Category Archives: Obama Disappoints the Left

The Obama Uncertainty

They all laughed at Clint Eastwood when he winged it at the Republican convention in Tampa and improvised that conversation with an empty chair, representing a wholly imaginary Barack Obama. That could have been brilliant but it was just strange. … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Politics

If you listen to Sean Hannity every night on Fox News – not recommended actually – you will learn that President Obama is the most hated American president ever – and he’s so hated no one will vote for him, … Continue reading

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Those Who Wait and Those Who Don’t

The middle of a long holiday weekend is when there is no big news in the world. And that goes double when the holiday is Labor Day and the day is Sunday. The Saturday college football games have been played, … Continue reading

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Out of Outrage

The left hasn’t done righteous outrage since the sixties – actually the late fifties through the early seventies, starting with the Civil Rights movement that gathered momentum after the 1954 Brown decision desegregating schools, leading to matters involving voting rights … Continue reading

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Whatever Lola Wants

What can you say when the expected happens? Look – it happened. That’s about it. Those of us old enough to remember do remember what it was like that with the Yankees – they always finished first in the American … Continue reading

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Obama at Christmas

Of course this was inevitable: Being irritable, grumpy and seeking social isolation are hallmarks of depression and may explain why the Grinch hated Christmas, a U.S. psychologist suggests. Cynthia Bulik of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says … Continue reading

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Countering the Satisfying Purity of Indignation

Thursday, December 10, was an odd day. It’s not every day a sitting US president flies off to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. Teddy Roosevelt won it in 1905 for helping to end the Russo-Japanese War, but that … Continue reading

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