Twitter had fun Thursday night roasting ‘Rambobama,’ the army of one who made it clear he’s not afraid to go it alone in Syria if he can’t build a coalition of allies. He won’t really be going it alone, though; he made it clear today that he has his own military at his disposal.

https://twitter.com/scycollc/status/373528268458061825

Whether it was intentional or just another “off-the-cuff” remark, the president’s choice of words didn’t sit well with many.

Just take it out of his “stash” of Obama money.

Obama’s not an emperor. Remember? He said so himself, in an effort to explain why illegal aliens were still being deported under his watch.

https://twitter.com/Sassypaws/status/373519407383080960

  • pdigaudio

    Hail Caesar! Or Heil Hitler!

    • Republicanvet

      Hail Nero?

      • Clayton Grant

        Just one step forward on the evolutionary chain from Caligula.

        • therealguyfaux

          Too bad he doesn’t have a horse he can name a Minister. Although he has named a few horse’s asses, it must be said.

          • Stephen L. Hall

            Doesn’t Hillary or Biden count?

          • grais

            That’s two horse’s asses.

          • Clayton Grant

            *Jackass’ asses.

          • AmericanMom

            There’s a reason democrats are shown to be jackasses.

          • trixiewoobeans

            Biden counts on his fingers. Hillary counts martinis.

          • lainer51

            or “babes”

          • E Quilibrate

            Not sure the can but I know what you mean.

          • trixiewoobeans

            I know a horse’s front he named Secretary of State.

          • GaryTheBrave

            “Why the long face?”

          • trixiewoobeans

            Oh Wil-l-l-l-burrr!

          • Simon Says

            He’s got Holder, who is a cross with a horse, does that count?

          • Deborah Hallsted

            Or as Rachel Jeantel would say “a$$ ho”

          • E Quilibrate

            When he stands before a mirror there are two of them.

          • Adi

            He has two dogs, though, who are transported with His personal airplanes.

        • Ty in TX

          Well if he were a Kennedy, he’d already be sexually assaulting the wives of Cabinet members at White House functions. That would definitely be a step towards the Full Caligula.

      • koblog

        There was a sign on the podium in Valerie Jarrett’s invented “Office of the President-Elect.”

        The sign read: “Ready to Rule”

        And the left called Bush “imperial” — the guy who “vacationed” (at his home) in Crawford, TX.

        • sardiverdave

          I thought I was the only person who remembered those. They were frightening, actually.

    • 0bamasnought

      As long as I don’t have to say; My President.

      • David

        You got it. thanks

    • Vickie DHaene

      I will Not bow down. I will NOT comply.

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      …the modern American version of all Hail/Heil and least we leave out…the tea drinkin’ Benito Mussolini.

      • pdigaudio

        Mussolini was Il Duce. Obama is Il Douche.

    • Cheryl Gulasey

      He’s a delivery boy, sent by clerks to collect a bill.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Note he never says “my economy”.

    • Clayton Grant

      This X 100^ !

    • Stupid Republic

      Nor “my fault.”

      • trixiewoobeans

        ZAAM!!

      • Perso Nasplit

        sure he does. he says it all the time. of course, its preceded by “it’s not”…..

    • trixiewoobeans

      SHA-

    • BlueGood

      the Big “O” is a BIG ZERO….so freakin’ shallow………so transparent….so utterly dangerous!

      • Simon Says

        Maybe he identifies with that robot in that anime series, “Big O.”

    • TocksNedlog

      On his last day in office he will still be calling it “Bush’s economy”.

      • GaryTheBrave

        That’s why they keep using Continuing Resolutions rather than pass a new budget. Technically we are still on Bush’s final budget. At the end of his term the Dems will claim that Bush’s budget put us in $20-Trillion plus in debt.

    • grais

      Or “my sequester.”

  • Clayton Grant

    I remember one of his 1st flights on AF-1 and he was talking to the press when he said “How do you like my spiffy new ride?”
    .
    Nothing has changed.

    • Love of Country

      Oh God …. and who could forget that flight? Burned tons of gas and scared the bejesus out of millions of people just for his own personal and uber-narcissistic photo-op from heII ….. unbelievable!

      http://cmsimg.marinecorpstimes.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=M6&Date=20090428&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=904280314&Ref=AR&MaxW=640&Border=0&Obama-orders-review-New-York-City-flyover

    • grais

      He said “spiffy?”
      Dat ol skool

      • Guest

        You owe me a new keyboard – and a Kronenbourg 1664.

        • grais

          They’re on my list, then.
          But really…spiffy??
          For such a cool guy, he sure does let the dork slip out a lot.
          Even *I* don’t say ‘spiffy’, fcol, and I still say ‘neat’ once in a while.

          • Guest

            I mus be ol skool. What fcol be?

          • grais

            for cryin’ out loud.

            wow. It’s not very often that I’m the one who knows something.
            ; )

          • Clayton Grant

            I have not found that to be true at all.
            I would have eventually figured it out, just not after 3 beers. Really! I would have!

          • GaryTheBrave

            I thought grais misspelled “fool”.

          • trixiewoobeans

            I did not know that. How pronounced?

          • grais

            I dunno. I only type it.
            : )

          • Simon Says

            exactly how it is spelled “crone-en-bergs”

          • CatHerder

            How about ‘groovy’? I’ve been known to slip that into a conversation, usually in a sour tone denoting the opposite.

          • Sharemore

            Not Bitchen? LOL

          • Dwayne Jackson

            Bitchin’

  • dwsmokin

    Gosh, “his” military, “his” White House, “his” plane. I guess he was right-he does have a lot more flexibility since the election. He’s like Gumby dambit.

    • trixiewoobeans

      He didn’t build that.

      • therealguyfaux

        + (Infinite)

      • Clayton Grant

        He did sequester it though.

        • trixiewoobeans

          You said it wrong, it’s sequeeeeesssssster…like a snake hissing.

      • lainer51

        He wouldn’t know HOW to build that!

    • chewydog

      And of course, it’s “his” vacation.

      • Simon Says

        We should let him claim those! Shows what a spend-thrift he is!

    • Scorpion

      It won’t be “my military” if any of his drone strikes cause any civilian casualties.

  • Keith

    That’s why “HIS ADVISORS” don’t want him speaking with a teleprompter…he really is a moron.

  • Stupid Republic

    Why don’t we just save time and skip right to “My Praetorian Guards.”

    • arttie

      Nixon had a nice uniform that he could resurrect. Maybe the MSM would not put up as much fuss this time.

  • $3838536

    Mah name be Obamandias, Kaing of Kaings.

    • CatHerder

      Yo, fools, lookaheah whut I done built.

  • trixiewoobeans

    The military whose voting ballots had the wrong date on them, and others “lost,” if even delivered on time, because they were voting for your rival? The military you won’t serve hot breakfast to? The military who gets shoddy, “government” health care? The military vets you want to take personal, home-protection firearms from? That military?

    • Love of Country

      But what about these headlines? ‘OBLIGATION’ TO ACT: Obama Stands Firm on Syria Intervention

      He has an obligation to go to war …… an obligation he made to himself ie and not a single other soul in the country.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Well, it IS all about him!

      • Jay Stevens

        I would have thought that He (snark) would have had an “obligation to act” on Benghazi with “his military” when it would have made a difference.

    • Keith W

      And the military – both active duty and retirees – who children cannot stay on their Tricare Health insurance until age 26. Because then the government, instead of private insurers, would have to pay the additional costs. Children are covered under Tricare only until age 21, then up to age 23 if enrolled in a university. From 23 to 26 they can purchase their own Tricare plan. Just one more examply how the Democrats don’t care about our military – unless they have the opportunity to refer to it as “my military”

  • Catchance

    He wants all of the glory without any of the work. Hot-dogger.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Um, I think it’s “dog-eater.”

      • Catchance

        HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa! Oh, that’s excellent!

  • MNWoman

    I suppose, since he is technically Commander In Chief of the military, he could be thinking in terms like when an officer refers to his or her troops.

    But I don’t ever recall a president saying “my” military. It just sounds arrogant.

    • Dana Van Roekel

      It’s very much like the when the queen of England opens each session of parliament with a speech about what “my priorities” are for “my government”. Except that the queen knows that her powers are limited by a constitution.

    • Wiki David

      How bout when asked a couple of weeks ago about why he hasnt done anything in 11 months on Benghazi. Brock’s reply was, “I didn’t get BinLadin in 11 months”.

  • Michelle

    He also uses, “My Department of Justice,” My this and my that all the time. I noticed it years ago.

    • Catchance

      Mostly I haven’t been able to stomach watching him, but that was the first thing I noticed when he came out bragging about ‘his’ bin Laden raid. “I” was briefed… “I” determined… “I” met with “my” national security team… at “my” direction… on and on ad nauseum.

      • Michelle

        Bingo.

      • Clete Torres

        Barack. Obama.

        Not an ‘I’ to be found.

        Unless he’s speaking about something completely unrelated to him, then it’s all about him.

      • Guest

        Where are all of the “I was determined” – “I met with my NST” or “at my direction” for Benghazi?

        • Catchance

          Yeah, I never heard an “I met with the NSA and determined that we needed to spy on Americans”, or “I told my IRS department to target conservative groups” either. Instead, he goes all Sergeant Schultz: he didn’t know anything about it until it was made public.

  • peteee363

    reminds me of Valerie jarett saying Obama would be ready to rule on the first day. this guy still does not get it.

  • BamaG

    .. but .. but.. he was the savior! this was never going to happen on his watch, because he was gonna make everyone as one .. koombah yiyiyiyi .. and all that jazz

  • Clete Torres

    Like I said before:

    It’s his military when he wants to be flexin’ dat muscle.

    Any other time, it’s a line-item to cut from.

  • grais

    Not at all surprising that he thinks it’s his.

    Michael Jackson had his own umbrella holder, too.

    • therealguyfaux

      I see what you did there, with “holder”…

  • Evan Dickinson

    He is the commander of the military. It doesn’t seem that odd to me that he would say that.

    • grais

      You’re right. It’s not odd that He would say it.

      • Clayton Grant

        That’s gonna fly right over …

        • John Howard

          Eyowwwwwmmmm!!

          • blockthiscnn

            Peanut reference?

          • John Howard

            Check!

        • Guest

          ahh no its sarcasm obviously

          • Guest

            You would think so, eh?

        • Evan Dickinson

          Generals talk about “their” armies i’m sure.

          • Clayton Grant

            They do! Did Congress do something stupid and give him the rank of O-11?

          • Evan Dickinson

            Its his job description moron

          • Clayton Grant

            I am pretty sure moron does not appear in the President’s job description. He brought that to the office with him.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Commander in cheif of the armed forces
            He outranks every general.

          • Clayton Grant

            What else is his? The IRS?

          • grais

            Not when it misbehaves; it’s Michelle’s then.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Like I said its a manner of speaking. Its one we all use. Stop being hypocritical morons and focus on things that are actually true. There is a lot of TRUE beef to be had with the president.

          • grais

            Go scold Twitchy. Or just don’t play.

          • Evan Dickinson

            I made a comment. Plenty will see it.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            “One we all use?” When is the last time a president referred to “his” military?

          • Evan Dickinson

            Uh, just because this particular manifestation of it is new doesn’t mean we don’t talk like that in general.

          • blockthiscnn

            If by “we” you mean people who actually served and used the term in context, then we know you don’t mean yourself.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Oh god. Ya only people in the military use the word “my”. This is the kind of utter stupidity that plagues so many conservative blogs.

            I was in the military ok. I don’t see what your point is. It is utter nonsense. Use what term in context? If an officer is using that term and they are in charge of a unit it has the connotation of command not just membership.

          • blockthiscnn

            I agree, your special kind of stupid seems to be showing up a lot here for some reason. Have you tried changing your diet?

            If you were in the military, you must have been asleep the whole time. I call BS.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Well, you’ve already given me your experience in the military as to the word “my” meaning something other than membership sometimes so you don’t have to believe I was in the military.

          • blockthiscnn

            In what context? Like you know what the hell the context is when people in the military use the term.

          • Evan Dickinson

            People often know the context when other people use terms. Otherwise there is no point in a context existing for communication. The entire point of a context is that people will consider the different situation and understand the difference existing in that context. Saying “our” or “my” in the military is not a thing specific to military. Its a general issue about control or membership.

          • blockthiscnn

            Bullsh1t…there are some terms that have one meaning in the military but other meanings in the civilian world, and you wouldn’t know the difference unless you had some close association with the military, i.e. actually served. You claim you were in but you don’t pass the smell test. Many professions have their own unique buzz words that don’t mean the same thing outside that profession. You’ve been fruitlessly arguing this whole time that President Obama can say “my military” because people in the military use the same phrase, but you think the phrase means the same thing as “my apartment” when it doesn’t. People who have actually been in the military know what the phrase means, and I’ve explained it to you earlier, and I’ve also explained why it’s arrogant of the President to use it, because it’s only used when it suits him, but he doesn’t use it to describe an agency when it would make him look bad. The President shouldn’t be calling the military his; it belongs to Congress, who are supposed to represent us citizens. We’ve just been stupid enough to put him in charge of it.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Ok, tell me about how you were taught to use the word “my” in the military. Truth is you were never taught a special usage of the word “my”. That word is so basic and has no specific military context that I am aware of.

            Well your sense of smell is terrible. There are some terms used in the military but once again if you are stupid enough to assume I couldn’t just look for military terms and find Hooah, Fake it till you make it, hurry up and wait, sh*tbag, pogue, and whatever else your inflicting a self-pwn. There is no way to prove that I haven’t just looked on the internet for stories of military service. I could easily go to a military blog right now and listen to people recounting stories of their service. Anyone could. I’m not ,however, going to tell you my specific unit, though you might guess approximately. This is my real name but there are several Evan Dickinson’s in the world and I’m not going to identify myself fully. You have identified yourself not at all so you have no room to talk.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Ok, tell me about how you were taught to use the word “my” in the military. Truth is you were never taught a special usage of the word “my”. That word is so basic and has no specific military context that I am aware of.

            Well your sense of smell is terrible. There are some terms used in the military but once again if you are stupid enough to assume I couldn’t just look for military terms and find Hooah, Fake it till you make it, hurry up and wait, sh*tbag, pogue, and whatever else your inflicting a self-pwn. There is no way to prove that I haven’t just looked on the internet for stories of military service. I could easily go to a military blog right now and listen to people recounting stories of their service. Anyone could. I’m not ,however, going to tell you my specific unit, though you might guess approximately. This is my real name but there are several Evan Dickinson’s in the world and I’m not going to identify myself fully. You have identified yourself not at all so you have no room to talk.

          • Stephen L. Hall

            He has no rank. As Commander in Chief, they become his armed forces to command only after war is declared by Congress.

          • Clete Torres

            By definition, this.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Ya except the constitution doesn’t say that.

          • Clete Torres

            What does it say, Constitutional scholar? Educate us.

            The President is the CinC of the armed forces. Normally, in peacetime, they are under the command of their separate armed services, although he/she does remain the CinC. If activated by presidential order, for whatever reason, they fall under his direct command.

            I’m sure Satirist can chime in to append/correct me, but this is the basic nature of the situation.

          • Evan Dickinson

            No. Read the farking constitution, and stop talking at all until you have. It doesn’t say that. He is always the commander of the armed forces.

          • Stephen L. Hall

            You try reading the Constitution, he is always Commander in Chief, but he has no authority to engage in hostilities without the authorization of Congress. Being Commander in Chief does not give him authority to engage in any offensive action on his own. The Army is not “his.” Technically, the armed forces are Congress’s, though under a limited direction of the President, unless war is declared by Congress. Cursing, or fake cursing, does not enhance your nonsensical argument.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Strictly speaking, the War Powers Act does grant presidential authority to engage in very limited action without Congressional approval, but subject to Congressional review.

          • Stephen L. Hall

            Technically, yes, for I believe up to 30 days, but as a Constitutional matter it is a delegation by Congress of Congressional authority to the Executive in response to an Emergency, I don’t believe the law fundamentally changes the dynamics. it was anticipated that it gave the President the authority to respond if we were attacked and not really intended to grant authority to start a war as long as it didn’t last very long. Personally, I think it is a foolish law, like many where Congress has delegated its duties and responsibilities.

          • blockthiscnn

            zing

          • Corey Dennison

            No. They don’t.

        • ozconservative
          • Guest

            Hillarious!

        • Roto

          Obama’s sequester cancelled flyovers…. (sorry, had to)

      • Evan Dickinson

        In the military i think the leaders talk abou ttheir units as “their” units. Its just a way of speaking. You guys shouldn’t jump to double standards. Its infantile.

        • Clayton Grant

          You have our Generals confused with Dem politicians. They are the ones who are always in the news because of their units.

          • Evan Dickinson

            The presidency is the highest rank of our armed forces.

          • Stephen L. Hall

            You are clueless, the president is not a “rank of our armed forces” he is a civilian. The very structure of our government, the founding principle of our civilization is a civilian authority over the military. They should have taught you that in 5th grade.

          • grais

            I was thinking the same thing.
            jeeze. The guy giving the lectures gets it wrong.

          • Evan Dickinson

            You were thinking the same thing? He is the commander. Whether it is technically a rank or not is irrelevant. He is for all intents and purposes the ranking member of the armed forces. He controls the armed forces.

            His role is just like that of a general.

          • grais

            “The presidency is the highest rank of our armed forces.”

            WRONG

          • Evan Dickinson

            Rank has both a specific military definition and a general definition. For the purposes of this argument the general definition suffices. He is the highest rank of our armed forced by some definiition of rank. In any case he is the commander. That is the reason people in the armed forces say a unit is “theirs”, because they command it.

            You all are arguing like a bunch of children clamoring to support any falsehood that attacks the president. Grow up. Focus on the multitude of non stupid attacks you could do.

          • Corey Dennison

            When/where did you serve?

          • Evan Dickinson

            None of your business.

          • Corey Dennison

            In other words: You’re a member of the 82nd Chairborne Rangers.

            Chickenhawk.

          • Evan Dickinson

            What are you talking about? Chickenhawk? When did I advocate war?

          • Jay Stevens

            Do you support Obama?

          • Evan Dickinson

            No.

          • Corey Dennison

            You’re certainly doing your damnedest to defend him and his use of the phrase “my military.”

          • Evan Dickinson

            Do you really need to be taught that supporting a falsehood just because it opposes someone you don’t like is wrong morally?

            I don’t like how many conservatives post about these issues. Yall act like a bunch of children sometimes.

            And to say that if I call a particular insult wrong its defending him? Ya on this issue. I want you to act like an adult and attack him on issues that matter and that a normal reasonable person who is sitting on the fence can look at and say “ya that is a reasonable opposition because they are …. correct”.

            Wallowing in this echo chamber like this is not helpful. The only way to win elections for conservatism is to convince the population our cause is the correct one. That isn’t served by calling the president names as immature as Mr Doodypants.

          • Corey Dennison

            I want you to act like an adult and attack him on issues that matter and that a normal reasonable person who is sitting on the fence can look at and say

            The people on this board ARE the ones acting like adults; and when you get called out on something, You’re the one playing the stompy-footed little crybaby.

            And by the way, Obama is attacked on issues CONSTANTLY on this website.

            Get over yourself, and climb down from your cross; we could use the wood for something else other than supporting your self-righteous little act.

          • Evan Dickinson

            No one has provided facts to dispute my view that dispute my view. The majority are just whining about something because they don’t like Obama. This to the extent that some are claiming “my” is a military term. Why must we act that stupidly? If you support any falsehood that opposes your opponents you eventually tie yourself in knots and complicate your own thought processes.

            Get over yourself and act like an adult and be fair. Being fair leaves plenty of room for harsh criticism of Obama.

            Yes attack Obama on the issues constantly and avoid falsehoods that make you look childish.

          • Corey Dennison

            Gee…thank you for deigning to come down from Mt. Olympus and tell us what we may or may not discuss in relation to the President and the military.

          • Evan Dickinson

            You may do as you wish. And I may insult you for it.

          • Corey Dennison

            And you’ll be insulted right back. But the difference is, you’ll whine and demand that we ‘act like adults.’ (and not seeing your own immaturity in the process)

          • Evan Dickinson

            I’m acting maturely. I’m pointing out you acting immaturely. Using insults is only immature when they aren’t warranted. Coming up with gradeschool like nicknames for Obama and his wife is immature. Claiming a sudden special use of the word “my” in the military when none exists just to prove a point that doesn’t exist is also immature. Insulting you for it is not immature, it is just accurate.

          • Corey Dennison

            Sorry…but you’re just trolling now. Policing language and trying to dictate behavior. You’ve got nothing left since you can’t defend this guy anymore.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Uh i never stopped defending him over this. You never managed to make a point. You just made a ridiculous claim.

          • Corey Dennison

            Sorry…but you’re just trolling now. Policing language and trying to dictate behavior. You’ve got nothing left since you can’t defend this guy anymore.

          • Evan Dickinson

            No one has provided facts to dispute my view that dispute my view. The majority are just whining about something because they don’t like Obama. This to the extent that some are claiming “my” is a military term. Why must we act that stupidly? If you support any falsehood that opposes your opponents you eventually tie yourself in knots and complicate your own thought processes.

            Get over yourself and act like an adult and be fair. Being fair leaves plenty of room for harsh criticism of Obama.

            Yes attack Obama on the issues constantly and avoid falsehoods that make you look childish.

          • Jay Stevens

            I always loved that particular liberal insult. First applied to Bush the Younger, it implied that he was unqualified to be president because he had never served in a combat zone. Of course, it did not apply to Clinton who even “loathed” our military and it does not apply to Obama even though he is pushing for military intervention in Syria.

            But let’s push the principle farther. If you are not a cook, you are unqualified to judge the meal you are eating. If you are not a doctor or nurse, you are not qualified comment on healthcare. If you do not work for the IRS, you are unqualified to pay taxes. (Hey! I like that one.) If you have never held office, you are unqualified to vote.

          • Corey Dennison

            That’s why it’s particularly fun to turn it around on them now.

            To highlight their rank hypocrisy and double-standards, and to use their own words against them. Delicious.

          • blockthiscnn

            I think I’m going to bathe in liberal and faux conservative EvanDickinson tears tonight.

          • Jay Stevens

            Ah, didn’t.

          • blockthiscnn

            I love it when people who claim to know things about the military all of a sudden clam up when asked if they served.

          • blockthiscnn

            Thank you, thank you so much for confirming that you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

          • Evan Dickinson

            I could look up any unit in the military and post that if I were trying to pretend. Quizzing on the internet is a fools game.

          • blockthiscnn

            Again, you don’t pass the smell test; if you were truly in there are many, many ways you could demonstrate that and no one would be able to google it. If you were in, you’d know. You’re a fraud.

          • Evan Dickinson

            If I were in I would know how to prove it? Bullshit. There is no secret handshake. And if there were it would be on the internet anyway. You are such a dishonest individual.

          • Evan Dickinson

            If I were in I would know how to prove it? Bullshit. There is no secret handshake. And if there were it would be on the internet anyway. You are such a dishonest individual.

          • Corey Dennison

            The first clue that gave you away as a loud-mouth poseur, is that you spewed this:

            In the military i think the leaders talk abou ttheir units as “their” units. Its just a way of speaking

            I’ve been part of the military for over 20 years, and I’ve worked for and briefed General/Flag officers on many occasions. I’ve never met or known one who would speak the way Obama did.

          • blockthiscnn

            Now Corey, go easy on him; when he was Force Recon/Delta Force/Special Forces/Parajumper/Airborne Rangers/SEAL it was soooooo secret that they wouldn’t let him reveal what branch he was in. That’s why he can’t talk about it. It’s not that he’s making crap up to somehow make his asinine point.

          • blockthiscnn

            I worked for a flag officer for a time, and yes, I don’t remember any of them talking this way.

          • blockthiscnn

            I worked for a flag officer for a time, and yes, I don’t remember any of them talking this way.

          • Evan Dickinson

            I think you are lying that they would never say “my company”. I’ve heard them say “my squad” or “my team”. I was never privy to the talk of officers I just assume they would because it is normal to do that. They could mean that the same way Obama could have meant it. Note that blockthiscnn though he claims to disagree with me supported my view by claiming that he considers his unit his because he has reponsibility over it. That could be the same way Obama was speaking.

          • Evan Dickinson

            I think you are lying that they would never say “my company”. I’ve heard them say “my squad” or “my team”. I was never privy to the talk of officers I just assume they would because it is normal to do that. They could mean that the same way Obama could have meant it. Note that blockthiscnn though he claims to disagree with me supported my view by claiming that he considers his unit his because he has reponsibility over it. That could be the same way Obama was speaking.

          • grais

            Backatcha, Chester.

            You wanna make the rules, start your own board.

          • Evan Dickinson

            I’m asking you all to stop acting like children, not declaring it should be a rule.

          • grais

            smh
            “For the purposes of this argument the general definition suffices.”
            You should quit while you’re behind, kid.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Thats all you got. You don’t have logic, just the kinds of pathetic responses that only seem to work because you are surrounded by people don’t care about the truth.

          • grais

            You don’t understand why I quoted you, do you?
            (that was a rhetorical question; I’m not asking for a reply)

            smdh

          • Evan Dickinson

            You quoted me because you smelled blood or that I was backing down sorta. Literally rank has multiple meanings, both the specific military sort and the sort based on whatever power structure exists. To you that sounds like making excuses though you can verify that definition easily.

          • grais

            Wrong again.

            smh

          • Evan Dickinson

            Ok I’m wrong. Don’t show me why i’m wrong. Just assert. That is exactly all you have learned about “arguing” in your bubble.

          • GaryTheBrave

            There is a difference between political power and titular power. You may see this where you work. There are those who are leaders by title only. There are others who lead through influence. In the military there is some of that political influence but the power structure is strongly attached to rank. There isn’t room for ethereal power structures other than rank and title.

            Uniformed military personnel are ordered to follow the orders of their superior officers, not civilians.

            Getting back to the topic of this article. Officers do refer to their units as “my army/battalion/squad” much like you refer to “my family.” For them the use of “my” infers attachment or belonging. For President Obama to say, “my military” infers possession, not attachment or belonging to them.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            TL;DR: Wahhhh! You are a big bully! You and your friends make me feel bad for being stupid!

          • blockthiscnn

            As if you who claim to know the meaning behind a term used in the military but refuse to acknowledge if you yourself were in are somehow the world’s source of logic.

            I left more logic in the big white porcelain bowl this morning then you’ve hinted at exercising.

          • Evan Dickinson

            “My” is not a military term.

          • blockthiscnn

            We’ve been talking about it’s use in a military context for some time…do you really think you are going to obfuscate things now?

          • Evan Dickinson

            We’re talking about it in every context. There is no special lecture in the military that I’m aware of about using possessive pronouns about your unit so I assume like normal people they will use possessive pronouns to indicate control. It is not a special military term that people are taught in the military to my knowledge. I never heard one peep about it. And you haven’t implied differently in fact you have supported my view that the use of “my” can imply something other than membership.

          • Corey Dennison

            His role is just like that of a general

            Ummm…no. It’s not.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Umm yes it is. He is the commander. He tells them what to do. That is the entire point of having a civilian commander that a civilian has the final say. He can order them to do whatever he wishes assuming its not a crime that congress can punish him for.

          • Corey Dennison

            Funny…you call him a ‘civilian’ yet say he is the equivalent of a general.

            You may want to give up on this. You’re looking like an idiot. By the way…if you’d like to get back on topic: it’s not “his” military.

          • Evan Dickinson

            What are you talking about? You could equally say “funny you say he is civilian but he is the leader of the military”.

            If you think that is a contradiction, blame the founders. He has more control over the military than any general. He outranks all of them literally. Grow up, and save your anger for actually outrageous things or others will laugh at you when you are actually on to something as you cried wolf before.

          • Corey Dennison

            I’ll ask again: do you care to stay on topic?

            By the way, I’ve served in and been affiliated with the military for over 20 years. I’m more than familiar with the power and rank structure of the military, and I don’t need you to lecture me.

            And you’re talking out of your ass trying to stand up for Obammy.

          • Evan Dickinson

            The facts don’t care about any experience you can bring up. He is literally the commander of all armed forces. You are one of those who have no integrity when it comes to attacking your foes. The sky is pink all the time if thats what it takes to attack a foe. Note: that just makes you stupid, as do all the silly little childish names you come up with for obama.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Like Bushitler? O wait, that was YOU guys a few years ago! remember, like when when you were hanging and burning President George W. Bush and Gov. Sarah Palin in effigy?

            And thinking it was the height of irreverent wit to wear t-shirts with the slogan, “Sarah Palin is a (vile word)”?

          • Evan Dickinson

            I’m a conservative you imbecile. I’m just sick of imbeciles like you running around spending all your time getting outraged at petty things and making up gradeschool quality nicknames for Obamalalalapondalalabunda.

          • blockthiscnn

            If you’re a conservative them I’m an Amish web developer.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Only because in your childish view of the world politics is a game between two football teams where you don’t root for righteousness you instead are simply rooting for a team no matter what. You support whatever the team does, not what is moral. So you and your ilk pollute these forums wallowing in your filthy slime bubble regurgitating whatever insult you run across and agreeing with each other about everything even when it is nonsense. Try having some integrity.

          • blockthiscnn

            Thanks for the sermon, parson. I haven’t laughed that much in a couple of days.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Seriously. Try having some integrity. This after you in another post basically defended the point of view that people use “my” for something other than ownership and membership.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Seriously. Try having some integrity. This after you in another post basically defended the point of view that people use “my” for something other than ownership and membership.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            Well, at least he capitalized the dude’s name. Where’s your respect, child?

          • blockthiscnn

            “The facts don’t care about any experience you can bring up”

            In other words, I’m talking out my ass

          • Evan Dickinson

            The facts are the facts. They are pretty easy to talk about. Just quoting some general “experience” is garbage. Bring up evidence and discuss it don’t just make claims from some authority.

          • blockthiscnn

            You’re making the claim, now tell us why anyone should believe you have any credibility when it comes to understanding why people say “my” in the military…

          • Evan Dickinson

            You already supported my claim in another post while claiming to debunk my claim. You said that you considered “your” unit “your’s” in the sense that you were responsible for it. Obama can claim the same thing for the same reason.

          • Evan Dickinson

            You already supported my claim in another post while claiming to debunk my claim. You said that you considered “your” unit “your’s” in the sense that you were responsible for it. Obama can claim the same thing for the same reason.

          • Evan Dickinson

            You are asking me to prove that no one in the military gives lectures or puts out information as to a special “my” usage. There is no such thing. You haven’t even claimed that. All you’ve claimed is that it has a special meaning to you. There is no “my” special usage in the military. I cannot prove that it doesn’t exist because I’d have to join every branch in turn and be at every unit, but neither I nor you have witnessed such a lecture on the use of “my” and you know that you cretin. Grow some integrity.

          • Jay Stevens

            “He is the commander.” No.

            He is the Commander-in-Chief, a huge legal difference.

            From wikipedia:
            “A commander-in-chief is the person or body exercising supreme operational command and control of a nation’s military forces or significant elements of those forces. In the latter case, the force element may be defined as those forces within a particular region or those forces which are associated by function. …

            Often, a given country’s commander-in-chief need not be or have been a commissioned officer or even a veteran, and it is by this legal statute that civilian control of the military is realized in states where it is constitutionally required.

            That does not make him the same as the head general.

          • Evan Dickinson

            What is the difference? Obviously the only difference is that he was elected and his main duties also include being the executive of the United States in general. Nothing you quoted here in any way buttresses your point. Yes he is operating supreme operational command and control of the nations forces. This is just like a high level general in control of a theatre only the president controls EVERY THEATRE.

            That doesn’t make him any less the commander. I didn’t say he was a commander to imply he has specific commander military rank. I meant in the general sense of a “commander”. One who commands.

          • GaryTheBrave

            Hmmm, so in your world the Secretary of Defense could order a private to fly a bomber. The Secretary of the Air Force could charge a Navy Petty Officer under the UCMJ. The military’s Secretaries are civilians just as the President. Therefore they must have command authority as well.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Assuming that Congress has FIRST authorized him to do so.

          • Evan Dickinson

            What are you talking about? The congress doesn’t authorize the presdient to be the commander of the armed forces. They authorize him to go to war. Other than that he is the commander of how they are structured in peacetime.

          • Jay Stevens

            A gross oversimplification. While the President is at the top of the U. S. military chain-of-command, “President” is not a rank.

          • Evan Dickinson

            It is in a sense a rank. Rank is not only a specific military term its also a general (not the rank general the word general as in not specific) term.

          • Corey Dennison

            It is in a sense a rank

            No, it’s not. Words mean things, and once you water those meaning down enough, language becomes useless.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Rank has a general meaning as well as the specific military meaning. That general meaning applies here.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Rank has a general meaning as well as the specific military meaning. That general meaning applies here.

          • ozconservative

            LBJ once said “They don’t bomb so much as an outhouse without my go-ahead”. We all know what happens when presidents think they are military strategists.

          • Evan Dickinson

            They are not necessarily good at it. But we elect them to have the power to do that. Whether they will make the right decisions or not is a different matter. I think Obama knows absolutely nothing about controlling a military. Hopefully he listens to the generals. I’ve a considerable interest in how modern warfare works and yet I have absolutely no idea how generals think and strategize with modern military weapons. I have no idea how that works.

            But if I were elected president it would be in my power to micro manage everything for better or most likely worse.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            Cool. Can’t wait to see him on the ground in Syria…

          • Evan Dickinson

            He is at the top of the chain of command. He is the commander of all forces. If that is not considered a rank it basically is. Stop being so clueless.

          • Stephen L. Hall

            Obviously no one is that stupid, you are just trolling pointlessly. Civilian, and elected, control of the military is the foundation of the Republic. The Commander in Chief is by definition a civilian, not military, and thus has no military rank. He is granted authority to command the army of the government, not ownership of them. These distinctions are not trivial. He was clearly wrong to call the military his. A real Constitutional scholar would know this.

          • Evan Dickinson

            You here consider any dissent trolling. Even as you run to any falsehood just because it happens to be opposed to someone you don’t like. Note: all that does is make you look stupid and spiteful. Its also obviously immoral, but that doesn’t seem to stop our side.

            Rank is more than just a specific military term. Literally he outranks them as he is their commander. Neither are officers granted ownership over their units, yet they will say “my company” or “my battalion”. Get over it, and stop being a child.

          • Stephen L. Hall

            You start by calling people names, you call them stupid, then tell them to stop being a child. You need to take a good long look in the mirror.

            You want to base your argument that officers traditionally say “my company” or “my unit” well, let us examine the argument. The enlisted people within the “company” or “unit” will also refer to it as “my company” or “my unit.” It denotes membership, not control. When a military person, officer or enlisted, says “my company” it is not in any way a designation of “rank” or “control” or “command” but a designation of brotherhood, membership and solidarity.

            The President, not being a member of the armed forces, obviously has a different meaning. As you point out, his meaning is one of “command” or “ownership” not a way of saying I’m part of the group, but a designation of “control.” As such it is not only wrong, but insulting.

            So, as tradition is your stated standard, name one other President who has ever had such contempt of the military to call them “his.” Just one example of another President with such hubris?

          • Evan Dickinson

            Calling people stupid when they are saying something that can be easily verified to be false is appropriate when they double down on it. The truth has to pack a punch. If I’m proven wrong I’ll take the insult back.

            But this particular attack against Obama like so many others is childish and baseless. You are right to insult him for stupid things he does when they are stupid, not for acting as a general might given that he basically is the highest ranking general of all.

            When an officer says “my company” that can imply the control as well as the membership. I might say “my apartment” even if I don’t literally own it. You should be able to think of such comparisons before going full retard into a particular denunciation of someone you don’t like or at least back off when you are proven false.

            His meaning of command is perfectly fine and normal.

            How would it be contempt to call it his? Just because others haven’t doesn’t make it contemptuous.

          • Stephen L. Hall

            Your argument is specious. You call that “normal” which is never done. You falsely claim a lease is not a literal ownership. You claim the impossible ability to take an insult back. You claim you will do so when proven wrong, but having been proven wrong, you haven’t. And if you fail to see the obvious contempt, you may wish to ask one of those members of the armed forces he claims are his, but as they are not permitted, ask one who has formerly served. Go on belaboring this minor point if you wish, but do not delude yourself into thinking that you win an argument by trying to define your words so vaguely that they lose all meaning.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            C.S. Lewis has “Uncle Screwtape” (in “The Screwtape Letters”) give a fine dissertation on the use of the possessive pronoun, and how to turn the use of it to demonic advantage.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Well state what his logic was, I’m not going to read that again. I can’t even remember it.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            Then you didn’t really read it. Go do your homework, kid.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            I always upvote C.S. Lewis.

          • blockthiscnn

            I always upvote those who upvote C.S. Lewis.

          • blockthiscnn

            I agree with your definition of stupid, and it fits you perfectly.

          • Evan Dickinson

            I never defined stupid. I specified when the insult should be used. So learn to read.

          • blockthiscnn

            Semantics; you’re still describing your modus operendi.

          • Evan Dickinson

            It is appropriate, otherwise people can avoid responding to the facts without any pain. Thus forcing me to repeat myself. Insults are a necessary part of providing emotional value to an argument, but only when appropriate.

          • Evan Dickinson

            It is appropriate, otherwise people can avoid responding to the facts without any pain. Thus forcing me to repeat myself. Insults are a necessary part of providing emotional value to an argument, but only when appropriate.

          • J. Cox

            Great job…it is too bad that Evan will never really get it.I guess when I called my tank,”my tank”,or later after my MOS change,”my chemical unit”..I was referring to my take-over of that unit/equipment.Or…I was just letting my ego talk…wonder if Evan thinks a ego is a breakfast item?

          • GaryTheBrave

            I just used the same argument only 8 hours later. I salute you, sir.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            I thought dissent was the highest form of patriotism.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Sure. Just be smart about it. Its not patriotic to be a childish focusing on pointless minutia. Its just stupid. Its also counterproductive as every reasonable person sitting on the fence looks at such comments and wants to stay as far away as possible.

          • tops116

            “I thought dissent was the highest form of patriotism.”

            While unilateral action constituted a war crime.

          • journogal

            Only when a Republican is President.

          • GaryTheBrave

            In your world I guess Obama outranks us all.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            Childish troll misses irony of own statement. Film at 11.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            Clueless troll misses irony of own statement. Film at 11…

          • blockthiscnn

            “Stop being so clueless.” says the troll who claims to know the meaning of a commonly used military term but won’t say if he served or not.

          • Evan Dickinson

            There is little more pathetic than calling any opposition you find on forums you frequent trollish. As if forums are a place where you only agree with people and echo what others say. It reveals that you are not really helping our cause at all, you’re just a jerk huddling with other jerks while agreeing that the other side is bad.

            “My” is not a military term.

          • blockthiscnn

            You would argue water was dry if you thought it would get a rise out of people, hence the label of troll.
            Now, about the facts with which you are unfamiliar; we are talking about the use of the word “my” when applied to a military context, something of which you have displayed gross ignorance of despite claims to the contrary. It’s not hard to tell. Let me guess, you did serve but it’s still classified so you can’t talk about it?

          • Evan Dickinson

            “My” is not special in a military context. It is no different from a CEO saying “my company”. There is no special lecture about the word “my” given in the military. Its funny but you will grasp at anything that purports to prove Obama bad even if its nonsense and you know it.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Yes, the very structure of our government makes him the highest member of the armed forces chain of command. If you think that is a contradiction blame the founders. He outranks all of them literally by the general definition of rank.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Yes, the very structure of our government makes him the highest member of the armed forces chain of command. If you think that is a contradiction blame the founders. He outranks all of them literally by the general definition of rank.

          • GaryTheBrave

            It’s not a rank, it’s an office.

          • blockthiscnn

            Well done sir. You exposed them for who they are.

        • tops116

          No, what’s infantile is trying to sound intelligent while making a bunch of obvious spelling/grammar mistakes.

          • blockthiscnn

            Not to mention factual errors…

        • Grandma HeadInjury

          What the hell is “jumping to double standards?”

          In that same thought, is letting Obama get away with saying this while having a cow if GWB had said it “jumping to conclusions”?

        • blockthiscnn

          You refuse to reveal your military history (which to me as a veteran means you didn’t serve; even vets I know who hate the military will still admit being in), but claim to understand the context of a particular phrase used IN the military and say it’s fine for the President to use it to. You know not about which you speak. First of all, I was in the Marine Corps, ending up as a platoon sergeant, so that means I know what the hell I’m talking about and you don’t. As a platoon sergeant, I would say “my Marines” because it meant I was responsible for them and what they did, good or bad. The key word is “responsible”. The context is very important as well. If my Marines did something stupid, they were still my Marines, and I paid for them. The difference between military “my” and the President’s arrogant use of the term is that he only likes to take responsibility for those under him when it suits him (OBL operation) but hides behind his minions when it doesn’t (“youtube Benghazi” “Fast and Furious” etc etc etc). In the military it’s still yours good or bad.

          I’d suggest you stop talking now.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Ok if some are willing to state where they were in the military that must mean all are. That makes sense. That is just how you “argue” I’ve come to see.

            So now you are supporting my point. You are saying that you as a leader in the military used the word “my” to suggest that you were responsible for them. The president is responsible for all of the military.

            Thanks for that. You are right. I CAN stop talking now, because you have verified my claim. People DO use that to imply something other than membership.

          • blockthiscnn

            All it means is that I’ve presented evidence that makes my point relevant to the discussion at hand, evidence that you yourself admit elsewhere is experience and not some copy and paste “google experience expedition”, and you meanwhile present nothing, I guess you were too smart to google something to make up your military story. Think hard if you’re so smart, there are other ways to prove service that google wouldn’t even begin to show. You don’t pass the smell test with your faux concern that this somehow makes conservatives look bad when you don’t know wtf the term means in a military context.

          • Evan Dickinson

            What? I haven’t admitted anything. You could have made that up. But obviously you are purporting to believe that is true. So the point is this: according to your own “evidence” I’m right.

            I don’t have to believe you actually have military experience though I have no reason to believe otherwise. I just am not going to rely on it, nor ask you to prove it. I’m just going to assume that I cannot know unless you were to show me some military forms proving it.

            But that is your story, your evidence. You claimed that I was wrong and that your experience proved otherwise yet it proves your claim incorrect and gives Obama the excuse to use the word “my”.

            “My” is not special in a military context.

        • Corey Dennison

          In the military i think the leaders talk abou ttheir units as “their” units. Its just a way of speaking

          No they don’t…and no, it’s not. That particular choice of words (“my military”) is one used by a narcissistic man who has had ZERO experience in leadership, and belongs nowhere near the reigns of power.

          • Evan Dickinson

            I’m sure they do, and I’m sure you are lying. I have the unwitting testimony of blockthiscnn as well as my own experiences in the army and in life in general. People talk that way about things they control that they don’t necessarily literally own. Like “my apartment”.

          • Corey Dennison

            So…my twenty+ years never happened? And whether I know it or not, I’ve heard generals speak in terms of the military, but I just didn’t know it? Is that what you’re saying?

            Wow…you really are acting like a child now.

          • Evan Dickinson

            No, you are lying about military people not using that word “my” about their unit when they are in charge of it. Its a normal human thing to do and “my” has no specific military context. A CEO might talk about “my company” even if he doesn’t actually own it but says “my company” to refer to the company he controls.

            Just like Obama might talk about “my army” to refer to the army he controls. I’m sure generals talk like that too but I can’t recall ever conversing with a general.

            And also evidently your experience conflicts with another person here who claims to have been in charge of people, blockthiscnn. So its your word against his now, but obviously you won’t argue with him because all that matters to both of you is insulting Obama, not the truth.

          • Corey Dennison

            Sorry, but you’ve admitted that you don’t know what you’re talking about when it comes to the military.

            My experience in the military directly contradicts your assertion that uniformed leadership talks like Obama did in his narcissistic use of the words “my military.”

          • Evan Dickinson

            I haven’t admitted that I don’t know what I’m talking about completely. I have experience at a low level in one branch.

            Well I think you are lying, and I don’t think it is narcisistic at all for a leader to say “my unit”. I believe they do it all the time.

          • Corey Dennison

            I believe they do it all the time.

            And you would be wrong.

          • Evan Dickinson

            I’m not going to take your word for it.

          • Corey Dennison

            I believe they do it all the time.

            And you would be wrong.

          • Evan Dickinson

            And cause for insult is me pointing out multiple times that that other guy i’m talking to, blockthiscnn, said he would use such terms about his unit, and you ignoring that.

            So his experience conflicts with yours. I think yours is wrong because I think you would lie to get your way.

            In any case its irrelevant to the main point because people in general talk about things they control but do not own with the word “my”. So no matter what his use of the word “my” was justified in that sense.

          • Corey Dennison

            I think yours is wrong because I think you would lie to get your way.

            Wow. That’s some awesome logic ya got there, skippy.

          • Evan Dickinson

            Its not a proof, I just get the sense that with you the ends justify the means. Neither is what you said a proof. I don’t have to disprove a mere claim from you.

          • Evan Dickinson

            My last paragraph pointed out that even if you are correct about what they do most of the time in the military he still would be justified in using “my” as many people do outside it.

            You ignore this point. This kind of behavior from you is why I think you have no integrity.

          • Corey Dennison

            I think yours is wrong because I think you would lie to get your way.

            Wow. That’s some awesome logic ya got there, skippy.

          • Evan Dickinson

            I’m sure they do, and I’m sure you are lying. I have the unwitting testimony of blockthiscnn as well as my own experiences in the army and in life in general. People talk that way about things they control that they don’t necessarily literally own. Like “my apartment”.

    • tops116

      Fun fact: the military isn’t the president’s personal play thing. That’s how it works in our government. That’s why the president can’t just go to war whenever he feels like it.

      It’s considered bad taste for someone to say “my military,” especially when he’s making the case for a bone-headed military action that he’s going to half-ass. Hey, you know who do tend to say things like “my military,” “my troops” or so forth? Those who will actually be on the ground or in the thick of it, not people thousands of miles away and getting them into a mess simply because he bluffed about a red line.

      Hey, you got a problem with criticism of that kind of that attitude? Take it up with President “Off the cuff.” It’s not our fault he’s so egocentric that “I” is his favorite word and “my” is his second favorite.

      And I have to say, I find it hilarious that you’ve spent nine hours arguing that a civilian president is the equivalent of a general and then claim that you don’t support Obama.

      And you’re missing perhaps the most important part, which was nicely summed in one of the tweets above. It’s not Obama’s military, and it’s not the president’s military; it’s the country’s military.

    • GaryTheBrave

      I’m going to just assume that he really meant to say, “My military advisers . . .” Everyone here knows what it means to assume.

  • http://mpj.co WhoDat

    We could be going to war and people want to be picky about something he said. Really?

    • Catchance

      No… it’s just that he manages to make everything about him. In fact, if we do go to war it will be without the authorization of Congress or with any other allies… all because Captain Kickass made a stupid off-the-cuff statement about a red line and thinks he has to make good on it or he’ll lose face.

      • http://mpj.co WhoDat

        Say he gets Congress’ authorization, that’s all he needs, he doesn’t need allies.

        • Clayton Grant

          That’s true, but to what end? For more than a decade, Dems have pushed for an end game against the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. So what is the desired outcome with al Assad? A “shot across the bow” is the very definition of “aiming to miss”.

        • Catchance

          Yeah. “Say” he gets Congress’ authorization.

        • grais

          “he doesn’t need allies.”
          Think about that for a minute.

        • Catchance

          You’ve been watching MSNBC again. Tsk.

        • tops116

          Really? ‘Cause I remember when a certain president got Congress’ authorization for a little military action in 2002 and then went in a year later with a coalition of 40 nations. I seem to recall liberals like yourself denouncing that guy because he didn’t have UN approval. Of course, you weren’t alone; Obama, Biden and Kerry were among those condemning Bush for going into Iraq unilaterally… but now it’s different… for some reason.

        • Corey Dennison

          he doesn’t need allies.

          Said by absolutely no liberals in 2002 and 2003.

      • Jay Stevens

        http://images.sodahead.com/polls/003745621/633278169_toon130323_xlarge.jpeg

        After the first line, if you haven’t done anything substantial, you have lost all credibility. Better that he had kept his mouth shut.

        Where was TOTUS when he really needed it?

    • TocksNedlog

      1) We are NOT “going to war”.
      2) Yes, words DO matter.

    • Clayton Grant

      Why do you think he deserves a pass on this? Why is it that the left’s most celebrated orator of our time always has to have his words parsed or nuanced by his handlers?

      • tops116

        I’m not sure who’s worse at expressing themselves: Obama or his defenders.

    • grais

      You want we should not pay attention to what he says maybe?
      Oy

    • Stephen L. Hall

      As you are a Neo-Lib calling for war, what vital American interest is at stake, what is the causus belli, and who exactly is the enemy upon whom we are to declare war?

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Yes.

    • tops116

      Welcome to another installment of “If Bush Had This.” Today’s competitor is mwjn, a noted hypocrite and Obama shill.

      • http://mpj.co WhoDat

        You’re the one talking about Bush doing something, not me.

  • sb36695

    If Obama is trying not to look weak, it’s too late.

  • therealguyfaux

    Barack:
    “I know I shoulda kept my mouth shut
    When I started braggin’ about my guys
    But I can’t back down now
    Because they’ll all see it’s all just been all lies..”

    Michelle:
    “Don’t worry baby,
    Everything will turn out all right…”

  • ozconservative

    Is there any limit to this “mans” arrogance???

    • Guest

      That was a rhetorical question, right?

      • ozconservative

        Before I edited my original post I was gonna call the Twitchy team out on them putting Obama into the famous opening scene from “Patton”. But then I thought “No…..this arrogant pr!ck really would see himself as being like Patton”.

        • therealguyfaux

          Only this time, HE would be the one getting slapped upside HIS head.

  • John Howard

    It’s not HIS military. HE didn’t build THAT!

  • Nooneofconsequence

    Megalomaniac. ” I am not a dictator”

  • BurkeanMama

    Everytime you think he has sunk as low as he can get, he starts digging.

    • Earl Sullivan

      he still can dig further and hoping he does

    • beebop1952

      “My” military followed by “our” team. I’m thinking the “our’ was emblematic of the ROYAL use of our versus the inclusive form.

    • GaryTheBrave

      He grabs a bigger shovel. He has to fling the contents somewhere.

  • jinxie

    What a piece of work this junkie is. He believes he is the King of the United States. It’s about time the Media looks into this Junkies complete background. America is more important than this Junkie.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    Obama, you didn’t build that army.

  • chetnapier

    It never fails that someone that will never be in combat has no qualms about sending someone else in

    • GaryTheBrave

      It is said that the most adamant doves are battle-hardened vets. They know the true hell that is war.

  • HARP2

    Barry is trying to pull this off without leaving his fingerprints on it.

    Can`t be done coward.

    Barack Hussein Obama….mmm…mmm…mmm.

    Sing it children.

  • NixTyranny

    Has anybody heard him say “My economy” yet?

    • Nooneofconsequence

      Laser like focus.

  • Fed Up Taxpayer

    My God.

  • Jess_Storm

    I am fine with his saying “my” military but I am assuming he means him and Michelle and a couple of his fine golf clubs (no guns allowed). They could parachute in followed by the MSM and let us know how it goes in a couple of weeks.

  • Wiki David

    Question for the Dems/Libs/Progs. Is there not one of you that is worried Brock’s actions/in-actions might get one of your Asses shot off. Oh. Wait. There’s that thing about a year ago in Libya.

  • neoface

    Obama forgot with all the media lapdogs drooling at his every commend that he was elected into office, not a dictator. “O” is a legend in his own limited mind. Obama personally killed Bin Laden, and he will fly in the missile and do a surgical air strike on Syria. Can’t wait for him to spike the football. LOL!!!!

  • stevearizona

    If Mr. Obama had a son, he wouldn’t be going to war.

  • tjp77

    It’s Obama’s world, we’re all just privileged to live in it.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    If he says it is “MY Military” — then where the heck was ‘HIS Military’ on 09/11/12?!

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Amen!

  • John

    Between Eric Holder’s my people and Barack Obama’s my military, what could possibly go wrong?

  • dagnytaggart

    I fear for our military, and all our citizens. This guy is going to start WWIII for his own selfish, narcissistic purposes. He backed himself into a corner going off script, and now he’s going to send young men and women to their deaths in order to save face. There’s no way that he can get in and out of Syria in “one or two days” with Russia, China, and Iran backing them. We should stay out of this and let them sort it out.

  • Spasmolytic

    Megalomania -noun- (meg·a·lo·ma·ni·a)

    1. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.

    2. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.

  • tops116

    At what point will Obama be saying “my economy has been crap for years,” “my IRS harassed the Tea Party,” “my State Department botched Benghazi,” “my Attorney General caused Fast & Furious” or “my healthcare plan just plain sucks”? Rhetorical question, of course.

  • toddm123

    He’s sounding like a dictator now…well more than he had been for the past 4 1/2 years.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Intentional – he is getting people used to the idea. Hardly anyone caught it and those who did not many care (in comparison). Another tactic of dictators…gradual, then sudden.

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    Imagine if the previous President had used those words…

    Oh great, now I am smiling at the thought of all those liberal heads exploding Scanners-style….

    • liberalssuck

      Dang, that is such a great mental picture, thanks for sharing :)!

  • Magnifico

    ….and furthermore, no more tours of MY house.

  • Bill Board

    When will MY Congress throw his sorry a$$ out?

  • HARP2
  • Paul C.

    A true NARCISSIST.

  • http://drudge.com snyper77

    Czar.

  • JoeKlip

    Beware a Muslim in Chief with HIS own military.

  • HARP2

    Breaking news: Rebels admit gas attack result of mishandling chemical weapons

    http://www.examiner.com/article/breaking-news-rebels-admit-gas-attack-result-of-mishandling-chemical-weapons

  • Maxwell Jump

    How soon until he’s wearing a Gaddafi-esque military uniform dripping with medals?

  • $1014973

    He must be referring to some other military. Perhaps his own personal one made up of the nation of islam thugs?

  • fivebyfive

    Is he referring to THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD?

  • mapache

    With him it is ALWAYS MY: my white house, my military, my AF1, my Marine Band…they stay with the office Obama….don’t try to take them with you when you leave…..of course it does have me worried. Remember the last time a dem left the white house: my china, my furniture, my “w” keys on the computers all walked out the door. Don’t think for a minute Michelle is not setting aside her ‘take aways.”

  • Nonameworks

    This — “my military” — is horrific.
    Calling Congress! Calling Congress!
    Take him to the woodshed for your own sakes., if not for the Republic.
    2014 is coming.

  • Nonameworks

    Forget Congress, the Pentagon needs to straighten him out. He may be the CIC, but they are not HIS military.

  • amyshulk

    Want to *ensure* he will continue saying “my military”? Do this. No win situation. UNLESS… if R’s start lauding him for every mistake, then he’ll stop???

  • iconoclast

    And yet the press made fun of Bush for scrambling a few words. Obama reveals himself constantly as a shallow and egotistical slacker who hasn’t the intelligence to even listen to himself speak.

    3 more years of this loser. I hope he doesn’t screw up too badly.

    • liberalssuck

      Unfortunately he ahs screwed up enough that we are still in a recession and there is no signs things will get better in the near future.

  • StrangernFiction

    It was obvious who Obama was from the beginning, because they told us:

    “it’s important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.”

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2008/11/10/obama-spokesman-says-obama-ready-rule-day-1

  • E Quilibrate

    obama; “my military”, what an—————————- I know if I
    express my self it will be deleted. No caps intended, it’s appropriate.

  • neoface

    Obama thinks he is a dictator!!! Last I heard the military works for “we the people”. It won’t work in this country but maybe Kenya needs a dictator.

    • Joe

      With an impotent congress he is getting away with it.

  • Jacobb Chapman

    The difference between Bush and Obama is very clear. Bush went to congress before taking any military action, which is required by the constitution, and had HUGE public, congressional, and even International support. In fact, his approval rating was 96% when we went to war. Of course the war was a mistake, but that’s not the point here. The point is, is that Bush followed the constitution and had respect for OUR military. He never once called OUR military HIS military. Bush went to our allies and asked for an International Coalition, which they agreed to and he sought congressional support. What Obama is doing is unconstitutional and proves he is a dictator. He doesn’t have the authority to give military orders anytime he wants to. He HAS to have approval from congress. However, the difference between Bush and Obama is that Obama hasn’t declared “war” but an airstrike is an act of war and I highly doubt Russia, China, Iran, and Syria will just sit back and take it. Obama is sadly mistaking if he thinks he can just do an airstrike and not expect any consequences. What amuses me, though, is that Obama still has supporters. They are still blaming everything on Bush, even though most of the crap that has been going during Obama’s presidency is all Obama’s fault because he has a failed foreign policy and just terrible policies in general. I can understand the economy still being Bush’s fault, but gas prices have risen since Obama got elected and unemployment hasn’t changed and more people are living off welfare than when Bush was president. Obama, along with his administration and the rest of the liberals, are all socialists who believe in more government. “You have a kid and are too lazy to find a job? Okay, no problem. We’ll just give you a $500 welfare check even though you have never worked before in your life.” Social security, welfare, medicare, etc are ALL socialist programs. We are no longer a capitalist country. What happened to the good ‘ol days when Americans actually worked and didn’t rely on the government?

  • eeddggy

    Like many of us, Obama comes from a family that had many members serve proudly in the American Military. Ooops……….

  • beebop1952

    Does he HAVE to get in front of a camera every.freaking.day? Seriously?

  • http://drudge.com snyper77

    This begs the question, Would he send in “his” military, to attack “his” citizens, on “his” soil?

    • stuckinIL4now

      In which case I bet we’d all find out whose military it really is.

      • Charles Hammond Jr

        Don’t wait until the chips fall… locate and support your local oathkeepers TODAY.

    • stuckinIL4now

      In which case I bet we’d all find out whose military it really is.

  • Adi

    It is not the first time King Obamessiah is saying this. He also said the army “is fighting on my behalf”. The Wohn is indeed the Emperor of Universe and we all are His subjects.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    GRAB YOUR WEAPONS, THE DIC(K)TATORSHIP IS HERE!! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • RedSoloCup

    He actually meant to say the IRS.

  • Conrad2010

    How pompous.

  • Sakemoto

    His Military? ACORN?

  • blockthiscnn

    So it’s his military when OBL is killed, but not his Justice Department that ran guns to Mexican cartels?

  • Piperabby123

    Obama’s reference to..MY MILITARY” Is Self-explanatory,
    It show’s how Incompetent , inexperienced and ignorant this narcissist Community organizer Really is. What scares the hell out of me IS NOT OTHER COUNTRIES but that Obama can Manipulate And CREATE great distraction TO OUR MILITARY AND THIS COUNTRY. REMEMBER BENGHAZI LIBYA DON’T YOU WISH HE HAD BEEN AS CONCERNED ?

  • OneMadMom

    When is he going to make “his military” his personal civil army?

  • billeeblue

    Yeah, go by yourself O. We want you to go alone.

  • SNAKE101

    18 Years USAF – I served my Country – not a dictator wanna be – IMPEACH NOW!

  • SNAKE101

    18 Years USAF – I served my Country – not a dictator wanna be – IMPEACH NOW!

  • TonyDales

    Isn’t it time to dump this incompetent, arrogant ass?

  • TonyDales

    Isn’t it time to dump this incompetent, arrogant ass?

  • Jason Taylor

    I am a veteran and some of you guys are idiots. The President is the Commander-in-Chief. Any Commander of any size battalion, brigade, division, etc. calls the troops he is responsible for “my troops” or “my soldiers” etc. It means he is taking responsibility for the military, not ownership.

  • Mike Tragesser

    Obama is the Commander in Chief, so yes, it is His Military. What’s wrong with that? Only that we look weak backing down now from responding to the red line crossed. We should go hit the stockpiles of chemical weapons right now.

  • Steve_J

    I don’t recall Obama referring to “my military” in the aftermath of Benghazi.

  • CFras

    Ok, this is now just whining and looking for some excuse to cause some uproar against the president.

  • Tony Holmquist

    That’s retarded, sir…

  • William Waites

    These are not off-the-cuff, ad lib comments. Someone writes them and they appear on the teleprompter. Why? Are they trying to condiition Americans to believe the Army belongs to His Majesty?

  • Noneya

    Can this Zero be any more creepy?

    • Charles Hammond Jr

      Stop asking that question. The answer is yes.

      • MyrmidoNOT

        Repeatedly.
        Again.
        Over-and-over. 😉

  • Dane Gunderson

    Obama debt is twice the cost of the entire US military every single year… that is how bad it is… that is how much of a threat to America’s future he is.

  • LouAnnWatson

    where was “his” military when he was in bed during the benghazi raid?

  • Goldenah

    I hope that when his term ends, he actually leaves the WH. Something is off with this person…. I wouldn’t put any delusional move past him.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Jonathan-Kamp/e/B00BCTHUT2/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 Jonathan Kamp

    Somebody better figure out how to outsmart him next election – or he’s going to pull a “Putin,” whether Hillary likes it or not.

  • [email protected]

    It’s the U.S. Military, not the presidents militaty

  • Steve Fischer

    wonder how the brave men and women currently serving in the armed forces like being referred to as “my military”? Maybe we should ask them?

  • Wilkins Micawber

    Mocked by the Syrians,disrespected by the British, Russians and Chines, loathed by the Egyptians, ignored by the Saudis and Turks and laughed at by the rest of the world. The first Affirmative Action president is certainly living up to expectations.

  • fireandreamitchell

    When Obama said ‘my military’ I think he was referring to Al Qaeda.

  • Krokamo

    If Bush had said that, all the libtard blogs would have been set with material for a few days.

  • Krokamo

    If Bush had said that, all the libtard blogs would have been set with material for a few days.

  • FTWPHIL

    I thought DHS NSA IRS CIA DEA ICE FBI the media Black Panthers children born out of wedlock gays and underachievers in general are his military.

  • Tasmaniac

    He really is a very despicable man.

  • Tasmaniac

    He really is a very despicable man.