Barack Obama

Two non-scandals

Featured image Early this month, President Trump accused Barack Obama of tapping his wires. Trump had no evidence to support this claim at the time he made it and none has emerged since. I think it’s reprehensible that a U.S. president would make this kind of allegation without having solid evidence of its truth. Meanwhile, many of the left are claiming that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians in the hacking »

What Trump knows & what he doesn’t know

Featured image Scott’s post on the state of play regarding President Trump’s accusation against former president Obama contains this jaw-dropping quotation from Steve Hayes: White House sources acknowledge that Trump had no idea whether the claims he was making were true when he made them. Say it ain’t so! Because for a U.S. president to accuse his predecessor of tapping his wires without a high degree of confidence that the accusation is »

The Obama connection, &c.

Featured image Is there an Obama connection to The (so-called) Resistance to the Trump administration? The Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo provides a case study in the matter of Michael Flynn. More generally, Paul Sperry asserts the existence of an Obama connection to The (so-called) Resistance in the New York Post column “Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency.” Sperry argues that the Obama’s sabotage is to be conducted via a network »

Obama’s Secret Communications with Mullahs Undermined American Foreign Policy

Featured image The Democrats are trying to make a scandal out of the fact that one or more people associated with the Trump presidential campaign had telephone conversations with one or more representatives of the Russian government prior to Trump’s inauguration. Is there anything wrong with that? Not as far as we know. The CIA/NSA leakers have declined to say anything about the content of the conversations, so they must have been »

Press alert

Featured image Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Michael P. Ramirez (@Ramireztoons) is bemused by indignation of the prestige press over alleged presidential prevarication since some time around noon on January 20, 2017. Where were you when we needed you? If I recall correctly — and I think Ramirez agrees with me here — they were working overtime for the man. »

The Myth Of Obama’s Popularity

Featured image It is an article of faith in the liberal press that Barack Obama was a popular president. Is that claim true? No, according to the Gallup Poll. In fact, according to the most basic measure of popularity–average approval rating during his years in office–Obama ranks among our least popular recent presidents, behind, among others, George W. Bush and Richard Nixon: Every case is different, and all kinds of distinctions can »

SNL salutes Dear Leader [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Do you get the feeling that the left has lost its mind and gone brain dead at the same time? I do. I offer into evidence Exhibit DII of the Age of Trump. In the video below, “Cecily Strong and Sasheer Zamata pay tribute to President Obama” — that’s the way NBC put it — with their utterly creepy performance of “To Sir, With Love.” They played it straight, just »

Obama Pardons Sideshow Bob

Featured image Anyone recall this scene from The Simpsons from way back in its first or second season (when George H.W. Bush was president): Well good grief: But on Thursday, his last full day in office, Obama announced 330 more commutations, for nonviolent drug offenders, bringing his total number of clemencies to 1,715. He has granted commutations to more people than the past 12 presidents combined, including 568 inmates with life sentences. »

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 »