Gun control, debt ceiling, and Obama's second term...
From Hot Air
Obamacare: The Sum of All Fears
By Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham
years ago, Ed Morrissey and Allahpundit were kind enough to allow us to write
here on “The
Comprehensive Case Against Barack Obama” —a lengthy analysis
pitting candidate Obama’s rhetoric against his actual record, past statements
and long-time associations. We felt certain at the time, and still do, that his
campaign was at its core a savvy marketing machine designed, in part, to deliberately
mislead voters about the candidate’s true beliefs and experience. Revisiting
our presentation two years later, we take no joy in saying that the
administration has largely vindicated our concerns.
those concerns is health care reform. On March 21, after more than a year of
contentious debate, Congressional Democrats finally passed their health care
reform bill without a single Republican vote in either house. The president has
challenged Republicans to run against his unpopular health care law—implying
that they don’t have the political courage to do so. He may be right on that
point; he may not—but the facts show that (a) many of the highest-profile
selling points employed by the Left to drag Obamacare across the finish line
were either incorrect or intentional distortions, (b) the consequences of not
repealing this law are dire, and (c) the public’s enduring hostility toward
Obamacare demonstrates a political appetite for repeal.
Breitbart & Shirley Sherrod: 5 Thoughts
July 21, 2010
As the mainstream media trips over itself to analyze and re-analyze the Shirley Sherrod controversy, Andrew Breitbart is under fire for ostensibly unethical behavior. Andrew is more than capable of defending himself, but I wanted to offer a few quick thoughts on this imbroglio:
(1) This President often decries the 24-hour, hyper-reactionary media cycle, yet his administration responded with warp-speed to toss Sherrod overboard. Can it now safely be asserted that the Obama administration “acted stupidly”?
(2) The administration’s thoughtless abandonment of Sherrod indicates a hair-trigger climate of paranoia about all issues racial within the West Wing. It seems J. Christian Adams’ whistle-blowing has taken its toll, and Team Obama is nervous about the degree of scrutiny its racially-tinged political machinations have received. On the heels of the New Black Panther kerfuffle, another major race flap just wouldn’t do–thus, a low-level African American female was deemed expendable, and was unceremoniously dumped. The White House now claims they didn’t press for Sherrod’s dismissal, yet is apologizing to her. Hmm.
Chris Christie's "Common Sense Porn" Highlight Reel June 16, 2010
When cameras capture New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at his unapologetic truth-telling finest, Glenn Beck calls the resulting video “common sense porn.”
Beck must be experiencing frequent leg thrills, because Christie’s been
churning out material at a breakneck clip since entering office just
half a year ago. Grab some…er, popcorn, and enjoy.
NBC confirmed Friday that it had canceled the original
“Law & Order,” bringing an end to a 20-year-old television drama
that jump-started an era of television production in New York City.
“Law & Order” was on the verge of becoming the longest-running
drama in prime-time television history, surpassing “Gunsmoke.” But it
appears that the “Law & Order” executive producer, Dick Wolf, has
settled for a tie. The final episode of the series will be shown on May
24, NBC confirmed in a news release Friday.
As I ponder the unwelcome reality that one of my favorite shows is, well, done-done,
I’m struggling to get past the unsatisfying fact that one of
television’s longest running programs was unceremoniously dropped–with
neither fanfare nor closure. As the process shook out, thefinal
episode ended up being shot before NBC decided to pull the plug. The
end result: What was initially written and produced as a season finale
(which was excellent, especially S. Epatha Merkerson’s moving performance and Sam Waterson’s epic rant) became the de facto series finale. Law & Order’s cast, crew, and fans deserve better.
From HotAir.com - By Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham
With editor and contributor Ed Morrissey
October 21, 2008
Allow us to put our cards on the table at the outset: We are two
young conservative journalists—both in our 20s. Unlike many of our
peers, we are not swept up in Obamamania and would prefer John McCain
to win the election. We’ve teamed up with seasoned blogger
extraordinaire, Ed Morrissey, whose careful and thoughtful pursuit of
the truth—even when it benefits his political opponents—is respected
across the blogosphere. In that spirit, we are not at all interested in
perpetuating lies, rumors, and innuendo about Barack Obama. Promoting
such information does America a disservice, allows Obama’s supporters
to justifiably cry “smear,” and damages our own credibility.
What follows is by no means comprehensive, but it does shed some
much-needed light on a number of Obama’s positions, statements, and
associations about which he has been less than honest. We’ve attempted
to boil each issue down to a succinct explanation with an accompanying,
brief video clip—often starring Barack Obama in his own words. Before
pulling the lever for someone who hopes voters will ignore his
paper-thin resume, unsavory associations, and hard-left voting record,
each citizen has a duty to do his due diligence.