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“More flexibility”: Essence of Case Against Obama’s Reelection?

This past week, I penned two posts on the president’s telling “open mic” comment to Russia’s President on how “he would have ‘more flexibility’ to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense” after the election. As I write this, both posts generated a total of 9 comments.

I wrote one piece on the Travyon Martin/George Zimmerman matter. That post has, so far, generated 80 comments.

Now, to be sure, that story offers a fascinating window into media sensationalism — and has more wrinkles than does the president’s telling comment, but has far less bearing on the state of the union, particularly given the upcoming election and the incumbent’s bid for a second term.

Calling the president’s remarks “a moment of political contempt—for the issues at hand as well as for the demos itself“, Martin Peretz, long-time editor in chief of the left-of-center New Republic, finds the important message to be . . .

. . . that the American people can’t be trusted if the president is honest with them about what he proposes. More bluntly, that the American people are not trusted by their own president. Otherwise the president would tell us the truth about his intentions. And here he is, admitting his distrust of his own people to a leader of a nasty foreign government that seeks to thwart our purposes in the Middle East and elsewhere. President Obama is in cahoots with the Russian regime against America’s very body politic.

Mr. Obama’s revealing comment, and the question of missile defense, and the question of Mr. Obama’s bizarre desire for coziness with Vladimir Putin, is a matter about which our European allies have great concerns.

Hence, we should be constantly reminding our fellow citizens of what the president said when he thought no one was listening. To that end, the folks at American Crossroads have crafted a clever ad:

(H/t: Hot Air.)

Expect to see more such film in the coming campaign. Although our friends in the legacy media did report this “gaffe”, they have been content to let the story drop, focusing on the Martin/Zimmerman case and Mitt Romney’s wealth. Indeed, when I watch CNN (while doing cardio), I have seen more coverage of the renovations to the likely Republican nominee’s house than to the words the U.S. President spoke to his Russian counterpart.

Through the new media, we on the right must correct for that oversight.  Kudos to American crossroads for taking the first step.

We should strive to follow their lead rather than get caught in the latest sensationalist distraction crafted by our left-leaning legacy media, which includes many journalists who would rather use the Martin/Zimmerman story as an indictment of a (supposedly) racist criminal justice system than consider the meaning of the president’s comments to his Russian counterpart.



  1. What does he know that the rest of us doesn´t know? Why does he think his reelection is in the bag? Has the Chicago politicians and machine already started the process to stuff the ballot boxes? Is a newly disguised ACORN ready to register more Democrats? How much will George Soros donate to the President´s reelection campaign fund through his various organizations? And how much is he willing to spend to destroy the Republican nominee? The comment made to President Medveded is troubling and raises a lot of questions.

    Comment by Roberto — March 31, 2012 @ 3:33 pm - March 31, 2012

  2. There’s nothing that says the US and Russian leadership shouldn’t be on roughly the same wavelength, but no – not like this. Impeach him and do him for treason.

    Comment by perturbed — March 31, 2012 @ 4:22 pm - March 31, 2012

  3. I’ve been asking over and over and over again as to the who,what,and why of a incident that nappened a month ago, now we know.

    Comment by formerlyleftleaninglesbian — March 31, 2012 @ 4:23 pm - March 31, 2012

  4. I think the lack of comments is more a reflection on the fact that we have come to expect this behavior from The Won. The behavior and comments about the Zimmerman tragedy are a new and escalated attack that we can’t anticipate the outcome. Are They going after guns? Trying to nullify the police? Or is it just a distraction from the crap economy and deals with Russia?

    So the open mic comment just draws yawns, we expect backstabbing and treason from Our Presidante.

    Comment by JustShootMeNow — March 31, 2012 @ 6:39 pm - March 31, 2012

  5. I remember when I first read about the hot mic event, because it was quite a turning point for me. At that moment all of my concerns and doubts about Mitt Romney, or pretty much all the other candidates, disintegrated like they were a vampire that just had it’s heart introduced to a #2 pencil by Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    Before this, to one degree or another, I sympathized with any conservative unhappy with the list of Republican candidates and, even if I disagreed with them, I understood where they were coming from if they happened to say something like “There’s no way I’m voting for X if he wins the Republican nomination!” Now, this is going to be the first thing I mention whenever I encounter this attitude again before the election.

    The damage Obama is determined to do is too great to ignore. The country needs him to be voted out of office.

    Comment by Thulsa Doom — March 31, 2012 @ 7:17 pm - March 31, 2012

  6. Roberto. Yes, you are right about “stuffing the ballot boxes”. I was a poll watcher so I am well aware of that. To a Democrat stealing votes is like a base ball player stealing bases.

    Comment by John R — March 31, 2012 @ 8:49 pm - March 31, 2012

  7. Adding. They think it is ok if they don’t get caught.

    Comment by John R — March 31, 2012 @ 8:50 pm - March 31, 2012

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  9. The Trayvon Martin event has become Crown Heights-gone-National.

    That the POTUS is going to accomplish his childhood ideal of eliminating our nuclear arsenal and making the US less than equal to Russia is a given. He has a lot of power over DoD that he doesn’t need Congress for, or the SCOTUS can interfere in.

    Interesting aside. While Obama foments black on white hate in Florida, he’s kneeling before lily-white Putin.

    Comment by DaveO — April 1, 2012 @ 11:48 am - April 1, 2012

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