What has Obama ever done for us?

I like the way Thomas Lane deals with this subject.

A British accent and a dry wit always lend a little class.

The facts of the matter don’t hurt either.





  1. Okay, now let’s get some different points of view from American journalists who probably don’t have a cute British accents:

    Obama Admits Drone War in Somalia Creates Terrorism
    John Glaser, December 28, 2011

    Our Last Christmas in the Old America: Enjoy it while it lasts
    by Justin Raimondo, December 26, 2011

    War and the Return of Populism: Why Obama is targeting Iran
    by Justin Raimondo, October 17, 2011

    Obama’s Death Panel: It’s not what you think …
    by Justin Raimondo, October 07, 2011

    Obama Waives Aid Curbs on Militaries Using Child Soldiers
    by Jim Lobe, October 06, 2011

    On War, Obama Has Been Worse Than Bush
    by Anthony Gregory, August 26, 2011

    Obama Soldiers On — ‘Centering’ on Afghanistan: a speech that pleased no one
    by Justin Raimondo, June 24, 2011

    You Lie, Mr. President: About Libya, and much else
    by Justin Raimondo, March 30, 2011

    Impeach Barack Obama: A Challenge to Tea Partiers and Antiwar Liberals
    by John V. Walsh, March 24, 2011

    ‘Nuff said!

  2. RedRover: Your apparent affinity for the writings of Justin Raimondo suggests that you might feel at home with the Rockford Institute, a paleoconservative think tank located just across town from Applesauce World Headquarters.

    Raimondo’s work occasionally appears in the Institute’s monthly magazine, Chronicles.

    And if you happen to check out the Institute, say hello for me to Tom Fleming, the president. He’s an interesting guy, even if most of his political notions are way off the mark.

  3. Thanks for bringing that to my attention, Pat. I was not aware of that connection.

    As with those of Ron Paul, I don’t agree with all of Raimondo’s views but I appreciate those that demonstrate a disconnection with the dominant paradigm. Someone out there is thinking for himself, and that is something to be admired for what it is, if not accepted for what it supports.

    “The Reformer is always right about what’s wrong. However, he’s often wrong about what is right.” — G.K. Chesterton

    Exposing citizens to a full-throated, unrestricted dialogue between opposing views is an important part of the democratic process.

    Unfortunately, thanks to corporatization of our media, what we most often get is suppression of alternative views that threaten the party line.

    Anyone who followed the Nader campaign in 2000 saw first-hand what that looks like

  4. Nice try, but even cute videos of clueless Brits won’t distract us from the big news today (courtesy of The Hill):

    “President Obama enjoyed a surge in popularity this week — but the bounce proved to be remarkably short-lived. A Gallup tracking poll released Thursday showed that Obama is once again underwater, plummeting to 41 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval, a sharp drop from earlier in the week.”

    You don’t get re-elected with numbers like these.

  5. Dan: Try to keep up, will you? Your poll numbers are a day old.

    The Gallup Tracking Poll is a daily affair, and this afternoon’s report shows that Obama’s approval rating was up two points from yesterday’s number while the disapproval rating was down two points.

    What you and those idiots at The Hill see as a “sharp drop” is just a normal fluctuation in the rolling three-day average of the tracking poll.

    Moreover, the current gap of five points between the approval and disapproval ratings is within the poll’s margin of error (which is plus or minus three percentage points with respect to either number). In other words, there is no significant difference between Obama’s approval and disapproval numbers in the current Gallup Daily Tracking Poll.

    Why do I always have to school you on these matters, Dan? When are you going acquire even the least bit of political expertise?

    Earlier today on another thread, I had to explain to you the gross error in your logic regarding possible combinations of states to achieve 270 electoral votes.

    You’re like a five-year-old whose mom allows him to play with the computer.

  6. From CNN
    “The sobering reality: just 55.3 percent of Americans between 16 and 29 have jobs. And earlier this year, Americans’ student loan debt surpassed credit card debt for the first time ever.”

    Things are looking up http://www.usdebtclock.org/

    Well done!

  7. CNN? You mean the Communist News Network, as some of your wingnut friends call it?

    Shame on you for watching that anti-American network! You’re going to need an extra dose of Fox News as an antidote.

  8. I guess that was your attempt at humor. You’re as good at comedy as youy are at marraige. What do you call CNN?

  9. wilson: When you respond several days after the fact, almost nobody but me sees your submission.

    As for your crack about me and marriage, what the hell business is it of yours? Any more such crap from you and you’re gone from here for good. That also goes for any argument from you about the matter.

  10. I guess I touched a nerve. You can dish, but you can’t take it.
    Have a nice 2012

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