Obama: JFK or Tricky Dick?
Is Senator Barack Obama the next John F. Kennedy or Richard Nixon? This may seem like an odd question given their party affiliation, but simply labeling them Democrat or Republican fails to get at their personalities and styles.
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Richard Cohen Might Be Racist
Of course the title is in jest and refers to Allahpundit’s groundbreaking discovery of the Unified Field Theory of Obama Criticism: if you criticize him you are racist and hostis humani generis. Though I think Richard Cohen guilty of unspeakable crimes against logic and reason, no one could think him racist. But given the state of the political left today, I suspect he will be | Read More »
MI Morning Update: Walberg fights for lower gas prices, Right Michigan blogger challenge
98 Days Until Election Day July 29, 2008 MONRING UPDATE: WALBERG BATTLING FOR LOWER GAS PRICES…Tim Walberg is pushing Congress to allow domestic drilling to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. He’s also announced he may start driving his Harley around the district to save on gas! My kind of Congressman! RIGHT MICHIGAN CHALLENGE…bloggers, join our effort. This is a great opportunity to make a | Read More »
Proft, Kelley Square-Off on Presidential Politics on Fox Chicago Sunday
On Sunday, I squared off with the inimitable Cliff Kelley, afternoon radio talk show host for WVON, on Fox Chicago Sunday, for a brief discussion about Sen. Barack Obama’s European vacation, the media coverage of it, and the McCain campaign’s reaction to it. Take a look. –DP
Inflation and Blueprint for Change
I read that the U. S. Olympic Committee is staying where it is because that city is renting them new office space for free. The City raised the money to buy the office space by selling shares in the committee’s lease, and the city intends to pay the committee’s rent for them from the city’s general fund, to get the committee to stay in the | Read More »
An overnight thought.
Nothing too profound: only, if Obama’s European trip was mostly supposed to be about the Germany speech, and if said speech was supposed to be evocative of both JFK’s and Ronald Reagan’s… why is it that none of the text of that speech has captured the public imagination? Stop your average American on the street, and they’ll know the most famous phrases from either Kennedy | Read More »
Some Gaffes Are Worth Making
But of course, Barack Obama is going to get into a world of trouble for this.
You Don’t See This Much
One gifted orator whose soaring rhetoric was not matched by specific policy proposals is telling another gifted orator whose soaring rhetoric is not matched by specific policy proposals to get more specific about policy. Irony can hit you from all kinds of unexpected places.
David Petraeus Is A Very Smart Man
An example of his intelligence can be found here: The top U.S. military commander in Iraq isn’t buying the increasingly popular idea of a publicly stated timetable for American troop withdrawal. Gen. David Petraeus, the Iraq commander, said in an interview with McClatchy that the situation in Iraq is too volatile to “project out, and to then try to plant a flag on, a particular | Read More »
Truth Be Told: Obama States That He Is the Beneficiary of Unusually Positive Press Coverage
Truth Be Told: Obama States That He Is the Beneficiary ofUnusually Positive Press Coverage, whereby, the media become lobbyists for Obama, without being registered as lobbyists. Recently, I have seen numerous guests on various TV news and commentary programs debating whether Obama is and has beenfavored by the media. Along these lines, the McCain Campaign hasrun a TV commercial having clips which show well known | Read More »
New York Times: “Where’s The Bounce [Dammit]?”
Wiping the nervous sweat from his brow, Adam Nagourney at the New York Times tries to figure out who misplaced the emperor’s clothes. It is a question that has hovered over Senator Barack Obama even as he has passed milestone after milestone in his race for the White House: Why is he not doing better? [snip]And it is back again as he returns from an | Read More »
McCain Leads in National Poll, 49-45
With all the usual caveats on this being only one poll, USA Today/Gallup just published the first poll with McCain in the lead since May 1st. Back then, McCain only lead by one. USA Today/Gallup:McCain 49 (45)Obama 45 (50) That’s an unlikely 9 point shift from “late June.” The most interesting factor seems to be the likely voter screen. McCain leads among Likely Voters 49-45, | Read More »
Obama Leaked His Prayer to Press Before He Didn’t
Though there was a lot of outrage expressed over someone pulling Obama’s prayer out of the Western Wall, I personally figured he’d focus grouped the heck out of it first, knowing someone was going to get hold of it. Well, it appears I was probably right. In fact, according to the Israeli paper that published Obama’s prayer, he, well, from the New Republic: the Obama | Read More »
Busting a cap in Obama’s class warfare
cross-posted on Bluegrass Policy Blog Parents and students stuck with failing schools in Kentucky have no opportunity to move their children into a charter school like they would in California, or a private school like they would in Washington D.C. Our soon-to-be legislative liaison from the Kentucky Department of Education Frank Rasche saw to that (here and here). Kentucky’s Democratic primary voters rejected Sen. Barack | Read More »