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The Obama Morning News || July 23, 2013

Boehner pressured to form Benghazi panel . . . The Hill
AFCOM general: We knew Benghazi was terror . . . Fox News
Government shutdown looms over Obamacare . . . The Hill
Blacks passionate on Zimmerman verdict
. . . Washington Post
OFA gears up for national action . . . Politico
Congress backs arms for Syrian rebels. . . Washington Post
Carney pitched softballs at the briefing . . . Daily Caller
Nobody home at Homeland Security . . . Washington Times
Murray: U.S. character tamed by government . . . Daily Caller

21 Responses to The Obama Morning News || July 23, 2013

  1. OFA’s going to use the tea party playbook, eh? So I assume the media will give them the same scrutiny as they did the tea peeps?

    The perpetual campaign continues, sigh.

  2. “Boehner pressured to form Benghazi panel . . . The Hill”
    No WAY he’d do it on his own, but don’t worry, Barry, I’m sure your RINO lackey will neuter it for ya…

    “FCOM general: We knew Benghazi was terror . . . Fox News”
    So did everyone else, pretty much the next day if not sooner. The President of Libya saying so was kinda a hint. I don’t think there’s a lot of question The Angry Caliph knew, either. The REAL question is what are we going to do about it – and the answer among his Republican supporters such as Boehner, McConnell, and McCain seems to be “Nothing”.

    “Gvernment shutdown looms over Obamacare . . . The Hill”
    No worries here, either. His Excellency Barry will just wave his hand as he did when illegally refusing to enforce part of the law anyway, and make those parts of the government he LIKES continue to run. Doesn’t look good for the parts he DOESN’T like, though, like the military…

    “Blacks passionate on Zimmerman verdict . . . Washington Post”
    Many Black supporters of the President set their Christian values aside in favor of their race when voting for Obama the second time. Why then would it suprise anyone when race trumps again on a question of law? Of course, the no-info voters have been carefully coached by the agenda driven media into believing incorrect things about this case from the get-go and have “their” Prezzy fanning the flames, so again no surprise here…

    “OFA gears up for national action . . . Politico”
    Did they ever gear DOWN? And, I wonder if THEY had any problems with “non-profit” status?

    “Congress backs arms for Syrian rebels. . . Washington Post”
    Yay! We’re backing the Muslim Brotherhood again! That’s working out pretty well in Eqypt, right? And as an added attraction, they’re under religious instructions to rape the Alawite women, and I guess our Government is OK with that…

    I can’t go on. Too depressing. The rest, kinda like the first, is just plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose anyway, or maybe “Same shiite, different day” would be more appropriate…

    • @cincy.. I don’t disagree with your thoughts on the events, but I’m still optimistic about our future. America and it’s people have been down and out before, or we took the wrong road in the past, but we are too confident in ourselves to give up trying.

      The MSM would have us believe that MrObama and his minions run the country, set the tone, and can’t be defeated. We know that’s not true. We can reverse everything that the fools in DC impose on us, we just can’t do it today or right now.

      • My dream–fervent dream–is that when he leaves it’s as if someone had put their hand in water and removed it–no sign of its having been there. A wrong turn for America. I know it can’t be that way without a lot of work–but I dream it.

    • Well done, cincycinco. One observation on the Christian values you mentioned and black churches. Many of them have been influenced by Black Liberation Theology (i.e. Rev. Wright and his ilk). When that ivy league professor identified God as a ‘white racist’, that was clearly liberation theology. Sadly, way too many people have been influenced by this perversion of faith…

      “What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of Black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.” – James Cone, “A Black Theology of Liberation”

    • We watched O’Reilly’s Fair and Balanced commentary last night. Later, a friend and I discussed it via email and he emailed me the link. I watched it again on line. This was possibly Bill O”reilly at his all time best. He nailed it. He has us all talking. Isn’t that what good journalism does? Eat your hearts out you msm bunch of losers backing a loser.

  3. ”I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism,” he said while at a NATO Summit in France.


    Where does the term American exceptionalism come from and what does it mean? I read recently that Josef Stalin was actually the first to ever use the term “American exceptionalism.” Is that true?

    Yes. An American communist had argued that America’s peculiar civic culture made it exempt from Marx’s laws of history, which Stalin denounced as the heresy of “American exceptionalism.”


    I did not know this, but I’m sure FCMABBHO has known–and, embraced–it for a long, long time.

    It was very telling that he said this in April, 2009, fewer than four months after he was inaugurated.

    • I don’t know the answer to your question, but I hope someone will be able to tell us from where the term comes. But I do know that buried in the quote you begin with is an implication that the Greeks were exceptional and they are now long gone, that the British were exceptional but the sun has set on their empire, and that, ergo, America WAS exceptional too but its time has come and gone.

      • It’s not my question. It’s the question Charles Murray asks in the article from “The Daily Caller.” As he points out, the first utterance of that phrase that he can find was from Stalin.

        I erred when I didn’t c/p Keith’s quote.

      • Heard the beginning of Mark’s rant last night – thanks for posting the link, Susan. As he said, this bombshell is being ignored by the MSM (as usual).
        Mapping has been occurring in L.A. for quite some time now. All new condo/apt construction is required to set aside a certain number of units for Section 8. It has taken a toll in West L.A. with the arrival of scores of illiterate, impoverished newly arrived illegals and other ethnic minorities. Parents are forced to take their kids out of public school due to the influx of illiterate, non-English speaking minority kids whose parents are on Section 8. I can’t even identify the some of the languages that are being spoken in some of the public venues around town. It’s a nightmare!

    • Thanks for the link.
      I’ve seen this before and read other opinions and takes on what it means. This program is obviously meant for the Northeastern big cities with ghettos and segregated communities.
      Who would HUD move around in Wyoming, or North Dakota, or even California?
      There is nothing preventing anyone from living anywhere except for finances and personal priorities.
      I agree this is social engineering to the extreme and hopefully it will have the same end result of the poorly thought out program of bussing children to strange neighborhoods.