The President cannot protect us when he is out of touch with reality



It’s getting hard not to think that Obama has taken complete leave of his senses.

During his Vox fellating interview Barack Obama said something that glaringly departed from reality. He called the shootings in the Paris kosher deli “random.”

President Barack Obama has called the terror attack on Jews in a kosher supermarket in Paris last month an act of random violence, rather than a terror attack or an antisemitic attack.

Obama’s remark appears in an interview with Matt Yglesias of The president calls the attackers “violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.” He glides past the religion of the attackers or the victims in an attack that claimed four innocent lives.

The fact that there was a connection between the kosher deli shooter and the Charlie Hebdo killers means nothing to Obama:

On Friday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls told reporters that the incidents were connected and that the shooter had communicated with the Kouachi brothers — suggesting that Wednesday’s attack might be part of a bigger plan. “The latest advances in the investigation allows us to establish a connection” between the two incidents, Valls said on Friday afternoon, while he was meeting the grief-sticken staff members of Charlie Hebdo, at the offices of the French daily newspaper Libération.

More here and here.

Yet Obama tells his bootlicker Matt Yglesias that the deli shooting is simply “random” and Yglesias just swallows. It’s not “random.” That deli was targeted.

Then Obama makes the stupefying assertion Iran won’t develop a nuclear weapon because it’s – get this- not Islamic.

We are presenting to them in a unified fashion, the P5+1 supported by a coalition of countries around the world are presenting to them a deal that allows them to have peaceful nuclear power but gives us the absolute assurance that is verifiable that they are not pursuing a nuclear weapon.

And if in fact what they claim is true, which is they have no aspiration to get a nuclear weapon, that in fact, according to their Supreme Leader, it would be contrary to their faith to obtain a nuclear weapon, if that is true, there should be the possibility of getting a deal.

Firstly, someone needs to inform the king that Pakistan has nuclear weapons.

Secondly, let’s crank up the Wayback Machine and see what Iran (Yes, Barack, THAT Iran) said back in 2012:

Official Iranian media outlets published a commentary Sunday titled “The necessity for the Islamic world to have the atomic bomb,” laying the groundwork for Iran’s refusal to accept limits on its illicit nuclear program.

The essay’s author, Alireza Forghani, is the former governor of southern Iran’s Kish Province and an analyst and a strategy specialist in the camp of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

“The fatwa from Imam Khomeini [the founder of Iran’s Islamic revolution] said ‘all Islamic countries have Islamic blood,’” Forghani wrote. “Therefore the Islamic world should rise up and shout that a nuclear bomb is our right, and disrupt the dreams of America and Israel.

Having a nuclear bomb is our right,” he argued.

The guys at the Conservative Treehouse have a nice timeline of Obama’s “evolution” on Iran getting nuclear weapons.

Perhaps Obama feels he can deflect concern over Iran’s nuclear weapon ambitions by whipping out the shield of Islam, as he does with every Islamic terror incident.

In the Vox interview Obama asserts that the threat of ISIS is overstated:

Matthew Yglesias

Do you think the media sometimes overstates the level of alarm people should have about terrorism and this kind of chaos, as opposed to a longer-term problem of climate change and epidemic disease?

Barack Obama

Absolutely. And I don’t blame the media for that. What’s the famous saying about local newscasts, right? If it bleeds, it leads, right? You show crime stories and you show fires, because that’s what folks watch, and it’s all about ratings. And, you know, the problems of terrorism and dysfunction and chaos, along with plane crashes and a few other things, that’s the equivalent when it comes to covering international affairs.

Really? Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in September:

ISIS threat can’t be overstated

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) wrote in an op-ed published Monday that the United States “must lead an aggressive, international effort to confront and eliminate” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that includes sustained airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.

The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee wrote in USA Today that the threat posed by ISIS to the U.S. “cannot be overstated.”

“This is the most vicious, well-funded and militant terrorist organization we have ever seen, and it is very quickly consolidating its power,” she wrote.

Coincidentally, Obama is seeking a new open-ended AUMF to fight the overstated threat of ISIS. Why does one need an unlimited AUMF to fight an “overstated” threat?

All kidding aside, does Obama really believe what he’s saying? Is he that much in denial of reality or is it something worse? What I do know is that this country cannot be protected the threats that the President does not take seriously. If he truly believes what he’s saying, then he is psychotic. And I’ve said that before. The guy cannot even say “Islamic extremism” but he can call his fellow Americans “enemies.” Something is very wrong.

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Aw, come on, Doc. Reality is what Obama says it is at any particular moment. Then, moments later, he changes the reality to fit THAT moment. When will you learn this variable reality generator is not to be questioned. It is the reality.

If all of the MSM and the entire left can learn the rules, why can’t you? All you have to do is put your total trust and reliance on Obama 100%.

An Islamic bomb ?? Reagan gave Pakistan the ok for that one in exchange for allowing us to move billions through them to arm and fund the most radical Islamists to fight the Russians in Afghanidtan
The Pakistanis
then transferred that knowledge to Iran
That ship already left
Bombing Iran may set them back a few years but will definitely convince them that a nuke will prevent future attacks
Israeli intelligence agencies agree that a negotiated treaty is the best way to go

He called the shootings in the Paris kosher deli “random.”

They were random. Randomness is typical of most terrorist acts. They pick a symbolic place, and then they go there and randomly kill as many people as possible, with an objective of maximizing the body count and media attention. There’s no particular reason why any particular person becomes a victim.

The rarer non-random killings target specific individuals for specific publicized reasons. The related Charlie Hebdo killings would be an example of the latter.

Yes, why does Obama want more war powers than Dems want him to have?
I saw that a Dem already created a war power bill that PROHIBITS all ground troop involvement whatsoever by the USA.
I wonder if he would give Obama more than that.
And, since Obama said recently that the USA was already doing EVERYTHING it could possible do to stop ISIS (without new war powers) why ask for even more war power?
If I were cynical I’d be looking for some hidden agenda.

@John: This is proof positive that there is a parallel universe, except where everything is upside-down and backwards. And leftists live in it. Iran is just the start. How soon before these weapons are in the hands of ISIS? A radical Islamic terrorist state with nuclear weapons and ICBMs capable of reaching anywhere in the world in minutes, which has sworn to destroy the “Great Satan” (USA) and “Little Satan” (Israel)…What’s the problem? I’m sure leftist little Nevelles can negotiate a great treaty with bloodthirsty murderers whose religion allows them to lie (Tiqquia) to unbelievers. They immolate people just for fun. Imagine how much fun they will have immolating entire cities of unbelievers.

Hysteria doesn’t make for clear thinking. Witness the results of our ill-considered invasion and occupation of Iraq, the last time people began warning us of the imminent danger of spreading mushroom clouds.

I hear a lot more calls for immediate action than thoughtful discussion about precisely how we should act.

It’s also hard not to notice that negotiations being conducted in an effort to curtail Iran’s nuclear program have just been deliberately tipped over by people who have never clearly stated what the alternative might be, and probably haven’t even thought it entirely through themselves. When it comes to a head, they’d probably just bomb something and see what happens.


By that logic 9-11 was a random attack.

They randomly killed 2,977 totally innocent people, with no regard whatsoever for age, gender, nationality, occupation, or religion. What wasn’t random was the symbolism of the target. They didn’t give a damn about the human lives involved.


Yet they never seem to randomly attack mosques or halal shops in western countries….

Attacking Muslim targets in the U.S. wouldn’t be the sort of symbolism they want. It would result in the same sort of backlash burning a Muslim pilot alive has just created for them.

By paying attention to the child/prog behind you in an airplane you encourage their bad behavior.

A person defends the things they side with. With obama defending muslims ALL OF THE TIME NOW, it should be plain to anybody with an open mind who he sided with a long time ago. He didn’t even take off his muslim ring when he got married, and put on a wedding ring. He has worn that ring since college.

Basically, I think the emphasis being placed on the word “random” is nothing more than a effort to totally distort Obama’s position. I just listened to the excerpt in question again on Breitbart. I understand perfectly well what Obama was saying, and could easily take the spin Joel B. Pollak is attempting to put on the simple, straightforward statement I just heard with my own earns as an insult to my intelligence.

@Greg: You are making a good case that you have no intelligence to insult, by claiming that Obama is saying something wholly out of character for him. Useful idiot or bootlicker, keep on keeping on. The Obama army needs cannon fodder.

@InRussetShadows, #15:

I’ve lost track of how many likely sock puppets there are around here, but I think the number might be getting close to something that could be properly called an infestation. Individuals tend to have recognizable voices. In any case, posts that are nothing but insults add little to a discussion.

It’s almost amusing that a Breitbart writer would hop up on a soapbox to spin a single word into the basis of a political attack, and then present a video containing the very statement he’s referencing that reveals an American president looking and sounding entirely presidential, who’s obviously saying nothing of the sort, but instead is calmly advancing an argument that makes perfect sense.


They randomly killed 2,977 totally innocent people,

When you select the target, it’s not ‘random’. All of them were selectively targeted, not randomly. It just happened that some survived, some didn’t.

@Greg:Why do you have puppets in your socks?

@Greg: If you don’t expect angry disagreement for posting leftist nonsense, go comment at HuffPo, where you can babble with nonsensical leftists all day long with no conflict. This is a conservative site, in case you haven’t noticed. Leftist BS is challenged here.


I’ve lost track of how many likely sock puppets there are around here,

My understanding of the rules of Flopping Aces (as enforced by it’s moderators) is that Curt and friends do not tolerate sock puppetry, regardless of their political affiliation. IMO if you think some of the regulars are posting under multiple handles, you should voice that to the moderators, who from my observation certainly do take action when they detect it. Please, enlighten us Greg. Whom is it you are accusing of Sock puppetry on FA?

@Greg: The place may have been random, but the Jews they shot were not random.

@Greg: Poor OB! Everyone picks on him!

@Greg: As I said, he has no problem whatsoever accusing a cop that shot a brute that beat him, tried to take his weapon from him and was charging him of being racist but cannot accuse terrorists of being Islamic radicals, even when they themselves claim to be Islamic terrorizing in the name of Islam.

But, that scenario simply does not fit his political agenda. That’s more of a job for Dick Tracy.

Make no mistake about this. Not only does Obama believe what he is saying and doing, he wants it! As i have said far to many times, his protecting the poor Muslims or Islam or whatever is tantamount in my book to treason or worse. The Gregs of the world are so lost in brain dead ideology, they have in fact lost their facility to recognize the threat to themselves. Amazing but true

@Ditto: You are correct. It’s not hard to find sockpuppets since the admins can view the IP address of everyone commenting. We can view the city and state they are commenting from as well as their browser, OS and the ISP they use. Redteam, Retire and all those that Greg and Ronald believe are sockpuppets comment from completely different states and completely different rigs.

@Curt, #25:

I’ve often thought that one person might be regularly using 2 or 3 different names here, along with an odd assortment that are seldom repeated. That had to do with similarities of behavior, wording, and the timing of posts. Being repeatedly addressed as “Greggie” in the way of a taunt also seemed like far too childish of a mannerism to be a habit of more than one adult.

I appreciate the clarification and withdraw the accusation.

@joetote: 24

his protecting the poor Muslims or Islam or whatever is tantamount in my book to treason or worse.

And make no mistake Joe, forcing US Marines to remove their uniforms and surrender their weapons to ISIS is also treason.


Being repeatedly addressed as “Greggie” in the way of a taunt also seemed like far too childish of a mannerism

how else do you think a childish person should be addressed? I’d think Greggie might be one of the least insulting.

Please note Greg, I’m not taunting you so don’t be so thin skinned. Redteam in #28 says “childish”. I look at it more as immature and and unwilling to open your mind, thus I guess maybe childish. Who knows. None the less, I do feel I’ve kept my usual open disdain out of it, thus Greggie. God knows there are times I’d like to say worse and bad enough I let go as it is at our so called President. Maybe if you had a thought of your own once in awhile, some might show you more of the respect you think you don’t get?

BTW: I am the only joetote and I don’t use other names or monikers. I as always allow that you have the right to spout your inanities and believe it or not I actually do read them as well as others of differing opinions. What I don’t like and what you apparently do not understand is that thinking adults do not like to be talked down to, something you and the followers of a horrible ideology fail to understand.

@Greg: Several different people being correct at the same time does not necessarily mean they are the same person.

@Redteam, #28:

If you believe that stamping your foot, sticking out your chin, and using diminutive names as insults is behavior appropriate to an adult rather than to an petulant little girl, please feel free to continue. I’m surprised to learn that there really are three or four different adults here who don’t understand that they’re only making themselves look ridiculous.

@Bill: I think Greg just has lumpy socks and can’t figure out why. That’s where he keeps his puppets.

@Greg: No problem. I check new commentors regularly. Don’t really find too many sockpuppets anymore. The last one was This One who started using many different names, finally had to ban him/her.

Can someone tell me how to put a photo(image) by your name when you post?

The world is waking up to Obama being soft on Islamic terrorists.
Bahrain decided to allow Jordan to ”take the lead” in the war against ISIS, sending its war planes to Jordan so the sorties could be coordinated by Jordan.
Egypt just thumbed its nose at Obama saying IT will decide when and how to avenge the deaths (by beheading) of those 21 Coptic Christians kidnapped and taken to Libya by ISIS.
Obama is doing nothing.

If Ukraine gets any help from Obama at all it is in the form of blankets…..BLANKETS!!!!
Yet Obama is playing practically full-time.
He selfied, he golfed in CA, playing there for 3 days.
He partied with ”the gheys,” Obama stayed at the home of his interior decorator, Michael Smith, and Smith’s partner, James Costos as usual.
Other regulars were Bobby Titcomb from Hawaii (arrested for solicitation recently), Greg Orme (who was also a member of the Choom Gang and remembered Obama in school as obcessed with the condition of Muslims in Pakistan), who flew in from Hawaii, and Marty Nesbitt (who does the exact same thing Mitt Romney used to do when he was a ”venture capitalist”), who is from Chicago.

Fun, fun, fun.
Oh, and under the cover of an official speech of 5 minutes so WE pay for it.

@Redteam: #34

Can someone tell me how to put a photo(image) by your name when you post?

It’s been so long since I did it, I can’t remember how, and I don’t see any reference to it on the Home Page. If I remember correctly, you have to get an account at Word Press (, and pick your avatar, or you can put your own in. If that doesn’t work, send an email to Curt at floppingaces@gmail and put “Curt” in the “Subject” window.

@Nanny: Interesting description:

”the gheys,” Obama stayed at the home of his interior decorator, Michael Smith, and Smith’s partner, James Costos as usual.
Other regulars were Bobby Titcomb from Hawaii (arrested for solicitation recently), Greg Orme (who was also a member of the Choom Gang and remembered Obama in school as obcessed with the condition of Muslims in Pakistan), who flew in from Hawaii, and Marty Nesbitt

the gheys, eh? Wonder if that is supposed to mean ‘gays’ or ‘guys’. Or is there a difference. Don’t tell me. I don’t want to know. Sounds like some party. No females around to ‘get in the way’.

@Redteam: Sounds like a wonderful Valentine’s Day.
Michelle Tweeted Obama once on Valentine’s Day and Obama Tweeted her back.
All the rest of the day was with the boys.

@Nanny G:

All the rest of the day was with the boys.

Or the gheys?


I wish I knew how to attach a picture to a reply post. I’ve tried every html tag I know and it never works.

BREAKING: Egypt launches military strikes against Islamic State in Libya

The Egyptian army announced in a statement Monday morning it has conducted air strikes against Islamic State targets in Libya including training camps and arms depots.
On Sunday night President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Egypt reserves the right to retaliate against the killing of 21 Egyptian Copts by the Islamic State….
More to follow

Obama is a wuss.
Here is a Muslim leader of a 90+% Muslim nation going after ISIS because ISIS murdered 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.
Gen. Sisi knows which way the wind blows.
Too bad Obama is delusional.

@Ditto: #40

I wish I knew how to attach a picture to a reply post. I’ve tried every html tag I know and it never works.

I don’t know how some put images in the posts, and HTML is a foreign language to me. I’m guessing it is in internal thing, and you have to be one of the authors.

A long time ago I emailed Curt about it, and he said to start an account with one of the photo sharing blogs. Put, “photo sharing websites” in your search engine, and take your pick. You then put the website link to the image you want to share. For example: I didn’t know it at the time I signed onto it, but Flicker is one of the liberal web sites.

@Nanny G: #41

Too bad Obama is delusional.

What if obama wants ISIS to win? What would he do, and what would he not do? Compare that to what he is doing, and to what he is not doing.