Barack Obama

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for. Ammo Grrrll takes the occasion to look back and peer into the future in PRESSTITUTES. She writes: First of all, on this amazing day, congratulations to the entire Trump team. As even Bernie Sanders pointed out, President Trump beat the establishment of both parties, Hollywood, Broadway, academia, AND the most biased, whole-fist-on-the-scale media mopes since Pravda. It was a thing of »

The gospel of Matthews

Featured image David Rutz’s supercuts video of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews extolling the gospel of Barack Obama over the past eight years serves a serious purpose (below). It is illustrative of the media’s slobbering love affair with Barack Obama — a love affair rivaled only by Obama’s love of himself. It reminds us of the media’s incredibly low state. Rutz recalls: “Such was Matthews’s love for Obama that he thanked Superstorm Sandy for »

Obama Exits Stage Left, With a Lie and a Threat

Featured image When Barack Obama speaks, especially without a teleprompter, you can almost see the zzzzzzs rising over the heads of his audience. You can only listen to platitudes for so long. But then, suddenly, Obama will come out with a falsehood so other-worldly that you sit up and say, “WTF was that?” This was one such moment in today’s press conference: OBAMA: We are the only country in the advanced world »

Freeing a terrorist mastermind

Featured image In his invaluable history of the maniacal leftist terrorism of the 1970s, Bryan Burrough frankly characterizes FALN leader Oscar López Rivera as “the man behind the deadliest bombing campaign of the era.” That’s quite a distinction. And the man remains unrepentant, as they say. He therefore escaped pardon by Slick William J. Clinton in the festival of corruption that accompanied his departure from office. Clinton pardoned 16 of the 18 »

Speaking of dysphoria

Featured image President Obama has commuted the 35-year sentence of Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning for serious violations of the Espionage Act involving the disclosure of hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the alleged Russian front known as Wikileaks. Manning has served not quite seven years of her sentence. At the time she committed her offenses, Manning had access to sensitive documents serving an intelligence function in Iraq. Manning was accordingly tried »

A slobbering love affair, 60 Minutes style

Featured image Bernie Goldberg calls the relationship between President Obama and the mainstream media A Slobbering Love Affair. The competition is fierce but CBS News deserves some kind of special recognition in this department. CBS News president David Rhodes is literally the brother of Obama national security spokesliar Ben Rhodes. The slobbering continues tonight as Obama returns to CBS News’ 60 Minutes for an encore performance with the crew that loved not »

A good walk spoiled?

Featured image Woodmont Country Club is located in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. Its membership is predominantly Jewish owing to the fact that when it was formed, Jews were excluded from most, if not all, clubs in the area. President Obama has played golf at Woodmont several times. There is speculation that he would like to join the club now that he intends to grace our area with his continued presence. »

The Yarbrough citation

Featured image Dealing in our own way with Obama’s long goodbye, John and I have drawn on the twisted catalog of Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks to ask: “How can I miss you when you won’t go away?” We won’t miss President Obama if he ever goes away, but the point remains. Professor Jean Yarbrough is Gary M. Pendy, Sr., Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Government and Legal Studies »

How Can I Miss You, Barry, When You Won’t Go Away?

Featured image Barack Obama said farewell to our nation in a speech that, as Byron York noted, was really a campaign rally: [T]his was his last chance to give a rally for himself, the last rally for a president that’s always excelled at campaigning instead of governing. Or is it his last rally? It was clear Tuesday night that Obama isn’t ready to leave office. It says a lot that he recently »

Obama looks back (2)

Featured image Barack Obama believes in the audacity of hype, especially when it comes to himself. He wrote his memoir when he was in his early 30’s. Despite the droning orthodoxy of his every thought and utterance, he possesses infinite belief in his capacities. Around the time of the 2008 election a friend quoted Obama providing this self-evaluation: “I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about »

Obama looks back

Featured image President Obama returned to Chicago and spoke before an adoring audience last night to give his putative farewell address. The White House has posted its transcript of the speech here and posted the video below on YouTube. The New York Times has posted the video below along with a transcript of the speech as delivered. Obama had a magnanimous moment anticipating the inauguration of Donald Trump next week, but Obama’s »

My Obama moment–and ours

Featured image The video below looks to be just another idiotic Hollywood production celebrating the godhood of Obama, but it must be a production of the Obama administration itself. The thing has been posted by the White House under the official title “Yes We Can: People Share Their Most Memorable Moments from the Obama Presidency.” Those of you who persist in declaring Obama Muslim are obviously mistaken; the man worships himself. It’s »

Obama’s useful idiocy: A look back

Featured image In the closing hours of his second term, President Obama has emerged as a sort of anti-Russian Cold Warrior. He presents such a bizarre spectacle it’s enough to make one wonder whether something else is going on. Is the Emperor fully clothed? The mischievous Victor Davis Hanson says aloud: In its remaining days in power, the Obama administration suddenly punished Vladimir Putin’s Russia for allegedly interfering in the U.S. presidential »

Fareed’s song of love

Featured image You probably missed Fareed Zakaria’s two-hour CNN special “The Legacy of Barack Obama” (CNN promotional note here). When it comes to hero worship, a teenage fangirl of Justin Bieber has absolutely nothing on Zakaria. Defying heavy odds, the Washington Free Beacon’s David Rutz has made Zakaria’s CNN special watchable by reducing it to a 90-second highlight reel (video below). Now it is something of a laugh riot with a fitting »

Whole lotta lyin’ goin’ on

Featured image By just about everyone’s reckoning, the so-called signature achievements of the Obama years are the enactment of Obamacare and the Iran nuclear deal. They have a lot in common. Both are ruinous and both were founded on an edifice of bald-faced lies. President Obama is the lyin’ king and these are the lyin’ years. We recall the foundational lies of Obamacare: If you like your insurance plan, you can keep »

The Obama Post-Presidency Drinking Game [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Having written a book more than 10 years ago making the case that Jimmy Carter was America’s worst ex-president, I’ve been pondering the near metaphysical certainty that Barack Obama will easily eclipse Carter’s turpitude, and preparing the first take on the idea. But Karl Rove beat me to the punch in the Wall Street Journal this morning, with “A Preview of Obama’s Post-Presidency.” (Try this link to work around the »

Kerry 12-28-16

Featured image Michael Ramirez (@Ramireztoons) carefully observed John Kerry’s rant against our friend and ally Israel at the State Department yesterday. President Obama’s public relations minions are on their prevarication tour to defend the betrayal of Israel by the United States in the United Nations. Kerry’s rant at State was a key stop on the tour. In his cartoon on Kerry’s rant Ramirez homes in on the Obama doctrine as applied in »