Barack Obama

Obama’s Subtle Tactics of Division

Featured image There’s a great book yet to be written about the full scope of destruction purposely wrought by Barack Obama’s presidency. Many of the deepest divisions and identity-based hatreds of the moment accelerated markedly during his two terms, and he usually inflamed them deliberately, but always subtly, so as not to leave clear fingerprints. He’s at it again with his latest comments about the Israel-Hamas war. There’s quite a contrast between »

Piled Three Stories High

Featured image Continuing with previous installments here about the “Munichian candidate” Ammar Yasser Najjar and his attempts to win elected office in California, it is worth observing how his efforts to disguise his identity and background are hardly unique among celebrated California Democrats. The Munichian candidate’s story has yet to face a squad of forensic document examiners, polygraphers and DNA testers, and in that regard the rockstar Democrat has company. Consider the »

Barack Cosby

Featured image “As President Biden noted during his recent visit to Israel, America itself has at times fallen short of our higher values when engaged in war, and in the aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. government wasn’t interested in heeding the advice of even our allies when it came to the steps we took to protect ourselves against Al Qaeda” (emphasis added). That was the composite character president David Garrow charted in »

The Homopotus Mystery

Featured image [Language and content warning for this one, readers, but necessary for reporting purposes…] In a busy news summer, it turned out, one of the biggest stories was “The Obama Factor,” David Samuels August 2 Tablet interview with David Garrow, a Pulitzer Prize winner for Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and author of the massive Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, published »

The Obama factor

Featured image Everything biographer/historian David Garrow writes is worth reading. Garrow is the author, most recently, of Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama (2017). This staggeringly researched book — Garrow spent nine years on it — covers 1078 pages of text (even though Garrow relegates his comments on Obama’s presidency to a 50-page epilogue). Rising Star is full of discoveries that Garrow documents in great detail. The 1078 pages of text »

Something to See Here?

Featured image Probably not. But the facts that have come out about the drowning death of the Obamas’ private chef, Tafari Campbell, are distinctly odd. Campbell drowned in Edgartown, on Martha’s Vineyard, while paddle boarding. While the incident happened on Great Edgartown Pond, not Poucha Pond where Ted Kennedy drowned Mary Jo Kopechne, the locale is nevertheless resonant. The Daily Mail reports that Campbell was not paddle boarding alone, but “police refuse »

Will the Real Black Man Please Stand Up?

Featured image Barack Obama has criticized Tim Scott and Nikki Haley for getting off the left-wing plantation. His attack goes straight to the heart, not only of liberal ideology, but of the strategic position of the Democratic Party: Barack Obama has criticized two Republican presidential hopefuls, the South Carolina senator Tim Scott and the former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, over their stances on race relations in America. In a podcast interview, Obama, »

Victor Davis Hanson: We’re in a Revolution

Featured image Victor Davis Hanson joined Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night to react to New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment of former President Donald Trump. Hanson characterized it as “the worst example of third-world election tampering” and said, “We are in the middle of a revolution that we don’t even know we’re in.” We’re seeing war clouds gather abroad, and I think the United States’ economy, politically, foreign »

Netanyahu vs. Obama

Featured image Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has written an autobiography titled Bibi: My Story. The Jerusalem Post highlights Netanyahu’s tense relationship with Barack Obama: In their first meeting in the White House in 2009, US President Barack Obama threatened Netanyahu, the latter alleged. “You know, people often read me wrong, but I come from Chicago,” Obama said as the meeting was about to end. “I know how to deal with »


Featured image Barack Obama remembers George Floyd on the second anniversary of his passing (tweet below). He doesn’t want to let our current focus on the Uvalde massacre distract us from attention to the anniversary and the shibboleth of “reimagining policing.” Obama puts me in mind of John Lennon: “Reimagine there’s no police. It’s easy if you try.” If you visit Minneapolis, by the way, you won’t have to do much in »

Speaking of “disinformation”

Featured image The Axelrod/Atlantic conference on “Disinformation and the erosion of democracy” held at the University of Chicago earlier this month included a rogue’s gallery of purveyors of disinformation. We covered the conference in some detail as renegade students at the Chicago Thinker “staged a media regime takedown,” as the editors put it. The Axelrod/Atlantic conference on “disinformation” was followed by Barack Obama’s April 21 contribution at Stanford University. Obama gave his »

Disinformation, American style (3)

Featured image In its lead editorial this morning the Wall Street Journal turns its attention to President Obama’s performance at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics/Atlantic Disinformation Conference this week. The editorial is headlined “Barack Obama rewrites his Russia history.” It opens this way: “As somebody who grappled with the incursion into Crimea and the eastern portions of Ukraine, I have been encouraged by the European reaction [this time],” Mr. Obama »

Of glamor and glitches

Featured image President Biden welcomed President Obama back to the White House yesterday in connection with the signing of an executive order to fix a “glitch” in Obamacare. Obamacare itself is the glitch, but never mind. Biden exercised executive authority to expand the law’s coverage. The White House has posted a transcript of the speakers’ remarks here. The Wall Street Journal’s James Freeman quotes Paragon Health Institute’s Brian Blase testifying before House »

Climate of dystopia

Featured image I worry about Iran’s mullahs pursuing their murderous exploits with an arsenal of nuclear weapons, a venture that Barack Obama did everything in his power to facilitate. Obama himself purports to worry about “climate change,” f/k/a “global warming.” Obama traveled to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow to give one of his seemingly endless speeches yesterday. Obama called out the villains of the “climate change” story »

John Ratcliffe on the Russia hoax

Featured image Maria Bartiromo has tracked the Clinton/Russia hoax all along the way on her daily FOX Business morning show and weekly on FNC’s Sunday Morning Futures. Yesterday she interviewed former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe to comment on developments in the Durham investigation. I have no expectations concerning the investigation and only hope to be pleasantly surprised. Not so Ratcliffe. Having seen the intelligence, he knows where the bodies are »

The “racial reckoning’s” reckoning

Featured image The Washington Post has a lengthy article about how Tuesday’s election has dashed the hopes of black activists. The article begins this way: The summer of 2020 brought a renewed focus on addressing racism, with protesters filling the streets after the police killings of Black men; statues of Confederate leaders coming down from their prominent perches; and the leading Democratic presidential candidate promising systemic changes to right the wrongs of »

Obama wishes culture war issues would just go away

Featured image Campaigning in Virginia for Terry McAuliffe this weekend, Barack Obama said this to supporters: We don’t have time to be wasted on these phony trumped-up culture wars, this fake outrage, the right-wing media’s pedals to juice their ratings. And the fact that [Glenn Youngkin is] willing to go along with it instead of talking about serious problems that actually affect serious people? That’s a shame. That’s not what this election’s »