Is This A Subtle Bias At Reuters?
In a story about the White House in damage control mode over the President’s rather stupid remarks on the Supreme Court, Reuters reports the following: “What he did was make an unremarkable observation about 80 years of Supreme Court history,” Carney told reporters during a White House briefing dominated by the topic. and The president, who taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago, qualified | Read More »
Maybe Paul Ryan Should Have Called It a Trojan Condom Budget
Barack Obama spoke to the American press yesterday to demagogue Republicans, Paul Ryan’s budget, cite Ronald Reagan as proof that raising taxes is okay, and damn with faint praise American exceptionalism. The President called Paul Ryan’s budget a “trojan horse.” Given the President’s predilection for forcing all Americans, through regulatory fiat, to adhere to his view of contraception, I suspect that had Paul Ryan preemptively | Read More »
The Emperor Needs A New Diaper
I like and appreciate both Moe Lane and Leon Wolf. I’ve been rewarded vastly beyond my limited abilities getting to front page on this blog with them both. However, they’ve each made a serious error in judgment this week which I’ll hopefully rectify in today’s issue of Repair_Man_Jack. Leon and Moe have both weighed in on Admiral Obama’s reckless sortie athwart the iniquitous US Supreme | Read More »
Constitutional Law 090 for President Obama: The Federalist Papers (#78).
You probably remember yesterday’s post by RedState’s Leon Wolf about how the President’s bizarre commentary on the Supreme Court (essentially, Barack Obama seems to think that constitutionality is in the eye of the supine legislature whose members promptly got decimated in the next Congressional election) demonstrates pretty much an explicit disdain for, and rejection of, the very doctrine of judicial review. Leon finished by saying | Read More »
Testing the Media’s Testicular Fortitude
According to America’s top Constitutional Law Professor turned President of the United States, the Supreme Court should not overturn “a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected congress.” What about the people, acting through the democratic process, to amend their own constitution? I ask because in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled it unconstitutional for the people | Read More »
NYT’s Richard Thaler savagely attacks Barack Obama.
I know, I’m as shocked as you are: but that’s what happened. You see, Richard Thaler was trying to push back on the entire steadily-rising gas price thing (four bucks a gallon, if you’re lucky), and so in an op-ed today for the New York Times Thaler authoritatively declared: Here is a one-item test to see whether you are guilty of cloudy thinking about gas | Read More »
The “Don’t You Love The Citizens United Case?” Friday Open Thread.
I mean, I personally love the Citizens United case. Aside from liking free speech, it seems to be a positive spur to creativity. Check out this latest spy spoof from American Crossroads, with Barack Obama starring as the almost-urbane secret agent trying to fumble-finger the rest of us into giving up our missile defense plans: For the record: no, really, Vladimir Putin really does go | Read More »
Obama sells out American values and interests in Russia
I applaud House Speaker John Boehner for his letter to President Barack Obama on Russia. I also applaud him for holding fire on Obama while he was abroad at an important security summit. It much more clearly articulated Obama’s shocking behavior with respect to Russia than any other criticism to date: The Russian government has not lived up to its obligations to support the world | Read More »
Coal policy could swing the election
Forgive me for venturing out from strict horserace poll analysis, but given the the administration’s recent moves on coal power, I couldn’t help but wonder how that might affect the President in swing states, should prices rise in coal-burning states. A check I made this morning suggests that the answer is yes, if coal is an issue in this election, it could swing close states.
Obama in South Korea is no Reagan in Reykjavik
One the arguments Mitt Romney’s opponents have against him was defined by Romney’s own campaign’s “etch-a-sketch” comment. No one seems to know what Mitt Romney really stands for and the etch-a-sketch comment gave a visual image, created by Romney’s own campaign, to drive home the lack of trust in Mitt Romney. With an open microphone, Barack Obama has now done the same to himself. One | Read More »
Tech at Night: FTC makes a move, FCC still trouble, NAM backs SECURE IT
So we already had the coming FCC battle over Verizon’s attempts to acquire the spectrum it needs, the Senate fight over ‘cybersecurity,’ and a possible Congressional fight over Internet sales taxation. But now there’s a new issue to keep track of: the FTC is taking it upon itself to regulate the Internet on the grounds of protecting privacy. Jim Harper seems thinks it’s nothing new, | Read More »
Tags: Agency Pricing
, Barack Obama
, Net Neutrality
, Personal Responsibility
, Public Knowledge
, SECURE IT
Barack Obama asks for ‘flexibility’ from Medvedev on missile defense.
Alternative title: “Barack Obama begs Russia for more time to arrange capitulation on missile defense.” There’s an election coming up, you see – and if the President gets re-elected then he will be in a position where he won’t have to worry about those pesky voters, and their provincial dislike for having nuclear weapons pointed at their heads. Hence, the need for more time: President | Read More »
Marx Madness Redux
My radio producer, Shane, is a genius. And he put this audio montage together in honor of the 2nd anniversary of Obamacare. What to call it? Marx Madness. What to put as background music? Why the national anthem to the USSR of course. Enjoy. UPDATE: On radio and twitter I’ve been giving Stephen Kruiser credit for coming up with it, but Fingers Malloy tells me | Read More »
Budgets Force Choices.
“A budget is values,” says Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former head of the Congressional Budget Office and an adviser to John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. “When you put together a budget, you display where you’re going to put the nation’s resources and what you care about.” (HT:Washingtonexaminer) Something went wrong with the universe after the Puerto Rican GOP Primary. Mitt Romney not only made an accidental relevant | Read More »
Barack Obama denounces himself over gas price attack ads.
Statement (Via Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt): “Every time prices start to go up – especially in an election year – politicians dust off their three-point plans for $2 gasoline. They head down to the pump, make sure a few cameras are following them, and start acting like they can wave a magic wand and you’ll have cheap gas forever. Sound familiar?” Obama said. Oddly enough, | Read More »