‘Former Congressman Allen West (R-Florida) thinks President Barack Obama “indirectly responsible” for Thursday’s Malaysian Airlines plane crash in Ukraine’.
“So much for no drama Obama,” West added. “He is purposefully creating drama globally.”
And the obligatory reference to Hitler :
“The blood on Vladimir Putin’s hands was poured by Barack Obama, who is indirectly responsible, accountable …. and no different than Neville Chamberlain’s weakness in the face of the 20th Century maniacal dictator Adolf Hitler.”
From : http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.businessinsider.com/allen-west-blames-obama-for-ukraine-plane-crash-2014-7
‘Hot Air’s Noah Rothman and other conservatives (see, e.g., Fox News) are looking at President Obama’s response to the shootdown of the Malaysian airliner and finding it lacking – specifically, they think it falls short of Ronald Reagan’s reaction to Russia’s shootdown of a Korean passenger jet in 1983′.
“Obviously, the world is watching reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russia-Ukraine border,” [President Obama] said. “It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.”
‘The president added that he had directed his national security team to “stay in close contact” with the government in Ukraine, and his government was working to determine whether a report that 23 American citizens were on board that flight was accurate. He offered his prayers for the families of those who lost loved ones. And that was it’.
‘This, we’re told, is in contrast with Reagan’:
… ’31 years ago, at a time with far less reliable technology or communications capabilities, President Ronald Reagan immediately addressed an eerily similar situation – when Soviet forces shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007 over the Kamchatka Peninsula’.
‘On the day of the attack, calling it an “appalling and wanton misdeed,” the president ordered American flags to fly at half-staff at all federal and military installations’.
‘Three days later, Reagan delivered an address to the nation from the Oval Office….’
‘In fact, in the immediate aftermath, Reagan didn’t call the shootdown an “appalling and wanton misdeed” — if you look at the link Rothman provides, you’ll see that that was a statement the White House issued, and it was read by presidential spokesman Larry Speakes’.
‘I’m not sure – but I would like to point out that Reagan slept through the shootdown — and was not awakened’.
‘That was reported in Tip O’Neill’s 1987 memoir’:
“I’ll never forget that summer day in 1983 when Flight 007, the Korean airliner, was shot down by the Soviets. I was on Cape Cod, where Secretary of State George Shultz called me at 7 in the morning. After telling me what had happened, he said he was sending down a plane to bring me to Washington for an emergency meeting at the White House”.
“I’ll be ready,” I said. “But what does the President think about this?”
“He’s still asleep,” said Shultz. “He doesn’t know about it yet.”
“You’ve got to be kidding,” I said. “You mean you`re calling me before you’ve even notified the President?”
“We’ll tell him when he wakes up,” said Shultz’.
‘Larry Speakes, in his memoir, acknowledged that that was true, but said it was a cheap shot because Reagan was vacationing in California, where it was 4:00 A.M. (I guess the notion of a president taking a “3:00 A.M. phone call” didn’t apply to Reagan’.)
‘However, Reagan’s personal response didn’t get much more forceful in the hours after dawn broke. As Paul Slansky noted in his book on the Reagan era, The Clothes Have No Emperor’,
“Only after CBS shows President Reagan on horseback at his ranch as the crisis unfolds does he reluctantly return to Washington”.
‘And that’s true. Watch the clip’:
“CBS REPORTER DEBORAH POTTER: At the time, officials said, there were no plans for the president to cut short his vacation, and he went for his regular horseback ride on his mountaintop ranch. Aides said that anything he could do at the White House he could do there”.
‘Potter went on to report that Reagan returned to D.C. because “officials here began to worry that, given the circumstances, it wouldn’t have looked right for the president to stay on his ranch.”
‘So there’s your so-called real president, right-wingers’.
From : http://crooksandliars.com/2014/07/compare-obama-reagan-yes-lets-do
Likely separatists – under no actual command – fired at a civilian airliner.
Now how would arming the Ukrainians have stopped the separatists – under no actual command – from shooting down the airliner?
‘Senator John McCain called the Obama administration “cowardly” for waiting for the facts before taking action on the downed Malaysian Airlines Flight’.
“It’s just been cowardly, it’s a cowardly administration that failed to give the Ukrainians weapons with which to defend themselves,” McCain said on Hannity’.
From : http://www.politicususa.com/2014/07/18/mccain-obama-cowardly.html
But before showing what US Senator John ‘Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran McCain lied about….there’s this statement from him :
“I’m not blaming President George W. Bush. It’s not for me to critique my predecessors, especially those that I lost to.”
‘McCain: Obama response to Ukraine almost as weak as ‘doing nothing’(3)
‘McCain says Obama weakened America, encourages donations to RNC’(4)
‘Just Like Clockwork, John McCain Goes On TV And Declares That Obama Is Weak And Timid’(5)
‘McCain calls for entire Obama national security team to be fired’(6)
But you’re not ‘critiquing’ President Obama….are you McCain?
‘If he had been president, McCain said, “I think I would have challenged the evidence with greater scrutiny. I think that with my background with the military and knowledge of national security with these issues that I hope that I would have been able to see through the evidence that was presented at the time.”
Then why did you vote to fund the invasion?
‘McCain voted in favor of the Iraq funding bill (S. 762) for April to September 2003 ‘.(1)
You didn’t once question President Bush on the never found WMD’s.
By 2007, we all knew Bush had lied to us (or had himself been lied to and was too stupid to know or admit it) but you voted AGAINST withdrawing our troops.
‘In 2007, he voted against S. Amdts. 3875 ; 3164 ; 2898 ; and 2924 , which called for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq’.(1)
But now of course, you wouldn’t have invaded Iraq because
(1) : http://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/john-mccain4.htm
‘Seven Republicans were appointed to a new working group to ..cough…cough...fix the border crisis that they claim Obama has failed to address’.
‘They all took a trip to Central America and visited Honduras and Guatemala to check out what’s really going on down there because’
‘as you know, a weekend trip will reveal all’.
‘Christianist Rep. Steve Pearce came away saying that violence had nothing to do with the influx of migrant children to the states’.
‘Congressman Steve Pearce said Wednesday that most immigrants from Central America who are crossing illegally into the United States are driven by economic reasons, not fear of physical danger in their homeland’.
‘Pearce said he and the rest of the House delegation that visited Honduras and Guatemala did not venture from their hotel very often because of the dangers’.
From : http://crooksandliars.com/2014/07/chicken-sht-house-republicans-refuse-leave
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE…..PRETY PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!RUN!!!!!
Alexandria, VA – ‘In surveys conducted in the early primary states of South Carolina, New Hampshire and Iowa, Vox Populi Polling found that over 70 percent of Republican primary voters would be open to a Mitt Romney presidential run in 2016′.
· ‘23 percent would definitely vote for him’
· ’51 percent would consider voting for him’
· ‘30 percent would definitely vote for him’
· ’47 percent would consider voting for him’
· ‘21 percent would definitely vote for him’
· ’53 percent would consider voting for him’
From : http://www.poppolling.com/index.php?polls-news&a=view&article_id=19#.U8lt3vldWKv
This is Spokane politics.
You gotta love it!!
Or live in fear of what they’ll do when elected…….
MAtt Shea is a Whack-A-Doodle himself but his Republican opponent takes it even further….
‘A conservative candidate running against Spokane County Republican Matt Shea in Washington is concerned about Shea’s affinity for the militia group known as the Oath Keepers, KXLY reported’.
‘Josh Arritola said that his opponent in the state representative race was photographed in the company of Stewart Rhodes and Ryan Payne, two local leaders in a movement that swears to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.”
‘Most of its members are current or former military and law enforcement personnel, many of whom have vowed to disobey any law that doesn’t accord with their interpretation of the Constitution’.
‘According to a statement released by Arritola on Thursday, his opponent was seen by a woman discussing “the Bundy Ranch, the Militia, snipers, special forces, churches [and] Oath Keepers” last month with two acknowledged members of the group. She said she “didn’t hear all of the conversations, but said she heard enough that it concerned her and she thought maybe these guys were planning some kind of attack.”
‘The Oath Keepers official website has praised Shea in the past, writing that “Shea is not your typical politician. He speaks openly about his faith, he loves liberty, and he is hated by the [Southern Poverty Law Center].”
“But, what truly separates Matt Shea from the ordinary public official is his adherence to the Constitution,” the profile claimed. “I know that’s a sad commentary, but it’s true’.
‘Matt has, in this writer’s opinion, the ‘right stuff’ that sadly eludes most of those in public service today.” The site also linked to a video in which Shea boasted about being hated by the SPLC’.
From : http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/18/wa-conservative-worries-gop-rival-is-planning-an-attack-with-oath-keeper-buddies/