Archive for the ‘barack obama’ Category

Family Fugitive

14Nov08

Just because the election is over, don’t expect people like Bill Ayers to be forthcoming regarding friendship with Barack Obama. Ayers was on Good Morning America today, trying to make it seem that the history between he and Barack consists of little more than the two being neighbors. Ayers states, remarkably, that the first time […]


It’s great to have options regarding where to send your kids to school – something that Democrats believe deeply in, but only for the rich. President-elect Obama and his wife, Michelle, came to town and did what people with young children usually do before moving. They looked at their new house and then Mrs. Obama […]


Doctrine Air

14Nov08

Thoughts on the Fairness Doctrine from Adam Reilly in the Boston Phoenix. For most of the second half of the 20th century, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asserted that the right to broadcast — on scarce, publicly owned frequencies — came with civic responsibility. Broadcasters, the FCC held, should devote some of their programming to […]


Pressing Sarah

13Nov08

At the Republican Governor’s Conference in Miami, it might as well be reconfigured into the Sarah Palin Conference. After Barack, she’s the biggest political star in the country. At a short press conference, she was asked what she’s doing since the last governor’s get-together. “I had a baby, I did some traveling, I very briefly […]


Bad News

13Nov08

MSNBC got confirmation of the Sarah Palin Africa controversy from a McCain campaign insider who doesn’t exist. MSNBC was the victim of a hoax when it reported that an adviser to John McCain had identified himself as the source of an embarrassing story about former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the network said Wednesday. David […]


Say Anything

13Nov08

Like most politicians, Barack was willing to say anything to win the presidency. Dig any hole now, we can climb out of it later. A suicide car bomber struck a U.S. military convoy passing through a crowded market in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least five civilians and a coalition soldier and wounding an […]


Barack’s campaign stand against lobbyists was meaningless as policy – a deceptive stance of no practical meaning. Now, for the sake of real life, he’s watered it down to make it even less meaningful, and more symbolic. President-elect Obama, who campaigned against lobbyists’ influence, on Tuesday opened the door for them to work for him […]


Bake Sale

11Nov08

The Money Machine never rests. The election is hardly finished, and the fundraising has begun anew.The Obama campaign, which raised more than $600 million for the election of the junior senator from Illinois as the next president of the United States, is selling celebratory T-shirts. Thirty bucks. Obama T-shirts.jpg The proceeds are going to the […]


Hey, cut her a little slack, wouldja? It’s not like she came to the door wearing only a towel or nothin’! Jeez! The co-chair of Barack Obama’s Transition Team, Valerie Jarrett, appeared on Meet the Press this weekend and used, shall we say, an interesting word to described what she thinks Barack Obama will be […]


Not So Funny

08Nov08

New Obama’s are already being born. Barack Obama may have a “funny name,” as he once said – but it might just catch on among the nation’s newborns. A Florida couple became among the country’s first to bestow it on their child, even before most news outlets had declared the Illinois senator the president-elect. Sanjae […]


Gut-Check

07Nov08

One of the blessings accompanying the shame of Barack’s victory is the timing. This is not a moment for pushing measures that are bad economic policy, so the Obama administration will have to kick obviously destructive political payoff policy proposals down the road. Obama is a cosponsor of the so-called Employee Free Choice Act, which […]


Obama Glow

06Nov08

President Bush puts McCain out to pasture… … and seeks to bask in the Obama-glow.


No Mandate

05Nov08

Robert Novak – No Mandate: The national election Tuesday was not only historic for the election of the first African-American president in the nation’s history but also for how little the avalanche of Democratic votes changed the political alignment in Congress. The first Democratic Electoral College landslide in decades did not result in a tight […]


Chump Change

03Nov08

Nearly half of American wage earners pay no federal income taxes. Barack proposes that in order to make that system more fair, those who aren’t paying any taxes should get a rebate paid to them from the taxes from the 5% who pay 50% of the nation’s income tax burden. Do people really believe this? […]


Cool on Coal

02Nov08

We told you earlier about Barack’s plan, laid out in his own words, to squeeze the coal industry into bankruptcy in order to save the planet. Sarah Palin went after him for that today. “He said that, sure, if the industry wants to build coal-fired power plants, then they can go ahead and try, he […]


Pro Business

02Nov08

Let them eat coal, says Barack. Let me sort of describe my overall policy. What I’ve said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s out there. I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap […]