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  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/18/2014 11:36:02 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. The bill will fund the government through Dec. 11, when a "lame-duck" Congress, which...
  • Cruz to House GOP: Punt Spending Debate Into 2015

    09/11/2014 1:53:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 10, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski with Matt Fuller
    Sen. Ted Cruz is launching an effort to push the House into a continuing resolution that funds the government into the next Congress. “It would be a serious mistake for House Republicans to pass a Continuing Resolution that would ensure that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats would come back to Washington, after many of them will have likely lost their seats, for a no-holds barred lame duck session where they will be free to pass legislation that the American people will never be able to hold them responsible for,” the Texas Republican said in a statement provided to CQ...
  • Michelle Obama releases video saying 2014 election is more serious than 2008, 2012

    07/28/2014 9:07:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-28-2014 | Daniel Miller
    Michelle Obama has made a passionate video appeal claiming the 2014 mid-term elections are more serious than both her husband's presidential wins. With a beleaguered Barack Obama suffering from some of his lowest ever approval ratings, the First Lady is increasingly being seen as the Democrats' secret weapon in their desperate fight for Congress. In the new video recorded to launch the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's 1millionvotesfor2014.com website, Mrs Obama tells party activists the mid-terms will be even closer than both the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. Mrs Obama raises several key issues including equal pay for women, immigration reform, raising...
  • Obama: Let's not live out 'Scandal' ["shock:" calls Republicans liars - "stuff" happens]

    07/24/2014 1:36:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2014 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama appeared at a fundraiser Wednesday at the home of "Scandal" creator Shonda Rimes and used the popular political thriller to speak about Washington. "No offense, Scandal is a great show," Obama said at the fundraiser before a crowd that included the show's actress Kerry Washington."But it's not necessarily something we want to be living out." Speaking at the fundraiser, Obama tore into the Republican party saying that it "has been taken over by people who just don't believe in government." Republicans he said "obfuscate and they bamboozle and sometimes don't say what's true -- that was a euphemism,"...
  • Obama on foreign policy: Be patient in a 'complex world'

    07/17/2014 12:44:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama made an unscheduled visit to the White House press briefing room Wednesday to address the nation on a host of foreign policy crises testing his administration. Obama’s visit was timed to coincide with the nightly newscasts and allowed the president to project the image that he is on top of a myriad of issues, including violence in the West Bank, nuclear talks with Iran and Russia’s interventions in Ukraine. “We live in a complex world and at a challenging time,” Obama said. “And none of these challenges lend themselves to quick or easy solutions, but all of them...
  • Obama on impeachment: ‘For what?’

    07/10/2014 12:19:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Thursday claimed he is “not that partisan of a guy” as he mocked calls in the Republican Party for his impeachment. The president spent much of his address in Austin, Texas, hammering congressional Republicans, saying they have "blocked or voted down every serious idea to strengthen the middle class." “I’m just telling the truth now," Obama said. "I don't have to run for office again so I can just let her rip.” He teed off on Republicans such as Sarah Palin who have suggested in recent days that he be impeached, and dismissed Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio)...
  • Who says Obama is a lame duck?

    06/26/2014 9:42:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 25, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Pundits are pointing to President Obama’s recent decline in public opinion polls, and saying that he may now become another “lame duck” president, unable to accomplish much during his final term in office. That has happened to other presidents. But it’s extremely unlikely to happen to this president. There are reasons why other presidents have become impotent during their last years in office. But those don’t apply to Obama.
  • Eric Cantor to step down as majority leader

    06/11/2014 10:30:23 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/11/14 | JAKE SHERMAN, ALEXANDER BURNS, JOHN BRESNAHAN and ANNA PALMER
    Rep. Eric Cantor will step down as majority leader, according to several Republicans sources, ending a meteoric 13-year Congressional career. Several GOP sources say his resignation from that job will be effective July 31.
  • Is Obama’s presidency adrift?

    05/08/2014 6:37:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2014 | Niall Stanage
    Critics are intensifying their focus on a sense of drift afflicting the Obama White House on topics as diverse as Ukraine and the Keystone XL pipeline. Liberal commentators, such as The New York Times’s Maureen Dowd, have recently added their voices to longstanding criticism from conservatives. The White House cannot dismiss the critiques because they go hand-in-hand with some of the lowest approval ratings of President Obama’s tenure. The Real Clear Politics polling average has President Obama at 44.4 percent approval and 51.6 percent disapproval. “Absolutely, there is a sense that he’s adrift, and his approval ratings suggest many Americans...
  • Shellacking II: The Sequel

    05/04/2014 6:40:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Washington Beacon ^ | May 2, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Column: The 2014 election was decided before Obama’s second term beganFitting, I thought, when I saw Air Force One returning to Andrews Air Force Base in the rain the other day. The weather had not only assumed the character of President Obama’s demeanor, it had become a physical representation of the sentiments inside his administration, inside Democratic circles in Washington. Those sentiments are dark, foreboding, cloudy, and gloomy. The president’s foreign policy is under attack, his agenda is stalled in Congress, and his signature program remains unpopular. A second repudiation of Obama, a second shellacking, may be at hand.Less than a...
  • Obama's populist pitch fizzles - "2014 might not be the year for Democrats"

    03/26/2014 5:22:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    President Obama’s populist economic pitch is fizzling. The White House hoped to hammer Republicans this year on an array of pocketbook issues centered on hiking the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, an effort meant to appeal to independents and rally Democrats to the polls. Three months in, Obama’s approval ratings are flailing in the low 40s, and Senate Democrats haven’t even been able to unify their 55 members on a minimum wage bill. That’s made it tougher to contrast the positions of Democrats with Republicans in an election year that is shaping up to be about the healthcare law...
  • White House backing off push for surgeon general nominee after DOJ defeat

    03/15/2014 7:43:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | March 15, 2014
    The White House is backing off its push for quick confirmation of President Obama's pick to be surgeon general in the face of opposition from the National Rifle Association and concerns among Democrats up for re-election who don't want to take another tough vote on a controversial nominee.
  • Mitch McConnell: Immigration issue is an ‘irresolvable conflict’ in 2014 (Cornyn comment!)

    02/05/2014 4:20:42 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/14 | Matt K. Lewis
    Sen. Mitch McConnell Tuesday referred to immigration as an “irresolvable conflict.” “I don’t see how you get to an outcome this year with the two bodies in such different places,” he said during his weekly press conference. He was referring to the fact that the Senate passed comprehensive reform, while the House is pursuing piecemeal legislation. -snip- Keep in mind, this comes on the heels of McConnell’s number two in the Senate, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, saying he was “very skeptical that anything’s going to happen between now and November” — and that: “I honestly don’t think [it] is advantageous...
  • Competence questions threaten Obama's executive push [public sours on performance - honesty]

    01/28/2014 8:44:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Hughes |
    President Obama will unveil a slate of executive actions in his State of the Union address Tuesday just as questions about competency plague his White House. It's a challenge -- asking Americans to let his administration take the lead after a series of self-inflicted setbacks -- that could imperil confidence in Obama's 2014 agenda before it even gets out of the gate. Much of the blowback leading up to Obama's prime-time speech has centered around the idea of executive overreach, that the president is simply sidestepping another branch of government to get what he wants. Yet, Obama has a more...
  • Obama looks to re-launch second term bogged down in 2013

    01/05/2014 5:24:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 5, 2014 | Amie Parnes
    "........After a rocky 2013 that saw his poll numbers sag, Obama will look to re-launch his second term during a State of the Union address later this month that will set the tone for the midterm elections. White House officials acknowledge there’s much to do on the heels of the president’s two-week vacation in Hawaii. ......To bolster the chances for Democratic Senate candidates and Obama’s agenda, White House aides are looking to tap into the themes of fairness and equality—which they believe helped Obama win the presidency twice. Part and parcel of that effort is the immediate push on extending...
  • Obama Takes Swipe at the Media on MSNBC: Actively Trying to 'Divide and Splinter' Us

    12/05/2013 5:42:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/5/13 | Josh Feldman
    As President Obama wrapped up his conversation with Chris Matthews at American University, he took a swipe at the partisan media for dividing the country and making compromise more difficult. Obama said being the Commander-in-Chief for so long “makes you humbler, as opposed to cockier,” and compared himself to Sisyphus, rolling the boulder up the hill for eternity with little success. He spoke of how enthusiastic young people encourage him and give him confidence, only for the media to take that enthusiasm and use it to divide people. “The American people are good and they are decent, and yes, sometimes
  • The (Obamacare) Fix Is In - And the Fixer is on the outs

    11/18/2013 4:21:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November 18, 2013 | Ross Kaminsky SmallerLarger Print Article
    Giving typically rambling and somnolent answers to simple questions, President Obama dodged and stink-faced while offering the occasional “it’s on me” — by which he meant “Please accept my half-hearted apology so that I can get back to blaming straw men and misleading voters.” The president’s remarks highlight his disconnection with reality and his perception of Obamacare’s failure as primarily a political risk for himself rather than a policy disaster for millions. After spending a few minutes talking about a new White House web page about helping victims of Typhoon Haiyan (a simple page which represents the limit of what...
  • BIG MISS: Just 100,000 Have Selected Health Care Plans Under Obamacare

    11/14/2013 5:33:13 AM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 13, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Just more than 100,000 people have selected plans for health insurance through exchanges under the Affordable Care Act through Nov. 2, the Obama administration said Wednesday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released much-anticipated data on Wednesday showing that from Oct. 1-Nov. 2, 106,185 Americans successfully selected a plan through the exchanges. Of that number, only 26,794 came through HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange site that serves 36 states. 79,391 came from state websites. CMS is now holding a conference call to discuss the numbers with reporters, featuring Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Scribed.com:Obama Enrollment.pdf
  • Obama threatens GOP with executive orders on ‘drawer full’ of ideas [looks to legacy, grandkids]

    11/09/2013 2:38:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2013 | By Ben Wolfgang
    ...“What we’ve seen over the last several years is a constant ratcheting up of partisanship that prevents us from moving forward on things that I think most people would say aren’t Democrat or Republican ideas. They’re just good, common-sense American ideas,” Mr. Obama said at a Democratic party fundraiser in Miami. “Energy independence is one of them. Making sure that we’re investing in the best schools, so that our children can compete in this new global economy; rebuilding our infrastructure, not just our energy infrastructure, but our ports and our roads and our bridges and our air traffic control systems,...
  • A Sorry Apology

    11/09/2013 7:44:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Slate ^ | November 8, 2013 | John Dickerson
    In his interview with NBC News on Thursday, President Obama tried to offer an apology for those who are losing their health care plans because of the Affordable Care Act, as well as do damage control. He failed at both.... .....When you apologize late, it makes people think that you don't really mean it and you've been forced into it as a last resort. You know who knows how to do it right? Barack Obama. In 2009, when former Sen. Tom Daschle was up for an administration post and had to withdraw, Obama ate the frog right away. "I think...
  • Impeaching Himself, Period

    11/09/2013 3:13:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 9, 2013 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    The side-by-side comparisons of President Obama's statements then and now are devastating. Especially the "period." Period here is no punctuation mark. It's a way of underscoring the word of the President of the United States.If you like your health care plan you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away. No matter what. - June 15,2009And I am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me. - November 7,2013For him to have made such unqualified assurances to the American people--not once but dozens...
  • Obama: The Myth of the Master Strategist

    11/01/2013 2:41:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | November 1, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Often in error but never in doubt, Barack Obama could walk into the Rose Garden and step on a half-dozen rakes like Foghorn Leghorn in an old Looney Tunes cartoon, and the official line would be, “He meant to do that.”And the amazing thing is that so many people believe it. “Mr. Obama is like a championship chess player, always several moves ahead of friend and foe alike. He’s smart, deft, elegant and subtle,” proclaimed then–New York Times columnist Bob Herbert in 2009. It’s an image of the president that his biggest fans, in and out of the press, have...
  • It Gets Better-The president always had a tough time selling Obamacare. Now his weak assurances are

    10/30/2013 1:49:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | October 29, 2913 | John Dickerson
    .........That wasn't what the president promised. But wait,the president can explain. It's not what we think. People won’t have the same insurance—they will have better insurance, administration officials assure. That's not the way some of the people receiving these letters see it. The president's original promise was so ironclad and repeated so often that any explanation now sounds like dissembling.[SNIP]In the summer of 2009,the president began to tailor his message to assuage these very people. If you liked what you had,it wasn’t going to change. That was a broad and simplified claim and the press called him on it. The...
  • Zogby Report Card: Obama has lost our trust

    10/27/2013 1:05:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD |
    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has put himself in a horrible position with the failed Obamacare website and indefensible spying on foreign allies. "There is no positive spin for the president this week. A weak jobs report and record numbers out of the workforce. “Plus the worst imaginable rollout of a website in the history of website rollouts. Am I correct that the U.S. paid $600 million for [its] Affordable [Care Act] web presence? At least the $400 hammers and $600 toilet seats worked, I presume. “Listening in on German Chancellor...
  • Obama’s crisis of credibility

    10/11/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT · by TerriHaute · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | Koffler | Keith
    President Barack Obama is like a novice flier thrust into the cockpit of a 747. He’s pushing buttons, flipping switches and radioing air traffic control, but nothing’s happening. The plane is just slowly descending on its own, and while it may or may not crash, it at least doesn’t appear to be headed to any particularly useful destination. Obama’s ineffectiveness, always a hallmark of his presidency, has reached a new cruising altitude this year. Not even a year into his second term, he looks like a lame duck and quacks like a lame duck. You guessed it — he’s a...
  • Analysis: Obama won't say it, but vote on Syria has high stakes for his presidency

    09/07/2013 8:25:37 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept 7, 2013 | By Roberta Rampton and Caren Bohan
    (Reuters) - It seems that everyone in Washington is talking about it except President Barack Obama: When Congress votes on the administration's request to use military force in Syria, the future of his presidency could well be on the line. A defeat, a distinct possibility, would hobble Obama in affairs both foreign and domestic, particularly if fellow Democrats collaborate in it. It will hurt him at a critical juncture, as he confronts not only Syria, but the nuclear activities of Iran and North Korea, another round of battles with Republicans over fiscal issues, an immigration bill, and a possibly difficult...
  • Now Showing in a White House Near You: Lame Duck Dynasty...

    04/21/2013 9:38:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-21-2013 | MOTUS
      I have a special assignment for you today: It’s a must read from Clarice on our newest lame duck president, “I Know Why the Lame Ducks Squawks.” Watch for the new season, beginning soon Butt first, a little housekeeping and catch-up: It was a very messy week for the Wons. First, the bitter defeat of Big Guy’s plan to blame the Republicans for blocking common sense gun control:  Joey seemed to take it hardest Or maybe he’s just practicing his pout for when he’s Commander in Chief (SNIP) And the weather didn’t really help out much either. Following the...
  • White House tours may be restored; Waverly students learn about changing the world (Hussein caves?)

    03/15/2013 9:14:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    KWWL ^ | 3/14/13 | Jackie Manternach, Amie Steffen
    WAVERLY (KWWL) - The message from Saint Paul's Lutheran School in Waverly has gotten through to the White House. This week, President Barack Obama said he is working with the Secret Service to restore some tours for students visiting Washington, D.C. The Saint Paul students spoke out about the suspension of the tours after automatic budget cuts canceled their tour. Obama says he is working with the Secret Service to try and restore some tours for students traveling to the nation's capital during their upcoming spring break.
  • Winning the Defense Spending Debate

    11/17/2012 8:29:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    With no time to recover from a thorough election day whooping, Republicans in a lame duck Congress are facing an even worse budgetary nightmare than last year. And they only have two months to negotiate a solution with President Obama. Last time, as the Chair the Balanced Budget Amendment campaign, fellow conservatives and I were urging Republicans to tie the unavoidable increase in the debt ceiling to a balanced budget amendment. Because it also prohibited tax increases, the amendment would have required balance to be achieved through necessary cuts throughout the federal government. But in the end, politicians did what...
  • Beware of the Lame-Duck Session

    11/06/2012 6:37:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The current Congress hasn't finished its mischief. It still has the opportunity to do bad things in the upcoming lame-duck session, a period when members of Congress who are already defeated will have the opportunity to vote without concern for voter approval. The globalists have been plotting to use the volatility of this lame-duck session to achieve some of their internationalist goals that they couldn't get passed during the last four years. In particular, they would like to lock us into treaties that slice out various parts of our national sovereignty, a concept that they have been trying to promote...
  • Barack Obama (D-Lame Duck)

    11/05/2012 12:00:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Dan Holler
    Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election, Barack Obama will immediately become a lame duck. That is not to say he will be powerless, but he will never again have to face the wrath of American voters. Even if Mitt Romney prevails tomorrow (which I think he will), President Obama will have 75 days to ram through any number of economically destructive regulations and executive orders. Make no mistake, an aggressive administration can push things across the finish line in the waning days regardless of their popularity; and that is especially true of this administration. Prior to the election,...
  • The Election Fallout: Get ready for the Mother of all Scorched Earth Policy

    10/26/2012 8:17:00 AM PDT · by fwdude · 53 replies
    10/26/12 | fwdude
    Most of us remember witnessing a kind of pathetically humorous example of sour grapes when George W. Bush won the White House in 2000, in the juvenile criminal mischief perpetrated by the outgoing Democratic administration - "W" keys removed from keyboards, phone cords ripped from walls, obscene messages left on answering machines, items stolen; the usual occupoop fare. The Los Angeles Times reported on June 12, 2002: The GAO concluded that ''damage, theft, vandalism, and pranks did occur in the White House during the 2001 presidential transition.'' The report stated that some incidents, such as removing keyboard keys, placing glue...
  • INTERIOR DEPT. CREATES CLIMATE CHANGE COMMITTEE

    10/19/2012 8:05:04 AM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/19/2012 | Audrey Hudson
    The Obama administration is creating an advisory committee on climate change to advise the federal government on future operations. The Interior Department announced the new bureaucracy in a recent federal registry notice along with a call for nominations by Nov. 19 to seat the 25-member board. The notice specifically states membership will be comprised of state and local government employees, non-governmental organizations, Native American tribes, academia, individual landowners and business interests. “In addition, the committee may include scientific experts, and will include rotating representation from one or more of the institutions that host the (Interior Department) Climate Science Centers,” the...
  • Obama: Why Yes, I Am Happy to Drive Us Off the Fiscal Cliff

    10/18/2012 10:40:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    According to the Washington Post and administration officials, President Obama is willing to take the country right off the fiscal cliff for short term political gain - with or without reelection. Freed from the political and economic constraints that have tied his hands in the past, Obama is ready to play hardball with Republicans, who have so far successfully resisted a deal to tame the debt that includes higher taxes, Obama’s allies say. In the days after the November election, the tables will be turned: Taxes are scheduled to rise dramatically in January for people at all income levels, and...
  • OK just how bad is it going to be after Obama get's it handed to him in November?

    08/09/2012 11:07:24 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 113 replies
    09 August 2012 | US Navy Vet
    What will he pull between the Election(after he Loses BIG) and the Inaugeration.
  • UN arms treaty takes shape, raising alarm among gun rights advocates

    07/25/2012 10:32:19 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 7.25.12 | Steven Edwards
    UNITED NATIONS – The arms trade treaty being hammered out by the United Nations is nearing completion, and the current draft shows it could lead to perpetual attacks on the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment and American foreign policy, critics say. The document, which critics say has been framed by countries hostile to U.S. interests, allows for future amendments to be approved by just two-thirds of states showing up at an amendment conference. That means it could be agreed to by the U.S., put into effect and then changed over Washington's objections. And even if the U.S. Senate refuses to ratify...
  • GOP must prevent a lame-duck looting session

    07/18/2012 11:28:56 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2012 | Sens. Jim DeMint and Ron Johnson and Lindsey Graham
    If Republicans want to win big in November, we must do more than show voters how we plan to govern in 2013. We must also demonstrate how we're working right now to stop the last-minute spending spree the Democrats have planned for December. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wants to force a postelection lame-duck session of Congress, in which defeated politicians will no longer be accountable to voters. In that context, he will have more leverage to raise taxes and increase spending against the threat of yet another government shutdown, leaving taxpayers on the hook for more borrowing, debts...
  • Perry to End Bid for Presidency

    01/19/2012 7:15:04 AM PST · by FryingPan101 · 87 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | 01/19/2012 | By JEFF ZELENY
    Perry to End Bid for Presidency By JEFF ZELENY 9:51 a.m. | Updated CHARLESTON, S.C. — Gov. Rick Perry of Texas will end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday and endorse Newt Gingrich, two campaign officials confirmed, a decision that could influence the South Carolina primary on Saturday
  • Obama Dividing United States

    10/09/2011 3:39:18 PM PDT · by Billlknowles · 13 replies
    WeArePolitics.com ^ | 10-7-2011 | Ann-Marie Murrell
    For a president who campaigned on the fact that he would be the great unifier of America, he has proven to be the exact opposite. Besides the fact that he has pitted political parties against each other in the most intense, ferocious ways since the American Revolution, he has also inflicted policies and programs that are fiscally murdering our country. He instigates social, economic and class warfare at every turn and his administration constantly and unjustly accuses Conservatives of racism. The only way our states have been united lately was when 27 of them filed lawsuits against Obamacare. Here are...
  • Palin: Obama now a Lame Duck President

    07/23/2011 9:18:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | July23,2011 | Ed Morrissey
    John Boehner’s (momentary) dismissal of Barack Obama as a partner in deficit-reduction talks has the effect of making him a “lame duck president,” Sarah Palin wrote last night on her SarahPAC website — and she’s pretty happy about it, too. Palin praises the leadership of the Republican caucus for sticking to their promises, and then reminds readers about the history of this President and the deficit: This is the same president who proposed an absurdly irresponsible budget that would increase our debt by trillions of dollars, and whose party failed to even put forward a budget in over 800 days!...
  • Sarah Palin Calls Out Barack Obama: He is an “Angry” “Lame Duck President”

    07/23/2011 5:25:37 AM PDT · by macquire · 56 replies
    After listening to the President’s press conference today, let’s keep in mind the following: This is the same president who proposed an absurdly irresponsible budget that would increase our debt by trillions of dollars, and whose party failed to even put forward a budget in over 800 days! This is the same president who is pushing our country to the brink because of his reckless spending on things like the nearly trillion dollar “stimulus” boondoggle. This is the same president who ignored his own debt commission’s recommendations and demonized the voices of fiscal sanity who proposed responsible plans to reform...
  • Now Governor Sarah Palin’s turn (Facebook 'Lame Duck President' message on the debt crisis)

    07/22/2011 11:23:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Fox News' GretaWire ^ | July 22, 2011 | Greta Van Susteren
    It seems everyone has something to say about the debt crisis / Boehner / President Obama. I was just emailed by an FNC colleague Gov Palin’s Facebook posting ..so here it is: —– Lame Duck President by Sarah Palin on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 7:11pm After listening to the President’s press conference today, let’s keep in mind the following: This is the same president who proposed an absurdly irresponsible budget that would increase our debt by trillions of dollars, and whose party failed to even put forward a budget in over 800 days! This is the same president who...
  • Lame Duck President - Sarah Palin

    07/22/2011 7:31:02 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 242 replies
    Now the President is outraged because the GOP House leadership called his bluff and ended discussions with him because they deemed him an obstruction to any real solution to the debt crisis. He has been deemed a lame duck president. And he is angry now because he is being treated as such. His foreign policy strategy has been described as “leading from behind.” Well, that’s his domestic policy strategy as well. Why should he be surprised that he’s been left behind in the negotiations when he’s been leading from behind on this debt crisis? Thank you, GOP House leaders. Please...
  • New START nuclear arms treaty with Russia goes into effect

    02/05/2011 7:53:07 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 34 replies
    thehill.com/ ^ | 02/05/11 09:14 AM ET | Bridget Johnson
    After extended wrangling among lawmakers in both countries, the new START treaty between the U.S. and Russia went into effect Saturday at the global security conference in Munich. "The principles of equality, parity, equal and undivided security lay a solid foundation for the modern Russian-American cooperation in various spheres," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, appearing with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to exchange the treaty documents, said, according to RIA Novosti.
  • Barack Obama Is A Lame-Duck President Who Will Not Be Reelected

    02/01/2011 11:41:36 AM PST · by pingman · 34 replies
    http://naegeleblog.wordpress.com ^ | 3.12.2010 | Timothy D. Naegele
    Like former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Lyndon Johnson before him, in 1980 and 1968 respectively, Barack Obama will not be reelected in 2012.[2] The twin pincers of a domestic economy in the throes of the “Great Depression II”[3]—which economic historians will describe as such, or by using similar terms 20-40 years from now—and his failed Vietnam-like Afghan war[4] will seal his political fate. Other factors will contribute mightily too, such as the perception that he is “out of touch” just as Jimmy Carter was; and that Obama is a silver-tongued, narcissistic “foreign born” demagogue who is un-American.[5] Perceptions often become...
  • Little Change in Obama’s Approval Ratings ("Comeback Kid" not coming back)

    01/13/2011 2:39:11 PM PST · by Qbert · 29 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/13/2011 | Patrick O'Connor
    President Barack Obama’s “shellacking” in the midterm elections and the flurry of legislation he passed afterward hasn’t changed public perceptions about the job he’s done in the Oval Office. The latest poll from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press shows 46% of Americans approve of the job he’s doing, a two-point drop from a similar poll taken last June, while 44% disapprove. The numbers are similarly static when it comes to his handling of specific issues, from health care to Iraq to the budget deficit. [Snip] The Pew poll of 1,503 adults was conducted largely before...
  • Lame Duck Sets Table For 2012 Senate Races

    12/30/2010 4:20:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 201+ views
    National Journal ^ | December 29, 2010 | Sean Sullivan
    As attention turns to the 112th Congress -- and the 2012 cycle -- the political ramifications of the sprint to close the 111th Congress are becoming clear. Several members of the 111th Congress may find themselves in competitive Senate races in 2012 and an analysis of their voting decisions during the lame duck session offers a few clues about what is in store for some of 2012's marquee contests. The debate over Pres. Obama's compromise on the extension of the Bush tax cuts, a central focus of the session, shed some light on the 2012 Nevada Senate race. Sen. John...
  • Calamitous Blunders of the 111th Congress

    12/30/2010 7:49:30 AM PST · by Raquel · 11 replies · 7+ views
    Political Blog ^ | December 30, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    Ending 2010 with a bang, the unlikable 111th Congress (13% approval ratings) told its citizens that deal making and idea trumpeting carries more weight than the voters, who spoke in the November election, in favor of Republican control. Republicans, being accused by Democrats of being the party of “No” are absolutely correct in saying “No” to bad ideas, and their ascendancy to power come January 1 is proof. By our vote, we have rejected a federal government that disregards the fundamentals of the U.S. Constitution, and is dedicated to creating a nation that is served by a universal, powerful entity,...
  • How Bam could still pull off 2012

    12/28/2010 3:29:44 AM PST · by Scanian · 32 replies · 4+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 27, 2010 | MICHAEL BARONE
    Barack Obama is down but not out. You could tell as much from the contrast between his petulant post- election press conference and his peppy pre-Christmas press conference. In the former, he was crabby about accepting Republicans' demands that income-tax rates on all taxpayers not be raised. In the latter, he was celebrating the lame-duck Congress' acceptance of his stands on the New START treaty, repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and even the previously reviled tax deal. Obama has obviously figured out that Americans prefer to see their president describe the glass as half full rather than half empty....
  • His own worst enemy

    12/27/2010 3:33:10 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2010 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    So the year ends with the media pushing the notion that Barack Obama -- having had one of the worst years in presidential history -- has salvaged both his presidency and his re-election chances with his stunning "comeback" in the dwindling hours of the lame-duck session. Don't believe a word of it. If generals are always fighting the last war, then the pundits are always reaching for the last cliché. Did Bill Clinton face a similar dilemma back in 1994, after Newt Gingrich and the Republicans ate his lunch? Did he not come back to marginalize Gingrich and -- that...