Say what, Mr. President?

Today, the President honored the undefeated 1972 football Dolphins in the White House.

Egypt, one of our allies in the Middle East, is burning and the President seems to have no cogent response.

We are almost 1 year after Benghazi, and the American public has not only not received a truthful accounting of the events, but also has learned that witnesses are being hidden by the administration.

Russia has snubbed its nose at this country by granting asylum to Edward Snowden, the NSA “secrets leaker”.  And, what was the NSA actually doing to or with Americans’ communications anyway?

The IRS has disclosed that it targeted Americans because of their political beliefs, and the IRS official in charge of this program has “taken the 5th”, as truthful answers before Congress might incriminate her.

Meanwhile, after a strenuous week of vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, the President is honoring the 1972 Dolphins.

What am I missing here?

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The Sound Off Sister was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and special trial attorney for the Department of Justice, Criminal Division; a partner in the Florida law firm of Shutts & Bowen, and an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, School of Law. The Sound Off Sister offers frequent commentary concerning legislation making its way through Congress, including the health reform legislation passed in early 2010.


  1. sammy22 on August 20, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Missed the fact that Congress is on vacation.

    • kateinmaine on August 20, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      looks to be his standard schedule, whether congress is in session or not.? surely you can do better than that, fluffy.? or maybe not–don’t have much valid source material to work with. . .

    • sammy22 on August 20, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      Continuously taking pot-shots at the President maybe fun and play to the readers, but it does not advance the discourse or the ball one bit. Plenty of other presidents took “strenuous weeks of vacation”.

    • Dimsdale on August 20, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      You do recall the years of the Bush presidency (and, with the aid of the current occupant of the WH, the last 4.5 years) don’t you?? Did Bush do *anything* that wasn’t roundly criticized and ridiculed ad nauseam and ad infinitum?? Yet ?bama gets a pass for virtually everything by our vaunted Fourth Estate, with any criticism, legitimate or not, being labeled as “racist” simply because he is black (let me guess: any criticism of a *shudder* president Hillary will be deemed sexist – you heard it here first!).
      The affirmative action president got elected on his promises and his race, and has done little to live up to any of it.? Quite the opposite in fact.? Selective editing of laws is not the role of the executive branch.

  2. Gary J on August 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    SOS Only the lord and Obama know what you have missed but I’m sure if we take turns digging we”ll find lots more…….Sad but oh so true. I pray my 95 year old dad and 91 year old mom live long enough to see our country restored and socialism go away. Yes I realize that is a steep request.

  3. Gary J on August 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    ?Sorry Mr Obama you don’t get all the blame it took both party s? and years to take our country away.? However you shall be credited with doing the most damage.

  4. Linda Mae on August 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Oh, Sammy, bless your dear liberal heart…You’ll never be convinced that Obama is a dud because you will never accept facts over media manipulated opinion.? Perhaps you are independently wealthy and spend the same amount of money (taxpayer’s money) as Obama does to fund his and his family’s vacations….I realized who he was when he did the Grand European tour – as a Senator so it was on our dime – and refused to visit the wounded soldiers in Germany because the press would not be allowed to go with him.? Of course the press ignored the fact that Palin visited the wounded in Germany on July 26, 2008 – as Governor – and never used it during the campaign.? I can hear you now saying “but, but, but…”? bless your heart…

    • sammy22 on August 20, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      Linda Mae, bless your conservative heart. Pres. Obama is turning out to be a dud. Even so, taking pot-shots at him all the time doesn’t advance the discourse or the ball not one bit. Nobody is doing anything to advance the ball, including the ranting comments here.

    • kateinmaine on August 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      dis course, dat course–no one is learning anything–forget advancing the ball.? what ball?? pots and kettles, shooter.

    • Dimsdale on August 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      I think I can safely say that everyone here knew ?bama was a dud before he got elected.?
      Glad to see you coming around to the reality of the ?bamanation.? And ranting is what one does when all news about ?bama is scrubbed by his flying monkeys in the press.

  5. Lynn on August 20, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    SOS, you are missing a President, he is MIA.

  6. Dimsdale on August 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I believe “feckless” is the operating word for this regime.? The rest of the world sees it; why can’t we?

  7. kanestian on August 21, 2013 at 4:08 am

    The 1972 Dolphins? ?Is there some occasion to be commemorated? ?Is it a special anniversary of the end of that season – like the 50th or 75th or …? ?Oh, no, that would have to be sometime in February and, anyway, the math doesn’t compute. ?
    Well,the advantage I see is that there is an unlimited supply of historically unique teams. ?One of my Syracuse University basketball teams never won a game during an entire season back in the 60s. ?That’s hard to do. ?Obama could honor one special team every day from now until the eagerly awaited end of his presidency. ?Daily hoopla, pictures and diversions.

  8. Murphy on August 21, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Why does everyone think that Obama is in charge. He’s just a token figure hiding hiding the actual culprits in the DNC that are running the White House.

    • Murphy on August 21, 2013 at 9:02 am

      oops “figure head hiding”

  9. Vizionmusic on August 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Our country… is finished. Too many decades of ‘infestation’ into every bastion of society… It IS..the ‘end times’ and I believe it’s time to get ready to ‘hunker down’ and just survive as best we can…

  10. bien-pensant on August 22, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Feting a winning team is kinda presidential. Instituting disastrous policies is Obama. Making sure your cronies have a piece of whatever government contract is being given is pure democrat politics. It is not that Obama is bad, it is that he is incompetent at running the huge bureaucracy and coordinating a foreign policy. Obama is a party boy with the elites; he is a catastrophe for the nation and the world. The wealthy of the world are doing just fine. The common folk, the citizens, are not doing so well.
    I know who I who is at fault.
    Push for the amendments. How do I sign up to help? Or, will this just be another venue for the politically connected and the vanguard of elites to show off and dominate the discourse?
    And, then there is the media …

  11. stinkfoot on August 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Meanwhile a Gallup poll shows the rate of national unemployment jumped from 7.7% to 8.9% between July 21 and August 21- just 31 days… while the Treasodent put in how many rounds of golf?

    • Dimsdale on August 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      I just saw that on the news!? And that stock market plunge!??
      Oh wait, I was napping.? Never mind!? 😉

    • JollyRoger on August 22, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      Ahem, no pot-shots at our dear leader please- lest the self appointed moderator will be forced to report everyone to the “Obama Truth Team”. ?But he probably does that every day 🙂

  12. Lynn on August 22, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Maybe he works for the NSA. Hey, NSA got your “ears on”?

  13. JollyRoger on August 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Just heard about the 89 year old veteran/ survivor of Okinawa who was beaten to death by two black teens… ?Will we hear the half white yet first black president pontificate about how the teens acted stupidly? ?No, Obama tells his supporters to punish their enemies, so they only slightly exceeded his advice.


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