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  • Obama to Jihadists: Be Nicer

    09/27/2012 1:11:02 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Ameican Spectator ^ | 9/29/2012 | George Neumayr
    He appeared on The View and at the UN to offer sermonettes on civility. -snip- Now presidential candidates not only campaign but seek out the stupidest shows to retail their demagoguery. "It is dying but it laughs," the Romans said of their disintegrating empire. Obama's America is dying too as it laughs with Whoopi, Joy, and Dave. -snip- Letterman asked Obama if "an act of war" had occurred. Obama deflected the question, launching into a sermonette on how the Islamic world needs a slight attitude adjustment. Try to be nicer in the future, was the sermonette's essential message. -snip- This...
  • Why Obama Will 'Own' the Recession (FLASHBACK: Written before Inauguration 1/1/09)

    07/06/2012 8:20:16 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 5 replies
    US News ^ | January 7, 2009 | James Pethokoukis
    For eight decades, Democrats have successfully blamed Republican Herbert Hoover for the decade-long Great Depression. That, even though Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal failed to restore prosperity or dramatically lower unemployment, and his tax increases in 1937 snuffed out a nascent recovery. Now today's Obamacrats are apparently going to try and Hooverize President Bush in an effort to shield themselves from the potential political fallout of a prolonged recession. It will take years to fix the American economy, Obama says, and years of trillion-dollar budget deficits to do it. And everyday it seems that Team Obama tries to lower economic expectations,...
  • Freep a Poll! (twofer: Obama a one term President? and Best way to meet energy needs?)

    11/29/2011 4:52:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    usnews.com ^ | 11-29-11 | US News
    Will Obama Be a One-Term President? Yes no AND What's the best way to meet our growing energy needs? (sponsored by Shell) More oil drilling Renewable energy (wind/solar) Nuclear Natural gas
  • One Term Obama

    11/08/2011 12:06:15 AM PST · by MrTim29 · 10 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 11-7-11 | Tim Ross
    One year from today we will know whether or not Barack Obama will continue as President of the United States for another four years. If history has anything to do with it, the American public will be able to breathe a sigh of relief as we give him his walking papers. It has nothing to do with the fact that a recent poll reveals that 55% of Americans believe Obama will be a one-term president. Nor does it have to do with the fact that a current poll suggest that any Republican candidate would beat Obama in an election by...
  • If Obama Is a One-Term President

    09/11/2011 8:11:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 10, 2011 | JULIAN E. ZELIZER
    “I’D rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president,” President Obama confessed to ABC News’ Diane Sawyer last year. Other than the “really good” part, Republicans would be happy to see this wish fulfilled... --snip-- But passing a lot of bills and achieving military victories is not enough. Making them stick is the trick. As the political scientist Eric M. Patashnik of the University of Virginia has shown in his revealing book, “Reforms at Risk,” the fate of policy reforms is heavily dependent on what happens after laws pass. This is especially true for one-term presidents,...
  • One and Done?

    09/04/2011 12:10:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 3, 2011 | Maureen Dowd
    [snip] You know you’re in trouble when Harry Reid says you should be more aggressive. If the languid Obama had not done his usual irritating fourth-quarter play, if he had presented a jobs plan a year ago and fought for it, he wouldn’t have needed to elevate the setting. How will he up the ante next time? A speech from the space station? Republicans who are worried about being political props have a point. The president is using the power of the incumbency and a sacred occasion for a political speech. Obama is still suffering from the Speech Illusion, the...
  • 2009 Obama Says Economy Will Be Fixed Or He Is a One-Term President

    06/16/2011 9:22:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 6/16/11 | staff
    An MSNBC interview from early 2009 has resurfaced to haunt Barack Obama, who explained to Matt Lauer that if he had not fixed the economy within three years, then he will be a one-term president.Check out the video after the break, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.Throughout the entire interview, Obama employs a tired blame Bush rhetoric, but the best part comes with his message for economic recovery. At around the 4:45 mark, Obama makes his one-term presidency remark, saying
  • Obama: My family would be fine with just 1 term

    06/14/2011 6:25:44 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/13/2011 | AP
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says his wife and daughters aren't "invested" in him being president and would have been fine had he decided against running for re-election. But he says they believe in what he's doing for the country. Asked about his family's reaction to his wanting another term, Obama said: "Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said, `You know, guys, I want to do something different,' They'd be fine. They're not invested in daddy being president or my husband being president." He says first lady Michelle Obama would be the first one to encourage...
  • Obama: My family would be fine with just 1 term

    06/14/2011 6:28:36 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 June 2011 | Yahoo News
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says his wife and daughters aren't "invested" in him being president and would have been fine had he decided against running for re-election. But he says they believe in what he's doing for the country. Asked about his family's reaction to his wanting another term, Obama said: "Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said, `You know, guys, I want to do something different,' They'd be fine. They're not invested in daddy being president or my husband being president." He says first lady Michelle Obama would be the first one to encourage...
  • Obama: My family is 'fine' with one term

    06/14/2011 7:01:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Obama: My family is 'fine' with one term By: Jennifer Epstein June 14, 2011 08:51 AM EDT As his reelection campaign ramps up, President Barack Obama says his family is “not invested” in a second term in the White House. “Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said, `You know, guys, I want to do something different,’ they’d be fine,” Obama said in an interview with NBC News that aired Tuesday morning on “Today.” “They’re not invested in daddy being president or my husband being president.” “If family is doing well and Michelle is still putting up...
  • Obama: My family would be fine with just 1 term

    06/14/2011 8:08:53 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/14/2011 | AP
    President Barack Obama says his wife and daughters aren't "invested" in him being president and would have been fine had he decided against running for re-election. But he says they believe in what he's doing for the country. Asked about his family's reaction to his wanting another term, Obama said: "Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said, `You know, guys, I want to do something different,' They'd be fine. They're not invested in daddy being president or my husband being president." He says first lady Michelle Obama would be the first one to encourage him to...
  • Sunday Reflection (on Obama): When Jimmy Carter Is your best-case scenario, you're in trouble

    05/01/2011 4:45:32 PM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/30/11 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    People on the right have been comparing President Obama with Jimmy Carter for a while now: The rise from nowhere via inexplicable press adulation, the smarmy moralizing, the excessive faith in his own abilities, the tendency of everything he touches to turn to crap -- all seem eerily reminiscent of the Carter presidency. But now it's people on the left who are saying the same thing. Trouble is, at this point a Carter rerun is probably a best-case scenario. Democrat Eric Alterman writes: "Ask yourself if the following story does not sound like another president we could name. The gregarious...
  • Obama's re-election prospects

    04/16/2011 1:36:00 PM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | April 15, 2011 | Steven Hayward
    Peggy Noonan's weekend Wall Street Journal column (which is always posted online on Friday for some reason, though it appears in print on Saturday) makes the case that "Obama Is Likely to Lose" unless Republicans nominate someone truly strange or unappealing to independents. Peggy doesn't say so, but surely she has in mind Trump, Huckabee, and Palin with this remark. And John has previously discussed this same subject here on Power Line. Here's how Peggy's case goes: "You know the conventional wisdom. It is that unemployment ticking down, plus the economy inching back, plus the power of the presidency to...
  • FAIL. Obama GDP Slides to 1.5% in 1st Quarter of 2011

    04/12/2011 2:18:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ,Rightnetwork ^ | April12,2011 | Jim Hoft
    In 2009 the Obama Administration promised that with their big spending policies the economy would grow by 3.2% in 2009 and then 4% or higher in 2011 and beyond. Team Obama also said the unemployment rate at the end of President Barack Obama‘s term in 2013 would be just 5.2%. Well, it ain’t happening. The Obama GDP slid to 1.5% in the first quarter of 2011. The New York Times reported: At a time when the economy should be rebounding the latest GDP number for the first quarter of 2010 shows that the Obama economic policies have failed. When 2011...
  • Zogby: Obama's Approval Sinking

    04/08/2011 7:05:14 AM PDT · by Qbert · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/7/2011 | Newsmax
    A new IBOPE Zogby Interactive poll shows President Barack Obama's approval rating at 42 percent, the lowest since December, when it hit 39 percent. The poll also finds likely voters split over whether or not a government shutdown would be harmful to the economic recovery. Forty-nine percent say they agree a government shutdown would hurt the recovery, 45 percent say they disagree and 6 percent are not sure. When it comes to the three agree-disagree questions, responses of Republicans and Democrats are sharply divergent. Republicans are more likely than Democrats to agree military spending should be exempt from cuts and...
  • Survey: Obama's approval rating at all-time low 42 percent

    03/30/2011 8:42:59 AM PDT · by Qbert · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/30/11 | Shane D'Aprile
    President Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. The survey measured Obama's approval at just 42 percent, with 48 percent of voters disapproving of the job he's doing in office. Fifty percent of voters surveyed believe the president does not deserve election to a second term next year — just 41 percent said he does.   The 42 percent approval number marks a four percentage-point drop over the past month. A Q-poll released March 3 had Obama at 46 percent approval; 45 percent of voters said he didn't deserve a second term....
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox news. Time to defund Public broadcasting?)

    03/09/2011 2:11:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3-9-11 | Fox News
    Is it time for Congress to defund public broadcasting? Maybe -- After seeing all those PBS games, toys and books, I wonder if they really need my money. No -- They offer programming that can't be found anywhere else in America. Yes -- From Elmo to Ken Burns, public broadcasting is a marketing machine. It doesn't need taxpayer support. Other (post a comment).
  • CNN poll: 52% say Obama doesn't deserve reelection in 2012

    02/16/2010 4:08:03 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 126 replies · 5,013+ views
    The Hill ^ | 16 FEB 10 | Michael O'Brien
    CNN poll: 52% say Obama doesn't deserve reelection in 2012 By Michael O'Brien - 02/16/10 01:35 PM ET 52 percent of Americans said President Barack Obama doesn't deserve reelection in 2012, according to a new poll. 44 percent of all Americans said they would vote to reelect the president in two and a half years, less than the slight majority who said they would prefer to elect someone else. Obama faces a 44-52 deficit among both all Americans and registered voters, according to a CNN/Opinion Research poll released Tuesday. Four percent had no opinion. The reelection numbers are slightly more...
  • The Off-Center President

    02/12/2010 9:43:52 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies · 898+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 11, 2010 | Peggy Noonan
    There is, I think, an amazing political fact right now that is hiding in plain sight and is rich with implications. It was there in President Obama's Jan. 25, pre-State of the Union interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, who was pressing him about his political predicaments. "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president," he said. "And I—and I believe that." Now this is the sort of thing presidents say, and often believe they believe, but at the end of the day they all want two terms. Except that Mr. Obama shows every sign of...
  • "I'd Rather Be a Really Good One-Term President"

    01/26/2010 11:24:18 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 24 replies · 616+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 1/26/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Can this guy tap any further into the well of amateurism? Being a “really good one term president” is an oxymoron. If voters boot your dumb rearend out, you weren’t “really good” — you were a failure. In SubZero’s case, he’s only one year into his pResidency and already he’s not only a failure but also a disgrace. You’d be hard pressed to find a president who’s lost control so quickly. You’d also be hard pressed to find another president without any substance whatsoever.
  • Obama eyes one term rather than release sealed Birth Certificate

    09/01/2009 7:50:02 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 119 replies · 3,955+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 9/1/09 | Alaphiah
    Well he’s thinking about it! What in the world would make a president think that he is only a one term president? Whatever that is President Barry Soltero is thinking about it! (see 1:24min video) Do you think it’s Health Care that’s got him thinking one term? Don’t be fooled President Barry Soltero is not that noble. He’s not going to pin his entire presidency on the fight over Health Care. He’s not that principled President Bush maybe but not Barry. (see story) How do I know? He’s already floated the possibility of no “public option” before Democrats slapped him...
  • Obama ‘Quite Comfortable’ As One-Term President, White House Spokesman Says

    08/21/2009 8:53:25 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 79 replies · 2,193+ views
    CNS News ^ | 8/21/09 | Fred Lucas
    White House (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama is “quite comfortable” with the prospect of being a one-term president in order to address the issues he is concerned about, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Friday. The comment came on the same day the president’s approval reached a new low, with only a 45 percent approval rating in the Zogby International poll released Friday. The poll said that 51 percent disapprove of the president’s job performance. The Real Clear Politics average of all polls puts the president approval rating at 52.2 percent. Gibbs was addressing a question about a comment...
  • AUDIO: Dem Rep.: Obama Willing To Be One-Term President For Health Reform

    08/13/2009 7:27:36 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 80 replies · 2,984+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 13, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-Des Moines, Iowa): "The president (said), 'I'm not going to kick the can down the road.' And he said that and I said, 'Well, that's something I'm kind of used to from southern Iowa, you know. I know about kicking the can down the road.' And he said, 'No, if it makes me a one-term president, I'm going to, we're going to take it on because the country is in need of us taking this on.' I respected that very much."
  • Gay Marriage Passes in CA Assembly 41-35

    09/06/2005 7:35:05 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 216 replies · 5,268+ views
    The Assembly just passed gay marriage 41-35. The bill now goes to the Governor. Updates, and who voted how to follow on this thread
  • Off-Duty Bans: Should cops have guns?

    08/13/2003 7:01:11 PM PDT · by Stew Padasso · 44 replies · 3,153+ views
    Off-Duty Bans Should cops have guns? By John R. Lott Jr. After a city-council member was recently killed at New York City Hall, Mayor Michael Bloomberg questioned why James Davis, the murdered councilman, would want to carry a gun. Davis, a retired police officer, had a permit to carry a gun, but Mayor Bloomberg found it very troubling: "I don't know why people carry guns. Guns kill people…" Bloomberg's new solution: Ban off-duty and former cops from being able to carry guns in city hall. Davis was blindsided by the attack and was unable to use his gun to protect...
  • Bush And The Conservatives

    05/20/2003 1:31:59 PM PDT · by Remedy · 8 replies · 166+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | May 20, 2003 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Washington Post recently ran a "Washington in Brief" round-up of news on page six that included a small item noting that President Bush was bucking the NRA and other gun owners by backing a renewal of the so-called "assault weapons ban" that affects certain semi-automatic rifles. Since it only offended conservatives, it wasn’t front- page news. This wasn’t the only piece of disappointing news to conservatives. In an action that got slightly more attention, the Bush Administration decided not to seek a critical resolution from the United Nations Human Rights Commission about China, despite a recent State Department report...
  • George W, hiding he's bright under a bushel

    01/27/2003 3:25:22 PM PST · by MadIvan · 34 replies · 200+ views
    The Times ^ | January 28, 2003 | Roland Watson
    As he edlivers the State of the Union, don't belittle the state of the President There is an anecdote in the most recent book about the Bush White House which neatly captures how Europeans misjudge the President, and why they are wrong to do so. Written by a former speechwriter, David Frum, it tells of Bush’s style in editing proposed drafts of speeches. In one of his early efforts, Frum included the phrase: “I’ve seen with my own eyes ...” The words “with my own eyes” were circled, and a teenage “DUH” added in presidential scrawl alongside. For the man...