Obama’s Enemies of the State

by Jeff Swanson

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First, let’s get this out there; all presidents have people they call enemies. It doesn’t matter which party. The party in the White House is a party pro tempore. Enemies are a fact of White House politics.

It’s what the president does with an enemy that matters. Continue reading

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Conservative Self Immolation and the Battle Mentality

by Jeff Swanson

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If, upon entering the war, you expect to win the first battle, failure is assured in your shortsightedness. War is won on the shoulders of both the battles that succeeded but more over, on the battles that were lost. Without the lost battles, you may have missed your opponents key weakness and the opportunity to understand your own.

This is a key understanding missed in today’s politics and clearly, within the Republican party and Conservative movement. Continue reading

Obama’s Big, Sloppy, Wet Media Kiss

by Jeff Swanson

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Let me dredge up a little something from the not-so-distant past; remember Candy Crowley? I know, I know…water under the bridge. Correcting Mitt and all during the debate. It takes a lot to get an inherently unlikable guy elected. Candy was just doing her part to help Obama get elected.

Newsweek, the formerly venerable publication, has provided us with cover stories such as; Why are Obama’s Critics So Dumb, The Obama Conquest (subtitled ‘Lucky General or Master of the Game’), The God of All Things and the recent humdinger, The Second Coming. Throw in a couple of halo’d pictures and you have hero worship. Continue reading

Taming a Crabby Obama

by Jeff Swanson

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Not sure if anyone had noticed, President Obama has a thin skin. Seems he also lacks the ability to take ownership of, well, nearly anything. Except, of course, bin Laden is dead. You may not have heard that one. If not, welcome back from your roundtrip to Proxima Centauri.

The fact remains, our President just can’t seem to do what an adult should, act like one. Act like an adult. Yes, I am calling Mr. Obama childish. Continue reading

Examiner Editorial: Obama blames GOP for his own economic failures | WashingtonExaminer.com

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Examiner Editorial: Obama blames GOP for his own economic failures | WashingtonExaminer.com
by Examiner Editorial

“Our economy is facing a major headwind, and that is Republicans in Congress.” This was how White House spokesman Jay Carney tried Wednesday to explain away any responsibility on President Obama’s part for the 0.1 percent economic contraction that occurred in the fourth quarter of last year. In particular, he cited Republican “brinksmanship” over the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester.

From the way he spoke, you would think that Republicans control the apparatus of government in Washington. You would think that Obama hadn’t been president for four years, or that he didn’t spend months threatening to veto any rollback of the sequester cuts, or that the sequester had not originally been his administration’s idea as a solution to the budget impasse of 2011. But as he has for so long, Obama would rather blame, in Carney’s words, Republican “brinksmanship” over the sequester. Continue reading →

American Exceptionalism and the Left

by Jeff Swanson

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The left doesn’t like American exceptionalism. Whatever it is about that idea, the left ain’t buyin’ what the rest of us are sellin’.

In 2009, President Obama spoke about his belief in American exceptionalism, “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism…”.

As far as logical fallacies go, this one is falsely analogous in that comparing these countries is not equal nor like one another. The President simply does not believe in American exceptionalism but saying so would a bad thing.

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The Audacity of Nope | The Weekly Standard

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The Audacity of Nope | The Weekly Standard
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y William Kristol

President Obama has gone on the offensive at the beginning of his second term, and Republicans aren’t happy campers. Of course, every Republican camp is unhappy in its own way.

There are the lamenters. Shouldn’t Obama have been less partisan in his Inaugural Address? Who gave liberals the right to launch ideological offensives? Doesn’t Obama know this is a center-right country? Didn’t he learn any lessons from Bill Clinton? Beneath these rhetorical questions, of course, lurks the fear that Obama will succeed. Continue Reading →