Barack Obama





Crime-stoppers fliers, spotted this morning adorning New York city lampposts: THE SUSPECTS ARE WANTED ACCORDINGLY FOR THE CRIMES OF UNCONSTITUTIONALLY MURDERING A U.S. CITIZEN WITHOUT DUE PROCESS THAT OCCURRED IN AL-JAWF PROVINCE,…


Via LBO News, Doug Henwood argues that Obama’s tepid showing in his first debate versus Romney was not due to personal lapse, but his and his party’s fundamental contradiction: First, I should…





Were the GOP presidential ticket to triumph, could the American public count on Mitt Romney to properly order hush-hush drone killings of U.S. citizens as we now trust Obama? Last week Gawker‘s John Cook put this question to Democratic National Convention attendees (including DNC spokespeople, Senators Carl Levin and Chuck Schumer, and Newark mayor Cory Booker), eliciting some jumbled answers to the softball question of why Barack is the best man to choose whom to extrajudicially assassinate:


New York Times-bestselling author and Tea Party activist Jerome Corsi, whose political analysis is featured at 1776 Nation and WorldNetDaily, delivers the election year bombshell. Unearthed photos from young adulthood show Barack Obama sporting a wedding band-style ring, the final piece in a puzzle which points to one thing: a hush-hush marriage to his male Pakistani roommate, with whom Corsi says Obama was suspiciously “chummy”. Corsi also doubts that our president actually attended Columbia University, despite teachers’ and students’ recollections of his presence:




First Gay PresidentBill Clinton only got to be America’s first “black” president. Interesting take from Eric Randall in the Atlantic Wire:

Newsweek’s cover this week declares that Barack Obama is the “First Gay President,” playing on the reader’s knowledge that Obama isn’t himself gay, but his support for same-sex marriage earns him an honorary rainbow halo. The headline obviously calls back to 1998, when Toni Morrison declared Bill Clinton the first black president in The New Yorker, which at the time was edited by current Newsweek editor Tina Brown. “Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald’s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas,” Morrison wrote, laying out the formula for how to declare a President has attained the identity of someone else through actions and behaviors. Newsweek‘s cover has been called “controversial” and “pretty shocking,” but it’s merely the most recent in presidential firsts that weren’t for the country’s actual first black president.


The right-wing blogospere is having a field day with Chomsky saying, “I don’t usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this ‘hopey-changey’ stuff, she was—she was right. There was nothing there.” However, he follows that statement with, “And it was understood by the people who run the political system. So it’s no great secret that the U.S. electoral system is mainly public relations extravaganzas….” which, one assumes, would apply to Sarah Palin as well.

Watch the entire interview at Democracy Now! and full transcript here.



Here’s an article from Paul Krugman in the New York Times about the state of the economy, and this quote pretty much sums up his verdict: “In fact, if it weren’t for…


Chis Hedges explains why. From earlier this year, via TruthDig: Attorneys Carl J. Mayer and Bruce I. Afran filed a complaint…on my behalf as a plaintiff against Barack Obama and Secretary of…


Barack Obama is the president, but more importantly, he’s the star of the Barack Obama movie. You may not have been aware that his first term was being turned into an officially sanctioned documentary as it happened — here’s the minute-long teaser clip released by his reelection campaign on the killing of Osama bin Laden:


Here’s a followup to wild, ungrounded speculation from Zach Lisabeth on Opposing Views (video from BuzzFeed):

Before his unexpected death, conservative firebrand Andrew Breitbart was chomping at the bit to release a supposedly “explosive” video of President Obama filmed during the president’s time at Harvard Law School. The video was purported to show a young Obama making racially charged comments that Breitbart hoped might damage the president’s 2012 reelection bid …





This is embarrassing for anyone who voted for “Hope and Change” … and the highest score goes to former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who was not even allowed to debate in televised debates. So reports Bob Egelko in the San Fransisco Chronicle:

The highest overall rating went to former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a Republican-turned-Libertarian, who opposes the Patriot Act and — unlike Obama — supports the right of gays and lesbians to marry. Among the leading Republican candidates, libertarian-leaning Rep. Ron Paul also got a higher score than Obama despite low ratings in several categories.