What in the World is Obama’s “Civilian National Security Force”?
I was getting ready to start my day early this morning when my phone rang. It was a friend of mine in DC who wanted to know if I had seen and/or blogged about a comment Barack Obama made recently at a speech in Colorado. I told him it was unlikely and asked what he said that was so earth shattering. In a July 2 | Read More »
From The “With Friends Like These” Files
Congressional Democrats are complaining that they are receiving very little in the way of politeness and consideration from the Obama campaign. As one Senate Democratic aide is quoted as saying, “They think they know what’s right and everyone else is wrong on everything . . . They are kind of insufferable at this point.” Read the story, and you will find that the Obama campaign | Read More »
Anti-Surge Commentary, Meet Memory Hole
Now that the Obama campaign has resolved to eliminate traces of the Senator’s opposition to the surge from is website, can we finally say that the presumptive Democratic nominee is not of the “reality-based” species? And let it be noted that Google evidently does not cache Obama’s website–convenient, that. Evidently, the patron saint of reality-based politics can’t quite adjust to new realities now that it | Read More »
Abortion 08: More then just Judges
Discussions on how the presidential elections will impact the issue of abortion tend to be focused on what type of Supreme Court Justices the next President will appoint. It is important to remember that the President plays an important role in terms of abortion beyond just judges. This can be clearly seen in the last two Presidents. President Clinton vetoed a ban on partial birth | Read More »
Satire Isn’t Satire If Someone Has To Explain It To You
Michael Weiss writes for PJM: Listening to the chorus of fainthearted responses to this week’s New Yorker cover, one gets the impression that satire, like everything else in our sad culture, must now come with a warning label and child-safety latch. Barry Blitt’s slightly overwrought but still amusing illustration, which is even pedantically titled “The Politics of Fear,” features the Obamas fist-bumping in the Oval | Read More »
When Will Joe Sestak (D-PA) Be Thrown Under the Bus?
The late nights show are going to have their best ratings ever during this election.
Obama Sells Soul to Lobbyist to Throw a Party
The New York Times has a profile of the man behind the fundraising effort for the Democratic National Convention in Denver next month. His name is Steven Farber, and he just happens to be the head of the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, which the Times describes as, “one of the fastest-growing lobbying shops in Washington and one of the most powerful firms in | Read More »
Patrick Ruffini: Obama Now Telemarketing?
He’s of the opinion that “this is first-hand evidence that Obama’s money crunch is real and is being impacted by his moving to the center on FISA and Iraq.” Perish the thought of me disagreeing with Patrick – he’s better at this than I am – but I must note that we were seeing his fund-raising numbers go down prior to FISA. Until they reveal | Read More »
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that in his speech late this morning, Obama tried his best to continue the narrative that BushLied™ about Iraq AND about Afghanistan. BTW, the new line is that limited success in Iraq has come at the cost of real terrorist victories in Afghanistan. He also posited that the Iraqis have failed to unify politically, which he said was the real | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Uninformed Plan For Iraq And Afghanistan
He has made one trip to Iraq. He has never been to Afghanistan. His military policy decisions are based on a long standing anti-war agenda and advice from everyone EXCEPT active commanders in the field like General David Patraeus. Yet Barack Obama has now seen fit to make a major policy statement concerning Iraq, Afghanistan and the on going was against terrorism. Appeasing the liberal | Read More »
What’s the Mood in the Hood?
Hofmeister has just started a new not-for-profit company, Citizens for Affordable Energy I didn’t write this diary just to promote John Hofmeister. I really think the Republican Party needs to promote the idea of finding more energy from a point of view of not only finding new energy but also increasing the number of high paying union jobs that will be a part of the | Read More »
Senator Burr: Obama Will Probably Ignore Gen. Petraeus
This morning I talked to Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) about Senator Obama’s shifting positions on Iraq. He made a lot of great points worth repeating here. Initially, I asked him what he thought had brought about all of Obama’s policy shifts on Iraq. He said, as with all campaigns, Obama built his campaign around certain assumptions and then formed his policy positions from those assumptions. | Read More »
Wherein the Obama campaign is told to grow up about the New Yorker thing.
The op-ed is quite choice, really – and hard to know where to cut. Cover charges If Obama’s campaign is upset by a magazine satire, what will it do when the real attacks begin? July 15, 2008 Let’s be frank. People sophisticated enough to read, say, newspaper editorials are smart enough to know that the New Yorker’s cover art this week — portraying Barack Obama | Read More »
Barack Obama Purges His Website. No Longer Critical of the Surge.
When the situation in Iraq was going badly, Barack Obama wanted us to retreat. When the surge took hold and the situation in Iraq improved, Barack Obama wanted us to retreat. No turn in Iraq went unstoned in Obama’s commitment to retreat and surrender. Not any more. Obama has thrown his old positions under the bus. And, for a guy whose campaign claims to get | Read More »
Democrats Say Obama is Insular, Uncooperative, and Inattentive
Yet more evidence that Democrats love President Bush. They say Bush is arrogant, inarticulate, insular, uncooperative, and inattentive. So what do they do? They nominate the closest equivalent to their allegations. Hey, imitation is the highest form of flattery! Nonetheless, it is humorous to pick through their concerns: – Until a mailing that went out in the past few days, Obama had done little fundraising | Read More »