OBAMA SHUNS CHRISTIAN REFUGEES FOR ANTISEMITES WHO HATE AMERICANS……..

Because you can always count on Obama doing exactly the opposite of what you would expect an American president, or yourself would do.

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No room in America for Christian refugees

By Abraham H. Miller

At the end of World War II, the Jewish survivors of Europe’s Holocaust found that nearly every door was closed to them. “Tell Me Where Can I Go?” was a popular Yiddish song at the time. Decades later, the Christians of the Middle East face the same problem, and the Obama administration is keeping the door shut.

America is about to accept 9000 Syrian Muslims, refugees of the brutal war between the Assad regime and its Sunni opposition, which includes ISIS, Al Qaeda, and various other militias. That number is predicted to increase each year. There are no Christian refugees that will be admitted.

Why? Because the Department of State is adhering with all the rigidity of a Soviet era bureaucracy to the rule that only people at risk from massacres launched by the regime qualify for refugee status. The rapes of Christian women and the butchery of Christian children do not count. No matter how moved Americans were this Christmas season by the plight of their fellow Christ followers in Syria and Iraq, no matter how horrific the visuals of beheadings, enslavement, and mass murder, the Christians fleeing death do not engender the compassion of this president.

The Christians are being raped, tortured, and murdered by militias, not by the Syrian government. This technicality condemns them to continue to be victims without hope. And this technicality is being adhered to with all the tenacity with which President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State Department manipulated quotas and created subterfuges to keep out the Jews fleeing the oppression of Nazi Germany. Obama no more wants the Middle East’s Christian refugees than Roosevelt wanted Europe’s Jewish refugees.

We have seen in the last several weeks that President Obama has no difficulty using his “phone and his pen,” as he dramatically boasts, to circumvent the law. When it comes to immigration, he had no difficulty enacting an amnesty that a federal judge subsequently ruled unconstitutional. He has had no problem circumventing Congress to change the relationship with Cuba. This president has shown that he will push back on the constraints of law when he wants to get something done.

More here.

OBAMA STRATEGY: PLACE HAMAS FRIENDLY ANTI-TERROR “CZAR” WHO DOESN’T BELIEVE ISLAMIC STATE CAN BE BEATEN……

His “czar” doesn’t want them beaten.

It all makes sense when you finally come to understand that Obama isn’t in it to win, meaning America triumphing over its enemies, but instead laying America low in order for its enemies to walk all over it.

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OBAMA’S NEW PRO-TERRORIST ISIS CZAR DOESN’T BELIEVE TERRORISTS CAN BE DEFEATED

How can this plan possibly go wrong?

Daniel Greenfield

During the Ebola crisis, there were complaints that Obama’s Ebola czar was completely unqualified for the job. That was true. But at least he didn’t have Ebola.

The same can’t be said for Obama’s ISIS Czar who was originally fired for his backdoor contacts with Hamas. And then got taken back on and basically put in charge of a big chunk of regional policy. So now there’s a terrorist sympathizer heading up the effort to fight ISIS.

How can this plan possibly go wrong?

While President Obama was in Paris for the past few days cavorting with other world leaders on the dire global threat of climate change… his spokesperson made the announcement that Obama’s new ISIS czar will be none other than Robert Malley.

In 2008, Malley was booted from the Obama election committee when it was discovered that he had met with Hamas members. Although removed from the public stage, Malley was still one of Obama’s most trusted advisers on Middle East issues.

Robert Malley doesn’t believe that you can militarily defeat terrorists.

More here.

FLOTUS DOES QATAR, THE SLAVE HOLDING SUPPORTER OF INTERNATIONAL JIHADI TERRORISM……..

Great going Mooch, hopefully you won’t hear the calls of “kafir” trailing behind you.

H/T: Andy Bostom

Michelle Obama to Speak at Summit Sponsored by Radical Qatari Group

Qatari Foundation known for hosting extremist clerics
Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama arrives in Qatar / AP

BY: Adam Kredo

First Lady Michelle Obama is in Qatar this week for a summit sponsored by a state-controlled foundation that is known for operating mosques that have welcomed extremist clerics, according to a range of sources.

Obama is in Qatar—a country under congressional scrutiny for its financing of terroriststhrough the end of the week to attend the country’s World Innovation Summit for Education, an annual educational conference sponsored by the Qatar Foundation, which has been marred in controversy due to its ongoing hosting of radical clerics.

Founded and run by the former Qatari emir’s wife, Sheikha Mozah, the Qatar Foundation houses six satellite campuses owned by American universities and other Western schools at a site outside Doha known as Education City.

At its mosque there, the Foundation has welcomed multiple radical clerics in the past several months, prompting criticism from some who accuse the charity of quietly promoting terrorism.

One cleric who recently spoke at the mosque, Omar Abdelkafi, has mocked the killings of French satirical writers at Charlie Hebdo, calling the terrorist act “the sequel to the comedy film of 9/11.” Another maintained that “Jews and their helpers must be destroyed.”

More here.

OBAMA SAYS ”HE COULD WIN A 3RD TERM IF HE TRIED”………BUT WON’T

Because an impoverished nation (by him) needs more of the same. 

And we all know that if he thought that there was a way to circumvent the constitution and run for a 3rd term, he would.

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OBAMA: I COULD WIN THIRD TERM AS PRESIDENT — BUT I WON’T RUN

President Obama insisted that he could run and win a third term as president if he wanted to, but assured Americans that he would follow the lead of previous presidents before him.

When asked directly by Steve Kroft in a 60 Minutes interview if he could win a third term as president he replied without hesitation, “Yes. I do.”

He pointed out that it was “bittersweet” heading into his last year in office admitting that he would “love to do some more” to help the country.

But he compared his own struggle with that of the nation’s first president, George Washington, to explain why he would step down.

“I think having a fresh set of legs in this seat, I think having a fresh perspective, new personnel and new ideas and a new conversation with the American people about issues that may be different a year from now than they were when I started eight years ago, I think that’s all good for our democracy,” he concluded.

More here.

OBAMA: WE MUST REJECT REALITY IN ORDER TO PROTECT ISLAM FROM FACTUAL CRITIQUE…….

This has nothing to do with reality, it’s counter-reality.

Obama’s agenda is counter to what you and I think is sound domestic and international politics, it’s not about playing chess as an equal player, it’s about tossing the game board to the floor and smashing all the pieces.

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OBAMA: WE MUST REJECT ‘IGNORANCE THAT EQUATES ISLAM WITH TERROR’

During his speech to world leaders Monday at the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack Obama took on Islam’s critics that often associate Muslims with terrorism.

Obama said, “Part of our job, together, is to work to reject such extremism that infects too many of our young people. Part of that effort must be a continued rejection by Muslims of those who distort Islam to preach intolerance and promote violence. And it must also involve a rejection by non-Muslims of the ignorance that equates Islam with terror.”

More here. H/T: Ilya Meyer:

“It is hard to believe that Obama is incapable of seeing and understanding what everyone else can see and understand. The only reasonable conclusion is that he doesn’t WANT to see or understand.

The subsequent question then is why he does not wish to acknowledge truths that everyone sees for themselves – INCLUDING many/most mainstream Muslims (just ask the racist Palestinians for their opinions on this subject): that Islam aims to dominate and subjugate other religions and cultures.

That is the subject of a whole range of conjecture/conspiracy theory/pathology/psychoanalysis. But there is little doubt that there is something that lies behind Obama’s determination to force us to ignore reality.”

REPORT: INTEL ANALYSTS SAY REPORTS ON AL-QAIDA AND ISLAMIC STATE FUDGED TO SHOW US IS WINNING…….

This is only the tip of the iceberg.

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Report: Intelligence analysts allege that command is changing ISIS reports to show US is winning

Trouble is brewing at US Central Command (CENTCOM), the Pentagon’s agency covering security interests in nations throughout the Middle East and Central Asia.

According to a report from The Daily Beast, more than 50 intelligence analysts at CENTCOM have formally complained that reports on ISIS and al-Nusra Front — al-Qaeda’s Syria branch — have been repeatedly altered by senior intelligence officials to correlate to the Obama Administration’s insistence that the US is winning the war against the two militant groups.

A written complaint was sent in July by two CENTCOM senior analysts to the Defense Department Inspector General, an independent agency that provides oversight to the Department of Defense. The complaint was supported by 50 other analysts, according to The Daily Beast.

Eleven individuals knowledgeable about the details of the complaint told The Daily Beast that the complaint alleges crucial parts of intelligence reports were taken out, analysts were subject to an environment where they did not feel able to give a candid assessment of the situation in Iraq and Syria, and sometimes too-negative reports were sent back to analysts.

Read more:  H/T: TN

RADICAL LEFTIST STREET ORGANIZER-IN-CHIEF OBAMA STANDS WITH TERRORISTS…….AS USUAL

Abbas and Obama

If Abbas personally flew a plane into the new World Trade Center, Obama would find some excuse to keep the money coming to his terrorist group anyway.

OBAMA STANDS WITH TERRORISTSAGAINST TERROR VICTIMS

“I’m 12 years old, I’m from New York, and I’m going to die.”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

When Obama took office, his first phone call to a foreign leader was to the head of a terrorist group.

“This is my first phone call to a foreign leader,” Obama told the PLO’s Abbas. “And I’m making it only hours after I took office.”

Obama repeatedly bent, twisted and mutilated existing laws to keep the money flowing to the PLO’s Palestinian Authority. When Hamas and the PLO temporarily reconciled, Obama sent them money anyway. When Congress froze aid after the PLO defied the peace process by trying to join the UN, he signed a waiver claiming that aiding the terrorist network was “important to the security interests of the United States.” Earlier this year, when the PLO went after Israel at the International Criminal Court, Obama defied a Congressional law and bipartisan demands mandating a cutoff of aid.

If Abbas personally flew a plane into the new World Trade Center, Obama would find some excuse to keep the money coming to his terrorist group anyway. But now his determination to aid terrorists has hit a new low as he sides with terrorists against terror victims.

Eleven years ago, ten families who had suffered at the hands of the Muslim terror network filed a lawsuit against the PLO, Arafat and assorted PLO/PA officials. The American families suing the terrorists included Jamie Sokolow whose eye was damaged by shrapnel in the Jaffa Street bombing that injured 100 people and killed a 81-year-old amateur painter who had been out shopping for painting supplies.

“I’m 12 years old, I’m from New York, and I’m going to die,” she recollected in court thirteen years later.

More here.

FAST AND FURIOUS CONTINUES TO HAUNT: GARLAND JIHADI SHOOTIST HAD F&F GUN…….

Obama is the gift that keeps on giving…..to the jihad.
Assailant in Garland, Texas, attack bought gun in 2010 under Fast and Furious operation
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Garland, Texas, attack

In May, Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson opened fire outside a Garland, Texas, contest for cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad. Both were killed by police. It is unclear whether Soofi used the gun he bought five years ago in the assault.

(Ben Torres / Getty Images)
By Richard A. Serrano contact the reporter

Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol.

At the time, Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal firearms. And with Soofi’s history of misdemeanor drug and assault charges, there was a chance his purchase might raise red flags in the federal screening process.

Inside the store, he fudged some facts on the form required of would-be gun buyers.

What Soofi could not have known was that Lone Wolf was at the center of a federal sting operation known as Fast and Furious, targeting Mexican drug lords and traffickers. The idea of the secret program was to allow Lone Wolf to sell illegal weapons to criminals and straw purchasers, and track the guns back to large smuggling networks and drug cartels.
Texas gunman’s mother: ‘He just had a normal American upbringing’
Texas gunman’s mother: ‘He just had a normal American upbringing’

Instead, federal agents lost track of the weapons and the operation became a fiasco, particularly after several of the missing guns were linked to shootings in Mexico and the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Arizona.

Soofi’s attempt to buy a gun caught the attention of authorities, who slapped a seven-day hold on the transaction, according to his Feb. 24, 2010, firearms transaction record, which was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, the hold was lifted after 24 hours, and Soofi got the 9-millimeter.

More here.

OBAMA LAUGHS IT UP IN AFRICA, ”I COULD HAVE BEEN REELECTED TO A THIRD TERM…….

He should never been allowed to finish his first term, he should have been impeached.

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‘I actually think I’m a pretty good president,’ says Obama as he makes claim he would win a THIRD term if legally allowed to run again

'I actually think I'm a pretty good President,' U.S. President Barack Obama said today, during remarks at the African Union in Ethiopia. 'I think if I ran I could win. But I can't'

‘I actually think I’m a pretty good President,’ U.S. President Barack Obama said today, during remarks at the African Union in Ethiopia. ‘I think if I ran I could win. But I can’t’

  • Obama made the prognostication while speaking before the African Union about law and order during his final day in Ethiopia
  • Remarks came just as a poll was released showing that more Americans are pleased with the job he’s doing than those who are dissatisfied
  • The president said he’s looking forward to returning to private life, though

President Barack Obama today predicted that he’d win a third election to the White House if he weren’t legally prohibited from running again.

Obama made the prognostication while speaking before the African Union about law and order in a democratic society during his final day in Ethiopia.

‘I actually think I’m a pretty good president,’ Obama said to laughter. ‘I think if I ran I could win. But I can’t.’

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OBAMA TRIED TO STIFLE CHRISTIANS FROM TESTIFYING ABOUT ISLAMIC PERSECUTION…….

Obama’s war against Christianity.

Like FDR’s war on the Jews that allowed many to die in the Holocaust:

America not only refused their entry but even fired a warning shot to keep them away from Florida’s shores”.[10] Legally the refugees could not enter the United States on tourist visas, as they had no return addresses. The U.S. had passed the Immigration Act of 1924 that restricted numbers of “new” immigrants from eastern and southern Europe.

U.S. STATE DEPT. BARS CHRISTIANS FROM TESTIFYING ABOUT PERSECUTION

As Christians were being terrorized by ISIS and other Muslims, the Obama administration tried to stifle them from exposing reality.

Originally published by Gatestone Institute

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

During the height of one of the most brutal months of Muslim persecution of Christians, the U.S. State Department exposed its double standards against persecuted Christian minorities.

Sister Diana, an influential Iraqi Christian leader, who was scheduled to visit the U.S. to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Mideast, was denied a visa by the U.S. State Department even though she had visited the U.S. before, most recently in 2012.

She was to be one of a delegation of religious leaders from Iraq — including Sunni, Shia and Yazidi, among others — to visit Washington, D.C., to describe the situation of their people. Every religious leader from this delegation to Washington D.C. was granted a visa — except for the only Christian representative, Sister Diana.

After this refusal became public, many Americans protested, some writing to their congressmen. Discussing the nun’s visa denial, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said:

This is an administration which never seems to find a good enough excuse to help Christians, but always finds an excuse to apologize for terrorists … I hope that as it gets attention that Secretary Kerry will reverse it. If he doesn’t, Congress has to investigate, and the person who made this decision ought to be fired.

The State Department eventually granted Sister Diana a visa.

More here.

OBAMA CREATING AN ILLEGAL RACE BASED DATA BASE FOR AMERICAN SOCIETY…….

Hard fisted tyranny.

Collecting more info on you than the IRS, and all for re-engineering the civil society to conform to his and other’s Leftist fantasies.

NOTE: Just imagine the media exploding over this, covering it 24/7 if Bush, Reagan or even Richard Nixon had ever dare try such a thing.

The granddaddy of them all is the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing database, which the Department of Housing and Urban Development rolled out earlier this month to racially balance the nation, ZIP code by ZIP code. It will map every US neighborhood by four racial groups — white, Asian, black or African-American, and Hispanic/Latino — and publish “geospatial data” pinpointing racial imbalances.

The agency proposes using nonwhite populations of 50% or higher as the threshold for classifying segregated areas.

Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.”

Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.

This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already is using to make “disparate impact” cases against: banks that don’t make enough prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many blacks; cities that don’t offer enough Section 8 and other low-income housing for minorities; and employers who turn down African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds.

Big Brother Barack wants the databases operational before he leaves office, and much of the data in them will be posted online.

So civil-rights attorneys and urban activist groups will be able to exploit them to show patterns of “racial disparities” and “segregation,” even if no other evidence of discrimination exists.

More here. H/T: Mark Levin & Doris Wise Montrose

OBAMA WAVES THE JONATHAN POLLARD CARROT TO PLACATE JEWISH CONCERNS ON IRAN NUKE DEAL…….

I agree that Pollard should be released, he has more than paid the penalty for what he was convicted for, but this shouldn’t be a cause for changing heart on a disastrous nuke deal, the importance of the existence of Israel far outweighs any one single individual. Hopefully he’s released, and the firm demands for a rejection of the Iranian nuke deal remains.

U.S. Preparing to Release Convicted Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard, Officials Say

Some administration officials hope freeing spy may smooth relations with Israel after Iran nuclear deal

Israeli protesters march on behalf of Jonathan Pollard in honor of his 49th birthday in this photo from August 2003.
Israeli protesters march on behalf of Jonathan Pollard in honor of his 49th birthday in this photo from August 2003. PHOTO: GALI TIBBON/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY 

The Obama administration is preparing to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollardfrom prison, according to U.S. officials, some of whom hope the move will smooth relations with Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal.

Such a decision would end a decadeslong fight over Mr. Pollard, who was arrested on charges of spying for Israel in 1985 and later sentenced to life in prison. The case has long been a source of tension between the U.S. and Israel, which has argued that a life sentence for spying on behalf of a close U.S. partner is too harsh. Israel has for years sought Mr. Pollard’s early release, only to be rejected by the U.S.

Now, some U.S. officials are pushing for Mr. Pollard’s release in a matter of weeks. Others expect it could take months, possibly until his parole consideration date in November.

A parole hearing for Mr. Pollard was held in early July. Mr. Pollard’s lawyer, Eliot Lauer, said he hasn’t heard from the parole commission “and I would expect that either I or my client would be the ones who would be notified.’’ That hearing would have been the moment for the U.S. to object to Mr. Pollard’s pending release. Mr. Lauer wouldn’t say if the government raised objections.

Some U.S. officials strongly denied Friday there was any link between the Iran deal and Mr. Pollard’s prospective release, saying that any decision would be made by the U.S. Parole Commission.

A White House spokesman referred questions to the Justice Department, where a spokesman declined to comment on a matter which may be before the Parole Commission.

Mark Regev, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, declined to comment.

More here.

AGAIN OBAMA LIES BRAZENLY: IRS DIDN’T TARGET TEA PARTY GROUPS, SAYS CRUMMY LAW PROVIDED VAGUE GUIDANCE…….

No Obama, you and your operatives took advantage of your positions to target your political opposition, which pales in comparison to what Richard M. Nixon did, and if not for the loyal media that you regular count on, and keep in check, your butt would have been impeached long ago.

NOTE: Having a bunch of feckless GOP’ers who are easily taunted and intimidated was an added buffer to your justified impeachment. Also, John Stewart is a fraud, Obama lackey.

Obama defends IRS, says tea party targeting didn’t happen

President Barack Obama, left, talks with Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show" during a taping, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The IRS‘ internal auditor concluded that the agency did, in fact, target conservative and tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny, and Mr. Obama’s own Justice Department is still conducting a criminal investigation into the targeting.

Mr. Obama, though, disputed that version Tuesday, according to the pool reporter traveling with the president.

Mr. Obama said Congress “passed a crummy law” that provided vague guidance to the people who worked at the IRS. And he said that employees implemented the law “poorly and stupidly.”

The president went on to say that the “real scandal around the IRS is that they have been so poorly funded that they cannot go after these folks who are deliberately avoiding tax payments.”

Congress, prodded by Republican leaders, has sliced money from the IRS, saying it’s punishment for wasteful spending and for the targeting scandal.

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U.S. SENATE TO BE FROZEN OUT OF DELIBERATING ON IRAN NUKE DEAL……..

The tyrant has spoken.

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This whole farce is the result of the U.S. Senate abdicating it’s constitutional role of treaty approving or rejecting treaties. No singular person (the president) can enter into treaties all by himself, the consent of the senate is paramount.

Omri Ceren: Yesterday the Obama administration confirmed that it intends to ice Congress out of having a voice on the Iran deal by going to the United Nations. This scenario is specifically what the Corker legislation was designed to block: it was a reaction to repeated boasts from Iranian FM Zarif where he bragged that the United Nations would force Congress to drop sanctions whether it wants to or not. The President then signed that legislation, but is going to the U.N. to do an end-run around Congress anyway.

This is going about as well as you’d expect. To give you a taste of the last 36 hours of DC-based coverage:

Senators balk at UN action on Iran — The Hill [1]
Congress balks at Obama’s UN move on Iran deal — Politico [2]
Congress Leaders Ask White House To Delay UN Vote on Iran Deal — JTA [3]
Obama Turns to U.N. to Outmaneuver Congress: Washington is working on a new Security Council resolution making the nuclear deal legally binding on the next president [4]
Obama’s U.N. plan backfires in Congress — Washington Examiner [5]

And then there’s this from Iran’s state-controlled media:

GOP senator urges Obama to delay UN vote on Iran until Congress review — PressTV (!!) [6]

The framing is interesting. It casts the battle as “Republicans vs. Democrats” as opposed to “Congress vs. Obama.” It’s also false. Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer just sent the following around to half of Washington DC:

Hoyer: U.N. Security Council Vote Should Wait for Congressional Review Period
For Immediate Release: July 17, 2015
Contact: Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the letter by Senators Cardin and Corker urging President Obama to delay the U.N. Security Council’s vote on the Iran deal until after Congress has reviewed the agreement: “I agree with Senators Cardin and Corker that the U.N. Security Council should wait to move ahead with a resolution implementing parts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action until after Congress has completed its review of the agreement with Iran. I believe that waiting to go to the United Nations until such time as Congress has acted would be consistent with the intent and substance of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.” [7]

TT: Steny Hoyer (lower house), and the rest of the numbskulls of the senate have their thumbprints all over this, they refused to act like they should have, and treated the agreement as a treaty, then voted up or down on it, instead, they all played along with Obama and now yell fire after repeated calls by others (like radio host and constitutional scholar Mark Levin) that they were gutting their own institution, handing their own constitutional power over to the presidency. Obama can’t call a treaty (an official agreement with a foreign power) by another name to skirt the constitution, but that is exactly what he’s done in the face of a feckless, moronic senate.

OBAMA FUMBLES THROUGH HIS IRAN DEAL PITCH TO MEDIA…….

Every once in awhile someone in the media dares to ask a hard question.

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It’s hard to sell something so inept, dangerous and loser of a deal (for the US and the free world), it’s no wonder Obama has tried to steer clear of press conferences.

The president went on to lecture Garrett and the rest of the reporters about why the American hostages were not made a part of the deal. The reason he gave was that if the hostages were made a part of the deal, then the Iranians would want to add their own issues to the deal. There’s one problem – the Iranians did add non-nuclear aspects to the deal.

In Perhaps Worst Showing Ever, Obama Fumbles Through Iran Deal Pitch

During Obama’s sales pitch for the Iran deal, he lost his place, lost his temper and lost an opportunity to convince those who were not with him.
President Barack Obama gave a press conference to promote the Iran deal. July 15, 2015.

President Barack Obama gave a press conference to promote the Iran deal. July 15, 2015.
Photo Credit: screen capture

After the thunderstorm of criticism launched almost immediately after the Iran deal was announced on Tuesday, July 14, President Barack Obama held a press conference the next day, in an effort to quell the storm and sell the deal.

It did not really work.

For one thing, after a brief, assertive pitch in which Obama relayed “yesterday’s historic, comprehensive” deal, accomplished with “our allies…and partners” – more on that word* below – the deal “cuts off all pathways to Iran’s nuclear weapons program.” The president reiterated the same points he made at the press conference announcing the deal, and then he opened it up to selected media representatives for questions.

The first journalist called on, Andrew Beatty of the AFP, asked whether the deal would lead to a more moderate Tehran. The president then did something incredibly odd.

He started over.

Obama said he was sure Beatty would forgive him, but he just wanted to tell everyone…and then he launched into another, fuller version of his just-completed – we thought – sales pitch.

The twittersphere exploded with comments, many wondering if something happened to their news feeds.

After about ten minutes of grinding away at the same points he made the day before and even just moments before, the president seemed to remember he was in the middle of a press conference and had already begun allowing questions.

The answers to the questions posed were simply replays of his Iran deal talking points – no surprise, that’s why he was holding the press conference.

But then everyone tuned in to watch the press conference, and everyone in the briefing room, watched as the president revealed his fury at a journalist who dared to do his job and ask a tough, pointed question.

The question came from Major (that’s his first name) Garret, from CBS. Garrett pulled himself up, shoulders back, and asked about the American hostages being held in Iran. Obama did not like it. Not one bit.

Here’s the question: “As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran, three held on trumped-up charges, according to your administration, one whereabouts unknown. … Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the conscience of this nation, the strength of this nation unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans?”

“Content?” Obama spat out, while fixing Garrett in his steely gaze. Obama than incredulously restated Garret’s question as if it were why he was out celebrating the deal while American hostages were still being held.

More here.