Category: President Obama

Quote of the Day

Obama is not a brown-skinned, anti-war socialist who gives away free healthcare. You’re thinking of Jesus. — John Fugelsang, stand-up comedian I’m just sayin’…

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It’s only news if it hurts President Obama

It’s only news if it hurts President Obama

There have now been FIVE federal court rulings on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Of this, only two of them have gone against the ruling and one of them was only against part of it (the federal mandate). So, how has the media discussed these rulings? Here’s the answer in graphical from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi: Steve Benen at […]

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“No Drama Obama” threads the needle both foreign and domestic

This past month has been a case study in how President Obama’s steady and measured approach to upheavals is exactly the right one to navigate through sticky issues both in our nation’s foreign policy and in our domestic scene, as well. In Egypt, the Obama administration received not-unexpected criticism from both sides. One group claimed he was acting too aloof, […]

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President Obama in Michigan today – Snowbama!

President Obama in Michigan today – Snowbama!

President Obama is in the far northern reaches of Michigan today to kick off his drive to extend high-speed internet to 98% of the country. President Barack Obama’s visit to Marquette today is intended to highlight the benefits of widespread access to broadband service and promote his plan for a National Wireless Initiative to make high-speed wireless Internet services available […]

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Rep. Steve King: Criticism of Obama’s religion has “accelerated his church-going”

Congressman Steve King, Republican conservative from Iowa, has spent an enormous amount of time casting doubt on President Obama’s religion. Tonight, on Lawrence O’Donnell’s Last Word, O’Donnell played a clip where Representative King said that the President doesn’t have an “American experience”. Then, during the interview, King dropped this unbelievable bit of insulting idiocy: “The President stood in Cairo and […]

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“It’s the one thing I want to do. I want to serve this country.”

“It’s the one thing I want to do. I want to serve this country.”

The Washington Post has a fascinating article today about an 18 year-old young woman trapped between wanting, desperately, to serve the United States in the military and her inability to do so because she was brought here as an undocumented citizen when she was 11. When Noheli Carrasco takes charge of her teenage battalion at South Lakes High School – […]

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Get in the game

During his speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week, President Obama said this: Now is the time to invest in America. Today, American companies have nearly $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheets. I know that many of you have told me that you are waiting for demand to rise before you get off the sidelines and expand, […]

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Bill O’Reilly proves he’s not worthy to kiss President Obama’s shoe

Bill O’Reilly proves he’s not worthy to kiss President Obama’s shoe

Just sitting here watching the Fox interview with President Obama during the Superbowl pregame. I’ve never seen such an unprofessional, disrespectful interview of any President ever. He constantly cut-off the President. He constantly interjected his own opinions. Un-effing-believable. President Obama was poised and answered O’Reilly’s questions intelligently and thoughtfully. I don’t know how he was able to do it given […]

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The foreign policy prescience of Barack Obama

First, a hat tip to my dear friend and fellow member of the Proud Pragmati, Blackwaterdog. If you haven’t checked out her blog, The only adult in the room, you should. She’s brilliant and is doing the job of keeping people informed about the successes of the Obama administration better than anyone else in the blogosphere. To say that the […]

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Oh, look. The president isn’t throwing poor people under the bus.

As I predicted last weekend, the President proved last night he isn’t going to cut benefits for the poor and others on Social Security. From his second State of the Union Address: To put us on solid ground, we should also find a bipartisan solution to strengthen Social Security for future generations. We must do it without putting at risk […]

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The very real attack on Obama’s mythical attack on Social Security

Updated to correct a mistake regarding Medicare vs. Social Security. It all started when somebody over at Firedoglake (FDL) derisively labeled President Obama’s deficit reduction study committee “The Catfood Commission”. The complete asinine nature of such an offensive characterization is epic. I assume it’s called that because they believe it will lead to old people eating catfood instead of human […]

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