All posts tagged: Obama


Why does Eric Holder still have a job?

As Ryan Lizza just said on CNN, the Obama Administration “crossed a line that had never before been crossed” — not even by Richard Nixon — in identifying Fox News reporter James Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator during its investigation of leaks. Journalists should not […]


Obama mimics Limbaugh

US President Barack Obama on Monday challenged the “unelected” Supreme Court not to take the “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” step of overturning his landmark health reform law. Sounds like something Rusty Limbo would say. A constitutional lawyer knows better. Related articles Obama Asks ‘Unelected’ Supreme Court […]

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Fundamentalists never tolerate moderation

The worst-case scenario is unfolding in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood has broken its pledge not to seek the presidency. Since the ouster of Mr. Mubarak, however, many younger and reform-minded members have said they have grown disappointed with Mr. Shater. They say he has […]

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The real dividers

President Obama has been criticized for rarely engaging the county on matters of race but, seeing the nasty reaction from GOP presidential candidates to his benign comments on the Trayvon Martin case, it’s easy to understand why he tends to abstain. “Is the president suggesting […]

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Someone buy this racist a dictionary

The owner of the company that produces the disquietingly popular anti-Obama bumper sticker — “Don’t Re-Nig in 2012″ — denies any racist implication. Moreover, she claims some of her best friends are black. I’m sure they have the sticker on the back of their pick-ups. […]

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Manufactured outrage du jour

Two ridiculous examples of fabricated indignation from the right: 1.) Last night at an Obama fundraiser Robert DeNiro quipped, “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?” Mr. Gingrich was not amused, demanding the president […]

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The WH’s false narrative on Simpson-Bowles

The WH’s false narrative on Simpson-Bowles

Just saw Peter Orszag, Obama’s former OMB director, claim the White House abandoned the Simpson-Bowles plan because it had no chance of passing Congress. That may be, but that’s a bullshit answer. There was, believe it or not, growing bipartisan consensus about the Simpson-Bowles plan […]

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