Eric Florack on July 11th, 2014

OK, so by now, everyone has seen Obama’s comment about how he wasn’t interested in photo ops along the Texas border with Mexico. And, of course, everyone knows that’s a crock. I note McPhillips on Facebook saying so. I also note Limbaugh saying…. nothing but photo-ops.  Says he’s not interested in photo-ops?  That’s all he […]

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davidl on August 20th, 2011

Rumblings from the ‘Rats plantation, from Fareed Zakaria, Chicago Tribune: Democrats are finally up for a fight — with President Barack Obama. Having despaired that Obama gave in to the tea party on the debt deal, they now criticize him as too cautious in his proposals to boost American jobs. They’re right that Obama should […]

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Dumbo stuck on higher taxes. Barack Obama is addicted to the idea of big government,from James Pethokoukis, Beuters: But Obama’s tax obsession becomes understandable when you realize the long game he’s playing: Big Taxes to fund Big Government. Decade after decade. See, it’s an almost universal belief among left-of-center journalists, economists, policymakers and politicians that […]

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davidl on June 3rd, 2011

Hope has died, from Ben White, Politico: President Barack Obama is heading into his reelection campaign with a flagging economy that appears incapable of producing the sustained job growth needed to push unemployment below crisis levels. And there appears to be very little he can do about it, at least in the short term. The […]

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davidl on May 22nd, 2011

Can Cain? Herman Cain did what was expected and officially threw is hat into the ring, from Daily Caller: Cain said one of the biggest reasons he’s running for president is because, “we have become a nation of crises.” “We have a moral crisis,” Cain said. “We got an economic crisis. We’ve got an entitlement […]

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davidl on March 3rd, 2011

Firing Squad perhaps? From Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube, NBC News: WASHINGTON — The Army on Wednesday filed 22 new charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of illegally downloading tens of thousands of classified U.S. military and State Department documents that were then publicly released by WikiLeaks, military officials told NBC News. The most serious […]

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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 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 4th, 2010

Obama dithered while the Gulf burned, a time line from Doug Ross: Perhaps if the oil breached the Louisiana levees, then caught on fire, and then turned New Orleans into a Dresden-like inferno, the President would stop campaigning for a couple of days and actually pay attention to his own, personal Katrina.  Even The New […]

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Eric Florack on April 19th, 2010

Live and in living color, (where available) it’s the most intense nightly read anywhere on the net today… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble. GOLDMAN-SACHS CHOSEN TO BE THE SCAPE-GOAT: I note by way of the WSJ a story you’ve all noted over the weekend: Goldman Sachs Group Inc.—one of the few Wall Street titans to thrive […]

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davidl on March 4th, 2010

Rat’s losing the Fat Vote? Micheal Moore has crisis of faith, from Sahil Kapur, Raw Story: Just over a year ago, Michael Moore vigorously campaigned for President Obama and the Democratic Party. But watching them jettison the public option from health care legislation appears to have been the final straw. “These Democrats are a bunch […]

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