this sequel we are much closer in time to Carter’s 1980 failed hostage rescue mission than we are to Tora Bora. President Obama’s core belief that words matter, that diplomacy can solve every crisis and that the military option is only resorted to by leaders less intelligent than himself, has been shown a failure to everyone outside his inner circle. Over the past 5 years (I include Obama’s promises in the final stage of the 2008 campaign as well as the self-importance he attached to his president-elect status after the 2008 election and before the 2009 inauguration) Obama has used promises and threats instead of deeds and action to guide US foreign policy. There was some success at first as allies took his word for the former and our enemies heeded the latter, but as the world changed the promises weren’t met and the threats weren’t acted upon, our allies became disheartened while our enemies were encouraged. Such mistakes must have come as a surprise to both, to see the most powerful and influential nation on earth run by an administration filled with the best and brightest progressive leaders the country had to offer acting like an impoverished, helpless and morally bankrupt banana republic on the world’s stage.

Nations adjusted accordingly. China has become more aggressive in its territorial claims. North Korea continues to threaten the world with nuclear annihilation with impunity. Iran has taken the success of North Korea to heart and vigorously pursues the Bomb. While the Obama administration spoke about the decimation of al Qaeda, the terrorist organization proved powerful enough to kill an American ambassador, the first in thirty years, take over leadership of the rebellion in Syria, turn Iraq into a killing zone,  and scare the administration into closing a score of embassies throughout the Middle East. Not bad for an organization that the administration has said is “on the run.” Clearly al Qaeda accomplishes more in retreat than many armies do on the offensive.

Then there is Russia.  It’s ironic that President Obama treats Vladimir Putin as his equal and Russia as a superpower by giving it veto power over American actions in the Middle East and throughout Asia. In effect Obama elevates the status of Russia while subverting American interests abroad. Such actions must demoralize nations in the former Russian sphere of influence like Poland and the Czech Republic, while encouraging our friends in the Middle East such as Israel and Saudi Arabia to begin to cut their own deals with Russia.

Speaking of friends, we once had one in Egypt. It was a typical Middle Eastern friend. It took gobs of money from us then fed the masses a steady diet of anti-American propaganda that encouraged Islamic terrorism. But the Egyptian regime was successful for the most part. It kept itself in power, maintained the peace – albeit a cold one – with Israel, and kept the foreign currency flowing into Egypt from European and American tourists. Make no mistake Hosni Mubarak was no Winston Churchill, and the Egyptian regime never had our back the way Australia always has, but to expect anything more from Arabs in the Middle East requires complete ignorance of the culture and history of the area. Nevertheless the Obama administration and the State Department under the leadership of Hillary Clinton, a woman whose resume highlight for the job included hosting dinners as the First Lady in the White House for eight years, proved through their actions (and inactions) that for all their supposed brilliance, they were at heart as dumb as a box of blocks when it came to Egypt.

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was The Elder of Ziyon’s Bashar Assad’s grandfather’s amazing 1936 letter to France submitted by Simply Jews. Reading it, you get an excellent look at the whole problem with Middle East peace in a nutshell. And a message that applies to our own times.

Before we go any further, we have a birthday to celebrate…

Today is the birthday of our dear friend and Council mate Terresa Monroe-Hamilton of The Noisy Room!


Fireworks definitely, because  her superb writing always sets them off in print.

In honor of her new home, Double Dutch chocolate cake (I’ll let her put on her own candles)


And some Kristal Brut, yes?


It’s a funny thing. Sometimes, you just run into somebody who turns out to be a real friend in every sense of the word. That’s how I feel about Terresa, and I’m glad I know her.

Many many more, M’dear.

OK, here are this week’s full results. Joshuapundit, Liberty’s Spirit and The Noisy Room were unable to vote this week, But only Joshuapundit was subject to the mandatory 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

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