The latest Ben Howe video creation for Revealing politics pokes fun at the president’s “hands off” approach to the crisis in Ukraine as he vacations and mugs for TV cameras.
Revealing Politics says, “maybe a few less vacations and a little more diplomacy?”
The worst aspect of whatever it is the Obama administration is doing to ease tensions in Eastern Europe – is the bad optics on constant display as the crisis has unfolded. The man looks like an unserious, vacuous celebrity in love with the camera and the sound of his own voice. Most Americans do not want to hear about his brackets, vacations, star studded galas, guest appearances on Funny or Die, or his latest selfies. They don’t want to see him continue on with his fundraisers when there’s a possible terrorist event going on. They don’t want to hear him trash-talking Republicans in puerile terms, or giving obscenely partisan spike-the-football-speeches about his unpopular, fraudulant health care law that was shoved down an unwilling nation’s throat, promoted with advertising costing taxpayers nearly $700 million, and forced on people under penalty of law. Is it too much to ask for a little humility and contrition in the wake of defrauding the entire nation? They have nothing to be proud of.
People have had it with the non-stop lies and corrupt community organizing bullsh*t.
Americans keep waiting for Obama to behave with the dignity and statesmanship of a President of the United States who loves his country. But apparently that’s asking too much.
And that is why we’re seeing opeds in the nation’s newspapers asking questions like this: Is Obama a Manchurian?
“The Manchurian Candidate” was a 2004 movie about a U.S. politician who was secretly a “sleeper agent” working to overthrow American democracy. (Manchuria is the region of Russia and China where the agent had been brainwashed into working for the other side.)
Here’s why I wonder:
When Obama came into office, he announced that he was “resetting” America’s relationship with Russia. Sure enough, he then canceled the planned defensive missiles in Poland aimed at deterring a Russian invasion. That infuriated our Polish allies and pleased the Russians. He got nothing from the Russians in return that we know of.
Vladimir Putin was then the Russian prime minister, and Dmitri Medvedev was the Russian president. Putin was the boss, and Medvedev was his handpicked puppet.
Later, Obama spoke at a seminar with Medvedev, who speaks English. Putin was not there.
During a break, Obama approached Medvedev on the stage. Thinking his microphone was off, he said privately, just one on one, “This is my last election. After my election, I’ll have more flexibility.” The context was a discussion on defense. Good puppet that he was, Medvedev promised, “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”
But the microphone was not off. The exchange was captured and recorded. And the pair also were captured by a distant video camera showing Obama warmly shaking the hand of Medvedev and patting Medvedev’s knee as they completed the exchange.
Ask yourself this: Why did Obama choose an awkward in-person exchange on a stage at a seminar for delivery of this important message? Why didn’t he simply pick up the phone in the Oval Office and call Putin directly? Could it be because he didn’t want any Americans to hear it — even White House aides and interpreters?