The Audacity of Dope: Obama’s Far East Faceplant

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How much damage could a lame-duck Obama do in two years? Quite a bit, apparently.

Obama’s Unspoken Goal in China: Assert Global Leadership Role

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are meeting in Beijing on Wednesday for deep discussion and what will be a tense dance for two countries that are gigantic economic partners, but ideologically virtually diametrically opposed.

On Tuesday, at the ceremonial opening of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Obama said he wanted to take U.S. and China’s “relationship to a new level.”

“When the U.S. and China are able to work together effectively, the whole world benefits,” Obama said. And on Monday, Chinese news service Xinhua published an interview in which Obama “absolutely” rejected the notion that the U.S. hopes to “contain” China.

[…]

But some note that an unstated objective of the tour is to be seen at home and abroad as “leader of the free world,” and to show that the much-hyped “pivot to Asia” strategy announced in 2012 hasn’t been abandoned in the face of the crisis in Ukraine, the battle against ISIS, and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

“I think the most important thing is just to remind everybody that he is still the president of the United States,” said James Goldgeier, dean of American University’s School of International Service. “He still leads the most powerful country in the world … and it gives an opportunity to remind everybody of that.”

But Goldgeier also noted that “it gives an opportunity to remind everybody that a major thrust of his foreign policy has been a rebalancing of his foreign policy, toward Asia (and away from Europe and the Middle East). That’s been a difficult policy this year to articulate, because you’ve had Ukraine and then ISIS… and Ebola, so the trip gives him an opportunity to remind everybody that this is a significant part of his strategy.”


What could possibly go wrong?

Gum-chewing, limo-eschewing Obama riles some Chinese

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Live television coverage on China’s top state-run channel Monday night showed the leaders of the 21 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member states arriving in iconic socialist limousines, along red-lit avenues, at the Water Cube, the Olympic swimming venue.

Obama eschewed the Red Flag limousine service that ferried other leaders one by one from a nearby building to a banquet, cultural show and fireworks at the aquatic venue. Some Chinese went online to criticize his preference for the familiar security of a U.S.-supplied vehicle, while others understood his choice, but what happened next surprised many here.

Obama emerged from his car chewing gum; he’s a well-known user of Nicorette, the smoking-cessation gum. But Chinese Internet users, accustomed to the highly formal standards of their stiff party leadership, quickly characterized the leader of the world’s most powerful nation as an impolite “idler,” or careless “rapper.”


Oh no he di’nt! Oh yes he did.

The smartest, coolest President ever behaved like a rube. But that was just the start.


Wait . . . what?

It gets worse.

White House and China set historic greenhouse emissions levels

At the end of the APEC trade summit in China, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a climate change agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping that would cut both countries’ greenhouse gas emissions by close to a third over the next two decades.

Under the deal, the United States would cut its carbon emissions between 26-28% — from levels established in 2005 — by 2025. China would peak its carbon emissions no later than 2030 and would also increase the use of non-fossil fuels to 20% by 2030.


So we’re gonna cut our emissions by over 25% in about ten years, and China agrees they will stop increasing their emissions in 15 years. And all we had to do to get that deal was sell-out Tibet?

But wait! There’s more!

Russia to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran

Russia has struck a deal to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran to be possibly followed by another six, a move intended to cement closer ties between the two countries.

The deal comes less than two weeks before the 24 November deadline for Tehran to sign an agreement on its nuclear programme with six world powers. Tuesday’s contract has no immediate relation to the talks that involve Russia and the US, but it reflects Moscow’s intention to deepen its links with Tehran before possible softening of western sanctions against Iran.


What could possibly go wrong??


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158 Responses to The Audacity of Dope: Obama’s Far East Faceplant

  1. The Klown says:

    If anyone needs me I’ll be cowering in my underground bunker.

  2. The Klown says:

  3. HELENK3 says:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/anti-military-anthem-played-concert-valor_818921.html

    this might be off topic, but what a dumb musical choice. My kids love Bruce Springsteen. Since backtrack got into office by Springsteen’s action I lost a lot of respect for him.

  4. HELENK3 says:

    this says it all

  5. Somebody says:

    I’m going to give him a pass on the limo thing, I’m sure that was more secret service than him. Quite frankly I don’t even care if he chews gum, but it offended his host. You’d think after 6 years he would have learned some kind of decorum……but no. I don’t know who they have in the protocol office but they should have been fired long ago.

    He also really doesn’t have any control over what Russia does, although if he wasn’t such a weak ass Putin may have thought twice. We never should have stopped sanctions and played footsies with the Iranians to begin with, now that’s squarely on his shoulders.

    As for the agreement on carbon emissions, I presume the Senate has to agree to it? I’m not sure even the current lame duck Senate wants to bite off on such an agreement, but I could be wrong. I just fail to believe Reid wants to lead the Democrats off the climate change cliff, especially with such a shitty deal and given our current economy, but what do I know.

    • Lulu says:

      The talk of a XL pipeline deal in the lame duck Senate to try to save Landrieu shows Reid has thrown it in reverse. This is after they LOST all of the energy states to Republicans and it is too late. Climate change crap is now officially a loser for Democrats.

      • Somebody says:

        Good! Hopefully we can kill the climate change beast once and for all.

        • Lulu says:

          I have a long, boring theory about climate change just being about legally stealing energy producing regions money and influence. Anyway it is failing so now have to worry about the spite of the climate gurus not getting the money as fast as they wanted or at all. Next scam is about taxing and regulating the internet like an energy utility. They always have a new scam.

          • Somebody says:

            Don’t forget agriculture, The Goracle himself weighed in on that…..scary!

          • 49erDweet says:

            It’s wasteful, disorganized and fundamentally unpatriotic for all those farmers to make up their own minds on which crops to plant/harvest. I could do a “greener” and much better job of coordinating that data and making those decisions. Send me your money, now. The future is here. All is well.

          • Lulu says:

            Al is still mad at his dad for making him slop hogs on his summer hiatus from Sidwell Friends. His dad didn’t want him to become an “elitist”. LOL.

        • foxyladi14 says:

          Yes and call it what is.
          Weather. 🙂

      • elliesmom says:

        But McConnell has said if Cassidy wins, he’ll give him Landrieu’s seat on the energy committee so Louisiana voters can choose whether they’d like the seat as part of the majority party or the minority party. The Republicans are going to pass the Keystone Pipeline with or without Harry Reid. I don’t think Reid has absorbed just how impotent last week’s vote made him.

        • Lulu says:

          All he is thinking about is revenge. Go for it Hairy! Get your licks in while you can.

          • elliesmom says:

            This is getting even funnier. The Republicans are letting Landrieu’s opponent, Cassidy, sponsor a bill in the House to approve the pipeline. When it passes, and it will, it will have his name on it. They are messing with Harry and Mary. And at the same time doing what a majority of the people want them to do.

        • Somebody says:

          I didn’t know McConnell had any smashmouth, hardball politics in him. I like it! I may have to alter my opinion of him slightly.

    • The Klown says:

      Normally I would give a pass on the limo thing too, but Obama can overrule the Secret Service and that was a special situation. Obama literally put his life in the hands of the Chinese when he agreed to meet there. Sometimes even the President has to make a gesture of faith. By refusing to use their vehicles he was saying “We don’t trust you” in a disrespectful way.

    • Lulu says:

      The magnitude of the Obama cult flameout is just now being processed mentally, emotionally, and culturally. The deeper they bought in the harder to come to terms. Even Republicans are still figuring out just how badly Obama and Obama-ism has been rejected.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Two thirds of them still won’t allow themselves to think about it. Lots of “singing past the cemetery” noise going on right now.

        • Lulu says:

          There is a lot of “can I retire?” thinking going on. I bet there has been a run on retirement estimates from the benefits offices. Notice how the Dems have gone silent in the media. They are thinking about sneaking out of town.

  6. HELENK3 says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/black-gang-shoots-5-year-old-white-girl-dead-on-her-grandpas-lap-no-national-outrage-video/

    crickets on this story. no protesting in the street, no destroying local businesses, no outrage at all

  7. HELENK3 says:

    Who knew all those years I was a democrat, that I was a closet conservative. this has to be one of the best videos yet

    • WMCB says:

      Helen, it’s because there actually used to BE conservative to moderate Democrats. Way back when, it was perfectly normal to hold many of the views in that video, and still BE a Democrat.

      Now? Now you can be a fuul blown communist and fit in the D party just fine. But you can’t have ANY conservative views and be one. They purged it.

      • HELENK3 says:

        this is not a poor pitiful me thing. When I was in foster homes I was treated as less then. When I got out of them, I never wanted to be treated that way again. I can not understand today’s democrats and their willingness to be treated as less than. Just my feelings

      • elliesmom says:

        My dad was a yellow dog Democrat. He was very patient with me when I went through my “protest everything” phase. He supported me when I got to the “protest the stuff that really matters to you” place in my life. When I stopped protesting and started campaigning instead, he was ecstatic. Later in life when we would talk about politics, he decided I had become a Rockefeller Republican. That’s how he described someone who was socially liberal, but fiscally conservative. He would remind me of my blue collar roots. He died in 1999 still hoping the Democrat Party would eventually be my political home. I believe him when he said he never voted for a Republican in his life. When I’m alone in my thoughts, I wonder if that would still be true if he had lived just a little longer. He supported gun rights, believed education and hard work were the key to success, no one owed you a living, and the biggest advantage he had been given in life was to be born here. Sounds pretty conservative to me, but I don’t know if he could have handled a change in party.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Because I grew up on the west coast, was spared all that confusion. Democrats like your dad – and my Uncle – were quickly shunted aside when Hollywood elites stole their party in the late 30’s. I didn’t trust the GOP, but couldn’t support the Dems so had little choice. If there had ever been a serious third party, would’ve jumped.

        • foxyladi14 says:

          That is my feelings too EM. 🙂

  8. HELENK3 says:

    Ukraine’s defence minister says the country is preparing for combat in face of Russian military build-up – @AFP

    • Somebody says:

      I think Vlad is saying…..”Hmmmm, it really is an empty suit” or perhaps he’s thinking”Weenie arms”.

      Who knows or cares what O is thinking, probably “Mommy help” or more like “Valerie help”. Speaking of Valjar did she go with O to China?

    • Somebody says:

      Here is a song to go with that picture.

  9. votermom says:

    I knew it – Obama walked into the Chinese used car dealership and this is what happens.

  10. WMCB says:

    He has destroyed so much. May he rot.

  11. WMCB says:

    Oh, myiq, also add to your list re: the China visit:

    Remember when the Chinese stole our stealth fighter tech? Well, they have used it to clone their own stealth fighter. Guess what day they picked to have the triumphant unveiling? The day O was there.

    I’m really tired of watching world leaders trip, wedgie, and stick “kick me” signs on the back of the President of the United States.

  12. The Klown says:

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  14. The Klown says:

    • elliesmom says:

      What the progs are trying to do is eliminate the concept of “shame” from our society. It’s no longer shameful to be a slut, be a baby daddy who abandons his child, live off of other people’s hard work, destroy property in a temper tantrum, etc. Added to the list is killing your own unborn child. It’s not enough to be allowed to do it anymore. It has to be something you can walk away from feeling no shame or guilt. While shaming people can go overboard and get out of hand, some shame is beneficial to limiting behavior that hurts other people and society in general.

      • lyn says:

        ^This^ Where there is no shame, there is no responsibility.

      • cynic says:

        This comes from a report on Immigration via the Brookings Institute, p. 41:

        The Republican & Conservative concern over “dealing with the moral breakdown of the country” separates them not only from the Dems & Liberals, but also from moderates & independents.

        The survey found that 50% of Repubs & 49% of conservatives gave the “highest priority rating” to dealing with moral breakdown.

        Only 25% of liberals, 27% moderates, 30% Dems., & 31% independents rate moral breakdown that high.

        http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/reports/2014/06/10%20immigration%20reform%20survey/finalimmigrationsurvey%20%282%29.pdf

        If you aren’t taught morals, there is little shame or guilt.

        • Lulu says:

          This is why Gruber is so appalling and so instructive of Dem elites. They are amoral, shameless, stupid and greedy but dare to direct others on how to exist.

        • John Denney says:

          Morals and ethics are all about how you treat other people. The Golden Rule expresses it well — do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

      • WMCB says:

        Ellie, we went from “Society needs to discreetly ignore some things, because it’s your body and no one knows your circumstances or can truly judge you” to “Everyone is required to positively affirm and cheer my reproductive choices, from serial mindless promiscuity to convenience abortions.”

        No, a free-for-all, anything goes society is not a healthy or stable one. And in the area of sexuality, it is WOMEN who most often get the short end of the cultural stick when you create one.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Here’s where I’m with Hillary….safe. legal. rare. I’m personally pro-choice and understand that Roe v. Wade meant not sending doctors and women to prison for the procedure. I didn’t support Roe/wade to set up fast food like Gosnell abortion clinics.

      • Kathy says:

        You are right–never thought about it that way but it does make sense

    • votermom says:

      Too bad her mom didn’t agree.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Diplomacy. Love them or hate them, GWB and Putin had fun in Maine, at the ranch and Camp David. I remember how much the libs hated that 😉

  16. WMCB says:

    Best succinct summary of the “climate” deal I’ve seen yet:

  17. DeniseVB says:

    I loved this story of Harvardies getting tricked up by an ole Literacy Test from the bad old days of intimidating black voters. The test is at the link …..

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2831095/Harvard-students-sit-1964-Louisiana-Literacy-Test-black-voters-pass-allowed-polls-single-person-FAILED.html?ito=social-facebook

    • elliesmom says:

      The majority of Harvard graduates can’t explain why we have seasons. Makes you wonder what they learn there.

      • The Klown says:

        The majority of Harvard graduates can’t explain why we have seasons.

        #1 answer: “To make food taste better.”

        #2 answer: “Global warming.”

        • votermom says:

          The answer I learned in elementary school was “because the country is not on the equator.” I think my teacher tried to explain it but that’s all that I absorbed. LOL

        • elliesmom says:

          Lol. Seriously, teaching kids about why we have seasons is one of those cognitive dissonance brick walls. They come into class believing it’s because we’re closer to the sun in the summer, which can’t explain why it’s winter in Australia. You teach them why we really have seasons. Even do a cool experiment with them so they really see it happening. Six months later they have reverted to “We’re closer to the sun in the summer.” Which is how the majority of Harvard graduating seniors answered the question. A literacy test for voting should be can you read the ballot? Unless we’re going to “picture ballots” like the cash registers at McDonald’s. I looked at the questions on the literacy test, which while inappropriate for a voting test, seemed to be pretty straight forward. I didn’t watch the videos to see why the Harvard students couldn’t answer them. I have a low enough opinion of Harvard students already.

      • John Denney says:

        Yet they consider themselves worthy to tell us how to run our lives.
        BTW, I explained the seasons to my young son in just a few minutes with a globe and a light.

  18. HELENK3 says:

    history made in space today.
    landing on a moving comet

  19. HELENK3 says:

    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/russias-bombers-conduct-regular-patrols-ranging-arctic-gulf-140627703.html

    did Russia just say “FU we will fly where we want” to America and NATO?

  20. HELENK3 says:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie/american-sniper/review/748460

    think this will be a good movie but very hard to watch

  21. votermom says:

    I won the mega millions lottery!
    I’m ten bucks richer!
    Woohoo!

    It’s funny coz yesterday I passed by the lotto machine and said, huh, the date is 11/11 – maybe the megaball will be 11. And it was! Now if only I had managed to foresee the other 4 numbers…

  22. WMCB says:

    • Lulu says:

      Yeah. That is big trouble. Are Dems coming to Jesus? Since that is a national poll that will have higher Dem numbers in some regions to make up the 36%, other regions are basically at armed insurrection levels.

  23. The Klown says:

  24. HELENK3 says:

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/dem-think-tank-secretly-urged-associates-to-brand-iran-critics-as-un-american/

    democratic think tank secretly urged associates to brand iran critics as unamerican.
    what America are they for?

  25. votermom says:

    BBC says Russia just invaded Ukraine.

    What’s next – is some Archduke gonna get shot?

  26. WMCB says:

    There are any number of things that I think ought to be legal, and at the same time culturally disapproved of, not encouraged, and have some stigma attached to them in varying degrees. Excessive porn, serial promiscuity, etc.

    The reason why so many progs don’t seem to “get” that I am not the Christian Taliban is that they seem to be constitutionally incapable of making any distinction whatsoever between culture/society and THE LAW. They knee-jerk assume those are same. Oh, they can intellectually process that the definitions are different, but in practice their ideology sees no real distinction between “society should” and “govt should”.

    So they hear what they would have meant given the same level of disapproval of activity X – I WANT IT BANNED. They think my disapproval “will eventually lead” to legal banning, and that’s “what I must really want, deep down”, because they are fucking projecting like an old double reel.

  27. WMCB says:

    Klown, your bestest buddy has a sad:

  28. HELENK3 says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/205209-missouri-school-tries-bribing-kids-to-eat-moochs-new-healthy-lunches-failure-ensues/

    it is getting nuttier by the day. Home schooling or charter schools sound better and better

    • piper says:

      The lunchroom would be hilarious that day with kids buying the lunch, looking at it then dumping most of the food in the trash can. Then off to buy / get ice cream. You would be amazed at how food was regularly dumped before Mooch’s rules.

      • piper says:

        how much food was regularly dumped

        • The Klown says:

          I did a post about that once. The nutritional guidelines said they had to have a serving of vegetables, but the kids wouldn’t eat them. The only people who benefited from the guidelines were the people growing, canning and selling the veggies.

          • elliesmom says:

            Even kids who like vegetables turn their noses up at canned string beans that have been sitting in a steam table for 3 hours.

          • votermom says:

            I just had to tell my kids that because of thyroid problems on their dad’s side, they are going to have to avoid goitrogenic food including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, spinach, and a whole bunch more.
            They didn’t seem upset about it at all. Go figure.

  29. The Klown says:

  30. WMCB says:

  31. piper says:

    Good read by Herman Cain
    The polls missed it, but we Americans seem to be overcoming our ‘stupidity’
    http://www.caintv.com/the-polls-missed-it-but-we-ame

  32. HELENK3 says:

    Report: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., under consideration for leadership position, sources tell @HuffPostPOl
    Read more on huffingtonpost.com

    should Hilary worry?

    • elliesmom says:

      That would show the young people the Democrats want to include younger people in leadership roles, wouldn’t it? At 67 she’s a lot younger than Harry Reid. At least 7 years. /

  33. HELENK3 says:

    Report: President Obama is withdrawing Sharon Block’s nomination for the National Labor Relations Board, sources tell @politico
    Read more on politico.com

    interesting

  34. The Klown says:

    So I’m at Walmart to pick-up some catfood and when I get to the checkout line I see these 2014 SF Giants World Series commemorative pint beer glasses. They look nice but there is no price on them. So I put one in my cart.

    When it’s my turn I ask the cashier for a price check. $9.97 is the price. That’s a little steep for one glass so I tell her I don’t want it and I put it back on the shelf. She rings up the rest of my stuff, I pay, then take it to my car.

    I’m doing mental arithmetic and thinking that something doesn’t seem right. So I check the receipt and see that she charged me for the glass. I walk back inside and go up to the cashier (who is just finishing a customer and hasn’t started on the next) and show her the receipt. She says no problem, just take the receipt over to customer service and she points to an area just inside the door. There is a long ass line of people in customer service and my feet hurt.

    So now I am the proud owner of a 2014 SF Giants World Series commemorative pint beer glass.

  35. HELENK3 says:

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/67508

    good article on obamacare
    has a good new name for it
    S ecret
    T akeover
    O f
    M indless
    P atsies
    or STOMP

  36. HELENK3 says:

    White House adviser Susan Rice: ‘Our primary message’ of President Obama’s talks in Myanmar are the ‘missteps’ made in transition to democracy – @markknoller
    see original on twitter.com

    does this make sense to anybody

  37. The Klown says:

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