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  • The Economy Almost Always Does Worse During A President's Second Term

    01/21/2013 11:07:01 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-21-2013 | The Economists
    The Economy Almost Always Does Worse During A President's Second Term The EconomistJanuary 21, 2013The economic performance of American presidents tends to deteriorate during their second term THE economic auguries for Barack Obama’s second term are not good. By comparing the changes across eight economic indicators (GDP, industrial production, household incomes, house prices, unemployment, consumer confidence, stockmarkets and federal debt) during their presidential terms, The Economist has analysed the economic performance of all 11 two-term presidents since Teddy Roosevelt took office in September 1901. The first chart below shows that the average change in each of these economic indicators. With...
  • Obama Uses Newtown, Slams 'Name Calling' In Inaugural Address

    01/21/2013 10:45:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/13 | staff
    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Our journey is not complete until all of our children from the streets of Detroit to hills of Appalachia, to the twi-plains of Newtown know they're cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. That is our generation's task, to make these words, these rights, these values of life and liberty in the pursuit of happiness real for every American. Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life. It does not mean that we all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same, precise...
  • Isn't it Great that Michelle Obama Spent Tens of Thousands on Avant Fashion for Inauguration?

    01/21/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/21/2012 | Matthew
    Remember this? Sarah Palin dared to wear expensive clothing while on the 2008 campaign trail, she was excoriated: This is not careless image management. This is ill-advised and ill-informed. Or, to use this election cycle's phrase of choice: This is some seriously bad judgment. One assumes that her campaign is populated by some of the brightest minds and they have spent an inordinate amount of time obsessing over mind-numbing details, right down to whether the candidate would stand or sit during the debate and who gets to hover behind her for photo ops. But Palin's handlers would do well to...
  • Gallup: Obama Lowest-Rated Re-Elected President Since WWII

    01/21/2013 10:43:08 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 21, 2013 | Ed Morrisey
    At first blush, the reaction to this Gallup poll is … so what? Barack Obama managed to get himself elected to a second term anyway, even with historically anemic approval numbers. But there’s more to this than just last November: President Barack Obama averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents. Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages. Obama’s first-term average is most similar to Bill Clinton’s. Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower were the most popular first-term presidents. Obama’s first-term approval average, like those...
  • Inauguration Crowds Complain about Jumbotrons on the Mall.

    01/21/2013 10:14:43 AM PST · by tellw · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 21 Jan 2013 | Tweety Birds on Twitter
    The Sheeple are upset at not being able to see or hear the inauguration via the jumbotrons. #Screenworks #Jumbotron
  • Caption Inauguration

    01/21/2013 9:53:00 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 56 replies
    President Barack Obama greets House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the presidential inauguration in Washington U.S. first lady Michelle Obama arrives for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 21, 2013. .S. President Barack Obama is seen during his second presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington.
  • Day of The Immaculation!

    01/21/2013 9:41:49 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-21-2013 | MOTUS
    “Sometimes, I find myself thinking, ‘My God, what have we done?’”                 Martin Luther KING Day: coronation at noon The ceremonial inauguration is finally here; and how ironic that it is to take place on Martin Luther King Day, a holiday that commemorates a man who dreamed of the day his children would be judged on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Building character, one whine at a time Yes, he is the WON we’ve been waiting for:        I think it’s “Time” for a little traveling music: Who can turn the world on...
  • Staying away from ALL news programs today (best comment on the inauguration)

    01/21/2013 9:36:30 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 57 replies
    Neal's Nuze ^ | 1/21/13 | Neal Boortz
    Most Americans don’t know this – but then this is a country that did reelect Obama – that Dear Ruler was sworn in for his second term yesterday. The Constitution says he’s to be sworn in on the 20th, and that’s probably the only part of the Constitution that Obama wants to stringently adhere to. But there was a grand opportunity for Obama --- he could delay the inauguration until today, the day of the official holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. After all! How could he resist! I would love to see someone figure out how much it cost...
  • President Obama Should Ban Fires

    01/21/2013 9:16:17 AM PST · by Red Nation Rising · 3 replies
    RedNationRising.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Michael Holmes
    RedNationRising.com Twitter: @RedNation2016 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedNation2016 Email: rednationrising@gmail.com A house in my area recently burned down. In fact, a lot of houses around the United States have burned down. Some of the fires have been on purpose, others on accident. Regardless, why hasn’t Congress and the President gotten involved and solved this issue? Is it too much to ask to ban fire, at least massive fire? I can walk in to any gas station in fact and buy matches and a few gallons of fuel and the cashier would not even ask for an I.D. or any sort of permits. No...
  • Full text: President Obama’s inaugural address

    01/21/2013 9:14:07 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, January 21, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Monday, January 21, 2013 Washington, DC
  • Remembering Obama’s Inaugural Promises

    01/21/2013 9:04:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Dan Holler
    “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.” President Barack Obama spoke these words four years ago to a captive nation -- a nation that believed hope could lead to change they could believe in. Change did indeed come to America, but not the change many people envisioned. While we may have a lot of new laws (and debt)...
  • The Obama Inauguration Brought To You By Corporations and Unions

    01/21/2013 8:35:27 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    Obama's 2009 inauguration was bolstered by the feelings of "hope and change" that boosted the President to electoral victory. His official inauguration committee eschewed corporate donations back then, but times have changed dramatically. The Presidential Inauguration Committee set a goal of raising $50 million for Barack Obama's second inauguration, but have turned to big corporations and big labor unions in order to make it there. AT&T, Bank of America, FedEx, Microsoft and Coca-Cola are all on the official list of inauguration donors this year. Joining those corporations are the American Federation of Government Employees, the American Postal Workers Union, the...
  • Starve obama and his obots

    01/21/2013 8:12:12 AM PST · by chrisnj · 40 replies
    self | 1/21/2013 | Chrisnj
    Ideas to starve obama and his obots - obama/big gov sucks the blood out of us productive people to give to his obots to buy their votes. It is time we turn the table on them! We, the business owners, the employers, the gainfully employed, the consumers, hold the purse strings. We must control the purse strings to starve them and bring them to their knees - Business owners - charge the obots more for goods and services - reasonable since they are the ones that support obama's policies/regulations to raise costs to do business. Employers - when need to...
  • I Joined the NRA Today.

    01/21/2013 7:58:32 AM PST · by Gabrial · 58 replies
    Vanity | 1/21/13 | Gabrial
    In honor of my self-proclaimed "Socialist Dictactor-Free Day" (may his Kenyan/Indonesian/Muslim name not be mentioned) I finally joined the NRA. Anybody with me?
  • Gallup: Obama's 1st-Term Approval Rating Among Lowest Of Post-WWII Presidents

    01/21/2013 7:41:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | January 21,2013 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama averaged a 49.1 percent job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents, according to a new Gallup poll.
  • Newsweek Editor Calls Obama "sort of God" - Literally

    01/21/2013 7:29:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/21/13 | newsbusters
    June 6, 2009: "Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn't felt that way in recent years. So Obama's had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the bad guys. And he he has a very different job from Reagan was all about America, and he talked about it. Obama is 'we are above that now.' We're not just parochial, we're not just chauvinistic, we're not just provincial. We stand for something - I mean, in a way Obama's standing above the country, above above the world, he's sort of God." "Yeah,"...
  • Presidential inauguration: 700,000 expected in D.C. to watch Obama take oath of office

    01/21/2013 7:17:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 199 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01/21/2013
    WASHINGTON -- Four years after making history by becoming the first African-American president, Barack Obama will kick off his second term on Monday with a scaled-back inauguration that reflects the tempered expectations for his next four years in office. Lingering high unemployment, bitter political battles and a divisive re-election campaign have punctured the mood of optimism and hope that infused Obama's 2009 inauguration after a sweeping election win. This time, Obama's inauguration will feature smaller crowds and a reduced slate of inaugural balls and parties to match the more subdued tenor of the times. When Obama raises his right hand...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr birthday, January 21, 2013, King quotes are relevant today yet rarely quoted

    01/21/2013 7:04:51 AM PST · by Jonah Vark · 10 replies
    CITIZEN WELLS NEWS ^ | January 21, 2013 | Citizen Wells
    Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Isn’t it odd, with all of the great quotes from him, that we rarely hear many of them referenced. “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” “The time is always right to do what is right.” “Our lives begin to...
  • What was Black Unemployment Rate in 1968 (MLK passing)? [VANITY]

    01/21/2013 6:57:02 AM PST · by AdamBomb · 5 replies
    Adam
    What was Black Unemployment Rate in 1968 (MLK passing)? Was it lower than what it is under Newsweek's messiah?
  • Rapper Lupe Fiasco thrown offstage during pre-inauguration event after anti-Obama rant

    01/21/2013 6:27:17 AM PST · by Hoodat · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Taylor Bigler
    Rapper Lupe Fiasco was thrown offstage and escorted off the premises of a Washington, D.C. concert hall during a pre-inauguration concert Sunday night, after going on an anti-war, anti-Obama rant, according to concertgoers. Josh Rogin, a reporter with Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted late Sunday, “Lupe Fiasco just got thrown off stage here at the Hamilton Live after he went on an anti-Obama diatribe mid set.” “So Lupe played one anti-war song for 30 min and said he didn’t vote for Obama,” he continued, ”and eventually was told to move on to the next song…Lupe refused to move to the next...