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  • Quote Unquote: Obama's Secret Hope

    Conservative pundit S.E. Cupp on the secret desperate hope of President Barack Obama

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    "I have to imagine that some small part of Obama is actually hoping to lose… [T]he next four years seem like a nightmare. For us and him."

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    Say what you will about Cupp's tele-empathic skills, she is the sole member of National Review's prognosticative symposium who is predicting an Obama win, giving him 270 electoral votes — the very bare minimum for victory. She is quite the iconoclast.


    Tags: Barack Obama, Election Day 2012, National Review, Quote Unquote, S.E. Cupp
  • Barack Obama Launches Big Bird Attack [VIDEO]

    During his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, Barack Obama proclaimed, "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things."

    So it's a good thing that Big Bird stands at 8 feet, 2 inches tall, because the latest Obama campaign ad — running on cable television — features a narrator intoning, "Mitt Romney knows it's not Wall Street you have to worry about, it's Sesame Street. Mitt Romney: Taking on our enemies no matter where they nest…"

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    Tags: Advertising, Barack Obama, National Review, Television
  • Obama's GOP Cronies Continue Unrelenting Assault on Mitt Romney

    Somebody tell Barack Obama to call off the dogs on his opponent. This is getting disgusting. Just look at this growing list of highly-partisan Obama spokespeople who will just not cease hammering Mitt Romney on his refusal to release more than two years worth of tax returns.

    Texas governor, drinking buddy with Obama and one other thing, Rick Perry

    "I'm a big believer that no matter who you are or what office you're running for, you should be as transparent as you can be with your tax returns and other aspects of your life so that people have the appropriate ability to judge your background and what have you,"

    Vehemently anti-big government pen pal to Obama, Ron Paul

    Texas Rep. Ron Paul said Tuesday that Mitt Romney should release more of his tax returns… "In the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want."

    Right-wing BFF of the President, William Kristol

    "He should release the tax returns tomorrow. It's crazy. You gotta release six, eight, ten years of back tax returns. Take the hit for a day or two."

    Obama's flunkies on the highly conservative Nation Review editorial board

    "He's a politician running for the highest office in the land, and his current posture is probably unsustainable. In all likelihood, he won't be able to maintain a position that looks secretive and is a departure from campaign conventions."

    Conservative pundit and WOW guild member with Obama, George Will

    "If something’s going to come out, get it out in a hurry. I do not know why, given that Mitt Romney knew the day that McCain lost in 2008 that he was going to run for president again that he didn’t get all of this out and tidy up some of his offshore accounts and all the rest."

    Alabama governor and tennis partner to Obama, Robert Bentley

    "If you have things to hide, then maybe you’re doing things wrong. I think you ought to be willing to release everything to the American people."

    Do the President and his coterie of sycophantic lackeys have no shame at all?!

    Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/Getty Images


    Tags: Barack Obama, National Review, Rick Perry, Robert Bentley, William Kristol
  • Our Endorsements: The President's Summer Jam

    * President Obama sings "Call Me Maybe." (Spoiler alert: It's a little pitchy).

    * Key & Peele meet President Obama and lose their sh*t.

    * American Voices consider Herman Cain's new radio show.

    * Comedian Jamie Kilstein wants to fight National Review's Jonah Goldberg.

    * Coming up on your local news, will Funny or Die's coverage of gas prices kill you with laughter?

    * Speaking of gas, David Crowe talks about his addiction to petroleum.

    * A prospectus for Silicon Valley's next must-have IPO, from McSweeney's.


    Tags: Barack Obama, Daily Links, Energy & Oil, Facebook, Funny or Die, Herman Cain, Key & Peele, National Review, Socialism, The Onion
  • Tennessee Firefighters Watch Home Burn, Again, in "Pay to Spray" Scheme

    One exciting feature of America's tradition of federalism and local control is the ability to observe how different c0mmunities experiment with the provision of public services. For example, the town of South Fulton, Tennessee has absolved its rural neighbors of the oppressive yoke of government-mandated fire protection.

    In the interests of freedom and fiscal responsibility, residents receive fire coverage upon payment of a $75 annual fee. Those who don't have the foresight to pay had better pull some water hoses from their bootstraps and get to sprayin'…

    Firefighters stood by and watched a Tennessee house burn to the ground earlier this week because the homeowners didn't pay the annual subscription fee for fire service.

    "You could look out my mom's trailer and see the trucks sitting at a distance," Vicky Bell, the homeowner, said…

    It's the second time in two years firefighters in the area have watched a house burn because of unpaid fees. Last year, Gene Cranick of Obion County and his family lost all of their possessions in a house fire, along with three dogs and a cat, because the fire fee wasn't paid.

    The real victim here is the fire department. They had to drive all the way to the scene (in part, to make sure the property of subscription-paying neighbors was protected)  just to watch a family's possessions burn to a crisp.  Oh, you may think that's callous and idiotic, considering that the municipality could have authorized firefighters to fight the blaze and then charge the family for their services. But as NRO columnist Kevin Williamson explained the last time this happened, you just can't be too solicitous of these fire safety welfare queens…

    …for their trouble, the South Fulton fire department is being treated as though it has done something wrong, rather than having gone out of its way to make services available to people who did not have them before. The world is full of jerks, freeloaders, and ingrates — and the problems they create for themselves are their own.

    Don't make him tell you again — letting their house burn down over a $75 fee is the only way we are going to teach these "jerks" a lesson.

    Photo by Tony McDonough-Pool/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Libertarian, National Review, Natural Disasters, Tennessee