Last Laugh

Ken AshfordObama & AdministrationLeave a Comment

He always kills at these things: “This one is from two weeks ago,” Obama joked, showing a photo to show how much he’s aged. On being a lame duck:  (referencing the Supreme Court vacancy) “I think we got Republican senators Tim Scott and Cory Gardner. They are in the house, which reminds me: Security, bar the doors. Judge Merrick Garland, come … Read More

Garland

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Congress, Constitution, Election 2016, Obama & Administration, Obama Opposition, Republicans, Supreme CourtLeave a Comment

Is it hard to do cartwheels over President Obama’s choice of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland today.  Professor Epstein seems to think he’s a good liberal… … but you always have to question the methodology of these things. Merrick Garland is 63 years old and currently serves as chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of … Read More

Mass Shooting Obama Response Montage

Ken AshfordCrime, Gun Control, Obama & AdministrationLeave a Comment

AFTERTHOUGHT:  What I liked about Obama’s response speech this time was this: And I would particularly ask America’s gun owners — who are using those guns properly, safely, to hunt, for sport, for protecting their families — to think about whether your views are properly being represented by the organization that suggests it’s speaking for you. What Obama seems to want … Read More

Reactions To The Obama Sermon

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Over at The Atlantic, James Fallows asked his readers for their reaction to Obama’s “Grace” speech, in eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight others last week. One critic chastised Obama for his speech, noting that he never mentioned the word “Jesus”: I read your article and largely agree with it, but as an evangelical Christian with a keen sense of political … Read More

US-Cuba Diplomatic Ties Re-established

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It won’t even make the biggest headline today, but historically this is big. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that it was past time for the U.S. to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba as he announced that the two countries were reopening their embassies after more than 50 years. “When the United States shuttered our embassy in 1961, I don’t think … Read More

You Won’t See This In A President Again

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President Obama, standing at a podium at the front of a large audience, and in front of black church members and Rev. Pinckney’s family, begins to sing “Amazing Grace” a capella, and the people in the room join him, then musicians begin to accompany him. After one verse, the President shouts the names of the victims, saying each of them … Read More