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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Why Obamanomics Has Failed - Uncertainty about future taxes and regulations is enemy No. 1 of economic growth.

The administration's stimulus program has failed. Growth is slow and unemployment remains high. The president, his friends and advisers talk endlessly about the circumstances they inherited as a way of avoiding responsibility for the 18 months for which they are responsible. link

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Obama fired McChrystal partly because of bleak progress report to NATO

Sacked US General Stanley McChrystal issued a devastatingly critical assessment of the war against a "resilient and growing insurgency" just days before being forced out. link

General McChrystal: the fall guy for the president's failure?

Before he fired him, President Barack Obama had just two conversations of any significance with General Stanley A. McChrystal, the man he appointed to win the war in Afghanistan. link

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Word Spill

Obama discerned in the oily waters of the Gulf of Mexico a reason for a large and permanent increase in government taxation and supervision of American life on shore. link

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

... unprepared President

In Rolling Stone, McChrystal is described by an aide as "disappointed" in his first Oval Office meeting with an unprepared President Barack Obama. link

Is U.S. Now On Slippery Slope To Tyranny?

In our times, American democracy is being dismantled, piece by piece, before our very eyes by the current administration in Washington, and few people seem to be concerned about it. link

Monday, June 21, 2010

Obama's thuggery is useless in fighting spill

Thuggery is unattractive. Ineffective thuggery even more so. Which may be one reason so many Americans have been reacting negatively to the response of Barack Obama and his administration to BP's Gulf oil spill. link

Saturday, June 19, 2010

World Sees Obama as Incompetent and Amateur

President Obama came into office as the heir to a great foreign policy legacy enjoyed by every recent U.S. president. Why? Because the United States stands on top of the power ladder, not necessarily as the dominant power, but certainly as the leading one. link

Apologizing for Obama’s Serial Apologies

The next president will have to embark once again on a worldwide “reset” campaign, apologizing to America’s allies for the shabby treatment meted out to them by Obama. link

Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless

President Barack Obama on Saturday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention. He did so even as he sought to distance himself from the "dreary and familiar politics" of Washington. link

Friday, June 18, 2010

Barack Obama, Dreamer in Chief

Vision is Obama’s thing. It sure beats cleaning up beaches. Pres. Barack Obama doesn’t do the mundane. He was sent to us to do larger things. You could see that plainly in his Oval Office address on the Gulf oil spill. link

Obama urges G20 to keep up spending or endanger recovery

US President Barack Obama urged other world powers to keep up public spending levels or risk eroding the global economic recovery, in a letter to other Group of 20 (G20) leaders obtained by the German Press Agency dpa Thursday. link

Obama's endless summer of spending

The White House kicked off a "recovery summer" public relations blitz yesterday to promote the alleged benefits of stimulus spending. The mood of self-congratulation was interrupted by a Labor Department report that found initial jobless claims for the week climbed by 12,000. link

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Obama declares 'reckless' BP will pay Gulf cleanup

Vowing to "make BP pay," President Barack Obama accused the oil giant of "recklessness" in his first address to the nation from the Oval Office Tuesday night, eight weeks to the day after the catastrophic oil spill began destroying waterways, wildlife and a prized Gulf Coast way of life. link

Oval Office Speech Should be an Opportunity to Unite the Country, Not a Call for New National Energy Tax

Most Americans are baffled by all this. The crisis as they see it is a broken pipe at the bottom of the ocean, miles-long oil slicks, and threatened coastlines. The first thing they want to know is what the administration plans to do to plug the leak, clean up the oil, and mitigate the spill’s effects on the livelihoods of those affected. link

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Obama's 9/11 envy

President Obama doesn't like the fact that the Gulf oil spill reminds people of Hurricane Katrina, since the public response to that catastrophe hastened the decline of his predecessor's standing. He'd prefer that the American people be reminded of something else -- something that rallied people around their president. link

9/11 families' fury as Obama compares BP oil spill to Twin Towers attack

British families of 9/11 victims described Barack Obama as ‘cruel’ yesterday for comparing the terrorist outrage to the BP oil spill. link

Monday, June 14, 2010

Obama's Political Oil Fund

The BP oil spill is already a calamity for the Gulf Coast ecosystem and economy, but now that Washington is looking to deflect all political blame it could also became a disaster for the rule of law. link

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Very Model of a Modern Major Generalist

Obama declared himself operational without such a declaration being based on any true capability. link

Obama to Tea Partiers: See! The Gulf Disaster is What Smaller Government Will Get You

Obama almost makes it sound like he let the Gulf die to make a point against those who are for smaller, more responsible government, doesn’t he? link

Friday, June 11, 2010

America's ALWAYS tried to do down Britain

Has the worm turned at last? As the oil continues to gush in the Gulf of Mexico, angry rhetoric has gushed from President Barack Obama's lips. His rabid denunciations of BP have damaged the interests not only of that company but of most British people, in a way that must make us wonder whether he leads a friendly country. link

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Comedy: Obama To Make Reassuring Eye Contact With Every Last American

The Onion: President Barack Obama embarked on a 50-state, 30,000-town tour Monday during which he plans to gaze assuredly into the eyes of each American citizen, one at a time. link

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Barack Obama's attacks on BP hurting British pensioners

Barack Obama has been accused of holding "his boot on the throat" of British pensioners after his attacks on BP were blamed for wiping billions off the company's value. link

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

CNBC Host Says Obama Sullied Office With 'Ass to Kick' Line

Not everybody was pleased with President Obama's uncharacteristic line on the Today Show, spoken in the pre-school hours Tuesday morning, that he wants some "ass to kick" in the Gulf oil crisis. link

Obama's getting really, really mad — or is he?

First he was going to make BP pay for the Gulf oil mess. Then he declared himself in charge. Now he's trying to find out "whose ass to kick" and making clear he'd fire BP's chief if only he could. link

Spill reveals Obama's lack of executive experience


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Obama knew from the beginning that oil leak would likely last months

The real disgrace here is why, if he really did know right away that this was the oil equivalent of an asteroid strike, he didn’t scramble some sort of all-hands-on-deck emergency operation to protect the coastline. link

Obama Knew the Spill Was Hopeless

As the president visits the Gulf anew, Richard Wolffe reports that he was first briefed in April on how bad the spill would be. Plus: the real reason the White House is so mad at Carville—and why Obama would rather talk about the economy. link

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

He Was Supposed to Be Competent

I don't see how the president's position and popularity can survive the oil spill. This is his third political disaster in his first 18 months in office. And they were all, as they say, unforced errors, meaning they were shaped by the president's political judgment and instincts. link

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