A Little Less Talk And A Lot More Action
Obama has been a president defined by speeches. But if the old adages are true, that “actions speak louder than words” and “talk is cheap,” Obama must rise above rhetoric and get something done. Every crucial moment and every tough decision of the Obama presidency has been accompanied by a speech. As, The Australian wrote of Obama, Obama makes uniformly brilliant speeches. His presidency is | Read More »
Jake Tapper pins Robert Gibbs like a butterfly.
As the guest host on Sunday’s “This Morning with George Stephanopoulos” show, Jake Tapper tried to school Robert Gibbs on the meaning of the word “transparency,” as well as the difference between public “voting” and secret “negotiations” on health care reform, but Gibbs was having none of it. By his own admission, Tapper — “in the spirit of the Christmas season” — gave Gibbs more | Read More »
What is going on here?
By “here,” I mean in the United States for the last year or so. And I don’t mean to imply that I have an answer. In the last 12 months, an extremely junior Senator from an extremely leftist and corrupt area of Illinois has been transformed into a savior, rescuing us from the ravages of the Bush Administration. Nothing he could say was recognized publicly | Read More »
Obama’s “Other Persons” Compromise
I don’t think that’s the distant drum beat of June pride parades we are beginning to hear, but instead it just might be the gay guns of secession firing on Obama’s Fort Sumter.
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Union Corruption and the Obama Presidency
Don’t be hoodwinked, don’t be bamboozled, don’t fall for the okey-doke… If any among my dear readers have ever flicked on a light switch at midnight in a kitchen infested by roaches, they will have seen the stomach-turning sight of a room in sudden, swarming motion as hundreds of roaches scuttle for the cracks at the edges of the room. Roaches don’t like the light. | Read More »
Another one of those “Promise” thingys teetering on the edge…
From, of all places, the New York Times… WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is signaling to Congress that the president could support taxing some employee health benefits, as several influential lawmakers and many economists favor, to help pay for overhauling the health care system.
More lobbyist problems for Obama?
First, William Lynn, now New Intel Director Blair Resigns Defense Company Post Before taking his new job as head of U.S. intelligence, retired Adm. Dennis Blair has to resign lucrative directorships on the boards of two companies that do tens of millions of dollars of business with the Defense Department. Blair, who two years ago ran afoul of Pentagon conflict-of-interest rules, has already resigned a | Read More »
The disappearance of promise 13
No sooner did we post this below, than another promise was “adjusted.” From knoxnews.com via the one and only Instapundit, we discover another campaign promise from Obama that gets dubious treatment. If you look at the front page of The Obameter, you will find that promise 13 is no longer there. Here’s the explanation. The rating was unusual because Congress actually passed it before he | Read More »
“Tracking Barack Obama’s Campaign Promises”
PolitiFact, the political fact checking site run by the St. Petersburg Times, is keeping track of all 500+ of Barack Obama’s campaign promises. Recently they had to pull back from one. When we launched the Obameter a week ago, we said we would periodically revisit our rulings on President Obama’s campaign promises to see if an item needed to be updated. We figured that occasionally | Read More »