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  • Witnessing a Failed Presidency

    09/01/2014 9:49:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/01/14 | Alan Caruba
    Increasingly evident that Obama does not want to fulfill the role of the Presidency to provide leadership in times of foreign and domestic crisis When we elect someone—anyone—to the office of President, it is only natural that we attribute great political skills, intellect, and judgment to that man. We want to believe we have selected someone with the ability to do what must be done in a dangerous and very complex world. This may explain why Presidents who have presided in times of war are more highly regarded than those that have not. Washington brought the nation into being by...
  • Obama Blames GOP For His Failed Presidency

    06/28/2014 9:14:48 AM PDT · by lbryce · 48 replies
    Red State ^ | June 27, 2014 | Staff
    If ever one needed proof of the unsuitability of Barack Obama for the presidency, that proof was visible for the world to see today in Minneapolis. Accusing the GOP of a “block me and call me names strategy,” Obama may have thought he was “going Bulworth” but he was really unleashing his spoiled, petulant two year old. President Obama says he’s been itching to “say what’s on my mind” about Republicans in Washington. And today on the banks of Lake Harriet he let loose, turning an official event on the economy into a rally for Democrats in the midterm campaign....
  • GALLUP: OBAMA FALLS TO 43%...

    06/21/2012 10:40:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 128 replies
    Gallup ^ | 21 Jun 2012
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage point
  • Americans Saw Wealth Plummet 40 Percent From 2007 to 2010, Federal Reserve Says

    06/12/2012 5:30:11 AM PDT · by lbryce · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2012 | Ylan Q. Mui
    The recent recession wiped out nearly two decades of Americans’ wealth, according to government data released Monday, with ­middle-class families bearing the brunt of the decline. The Federal Reserve said the median net worth of families plunged by 39 percent in just three years, from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010. That puts Americans roughly on par with where they were in 1992. The data represent one of the most detailed looks at how the economic downturn altered the landscape of family finance. Over a span of three years, Americans watched progress that took almost a generation to accumulate...
  • Why our president fails

    01/01/2012 9:34:03 AM PST · by mojitojoe · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington times ^ | 12/28/2011 | Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    There’s something profoundly tragic about the failed presidency of Barack Obama. He was supposed to be a new kind of president, a man who embodied hope and would transcend petty politics and even race. Instead, we’re left with a downgraded America that is stagnating under the weight of its bloated government. As tragic as that alone is, even this is but a mere symptom of Mr. Obama’s larger fundamental failure: He simply does not trust the Americans who entrusted him with the presidency. Most presidents, we believe, ascend to the Oval Office, but for the 44th president, the reverse seems...
  • Gary Busey Backs Donald Trump for President, Says You Should Too (VIDEO)

    04/18/2011 9:26:08 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 23 replies
    TV Replay ^ | April 18, 2011 | Nick Zaino
    Donald Trump may have fired Gary Busey on 'Celebrity Apprentice,' but today on 'The Wendy Williams Show' (weekdays, syndicated), Busey backed Trump for president. "He's a great man," said Busey. "He's got an awareness level that's very high, and I'm going to vote for him for president, and I suggest you all do. Because he has the wherewithal to turn this country over, turn the dump over, get out of where we are now." Busey added that although he respects the sitting president, he thinks there has been a "con job," and that nothing President Obama promised has happened. We're...
  • NYT: White House advisors totally surprised by Obama-Clinton press conference

    12/10/2010 6:46:45 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 360 replies · 12+ views
    Hot Air ^ | DECEMBER 10, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Oh, I’ll bet they were. Say what you will about Axe, Gibbsy, and the rest of the crew, but I’d like to think they have the basic political common sense to avoid photo ops where the president has to skip out after a minute or two to go eat gingerbread cookies. I’d like to think The One had the same basic political common sense, but … we learn something new every day, don’t we? The leader of the free world and the ex-leader wandered a deserted hallway, past the offices of the senior advisers, only to discover the door...
  • This Was The Worst Day Of Obama's Presidency (the strange handoff)

    12/10/2010 3:27:34 PM PST · by STARWISE · 213 replies · 2+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 12-10-10 | Joe Weisenthal
    It will either go down as the day that the Obama officially became a lame duck, or the day that Obama hit the bottom, and had nowhere to go but up. But either day, it's the worst. *snip* The tax deal is falling apart, and on this sinking ship Obama is going down with... the Republicans? Obviously it took a series of mis-steps to get into it this badly. Negotiating with Mitch McConnell without gauging the temperature of Democrats was idiotic. Beyond that, Obama gave up all his bargaining chips before sitting down. *snip* But instead he used that...
  • News networks ignore $4 trillion in Obama tax hikes

    10/20/2010 5:14:40 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    WND ^ | October 19, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    A soon-to-be released media study documents how ABC, NBC and CBS repeatedly have portrayed President Obama as a leader who is cutting taxes while ignoring the potential $4.2 trillion in taxes – that about $14,000 apiece or $56,000 for a family of four – that could start hitting Americans as early as January 1. "Those potential tax increases are almost 20 times the size of the $214 billion temporary tax cuts Obama included in the stimulus bill. Tax cutter? Hardly," said a summary of the new report by the Media Research Center's Business & Media Institute. The study looked at...
  • 'Yes We Can' rally seeks Obama's resignation

    10/20/2010 5:09:15 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies
    WND ^ | October 19, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Ticked off at Obamacare? Does your bank account still reflect the government takeovers of Wall Street or the automobile companies? Do you have fundamental moral objections to the president's promotions of abortion and homosexuality? Aghast that the president has bowed to foreign rulers, including the king of Saudi Arabia? Whatever your concerns about the current White House policies for the United States, there's a rally going on for you Saturday at noon at the west front of the U.S. Capitol assembled by a lifelong Democrat who is suggesting one solution for all of these problems. Obama's resignation. "This is the...
  • Brooks: Hey, Obama told me shovel-ready jobs didn’t exist last year

    10/17/2010 5:32:20 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 16, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    And of course, this wouldn’t have been news all the time while Barack Obama kept claiming that these “shovel ready jobs” had prosperity just around the corner, right? Brooks says that the admission came in an off-the-record session with the President, which kept him from reporting it. I wonder if Brooks or anyone else would have been that particular had George Bush admitted “off the record” that he knew Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction in 2003 or 2004, while continuing to make the argument that the war was necessary because of them. What happened to sourcing as “a...
  • Washington forecast includes 'impeachment' (An impeachment is coming for Bammy)

    10/15/2010 8:25:31 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 64 replies
    WND ^ | October 14, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    An impeachment is coming for Barack Obama if the Republicans move into the majority in the U.S. House on Nov. 2, but they won't be able to remove him from the White House. That's the forecast from Jonathan Chait at The New Republic, a statement that pushed him in front of a buzz saw of criticism. "Hear me now and believe me later: If Republicans win and maintain control of the House of Representatives, they are going to impeach President Obama. They won't do it right away. And they won't succeed in removing Obama. (You need 67 Senate votes.) But...
  • TREASURIES-Bonds rise as unexpected jobless jump fuels bid

    09/23/2010 12:36:57 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 | Ellen Freilich
    NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Weaker-than-expected economic data boosted U.S. government securities prices on Thursday and seemed to increase the likelihood the Federal Reserve would buy debt to aid the economy. An unexpected rise in new U.S. jobless claims and overnight reports showing a slower pace of growth in the euro zone's services and manufacturing sectors boosted demand for safe-haven government debt. The benchmark 10-year Treasury note US10YT=RR was up more than half a point, its yield easing to 2.50 percent from 2.57 percent late on Wednesday. The 30-year Treasury bond US30YT=RR, rose more than a point, its yield...
  • New Anti-Obama Billboard. Carter: They Can’t Call Me The Worst President Anymore!

    03/20/2010 8:01:31 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies · 2,709+ views
    StoryBalloon.org ^ | March 19, 2010 | Jason
    New Anti-Obama Billboard. Carter: They Can’t Call Me The Worst President Anymore! By Jason Published: March 19, 2010 It looks like we have another winning billboard making fun of the current administration. This time they an ad to point out how people have compared Obama to Carter’s horrible presidency. The billboard reads: They Can’t Call Me The Worst President Anymore!
  • "A President Speaks His Truth and Takes His Licks" Defining Moments of Carter's Failed Presidency

    07/28/2009 11:02:40 AM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies · 497+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 14, 2009 | DWight Garner
    Mr. Carter’s political problems in July 1979 are easy to chart. The energy crisis was in full, ripe bloom; there were gas lines across the country, and truckers were organizing protests. Mr. Carter’s close friend Bert Lance, a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, had just been indicted for defrauding the government through illegal loans. And one of Mr. Carter’s former speechwriters, James Fallows, had published a devastating article called “The Passionless Presidency” in the May issue of The Atlantic Monthly. “I came to think that Carter believes 50 things,” Mr. Fallows wrote, “but not one thing.”...
  • Obama's failed policy reflects a failed presidency

    07/27/2009 8:32:00 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 4 replies · 162+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 7/27/09 | alaphiah
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tells CNN’s John King that the stimulus was a big mistake and a failure after six months of Obama in office. (see 1:20min video) Sen. McConnell’s statement comes at the same time that the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office issues a second warning regarding the Obama Health Care Reform. The President is touting his Reform as a fix for health care and a cost saving measure. Not so says the CBO, they say that the bill actually saves no money over 10 years.
  • Obama is headed for a one-term presidency

    02/12/2009 4:54:50 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 142 replies · 3,576+ views
    The Examiner, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-02-12 | Mark Tapscott
    Well, that didn’t take long. Less than a month ago, Barack Obama was sworn-in as chief executive amid historic promises of “change we can believe in.” But there won’t be a second Obama term if he doesn’t admit that, no matter how adroitly he wraps himself in Reaganesque rhetoric, Leviathan is no better suited for 2009 than it was in 1933 for FDR. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the New Deal’s Big Government spending failed to end the Great Depression. That is clear to anybody who reads Paul Johnson’s masterful chapter on the New Deal in “Modern Times.” Or Amity Schlaes’...
  • Has Barack Obama’s presidency already failed?

    02/12/2009 4:54:30 AM PST · by AJMCQ · 32 replies · 1,063+ views
    Financial Times ^ | February 10, 2009 | Martin Wolf
    Has Barack Obama’s presidency already failed? In normal times, this would be a ludicrous question. But these are not normal times. They are times of great danger. Today, the new US administration can disown responsibility for its inheritance; tomorrow, it will own it. Today, it can offer solutions; tomorrow it will have become the problem. Today, it is in control of events; tomorrow, events will take control of it. Doing too little is now far riskier than doing too much. If he fails to act decisively, the president risks being overwhelmed, like his predecessor. The costs to the US and...
  • Jimmy Carter:Father of the Iranian Revolution

    04/21/2008 12:14:51 PM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 63 replies · 273+ views
    Pundit Review ^ | April 21, 2008 | Staff
    We just don’t get it. The Left in America is screaming to high heaven that the mess we are in in Iraq and the war on terrorism has been caused by the right-wing and that George W. Bush, the so-called “dim-witted cowboy,” has created the entire mess. The truth is the entire nightmare can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the ayatollah Khomeini. Carter viewed Khomeini as more of a...
  • Carter pipes up, calls Bush’s way ‘worst in history’

    05/19/2007 8:01:06 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 90 replies · 4,339+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | 19 MAY 07 | FRANK LOCKWOOD
    Carter pipes up, calls Bush’s way ‘worst in history’ Foreign relations at ebb, he says Copyright 2007, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Inc. BY FRANK LOCKWOOD ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE In a stinging rebuke to President Bush, former President Carter on Friday called the current administration “the worst in history” when it comes to international relations. During a telephone interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette from the Carter Center in Atlanta, the ex-president also accused the current White House occupant of eliminating the line between church and state and of abandoning “America’s basic values.” “I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around...
  • Carter Agrees to Hold Talks With Khatami

    08/29/2006 10:48:35 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 114 replies · 2,277+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2006 | Robin Wright
    For an event that would turn a page in American history, former president Jimmy Carter has agreed in principle to host former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami for talks during his visit to the United States starting this week. Carter's term as president was dominated by the rupture in relations after the 1979 Iranian revolution and the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, where 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days until the day he left office. Iranians made the overture for the meeting, and the Carter Center in Atlanta is working on the possible timing, said Phil Wise,...