Fifty-Six Percent of Americans Think Obama Has Done Nothing To Improve The Economy
The headline that the Washington Post uses is “Obama is getting credit for the economy. But nobody’s celebrating just yet.” On their twitter feed, they highlight that 42% of Americans give the President credit for improving the economy. What their actual data says is that 56% of Americans think the President has either done nothing to improve the economy or made it worse. Big difference | Read More »
Houthi coup in Yemen, to give Shiite rebels Red Sea influence
Since 2004 the Houthi movement, led by Shiite sect leader Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, has been fighting to take over Yemen, a country that had only been reunited since 1990, near the end of the Cold War. They’ve now succeeded in taking the Presidential palace in the capital. It’s a pattern we’ve seen throughout the Arab world, where the post-Cold War political situations have been swept | Read More »
Obama is inviting an Illegal Immigrant to the State of the Union Address
It is seemingly customary that the President invites certain people to be special guests at his State of the Union Address. Yesterday, the White House published its list of President Obama’s guests for this year’s address. Most of them are relatively uncontroversial, such as Alan Gross, the US citizen freed from a Cuban prison; astronaut Scott Kelly, who is about to spend a year aboard the International Space | Read More »
Net Neturality Update: Thune and Upton get to work
Well, as has been warned, the FCC will have a vote on Net Neutrality at the end of next month. And after intense lobbying by Barack Obama, Chairman Tom Wheeler has made it clear that he will pursue Title II Reclassification, a ridiculous power grab favored by the extreme left wing, which would place the Internet under 1930s-era telephone regulations. However and are working on | Read More »
The #ParisMarch Snub In Perspective
(via Rabble Writer) Ouch. A sarcastic but painful video that reminds you of exactly what leadership does, and does not, look like, the Digitas Daily short above is the kind of funnysad that is all too easy to find in Obama’s world. On Sunday, marchers rallied in Paris by the hundreds of thousands. This march was not a photo-op, as desperate Obama hagiographer Chris Hayes | Read More »
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
I live in Macon, Georgia. We have a gang problem in parts of Macon. But in the early part of the twenty-first century we did not have a gang problem. At least we did not have a gang problem according to the new Mayor. In an historic election, the first black Mayor of Macon, Georgia declared there were no more gangs in the city. Thinking | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Harriet Miers moment. Seriously.
This is getting remarkable. We’re seeing some possibly unexpectedly hostile reactions to the administration’s decision not to send anybody to participate in France’s anti-terrorism unity march: Mike Lupica: “Everybody knows how complicated this country’s relationship with France has been, in war and in peace. Certainly there have been times when the leaders of France could have done better by us. We should have done better | Read More »
The Case Against Free Community College
Last week, it was announced that President Barack Obama would push for a new program allowing the government to pay for two years of community college for students interested. A program that would cost an already bloated government even more, it would also force those costs on states that participate. States like Louisiana, which mishandle education money to the point where there are almost regular | Read More »
Où Est Le Président?
Where is the President? Yesterday, in Paris, the people took to the streets to stand against Islamic extremism. The Israeli Prime Minister, Palestinian leader, the Jordanian King who is a direct descendant of Mohammed, the German Chancellor, and various other heads of state joined together with thousands upon thousands of French citizens and others to rally in the face of Islamic extremism. President Obama did | Read More »
So, President Barack Obama skipped the French anti-terror unity march.
There is a very simple explanation for this: “President Barack Obama will not join other world leaders at Sunday’s Paris march in tribute to the victims of this week’s Islamist attacks in France, a US official told AFP.” Basically, President Obama legitimately and genuinely does not understand why it is necessary for him – or a sufficiently dignified surrogate* – to represent our country at | Read More »
Administration ignored warnings about ISIS
We have repeatedly chronicled how the policies of the the Obama administration are directly responsible for the rise of ISIS and because of that bears partial responsibility for the slaughter that has raged in Syria and Iraq over the past two years. In short, the misbegotten embrace of “Arab Spring” destabilized Syria while creating an al Qaeda safe haven in the power vacuum we created | Read More »
Putin’s Fascism Vs Barack Obama’s
One of the things that really chaps my butt about the Alternative Right is their tendency to talk about how wonderful it would be if we could have a good, authoritarian in charge over here like Vladimir Putin. If Putin ever decided to take up an acting career slightly off of Sunset Blvd; over in The San Fernando Valley, he’d certainly be accompanied by his | Read More »
The missing Cuban dissidents– or Barack Obama drives one hard bargain
Color me agnostic on the Cuba embargo. I think we could have driven Clan Castro from power years ago if we had subsidized cheap airfares and flooded Havana with hipsters and libertarians. Be that as it may, that was not the deal negotiated by the nimrods in the White House. No matter what the deal was, if the US is to retain even a thread | Read More »
The Reverend, the Racists and the Dane-geld
And that is called paying the Dane-geld; But we’ve proved it again and again, That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld, You never get rid of the Dane. Rudyard Kipling If you looked up an Organizational Chart of Sony Pictures, you would see Amy Pascal listed as a Co-Chair. What that chart would fail to show you is that her strings are being | Read More »
The TRUE Great Failure of Barack Obama.
There has been quite a bit of commentary – not to say, ‘gloating’ – about the Democrats’ rather problematical 2016 prospects*. To wit: their front-runners are all old (late sixties to early seventies), all have baggage, and all distinctly lacking in any sort of executive experience whatsoever**. Worse, their front-runners are also their bench, as the surviving Democratic governors aren’t exactly anything to write home about, | Read More »