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Disputed Call: Obama Tries to Shrug
Off House Leader´s Public Rebuke

Heritage, by Ken McIntyre and Aaron Trujillo

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Posted By:Drive, 4/18/2014 7:21:07 AM

President Obama today sought to make light of a stinging public rebuke from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who took the president to task for disparaging GOP lawmakers while seeking to make a deal on immigration reform. Obama, the No. 2 House leader said yesterday after a phone conversation with the president, should “stop his partisan messaging and begin to seriously work with Congress.” Hours before the president called Cantor, the White House had issued a statement in which Obama ripped House Republicans for favoring “extreme measures” and “seemingly preferring the status quo of a broken immigration system over meaningful reform.” “You’re always

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ru4us, 4/18/2014 9:23:58 AM     (No. 9815487)

FTA"... the president simply had made a “pleasant” call to the Virginia Republican, who is Jewish, to wish him a happy Passover."

Well that makes sense. He called one Jew in the Congress to wish him a happy Passover. After all, last August, the President sent $195 million (good marketing to keep it under $200 M) to the Syrians, wishing them a Happy Ramadan. "For millions of Americans, Eid is part of a great tapestry of America’s many traditions, and I wish all Muslims a blessed and joyful celebration.";
ending with the traditional Arabic blessing Eid Mubarak.
Note he did not extend the Birkat HaMazon traditional Passover Blessing to Mr. Cantor. Rather, it seemed more like a slur.
The Ramadan letter can be found at the WH dot gov site, the-press-office/2013/08/07/statement-president-occasion-eid-al-fitr

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