Sure, Hillary Clinton should promise to fulfill Barack Obama’s legacy!
I don’t really want* to fisk this article on how Hillary Clinton should run on a platform of being Barack Obama’s third term – she totally should, by the way – but it’s hard not to fisk when somebody leads off with a sentence this interruptible. So let me just interject, the one time: Conventional wisdom has it that President Obama’s middling poll numbers will be | Read More »
Obama uses a crisis to roll the GOP on “comprehensive immigration reform”
When the Fast & Furious scandal came to light it had the appearance of a manufactured crisis designed to drive the US domestic debate on gun control. If US purchased weapons were showing up in the hands of Mexican narcotrafficantes then those weapons could make a case for more stringent gun control within the United States. Obama has made numerous statements on the chaos American | Read More »
Long hot summer for the White House, why not a national vacation?
Summer doldrums is here. That time between the end of basketball and hockey season, and before football season starts, when lazy baseball games stretch on, the days are long, and everyone takes their vacations. There’s plenty of reasons the Obama White House would like us to just forget the next two months and take a national vacation.
ICYMI, let’s review the White House’s woe-list:
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Obama to reward a state sponsor of terrorism for committing terrorism
What a difference six weeks make. Today John Kerry said that the United States is considering a partnership with Iran to stabilize Iraq: Secretary of State John Kerry cautiously signaled on Monday that the United States would be open to cooperating with Iran militarily in Iraq to beat back al Qaida-inspired fighters who pose an “existential” danger to that war-torn country and may look to | Read More »
Colin Kahl Pens a CYA Op-Ed on Iraq
Colin Kahl, according to his little bio on his Politico op-ed, “is an associate professor in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program…. From February 2009 to December 2011, he was the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East.” In other words, during the time Joe Biden was hailing Iraq as some sort of success story for Barack Obama, Colin Kahl was one of | Read More »
How Barack Obama Let the Iranians Bully Him Out of Iraq
The President’s circle of jerks in the press are so invested in protecting their precious that they will not cover this extensively. In fact, I am absolutely shocked that NPR has interviewed Dexter Filkins and likewise shocked that the New Yorker would run Filkins’ expose on how Barack Obama lost Iraq and let it be turned into an Iranian colony. It is stunning and the | Read More »
Iraq is the Left’s Vietnam
The Vietnam war has hung around Democrats’ necks for almost a half century, with Republican President Gerald Ford inheriting the war’s disastrous end. The Dems would love to return the honor to Bush of starting a war and they get to seal the final collapse. Obama is doing everything he can to bring that about.
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Barack Obama’s YOLO presidency
One of the main indictments of the Clinton administration was its willingness to kick substantive policy issues down the road while bringing out the marching band to herald irrelevant acts. George Will called it a “holiday from history.” After 9/11, Charles Krauthammer had more to say: That is how one acts on holiday: Mortal enemies are dealt with not as combatants, but as defendants. Clinton | Read More »
Lois Lerner’s Emails Are to Obama as the Missing Watergate Audio Was to Nixon
Lois Lerner’s emails are gone. Her hard drive crashed and the IRS wants us to believe a scenario that they would never believe if it happened to you. They claim her emails are not salvageable. There is no backup apparently. They waited until Friday afternoon to tell the world. Expect the press to ignore it and gloss it over. The circle of jerks in the | Read More »
Obama denies military aid to Iraq until it is too late
Iraq continues to melt down. Kurdish peshmerga have seized the city of Kirkuk. Kirkuk has long been a point of contention between the Iraqi government and the Kurd minority because it was originally Kurdish, depopulated and recolonized by Arabs under Saddam Hussein, and it is the center of Iraq’s northern oil producing region. Mosul, which feel earlier in the week to ISIS, is the capital | Read More »
Obama’s terrorist catch-and-release program is a success
We posted earlier about the unspooling tragedy that is the Obama-Clinton foreign policy in the Arab world. Perhaps the only thing in competition for the political equivalent of the Darwin Awards is the administration’s policy of releasing terrorists known to be both dangerous and committed to their cause. We all know about the five Taliban commanders handed over for American deserter Bowe Berghdahl. Now we | Read More »
The Obama-Clinton foreign policy is a smashing success
Blowback. That was the term the left, Ron Paul fans, and conspiracy theorists (to the extent these are different groups) used to explain 9-11. The idea that the attack on the Twin Towers as a direct result of US actions. While this is pretty much a fantasy in the case of 9-11, we are seeing a textbook case of blowback underway in Iraq. Since U.S. | Read More »
The Nanny State Hates Your Cheese
If you are anything close to a foodie, you know you have to buy imported parmesan cheese to get a good parmesan flavor. American cheeses like parmesan must be pasteurized to be sold in interstate commerce. The flavor is much saltier without the good tangy taste of an unpasteurized parmesan. But, humorously, imported unpasteurized parmesan and other cheeses are available. There is a noticeable difference | Read More »