Word to the wise: Don’t shoot pool with Barack Obama

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who considers himself a pretty fair pool player, TELLS THE STORY of how he lost to Barack Obama one day last week: Mr. Hickenlooper said he was even thinking of slacking off on the theory it might not be a bad idea to let the president win. “And then, literally before my eyes he ran like four balls,” the governor said. Mr. Obama won. So they played another game. Double or nothing. $20 in the pot. And Mr. Obama won again. “I was playing as hard as I could possibly play,” Mr. Hickenlooper said. And yet … “I...

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Is Sarah Palin’s call for impeachment of Obama actually bad news for Republicans?

The only thing that surprises me about Sarah Palin’s call for the impeachment of President Obama (see HERE)  is that she’s waited this long to lend her voice to the demands of her fellow wingnuts on this matter. Aaron Blake of the Washington Post SAYS Palin’s involvement in the push for impeachment poses potential problems for her party: She’s the first Republican of any significant national stature to make this call. And she’s the kind of figure who could potentially recruit others to the cause — people who will...

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Most Americans blame Bush for chaos in Iraq

Memo to John McCain and Lindsey Graham: Your ridiculous scapegoating of Barack Obama for the current situation in Iraq seems not to be catching on with most Americans, as we see HERE: Republicans have hammered President Obama in recent weeks for the unraveling security situation in Iraq, arguing that he should have left some American troops behind in the troubled country. But a poll released Monday found that Americans widely disagree with the GOP. The latest national survey from Quinnipiac University showed that 58 percent of American voters...

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Obama’s disdain for obstructionist Republicans in Congress reaches boiling point

President Obama’s favorability ratings among Americans in general are nothing to write home about, but they’re not nearly as bad as those for Congress, where obstructionist Republicans hold sway. And now Obama suddenly seems willing to get snarky in his public expressions of  impatience with the GOPers on the Hill, as we see HERE: From the Rose Garden to the Cabinet Room to near the Key Bridge in Georgetown, the president has signaled more than mere annoyance at the state of affairs at the halfway point of this year. His disdain...

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Obama seems to relish making fun of global-warming deniers

For some reason, liberals are more adept than conservatives at using mockery and sarcasm as political weapons. That’s why there’s no effective right-wing counterpart to the satirical stuff Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert peddle on TV every night. Perhaps the most prominent practitioner of this derisive art form these days is the guy in the White House, as we see HERE: The sarcastic bear is loose, and he’s loving every minute of it. President Barack Obama is letting his inner Don Rickles run free, mocking climate deniers as the...

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