2012 Presidential Race

oh, was that mic on?

March 27, 2012

RAW VIDEO: President Obama was caught on a live mic yesterday, telling Russia’s President Medvedev (and Vladimir Putin) that after the election, he will have more “flexibility” in regards to a missle defense system.  Source: Russian Times


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  • chip chism March 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I miss the days when presidential candidates took the high ground and only used open mics to call Adam Clymer a “major league @$$hole….”

  • Ames March 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Correct, they won’t likely be recovered. But I appreciate that an actual effort is being made to downgrade existing weapons and restrict development of new weapons. It doesn’t make any sense for Americans to continue to pay astronomical sums of money for weapons that aren’t needed. I appreciate an actual effort to weaken Iran and North Korea’s potential to produce nuclear weapons. Remember, when someone deploys a nuclear bomb in the Middle East or Eastern Europe, there is radiation in your kid’s milk 3 days later here in Florida.

  • observer March 29, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Those theoretical stolen nuclear weapons would have been stolen/sold/looted at the collapse of the Soviet Union. No non-proliferation treaty would do a thing to recover them.

  • Ames March 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Rick didn’t post the comment.
    Well I am surprised to learn, based on the comments made, that it appears that I am the only one “here” that was actually interested in the topic of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons enough to actually follow that news over the past several days. Really. It really does surprise me after half the nation sat clutching their pearls and/or stockpiling ammo in fear of all those terrorists that were gonna come and deploy dirty bombs on the streets if America…dirty bombs made from stollen nuclear weapons.

  • eric March 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Observer: I agree with you. Most other self-serving politicans feel the same way as your interpretation of Obama’s comment. (From their priviledged views looking down, they know what is best not the folks in the trenches who actually drive this country)

    Credit to Rick for posting this gaffe since it makes Obama seem devious and un-trustworthy.

  • observer March 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    To me, what Obama said is that in my second term, I will do whatever I want, regardless of what the people want. Every non-proliferation agreement in the past has caused the U.S. to be less powerful in comparison to the Russians (Soviets in past time). I can’t imagine that Obama will not be happy to further hamstring the U.S.

  • Moose March 28, 2012 at 2:49 am

    No, Ames. He is just another typical politician who says one thing to win an election (lies) and then does something else later (i.e., promise to pull troops from Iraq in first year and close Gitmo).

  • eric March 27, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Mr. Obama’s comment makes sense in that Obama will have more time after the election in November. Win or lose, term limits or (another life story book will definitely be on his schedule – its so lucrative!) for the first time in his political life/career, he won’t be spending all of his time running for political office.
    As far as making missile defense plans with other foreign leaders, these leaders have information and dynamics involved in their decision-making, and the associated implications, that “regular” citizens aren’t privy to. As our President we should hope he is engaged in the process and it should not be construed as an abuse of Presidential power, imo.

    We all know he spends so munch of his time of much less important issues than defense, like the divisiveness he is promoting concerning the tragic death of the young man that looks like “he could be his son”

    Who amongst the posters here have followed the Supreme Court hearing the Affordable Care Act and some of the comments made by the Justices? Are our justices anything more than Democrats and Republicans, transparent in their decisions and silly in their public statements?

  • Ames March 27, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    ‘scuse me…didn’t he say that he wouldn’t have more flexibility on the negotiations until after the election…and in context of the ongoing discussions and negotiations and the details of public information about these talks what he meant by that comment is that he is not positioned to negotiate the drawdown timeline beyond a certain point in time?? Do you believe that to not be true? Do you object to a non-proliferation agreement??

  • observer March 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    We need to remember that in November. A President who thinks that he can do whatever he wants is not the President we need.

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