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Jake Tapper: Obama learned extent of Egypt violence Thursday morning
The Washington Examiner ^ | August 15, 2013 | ASHE SCHOW

Posted on 08/15/2013 11:59:44 AM PDT by don-o

CNN host Jake Tapper said President Obama's decision to speak about the violence in Egypt on Thursday came after a phone call that morning where he was informed about the severity of the situation.

Tapper said the news came from a senior White House official, who said Obama was briefed on the situation by National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday. Apparently, the woman who had blamed the September 11, 2012, attack on Benghazi on a Youtube video did not fully inform the president during his vacation about the violence taking place in Egypt.

"But this morning, the president had a phone call, a principals meeting with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper," Tapper wrote. "It was during that briefing that the president heard about the severity of the violence in Egypt. That conversation motivated him to come out Thursday, and call for calm."

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The Observer in Chief ain't even watching.
1 posted on 08/15/2013 11:59:44 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

He enjoys the many perks of office until his bosses prepare a statement for him to read.

Then after he reads it — he goes back to the golf course.


2 posted on 08/15/2013 12:02:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: don-o

Playing spades with Reggie I guess. Remember the 3AM call item from the campaign? They forgot to note which date the call came.


3 posted on 08/15/2013 12:02:30 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: don-o

Just now learning? What is his national security daily briefings consist of? I’ve been hearing about the violence at just about every top of the hour on the radio. I guess Obama is really into playing ‘spades’ as Reggie Love alluded.


4 posted on 08/15/2013 12:02:53 PM PDT by Cold Case Posse Supporter
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To: don-o

I learned about it Wednesday.


5 posted on 08/15/2013 12:03:29 PM PDT by AU72
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To: don-o
CNN host Jake Tapper said President Obama's decision to speak about the violence in Egypt on Thursday came after a phone call that morning where he was informed about the severity of the situation.

It's a good thing somebody called and told him about it. Who knows how long it would have been before he read about it in the newspaper?

6 posted on 08/15/2013 12:04:09 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: don-o
How many times can Susan Rice be hit by that bus?
7 posted on 08/15/2013 12:04:57 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: don-o

Yeah sure Jake.


8 posted on 08/15/2013 12:05:21 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: don-o
Playing golf and pocket pool, watching WNBA and ESPN, flying around on government choppers and jets, lifetime SS escorts and all the gay frolicking he can take - not a bad gig, eh, Barry? - plus we PAY HIM FOR THIS -
9 posted on 08/15/2013 12:05:50 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: ColdOne
WhiteHousePressCorps ‏@whpresscorps 41s RT @robcrilly: US State Department telling all Americans to leave Egypt
10 posted on 08/15/2013 12:06:07 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Forget it Jake; it’s Chinatown.


11 posted on 08/15/2013 12:07:10 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter

Not spades, must be on golf course where cell phones are restricted.


12 posted on 08/15/2013 12:07:33 PM PDT by entropy12 (With no fear of re-election, Obama is becoming more radical left..thanks a lot all you who abstained)
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To: don-o

None of the excuses and explanations that are coming out make things appear better for Obama, or make any difference in terms of who effed it up big time.

Ambassadors don’t just get executed every day. They are the voice of the president to that country. They are high up muckety mucks and heads of state level type people. When they call they talk to the President so that they know exactly how to speak for him.

to have one murdered this way, to have no response and blame a film maker, to have hundreds of weapons stolen from us there by muslim terrorists...

well let’s just say we’d have a new president by now, if they were Republican. This is an incredily major, major deal. the non-response weakness would be a huge major deal as well.


13 posted on 08/15/2013 12:08:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: don-o

He heard about it on TV like everyone else! lol


15 posted on 08/15/2013 12:12:59 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: don-o
He's playing cards... and doesn't need to watch the whole thing.

He CAN'T watch the whole thing I guess, because he has the attention span of a banana!

16 posted on 08/15/2013 12:21:36 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: don-o
The Observer in Chief ain't even watching.

Apparently didn't notice John Kerry all over the news yesterday...

"Kerry says violence in Egypt is deplorable and a 'serious blow' to reconciliation efforts"

http://www.newser.com/article/da85uf282/kerry-says-violence-in-egypt-is-deplorable-and-a-serious-blow-to-reconciliation-efforts.html

What's zero going for here - to look like an oblivious fool? If so, it sure is working...

17 posted on 08/15/2013 12:22:17 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: atc23
For the good of the nation, ESPN MUST start including important breaking news headlines on their score scroll...


18 posted on 08/15/2013 12:25:18 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: don-o

Was the NSA listening in and recording that phone call?


19 posted on 08/15/2013 12:28:17 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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20 posted on 08/15/2013 12:29:40 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: don-o

Egypt says to Obama: You’re never there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peU2rztucGk


21 posted on 08/15/2013 12:30:07 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: don-o
"Obama learned of the extent of the Egyptian violence on Thursday morning"

About two days after the rest of the world heard about it.
22 posted on 08/15/2013 12:34:44 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: don-o

A Clapper Tapper Caper?


23 posted on 08/15/2013 12:34:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter

With a little bit of fudge packing on the side.


24 posted on 08/15/2013 12:39:13 PM PDT by libstripper (Mine's)
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To: libstripper
Bret Baier ‏@BretBaier 7m Breaking: New death toll in #Egypt at 638 according to health officials Obama will find out an Saturday, maybe.
25 posted on 08/15/2013 12:40:39 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Hey what's all that violence on that TV?
Some new reality show?


26 posted on 08/15/2013 12:43:55 PM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
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To: don-o

I guess The-Queer-In-Charge wouldn’t be told for a day or two after a ‘suitcase nuke’ went off, somewhere on Main Street, USA, either.


27 posted on 08/15/2013 12:46:12 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Buckeye McFrog
For the good of the nation, ESPN MUST start including important breaking news headlines on their score scroll...

Let's not forget that Fox Sports starts on Saturday!

28 posted on 08/15/2013 12:48:28 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: ColdOne; don-o

Alternate headline:

Tapper Takes Bait Again

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3019433/posts


29 posted on 08/15/2013 12:54:22 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Terry L Smith

He would be on the air in five minutes — reading what his bosses have already written for him — in the hope of just such an event.


30 posted on 08/15/2013 12:56:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: don-o

BTW 600 mb and al qaeda killed is a great start. Hey Egyptian Military... REAL AMERICANS ARE WITH YOU and not the head choppers! GIT SUM BOYS!


32 posted on 08/15/2013 1:01:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Forget it Jake; it’s Chinatown.
33 posted on 08/15/2013 1:08:07 PM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There's one there, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: don-o

He’s really saying, “Calm down, I got to get back to my golf game. Dang, don’t I hav e soemone that’s supposed to take care of that? I have to take a nap...”


34 posted on 08/15/2013 1:26:44 PM PDT by vpintheak (I am thankful to be God blessed & chosen! Are you!?)
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To: don-o; Mrs. Don-o; netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; ...

Muslim protesters beat and murder a Christian taxi driver in Egypt because he had a cross in his taxi.

Here is a list of the churches that were torched yesterday .. Otthodox, Catholic, Baptist, Evangelical .. no one was spared.

Meanwhile ... at Martha's Vineyard ...


President Barack Obama reacts as he misses a shot while golfing on the first hole at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

35 posted on 08/15/2013 1:27:27 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

MAN he look gay in that photo

Man this is first metrosexual US President we ever had Nyer

Thursday morning

I found out they burning Coptic churches 24 hours ago on FR and BBC world news


36 posted on 08/15/2013 1:33:17 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: LibLieSlayer

OH they know search user Caww thread about Egypt revolution they know

Average Egyptian hate Obama big time


37 posted on 08/15/2013 1:34:52 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: All

Here the thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3039526/posts


38 posted on 08/15/2013 1:35:31 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: NYer

It’s distressing, particularly since the local stations here are barely mentioning this at all.


39 posted on 08/15/2013 1:41:08 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: don-o

“CNN host Jake Tapper said President Obama’s decision to speak about the violence in Egypt on Thursday came after a phone call that morning where he was informed about the severity of the situation.”

Imagine that call. ‘Mr. President, remember when we told you it was bad yesterday? It’s REALLY bad now. I mean, CNN says more people died than usual. You think maybe we should say something? We did buy all of those weapons for them, not saying, just saying...’


40 posted on 08/15/2013 2:06:29 PM PDT by Blackyce (French President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war alwaysmeans failure.")
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To: don-o

The Leader in Chief or LIC calls for clams.
He got a call today?
He could have been on FR and been following it
since wednesday.
Baaaaah.
Why do we even pay the guy?


41 posted on 08/15/2013 2:10:03 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cold Case Posse Supporter
BO doesn't bother with intelligence briefings. Remember from the campaign and Mitt was too scared to really call him on it. He really is just the speech reader president. They (Jarrett) tells him exactly what to say in public and how to act. He goes out and performs and goes back to partying and playing golf while these other people take care of the country's business.
42 posted on 08/15/2013 2:10:45 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: SevenofNine

I have seen their signs and heard their interviews... they sure do hate him.

LLS


43 posted on 08/15/2013 2:12:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: don-o

This is what da peeps wanted, our first Affirmative Action President. M


44 posted on 08/15/2013 2:14:43 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: don-o

This kind of stuff apparently really bores Obama.

Nobody seems to care that he is completely clueless and not particularly seeking one.


45 posted on 08/15/2013 2:17:03 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: don-o
If Jake Tapper is right, then the president would be well-served to seek information from other sources besides Susan Rice

There's always FR. Stand by for a n00B with the nick "DeathToAmericaYouLousyCrackers". Be gentle.

46 posted on 08/15/2013 2:17:19 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: AU72
I learned about it Wednesday.

I would vote for you for President, You are a natural born citizen and do meet the other criteria correct, not that it would make much of a difference.

47 posted on 08/15/2013 2:26:19 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: don-o

Even His Arrogance can’t stand to watch CNN or MSNBC, but when you have Love on your mind .....


48 posted on 08/15/2013 2:31:38 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: Mouton
They should post the daily briefing just below Reggie's belly button if they want the idiot to see it. Maybe they could put another one on his back just in case they change position.
49 posted on 08/15/2013 2:35:04 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: caww; All

Paging moderator Caww over here


50 posted on 08/15/2013 3:50:30 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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