Obama admin turns to Twitter crowdsourcing for foreign policy

POSYesterday, in a press conference at the White House, Barack Obama admitted  he doesn’t have a plan or strategy for defeating Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants in Syria and backed away from imminent military action.

Obama said about IS, “We don’t have a strategy yet. We need to make sure that we’ve got clear plans. As our strategy develops, we will consult with Congress.”

At the same time, Obama also downplayed reports of a new Russian invasion in Ukraine, insisting that “I consider the actions [of Russia] we’ve seen in the last week a continuation of what we’ve seen for months now.”

Despite that, U.S. Army troops from the 1st Cavalry Division have been deployed to NATO’s eastern border, bringing with them battle tanks that only 5 months ago had all been removed from Europe.

The latest:

The State Department today actually sent out a tweet, with no particular recipient in mind, soliciting our “thoughts” on how and what America’s foreign policy should be.

O makes foreign policy via TwitterIn other words, the Obama administration is now relying on crowdsourcing to make foreign policy.

Note: Crowdsourcing is the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community, rather than from traditional employees or suppliers.

H/t Weasel Zippers and CODA’s MS


9 responses to “Obama admin turns to Twitter crowdsourcing for foreign policy

  1. It is appropriate that the Obama administration would seek guidance through a medium which only allows 140 characters in response. More information might confuse their marginal minds.


    • That the State Department is soliciting our “thoughts” on foreign policy in no more than 140 characters, also shows this administration’s utter contempt for the people.


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  3. Reblogged this on Fellowship of the Minds and commented:
    With its vast bureaucracy staffed with well- and taxpayer-paid officials, with any number of good minds in think tanks and universities to call on, the POS’s State Department sent a tweet to the Internet asking for our “thoughts” — in no more than 140 characters! — on how to make a better foreign policy. Do we need more evidence of Obama’s and Kerry’s utter cluelessness and incompetence?


  4. Reblogged this on Arlin Report and commented:
    Is Obama backing away from military action against ISIS, because he won’t go up against his own people/religion?


    • Unlikely. Obama is neither Arab nor Kurd. And all sides in this battle are Moslem.

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      • Has he ever rhapsodized about how lovely the sound of church bells ringing; or referred to the Bible as “holy”; or quoted again and again from the Bible; or lauded the Judeo-Christian western civilization? The church he attended in Chicago (Rev. Wright’s) is more Black liberation theology than Christian. For every Christmas since he became president, he had NEVER gone to church on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Even Christians who don’t go to church on Sundays, manage to go on Christmas Day.


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  6. Can you imagine that the leader of the free world has no strategy in these important foreign policy matters? Dear God help us! Thank you StMA for this important post.


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