Tag Archive: United States presidential election

Administration Expectations

I’m more interested in what happens after Inauguration Day than what happens on Election Day. As much as I want Obama out of office, I wonder how much it would really matter if he loses. My own sense is that his election is all about who is going to be holding the bag of shit when it finally breaks.

As I’ve said in another thread, I think Romney is going to win on Tuesday (assuming … Read more

Post Debate Thoughts

It’s been two days; work and a nasty cold kept me from rolling out my thoughts on the debate. But I think it’s worth reviewing and discussing.

First, Obama got creamed. I think part of that is that he was caught off guard. Romney tacked sharply to the center, conceding policy ground on almost everything — regulation, Social Security, Medicare, Dodd-Frank. Obama was prepared to attack Primary Romney, the severe conservative. He was not prepared … Read more

The Delusions of John Edwards

Every time Sarah Palin opens her mouth, the intelligentsia of this country tell us how lucky we were that she did not become Vice President. I’ve said enough about Palin herself. I’m a little dubious that the Vice Presidency is that critical a role — I mean we’ve survived three years with the Joe Biden Vice Presidential Comedy Hour. We survived four years with Walter Mondale. It’s not like there’s a long tradition of brilliant … Read more

It’s Good When We Do It, Part 809

Tell me if this sounds familiar:

As a senator and presidential candidate, [Barack Obama] had criticized George W. Bush for flouting the role of Congress. And during his first two years in the White House, when Democrats controlled Congress, Mr. Obama largely worked through the legislative process to achieve his domestic policy goals.

But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress. Branding its unilateral efforts “We Can’t Wait,”

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Hindsight is 20-20, and progressive stupid is forever

And I have no doubt that Barney’s claim that he told Obama to not push for the government takeover of healthcare seems a lot like this tool is again trying to dazzle people with his bullshit. Monday morning quarterbacking, and a piss poor attempt at it at best:

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said he advised President Obama against taking up health care reform following a special election in 2010 that changed Democrats’ fortunes in the

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It’s not my bad priorities, lack of understanding about economics, stupid beliefs, or incompetence: it’s bad luck!

That’s what Obama told people on the campaign trial when discussing the horrible economy we are straddled with under his presidency. So, if you will follow along here, and allow me to set this up with some facts, I will put some perspective on this claim. First off, according to Obama and the left’s reckoning, the economy went south because of evil Boosh. W’s his tax cuts for the rich and his wars to … Read more

I am with Obama on this…

What do you ask? Well, he is about to disregard his generals advice and pull troops out of Afghanistan so he can say he did so before the next election regardless of the consequences.

Barack Obama is set to reject the ad vice of the Pentagon by announcing on Wednesday night the withdrawal of up to 30,000 troops from Afghanistan by November next year, in time for the US presidential election. The move comes despite

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The E-mail Circus

Of all the media feeding frenzies we have enjoyed the last few years, there are few that compare to what happened when the Alaskan government finally released Sarah Palin’s e-mails. The media crowd-sourced relentlessly, begging readers to dig through the e-mails to find something, anything. But, as much as I love transparency, this exercise was pointless. Even Palin nemesis Joe McGinnis admitted as much, noting that 2500 of the e-mails were redacted — the … Read more

The Rightness of Being Wrong

Last week, Politifact tackled the assertion of Mitt Romney (among others) that Barack Obama went on an “apology tour” criticizing America. I’ve already addressed the bullshit that Obama said he doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism. But the apology tour is nonsense as well.

Here, we’re checking Romney’s statement that Obama “has apologized for what he deems to be American arrogance, dismissiveness, and derision” and a host of other reasons. If you think American presidents should

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Austin Bay on Libya and Obama

Austin Bay has one heck of nice piece over at StrategyPage about the Obama Administration’s handling of the whole Libya war which isn’t too flattering to either the Obama Administration or the ideological left, and mirrors exactly what I have been feeling about both the lack of seriousness by the MSM and the left on this whole thing. Basically Bay points out that instead of doing the right thing and challenging the need for the … Read more