The Presidential Candidates on Being Their Brother’s Keeper

Mark Steyn highlights two stories that demonstrate two different views on being your brother’s keeper. This one, about Obama and his actual brother: In a TV infomercial a few days before his election, Obama declared that his “fundamental belief” was that “I am my brother’s keeper”.  Hmm. Back in Kenya, his brother lives in a…

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The Case Against Obama — A Continuing Series

Historian Niall (pronounced “Neal” because, you know, he’s British) Ferguson is the latest to make a very lengthy, very detailed argument against the continuation of the Obama presidency: Welcome to Obama’s America: nearly half the population is not represented on a taxable return—almost exactly the same proportion that lives in a household where at least…

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The Case Against Re-election

So you think, “I want to vote against Obama, but I can’t really explain why.” Well friend, Charles Krauthammer is here to help you: Obama’s ideology — and the program that followed — explains the failure of these four years.  What program? Obama laid it out boldly in a series of major addresses during the…

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And Now, Some Presidential Psychoanalysis

In response to this article on Obama’s disdain for Romney, Moe Lane peers deep into the presidential id, and, hoo boy!, comes up with an explanation that is alarmingly plausible: I think that it’s very simple: it’s not that Mitt Romney was born rich, gave it away, and got rich again that infuriates Barack Obama…

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Repealing Obama

From The Hill: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), an outspoken critic of just about everything President Obama supports, is considering introducing a bill that would repeal everything Obama has signed into law.  King put forward this suggestion to an Iowa audience on Tuesday, when he also reiterated his threat to sue the Obama administration for its…

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Obama Campaign Sues to Restrict Military Voting Privileges

Who would think, even if he won the lawsuit, that this would be a move worth making from a public-relations standpoint? Oh, yeah, right… On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part of that state’s law governing voting…

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Un-American? At Least.

Reason magazine asks, “Are Obama’s ideas un-American?” Um, is a bean green? Obama has it all backward. It is the charity of a prosperous free society that allows people to become community organizers or attain “free” health care. Washington rarely helps the free market prosper, but a prosperous private sector is what allows Washington to…

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Obama Clarifies "You Didn’t Build That" Remark; Is Still Wrong

After a hurricane of blowback from his “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” remark, Obama’s elite and overworked speech-clarification team sprang into action to spin that remark so that he doesn’t look like Hugo Chavez’s ventriloquist dummy. Here’s what they came up with: Though Republicans say the president was implying that business…

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Well, That’s One Way Obama is Like a Christian

Via Instapundit (peace be upon him), Michael Barone notes that President Obama believes that material success is a gift, rather than a result of our own efforts. Interestingly enough, a lot of evangelical Christians think the same way. We pray for God’s blessings and acknowledge that every good thing we have comes from Him. And…

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Why Do We Need to Call Ourselves Racist?

Ok, let’s do a quick check. This guy is president of the United States, right? That guy, right there? I’m pretty sure he is. And, as I’m given to understand, he’s black, right? Let’s check again. Yep, given the visual evidence and the corroborating reports (Morgan Freeman’s opinion notwithstanding), I feel pretty safe in saying…

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Obama’s Win-Win Immigration Edict

You ever get that feeling that either you’re crazy or everybody else is? I get that feeling when I see analysis of Obama like this: We’re not creating enough jobs to keep up with population growth as it is.  With this new policy in place, Obama will introduce hundreds of thousands of suddenly-eligible workers into…

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Show of Hands: Who Thought Obama Couldn’t Get Any Worse?

Wrong! Now he’s not even pretending to care about the Constitution any more. John Yoo comments: Under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, the president has the duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” This provision was included to make sure that the president could not simply choose, as the British…

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Who Wants to Learn All About Mormonism?

Well, it doesn’t matter whether you want to or not; the mainstream media is going to spend the rest of the election cycle bombarding us with Mormon tidbits like jewelry store junk mail before Valentine’s Day. Ann Althouse highlights one big, fat entry in the NY Times, and asks some pertinent questions: But what I’d…

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Exactly What He Intended

On Ricochet, Paul Rahe points out what was obvious to begin with but is becoming ever more so: Obama’s policies aren’t mistakes; he’s doing exactly what he wants: On the face of it, President Obama would appear to be shooting himself in the foot. Why would he risk losing the Catholic vote? One could, of…

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So This Is It, Then

As a lunatic, right-wing, evangelical Christian (Southeast Division), I get into my share of “this country is going to hell in a hand basket” discussions. As sincere as these discussions are–and believe me, all the passions in them are dead earnest–there’s always an undercurrent of the hypothetical in them. Something will happen, we think, before…

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Reason for Obama-McChrystal Rift Revealed

In this photo from a meeting early in Obama’s term, we see the President making a clumsy attempt to get to second base. Too soon, Barry! Too soon! (pic via Big Government)

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