Late Night: Punch Drunk

By: Thursday September 5, 2013 8:00 pm

As his rather unaccountably “crucial” Syria vote looms, President Obama finds himself precisely where he’s never been before, begging liberals for support, even politely, almost. Thus, after five years of relentless hippie-punching, he has to walk into the patchouli-scented pot party and try to sell war. Good luck with that, I say.

 

White House Returns to Favorite Tactic: Hectoring the Base

By: Sunday September 25, 2011 12:00 pm

I liked it better when it was “Stop whining,” “Wake up,” “Get over it,” and “Get in gear.” Easy to see why they’ve brought this back — it worked so well for them in 2010.

Was the Budget Calamity Liberals’ Fault?

By: Sunday April 10, 2011 11:50 am

The notion that Democrats lost the 2010 midterms because liberals weren’t clapping loudly enough isn’t supported by the evidence. Democrats lost because they lost independents by 15 points, and independents don’t care what liberals think.

White House Insider Debunks “Obama’s Moving to the Center” Meme

By: Monday January 24, 2011 10:30 am

New York Magazine has a piece that’s attracting a lot of chatter today about Team Obama’s retooling after the midterms. While the media and Village pundits keep churning out lazy “Obama’s moving to the center” stories — here’s the passage that should kill this meme once and for all — but won’t.

Gallup: 70% of Americans Think Obama Hasn’t Brought About Enough Change

By: Wednesday January 19, 2011 10:30 am

I guess it’s my week to write about polls, because this number in the new Gallup poll on President Obama really jumps out.

CNN Poll: Independents Still Hate the Mandate

By: Monday December 27, 2010 10:30 am

For whatever reason, people don’t like being forced to become paying customers of a pernicious cartel.

Compare and Contrast: How the White House Deals with Mitch McConnell vs. House Democrats

By: Thursday December 9, 2010 10:40 am

Funny how Republicans never get told, “Take it or leave it.”

Why Does Obama Keep Blaming Liberals for His Health Care Bill’s Unpopularity?

By: Wednesday December 8, 2010 11:00 am

This notion that everyone loves the health insurance bailout bill except “they” (liberal purity trolls) seems to be a real idee fixe for Obama, and I’m not sure why.

Three Quotes Obama Needs To Read

By: Tuesday November 16, 2010 6:01 pm

It’s not often that I see three perfect quotes in the same day, so I thought I would gather them all together in one place and hope that maybe, just maybe, someone in the White House will read them.

Obama’s Duplicity on Tax Cuts Further Erodes Supporter Base

By: Friday November 12, 2010 7:50 am

I occasionally have the chance to listen to Bill Press’s morning radio show, but had been having trouble listening for very long recently because Press had taken on the mantle of Booster Club member, actively defending Barack Obama as Obama and his team engaged in hippie punching leading up to the midterm elections. That is why it was so surprisingly refreshing to catch a bit of the program this morning and to hear Press and his listeners ranting this morning about how they will completely give up on Obama if he caves in to Republican pressure and extends the Bush tax cuts for the highest income brackets.

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