How did the president, a noted card player, get pegged as a pushover?
But Serbia, which excelled in qualifying, also proved that it wouldn't be a pushover when the time comes to play Germany.
Assad is no pushover and is not hesitant to use force to maintain his position in power—as his brutal assault on Homs shows.
But it also shows the president to be a pushover, with no taste for high-stakes negotiation.
At the same time, he has sent signals that Cuba will be no pushover.
And no wonder they despise Obama, who they view as a weakling, a loser, and a pushover.