88% of Obama’s 2008 over-$200 donors are AWOL in 2012.
This is one of the more amusing factoids that you’re going to read this morning: “According to a BuzzFeed analysis of campaign finance data, 88% of the people who gave $200 or more in 2008 — 537,806 people — have not yet given that sum this year. And this drop-off isn’t simply an artifact of timing. A full 87% of the people who gave $200 | Read More »
Obamacare in the Age of Scrutiny.
Interesting what people can take from a picture. Case in point: When Glenn put up a post using it, he focused on the brutal elegance of that sign message:”You vote for Obamacare, we vote for your opponent.“ Which, by the way: we will. But what I took away from it was primarily the guy with the camera. I’ve written this before, and now I’ll write | Read More »
The Obama Death Stare Open Thread.
You can just hear him thinking, Why is Rep. Paul Ryan‘s trachea not being crushed? I’m sure that I’m doing it right… Ladies and gentlemen. Surely I do not have to tell you what to do with this gift that Stephen Green of Vodkapundit has so graciously given unto us all?
An Education Department that can’t spell.
You’d think that the slapdash sorts in this particular administration would check to make sure that they spelled quite simple words properly in their media advisories: Then again, you’d also expect them to check to see whether a major Presidential address to schoolchildren was actually taking place after the start of everybody’s school year*. Moe Lane *Alternatively, we can all stop pretending that the White | Read More »
Obama Joker artist a Palestinian-American Kuchinich supporter.
Although he likes Republican ideals on domestic issues. Also note: he didn’t add the ‘socialism’ bit; that was whoever-it-was that sent the thing viral. Also: dislikes Obama, cool with socialism, and thinks that the original ‘Hope’ artist is two-faced. Stories like this are why I love this country. We are simply too big and too majestic to be fettered by any requirement of a narrative | Read More »
The ‘This has to be a Photoshop.’ Sunday Open Thread.
(Via @stoo11) There’s no way anybody could have pulled this off: The man’s got Secret Service agents and stuff to keep this sort of thing from happening, right? Libyan Leader Moamer Kadhafi gestures after a meeting of the Group of Eight (G8) and participating African countries during the G8 summit in L’Aquila, in central Italy, on July 10, 2009. G8 leaders, including an Africa-bound Barack | Read More »
USNA: Ceremonial swords on the prohibited list since after 9/11.
If you saw this story about how midshipmen’s ceremonial swords were on the prohibited list for graduation ceremonies, you were probably not pleased about it. Neither was I – but I checked with the Public Affairs office for the Naval Academy, and they informed me that this policy was put into place in response to 9/11. It is, bluntly, a stupid policy – if our | Read More »
So, they remade V.
Yes, as in V – The Original TV Miniseries*. Both Ace of Spades and Allahpundit are busily cleaning their tasty, tasty beverage of choice off of their monitors right now: watch the trailer and you’ll see why. Normally, I’d guess that this would be completely accidental – but what the heck, ABC hired Jake Tapper, so maybe there’s one of Sy Hersh’s stay-behind VRWC Resistance | Read More »
Rich Obama supporters start realize that he’s talking about *them*.
Look, I understand the temptation to mock. I really do. Barack Obama’s rich supporters fear his tax plans show he’s a class warrior Wealthy Wall Street financiers and other business figures provided crucial support for Mr Obama during the election, backing him over the Republican candidate John McCain as the right leader to rescue the collapsing US economy. But it is now dawning on many | Read More »
Did Obama’s children make him give way on School Choice?
I consider this theory provided by Jim Geraghty plausible. …one or both of the Obama daughters, knowing that the cancellation of the program would mean some of their classmates would have to leave Sidwell Friends private school, urged their father to keep the program. …for two reasons: It would involve his family, and I’ve never seen President Obama do anything that crosses his family. Which | Read More »
Cheney Doubles Down on ‘torture’ memos.
(Via Andrew Malcolm) Former Vice President Dick Cheney has indicated that last week’s disclosure / distraction involving four CIA ‘torture’ memos is critically incomplete, as it fails to give results. He wants the full story released: “One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure,” Cheney tells Hannity, “is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the | Read More »
Rasmussen: Majority of country worries government will do too much.
I would quibble with the results here: it implies that the notion that we’ve already done too much already to fix the economy isn’t a legitimate answer. Still, this report will not be welcome news for the administration: 52% Worry Government Will Do Too Much to Fix Economy [snip] The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of the nation’s Likely Voters now | Read More »
Breaking: President Obama in Baghdad.
I’m glad that he did it – Presidential visits are usually treats for the troops – so I’ll just snicker at the press instead: Much of the traveling press who accompanied Obama to Europe was kept in the dark. But the Iraq visit was a badly-kept secret, with government ministers in Baghdad sparking speculation about it several days before he left the U.S. a week | Read More »
Obama avoids saying ‘genocide’ in Turkey*.
(H/T: Dan Riehl) With regard to President Obama’s decision to not confront the Armenian Genocide question while in Turkey – as noted here from someone on the scene, he specifically avoided using the word genocide – it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that he didn’t keep that particular campaign promise (“America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian Genocide and responds | Read More »
The Democrats’ budget has passed. [UPDATED]
I’ve received word that the Senate passed our current budget monstrosity 55-43. No Republican defections: we picked up Bayh and Nelson of Florida Nebraska [my bad!]. Earlier, the House version passed 233/196 with no Republicans voting for it, 20 Democrats voting against it, with supposed fiscal conservatives (and European junketeers) Charlie Melancon (LA-03) and Bart Gordon (TN-06) singled out for special ridicule as being part | Read More »
The NRSC goes after… the President.
Mind you, this is all perfectly accurate (Via Ace): …but a bit unexpected to have happen quite this early. Admittedly, the President hasn’t been having the best of months, but this is something that normally takes place after, say, disastrous midterms for the party in power. I think that the answer is in the format: Ed Morrissey notes, this is a web-only ad*. It may | Read More »
Obamateurism* of the Day, 03/22/2009.
This new feature comes from Ed Morrissey, and it’s pretty much in direct response to Slate’s unaccountable decision to not let go of what was never a particularly funny joke in the first place. But if Slate wants to play, hey, we can play too. With more video footage. You can send in your tip to Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org . He figures that he can | Read More »
Obama to quietly break promise on recognizing Armenian genocide.
I said that it did back in February, and I say it now. It happened, and while there are consequences to saying that it happened, there are consequences to not saying so, too. And the administration has apparently decided to go with the latter set of consequences. Obama wavers on pledge to declare Armenian genocide The Obama administration is hesitating on a promised presidential declaration | Read More »
Leno over the Gridiron.
After deciding to stay away from the Gridiron Club – where everything is off the record, on both sides of the equation – the President has decided to go on Jay Leno: Obama to appear on Leno – will he bring a teleprompter? The news that President Obama will appear on Jay Leno’s show Thursday night could be told in a couple ways depending on | Read More »
And so the 2010 fundraising cycle begins.
Via Andrew Malcolm we see that Obama’s first Presidential fundraiser is scheduled for March 25th, for the DNC. Currently, the Democrats are trying to lower expectations, which… doesn’t mean much of anything, really. They did a lot of that last year to heighten their eventual totals, and it worked out pretty well for them.