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 be prosecuted for doing their job, Obama said this week, […]Read more "Why does Eric Holder still have a job?"
Rush Limbaugh blames the struggles of Oprah’s TV network on her “association with Obama” (and throws in some trademark race-baiting). …Read more "It’s Obama’s fault I stubbed my toe"
I’ll concede much of the press was pulling for Obama in 2008. But to contend, as many conservatives do, that the president received a free pass from the media doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.Read more "About that alleged non-vetting of Obama …"
Though I’m glad the president has completed his evolution (more on that later) don’t expect to see me popping any corks tonight. (video after the jump)Read more "I’d rather be single"
Some conservatives will go to great lengths to recycle ridiculous conspiracies, such as the one that claims Obama hates honkies. While its good to see a conservative with decent taste in music, The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl’s suggestion that racism is behind the lack of a public statement from the president on the death of […]Read more "Obama’s silence on death of George ‘Goober’ Lindsey speaks volumes"
Hell, Michael McDonald is cool compared to Mitt Romney.Read more "Cool? Maybe to a Republican"
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 Not To Take Extraordinary Step Of Overturning Health Care Law […]Read more "Obama mimics Limbaugh"
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 enforced an insular and hierarchical culture left over from the […]Read more "Fundamentalists never tolerate moderation"
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 if it had been a white who had been shot, […]Read more "The real dividers"
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. Ms. Smith insisted that the bumper sticker is not racist. […]Read more "Someone buy this racist a dictionary"
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 apologize. “It is exactly wrong, it divides the country,” the […]Read more "Manufactured outrage du jour"
While it’s convenient for the left to ostracize a region they view as foreign, racism is not the sole provence of the South. Sure, it’s more pronounced in places like Meridian, Mississippi than Atlanta, but I heard my share of racist jokes in L.A. (People make certain assumptions when they hear a Southern accent. I […]Read more "Reports of racism’s death have been greatly exaggerated"
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 that, while imperfect, it was a sober and constructive road […]Read more "The WH’s false narrative on Simpson-Bowles"