On the president's influence on gasoline prices, Mario Loyola:
Obama will soon be personally responsible for preventing some 2 million barrels per day of possible North American crude oil production from reaching the American economy. The U.S. currently produces only about 6 million barrels of domestic crude oil, so that would be more than a 30 percent increase in domestic production.Read the rest.
A reminder from Andy McCarthy: Obama is an Alinsky radical:
In Alinsky’s view, the only radicalism that had a chance to succeed was the one that could bore inside bourgeois institutions, co-opt the language, and move the mainstream in the radical direction — but only as fast as political conditions would allow. Remaining radical but being coldly pragmatic kept the Alinskyite both effective and viable, allowing him to keep coming back for more. Ayers eventually learned this lesson — the lesson that you can do more for the cause by running the classroom than by blowing up the classroom or occupying the campus. As Ayers himself says, he’s just as radical today as he ever was — he is no moderate progressive. But now he’s actually accomplishing things, affecting thousands of minds. To borrow the words of Van Jones, another radical Leftist turned Alinskyite, he decided “to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends.”Read the whole thing.
Obama has never shifted. He’s always been the same guy. But he adjusts to the conditions of his environment. He’s not mainstream; he’s about moving the mainstream.
In case you missed it, grab some popcorn and enjoy watching a self-righteous fool try and fail to play the race card. (Where do I sign up for the Joel Pollak fan club?)
Putting it all in perspective is Michelle Malkin, in top form in the two videos posted. And, though I dislike sullying this space with any reference to the slimy Bill Maher, see Michelle for ShePAC's video compilation of his vile shtick and the left's indisputable double standard on "civility" toward women. (Content warning, of course.)
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