As Twitchy has been reporting over the past few days, Piers Morgan has become a vocal critic of the Obama administration and we must say, it’s been delightful to watch. Morgan continues that onslaught with this zinger aimed at President Obama and CDC Director Dr. Frieden and their happy-talk on Ebola:

Best way for Pres Obama & Dr Frieden to reinforce their claim it's very hard to catch Ebola is for them to be pictured hugging a patient.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 17, 2014

Boom! Yeah, go hug it out guys.

And a double-boom from Morgan and his readers:

@piersmorgan Can't transfer bodily fluids by hugging

— Andrew Miles (@Manwithaview1) October 17, 2014

Want to test that theory? > RT @Manwithaview1 @piersmorgan Can't transfer bodily fluids by hugging

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 17, 2014

@piersmorgan @Manwithaview1 Ebola in patients with high viral loads has been found in sweat in levels high enough to infect. #NoHandshakes

— Frank Fisher (@frank_fisher) October 17, 2014

@Manwithaview1 @piersmorgan Spanish nurse contracted it wiping face of one of the priests who had ebola…..

— Peter Wheaton (@PeteWheat0204) October 17, 2014

Of course, we are talking about Piers Morgan, and he really can’t help himself at times. Here he is back to talking about guns:

REMINDER: Republicans have blocked Pres Obama's nominee for Surgeon-General, Dr Vivek Murthy, because he backs gun control. #ebola

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 17, 2014

So Americans have no Surgeon-General during a public health crisis because the nominee believes guns are not conducive to public health.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 17, 2014

One person has died of Ebola in America so far. 30,000 will die from gun violence this year alone.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 17, 2014

Well, Piers, for starters, there is an “acting” Surgeon General, but he’s actually not at any of the Ebola meetings:

#WOW Acting Surgeon General #NOT in @WhiteHouse #Ebola meetings #reiders #1Voter #RonanFarrow

— Joy Reid Fan Club (@club_reid) October 17, 2014

REMINDER: There is currently an acting Surgeon General. ALSO: The Surgeon General has ZERO role in containing Ebola. @piersmorgan

— RB (@RBPundit) October 17, 2014

And secondly, Harry Reid changed the rules in the Senate so that the president’s nominees can be approved with a simple majority:

Where and who is the Surgeon General? Reid stops vote on SG. Seems the SG should be our Czar! Media, do your job. #Ebola #czar #obama

— Rich Kelsey (@RichKelsey) October 17, 2014

How about asking the Majority Leader to schedule a vote, heh?

Morgan ended with this:

There is no gun czar in America.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 17, 2014

He’s wrong, again! Joe Biden is the “gun czar,” from CBS News:

Obama tapping Biden to lead multi-agency gun violence policy review

Well, at least the vice president wasn’t named “drug czar” because that might be awkward now that it’s surfaced that Biden’s son, Hunter, was kicked out of the Navy for abusing cocaine.


Full Twitchy coverage of Ebola here.

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Yesterday, in a vote which had its legitimacy widely questioned, Crimeans “overwhelmingly” elected to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. In response, President Obama imposed certain “sanctions,” which were to freeze the U.S. assets of several members of Vladimir Putin’s “inner circle.”!/KaptenMike/status/445637669616623616

Putin was undeterred, as most expected:!/nbcnightlynews/status/445632259983671297

So much for the first round of sanctions.!/CuffyMeh/status/445625286642528256

Fox News’ Brit Hume noted sarcastically what kind of a role the sanctions played in slowing down Putin:!/brithume/status/445634539004907520

President Obama’s pen and phone so far haven’t found a way to temper Putin’s territorial aggression.



Russia media chief claims fear of Putin making Obama go gray; More likely reason provided

‘HA!’ Garry Kasparov shares possible reason Obama won’t stand up to Putin

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In a last-minute victory lap/press conference called in mid-April, President Obama trumpeted the claim that eight million people had signed up for Obamacare. That number received an update today courtesy of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.

Official Obamacare enrollment numbers released for first time since April

— POLITICO (@politico) September 19, 2014

Annnnd they've dropped RT @politico Official Obamacare enrollment numbers released for first time since April

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 19, 2014

.@politico Only 322 MILLION to go! At this rate by the year 3000 everyone should be enrolled. Let's throw a parade.

— Richard Lloyd (@RichardLloydUSA) September 19, 2014

@redsteeze @politico just waiting for them to use the term "unexpectedly"

— Brian Norwood (@NorwoodBrian) September 19, 2014

Obamacare LOST enrollments on legislation people are under a legal mandate to follow…

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 19, 2014

@politico Very interesting. Now the numbers are going down from the 8 million??

— Eric Bailey (@CulturalRights) September 19, 2014

Could we please get a more detailed breakdown of that figure?

@redsteeze @politico OH FFS, "Tavenner refused to break down the figures and other CMS officials said they couldn’t do so, either"

— Poo Picker (@poo_picker) September 19, 2014

The Huffington Post reports:

But the 7.3 million enrollment figure doesn’t tell the whole story. The Department of Health and Human Services can’t provide the total enrollment tally, including paid and unpaid, since April because the computer system that would process those records isn’t fully operational, a department official said. A manual evaluation would be required to find that number, the official said.

@redsteeze But Obamacare enrollment crushes goal! cc: @thinkprogress

— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) September 19, 2014

Tweeter @redsteeze did some research to unearth these nuggets:

Obama: 8 Million Health Care Sign-Ups a Boon for Democrats

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 17, 2014

The health care law beat its mark because it was selling something 8 million people want to buy:

— Vox (@voxdotcom) April 18, 2014

Yep, way more. @voxdotcom Way more than 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare.

— David Simas (@Simas44) April 18, 2014

Democrats go on the offense w/8 million reasons to vote blue in November! Tweet #edshow your take! #Obamacare

— Ed Schultz (@edshow) April 18, 2014

A picture says a thousand words — and 8 million signups #Obamacare

— Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) April 19, 2014

Werid I never got that @samsteinhp @CitizenCohn piece I was promised about why admin stopped counting enrollments.. Now we know why.

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 19, 2014


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President Obama on Monday signed a bill that will provide an additional $225 million in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.!/ZekeJMiller/status/496415952377249793!/joevaid/status/496419975784304640

It wasn’t a one-man effort.!/markknoller/status/496413334262927360

Congress might have approved the bill last week, but as much as people say they want Obama and Congress to work together, plenty weren’t happy to see the president put his pen to work, though many seemed to have missed that Iron Dome is a defense system.!/fawzy_alkhaldi/status/496447753766322176!/ChadHale2/status/496448394877882368!/RapingBabyPanda/status/496447371123777537!/joevaid/status/496418765555646464!/papicek/status/496419060843044864!/AnTiZiO_/status/496435646664544257!/youresus/status/496437163043860480!/cat951c/status/496420317758492672!/DavidPoehlman1/status/496416322654203904


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President Obama’s approval rating has hit the lowest point of his tenure, with only 40% happy with the job he’s doing running the country:

NEW: President Obama hits a career-low 40 percent job approval rating in today's new ABC/WaPo poll.

— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) October 15, 2014

Nor are Americans happy with the president’s handling of ISIS:

.@ABC News poll: Pres. Obama's approval rating on ISIS fell from 50% to 35% in 14 days:

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 15, 2014

And Democrats, in general, are polling at 30-year lows:

Damn RT @AaronBlakeWP: The Democratic Party hits a 30-year low: 39% favorable rating

— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) October 15, 2014

All of this is affecting the 2014 midterms:

scary times = anxious voters. and that means a tough backdrop for Dems this fall.

— Rick Klein (@rickklein) October 15, 2014

Make no mistake – Dem Gov candidates now own President Obama's sinking approval ratings & failed policies:

— Jon Thompson (@JonThompsonDC) October 15, 2014 Gardner leads Udall in Colorado Senate race BB PIN: 2ab2cc5b

— PB PLUS OIL AND GAS (@GeorgeBasa) October 15, 2014

Gardner hits 50 – rare threshold in key Senate races this fall – in new #COSEN poll. h/t @benyc

— Rick Klein (@rickklein) October 15, 2014

Chuck Todd: Obama’s Dismal Approval Result Of ‘Weak’ Foreign Policy via @FreeBeacon

— Chris (@Chris_1791) October 15, 2014

NEW Post-ABC poll: Republicans hold sizable turnout edge, helped by weaker Democratic brand

— Post Polls (@PostPolls) October 15, 2014

Democrats find themselves at their lowest approval since 1984. Obsess a little more about climate change, you clowns

— JWF (@JammieWF) October 15, 2014

Dear Louisiania: you give Obama horrible approval ratings, so why are you even THINKING about re-electing a Senator who supports his agenda?

— Kevin Eder (@keder) October 15, 2014

Obama approval in new Des Moines Register poll: 39%. Wow.

— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) October 11, 2014

But this poll says voter apathy is quite high this cycle, suggesting anything can still happen come election day.

Biggest takeaway from our poll: America is TUNING OUT upcoming elections, which could produce surprising results

— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) October 15, 2014

Stay tuned. It’s going to be a fun November 4th!


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President Hopey McChangerson bravely addressed an adoring throng of public sector union employees on Labor Day. He was breaking some new ground by talking about “hope.”!/SFTovarishch/status/506525420984872960

Are you telling us Obama doesn’t show up on time?!/Lord_SAS/status/506526128467484672

He’s hoping THAT hard.!/BigDadios/status/506527896207241217!/RobProvince/status/506528461632991232!/hutchingsahn/status/506533624284319744

He’s hoping Obama would shut up already so he can change his shirt.

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