davidl on December 7th, 2010

Dumbo throws ‘rate underneath the bus, Barack Obama and congressional repubolicans agree to extend Bush era tax rates, from Shailagh Murray Washington Post: President Obama and congressional Republicans agreed Monday to a tentative deal that would extend for two years all the Bush-era income tax breaks set to expire on Dec. 31, continue unemployment benefits […]

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davidl on October 31st, 2010

Yes we can becomes No we can not, from Trevor Kavanagh, Sun(UK): Mr Obama may have inherited the crisis from George W Bush, but voters are focusing on his failure to deliver. The President seems impotent as storms rage around his head. Worse, he appears to have no idea what to do next. Key economic […]

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davidl on October 29th, 2010

Paving with elephant dung, Shelby Steele, Wall Street Journal: How is it that Barack Obama could step into the presidency with an air of inevitability and then, in less than two years, find himself unwelcome at the campaign rallies of many of his fellow Democrats? The first answer is well-known: His policymaking has been grandiose, […]

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davidl on September 6th, 2010

Code Pink where are you? Code Pink is not so much anti-war, as it is pro-liberal, form Jammie Wearing Fool: As President Barack Obama formally declared an end to combat operations in Iraq this week, the anti-war movement that helped sweep him into office — and that worked for seven years to bring U.S. troops […]

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The candidate was outraged – just outraged – at the country’s sorry fiscal state. “We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet,” he fumed to a roomful of voters. “In my view, we have nothing to show for it.” And that was a Democrat, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, who […]

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Eric Florack on August 31st, 2010

Michelle Malkin, in reax to “The Speech” Barack Obama, 2002: What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own […]

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Eric Florack on August 9th, 2010

Stink Progress, as with much of the left like to label the Bush administration as being ‘conservative’ when it suits their purposes.  Example: This morning, Ted Olson — the conservative lawyer who represented President Bush in Bush v. Gore — appeared on Fox News Sunday to discuss his recent victory in overturning Proposition 8, which […]

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davidl on June 21st, 2010

More is Dumbo Sane? From Linda Chavez, Washington Examiner: The night he locked up the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama predicted that generations hence, people would look back on the historic day as “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” At the time, his words […]

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davidl on June 20th, 2010

Obama’s vision problem, Victor Davis Hanson, RCP: Not being George W. Bush while apologizing for America’s purported sins is not a foreign policy […] But what exactly does Barack Obama wish to accomplish abroad? In interviews and speeches, Obama emphasizes his nontraditional background and his father’s Islamic heritage. Apparently, he hopes that by reminding the […]

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davidl on June 11th, 2010

We need a leader, Mitt Romney Useless Toady: Has it come to this again? The president is meeting with his oil spill experts, he crudely tells us, so that he knows “whose ass to kick.” We have become accustomed to his management style — target a scapegoat, assign blame and go on the attack. To […]

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davidl on June 4th, 2010

Dumbo just isn’t all into the spill, RCP: A review of the president’s schedule since the rig sank finds that while the oil spill has been a regular part of the agenda, other priorities — and some extended periods of R&R — competed for time. April 22, the day the rig sank and two days […]

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davidl on June 2nd, 2010

It’s not a good narrative arc: The man who walked on water is now ensnared by a crisis under water. Maureen Dowd, a/k/a MoDo, New York Slimes Neither George W. Bush, nor Barack  “Dumbo”  Ohana could ever walk on water, nor part the Red Sea.   However,  conservatives voted for Bush knowing who he was,  a […]

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davidl on May 24th, 2010

Obama’s one trick pony, Carol E. Lee, Politico: President Barack Obama is trying to ride the wave of anti-incumbency by taking on an unpopular politician steeped in the partisan ways of Washington. It doesn’t matter that George W. Bush left office 16 months ago. The White House’s mid-term election strategy is becoming clear – pit […]

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davidl on April 10th, 2010

Liz’s radical idea, Elizabeth Cheney at SPLC, via Andy McCarthy, National Review and Jennifer Rubin, Commentary: In the era of Obama, American allies have their loyalty met with humiliation, arrogance and incompetence. The shabby reception Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu received in Washington a few weeks ago — being treated as an uninvited guest at the […]

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davidl on April 9th, 2010

Dumbo is as dumb about debate as he is about nukes: (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday made clear he was not going to take advice from Republican Sarah Palin when it comes to decisions about the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Barack Obama Palin, the former vice presidential candidate, has not been shy about criticizing […]

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