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Obama Takes Michelle Out for Her Birthday

President Obama tonight took Michelle out for dinner with friends in Washington for her 49th birthday, which is today.

From the White House pool report:

Motorcade left the White House at 6:48 p.m. and arrived at 6:58 at Cafe Milano in Georgetown, where POTUS and FLOTUS entered through a white tent out of sight of your pooler.

On the way out of the White House, pool also could not see the first couple but did get a glimpse of first dog Bo who was out being walked on the South lawn and sat to watch as the motorcade passed by.

Cafe Milano is an upscale, eternally trendy spot in Washington’s eternally trendy Georgetown. Main courses can get up above $40.

Is Liberalism Causing Gun Violence?

How about the self-righteous warriors leading the current anti-gun crusade ask themselves that one?

It is, approximately, the question raised by a brilliant article in National Review by Lee Habeeb titled, “The War Against Black Men.”

Habeeb makes the point that as horrific the shooting of the students in Newtown was, it’s nothing compared to the daily carnage and fear that is inflicted upon youths in our inner cities.

In Chicago, it’s Newtown every month. But the media haven’t converged on Chicago this month.

You don’t know the names of those kids and adults gunned down in Chicago this January, all by handguns . . . You don’t know the names of the other 530 young people, most of them minorities, who were killed in Chicago between 2008 and January 2012 either. You don’t know their names, and the national media haven’t parked their media trucks in Chicago, because the liberal narrative does not offer easy answers to the problems haunting Chicago.

You don’t know their names because the real racism that exists in the media is this: A young black male’s life is not worth reporting when it is taken by another black male.

You don’t know the names because the media don’t or can’t blame the deaths in Chicago on a weapon like the AR-15, or on the NRA.

You don’t know their names because the media aren’t interested in getting at the real cause of much of the senseless gun violence in America: fatherlessness.

The breakdown of the family is attributed by Habeeb, and most conservatives, to the liberal policies and attitudes of he 1960s. Since the Great Society programs of the 1960s, poverty has not declined, and illegitimate births have soared.

Yes, I said “illegitimate.” Lets bring the stigma back.

In the black community, out-of-wedlock births – there, a little more PC  – are at 75 percent. How can you possibly have an orderly society if kids don’t have fathers to look up to and teach them self-control?

Democrats, with their various social engineering innovations, largely run the cities where the black family has completely fallen apart.

Does Mayor Michael “Nanny” Bloomberg ever ask himself, as he outlaws large soft drinks, what the consequences are of eradicating personal responsibility from people’s lives and replacing it with dependency on geniuses such as himself?

Liberals are famous for decrying “band-aid” solutions, wanting to get at the root of the problem. But they’ll apply bandages in the case of gun violence, because they might have to confront themselves if they search down to the root.

The NRA’s Despicable Use of the Obama Girls

The National Rifle Association gave a disgusting performance the other day with its ad that used President Obama’s daughters to make its point in favor of putting armed guards in schools. In case you haven’t seen it, the NRA accuses Obama of being a hypocrite for allowing armed guards for his daughters at their school… Continue Reading

The Real Problem with Obama’s Gun Control Remarks

Instead of overreacting to President Obama’s gun control initiative – the executive actions were modest and the legislative proposals are going nowhere – conservatives should be far more concerned by what his remarks on the topic revealed: that their president has serious contempt for them and their views. The foundation of a democracy is the… Continue Reading