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The Obama Morning News || November 20, 2012

by Keith Koffler on November 20, 2012, 8:18 am

Clinton headed to the Middle East . . . Associated Press
Obama meets with Asian leaders . . . Politico
Conservative to GOP establishment: Told you so
. . . Washington Post
Obama’s Rice defense draws GOP fire . . . Daily Caller
Chris Christie seeks forgiveness . . . New York Times
Obama’s Keystone decision looms . . . Washington Times
Petraeus biographer devastated by the affair . . . Associated Press
A brief history of anti-taxpayer public sector unions . . . Doug Ross 


Julie Brueckheimer November 20, 2012 at 8:39 am

Now I know why McCain suggested Obama send Bill Clinton to the Middle East as a special envoy. She’s a slippery one: she will do anything to get out of answering questions on Benghazi. Obama is doing a lot of slithering too.

srdem65 November 20, 2012 at 9:08 am

Spox for the WhiteHouse have denied reports that the FirstLady, Michelle Obama, had threatened to “drag Hillary (Sec of State, Hillary Clinton) by her hair to the MiddleEast and force her to do her job” so as to put an end to the conflict that was claiming headlines that rightfully belonged to PresObama.

President Obama is meeting with Asian leaders in an attempt to reduce the amount of the “vig” that America must pay on loans secured from dubious sources in that part of the world. Claiming that the “rich aren’t coughing up their share of taxes”, and general difficulties with rising expenses, the Prez promised that he’ll start paying as soon as the Repubs understand the situation. There was no public response from the Asian leaders.
In an unrelated item, MrObama was treated and released from the Ah-So Medical Center after he reportedly tripped over a rug and twisted his right knee.

House Repubs have decided that MrObama’s throw-down to them to take the fight to the WhiteHouse over MsRice’s future and past actions, is something they’re willing to do. The Repub’s claim that MsRice isn’t “fit” to hold any job in the government as a result of her claim that a u-tube video was responsible for a terrorist attack that claimed the life of four Americans, the career of a respected General, the break-up of four long-time marriages and making the StateDepartment look stupid, is the first salvo in what appears to be a contentious Senate hearing on her appointment as Sec of State.

NewJerseyGov, Chris (gimme a hug) Christie, has offered a defense for his betrayal of his Repub friends during a meeting with PresObama after the hurricane, Sandy, devasted his state. Claiming a severe reaction to his allergy of salt water made him temporarily insane wherein he believed that MrObama was indeed “Black Jesus”.

PresObama will make the final decision on the Keystone project after the Obama family enjoys their traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. He plans to ask his two daughters for their opinions on the pipeline, because in their role as Presidential advisors, they had given him what proved to be excellent advice on the issue of gay marriage in America.

DougRoss is offering a history of public sector unions in his popular blog today. The summary: public sector unions are greedy, lazy, and a threat to the future of the US.

Danceswithtruth November 20, 2012 at 9:53 am

I much prefer reading your version of the news! Thanks!

Susan November 20, 2012 at 10:23 am

Well done, srdem. Your synopsis of the news is so much more entertaining and enlightening!

Girly1 November 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

Applause!!! Take a bow, srdem!

Update on Michelle/Hillary catfight: Hillary is claiming that Barack’s Nobel Peace Prize belongs to her. Michelle says ‘over my dead body’. Bubba hires lawyer. Stay tuned!

Sadie November 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

Bravo, srdem.

And in other news…No pardon for the Tayyip the “turkey” on Thanksgiving – Erdogan is getting a “stocking stuffer” for the holidays -the Patriot Missile System for all his help and support in Libya.

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan described Israel on Monday as a “terrorist state”.

Star November 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Acc to Dana Milbank, whom I never believe except when I feel like it, Rice gave Richard Holbrooke the one-finger hello once. Stay classy, Sue.