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...]

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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...]

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“Cool”: You keep using that word… UPDATE

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...]

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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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Trayvon and Zimmerman: A “good faith” breakdown?

In the comboxes, someone wondered earlier today why I had not written anything about the killing of Trayvon Martin by a "neighborhood watch" volunteer named George Zimmerman. Since I don't watch the news or read papers anymore, I only became aware of it yesterday, and it seems the political world was slow to come to it, too.It's a dreadful story; my heart cannot help but go out to the family of Trayvon Martin, and my prayer is that this case gets a thorough and honest investigation which … [Read more...]

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Who loves abortion more than Obama and Sebelius? UPDATED

It's a serious question: is there a politician alive who loves abortion more than Barack Obama? Is there a bureaucrat alive who serves it more faithfully than Kathleen Sebelius?They both put fealty to abortion access before health care for poor women.President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services has withdrawn $30 million worth of funding from a Texas Medicaid program that provides health care services for low-income women.It did so because Texas recently passed a law that … [Read more...]

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If there is no more “good faith”. . .

...then how do we proceed as a nation?That's essentially the question I am posing in my column at First Things:Perhaps projecting their passions on to me, both sides assumed that whatever I was writing about Palin was meant as a political manipulation against them. If I tried to offer balanced criticism, Palin fans accused me of “hating her from the first.” When I—because I detest bullies—defended her from an unconscionable assault by supposedly “liberal” people and the press after the G … [Read more...]

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Bristol to Prez: Have a Sister Souljah Moment

Bristol Palin, starts her new blog with a bang. She's challenging the president to take on his own Sister Souljah Moment, but this time against the misogynist left:Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family. He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was “f—-d so hard a baby fell out.” (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in … [Read more...]

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Lies, Cynicism and the Spin Cycle – UPDATED

The intellectual dishonesty of the hysterical and adolescent tract below is staggering. It is a full-page ad in the NY Times.In a transparent (and largely successful) bid to keep the electorate distracted and the conversation off his numerous dubious policies and practices, January's cynical move by the Obama Administration, helped along by an equally cynical and mostly-surrendered press, has delivered two profound lies -- the first is that the HHS mandate battle being waged by the churches … [Read more...]

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Dear Press: The Seniors Don’t Believe You Anymore

Yesterday we talked a little about the dialogue between David Gregory and Newt Gingrich, and I wrote:Our “free press” is no longer free. It’s becoming more like Pravda — the house organ for the party to which it is enthralled — every day. If you look at the Gingrich/Gregory exchange from that perspective, then that was a pretty remarkable segment. Sometimes, what someone in the press does not say, or where they do not interrupt is as telling as what they bellow.I don't know if the press … [Read more...]

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