‘OH, NO HE DIDN’T!’ Obama says Gitmo release ‘something I would do again’

http://twitter.com/#!/jacobmathews/status/475049182546259968

During an interview with NBC News, President Obama sent a strong message to extremists who might be tempted to take U.S. soldiers captive: Doing so might result in making him release more of their leaders from Gitmo:

http://twitter.com/#!/NBCNewsPR/status/475044584423456770

Is that something that should really be telegraphed to enemies of the United States?

http://twitter.com/#!/makeyourmove33/status/475046864601878528

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http://twitter.com/#!/AyePatriot/status/475054739709640704

http://twitter.com/#!/ecrivain27/status/475050065468588032

Is this a matter of Obama unilaterally closing Gitmo, five prisoner releases at a time?

http://twitter.com/#!/NotClauswitz/status/475050306732949505

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/06/oh-no-he-didnt-obama-says-gitmo-release-something-i-would-do-again/

Ed Henry destroys Obama is not good at ‘political theater’ claim with one point

http://twitter.com/#!/Neoavatara/status/508638315609079808

Truth.

As Twitchy reported, Obama made the enraging claim that the reason he should not have golfed after his presser on the beheading of James Foley was due to “optics.” That was his lesson learned: He’s just not mindful enough of the “theater of politics,” you see.

WaPo swiftly tried to run to the president’s aide. Lapdogs gotta be lapdogs:

http://twitter.com/#!/TheFix/status/508634669706125312

WHAT?!

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http://twitter.com/#!/bfinstock/status/508637007460204544

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Ah, the days of yore! Speaking of days of yore, Fox News’ Ed Henry crushed the absurd claim with one easy reminder:

http://twitter.com/#!/edhenryTV/status/508637298674900992

Bam.

A good exit point, though:

http://twitter.com/#!/OrwellForks/status/508653391711850496

Yep. Everything everywhere ever is all about him.

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‘HE DIDN’T KNOW?!’ Obama’s reason why he shouldn’t have golfed after Foley beheading will enrage you

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Fist bump? Just when you thought Obama’s golf after Foley presser couldn’t get more sickening … [photo]

Sad, enraging summation: How ‘appalled’ by Foley beheading was Obama? THIS appalled

‘Yow!’ You’re about to see why this ‘blistering’ Daily News Obama cover may be the best ever [photo]

‘When you’ve lost Ezra': Journos find Obama golfing after James Foley presser ‘in bad taste’

Bet you can’t guess where Obama went right after his James Foley presser!

That time when Obama gave a statement on ISIS and all we got was a stern face and tees

Twitchy coverage of Ed Henry

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/07/fncs-ed-henry-destroys-the-obama-is-not-good-at-political-theater-claim-with-one-crushing-point/

White House: The Federal Government Still Opposes Legalizing Marijuana

“The Federal Government opposes drug legalization because it runs counter to a public health and safety approach to drug policy,” a White House official tells BuzzFeed News after Loretta Lynch testifies.

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WASHINGTON — When Loretta Lynch told senators “I do not support the legalization of marijuana” during her confirmation hearing for Attorney General Wednesday, she upset a delicate balance for an Obama administration that has expressed support for current federal law banning pot use while also signaling a desire to loosen federal restrictions on the drug.

A White House official told BuzzFeed News Wednesday evening that Lynch’s unequivocal opposition to marijuana legalization didn’t set a new tone.

“Our position has been clear — marijuana remains illegal under Federal law,” the official said in an email when asked if Lynch stated the administration position in her confirmation hearing. “The Federal Government opposes drug legalization because it runs counter to a public health and safety approach to drug policy.”

But Obama has not been as hardline about marijuana as Lynch was Wednesday. Speaking to YouTube vlogger Hank Green last week, Obama said that pot was not a priority as the legal landscape has become muddied by states legalizing recreational use.

“The position of my administration has been that we still have federal laws that classify marijuana as an illegal substance,” Obama said. “But we’re not going to spend a lot of resources trying to turn back decisions that have been made at the state level on this issue.”

Obama told the New Yorker last year that he doesn’t think marijuana is any more dangerous than alcohol or cigarettes. In the interview with Green, he openly questioned the government’s current approach to marijuana enforcement.

“You know, what we have done is instead of focusing on treatment, the same way we focused, say, with tobacco or drunk driving or other problems where we treat it as a public health problem, we’ve treated this exclusively as a criminal problem,” Obama said. “And I think that it’s been counterproductive, and it’s been, you know, devastating in a lot of minority communities. It presents the possibility at least of unequal application of the law. And that has to be changed.”

As he has in the past, Obama pivoted the question about marijuana to the push for changes to federal sentencing laws for drug offenders, which he has supported since the beginning of his presidency.

Since Colorado and Washington passed their state laws legalizing pot, the Justice Department has promised not to make prosecutions of recreational or medicinal users of marijuana a priority.

The White House official reiterated that stance after Lynch’s testimony Wednesday. If confirmed, Lynch would be in charge of managing the prosecutorial discretion rules as Attorney General.

“The Administration’s position on enforcement has been clear and consistent: while the prosecution of drug traffickers remains an important priority, targeting individual marijuana users — especially those with serious illnesses and their caregivers — is not the best allocation of limited Federal law enforcement resources,” the official wrote.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/white-house-the-federal-government-still-opposes-legalizing

Obama invokes Ferguson, Mo. in speech to UN about ‘violent extremism’

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Obama brought up Ferguson at the UN – are you kidding me?

— Nice Deb (@NiceDeb) September 24, 2014

President Obama spoke to the United Nations General Assembly today about the terrorist threat posed by ISIS and other extremist groups. During Obama’s speech he threw the situation in Ferguson, Mo. into the mix:

Pres at UN says: At times America has failed to live up to its own ideals, and we have plenty of our own problems – cites Ferguson, MO

— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) September 24, 2014

Wow, Obama's going to invoke Ferguson in his UN address: http://t.co/UOEA2lBGZ5 pic.twitter.com/zgI6ckbZ4F

— Matt Ford (@fordm) September 24, 2014

Obama brings Ferguson into his UNGA speech. From the prepared text pic.twitter.com/BEbjo7IfeF

— E McMorris-Santoro (@EvanMcSan) September 24, 2014

Full text of President Obama's United Nations speech: http://t.co/vzFZK3dbT8

— Nia-Malika Henderson (@NiaWaPo) September 24, 2014

Was Obama trying to equate Ferguson’s “racial and ethnic tensions” with Islamic terrorism?

Obama: America has plenty of problems too…then talks about Ferguson. #UNSpeech.

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) September 24, 2014

problem with bringing up Ferguson at the UnitedNations after talking about violent extremism is that it suggests they are morally equal.

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) September 24, 2014

The investigation in Ferguson hasn’t even been completed, as some noted:

Pretty odd considering the investigation hasn't been completed. https://t.co/20DKzI6qoq

— RB (@RBPundit) September 24, 2014

Obama conceded @United Nations that the US has at times not lived up its ideals, including Ferguson, Mo.. Hey! Wait til ALL evidence is out

— Less Gov. More Fun. (@LessGovMoreFun) September 24, 2014

@ShannonBream Why is he talking about an open investigation like that?

— PrivilegedGuilt (@murgatr0id) September 24, 2014

@ShannonBream I can't stand watching him. What the hell is doing talking about Ferguson at the UN?

— John Swinford (@AG2Pearl) September 24, 2014

@ShannonBream Unbelievable

— SeaGrips63 (@SeaGrips63) September 24, 2014

@ShannonBream With Reagan it was Morning in America…With Obomba it's always mourning in America.

— shannon allen (@usacsmret) September 24, 2014

Bringing up Ferguson to the UN is classic Obama, reinforcing the belief in the rest of the world that America is a boiling cauldron of hate.

— You Had Me At No (@lheal) September 24, 2014

Typical Obama – can’t make a pre written speech with out more Blame USA .. Throw #Ferguson in for good measure. What a piece of work.

— Paul (@Jam1p) September 24, 2014

But there wasn’t all criticism for Obama:

Ferguson reference Obama at his best – a view of American exceptionalism that demands work, politics, change to make country better. #UNGA

— Scott Wilson (@PostScottWilson) September 24, 2014

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/24/are-you-kidding-me-obama-invokes-ferguson-mo-in-speech-to-un-about-violent-extremism/

Zing! Pres. Ego honors #PajamaBoy in true Obama style [Photoshops]

http://twitter.com/#!/HarrietBaldwin/status/413207797439168512

It had to happen.

Even bronies are snickering at OFA’s pitful onesie-clad spokesmodel for Obamacare. The Twitterverse dubbed the human contraceptive “Pajama Boy” and quickly went to work mocking his secret identity and giving him his rightful place in memedom.

Obama/#PajamaBoy selfie, anyone?

Of course, no Photoshop mockery would be complete without the narcissist in chief honoring the flannel-covered spokesmodel.

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/statuses/413175768366456832

https://twitter.com/cat_1012000/status/413197923338313730

Together, they can honor Rosa Parks. Like father, like son:

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https://twitter.com/Monica9707/status/413198009472937984

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/18/evil-genius-love-it-president-ego-honors-pajamaboy-in-true-obama-style-photoshops/

Ingraham: Will GOP homer or strikeout on Obama’s amnesty ‘slow pitch’

http://twitter.com/#!/princessjill7/status/508285409646755842

The White House has said that President Obama will delay taking any executive action on immigration until after the November elections.

Laura Ingraham wonders how the Republicans will play it:

http://twitter.com/#!/IngrahamAngle/status/508284927067316224

Will the Republicans take advantage of Obama saying he’s going to delay an action the White House obviously believes will be politically unpopular in order to avoid further harming Democrat chances in November? Opinions vary:

http://twitter.com/#!/znmstr/status/508286562782941184

http://twitter.com/#!/drgon466/status/508285484913532928

http://twitter.com/#!/EdMcLaughlin45/status/508286162717663232

http://twitter.com/#!/CalMur2/status/508285260975439872

Considering Obama’s throwing “skill,” will the “pitch” even be hittable?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/06/laura-ingraham-asks-if-gop-will-homer-or-strikeout-on-obamas-amnesty-delay-slow-pitch/

Cartoon Kim Kardashian not ashamed to support President Obama in midterms

http://twitter.com/#!/johnnymagoo2/status/529451064257679362

Kim Kardashian gave the, um, Obama campaign a last-minute boost Monday night with an Instagram photo that appears to have been lifted from her popular iPhone game.

It’s a nice gesture for Kardashian to stand with the president, considering that the real President Obama couldn’t be bothered (or wasn’t invited) to stand with those candidates who are actually running in the midterms.

Is a cartoon of a woman who rose to fame by appearing in a sex tape just the boost struggling candidates need?

Voters are faced with so many choices.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/11/03/moron-vote-energized-cartoon-kim-kardashian-not-ashamed-to-support-president-obama-in-midterms/

Chicago voter jokes to Pres. Obama: ‘Don’t touch my girlfriend’ [video]

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This is hilarious. While President Obama was voting in Chicago yesterday, he was met in line by a one Mike Jones who is making news this morning for joking to the president, “don’t touch my girlfriend.” At least we think Mike was joking.

Anyway, if that’s not funny enough, the exchange after Mike told the president to watch his hands between the now very embarrassed girlfriend, Aia Cooper, and Pres. Obama was caught on video. Check it out:

Maybe Mike confused President Obama with President Clinton?

And it’s really too bad the president didn’t respond with this:

Now, that would have been funny!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/21/chicago-voter-jokes-to-pres-obama-dont-touch-my-girlfriend-video/

Ted Cruz diagnoses ‘sad state of affairs’ about Obama’s Texas trip

http://twitter.com/#!/joshhurst24/status/486863003862589441

President Obama heads to Texas today for fundraisers (naturally) and a meeting in Dallas to discuss “growing immigration issues at the border.” According to the White House, Obama’s stop in Texas will not include a visit to the border to see the crisis firsthand.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t happy about it:

http://twitter.com/#!/SenTedCruz/status/486860497011343360

Priorities.

Update:

A suggestion was offered to Sen. Cruz:

http://twitter.com/#!/Cameron_Gray/status/486912774790864897

That might do the trick!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/09/ted-cruz-diagnoses-sad-state-of-affairs-about-obamas-texas-trip/