Archive for the ‘Obama’ Category

Bob Woodward wonders if the president might not have overplayed his fiscal cliff hand by saying he will not sign a bill that doesn’t raise taxes on the top 2% of earners. That is a red line, and, you know… there’s so many Republicans in the house that that is against doctrine…


You know how liberals remind us all the time how the big, bad bully United States has no right to be bossing around the rest of the world? So why are they so eager to pass the UN Disabilities treaty? Ratifying the treaty would have given the United States greater standing to push other nations […]


I don’t object to a Detroit City Councilor telling the president to pay up for receiving the city’s votes. After all, that’s how the president does politics, no? There ought to be a quid pro quo… After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C., and came home […]


Why are Democrats so determined not to deal with the fiscal crisis? Listen to Grover Norquist explain the president’s fiscal cliff proposal.


Who would have thought John Heilemann would mock Senator Lindsey Graham for being (some speculate) gay? Just after 6am, on “Morning Joe” this morning, Joe, Mika and guest John Heilemann were talking about yesterday’s New York Times article about “the three amigos” Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, who have bonded over the […]


General Petraeus was back before congress today for short, classified briefings, on the Benghazi coverup. Members of the committees said there is some confusion about CIA talking points that evolved to exclude the involvement of terrorists. CBS News obtained the CIA talking points given both to Rice and members of the House intelligence committee on […]


In politics, stating the obvious creates a firestorm. Mitt Romney does it again as he explains the Democratic system of winning votes – using tax payer dollars to pay off their special interest voters. Chuck Todd offers the NBC/MSNBC response.


Important column, from Dan Henninger of the Wall Street Journal, on the Axelrod/Obama political operation. Barack Obama’s Persuasion Army The president has finally made the permanent campaign a reality. Two days after the election, a friend told me that because he has an Asian surname, he was inundated for months with emails from liberal Asian […]


The cheap little games the president plays anger me. His job is to run the country in our best interest, not trick us. In his press conference yesterday, he continued the ruse that UN Ambassador Susan Rice wasn’t part of the Benghazi coverup when she pretended that the killings at the consulate were part of […]


General Petraeus is sent off with compliments in the president’s press conference Wednesday. Obama refers to the sex scandal as a personal matter. My main hope right now is that he and his family are able to move on and that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an […]


Are supreme court justices capable of making legal judgements about issues that don’t affect them personally? Not according to Eric Michael Dyson, who says white women needed to rebel to get their rights from white male justices. …Now this court, men and women, will make a decision about the future of voting rights for African […]


Colonel David Hunt gives some background on General John Allen and explains how the exchange of flirtatious emails will ruin his career. General Allen’s a good man… he was being nominated to command Europe and be the NATO commander…


Cornel West blasts the president, and others, for not being black enough. I’m glad there was not a right wing takeover, but we end up with a Rockefeller Republican in Blackface… Richard Nixon is to the left of him on healthcare… Richard Nixon is to the left of him on guaranteed income… Of the black […]


Paula Broadwell seems to know things about the Benghazi attack that aren’t publicly known. Which leads Bill Kristol to question what we’re being told about the Petraeus affair. I hate to say this, I don’t really like to think the whole US government is misleading us, but I really think so in this case… In […]


Andrea Mitchell tells the story of the investigation into the emails received by Jill Kelly, the woman who was allegedly being harassed by the girlfriend of David Petraeus, that led to his resignation last week. Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed the extramarital affair […]


Here’s a funny exchange from Meet the Press as Doris Kearns Goodwin says it should matter to no one that General David Petraeus had an affair, followed immediately by Bob Woodward who contradicts her as if she’s not even there. Unfortunately for the CIA Director, he has special status and he’s got to be clean, […]