Two reports today about Iran’s nuclear program and the possibility of an Israeli military strike have analysts in Israel accusing the Obama administration leaking information to pressure Israel not to bomb Iran and for Iran to reach a compromise in upcoming nuclear talks.
The first report in Foreign Policy quotes anonymous American officials saying that Israel has been given access to airbases by Iran’s northern neighbor Azerbaijan from which Israel could launch air strikes or at least drones and search and rescue aircraft.
The second report from Bloomberg, based on a leaked congressional report, said that Iran’s nuclear facilities are so dispersed that it is “unclear what the ultimate effect of a strike would be…” A strike could delay Iran as little as six months, a former official told the researchers.
“It seems like a big campaign to prevent Israel from attacking,” analyst Yoel Guzansky at the Institute for National Security Studies told ABC News. “I think the [Obama] administration is really worried Jerusalem will attack and attack soon. They’re trying hard to prevent it in so many ways.”
“Blacks and Latinos killed same-sex marriage in California” is one of the nastiest lies out of 2008, and it’s been held against those groups by some in the left now for years. It’s still being held against blacks in particular when it comes to President Obama’s “refusal” to fully embrace same-sex marriage as a right. It’s one of the most egregious wedges being driven into the Obama coalition, and the mistruths surrounding that are still on display today, as National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar goes after the President’s “evolution” by saying “black voters won’t support him” is the reason he won’t come out for same-sex marriage. This black voter disagrees.
Public opinion on gay marriage is pretty straightforward. There’s a huge generational divide – with older voters solidly opposed, and younger voters solidly supportive. Over time, support for gay marriage should increase. And if Obama came out in support of gay marriage, he would probably excite and inspire many college-aged Democrats to show up at the polls and support him — not to mention winning back some socially-moderate independents who have been disenchanted with the president over the economy.
But college-aged voters are only part of the president’s coalition. The bigger element consists of African-American voters, who are solidly opposed to gay marriage. California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage passed in 2008 thanks to overwhelming black support; 70 percent backed it, according to exit polls. Recent gay marriage legislation in Maryland drew opposition from leading Democratic African-American legislators in the state. The same ministers organizing get-out-the-vote efforts in black churches for Obama are also railing against gay marriage. Continue reading →
Michelle Malkin, Sean Hannity, and the rest of the fail-clowns on the right are currently creaming their twinkies over video footage so shocking, that it very well might have been the cause of Andrew Breitbart’s untimely death.
In the video, a young President Obama (at the time, he was president of the Harvard Law Review) is speaking at a Harvard protest rally in support of then law school Professor Derrick Bell’s call for more diversity among Harvard faculty.
The big reveal (which Breitbart touted at CPAC as signaling the death knell for President Obama’s re-election chances) is that at the end of the video — you should probably sit down for this — BARACK OBAMA HUGS DERRICK BELL.
BLACK MEN HUGGING? The hell you say!
The nutbags on the right are losing their collective shit because they believe that The Forbidden Hug was hidden from the American public because JEREMIAH WRIGHT AND GODDAMN AMERICA AND ALSO, TOO BILL AYERS:
A federal judge admitted to sending a racist email about President Obama and offered the most piss-poor excuse for doing so: He didn’t intend for the email (which he sent from his government email address, mind you) to become public.
The crowd responded favorably to the former Pennsylvania Senator’s remarks, applauding and cheering to his putdown of the president.
“Not all folks are gifted in the same way. Some people have incredible gifts with their hands!” Santorum added. “There are good decent men and women who go out and work hard every day and put their skills to test that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor trying to indoctrinate them. Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image. I want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his.”
Obama wants everyone to have the ability to go to college if they wish. That doesn’t make him a snob, that means he wants to empower the people, give them the tools to accomplish their goals. Only a twit like Santorum can try to twist that into a bad thing. Unless you believe those “liberal professors” might try to “indoctrinate” people with some facts. We are reminded again that education is the enemy of those who prey on the ignorant.
Common refrains from people who say it didn’t work:
But Obama promised that unemployment would be less than 8%. Horseshit on a stick. First, he didn’t “promise” a damn thing, if everything an incoming president says is turned into a “promise”, well then there has been a whole lot of promise breaking going on in our history. Second, the cautious prediction made during the transition was based on the numbers that the outgoing Bush administration was feeding the Obama team. They were flat out wrong and completely underestimated what was going on in our economy. Hey media, that’s called context. Buy some at the local C-store.
For the next nine months, we are going to be treated to 2008′s greatest hits. Everything from “Yes Man, He’s My Kenyan,” to “Goddamn America, The Jeremiah Wright Song,” to “Black Genocide, Don’t Do It,” to “Secret Muslims, Yes That’s What We Are” to “Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Liberals Who Abort Babies,” to “My Sharia,” to “Half-Black is Too Black, But Not Black Enough,” to “Hawaii Ain’t No State I Ever Heard Of.”
Today on Morning Joe, Franklin Graham, son of television evangeloon Billy Graham, lifted up his voice and sang the Secret Muslim Song.
Apparently, Baby Graham doesn’t believe President Obama is a Christian, but rather some Christian-Muslim hybrid:
“I asked him when he was running… how he came to faith in Christ. He said that he was working in the South Side of Chicago in the community and they asked him — the community — asked him what church he went to, and he said ‘I don’t go to church.’ They said, ‘If you’re going to work in the community, you have to join one of our churches.’ And of course, he joined Reverend Jeremiah’s church. So that’s what his answer to my question was.” Continue reading →