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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 7 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Now if we could just get him to cancel Obamacare amid "tensions' and doubts expressed by the experts in this country we'd be getting somewhere. Instead, in a calculated move, he put off implementing it for another year until the mid-term election has occurred. Why isn't it important to clean up our act in Washing6on, DC, too?

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Mr. Putin has put Obama in his place. Putin has shown the contempt that Obama has for our Contitution, especially for the 1st and 4th Amendments. It would serve Obama right if he were denied entrance into Russia. Obama is acting like a spoiled child who will sulk until he gets his way. Why would anyone want Obama to attend a conference on economics? What economic advice could he possibly give that would not bankrupt those who listened to him?

Elcapitan
Ivins, UT

He can take personal responsibility perhaps for the economic mess be attending the summit.
He is out of his league with Putin anyway. He has no clue what lies in wait for those who mess around with the Middle East because it is Biblical. He and his minions have done great damage to our country and the freedoms we once enjoyed.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Pretty amazing coming from the Man who was going to transform the world. He has gone from "if you unclench your fist, I'll put out my hand" to "I'm taking my ball and going home". I know he just got through doing lunch with Hillary, but I must have missed his lunch with Jimmy Carter, because this is exactly how Carter handled foreign policy.

Bored to the point of THIS!
Ogden, UT

Re: Elcapitan

Name some of the "freedoms" you (you) have lost?

In Ogden, I can't think of any? My life functions the same as it has for the 40 years I lives before President Obama took office, or the roughly 30 years before President Bush, or the 20 years before President Clinton, etc...

Rules have changed... Freedoms have been extended to others, but me, me personally... I've seen no real difference. I still get up when I want, I go to the job I've taken, I vacation with my family, etc... I can't think of a single freedom I've lost or "once enjoyed" that I can't enjoy now. I guess my America is better than your America?

JWB
Kaysville, UT

What is ironic is that Russia gave us valid information about the Boston Marathon bombers and we didn't treat the Russians with respect in that situation and do anything about it.

This administration wants to have their cake and eat it also.

The Russians are also wondering what is going on. The KGB of which Putin was a member did tactics such as the NSA is doing and we were above that type of politics and policy.

Now, we have become more like Russia with socialism for medical care and spying and going into another country on our own and killing people across borders and Russians are wondering what happened when they got off the merry-go-round.

We live in a world that spun while we were not looking. Freedoms do go little by little in a democracy and a republic that is supposed to be the land of the free.

Our citizens by default have changed the definition of freedom to agree with greed, selfishness and responsibility according to the government. Fahrenheit 451 is here and hard bound books will be next as it is harder to get rid of valid history from a library offline.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

The critical comments above only assure one thing, which is that OTHER critical comments like "See how Obama always kowtows to Putin?" won't be used this time around. Whatever he does, the same folks will find something to complain about.

No doubt Mike R., for example, knows that an international conference on economic issues will be much more productive when someone from the United States attends, but he just can't help himself when it comes to ripping Obama.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Good for Obama, especially in light of Putins recent right wing hate regarding homosexuals.

I find it humorous that the usual folks who curse Obama would side with anyone and I mean
anyone who will join them in speaking ill of the president. Way to lower the bar.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Barack was too busy anyway appearing on his favorite show - Late Night With Jay Leno. Leno - Letterman and other entertainment venues are about the only forum this guy feels comfortable in. Certainly meeting with congressional leaders is out of the question where he might be asked to 'actually govern'. This 'non-serious' president is most likely headed to golf course next with a few whistle stops along the way in front of his low IQ masses to remind them of all the 'phony' scandals that have surfaced over the past several months. He says it - they believe it. Pretty simple. Really sad.

Contrarius
mid-state, TN

@patriot --

You said: "Barack was too busy anyway appearing on his favorite show - Late Night With Jay Leno. Leno - Letterman and other entertainment venues are about the only forum this guy feels comfortable in."

Bush Jr has been on the Tonight Show twice. So what?

You said: "This 'non-serious' president is most likely headed to golf course "

From the politics365 website:

"Calls to several Presidential libraries reveal that President Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, was on vacation more — 1,020 days — than any U.S. President since Herbert Hoover and possibly more than any other President in history." and "Bush took the longest single vacation — 5 weeks — of any President in 36 years. President Bush spent 32% of his presidency on vacation."

"President Obama has been on vacation 78 days from 2009 to 2011. At the three year mark into their first terms, George W. Bush spent 180 days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas and Ronald Reagan spent 112 vacation days at his ranch in California. " and "President Obama was on vacation less in his first year in office than the previous three Republican Presidents."

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

We are witnessing the decline of America in every way a nation can decline, lead by Barrack Obama! Even Putin knows it as evidenced by his disrespect for Barrack Obama.

jsf
Centerville, UT

Give the guy a break, he is a little confused, maybe drank a little to much in the Green Room, I mean we all know the gulf ports are on the Atlantic seaboard Carolina, Georgia and the east side of Florida. And he really is sad about the prospect of swimmers and gymnasts dealing with conditions in Russia during the winter Olympics. I don't think I really would want the president talking issues with Putin. Remember the Pallin issue and Russia. Does this President really know where Russia is? He certainly thought he had been to 57 of the 59 states campaigning the first time around. Apparently he still needs to go back and get those fifth grade geography lessons and a refresher course on summer Olympic sports as opposed to winter Olympic sports. The brilliant mind of the tele-promter president.

jsf
Centerville, UT

the argument is based on the premise atheism is a religion, (belief their is no deity) (formal organizations promoting the belief). You are right the lack of, does not establish, atheism as a state religion, but the act of governments stepping in and preventing others from acts of religion that differs and is a limit of religious freedom. There can be no freedom OF religion if there is not freedom FROM religion, but the argument fails when atheist organize in formal groups, proselytize their beliefs and attempt to suppress other religions expressions under the banner freedom from religion.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

Here is the most ironic thing..... Obama has just done what every tea party leader asked of him to do on the Sunday morning news shows. And then today.... when Obama does or agrees with them.... oh... this is a sign of weakness.

Obama could have solved world hunger, cured cancer, ended poverty, had the stock market double if 5 years ( oh wait, he did do that).... and this same crowd of "I hate Obama at any cost crowd" still would seek.... no, not just seek.... but even be willing to make up their own stuff.... just so they could feel justified in their hate of the man.

Now one can wonder what drives people to such desperate hate. Same could be asked of those on the other side who did likewise in their hate for Bush. Regardless of what side of the political spectrum they come from.... to be so desperate to hate someone.... it just makes one wonder what the motivation is.

The good news is that while watching FoxNews this week - I even saw Utah Congressman Chaffetz support this action taken by Obama. If he can... you would think a few others might get a clue.

Contrarius
mid-state, TN

@jsf --

I've got a transcript of Obama's appearance right here.

"the gulf ports are on the Atlantic seaboard Carolina, Georgia and the east side of Florida."

He didn't say that those places were on the Gulf. He was listing ports that need improvement -- FL, SC, GA, and the gulf. In fact he just visited the Port of Jacksonville a couple of weeks ago, and spoke about the port projects in Savannah this past May.

"And he really is sad about the prospect of swimmers and gymnasts dealing with conditions in Russia during the winter Olympics."

Obama never said anything about swimmers or gymnasts being in the winter Olympics. He was simply using random sports as examples of where Olympic spirit should be honored.

"He certainly thought he had been to 57 of the 59 states campaigning the first time around."

First, he never said anything about 59 states.

Second, the poor guy was worn out on the campaign trail, and said he had been to 57 of the continental US states instead of saying 47. Big whoop.

Check the snopes website. It's got a video of the statement.

You want lots of impressive bloopers? Refer back to Bush. ;-)

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

A true leader we have in the White House. Failure upon failure. He has no clue. But he sure knows how to entertain the Jay Leno crowd. One cool dude.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Snowden wasn't the reason Obama cancelled.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@worf

Okay, if it was Snowden, then what was the reason?

He stands up to Russia and the conservatives say he's weak. He doesn't stand up to Russia, the conservatives say he's weak.

What would you like him to do in this situation?

J-TX
Allen, TX

@ Utahbluedevil: "had the stock market double if 5 years ( oh wait, he did do that)"

Tell me, when the FED is printing money and increasing the national debt and buying $80B in bonds per month, thereby dropping bond rates to near zero, where are the investors supposed to put their money?

Every time the FED has hinted at easing or ending this non-stimulus measure, the market has taken a hit. Now that the stock market is artificially high, as in 2000 due to overvalued dot coms and in 2007 due to overvalued mortgage funds that were worth nothing, what do you expect to happen when the FED stops buying bonds?

Obama alone will own the crash that is coming.

jsf
Centerville, UT

No the poor guy was worn out on the campaign trail, and said he had been to 57 of the continental US states with two more to go.

Why do liberals take Obama's bloopers so personally, why, wasn't it Quail that misspelled potato, was it not Pallin that said she could see Russia from her house. Oh wait, it was Tina Feye that said that.

Liberals will bend over backwards to change Obama's statements to mean something than he actually said. It was Obama that said words matter. The associated press has already inserted words into their printed copies of the Presidents transcript to change the meaning regarding the port statement, implying a different meaning. And what does Bush's bloopers have to do with Obama's bloopers? Nobody has said that Bush was an eloquent speaker, but the liberal press has made statements to the effect of Obama being the smartest President in History. But of course no one will release his college transcripts to prove it. And thus his gaffs do reflect on his abilities. All hail the Emperor who has no clothes.

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