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The Obama Morning News || August 26, 2011

The White House is turning its attention to blacks amid a growing concern that economic conditions might hamper black voter turnout. Labor leader Richard Trumka said the jury is still out on whether he’ll recommend the AFL-CIO’s participation in the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Democrats are hammering on Republicans who oppose the president’s proposed extension of the payroll tax cut.

Obama 2012 launched Project Vote, a campaign-within-a-campaign aims to increase registration among Democratic base groups.

The Los Angeles Times lists five reasons Sarah Palin will run – and five reasons she won’t. Forty one percent of Republican and Republican-leaning voters say there is “no chance” they will vote for Palin.

Michele Bachman likes to talk mainly to local reporters, but her press secretary disagrees that their questions are not pointed.

Can a tough-talking, God-fearing Texas Aggie like Rick Perry win friends — and votes — among hardcore New Hampshire Yankees?

The battle between believers of creationism and evolution exposes differences between the GOP candidates.

Former Vice President Cheney provides an unapologetic defense of the Bush administration in new memoir. Cheney’s dog was banned from the main lodge at Camp David after it attacked Bush’s dog.

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15 Responses to The Obama Morning News || August 26, 2011

  1. Answers to your Friday morning quiz.

    1) Yes, Trumka will end up going to the convention. He is only trying to put pressure on his comrade BHO to get a sweet deal somewhere.
    2) Yes, Aggie Perry can win friends and votes in hardcore NH. (ps: I’m an Aggie Dad)

    Keith, did I pass?

  2. Speaking for the ordinary man (and woman), we don’t give a rat’s patooty if a Presidential candidate knows how old the earth might be, or even what their personal beliefs are on the origin of humans. And, unlike the MSM, we consider a person’s religion to be a personal affair between them and their God.
    We also don’t care what hardcore yankees(Leftys) think about anything because they don’t represent the opinions of the majority of us yokels in fly-over country.
    The MSM can quit choosing silly premises to smear Republican candidates because we’re not listening. For that matter, they can quit highlighting anything that MrsPalin does or doesn’t do, anything that MrHuntsman, MrRubio, MrGuiliani, MrTrump, MrSantorum, et al, might say or think.
    The frontrunners are MrsBachmann, MrRomney and MrPerry and everyone else is background noise.

  3. That Washington Post article is a treasure trove. Buried in the very end- and thus the least likely to be read:

    There was caution in the room, however. Even the sharpest critics expressed a desire to stand by Obama in his reelection effort. And some argued that a black president simply cannot afford to be seen helping his own.

    “If he comes and speaks out for black people in the middle of this, he will lose his reelection, and you know it,” said Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.). “He has to temper this in such a manner so we can get him reelected, and once he’s a lame-duck president, I think we’ll see lots of changes and lots of movement toward the black community.”

  4. I read The Telegraph daily and was delighted to find that Nile Gardiner wrote about your excellent article on Michelle Obamas squandering lifestyle.
    The radio over here is reporting today about atrocious deeds in Libya committed by the “rebels”, murders, torture and so on. It is to be expected in a violent civil war in these regions but I think that the West has to consider the monster they let loose and are now supporting. It started as a “humanitarian aid” war but ended up as something else. I don´t think that the weak,doddering Obama can spin Khadaffis downfall as a victory as his “leading from behind” has been confusing to say the least.He always wants everything bothways so he can slip away when things go serious. And he may be glad that he wasn´t leading given how the situation in Libya may develop. But he is an accessory to whatever happens. The “rebels” seem to have an unhealthy interest for the Libyan money in the USbanks. They already want some of it although the war isn´t over yet.

  5. I was wondering… did President Obama even attend the funerals for the Seal Team 6 members that were killed in the helicopter that was shot down in Afghanistan?

    I mean the Seal Team he was on when he killed Osama….