Tag Archive: President Obama

The One Promise Mr. Obama Is Trying to Keep

I have written before about that observation by H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore journalist and all-around sourpuss, who said you’ll never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the ordinary American.  Once again, let’s put that dark remark to the test. Most Americans tell the pollsters that they don’t like ObamaCare.  But they detest Republicans, the very…

Don’t Blame Him — He’s Only the President

Conservatives have been unfair to Barack Obama.  They blame him for all sorts of things.  But it’s never his fault.  Just ask him. The economy?  We all know that was Bush’s fault. The fact that millions of Americans are still out of work, the lucky ones settling for part-time jobs?  Hey, he’s president not a…

President Obama and Fox: Here We Go Again

What is it about liberals and Fox News?  And by “what is it” I mean why do even the smart ones get dopey when the subject turns to Fox? The other day, President Obama said in an interview with the New Republic, “One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes…

Memo to GOP: Make Obama Own the Mess He’s Created

Obama Economy

Anybody who’s thought about it for two seconds knows we don’t have a taxing problem – we have a spending problem. We borrow about 42 cents on every dollar we spend, and under President Obama we have been spending more than $1 trillion dollars a year we don’t have.  That’s where the borrowing comes in….

The Presidency Should Not Be a Participation Trophy

trophy

There’s been a lot of talk about the participation trophy in recent years – you know, that prize we hand out to every member of our children’s intramural sports team at the end of each season, regardless of how well they play. Many people believe it’s become a cultural symbol of how politically-correct we’ve become…

Obama’s Lofty Rhetoric Has Turned Boring

O at DNC Conv

I didn’t listen to Barack Obama’s speech at his party’s national convention. I couldn’t.  I was too busy surfing through 500 channels of crap on cable TV, stopping every now and then to watch absolutely anything that would keep me away from his speech.  I just couldn’t bring myself to listen to his “lofty rhetoric”…

Going After the Stupid Vote

Uncle Sam

According to a recent poll by the Gallup organization, more than six in 10 Americans (63 percent) think the United States benefits from having a class of rich people. There may be something in this for President Obama to consider since his campaign for re-election is be based on dividing Americans based on how much…

Answering David Letterman’s Question: What ‘More’ We Want From Obama

David Letterman

When I was a kid, my brother and I used to beg our parents to let us stay up on weeknights to catch the first twenty minutes or so of David Letterman’s show on NBC. It aired pretty late in the evening, so if we got to see the opening monologue and whatever humorous bit…