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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Republican Candidates Made to Eat Their Words

Well, you knew it was going to happen. Priorities USA, the Obama-backing PAC, has smartly clipped together various statements by the loser Republican primary candidates – I do mean “loser” in a couple of senses of the word – criticizing Mitt Romney for practicing capitalism. This group, particularly Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, helped pave the way for the current attacks on Romney’s time at

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New Political Ad Skewers Obama’s Bin Laden Boast

This is a very effective ad by a group called Veterans for a Strong America that scrambles the music behind President Obama’s Bin Laden Death Victory Dance. I’m not exactly sure what this group is or who is funding them, but if they continue to produce ads like this, they’re going to be a serious problem for the Obama campaign. The ad is both timely and

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Obama Forgets Biden’s Name

During an event on the payroll tax this morning at the White House, President Obama appeared to momentarily forget the name of his vice president. The lapse occurs right at the beginning of the video below. As you’ll see, he hesitates for just a moment between “vice president” and “Biden.” The vice president appears to recognize the slip and laughs it off. Now, imagine the

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The Obama Show, Starring the Obamas

Thought you might want to see this Saturday Night Live spoof. The Obamas do The Cosbys. I liked the opening sequence. Interesting that they decided to include Sasha and Malia and risk some kind of White House approbation. But the Obamas have repeatedly put their children before the public, in a way that neither the Bushes nor the Clintons did their children. It benefits the

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Biden on Obama’s Best Moment: Killing Bin Laden

This is some interesting video of Vice President Biden Friday discussing the decision to take out Osama Bin Laden. He talks about how all of Obama’s advisers basically hedged except Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, then the CIA director, who said to go ahead. The account has credibility because Biden admits that the only other definitive answer came from him – but he gave what turned

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Obama Votes in GOP Primaries Against Romney

The DNC – and by extension, the Obama campaign, from which it takes its orders – has released a new advertisement attacking Mitt Romney. Take a look. What’s interesting about this ad is that it seems targeted more at Republicans than Democrats. What bothers Republicans most about Romney? That the only thing unchangeable about him seems to be he hair, and that he formerly held

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Video || One Pissed Off American

The state of the nation, brought to you by some guy. One of my readers, Tiffany Couch, passed this on to me. If this guy is being paid by the RNC, then he deserves an Academy Award. Anyway, he’s none to happy with the Republicans either. A poll released this week by the Pew Research Center says that only 17 percent of Americans are satisfied

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Obama Gets French Kiss from ABC

Well, the White House got the puff interview it was looking for. After a surprisingly inquisitorial session with NBC Today’s Ann Curry – who perhaps was looking to prove herself as new host of the program – the president sat down with reliable Obama cheerleader and softball pitcher Robin Roberts of ABC. Roberts asked him about Weiner, gave him a chance to dismiss all those

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Video || Nicotine Fits Still Striking the President

Here’s a new video by one of our readers, Granny Jan, who videoblogs at Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty. She documents several occasions during which President Obama can be seen chewing what I presume is his Nicorette gum. Good for Obama. It’s certainly better than smoking, even if it does look goofy for the president to be chewing gum. But what irks is that the

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No Recess Appointment for Elizabeth Warren

President Obama won’t be making any recess appointments of Elizabeth Warren to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau when Congress is out of town next week, because Congress has arranged for itself to technically remain in session. It’s no secret that Obama wants the consumer advocate Warren to head the agency when it official stands up in July, but Republicans think she is too radical in her

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Michelle’s Bad Hair Day

Looks like the British Isles wind decided to mess with Mrs. Obama’s hair. At least she seems to have a good sense of humor about it. A nice little piece from CNN’s Jeannie Most.

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