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Govt vs. Innovation.

A few years ago author Jonah Goldberg wrote, “The notion that big business and big government are at war with one another is one of the great enduring myths of the 20th century.” It is a frequent theme in his writings. But it’s a difficult message to get across, to get people to unlearn the […]

WSJ: Whose Red Line?

[WSJ] President Obama isn’t easy to follow up San Juan Hill, or for that matter even Capitol Hill. Rather than walk point on national security, he prefers to blend in with the enlisted men and women. Consider his astonishing statement on Wednesday at a press conference in Stockholm about his comments last year drawing a […]

Having their Benghazi cake and eating it too.

“The protests we’re seeing around the region are in reaction to this movie.” — White House spokesman Jay Carney, two days after the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens. “We do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned… Our current best assessment, based on the information that […]

Obama cronies do 180 on Libya (quietly)

To say this is shameful is to insult shame. [NBC News] For the first time since four American diplomats were killed during violent protests at the U.S. consulate in Libya, the White House spokesman acknowledged that the attacks were an act of terrorism. During a gaggle with reporters on Air Force One, Press Secretary Jay […]

Obama’s Libyan narrative

I think it was put best earlier this week when some columnist — I forget who — tweeted that you know things are bad when the Libyan president becomes more credible than the American president. The Obama administration asks us to believe that on September 11 — when there have already been protests at our […]

Obama’s re-election playbook: revisionist history.

When the going gets tough on President Obama you can count on him to revise decades of economic history. [WSJ] President Barack Obama on Thursday said the U.S. has lost some of its competitive edge and gotten a “little soft.” Mr. Obama, in an interview with WESH-TV in Orlando, said his administration has been tough […]

It’s the government spending, stupid.

Here’s Brian Riedl on why the economy is a mess. Hint: Bush tax cuts aren’t “spending.” (By the way, on that first myth, and this is highly relevant with the news that the Obama administration has turned to former Clinton era budget director Jacob Lew, let’s not forget that Clinton had the benefit of the […]

Count Obama’s whoppers from his BP speech.

There are lies, there are damned lies, and there’s Barack Obama. His presidential address to the nation regarding the BP Deepwater Horizon oil leak was filled with some big fibs. Starting with: “But make no mistake:  We will fight this spill with everything we’ve got for as long as it takes. .. And we will […]

Big government Libs bait & switch tea party arguments via the oil leak.

The Obama administration is feeling a lot of heat regarding their reaction to the continued oil leak in the Gulf. Rather than be the executives who, you know, execute action to solve a problem (hence, The Executive Branch) the Obama administration is instead focusing on “whose ass to kick” (i.e., lawsuits — and what else […]

Moral inversion: Aggressors are victims, victims aggressors.

“Draw a cartoon or write a novel offending Islam, and you must go into hiding; defame Jews and earn accolades.” — Victor Davis Hanson. “The consequence of this moral and cultural relativism is that people are increasingly unable to make moral distinctions based on behavior. Such moral equivalence rapidly mutates into moral inversion, in which […]