The ‘No Strategy’ Strategy

    The 'No Strategy' Strategy

    First, a bit of self-promotion. This is my nationally syndicated column. Surely you want to call your local paper and ask them to run it. It is from Creators Syndicate. Any pushing of your local media outlets would be appreciated by me. — Erick President Obama addressed the nation this past Wednesday night to outline his strategy for combating ISIS. Having declared the War on | Read More »

    Obama’s Iraq strategy unraveling

    Obama's Iraq strategy unraveling

    Last night, Obama announced his strategy for dealing with ISIS. One of the key points is stepping up airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria: First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists.  Working with the Iraqi government, we will expand our efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions, so that we’re hitting ISIL targets as Iraqi forces | Read More »

    ISIS Speech: a modest strategy with much to be modest about

    ISIS Speech: a modest strategy with much to be modest about

    Last night, Obama laid out what he purported to be a strategy for dealing with ISIS. It is really nothing but an amalgam of policies that not only cannot work but have been proven to not work every time they are tried. In Obama’s speech he laid out a four point strategy. First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists.  Working | Read More »

    Didn’t Barack Obama Declare the War on Terror Over?

    Didn't Barack Obama Declare the War on Terror Over?

    “[T]his speech is what I imagine you’d try to say to your mom if she walked in on you playing with yourself. It was awkward and we’ve caught the President with his pants down.”They were first the rebels we needed to support in Syria. Then they became a J.V. threat. Then they were amateur hour. Now they warrant a prime time address from the White | Read More »

    Obama turned away from golf courses

    Obama turned away from golf courses

    The bloom is certainly off the rose. Over the Labor Day weekend our overworked and under appreciated president tried to play golf at some of the upper crust golf courses near New York City and was turned away. President Obama was turned down at several top golf courses in Westchester while he was visiting the area over Labor Day weekend, sources tell NBC 4 New | Read More »

    The Tyranny of Small Things in Barack Obama’s America

    The Tyranny of Small Things in Barack Obama's America

    At first they came for the school vending machines. Then they came for school pizzas. Then kids across America decided they’d rather starve during the day than eat the crap Michelle Obama insists they need. Liberals everywhere fretted that our children must be racists with no taste to reject fiats of Michelle Obama and the food police. The fat kids need to do it for | Read More »

    Obama and GOP agree to do nothing about ISIS

    Obama and GOP agree to do nothing about ISIS

    More information becomes available about Obama’s strategy for dealing with ISIS. In essence, he wants money. Approving the fund could allow the White House and congressional leaders to escape a tougher vote on authorizing or funding military action before the midterm elections but still achieve the “buy in” the president has said he wants from Congress. At the same time, the request risks opening the | Read More »

    We’ll Probably Get Fooled Again

    We'll Probably Get Fooled Again

    The Washington Post and ABC have conducted a joint poll which asked respondents to rate Obama’s presidency on whether it has been a “failure” or a “success.” Note that this question is different conceptually from whether you approve or disapprove of the job someone is doing as President, which indicates current trajectory rather than overall performance. The results nonetheless were probably about what you’d expect: | Read More »

    The piecemeal presidency

    How bad are President Obama’s poll numbers?  So bad that the poll-crazed media has essentially stopped talking about them, as the Media Research Center noticed on Monday.  Last week’s cataclysmic Gallup poll was given zero coverage on the Big Three networks.  They scarcely bother to report their own partnership polls. That’s quite a contrast with the way polls were used to drive news coverage of the Bush | Read More »

    Greta van Susteren: White House Pressured Fox News to Back Down on Benghazi

    Greta van Susteren: White House Pressured Fox News to Back Down on Benghazi

    A lot of you probably caught Fox News’ special this past weekend “13 Hours at Benghazi”. As you might imagine, the White House is none too pleased with the special. Between it and the House Benghazi Committee’s upcoming first public hearing on September 14, the Obama administration is clearly feeling the heat on the issue. On Friday, Greta van Susteren spoke on her show about how | Read More »

    Obama’s to “start going on some offense” with ISIS

    Obama's to "start going on some offense" with ISIS

    Wednesday Obama is supposed to address the nation on his plan for combating ISIS. The signs are not hopeful: President Barack Obama will address the country Wednesday to explain to the nation “what our game plan is going forward” in the fight against ISIS. In an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Obama expressed confidence that the United States, with help from | Read More »

    Democrats: Immigration reform will kill us in the 2014 elections

    Democrats: Immigration reform will kill us in the 2014 elections

    Yesterday, Barack Obama decided that he would not undertake unilateral executive action on immigration: After saying he would overhaul the nation’s immigration system by the end of summer, President Obama has now decided to delay any action until after the November elections. The president told Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd in an interview airing Sunday that the surge of unaccompanied children at the Mexican border changed | Read More »

    Obama assembles Coalition of the Useless to fight ISIS

    Obama assembles Coalition of the Useless to fight ISIS

    Speaking at the closing of the NATO summit made another non-announcement about ISIS, the fundamentalist Islamic group rampaging through Iraq and Syria through the inaction of the Obama administration. Speaking at the closing of the Nato summit in Wales, the US president said the grouping, which also included Germany and Canada, “stood ready to confront this terrorist threat with military, intelligence, law enforcement as well as diplomatic | Read More »

    Barack Obama chooses the worst possible partisan action on immigration issue.

    Barack Obama chooses the worst possible partisan action on immigration issue.

    I say this as a RiNO pro-amnesty squish: this decision is senseless. Abandoning his pledge to act by the end of summer, President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, White House officials said. The move instantly infuriated immigration advocates while offering relief to some vulnerable Democrats in tough Senate re-election contests. …in no small | Read More »

    Barack Obama Admits Immigration Reform is a Political Issue

    Barack Obama Admits Immigration Reform is a Political Issue

    This morning, news broke that signaled the end of immigration reform attempts by the White House and pro-amnesty groups within Congress. This move by the White House shows everyone what you and I have known all along – immigration reform has never been about doing what’s morally right. It’s about building up a voting base. The funny thing is that the Republicans were suckered in | Read More »