[UPDATE 10-10-12 at 5:16 p.m.: Turns out part of my point is spot-on. A book about to be released by Mark Bowden that chronicles fairly in-depth details of the process within the Obama administration to hunt and get Osama corroborates my point that Obama hunted Osama as the sine qua non of foreign policy. Why did this article appear today and the book will be released soon? As @bdomenech put it... More
I don’t buy the narrative being pushed by the Democratic Party that Governor Romney was in any way disrespectful, impolite or rude during last week’s presidential debate. He came off assertive, bold, and – to borrow a term from Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly – fresh. He needed to persuade Americans that he’s not the stiff-necked caricature Democrats make him out to be. And polls suggest h... More
"Sire, the peasants are REVOLTING!" "You said it, they stink!"
We have this principle in our country called the “rule of law.” It means that no matter who you are, the law applies to you. No one can simply set the law aside for personal gain. No one. This is a large reason America has flourished and from its outset was different from its European forbears: contracts... More
This is the first in a series of posts evaluating President Barack Obama against his own statements. His recent whoppers on Benghazi and his “one-term proposition” comment made a more full review of his penchant for saying just any old thing almost a fun exercise (if it weren’t so depressing that a man in his position could combine such self-regard with such a dearth of self-know... More
Yesterday, President Obama gave one of his most insincere speeches to date, and about one of the most vicious and grotesques realities of our time: human trafficking. He stood before those gathered at the Clinton Global Initiative, a coalition of civil society groups in New York, and decried the horrors of human trafficking.
Calling it a modern day ‘slavery’ and calling on nations t... More
Obama isn’t working.
And neither are 36.5 percent of able-bodied workers in this country.
Today comes news that more people were added to the food stamp roles AND more people were added to disability roles than found jobs earlier this year.
This chart is from the Senate Budget Committee:
This is not how it was supposed to be. Some can (and will) bleat about “obstructionist republicans... More
The biggest lesson our President, elected on a platform of HOPE and CHANGE, has learned in the last three and a half years?
“You can’t change Washington from the inside.”
Why then, in heaven’s name, is he running for reelection?
Is he looking to remain part of the problem? Is he looking to maintain the status quo? The rancor? The unfettered racking up of debt? The ... More
A rundown of the events of the past week or so:
The Inspector General reported that, contra Eric Holder’s assertions, top Justice officials in Washington *did* have damning knowledge of Fast and Furious, the gun-walking scandal that has left at least one American law enforcement official, and hundreds of Mexicans, dead.
Our ambassador to Libya, who was barely guarded, was murdered in Bengha... More
Spotted over at IMAO, this doctor running for state senate pretty much nails it.
Transcript of the one sentence to rule it all:
We’re going to be gifted with a healthcare plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people without adding a single new doctor (but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents), written by a committee whos... More
Spotted on teh Twitters yesterday:
Obama in Columbus: “You give a tax break to millionaires, what’s he going to do with it? You can only buy so many yachts.”
— Alan Johnson (@ohioaj) September 17, 2012
It was supposed to be a laugh line, I assume. A real gotcha. Because Mitt Romney is rich and another tax break would mean he would have more disposable income, with which he wou... More