That from Rich Karlgaard who cites a New York Times piece as fodder for his conclusion:
The story is called “The Competitor in Chief — Obama Plays To Win, In Politics and Everything Else.” It is devastating.
With such a title, and from such a friendly organ, at first I thought Jodi Kantor’s piece would be a collection of Obama’s greatest political wins...
Where do you turn for inspiration once you remove God from the picture? There’s only one place: Hollywood, of course!(snip)the honor of bringing the trappings of Hollywood belongs to Bill and Hill(snip)the scene setters,the script writers the makeup artists and the acting coaches(snip)They worked on everything:the timing, the awkward phrasing, the strangely stilted cadence and South Chicago twang.And aside from a few “schtruggles”(snip)they did a most remarkable job(snip)her frock was lovely too:I think it was a Speedo by Tracy Reese.And it didn’t always move as gracefully as Lady M herself...
As expected, Tuesday evening's convention speech by Michelle Obama (scroll down for full text and a video) was a well-delivered wifely paean of praise to hubby. He's a wonderful man, loving father, caring president. Free of politics. And pretense. Possibly a saint. Michelle Obama is the obvious candidate to make Barack's case. Wives are reputed to know their husbands better than anyone. And, remember this is politics, and while Michelle's approval rating has sagged like everything about this administration, hers is still about 20 points higher than the Aloof One.
Once again the Chair of the Democratic Party, Debbie Wasserman Schultz proves you just can't fix stupid. Earlier today she was caught in a lie claiming that Israel's Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren said the Republican policies were dangerous to Israel. An obvious lie because a diplomat, especially an Israeli one would never choose one side over the other in an American Political race.
The DNC released a statement regarding the omission of Jerusalem in the DNC platform, first seen on the Lid yesterday morning.
“The Obama Administration has followed the same policy towards Jerusalem that previous U.S. Administrations of both parties have done since 1967,” a DNC spokeswoman said of the change in platform language. “As the White House said several months ago, the status of Jerusalem is an issue that should be resolved in final status negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians – which we also said in the 2008 platform. We will continue to work with the parties to resolve
Elizabeth Scalia with a word of warning:
In 2012, there are still some puffs of Obama-fervor to be found amid the members and burning-out embers of the mainstream press; here and there you may find someone on the right launching a heavy breath toward the Romney/Ryan coals, but after decades of non-stop partisan sniping and four years of bursting bubbles, economic misery, and constitutional uncertainty, Americans are too worn, too weary, to expend the energy necessary to burnish any more golden calves...
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