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The Obama Morning News || October 30, 2014

White House tries to walk back “chickenshit” . . . The White House on Wednesday sought to tamp down the controversy over a magazine piece that detailed deep tensions between the U.S. and Israel – and quoted an unnamed senior Obama administration official calling the Israeli leader a “chickenshit.”  Administration officials did not deny the quote. They also did not signal there would be any robust effort to find out who said it. But the asserted the criticism does not reflect how the rest of the administration views Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Fox News

Boehner blasts remark . . . House Speaker John Boehner lashed out at the Obama administration for reports that a senior official described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “chickenshit,” while another unnamed official described him as a “coward.” Boehner said the comments suggesting Netanyahu is more concerned about his political self-interest than forging peace in the Middle East could threaten America’s relationship with Israel and the long-term security of the region. Newsmax

Jewish leader demands apology . . . Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has called on President Obama to “name, apologize for, and repudiate” the anonymous official quoted in an Atlantic Magazine article describing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “chickenshit.” Fox News

Activists fear Obama to scale back legalization . . . Immigration activists close to the White House worry that President Barack Obama could delay or scale back executive actions on immigration that he has promised to take before the year ends. Reuters

Obama scores Ebola policy opponents . . . A visibly agitated President Obama on Wednesday ripped into critics of the U.S. response to the Ebola virus, insisting that his administration was leading the charge to “snuff out” the deadly disease. “When I hear people talking about American leadership and then are promoting policies that would avoid leadership … [and have us] hiding under the covers, it makes me a little frustrated,” the president said, joined by healthcare workers who treated the disease in West Africa, including American Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly. Examiner

Labor secretary likes 12-months of paid leave . . . Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Wednesday praised Germany’s policy of giving new parents a full year of paid time off from work, and suggested the U.S. should adopt similar policies. The Blaze

Holder’s one regret: targeting Rosen . . . Attorney General Eric Holder says he has one regret: his department’s court order for Fox News reporter James Rosen’s emails labeling him a criminal “co-conspirator.” Fox News

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22 Responses to The Obama Morning News || October 30, 2014

  1. The other words that o Admin has used to described, Netanyahu: Recalcitrant, Myopic, Reationary, Obtuse, Blustering, Pompous, Aspergery.
    Than a comment: The good thing about Netanyahu is that he’s scared to lauch wars.
    From what I understand, at this point o is NOT going to make a statement regarding the trash talk of Netanyahu.

    • The hatred between Obama and Netanyahu is real and visceral, but Obama is the one who is the coward here. He has marshaled all his drones, the human ones, to hide behind. I think it all started with that “red line in the sand” which I credit Netanyahu for coming up with. Obama turned out to be a coward who drew a red line in the sand and then backed down. So he was a coward initially and now is fighting back like a coward, anonymously.

      • About Israel — as long as this Administration supports Hamas and thinks Iran’s nuclear ambitions can be curtailed with talk and a lessening of sanctions — they have no choice but to strongly defend their nation no matter what Barack Obama does or says.

        The kind of talk about Netanyahu is no surprise. Obama and his “team” are hopelessly immature and unskilled.

        • Ari Fleischer on Twitter: “As ex WH staffer, I can safely say staff wouldn’t publicly call someone “chickensh*t” if POTUS hadn’t privately said something similar 1st.”

          • Correct if this staff member heard it enough, it may have just slipped out. I don’t care if he was having chickenshit for dinner and that is why the word was used. Regardless the WH needs to make some type of comment.
            If Netanyahu’s staff member would have stated that about o, o would be whining like a baby.

  2. re “White House tries to walk back…”:
    IMO, this administration is so adept at distractions that I think the “chicken$hit” comment was a deliberate plant to distract from the Ebola crisis, which in itself seems so badly bungled that it also looks manufactured, which in itself is another distraction from the ISIS caliphate dream.
    So we have this 7th-grade vulgar comment, and by God, we see the msm going doggedly after that leak. The impression they want to give is that they’re doing their job.
    I’ll tell you who is chicken$hit: the msm.

  3. Yay! The Red Line is working for me, and that story about Scott Walker has set my morning off just right! I also missed out on the Obama schedule thread last night and am enjoying everyone’s comments this a.m.

    What Obama’s idea of leadership is and what the rest of us think it means is 180 degrees apart. Stories about Netanyahu prove the point. There is a leader!

  4. Labor Sec Perez “likes” Germany giving working families one year paid leave to have children and thinks the US should have the same policy.

    Germany has the lowest birth rate of all European countries and is hoping to encourage more married couples to reproduce.
    The US government in power is encouraging more couples to kill their unborn by way of abortion and rewards “single” mothers with monthly checks, free food, and reduced living expenses.

  5. About immigration. There should be a full scale investigation of LaRaza — how many illegals vote through their assistance, how many illegals work for them, how are they financed, their ties to the WH and Congress.

  6. “12 months of paid leave”?; sure we have it, it is called being fired and getting unemployment. I cannot tell if these crazy leftists are just insane or evil or both. When illegals finish ghettoizing the country and the USA becomes just another Latin American despotic failed society, what will Obama, Perez, La Raza and the Hispanic Congressional Caucus do for an encore? Why bother to come here in the first instance if the people who run things are determined to change the USA into just another western welfare state?? Excuse me while I hurl. This administration knows who is the real chickensh$t………his initials are………

    • Can you imagine how that would affect EMPLOYMENT !! No woman would be hired for anything every again.

      I think 8 weeks is plenty of time for career women. My daughter-in-law was more than ready to go back to work ….. after twins!

      • “…No woman would be hired for anything ever again.’

        Maybe that’s the plan – a Nation of Breeders where all children are property of the U.S, Government.

  7. Immigration- Amnesty – Voter Fraud. Here is an encouraging article that action is being taken against voter fraud by illegals. Too late for these elections but helpful in 2016. Plus more and more of this puts people on notice — in the states at least. Voter fraud needs lots and lots of sunshine. It is our last bastion against revolutions from within by the likes of Barack Obama and his ilk who want to “fundamentally transform” America.

    So, if the LaRaza Guttierez Castro Brothers element in America is concerned that Amnesty and illegal immigration might be stalled all the better.

    State of Maryland being sued for Voter Fraud.

  8. Meanwhile, the big-screen adaptation of “13 Hours” is apparently set to be directed by Michael Bay.

    Evidently, there’s no truth to the rumor that the attacks were the result of a spontaneous protest over an awful, awful Ninja Turtles reboot.

  9. Saw the Amazon link in the email – I shop a lot at Amazon so I put it on my bookmarks toolbar and will use it from now on. Glad to help!

  10. “Activists fear Obama to scale back legalization”

    lol. Is this really news to anyone, including the Activists? Obviously Obama is waiting for the Senate to lose power so that he can blame the law not passing on the republicans, paint the canvas for his successor, and leave office as a fighter for immigration rights.

    Republicans should just put an amnesty law on his desk immediately when they win power to throw it all on the loop.

    Politics are so silly