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  • ´Part of this job is also the theater of it... it doesn´t come naturally to me´: Obama admits

    09/07/2014 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/7/14 | Staff
    US President Barack Obama admitted he should have expected to be criticized for hitting the links on the same day that he addressed the beheading of American journalist James Foley and spoke with his family. ´Part of this job is also the theater of it,´ he told NBC News´ Chuck Todd. ´Well, it´s not something that always comes naturally to me. But it matters. And I´m mindful of that.´ He added: ´I should have anticipated the optics´ of playing golf. Obama, who was on vacation at the time of Foley´s murder, was heavily criticized for heading to the golf course
  • Obama: ‘I’d Join A Union’

    09/02/2014 4:14:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 1, 2014
    President Barack Obama says he’ll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife — never taking no for an answer. Obama brought a buoyant Labor Day message to Wisconsin, telling union members on Monday that he sees, quote, “engines are revving a little louder” in an economy coming back from a near-depression five years ago. Now, he says, quote, “America deserves a raise.” He promises his administration will keep pushing for one. Obama told the crowd to great applause that he would join a union for job security.
  • Obama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group

    08/30/2014 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    CNS Bews ^ | 08/29/2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections. Addressing Democratic donors at a fundraiser in Rhode Island and another in New York, Obama said Republicans had realized that blocking all progress led Americans to become cynical about government. Republicans consider that "a pretty good thing" because they don't believe in government to begin with, Obama said. "It doesn't have to be that way," Obama said during a barbecue in Purchase, New York. "There...
  • Obama:Extremist Ideology That's Taken Over GOP Balkanization of Media Has Blocked My Agenda

    08/10/2014 5:37:00 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    Breitbar - Big Government ^ | 8-10-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    (snip) “What you’ve seen with our politics, partly because of gerrymandering, partly because of the Balkanization of media so people just watch what reinforces their deepest biases, partly because of big money in politics, is increasingly politicians are rewarded for taking the most extreme, maximalist positions,” Obama told the liberal Times columnist. “Sooner or later, that catches up with you. You end up not being able to move forward on things we need to move forward on. We need to reform our immigration system. That would be good not just for our domestic economy but for our position in the...
  • This July 4, governing in the spirit of revenge

    07/04/2014 7:43:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4, 2014 | by Eugene Robinson
    As we celebrate the Fourth of July, who can argue that our democracy is working the way the Founders intended? And who can deny that most of the blame for dysfunction must fall to the Republican Party? George Washington distrusted all political parties. He warned in his farewell address that, as they alternated power, parties would act in “the spirit of revenge” — rather than, presumably, in the best interests of the nation. The “disorders and miseries” that resulted, Washington feared, would inevitably threaten democracy. Whatever the motivation, Republicans have paralyzed our government in a way that would have shocked...
  • 7 Times President Barack Obama Dissed His Critics

    06/05/2014 1:03:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | Jonathan Topaz
    President Barack Obama in Brussels on Thursday refused to apologize for the deal to recover Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying some of his critics are trying to manufacture a controversy. “I’m never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington,” the president said. It wasn’t the first time Obama dismissed objections to his policies as nothing more than political theater. Here’s a look at seven other times when the president has derided his critics as playing political games. 1. “The debate we’re having right now is about what, Benghazi? Obamacare? It becomes this endless loop. It’s not serious. It’s...
  • Obama digs in on Taliban-for-Bergdahl trade, vows ‘no apologies’

    06/05/2014 10:33:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-4-2014 | FoxNews.com
    President Obama, facing rising bipartisan criticism over his handling of the Taliban-for-Bergdahl prisoner swap, dug in his heels Thursday and declared he would make "absolutely no apologies" for bringing an American soldier home -- as his administration stepped up its defense of the controversial deal. The president fielded a question on the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl controversy during a press conference on Thursday in Brussels, Belgium, alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron. Amid signals that the administration plans to aggressively challenge critics of the deal, the president brushed off the pushback as business as usual in Washington. "I'm never surprised by...
  • See yet another Obama scandal is once again the GOP's fault not Obama's.

    06/03/2014 9:27:13 PM PDT · by ctpsb · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/03/2014 | James Oliphant
    "...If they truly fear the unchecked growth of presidential power, then their best option is to come to the table and force compromise. It's the one sure way to keep Obama from going cowboy (or, in their minds, tyrant)."
  • O-bow-ma Bowing to Non-American Customs and the Occasional Robot...

    04/25/2014 7:01:22 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-25-2014 | MOTUS
    It’s Friday, do you know where your President is?He was last spotted in Japan where, I see, Drudge mocked him for bowing to a robot - butt you have to admit, the little guy was really good. The robot I mean:Besides, in Japan bowing is a way of life. Especially for tall people.And you know how BO likes to adapt to the local customs and culture; everywhere except America. So far Big Guy has been treated like royalty, first at the world famous “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” restaurant in the Tokyo where the starting price is an unbelievable $300 per...
  • The ABC's of Diplomacy - Obama Presser Photo

    03/04/2014 10:38:45 AM PST · by Velveeta · 51 replies
  • PHOTO: First FAKE ObamaCare "Enrollee," Chad Henderson, Becomes Slurpee Boy

    02/15/2014 6:37:13 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies
    Self | February 15, 2014 | PJ-Comix
  • Obama to Uninsured "Get PamPURRED;" President Uses Cats, Pun to Pitch ObamaCare, "Adorable Care Act"

    02/14/2014 10:08:52 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 17 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/14/14 | Aurelius
    For those uninsured, apparently the thing that was keeping them from getting health insurance was the fact that President Obama did not make a cat-pun in order to pitch the Affordable Care Act. Or, as the President likes to call it, the "Adorable Care Act." On President Obama's personal (and verified) Twitter account, the Commander in Chief posted a picture of kittens. To the right of the kittens, a text box reads: "Treat yourself right this Valentine's Day. Get pamPURRED with health care. ADORABLE CARE ACT" There are also hearts on the card. Here is a screen shot from the...
  • Foreign Policy Has Left Obama A Global Laughing Stock

    01/16/2014 5:09:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Investors.com ^ | January 16, 2014 | Editorial
    Foreign Policy: The latest U.S. ally to openly sneer at us is a senior British defense adviser who says President Obama has "devalued the deterrent effect of American military capability" in the world. In his first campaign for president, in April 2007, Barack Obama complained George W. Bush's war in Iraq cost the U.S. "in influence and respect." Because of Iraq, he said, "many around the world are disappointed with our actions, and many in our own country have come to doubt either our wisdom or our capacity to shape events beyond our borders. Some have even suggested that America's...
  • New Republic: Obama Lashes Out, Calls Dems who are Worried About Obamacare ‘Bed-Wetters’

    11/26/2013 4:23:28 PM PST · by MulberryDraw · 59 replies
    TPNN ^ | 11-26-2013 | Todd Cefaratti
    There are two kinds of Democrats currently in Washington: those who are interested in self-preservation and those who are too-heavily invested in Obamacare’s future that their only hope for political survival is to put the pedal to the metal and ride the Obamacare train to its fiery end while still hoping that some miracle will arrive to save the imperiled healthcare overhaul. It seems that President Obama, a shining example of the latter, has lost patience with those jumping ship and have labeled nervous Democrats “bed-wetters.”
  • Obama denies ‘you can keep it’ videotaped promises

    11/05/2013 5:14:54 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 193 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/13 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama told his enthusiastic supporters Monday night that he never promised what video recordings show him promising at least 29 times. The videos show Obama promising 300 million Americans that “if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period.” (snip)
  • Inept techies and sneaky insurers are the bane of Obamacare

    10/31/2013 7:53:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 31, 2013 | By David Horsey-Wanker
    ... Obama did not lie, but neither did he acknowledge the possibility that insurance companies might pull out the rug from under their own satisfied policyholders. Liberal criticism of the healthcare law as it was being written in 2009 centered on the fact that it left insurance companies as the powerful middlemen at the center of healthcare delivery in the United States. Obama and the authors of the law rejected the liberal critique because they saw no way to win passage of healthcare reform unless they could turn the insurance lobby into an ally, instead of an adversary. Obama made...
  • Live Thread - Obamas ACA Rally in Boston

    10/30/2013 1:18:34 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 30 , 2013 | Live Feed
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  • Biden: 'The President Is Already Lining Up Some Additional Executive Actions' for Guns

    04/18/2013 12:33:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 109 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/18/13 | Daniel Halper
    Joe Biden says the president of the United States is preparing to take "executive actions" to deal with guns. BuzzFeed reports: Vice President Biden told White House allies in the gun control fight Thursday that President Obama will be announcing new executive actions on gun violence in the days after the Senate voted down a gun violence bill. On a conference call with "stakeholders," Biden told gun control advocates that the fight is not over and that eventual action on gun control will come. Press were not invited to the conference call; a participant provided BuzzFeed with access. "Look I...
  • White House says did not heavily edit talking points on Benghazi

    11/17/2012 9:03:22 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies
    White House says did not heavily edit talking points on Benghazi ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE | Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:25am EST (Reuters) - The White House did not heavily alter talking points about the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya, an official said on Saturday. "If there were adjustments made to them within the intelligence community, that's common, and that's something they would have done themselves," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, told reporters. "The only edit ... made by the White House was the factual edit as to how to refer to the facility." After a...
  • Obama grants Holder request on 'Furious' documents as contempt vote looms

    06/20/2012 7:26:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 6-20-2012 | FOXnews
    DEVELOPING ... President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway.
  • So Obama Is The Smartest Man In The Room.According To Who?Joyce Beyhar&Bigbird?

    06/11/2012 4:55:57 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 7 replies
    So the smarest man in the room believes there are 57 states and the USA has 2 per-cent of oil reserves. The Obama pattern of embarrassing gaffes never end. For the last four years we have heard and/or seen so many moments of utter embarrasment by Senator and President Obama, it makes you wonder how he ever got elected. We need to expand the government sector to boost the private sector and the economy? Does Obama actually think that most Americans are that dumbfounded?
  • Obama Inserts Himself in White House Bios of Past Presidents

    05/15/2012 12:28:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/15/12 | Ben Shapiro
    The White House website has always featured biographies of past presidents. The biographies are largely designed for students, so they can research the history of the White House occupants; the text is taken from The Presidents of the United States of America, by Michael Beschloss and Hugh Sidey. Now, however, President Obama has decided that those other presidential biographies weren’t complete without a sentence about him. Seriously. As it turns out, all past presidents are just a window into President Obama’s grand accomplishments. Here are some examples: President Calvin Coolidge: “On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president...
  • Obama reads riot act to European leaders in late night phone calls and orders them to...

    11/11/2011 6:41:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/11
    Obama reads riot act to European leaders in late night phone calls and orders them to take more dramatic action on debt crisisBy Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 12:55 PM on 11th November 2011 Barack Obama has read the riot act to the leaders of several European countries - saying more dramatic action is needed to avert a eurozone meltdown. The U.S. President made telephone calls to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano late last night. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the president had demanded faster action from Europe. It came as...
  • More Republicans skipping Obama’s jobs speech

    09/07/2011 1:06:03 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 104 replies
    YahooNews ^ | Sept. 7, 2011 | Chris Moody
    When President Obama delivers his address on a new job-creation plan to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, he won't be speaking to a sold-out crowd. Several lawmakers are still determining whether it is worth their time to stay in Washington to hear the president, and some are already planning to skip it. Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter is the latest to announce that he will not be there, choosing to attend a party to watch the New Orleans Saints' opening football game instead. "As a fanatic, I have my priorities," Vitter told Fox News on Wednesday.
  • Keeping the momentum going

    05/03/2011 3:18:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 05/03/11 | JULIE MASON
    The last time President Obama went to Ground Zero was 2008, and he was with John McCain for what both campaigns described, without irony, as a non-political observance of the anniversary of the 2001 attacks. Any time a politician goes to Ground Zero -- in September or otherwise -- and especially with a retinue of national media in tow, it's deeply political. Which is what makes Obama's planned trip to Ground Zero on Thursday so curious. What's he going to say? How to avoid making a post-kill mission trip to the hallowed ground not appear exploitative and intensely political? "He...
  • Instant view: Obama team to probe oil market manipulation (What a Laughable Deflection)

    04/21/2011 1:19:52 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 81 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/21/11
    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the U.S. attorney general was assembling a team to root out any fraud and manipulation in the oil markets that might be contributing to higher U.S. gasoline prices. Earlier, the Justice Department announced the working group, which will include representatives from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Reserve Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Justice and Treasury. Rising fuel costs have raised concerns about the strain on the economic recovery, with U.S. gasoline prices now averaging over $3.80...
  • Narcissism No Longer a Psychiatric Disorder (President no longer clinically insane!)

    11/30/2010 9:17:03 AM PST · by mojito · 68 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 11/29/2010 | Tara Parker-Pope
    Narcissistic personality disorder, characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and the need for constant attention, has been eliminated from the upcoming manual of mental disorders, which psychiatrists use to diagnose mental illness. As Charles Zanor reports in today’s Science Times, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — due out in 2013 and known as D.S.M.-5 — has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition. The best known of these is narcissistic personality disorder. It is a puzzle why the manual’s committee on personality disorders has decided...
  • Christmas incident was "screw up" - Obama said

    01/05/2010 3:37:05 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 69 replies · 2,151+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 5, 2010 5:59pm EST | Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told his security chiefs on Tuesday that the botched Christmas Day plane bombing was the result of a screw up by U.S. intelligence and that the country had barely dodged disaster, according to a quotation released by the White House.
  • Nobel Peace Prize: a lose-lose for Barack Obama

    12/10/2009 12:06:53 AM PST · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 712+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | December 9, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo will be one of the trickier occasions of Barack Obama’s presidency. A CNN poll has found that just 19 per cent of Americans think that Obama deserves the prize. And Obama’s facing a lot of heat from the Left over his Afghan war troop increase, including an online petition And the Norwegians, far from being grateful that Obama accepted the prize, are now griping that Obama isn’t spending the whole week there taking part in Scandinavian activities. Most Norwegians believe it was “impolite” of Obama not to lunch with their king, hold a...
  • Obama's Nobel snub angers Norwegians

    12/10/2009 1:46:06 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 80 replies · 2,685+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Dec 10, 2009 | Gwladys Fouché and Ewen MacAskill
    Barack Obama has arrived in Oslo to receive his Nobel peace prize amid considerable anger over the White House's decision to cancel a series of events normally attended by the prizewinner. Obama is scheduled to meet the Norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, and the Norwegian royal family before receiving his medal at a ceremony due to begin at midday. His main speech is scheduled at a banquet tonight. But Norwegians are incensed over what they view as his shabby response to the prize by cutting short his visit. The White House has cancelled many of the events peace prize laureates...
  • Get Used to an Exceptional President and an Unexceptional Country

    11/16/2009 11:36:23 AM PST · by mojito · 19 replies · 1,175+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11/16/2009 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    That's the current Obama-administration message. I suppose that in World War II or Korea, the U.S. could have captured non-uniformed infiltrators, shipped them to a POW camp, dithered over how to handle them, and then sent them back to the U.S. for civilian trials, as if they were U.S. citizens, with full legal rights, facing criminal charges of the sort brought against Americans. But with the upcoming terrorist trials in New York, we have crossed the Rubicon, and lots of eerie questions will arise. Can those attacked or wounded by Predator drones sue in U.S. courts for America's judge/jury/executioner treatment...
  • Barack Obama: God's choice ?

    11/29/2008 3:35:23 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 59 replies · 3,342+ views
    WND ^ | November 29, 2008 | Drew Zahn
    Did God play a role in the election of Barack Obama, and could the Democrat even be God's sovereign choice for our next president? The answers to those questions vary widely, depending on who is doing the answering. Among those praising the heavens for Obama's victory was Larry Younginer of suburban Atlanta, who the Chicago Tribune reports kneeling at his church and praying the day after Obama's victory. "Lord, we have again come to you," Younginger prayed, "and you have heard our cries from heaven, and you have sent us again from the state called Illinois a man called Barack...