Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama the Muslim

The new survey from the Pew Research Center appearing to show that nearly one in-in-five Americans believe that Obama is a Muslim is as depressing as it is (regrettably) unsurprising. Missing however was any data on how many now think … Continue reading

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About That Mosque

When Barack Obama says this, he is, of course, quite right: But let me be clear: as a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. … Continue reading

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Obama’s Katrina, the Right’s Shamelessness

No matter what President Obama says tonight in his speech on the oil spill, we can be sure that right-wing pundits will blast it for being the wrong thing at the wrong time—even though from the moment the spill occurred, … Continue reading

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Obama As Antichrist & Other Modern Myths

Fond as I am of The Omen, Rosemary’s Baby and other such devil movies, I can’t claim any great expertise on the question of who may—or may not—be a likely antichrist. On the whole, I don’t think that Obama is … Continue reading

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On the Miscellany

Walter, that’s an interesting round-up. The Irish blasphemy law merits a separate post of its own (the issues are a touch more complicated than they seem), but for now I’ll just comment on two of the other stories you pass … Continue reading

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Pat Robertson: Politically, but also theologically incorrect?

Human compassion has produced the usual generous outpouring of aid to devastated Haiti.  Meanwhile, Obama has shown himself in a statement today to be a standard American politician, having included among the admirable qualities of the Haitians the fact that … Continue reading

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O’Reilly says: Hurry up!

Bill O’Reilly was elaborating on the “ineffective Obama” meme last night: This guy’s been paralyzed on Afghanistan for two months, he sneered.  Apparently, if you were to possess the insight of Mr. O’Reilly, deciding whether to escalate or deescalate a … Continue reading

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Full-court press

The New York Times asks whether Obama’s White House is too male-dominated.  It took the Times weeks to acknowledge the Acorn and Vann Jones stories, but a little delusional grousing about all-male (as opposed to?) basketball games immediately catapults the … Continue reading

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Economic hot potato

Barack Obama should stop blaming his Republican predecessor for the problems facing his presidency, writes Peggy Noonan: The president said last week, at a San Francisco fund-raiser, that he’s busy with a “mop,” “cleaning up somebody else’s mess,” and he … Continue reading

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Magical thinking watch: foreign policy chapter

The Obama Administration is bruiting it about that the president is impatient with the slow pace of “nation-building” in Afghanistan, reports the New York Times.  Nine months (Obama’s White House tenure)–or, hey, call it even eight years (since the bombing … Continue reading

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