Posts in category "Obama"

Wait, you're saying there actually were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?

The fallback response of progressives when their president, Barack Obama, is accused of lying (e.g. “you can keep your doctor”)  is: President George W. Bush lied about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction as a justification for going to war. Now comes the New York Times disclosing that WMDs, namely chemical weapons, were discovered in... Read more »

Obama thinking about disobeying another law?

Really? This time it’s the Congressional prohibition against bringing terrorists to our backyards. Reports the Wall Street Journal (a paywall may apply): The White House is drafting options that would allow President Barack Obama to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by overriding a congressional ban on bringing detainees to the U.S., senior administration officials... Read more »

What's needed in the Middle East now is Saddam Hussein

Everyone would have been better off if we had just left Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein alone. We would have saved the more than 4,000 American lives and $1 trillion wasted in the Iraq War. Saddam was such a force for stability that we wouldn’t be worried today about the Islamic State barbarians. No beheadings. No... Read more »
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Please, Mr. President Barack Obama, put a sock in it

Because every time you open your mouth, you make things worse. The latest is the passing-the-buck goofiness of trying to blame the intelligence community for the failure to recognize the dangers of ISIS/ISIL/The Islamic State in enough time. That was the kind of blunder you can’t explain away, seeing as how the facts say it... Read more »

Let's retire 'boots on the ground'

The expression has become a meaningless, simple-minded and insulting cliche. Yet, it keeps showing up with increasing and aggravating frequency in the language of politicians, partisans and news readers. Every ounce of meaning has been squeezed out of it by usage that has become so widespread and undefined that it is no longer of any... Read more »

More hot air from the discredited Barack Obama about beheaded American journalist James Foley

Maybe President Barack Obama in his nationally televised statement that ended a few minutes ago didn’t want to disclose what he plans to do to carry out his threats to  ”do what is necessary to see that justice is done” regarding the death of American journalist Jim Foley because he doesn’t want the enemy to know... Read more »
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President Blah Blah Obama

President Barack Obama’s “news” conference this evening was so bad, I was embarrassed for the man. If I had been a reporter, I would have been hard put to tell the boss what actual news this”news” conference produced. Everything he said was a reiteration, and that’s not a good thing. The problem is that Obama... Read more »

Laura Washington's hypocrisy

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington is hypocritically fretting over the “disrespect” shown to President Barack Obama, ignoring the mote in her own eye. As Eric Kohn succinctly explains in his Illinois Mirror piece, “Disparaging Politicians Is Pretty Darn American,” Washington forgets (more like ignores) the heaping serving of insult and manure dumped on President George W. Bush.... Read more »

The extra $475 a year you'll pay for Obamacare that Obama didn't mention

The National Federation of Independent Businesses projects the health-insurance tax will add an additional $475 per year for the average individually purchased family policy—nearly $5,000 over the course of a decade. Small businesses will take an even bigger hit, with the cost of an employer-provided family policy rising a projected $6,800 in the next decade. Gee, did... Read more »
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Alarming lack of transparency in Gov. Pat Quinn's administration

A new study by For the Good of Illinois has turned the spotlight on an  alarming lack of transparency in Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration. The study found: 81% of Quinn appointees leading agencies are not in compliance with mandatory Open Meeting Act training and certification. These executive appointees failed to sit for and/or pass the... Read more »
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