Saturday, June 13, 2015

U.S. House Rejects Obama On Trade Authority

Congress criminals put the gun to their own heads - and then blink when it comes down to pulling the trigger  

AP
By Ericka Werner and Charles Babington
06/13/2015

WASHINGTON — 

The U.S. House of Representatives sidetracked a high-profile White House-backed trade bill on Friday, a blow to a pending Asian trade deal and a humiliating defeat for President Barack Obama inflicted by members of his own party.


Obama foiled in attempt to screw middle class
The 302-126 vote leaves the trade legislation in perilous limbo and came a few hours after Obama journeyed to Congress to deliver a last-minute personal plea to fellow Democrats. 

The measure would allow him to negotiate global trade deals, including one with 11 Asian nations near completion, that Congress could approve or reject but not change.

The debate and vote are certain to reverberate in next year's presidential election. Most Republican contenders favor the trade bill. 


Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton is uncommitted, despite calls by rivals to take a position.




Business groups generally favor the measure. But strong opposition by organized labor carries at least an implicit threat to the re-election of any Democrat who votes in the bill's favour.


Boehner
"Slow down the fast track to get a better deal for the America people," Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a speech that drew handshakes and hugs from union-backed Democrats who have labored for months to reject Obama's request for "fast track" authority in trade talks.

Obama drew applause when he walked into the meeting with Democrats, but sharp words after he left and few if any conversions for his efforts.


The president's hastily arranged visit to Congress marked a last-minute bid to stave off a stinging defeat at the hands of his own party.

His visit relegated much of the debate on the House floor to the status of a sideshow.




Republicans command a majority in the House, and Speaker John Boehner and the Republican leadership worked in harness with Obama to pass the legislation. 


Reid
But there were many defections among Republicans unwilling to expand the president's authority and not nearly enough Democrats supporting him for the bill to prevail.

The outcome was also a triumph for organized labor, which had lobbied lawmakers furiously to oppose the measure that union officials warned would lead to the loss of thousands of American jobs.

Technically, the vote was on a portion of the legislation to renew federal aid for workers who lose their jobs through imports.


A second roll call followed on the trade negotiating powers themselves, and the House approved that measure, 219-211. 

But under the rules in effect, the overall legislation, previously approved by the Senate, could not advance to the White House unless both halves were agreed to. 




That made votes something less than a permanent rejection of the legislation.


Ryan
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, a former vice presidential nominee, chairman of the House committee that deals with trade and a supporter of the measure, told reporters, "This isn't over yet."

The White House agreed. "Our work is not done yet," said presidential press secretary Josh Earnest. He compared the day's events to a temporary setback in the Senate that was followed by the trade bill's passage.

Pelosi said the bill was "stuck in the station," suggesting that changes could get it moving again.


Even so, it was unclear how majority Republicans and the White House would be able to gain the momentum.




"Basically the president tried to both guilt people and then impugn their integrity," said Congressman Peter DeFazio, a Democrat and one of the most outspoken opponents of the legislation.

Another Democrat, Congressman Steve Cohen, said Obama had told Democrats that "his whole philosophy, life, everything he's done has been to help people. And he thinks he's doing that with this trade agreement."




Associated Press writers David Espo, Darlene Superville, Jim Kuhnhenn, Alan Fram, Laurie Kellman and Andrew Taylor contributed to this report.



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Dempsey Rolls Out "Lily Pad" Bases For U.S. Troops In Iraq

Psychotic traitor Dempsey tries on new name for fire bases - kinder, gentler "Lily Pad" propaganda moniker as if it makes the slightest bit of difference when it comes to dead American military servicemen and women  

AP VIA SFGATE
06/11/2015

NAPLES, Italy — 

The Pentagon’s top general said Thursday the U.S. military’s reach could extend even further into Iraq if the anti-Islamic State campaign gains momentum, and he held out the possibility of eventually recommending to President Obama that U.S. troops take on the riskier role of calling in air strikes.


Consummate coward: Dempsey believes that 
simply changing the name of will somehow
change the reality
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the White House’s announcement Wednesday that up to 450 more U.S. troops would be sent to Iraq to invigorate its flagging campaign against the Islamic State is a natural extension of U.S. assistance. He said the base the troops will set up will not produce instant results but may serve as a model to be replicated elsewhere in Iraq, possibly requiring even more U.S. troops. “The campaign is built on establishing these lily pads, if you will, that allow us to continue to encourage the Iraqi security forces (to move) forward, and as they go forward there may be a point where” additional such U.S. hubs are called for to enable the Iraqis to succeed, he told reporters traveling with him to Naples.


“Sure, we’re looking all the time at whether there might be additional sites necessary. It’s another one of the options that we’re considering.” 

He added: “It’s very practical, looking at geographic locations, road networks, airfields, places where we can actually establish these hubs.”


Fire Base Berchtesgaden, Vietnam

Dempsey said he has not recommended putting U.S. troops closer to the battlefield to call in air strikes — a step that critics of the current U.S. approach say is overdue, even though it raises the risk of American casualties. But he pointedly held out the possibility that it may become necessary.

“We continue to plan for and ensure that that option is available should it be necessary to have to ensure Iraqi success,” he said, adding, “We may reach that point.”


Dempsey and Obama will be reaching this point again with their "new and improved" version "Lily Pads," as they apply mission creep at an ever increasing, transparent pace and once more as Americans sit back on their asses when it does not affect or involve their own families or friends

Dempsey said the use of American troops to call in air strikes could even happen in the push to retake Ramadi, a city lost by Iraqi forces who had not received U.S. training, or in a counteroffensive to oust the Islamic State from other key cities like Mosul or Beiji.



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Did Abbott Immigration Official Bribe People Smugglers To Go To Indonesia?

Idiot PM actually believes he can pull an Obama and get away with it; Indonesian government needs to close AU embassy, deport "diplomats"    

THE JOURNAL
06/13/2015

Tony Abbott has said the country will do “whatever we need to do” to combat people-smuggling, but repeatedly refused to deny claims an official paid thousands of dollars to turn back a boat from Indonesia.


Busted: Idiot PM disrobed
Indonesian authorities said they were investigating allegations told to local police that the captain and five crew of a boat carrying asylum seekers were each paid US$5,000 (about €4,400) by an Australian immigration official to return to the Southeast Asian nation.

The boat was carrying asylum seekers from Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, and had come ashore on Rote island in eastern Indonesia in late May after they were intercepted en route to New Zealand by the Australian navy.



“The short answer is: the Australian government will do whatever we need to do to keep this evil (people-smuggling) trade stopped,” Abbott told radio station 3AW when repeatedly asked if crew had been paid by an Australian official.

“By hook or by crook, we are going to stop the trade,” he said. “We have stopped the trade and we will do what we have to do to ensure that it stays stopped.”


Tony sees Obama talking complete bullshit to American people, gets away with it

The Australian leader told reporters later he would not reveal any details of his government’s border-protection policies “because I’m not in the business of implicitly or explicitly giving information to people smugglers."


Observing Obama's success, Abbott decides to try on 
his own bullshit routine using "Obama technique"
Indonesia’s foreign ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir said that if the claims were correct “we would truly regret that something like this could happen”.

Opposition immigration spokesman Richard Marles called on Abbott to reveal what really happened with the boat.

“This whole area of policy is being conducted under a shroud of secrecy, which has no national security element to it, but is merely a media strategy.


“(It) denies the Australian people the opportunity to scrutinise policy which is most certainly in the public interest,” he said.


Tony then barfs up a pack of lies about asylum seekers and human traffickers, believing if he sticks to Obama's bullshit script Australians will buy into it just as idiot American sheep have Obama's crap

The Australian people need to know whether or not our government is paying people smugglers, because if they are, that is a very dangerous development indeed… it creates a pull factor that we should not have in this situation.


Abbott is pissed off that he was unable to bully Indonesian government into sparing the lives of convicted AU scumbag drug traffickers, and is now using refugees as pawns to "punish" Indonesia

Canberra has embarked on a tough immigration policy since Abbott’s conservative coalition came into power in September 2013 and refuses to accept asylum seekers arriving by boats.


Abbot is busted by the press, once again trying to lie his way out this time using Richard Nixon "Limited Hangout" half-truths hoping that will be enough

The policy includes military-led efforts to turn back such boats, which mostly come from Indonesia, and sending asylum-seekers to camps on the Pacific island outpost of Nauru and Papua New Guinea for resettlement despite strong criticism from human rights groups.


Tony finally has epiphany: "Obama's bullshit only works
for Obama"
Australia has also signed a deal with impoverished Cambodia to accept unwanted refugees in return for millions of dollars in aid over the next four years.

Abbott and his ministers insist the hardline policy has saved the lives of asylum seekers.

Only one boat with asylum seekers has reached the Australian mainland since December 2013. 


Before the policy was introduced, boats were arriving almost daily with hundreds of people drowning en route.




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