From The “If John McCain Said Something Like This, The Senility Jokes Wouldn’t Stop” Files
I give you this.
I give you this.
The McCain campaign has been showing signs of life, as Moe deftly points out. There is one issue that we know motivates McCain enough to go on the offensive, and that is national security in general and the war in Iraq in particular. Barack Obama is set to travel to Iraq to view firsthand the success of the troop surge strategy that he opposed. And | Read More »
Image courtesy: tonight’s dinner. You need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. You should be thinking about how can your child become bilingual. We should have every child speaking more than one language. Sigh. DONT GIVE UP THE SHIP More at: Commodore Perry
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 »
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’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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »