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Did Dianne Feinstein blast Barack Obama’s lack of leadership on foreign affairs?

July 22, 2014

  Besides a few passing words in his first statement in the aftermath of the downing of MH17 Barack Obama could not be bothered to leave the fundraising tour he has been on. (Eerily reminiscent of Benghazi.) The world was waiting for leadership and instead got “it is great to be back in Maryland.”

  Despite the White House’s claim that the Barack Obama’s policies have increased “the tranquility of the global community” the Middle East in on fire and Vladamir Putin has upped the ante in Russia’s war against Ukraine. The irony was apparently not lost on Dianne Feinstein who had some interesting comments according to this article.

  Here is some of what she had to say:

The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said it would be nice if President Obama stepped up his attention to the foreign policy crises crashing down around him.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) stressed “the eastern part of the Ukraine is essentially controlled by Russian partisans who are run by Russia.”

“I agree with those who see former fighters, Russian fighters amidst them. Russian equipment, Russian training, Russian practice. And I think Putin ought to own up in the sense that do what an objective, responsible leader would do,” she told MSNBC today. “…I think it may well be that the United States should take its solid intelligence, which I believe is solid now, and declassify it, and let the world see what went into this and why the belief is so solid that this, in fact, was a Russian Buk that unleashed this missile.”

“…What action is the world going to take? Are we just going to sit by and see this all happen? What action is Europe going to take? Will they become a participant in a sanctions regime that will say to Russia, the West condemns this act?”

Feinstein said she believes “that America’s reputation is somewhat diminished, but I think there are people that still believe that we want to do the right thing.”

“This is a very hard time. With ISIS and its caliphate in the middle of Syria and in the middle of Iraq, with them marching on Baghdad, with what’s happening with Iran and the P-5-plus- 1, Gaza,” she said.

  But here is the money quote:

“…Now, look, I’m not gonna tell the president what to do. But I think the world would very much respect his increased attention on this matter. And I think there ought to be increased attention.”

“And I think the leader of the free world has to be strong and this is a time where strength is necessary. And this, our president, has to convince Europe to stand up and be part of this so that the world can speak out with one voice of condemnation.”

  Dianne Feinstein recently told Vladimir Putin to “man up” and it appears as if this is her kinder, gentler way of telling Barack Obama to so the same…

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2014 8:17 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  2. July 22, 2014 8:24 pm

    I do believe he has now entered his own bubble and is immune or does not care a wit. We have just received that magical finger from him.All of this prior to the fall election tells me he is willing to send the Dem Senators that are up for election to the same fate as the Dem House members a few years ago.

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    • July 22, 2014 8:28 pm

      I agree 100%! He knows he doesn’t have to worry about another election and so he is pushing his agenda at all costs. He doesn’t care if this hurts the Democrats in November and I think they are finally starting to realize it so they have no option but to distance themselves from him.

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      • July 22, 2014 8:32 pm

        Like rats from a sinking ship. That Dem fellow from W VA sure got the message.. can’t think of his name.

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      • lou222 permalink
        July 22, 2014 9:09 pm

        We knew he would sell anyone out he had to, apparently they did not get the memo! Stupid to have trusted this man, but at least we saw him for what others are finally starting to see. Mr fundraiser-in-chief, indeed!

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      • July 23, 2014 6:27 am

        In my opinion they are getting what they deserve for backing Obama, they knew he couldn’t be trusted and yet they did because they didn’t think he would turn his back on them.

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  3. Bruce permalink
    July 22, 2014 8:30 pm

    Just this afternoon, I called Fienstein’s San Francisco’s office to leave a message for my senatorial representative (yea, how lucky an I). I told the flunky who was handling the phone that I wanted to leave my senator a message. I told the flunky that I wholeheartedly agreed with my Senator that the Head of State needed to “man up”, but that she was referring to the wrong head of state. I told her that it was Obama, the Campaigner-in-Chief that needed to “man up” and act like a President. That instead of traveling the country collecting money and partying with the rich, he needed to “man up” and stand up to Putin, stand up and take charge of the mess at the southern boarder, stand up to the invasion of Israel, stand up and take a stand on ISIS, and stand up to the illegal behavior of the IRS.
    The flunky thanked me for my comments and hung up as fast as possible.

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    • July 23, 2014 6:29 am

      Somehow I don’t think the flunky will relay your message but I would have loved to have been listening to here how that conversation went. But alas I am not the NSA… 😉

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      • Bruce permalink
        July 23, 2014 1:18 pm

        Well Steve, like the song says “oops, I did it again”. I called Feinstein’s WASHINGTON office this time and gave the whole spiel all over again. Andrew was much better at listening, and I actually heard some ‘keyboarding’ in the background (free cell maybe) and at least he said he would pass on the message. But I am sure that as far as Feinstein is concerned, my opinion, and a dollar are worth about fifty cents.

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      • July 23, 2014 6:43 pm

        If she does ever get the message I am sure she really doesn’t care what you have to say. My Rep, Carol Shea-Porter once said she doesn’t represent those that didn’t vote for her and I am sure Feinstein feels the same way.

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