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The Obama Morning News || October 15, 2013

Reid, McConnell close to a deal . . . Washington Post
Emerging agreement worse for GOP . . . Politico
Not clear if the House will go along . . . New York Times
The pressure is rising on Boehner . . . Politico
Tea Party sticks to gutting Obamacare . . . Politico
New signs some shutdown cuts were politics . . . Fox News
Were the Obamacare sites designed to crash? . . . Forbes
Obamacare sites offers voter registration . . . Fox News
Biz owners may choose fines over Obamacare . . . Fox News
Iran’s gains require more concessions . . . New York Times
But, Obama ready to quickly lift sanctions . . . The Hill
JFK’s Rosary beeds to be auctioned . . . Washington Times

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20 Responses to The Obama Morning News || October 15, 2013

  1. Shutdown day 15???
    That’s what the brain-dead, math deficient Media say.

    Really???

    Hey Media!
    On the Weekends, the Gov’t is ALWAYS SHUT.
    Hey Media!
    On Columbus Day, the Gov’t is ALWAYS SHUT.

    So technically it’s shutdown day (though only 17% of the federal gov’t is closed) # 10.

    10 days without news regulations and new laws controlling our lives.

    I say they are 10 days of vacation for individual liberties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. As a Catholic, I find the upcoming auction of JFK’s rosary as distasteful and disgraceful. It is a personal religious artifact that should be treasured by anyone who possesses it. It doesn’t matter that a “portion” of the proceeds from the sale would go to a charitable organization, Catholics just don’t sell their rosarys.

    The WashTimes describes it’s condition as well-worn, as it should be considering the penance that JFK must have had imposed on him for all of his sins.

  3. Something not mentioned:
    The recently captured terrorist, al Libi, has been transported to NYC to face charges in Federal Court there.
    Why is he here, what is the point of bringing him to US soil and housing him (in all places) NYC? His ‘alleged’ crime didn’t happen in NewYorkCity, it didn’t happen anywhere in the US.
    By bringing him to the US, he now has every right guaranteed to any American and is considered to be innocent until proven guilty by a jury not in any sense his peers.

    • srdem: The quick answer is in the optional spelling of names, abu *anus* al libi and Barack Inane Obama.

      Note: terrorists only get lower case spelling. The only ‘caps’ should be the ones fired at him.

    • “His ‘alleged’ crime didn’t happen in NewYorkCity, it didn’t happen anywhere in the US.”

      He planned the bombings of our embassies in Tanzania and Kenya which means he committed crimes on US soil.

  4. While not exactly news, this fantastic blog post accurately describes the ongoing battle between conservative and establishment factions within the Republican party.

    “Though the GOP establishment would like to blame its current problems on the tea party, they are truly at war with the base of their party, smearing good conservatives who would naturally be tea party favorites. They are deluding themselves into believing that by kicking the tea party off the bottom rung of politics, they can go back to business as usual, from the days of old.”

    Magnificent Imbeciles: The Enemy Within
    http://jenkuznicki.com/2013/10/magnificent-imbeciles-the-enemy-within/

    • The Republicans cannot possibly win the White House without the conservatives. They say that the Tea Party is the problem, but Dole, McCain and Romney lost the general election, not a Tea Party member among them. It’s time for the GOP to run the first conservative since 1980 when they did win.

      Having said that, I don’t agree with Hannity that the conservatives should form their own third party immediately. To me it seems he is throwing in the towel too soon. The conservative wing should make an all-out attempt to take the GOP over in 2014. If they fail, then, yes, time to start a third party movement.

      Now I’d like to ask you a question, Susan, because I know you are from TX. What is your opinion of Rick Perry? I’ve seen him recently and he struck me as an intelligent person yet I remember the media portraying him as a dumb ass in 2008.

      • I’m not a big fan of Rick Perry, but really admire his stance against Obamacare by refusing Medicaid expansion. He’s also strong on 2nd Amendment issues and states rights. He’s a very intelligent man, but is still part of the good ol’ boy network that campaigned against Ted Cruz last year. Although he’s soft on illegal immigration and crony capitalism, he has proven to be a more conservative governor than George Bush was.

    • Along these lines, Rush just mentioned that in Cook County, IL 22 out of the 23 cheapest plans have deductibles of more than $4K for individuals and $8K for families (not including subsidies). They’re going to be hard-pressed to get people to come up with the entire deductible! Is this even legal – asking for deductibles up front?