The election of Barack Obama, America’s first black president, was supposed to be a sign of our national maturity, a chance to transform the charged, stilted “national conversation” about race into a smarter and more authentic dialogue, led by a president who was also one of the nation’s subtlest thinkers and writers on the topic. Instead, the conversation just got dumber. The America of 2010 is dominated by racial images […]
President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, then a congressman in Illinois, apparently attempted to trade favors with embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich while he was in office, according to newly disclosed e-mails obtained by The Associated Press. Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, agreed to sign a letter to the Chicago Tribune supporting Blagojevich in the face of a scathing editorial by the newspaper that ridiculed the governor for self-promotion. […]
The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil’s Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan. Apparently, Barack Obama’s pal George Soros has invested heavily in Petrobas. […]
What Took So Long? Over the past 58 days since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded tragically killing 11 workers, President Obama and his administration have dithered while the worst ecological disaster in American history has unfolded, wreaking environmental and economic havoc up and down the Gulf Coast. Leadership from this White House has been severely lacking. Since April 20th when this catastrophe began, President Obama has made the time to […]
The folks at Auto-tune the News have done it again, this time putting President Obama’s “Whose ass to kick” interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer to a hip-hop melody (h/t Right Scoop). Enjoy! via Friday Night Funnies: Obama Sings ‘Kick Ass’ Song | NewsBusters.org. I talk to the experts So I know whose ass to kick So I know whose ass to ki-i-ick So I–So I know whose ass to kick […]
Americans view the government’s response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill more unfavorably than its response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a new poll found Monday. A new ABC/Washington Post poll released this afternoon shows wide margins of disapproval for both BP and the federal government in their response to a leaking pipeline that has spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf for more than a month. […]
James Carville, “The political stupidity of this is just unbelievable…we’re about to die down here!” via YouTube – Irate Carville Begs Obama: ‘Get Down Here and Take Control’.
Oh those OpenSecrets. Barack Obama took nearly 1 Million Dollars from Goldman Sachs. Guess anyone who gives that kind of money gets a bail out. The post Partisan non special interest president has found himself in quite a pickle as he tries to make Wall Street the problem for all of America’s ills… oh Besides Former President George W. Bush. To be fair, Bush took Just about 400,000 dollars while President.
The Sunlight foundation a Congressional watchdog group, has uploaded earmark requests from the Stupak 11 that suggest they may have received earmarks to sell out their pro-life position and vote ‘yes’ on healthcare. Without these votes, Healthcare reform would have been defeated. If they indeed make a deal and voted against their pro-life supporters the Stupak 11 may be in some serious trouble for re-election. Bart Stupak stated that he […]
Bret Baier Outfoxes Obama National Review Online’s Seth Leibsohn writes that Baier’s interview was the best of any reporter in a year. “It was a model of how not to be cowed by a strong and charismatic leader and a model of a truly independent anchor/reporter. President Obama knew he didn’t have Bret at the very end when his last effort at victimhood was to sarcastically hang his head to […]