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President Obama’s shameful
death-benefit theater

San Diego Union-Tribune [Calif], by Editorial

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/9/2013 9:45:49 PM

The Obama administration insisted Tuesday it had no choice but to withhold death benefits to relatives of 1st Lt. Jennifer Moreno, a 25-year-old soldier born and raised in San Diego, and four other soldiers killed since the partial government shutdown began Oct. 1. This is ridiculous and perverse. President Barack Obama has used an expansive — and some legal scholars believe extreme — interpretation of his powers to unilaterally rewrite key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law, the sweeping 2002 measure that drastically reshaped federal education policies. In similar fashion, the president has unilaterally rewritten key provisions of


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/9/2013 10:03:52 PM     (No. 9558494)

President 0bama is Shameful.
I have fixed the headline, you may all thank me later.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/9/2013 10:19:02 PM     (No. 9558507)

But yet you saw fit to give Public Broadcasting $445 million in chump change on the SECOND day of the shutdown, Mr. President.

It is really sad that he and his fellow travelers are being watched in all they do. Not by us, but by the Father of us all. That would scare me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: strike3, 10/9/2013 10:29:41 PM     (No. 9558521)

Each of the outrageous moves made by Obama to "hurt" US citizens is a political stunt designed to bring hatred down on house republicans. None of them have worked. The denial of death benefits is the worst one so far. I don´t have to mention what it also did to the morale of soldiers in the field.

When an ultra liberal has California turning against him, his base is eroded down to lofos who share skin color and don´t realize that Mr. Cool is now Mr. Fool.

When house and senate democrats turn against him in significant numbers, he´s finished.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jsanders, 10/9/2013 10:39:58 PM     (No. 9558536)

Now who is really conducting a "war on women?" And their families....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/9/2013 11:28:11 PM     (No. 9558601)

How insulting to those that serve this country and protect his sorry butt. The same person who said they were a ´voluntary´ military.

But hey, it´s ok to let immigrants march on DC.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/10/2013 12:19:24 AM     (No. 9558670)

After this backfired, the President had to rush in and "fix" the situation in order to save Harry Reid from having to vote on the House measure.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Country Boy, 10/10/2013 1:21:48 AM     (No. 9558717)

Just remember

"America´s chickens are coming home ... to roost"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mws50, 10/10/2013 4:11:28 AM     (No. 9558775)

Every day, obama furnishes everyone with more proof that he HATES the USA. All any normal person has to do is watch what he does. It is obvious.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/10/2013 6:49:26 AM     (No. 9558853)

Lo-Fo´s are merely a symptom of being Lo-Mo´s (low morality).

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lana720, 10/10/2013 7:02:25 AM     (No. 9558870)

"Perceived political gain."
How stupid are these people? How dumb do they think we are? Hateful, spiteful and childish!

When Carney refused to answer when preezy knew, he said he was pretty upset and immediately called on his attorneys. Ed´s next question after having been stonewalled should have been, "So when did his attorneys know?"

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Reply 11 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 10/10/2013 7:10:52 AM     (No. 9558875)

Thank you for your service is about all vets can count on receiving from this administration.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/10/2013 7:14:04 AM     (No. 9558878)

The WH is carrying out a cold and calculated strategy to punish America because House Republicans are not bowing down to his demands. It is starting to backfire badly and this is not going unnoticed by the Democrat pimps who feel forced to defend it. In the meantime their signature achievement of government run health care is an epic failure. Time for Boehner to stop whining about Obama´s refusal to negotiate and go for the political kill. Explain to America what is really going on here.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Durangodarlin, 10/10/2013 7:25:15 AM     (No. 9558894)

It is time for him to resign.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: larryp, 10/10/2013 7:27:07 AM     (No. 9558898)

oh no, It is 7:15am on the east coast amd Boehner is headed to the WH to give a plan to the president on the debt Ceiling...
We must not forget that there is only one party and getting along is to only capitulate to the views of the Utopia party the democrats. that is it. there is no other party or view.(all sarc sadly)
Repubs are ´mental patients´, ´need a butter-fly net´, are "hostage takers´--all from the morning shows.
It is the pink foyd all of criticism a

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/10/2013 7:32:00 AM     (No. 9558902)

Pretty soon the Democrats are going to abandon Obama as they look forward to joining up with whoever they pick as their presidential candidate for 2016. Then he will be a very lonely politician.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bubby, 10/10/2013 7:43:13 AM     (No. 9558909)

#8 is right on obama hates America. But so do the 37% who think he is doing a good job. Our schools, colleges and msm all support this rot of his. If we are to survive as a Republic we need to stop the leftest indoctrination that is going on in the educational system. I would start by shutting down all the elite ivy league schools and evicting all the hard core communist professors. Sounds a bit radical but those universities produce nothing but obamas both black and white and it is time stop it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 10/10/2013 7:56:46 AM     (No. 9558922)

And, #15, the next demn candidate is going to have to paint himself/herself as detached from this mess. It is going to be a hayday for the GOP candidate to pick and choose the ammo that can be used against them. If this is soft soaped, the libs will be a shoe in! The GOP had better come out swinging and use the illicit ploys of the demns and what they really stand for without putting up a Nerf Candidate throwing Nerf Balls.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/10/2013 8:04:30 AM     (No. 9558935)

#16 ~ sorry. You over-rate the abilities of the formerly elite ´ivy league´ schools´ teaching staff.

Obama is a product of foreign intrigue that has little to do with familiar politics in this country, or even Europe ~ rather, it has to do with the great struggle that began with the Cold War in East and South Asia.

Those few years in Indonesia set his play in motion. He´s probably not even aware of it, but the way he imagines the world has far more to do with the replacement of Sukarno by Suharto, the creation and liberation of Malaysia/Singapore, and the development of Australia as a regional power.

The Vietnam War ~ fits in there somewhere but not well.

As I recall it, the Chicoms in Indonesia were literally exterminated in a vast bloodbath before his mother married a culturally Chinese Indonesian citizen who worked for Shell Oil. The few left were in deep hiding ~ and going deeper ~ but a resurgent Islam was just then seeking and gaining power.

To Barry´s young mind America was a place somewhere far away that could reach out and turn the Earth to fire ~ but it was otherwise just an irritant to the ´locals´.

Frankly, I think he still has the thinking of a ´local´ in the Indonesian Archipelago and little understanding of America or Americans. He did not advance beyond the age of 12 in his understanding of ´neighborhood´.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JimboUSN, 10/10/2013 8:14:10 AM     (No. 9558940)

Word to our military - If you are under fire in a Middle Eastern country on 9/11 (of any year), you are on your own! Help from your brothers in arms will be forbidden. If you die in a Middle Eastern country on any date, this administration will not bury you, let alone with honors. Again, you are on your own. Dissgraceful. Morale in our military is at an all time low! So sad.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Analyn, 10/10/2013 8:21:59 AM     (No. 9558949)

Shame on Barack Obama!!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/10/2013 8:37:11 AM     (No. 9558990)

He is so East St. Louis.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 10/10/2013 8:43:52 AM     (No. 9559002)

OT: I think the word "theater" is the latest cliché. All the journalists over-using it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/10/2013 8:52:07 AM     (No. 9559012)

In Egypt, millions of people spoke up and marched. Morsi was removed by.....
the Military.
Just sayin.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/10/2013 8:59:29 AM     (No. 9559023)

"Look, it´s an all volunteer force. Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn´t compute..."
-Barack Hussein Obama

"Over $100,000,000.00 expended for a "joy riding" tour of Africa in June, but couldn´t find hot breakfast funding in the treasury for the Afghanistan front line troops back in January, 2013?...In another day and age in America, he would have already been impeached and removed from office!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: guybee, 10/10/2013 9:23:44 AM     (No. 9559067)

Lofos are ignorant by choice. They vote their pocketbook. The Communists have convinced them they are better off broke and hopeless than under the leadership of the hateful, despicable, tyrannical conservatives who will only shove morality and righteousness down their throats.

It is far better to live in squaller than to live under the thumb of capitalist swine who would make you work for a living and take away your free phones.

These socalled lofo voters are being used by the communists to propagate their agenda and they are winning because the lofos do not want to work or take responsibility for themselves. This is a product of our liberal noneducation system.

Welcome to the new America

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/10/2013 10:09:24 AM     (No. 9559134)

I am beginning to wonder if he will ever recover from some of the things that are happening now. Naturally, I hope not. I would feel more confident if we had another kind of electorate.
I amwondering why we don´t hear the charge of ´racism´ when he is being critizised. Is this a breakthrough?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Felixcat, 10/10/2013 10:36:08 AM     (No. 9559180)

But Obama defenders are quick to say that Obama didn´t give the order not to pay the families; some agency attorney did and so Obama will come in to the rescue. Obama is the head of the Executive branch; all these agencies to include DoD and if he hasn´t actually mouthed the words: screw people, he has certainly created the atmosphere to do so. Boehner and Co. need to realize, ASAP, that Obama does NOT have America´s best interests at heart. This isn´t a budget battle between Reagan and Tip O´Neill but for the soul of the country.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: maryc, 10/10/2013 11:02:06 AM     (No. 9559217)

He knew and approved it. Just one of his vacations could have covered these expenses. Reagan would have paid it himself. Integrity and Patriotism are not what he will be remembered for if we survive his reign. I suspect a better word for transformation would have been destruction.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: legalart, 10/10/2013 11:10:34 AM     (No. 9559234)

How long before the Tribune´s editorial board gets its IRS audit?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: harleynyc, 10/10/2013 11:21:53 AM     (No. 9559263)

If I were a General I´d be conducting a military coup ASAP.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Franz, 10/10/2013 12:49:25 PM     (No. 9559374)

Obama have succeeded in making the shutdown as painful as possible for the American people.

Meanwhile, he has opened the Washington Mall to illegal aliens.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: cheeflo, 10/10/2013 1:30:24 PM     (No. 9559421)

I´m not certain they can count on that, #11.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: strike3, 10/10/2013 1:39:59 PM     (No. 9559428)

Stinky´s only talent is outraging people through irrational, adolescent behavior. It´s probably the one thing he does well, although I haven´t talked to Reggie.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/10/2013 3:38:30 PM     (No. 9559615)

We can all be very grateful to O-Bomber the NO-Bomber...

For revealing just what an ass our POS-POTUS really is... by his shameful
mistreatments of our veterans and military as we have recently witnessed...

While sucking up to illegals and non-citizens with an amnesty rally on the Mall.

Is there any further doubt where this hate-America traitor stands?

I can see the 2014 midterms from my front porch...

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/10/2013 10:11:16 PM     (No. 9560043)

The modern history of the liberal Democrat shows that they will abandon the troops and veterans at a moment´s notice if they believe that it will result in them gaining political power.

Once the troops and the veterans look closely at what the liberal Democrats did during the Vietnam era, and now after 9/11, during a time when Americans troops were on the battlefield it should be very difficult for any troop or veteran to vote for the liberal Democrats.

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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
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About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
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Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

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