Obama, Biden May Disagree On Immigration: Obama ‘Angrily Cut Biden Off’

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How dare Biden even suggest talking with those evil Republicans?

Via Weekly Standard:

President Obama and Vice President Biden might not see eye-to-eye on immigration strategy. A hint of an apparent disagreement was on display during Obama’s lunch with congressional leaders on Friday at the White House.

“The meeting was tense at times, according to a senior House Republican aide. The aide was not authorized to describe the back-and-forth publicly by name and spoke only on condition of anonymity,” the Associated Press reports.

“Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, about to lose his grip on the upper chamber, barely said a word. The aide said at one point as House Speaker John Boehner was making an argument on immigration, Obama responded that his patience was running out and Vice President Joe Biden interrupted to ask how long Republicans needed. Obama angrily cut Biden off, the aide said.”

The Wall Street Journal reported similarly on the same exchange:

Mr. Obama told the lawmakers that he had already been patient waiting for the GOP-controlled House to act since the Senate passed a sweeping bipartisan immigration bill in June 2013.

At that point, Vice President Joe Biden asked how long Republicans might need to bring up an immigration bill, according to multiple people familiar with the meeting, asking if they might be ready by mid-February or another time this spring. Mr. Obama gave him a look that ended that line of discussion, the people said.

Democratic congressional aides said the president wasn’t cutting off Mr. Biden, who was making a rhetorical point that Republicans refused to commit to bringing an immigration bill to the floor by a specific time.

Mormon Bishop Under Fire For Criticism Of Harry Reid

Someone actually calls Harry out for his hypocrisy

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles is under fire for his assertion that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is unworthy to enter the faith’s temples because of his support for Democratic Party positions.

Mark Peredes’ blog, titled “Good Riddance to Harry Reid, the Mormon Senate Leader,” has drawn criticism from the church and Mormon Democrats.

Peredes called Reid an “embarrassment” and expressed his belief that Democrats’ support of same-sex marriage, abortion rights and gambling runs contrary to church positions.

“Of all of yesterday’s election results, the one that made me dance a jig was the ousting of Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader,” he wrote. “The Senate’s most powerful perch will no longer be occupied by a man who does not take his religion seriously.

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Chinese Media Slams Obama Before Visit: “Obama’s Best Performance Is Empty Rhetoric”

by Jim Hoft with The Gateway Pundit on Saturday, November 8, 2014

yes we can

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Life is tough. Even the commies are bashing him.
The Chinese Global Times, which has close ties to the Communist Party, ripped Obama before his scheduled trip to Asia.
The Global Times said:

“Obama always utters “Yes, we can,” which led to the high expectations people had for him. But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters. US society has grown tired of his banality…

…Obama’s best performance is empty rhetoric, while he achieved nothing on issues such as lowering the income gap. The American people have not benefited from the economic recovery.

In foreign policy, Obama must also take his share of the blame. He has managed to take US troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, but left no peace. Osama Bin Laden was killed during his tenure, but the IS has emerged from the Middle East.

Moreover, the Ukrainian crisis has almost brought Europe back to the Cold War era, and his pivot to Asia strategy only increased mistrust between China and the US and among East Asian countries.

The Australian has more:

China’s state-run media has decried Barack Obama as a banal leader who has done an “insipid job”, days ahead of a visit by the US president.

The editorial in the Global Times, which has close ties to China’s ruling Communist Party, came as the Republicans took control of the US Senate from Obama’s Democrats.

“Obama always utters ‘Yes, we can’, which led to the high expectations people had for him,” the Global Times wrote on Wednesday, referring to Obama’s 2008 campaign-trail mantra.

“But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters.”

“US society has grown tired of his banality,” it added.

Although the US economy has improved gradually since the 2008 recession, the national mood is far from buoyant, with a CNN exit poll on Tuesday showing 54 per cent of voters disapproved of how Obama was handling his job.

The US president will be in China from November 10 to 12 for a two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, followed by a state visit.

Obama Works Out Deal With GOP…Just Kidding, Fights With Them, Goes Golfing

 

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I wonder how much the ‘travel director’ gets paid for playing golf? Oh, and it’s Round #202…

Via Washington Examiner:

After this week’s latest Democratic shellacking at the polls, President Obama joked that he might consider “letting John Boehner beat me again at golf.”

Obama and the Ohio Republican are known for their love of the game.

But after a testy bipartisan White House luncheon Friday that quickly became a face-off over immigration, the immediate post-election opportunity for Obama to hit the links with Speaker Boehner came and went.

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So It Was About Obama After All

Townhall.com

Let the 2014 elections and everything prior to it, be your legacy and may that legacy rot and burn…….

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Dear President Obama,

It’s not us; it’s you. It’s all you.

In the election in which you sought and gained ballot access while repeatedly disregarding pleas of the actual Democrat candidates- candidates who wanted nothing to do with you– and just wanted you to sit down and shut up, you got beat.

And now Democrats know how Chicago feels.

Just like you did with your “hometown,” you used the Democrats to build a legacy for yourself. And then left them to burn and rot.

How’s this for a legacy? In addition to losing Libya, Egypt (only for a time), Iraq, Afghanistan and parts of Ukraine, you now have some other failed states to put in the loss column.

You lost Illinois.

You lost Maryland.

You lost Massachusetts.

You lost Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia.

Those are only the statewide races you lost.

It was all the more fitting that it happened on the day on which I got the news that my insurance premiums are going up by $3,000 per year.

I know you are math challenged, so let me add it up for you.

That money that I’m paying for increased premiums will cost the average worker who needs to save for retirement $475,770.12 over a 35 year working career.

That’s a house. That’s an Ivy League education. That’s the difference between being able to afford a standard of living that includes things like food and medicine or being stuck on another crappy government program that you designed, pushed and walked away from so it could rot and burn.

I’m not the only one this happened to either.

According to the Washington Examiner 2014 saw healthcare premium increases across the board, regardless of age.

“Average premium increases ranged from a low of 22.7 percent among 63-year-old men to a high of 78.2 percent among 23-year-old men,” writes the Examiner. “Among women, the range was 35.1 percent for 30-year-olds to 44.9 percent among 23-year-olds.”

So yes, of course the election was about you.

You’re Barack H. Obama, for crying out loud. It’s ALWAYS about you.

It was about you when you raised taxes on every single working American in January of 2013 as you readied yourself for your second coronation and raised the payroll tax.

It’s been about you as you let languish on your desk the approval of the Keystone pipeline, a measure that could help Americans save $180 million dollars a day in transportation costs and help create 10 million jobs here at home.

It was about you when decided not to fix immigration while you had a Democrat majority and instead held illegal immigrants hostage, strangers in a strange land, with neither hope, nor change, permanent victims to a gutless government that’s ambivalent to them even as it exploits them.

As much as any election I can remember, including those I have studied throughout history, this election was about a man.

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Dr. Ben Carson Just Made a Big Announcement About the 2016 Elections

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You can put the speculation to rest. Dr. Ben Carson is setting foot in the 2016 presidential race.

This weekend, voters in 22 states will see a nearly 40-minute ad, entitled “A Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for America,” that will serve as an introduction to the famed neurosurgeon who became a conservative rock star in the summer of 2013 after delivering the keynote speech at the National Day of Prayer.

Dr. Carson, who has never held political office, will have to make his ad compelling, seeing that he will probably be running against the likes of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Sen. Rand Paul and others.

To serve as a precursor to his forthcoming ad, Dr. Carson recently switched his political affiliation from Independent to Republican.