What might a haberdasher know about insurance that Team Obama did not?

The world is being run by highly-credentialed men and women who have passed through some of our most exclusive universities. Perhaps it’s time to look at haberdashers, again, to see what they know. - Elizabeth Scalia, I Don't Want to be a Hoo-er (Patheos Press, 2013)As one of my Texas-based friends has said, "I may not know much more about insurance beyond the fact that I'm smart enough to get what I need, but goodgohdamighty, even I could have thought up more sensible ways to get folks c … [Read more...]

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So, if you repeat a lie often enough, it DOESN’T become True? UPDATED

Repeated ...so many times...it was practically a verbal tic.NBC News: Obama Administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance.President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at … [Read more...]

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There is an Art to Good Politics; WWII Memorial Shows Obama as Artless.

Back in 2006, I wrote about the artlessness of Hillary Clinton, who could have turned a story around to her advantage, and seemed masterful and above the fray at the same time. Hillary was artless.Today we're watching another display of political artlessness going down at the World War II Memorial, where 90-year old veterans of that war are being wheeled to that monument (and apparently the Lincoln memorial) by personal attendees -- some of whom, no doubt, are trained in CPR -- and the … [Read more...]

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Is Assad Goading Obama? Herod Couldn’t Take it, Either – UPDATED

Given the social media jeers of his adolescent son, and Assad's assertion that President Obama "is weak", it sure does look like Syria is trying to taunt Obama into blowing things up, over there.That alone should make everyone pull back from declaring "bombs-away."A few days ago I wondered whether Obama -- who last year recklessly pronounced the use of deadly chemichals ae "red line" to which America would respond with great vengeance and furious anger -- was in a similar position to … [Read more...]

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Obama Channels Leslie Chow: “Not my pro’lem!”

Peggy Noonan has it just right when she writes:The president, as usual, acts as if all of this is totally unconnected to him. He's shocked, it's unacceptable, he'll get to the bottom of it. He read about it in the papers, just like you.Lately, when I watch the president act like no one tells-him-anything-why-he's … [Read more...]

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Atomic Stupidity: Obama has all the Numbers! – UPDATE

In telling the GOP to use the Obama playbook, yesterday, did Mark Thiessen calculate poorly in his Washington Post piece? He's a very smart man, but I suspect he did:Thiessen’s recommendation makes a deadly miscalculation: He forgets that Obama’s single-minded pursuits are fully backed and protected by the mainstream press.Whether in print or broadcast, our increasingly lofty and elitist media are a little like the FDIC to Obama’s commercial bank; they provide insurance and coverage. They … [Read more...]

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Obama, Planned Parenthood and his Daughters, Again

I don't mean to be a nudge, I really don't. But it's starting to creep me out, how much Obama loves Planned Parenthood, and how he clearly lives with the expectation that his daughters are going to kill his grandchildren, and negate the coming of love.“Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood. I think that is a bad idea,” Obama said. “I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices. We’re not going backwards, we’re going forwards.”Obama’s … [Read more...]

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The Best & Brightest Need to Vacate

Well, for sure, Mrs. Obama will never go back to her life, as usual. Apparently there are two more vacations scheduled before September, next weekend's overnight "somewhere" at Florida's Gulf coast, and then 10 days at Martha's Vineyard.I don't begrudge anyone a vacation, especially not to Martha's Vineyard, which I hear is great. But as reports suggest that coverage of the First Lady's 5 days in Spain could have generated about a billion dollars to the economy of that nation, I wonder if … [Read more...]

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What Does Obama Like About America?

We know all the things the Obama administration dislikes about America: Banks, business, journalists who ask actual questions, investors, entrepreneurs, unintimidated voters, traditional alliances, military tribunals, Gitmo, the private sector, the middle class, cities that are still thriving, or trying not to turn into Detroit, people who make more than federal workers while working within the private sector, George W. Bush, transparency, capitalism and possibly the rights to free speech, the … [Read more...]

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Obama and Doing vs Being – UPDATED

Neo-neocon is wondering what has happened to Obama's vaunted fluency?Obama was always a fluid if vapid speechmaker, although his off-the-cuff statements featured a lot of hemming and hawing. But I’ve noticed something that seems new: hesitancy even when he speaks from a prepared text.Obama now seems to go off-teleprompter more often—perhaps because he’s been critiqued so much for its use—and when reading from notes on a lectern he stops and starts, as well as using a tennis-match-like rep … [Read more...]

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