Cleaver Says Knocking Obama’s Terror Plans Pleases ISIS
December 7, 2015

Kansas City Democrat Emanuel Cleaver says partisan political fighting over how to fight ISIS is playing right into their hands.

“Instead of focusing on ISIS, we have turned on each other,” Cleaver said.

He added, “And if I am the head of ISIS, ‘I’m thinking, boy, this is exactly what I want’. ‘This is exactly what I need.’”

Cleaver’s remarks did not stop the sharp words.

East Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Lynn Jenkins, a member of the House Leadership, called the president’s Sunday night speech from the Oval Office, “empty words,”.

“President Obama continues to avoid confronting radical Islamic terrorism head-on, failing to provide a strategy long after it was due,” Jenkins charged.

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Blunt said the speech “was a reiteration of the same failed policies that have allowed ISIS to continue consolidating gains in the Middle East and Africa, and spreading their insidious ideology abroad,”.

Cleaver defended the speech saying it would tell Americans how the nation was fighting ISIS with special forces soldiers, military strikes from the air and intelligence gathering.

Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill also defended the president.

“I hope any of my colleagues who disagree with the President don’t just revert to criticism but come forward with any viable alternative that would do a better job protecting the U.S.

Obama Calls for Day Care Expansion During Lawrence Stop
January 23, 2015

President Barack Obama called for a major expansion of daycare during a visit to the University of Kansas campus Thursday.

Obama called for adding 100 million more child to what he called “affordable high quality” day care.

He also proposed a tax credit for low income families of up to $3,000, per child, per year to support it.

“It is time we stop treating child care as a side issue, or a women’s issue. This is a family issue,” the President said.

The White House tipped its hand on the focus of the speech about an hour before the President made his remarks.

The President stopped at the Lawrence ahead Start Center at the Plymouth Congregational Church to visit with the staff and some of the 48 kids enrolled in the program there.

Obama told several thousand people at the Anschutz Pavilion on the KU campus how some of the children shouted’ ” I know you! I see you on TV!,” as they laughed.

The Presidential visit to Lawrence was the first time in more than100 years since a sitting President had visited the city. The last one came when William Howard Taft was in the White House.

This was the second stop on the Presidential post-State of the Union tour that took him to another conservative state, Idaho.

In his speech, the President repeated some of his claims from the Tuesday night Congressional address.

“So the verdict is in. Middle class economics works,” he declared.

The White House says Obama took the tour to conservative states to claim that his ideas about helping middle class, working families succeed everywhere in the nation, no matter what the political landscape.

“It’s going to make our economy strong, not just next year, of for a few years, but deep into the century ahead,” Obama said.

Milton Wolfe on CNN Thursday, Obama Worst President–Ever
June 12, 2014

It’s time to play the Family Feud…Washington-style.
Milton Wolf, who is running to unseat Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and is distantly related to President Barack Obama, says that if he gets to Washington it will be no family reunion.
“They say you cannot choose your family, but one thing you can do is choose to rise up and stop your family from destroying America,” Wolf, a Republican, said on CNN on Thursday. “Look, it’s nothing personal, but I think Barack Obama is the worst president in our lifetime. In fact, I think he may be the worst president in our country’s history. I’m running for the United States Senate to put a stop to his failed policies.”
Obama’s second cousin once removed told host Chris Cuomo that his politics are very removed from how D.C. is currently working.
“I’ve stood toe-to-toe with this president,” Wolf said. “I’ve looked him in the eye, I’ve told him that he’s wrong because he is wrong for what he’s doing to America.”

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Obama’S Remarks About Pot Could Shape States Debates
January 21, 2014

KOMU via Johncombest:

President Barack Obama’s comments published Sunday on his history with marijuana could significantly shape the debate over decriminalization and legalization of the drug in Missouri.

In an interview published Sunday in New Yorker magazine, Obama said his administration will not interfere with implementation of new state laws that authorize the purchase of marijuana for recreational or medicinal use.

The administration said it will focus enforcement on targeted goals, such as making sure the drug stays out of the hands of people under the age of 21.

Obama said he does not believe the drug is more dangerous than drinking alcohol.

“As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life,” Obama said. “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”

Obama said he supports laws that treat users fairly. The president said too many African-American and Latino children are receiving harsher penalties for marijuana use.

Dan Viets, a Columbia organizer with Show-Me Cannabis, told KOMU 8 News he welcomes Obama’s up-front explanation of his experiences with the drug.

“It doesn’t seem to have harmed his career too much and I think the president is again being honest,” Viets said. “He’s acknowledging the truth that many Americans are well aware of and that’s that marijuana is far less dangerous than alcohol and that there is no justification for treating people who use marijuana responsibly as if they were criminals

Politico: How Claire Got on Hillary’s Enemies List
January 14, 2014

This is an excerpt from the Politico Report of how Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill angered the Hillary Clinton Presidential campaign in 2008.

“When the Clintons sat in judgment, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) got the seat closest to the fire. Bill and Hillary had gone all out for her when she ran for Senate in 2006, as had Obama. But McCaskill seemed to forget that favor when NBC’s Tim Russert asked her whether Bill had been a great president, during a Meet the Press debate against then-Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) in October 2006. “He’s been a great leader,” McCaskill said of Bill, “but I don’t want my daughter near him.”
McCaskill regretted her remark instantly; the anguish brought her “to the point of epic tears,” according to a friend. She knew the comment had sounded much more deliberate than a forgivable slip of the tongue. So did Hillary, who immediately canceled a planned fundraiser for McCaskill. A few days later, McCaskill called Bill Clinton to offer a tearful apology. He was gracious, which just made McCaskill feel worse. After winning the seat, she was terrified of running into Hillary Clinton in the Capitol. “I really don’t want to be in an elevator alone with her,” McCaskill confided to the friend.
But Hillary, who was just then embarking on her presidential campaign, still wanted something from McCaskill—the Missourian’s endorsement. Women’s groups, including the pro-choice women’s fundraising network EMILY’s List, pressured McCaskill to jump aboard the Clinton bandwagon, and Hillary courted her new colleague personally, setting up a one-on-one lunch in the Senate Dining Room in early 2007. Rather than ask for McCaskill’s support directly, Hillary took a softer approach, seeking common ground on the struggles of campaigning, including the physical toll. “There’s a much more human side to Hillary,” McCaskill thought.
Obama, meanwhile, was pursuing McCaskill, too, in a string of conversations on the Senate floor. Clearly, Hillary thought she had a shot at McCaskill. But for McCaskill, the choice was always whether to endorse Obama or stay on the sidelines. In January 2008 she not only became the first female senator to endorse Obama, but she also made the case to his team that her support would be amplified if Govs. Kathleen Sebelius and Janet Napolitano came out for him at roughly the same time. McCaskill offered up a small courtesy, calling Hillary’s personal aide, Huma Abedin, ahead of the endorsement to make sure it didn’t blindside Hillary.
But the trifecta of women leaders giving Obama their public nod was a devastating blow. Hate is too weak a word to describe the feelings that Hillary’s core loyalists still have for McCaskill, who seemed to deliver a fresh endorsement of Obama—and a caustic jab at Hillary—every day during the long primary season.

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