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Where Have All the Allies Gone?

Drifter33 Wrote: 11 hours ago (9:36 AM)
What more can we expect from The Boy Who Voted 'Present'?
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Where Have All the Allies Gone?

Drifter33 Wrote: 11 hours ago (9:35 AM)
"Why the reluctance for allies to join the U.S.?" - - - - - Because our allies do not TRUST our pretend president. Pure and simple; The End.
I'm sure President Poroshenko is nearly giddy with excitement. (Sarcasm: OFF)
A leader can never delegate responsibility. The leader can grant an underling 'authority' to accomplish a given task, but can never abdicate the responsibility.
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Is DWS Getting Fired?

Drifter33 Wrote: 11 hours ago (9:28 AM)
For those of us who judge ACTIONS rather than WORDS, your analysis is quite right. And 'unifying leader' is the last term I would use to describe the train-wreck that is DWS.
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10 Things to Know for Today

Drifter33 Wrote: 11 hours ago (9:16 AM)
Let me sum it up: "To Hell in a Hand-Basket".
It's 'Commander-IN-Chief', and I don't find any of this even slightly amusing.
Obama can delegate 'day-to-day' authority all he wants, but the stubborn FACT remains: the ultimate responsibility for these serial failures is HIS alone. As his predecessor Harry S Truman once said, "The Buck Stops Here". And that simple truism is irrefutable. Obama ran two campaigns indicating he WANTED to be president--now he IS president. There is no shifting blame in the Oval Office.
Once a plagiarist, always a plagiarist...
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Legislation Introduced to Eliminate ATF

Drifter33 Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 7:58 PM
The enactment of the 17th Amendment truly began the downhill slide away from the concept of States' Rights. The election of senators by popular election removed one of the checks and balances emplaced by the framers--prior to the 17th Amendment, senators were dispatched to Congress by the state governments--not the people.
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Legislation Introduced to Eliminate ATF

Drifter33 Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 7:55 PM
DHS was a huge over-reach by the Congress in an ill-considered, knee-jerk reaction to 9-11-01. It was a huge mistake then; it's a huge mistake now. Ditto the T.S.A.
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