Tag Archives: Obama

“All populist movements lead to socialism”

A Romney rally in Hialeah: “He’s 100 percent better than I expected,” Pedro Peraza, 57, tells me. Peraza’s son, Michael, 27, adds that he would have taken back his Gingrich vote in the primaries had he known Romney would campaign … Continue reading

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At last

Good news. However, note John Cornyn’s qualification at the end of this excerpt: “We’re not mere supplicants to the executive branch, we are a coequal branch of government,” Cornyn said during discussion of his amendment in the Senate committee hearing … Continue reading

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Why the SCOTUS hearings have worked

For my part the hearings have been edifying. Apart from appreciating the thoughtfulness with which Sonia Sotomayor framed questions, wearying of Stephen Breyer’s singsong college professor intonations, and noting again John Roberts’ courtesy, I finally understand that health insurance and … Continue reading

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Liberal fantasies

David Frum’s latest mea culpa (he writes one every quarter, as if to remind his new audience that he’s a martyr, thank you very much) regarding how he and his power-obsessed droogs turned conservatism into a kind of necromancy is … Continue reading

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*Sigh*

For the what-else-is-new file: the Obama administration curtails Miranda rights for suspected domestic terror suspects: New rules allow investigators to hold domestic-terror suspects longer than others without giving them a Miranda warning, significantly expanding exceptions to the instructions that have … Continue reading

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Game changing

A close friend who works as a low-level political appointee in a Cabinet office recommended Mark Halperin’s Game Change this weekend. “You’re on the [DC] Metro and you look around and I counted at least four different people reading it.” … Continue reading

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Oh dear.

We haven’t paid such a low percentage of our income in state and federal taxes since the days of Harry Truman, according to USA Today. Socialists like Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are responsible. What will Barack Obama do?

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Obama to Health Secretary: Give visitation rights to partners

Real progress of a sort.

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On Easter eggs and boilerplate

Andrew Sullivan on Barack Obama’s disgraceful, cliche-studded speech at the Human Rights Campaign dinner last night: “His major achievement – the one thing he has actually done – is invite gay families to the Easter egg-roll.” And: “Now he’s pivoting … Continue reading

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