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It seems Chris Mathews’ public manifestations of his new man-crush haveΒ  officially became the standard grading of Obama’s speeches. Marc Ambinder gives this last one one tingle

Today, at Ft. Hood. I guarantee: they’ll be teaching this one in rhetoric classes. It was that good. My gloss won’t do it justice. Yes, I’m having a Chris Matthews-chill-running-up-my-leg moment, but sometimes, the man, the moment and the words come together and meet the challenge.

The speech touched the religious motives – once again blurring the lines separating church and state

But this much we do know – no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks upon them with favor. And for what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice – in this world, and the next.

but left the terrorism implications out of the tingle, as NY Post expected

As President Obama belatedly appears at Fort Hood today, will he dare to speak the word “terror?”

And, Blackwater, of which Obama said during his campaign that they got a “bad rap”, authorized secret payments to Iraqis after their shootings to the tune of one million.

Meanwhile as much as 70% think Obama has no clear plan on Afghanistan

The war at home is getting somewhat unpleasant for the democrats after their historical bendover to Stupak. Here’s how Politico puts it

The sudden spasm of intense debate over abortion on Capitol Hill this week threatens not only to stall the passage of health care legislation, but also to shatter the delicate cease-fire that has governed the abortion issue during the Obama era.

I don’t know where I was, but I missed both the “delicate cease-fire” and the “spasm”

But I got a few clues from this article how he groups that were supposed to watch for women’s rights were silenced:

He (Obama) nominated a lawyer to head his Office of Legal Counsel who once worked as legal director for the abortion-rights group NARAL and plucked a top political aide from the leadership of EMILY’s List,

Yeay! We’re represented then. Right?

And who says Democrats have no spine? Just because they gave Stupak more than he expected, it doesn’t mean they can’t say “no”. They voted down

More than 200 amendments were rejected by the House Rules Committee ahead of Saturday’s vote on the Democrats’ health care bill, including 11 that would have required members of Congress and other government officials to be enrolled in the same federalΒ insurance plan proposed for the American people.

I mean, you don’t expect women in congress, or the spouses of Congressmen be denied funding forΒ  reproductive care now?

As I said before: we’re represented! I give this one two tingles!

Not Your Sweetie

November 2009