POTUS: Getting bored?
(H/T: @BillSTL) Nice to know that I’m not the only one who noticed this: This is about the time Barack Obama becomes bored with his job. He’s in his second year as president, and he’s discovered that even with all the powers of office, he can’t do everything he wants to do, like remake America. Doing stuff is hard. In the past, prosaic work has | Read More »
Gee, it’s like Chris Buckley never voted for the guy.
“The Audacity of Oops.” Tell me something that I (or Hot Air) didn’t already know. Or something that a lot of people last year didn’t already know; including – and I mention this solely to be particularly offensive to people like Chris Buckley – THAT WOMAN. You know, it’d be nice if our self-appointed elites would do the rest of us the courtesy of admitting | Read More »
These ‘I regret my 2008 vote’ pieces are going to be excruciating…
…entertainingly common, but excruciating. Anyway, my takeaway from the Jill Dorson piece (via Hot Air Headlines) in which she regrets her Obama vote: Not to be unkind, but I really don’t care if you’re just sorry for you, not me. I have to live with the consequences of your vote, too. As does my family. And the country, for that matter. You admit that your | Read More »
Which should be the takeaway quote to this anti-Obama screed?
Should it be: Barack Obama has now, in just a year’s time, become the single most inept president perhaps in all of American history, and certainly in my lifetime. Or should it be: Of course, I don’t give a [expletive deleted] about Barack Obama anymore, other than my desire that really ugly things happen to him as payment in kind for the grandest act of | Read More »
Obama on Brown… and Lane on Obama.
Obama, on Brown: “Forget the truck. Anybody can buy a truck.” Lane, on Obama: “But not everybody can fill a hall.” Exhibit A here, and Exhibit B below. Moe Lane Crossposted to RedState.
Obama: That wacky Harry Reid.
I’m stuck writing this on a borrowed Mac laptop running Safari, of all things – and yes, this qualifies as ‘stuck’ – so let me let haystack do the actual analysis of Harry Reid’s some-of-my-best-friends-have-Negro-voices attitudes. I just want to note this: the President’s immediate acceptance of Reid’s sorry-for-offending ‘apology’ just goes to show. The President is very magnanimous and forgiving about personal attacks made | Read More »
Axelrod on vacation?
Or does he just not care? That’s from the Whitehouse.gov site, and as Kristinn Taylor of BigGovernment.com helpfully points out the message that this administration apparently wishes to convey with this is… interesting. Something along these lines: This message has been automatically generated: I will be out of the office for the next week, and will not be checking my emails. Please contact Vice President | Read More »
Report: WH in full CYA/BDS mode over Christmas attack.
A quick survey of priorities: In 2001, the American government’s response to a successful series of terrorist attacks was to look outwards to see who to hit for this*. In 2009, the American government’s response to an only-because-we-got-lucky unsuccessful terrorist attack was to look inwards to see who to blame for this. (H/T: Nice Deb) I think that, all things considered, I prefer the first | Read More »
Democrats resegregate DC school system.
Are you surprised? I’m not surprised. The leaders of D.C.’s school choice movement, Kevin P. Chavous (former D.C. Councilman) and Virginia Walden Ford (executive director of D.C. Parents for School Choice), today issued the following statement: “House and Senate Appropriators this week ignored the wishes of D.C.’s mayor, D.C.’s public schools chancellor, a majority of D.C.’s city council, and more than 70 percent of D.C. | Read More »
Vacation all he ever wanted? (Or, educating POTUS.)
Via JammieWearingFool, via Instapundit) Not to be unkind or anything – no, really, I’m trying not to be – but I have to ask: Increasingly unloved and ridiculed from both sides, a new and embittered President Obama is emerging this Christmas season as he begins a badly needed vacation in Hawaii. Why ‘badly needed?’ What, exactly, has the President done this year, besides calmly watch | Read More »
Hesitating in the face of volley fire.
Back in the day – which is to say, the days before reliable automatic weapons were present on the battlefield – armies relied pretty heavily on volley fire and rigid discipline to win battles. There were two reasons for this: first, of course, the more missiles you have in the air at once, the harder it is to get out of their way. The second | Read More »
Barack Obama: GOP PLANT?
The heck of it is, how can you tell an agent provocateur assigned to the task of driving a political party into the wall from a sincere party man doing it all on his own? Better aim? A taste: Upon taking office President Obama had to further enrage the Republican base, so he quickly and publicly rescinded some of the effective policies of George W. | Read More »
Quote of the Day, James Taranto edition.
In this respect, at least, the country would be better off if Obama really did have brilliant oratorical skills. – Taranto, in discussing the President’s West Point speech (H/T: Instapundit). Truth of the matter is, while the President is great at inspiring people who want to be inspired, he’s not that good at persuading people who don’t want to be, or who are going to | Read More »
No need for ‘victory?’
Erick wasn’t the only one who noticed that the President’s speech last night contained no use of the word ‘victory:’ Andrew Malcolm over at the LA Times’ blog observed that, too. President Obama spoke 4,582 words in his primetime Afghanistan war speech at West Point last night. He said “al Qaeda” 22 times. He mentioned the “Taliban” 12 times. And here’s how many times the | Read More »
POTUS visits Objective Reality on Gitmo.
(Via Hot Air) Took him long enough: President Obama acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that his administration would miss a self-imposed deadline to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by mid-January, admitting the difficulties of following through on one of his first pledges as president. [snip] On Guantánamo, Mr. Obama said that he now hoped to shut down the detention facility | Read More »
There’s a few in this one: Using a bloodthirsty Communist dictator to sell T-shirts. Watching quite a lot of administration pushback on the socialism thing get casually subverted by some guy in China trying to sell some T-shirts. The Chinese kicking off a visit that’s supposed to be about mutual cultural outreach by banning the T-shirt in question. Although I suppose that the last one | Read More »
President to embrace fiscal sanity Real Soon Now.
Not Right Now: Real Soon Now (via AoSHQ). Apparently the plan is to wait until after the current wave of spending, then convince the Democratic party to stop spending taxpayer money that does not, in point of fact, quite exist. Except for funding a new jobs bill, which somehow isn’t expected to ‘count.’ But can he do it, after… oh, let Bryon York get this | Read More »
‘The ‘Fortunate son,’ with malice aforethought’ open thread.
And if you’re wondering: why, yes. I enjoyed every second that I spent making this video. It was fun. Open thread. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
61% of Americans un-American?
At least, that’s the impression you’d be left with if you were the sort to take seriously everybody who upset that not everybody was signed off on the POTUS Peace Nobel thing. Luckily, taking them seriously is still a minority opinion in this country: Most Americans do not believe President Obama should have won the Nobel Peace Prize, and are divided on whether the award | Read More »
WaPo calls White House ‘Agnewesque.’
Another for the ‘media’s starting to get just a bit tired of the administration’s crusade against Fox News’ file. From Ruth Marcus: Obama’s dumb war with Fox News There’s only one thing dumber than picking a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel — picking a fight with people who don’t even have to buy ink. The Obama administration’s war on Fox News | Read More »