BY JULIE PACE
AP WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is getting off the island.
In a rare move for him, the president planned a break in the middle of his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to return to Washington on Sunday night for unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers.
The White House has been cagey about why the president needs to be back in Washington for those discussions. Part of the decision appears aimed at countering criticism that Obama is spending two weeks on a resort island in the midst of so many foreign and domestic crises.
Yet those crises turned the first week of Obama’s vacation into a working holiday. He made on-camera statements on U.S. military action in Iraq and the clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. He called foreign leaders to discuss the tensions between Ukraine and Russia, as well as between Israel and Hamas.
“I think it’s fair to say there are, of course, ongoing complicated situations in the world, and that’s why you’ve seen the president stay engaged,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.
Obama is scheduled to return to Martha’s Vineyard on Tuesday and stay through next weekend.
Even though work has occupied much of Obama’s first week on vacation, he still found plenty of time to golf, go to the beach with his family and go out to dinner on the island. He hit the golf course one more time Sunday ahead of his departure, joining two aides and former NBA player Alonzo Mourning for an afternoon round.
Earlier in the week, Obama attended a birthday party for Democratic adviser Vernon Jordan’s wife, where he spent time with former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
That get-together between the former rivals-turned-partners added another complicated dynamic to Obama’s vacation. Just as Obama was arriving on Martha’s Vineyard, an interview with the former secretary of state was published in which she levied some of her sharpest criticism of Obama’s foreign policy.
Clinton later promised she and Obama would “hug it out” when they saw each other at Jordan’s party. No reporters were allowed in, so it’s not clear whether there was any hugging, but the White House said the president danced to nearly every song.
White House support for jihadist groups in Libya & Syria greased the skids for ISIS
by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | AUGUST 8, 2014
President Obama’s decision to launch military action in Iraq belies public statements made over the past two years in which Obama and other top Democratic mouthpieces bragged about the administration ending the war in Iraq.
News coverage of Obama’s announcement to begin air strikes on ISIS targets as part of a “humanitarian” outreach is totally absent any mention of the fact that the Obama administration greased the skids for the growth and spread of ISIS as a result of its support for jihadists in both Libya and Syria.
The administration sent billions of dollars in aid and weapons to rebel groups in Syria, many of which became allied with or directly joined ISIS. As the New York Times reported, the CIA has also overseen “a secret airlift of arms and equipment” to rebels since early 2012.
Many of the rebel leaders in Libya whom the White House backed in their overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi also later crossed into Syria to join jihadist groups in the fight against Bashar al-Assad.
Indeed, as Rand Paul explained, the Obama administration created a “jihadist wonderland” by supporting militants in Libya and Syria which led directly to the rise of ISIS.
In addition to a policy which directly encouraged the spread of militant extremists throughout the region, the United States’ top allies – Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Turkey – have all trained, funded and armed ISIS terrorists.
The video above speaks for itself but here’s a selection of choice quotes;
“Remind them that this is the president that ended the war in Iraq.” Michelle Obama.
“He has taken good care of our men and women in uniform, he has ended the war in Iraq.” Bill Clinton.
“We ended the war in Iraq.” Joe Biden.
“I’ve kept the commitments I’ve made, I told you we’d end the war in Iraq, we did.” President Obama.
“You know I say what I mean and I mean what I say – I said I’d end the war in Iraq, I ended it.” President Obama.
“Everything that American troops have done in Iraq, all the fighting and all the dying, the bleeding, and the building and the training and the partnering – all of it has led to this moment of success….we’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq.” President Obama.
While Obama and his acolytes repeatedly bragged about ending the war in Iraq, his administration’s policy of backing jihadist militants now threatens to enflame a new war which could engulf the entire middle east.
August 6, 2014 By Matthew Burke
You just can’t spread the hypocrisy on any thicker than this.
Keynesian “economist” and former U.S. Secretary of Labor under Democrat President Bill Clinton, Robert Reich, who’s constantly sought moral highground preaching about the evils of “inequality” and excessive CEO pay (“wage theft from ordinary workers”), has a gig where he himself is grossly overpaid.
As reported by EAGnews.org, Reich himself may be guilty of, well let’s call it “tuition theft from the mouths of starving and indebted students,” to use leftist lingo.
Reich is paid $242,613 to teach “economics” at University of California-Berkeley, and is slated to teach just one class this fall semester.
On June 29, Reich preached on his public Facebook page, filled with Harry Reid-style demonization of the free market promoting (evil and rich) Koch Brothers:
“The moral crisis of our age has nothing to do with gay marriage or abortion; it’s insider trading, obscene CEO pay, wage theft from ordinary workers, Wall Street’s continued gambling addiction, corporate payoffs to friendly politicians, and the billionaire takeover of our democracy.”
Reich and others like him, have obtained riches pimping “social justice,” and “income inequality,” bastardizing the Founding Fathers vision of equality, which meant equality before the law, with no favoritism, not everybody robotically makes the same income as in the communist countries the left adores.
In April, TPNN reported that another Marxist “economist,” leftist Paul Krugman, was being paid $25,000 per month to push the “income inequality” agenda at the City University of New York (CUNY). Not to teach, mind you, but for a “modest role” in public events.
FOX News’ Greg Gutfeld blasted the news of Krugman’s “income inequality” hypocrisy, calling it, “like a fireman getting paid for arson.”
With the median household income in America approximately $51,000 per year, aren’t poverty pimps like Reich and Krugman just a bit overpaid?
Promoting communism in a capitalist country is very lucrative work if you can find it.