By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham Editor’s note. This is excerpted from Newsbusters and reposted with permission. Like Pavlov’s dogs, the liberal media salivated over the arrival of Barack Obama to receive a “Profile in Courage” award from the John F. Kennedy Library. The mythic figure returned to accept the honor in the middle of a …Continue reading "Historians Are Ruining Obama’s Mythical Memoir"
By Dave Andrusko Talk about the long[est] farewell. Pro-abortion President Barack Obama held his “final” press conference today and the contrast between the obsequious way reporters treated him and the 24/7 attacks they launch on pro-life President-elect Donald Trump is a stark reminder of what the Trump Administration has to look forward to over next …Continue reading "Obama conjures up fake news that reporters ever asked him “tough questions”"
By Dave Andrusko As is our custom with the last post of the day, this will be brief. With other more pressing things to do last night, I watched President Obama’s farewell address this morning. After watching and then reading the transcript, here are three quick thoughts. First, Mr. Obama ended his speech with his …Continue reading "Now that President Obama is about to leave, yes, we can!"
By Dave Andrusko The headline in a story in today’s Christian Science Monitor reads, “What will Obama’s farewell speech look like?” As you would anticipate after eight+ years of fawning media coverage, Gretel Kauffman contrasts what she expects will be Obama’s stateman’s-like approach tonight in Chicago with “the rowdy victory rallies of the president-elect.” After …Continue reading "Anticipating the content of President Obama’s farewell speech tonight"
By Dave Andrusko What a morning it was as my wife and I shared astonishment over two stories from today’s Washington Post. The stories are so remarkable I’ll offer separate posts. The first will be reflections on David Nakamura’s story headlined, “Obama adopts a grand design to shape his legacy.” The second–a puff piece even …Continue reading "Obama using his time as a lame-duck to “shape the narrative” about his presidency"
By Dave Andrusko As pro-abortion President Barack Obama, thankfully, approaches the end of his second term, he is busy polishing his “legacy” and (feeling his oats) beginning to offer snarky comments about not just the usual suspects–anyone who disagrees with him, most particularly Republicans–but about Donald Trump who will be Hillary Clinton’s opponent this fall. …Continue reading "About Obama’s smartest guy in the room reputation…"
By Dave Andrusko While Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Sen. Bernie Sanders are awash in media coverage, Richard Benedetto, a retired USA Today White House correspondent and columnist, raises an intriguing question of selective media passivity in a column that appeared last Friday in the Wall Street Journal: “How Obama Gets Away With It.” What …Continue reading "A straightforward explanation “How Obama Gets Away With It”"
By Tim Graham James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal had some fun with President Obama earlier in the week, matching headlines: “Obama Makes Case Against Donald Trump, Saying Presidency ‘Is Not a Reality Show’ ”—headline, New York Times, May 7 “Barack Obama and Bryan Cranston on the Roles of a Lifetime”—headline, New York Times, …Continue reading "New York Times Interviewer Tells Obama He’s ‘Amazing’ in Representing ‘Grief and Hope’"
By Dave Andrusko I like to think that even though my politics are as far away from President Obama’s is as the East is from the West, I can give him the benefit of the doubt when he deserves it. However, this is not that time. Mr. Obama is touring the Near East and Europe …Continue reading "Late to the game, Obama said to be trying to “rebuild” Democrats’ “bench”"
By Dave Andrusko As do all presidents, Barack Obama, one month into the final month of his final term, is doing his best to write the script for how his two administrations will eventually be judged by history. Part of that campaign was a speech delivered Wednesday in Springfield, Illinois, followed by an official White …Continue reading "Obama decries “poisonous political climate,” oblivious to his own responsibility"
By Dave Andrusko And while White House aides were careful to avoid describing Tuesday’s speech as a victory lap, Obama planned to call attention to his administration’s successes, both during the last year and throughout his two terms in office – Associated Press Democrats Wary of embracing Obama victories – Washington Post Tonight President Obama will …Continue reading "Some further reflections on President Obama’s final State of the Union Address"
By Dave Andrusko This is one of those instances that you have to be sure that while you don’t over-interpret, you also don’t minimize the significance, either. Tomorrow, at long last, two-term pro-abortion President Barack Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address. While he will tout all of his “accomplishments,” even Democrats …Continue reading "On the eve of President Obama’s final State of the Union address"