Why not? Appearing on television seems to be what Obama likes best.
Obama: I Want to Host ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’ When I Retire
If you have any doubt as to how much of a sports junkie Barack Obama is, check in with the entertainment moguls who attended a private briefing with the president Nov. 26 before his speech at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale.
At the end of the conversation — which touched on a myriad of topics, from piracy to Iran — Obama revealed what’s at the top of his bucket list post-White House: “At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 list,” Obama quipped as he turned to Disney’s Robert Iger, whose empire includes ESPN.
Tell me sports fans… Can touchdowns and home runs be redistributed fairly?
At some point, haven’t you won enough games?
Alternate title: New poll finds Millennials don’t like politicians who lie to their faces and rob their future. Millennials aren’t exactly flocking to the GOP, but they’re not as enthused about Obama as they were a year ago.
Rob Fournier of National Journal…
Millennials Abandon Obama and Obamacare
Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according to a new survey of millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 29 who are vital to the fortunes of the president and his signature health care law.
The most startling finding of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25–the youngest millennials–would favor throwing Obama out of office.
The survey, part of a unique 13-year study of the attitudes of young adults, finds that America’s rising generation is worried about its future, disillusioned with the U.S. political system, strongly opposed to the government’s domestic surveillance apparatus, and drifting away from both major parties. “Young Americans hold the president, Congress and the federal government in less esteem almost by the day, and the level of engagement they are having in politics are also on the decline,” reads the IOP’s analysis of its poll. “Millennials are losing touch with government and its programs because they believe government is losing touch with them.”
This news should have Democrats very worried. Without a massive base of young enrollees, ObamaCare will collapse under its own weight. Not to mention the fact that Obama rode to victory in both of the last presidential elections with the support of the youth vote.
Read all the findings of the poll here.
After apologizing for his repugnant remarks about Governor Sarah Palin, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir took a prolonged vacation during which there was much speculation over his employment status. Today, news broke that Bashir resigned from the network…
After nearly three weeks of hand-wringing, MSNBC finally swung the axe on Martin Bashir for his suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in Sarah Palin’s mouth.
“After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday,” Bashir wrote in a Wednesday email to Mediaite. “Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the president of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation.”
Let’s hope this sends a message to other leftists in media who are way too comfortable saying hateful and violent things about (conservative) women.
“I can’t afford it.” She says.
I feel bad for her but I’d really like to know if this woman and her husband voted for Obama. You do realize there are still millions of low information voters who think ObamaCare is free, right? That backlash is going to be interesting to watch.
Question: What do Detroit and ObamaCare have in common?
Answer: The failure of both can be laid squarely at the feet of Democrats.
The New York Times reports…
Ruling Makes Detroit Biggest City to Qualify for Bankruptcy
Detroit is eligible to shed billions in debt in the largest public bankruptcy ever in the United States, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, while also finding that the public pensions could be reduced during reorganization despite a provision in Michigan’s Constitution.
In ruling that Detroit was eligible to reorganize under federal bankruptcy law, Judge Steven W. Rhodes said the city met every test of insolvency, including failing to pay its debts and being unable to provide a minimum level of basic services to its 680,000 residents.
This is just the first domino to fall. Anyone want to bet on who’s next?
Sally Kohn is some kind of writer/pundit who I’ve seen a few times on FOX News. I actually complained to FOX about her appearances because although I don’t mind hearing a liberal point of view in an argument, I can’t stand people who piss on my leg and then tell me it’s raining, IYKWIMAITYD.
Kohn took to the pages of the Daily Beast today to attack Hobby Lobby, a company which is fighting the contraception mandate in ObamaCare. Her argument is as dumb as it is hypocritical.
Liberal Democrats forced ObamaCare on America, yet now that Hobby Lobby is objecting to something that was forced on them, Hobby Lobby is forcing a conservative religious agenda on America. Got it?
She even invokes America’s founders to make her case…
To put it mildly, our forbearers would be appalled by how right-wing conservatives are trying to use government to force their religious views on all of us.
Make no mistake, this is what Hobby Lobby wants to do—use government to push a conservative religious agenda. After all, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, signed by the President and deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court, which would among other things ensure that all health insurance plans in the United States offer basic levels of coverage, including coverage for contraception.
That is a secular goal rooted in basic principles of public health as well as economics (that it is more cost effective to cover birth control than maternity care and pediatric care) not to mention a basic respect for a woman’s right to control her own reproductive choices. And the law provides for individual freedom *of* religion—individuals are, of course, free not to access contraception, and religious institutions are even exempted from contraception coverage requirements.
I’m unable at this point to think of a metaphor that accurately expresses how backwards and stupid Ms. Kohn’s argument really is so I’ll just end with this.
Charles C.W. Cooke of National Review recently made an excellent point…
Obamacare has always been just one more presidential speech away from popularity. If people could just be taught to act against their interests, the theory went, they would submit with relish. In fact, the opposite has happened.
For years now, Obama and his party allies have convinced themselves that if they just changed the messaging one more time, or made just one more sales pitch, the American people would finally accept ObamaCare.
And now, after all that’s happened, they’re still doing it…
White House returns to Obamacare sales mode
President Barack Obama will launch a coordinated campaign Tuesday by the White House, congressional Democrats and their outside allies to return attention to why the Affordable Care Act passed in the first place.
After two months of intense coverage of the botched HealthCare.gov rollout, the president will host a White House event kicking off a three-week drive to refocus the public on the law’s benefits, senior administration officials told POLITICO.
What’s that old quote from Albert Einstein about the definition of insanity?
All of a sudden, it’s holiday season.
Here’s an amazing performance of Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach.