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  • Obama's reverse Midas touch: 'Everything he touched turned to crap'

    11/05/2014 10:56:01 AM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | No. 5, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama hardly had the golden touch in the few marquee political contests he got involved in ahead of the 2014 midterms. Facing tough political headwinds, the president played a do-no-harm strategy, mostly sticking to events with Democratic governors in seemingly safe states. It turns out that many of those contests weren’t so safe after all. President Obama saw the Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin and his home-state Illinois lose after personally stumping for them in the waning moments before Election Day.
  • Occupier Lisa Fithian Training Union Activists for Michigan Protests

    12/10/2012 7:25:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/12 | Lee Stranahan
    Yahoo News is reporting that far-left anarchist Lisa Fithian is training protestors in Michigan on "direct action techniques" in preparation for the upcoming right-to-work protests. Fithian, exposed in the film Occupy Unmasked, is the radical frequently employed by labor unions such as the United Auto Workers. With Fithian involved, look for fireworks in the coming days in the battle for Michigan to become a right-to-work state. According to Yahoo: More than 200 activists attended training Saturday in preparation for a protest at the Michigan Capitol, where lawmakers are putting the final touches on legislation that would allow workers to stop...
  • Video: What a history lesson can do for an Occupier

    05/09/2012 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    hot air ^ | 5/9/12 | Ed Morrissey
    The irony here, of course, is that the history lesson of democracy gets delivered by a former refugee from the former Soviet Union, but the history lesson doesn’t just end with the USA. One young man tried to pass an “Occupy Wall Street Journal” to two men observing the protests, and ended up gaining an education in history, politics, economics, and statecraft. Give the young Occupier credit, as Joe Schoffstall says — he was at least willing to listen. I’m not sure he was actually convinced, but he at least knew better than to keep arguing:
  • Are You Smarter Than a Wall Street Occupier?

    10/18/2011 9:23:54 PM PDT · by marjiwoj · 20 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Oct. 18, 2011
    Over the past month, the crusaders at Zuccotti Park have braved the elements, tussled with police, and stood their ground against Mayor Bloomberg. But how much do the protesters actually know about the economic system that they're fighting to change? To find out, we asked 50 occupiers a series of questions about Wall Street, taxes, and government. The results were mixed. See if you can do better.
  • Analysis: Confidence in Obama's leadership shaken

    08/13/2011 6:42:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    reuters ^ | Aug. 12, 2011 | Alister Bull
    (Reuters) - A spree of bad news -- market gyrations, fears of a double-dip recession, stubborn unemployment and fallout from a debt deal -- has shaken confidence in President Barack Obama's leadership and could cloud his chances for winning re-election. Obama is seeking a second term in office in an election that is still far off -- November 2012. But a persistently weak economy coupled with rising perception of political dysfunction in Washington could complicate his political fortunes.
  • Obama Brags 'I Have Better Plane' And 'Bigger Entourage' Than Three Years Ago

    06/13/2011 2:30:50 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Speaking at a plant in North Carolina about the tough economic times, PBO claimed that "what drives me every day as I walk down to the Oval Office" is the need to find jobs and economic security for everyone. But Obama opened his speech by bragging that "I have a better plane" than when he visited the same plant three years ago as a presidential candidate. Later, in explaining that he had brought the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness with him to North Carolina, Obama boasted "I travel with a bigger entourage" than he did as a candidate. View video...
  • Rasmussen: Only 24% Say They Share Obama's Political Views

    06/08/2011 7:33:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 8, 2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    Most voters still believe President Obama is more liberal than they are, while just one-out-of-four say they share the same ideological views as the president. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters think Obama is more ideologically liberal than they are, while only 13% view him as more conservative. Twenty-four percent (24%) say their political views are about the same as the president's. Most Mainstream voters (65%) say Obama is more politically liberal than they are, while those in the Political Class tend to view the president's views as more liberal or about...
  • Poll: Vast Majority Do Not Share Obama's Politics

    06/08/2011 7:07:55 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 4 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/8/2011
    Barack Obama rode the widespread fear following the bank collapses of 2008 to the White House. 53#% of American voters put aside doubts of little experience and no major accomplishments to elect the first-term Senator from Illinois. Under ordinary circumstances, it appears that Obama would not even be considered a viable candidate. Instead, he rode these factors into the White House. But how many people actually consider themselves ideological kin with the President? Sure, there are many Californians driving Priuses or Subarus with Obama/Biden stickers still prominently displayed but what about the voters in non-liberal regions? The answer: not many....
  • Obama loses 20 points in approval/disapproval gap in new WaPo/ABC poll

    06/07/2011 6:10:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 7, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    What a difference a month makes! Or, rather, what a difference one extraordinary event can make for a very brief time in polling, as well as some ridiculously skewed survey samples. Five weeks after scoring a +18 in approval in the Washington Post poll from the killing of Osama bin Laden, Barack Obama’s approval rating returned to its pre-OBL mission underwater status — although you’d need to get to the sample data to learn the extent of the fall: The public opinion boost President Obama received after the killing of Osama bin Laden has dissipated, and Americans’ disapproval of how...
  • Name Change for Obama Found in British Columbia?

    06/06/2011 5:25:25 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 135 replies · 4+ views
    drkatesview ^ | 6/3/2011 | drkate
    On June 3, Steven Pidgeon gave a terrific interview on Trunews, discussing new and important information contained in his book, The Obama Error. This is worth listening to the entire hour discussion. Some important tidbits: •Pidgeon found at the Consulate in British Columbia, just over the US-Canada border, a record of a name change from “Barak Mounir Ubayd” to “Barack Hussein Obama” in 1982.
  • Secret WH memo: Why aren’t any high schools asking Obama to speak at commencement this year?

    03/08/2011 7:29:49 AM PST · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7 Mar 2011 | Allahpundit
    Is there any sadder testament to the fading magic of Hopenchange than this? Reading it, I actually felt sorry for the guy. Any high school principals out there in the HA audience have time to throw together an application and reassure The One that kids still love him? And by “love him,” I mean “will happily sit through a speech/photo op in lieu of having to go to class.” The competition was extended from the February 25 deadline until Friday, March 11 after few schools met the original application deadline. CBS News has learned a White House Communications Office internal...
  • Chileans anticipate Obama's arrival with Joker Posters

    03/05/2011 7:24:01 PM PST · by ak267 · 25 replies
    You Tube ^ | 03-05-2011 | ak267
    In preparation for March 21st, 2011, the Chilean resistance to the New World Order crime syndicate anticipate Obama's arrival by spreading awareness through several Joker posters all over Santiago de Chile.
  • Who's Polarizing America?

    03/03/2011 8:26:04 AM PST · by crescen7 · 17 replies
    Ethics and Public Policy Center ^ | February 18, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    American politics just keeps getting more polarized. Be assured that Obama wants it that way. I argue in Radical-in-Chief that Obama's long-term hope is to divide America along class lines (roughly speaking, tax payers versus tax beneficiaries). Obama's attack on the Supreme Court at his 2010 State of the Union address, his offensive against the Chamber of Commerce, his exhortation to Hispanics to punish their enemies, and several similar moves were all efforts to jump-start a populist movement of the left. Like his socialist organizing mentors, Obama believes that a country polarized along class lines will eventually realign American politics...
  • Bill O'Reilly and Obama Discuss the Super Bowl, and Also Boring Stuff (Fox Video)

    02/06/2011 7:40:14 PM PST · by lbryce · 46 replies
    Fox Via Gawker ^ | February 6, 2011 | Staff
    Bill O'Reilly interviewed Obama on Fox News a few minutes ago. The discussion ranged from football, to football, to football, to football. They even talked a little about football. No, actually, they talked about health care, too. This was basically Fox News' answer to Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl, except instead of pre-Super Bowl entertainment for babies and teen girls, it was for political nerds. Nothing about the interview really stuck out—it was clear that Obama and O'Reilly both just wanted to get out of there and start watching the game. But it was fun! O'Reilly began by thanking Obama...
  • Obama: I'm not moving to center

    02/06/2011 5:36:37 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Obama: I'm not moving to center By John T. Bennett - 02/06/11 06:23 PM ET President Obama on Sunday dismissed the notion that his administration in recent weeks has pivoted toward the political center to raise his approval ratings as the 2012 campaign nears. After ushering through Congress measures to throw a lifeline to troubled U.S. corporations, stimulate the economy and dramatically overhaul the nation’s healthcare system, Obama has since cut a deal with congressional Republicans on taxes and called for a freeze on most federal spending. But when pressed Sunday during a live interview with Fox’s Bill O’Reilly on...
  • Zogby: Obama Approval Improves

    05/18/2010 7:47:32 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 38 replies · 1,463+ views
    News Max ^ | May 17, 2010
    Newsmax Zogby: Obama Approval Improves Monday, May 17, 2010 04:04 PM President Obama's job performance passed 50 percent for the first time since February, according to a new Zogby Interactive survey. The results of the survey, taken Friday through Monday, chronicled Obama’s three-point rise in a week.
  • Obama’s Poll Problem: White Backers in ’08 Are Deserting Him

    04/29/2010 5:06:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 73 replies · 2,241+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 28, 2010 | Peter A. Brown
    As the folks in the White House begin looking toward President Barack Obama’s presumed re-election campaign in 2012, there is one statistic that might worry them more than any other: Little more than a third of white voters currently think the president is doing a good job. That data point is hidden in the crosstabs of the myriad polls that show a very polarized nation that gives the president a middling job approval rating overall. Mr. Obama’s job approval rating remains in the mid-to-high-40s overall only because he gets a thumbs up from more than 90% of blacks and gets...
  • Obama launches sales blitz for health reform

    03/25/2010 12:29:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 994+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/10 | Hieu Pham
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AFP) – US President Barack Obama Thursday launched a sales blitz for his historic health care reforms, as Democrats battled deep Republican anger to finish a set of fixes to the law. Obama returned on Air Force One to Iowa, the cradle of his 2008 campaign, to proclaim he had made good on the political change he promised, by enacting reforms dreamed of by Democrats for generations, but never realized until now. The president was also expected to take on Republicans as they seek to define the historic bill as a costly, big government power grab, in...
  • Army Day celebrated in Syria, Lebanon

    08/04/2003 11:17:47 AM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 152+ views
    Arabic News ^ | 8/2/2003
    The Armed Forces; Army, Navy and Air Forces celebrated on Friday the 58th anniversary of the establishment of Syrian Army. In this occasion and under the directives of Commander in Chief of the Army and Armed Forces, Bashar Al-Assad, Deputy Commander in Chief of the Army and Armed Forces, Deputy Premier, and Minister of Defence 1st Lt. Gen. Moustafa Tlass accompanied by Army and Armed Forces Chief of General Staff, Gen. Hasan Tourkmani paid a visit to the Martyrs Tomb in Najha. Speeches which were delivered in the celebration, has stressed Syria's firm and principled stances regarding peace process based...