Barack Obama

The madness of King Barry

Featured image At his press conference with Prime Minister David Cameron on April 22 in London, President Obama took up the subject of Churchill. “I love Winston Churchill, love the guy,” Obama asserted, and it wasn’t the phoniest thing he had to say at the press conference. That was reserved for the subject of the United Kingdom’s continued membership in the European Union. The issue is to be put to the Brits »

Obama Instructs the Europeans

Featured image Today in Hannover, Germany, President Obama laid out for Europe’s citizens his vision of the world. In a wide-ranging speech, which you can read here, Obama urged Europeans to uphold the European Union–that message was directed largely to the English–to welcome endless numbers of refugees, and much more. Parts of the speech were pretty good. Other parts, one is tempted to dissect line by line. But I will try to »

Of Churchill and chumps, cont’d

Featured image The United Kingdom’s referendum on continued membership in the European Union is set for June 23. Prime Minister Cameron seeks a yes vote and invited President Obama to express his views in support of Britain’s continued membership. Has President Obama ever persuaded anybody of anything? I don’t think so. His performance standing next to Cameron on Friday was classic Obama. It was patronizing. It was threatening. It was offensive. It »

Of Churchill and chumps

Featured image President Obama’s ignorance of Winston Churchill is monumental. It is such that at his first press conference in 2009 Obama could quote Churchill in support of Obama’s high-minded approach to war: “We don’t torture.” If you know anything, and I mean anything, about Churchill, however, you know Churchill never said any such thing. I made this point at the time in “Obama veers into the Daily Ditch.” Yesterday at his »

With Obama, truth is stranger than fiction

Featured image Over the weekend, President Obama met at the White House with some rappers to get their ideas on the pressing criminal justice issues of the day. During the meeting, one of the deep thinkers had his ankle bracelet go off. It turns out that rapper Ricky Ross is on $2,000,000 bond for kidnapping and pistol whipping his house contractor. According to the New York Daily News: The ankle bracelet is »

The Obama Crime Wave Comes to Minnesota [Updated]

Featured image The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that so far in 2016, shootings in Minneapolis are up by an astounding 85% over 2015. Other violent crime is up as well: As of April 11, 74 people had been shot in the city, an 85 percent increase over the 40 shot during the same period last year. Eleven neighborhoods spanning the city saw violent crimes such as rape, robbery or arson showing increases »

Putin’s message

Featured image Vladimir Putin has a message for Barack Obama and the United States, a message he sent via Russian warplanes buzzing the Navy destroyer Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea. Yesterday the Pentagon released video of the jets flying extremely close to the ship more than 30 times over the past two days. Military Times originally reported the story yesterday here. CBS News quotes the Obama administration calling the “simulated attack” »

Why we dropped the bomb

Featured image In the words of the Sam Cooke song, President Obama don’t know much about history. Here I cite my long post “Obama veers into the Daily Ditch,” discussing Obama’s almost unbelievably misguided discourse on Winston Churchill and World War II at his first presidential press conference. What Obama lacks in historical knowledge he makes up in the anti-American attitude of the old new left. David Harsanyi notes that “The Obama »

World War II death totals tell quite a story

Featured image Yesterday, Steve noted that President Obama is considering a stop at Hiroshima some time in the coming months, quite possibly to apologize for our ending World War II by dropping nuclear weapons on that city, as well as Nagasaki. I agree with Steve that Obama should not apologize. However, the main purpose of this post is to cite what I think are extraordinary statistics about comparative death totals from World »

World Apology Tour, 2016 Edition

Featured image In the news right now is a report that Obama is considering a stop at Hiroshima at some point in the coming months to apologize for our ending World War II decisively there in August of 1945. The New York Sun nails the matter in an editorial today: It would be wrong of Mr. Obama to go to Hiroshima if his aim there is to apologize. There is no doubt »

Not really presidential

Featured image It’s good to have President Obama on record regarding Hillary Clinton’s insecure private email system for her official business as Secretary of State. In his interview with Chris Wallace broadcast on FOX News Sunday yesterday, Obama explained that the classified information on her server wasn’t really classified and that the Top Secret information on the email server was not “really top secret top secret.” FOX News has posted the transcript »

Not really top secret top secret

Featured image President Obama was in rare form with Chris Wallace in the interview recorded at the University of Chicago for FOX News Sunday this morning. FOX News has posted the transcript here. As for the classified information that Hillary Clinton stored on the insecure private server used for her official business as Secretary of State, Obama assured Americans: She would never intentionally put America in any kind of jeopardy. And what »

Virtual Reality Comes to the White House

Featured image It often seems that President Obama is living in a world of his own. Michael Ramirez offers an explanation: virtual reality! Click to enlarge: »

Spirit of the JCPOA

Featured image What is the “spirit” of the weirdly unsigned Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran? The JCPOA obligates the parties to protect Iran’s nuclear program, arranges for its financing, and sets it on a path to fruition at a time of Iran’s choosing. Given that the Islamic Republic of Iran is an avowed enemy of the United States, I think the deal reeks of malice and delusion. Yet President Obama »

Quotations from Chairman Barry

Featured image You may have missed President Obama’s mind-boggling statement regarding his friends in the Islamic Republic of Iran at his news conference this past Friday (complete White House transcript here, video excerpt below). Thus spake Chairman Barry: “When they launched ballistic missiles with slogans calling for the destruction of Israel that makes businesses nervous….If Iran continues to ship missiles to Hezbollah, that gets businesses nervous.” Iran makes businesses “nervous” with its »

The cause which must not be named [updated]

Featured image To She Who Must Be Obeyed we add The Cause Which Must Not Be Named: The White House website has censored a video of French Pres. Francois Hollande saying that “Islamist terrorism” is at the “roots of terrorism.” The White House briefly pulled video of a press event on terrorism with Pres. Obama, and when it reappeared on the WhiteHouse.gov website and YouTube, the audio of Hollande’s translator goes silent, »

Quotations from Chairman Barry

Featured image Yesterday President Obama spoke at the annual ceremony in Washington to present Syracuse University’s Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting in honor of the late New York Times reporter Robin Toner. Obama used the occasion to “rebuke of the campaign reporting that has allowed Donald Trump to receive nearly $2 billion worth of free media since last summer, without allowing for a critical assessment of Trump’s policy positions,” as »