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Obama Morning News || March 31, 2011

The debate is on among Obama advisers over how many troops to remove from Afghanistan in July 2011, with the military saying few and civilians saying a lot.

Vice President Biden said budget negotiators had agreed to a $33 billion cut, far short of the $61 billion House Republicans endorsed in February.

Two top Obama aides pressed the Chamber of Commerce to back their agenda. But Republicans didn’t think much of Obama’s energy security speech. Thew GOP is fighting Obamacare by taking on the AARP.

Liberals want GE’s Jeffrey Immelt to step down as an Obama adviser after the company made $14 billion in profits and paid no federal taxes. Planned Parenthood warms back up to Obama.

Senate Democrats need Obama to turn out voters in 2012, but it’s not clear how effective he will be.

Mrs. Obama hosted a mentoring event at the White House.

After his NCAA bracket stunt didn’t go to well, President Obama has decided not to throw out the opening pitch for the Washington Nationals. But Obama finally got his transparency award in a closed, unannounced ceremony. The event was scotched the other week as people started pointed to examples of a LACK of transparency in the White House.

9 thoughts on “Obama Morning News || March 31, 2011”

  1. I loved this paragraph from the story:

    “I don’t feel moved today to say ‘thank you, Mr. President,’” said Steve Aftergood, the director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists. But he said he understands the award to be “aspirational,” in recognition of Obama’s potential to do more on the transparency front.

    I’m trying to remember, wasn’t there another organization that gave Pres. Obama and “aspirational” award because of his “potential to do more” where he recently did the exact opposite of what the award was supposed to be for? Some organization from Denmark or Sweden or somewhere like that?

  2. “…it is baffling why he would not want that message to be more broadly heard…” Not if he knows another shoe is going to drop somewhere.

  3. It seems that MrO’s pre-election campaign strategy is to thoroughly depress the voters until they are walking zombies so overwhelmed by the depressed economy, inflation and multiple wars that they don’t care who is elected. With each crisis, MrO looks less like the President and more like the anchor of the evening news who reports the tragedy then smiles while giving the scores of the days games.

    While the Prez spins the facts on oil production in the US and offers an insincere concern for the impact of rising fuel prices, Main Street is reeling from the loss of the consumer’s discretionary spending, escalating wholesale prices and the looming burden of the Obamacare mandates.
    After holding out the carrot of lowering our miltary presence overseas, MrO has cruelly and insanely started another war on Muslim soil that will not end well, if at all.
    If there was ever a formula for a one-term Presidency, it’s this; escalating inflation, stagnant unemployment, a devalued dollar, unfounded wars and a toxic political atmosphere.

    1. Yes–again on target, SrDem. I liked how he kept using the phrase “at the pump” yesterday like he knew what it meant. Also true–he does want to beat us down into submission to confusing, changing mediocrity and spite. All the snide blaming, so unbecoming to any president.

      1. Star, remember when ALL references of everything was auto related…D=Democrat (Drive!) R=Republican (Reverse!) after Barry drove the Chevy Volt three feet in Detroit? Well…it was such an exhilirating experience for Duh Won, I pondered at the time if ever actually had a Driver’s License (I know…you have to have a BC for that)…but I wonder if someone on his staff ‘explained’ gas pumps to him.

        Barry at a self serve could be his GHWB at the grocery store scanner moment.

  4. The $61 billion cut proposed by the Republicans was chump change, but at least it was a start. If the most these politicians can agree to cut is $33 billion out of a $1.65 trillion deficit, they might as well just shut off the lights and go home. Japan will soon be selling off our bonds to rebuild, and if China follows suit, the party is over. The Great Depression will seem like the good old days.

  5. The debate is on among Obama advisers over how many troops to remove from Afghanistan in July 2011, with the military saying few and civilians saying a lot.

    Jump ahead 8 yrs and substitute Libya. Or Syria. Or Tunisia. Or…

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