HotAir Daily Express 09/26/2012

Obama claim that Bush is 90% responsible for current deficit gets 100% of Pinocchios at WaPo
9/26/2012 10:01:03 AM  Ed Morrissey
I hit this 60 Minutes quote two days ago in yesterday’s OOTD, but it’s worth revisiting in the form of Glenn Kessler’s fact check at the Washington Post.  Kessler misses one of the biggest problems with Barack Obama’s response to

Bombshell: US knew Stevens assassination was work of terrorists within 24 hours of attack
9/26/2012 9:21:50 AM  Ed Morrissey
Five days after the attack on the Benghazi consulate that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the Obama administration sent UN Ambassador Susan Rice onto five Sunday talk shows to insist that the sacking of the

Libyan president: Of course the violence had nothing to do with a YouTube video
9/26/2012 8:41:50 AM  Ed Morrissey
Why should we listen to what Mohamed Magarief has to say about the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, which claimed the lives of four Americans, including the first US Ambassador murdered in the line of duty since 1979? For one

Obamateurism of the Day
9/26/2012 8:01:41 AM  Ed Morrissey
Erika took a look at the most eye-popping quote from yesterday’s UN speech by Barack Obama, but the larger context bears some comment. Unfortunately, like “you didn’t build that,” the context of the remark that “the future

Quotes of the day
9/25/2012 10:22:59 PM  Allahpundit
Video emerged on Tuesday showing supporters of Senator Scott P. Brown making tomahawk gestures with their arms and yelling Indian war whoops at supporters of Elizabeth Warren, his Democratic challenger, outside a pub on Saturday. The gestures were meant

Romney on Libya: Why doesn’t Obama want the American people to know what happened?
9/25/2012 9:23:35 PM  Allahpundit
He doesn’t use the phrase “cover up” — but Ryan does, in saying that it’s up to Americans to decide why The One is reluctant to use the word “terrorism” to describe what happened in Benghazi even though some of

Obama on “The View”: The world should ignore that Mohammed movie that my administration’s been talking about for two weeks
9/25/2012 8:41:34 PM  Allahpundit
Via the Standard, a fine idea that I would take more seriously if he had mentioned it before the movie was condemned by the Cairo embassy, blamed for the Benghazi attack by Susan Rice, apologized for by the State Department via TV ads in Pakistan, and

Final deadline passes: Todd Akin now officially on the ballot in Missouri
9/25/2012 8:01:44 PM  Allahpundit
August 21 was the deadline for him to drop out and be replaced by another candidate without needing court approval. He passed. Today was the deadline to drop out with court approval, before the ballots are printed, which makes it effectively the last

Surprise: Health care and insurance costs still on the up and up
9/25/2012 7:21:03 PM  Erika Johnsen
Oh, the costly and complex revelations of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — will they never cease? Part of then-candidate Obama’s argumentation for a plan for instituting universal health care was that such a plan would help to

Video: Madonna endorses Obama, sort of
9/25/2012 6:41:51 PM  Allahpundit
Via Mediaite, don’t be too hard on her. Old people sometimes get confused and say things that are off-color. Could be that she’s being sarcastic, but I honestly can’t tell; I don’t want to make the same mistake as the left made

The War on Bacon
9/25/2012 6:01:45 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Welcome! Let us explain. Kelly Maher of Revealing Politics and I are doing a little talk show for 30-45 minutes, here, at 6:15 p.m. every day. We named it The War on Bacon. We figure, since the government is after trans fats, big sodas, salt, and most

Video: Imagine there’s no YouTube
9/25/2012 5:21:35 PM  Erika Johnsen
>From the clever folks at ReasonTV, a succinct and artful commentary on the utter absurdity of anyone using a YouTube video as a justification for violence or an excuse to go soft on free speech. Hey, maybe if there was no YouTube, all the chaos and

NFL: We stand by the terrible, terrible call at the end of that Packers/Seahawks game
9/25/2012 4:41:25 PM  Allahpundit
So terrible was it that bookies are feeling moral qualms about collecting from Green Bay bettors. So terrible was it that even Scott Walker is pro-union this morning. So terrible was it that Jay Carney is denouncing it in strident terms usually reserved

Obama’s green-jobs argument still bearing little-to-no resemblance to reality
9/25/2012 4:01:26 PM  Erika Johnsen
In an unaired bit of his recent 60 Minutes interview, President Obama continued to defend his at-this-point-entirely-indefensible policies aimed at forcibly remaking America’s economy into the green utopia of environmentalists’ most

Study: America falls to 18th in economic freedom
9/25/2012 3:21:12 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Not as free as she used to be. That’s the verdict from the Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report on the U.S., which fell to 18th in the rankings this year. America was consistently in the top five from 1975-2002, but has since quickly lost

Congresspeople to DOE: It’s time to let the natural-gas party get started
9/25/2012 2:41:18 PM  Erika Johnsen
The Obama administration has paid plenty of lip service to the quickly-burgeoning natural gas industry, as well they should — further natural gas development holds tremendous (and fully private-sector!) potential in terms of wealth-and-job

Obama: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”
9/25/2012 2:01:59 PM  Erika Johnsen
President Obama addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York on Tuesday morning, and while there were a few moments when he at least talked a good game on free speech, there were also moments that left much to be desired on that same

The Ed Morrissey Show: Guy Benson, Mary Katharine Ham
9/25/2012 1:46:39 PM  Ed Morrissey
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), it’s time again for our Salem All-Stars! Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham join me today to discuss all of the latest from the campaign trail, as well as Barack Obama’s UN address and Mitt

NYT: Obama overruled Hillary Clinton, foreign-policy advisers on Mubarak
9/25/2012 1:21:04 PM  Ed Morrissey
How did we get to the point where neither a US President nor Egypt’s head of state can tell whether the two nations are allies?  It all started in February 2011, according to an in-depth look by the New York Times — or perhaps the summer of

Benghazi consulate security didn’t meet minimum standards
9/25/2012 12:41:36 PM  Ed Morrissey
Did the sacked diplomatic mission in Libya fail to meet basic security standards set by the State Department and US law?  Well, it’s not like the American consulate in Benghazi had any special security needs from its location in eastern Libya,

Exciting ideas at the UN: A global ban on insults of Muhammad?
9/25/2012 12:01:16 PM  Erika Johnsen
The events of the past couple of weeks have been deeply troubling, to say the least — and not merely because of the violent attacks and riots in the Middle East themselves, but also because of the ease with which administration officials have

CNN: Obama looked a little foolish by appearing on The View, huh?
9/25/2012 11:21:57 AM  Ed Morrissey
No kidding.  While Egypt seems as unclear as Barack Obama on the status of our relationship, the President wasn’t in New York working out those issues with Mohamed Morsi or other world leaders.  Instead, he was hashing out his own problems with the

WaPo polls: Obama up in OH, FL
9/25/2012 10:41:46 AM  Ed Morrissey
The bad news: new Washington Post polls of likely voters in Ohio and Florida show Barack Obama leading both key swing states, and outside the margin of error in Ohio.  The good news?  Er … at some point, the replacement officials will get the boot