As expected, the vote in Crimea went overwhelmingly in favor of secession.
During a phone call at the request of the White House, President Obama told Vladimir Putin that the U.S. will not recognize the results as a referendum but remains committed to a diplomatic solution:
“Additional costs”? Is the White House going to try to subject Moscow to the Obamacare mandate?
Maybe Obama should convince Putin to continue the discussion on “Between Two Ferns”:
It’s possible that President Obama will change his tune, because he might have been distracted during the call:
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/16/fernworthy-crimea-votes-to-secede-from-ukraine-obama-tells-putin-u-s-committed-to-diplomatic-resolution/
President Obama was to be on his best behavior at the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy today. He almost passed muster, but was that a big wad of gum in his mouth during the solemn ceremony? Twitter seemed to think so.
Judge for yourself (via Weasel Zippers):
This time the president managed to offend the French as well.
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/06/obama-chewed-out-for-chomping-gum-at-d%e2%80%91day-ceremonies/
“A definite maybe” might be the best way to sum up some of Jay Carney’s responses at today’s press conference when being pressed about the future of VA secretary Eric Shinseki.
There have been bipartisan calls for the resignation or firing of the VA secretary, but Carney said that Obama will base his decision on whether to fire Eric Shinseki at least in part on an investigative report about corruption at the VA that will be compiled and submitted by … Eric Shinseki:
It remains to be seen what recommendations Shinseki will give to Obama regarding Shinseki’s future at the VA.
Anybody looking for straight answers from Jay Carney didn’t get what they were after at today’s presser:
Jay Carney never ceases to amaze.
‘Is he in a time out?’ Obama reportedly placed VA secretary Shinseki ‘on probation’
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/29/jay-carney-obama-wont-decide-va-secretarys-fate-until-reading-report-from-va-secretary/
President Obama and Vladimir Putin had another phone call today in regards to the situation in Ukraine.
CBS News’ Mark Knoller has the details:
Obama and Putin have spoken by phone a reported half dozen times since the start of the Ukraine crisis:
With that out of the way…
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/14/concern-level-grave-obama-and-putin-have-6th-phone-call-since-start-of-ukraine-crisis/
Critics of President Obama have rightfully blasted him over his warped priorities. With everything that’s been happening, you’d think he’d show at least a little more interest in dealing with world affairs.
But alas, after giving brief, ineffectual remarks on the situation in Ukraine, Obama once again got set for a busy week — of fundraising, natch. But White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest would like to reassure us that POTUS has totally got things under control. No need to throw a wrench in his plans!
Good to know. However:
It’d have to be one hell of a development! Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor dark of night nor international turmoil shall stay this president from the not-so-swift completion of his appointed fundraising rounds …
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/21/chill-out-guys-obamas-off-to-fundraise-but-he-can-do-his-job-wherever-he-happens-to-be/
After searching on the golf course both Saturday and Sunday for a way to contain the Ebola crisis, President Obama chose Monday to fly to Chicago to vote early.
One frequently asked question: did the poll workers attempt to disenfranchise the president by asking for some form of ID?
Fight the power!
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/20/voter-suppression-in-action-president-made-to-show-drivers-license-to-vote/