According to known-competents Spector and Clinton. When it comes to foreign policy (we have one?) resistance to Obama’s fascist agenda makes us look stupid to the world, and we already know those who criticize Obama here at home are “serving the goals al-Qaeda.”

Sen. Specter and Sec. Clinton: Congressional Debate ‘Weakening’ America Abroad

Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both said that partisan debate in Congress has hamstrung President Barack Obama’s foreign policy efforts, and weakened America abroad.

Speaking before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee on Wednesday, Specter lamented that partisan debates and squabbles were keeping Obama from reaching his foreign policy potential.

“I have been concerned about the gridlock in Congress for many reasons,” said Specter. “It has had an impact on our stature internationally. The president came on with a great promise and, I think, did materially change the world’s view of the United States for a number of reasons.”

Specter continued, “I think not only has President Obama been diminished but so has the presidency and, for that matter, so has the ability of governance by the Congress of the United States.”

Specter also said that Congress ought to “be backing up” Obama, rather than fighting over his policies and appointments.

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  1. franknitti says:

    Golly gee, Arlen, you sure as hell didn’t say that during the Bush Administration. Maybe they can bury you in the same mausoleum this fall with Harry Reid. No need to comment on Hillary. She’s been a national joke for months.

    • noflyzone says:

      But you must admit that Barry does boredom very well. I was looking for that special salute of his today but was disappointed.

      • Shifra says:

        I was also disappointed, noflyzone, but let’s give Our Fearless Leader that special salute ! He deserves it. (And I will use both my hands)

        During his opening remarks today, he stated, “I hope this isn’t political theater.” Sounds like “the compulsion to confess” to me,

        Tammy, pul-leeeeze, we need that count-down clock back on the website!

  2. Maynard says:

    It’s troubling to hear Congressional leaders say things that are obvious nonsense. The Democrats don’t even pretend to be offering an intelligent debate anymore; they just tell us that we’re bad if we don’t play along. Obviously the contention in Washington has been mostly focused on domestic policies; the budget, health care, cap and trade. None of this is of particular concern to al-Qaeda (except to the extent that a financially solvent America threatens al-Qaeda more than a bankrupt America). Although controversial, Obama’s international policies have certainly not been hobbled by domestic dispute.

  3. k.nelson5047 says:

    You are right Senator Specter! Sorry, we will now agree with everything the Obama administration wants to do so he can be successful! First could you sign and have him and the rest of the democrat party sign this contract stating that when you are out of power, you will agree with and vote yes on all Republican bills (I assume this will start after the November election). I think that this would help that horrible partisan gridlock we are getting!

    PS: you can try to switch to repbulican in november so you can still say whatever you want.

  4. VinceP1974 says:

    But (according to Democrats) Palin is stupid.


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