Ditching Washington’s Red Carpet
Pamela Anderson on the White House Correspondents Dinner Red Carpet by angela n. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. George Washington famously and understandably despised and avoided the airs of royalty, and would have none of them during his presidency. He was a man who prized civility, yes, but the man who refused to be King. He didn’t believe the political | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama misses the point on Cybersecurity
They tell me it’s a very good thing Obama did, threatening to send the hackers to the cornfield. Or at least to take their stuff. But I’m not sure in practice it’ll matter much since, you know, the attackers are abroad. We can’t even get Edward Snowden, but Russia can get into Obama’s servers. What good is Obama’s order going to do?
The White House and their false claims of deficit busting, in one handy picture.
Short version: use this image against would-be Democratic deficit busters. Longer version: the White House is trying to have its own facts, again. At issue is their recent attempt to brag that the deficit for 2014 has been reduced to a ‘mere’ 2.8% of GDP. As Twitchy ably notes/rebutted in response, that would be great, except for two minor little problems: The debt is still | Read More »
White House pretends that not trusting them on immigration is crazy-talk.
There are times when I don’t really get this administration’s messaging strategy. The White House said Wednesday it was “crazy” to attempt to divine the president’s post-election plans for an immigration executive order based on a procurement request issued by the Department of Homeland Security. “I mean, this is crazy,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said, adding he would caution reporters against “making assumptions” based on | Read More »
White House takes geography lessons from Vox.com
In a briefing for reporters prior to Obama’s speech Wednesday night one “Senior Administration Official” made this statement: SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: I guess I would just add one thing on the coalition question — and I think this is important to really focus on, which is to say, in discussions with governments in the region, notably the Saudis and the Jordanians, what is clear | Read More »
Greta van Susteren: White House Pressured Fox News to Back Down on Benghazi
A lot of you probably caught Fox News’ special this past weekend “13 Hours at Benghazi”. As you might imagine, the White House is none too pleased with the special. Between it and the House Benghazi Committee’s upcoming first public hearing on September 14, the Obama administration is clearly feeling the heat on the issue. On Friday, Greta van Susteren spoke on her show about how | Read More »
Playing the Game Badly
President Obama has been really great at winning his own election. We have to give credit where it is due. He has beaten our side twice. But it really is rather spectacular just how bad he is at so much of the rest of the game of politics. And, on this point, I think it should be said that it is not really him, so | Read More »
White House debating whether to ally with… God help us… Syria.
You have got to be… kidding me. There’s a battle raging inside the Obama administration about whether the United States ought to push away from its goal of toppling Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and into a de facto alliance with the Damascus regime to fight ISIS and other Sunni extremists in the region. As President Obama slowly but surely increases the U.S. military presence on the ground | Read More »
The Incompetence of Barack Obama: Outed CIA covert officer edition
This weekend Obama made a completely unnecessary trip to Afghanistan to “thank the troops.” Given that Afghan President Hamid Karzai refused to meet with him, one is left with the feeling that the trip was to divert attention from the burgeoning VA scandal that has killed dozens, if not hundreds, of veterans who were unwary enough to depend upon this administration for some semblance of | Read More »
Why Does Senator Mark Udall [D-CO] Pay Women Less Than Men?
As the President’s popularity continues to erode and Congressional Democrats begin to see the electoral DOOM on the horizon, it isn’t a surprise that Senator Mark Udall supports the efforts of the President and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to change the focus of attention to equal pay for women.
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Nasty South Carolinian bigot Dick Harpootlian visited White House.
Way to bury the lead there, Wall Street Journal. Forget various Democrats whining about where that sweet, sweet campaign contribution money is going: this is a bit more pressing. [Dick] Harpootlian said he visited Joe Biden, the other most prominent potential 2016 contestant, in the White House about a month ago and told the vice president he would support him if he decides to run.
Internal White House Memo: Time for an Imperial Presidency! …*Suckers*.
Sometimes I wonder whether the Obama administration’s absolute and total contempt for its most rabid supporters is based on the same thing as my absolute and total contempt for its most rabid supporters. Because let’s face it: if you spent eight years screaming about Imperial Presidencies and Unitary Executives and how George Bush was a unilateralist cowboy and similar agitprop, this passage should be the | Read More »