That’s right. As Twitchy reported, President Empty Chair skipped the national security meeting on Saturday. Hey, it’s not like there is anything going on, right?

A bright side: Would it have really made a difference had he attended?

It’s funny, yet frightening, because it’s true.

Will these “official” White House photos be released soon?


CBS political director/Slate correspondent covers for absentee president

President Empty Chair skips Saturday’s national security meeting?

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

  • Hirogen

    I am outraged!! We all know that the absolute, final, one and only chance for the President of the United States to get information and give orders on any situation is to go to a meeting!!

    • TugboatPhil

      Please contact your OFA handler and get some retraining on how to troll.

      Nothing personal, but you really suck at this.

      • Pendog

        I suspect he’s one of them thar factivists.

        • E Quilibrate

          Note to Pendog: I have just stolen that and I may or may not
          attribute. OFA~~~

      • kentercat

        OFA – Obnoxious F-ing A-holes.

        • E Quilibrate

          Note to Kentercat: I have just stolen that and may or may not

        • DC is Evil

          OFA — Obama’s F**kig A**holes

        • Katydid

          You misspelled “oaf”.

      • V the K

        $20 says Hirogen threw a hissy fit every time GW Bush went to his ranch for a “vacation.”

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Actually, I don’t think libbies even noticed until they found they could use it as an excuse to deflect from talking about BHO.

    • BlahBlah

      Me too. This is ridiculous, the outrage. We know he doesn’t even have to be in the WH to give orders. Hell, he doesn’t even have to be awake. Or sober. Things practically run themselves!

      • Red Fred

        Actually, running themselves might be the best option in this case.

    • forgetyoutooo

      Jimmy Messina? Go write something on your hands.

      • Julescat

        better learn to write in Russian

        • DaMello ®

          Just not in cursive!

          • Erick Brockway

            Would that be like Chinese cursive?

    • Julescat

      he can always blame youtube.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Yep, you are absolutely right. As a matter of fact there isn’t any reason to have meetings anymore with our communications systems. Which begs the question, why were any of the other members of the security team at the meeting? They could’ve met via teleconference. Maybe they didn’t want the NSA listening in.

    • LizardLizard

      Good point. He really didn’t need to be there. After all, Susan Rice has a firm grip on reality and can be counted on to give an accurate accounting of what went on. (Groan.)

      • in_awe

        And Samantha Power is giving the Russkies what for at the UN

        • Duane Savage

          Oh great he’s throwing the crack whore at them.

      • E Quilibrate

        She surely proved that on a Sunday morning in Sept. No?

    • Russthecurious

      You’re right. Usually leaders go to such things for personal interaction and delegate orders. The President of the United States is kinda like being the Queen of England. Someday we’ll figure out who runs the country.

    • NRPax

      I know that he’s an affirmative action hire, but he’s still supposed to be doing his job.

      • E Quilibrate

        Having read most of the Aff Action writings, a job description
        is virtually the ONLY item not included.

    • ThorOdinson

      Spoken like someone who’s totally and completely clueless about why those meetings are so important.

    • alanstorm

      You’re probably right. Given his mind-numbing ignorance of reality and incredible ineptitude at anything other than campaigning and lying, he should probably be barred from any important meetings.

      Unfortunately, the rest of the administration is just as clueless, so we’re screwed either way.

    • Fairfax51

      Cute…but history of Obama tells us he only finds out about stuff when he “watches the news” or “when you guys did” or “read it in the paper this morning like you all did”…….so maybe he should at least check in with the meeting and find out what country is invading what country….you know…just in case someone FORGOT to tell him (IRA, NSA, Benghazi) about it !!!
      Gullible, aren’t we Hirogen!

    • Mark_Melrose

      Hey, go watch the squirrel dancing on U-Tube, “like it,” then go text 100 of your non-friends about how great Obama is.

    • Corey Dennison

      Sorry toots…but National Security Briefings aren’t just ‘meetings.’

      But thanks for trying to defend President Choom-head by minimizing their importance.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Yeah, God forbid he let international crises get in the way of his golf time. He’s got golf clubs to swing and vacations to go on. He can’t be bothered with aggressive nations doing the things that far more intelligent people warned would happen and were summarily denounced for saying so.

      If it makes you feel any better, Hirogen, at least Obama still has his “signature piece of legislation” to talk about. Oh wait…

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Like you wouldn’t be mad if George Bush was skipping intelligence meetings when important stuff was happening. So go troll and praise your Messiah somewhere else. We are tired of trying to lower our IQs to deal with you. None of us know enough small words, so sorry. You’ll have to go somewhere else.

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      The Hirogen let their advanced technology and communication network fall into disarray and it cost them dearly.

      BTW, didn’t see Cap’n Janeway skipping all those Ready Room briefings. Hardly an episode of Voyager aired without one.

    • TVree

      yeah, because leadership is making decisions in a vacuum, with the least amount of information as possible. Instead to be a real leader, you skip important security briefings, because you’re too hungover from drinking all night with your DNC buddies.

    • liberalssuck

      So did he learn anything at the dems happy hour, you know where it is all unicorns and rainbows?????

    • jetch

      so because you get your information from facebook and twitter, you think the president should do the same. you clearly have never been in an important meeting in your life…

  • puggish

    So… where was he? He’s our employee… we have a right to know.

    • TugboatPhil

      Follow the choom.

      • puggish

        Or Reggie Love.

        • old motorcycle enthusiast

          You meant Love’s butt ?

    • Samantha Pfaff

      Golfing, maybe? Sleeping in?

    • Jake Bradford

      The Kardashians were having a pool party.

    • almarquardt

      If any of us acted in the same way, we would have been fired. Why didn’t we — his employer — fire him in 2012? Why????

      • Spinmamma

        Because he lied his a*ss off, and millions of conservative voters stayed home.

    • Suzyqpie

      That is the part that I find so fascinating. What was Pres 0bama doing that preempts a National Security meeting, OK, so the meeting would only be for appearances. Appearances count.

      • almarquardt

        Exactly, because the international community is also watching.

      • E Quilibrate

        Will someone remind Michelle that appearances count?

    • Enrico Pallazo

      Give the King a break. He hasn’t had a vacation in days, maybe weeks.

  • Pendog

    President Happy Hour was prolly a little tired and hung-over from the Friday celebration of drawing red lines all over the world map.

    • satchmo22

      with his bloodshot eyes i think he did see the world through red lines

  • BlahBlah

    Well he did run on Hope and Chair yes?

    • E Quilibrate

      er sumthin.

    • nc ✓s & balances


  • David1

    Rush:’If this goon was White he would have been tar and feathered and marched out of Wash.DC …..but since he’s a Knee grow he’s given an id iot pass.”

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Pictures related to national security are about the only images Obama doesn’t photobomb.

  • CobraJet428

    With March Madness soon approaching someone better dust off the 25th Amendment. What with all of the bracket picking, basketball dribbling photo shoots and traveling around the country with basketball players pushing the democrats’ POS Øbamacare, it’s hard to imagine him being anymore unavailable than he already is.

  • frozeninbemidji

    He was gonna fix the national debt
    But then he got high
    He was gona take care of all the Vets
    But then he got high

    Now he’s wrecking the whole damn country, and I know why
    Because he got high
    Because he got high
    Because he got high

    • CobraJet428

      That’s Paul Shanklin / Rush Limbaugh material right there.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        BTW, if Shanklin was a lib, he’d have a room full of Grammys and other awards by now.

  • CobraJet428

    Susan Rice said it was a video of the messed up Olympic logo ceremony that set Putin off to the Crimea to look for the SOB responsible.

  • MrApple

    Eastwood was right.

    • almarquardt

      More right than he even knew . . . or not.

      Kinda funny considering a lot of people from the entire political spectrum thought he had gone a little senile with that.

      • Maryland_Malcontent

        Unfortunately, the world seems to think that Eastwood has gone loopy while simultaneously thinking that Harrison Ford is “all there”. Opposite Day has become never-ending…does that make it Groundhog’s Day?

  • Maxx

    Does it even matter if Obama attends these meetings or not because essentially all that occurs is his advisors telling him what Putin intends to do, what he’s already done or worse, Putin’s waiting for another WH sabre rattle and THEN he’ll do it.

  • HARP2

    They aren’t Ukrainians…just undocumented Russians…

  • CrustyB

    Why does he have to do anything? He just has to sit there, be black and liberals will sing his praises no matter what, or else racism.

  • HARP2

    I wonder what’s for lunch today.

  • Russthecurious

    Even Francis Underwood is disgusted.

    • E Quilibrate

      I wonder if Neville Chamberlain feels redeemed?

      • Chevypowered

        Wiped the sweat off his ghostly brow.

  • in_awe

    “President Appendix”?

  • DutyFirst

    Putin is like the 2 yr old in the store who makes sure mom is looking when grabbing the toy off the shelf after being told umpteen billion times not to do it. Obama is the ‘parent’ who lost control of the 2 yr old the first time they drew the ‘red’ line and never followed up either through laziness or the fact they really couldn’t ‘kill’ the child as threatened. For Putin, the act reinforces with Obama and all observers his position of superiority. For Obama – ‘meh’ he could care less, it is too much trouble and for the rest of us, it is like ‘good grief – this is not going to end well’.

  • LegalizeShemp

    I’m surprised we have a weak, indecisive leader, liberals have been touting the wonders of Metrosexual Morons for years. They’re brooding, careful and cautious, not crazy cowboys like Bush and the reactionary goons on the right.

  • Mark_Melrose

    “Can I golf now?”
    Obama’s definition of success is America’s failure.

  • RanierWest

    I see you ran over here Revulu… please continue to worship Obama and cut and paste your HuffPo troll views

  • Red Fred

    No problem. We know Susan Rice is always sure of her facts. ~ snark

  • RanierWest

    If you want to read anything Revulu writes just go here for a sample… they will scroll these comments on this board too.

  • Ice Cold Troll

    Leftists are still obsessed with Marx. At least Mr. Eastwood isn’t responsible for the murder of a hundred million people.

  • Ice Cold Troll


    • RanierWest

      I’d kinda like to know if the moderator would tell us if the I.P address for Revulu was non U.S.?

  • Ice Cold Troll


  • $29520529

    Rats abandoning the comuship, in record numbers, as the sociaLITE policrap is preached at PSNBC!

    Now that’s something to laugh at!

  • RanierWest

    Revulu might not even be American.

    Lucho Araujo

    LuChO f1.8(flickr)

  • FlatFoot

    Here we go… the 3 A.M. phone call… obligatory appendage

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      Wow. Even Soviet Russia was more technologically advanced than what we see in this picture. That’s not even a _flat screen_ CRT TV, is it?

      Does the phone have the cord at the speaker or is the point that obama is holding the phone upside down?

  • louisiana_mom

    You can always tell the stories that have the most impact to harm da’ One and scare the crap out of the Left… they send their trolls to disrupt the threads… ALWAYS… Obama looks like the amateur we knew he was and this demonstrates to the world how weak and out of his pay grade he truly is… and the Race Card don’t work on the world stage…

  • H50 ✓RAT

    And yet, not one “reporter” bothered to ask where the heck he was, cause like Susan ‘got Benghazi all wrong’ Rice, briefed him on the meeting and Biden was on the speaker phone ….. or something.

  • bobbyt1964

    Didn’t he call Putin and ask if he could borrow Putin’s notes from class…?

  • sb36695

    America chose poorly.

  • On Guard! Mosin Nagant

    Here we find disgraced philanderer Bill Clinton lecturing Hussein Obama about honesty:

  • Richard J Reed

    Isn’t that the same chair Clint Eastwood was talking to before the election?

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    It must’ve been a real challenge for Obama to have these photos taken. The camera equipment was on the other side of a red line.

  • lukuj

    Substitute president Bush for President Obama not attending the meeting and the MSM would be having a hissy fit. Headline would be” Absentee president as Ukraine burns?” Or ” Where is the President?” Or ” President shirks duty”

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      But since it’s Obama the headlines read, “STOP BULLYING POTUS YOU RACISTS!!!”

      • lukuj

        Exactly! either CNN or MSNBC has already called it bullying. I can’t remember which. Do you?

        • Ice Cold Troll

          I think one of the stories right here is a CNN headline that Vlad is bullying Tantrums.

  • DeadlockVictim

    Not gonna say what that the thumbnail on the homepage for this article looks like. Not gonna say it at all. *swallow*

  • Mike Gable

    Geez, you guys are missing the obvious….it’s Oscar night! He’s trolling the celebrity circuit with the sarge.

  • fed-up

    The man is a walking punchline to a poorly timed joke and that joke is on us.

  • lukuj

    Oops! Senior moment!

  • deimos19

    I forgot, is Ukraine a gun free zone?

  • Hotlanta Mike

    According to the White House it was an “uncontested absence”.

  • Lippenheimer

    God help us.

    • Indynana

      Obammy is a disaster to America!

  • thinker

    obama’s dream… read the last few paragraphs…a lot like what is going on now.

  • bitter49er

    How long before Valerie J. Oblama whines that this whole Putin rubbing it in Barry’s face thing is due to big bad Fox News?

  • David1

    KING OBONGO blund ering again and showing he is unbelievable inferior to Putin.

  • Tara

    When will our reps listen to us and IMPEACH HIM NOW?! Does he not know that is part of his job? What was more pressing? DERELICTION OF DUTY.

  • James Neal

    Where is Clint Eastwood when you need him to herd all these chairs…

  • Peter Mullen


  • Jay Stevens

    At least they have adult leadership (a brigadier general) in charge:

    • pdigaudio

      I still think Obama was photoshopped into this picture. He doesn’t even look like he is part of this.

  • coneil5150

    RELAX OBAMA wasn’t at the meeting he was in his room at the White House playing with his army men and they didn’t want to disturb him. I’m sure he came up with a BRILLIANT strategy.

  • coneil5150

    OBAMA was in his room strategizing with the ARMY MEN he got for christmas.
    I don’t want to spoil it but He called for his SPACEMEN and SPACESHIPS too.

  • Duane Savage

    Ya think Susan Rice told him was about a video?

    • Jeff

      Yes, she briefed him…if, by “briefed”, you mean she helped him get his underwear pulled back up after a potty call.

  • Orpheus75

    meh, the only time that chair has someone in it, is when he can use his “pen and phone” against the American people.