Trade deal moves forward. Support Elizabeth Warren in stopping this bill

In the most unreported story, the trade bill moves forward. Did I ever think I would be aligned with Liz Warren? The Senators were forced to view the bill in a “secret room” without pen or pencil to take notes, forbidden to talk about the bill. No Senator read or has a clue what is in the bill. I understand Orin Hatch was behind the push to pass the bill. The bill gives more power to the Presidents now and in the future. Here is a link to the vote tally https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/s191

The TPP, which is near completion after more than five years of negotiations, would create a free trade zone covering 40 percent of the world economy. Trading partners have said they want to see fast-track enacted before finalizing the pact, a goal the administration has set for this year.

“Our nation’s economic health and prestige are on the line today,” said Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican and chairman of the Finance Committee, who led the floor debate on passing the bill known as Trade Promotion Authority. The bill would allow Mr. Obama to conclude trade deals he has been trying to

In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration’s hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.

The vote was 62-37 on the bill, which would let Obama complete trade deals that Congress could approve or reject, but not change. A total of 48 Republicans supported the bill, but only 14 the Senate’s 44 Democrats backed a president of their own party on legislation near the top of his second-term agenda.

Senate passage of the trade bill capped two weeks of tense votes and near-death experiences for legislation the administration hopes will help complete an agreement with Japan and 10 other countries in the Pacific region.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/05/22/senate-approves-fast-track-for-trade-bill-measure-goes-to-house/

Obama bashes Christians at prayer breakfast.

Unfortunately Obama can’t get off his contempt for Christians. We won’t get into his feelings about the Jews. But then anyone who disagrees with Obama clearly finds themselves on his radar for further correction viz a viz the IRS for one. As far as the crusades, he might just want to review history on that one.

Barack Obama spoke at the annual Easter Prayer Breakfast in the White House. He bashed Christians. No mention of the slaughter that is going on. Anyone really belive he is a Christian?

“On Easter I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian I am supposed to love. And, I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned. But that’s a topic for another day. (laughter) Where there is injustice, I was about to veer off.”

Here is his statement from an earlier Prayer breakfast.

Christians On a “High Horse” – POTUS Compares Crusades To Islamic Extremism – Fox & Friends

Obama, his links to Kenya and lack of calling out Islam in massacre

Anyone wondering why Obama didn’t call out the bad guys who tore up the Kenyan College? Hannity interviewed James Corsi back a few years and the interview will tell you all you need to know about this Muslim loving President and Kenya. By the way, Obama is planning on going to Kenya later this year. Here we go:

Barack Obama managed to put out a statement on the Garissa College massacre on Friday without mentioning Islam, Christians, Al-Shabaab Islamists or Islamic extremism.

Obama, Odinga and Sharia Law

Via Weasel Zippers and The White House website:

Statement by the President on the Garissa University College Terrorist Attack

Michelle and I join the American people in expressing our horror and sadness at the reports coming out of Garissa, Kenya. Words cannot adequately condemn the terrorist atrocities that took place at Garissa University College, where innocent men and women were brazenly and brutally massacred. We join the world in mourning them, many of whom were students pursuing an education in the pursuit of a better life for themselves and their loved ones. They represented a brighter future for a region that has seen too much violence for far too long. We also commend the heroism of the responders who lost their lives in the selfless protection of the students and faculty.

I know firsthand the extraordinary resilience and fundamental decency of the people of Kenya. So I know that the people of Garissa and all of Kenya will grieve, but their determination to achieve a better and more secure future will not be deterred. And neither will the resolve of the United States. We will stand hand-in-hand with the Kenyan Government and people against the scourge of terrorism and in their efforts to bring communities together. This much is clear: the future of Kenya will not be defined by violence and terror; it will be shaped by young people like those at Garissa University College – by their talents, their hopes, and their achievements. This is a message I will relay to the Kenyan people when I visit Kenya in July. Even at this difficult hour, the Kenyan people should know they have an unwavering friend and ally in the United States of America.

He did manage to blather on about bringing communities together – as if dialogue is what is needed to battle the al-Shabaab killers.

More over at Gateway Pundit

Obama refuses to meet with NATO head

One can only wonder at the absurd behavior of Obama. Why in the world would he not meet with these folks? NATO, the last stand when the Russian bear rises again, and he is rising. One gets the feeling is that he really doesn’t want to be bothered. Is it just that simple? Or has he lost his wheels. Here we go:

It is hard for me to believe that the president of the United States has not found the time to meet with the current secretary general of NATO given the magnitude of what this implies, and the responsibilities of his office,” Volker said. President Barack Obama has yet to meet with the new head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and won’t see Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg this week, even though he is in Washington for three days.  Stoltenberg’s office requested a meeting with Obama well in advance of the visit, but never heard anything from the White House, two sources close to the NATO chief told me.

The leaders of almost all the other 28 NATO member countries have made time for Stoltenberg since he took over the world’s largest military alliance in October. Stoltenberg, twice the prime minister of Norway, met Monday with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa to discuss the threat of the Islamic State and the crisis in Ukraine, two issues near the top of Obama’s agenda.

Kurt Volker, who served as the U.S. permanent representative to NATO under both President George W. Bush and Obama, said the president broke a long tradition.  “The Bush administration held a firm line that if the NATO secretary general came to town, he would be seen by the president … so as not to diminish his stature or authority,” he told me.

America’s commitment to defend its NATO allies is its biggest treaty obligation, said Volker, adding that European security is at its most perilous moment since the Cold War. Russia has moved troops and weapons into eastern Ukraine, annexed Crimea, placed nuclear-capable missiles in striking distance of NATO allies, flown strategic-bomber mock runs in the North Atlantic, practiced attack approaches on the U.K. and Sweden, and this week threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Denmark’s warships.

Read more Bloomberg

Obama: ‘By hook or by crook I will expand the government’

No surprise really, but still Obama keeps pushing the envelope for the tolerance level of the American people. Apparently, there is no bounds. It’s almost that he delights in pulling our chain. Why else keep harping on his damnable phone and pen. Here we go:

Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama says he’s going to push the limits on presidential power as far as he can go during the last two years of his tenure.

“Where [elected Republicans in Congress] are not willing to work with us, we will do it administratively or we will convene the private sector,” he said in a friendly interview with The Huffington Post.

“By hook or by crook,” he added.

Obama said his big-government push would “make sure that when I leave this office, that the country is more prosperous, more people have opportunity, kids have a better education, we’re more competitive, climate change is being taken more seriously than it was, and we are actually trying to do something about it.”

Keep reading…

Obama and his Marxist Professors. ‘I chose my friends carefully’

It’s too bad the Media can’t find it within themselves to question Obama about his lack of love of America. Rudy Giuliani sure is having his feet held to the fire regarding his statements questioning Obama’s lack of viewing the good ole USA as exceptional. Just for the record, here are Obama’s own words. Why not ask Obama what has made him change his mind or has he? After all “transforming America” doesn’t sound like he has.

Barack Obama’s DREAMS FROM MY FATHER:A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE.

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout,I chose my friends carefully.The more politically active black students.The foreign students.The Chicanos.The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets.At night,in the dorms,we discussed neocolonialism,Franz Fanon,Eurocentrism,and patriarchy.When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake,we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling constraints.We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure.We were alienated.

Is this just youthful Marxism? For a look at Obama’s socialist relationships after college,click on this link.Here’s a video of Senator Obama endorsing socialist Bernie Sanders for Senate. (You will note his “Community Organizer” cadence in the clip.) He chose Sanders over the Democratic candidate.

Here’s some of the quotes from the endorsement:Obama calls Bernie Sanders an “outstanding candidate”,Obama says “things can change”,Obama said “I want to make sure everybody is as enthusiastic as I am” concerning Bernie Sanders and “only a handful of wrong headed people don’t like him.” These amazing quotes are on this video the Obama campaign hopes you don’t see.Obama doesn’t seem to mind endorsing and hanging out with socialists.

H/T: News Alert

Obama and his treatment of Jordan and Israel

Let’s see if we can figure how this goes. Jordan’s King met with members of Congress, but no plan was in the works for him to meet with the President until a photo-op presented itself after the report of the killing of the Jordan pilot. But Israel? Nope, Bebe cannot talk with Congress and now our boy king says he will never, ever meet with Israel again. I think I have this.Israeli Newspaper: Obama May Not Meet with Netanyahu Again
White House Dossier.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “toast” at the White House following his acceptance of an invitation to address Congress, and President Obama may never meet with him again, according to one of Israel’s leading newspapers.

Writing in the liberal Haaretz, known as “Israel’s New York Times,” diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid paints a dire portrait of the relationship between Netanyahu and both Obama and Secretary of State Kerry, saying the animus is now deeply personal.

And how is our best and only partner willing to do some bombing?

After ISIS execution, angry King Abdullah quotes Clint Eastwood to U.S. lawmakers | WashingtonExaminer.com

Washington Examiner – 
King Abdullah of Jordan,  met with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman.
Members of the House Armed Services Committee met with Jordan’s King Abdullah Tuesday not long after news broke that ISIS had burned to death a Jordanian pilot captured in the fight against the terrorist group. In a private session with lawmakers, the king showed an extraordinary measure of anger — anger which he expressed by citing American movie icon Clint Eastwood.

“He said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn’t seen,” said Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., a Marine Corps veteran of two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, who was in the meeting with the king. “He mentioned ‘Unforgiven’ and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie.

Nothing on the Schedule —   why not? Our major partner?
Obama Schedule || Tuesday, February 3, 2015

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

11:35 am || Meets with Americans who wrote letters about how they benefitted from the Affordable Care Act; Roosevelt Room
2:10 pm || Holds a Cabinet meeting; Cabinet Room

All times Eastern

Oops- found time for a photo-op with the President.

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