‘Ouch': Polish defense officials rip ‘chickensh*t’ Obama a new one

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The people of Poland are worried that they may soon have to defend against aggression from Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Some of them are not very confident that NATO will have their back, especially with Barack Obama in the White House.

The article they are referring to was posted to Business Insider earlier this week: Poland Is Preparing For A Potential Russian Invasion

The reporter spoke to an official in the Polish Ministry of Defense who was very blunt about how the Poles view President Obama.

Poles understand that without American leadership there is no NATO in any military sense. Since the onset of Putin’s aggression against Ukraine, those fears have multiplied and there are now many in Warsaw who wonder if Obama would really honor Article 5 in a crisis.

Yesterday I spoke with a top Polish MoD official, a man of sober and strongly pro-American views whom I’ve known for years. Referring to this week’s needless White House crisis with Israel, another American ally who has doubts about the current administration, he noted, “I didn’t need the Beltway media to tell me who the real chickens— is.”

“They really have no idea what they are doing,” he opined about Obama and his national security staff, “and we know it. You have no idea how many promises we’ve been given, even by the President himself, but there’s never any follow-up, it’s all talk. He thinks he’s on Oprah.”

A senior Polish Intelligence official also expressed his opinion.

In a similar vein, a senior Polish intelligence official, another veteran of long collaboration with Washington, DC, expressed his skepticism to me.

“Is it 1939 again? I don’t know,” he explained, “but I think Obama isn’t even a Chamberlain,” citing the British prime minister who left Poland in the lurch at the beginning of World War Two.

Well he did tell the Russians he’d have a lot more flexibility after he got reelected.

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/11/03/ouch-polish-defense-officials-rip-chickensht-obama-a-new-one/


Obama admin claims less than 500K have yet to replace canceled policies

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According to this article by AP, the Obama Administration is insisting that less than half a million people whose health insurance was canceled because of Obamacare have not found other health insurance coverage.

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If 500,000 formerly insured people are now uninsured because of Obamacare, that is bad enough.

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But it may be worse — possibly much worse — than that.

An estimated 4 to 5 million Americans have received cancellation notices, whereas it appears that fewer than a million have  signed up for Obamacare so far — and many of those freshly-minted “enrollees” have not paid premiums or been officially confirmed by an insurer. Some of those who received cancellation letters were able to stay in their current plan for another year, and many have chosen to do so. But whether that brings the number of new uninsured all the way down to 500,000 remains very unclear.

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Related:

New Numbers: 4.2M Americans Dropped From Health Plans

The Obamacare Exchange Scorecard: Around 100,000 Enrollees And Five Million Cancellations

Many who enrolled in health plans still await confirmation

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/23/obama-administration-claims-less-than-500000-people-have-yet-to-replace-canceled-individual-policies/


Forward! Smart(phone) diplomacy? Should this be Obama admin’s new motto?

It would be funny if it weren’t so frightening. Yet another President Smart Diplomacy fail.

But, hey, it’s all good. There is a picture and stuff! As Twitchy reported, the White House released a baffling photo of President Obama’s phone call with Vladimir Putin.

Out: Smart Diplomacy. In: Smartphone Diplomacy?

Boom.

Heck of a job, Barry. Again.

Related:

‘Brandishes phone at Putin!’ WH releases baffling pic of Obama phone call; Most disturbing part?

‘Useless appendage’: First look at upcoming ‘official’ WH pics of Obama at national security meeting?

‘Extraordinary standoff’: Ukraine troops won’t surrender in Crimea [photos]

‘The text does not limit it to Crimea’: Putin reportedly asks parliament to use military in all of Ukraine; Update: Parliament approves

CBS political director/Slate correspondent covers for absentee president

President Empty Chair skips Saturday’s national security meeting?

Is this how we’ll know when President Empty Chair means business with Russia? [pic]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/02/forward-smartphone-diplomacy-should-this-be-the-obama-administrations-new-motto/