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The Obama Morning News || June 24, 2011

President Barack Obama isn’t just grasping for ways to jolt the flailing economy, he’s struggling simply to find the right words to talk about it. Following the departure of House GOP point man Eric Cantor, the budget talks appeared on the verge of collapse.

In a symbolic action, the House is likely to vote today to strip funding for offensive military operations in Libya.

Departing Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen saluted and backed Obama’s Afghan pullout plan, though he called it risky. Afghanistan President Karzai too supported the pullout, but many Afghans are wary.

Michelle Obama arrived in Botswana.

At a fundraiser among gay supporters, President Obama stopped short of endorsing gay marriage.

A consumer watchdog says the administration’s “cozy relationship” with Google is a conflict of interest.

The anybody-but-Mitt Romney faction developing within the tea party may pose a problem for him, but some tea party organizers worry it could also backfire against the movement itself.

Small checks dominate Michele Bachman’s big bucks, but Romney dominates the GOP field cash haul. Gingrich says the media are protecting Obama.

And Bristol Palin vents a lot in her new memoir.

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13 Responses to The Obama Morning News || June 24, 2011

  1. What a small world; MrsO meets with Oprah in Africa. huh.
    There was a short clip (MSNBC) of MrsO laying on the floor doing pushups with DesmondTuTu. huh.
    The Obama family trip to visit the prison cell where MrMandela was held has been cancelled due to adverse weather (windy day). huh.

    Every story about the “tea party organizers” is bogus; there is no such entity as the “tea party”. It is a grass roots awakening among disgusted and frightened voters who hope to curtail the Federal government’s intrusion into our private lives. Tea party thinking crosses partisan political lines and shouldn’t be linked only to the Repubs.

  2. BHO grasping for ways to jolt the economy? Really? Didn’t he go to Harvard? Must be a smart guy.

    I degress. Remember that BHO is a community “organizer”. Organizing is all that he knows. You know the drill, call all the players and ‘organize’ a meeting. Get them in the same room at the same time. Make sure to have fresh coffee and donuts on hand. Then you are free to go to Andrews and get in a nother round of golf.

    Grasping for ways to jolt the economy. Now that’s rich. Maybe someone ought to suggest that he not run for a second term and get out of the way. That I am sure will jolt the economy.

    • Yes–that would be good for 5% growth at least! Some hope from the change! Of course, the walkout is being spun as mean old Reps protecting the rich from cuts… ho-hum, SSDD.

  3. The mystery of Michelle’s favorite food has been resolved. And the winner is….french fries??? Here I thought it was tamales, or lobster, or some other exotic cuisine. She probably couldn’t think of any South African food specialties on such short notice. Oh well, next week it will be something different, dependent on which ethic group she and the campaigner in chief are extorting.

    Drudge was linking to this article earlier today… http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/06/michelle-obama-i-cant-stop-eating-french-fries-eat-your-vegetable

  4. On the national Tea Party organizers. They do not speak for me. The movement does not participate in groupthink. Some of my friends believe Romney is the only one who can beat Obama…not me. I’m looking for someone who has the fire in the belly.

    • The lefty MSM has a strong fascination with MrHuntsman (who?) and are pushing him as a contender. Even SenReid has endorsed him.
      Two good reasons not to support him.