Obama Changes Copenhagen Plans, Invites Huge Failure, Again

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December 4, 2009

How many times have we seen this strategy explode in Obama's face only one year into his term? He did the very same thing with the Olympics to disastrous effect.

By switching his visit from Dec. 9 to Dec. 18, Obama appears to be betting that his presence can – as he has expressed hope for several times in the past – push the negotiations "over the top" toward an agreement.

Obama continues to think this is all about him, somehow. Will he never learn? And he continues to believe that, all things considered, the American people are going to be fine with more of our tax dollars flowing overseas to bring this charade about? Obama has set himself on course for the most tragically failed presidency in recent history with his decisions on both Afghanistan and now Copenhagen just this week.

This week, the President discussed the status of the negotiations with Prime Minister Rudd, Chancellor Merkel, President Sarkozy, and Prime Minister Brown and concluded that there appears to be an emerging consensus that a core element of the Copenhagen accord should be to mobilize $10 billion a year by 2012 to support adaptation and mitigation in developing countries, particularly the most vulnerable and least developed countries that could be destabilized by the impacts of climate change.

While realizing they can change, as things stand, Obama is going to be looking like an incompetent neophyte on a global scale and a failed war potus by 2012. As the economy will be the main predicate upon which his term is judged and all reasonable analysts predict on going serious trouble for what amounts to years, there is not going to be a single great accomplishment to which he will be able to point as grounds for his re-election.

Yes, the political earth can shift in the span of three years. However, if it doesn't, any thoughts of re-election he may currently harbor are all but doomed.

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Comments:
  1. Peter says:

    Obama = Epic FAIL.

  2. Al in St. Lou says:

    What a narcissist!

  3. chris says:

    To get a feel for the real agenda, one only need look at the supplicants lining up with their begging bowls as word has spread that the government will be giving out free money.
    A sickening example is Mercy Corps. This is a group that I have felt does a good job of responding to catastrophes and putting people on the ground. Today, I was invited via an email to follow the leader as he tweets from Copenhagen and pushes for climate dough. http://www.mercycorps.org/
    So, my donations are going to some high priced suit to hang out in Copenhagen and lobby for loot from the “rich” taxpayers and he can get back to doing good. I am funding a more worthy recipient of my hard earned money.

  4. Jay says:

    Didn’t he try this with the Olympic games?

  5. To Hayek With You says:

    He failed in his first 100 days when he ran up more debt than we can ever repay.
    Obama has never thought through the consequences of any position he has ever taken. Even after spending months deciding what to do in Afghanistan he still didn’t understand that you can’t commit troops without committing to victory. He didn’t understand that closing Gitmo would be hard because there was no where else to put the terrorists. He didn’t understand that bringing KSM to America for trial in civilian courts would be a non-starter given that we are at war and rules of evidence gathering do not apply. Holder seemed to have never considered such things as whether we would have to read combatants their rights, or whether our allies would not want their intelligence efforts revealed in open court — just to name a couple of obvious consequences of his policies that only a fool would overlook.
    Obama is simply intellectually incapable of understanding even the simplest of things.
    Why is no one saying what is so manifestly obvious? He is a dullard.

  6. rabidfox says:

    Oh gee .. gives him an additional week to see what kind of impact Climategate will have. Not really a bad move on his part.

  7. Jim,MtnViewCA,USA says:

    “Didn’t he try this…”
    There’s a mean spirited joke going around. Don’t help spread it!
    What’s the difference between Pres Obama and Hitler?
    Hitler got the Olympics.

  8. alan says:

    Is he bringing Oprah with him again?

  9. jef says:

    This is a little different than the Olympics. There, he wanted something from them.
    Here, they want something from him (well actually from us). The $10B is a paltry amount, we’d be lucky to get by with that.
    Remember the global poverty initiative…isn’t it 0.8% of GDP should go to the developing world (well, at least their political class)

  10. gonzo says:

    you’re a racist.

  11. herbertherbertherbertt says:

    Tragically failed presidency in recent history? That’s rich. I knew you guys had pushed Bush II down the memory hole but I’m still a little awed at the doublethink.

  12. Dan Maloney says:

    Smile when you say that Gonzo.
    ‘Cuz otherwise folks might take offense.
    Now to my comment:
    Obama has proven himself to be a disaster on every front.
    I can’t think of a single thing he has done right.
    Granted a lot of the worst stuff is coming from the Reid-Pelosi socialist twins in Congress, but he done nothing ti disencourage them.
    It is no wonder that many Americans are looking forward to 2010 and again to 2014.

  13. herbertherbertherbertt says:

    oo oo I got one!
    He didn’t accidentally invade a country!

  14. LC says:

    Uh guys, you do realize that a) there are dozens of world leaders attending this summit, b) virtually all of them are attending in the 17-18th timeframe, and that c) it therefore will indeed be much more productive for Obama to go then. I get that you don’t want anything to happen, but it helps to actually know some of these details before making ridiculous assertions about Obama trying to glory hog.

  15. LC says:

    Oh, and thanks for letting me comment!

  16. herbertherbertherbertt says:

    In other news, conservatives have hilariously discovered the joys of political correctness!
    “You can’t call me a racist, it hurts my poor little feelings”
    Not our problem, racists.

  17. Ron says:

    I think we would have been better off with Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton as President if we had to have a black President to prove something. At least they have birth certificates proving they are American Citizens and neither are Saul Alinsky’s acolyte’s or pals with bomb throwers. You know, 50 billion here, a 800 billion there, one of these days its going to add up and bite us in the axs.

  18. Fen says:

    Diversity and Affirmative Action. America chose a President because of the color of his skin.

  19. Alex says:

    Nobody has pushed Bush 2 anywhere. In fact, as time goes by, more and more people will be wishing he was back. It was nice to have adults in charge, not this empty suit and his cadre of college profs with no real world experience. Obama’s biggest accomplishment thus far, with all the power of congress behind him, is a stimulus that will put any real recovery outside our reach.
    So yes, a failure thus far. So bad that even after the 1.2 trillion dollar robbery he engineered we need a “jobs summit” with union and environmentalists, along with another 300 billion dollars stolen from Americans.
    Failure.
    Failure.
    Failure.

  20. Carol says:

    As of tomorrow, we have no nuclear arms disarmament pact with Russia. Our 18-year-old START treaty dies tonight thanks to the dithering Talker-In-Chief. It is especially frustrating since he CHOSE “total end of nuclear weapons in the world” as the subject of his historic UN moment — even as he averted his eyes from Iran’s nuclear treachery and was not closing the deal on keeping this long-established framework in place.
    I mention it here for two reasons: one, it is quite a hideous historic moment that should not be lost by trying to follow the bouncing ball of Obama’s attention span. Two, as troubling as this is, it bodes well for us in Copenhagen: go ahead, Mr. President, give your high-minded, lofty talk. And then, please, come home as empty-handed and incapable of true accomplishment as you have done in this failure with Russia.

  21. wpw says:

    By delaying, if it all starts to blow up, he can find an excuse not to go. I suspect many of the other heads of state have this in mind as well; especially the European ones.

  22. Krystal says:

    Obama will not seek re-election. He has made his millions and made his connections and is just looking to establish the leftist policies he was paid to do, and then step aside. He doesnt care about America as we know it, he is the typical rich leftist who have their millions and are outside the regulations and control we have to “suffer” under. His kids even go to private school, they have the best private insurance and they are rich. He could care less about being a second term President.

  23. Joel Mackey says:

    huhn, he didnt need any accomplishments to get elected the first time, wtf makes you think he needs any accomplishments to get elected the second time?

  24. Akatsukami says:

    And what experience of the past ten months would lead even Obama to think that anyone at Copenhagen would care what he does, says, or thinks (using the last word loosely indeed)?

  25. Mark Turner says:

    I was a bit to young to experience the full “enjoyment” of the Carter years, but Obama provides a pretty good reprise of that. Thankfully, we only had to deal with one term the first time around. Will we be that lucky again? Depends more on the GOP candidate in 2012 — we don’t need another RINO, nor another Bob Dole. A strong third party candidate that leans right will practically guarantee a full 8 years of the bizarre alternate universe known as Democratic party ideology. Clinton was able to win two terms without ever carrying more than 49% of the popular vote; in one election, only 43%. As for the climate change conference, pseudo-science makes good political/religious doctrine. The “science is settled” and there is no dissent tolerated. Right. That isn’t science, it is religion from the middle ages…or Marxism.

  26. Neo says:

    China and India are going to make this an absolute mess, so this delay is meant to be enough to let him jump out completely if it all blows up.
    I predict he never goes.

  27. Mark Turner says:

    …and history is rife with myriad very intelligent, very well meaning people…who were dead wrong. Climate change is a combination of macro and micro factors — long term cyclical temperature variations that have existed for millions of years, coupled with Man’s impact on the environment. Political zealots tend gravitate toward extreme scenarios in order to advance their plans. This is important to bear in mind when considering the true nature and ramifications of climate change.

  28. John Fembup says:

    Don’t mock. It’s not polite.
    The President may still be able to sway the vote of Denmark’s Olympic Committee.

  29. U says:

    Do they speak Austrian there too,
    Do they know that he is the ONE they have been waiting for?

  30. MarkJ says:

    Word on the street says Obama will make his entrance to this song:
    Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen
    Friendly old girl of a town
    ‘Neath her tavern light
    On this merry night
    Let us clink and drink one down
    To wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen
    Salty old queen of the sea
    Once I sailed away
    But I’m home today
    Singing Copenhagen, wonderful, wonderful
    Copenhagen for me
    I sailed up the Skagerrak
    And sailed down the Kattegat
    Through the harbor and up to the quay
    And there she stands waiting for me
    With a welcome so warm and so gay
    Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen
    Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen
    Friendly old girl of a town
    ‘Neath her tavern light
    On this merry night
    Let us clink and drink one down
    To wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen
    Salty old queen of the sea
    Once I sailed away
    But I’m home today
    Singing Copenhagen, wonderful, wonderful
    Copenhagen for me

  31. Corky Boyd says:

    I think Obama’s delay is more about the effects of the ClimateGate expose and the general funk the conference will be in. This still hasn’t hit the network news and no one knows what new revelations will be coming out. In his typical dithering way, he will test the wind and wait until the last minute to go or cancel if the conference turns in to a disaster.
    He initially wasn’t going to attend and was probably persuaded to in order to bolster the sagging spirits of the attendees. Now he knows the momentum is going against the warmists and he wants to buy time. he is zigging instead of zagging. He has no moral compass. He wants the expose to die down, but it won’t.
    My money is on his non-attendance.

  32. IcePilot says:

    Truth will out. Obama will pass. In two weeks Copenhagen will be in shambles due to the climategate bomb.

  33. So far, everything is going according to my predictions from Nov.2, 2008.
    http://hyphenatedamericans.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-can-live-with-obama_02.html
    It makes me feel good that I decided Obama was better for America than McCain. For example, who has any doubts that if McCain were the president, he would have gone to Copenhagen and agreed to all the anti-Global warming measures proposed by the European liberals? And would it be easier for sane people in Congress to vote against those measures if McCain was pushing them?

  34. hattip says:

    hey, GWB was a fine President. History will treat him well, that is, If the USa manages to survive this Marxist traitor and thief.

  35. Ed Nutter says:

    I wish Obama the Olympian level of success he enjoyed at his last trip to Copenhagen.

  36. Dan's Dad says:

    Now these are the crazy friends I’m use to seeing Dan play with.

  37. PA says:

    “He didn’t accidentally invade a country!”
    He’s working very hard on intentionally destroying one though.

  38. ic says:

    “Prime Minister Rudd”
    Is he the lame duck from Downunder?
    Gore negotiated Koyoto, didn’t he? The Senate voted 99 – 0 not to ratify it.
    Won’t it be fun to see his environment Czarina, the social scientist, grilled in front of CSPAN? May be we should help the Senators ask questions. They don’t have time to read the emails. They may not even know Climategate. Anyway, we, as good citizens, should help them formulate questions to ask the Czarina.

  39. jeff says:

    I’m thinking he expects more Climategate stuff to surface … this gives him almost two weeks to cancel … he is voting present with his finger in the wind to see how strong Climategate gets … fing cowardly con man …

  40. John V. says:

    He has no choice but to go to Copenhagen..
    After all “this is the moment the ocean levels stop rising”…

  41. Elmo says:

    Jim,MtnViewCA,USA | Friday, December 04, 2009 at 07:34 PM
    More red meat … red meat. We want more red meat!
    From body of post: “Obama is going to be looking like an incompetent neophyte on a global scale and a failed .. potus (by 2012)”
    Whaddya guys say we all chip in together, and by Dan a new watch?
    P.S. Heard/saw (find da linky ya selves) … prozzies in Copenhagen, will be doing their part. And offering free rides!

  42. Dr. K says:

    “Obama Changes Copenhagen Plans, Invites Huge Failure, Again”
    I only hope Huge Failure accepts his gracious invitation.

  43. Elmo says:

    Dr. K | Saturday, December 05, 2009 at 07:28 AM
    And he better bring I.D.!

  44. Sissy Willis says:

    Oh, God, no. Not another” emerging consensus”! : )

  45. xerocky says:

    “He failed in his first 100 days when he ran up more debt than we can ever repay.
    Obama has never thought through the consequences of any position he has ever taken. Even after spending months deciding what to do in Afghanistan he still didn’t understand that you can’t commit troops without committing to victory. He didn’t understand that closing Gitmo would be hard because there was no where else to put the terrorists. He didn’t understand that bringing KSM to America for trial in civilian courts would be a non-starter given that we are at war and rules of evidence gathering do not apply. Holder seemed to have never considered such things as whether we would have to read combatants their rights, or whether our allies would not want their intelligence efforts revealed in open court — just to name a couple of obvious consequences of his policies that only a fool would overlook.
    Obama is simply intellectually incapable of understanding even the simplest of things.
    Why is no one saying what is so manifestly obvious? He is a dullard.
    Posted by: To Hayek With You | Friday, December 04, 2009 at 07:31 PM ”
    If there’s one thing that I simply can’t stand about the whole Obama meme, it’s that he’s supposed to be so freaking smart. He simply never seems to say anything of substance, he never seems to wrap his mind around any issue.
    If he’s so smart, then why haven’t they released his grades from college? If he’s so smart, then why doesn’t he know what going on inside of the various health care bills?
    People will say, “well as compared to Bush…” Ok fine, Bush mangled the English language, but you knew that he knew what he meant to say, and the message was clear. Obama never really seems to understand the topic at hand, and he drones on until the listener is drawn into a lull.
    How is that an indicator of smartness? People projected smart onto him all of his life, and that’s about it.

  46. Fred Beloit says:

    Mr. Maloney said he couldn’t think of a thing Obama has done right. Well, I’m here to say he throws a hell of a party and a lot of them. His parties are so good some people feel compelled to crash them. Have a great time on us, Mr. Pres.

  47. Charles Johnson says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fghQsUKNgq0 Charlie Brown Holiday Special

  48. x11b1p says:

    “Obama is going to be looking like an incompetent neophyte on a global scale…”
    I think most of the Word’s leaders already checked the box “Jimmy Carter” when it comes to Obama.

  49. RebeccaH says:

    As for your prediction that he will fail in Hopenchangen, DR, I can only pray that you’re right. There are billions, if not trillions, of dollars riding on the success of this bold-faced scam, and plenty of well-placed con men salivating at the prospect. We the people can only forge ahead in the uncertain belief that we can defeat these bastards before they do us any more damage than they’ve already done!

  50. x11b1p says:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6945445.ece WruWro Shaggy!
    “Since the stolen e-mails were published, the chief executive of the Met Office has written to national meteorological offices in 188 countries asking their permission to release the raw data that they collected from their weather stations.”
    Now why would they want to do this! I thought the time for debate was over? As Scooby Doo famously said – wruh wroo Shaggy

  51. southdakotaboy says:

    If I remember correctly it takes 2/3rds of the Senate to ratify a treaty. That would be 66 Senators. What the Republicans need to do is just hold a press conference and anounce that there is no way that the treaty will be passed. End of story. Then let Obama go and talk his head off all he wants.

  52. “If there’s one thing that I simply can’t stand about the whole Obama meme, it’s that he’s supposed to be so freaking smart. He simply never seems to say anything of substance, he never seems to wrap his mind around any issue.”
    No surprise. Obama has been surrounded his entire life by bootlicking liberals who have cleaned up, paid off, aborted, and otherwise eliminated all the messes he’s created. If he took a crap on the floor during a state dinner, Andrew Sullivan would be there to lick it up and Rachel Maddow and Keif Olbermann would be there to tell the crowd they were racist for noticing.

  53. Jamie W. says:

    In response to Chris re: the Mercy Corps: nonprofits are like bank robbers – they go where the money is. I used to work for nonprofits in development and fundraising. It’s not their fault. It’s just that when you reach a point beyond putting a cup out on the counter for donations, you have to build or wither. Right now, the money is being doled out by people who like buttkissing. In order to properly pucker, you have to follow those people around and be fawning. It’s a nasty, dirty, sickening job fundraisers to, but trust me, they only do these things because they must. Kinda like sewer cleaners do manage to put food on the table.
    The problem is, this situation has a corrupting influence on both ends. Only when we cut off the supply of money from the political end will nonprofits get out of politics. But we, the voters, have to do it.

  54. SukieTawdry says:

    “…a core element of the Copenhagen accord should be to mobilize $10 billion a year by 2012 to support adaptation and mitigation in developing countries…”
    $10 billion a year for such a purpose is mere chicken feed which suggests such funds would be slated for their customary use, lining the pockets of all the usual suspects. It also suggests that “world leaders” are looking to get out of Copenhagen without “achieving” anything that would get the folks back home really riled. This is mere window dressing and if turns out to be the sum total of what comes out of Copenhagen, it will mean Agore and the warmers have lost and I will laugh out loud. (That is not to say, of course, that it wouldn’t be better if absolutely nothing comes from Copenhagen.)