Barack Obama’s Bitburg Moment
Barack Obama has apparently given up on the idea of attempting to draw parallels between himself and John F. Kennedy by going to Berlin. (Not to say there aren’t obvious parallels: unprepared and feckless to be sure but too early to have the Bay of Pigs.) He’s still going to Berlin. And we’re informed that he will bring his HOPECHANGE carnie act to the Siegessäule. | Read More »
Gunning For Virginia: Obama Opens Record 20 Campaign Offices! (Yawn)
At first glance you are inclined to think that Obama may really have a shot at flipping Virginia into the Blue column for the first time since 1964. Juicy headline; fresh new politician; Hope (at least by the Post) . . .. You get the picture. From the Washington Post. Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign announced Wednesday that it is adding 20 offices across Virginia, an | Read More »
Susan Estrich is Concerned. She ought to be.
Susan Estrich’s latest op-ed gives a bunch of reasons — some more valid than others — why this ought to be a Democrat Year and the Democrat Presidential candidate ought to win in a landslide. But she’s concerned. Very concerned. So how can Newsweek have the race at a dead heat? How come, even in the polls where Obama is leading, his lead is in | Read More »
The Evolution of Max Cleland
Promoted from RedHot to the front page because Moe kept goading me. 2002: Martyr to scurrilous Republican attacks 2004: Absolute moral authority 2008: Under the Obama bus.
Obama won’t speak at the Brandenburg Gate
Barry Obama will not be boasting at the Brandenburg Gate that he deserves a share of the credit for ending the Cold War and tearing down that wall. It won’t be from there that he outlines his steps to pick up history where it left off when the wall came down. Instead, he will speak at the Victory Column in central Berlin, with the Gate | Read More »
“The bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor,” forsooth.
Here’s the quote – yes, of course it’s Barack Obama and his apparent Natsec Ignorance Field. You had to ask? Throughout our history, America’s confronted constantly evolving danger, from the oppression of an empire, to the lawlessness of the frontier, from the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor, to the threat of nuclear annihilation. Americans have adapted to the threats posed by an ever-changing world. | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Says Obama Is A Dedicated Feminist
This explains a lot. I thought Obama was just a flip-flop wearing effete metrosexual. No, his sister says Obama is a feminist who “lives surrounded by women.” But here is the really interesting part. She said he taught her to ride a bicycle, made her practice harder math problems and start an exercise program, took her on college visits and even *gave her her first | Read More »
How Popular Is Abortion? Listen To The Candidates
So, what position on abortion is a greater asset in a national election? Well, you could look at history – abortion wasn’t really a sharp distinction in 1976, the first election after Roe, but since then the four candidates to win popular majorities all did so as pro-lifers. Assuming that the candidates’ rhetoric on the trail is some indicator of where they think popular sentiment | Read More »
Hope and Change and Culture and Civility
In our super-secret Contributor’s Conclave, we were discussing a certain Presidential candidate of notorious metrosexual proclivities, who had the bald effrontery to wear flip-flops with a blazer and slacks. And the question quite logically was asked: “This guy is supposed to bring culture and civility back to the White House?” To the best of my knowledge, Obama has promised Hope and Change, rather than culture | Read More »
Barack Obama is NOT Andrew Jackson
More, including pictures (check out the new one of Blago, haha), at Commodore Perry The recent New Yorker cartoonis all the rage, and Obama’s response was to call it insulting to Muslims and “tasteless and offensive.” Let’s contrast this to:Andrew Jackson. As the story goes, Jackson’s opposition labeled him “Jackass” during the 1832 campaign for President. But instead of either buckling to or ignoring the | Read More »
Obama; The World Tour
As you may recall Barack Obama refused the offer from John McCain to share a trip to Iraq. This proffer came from a man who has visited the country and our forces 8 times now. While in my mind, it is facile to explain most events which a politician undertakes as “political”, Mr. McCain has done his best to keep the trips focused and meaningful. | Read More »
Dear Obama Girl,
Dear Obama Girl,With all of the presumptive Democratic nominee’s recent position changes, I’m sure you’re feeling hurt. I wrote the following new lyrics to the tune of ”I Got a Crush on Obama” to help you through your crisis: Please read on…
A Simple Game Of Obamaball
Want to see an awesome game? Sponsored by John McCain, I dare you to try and follow the Obamaball as it goes back and forth below the fold:
By The Numbers
Richard Rahn compares the economic plans and advisers of the Presidential candidates and finds McCain to be in a stronger position–though he does state that McCain needs to specify where his spending cuts will come from. When it comes to Obama’s position, Rahn is eviscerating: Mr. Obama’s fiscal plan is totally implausible. He has, according to the National Taxpayer Union (NTU), already promised to increase | Read More »
Shorter New York Times
People in Iraq really like Barack Obama personally, but they will like him a whole lot less if Obama follows through on his campaign promises on Iraq. Oh, and John McCain was right about the surge.