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The Obama Morning News || November 5, 2014

Democrats blame Obama for losses . . . Democrats dismayed with the loss of the Senate are pointing the finger squarely at President Obama. In race after race across the country, vulnerable Democrats were unable to shed the shadow of a deeply unpopular White House. The Hill

Obama pivot not likely . . . Voters demanded change from Washington on Tuesday, and Republicans say it’s now up to President Barack Obama to deliver it. But don’t count on that happening. Politico

Election Night Fast and Furious dump . . . The Justice Department has handed over to House investigators 64,280 pages of documents related to the notoriously botched Operation Fast and Furious — data President Barack Obama had claimed was exempt from congressional review. Newsmax

Solicitor General likens Jerusalem to Crimea . . . Lawyers for the Obama administration compared Israel’s control of Jerusalem to Russian claims over the Ukrainian territory of Crimea during oral arguments this week before the Supreme Court in a case concerning the rights of U.S. citizens to list Jerusalem as part of Israel on their passports. Free Beacon

Obama appeases Burma . . . Despite hailing Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as “an icon of democracy,” U.S. President Barack Obama is quietly acquiescing to the government’s decision to bar her from running for the presidency in next year’s election, U.S. officials say. Reuters

Detainee brought from Afghanistan for trial . . . A Russian member of the Taliban made his first appearance in a federal court in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first time a military detainee from Afghanistan has been brought to the U.S. for trial. Associated Press

Walker triumphs in Wisconsin . . . Republican Gov. Scott Walker defeated Democrat Mary Burke Tuesday, ensuring himself a second term in Madison and raising the prospect of a political future at the national level. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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55 Responses to The Obama Morning News || November 5, 2014

  1. Democrats are always pointing their fingers and blaming someone …now they blame Obama, rather than admitting that they have supported Obama for the last 6 years, not to mention have refused to work with the republicans on issues that affect all americans, such as Obamacare.

    The democrats got the shellacking they deserved.

  2. The Dems blame Obama. Obama probably blames Dems from running from him. It is important to recognize that the Democrats willingly took a sharp left turn and served the man Barack Obama and the progressive ideology and not the country. They should not be allowed to shirk that mantle by blaming Obama. This was a Referendum on Obama and the Democrats who serve him.

    • Yes…where are they and what lofty wisdom do they have to impart today?
      Did they have to READ the election results to find out WHAT they are? :-)

      • Reid and Pelosi likely have the daily news read to them by a political sycophant, followed by a monosyllabic explanation of what was just read to them, slowly expressed and carefully enunciated.

          • I caught some of that show as I surfed the TV. What was with the goofy smile on Mika’s face?

            The panel seemed to be stunned at the outcome.
            MrAxelrod is no dummy, he knows what this upset means.
            BTW, Illinois now has a Repub Governor…oh my.

          • Saw that! The polls were skunked in so many races–they seem almost ludicrous these days. As for Mika, agree, her frowny face was missing and she seemed almost hysterical to say she hoped she was wrong but the Reps would blow it (I BET she hoped she was wrong)….Joe was a little weird with his “locusts will eat their insides” riff. Amusing!

  3. I read about the Election Eve Dump late last night super quick.
    As the article states it is 640,280 pages of Fast & Furious information.
    Any guess to exactly what is in the 640,280 pages?

    • No guess…I just want someone to READ it to find out WHAT’s in it…
      Sorry…I am deliriously happy that Reid, Pelosi and DWS got smacked down.

      • I am happy as well! There are STILL a lot of pages that they didn’t release. I think the pages given last night, will be repeated bits of unimportant, or imformative information. I hate to state something negative on such a good morning.

  4. Wow. The 2015 Governors map shown on Fox looked like rendition of a map from the Civil War except upside down or reversed party lines. From From the NC/SC border line due west until you reached CA every state in the South has a Republican Governor.

    Way to go my fellow Georgians for a decisive decision in the Nunn/Perdue Senate Race. We will not have to inundated with Robocalls and Carpetbaggers. Michelle Nunn would have won if she had some government experience. Sam Nunn is still highly respected here,however, running a charitable organization wasn’t enough. Hopefully, Perdue is a good Senator. I supported another candidate in the Primary.

    The Republicans got their victory. I hope they practice the Shephard’s Prayer. Alan Shepard that is…….while sitting on top of his Mercury Rocket it was simple prayer…….Please Lord don’t let me (blank) up.

    Unfortunately, one Republican was re-elected last night and that was John Boehner. I hope he does not think this election had anything to do with his leadership. It was all about Obama’s leadership and incompetency.

  5. Saw on Drudge where ICE is telling illegals how to get back into the US. From their website:

    “Q: I held lawful permanent resident (LPR) or other lawful immigration status before my removal; if my petition for review was granted, will special rules apply in my case?

    A: ICE will facilitate your return to the United States if you were an LPR or held other lawful immigration status (which has not yet expired) prior to the entry of a removal order in your case and the court’s decision vacates or reverses your removal order.”

    REALLY? ICE will ‘facilitate your return to the United States….”?
    Tell that to Sgt Tahmooressi….

  6. Last night one of the CNN pundits (can’t recall who it was) reported that inside sources revealed that Obama was ‘irritated’, but did not feel “repudiated”.
    While I am euphoric about last night’s shellacking, I have a sense of dread with illegal alien sympathizer Kevin McCarthy (Bakersfield), John Boehner, and Mitch McConnell at the helm… at least until Jan.
    Obama has promised ‘executive amnesty’ by Christmas. If he proceeds, I hope the R’s are at the ready with the articles of impeachment. It’s never too late!

    • I, for one, hope they do not lead with a whole raft of “elections have consequences” stuff like impeachment rattlings, wholesale attempts to tease a veto on Obamacare, and other
      “losers.”

        • I think he may think he has legal grounds for some sort of exec action there…Not sure doing it would be grounds for impeachment–and I think “the people” have spoken, saying do some work and not all this infighting.

      • I think the Republicans should not go after impeachment automatically or immediately, but if the situation gets bad enough, they have a nuclear option available. Whatever, they should not be capitulating to Obama on any issue. They are in the driver’s seat.

  7. I saw an interview this morning with Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman of the NRCC. No spiking the football here. No statements of “We won”. Instead, he came across as an adult – very business-like and eager to move forward in bringing responsibility back to government. He pointed out that there were currently over 300 bipartisan bills passed by the House still sitting on Harry Reid’s desk. He said the first job is to sort them out and move forward on those.

    • Very good news. Republicans want black representatives and they are highly qualified, good people. Think of Mia Love joining Tim Scott, Dr. Carson, and LA State Senator Guilleroy!

    • Love the fact that Mia won. Not thrilled with the write up. Horrible wrap up in the last two paragraphs. The post thinks all that matters is the color of her skin?

      “Just as Obama’s policies didn’t matter as much as the fact that he existed in 2008, Love’s may not either. Judging by her Web site, she won’t upend conservative orthodoxy. She wants to repeal Obamacare. She wants to defend the Second Amendment. She’s pro-life. All-in-all, a typical Republican.

      Except: Not at all. Though she may speak out against immigration or D.C. dysfunction, she is not a white-haired, pale-skinned Methuselah turning beet-red on Fox News while doing so. She is a black woman under 40.

      That’s all that matters.”

  8. I’d just like to share one good thing which came out of Oregon last night: we voters defeated a driving permits for illegals ballot measure by two to one. All the Oregon newspapers and most of the clergy supported it so I was afraid it would pass.

  9. As an aside — we know about the co opted media but what about pollsters. Most of the polling saying that the races would be tight suggests that they are even more unreliable as previously thought — suggesting a certain amount of political manipulation.

    • It could be an ulterior motive, but I think a lot of it was just keeping their jobs. They knew what the real poll numbers were from candidates’ internal polling but they had to make horse races to keep John Q. Public reading the blah-blah they put out.