TheDC Morning: When Obama makes a promise, you can count on him to not care

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1.) AFL-CIO-SOS — Earlier this month, Jimmy Hoffa said this at a Detroit rally for Obama: “President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.” Then Obama came out and told Hoffa how great he is. And then the libs told us Hoffa was only speaking metaphorically. And then a bunch of longshoremen in Washington state went on a rampage. And now? TheDC’s Matthew Boyle reports: “The AFL-CIO labor union appears, at least theoretically, to support violence and vandalism when union members use those tactics in the interest of furthering ‘legitimate union activity.’ Last week, top AFL-CIO lawyer Jonathan D. Newman attempted to file an amicus brief in federal court after local union officials in Buffalo, N.Y. were charged with several acts of violence. The Buffalo News reports that members of Operating Engineers Local 17 are charged with pouring sand into construction vehicles’ engines, stabbing a company executive in the neck, tossing hot coffee at non-union workers and threatening to sexually assault the wife of a company representative. ‘We’re not condoning the allegations or arguing that union officials are completely immune from prosecution,’ Newman said. ‘Instead, we simply want to make sure that the [federal law] is not interpreted in a way that could have a chilling effect on legitimate union activity.’ When The Daily Caller asked AFL-CIO spokesman Josh Goldstein if the union thinks the Supreme Court should revisit the Enmons case so union members and leaders would be treated equally under the law and could be prosecuted for violence and vandalism, Goldstein declined to answer. Instead, he deflected the question and turned it into an attack on conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart.” Well, of course. Stabbing people and threatening to rape people and breaking things is bad, sure, but at least they’re not Breitbart.

2.) Where’s the bill? — Just a couple of days after Hoffa’s historic speech, Obama commanded Congress to pass his phony-baloney “jobs bill.” And, as he told them repeatedly, they needed to do it “right now.” Except at that point there was no actual bill, in terms of a physical object made of paper and ink, as is customary. Details, details. So, how is Congress doing with that whole thing? TheDC’s Nicholas Ballasy reports: “Republican Rep. James Lankford of Oklahoma told The Daily Caller on Friday that no House Democrat wants to put his or her name behind President Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan, a necessary step before the legislation can be introduced for consideration. He also claimed the bill would not lower the current 9.1 percent unemployment rate. ‘The focus right now from him [Obama] is “pass my whole bill, pass my whole bill,” [and] some of the struggle with that is no Democrat in the House has even taken his bill and filed it yet. So we can’t even pass the bill because no one wants to put their name on it and say, “this is my bill” and file it in the House,’ said Lankford in a September 23 interview at the U.S. Capitol.” Gee, it’s almost like Obama requested a joint session of Congress so he could make a big show of being purposely deceitful, playing games with American jobs in a desperate attempt to gain leverage over his political opponents. Four more years!

3.) When Obama makes a promise, you can count on him to not care — Nicholas Ballasy has even more Obama Lies News this morning: “C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb told The Daily Caller on Thursday that President Barack Obama ‘never’ asked C-SPAN to air negotiations over his health care bill, despite making it a campaign promise during the 2008 presidential election season. ‘The president said they were all going to be on C-SPAN. He never asked us and we don’t work for the government. We would have covered it but it was just interesting that he assumed, “they’re going to be on C-SPAN; they’re going to be on C-SPAN.” I never thought they would,’ he said in an interview on September 22 at the National Building Museum, where he was being honored with the Navy Memorial’s ‘Lone Sailor Award’ for his service in the U.S. Navy.” Well, why would Obama even try to back up a promise? Once he says words, they just float away into the air, far far away from whichever words he says after that. No two Obama assertions have anything to do with each other, let alone the outside world into which they’re released.

4.) Cain notices that Obama lies — You might notice a theme this morning. Herman Cain certainly is making good use of his time in the spotlight, as TheDC’s Jeff Poor reports: “Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO had some strong words for President Barack Obama Monday morning. Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody reported Monday morning that Cain called the commander-in-chief ‘a liar.’ While allowing that it wasn’t necessarily the most politically correct statement he’s ever made, Cain has doubled down rather than walking it back. Talking to Megyn Kelley Monday afternoon on the Fox News Channel’s ‘America Live,’ Cain blasted Obama and contended that his statements about the wealthiest ‘paying their fair share’ amounted to class warfare. Obama has claimed in recent days that it does not. ‘With all due respect — political correctness is not one of my strong points — it is a lie,’ Cain said. ‘And it is class warfare … Fifty percent of the American taxpayers pay 97 percent of the taxes. That’s not fair enough? When will it be fair? When 50 percent pay 100 percent?’ And Cain added that it was up to the media to hold Obama accountable, which he said they have failed to do.” That’s right: Herman Cain is a racist. Wait, no, that one won’t work. Um… Pizza! He makes pizza! Why would you listen to a pizza guy? Rest assured that Obama doesn’t know the first thing about running a pizza business, or any other kind of business.

5.) Lady Gaga wants federal law against mean kids being mean — Don’t be too harsh with Gaga. She was born that way. TheDC’s Laura Donovan reports: “‘Mother Monster’ Lady Gaga attended a $35,800-per-couple fundraiser for President Barack Obama in northern California over the weekend. The 25-year-old Grammy winner didn’t sing, but she reportedly asked Obama a question during the Q&A, thanked him for all he’s done for the country, and read a letter about her late fan Jamey Rodemeyer… Last week, the pop singer tweeted that she would meet with Obama to discuss the bullying issue. ‘I am meeting with our President,’ Lady Gaga tweeted following the suicide of bullied fan Rodemeyer. ‘I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it. Trend it #MakeALawForJamey.’ After Rodemeyer’s tragic suicide, Lady Gaga wrote that she believes bullying should become a federal offense. ‘Jamey Rodemeyer, 14 yrs old, took his life because of bullying,’ Lady Gaga tweeted Wednesday. ‘Bullying must become be [sic] illegal. It is a hate crime.'” Because keeping children from being cruel to each other is a legitimate function of government. Mean people suck: Send in the National Guard.

6.) Today’s words of wisdom from Alec Baldwin’s Truther, er, Twitter feed — “I think most NYPD officers want to do what’s right. But protesting should be a right. Did 9-11 kill the right to protest in NY?”

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