Aug
30
2014
6

Team Obama now accepting President’s new, more selective appeal*.

See if you can figure out the flaw in this strategy.

In an election that Republicans want to make all about President Barack Obama, the White House is determined to make him all but disappear in the battleground states that matter.

The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular, such as: Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California, Obama officials and Democratic operatives said this week.

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Aug
26
2014
2

Has @doldo411 actually gotten hold of the new iPhone 6?

Well, he says that he did – but,t o be frank about it, it’s usually pretty hard for me to tell one kind of iPhone apart from the other. Although, admittedly, if this story is true then the news would be red-hot…

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Aug
22
2014
2

New York Times (!) clears throat, uncomfortably remembers ‘Now, watch this drive.’

Goodness gracious. If somebody from the White House isn’t screaming at the New York Times yet for this article

He had just hung up the telephone with the devastated parents before heading in front of the cameras. Unusually emotional, President Obama declared himself “heartbroken” by the brutal murder of an American journalist, James Foley, and vowed to “be relentless” against Islamic radicals threatening to kill another American.

But as soon as the cameras went off, Mr. Obama headed to his favorite golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation, seemingly able to put the savagery out of his mind.

…they will be. Come, I will conceal nothing from you: when I did this post last night I merely looked at the tweet and didn’t click through to the article*.  But now that I did… hoo, boy.  The NYT front-loaded the criticism, and stuck the apologia somewhere down where people start to stop reading the article; this probably came as an unpleasant surprise to White House staff, given that they’re not really used to criticism from the NYT at all. (more…)

Aug
14
2014
1

Tweet of the Day, You Are Not Helping The President Here, @Schultz44 edition.

Really?

Really?

Somebody explain to Eric Schultz when it’s a good time to get your politician boss away from a party. Or… actually, never mind. Heckuva job there, Eric. Keep it up.

Aug
01
2014
7

I hate political books, but maybe I should read ‘Clinton, Inc.’ ?

I was going to give it a pass, but if the book is hated this much by the Clinton Machine then maybe there’s something to it.

Former Clinton administration press secretary Mike McCurry is quietly waging a campaign to quash coverage on a new tell-all book that exposes Bill and Hillary Clinton’s massive political empire.

McCurry has successfully blockedPolitico media reporter Dylan Byers from writing about the bestselling Clinton, Inc., written byWeekly Standard editor Daniel Halper, according to emails obtained by theWashington Free Beacon.

Hillary Clinton’s people are certainly stereotypical about this sort of thing.

Via

Moe Lane

Jul
31
2014
1

‘Angie.’ (Tori Amos)

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I must be getting my head ready for Pennsic.

Jul
09
2014
3
Jul
03
2014
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Jun
20
2014
2

‘This Too Shall Pass.’

…but this one is better.  For me, at least.

This Too Shall PassOK GO

Jun
12
2014
4

Ronald Reagan’s ‘Tear down this wall.’

I suppose that this will depress you, given our current… what I will be charitable and call ‘leadership.’ But it’s still worth your attention. Ladies and gentlemen, Ronald Reagan’s Brandenburg Gate speech, June 12, 1987.

Always remember: we have, indeed, had it worse.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

Jun
06
2014
3

Obamacare no longer OFFICIALLY fiscally knowable.

The part that I bolded is simply not true:

Four years after enactment of what is widely viewed as President Barack Obama’s key legislative achievement, however, it’s unclear whether the health care law is still on track to reduce the deficit or whether it may actually end up adding to the federal debt. In fact, the answer to that question has become something of a mystery.

The answer to the question is It’s a government program that was conceived in folly, developed without direction, and birthed in rancid partisanship.  Of course it’s going to add to the federal debt.  Seriously: doesn’t anybody read, anymore?  None of this is surprising to people with even a rudimentary knowledge on how expensive government policy can get when you don’t rigorously control it. (more…)

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