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  • Obama’s Problems with Running For President as a Messiah

    10/18/2010 9:43:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 18, 2010 | Jim Byrd
    Verily I say unto thee, Barack Obama was a spuriously manufactured, promoted, and peddled messiah, hustled from the back of the mountebank’s wagon of the Left. Obama’s political hari kari, other than being copiously unqualified, was buying into his own hype. Before taking the oath of office, he had already caused his standard to be set somewhere within the Trinity. He did, in fact, run as a Messiah, the Emmanuel of the proletariat. He was to distribute salvation upon the Left, liberal elites, middle-class working Americans, the welfare dependent, and the overwhelming majority of black America. The mainstream media packaged...
  • Poll: Obama's 2008 Coalition Dispirited and Crumbling; Reps Stand to Benefit on Election Day

    10/17/2010 12:09:09 PM PDT · by kristinn · 96 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Sunday, October 17, 2010 | Stephen R. Hurst
    President Barack Obama is taking his popular wife with him to three campaign stops in the pivotal swing state of Ohio Sunday, but a new Associated Press Poll shows that may be too little, too late with just over two weeks remaining before critical congressional elections. The survey found that the coalition of voters that swept Obama into the White House just two years ago — aching for change after the eight-year presidency of Republican George W. Bush — has crumbled. SNIP The Associated Press-Knowledge Networks survey found that one-fourth of those who voted for Obama two years ago are...
  • President Obama's faithful losing hope as the magic fades

    10/16/2010 11:58:07 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Oct. 17, 2010 | Margery Eagan
    This president gives rousing speeches. He did it again yesterday. He bounded out onto the Hynes Convention Center stage, all youth and vigor, open-necked white shirt, navy blazer. But he didn't sell me, or reassure me. I don't think the president meant to undermine anybody's confidence with his wrong-way-out-of-the-ditch story yesterday. But that's the nagging question - isn't it? Even among the once-Obamified, like me? We're afraid he's not really getting us out of our ditch. And the ditch is getting deeper. And it's very scary stuff.
  • MTV Town Hall Questioner To Obama: "Why Should We Still Support You?" (video)

    10/14/2010 1:38:03 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 40 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 14, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Question from Adam Hunter: "When you were first elected, it seemed as though the sky was falling in terms of the economy. There was a bailout that you supported, there was stimulus that added to our deficit, but yet it seems as though our unemployment rate still rises. You said it won't go past 8% and now it's at 9.5% … So, my question to you is: Why should we still support you going forward with your economic policies and if the economic does not improve over the next years, why should we vote you back in?"
  • Republicans need to man up and ask black voters, 'Are you better off?'

    10/14/2010 10:05:10 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies · 1+ views
    One News Now ^ | 10/14/2010 | Larry Elder
    The monolithic pro-Democratic black vote is a clear and present danger to America. As recently as 1956, the GOP captured 39 percent of the black vote. If Republicans can seize just 20 or 30 percent of the black vote, the Democratic Party -- and its ability to pull the country to the left -- could be stopped, if not reversed. "The 'black vote'?" I said to a white Republican politician who asked my advice. "I'll tell you how to go after it, but you won't do it." "Try me," he said. Politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, treat blacks like children....
  • Even In Chicago Residents Wanted More From Obama

    10/07/2010 5:20:59 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/06/10 | Fox News
    CHICAGO -- Even in President Barack Obama's hometown, they had hoped for more. Obama will be stumping for Senate candidate and basketball buddy Alexi Giannoulias on Thursday in Chicago, a city where every other person crossing the street seems to have a story about descending on Grant Park that historic night of the 2008 election or proudly watching the president take the oath on television. But nearly two years after Obama took office, while the president remains widely popular in the city, his image has slipped a bit as many people wonder where the promised change and jobs are, even...
  • Mr. President, I feel hope-less (New York doorman turns on Obama)

    09/26/2010 1:49:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/26/10 | Annie Karni
    Three years ago, Bryant Park Hotel doorman Greg Smith, 46, once a diehard supporter of the Clintons, put his life on hold to cam paign for Barack Obama. Shortly after The Post fea tured Smith's conversion on the front page in April 2007, Obama called the doorman and asked him to introduce him on the cam paign trail. Now, 18 months after Obama's inaugura tion, Smith says he's losing hope for the change he once believed in. He tells ANNIE KARNI his story.
  • CNBC Town Hall Questioner To Obama: "I'm Exhausted Of Defending You"

    09/20/2010 9:43:13 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 293 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 20, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "I'm one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I'm exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for," a woman told President Obama at a town hall.
  • Obama's electoral coalition is crumbling (LA Times is dumping on Hussein Alert)

    09/11/2010 11:31:30 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 11, 2010 | James Oliphant and Kathleen Hennessey
    Nearly two years ago, the political world could only marvel at the breadth of voter support for Barack Obama. The new president had won over voters once thought to have abandoned his party for good. He'd found new reservoirs of support among groups many thought were tapped out. He energized a coalition — made up of blacks, women, Latinos, young voters and large numbers of suburbanites — that some believed would keep Democrats in power for years to come. A scant 20 months later, the Obama coalition is frayed and frazzled. A majority of those who voted for Obama still...
  • National Enquirer: THE KENNEDY- OBAMA COLD WAR

    09/07/2010 7:38:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    CAROLINE KENNEDY is so ticked off at the OBAMAs she coldly snubbed them during the family's recent vacation to Martha's Vineyard, sources tell The ENQUIRER. After working hard to elect President Obama, Caroline was widely expected to host the first family at her sprawling Red Gate Farm on the island, as the Kennedys did the Clintons when they were in the White House. Instead, when the Obamas recently relaxed on Martha's Vineyard, they ended up renting the same place as last year, Blue Heron Farm in the town of Chilmark. Caroline's blatant cold-shoulder treatment is evidence of the bad blood...
  • Newsflash: Bloom Off Rose

    09/07/2010 9:37:32 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 3, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As college students prepare to enter a threadbare workforce, some are learning what outsiders have long suspected: Their professors were wrong. “The college vote is up for grabs this year — to an extent that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, when a generation of young people seemed to swoon over Barack Obama,” Kirk Johnson reports in The New York Times. “Though many students are liberals on social issues, the economic reality of a weak job market has taken a toll on their loyalties: far fewer 18- to 29-year-olds now identify themselves as Democrats compared with 2008.” “Is the...
  • Confessions of a conservative who voted for Obama: Now I have serious questions

    08/31/2010 1:29:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 31, 2010 | Jonathan Curley
    Charlotte, N.C. A few months ago, I sat with some friends in a pizza place in Chapel Hill, N.C., engaged in my own version of a “beer summit.” A successful Connecticut entrepreneur, a Wall Street executive, and a retired senior bank officer pummeled me with questions about my support of President Obama. Politically outnumbered, I ended up playing defense most of the night. I get myself into these situations because my conversion from moderate, middle-aged, Southern conservative to Obama campaign foot soldier got splashed all over the Web after an opinion piece I wrote for the Monitor went viral and...
  • NY Times: The Decline and Fall of the Progressive Empire

    08/26/2010 6:15:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    verum serum ^ | 8/26/10 | John
    Notice the picture the NY Times is painting of this week’s primary results? Republican insurgents from the far right did well in Tuesday’s primaries. What their campaigns lack in logic, compassion and sensible policy seems to be counterbalanced by a fiercely committed voter base… This is an attack on voters thinly disguised as a critique of candidates: Much of the G.O.P’s fervid populist energy has been churned up by playing on some people’s fears of Hispanics and Muslims, by painting the president as a dangerous radical, by distorting the truth about the causes of the recession. Far too many Republican...
  • It's time that Obama starts doing his job

    08/22/2010 6:00:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | August 22, 2010 | John Whitehead
    “We are still fighting two increasingly trying wars overseas, witnessing terrifying new levels of creativity from would-be terrorists (underwear bombs, etc.), mopping up a greasy mess in the Gulf of Mexico and trying to right an economy that seems insistent on remaining off the rails. And the so-called leader of the free world thinks the best use of his time is to yuk it up with Whoopi Goldberg." — S.E. Cupp, New York Daily News, July 28 America is in dire straits. Unemployment stands at 9.5 percent (and a staggering 34.5 percent for young black men), with more than 15...
  • Obama, the one-term president

    08/17/2010 5:06:35 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/17/10 | Roger Simon
    Honest to goodness, the man just does not get it. He might be forced to pull a Palin and resign before his first term is over. He could go off and write his memoirs and build his presidential library. (Both would be half-size, of course.) I am not saying Obama is not smart; he is as smart as a whip. I am just saying he does not understand what savvy first-term presidents need to understand: You have to stay on message, follow the polls, listen to your advisers (who are writing the message and taking the polls) and realize that...
  • Obama’s era of Democratic domination is over

    08/16/2010 2:31:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies
    Financial Times ^ | August 16 2010 | William Galston
    All signs point to major losses for the Democratic party in the US midterm elections this November. The recovery is slowing, while recent job figures have all but ended hopes that unemployment will fall fast enough to change voter’s minds. But for President Barack Obama it really does not matter whether his party loses its congressional majority, or merely a large number of seat sitters. In either case, the days of single-party government in Washington will be over. To see why a reverse looms, look at the trends that worry Democrats. Their edge in party identification has narrowed sharply. To...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Independent voters sour on Democrats

    WASHINGTON – Independents who embraced President Barack Obama's call for change in 2008 are ready for a shift again, and that's worrisome news for Democrats. Only 32 percent of those citing no allegiance to either major party say they want Democrats to keep control of Congress in this November's elections, according to combined results of recent Associated Press-GfK polls. That's way down from the 52 percent of independents who backed Obama over Republican Sen. John McCain two years ago, and the 49 percent to 41 percent edge by which they preferred Democratic candidates for the House in that election, according...
  • Lease Problems on Cash for Clunkers Cars After One Year

    08/05/2010 8:38:39 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 36 replies
    Automoblog ^ | Aug 04, 2010 | Chris Nagy
    It’s been one year since the United States government threw some jumper cables onto slumping auto sales with the trade-in program known as Cash for Clunkers. However, as time passed, some car agreements made by consumers under the government incentive program has bred some buyers remorse of late. According to LeaseTrader.com, droves of Cash for Clunkers-inspired vehicle lessees (who is said to account for 1 in 5 total vehicle sales during the incentive’s period) are actively seeking rescue from their contracts. In lease agreements required to be a minimum of five years, a degree of these commitments have fallen under...
  • Drivers regret Cash for Clunkers leases

    08/03/2010 11:10:44 PM PDT · by South40 · 55 replies · 172+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 8/3/2010 | Mary Ann Milbourn
    Thousands of people who leased cars last year as part of the Cash for Clunkers program are having second thoughts and are trying to get out of their leases, reports LeaseTrader.com. The program provided up to a $4,500 rebate if a person signed at least a five-year lease for their car. A year later, that money has long been spent and people realize they are stuck with the car for four more years, says John Sternal, LeaseTrader.com spokesman. "I think it's Cash for Clunkers remorse," Sternal says, whose company helps hook up people who want to trade out of their...
  • A Year After Honeymoon Ends, Whites, Men and Independents Desert Obama (Quinnipiac Poll bad news)

    07/21/2010 5:33:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 21, 2010 | Peter A. Brown
    It was a year ago this month that President Barack Obama began losing voters. In the 12 months since, he has had legislative victories that appear – especially in the case of health care – to have cost him large amounts of both political capital and political support. A comparison of the public’s views of him then and now tells us a great deal about the shape of American politics and how difficult it is for any president, even one as politically gifted as Barack Obama, to surmount the nation’s deep political and ideological divisions. [Snip] On Election Day 2008,...
  • The Obama Bumper Sticker Removal Kit

    This guy is probably making a fortune off all the Obama suckers from the last election. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=201pgTaEseQ&feature=popular
  • Majority of Americans lack faith in Obama: poll

    07/12/2010 11:09:31 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 13, 2010 | Reuters
    Nearly 60 percent of American voters say they lack faith in President Barack Obama, according to a public opinion poll published on Tuesday. Asked how much confidence they have in Obama to make the right decisions for the country's future, 58 percent of respondents said "just some" or "none." The poll of 1,288 people was conducted July 7-11
  • Teachers’ Union Shuns Obama Aides at Convention [Worms are Turning Against President Zero]

    07/04/2010 7:04:14 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 61 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 07/04/10 | Sam Dillon
    For two years as a presidential candidate, Barack Obama addressed educators gathered for the summer conventions of the two national teachers’ unions, and last year both groups rolled out the welcome mat for Education Secretary Arne Duncan. But in a sign of the Obama administration’s strained relations with two of its most powerful political allies, no federal official was scheduled to speak at either convention this month, partly because union officials feared that administration speakers would face heckling. The largest union’s meeting opened here on Saturday to a drumbeat of heated rhetoric, with several speakers calling for Mr. Duncan’s resignation,...
  • Zogby survey finds Indys ready for somebody new in the White House

    07/01/2010 10:10:50 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jul 01, 2010 | MARK TAPSCOTT
    It’s more than two years ahead of the 2012 presidential vote, but a new Zogby International survey conducted for The O’Leary Report has found a clear majority of independents think it’s time for somebody new in the Oval office. The Zogby survey was conducted June 25-28 with interviews of 2,061 registered voters. The survey has a 2.2 percent margin of error. When asked if they think President Obama should be re-elected or is it time for somebody new in the White House, 50 percent of the respondents overall said they want somebody else as chief executive. Obama should get a...
  • Even His Supporters Are Noticing: Obama Never Fails To Disappoint

    06/19/2010 10:11:18 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies · 902+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 19, 2010 | Mark Steyn
    I believe it was Jean Giraudoux who first said, "Only the mediocre are always at their best." Barack Obama was supposed to be the best, the very best, and yet he is always, reliably, consistently mediocre. His speech on oil was no better or worse than his speech on race. Yet the Obammyboppers who once squealed with delight are weary of last year's boy band. At the end of the big Oval Office address, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and the rest of the MSNBC gang jeered the president. For a bewildered Obama, it must have felt like his Ceausescu balcony...
  • The Thrill Is Gone:NYT:Obama’s Relationship With America Is Growing Sour

    06/19/2010 7:59:26 AM PDT · by lbryce · 130 replies · 2,657+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 18, 2010 | Charles M. Blow
    President Obama’s relationship with America, like many a young marriage, is growing sour. That’s my surmise after reviewing recent polling and watching the carping that followed his Oval Office speech (which I thought was just fine, by the way). It is becoming increasingly apparent that the magic has drained away. Even among his most ardent supporters, there now exists a certain frustration and disillusionment — not necessarily in the execution of his duties, but in his inability to seize moments, chart a course and navigate the choppy waters of public opinion. What’s left for many is a big plume of...
  • I am Sorry I Voted for Obama(official website)

    06/16/2010 7:00:59 PM PDT · by SantosLHalper · 59 replies · 2,387+ views
    http://www.iamsorryivotedforobama.com/ ^ | http://www.iamsorryivotedforobama.com/
    The purpose of this website is to tell America that former Obama supporters are no longer proud of their decision. We want everyone to contribute a story of themselves or about someone they know that tells America that they are sorry they voted for Obama.
  • DU members are mocking Obama and threads are getting locked and pulled

    06/15/2010 9:55:32 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 58 replies · 3,038+ views
    Vanity | 6/16/2010 | Self
    I wanted to see what the DU folks had to say about Obama's speech tonight. Apparently, threads are being locked and pulled. I did find one interesting thread that shows that even the DU members' confidence in Obama is wavering. I tried to edit for language somewhat. Here are some exerpts: "When it comes to Obama speeches anymore, I'm like Gary Larson's dog...Blah, blah, blah Ginger blah, blah, blah Ginger blah, blah, blah..." "I was underwhelmed watching it on Olberman just now and agree with most of what Olberman and the commentators are saying, unfortunately." "Un f...ing believable! I am...
  • I Admit It: I Was Wrong To Have Supported Barack Obama

    06/15/2010 12:15:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 1,400+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 15, 2010 | Daniel Hannan
    I Admit It: I Was Wrong To Have Supported Barack Obama Daniel Hannan June 14th, 2010 There’s little point, I know, in reminding readers that my support for Barack Obama was qualified; that I simultaneously endorsed GOP Congressional candidates; that I never saw Obama as a messiah and, indeed, was repelled by the millenarian fervour of his supporters. Nor is there much purpose in rehearsing John McCain’s shortcomings. The fact remains that I backed the Democrat. I was wrong. Not that Obama is without his good points, obviously. His commitment to school choice is unfeigned. His foreign policy has been...
  • Hannan: I admit it: I was wrong to have supported Barack Obama

    06/14/2010 2:13:17 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 63 replies · 2,204+ views
    Telegraph Blogs ^ | June 14th | Daniel Hannan
    In three and a half years of blogging, this has been my single most unpopular post. There’s little point, I know, in reminding readers that my support for Barack Obama was qualified; that I simultaneously endorsed GOP Congressional candidates; that I never saw Obama as a messiah and, indeed, was repelled by the millenarian fervour of his supporters. Nor is there much purpose in rehearsing John McCain’s shortcomings. The fact remains that I backed the Democrat. I was wrong... All these things are minor irritants compared to the way the Obama administration is backing Peronist Argentina’s claim to the Falkland...
  • 'Hope' Artist Shepard Fairey Down on Obama

    06/07/2010 11:41:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies · 118+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/7/2010
    Fairey, , "Some of the works are about gridlock in Washington. Washington is too intertwined with corporate America . . . I had a lot of hope for Obama, but it's not panning out. He's not pushing hard enough."
  • Groups want stronger U.S. defense of Israel, Obama not obliging

    06/02/2010 2:29:47 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 22 replies · 407+ views
    JTA ^ | 6/2/'10 | Ron Kampeas
    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Obama administration appears to be rebuffing calls from some Jewish groups for the United States to be more assertive and public in defending Israel regarding the flotilla incident. The bluntest appeal for a more pronounced pro-Israel posture came from Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League's national director, who is in Israel meeting with the Israeli leadership. "The U.S. should reiterate its support and understanding for Israel, that as a sovereign and democratic nation it has the right to act on behalf of its national security and express its confidence that Israel can conduct its own investigation into...
  • Bill Maher Disappointed Obama Isn’t A ‘Real Black President’ With A Gun In His Pants

    05/30/2010 11:12:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies · 1,272+ views
    Mediaite ^ | May 29, 2010 | Frances Martel
    If you thought Glenn Beck putting on an evil witch voice to imitate Malia Obama was offensive, this one is going to blow your socks off. Last night, Bill Maher lamented President Barack Obama’s “professorial” personality, noting with a hint of betrayal in his voice that he was expecting a “real black president”– you know, the kind that “lifts up his shirt so they can see the gun in his pants.”No, that really is the entire joke, which you can watch below. After making a quip about former president George W. Bush making an unfortunate reappropriation of his famous Hurricane...
  • If David Brooks’ moderate is so typical then why couldn’t he find an actual person?

    05/22/2010 3:12:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 721+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 21, 2010 | Abby Wisse Schachter
    New York Times columnist David Brooks is angry. He’s upset because he thinks the political center in this country is being torn asunder. To exemplify his complaint about the loss of the reasonable middle, Brooks has penned his column describing the life and anger of a typical centrist called “Ben.” Brooks describes fictitious Ben’s life, his morals and how he might have voted in the 2008 election (Ben “voted for one of the outsiders. This is not time for a tinkerer, he figured. It’s time for a demolition man.”) and how he might vote in the future (Ben is “going...
  • Poll: Only 39% would vote for Obama again

    05/07/2010 7:25:32 AM PDT · by erod · 29 replies · 859+ views
    Voters have lost faith in Obama to craft solutions to the country's economic challenges. Just 39% say they trust Obama more than GOPers in Congress, while 32% say they believe the GOP has the right ideas. That 7-point gap is down from a 29-point Obama advantage in the April '09 poll. Only 39% of voters said they would vote to re-elect Pres. Obama if the election were held today, while 50% say they would vote for someone else. A quarter of voters would definitely vote to re-elect Obama, while 37% would definitely vote for someone else.
  • Poll: Public Split On Whether They Would Prefer Obama Or George W. Bush

    04/14/2010 9:05:57 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 22 replies · 649+ views
    Poll: Public Split On Whether They Would Prefer Obama Or George W. Bush Eric Kleefeld | April 14, 2010, 11:39AM In yet another sign of political polarization, a new national survey from Public Policy Polling (D) finds that Americans are almost evenly divided on whether they would want to stick with President Obama -- or go back to George W. Bush. The poll asked: "Would you rather have Barack Obama or George W. Bush as President right now?" The answer was Obama 48%, Bush 46%, within the ±3.9% margin of error. Consider what a close result this is, compared to...
  • Buyer’s Remorse, Already? Democrats Fret Over Job-Killing ObamaCare Tax Hikes, Regulations

    03/25/2010 10:46:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 2,606+ views
    Buyer’s Remorse, Already? Democrats Fret Over Job-Killing ObamaCare Tax Hikes, Regulations As Nation’s Employers Prepare to Take a Hit, New Nat’l Survey Shows Most Americans Want Republicans to “Keep Fighting” Gov’t Takeover of Health Care Washington, Mar 25 - Democratic governors experiencing the first pangs of buyer’s remorse. A major Midwest manufacturer – and President Obama’s economic bellwether – projecting crushing first quarter losses. Small businesses grappling with the prospect of closing their doors. The first new piece of red tape. A phony abortion executive order signed behind closed doors. A growing grassroots revolt in the states. So goes the...
  • What Are Rank-n-File Dems Saying About Obama Now? (Vanity)

    03/24/2010 11:26:41 AM PDT · by Ocarterma · 71 replies · 1,642+ views
    Me | 3/24/2010 | Ocarterma
    My wife voted for Barack Obama. Although she is marginally a democrat (she grew up in a dem family), she's only voted twice since she became of voting age. Once for Bill Clinton in '92 and this last time in 2008 for Barack Obama. My wife thoroughly hates politics and nearly sat out the 2008 election until she got swept up in the "Historics of the Moment". Although I can't get away with "bashing" Obama constantly to her---she herself now deplores him and can't stand to see him or Michele on the tv. Now after this HC debacle ("they can't...
  • Buckley now says scrap the hope and change

    03/08/2010 12:32:48 PM PST · by GeronL · 19 replies · 106+ views
    Hot Air blog ^ | March 8, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Share on Facebook | printer-friendly Eighteen months ago, Christopher Buckley made headlines with his endorsement of Barack Obama, becoming the conservative darling at MS-NBC after penning “The Conservative Case for Barack Obama.” At the time, Buckley wrote of Obama’s “first-class temperament” and top-drawer intellect. Buckley convinced himself that Obama would govern as a post-partisan centrist, rising above the progressive agenda that had carried him from the Chicago Machine to the threshold of the White House: But having a first-class temperament and a first-class intellect, President Obama will (I pray, secularly) surely understand that traditional left-politics aren’t going to get us...
  • PPP: Obama’s approval rating now negative in every red state that flipped in 2008

    03/01/2010 4:58:14 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 993+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Feel the realignment. -In Colorado a recent Rasmussen poll found his approval at 45/53. Research 2000 found his favorability at 46/47 in January. -In Florida Rasmussen found his approval at 45/54 and Quinnipiac’s latest found it at 45/49. -In Indiana Rasmussen has his approval at 44/54 and Research 2000 finds his favorability at 46/49… -In Nevada Rasmussen finds his approval at 46/54. We found 44/52 in in January. There are nine states in all but I’m giving you numbers for four where there’s a Democrat in trouble in the local Senate race and The One will be expected to —...
  • George Soros Says "I'm Not Satisfied" with Obama Job Performance - Video

    03/01/2010 12:43:06 PM PST · by Justaham · 28 replies · 620+ views
    Barack Obama has not managed to please one of the Left's number one benefactors - George Soros. This video shows Soros being interviewed by Fareed Zakaria and being asked if he is "satisfied" with the job Obama has done as President. Soros said, "No, I'm not satisfied." He particularly said Obama made the wrong decision in not "nationalizing" the failing U.S. Banks because he made the "political decision" that "that is unamerican and will not be accepted." Soros is right! It is "unamerican," and it would not be accepted. Notice that Soros did not say Obama rejected the idea because...
  • 'Green Zone' star Matt Damon is disappointed in President Barack Obama; Passes on 'Bourne' torch

    03/01/2010 7:53:56 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 42 replies · 1,752+ views
    Daily News ^ | Saturday, February 27th 2010, 9:44 PM | Rush & Molloy
    It's hard to think of a movie that'd play better in the Obama White House screening room than Matt Damon's new Iraq War thriller, "Green Zone," in which the Oscar-winner adroitly portrays a soldier fighting to expose the Bush administration's weapons of mass destruction deception. Yet for all the ammo his movie may give Democrats, Damon admits he's "disappointed" in the man who replaced George W. Bush.
  • 'Green Zone' star Matt Damon is disappointed in President Barack Obama

    02/28/2010 5:03:57 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 94 replies · 2,322+ views
    NY Dailynews ^ | FEBRUARY 25, 2010 | RUSH & MOLLOY
    It's hard to think of a movie that'd play better in the Obama White House screening room than Matt Damon's new Iraq War thriller, "Green Zone," in which the Oscar-winner adroitly portrays a soldier fighting to expose the Bush administration's weapons of mass destruction deception. Yet for all the ammo his movie may give Democrats, Damon admits he's "disappointed" in the man who replaced George W. Bush. "Politics is compromise," says the actor, who campaigned hard for Barack Obama. But Damon feels his candidate has compromised too much. "I'm disappointed in the health care plan and in the troop buildup...
  • Young Voters Dramatically Shift Away From Obama and Dems

    02/19/2010 12:12:56 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 810+ views
    In a move that the White House would probably call both "unexpected" and "unprecedented," (because they call just about everything either unexpected or unprecedented), the latest Pew research study indicates that President Obama's Democratic Party may be losing its stranglehold on young voters of the millennial generation (aged 18-34) Millennials were huge in helping the democrats build their majority in 2006 and 2008 elections. The held over a two to one advantage advantage over the GOP just two years ago (62% to 30%), but by the end of the year the 32 point margin shrunk to 14 points(54% to 40%)...
  • Obama's chance to be next FDR or Reagan fading fast

    02/13/2010 7:58:00 AM PST · by maggief · 39 replies · 593+ views
    McClatchy ^ | February 12, 2010 | Steven Thomma
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's dream of being a historically transformational figure like Franklin D. Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan may be slipping from his grasp. To be sure, he's already made one lasting mark that changed the country's course — his election as the first African-American president broke a centuries-old racial barrier.
  • Barack Obama Breaks Poor Paul Krugman’s Heart

    02/11/2010 1:35:01 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 15 replies · 688+ views
    Here's my latest for NRB. Hope you'll enjoy it: Although he was one of Barack Obama’s most fervent supporters two years ago, New York Times columnist and blogger Paul Krugman seems to have lost his faith in the president’s ability to “radically transform” America. Put differently, the Nobel Prize winning economist’s heart is broken: "I’m with Simon Johnson here: how is it possible, at this late date, for Obama to be this clueless? "The lead story on Bloomberg right now contains excerpts from an interview with Business Week which tells us: "President Barack Obama said he doesn’t “begrudge” the $17...
  • Are we ready to admit that we made a mistake electing Obama?

    02/01/2010 7:19:34 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 30 replies · 965+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/1/10 | Alaphiah
    President Bill Clinton used to feel our pain, president Barry Hussein Soetoro said in his first State of the Union Address that he feels our anger… and he should! People are just now realizing what it means to have a 1960’s ideologue of the burn baby burn genre to actually be in power as president of the United States of America. In the 60’s these ideologues threaten to burn everything down in American with the idea of starting all over again. Those radicals are hiding in plain sight in professorships in colleges all across America exposing our children and our...
  • Indonesia mulls tearing down Obama statue

    01/26/2010 12:46:01 PM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies · 640+ views
    AFP ^ | January 25,2010 | AFP
    JAKARTA — Indonesian authorities said Monday they are considering a petition to tear down a statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy, only a month after the bronze was unveiled in Jakarta. The statue of "Little Barry" -- as Obama was known when he lived in the capital in the late 1960s -- stands in central Jakarta's Menteng Park, a short walk from the US president's former elementary school. Critics say the site should have been used to honour an Indonesian and 55,000 people have joined a page on social networking website Facebook calling for the statue to...
  • Left-wing buyer’s remorse: funny, but frightening [Ellie Light incrementalists vs. radicals]

    01/25/2010 11:49:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 964+ views
    PoliGazette ^ | January 25, 2010 | Patrick Glenn
    The collapse of the Obama mystique is prompting ”progressives” to sort themselves into two different camps. The first camp, the Ellie Light incrementalists remain steadfastly behind The One, believing that Obama was thrust into an impossible situation and has been getting a raw deal not just from Reich Wing America, but from the media, progressive poseurs, etc. The second camp, which consists mostly of the pseudo-revolutionary activists, is now throwing Obama under his own bus. The social justice warriors of the second camp have been biting their tongues ever since Obama came into office with Geithner, Summers, Stimulus, and TARP...
  • Obama to reintroduce himself during State of the Union

    01/25/2010 8:29:23 AM PST · by traumer · 207 replies · 4,552+ views
    Populist or professor? Contrite or uncompromising? President Obama will have a chance Wednesday to reintroduce himself to the nation when he delivers his first official State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. The prime-time speech, which will be aired on all major TV networks and cable stations, could hardly come at a more critical time for a president grappling with double-digit unemployment, sinking poll numbers and the possible collapse of his top domestic policy priority, an overhaul of the nation's health-care system. "As often as the president has spoken over the past year, critics on the...