Archive for the ‘Barack Obama’ Category

Hot stuff

- June 26th, 2013

According to a Sierra Club Canada press release, Barack Obama’s global warming bowl of mush yesterday, in which he didn’t even take a clear stand on the Keystone XL pipeline proposal, “may turn out to be one of the most important speeches in American history”. Right. Forget “I Have a Dream” or the Farewell Address or the Gettysburg Address. Give a formulaic shout-out, take off your jacket again, mop your brow theatrically and drone on and your words “may turn out to be” studied, cited and cherished two centuries hence.

Or not.

Benghazi is back

- May 13th, 2013

Although many media outlets buried the Benghazi story last fall lest it interfere with the reelection prospects of the awesome Barack Obama, they’ve noticed now that the administration was clearly lying about the root cause of the attack and serious journalists would have been on the story right away. What happened wasn’t a demonstration over that silly video that got out of hand, it was determined Islamist militants targeting a U.S. facility with heavy weapons, and senior executive branch people knew it all along. So are we done?

Not remotely. What has yet to be dealt with in any serious way is what the president knew and when he knew it. During the election, on Oct. 26, Obama told an interviewer “ the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to.” Yet we now know that there was no effort to deploy forces to stop the attack on the consulate and, indeed, Special Forces were ordered to stand down.

So the questions are: What order, exactly, did the President give and when and to whom? What did they then do or not do to implement the order? and What did the President do after giving that order?

As far as we can tell, the answer to question three is that he went to sleep, wasn’t kept informed and the next day flew off to a fundraiser. Which is a shocking response indeed, if true, and a scandalous lie if false. It hasn’t yet become a major issue because the question hasn’t yet been forcefully asked. But it will be.

And then, of course, we’re going to work back to questions two and one. It’s not over. Not by a long shot.

 

Evidence-based hysteria

- April 16th, 2013

A challenge on gun control from Thomas Sowell to the smart set who say they prefer “evidence-based decision-making” to, you know, the raw emotionalism of hicks.

Imperious president

- April 10th, 2013

The divider-in-chief strikes again: President Obama tables a budget and his administration declares that Republicans can take it or leave it. So there, you obstinate cretins.

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As I was saying about free money

- April 1st, 2013

Former Reagan budget director David Stockman has a full-blown conniption in the New York Times about “quantitative easing” (a.k.a. “governments printing money like there’s no tomorrow”, as I observed in today’s Ottawa Sun) in the United States… and not without reason. If they keep it up, tomorrow’s going to be pretty grim when it arrives as dates on the calendar tend to do.