The Playing of the Game

Jul 25 | Posted by: Charlie | Tags: Obama, Politics

A good poker player is capable of bluffing his way through with a bad hand of cards, making the opposing parties believe he is holding a winning hand to the point that they will throw in their hands without finding out what kind of cards he is really holding.

Conversely, if a less talented poker player is holding a winning hand and starts betting high too soon he is apt to chase the other players out of the hand before the pot grows significantly and loses out on the major part of the winnings he could have had.

One of the worst things one can do in a poker game is to establish a pattern, to get caught bluffing too often when you have a bad hand and over playing a good hand, to the point that the other players can read your intentions, recognize your weaknesses or gauge your nerve.

Much of what politicians deal with on the international stage could be compared with a high stakes poker game.

Bluffing on a bad hand can be disastrous, as in Saddam Hussein's "Mother Of All Wars" statement, knowing that his forces stood no chance against America's superior war machine and yet, rather than throwing in his hand, allowing the conflict to go forward decimating his country his people and putting his own head in a noose.

President Obama's "red line" statement about Syria was a bluff he had neither the intentions nor the guts to back up. It was superfluous in nature, in that he didn't have to make it and has returned to bite him and this country in the posterior by way of painting him, and -by association - America, as a toothless tiger, resulting in the nations of the world taking no heed to any warnings issued from his office, doing as they please without fear of any form of meaningless retaliation from the last remaining super power on earth.

Every time I write a piece like this there are the detractors who accuse me of being a war monger and say that I want to see America answer every situation militarily. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

I've seen the results of war, in the field hospitals and military medical centers and been among the men and women who are charged with holding the line in America's wars and I can tell you that the very thought of losing even one of these brave young men and women sickens me.

But the options, excepting war, available to a president of the United States are many and meaningful. War is a distant last resort, not a first consideration. Granted, the alternatives are not passive, and may well have repercussions, but in almost every scenario, America holds the cards and if applied full force with determination and tenacity will bring results.

It seems to me that our president is disengaged to a large extent and has no cohesive foreign policy at all. Israel is supposed to be our ally, but when the rockets start flying the administration's first action is always an attempt to restrain Israel's response, admitting that they have a right to protect themselves but wanting to implement caveats on just how far they can go.

Just how disengaged is he? When the United States of America spends untold billions of dollars on international and domestic intelligence and hires what is supposed to be the best and the brightest to keep the president abreast of what's happening, and he claims to hear about important events in his morning newspaper, either he's badly disengaged or needs to kick some serious booty and get some people who are not asleep at the wheel to keep him in touch.

It takes guts to sit at a poker game and face down a table full of experienced players, but it takes even more guts to sit at a negotiation table and face down a table full of hardened, experienced world leaders who have been there and done that, and especially when you wear your heart, your intentions and your nerve on your sleeve.

The problem is that in the game of international diplomacy the stakes involve human life and the prosperity and proliferation of a nation and it takes extraordinary intestinal fortitude to sit at that table and play that game.

The implications of anything less than a person of engagement, purpose and exceptional courage are too dire to even think about.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

Oh,yes, Jack, thank heavens we were spared the presidency of Mitt Romney, else we wouldn't have yet another term of Dear Leader. This country is soooooooooooooooooo much better off now that your guy won, Enjoy the next couple of years, suckah.

OK Jack, Lil' MB and everyone else who believes in conservatism, listen up and listen good:

1)Whenever you use the word "Republican", replace it (in your mind, at least) with "The Party For Which Every Single Member Voted Against Obamacare". Seriously do that.

2)Remember that emphasizing Republican divisions leads to liberals conquering, and is playing directly into The Enemy's hand.

3) Remember that The Enemy (The Devil) is using the media, the internet, and liberal Democrats, etc. to purposely divide us, in order to conquer us.

4) Remember everything that is at stake if we get another Democrat in, in 2016.

5) Understand that with good solid Republican leadership, like Reagan, GWB, etc. that communism and radical Islam loses ground and confidence, does not gain it.

6) Appreciate what GWB did for Iraq, he liberated it from a cruel dictator who killed those who disagreed with him.

7)Do not blame GWB that Obama let up his guard and emboldened ISIS. It is not GWB's fault what is happening in Iraq, it was to his credit, that it was minimized.

8) Understand that it was not more peaceful with Hussein at the helm, they were held bondage and the radical Islams were held at bay. GWB tore off the scab of Hussein, rightfully so, and it opened a pandora's box of radical Muslims, however, now we know the problem exists, so now we can deal with it the right way, and we would be if we had a good Republican in there right now.

We have a mission. And that mission is to unite like a nuclear bomb aimed at the liberal establishment in 2016. Let's lock arms together, unite with the Republican who gets the nomination as long as they're for the standard Republican things of tax cuts, limited government, carrying a big stick while speaking softly, curbing the tide of illegal immigration, etc.

Let's remember the many good things the Republican Party has stood for and has done over the years, unite ourselves on the principles that those good things espouse, and encourage whoever the nominee is to hold strong to those principles.

The days of conservative division must come to an end, and we must be patient and persisten in defeating the liberal enemies that seek to destroy our country.

Jim

Pardon me, Jim, but we have enough weak-kneed, silky hand, little passive Paulies who don’t know the difference between a muffler and a spark plug, all options should be considered types. We don’t need anymore! That’s what has gotten us into this problem in the first place! So save your slams for somebody else cause as Godly and limp wristed as I might be in my ballerina dress… I’m not the one!!! You don’t understand what’s going on behind your back and what’s being spoon-fed to you and every other naive American. And I’m sick and tired of people spewing the foulest things about the Big Man upstairs and people like Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, or a Conservative who is trying to stand up for your freedoms (The true goodness in America, not the rot gut filth your all so use to, Jack) yet, I hear the sound of crickets from you folks when a show comes on T.V. where the story line revolves around incest! And where a gal that plays a role on there said something along the lines of “Incest is fun!” Where’s your rot gut outrage?! That filth is part of the Communist Manifesto. “Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, and TV.” LOOK IT UP! Communist Manifesto! Read it! You need to understand what’s really going on and once you do… That little night light bulb in your head is going to light up like a lighthouse! What you hear in the media is propaganda! It’s not the facts! “Infiltrate the press” is another one! They’re not aloud to give you the facts! If they did you’d be outraged! You’d be clinging to your guns and those GOD fearing Conservatives hard begging them to save you!

Like John Swinton, Chief of Staff of the New York Times said years back…. “There is no such thing, at this date, of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. “Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things”, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the “tools and vassals” for rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”

So, when you get a clearer vision on it all… What folly (foolishness) Jim is this putting a repub on a pedestal, toasting to a job well done as your constitutional freedoms are being stripped of you, and your grandchildren will be left with trillions of dollars to repay, which will never happen because it’s a racket! And not to mention, their country will have been taken over by a bunch of communist thugs! When you donate $25.00 to your candidate and Mr. King Pen donates a million, who’s interests do you think he’s going to be loyal to?! Not yours, sweetheart! We don’t need sell-outs! We need honest, loyal, willing to fight to the end patriots in there! Or America is done! If you have one once of “common sense” you’ll see that! “Capture one or both of the political parties of the U.S.” is another one from the Communist Manifesto. If you don’t think they’ve invaded our country your naïve!

Walt Rostow CFR member said: “ It is in the American interest to put an end to Nationhood. That is the goal in global government. America must get out of the United Nations or our SOUVEREIGN REPUBLIC will not survive.” And what did Warren Christopher under Clinton mean when he said “We must get the New World Order on track and bring the U.N. into it’s correct role in regards to the United States.” What might that CORRECT ROLE be?! And what did Mikhail Gorbachev mean when he said “Our purpose is to “disarm the Americans” and let them fall asleep?! Anybody with any common sense would see that it’s not about gum drops, lolli pops, and unicorns flying through pink clouds type of utopia! WAKE UP!
Have a good evening!

Methinks that you need to look up the ACTUAL meaning of Sodomite Plowboy. By the biblical definition, YOU are the Sodomite.

Ezekiel 16:49-50 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it.

Lucky for you and this country, Americans disagree with you. If Mitt had gotten into office and thank God he didn't, the world would have been able to read his Lilly Livered heart right off. IF the Republican Party truly WAS the Republican Party of old and not some ridiculous melding of TeaPublicans, Right Wing Christian whack-o's and corporate interests, Maybe then they would have worked with the other political parties to better the Nation and really just DO THEIR JOBS! Instead it has been the party of NO, the party of obstructionism and fear mongering. I have voted GOP in the past but will no longer unless the GOP takes their party back from the likes of Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz. I do love my country and its people and that is why I no longer vote GOP.

The bottom line if we get a non-Paul-last-name Republican in there, the radical Muslims in the Middle East will will cease to take over.

That's the bottom line, all other talk is a bunch of pure BS, plain and simple, no debate at all to that whatsoever.

To say Republicans are spineless has no basis whatsoever. Anyone with even one ounce of common sense knows when its election time, and you are running against vulture Democrats, you don't come right out and say "Let's go in and take those bastards out", you say things like "all options should be considered", etc.

This limp-wristed-ballerina-dress thing of thinking its hip and cool to knock Republicans is what gave us Obama's 2nd term.

Every single Republican, every single one of them including the weakest ones, voted against Obamacare. Let's give them credit, praise, and encouragement to do the right things.

Every time people here knock Republicans to try to give the illusion that they're open-minded, etc. they are literally getting on their knees and giving Bill, Hillary, Putin, Muslim radicals, and all the other sick-minded lowlifes of the world all the pleasure they can ask for. And they're spitting on Reagan's grave, since his 11th commandment was not to criticize a fellow Republican. "But Jim, that's what you're doing." BS, I'm the only guy here who is proud to call himself a Republican, and I'm telling you to line up with me, Ron, Abe, and Ike, and let's go take out a bunch of liberals and terrorists, to save the babies, family values, and our country.

The word "Libertarian" in the here and now on July 26, 2014 means "traitor against your country", objectively speaking.

Let's cut the crap and call ourselves Republicans again, and be the best ones we can. That is where TRUE conservatism lies, because it doesn't say "Duh, let's not let govt. get so big that it saves babies, and doesn't piss on the blood of Americans who died in Iraq. Duh duh duh", like Libertarians do.

Jim

I think we're a tad bit naïve to think he doesn’t know how to play poker. First off, experts are willing to take more risks than the average Joe. He looks at the American people as weak pushovers. He runs all over us like syrup on pancakes! He and these communist world “so called” leaders like to weave webs of controversy between people and countries, then they step back and watch the fireworks as they get one step closer to “one world order”! He’s on their team! Not ours! How about another round of golf? Anyone? Anyone? He bluffs the American people all the time!
What did he tell Putin? “Wait until after the election when he’ll have more flexibility.” FLEXIBILITY FOR WHAT?! He knew he was going to be re-elected because he knew our votes where going to be counted where?! Anyone? Anyone? If the players are experts their not going to be slowed down by an opponent they already identified as weak! (Repubs in office) They smell the intimidation like wolves in a chicken coop.
In the book “SET UP AND SOLD OUT” by Holly Swanson (a must read by the way) it says, these people are camouflaging their efforts to move Americans toward socialism, then force us into communism. They use deceptive tactics to advance their goals such as: Lying to the American people. For instance, not letting the media into your $25,000.00 a plate fund raiser as he promised to be the most transparent Prez ever. A great Bluff, might I add. They use entertainment to mold public opinion and they take advantage of the children, foreign and domestic in this case. And lets not forget the lovely common core that is going to shackle your child’s future. Trusting people fall prey to political ideas based on feelings, not FACTS! Emotions are manipulated and ideas become laws.
The great masses of people will more easily fall victim to a great lie than to a small one. ADOLF HITLER
America and Israel are the scapegoats this time! God Bless Israel for standing up to these tyrants! I pray that we will be blessed soon with some outstanding poker players/leaders who will outplay these tyrants tearing down our country and help our allies in Israel. It’s depressing watching the repubs cowardly fold every hand! STAND UP AND START PROTECTING OUR FREEDOMS AND OUR BORDERS OR GET OUT OF OFFICE!!! We’re being set up/invaded for crying out loud!!! Quit selling us out!!!
Have a good evening and GOD BLESS!

I doubt Obama is any good at regular chess, much less the "multi-dimensional" chess his fans thinks he's a master of. He is way over his head when it comes to dealing with Putin and our foreign policy under this administration is in shambles. It won't get any better while he's still squatting in the White House.

I can't decide whether the pResident and one who occupied the white house is better off on the golf course or at Biden's house asking him what to do. Is it better he's is engaged or not ? I say not, he's just not that good of a community disorganizer.

Amen & Amen Charlie, Obama hasn't even ran a lemonade stand let alone a country, therefore he is clueless in how to bluff, show integrity, or even come up with a intelligent answer., Nobel Peace prize winner or not.
The worst part is that he is anti semitic, it don't matter what the bowing potentate tells the press, you just have to look at the people he surrounds himself with and use a little cowboy logic, which says, " Birds of a feather flock together". You can take this one to the bank, just as sure as Obama denies to both the Christian & Muslim world the fact that he is a sodomite....nuff said God Bless Plowboy

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