If he thinks they’re helping him politically, he should think again.
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When you claim to be an expert, getting it wrong is much more damaging than if you are a novice offering an explicitly little-informed opinion.
This is the unnecessary risk that President Obama is taking by spouting off about being “confident” that the Supreme Court will uphold Obamacare, with the risk being reinforced by Vice President Joe “Big F-ing Deal” Biden making similar suggestions that the law will not be overturned.
Unless the president believes that he can impact the outcome of the Supreme Court case with his words — which we all, regardless of our political leanings, must all hope he cannot do — he is risking much more than he can gain with his unnecessary and overconfident opinions. Indeed, the Fifth Circuit’s firm-handed judicial smackdown, demanding the Department of Justice respond in 48 hours with an explanation of Obama’s view of judicial review, has turned Obama’s confidence into an immediate political loser.
The Republicans — so busy shooting automatic weapons in a circular firing squad — should consider themselves lucky that we have a president whose ego is too large to allow him to learn from his own repeated mistakes, or from the wisdom of grandmothers and coaches throughout the ages.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?