Tim Pawlenty calls Barack Obama a doofus.
It’s amusing how casually this was tossed out. Tim Pawlenty, in an ABC interview – and in the process of restraining himself from rolling his eyes at Christine Amanpour’s bipartisan* fetish: I think that any doofus can go to Washington, DC and maintain the status quo or incrementally change things… [snip] ‘Doofus’ would mean someone who was relatively low-performing. It’s also amusing that there’s a | Read More »
Obama’s military gap
Gallup reports that veterans and active military are less likely to approve of President Obama’s job performance. Gallup found that 37% all active-duty military personnel and veterans approve of Obama’s job performance compared with 48% of nonveterans. This is fitting rebuttal to TIME’s Joe Klein, who recently asserted on “The Chris Matthews Show” that Obama’s relationship with the military is better than was President Bush’s. | Read More »
TIME, Marshall Ganz, Barack Obama, and 2012.
(Fair warning: while the original H/T is via RCP, there are a lot of links to Left-publications and sites in this post. This was essentially unavoidable) It was the funniest thing: I was flipping through this Michael Scherer article on the resumption of the Obama 2012 campaign (short version: “Getting re-elected is hard!” Particularly when the Democrats have to run on an actual record, instead | Read More »
Obama Calls for ‘Patience and Persistence’ on his Unapproved, Directionless War in Libya
Let me begin with a moment of candor: I’d honestly be surprised if a majority of the American people even know that America is at war in Libya. I’d be far more surprised if any significant number of Americans know that our self-declared unitary executive has disregarded his legal requirement to secure approval from Congress in order to continue his war beyond the already-passed 60 | Read More »
MAJOR Democratic donor Haim Saban breaks with Barack Obama.
I understand that the White House is now spending my tax money to fund a hack whose explicit job description is to troll important sites on the Internet – including RedState – in order to do instant push-back on various posts. I suggest that said hack cease doing that for a moment, and instead call somebody higher up the food chain right now and let | Read More »
John Yoo Talks About Interrogation Techniques that Lead us to Osama Bin Laden
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by John Yoo, former Department of Justice official under President George W. Bush to discuss how enhanced interrogation techniques lead to Osama bin Laden’s death, how Bush administration policies have helped the war on terror, and what missteps lie ahead for Obama. We’re brought | Read More »
On Zealots and Zealotry
I want to spend some time talking about zealots and zealotry. Already, the situation is growing out of hand, and I expect it to get even worse as we head further into campaign season. The Rebecca Mansour situation yesterday was a case in point. I cannot tell you the number of people who read the Daily Caller article and still emailed me under the belief | Read More »
Obama Lied, AIPAC Died
At the AIPAC conference on Sunday, Obama continued to propagate his lies and ignorance regarding the history of U.S. foreign policy towards Israel. Undaunted by recent criticism, Obama doubled down on his demand that Israel return to indefensible borders by creating a contiguous Palestinian state. As such, he continued to display his ignorance of the geographical reality that a contiguous Hamas-Fatah state bordering Jordan and | Read More »
The Perils of the Pre-1967 Proposal
There seems to be some confusion over why the Israelis should be so hostile to President Obama’s suggestion that the two-state solution be achieved by returning the Jewish state to its 1967 borders. The President’s supporters argue that since these borders were previously acceptable to Israel, they should be acceptable now. After all, pre-1967 Israel fought to defend those borders and they were on the table | Read More »
Israel, Palestine, and Obama: Is the President Already Walking Back his Demands on Israel?
As may have been expected, President Obama’s decision yesterday to become the first American president to directly and overtly declare that Israel must withdraw to its 1949 borders was met with negative reactions both at home and abroad – particularly within the state of Israel, over 300,000 of whose residents currently live in the territories Obama demanded that the Jewish state cede to a future | Read More »
Today Barack Obama Meets His Inner Richard Nixon in Libya
I half expect Benjamin Netanyahu to come to the United States today and demand the U.S. cede all territory gained from the 1848 Mexican cession back to Mexico. It, like Obama’s Middle East speech of yesterday, would be a key distraction from a date and duty Barack Obama has had 60 days to get ready for. Under the War Powers Act, today is the day | Read More »
President Obama Again Demonstrates his Utter Ignorance of the Israel-Palestine Situation
President Obama addressed the nation – nay, the WORLD! – today on the subject of the “Arab Spring” events in the Middle East and North Africa, on the death of Osama bin Laden (has it yet been mentioned what a GutsyCall™ that was on Obama’s part?), and, above all, on the Israel-Palestine “peace process” that in reality is no such thing. In his remarks on | Read More »
Boston Herald shut out of press pool.
Let us set the scenario. On March 8, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed for the Boston Herald. Title: “Obama Misery Index hits a record high:” it’s about jobs, unemployment, and how this is lousy at encouraging the former and good at encouraging the latter. The Boston Herald decides to put said op-ed on the front page. Again: former governor. The Boston Herald | Read More »
Obama’s Oil Drilling Subterfuge
Many liberals in the media are expressing shock over Obama’s apparent willingness to increase oil production. We all know that he is full of …, I mean ethanol, and they do too. Those of you who were befuddled at the news that Obama will ‘expand drilling’ in Alaska are not missing anything. Obama has pulled this political chicanery a number of times. Whenever a specific | Read More »
Do Victory Laps and Spiking the Football outweigh Operational (and Personal) Security?
This month’s successful kill/capture mission in Abbottabad, Pakistan, which resulted in the death of the World’s Most Wanted Terrorist and in the recovery of a treasure trove of intelligence (and of pornography – gotta love those radical fundamentalists’ aversion to hypocrisy!) has naturally increased national and media interest in the elite special operations professionals who carried out this operation. While the information being reported by | Read More »