Tag Archives: President Obama

The Tea Party, Debt & Insufferable Intransigence

With the resolution of the Debt Ceiling “crisis” coming down to the wire, one thing is certain — if both Democrats and the Tea Party oppose a proposed solution, then that is almost indisputable evidence that the solution is both conservative AND reasonable.  … Continue reading

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Obama’s Debt Problem vs. Ramsey’s Debt Solution

“Now, every family knows that a little credit card debt is manageable.”  (President Barack Obama’s Speech on Debt Talks, July 25, 2011) The President is apparently not a fan of Dave Ramsey.  It would not surprise me if Obama has … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich & Evangelicals: Strange Bedfellows

Politics makes strange bedfellows Political interests can bring together people who otherwise have little in common. This saying is adapted from a line in the play The Tempest, by William Shakespeare: “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” It is … Continue reading

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Israel: With Friends Like Obama, Who Needs Enemies?

This past Sunday, while preaching on the name of Jesus — perhaps the most well-known resident of Israel (past, present, or future) — I asked those in the congregation to call out the first thing that they associated with the name of  the … Continue reading

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Sensitivities, Transparency & a Terrorist’s Death

The emerging facts surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs have clouded what should have been a clearcut victory in the war on terrorism.  With each passing day, the Obama Administration seems to … Continue reading

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Birthers & the Futility of Arguing With Irrational People

Conspiracy:  an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot. (here) There seems to be no shortage of conspiracy theories surrounding the public release of President Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate.  Both simple and … Continue reading

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Trump & Obama: Egos & the Absence of Humility

Why now?  Why not two years ago?  You don’t have to be a “birther” (or former “birther” now — the “movement” just imploded) to wonder why it took so long for the President to do what most Americans would probably … Continue reading

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Obama’s Easter Strike-out!

No one really throws hard balls to the President, so it was still somewhat surprising when he and/or folks within his administration took three big swings at all things Easter and came up with a goose egg (not the kind … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin, Crude Language & Crass Culture

Definition of CRASS a : gross ; especially : having or indicating such grossness of mind as precludes delicacy and discrimination b : being beneath one’s dignity <crass concerns of daily life>  Synonyms: common, coarse, crude, gross, ill-bred, illiberal [archaic], incult, … Continue reading

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Yes Men & the Demise of the Democrats

She’s back!  Or, at least she wants to be.  Nancy Pelosi, that is.  As the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Pelosi has become the face of the Democrat Party, at least in what has come to be … Continue reading

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