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The Obama Morning News || September 17, 2013

Push for Yellen at Fed ramps up . . . New York Times
UN report suggests Assad did attack . . . New York Times
Obama ignored earlier chemical attacks . . . Washington Times
After shooting, talk of gun control . . . Politico
Poll: 68 percent concerned by Obamacare . . . Fox News
GOP divided on when to battle Obamacare . . . The Hill
WH relieved at positive fracking report . . . National Journal
Al Qaeda in Iraq is resurgent . . . Paul Mirengoff
Man sets of firecracker at White House . . . Politico

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33 Responses to The Obama Morning News || September 17, 2013

  1. Another headline:

    MSNBC shreds Obama over speech yesterday.

    Someone over at MSNBC is going to get a phone call from the white house.

    But then again…our president is not the brightest lightbulb in the socket.

    • Your doctor can ask inappropriate and irrelevant questions about your sex life. One privacy form I saw included making records available to the Office of the President. Now imagine if that information was required from Congress critters and their “people”. There would be some real opposition. Senator Vitter is proposing legislation that Congress should be subject to Obamacare. Few supporters. Mike Lee has signed on — Rubio has not. Cruz has not. Lots of talk until it comes to them.

    • “GOP divided on when to battle Obamacare”. Uh, how about THREE YEARS AGO! They didn’t have the power but they should have had the same courage as others in speaking out about it.

    • Another headlilne is McCain urging the REPUBLICANS not to shut the government down. Of course, he’s no the only RINO who doesn’t want Obamacare to be defunded. It’s part of their plan to take down the Young Turk Senators like Lee, Cruz, and Paul.

      • I’m not sure if McCain is aware that the Federal government is shut down 29% of the time during the course of every normal week, and 43% of the time during a holiday week.

        And during snow storms…often it’s over 50% of the week.

        And yet the world and the American people survive without it.

      • Plus–those forms can ASK anything, you don’t have to answer. I leave things blank. No one says squat. After my creepy outing to the cardiologist I have decided I will die of anything my primary (a PA, not MD) can’t treat or give advice about so I can decide–unless I am dragged off in an ambulance. All medical care is these days is pills and turfing to specialists.

    • Is he going to be signing executive orders banning affirmative action and political correctness (aka cultural Marxism)? Those are the real killers here. This creature was a ticking time bomb, and he was granted a Secret clearance by this federal government? No different from the Fort Hood jihadist, Army Major Nidal Hasan.

    • Great to see Rep Wolf went around Boehner and helped organize a Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi. Maybe we’ll finally get some answers to what happened in Benghazi on 9/11/12.

      • To quote the great wordsmith Churchill.

        ” Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

  2. “Al Qaeda in Iraq is resurgent”

    Look out Jordan! It’s bordered by Iraq and Syria, and is home to around 200,000 refugees from Syria. Of course, who’s to say how many of those refugees aren’t really members of AQ or Jabhat al-Nusra?

    I find it hard to believe that FCMABBHO didn’t know that AQ wouldn’t flourish once he retreated. No, I don’t find it hard to believe. I find it impossible to believe.

    • There is just as big of a civil war going on there as there is in Syria, but Iraq is no longer the flavor of the month for the President and the MSM. And Assad sending chemical weapons back to Iraq from where he got them. The US is playing one hellulva game of whack-a-mole in the Middle East.

      Mandy, what’s the dif between Al Qaeda and Al Nusra? Rivals or do they work together?

      • They’re allies. If I recollect correctly, Al-Nusra is composed of Syrians who went to fight in Iraq, and were affiliated with Al-Qaeda in Iraq, headed by al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian who is now feeding the worms.

    • I see us as having built a hole in the Middle East ever since the Gulf War with a pattern of destabilizing every government we could. The blame falls equally on the so-called two political parties. Who has benefited? Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, but I think Jordan is going to be dragged into the maelstrom.

  3. Happy Constitution Day! No doubt Preezy Revenge will celebrate the day with more of his lawless and unconstitutional edicts.

    “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” – Article 1, Section 1, Clause 1

    Cite this clause to your cowardly congresscritter who says they can’t defund Obamacare. It isn’t true. They write the legislation, they can change the legislation. The only laws they can’t change or abolish is our Constitution they are trying to hide behind.

    • The House Republicans are not going to go along with the defunding, pure and simple. If someone came along and proposed delaying the entire bill a whole year until after the 2014, I’d be for it because we’d have a chance of getting a larger conservative majority in the House and a majority in the Senate. But I doubt they’re smart enough to do even that.

      • Rush advised Ted Cruz and Mike Lee not to give up on defunding Obamacare. I’ll be standing right along side them until the bitter end. We’ll never win if we surrender before the battle begins.

  4. WH relieved at positive fracking report

    It’s expected that the study’s results could also be taken into account as EPA and Interior Department look toward crafting new regulations on fracking.

    Translation:Taxes $$$$$$$$$$$$$ Regulations $$$$$$$$$$$$
    Usurping States Rights $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  5. Rats–Wash Post is going paywall. $15 a mo to access online! I quit the AZ Rep because it went up–but I can get the digital (nor now) for $10. Pretty soon, I will have to just make up my own facts. What fun that will be.

    • Washington Post doesn’t report too many facts, so you won’t be missing much. There is plenty of new media out there (i.e., Blaze, Breitbart) and they don’t try to decide for us what should and shouldn’t be reported like the fossils in state-run media.