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Posts Tagged ‘Leading from Behind’

Obama Being More Flexible with Putin

Posted by madjillmom on October 13, 2012

Remember when the hot mike incident happened with Obama and the then Russian President Medvedev? Obama told Medvedev that after his re-election he could be so much more flexible with Russia.

This week, Russia has come out and told the US that they will not extend the 1992 agreement where the US helped Russia safeguard its nukes while the defunct USSR was having trouble. The agreement was extended a few times and has been beneficial to the US. The concern was nuclear material going missing and ending up the hands of bad guys.  So now Russia is in a position of strength and they no longer want this agreement to continue.

When you telegraph weakness and lead from behind, the various governments of the world see no downside with pushing us aside or trying to weaken our position.  This is some of that smart diplomacy Obama has promised us all.  When we project weakness, every tin-pot dictator or Libyan or Al Qaeda bad guy thinks “why not?”.


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Obama won’t Cut Big Bird, so What Will He Cut

Posted by madjillmom on October 11, 2012

Obama has continued to “lead from behind” on cuts to the federal government.  He has not used any political capital to push for reforms in entitlements and has stood by while the threat of sequestration threatens to decimate the military in a dangerous world.

Now Obama and his campaign is running around the country on our dime laughing it up about Big Bird and Elmo being in the crosshairs of Romney’s gun.  He won’t let that happen.  If he can’t bring himself to cut funding to PBS/Bill Moyers/Sesame Street how will he ever be able to deal with the really hard stuff like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Sequestration?  Where is his leadership? Is it too much to ask that he consider the actual future of our great country?

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