Letting Go Of A President
The looming departure from Pennsylvania Avenue for George and Laura Bush finally affords me the opportunity for a little closure. I mean, I stood by him through so many travails that I came to learn what “my President” really felt like. The first Farm Bill…”but he’s my President.” Post 9/11 Airline bailout…”but he’s my President.” Harriet Miers, No Child Left Behind, Dubai Ports World, Social | Read More »
Introducing Obama’s Enemies List
As you may know, Sen. Barack Obama created an enemies list website called “Fight the Smears.” In true Nixonian style, this paranoid website includes a list of political enemies that are allegedly conducting a covert internet campaign against him. The information on the site is not only inaccurate, it does the very thing it is claiming to stop, namely smear campaigns. Obama may aspire to | Read More »
Every cliche of the Obaman Left, packaged in 8 minutes.
Via AoSHQ: See also Wolking’s World Remember, folks: Obama supporters. In all of their glory. Moe Lane PS: Hey, he was the one who chose to ally himself with some of the nastiest organized groups in Western society still unhung. He wants to break with those people, he can do so publicly. Until then, when it comes to Iraq: Not In Your Name, Senator Obama. | Read More »
Are We There Yet? Victory in Iraq and the 2008 Election
“Events, dear boy, events.” –Former British PM Harold Macmillan on the greatest threat to any government’s plans. “In chaos there is opportunity” –Variously attributed. It’s time for Republicans to decide: are we willing to stake the election on the proposition that we have won the war in Iraq?
Backlash: Wall Street Downgrades Big 3 Networks’ Stock From “News” to “Paparazzi”
You knew this was coming. Wall Street analysts late yesterday downgraded the stock of ABC, NBC, and CBS to “Paparazzi” status in light of the widespread perception that in covering presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama’s trip to Europe and the Middle East, that they had lost a substantial amount of objectivity and were instead focusing more on the candidate’s image and star power.Jeffrey F. Goldberg, | Read More »
The New York Times rejects John McCain’s reply to Obama
John McCain has been given a failing grade by New York Times opinion editor Dave Shipley, who quickly vacated the premises for his vacation but told McCain that he could have a do-over. Drudge reports that John McCain submitted an editorial to the lefty New York Times last week, only to have it be rejected as not Obama-esque enough by Times opinion editor David Shipley: | Read More »
How to Win/Lose an Election
John McCain is a man of exceptional honor, impeccable integrity, and one who holds strong convictions toward his principles and core values. Those are marvelously-wonderful character traits for any human being to have – especially the President of the United States of America. The sad reality is – that won’t win elections.
What the Democrats and Obama said about the surge strategy
Let’s be clear about this. When Democrats (and a few Republicans) said they opposed the surge in troops, they also opposed the strategy. Why? Because to execute the strategy, more troops were needed. We couldn’t go on moving troops around to handle hot spots. Baghdad desperately needed more security, and moving troops to Baghdad from Anbar or Diyala or other provinces would not solve the | Read More »
Pure as the driven snow, except when they are not
How can this be? I thought only Republicans had these entanglements. How inconvenient. Billionaire Penny Pritzker helped run Hinsdale, Ill.-based Superior [Bank], overseeing her family’s 50% ownership stake. She now serves as Barack Obama’s national campaign-finance chairwoman, which means her banking past could prove to be an embarrassment to her — and perhaps to the campaign. Naturally, the Obama campaign says Ms. Pritzker has done | Read More »
Slow Down There, Marc Ambinder
Three days and three translations later, the shock waves from the alleged Nuri al-Maliki “endorsement” of Sen. Barack Obama’s timeline for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq have been tempered by a statement from the Prime Minister’s office making clear that the German magazine Der Spiegel got it all wrong. In their rapture at the thought that their golden boy had conquered Sen. John McCain | Read More »
Obama, Islam and Polling
Gallup did another poll on the silly issue of “Is Obama Muslim?” They find that 12% of Rs and 12% of Ds think Obama is Muslim. So it’s not just a partisan thing. Interesting, they don’t break it down by education or income which I presume make a difference. First, 12% is a ludicrously low number for getting a basic fact wrong among Americans, so | Read More »
Reaching Out? Not So Much.
If you are going to run an American Presidential campaign that pledges, amongst other things, to improve America’s standing in the world, it behooves you to communicate from time to time with people from other countries. The best and most efficient way to do this, of course, is to communicate with the foreign media. And yet, we find out that Barack Obama just isn’t interested: | Read More »
Obama: I’ll Be President For ‘The Next 8 to 10 Years’?
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the reputed “Constitutional scholar,” just today said on CBS’s Face the Nation that he went to Iraq to talk to important leader that he expects to be “dealing with over the next eight to 10 years.” So, does this “Constitutional scholar” not realize that there is this little thing called the 22nd Amendment that holds a president to only two, | Read More »
Barack Obama – Typical Democrat Change Of Stripes Before An Elction
He has touted himself as the ,”candidate for change.” He claims to be above the usual political fray and different then ,”other,” candidates. Yet this liberal Democrat follows in a long line of Democrats who, though claiming to be the party that speaks for the American people, change their stripes in order to gain votes for a General Election. The only real change that Obama | Read More »
The Case of Chicago (Don’t read: Still draft)
To do list: Provide succint summary of the past activities, projects and efforts of Sen. Obama while in Chicago and state legislator in Illinois Assembly. Highlight Obama’s stands/positions/policies in Chicago. Enumerate key personalities in Chicago that Barack had working relationship with. Provide a situationer of present Chicago, focus on Economy and Violence. Make a treatise why Gov. Blago is correct in saying that “Chicago is | Read More »