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The Obama Morning News || September 8, 2014

Obama to offer ISIS strategy Wednesday . . . Associated Press
President Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.

Obama to take years on ISIS . . . New York Times
The Obama administration is preparing to carry out a campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria that may take three years to complete.

Obama faces more GOP pressure . . . Washington Times
Already, the House GOP has several hearings lined up to pressure Mr. Obama, particularly taking aim at his admission in late August that he has no strategy to handle the threat from ISIS.

Romney: Obama out of touch on ISIS . . . Fox News
Mitt Romney on Sunday ripped into Obama for his handling of the Islamic State militant group and other foreign policy decisions, accusing the president several times of being “out of touch.”

Politics stalls Obama on immigration . . . New York Times
What had once looked like a clear political imperative for both parties — action to grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants — has morphed instead into what appeared to be a risky move that could cost Democrats their majority in November.

GOP governors caving to Obama . . . Examiner
A growing number of Republican governors are caving in to Medicaid expansion through President Obama’s healthcare law. In the process, they are imposing massive and unnecessary financial burdens on taxpayers.

U.S. Military to fight Ebola . . . Fox News
Obama has said that the United States military will begin aiding the response to an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa that has claimed the lives of at least 2,100 people in five countries. 

Obama disappoints, again . . . Politico
President Barack Obama has one person to blame for looking indecisive, dithering and cowed by bungled political calculations: Barack Obama.

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26 Responses to The Obama Morning News || September 8, 2014

  1. He will meet with: John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, & Nancy Pelosi. Ugh
    As far as I am concerned I want everyone in Congress included in this little chat he will be having tomorrow.

  2. Well at least now I know what I’m NOT going to watch Wednesday. How many new red lines will the great O color on the map this time?

    On another note. Anyone watch Chuck Todd’s inaugural Meet the Press? All I can say, if that’s the new format he’s in more trouble than Gregory. The first panel putting out Mitchell, Henderson and Scarborough as national security experts? PLEASE

    But for me at least the most irritating was having Scarborough hang out through the rest of the show. He can’t even get his own show out of the ratings gutter. WTH is NBC thinking that he’ll do anything different on MTP?

    As a political junkie I was really hoping that Todd could bring back at least some of the Russert MTP “must watch” Sunday morning. But it looks like the same old political spin, with has been reporters and political hacks with nothing new or knowledgeable to contribute.

    Till next,
    g

    • I did watch. After the pathetic MrObama interview, the same old MSNBC, NBC faces with the same tired cliched responses to try to spin everything in the Dems favor.

      The major problem with having the POTUS on the inaugural show is that it’s downhill from there. Who could they interview next that anyone would care to hear – MrsC? pfft.

  3. OT: update from the now tropical Phoenix area
    It’s still raining, and we have passed the 1933 record for rainfall in one day. We actually passed that about three hours ago.
    Road are flooded, closed, washes are raging, homes are in danger and the authorities are advising everyone to stay off the roads for another two hours. No word on flights in or out of Phoenix Harbor airport.

    This is big for us. BIG. We don’t have storm drains, or gutters on our homes. Excess rainwater is supposed to drain into “water retention basins”…yeah, right.
    In what must be real irony, or Mother Nature’s big joke, southern California is getting spotty rainstorms here and there, and none at all in the central or north where they need it the most.
    (there is 1/2 inch of standing water on my patio)

    • They (weather channel) just showed a quick picture of the water.
      Than switched to a different conversation.
      They have to be reminded people have relatives in different parts of the states.
      Listen to the warning of staying off the water.

      • My pond is rising. It reminded me of when I had an indoor basin with plants and some snails. I asked at the pet store would the snails crawl out–the guy said, “No, they aren’t stupid.” Funny!

  4. The U.S. Lost a great American this morning. S.Truett Cathy was Founder of Chic-Fil-A restaurants and a man who was an Achor to Family Values in his life. Chic-Fil-A surpassed KFC last year in amount of chicken sold with half of the amount stores of KFC. Most importantly, his stores are “Closed on Sundays” allowing his employees a day off to be with their families. I met a young manager at CFA whose husband began working there a few months prior to my meeting here. She told me how wonderful it was that they had a day together every week. As an Orphan himself, Mr Cathy created communities and summer camps to help fellow orphan. Many of his charitable works never saw a Press Release to make him popular. He was a class act!

  5. Got all tingly when I learned we get another speech Wed! How did we get so lucky? But a THREE YEAR plan? Wait–once this is stated, then every time some whiner asks their plan, they just pt to it–three yrs of excuses…Got it.

    • Speech and sputter plan, generated by one of the failed solar plants.

      p.s. He’s speaking sometime during the day when half of the country will be at work.

    • Yea, a three year campaign with no boots on the ground. Can’t be done. As we know, we already have boots on the ground, but maybe Obama doesn’t know that, although it’s been in all the papers.

      Here’s what to look for: what Rules of Engagement will he impose on our military as they engage with ISIS. Limit them to pea shooters and ping pong paddles? Can’t shoot at ISIS unless there’s a full moon or an eclipse of the sun? Let ISIS know in advance what our plans are so ISIS can be prepared? Oh, he’s already doing that.