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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby Ken0069 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:06 pm

I see president shit stain is still trying to overwhelm the system!! True Marxist to the final day!

Nearing exit, Obama seeks to tie Trump's hands
By Jordan Fabian - 12/30/16 06:00 AM EST

President Obama has taken a number of unilateral actions in the waning days of his tenure that appear designed to box in President-elect Donald Trump.

Obama's decision Thursday to sanction Russian entities for election-related hacking is just the latest obstacle he has placed in Trump's way.

Days before the sanctions were unveiled, the Obama administration allowed the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israeli settlement activity — something that could have an indelible impact on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Obama has also permanently banned oil and gas drilling across large swaths of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, closed off 1.6 million acres of Western land to development and scrapped the last vestiges of a registration system used largely on Muslim immigrants.

Those actions, as well as Obama’s claim that he could have won a third term, seem to have irked Trump and his associates as the transition period enters its final weeks.

Trump on Wednesday morning went on the attack against Obama.

“Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks,” he tweeted. “Thought it was going to be a smooth transition - NOT!”

Later in the day, Trump spoke on the phone with Obama and turned down the temperature on the spat, telling reporters roughly six hours after his initial comments that the transition is going “very, very smoothly.”

Yet it’s clearly not lost on Trump or his team that the president is using his power in aggressive ways.

Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday said Obama’s actions could hamper his successor, even as he praised the president’s team for being “very helpful” with the logistical aspects of the transition.

“Both the regulatory stuff, the executive orders that are on the way out … that [is] something that I believe, you know, makes it a little bit tougher in terms of the transition on the policy side,” Spicer told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt.

It’s unclear how many of Obama’s late actions Trump will able to reverse upon taking office.

Should Trump seek to scrap the sanctions on Russia next year, it could trigger a fight with congressional Republicans, who mostly praised the retaliatory steps Thursday even as they lambasted the Obama administration’s foreign policy.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called the sanctions “overdue.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called it a “good initial step, however late in coming."

Senior administration officials argued that any effort to roll back the sanctions would be “inadvisable” because they apply to Russian intelligence agencies working against America’s national interest.

“Hypothetically, you could reverse those sanctions,” one official told reporters. “But it wouldn’t make a lot of sense.”

The actions against Russia included booting 35 officials from the United States and closing down two compounds that were suspected of being used by Russian intelligence.

Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on claims of Russian election interference and has said the U.S. should try to “get along” with the country and seek to fight Islamic terrorists.

Yet his response to the sanctions Thursday was muted. While he called for the country to “move on” from the controversy in a statement, he also suggested he’s willing to hear out the intelligence officials who say Russia targeted the U.S.

“It's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things. Nevertheless, in the interest of our country and its great people, I will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of this situation."

The U.N. vote on Israeli settlements is another late move by Obama that complicates Trump’s policy goals.

Trump has vowed to break with past administrations on Israeli settlement activity and move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Those moves would align the U.S. closer with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

But even if Trump follows through on changing U.S. policy toward Israel, it’s unlikely he will be able to repeal the U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements.

To do so, he would need to convince nine members of the Security Council — and the four other members with veto power, China, France, Russia and the United Kingdom — to back a measure scrapping the resolution.

The settlement resolution passed the council 14-0, with the U.S. abstaining.

While the resolution has no direct, practical effect on current settlement activity, it could make peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians more difficult in the future.

The Palestinians could use it as leverage in negotiating land swaps and the final status of holy sites in East Jerusalem, which the resolution refers to as occupied Palestinian territory.

Undoing Obama’s national monument designations — the latest protecting two massive areas in the American West — could prove a heavy lift as well, likely requiring a prolonged legal battle.

No president has ever reversed a predecessor’s actions to create a monument under the Antiquities Act.

The Obama administration and environmental groups argue it can’t legally be done, though some Republican lawmakers argue otherwise.

“In terms of whether it can be overturned, no,” said Christy Goldfuss, managing director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. “The Antiquities Act gives the president the authority to create monuments, but does not provide explicit authority to undo them.”

Meanwhile, by dismantling the dormant National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, Obama could slow any possible effort Trump makes to set up a registry for Muslims in the U.S. The system could have served as a foundation for a new Trump program.

But Trump has signaled he plans to forge ahead with controversial counterterrorism efforts, including his proposal to ban immigration from countries with ties to Islamic extremism.

“You've known my plans all along and I’ve been proven to be right, 100 percent correct,” Trump said last week in response to a string of attacks in Europe.

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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby pdq67 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:11 am

One thing about bho is that eventually he will be gone.

Lets just pray bho's not stupid enough to get us in a war with Putin before leaving. I mean that I hate to say it, but bho is just unsteady enough to think he can kick Putin around before leaving office..

And we sure don't need that!!

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Re: The worst President in American history

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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby RevTheory » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:53 am

^^^ :lol: ^^^ No shit, right!

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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby 1989TransAm » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:32 pm

pdq67 wrote:One thing about bho is that eventually he will be gone.

Lets just pray bho's not stupid enough to get us in a war with Putin before leaving. I mean that I hate to say it, but bho is just unsteady enough to think he can kick Putin around before leaving office..

And we sure don't need that!!

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I think Putin is way smarter than that. I think he knows the Obama is nothing more than a petulant little man/child. He will be gone in about 3 weeks.

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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby pdq67 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:08 pm

I to this day can't believe people voted TWICE for bho!!

But I don't have any, "WHITE-GUILT!"... And I sure didn't want a free phone!!

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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby woody b » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:57 am

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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby pdq67 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:23 pm

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

That may be because rich liberals aren't affected by any of this and poor liberals will still get taken care of regardless!

And don't forget that poor conservatives know which side their bread is buttered on too!! They are probably just as bad as the poor liberals in most cases wanting their free stuff,...

It's the taxpaying middle class that is really affected!! Because we pay the bills!

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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby Ken0069 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:56 pm

Middle East Now Without a US Carrier
By: Christopher P. Cavas, December 28, 2016

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WASHINGTON — The Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group chopped out of the European theater of operations Dec. 26 and headed home to Norfolk after months of operating in the Arabian Gulf and the Mediterranean, where the strike jets of Carrier Air Wing 3 flew hundreds of missions against Islamic State group targets in Syria and Iraq. The homecoming is set for Dec. 30 — two days shy of the Navy’s stated goal of bringing the group home in seven months.

US carrier groups regularly relieve each other in theater, often handing off duties within sight of the other in the Arabian Gulf or Arabian Sea. But this time, no carrier is in the Eisenhower’s wake.

The relief ship, the carrier George H. W. Bush, has yet to leave Norfolk, and it's unlikely to do so before the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, according to a Navy source. The gap could last as long as two months, sources said, between the time the Eisenhower left the combat theater and the Bush arrives.

And that gap comes at a particularly inopportune time. Numerous media reports indicate intelligence organizations and analysts are on the lookout for provocative actions by potential antagonists — in particular Russia, China, North Korea, Iran or ISIS. Terror alerts, according to media reports, are high in many regions, including Europe, the Middle East and North America, due to a confluence of factors — the new year, ISIS’ diminishing power in the face of counterattacks in Iraq and Syria, and a natural tendency to test a new administration.

Other Central Command carrier gaps have taken place in the past, usually when a strike group is needed elsewhere or maintenance issues at home have forced ships to deploy late. The Pentagon plans for such events, often dispatching expeditionary US Air Force units to the region to pick up the slack — something that seems to have taken place now.

The newest gap is not a surprise, and actually has been months in the making — arguably well over a year. The Bush entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia in mid-June 2015 for what started out as a planned six-month repair period, extended just before it began to eight months. Facing a scheduled early-December 2016 departure date to relieve the Eisenhower group, the initial delay seemed manageable, giving the group nearly nine months to work through the predeployment training cycle.

But the overhaul dragged on well past the March completion date. Navy officials have been sparing at best and sometimes contradictory in explaining why the overhaul took so long — the explanations complicated by multiple oversight commands, including Naval Nuclear Reactors, Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Forces and US Fleet Forces Command. The reasons given ranged from poor planning to emergent work — often unspecified — to the lack of enough trained personnel at Norfolk Naval Shipyard due to previous layoffs and funding interruptions.

In the event, the Bush finally left the shipyard July 23 after more than 13 months in overhaul, facing a drastically compressed training period if the early December date could be met. But the command responsible for training the Bush and her strike group, US Fleet Forces Command, apparently did not have a plan in hand to deal with the short training cycle, although something called the Optimized Fleet Response Plan is supposed to deal with such eventualities. According to several sources, Fleet Forces didn’t hold a major meeting of all parties to determine a way ahead until late August.

Fleet Forces Command has declined numerous requests for comment on the Bush’s situation. The command has not issued a direct statement on its plans for the Bush.

Among the obstacles in getting the training going, several sources said, were defects on the carrier that remained unaddressed during the overhaul.

The Bush is not alone in experiencing delays. The Eisenhower itself missed a deployment due to shipyard and maintenance issues, and had to be spelled in 2015 by the carrier Harry S. Truman. Chronic problems in the Navy’s four shipyards, which perform the majority of heavy maintenance work on the carriers, has meant that most recent carrier overhauls are running long. Naval Sea Systems Command has acknowledged these problems and is working to restore and improve the workforces in the yards.

But it is not clear why Fleet Forces did not have a training plan in hand even before the Bush returned to the fleet. The ship and its strike group completed their last major predeployment exercise Dec. 21, but Navy officials expect another month to go by before the Bush deploys.

The Navy did not respond to a request for comment before press time.

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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby 1989TransAm » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:16 pm

I saw a report that there are no carriers at sea anywhere for us. They are all in port.

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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby RevTheory » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:40 pm

1989TransAm wrote:I saw a report that there are no carriers at sea anywhere for us. They are all in port.


Can you say "sitting ducks!"

What a horrible president. Lower case is intentional.

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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby dirtracr5 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:38 pm

RevTheory wrote:Can you say "sitting ducks!"

What a horrible president. Lower case is intentional.


I wouldnt say sitting ducks. There are a number of ships in the middle east now including this guy..

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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby RevTheory » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:50 pm

I'm talking about all the ones lined up at port at the same time.

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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby pdq67 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:20 pm

Seems like I remember something happening back in 1941 at Pearl Harbor!!

Ships were in port for whatever reasons?

Refit, repair/refueling, etc., etc. and bam!!

And it seemed that nobody gave a f** when the whistle was blown about, "incoming", coming in!!

Well hell, let's just, "bait", the CSer's and then when they bite, nuke Mecca and Medina and be done!! Then turn our 30,000,000 or more armed to the TEETH red-necks loose with our Military and go around the world and finish the job. And don't forget our Guard-Dogs to help hunt them down!

And why not we invite Israel and Putin to go along and help...

Boy, am I on a roll!

And put bho, the, "CUNT", and ol', "2-fingured slick", as well as ol' "scrub", out in front since they know what DD'ing and AWOL is all about

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Re: The worst President in American history

Postby Ken0069 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:40 am

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WORST PRESIDENT........................EVAH!!!!
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