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The Obama Morning News || June 14, 2011

Republican candidates spent last night’s debate pummeling President Obama rather than defining the differences among themselves in what turned out to be a remarkably friendly affair. The candidates took aim at regulation, calling for the scaling back or elimination of environmental, labor, financial and health-care rules.

Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney came out winners, according to the Washington Post, Tim Pawlenty not so much. Bachmann used the debate to announce that she’s running.

Obama is trying to make sure you know he cares about the economy, even though he is out of big, immediate steps to fix it. Obama wants credit for cleaning up the “big mess” he inherited. The sputtering economy could complicate deficit reduction talks amid talk of the need for more stimulus.

An Obama fundraiser in Miami last night played to empty seats. Michelle Obama says the presidency has taken a toll on her husband.

The White House is trying to pare down the exploding number of government websites.

The FBI is probing peace activists and labor organizers, raising the hackles of progressives.

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36 Responses to The Obama Morning News || June 14, 2011

  1. My husband and I watched the debate last night and came away with the same conclusion. It is tough having a debate when you have a liberal trying to play gotcha at every turn. I can guarantee you this election will not be about gay marriage or religion and those type of questions were just a waste of air time. Not to mention the “either or” stupidity. I thought the Fox debate asked way more relevant questions. And what was with King and his grunting noises throughout the entire debate? It was very annoying.

    Michele Bachmann hit the ball out of the park in my view. Newt is a great debater, personal issues aside. Applaud him for his defense of Cain’s Muslim loyalty pledge. Overall, I would vote for any one of those candidates over Obama…hands down.

  2. The “partisan rhetoric” clip that Granny Jan linked to last night is on Drudge this morning. Wonder why the Politico article didn’t mention anything about it? Pretty big revelation that he won’t be their guy if that is what they want. I know all us bible clinging, gun toting yokels out in flyover country are sure glad to hear that.

    http://realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/06/13/obama_if_youre_looking_for_partisan_rhetoric_im_probably_not_your_guy.html

  3. Yeah, I saw the president yukking it up over how shovel ready wasn’t shovel ready and how he didn’t want to spend “his” money on some dopey singing website of govt employees. It was all very … stupid. Also hello–subjunctive mood–Harvard–disconnect…When he said, “If it was me, I would resign” That should be “If it WERE me…” I wish it had been.

  4. NEWT won me over last night.

    He stood up, called for a litmus test of anti-Semitic, racist, fascist Muslims …. and took the heat. I was blown away. I had heckled Newt on this forum for quite some time, but every time he spoke, he drilled home the point in such a way that made sense and answered the question. Romney and Pawlenty sounded like political commericals. And when Herman Cain began to back step about the Muslim issue … Newt stood up and took over the debate.

    I’m sold.

    If Newt makes it out of the primaries (which he probably won’t), I will vote for him.