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How to beat Obama.

31 May

I was very happy to see the word, “Obamaphile” in this article, one that I coined and have never seen before in other sources. I have used that word for three years now. I hope it gets into general usage…

But back to the ranch, let’s understand the way to beat Obama: go straight at him and be very straightforward. The main reason Chris Christie is so popular is not hard to grasp–just watch him dismantle a lackey from the teacher’s union, for example. People are tired of being lied to, and Obama lies to us all the time (that’s why the birth certificate and the OBL deals have been so big). To again quote Jane Austen, “He simpers and smirks and makes love to us all. ” Yep, that is Obama and we can be “prodigiously proud” of him. Whoever the GOP nominee is, he/she will have to channel Chris Christie in important ways. This is not the only factor (see: Sarah Palin), but it is a crucial one. It is necessary but not sufficient

 
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Biden restricts the

31 May

press. It’s not surprising, really. Biden is a gaffe machine who is rightly belittled for his stupid words. The fact that Obama chose him as a running mate indicates a monumental lapse of judgment.

But basically, Biden refuses to be transparent because his weaknesses will be abundantly clear. It’s a bad precedent. It seems that the MSM just meekly goes along, bleating, with such treatment. Of course they wouldn’t do so if they weren’t in the tank for Obama in the first place! But Biden certainly follows Obama’s lead. Obama’s claim that his administration is “transparent” is laughable in a sort of bitter way.

 
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Barone talks about why it is

30 May

always so “unexpected” when there is economic bad news. It really is bias, and we need to realize that the MSM is carrying Obama’s water. THAT is why bad news is always “unexpected.”

Part of the problem is that the democrats have no economic plan at all. Instead of actually making difficult decisions that address the tough economic realities (and therefore could be criticized by somebody–the democrats certainly can’t afford to alienate even a single voter), the democrats have just decided to talk bad about the Ryan Plan and have no sense of direction at all. They are simply not serious at all about improving the lot of the regular people in the country. So the MSM-ocrats try frantically to cover for them.

I certainly hope that Americans are now smart enough to reject this malarky. Let’s face it, mere “good looks” (that Obama provided) do not wear well. Get rid of Obama as soon as possible!

 
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I think it’s a great question:

30 May

if Obama weren’t in government or a token in a large law firm, what could he do?  I mean, could he run a business? I doubt it. McGovern (after he left politics) tried to run a bed and breakfast. Despite being an inveterate leftist, he afterward stated that he wished he had known when in politics what he found out as a businessman.

I think this shows just how disconnected Obama and the hard left are from reality. It also shows why it is so crucially important to elect someone who knows the realities of business rather than some just some silver-tongued con man who has never run a business in his life. I hope America has learned this hard lesson.

 
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Barone on the

29 May

Illinois redistricting.

 
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People are in revolt

29 May

about the TSA gropes and first it was Texas threatening to outlaw them. Now Utah is following suit.

Here is the real problem: Texas passed a law unanimously to say that the indiscriminate TSA gropes are illegal and a violation of the protection against arbitrary and capricious searches. The feds threatened to create a “no-fly” zone over Texas if that went into law, and make it so airlines could not fly into or out of Texas. As a result, Texas had to back down.

I think it is reprehensible that the Federal Gov’t would engage in such economic terrorism. “Nice car you’ve got there. It’d be a shame if something happened to it…”

But I think this also shows just how unpopular the TSA gropes are. I think the pitchforks are out. The Obamaphiles (The Empire) is determined to strike back.

 
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Don’t tell me that

28 May

policy doesn’t make much of a difference. You are up in the night if you believe that. The data are pretty clear.

 
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Gingrich tanks.

28 May

Why am I not surprised? See the press release here.

Gingrich is a fool. He is quite bright, but he has a bad habit of saying stupid things.

 
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More stuff that’s

28 May

not news. It would certainly be news if this had to do with a conservative, but since it’s a liberal…

 
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James Toronto in “Best of the Web”

28 May

says this:

The always astute Walter Russell Mead has a lengthy and penetrating analysis of President Obama’s recent Mideast peace efforts. Although crediting Obama with being thoughtful, well-intentioned and sensible in his analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mead judges him “as the least competent manager of America’s Middle East diplomatic portfolio in a very long time.” […]

In particular, he cites Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “deadly, devastating speech to Congress in which he eviscerated President Obama’s foreign policy to prolonged and repeated standing ovations by members of both parties,” which “may have been the single most stunning and effective public rebuke to an American President a foreign leader has ever delivered.”

The whole thing is worth reading, but this passage struck us as especially important:

As the stunning and overwhelming response to Prime Minister Netanyahu in Congress showed, Israel matters in American politics like almost no other country on earth. Well beyond the American Jewish and the Protestant fundamentalist communities, the people and the story of Israel stir some of the deepest and most mysterious reaches of the American soul. The idea of Jewish and Israeli exceptionalism is profoundly tied to the idea of American exceptionalism. The belief that God favors and protects Israel is connected to the idea that God favors and protects America.

It means more. The existence of Israel means that the God of the Bible is still watching out for the well-being of the human race. For many American Christians who are nothing like fundamentalists, the restoration of the Jews to the Holy Land and their creation of a successful, democratic state after two thousand years of oppression and exile is a clear sign that the religion of the Bible can be trusted.

Being pro-Israel matters in American mass politics because the public mind believes at a deep level that to be pro-Israel is to be pro-America and pro-faith. Substantial numbers of voters believe that politicians who don’t “get” Israel also don’t “get” America and don’t “get” God. Obama’s political isolation on this issue, and the haste with which liberal Democrats like Nancy Pelosi left the embattled President to take the heat alone, testify to the pervasive sense in American politics that Israel is an American value.

This reminded us of something we wrote last summer:

Today an increasing number of Americans doubt whether Obama is “American enough.” Like blacks in 2007, they see him as an outsider, as lacking a certain instinctive or emotional attachment to the country–an attachment that, whatever their faults, no one doubts Bill Clinton and George W. Bush have.

If Mead is correct in his description of Israel’s role in the American psyche–and we think he is–then Obama’s detachment from the Jewish state is of a piece with this evident detachment from his own country.

To be sure, not all Americans feel this kindredness with Israel. Some see it as just another country, the way Obama seems to; others, like Helen Thomas, seethe with a hatred for the Jewish state that boils over into outright anti-Semitism. In between are people who, while not anti-Semitic and perhaps not quite antipathetic to Israel per se, are jealous of it for its claim on American affection. That is the emotion behind the oft-heard claim of “dual loyalty”–a charge that is absurd in light of Mead’s insight “that Israel is an American value.”

Disesteem for Israel is rare in America, but it is concentrated in certain cultural pockets, the most notable of which is the academic left. Some of our friends on the right imagine that Obama is a secret jihadist or a hater like his erstwhile pastor. To put it charitably, we think this overexplains matters. The trouble with the president is simply that he spent too much time in the faculty lounge.

 

 
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