The Corner

A Weird Obama Slur?

So, Obama was talking back to those liberal hecklers — good for him — and said, “You’ve been appearing at every rally we’ve been doing. And we’re funding global AIDS [prevention]. And the other side is not. So I don’t know why you think this is a useful strategy to take.” Um, correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Bush 43 do a lot for global AIDS prevention? Wasn’t he kind of famous for it? Wasn’t that something that the Left actually granted him? I am not aware that the Republican party is standing in the way of AIDS prevention. Are you?

Another question: When Nina Totenberg says she hopes Jesse Helms or his grandchildren get AIDS, and the government pays her for her commentary, does that count as AIDS funding? (Sorry, I said, earlier in the Corner, that I was done with NPR comments.)

One more question: Do conservatives ever heckle Obama at speeches? Or does only the Left heckle?

Most Popular

Elections

How Trump Could Have Reacted to the Election

It was predictable, and widely predicted, that Donald Trump would respond to an election loss, particularly one by as narrow a margin as this, with claims of fraud, efforts to delegitimize the outcome, and increasingly implausible attempts to find some lever to overturn it. Handling setbacks without grace or ... Read More
Elections

How Trump Could Have Reacted to the Election

It was predictable, and widely predicted, that Donald Trump would respond to an election loss, particularly one by as narrow a margin as this, with claims of fraud, efforts to delegitimize the outcome, and increasingly implausible attempts to find some lever to overturn it. Handling setbacks without grace or ... Read More
Film & TV

The Brilliant, Scabrous Satire of The Boys

Mega-corporations are the new Nazis: Everybody hates them. The Left deplores them for exploiting workers; the Right despises them for injecting woke politics into everything. The cracked superhero series The Boys capitalizes on the unifying potential of this enmity, and what’s more, it’s being brought to us ... Read More
Film & TV

The Brilliant, Scabrous Satire of The Boys

Mega-corporations are the new Nazis: Everybody hates them. The Left deplores them for exploiting workers; the Right despises them for injecting woke politics into everything. The cracked superhero series The Boys capitalizes on the unifying potential of this enmity, and what’s more, it’s being brought to us ... Read More