When Reagan was in Congress? Democratic Party fails History 101

http://twitter.com/#!/TheDemocrats/status/439534721518018560

Is this some sort of trick question? When was Ronald Reagan in Congress?

http://twitter.com/#!/policygal/status/439537317535940608
http://twitter.com/#!/JimOSullivan4/status/439539644796252160

We’re guessing from the surrounding tweets that this gaffe was part of President Obama’s speech to the DNC:

http://twitter.com/#!/TheDemocrats/status/439534721518018560
http://twitter.com/#!/TheDemocrats/status/439535252277837824

Oops.

http://twitter.com/#!/lenapple/status/439554165040480256

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/28/when-reagan-was-in-congress-democratic-party-fails-history-101/

Cartoon Kim Kardashian not ashamed to support President Obama in midterms

http://twitter.com/#!/johnnymagoo2/status/529451064257679362

Kim Kardashian gave the, um, Obama campaign a last-minute boost Monday night with an Instagram photo that appears to have been lifted from her popular iPhone game.

It’s a nice gesture for Kardashian to stand with the president, considering that the real President Obama couldn’t be bothered (or wasn’t invited) to stand with those candidates who are actually running in the midterms.

Is a cartoon of a woman who rose to fame by appearing in a sex tape just the boost struggling candidates need?

Voters are faced with so many choices.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/11/03/moron-vote-energized-cartoon-kim-kardashian-not-ashamed-to-support-president-obama-in-midterms/

20 Years Ago Barack Obama Perfectly Explained The Secret To A Lasting Relationship

Twenty years ago this week, on May 26, 1996, photographer Mariana Cook interviewed Barack and Michelle Obamaas part of a project on couples in America.

The interview offers an intimate glimpse into the life of the Obamas prior to the president’s political career.

In 2009, the New Yorker published a portion of the interview the same week of President Obama’s first inauguration.

It’s particularly interesting to revisit this now, in the final year of Obama’s presidency, as we all begin to reflect on how the Obamas impacted the nation as the presidential couple.

Back in 1996, Michelle wasn’t even sure if her husband would ever get into politics, highlighting her own trepidations surrounding the idea. She said,

There is a strong possibility that Barack will pursue a political career, although it’s unclear. There is a little tension with that. I’m very wary of politics. I think he’s too much of a good guy for the kind of brutality, the skepticism.

When you are involved in politics, your life is an open book, and people can come in who don’t necessarily have good intent. I’m pretty private, and like to surround myself with people that I trust and love. In politics you’ve got to open yourself to a lot of different people. There is a possibility that our futures will go that way, even though I want to have kids and travel, spend time with family, and like spending time with friends. But we are going to be busy people doing lots of stuff. And it’ll be interesting to see what life has to offer. In many ways, we are here for the ride, just sort of seeing what opportunities open themselves up.

Well, life has certainly offered both of these individuals a great deal, and they’ve definitely been on quite a ride since that interview 20 years ago.

Even if you’re among the president’s sharpest critics, it’s hard not to admire the love and respect the Obamas share. Their relationship has always felt genuine, and never rehearsed.

Something the president said in the interview, all those years ago, definitely helps explain why the two have maintained such a palpablystrong and caring relationship.

He stated,

Michelle is a tremendously strong person, and has a very strong sense of herself and who she is and where she comes from. But I also think in her eyes you can see a trace of vulnerability that most people don’t know, because when she’s walking through the world she is this tall, beautiful, confident woman. There is a part of her that is vulnerable and young and sometimes frightened, and I think seeing both of those things is what attracted me to her.

And then what sustains our relationship is I’m extremely happy with her, and part of it has to do with the fact that she is at once completely familiar to me, so that I can be myself and she knows me very well and I trust her completely, but at the same time she is also a complete mystery to me in some ways. And there are times when we are lying in bed and I look over and sort of have a start. Because I realize here is this other person who is separate and different and has different memories and backgrounds and thoughts and feelings. It’s that tension between familiarity and mystery that makes for something strong, because, even as you build a life of trust and comfort and mutual support, you retain some sense of surprise or wonder about the other person.

That’s deep, Mr. President.

Perhaps President Obama should consider offeringcouples therapy after he departs from the White House as it appears hefigured out the secret to a lasting relationship a long time ago: find the balance between “familiarity and mystery,” and never stop respectingyour partner’s individuality.

Check out the entire interview here.


Read more: http://elitedaily.com/news/20-years-ago-barack-obama-perfectly-explained-secret-lasting-relationship/1503729/

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen calls out Mariah Carey over gig for Angolan president

http://twitter.com/#!/RosLehtinen/status/414167107337596928

Mariah Carey made waves in 2008 when she played a gig for Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and the dictator circuit really seems to be paying off. Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has called out Carey on her most recent gig, this time for Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who is accused of ordering the deaths of politicians, journalists and activists who protested his rule.

The Human Rights Foundation also slammed Carey, writing in a statement, “Mariah Carey can’t seem to get enough dictator cash, reportedly more than $1 million this time.”

Carey’s manager, Jermaine Dupri, isn’t apologizing for the gig, telling the New York Post that President Obama did the same thing (without the singing). “The president of the United States took pictures with this guy’s daughter and congratulated this man on his many years of being in office. If he can rub shoulders with these people than why is Mariah Carey being accused of doing something wrong?”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/20/rep-ileana-ros-lehtinen-calls-out-mariah-carey-over-gig-for-angolan-president/

Pardon? Common Core cheerleader Melinda Gates didn’t think this one through

http://twitter.com/#!/JennyHatch/status/493849616572379136

Earlier today, President Obama spoke to the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Summit, where he said something that really struck a chord with Melinda Gates:

http://twitter.com/#!/melindagates/status/493844517771284480

Yeah … about that:

http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin/status/493846019117809664

Last year, Education Secretary Arne Duncan asserted that a big chunk of the opposition to Common Core — educational “standards” that Bill and Melinda Gates supportcomes from “white suburban moms.” Hardly empowering or respectful toward mothers, is it, Mrs. Gates?

http://twitter.com/#!/EducationFreedo/status/493850704214507520

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Related:

Education Secretary’s statement about Common Core opponents sparks ‘Moms Against Duncan’

Arne Duncan apologizes for ‘clumsy’ ‘white suburban moms’ comment

Dana Loesch slams Common Core, Arne Duncan on ‘Kelly File’ 

Michelle Malkin ruins Melinda Gates’ Common Core cheerleading with pesky facts

Whoa: Look who’s being paid by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to cover Common Core

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/28/pardon-common-core-cheerleader-melinda-gates-didnt-think-this-one-through/

Obama’s choice for DC mayor (or her staffer) deletes weird ‘$$$$’ tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/BarreledBrewer/status/519312834044633089

It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times for D.C. mayoral hopeful Muriel Bowser.

First up, she was endorsed by President Obama in her run for D.C. mayor. That’s some good news:

BREAKING: President Obama has endorsed Muriel Bowser in D.C.'s mayoral race, reports #News4's @TomSherwood. http://t.co/VUtU1hy5cL

— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) October 6, 2014

Then she got to take a picture with the president at a fundraiser they both attended in D.C. More good news:

Spoke w/ Pres @BarackObama tonight about our progressive vision that gives everyone a fair shot #All8Wards #Forward pic.twitter.com/Tx7hxdtVaV

— MurielBowser (@MurielBowser) October 7, 2014

But then…

Let’s overlook for the moment that @BarackObama isn’t really the president, but a shadowy dark-money 501(c)(4) that didn’t endorse her and focus on what happened next. Bowser — literally — was a no-show at the fundraiser when President Obama gave her a shout-out:

Obama: "Where’s Muriel [Bowser]? Stand up. She had to go? She had to go? Well, I love her anyway. She had to go campaign."

— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) October 7, 2014

Pool rpt: Muriel Bowser left tonight's DNC $raiser before Obama acknowledged her. "Obama made a joke abt her needing to leave to campaign."

— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) October 6, 2014

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Oh, it get’s better.

The Washington Post’s Mike Debonis noted that Bowser was already fundraising off of the Obama endorsement, asking donors for $44…

>@MurielBowser soliciting $44 donations off of Obama endorsement pic.twitter.com/VLhdwk0lgE

— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) October 6, 2014

…which prompted this hilarious response from a reader…

@mikedebonis @MurielBowser $$$$it's$$$$$all$$$$$about$$$$$$$the$$$$$$

— Mike Miguel (@MikeMiguel) October 6, 2014

…which was then RT’d by either Bowser or someone with access to her Twitter account…

Interesting new deletion by @MurielBowser in Politwoops http://t.co/J47VEkUsDU #DCision14 @willsommer @brfreed @DCist pic.twitter.com/o50pSTPld8

— Nicko (@SFnicko) October 6, 2014

…and then quickly deleted by either Bowser or someone with access to her Twitter account. Oops.

A Freudian slip where she actually agreed that the president’s endorsement is really, in the end, “all$$$$$about$$$$$$$the$$$$$$?

Related:

Did the State Dept. accomplish anything with these graphic photos?; Update: Tweet deleted

‘Oops’: Travel+Leisure accidentally suggests an unsavory fall activity; Update: Tweet deleted

Spelling-challenged Democratic congressional candidate slams ‘Geedy, power hunger Politicians’; Update: Tweet deleted

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/07/obamas-choice-for-dc-mayor-or-her-staffer-deletes-weird-and-unintentionally-honest-tweet/

Charlie Rangel: ISIS is not a threat to U.S. national security

http://twitter.com/#!/Bookwormdearlor/status/525331368499507200

Really, Charlie? This is what you’re going with?

An excerpt from the linked piece:

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) says that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is not a direct threat to U.S. security and is questioning President Obama’s strategy against the terror group.

“I don’t see where that’s a threat to our national security,” Rangel said Thursday on MSNBC, when asked about the group’s advance on the Kurdish town of Kobani in Syria and attacks in Baghdad’s Green Zone.

Hey, Rep. Rangel: How about getting on the same page as President Obama, heh? Because the president told the American people numerous times that ISIS is a threat to our national security:

As for the threat, what about ISIS recruiting U.S. schoolgirls. Is that a threat at all for Rep. Rangel?

And let’s not forget that the president, as Twitchy reported, used a very specific threat from terrorists in Syria as justification for the current bombing campaign in Syria:

Twitchy also reported that there’s a possibility that President Obama hyped the threat from the Khorasan group as a pretext to take the U.S. to war:

And we weren’t alone:

This leaves two options, either the president is wrong about ISIS or he lied about ISIS. Which one is it?

Related:

Twitchy coverage of ISIS here.

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/23/charlie-rangel-breaks-with-pres-obama-says-isis-not-a-threat-to-national-security/

‘Are you out of your mind?’ Rep. John Lewis calls for martial law in Ferguson

http://twitter.com/#!/lachlan/status/499958425900834816

President Obama is speaking today on the situation in Ferguson, and Rep. John Lewis has already put in a request:

http://twitter.com/#!/mikememoli/status/499957302175465472
http://twitter.com/#!/aseitzwald/status/499957860739350529

What could go wrong?

http://twitter.com/#!/sunnyright/status/499958140612640769
http://twitter.com/#!/EdMorrissey/status/499958079602319361
http://twitter.com/#!/allahpundit/status/499959198902267905

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Update:

President Obama has concluded his brief remarks. No mention of martial law.

Tough break, Rep. Lewis.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/14/are-you-out-of-your-mind-rep-john-lewis-calls-for-martial-law-in-ferguson/

Ouch: Here’s what President Obama’s downhill approval rating looks like

http://twitter.com/#!/mollyesque/status/419203439952814080

Now that it’s 2014, we have a full year’s worth of Gallup polling data to trace President Obama’s job approval rating in 2013. That’s quite a downhill slide from January to December.

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/419205837044056064
http://twitter.com/#!/Abramelinn/status/419213679091908608
http://twitter.com/#!/DogDynastyLLC/status/419215739661594624
http://twitter.com/#!/FricosisGuy/status/419226327271882752
http://twitter.com/#!/williameier/status/419226739877744640

No.

Any requests?

http://twitter.com/#!/ChairMissing/status/419203969773088769

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/03/ouch-heres-what-president-obamas-downhill-approval-rating-looks-like/

FEMA called on to shelter unaccompanied children crossing border

http://twitter.com/#!/edatpost/status/473539282809151488

President Obama on Monday announced the establishment of an interagency group to deal with rising numbers of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border unaccompanied by adults. Yahoo News reports:

In a memo that describes an “urgent humanitarian situation,” Obama has put the Federal Emergency Management Agency in charge of coordinating humanitarian relief to the children, including housing, care, medical treatment and transportation.

The Obama administration estimates that about 60,000 “unaccompanied minors” — children under 18 — will enter the United States illegally this year. It projects that number to grow to nearly 130,000 next year.

http://twitter.com/#!/ShawnaNBCNews/status/473547809539776512

A facility that will accommodate up to 600 children will be established at Naval Base Ventura County in Southern California, it was announced today. A similar facility was established last month at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and is nearing its 1,200 child capacity.

http://twitter.com/#!/FPizarro_DC/status/473538866235076608
http://twitter.com/#!/WSJPolitics/status/473540169875083265
http://twitter.com/#!/ZekeJMiller/status/473540881967247360
http://twitter.com/#!/FPizarro_DC/status/473543179333935104

Laura Ingraham offers her own solution.

http://twitter.com/#!/IngrahamAngle/status/472099990966239232

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/02/fema-called-on-to-shelter-unaccompanied-children-crossing-border/