In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Does Obama Understand Capitalism?

President Obama said this week during his “Town Hall” on CBS that he is telling CEOs to start hiring. Which leads to the obvious question: Does he have a five year plan for them to do it? I had thought that only someone sitting on a Politburo somewhere thought they could order companies to change their business practices, to do something because it is “fair”

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Obama Proposes Extending FBI Director Mueller’s Term

President Obama is seeking a two year extension of FBI Director Robert Mueller’s term. From Obama’s statement: In his ten years at the FBI, Bob Mueller has set the gold standard for leading the Bureau. Given the ongoing threats facing the United States, as well as the leadership transitions at other agencies like the Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency, I believe continuity and stability

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Obama Should Condemn Anti-Christian Violence in Egypt

Even as he renews his outreach to Muslims, President Obama should seek to stem the growing tide of violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt by condemning last weekend’s attacks that left a dozen people dead and scores injured. The attacks, about which Obama has been silent, also resulted in the burning of Coptic Orthodox churches and the destruction of Christian homes and businesses. The president

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Obama Morning News || May 12, 2011

President Obama told Senate Dems at a White House meeting Wednesday to be flexible in the deficit talks. In a “Town Hall” with CBS, he urged companies to start hiring. Obama is pushing for a homeowner fund to help distressed borrowers. Mitt Romney today will try to explain away his Massachusetts version of Obamacare. Newt Gingrich made his candidacy official. Gingrich came out swinging, saying

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Here it is: The Obama Seal Team 6 Action Figure

Yes, this is for real. You can buy it at herobuilders.com. They are 35 bucks each. You can pull a string in back and it takes credit for the 1969 lunar landing. OK, that last one, not. Thanks to Granny Jan, one of our readers, for the tip.

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Obama Schedule || Thursday, May 12, 2011

9:30 am || Delivers remarks at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast 11:00 am || Meets with Senate Republican Caucus; White House Eisenhower Building 12:30 pm || Lunch with Vice President Biden 1:50 pm || Honors the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) TOP COPS; Rose Garden 2:30 pm || Meets with Congressional Black Caucus; State Dining Room 4:00 pm || Interviewed by Telemundo; Diplomatic Room

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Quote of the Day

“I’m just asking, if Bin Laden is really dead, where’s his death certificate?” – Donald Trump A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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