Category Archives: Presumptuous Obama

A Crisis Is an Event You Say Is a Crisis

People do not understand each other – we live in our own worlds. A crisis to one person is, to another, a small bother, or as often said by the positive-thinking crowd, actually an opportunity.   A simple example is … Continue reading

Posted in Appeasement or Realism, Defending Georgia, Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, Giving Georgia Mixed Signals, McCain Free-Lancing, McCain Usurps Bush, McCain Usurps Power, McCain versus Russia, McCain's New Crisis, Mikhail Saakashvili, Political Posturing, Presumptuous Obama, Randy Scheunemann, Russia and Georgia War, The Uses of History | Leave a comment

Paid Agents of Foreign Governments Stage a Coup in the United States

The title of this column may be a bit of hyperbole – but it isn’t, really.   Wednesday, August 13, this:   Russian troops, in violation of a cease-fire agreement reached on Tuesday, embarked Wednesday on what Georgian officials called … Continue reading

Posted in Defending Georgia, Foreign Policy, Giving Georgia Mixed Signals, McCain, McCain Free-Lancing, McCain Usurps Power, McCain versus Russia, Mikhail Saakashvili, Neoconservate Thought, Paid Agents of Foreign Governments, Political Posturing, Presumptuous Obama, Randy Scheunemann, Russia and Georgia War, The War Lover, War With Russia | Leave a comment

It Was Just Envy

The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause. ~ Baltasar Gracian   Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. ~ Balzac   Envy assails … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrity, Celebrity Envy, Exploiting Resentment, Life in Hollywood, Maureen Dowd, McCain, McCain's Celebrity Problem, Obama, Obama's Celebrity Problem, Obama: Celebrity, Obama: Uppity, Paris Hilton for President Video, Paris Hilton Mocks McCain, Presumptuous Obama | Leave a comment

Embracing Willful Stupidity

Monday, August 04, 2008 – Barack Obama turned forty-seven and the presidential campaign rolled on.   Obama celebrated his birthday in Lansing, Michigan, delivering his major speech on energy policy – long on that vision thing – end our reliance … Continue reading

Posted in Energy Policy, McCain, McCain versus the Facts, McCain's Free Pass, McCain: Senior Moment, Obama, Obama: Uppity, Offshore Drilling, Political Pandering, Presumptuous Obama, Tax Policy, The Oil Crisis | Leave a comment

The Rich Are Different Than You And Me

Late in the day on Sunday, August 3, a curious item for the Associated Press crossed the wires, Rich Begin Feeling the Pain in Down Economy.   The opening grabs you right off:   The rich are sharing your financial … Continue reading

Posted in Disappearing Middle-Class, Economic Issues, Economic Meltdown, Income Disparity, McCain, McCain's Economic Plan, Obama, Obama's Economic Plan, Presumptuous Obama, Protecting the Rich, Tax Policy, The Economy, The McCain Brand | 2 Comments

Scum

It could be said of all politicians, but Josh Marshall says it of one politician in particular:   John McCain has a big ego. And if there’s one thing John McCain prizes it’s the high regard many prestige Washington reporters … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, Elitism, Exploiting Resentment, McCain, McCain and the Press, Nasty Politics, Obama, Obama as Messiah, Obama: Celebrity, Obama: Uppity, Presumptuous Obama, Race and Politics, The McCain Brand, The Power of Narrative | 1 Comment

Dog Whistles

First of all, Hollywood is not the center of anything important – it’s essentially a silly place. The center of political life is back east in Washington, and the financial center of everything is New York, specially the borough of … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, Exploiting Resentment, Life in Hollywood, McCain versus the Facts, Obama, Obama Disses the Troops, Political Pandering, Pop Culture, Presumptuous Obama, Race and Politics, Racial Dogwhistles, Racism Lives On, The Race Card | 1 Comment