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The Obama Morning News || June 17, 2013

IRS supervisor in DC admits screening groups . . . Fox News
Obamacare eats away at full time work
. . . Washington Times
Obama urges Belfast youth to keep peace
. . . Washington Post
U.S. to press Iran on nuclear talks . . . Wall Street Journal
Iran to send 4,000 troops to Syria . . . Fox News
North Korea wants talks with U.S. . . . Wall Street Journal
Inside the Gang of Eight immigration deal . . . New Yorker
Christie will run, but not as a conservative . . . Joseph Curl
Cheney: Obama may be too late on Syria . . . Daily Caller
Allies, enemies wonder: Who is Obama? . . . The Hill

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23 Responses to The Obama Morning News || June 17, 2013

  1. “Cheney: Obama may be too late on Syria . . . Daily Caller”

    Not an accident. Obama elevated being too late to an art form during Benghazi. After all, a President needs to be well-rested for his primary occupation of fund raising, nicht wahr?

    His Muslim Brotherhood freinds will handle the destruction of the Mid-East without him very nicely, thank you! This leaves him free to finish his project of dividing the United States into impotent factions while drowning it in a sea of debt and entitlement, thus very effectively removing one of the last bulwarks against a worldwide Sunni caliphate…

  2. “Allies, enemies wonder: Who is Obama? . . . The Hill”

    This was accidentally included on the I-pod he fixed up for Queen Elizabeth II during an early State vist, under the heading of “My Theme Song”. Maybe it will help answer that question? Although there, as everywhere, he doesn’t just come out and SAY it! The best part of the game for him IS the deception, after all…

    “Please allow me to introduce myself
    I’m a man of wealth and taste
    I’ve been around for a long, long year
    Stole many a mans soul and faith
    And I was round when jesus christ
    Had his moment of doubt and pain
    Made damn sure that pilate
    Washed his hands and sealed his fate
    Pleased to meet you
    Hope you guess my name
    But what’s puzzling you
    Is the nature of my game
    I stuck around st. petersburg
    When I saw it was a time for a change
    Killed the czar and his ministers
    Anastasia screamed in vain
    I rode a tank
    Held a generals rank
    When the blitzkrieg raged
    And the bodies stank
    Pleased to meet you
    Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
    Ah, what’s puzzling you
    Is the nature of my game, oh yeah
    I watched with glee
    While your kings and queens
    Fought for ten decades
    For the gods they made
    I shouted out,
    Who killed the kennedys?
    When after all
    It was you and me
    Let me please introduce myself
    I’m a man of wealth and taste
    And I laid traps for troubadours
    Who get killed before they reached bombay
    Pleased to meet you
    Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
    But what’s puzzling you
    Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, baby
    Pleased to meet you
    Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
    But what’s confusing you
    Is just the nature of my game
    Just as every cop is a criminal
    And all the sinners saints
    As heads is tails
    Just call me lucifer
    Cause I’m in need of some restraint
    So if you meet me
    Have some courtesy
    Have some sympathy, and some taste
    Use all your well-learned politesse
    Or I’ll lay your soul to waste, um yeah
    Pleased to meet you
    Hope you guessed my name, um yeah “-The Rolling Stones

    http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/rolling+stones/sympathy+for+the+devil_20117881.html

  3. Instead, Paz described an agency in which IRS supervisors in Washington worked closely with agents in the field but didn’t fully understand what those agents were doing. Paz said agents in Cincinnati openly talked about handling “tea party” cases, but she thought the term was merely shorthand for all applications from groups that were politically active — conservative and liberal.

    SNIP
    ***************

    Oh, come on. Had she been hiding under a rock?

  4. “My impression, based on, you know, this instance and other instances in the office is that because they are so apolitical, they are not as sensitive as we would like them to be as to how things might appear,” Paz said.

    “Many of these employees have been with the IRS for decades and were used to a world where how they talked about things internally was NOT SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE PUBLIC OR THAT ANYONE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN,” Paz added. “So I don’t think they thought much about how it would appear to others. They knew what they meant and that was sort of good enough for them.”

    SNIP
    ***************

    They didn’t think they’d get caught.

    • more like the right hand didn’t know what the left hand was doing. Great supervision work ya got there IRS. So, to date we now have 1 person that can take one for the team (Paz). Who’s next on deck??

  5. That New Yorker article with John McCain is telling. Turning America into a third world banana republic and destroying our rule of law is all about a political comeback for this vain little man? He believes if he shoves amnesty (and it is amnesty) down our throat he will be remembered as a ‘lion of the senate’ like his long lost love Ted Kennedy. In my opinion he will only be remembered as a traitor to the Constitution if he is successful in defeating the will of the American people by passing this bill that effectively legalizes the foreign invasion of our country.

    Calling all liberty-loving people in the DC area: Michele Bachmann, Steve King, and Louie Gohmert will be holding a ‘news conference’ on the West Lawn of the US Capitol on Wednesday, June 19th. Please participate if you can. I can’t make it there, but have made a donation to help fund another persons trip so will be there in spirit.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3031148/posts

    • I was just about to post a comment on the Chris Christie story, but it fits in with McCain too.

      Rubio aide: “There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it. There shouldn’t be a presumption that every American worker is a star performer. There are people who just can’t get it, can’t do it, don’t want to do. And you can’t obviously discuss that publicly.”

      So, does that mean that there should be a counter presumption that every Mexican will be a star performer? They have cut the legs out from under the US worker, a US citizen btw, and now they blame him.

      • Rubio was such a beacon of conservatism when he was running for office in 2010. What a disappointment. Just like the rest of the turncoats, he sold his soul to the crony capitalists. Every one of them are members of the blame America first crowd. The elitists see us all as lazy, dimwitted “knuckle-draggers” (Boehner actually called US that) who can’t manage our own lives without their intervention. We need to show strength in numbers to shut this travesty down. If you can’t make it on Wednesday, call Congress and tell them to STOP the assault on the American people and our way of life.

        • I wish you and the group well, Susan. Unfortunately I’m on the opposite coast, but I have e-mailed my (Republican) Congressman and voiced my displeasure with the immigration bill. My Senators are both Democrats so it would be in vain to contact them, and my Congressman, though a Republican, is a big buddy of Boehner. I have a very bad feeling about this and have read that the passage of the bill would be seen as a big victory for Obama because his mitts are all over the bill. It’s like Obamacare all over being forced down the throats of a country which doe not want it, only worse this time because there will be fools like McCain, Graham, and Rubio jumping aboard. When it turns out to be the disaster it will be, the Republicans will not be able to say that not one of them voted for it.

    • Spot on, Susan. Back in 2007 the McCain/Kennedy amnesty bill was defeated when millions of Americans flooded/disabled phone lines at the WH demanding that it be stopped. Today, the silence is deafening. Now we have the RINO traitors falling into the DEM trap that no future elections will be won without amnesty for 20M illegals. Since illegals and permanent legal residents are not allowed to vote in Federal elections, what is the point?

      We need to approach illegal immigration from a punitive standpoint: No amnesty. No benefits. No pathway to citizenship unless they return to Mexico and go to the back of the line. No chain migration. Secure the borders, issue two-year work permits and deport anyone who commits voter fraud or other crimes. Abolish birthright citizenship! It’s not rocket science!

      • That is a fantastic immigration policy, Girly1. Conservative candidates running for election in the 2014 mid-terms would be wise to adopt something similar to it. These DC elitists are such cowards. They don’t have the guts to debate the issue with their opponents in public. Mark Levin challenged Paul Ryan to come on his show and debate his support for amnesty. Coward doesn’t have the internal fortitude to debate the issue because he knows it’s all a lie. They are doing this because they are owned lock, stock, and barrel by their big business donors (i.e. Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson) who are threatening to stop the money train if they don’t give them cheap labor. In other words these Republican “leaders” have less morals than ladies of the evening. At least the ladies fulfill their commitment to their clients. Can’t say that much about the politicians in DC.

  6. How nice that Michelle and the kids are getting in their mini vacation at taxpayer expense,just a taste of rhe big one to Africa,then the hamptons.Must be nice to suck from the public teat so ostentatiosly while the cash cow is going dry.

  7. “IRS supervisor in DC admits screening groups . . . Fox News”

    George Will captures the Obama approach with the IRS and other Federal agencies very nicely…

    “Lois Lerner, the scowling face of the state
    Lerner, it is prudent to assume, is one among thousands like her who infest the regulatory state. She is not just a bureaucratic bully and a slithering partisan. Now she also is a national security problem because she is contributing to a comprehensive distrust of government.

    The case for the National Security Agency’s gathering of metadata is: America is threatened not by a nation but by a network, dispersed and largely invisible until made visible by connecting dots. The network cannot help but leave, as we all do daily, a digital trail of cellphone, credit card and Internet uses. The dots are in such data; algorithms connect them. The technological gathering of 300 billion bits of data is less menacing than the gathering of 300 by bureaucrats. Mass gatherings by the executive branch twice receive judicial scrutiny, once concerning phone and Internet usages, another concerning the content of messages.

    The case against the NSA is: Lois Lerner and others of her ilk.

    Government requires trust. Government by progressives, however, demands such inordinate amounts of trust that the demand itself should provoke distrust.”

    http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2013/06/13/lois-lerner-the-scowling-face-of-the-state/

  8. Just found out the ‘press conference’ on the amnesty bill will be on Wednesday, 19 June, East Side of the Capitol, 9am to noon and then approximately 2:30pm to 5pm. It has been billed to be a Lincoln-Douglas style debate over the immigration issue.