Harry Shearer: Now ‘Congress gets to decide what color that line is’

It’s no secret now that while President Obama might have talked about drawing a red line in Syria, what he was actually doing was painting himself into a corner. Harry Shearer seemed unimpressed with the president’s statement this afternoon that he’d seek approval from Congress before taking military action.

https://twitter.com/ThunderJew1775/status/373934931090890753

https://twitter.com/theharryshearer/status/373947618201575425

Wow, maybe it was just an “off-the-cuff” remark after all. Shearer’s betting that today’s statement, though, was carefully planned.

https://twitter.com/theharryshearer/status/373869510316404737

https://twitter.com/marcducharme/status/373905214824140800

Secretary of State John Kerry will do his best to pick up the pieces by making the rounds of Sunday morning talk shows.

https://twitter.com/lrozen/status/373939240130056192

Is there anyone left on either side of the aisle who believes President Obama does what he says he’ll do?

https://twitter.com/theharryshearer/status/373947281369624576

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Just curious. Will Kerry defend the President attacking Syria in a fashion reminiscent of “Jenjis Khan?”

    • Steve_J

      Since he will be going on all the Sunday shows, I am assuming they’ve pinpointed a video tape as the reason for the use of dhemical weapons.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Unlike President Truman, O’s buck stops here, then there, and over there, back over here….

    • Scorpion

      O’s buck always ends up with Bush.
      Maybe Bush should blame Clinton and keep it going.

      • WhoMeToo

        If Bush is going to continue to get blamed for everything, perhaps he should move back into the White House.

        • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

          At least we’d have someone who loved the country back in The People’s House.

    • Jill

      Perhaps he’ll finally find the elusive buck on a faraway Swedish golf course later this week.

      • cwc720

        Yea. And then they can give him another worthless peace prize!

    • tops116

      The buck’s on the other side of the red line. That’s why Obama will never cross it.

  • Guest

    I double-dog dare ya, is not a good foreign policy. Especially when you never follow through. Don’t put out ultimatums you don’t intend to back up, and

  • garygramscom

    Obama’s colors are…. wait, what color is liar?

    • CatHerder

      Red? For the pants on fire?

    • Republicanvet

      Yellow. Same color as incompetence, cowardice, etc.

    • ICOYAR

      Brown. The color of sh!t.

    • MasterDebater

      Purple. Lips.

  • MNWoman

    “Is there anyone left on either side of the aisle who believes President Obama does what he says he’ll do?”

    Sadly, even if they don’t believe him, far too many don’t care. Many on the left will defend him regardless. And of course, the lap dog media will do nothing to stop it.

    The low info voters don’t care. To them, Obama is like a God, but they really don’t know why.

    • waltermitty2012

      It’s not just what people on either side of the aisle think, it’s what the leaders of countries like Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea think as well.

  • fireandreamitchell

    So if Congress embarrasses Obama and votes down attacking Syria, they show his ‘black side.’ If Congress agrees, pisses off the American public (and many in the military) to fight along with Al Qaeda, they went with his ‘white’ side?

    • MasterDebater

      Yes.

  • exceller

    Come on Harry, he called for a vote because he knows it will fail, and will get him out of the jam he is in. Foreign policy is just one more subject that Obama is in way over his head on. He’s a laughingstock.

    • therealguyfaux

      Here’s a resolution which you should hope would pass 435-0/100-0, but it won’t even be brought up: “Mr President, do WTF you wanted to do and were going to do, assuming you even had a plan, and don’t use us as fig-leaves/ fall-guys in all this— and if you ain’t got no plan, then STFU and GTFOH.”

    • Junie3

      But how bad does he want the MBH to take control of Syria? I guarantee you, it’s all about spreading Islam with him.

    • Junie3

      But how bad does he want the MBH to take control of Syria? I guarantee you, it’s all about spreading Islam with him.

  • Maxx

    “I promise you the President has a big stick.” –Joe Biden
    …which apparently, collapses faster than Yellowbeard’s spyglass.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Yeah, it’s called a golf club.

    • MasterDebater

      Only Reggie can get it to do anything.

  • Peyton

    Obama is counting on not having the votes in Congress. Then he can blast Congress on the Issue and try to take the high road by saying he tried to respond to chemical attack.

  • ClinkinKY

    Harry Shearer was much more believable in “Spinal Tap”.

  • NY2DC

    Is John Kerry the best person to go on the Sunday shows to sell this? I mean, I still remember ’04, and he was calling Bush a warmonger!

  • Republicanvet

    I don’t recall America ever having weaker leadership at so many levels.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Carter

      • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

        Carter loves Barry because Barry makes Carter look like a leader!

    • GaryTheBrave

      Carter

  • PatriotRG

    Mr O has managed to not please any of the people any of the time and some of the people not at all

  • PatriotRG

    Mr O has managed to not please any of the people any of the time and some of the people not at all

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    hmmm…glowing reddish pinkish…
    OOOga.OOOga.Calling Congress.CallingCongress…Over the loud speaker…Clean up on corner 3…2…1

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    hmmm…glowing reddish pinkish…
    OOOga.OOOga.Calling Congress.CallingCongress…Over the loud speaker…Clean up on corner 3…2…1

  • EDUCATEDPATRIOT

    Mr. Smartest Guy in the Room president, again displaying the outstanding qualifications that so many believed would make him a capable president.

  • EDUCATEDPATRIOT

    Mr. Smartest Guy in the Room president, again displaying the outstanding qualifications that so many believed would make him a capable president.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Let’s point out a couple of factoids,,,
    – The MB is getting it’s backside kicked in Egypt – hopefully, out of there completely,
    – Barry’s 1/2 brother, Malik, is the top mucky-muck financier for the MB,
    – MB is looking at Syria to take over for a new home base

    now, why do McRino and Barry want to help the Rebels/Al-Q in Syria? Care to connect the dots?

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Let’s point out a couple of factoids,,,
    – The MB is getting it’s backside kicked in Egypt – hopefully, out of there completely,
    – Barry’s 1/2 brother, Malik, is the top mucky-muck financier for the MB,
    – MB is looking at Syria to take over for a new home base

    now, why do McRino and Barry want to help the Rebels/Al-Q in Syria? Care to connect the dots?

  • Uli Kunkel

    good times.

  • mrt721

    Already know what color that line is.
    It’s YELLOW and runs up Obama’s back.

  • Christopher Rant

    Obama: Half White, Half Black, Half Yellow. He can no longer tell red or he would have claimed that as well.

  • tops116

    “Is there anyone left on either side of the aisle who believes President Obama does what he says he’ll do?”

    The tens of people that go to an OFA rally?

  • reving19

    O, come on now! This is all George W. Bush’s fault!!!!! Didn’t you guys get the memo???? Everything that happens in today’s world is GWB’s fault. Pres. Obama has never made a mistake or distorted information…just like HAL in “2001”.

    O, wait….