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  • Yes, Prime Minister. Or rather, Yes, Mr. President.

    09/27/2013 9:20:50 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 27, 2013 | Dan Miller
    In many ways, President Obama resembles British Prime Minister Hacker of the 1980's BBC comedy series Yes, Prime Minister. Yes, Prime MinisterYes, Prime Minister, my favorite BBC comedy series, featured bumbling Prime Minister Jim Hacker striving for his place in history under the thumb of his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, played by Nigel Hawthorne. His Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, played by Derek Fowlds, is usually caught between the two. Loyal civil servants, both Sir Humphrey and Mr. Woolley (eventually to be Sir Bernard) had devoted their careers to rising through the civil service ranks to the top and to obstructing any developments which might diminish...
  • Judge: Obama administration can’t refuse to arrest illegal immigrants

    04/24/2013 2:59:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/24/2013 | Stephan Dinan
    A federal judge said this week that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal immigrants they deem low priority, in a case that could upend President Obama’s enforcement policy. For the last several years the administration has said it will no longer arrest most illegal immigrants, arguing it wants to focus only on those with serious criminal records or gang ties. The Homeland Security department said it was using “prosecutorial discretion.” Immigration agents and officers sued, saying federal law requires them to make the arrests, but the Obama administration...
  • Obama Campaign Attacks Contributors after being Out-Fundraised: "This is no joke!"

    07/10/2012 10:48:17 AM PDT · by rightistight · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/9/12 | Aurelius
    In either a moment of anger or of trying to goad their supporters into ponying up more dough, the Obama Campaign released a new message: "This is no joke." The sentence came in the latest email to Obama supporters in which Ann Marie Habershaw, Chief Operating Officer for Obama for America, trembled at the prospect of the Romney campaign fundraising more money than President Obama. "We still got beat. Handily," Ms. Habershaw explained to Obama followers. "Romney and the RNC pulled in a whopping $106 million... You know what that means. We've got some work to do," she continued. She...
  • Holder Plays The Race Card On His Critics: They’re Attacking Me And Obama Because We’re Both Black…

    12/18/2011 7:49:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 12/18/11 | Zip
    You know he’s getting desperate. (NYT) — For nearly three years, Republicans have attacked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on national security and civil rights issues. For months, they have criticized him over a gun-trafficking investigation gone awry, with dozens of leaders calling for his resignation. Last week, more than 75 members of Congress co-sponsored a House resolution expressing “no confidence” in his leadership. [...] In the interview, Mr. Holder offered a glimpse of how he viewed the criticism. He said he thought some critics — like Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who favors allowing the military...
  • Key general calls Iraq pullout plan a ‘disaster’

    10/24/2011 5:56:27 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, October 23, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    President Obama’s decision to pull all U.S. forces out of Iraq by Dec. 31 is an “absolute disaster” that puts the burgeoning Arab democracy at risk of an Iranian “strangling,” said an architect of the 2007 troop surge that turned around a losing war. Retired ArmyGen. John M. Keane was at the forefront of persuading President George W. Bush to scuttle a static counterinsurgency strategy and replace it with 30,000 reinforcements and a more activist, street-by-street counterterrorism tactic. Today, even with that strategy producing a huge drop in daily attacks, Gen. Keane bluntly told The Washington Times that the United...
  • Cole attack survivors angry at Obama

    10/12/2010 10:07:59 PM PDT · by Qbert · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/12/2010 | Josh Gerstein
    The 10th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole on Tuesday conjured up painful memories for the families of the 17 Navy sailors who died in the terrorist attack, but it also revealed simmering anger at the Obama administration over the lack of concrete progress in bringing an alleged perpetrator to justice. In February 2009, less than three weeks after his inauguration, President Barack Obama held an emotional meeting with family members of victims of the Cole bombing and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Families said the new president promised swift action yet pleaded for their patience so his...
  • Obama joke...

    08/29/2008 5:40:42 AM PDT · by Andonius_99 · 2 replies · 195+ views
    A LITTLE FELLER IN EAST TEXAS Barack Obama is for banning all guns in America. He is considered by those who have dealt with him as a bit more than just a little self-righteous. At a recent rural elementary school assembly in East Texas, he asked the audience for total quiet. Then, in the silence, he started to slowly clap his hands once every few seconds, while holding the audience in total silence. Then he said into the microphone, "Children, every time I clap my hands together, a child in America dies from gun violence." Then, little Bubba Earl, with...
  • How to make fun of Obama: Tips for those who find it too hard to joke about the Democratic candidate

    07/19/2008 7:11:19 AM PDT · by hripka · 50 replies · 2,330+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 18, 2008 | Joel Stein
    I believe comedic change is possible. Since the New Yorker dropped a bum joke on its cover this week, comedians have appeared on every news outlet to whine about how hard it is to make fun of Barack Obama. Really? They have an arsenal of jokes to use against a 71-year-old ex-POW cancer survivor and Obama is too touchy a subject? I'm here to help. I called some comedian friends to compile a guide to making fun of Obama. The consensus is there's not yet one standout attribute to pound away on (McCain is old! Clinton cheats on his wife!...
  • Obama on Rezko deal: It was a mistake (Barack done after election)

    11/04/2006 3:40:10 PM PST · by milwguy · 99 replies · 3,329+ views
    chciago sun times ^ | 11/04/2006 | milwguy
    U.S. Sen. Barack Obama expressed regret late Friday for his 2005 land purchase from now-indicted political fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko in a deal that enlarged the senator’s yard. “I consider this a mistake on my part and I regret it,” Obama told the Chicago Sun-Times in an exclusive and revealing question-and-answer exchange about the transaction. In June 2005, Obama and Rezko purchased adjoining parcels in Kenwood. The state’s junior senator paid $1.65 million for a Georgian revival mansion, while Rezko paid $625,000 for the adjacent, undeveloped lot. Both closed on their properties on the same day. Last January, aiming to...