Barack Obama: Public Equity President
Today, American Crossroads released a new web ad titled “Public Equity President”: From the description: “As a public equity investor, President Obama wasted billions of taxpayer money on companies with flawed business plans, which the government knew were risky investments, and which ended up costing thousands of jobs.” After weeks of the Obama campaign attacking Mitt Romney over private equity, it’s about time we take | Read More »
Political Wire’s “Correction of the Day”
Via Political Wire: “Over the last 15 months we’ve created over 2.1 million private sector jobs. (Laughter.)” – President Obama, in an official transcript of a fundraising speech this week. The transcript was later corrected by replacing “Laughter” with “Applause”. Dude. I am “applauding” so hard right now that I snorted a little.
Video: Elections Have Consequences
This is the latest video from Ben Howe. For the first two in what is shaping up to be a series, go here or here. If there is one characteristic every Democrat in the above video shares, it’s arrogant disdain. They know best, you don’t. Alan Grayson says you’re gullible. Disagree? Let him know. There are two weeks left. First, vote with your money. Then, | Read More »
Sen. Lemieux: “It’s not just oil washing up on the shore Mr. President, it’s failure.”
Via The Right Scoop: Unlike President Obama, Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) has no confusion about just whose ass needs kicked. For more from Senator LeMieux, check out his excellent appearance on the Ed Morrissey show just after delivering said kicking. (embed below the fold.) Please consider this an OPEN THREAD.
Mexican Drug Cartel Threatens Nogales Police
Via Gateway Pundit: “Our officers have received threats from the cartel that they are to look the other way if they are off duty, or they will be targeted by a sniper or by other means.” Relatedly, in the news today: Mexico is suing over Arizona immigration law. Wonder where they got that idea. Priorities.
Open Thread: Kick It
This is funny. Obama’s semi-NSFW musical debut: Pretty much the only way to react to that faux tough guy awkward moment. Now, in the name of the lollipop guild, I’d like to welcome you to OPEN THREAD.
NBC anchor to Obama: ‘That ain’t the way this is going to play out.’
Via Ed Morrissey: I got a kick out of President Obama saying that even when the cameras go away we’ll still be there for you. That ain’t the way this is going to play out. If anything, the cameras being here have compelled outside interests – government, BP – to kick this into another gear. With all due respect, the President might have had his | Read More »
Shock! Obama Campaign Promise Fulfilled!
“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that … this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow.” – Barack Obama, June 3, 2008. … or stopped even. The prophecy of the One has been fulfilled!!!! Scientists have been forced to withdraw a study on projected sea level rise | Read More »
The Internet is a Frikkin Valuable Thing
USA Today this week ran a shocking story which revealed just how easy it was to buy one’s way into cherry appointments, reporting that 40% of his top bundlers have been awarded administration posts. Moe Lane highlights all the other perks and benefits being showered on “the money” as well. Today Big Government highlights something worth reiterating. USA Today goes on to report that one | Read More »
Evolution of the Obama Message II
Earlier this year I outlined the phases of the evolution of the Obama “message.” Here they are again, with another update. Throughout the campaign and on into January of this year: February’s phase II: March and April “World Apology Tour” theme: . So now we come to the latest stage in the evolution …October’s “Fox isn’t news” love us or else media assault: . Consider | Read More »
Open Thread: Nobelympics
This is an open thread so you can talk about anything. And if you can’t think of anything, well … I’ll give you a topic: Obama was denied the Olympics, then he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Each is hilarious and terrible in different ways. Discuss. Bring the funny, but keep it clean (cough speciallist cough). If you choose to post an image or | Read More »
Boy Are People Upset About The Olympics
. Consider this an open thread. (Oh, and if you aren’t familiar with the genre, here you go.) Update: See also here.
Don’t Drink the Skool-Aid
“Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.”-White House suggestion for post-speech activity for students. Keep ‘em home.That should be the motto of every conservative with children in public school on the 8th of this month. That’s the day | Read More »
Let’s Talk Astroturf
So I received an email/comment this morning about a craigslist ad soliciting health care activism for money. “Activism for money,” I thought!! Was this it at last? The missing link Democrats have been searching for? Obamacare opponents turning up at town halls really are a mob? We really are nothing but a slew of paid hacks drummed up by the promise of easy cash by | Read More »
Open Thread: Fred
Here’s a hilarious segment from today’s Fred Thompson Show: Jeri: Posters of Obama depicted as the Joker have been popping up all over L.A. Is Obama actually like the Joker? Fred: No. The Joker had crazy people and bombers as henchmen. Obama has them … more as mentors. Bwa ha ha ha ha! (h/t IMAO) Open Thread.
Bipartisan Resolution to Stand With Iranian Dissidents
The unrest in Iran continues apace, and while the media coverage remains sparse, word nevertheless gets out of Iran thanks to our modern age and, in particular, to Twitter. As Moe notes, the situation is complex. The cast of key figures holds few heroes. But then, it’s not really about Mousavi, is it? It’s about the thousands of individual Iranians, from citizen reporters on Twitter | Read More »
What’s the Difference Between Obama and his Grandma?
She’s dead. No? Nothing? How about: You know, I heard Obama was the 20th hijacker but missed his flight because Larry Sinclair just “couldn’t seem to finish.” What? Too much? You know you’re laughing in your head. Let me tell you something I’ve observed in comedy. When a comedian follows a harsh joke with a comment about going too far, it is normally because it’s | Read More »
. I don’t. And neither do the New Yorkers who were terrorized by Obama’s “Air Tours of New York” fundraiser. (h/t Ericka Andersen).
Evolution of the Obama Message
Throughout the campaign and on into January of this year: February’s phase II: March and April “World Apology Tour” theme: . Consider this an OPEN THREAD.
President Newspeak Wants A Cookie
. The left and the press (but I repeat myself) are falling all over each other in their haste to congratulate Obama and his manly response to the pirates. A retch-worthy visit to the comments section of left blogs reveals revolting mission-accomplished-gasms and endless reposts of photo fakes featuring Obama being cool or hip with the words “I Got This” adoringly emblazoned upon the savior | Read More »