Posts tagged "Barack Obama"

The veto of the Keystone Pipeline by Barack Obama, the anti-science president of 'no'

President Barack Obama’s veto of the bi-partisan congressional authorization of the Keystone XL pipeline is telling, revealing him to be the anti-science president of ‘no.’ Yes, yes, I know that progressives have tried to copyright accusations of “anti-science” and the “politics of no” to be hurled exclusively at conservatives and Republicans.  But, if the shoe... Read more »

Howard Dean's right that Scott Walker's failure to finish college makes him unqualified to be president

I should know, I went to Marquette University and the same as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, I failed to take the courses that would have qualified me to be president. As former governor Howard Dean so aptly put it, without that final year of college presidential-prep course work, Walker is unqualified to be president and... Read more »

President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union live blog

All times are central standard time. 9:05 p.m. He’s got balls, criticizing Republicans for being pigheaded. He calls for compromise, but at the start threatens vetoes. His crony in the Senate, former majority leader Harry Reid, blocked countless votes, including any action on some 300 bills sent to the Senate by the House. Really heartening on... Read more »
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Obama: "Sony made a mistake." How to Respond to Cyber Attacks?

Well there you have it. Obama states that Sony “made a mistake” by not releasing a the movie, “The Interview.” Good for him. What’s more, he said we would respond. Again, great to hear. Looks like the president understands to some degree the gravity of this situation. Now the question comes, how do we respond?... Read more »

Boehner, GOP are acting like idiots on immigration reform

House Speaker John Boehner and Republicans are acting like idiots because they are about to blow the benefits they’ve reaped from their whipping of Democrats in the midterm elections. Instead of spending all their time, energy and money figuring out a way to slice and dice President Barack Obama because of his unconstitutional and unilateral... Read more »

Obama, Democrats are acting like idiots on immigration reform

President Barack Obama’s decision to unconstitutionally enact his own immigration reform will come back to haunt Democrats for a long time. Sooner or later Republicans will occupy the White House, and if Obama is successful, a future GOP president might cite Obama’s precedent to enact his own power grab. Think not? Then Democrats should consider... Read more »
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The joy of negative voting

This is Election Day, and I’m proud to cast my vote against the assorted utopians, finaglers and totally self-involved who are running Illinois and America into the ground. Sure, I know that goes against proper thinking handed down from the high-minded. We’re supposed to vote for, not against, a candidate. Otherwise, we’re guilty of negativism,... Read more »

Dick Durbin and Barack Obama kiss Harry Reid's behind; stiff Illinois constituents

Our very own Democratic President Barack Obama and Sen. Dick Durbin have abandoned their constituent’s well-being in order to kiss Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s butt. Illinois continues to be home to one of the nation’s largest accumulations of “temporarily” stored nuclear fuel, because Reid has used his power to block a permanent and environmentally... Read more »

Brett Favre's wife announces she's qualified to start as Green Bay Packers' quarterback

This arrived, like so much other stuff, anonymously in my email in-box, without author attribution. In a news conference Deanna Favre announced she will be the starting QB for the Packers next season. Deanna asserts that she is qualified to be the starting QB because she has spent the past 16 years married to Brett... Read more »
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Putin's Russia poised to overrun Ukraine; thanks, Obama

I told you so in my Tribune column just four days ago: President Barack Obama’s limp foreign policy, his “leading from behind,” and his failure to project American power and influence to areas of our strategic importance has been a virtual invitation to Russian Premier Vladimir Putin to intervene in Ukraine’s unstable political situation and... Read more »
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