Obama campaign is for the birds…

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Of all the topics covered during last week's debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, the only thing team Obama could exploit was Big Bird? Really?The Obama campaign on Tuesday unveiled a television ad mocking GOP candidate Mitt Romney for his calls to cut federal funding for PBS, saying it would do little to address the deficit.The sardonic ad compares "Sesame Street" character Big Bird, whom Romney mentioned during last Wednesday's presidential debate, to corporate titans … [Read more...]

Peek-a-Boo, Mr. President. We see you.

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Back in October of 2009 I asked, Does Obama Know Who We Are?Obama is an American President who is not particularly American in character or disposition. He seems not to really understand Americans, or their way, which is a way peculiar to the rest of the word, at once shallow and heroic, capable of great materialism and breathtaking self-sacrifice. [...] The American mind is a duality of sorts. A country founded by displaced nobles and built by the strongest and most resourceful commoners … [Read more...]

Afflicted by Boredom…”Say something new!”

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My piece at First Things, today:With something like horror I realized that I—the news junkie whose earliest memories involve sitting on the floor, transfixed as Nancy Dickerson read the afternoon headlines and the iconic black and white images burned themselves into my imagination; the girl who had devoured political and religious stories and had made a happy career out of the chomping; the woman whose greatest joy after family was the perpetual wellspring of the internet where one c … [Read more...]

War on Women Propaganda

All wars have their propaganda I must say, I like this salvo -- a clever video put out by the Susan B. Anthony List:I especially like the closing line:"Tell President Obama to respect a woman's choice to practice her beliefs...not his."And you can do that here.In other news, DC Bishop Donald Wuerl is trying some pastoral instruction on Georgetown. My bet is Georgetown won't be listening.I am more than ever convinced that schism within the American church is around the … [Read more...]

Pelosi Tries to Give Talking Points to Catholics – UPDATED

Right on schedule, Nancy Pelosi tries to do what Ted Kennedy and Mario Cuomo have done before her: give talking points to Catholics who wish to hop on to policy that flies in the face of church teaching.You'll recall it was Kennedy (and later Cuomo) who gave voice to the corkscrew notion that one could be “personally opposed” to abortion but too broad-minded to “impose my views on others.”Because, as you know, modern-day liberals would never presume to impose their views on others, not a … [Read more...]

Obama’s Politically Expedient “Heroism” – UPDATED

The man who had his hand forced is now a hero hearing the hosannas of a very worldly world:Reality check: Obama manipulated gay voters, kept them at a distance and hoped they would settle for the occasional wink and a nod. But he has found himself in a campaign with dwindling enthusiasm and a narrowing electoral map; he needs this group's enthusiastic support and high turnout in November.Even so, it took Vice President Biden's moment of honesty to force the president's hand. Obama did … [Read more...]

Obama Comes Out – UPDATED

When two of my brothers came out, they were both surprised that the family -- with the exception of an auntie or two -- said, "this is news? Pass the salt."We'd figured out that they were gay years earlier, and allowed it to be their own business, to announce or keep private as they saw fit.Just so, no surprises here. Although, unlike my brothers, I think Obama has finally "evolved" enough to admit he supports gay marriage only because his back was to the wall; he could no longer vote … [Read more...]

Obama’s 8.1% Funhouse Mirror!

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Do you know anyone who has been seeking work in the last several months, and has suddenly found openings?Since hardly any jobs were added to the economy in April, your answer is probably "no." I know mine is.And yet, the headlines are blaring that unemployment is down to 8.1%!So, no jobs to speak of are being added, in fact -- as Ed Morrissey notes here, our total employment level actually fell by 169K -- and yet the unemployment numbers sound encouraging!Welcome to the … [Read more...]

“Cool”: You keep using that word… UPDATE

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Apparently, in reaction to the reality that the youth vote is fading on Obama, a memo has gone out from the campaign to the mainstream media, Democrat operatives, Hollywood moneybags, and all the ships at sea. It's message was succinct: "Obama Hip, Cool! Romney Square. Peace-and-Drones Out, Daddy-O."Do an internet search of "Obama cool" this morning and there is an embarrassment of riches:The New Yorker: Mr. Cool; Obama and the Hip FactorChris Cillizza at the WaPo didn't even break … [Read more...]

BHO: Mr. Spontaneity – UPDATED

Seems to me he's having a hard time hiding his anger. And the angrier he gets, the more he struggles. Any creature trapped in a net knows that flailing about only further ensnares. No-Drama Obama needs to chill; if he can't relax, he's toast.He's just reading. It's just words. He's not feeling any of it.Meanwhile, I can hear Michael McDonald singing "takin' it to the street!" When you're not equipped to deal with realities, and reason has fled, all that's left are … [Read more...]


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