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The Obama Morning News || August 14, 2013

Obama sidesteps Congress yet again . . . Washington Post
Obama’s “soft power” approach in tatters . . . Washington Times
Schools face tough choices on Obamacare . . . Reuters
Rep. Wolf renews call for Benghazi panel . . . Examiner
Muslim filmmaker: Administration irresponsible . . . Politico

Court orders Obama to obey law on Yucca . . . Examiner
Empty jobs plague Obama administration . . . Politico
Unease at Hillary’s Clinton Foundation perch . . . New York Times
Crunch time in Keystone XL battle . . . The Hill
Paul on Palin: What’s not to love? . . . Politico

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38 Responses to The Obama Morning News || August 14, 2013

  1. Muslim filmmaker: Administration irresponsible

    “President Obama, I like him personally,” Nakoula said. “I don’t blame him. He has a lot of responsibilities. We need to make separate between the president and the administration.”

    SNIP
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    Another idiot who doesn’t know the role of a president. It’s the president’s administration, and the people under him take their marching orders from him.

  2. “Obama sidesteps Congress yet again.”
    Just goes to show that even with all the ruling class on their lavish summer vacations and Washington, D.C. is a virtual ghost town, the leviathan never sleeps. Its tentacles are always stalking us – suffocating our freedoms and tightening the circle of liberty around us all…

    • Spot on, Susan. The devil’s workshop is never closed. Obama probably has a research team devoted only to what he can do without the interference of Congress. This time it’s ‘Connect-Ed’ – expanding high speed internet access for the little kiddies to the tune of BILLIONS by taxing mobile phone users.
      The hidden federal, state and local fees/taxes on my Verizon bill already total a whopping 22%. Same with the cable co. We are living in a kleptocracy.

      • My son’s school is wired, and all the students have iPads, but it’s a private school. The kids do their classwork and homework on them.

        What I want to know is what will happen if a future student sells his iPad, or if it’s stolen. Who will pay to replace it? How many parents of students in the average public school have about $800.00 to replace it? Will the taxpayers be on the hook for a new one?

        • And, those evil, puppy-killing Conservatives who oppose it will be chastised because it’s for the chiilllllldrrrrennnnnnn! Just $12.00 per cellphone use over three years? Yeah, right. How many government programs come in at cost?

          But, even if this one does, the fact of the matter is that this is yet another usurpation of congressional power.

          I hope FCMABBHO’s nominees to the FCC are voted down.

    • I would bet that every morning some “important” person receives a summary of recenr internet activity so that the most important deterent plan against the most popular headline can be instituted.

  3. SarahPalin, again. For someone the left ridicules as stupid or worse, she lives, not just in their minds for free, but factors in every political conversation.

    Imagine MrsPalin at the podium, her smile and easy charm promoting a conservative agenda, and on the other side of the platform, MrsClinton railing against racists, rich people, pro-lifers and promoting more government intervention in everything.
    Won’t ever happen, IMO. MrsPalin seems to be content to be king-maker, but wouldn’t it be fun?

  4. Empty jobs plague Obama administration . . . Politico

    The opinion piece on the “empty jobs” raises the question of who’s in charge, if anyone, at the WhiteHouse to see that top jobs have at the least a possible candidate to hold those positions.
    Some of the top positions remain “empty” because the WhiteHouse has proposed individuals with dubious backgrounds that give Congress a good reason to delay their appointment.

    • Opportunity for the lawyers to drag out every example of what was done when Bush was in Office. Burning effigies, assassination fantasies…I’d say they would have exhibits A through ZZZ.

    • Heard something about everyone involved being forced to undergo ‘sensitivity training’. This is just the beginning. By the end of the racist Obama/Holder tag team finish their second term, don’t be surprised if gulag-style interrment camps start sprouting up across the country. Obama is a curse on this country!

    • What’s the National Association for the Advancement of Rodeo Clowns position on this? Seems like they should be equally offended, since this is as much an insult to Obama’s “Clown” half as it is to his “Black” half…

      Seriously, though, this just puts me in the mind of Emperor Tiberius’ treason trials. Will Obama be writing an Executive Order forbidding blasphemy against the emper – oops, I mean “President” next? “An Attack Against Us Ourselves Is An Attack Against The State”!

      Or maybe an example from America’s OWN history;
      “Alien and Sedition Acts

      Signed into law by President John Adams in 1798, the Alien and Sedition Acts consisted of four laws passed by the Federalist-controlled Congress as America prepared for war with France. These acts increased the residency requirement for American citizenship from five to fourteen years, authorized the president to imprison or deport aliens considered “dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States” and restricted speech critical of the government. These laws were designed to silence and weaken the Democratic-Republican Party.”

      http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Alien.html

      http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Alien.html

      Take out the part involving, ahem, non-“US Persons”, and it would work pretty well for Obama!

  5. Did anyone else see that Clapper will head the NSA overview thingie? He always seem doddery to me (and I should talk being a fossil). Isn’t this also too close–conflict of interest or something?

    • Even Diane Sawyer was taken aback a few years ago when Clapper admitted he hadn’t heard about London bomb threats and subsequent arrests: John Brennan jumped in and covered his rear end:

      ABC News:”First of all, London,” Sawyer said. “How serious is it? Any implication that it was coming here? … Director [of National Intelligence] Clapper?”

      “London?” James Clapper said, before Brennan entered the conversation explaining the arrests. Later in the interview, Sawyer returned to the subject.

      “I was a little surprised you didn’t know about London,” Sawyer told Clapper.

      “Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t,” he replied.

  6. Reggie Love, MrO’s companion:
    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/08/14/reggie-love-says-obama-played-cards-with-him-instead-of-being-in-white-house-situation-during-bin-laden-raid/

    He claims that he and MrO were playing spades while the Seals were taking down bin Laden, because the President didn’t want to sit in the Situation room.
    I believe it. I also believe that MrObama was somewhere he doesn’t want known when the massacre at Benghazi was underway. Wherever he was that night, too many people know so that his minions don’t dare lie about it. If MrO was simply in his WH apartment, they would have said so; he could have been briefed every five minutes.

    IMO, he was out of the loop, out of communication with his people, and somewhere he doesn’t want anyone to know about.

      • He was probably only in the Situation Room long enough to pose for the picture. He was more interested in entertaining himself than he was in the actions of our brave heroes risking their lives to remove the number one terrorist responsible for 9/11/01. Proof positive in my mind that he is nothing more than a figurehead for some leftist cabal.

        Betcha Pete Sousa could tell a few tales about his photo op sessions with this slime ball. Of course, he’s also smart enough to know that slighting the messiah does not go unpunished. Just look at what the party of tolerance is doing to destroy the life of a rodeo clown for making fun of Preezy Revenge. Yet he sits quietly by, not saying a word to calm the ravings of his lunatic followers.