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July 22, 2013 12:46 PM
The Daily Fix for Monday, July 22nd
Posted by Staff
Professor Obama's 'touching and personal speech' forces us to confront our feelings on race-relations

I feel like I'm back at Dartmouth!-With President's Obama's latest speech, it's as if we've been thrown back into the quintessential liberal arts college dorm-room powwow or classroom 'teach-in' to sort out this problem of race relations. I think it's high time we get a president who doesn't act like a college professor and push us to air out our feelings. We require a president who leads the country towards a productive future, refusing to interject himself into issues where he doesn't belong and play into the hands of race-baiters.

David Martosko discusses the bias of the U.S. press corps

David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor at the Daily Mail, takes the liberal media head on, explaining that the UK is able to better cover US news because in the US "all the questions go to the agencies that are just fawning outlets" for Obama and the left. Martosko insisted that, contrary to the assertions of Obama's pocket-media, the president's speech was not a watershed moment; rather, Martosko, citing Huckabee, explained that "Obama behaved like a thermometer... simply reflecting the anger and temperature of the crowd, while a real leader would have been a thermostat and would have tried to change the tone of the public." What's more, Martosko theorized that Obama's decision to make an appearance in the press room at this moment is a sign that he wants to talk about anything to distract the public from immigration reform and the faltering economy: "he seized upon Trayvon just like he seized upon Sandy," Martosko concluded. (Laura 365 Exclusive)

Gubernatorial candidate Att. Gen. Cuccinelli slams his challenger, Terry McAuliffe

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R-VA) eviscerated his opponent, Terry McAuliffe, after their debate last Saturday. "You can't trust him," Cuccinelli said of his opponent. "He [McAuliffe] believes that starting a business is just influence peddling, [...] he hasn't released his tax returns (in spite of criticizing Romney for not releasing his in 2012), [...] and, now he's arguing that there needs to be a gift ban on politicians-this from the guy who came up with the idea of renting out the Lincoln bedroom!" It would all be laughable if it weren't so terrifying. By comparison, Cuccinelli asserts that "in 2009, I ran on an ethics platform and pushed harder than anybody for transparency. I have a long track record here and [McAuliffe] has the opposite." My opponent, he said, "just tells everyone what they want to hear" and does whatever benefits him. (Listen free) Facebook Fark Furl
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