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From page A4 | November 01, 2013 | 40 Comments

Sometimes readers object to news about crime, wrecks and politics. They really want a paper with only happy news. That’s what President Obama appears to want — a cabinet of happy news. They may even be the Bad News Bears, but they don’t have any ringers like Tatum O’Neal. They just seem to be a bunch of losers. From the mean National Parks director who spent thousands to block off public monuments in Washington, D.C., and even the national cemetery in Normandy, France, to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibellius, who never told Obama that the Obamacare Website didn’t work.

Who didn’t tell the president we had been tapped into the German chancellor’s cell phone for 10 years? And what assurance do we have that Germany is an American ally and not trying to play Russia against us?

The golfer in chief never seems to be told about anything of consequence. Even his own chief of staff didn’t tell him that an Inspector General’s report criticized the IRS for targeting Tea Party applications and holding them up long past the 2012 election.

And what pea brain whittled a matter-of-fact intelligence report about an al-Qaida attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, to a little riot about a bad film, whose cinematographer-creator was promptly arrested and put through a perp walk? Did anyone of the latest bunch of lackeys in the Joints Chiefs Office offer to rescue the ambassador and the former Navy Seals defending him? Or did they not want to interfere with Obama’s West Coast campaign fundraising swing?

The president still seems unconcerned and claims he was unaware, until he read it in the news, about Operation Fast and Furious in which federal agents allowed 2,000 weapons to fall into the hands of Mexican Drug Cartel members, just so they could track them. Duh? One of those weapons killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

The president also didn’t seem to know that Attorney General Eric Holder was tapping the phones of the Associated Press’ press room in the Capitol and Fox’s James Rosen and his parents.

And finally, why didn’t anybody in the White House or HHS or the IRS bother to tell the president in 2010 that millions would lose their individual health insurance policies before he repeated over and over again in 2012 and as recently as within the past month, “If you like your health care policy, you can keep it. Period. If you like your doctor, you can keep him. Period.”

Never mind.

Is this guy an administrator or a time-server? He can sure campaign. But can he run a country? So far he’s looking like he’s tripping on the way to first base, let alone third base. And he’s tripping over his own feet, not the baseman’s.

Mountain Democrat

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  • TataNovember 01, 2013 - 5:02 am

    Bravo!!!!

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  • EvelynNovember 01, 2013 - 6:34 am

    "Closed Senate committee passes bill that cements bulk NSA record collection" - HERE: The bill, sponsored by committee chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), cements bulk phone metadata collection into the business records provision (Section 215) of the Patriot Act, strengthening NSA surveillance legality allowed under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

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  • EvelynNovember 01, 2013 - 6:36 am

    Congress Acting Surprised By NSA Spying Is Like a Parent Saying “I Can’t Believe You Stayed Out All Night and Got Drunk … Just Because I Left You a Keg Of Beer and a Note That Said ‘Do Whatever The F@ck You Want, For As Long As You Want!’” - HERE

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  • EvelynNovember 01, 2013 - 6:44 am

    "Man’s Obama costume spurs boss to order diversity training for all" - HERE

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  • EvelynNovember 01, 2013 - 6:52 am

    Mike Rogers, Head of Congressional Intelligence Committee, Argues Spying Okay As Long As Government Doesn't Get Caught - HERE

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 01, 2013 - 6:57 am

    It should have stopped after they cracked the Japanese code and German enigma stuff was figured out.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 01, 2013 - 7:07 am

    We've returned back to the old days. When we had those old magneto crank party line phones everybody was listening on everybody. All we had to do was lift up the receiver and listen. The internet is just an old-fashioned party line. Right? The "privacy" we've enjoyed over the last 60 years was kinda nice. But what th' hey! Progress . . .

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  • R J CarterNovember 01, 2013 - 7:03 am

    Phil ...Here on the MD blog-site we are still at work trying to crack that German enigma he goes by the name James...

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 01, 2013 - 7:13 am

    Good thing you passed up his house last night, R J BTW, is it made of gingerbread?

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  • cookie65November 01, 2013 - 7:56 am

    The left is using ignorance to paint over incompetence and truly actionable offenses. But the groupthink lemmings don't care. We have the etch-a-sketch pResident. Promote some incoherent slogan like hope and change or forward and let the room temperature IQ voters draw a picture of what ever they want it to mean. The rabid loons on the left have but one single agenda, the redistribution of wealth, and they are so committed to it that nothing else matters. He was their best hope of getting even with the rich. He was going to make those evil 1%er's pay. He was going to be more than generous with other people's money. He was their best hope of spreading the wealth. After years of waiting they were going to get their fair share. They weren't going to have to pay their mortgage or put gas in their cars. When it comes to the groupthink, useful idiot lemmings of the left and the redistribution of wealth, they all wear empty toilet paper rolls for glasses. Their tunnel vision is locked on the redistribution of wealth and nothing else. It is why it was so simple for an unaccomplished community agitator snake oil salesman from Chicago swindle and lie his way into the Whitehouse. Watch and see how enraged the left becomes over the next 3 years. And none of it will be over being made fools of.

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  • James E.November 01, 2013 - 8:25 am

    Cookie, I want your money.

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  • rodNovember 01, 2013 - 9:25 am

    Thank you Mountain Democrat for keeping this long list of incomprehensible facts fresh in our minds. Every one of your points of presidential incompetence needs an explanation from the top administrator himself… but no, he wants to move on to “immigration policy”. The incredulity of this guy’s ability to lie to us, regularly, and we still kiss his ring is beyond logic. When we hear the pres say, “Fast and Furious was just an extension of Bush’s Operation Quarterback”, and then we discover Eric Holder and cohorts, did not ‘track’ any weapons because they NEVER INTENDED to, is not incompetence. It was a deliberate attempt to subvert our Constitution, to cause enough dissention in the Mexican nation to have our 2nd amendment plucked from us by the United Nations “Small Arms Treaty”… signed off by HILLARY CLINTON! If this is not treason by any definition, then treason has never been a reality. The true horror of this episode, that 2,000 plus guns are still killing who knows how many Mexican nationals as well as US citizens, some cartel grunts but how many innocents will forever be obama’s true legacy. Or should we just overlook this too?

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 01, 2013 - 8:45 pm

    meanwhile, rod, the other hand is very clever.- - - - LINK - Obama uses executive order in sweeping takeover of nation's climate change policies - The task force includes Govs. Jerry Brown

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  • James E.November 01, 2013 - 9:45 am

    Rod, then request Tom McClintock submit a bill of impeachment.

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  • rodNovember 01, 2013 - 10:23 am

    In due time James, hang in there>

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  • James E.November 01, 2013 - 10:27 am

    Rod, I'm ready. Why the hangup?

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  • rodNovember 01, 2013 - 10:30 am

    The blatant lying… not just from obama, but every quarter of this administration constitutes the most NONTRANSPARENT era in US history. When did Idolatry replace our rule of law, our common sense? It's an ugly art imitating life, this Alice in Wonderland parade of ‘incompetence’, in reality a concerted leftist movement, has stolen our liberty bell… and it has rung a death knell for freedom as we knew it. If you think Obamacare is about healthcare, then you simply are not cognizant of history… James, if U have a COHERENT argument... bring it.

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  • James E.November 01, 2013 - 10:44 am

    Rod, I have a coherent argument to your constant complaining. Impeach him.

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  • Dink LaneNovember 01, 2013 - 1:14 pm

    Wow, no wonder the Tea-Pot people think the President is taking over the country in a Tyrannical rule....... He makes the laws (Patriot Act - 2001) even BEFORE he was elected to the Senate..... because according to Congressman Jim McDermott not one single Senator read the bill......Wow, Obama is good at this..... He also Reauthorized it in 2005 ALL BY HIMSELF..... and took over the Legislator and again in 2011..... WOW, President Obama is writing the bills (legislative part) .... He signs the bills (Executive part) ...... and he's BLOCKING all court actions (Judicial part)...the court and puppet Republican Rep. Rogers said no one can file a complaint unless they can prove they were harmed..... But you and Germany's Merkel .... didn't know so you can't say anything..... AND OBAMA.... did all this from the Golf Course..... Damn.... All Bush wanted was that we watch his swing....

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  • Dink LaneNovember 02, 2013 - 9:03 am

    Just for the record.... I was being facetious (witty)....

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  • Dee#1November 01, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    Good news for religious freedom-----A federal appeals court on Friday struck down the birth control mandate in ObamaCare, concluding the requirement trammels religious freedom. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — the second most influential bench in the land behind the Supreme Court — ruled 2-1 in favor of business owners who are fighting the requirement that they provide their employees with health insurance that covers birth control. Requiring companies to cover their employees’ contraception, the court ruled, is unduly burdensome for business owners who oppose birth control on religious grounds, even if they are not purchasing the contraception directly. “The burden on religious exercise does not occur at the point of contraceptive purchase; instead, it occurs when a company’s owners fill the basket of goods and services that constitute a healthcare plan,” Judge Janice Rogers Brown wrote on behalf of the court. Legal analysts expect the Supreme Court to ultimately pick up an appeal on the birth-control requirement and make a final decision on its constitutionality.

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  • cookie65November 01, 2013 - 3:01 pm

    dink, you know the funniest part about all those useful idiots who got suckered into hope and change? The redistribution of wealth actually took place and still is. But it went in the opposite direction you and all the others allowed yourselves to be led to believe it would. He has taken trillions from the poorest of the poor (those no yet born) and transferred it to the 1%. It is hysterical to witness. And all you lemmings are still holding out hope that you will get your fair share. The same way you thought you would be able to keep your healthcare. You are just a vote for him and all the other leftists. They know they own you. They don't have to actually do anything other than throw some empty meaningless words your way. They know you aren't bright enough to ever do any independent thinking and will always believe what you are told by them. Even in your 1:14 comment you are still blaming Bush. Earth to dink, Bush has been retired since 2008.

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  • Dee#1November 01, 2013 - 3:04 pm

    For Fran------President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming. The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures larger or stronger — and likely at a higher price tag. Read more: http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/1/obama-orders-government-prep-global-warming/#ixzz2jQyHvuzr Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

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  • Fran DuchampNovember 01, 2013 - 3:15 pm

    Dee #1 thanks again for the article. “The impacts of climate change — including an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, an increase in wildfires, more severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification and sea-level rise — are already affecting communities---"increase in wildfires" I know many people who could tell you different...the underbrush is not being maintained--and trees are too close or dead. Maybe he wants huge compounds-- then CEDAPP and I could live under one roof and watch the wildfires from one window in an ugly grey or beige building...that would be different.

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  • Fran DuchampNovember 01, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    thanks dee #1 I will read your link in just a moment.

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  • Thomas GibneyNovember 01, 2013 - 3:23 pm

    People like Mr.Lane once again can offer no defense save for circling back to...GW Bush. Obama doesn't want details and he is always ignorant of what crisis is happening...hmmm? that's odd don't you think? As well, anybody who disagrees with him gets fired or audited. (Notice a lot of Generals removed from the military while O is in office...) When will you that voted for this buffoon admit that the 'Emperor has no clothes'? Probably never. Because you are probably going to be choking on crow...

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  • James E.November 01, 2013 - 3:48 pm

    Tom, I can comment on the generals getting fired (retired). There has been a bunch lately for financial misdeeds -- and one is even being court-martialed for money and sex crimes. Why do we hear about so many? Because in past Administrations they were quietly retired. The Army is now of the mind that they want the troops to know, from private to general, if you screw up you will be held to account.

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  • James E.November 01, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    Tom, and an admiral just in the last couple of weeks who is pending action. It's alleged that he counterfeited casino chips. Hard to believe a flag officer would be so foolish.

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  • Tom GibneyNovember 01, 2013 - 4:42 pm

    No James, There is something different going on... and in my opinion, I think there is some trumped up BS happening. I don't believe for a minute that there is an iota of truth coming from this White House and it's Government news outlets. (NBC CBS ABC etc. Although some may be getting nervous about now...) You may choose to believe what you hear or go from your knowledge. But I feel it is worse than when you or I were in the Military. This Idiot has an agenda and it is a dangerous one at that. In any case there is a 'purge' going on. Sorry , but if it walks like a Schmuck and talks like a Schmuck IT's a Schmuck. Rmember those old drills "Duck and Cover"? Well people should pay head there is enough fecal matter moving through the Rotary Oxygen Oscillator to warrant one to pay attention. http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/top-generals-obama-is-purging-the-military/

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  • James E.November 01, 2013 - 4:55 pm

    Tom, here is how a purge happens. The general is brought into the office of the SecDef, with the Chairman of the JCS, and the Chief of the specific service attending. The general/admiral is told his services are no longer required (for whatever reason or no reason at all) and he will be retired in 60 days -- there's no need for financial deeds or sex or counterfeiting casino chips. Do you have any names of general/admirals being sacked for political purposes? I have heard of none.

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  • James E.November 01, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    Tom, I read the site you referenced. Pure speculation. Maybe you could ask Tom McClintock to hold a House investigation?

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  • James E.November 01, 2013 - 5:02 pm

    Tom, just hold on, he will be gone in three years.

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  • Tom GibneyNovember 01, 2013 - 7:14 pm

    No James it won't be over because the damage will last past that. No, if you believe there is nothing more to this then perhaps you see things through a different pare of glasses. I almost wonder if your opinion is formed from your own experiences...? Ah well maybe I should be like those who voted for this arrogant man and just bury my head in the sand... so long as I have my govt cheese and free phone ...hahaha

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  • Kristy CrowderNovember 02, 2013 - 5:36 pm

    Tom, it is to nice to read comments from someone with their head on straight and actually makes sense. Keep up the good discussion points. Thanks so much

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 01, 2013 - 8:26 pm

    Colonel, any thoughts on this one? -------> LINK - Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms

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  • rodNovember 01, 2013 - 6:42 pm

    James, no disrespect, but I don't care if your a colonel or a cabbage cutter, bull**** always smells the same. These generals (9 this year alone) have been fired/retired completely on trumped of charges or simply by speaking the TRUTH! Brass is ignored when quiet, persecuted otherwise, you know that. Obama would not be accepted as an officer in ANY branch of our service if his record was laid on a table, in fact he would be in a brig for life... or worse. For him to fire an officer in light of his own conduct is the definition of hypocrisy.

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  • James E.November 01, 2013 - 9:38 pm

    Phil, first, the Daily Caller? Second, probably because only the U.S. Flag is allowed on U.S. uniforms?? It's not a conspiracy.

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  • James E.November 01, 2013 - 11:03 pm

    OK, I'm back but I'm leaving to have a cup of hot chocolate -- then, I'm going to turn my electric blanket on six. Tomorrow.

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  • Dee#1November 03, 2013 - 10:31 am

    It just gets better-------FYI last night at the Great Falls Grange debate, Democrat delegate candidate Kathleen Murphy said that since many doctors are not accepting medicaid and medicare patients, she advocates making it a legal requirement for those people to be accepted. She did not recognize that the payments are inadequate to cover the doctors' costs. She also did not recognize there is a shortage of over 45,000 physicians now and that it is forecast to be 90,000 in a few years. Democrats appear to want to make physicians slaves of the state, but Democrats don't admit they would just drive more doctors out of practice into retirement and other occupations. The Obamacare law and regulations are causing millions of people to lose their health insurance, drop many doctors and hospitals. The HHS internal forecast is 93 million Americans would lose their health insurance due to the Obamacare law and rules about adequacy of insurance.

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  • Dee#1November 03, 2013 - 10:38 am

    FYI------Meet the new Soccer Mom: Obamacare losers. Millions of married, older, white, college-educated, GOP-leaning Americans have quickly seen their political profile rise after their health insurance companies sent them cancellation letters with the launch of the giant new health care law. It’s not a huge segment of the population — estimates show between 10 million to 19 million people bought health insurance from what Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius dubbed the “Wild West” individual marketplace. (See POLITICO's full Obamacare coverage) But the ones who are making the most anti-Obamacare noise are part of this group (think of the self-employed, small business owners, freelance writers, musicians and taxi cab drivers) that share one politically pertinent common denominator. Their complaints — amplified in recent weeks by Republicans and reporters — demonstrate one of the first tangible stumbles of the Affordable Care Act.

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