Tag Archives: President Obama

Sole Complaint with Obama: He Didn’t Pardon Don Siegelman (Why it Matters)

Most of the complaints about President Obama are ridiculous (“he didn’t tear down the military industrial complex?” “War criminal!”), untrue (“he’s weak on defense” when he actually made us safer at home and abroad), or perhaps things that weren’t his problems to solve (“why didn’t he heal the divide between black and white Americans?”). The… Read More »

Trump Saying Saudia Arabia Should Have “Nukes” Scares Me

[Note: The actual headline of this article—which I had to edit for brevity’s sake—was “Trump Saying Saudia Arabia Should have Nuclear Weapons Scares The Hell Out of Me.”] It’s strange that the media has made covering Trump’s every second a national priority. [At this point Trump is the anti-Beetlejuice, you have to say his name three times to… Read More »

Is Obama Right in Saying Trump Won’t Succeed Him as President?

Recently, Barack Obama spoke to a group of Los Angeles fundraisers. [I wonder if Bill Maher was there? I’m guessing not. I wonder if Obama’s swinging by tonight’s Real Time episode? Also, I’m guessing not.] And he made the bold prediction that Trump isn’t “succeeding” him as President. Now sure, that sounds like sound money… Read More »

Choosing Merrick Garland is a Brilliant Move on Obama’s Part

In the face of historically bull-headed Republican opposition, President Obama had one of two ways he could go: one was choosing the furthest, wackadoodle leftist judge you could ever imagine since he has no hope of getting any justice confirmed. It would be a triumphiant bone thrown to the restless base, but would really not… Read More »

Is Thinking Black Leaders are Sell-Outs the Ultimate White Privilege?

In episode 9 of “A Year Long Conversation” we dissect the divisions in the progressive movement between age, gender, and particularly race. Because there’s a weird phenomenon out there: young, white progressives who have had relatively good lives seem to think that even black leaders are now part of “The Machine.” They seem to view themselves as more… Read More »

Why Obama Should NOT Go for the Recess Appointment

Quick legal summary: When there is a vacancy on The Supreme Court, the President gets the power to nominate a replacement. If they filibuster his nominee, it doesn’t get through, and he could technically not fill that vacancy even if they filibuster all his nominees for years. [Although so far a nominee has never been filibustered.] However, if congress is in… Read More »

Why Does the Media Hate Hillary Clinton?

Anyone who says the media doesn’t go after Hillary Clinton must be insane or Karl Rove or currently running for president against her. Back in 2008, SNL even had a hilarious parody of it with reporters openly showing their love for Obama while giving Hillary disdain. Right now, Bernie’s New Hampshire win was nothing short… Read More »