Obama: 'It's Hard to Negotiate Additional Treaties When I'm Off Campaigning’

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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:35 PM
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Obama on 'Flexibility' with Putin: 'It's Hard to Negotiate Additional Treaties When I'm Off Campaigning’

WHAT !!

Well that's the latest on that famous "remark" caught on mic last March.

Obama was caught making a comment to then-Russian President Dimitry Medvedev saying he would have “more flexibility” after the election.

Now Obama has said that was because of campaigning !!


(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said the reason he told Russia’s Dimitry Medvedev back in March--more than seven months before this year's presidential election--that he would have “more flexibility” after the election to work with Russian leader Vladimir Putin was because he was too busy campaigning and doing other "stuff."

“The discussion there very much just had to do with the fact that it’s hard to negotiate additional treaties when I’m off campaigning and doing all kinds of stuff,” Obama said on Friday, explaining his open-mic comments with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev earlier this year.

The president’s latest comments came during an interview with News 4 KRNV in Reno, Nevada in which the questions were sent in from audience members.


Wild. All he had to do was say it back then.



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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:41 PM
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Thats going to end up on a T-Shirt.


He is caught between a rock and a hard place.

How can he think about the development of policies and treaties if he is voted out of office. On the other side of the coin, he can not be seen as putting his personal gains ahead of his primary responsibility to the country.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:43 PM
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Ah Presidents are always good for a laugh

No wonder they have teleprompters and script writers



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:58 PM
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Teleprompters and script writers should follow the lobbiests on the way to the unemployment line.

We need real people, that really do their jobs in public office, not people that can read the scripts handed them, and smile pretty for the camera.

This is a country, not a hollywood casting call, come on guys, vote for a real person, not Obama or Romney, they are actors, and good liars, nothing more.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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Oh that's rich. "Other stuff" as in visiting Letterman instead of Netanyahu for example?


It seems to me that these people we call politicians tend to forget that they work for us. Sigh. Then again, majority seems to turn a blind eye to the drone attacks in the middle east as they worship this "nobel peace prize" president.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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Yea, other "stuff" like playing golf and prying cheeseburgers out of Michelle's hands



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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His actual answer included
"At the time Mr. Putin was just putting together a new government, because he had just been re-elected"...

Which speaks to the truth of the matter. The President in an off-mic moment found the most tactful way to delay the conversation. It was more tactful than saying to Medvedic...you are an empty figure-head right now and we aren't going to waste time negotiating a treaty with you when Putin will simply look to start all over once he makes you his lap-dog...which Putin did BTW. The POTUS did the right thing.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by Indigo5
His actual answer included
"At the time Mr. Putin was just putting together a new government, because he had just been re-elected"...

Which speaks to the truth of the matter. The President in an off-mic moment found the most tactful way to delay the conversation. It was more tactful than saying to Medvedic...you are an empty figure-head right now and we aren't going to waste time negotiating a treaty with you when Putin will simply look to start all over once he makes you his lap-dog...which Putin did BTW. The POTUS did the right thing.


Yes of course.

But why didn't Obama tell that to the public when the hot mic moment was exposed ?

It might have actually made sense at the time.

I don't believe for one split second that Obama ever thought that Putin was an an empty figure-head



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by Indigo5
His actual answer included
"At the time Mr. Putin was just putting together a new government, because he had just been re-elected"...

Which speaks to the truth of the matter. The President in an off-mic moment found the most tactful way to delay the conversation. It was more tactful than saying to Medvedic...you are an empty figure-head right now and we aren't going to waste time negotiating a treaty with you when Putin will simply look to start all over once he makes you his lap-dog...which Putin did BTW. The POTUS did the right thing.


Don't waste your time here. These guys will not listen to reason. Look at how many posts they have claiming this guy said this the President said that. Political sheeps.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen

But why didn't Obama tell that to the public when the hot mic moment was exposed ?

It might have actually made sense at the time.

I don't believe for one split second that Obama ever thought that Putin was an an empty figure-head




Slow down...read my post again. I never said that Obama thought Putin was an empty figure head...he KNEW that Medvedic was since Putin had just been re-elected, thus the tactful..."talk later" concerning the treaty. He certainly couldn't publicly insult Medvedic by explaining to the public at the time that he did not think Medvedic had the power to negotiate.

The fact that Obama was correct in deffering the negotiations until Putin officially took power (away from Medvedic) has been proven since then.

Your response seems confused? Did that help?
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posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 12:01 AM
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What additional treaties?

Something more besides what he already surrendered the balance of power to Russia?
edit on 3-11-2012 by ThirdEyeofHorus because: (no reason given)





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