‘You’re not holding the mop the right way.’
This video provoked, more or less, by this stupid flip by the President. The GOP is no longer to get out of the way; no, no, now we will be graciously permitted to clean up the Democrats’ mess for them. While taking the blame for it, of course. This is known as ‘bipartisanship;’ and objecting to that is known as ‘obstructionism.’ Also, ‘racism.’ The President | Read More »
Chris Buckley descends to fanfic.
Let me start off by saying that fanfic is not inherently bad, of course. It is often very, very bad: but then, every so often you get something like The Darth Side, which was infinitely better than 2/3rds of the films that it drew from. However, I’m well aware that to a Yalie calling his work ‘fanfic’ is a bit of a killing insult, which | Read More »
Defining “Republican Party” to include prominent Lefties, of course.
Wow, this is off-message. The DNC: “The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists – the Taliban and Hamas this morning – in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize,” DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse told POLITICO. Meet some terrorist lot thrower-inners. Glenn Greenwald: there are simply no meaningful “peace” accomplishment in his record — at least not yet — | Read More »
Welcome to the White House, Doctor. Here’s your white coat.
Can’t not have a white coat on when you show up on the White House lawn behind the President when he starts talking about how doctors support his health care rationing bill*. Why, the voting public won’t know that you’re a doctor if you’re not wearing your white coat! Not that we don’t love the voting public, bless their hearts, but… put on your white | Read More »
Time discovers a certain comedic talent in its health care coverage.
Most of the rest of this Time article on the looming Democratic problems with passing its health care rationing bill is kind of bland, but this: this is pure genius. Barack Obama will no longer be able to stand on the sidelines and will have to declare his own position on many of the issues that have divided his party. After all, his position is | Read More »
White House hanging on until Blair shows up?
American Elephants hopes that the administration is delaying making a decision on Afghanistan until Tony Blair becomes the first President of the EU. The idea being, it’d give the White House moral reinforcement: Now we all know Tony Blair has his head on straight about both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and resolutely so. Is Obama then waiting for Blair’s leadership to give him | Read More »
Olympics 2016: an inconvenient truth for the President.
Let me explain what happened here to President Obama with regard to the Olympic bid. One has to make a distinction between the people of the world, and the governments of the world. The people of the world generally like the USA/Americans/the concept of America for one or more of the following reasons: Because we are free; Because we are vulgar; Because we are loud; | Read More »
Today is the 66th anniversary of the rescue of the Danish Jews.
If you don’t know the story, let me sum it up for you: at the end of August, 1943 the country of Denmark was finally fully taken over by Nazi Germany. This meant, among other things, that the Jewish population of Denmark (roughly 8,000) was now in deadly danger: the Danish government had been, up to that point, politely, respectfully, and absolutely inflexibly refusing to | Read More »
Patrick Gaspard = ACORN = SEIU = White House political affairs director.
Just to repeat some of the things alluded to in this article (with some additions): We know that Patrick Gaspard is the White House political affairs director. We know that Patrick Gaspard enjoys the trust of the White House to perform sensitive tasks. We know that Patrick Gaspard is in fact one of the most quietly powerful people in this administration. We know that Patrick | Read More »
Rejoice, oh state Democrats: the White House will be interfering in your races.
With all of the delicacy, charm and raw political skill that they showed in trying to get Gov. David Paterson of NY to quit. White House Is Taking a More Aggressive Role in State Races WASHINGTON — The White House’s intervention in the race for New York governor is the latest evidence of how President Obama and his top advisers are taking an increasingly direct | Read More »
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Please read bills before you defend them, Mr. President.
If this is a problem, don’t go on national television and give exclusive interviews. STEPHANOPOULOS: You were against the individual mandate… OBAMA: Yes. STEPHANOPOULOS: …during the campaign. Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money, fining you if you don’t How is that not a tax? [snip of semantic-free commentary by the President] STEPHANOPOULOS: That may be, but it’s still a tax | Read More »
White House targeting… Gov. Paterson (D, NY).
They apparently started by making a quiet request that he drop out, and I’m going to guess that Paterson told them ‘no.’ So they leaked the news. To repeat: so they leaked the news. ALBANY – In a stunning request, the Obama administration has made it clear to poll-challenged Gov. Paterson that the White House would prefer he not seek election to a full four-year | Read More »
So, what’s the most offensive part of this missile defense cave?
I’m having difficulty working it out. Is it because: …we get absolutely nothing out of this? …it brazenly goes against previous national security agreements made between the United States and what were, prior to this morning, staunch regional allies? …it came out of nowhere, to the point where the ranking Republican Senator on Armed Services is asking why this suddenly appeared? …it is fairly clearly | Read More »
Rasmussen: Obamacare support drops six points overnight.
..Actually, we call this “a really, really good one-day result falls gets cycled out of the three-day average” – but going from 51/46 to 45/52 is still a pretty dramatic event. Also, funny. Moe Lane PS: Hey! Why doesn’t the President make some more speeches? That should perk things right up. PPS: Rasmussen is also noting that the President’s favorable ratings (50%) are at pre-speech | Read More »
While I agree with Tim Blair that karma is… kind of entertaining, sometimes… I think that the most important thing that should be taken away from this video is the frustration and worry in our soldiers’ voices as they try to line up a shot that doesn’t endanger either a kid, or some guy just walking along. By the way: using kids like this is | Read More »
Politico offers the unkindest cut of all towards POTUS.
They analyze the President’s performance to date, and conclude that his new life goal should be… mediocrity. What all this means is, barring some unforeseeable world event, Obama’s will probably not be a historic presidency. He will have some successes and a lot of failures. His opposition won’t roll over, and his party will refuse to go along with his more costly, and thus risky, | Read More »
(Via Hot Air) The President feels that our public dialogue is “coarsening.” President Barack Obama said in an interview to be aired Sunday night on “60 Minutes” that he sees “a coarsening of our political dialogue.” “The truth of the matter is that there has been, I think, a coarsening of our political dialogue,” Obama told Steve Kroft in an interview taped at the White | Read More »
Joe Wilson: sorry if you were offended when I called the President a liar.
Having caused a bit of a ruckus last night of a sort unmatched in incivility and depravity since… 2005, when Democrats booed the President at his State of the Union address… Representative Joe Wilson (R, SC) wants you to know that he is very sorry if any one was offended that he pointed out that the President is a liar: “This evening I let my | Read More »
Boehner to White House: You’ve been dodging our calls since April.
I’m translating this into English, of course – but not too much; Boehner made it clear Monday that the White House was disinterested in getting anything except a rubber-stamp on health care. Earlier this year, GOP leaders sent a letter to the president in May stating that they would like to work with the administration to find “common ground” on healthcare reform. But the administration | Read More »
So, the DNC declares that Cheney’s a proponent of torture.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) Explicitly, and as part of the pushback to the Cheney interview where the former Vice President weighed the current President in the balance, and found him wanting. Democrats hit back just minutes after Cheney’s interview aired. The Democratic National Committee fired off an e-mail to reporters disputing Cheney’s argument that the CIA records released last week showed the enhanced interrogation techniques | Read More »