Barack Obama’s disappointing 2Q?
Possibly the Obama campaign wants me to have that reaction, which was based on the news that they’ve released the total number of donors to date (just under 500,000) rather than the total amount collected in the second quarter. The campaign did so enjoy playing the expectations game in 2008. But what the heck: if it’s a trap, let me charge forward and trigger it | Read More »
Mark Halperin says what he thinks about Barack Obama’s speech.
The alternate title for this, of course, is “Mark Halperin calls Barack Obama a d*ck.” A few thoughts on this: The longer video – as opposed to the one found here – makes it kind of clear that when Halperin said that “I thought he was kind of a d*ck yesterday” it wasn’t precisely an off-the-cuff moment. Nope. Malice, as they say, aforethought. As I | Read More »
Obama’s class warfare… against Obama’s stimulus program.
Even for Barack Obama, this is simultaneously: shameless; and clueless. I’ve said to Republican leaders, ‘You go talk to your constituents and ask them, “Are you willing to compromise your kids’ safety so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?” ‘ ” Just in case any viewer missed his class-clashing message, Obama referred to corporate-jet owners at least three more times before he took | Read More »
‘All hands on deck’ for job creation! Again.
President Obama, during yet another promise to make job creation his number one priority in life. How many times does that make now? Six? Seven? Eight? But he means it this time! “Not until everyone who wants a good job that offers a little security has one. Not until empty storefronts in town are open for business again. Not until working families feel that they’re | Read More »
Obama takes Argentina’s side in Falklands dispute.
Ed Morrissey and Fausta are both not getting why the President is taking the side of Argentina (thus sharing a podium with that noted beacon of freedom, tolerance, and capitalism known as Venezuela) in its perennial attempts to get the United Kingdom to give up the Falkland Islands. It’s not just that we’re signed on to the OAS declaration demanding that the British negotiate on | Read More »
SWAT team raids by… US Department of Education.
[UPDATE: Folks, it looks like they just updated the story and changed the URL. Here you go with the new one.] Apparently, there was this woman who had skipped out on her student loans, so the feds sent a SWAT team to her house to deliver a search warrant. That is to say, the SWAT team stormed the house, broke down the door, handcuffed her | Read More »
Tim Pawlenty calls Barack Obama a doofus.
It’s amusing how casually this was tossed out. Tim Pawlenty, in an ABC interview – and in the process of restraining himself from rolling his eyes at Christine Amanpour’s bipartisan* fetish: I think that any doofus can go to Washington, DC and maintain the status quo or incrementally change things… [snip] ‘Doofus’ would mean someone who was relatively low-performing. It’s also amusing that there’s a | Read More »
TIME, Marshall Ganz, Barack Obama, and 2012.
(Fair warning: while the original H/T is via RCP, there are a lot of links to Left-publications and sites in this post. This was essentially unavoidable) It was the funniest thing: I was flipping through this Michael Scherer article on the resumption of the Obama 2012 campaign (short version: “Getting re-elected is hard!” Particularly when the Democrats have to run on an actual record, instead | Read More »
MAJOR Democratic donor Haim Saban breaks with Barack Obama.
I understand that the White House is now spending my tax money to fund a hack whose explicit job description is to troll important sites on the Internet – including RedState – in order to do instant push-back on various posts. I suggest that said hack cease doing that for a moment, and instead call somebody higher up the food chain right now and let | Read More »
Boston Herald shut out of press pool.
Let us set the scenario. On March 8, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed for the Boston Herald. Title: “Obama Misery Index hits a record high:” it’s about jobs, unemployment, and how this is lousy at encouraging the former and good at encouraging the latter. The Boston Herald decides to put said op-ed on the front page. Again: former governor. The Boston Herald | Read More »
Permit me to correct the New York Times.
A few days ago, the New York Times made the following (somewhat bitter) comment, in the process of trying to pretend that we’re all racists over here on the Right: [Obama's] administration took too long to find its footing on Egypt’s transition and in Libya, but it was not because, as the popular conservative blog RedState said, he is a “trainee president.” (H/T: James Taranto) | Read More »
Bush, Obama, Ground Zero…
…and the Law of Unintended Consequences: “Former President George W. Bush has declined an invitation to join President Barack Obama at a New York City ceremony later this week marking the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, NBC News reported on Tuesday.” The – ‘ostensible’ is too strong a word; ‘primary’ probably works better – reason is that former President Bush chooses to not | Read More »
Barack Obama has a 116 IQ?
Thought that would get your attention: anyway, Ace of Ace of Spades HQ is having a little fun hacking his way through the deliberately-produced tangled thicket of weighting and changes in methodology and redefined standards that goes into Harvard academic rankings. Conclusion? He estimates that the President has an IQ somewhere between 110 and 120… which dovetailed neatly from this estimate of 116 from 2008. | Read More »
Barack Obama dooms Nancy Pelosi’s career.
But before we get to the snark, let me correct both President Obama and The Hill, for the record: WE DID NOT HAVE A ‘DIVIDED’ HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LAST YEAR. The tally was fluid, but was somewhere around 258 Democrats and 177 Republicans for most of the term of the 111th Congress; that works out to around 59% Democrats, 41% Republicans. If that is ‘divided,’ | Read More »
Barack Obama temporarily embarrassed at SF fundraiser.
I find it difficult to believe that nobody filmed a table of Democratic campaign contributors singing a pro-Bradley Manning – you know: the seditionist soldier and oath-breaker who put Americans and American allies at risk by committing espionage on Wikileaks’ behalf – song to the President at a San Francisco fundraiser this morning. More likely somebody did – but, given just how badly President Obama | Read More »
The Obama Facebook thing today.
Let’s establish something, right from the start *. Tim Pawlenty has a reason besides the stated one in calling for submissions for awkward questions to ask President Obama at today’s gelded Facebook ‘event.’ For those who don’t know, the President is using Facebook to… use Facebook, apparently. Shows that the President’s hip to this entire social media thing, because nothing shouts ‘responsive’ and ‘new media’ | Read More »
I am *done* with President Obama.
UPDATE: Paul Ryan’s done, too. Jake Tapper titled the post where he compares President’s Obama rhetoric in 2010 (semantic translation: “I don’t have the testicles to be rude to Republicans at their own retreat.”) to his rhetoric today (I can’t improve on Tapper’s title) “Throw Grandma From the Train.” Apparently, being forced to abandon his happy-shiny 2011 budget has made the President… well, Obama was | Read More »
President Male Chauvinist Pig declares today “National Equal Pay Day.”
Oh, was that too harsh? I’m sorry: it’s just that I have a bit of a problem with President Obama having things like this written in his name: When the Equal Pay Act was signed into law in 1963, women earned 59 cents for every dollar earned by men. Though women today are more likely than men to attend and graduate from college, women still | Read More »
Gallup: Obama slips with African-Americans, Hispanics…
Gallup mentions the most obvious point – the President has slipped from his historical approval rating among African-Americans (usually around 92%) all the way down to 85%* – but it kind of obscures a detail on the graph with regard to Hispanic voters. They acknowledge that the President is currently at a low with 54% of those voters, but Gallup does not point out that | Read More »
Speaker Boehner gets three minutes of President Obama’s time…
…for the trivial issue of trying to avoid a government shutdown this Friday. Unfortunately, it was only three minutes; nothing was accomplished in that time period, which means that we’re still on track for said government shutdown by the Democrats. And there probably won’t be any more meaningful negotiations today, mostly because President Obama has dinner plans tonight. Dinner plans involving Al Sharpton – because | Read More »