Category Archives: Attacks on Obama

How to Deal With the Insecure

It was good advice, one of the things you find yourself remembering even if you heard the words so very long ago. Imagine yourself an overly sensitive teenager – as if there were any other kind – trying to figure … Continue reading

Posted in 527's, Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Jeremiah Wright, McCain's Lost Honor, Obama, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Pals with Terrorists, Palin and William Ayers, Palin Speaks Nonsense, Tony Rezko, William Ayers | 2 Comments

Obama and his Day of Pigs

In April, 1961, President Kennedy had that Bay of Pigs disaster – a half-assed amateurish invasion of Cuba which failed spectacularly. You might remember it – if you’re an old geezer. CIA director Allen Dulles, deputy CIA director Charles Cabell, … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Exploiting Resentment, Lipstick on a Pig, Lying to Win, McCain Lies About Obama, McCain's Lost Honor, McCain's Sleazy Campaign Ads, Obama, Obama on Sex Education, Palin Under Wraps, Palin Unqualified, Playing Victim, Qualifications to be President, Race and Politics, Sarah Palin, Sex and Politics, Sexism, Values Voters | 1 Comment

We Will Not Grow Up

Commentary here will pause for a week – a bit of vacation, a week visiting family in Cincinnati. New commentary will resume on Thursday, September 4, or shortly thereafter – although there may be some shorter posts as possible.   … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, American Childishness, Assessing the Surge, Attacks on Obama, Bill Clinton versus Obama, Celebrity, Defending Georgia, Democratic Convention, Empty Threats, Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton Shows Real Class, Hillary Clinton's Convention Speech, McCain on the Leno Show, McCain the Warrior, McCain versus Russia, McCain's Many Homes, Michelle Obama's Convention Speech, Nouri al-Maliki, Obama: Uppity, Russian Empire, Timelines for Withdrawal, Tony Rezko | 1 Comment

Anticipating the Democratic National Convention

See John Harwood in the New York Times blog, The Caucus. Political conventions have been dying, even if dying very slowly:   The first blow came from presidential primaries, whose growth in recent decades has taken the power to select … Continue reading

Posted in Attacks on Obama, Chris Matthews, Democratic Convention, Frank Rich, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton Shows Real Class, Interfering in the Democratic Convention, Journalism, Keith Olbermann, Maureen Dowd, McCain, McCain's Free Pass, McCain's Many Homes, Obama Chooses Biden, Obama's VP Choice, Petraeus for VP, Rick Brown | 2 Comments

Winners and Losers

When you’re retired and living on your investments you do follow the markets. No matter how diversified you’ve made what remains of what you’ve made in the course of your life, when the market jumps a few hundred points in … Continue reading

Posted in Attacks on Obama, Conspiracy Theory, Defending Georgia, Economic Issues, Elitism, Foreign Policy, McCain and Doctor Strangelove, McCain the Warrior, McCain versus Russia, McCain's New Crisis, Mikhail Saakashvili, New Cold War, Paid Agents of Foreign Governments, Randy Scheunemann, Russia and Georgia War, The Russo-Georgian War, The War Lover | 1 Comment

All Campaigns Are Movies Now

Every four years it’s the same thing – a presidential election where Americans are told they have a real choice. Of course they do, even if on many matters both candidate agree – the United States is wonderful, motherhood sacred, … Continue reading

Posted in American Empire, Anti-Intellectualism, Attacks on Obama, Cartoon Politics, Celebrity, Elitism, Exploiting Resentment, Hollywood, McCain and the Press, McCain versus the Facts, McCain's Service, Obama, Obama's Celebrity Problem, Personality-Driven Politics, Political Posturing, Project for the New American Century (PNAC), Qualifications to be President, Style versus Substance, The Power of Narrative | Leave a comment

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