Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $35,735
40%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 40% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: presidency

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Democratic stunner: It isn’t even close in Elizabeth Warren vs. Hillary showdown

    01/27/2015 9:00:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    As she reportedly lays the groundwork for an all-but-declared presidential run in 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leads Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts by commanding margins in new polls testing Democrats’ preference for their 2016 presidential nominee. In a head-to-head matchup, Mrs. Clinton leads Mrs. Warren, 62 percent to 22 percent, when respondents were asked who they would vote for if the 2016 Democratic presidential primary were held in their state today, according to a Rasmussen poll. Sixteen percent were undecided and 18 percent said they had not heard of Mrs. Warren.
  • Palin 'seriously interested' in 2016 run, adding another big name to growing potential field

    01/24/2015 1:09:28 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 119 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | January 24, 2015 | Fox News
    Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin is saying she is “seriously interested” in running for president in 2016, injecting some intrigued into next year’s race and the already crowded field of potential GOP candidates.
  • Obama's perverse view of the presidency

    01/22/2015 12:24:26 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 22, 2015 | Dan Miller
    During His State of the Union address, Obama clearly stated His view of the purpose of His presidency. to follow the Constitution. It's too old and too slow. Here it is: "to do what I believe is best for America.” He presumably means an America as she would be after His radical transformation has been completed. He constantly tries to transform her in His own image. Following the Constitution -- not trying to evade Article II limitations on the Executive Branch and not trying to diminish the Article I role of Congress -- is best for America. A dictator would feel otherwise. The Constitution was designed to prevent the rise of dictatorships in America. Obama's...
  • Ted Cruz builds his White House team

    01/19/2015 5:23:34 PM PST · by xzins · 167 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2015 | David M. Drucker
    Team Ted Cruz is taking shape, and the Senate first-termer's presidential campaign could start before this spring. The Republican senator from Texas tentatively plans to fill senior campaign positions with the triumvirate he signed last summer to expand his political operation. At the top is Jeff Roe, whose organizational title is undefined but who would be the campaign’s chief strategic and logistics decision-maker. Jason Miller would shape and oversee campaign messaging; Lauren Lofstrom would direct fundraising. Cruz is in the process of “feeling out” additional campaign hires and prospective donors in preparation to join the field of 2016 candidates. If...
  • Sure sounds like Ted Cruz IS running for president

    01/19/2015 5:02:30 PM PST · by xzins · 22 replies
    HotAir ^ | January 19, 2015 | Allahpundit
    He and Rubio are the only two top-tier candidates I thought might pass on the race, and the only reason I thought Rubio would skip it is if Jeb Bush snapped up all the political talent in Florida for his own run. Cruz, I imagined, might pass simply because he can afford to play the long game. Rubio is no sure thing to get reelected in a purple state like Florida so it might be now or never for him; Cruz, on the other hand, will keep his Senate seat in the red state of Texas for as long as...
  • In the Wake of Selma Movie Reviews, Confusion Abounds

    01/13/2015 12:10:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2015 | Roger Stone
    Editor's note: Phillip F. Nelson coauthored this piece. It was Victor Hugo, the 19th Century writer and statesman who said, "Legendary truth is of another nature than historical truth. Legendary truth is invention whose result is reality." These axioms readily explain the confusion of so many people in the wake of the early reviews of the movie Selma and the disparate array of opinions being offered about the movie's treatment of Lyndon B. Johnson. His once-aide and confidant, Joseph Califano, in an effort to further strengthen Johnson's legend, even asserted that the whole idea of Selma sprang from LBJ. That was a...
  • The Deadbeat Candidate

    12/28/2014 5:46:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Carly Fiorina is gearing up to run for president. National Journal reports she already has begun hiring staff. Fiorina has run for office only once, as the Republican challenger to Sen. Barbara Boxer of California in 2010 -- and she lost. Still, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO won prime attention by running and losing. She's on "Meet the Press" all the time. She's still rich and still good-looking. (In 2010, Fiorina and husband Frank claimed a combined net worth of $30 million to $120 million.) Insiders think she's probably running for vice president; if Hillary Clinton is the Dems' nominee, the...
  • George W. Bush: Hillary Clinton is like ‘my sister-in-law’

    12/05/2014 9:40:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-5-14 | Jose A. DelReal
    <p>Former President Bush has spoken at length about his close ties to former President Bill Clinton, at times calling him his "brother from another mother."</p> <p>CNN's Candy Crowley asked Bush during an interview published Friday where that leaves Hillary Clinton: "My sister-in-law!" the president responded light-heartedly.</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE! BOOZY HILLARY CLINTON SECRET REHAB SHOCKER

    12/01/2014 5:44:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 68 replies
    The National Enquirer ^ | 11-28-14 | Leon Wagener
    A “boozed-up” Hillary Clinton suffered a secret collapse during a recent vacation – and now worried advisers want her to do a secret stint in rehab before her White House run! Sources close to the former First Lady and ex-Secretary of State revealed the hush-hush “Rehab Before White House” plan to The National ENQUIRER in advance of Hillary’s formal announcement to be a 2016 presidential candidate, touted for early next year. A high-level insider told The ENQUIRER: “Hillary’s social drinking has gone out of 
control! “In a hushed-up incident, Hillary was too tipsy one night and suffered a secret collapse....
  • How Barack Obama's presidency has come undone

    11/19/2014 6:18:15 AM PST · by Phlap · 55 replies
    CBC ^ | 11/19/2014 | Neil Macdonald, CBC News
    The original Obama movement was so rapturous that stating the obvious — you can't eat hope and the rhetoric was mostly empty — seemed small-minded and a cynical snub to those people who clearly felt they were about to see real change, especially black voters who were feeling the kind of fierce emotions that most of us could never understand. "We are the ones we've been waiting for," he'd tell the crowds. Whatever that meant, it sounded good. Today, though, Obama must — must — at least be contemplating the possibility that he has failed. Six years after he assumed...
  • The Ebola Presidency

    11/06/2014 2:06:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 6, 2014 | J.R. Dunn
    [SNIP]The Obama of the plague narrative is a dreamer,a narcissist of little practical education and experience who sees the world in simple cartoonlike outlines and acts accordingly. Unable to imagine anything going wrong,incapable of either learning from past errors or responding to unforeseen demands. A man with no plan B. When things go south, he wanders off to the nearest golf course,leaving others to clean up...If this marks the end of the Obama presidency,as a number of observers have suggested,what comes next? We know that his mentality is that of a petulant child constantly striving for adult admiration. What happens...
  • Failure Upon Failure - The disintegration of the Obama presidency

    10/10/2014 4:46:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 20, 2014 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A year before his first inauguration, Barack Obama laid out the objective of his presidency: to renew faith and trust in -activist government and transform the country. In an hourlong interview with the editorial board of the Reno Gazette-Journal on January 16, 2008, Obama said that his campaign was already “shifting the political paradigm” and promised that his presidency would do the same. His model would be Ronald Reagan, who “put us on a fundamentally different path,” in a way that distinguished him from leaders who were content merely to occupy the office. “I think that Ronald Reagan changed the...
  • Paul Krugman: In Defense of Obama [on why Obama is a historic success]

    10/09/2014 11:24:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 10/09/2014 | Paul Krugman
    When it comes to Barack Obama, I've always been out of sync. Back in 2008, when many liberals were wildly enthusiastic about his candidacy and his press was strongly favorable, I was skeptical. I worried that he was naive, that his talk about transcending the political divide was a dangerous illusion given the unyielding extremism of the modern American right. Furthermore, it seemed clear to me that, far from being the transformational figure his supporters imagined, he was rather conventional-minded: Even before taking office, he showed signs of paying far too much attention to what some of us would later...
  • Ben Carson: “Likelihood is strong” that I’ll run for President in 2016

    09/23/2014 12:48:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “Unless,” the neurosurgeon and conservative activist adds in a caveat during his interview with Hugh Hewitt, “the American people indicate in November that they like big government intervention in every part of their lives.” What are the odds of that happening? Bernie Sanders isn’t running for re-election to the Senate, and neither is Harry Reid, who looks more likely than not to become the Minority Leader in January. So yeah, Ben Carson is running for President, QED: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Is this to be taken seriously? This interview was significant enough for Politico to pick it...
  • What will the next President inherit from Obama?

    09/22/2014 7:42:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/22/2014 | Keith Edwards
    If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times since Obama was elected – that every problem he faced as president was inherited from Bush. From Bush’s wars to Bush’s recession, every problem in America, and around the world for that matter, was all Bush’s fault. Well, what goes around comes around, and as the presidential campaign season heats up, the big question that needs to be answered by the Democratic presidential nominee will be: What problems will they be “inheriting” from Obama? For the fun of it, let’s assume Hillary wins the Democratic nomination. Just how will...
  • DML 2016?

    09/16/2014 6:13:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    The question posed to Dennis Michael Lynch was simple enough: “What will you do to bring back America as a cohesive unit?” Explaining that she does minority outreach for the GOP, the woman who asked the question continued: “My cousin and his crony, the president of the United States, my cousin is Eric Holder.” Before she could finish her thought, the room erupted in laughter and Lynch jokingly interjected, “Are you lying to me?” Despite the lighthearted twist her question had taken, it was a serious one—every issue these days turns into a race issue, and she wanted to know what...
  • Chris Christie: I won't state position on immigration unless I run for President

    09/05/2014 7:18:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/05/2014 | By Ashley Killough
    Gov. Chris Christie, who has long avoided wading into the immigration debate, said Thursday in Mexico City that he won't lay out his position on immigration reform unless he decides to run for president. "Until that time I have no role in the immigration debate, except for how it may affect the individual citizens of New Jersey, which I'll deal with as governor," the New Jersey Republican told reporters. "But I won't have anything to say on immigration unless and until I become a candidate for president of the United States," he continued. "If that happens, then I will articulate...
  • If You Are Not Using the Presidency, Do You Mind If We Borrow It?

    09/02/2014 9:36:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/02/2014 | Robert Tracinski
    President Lincoln once said to an over-cautious general, “If you are not using the army, I should like to borrow it for a short while.” After Obama’s latest press conference, I think we might need to say, to our disengaged, apathetic commander-in-chief: if you’re not using the presidency, would you mind if we borrowed it? When asked what he intended to do about the biggest foreign policy crisis of the moment, the rise of the “Islamic State” (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, here is what the commander-in-chief had to say. "I don’t want to put...
  • The Vacant Presidency

    09/01/2014 10:17:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/01/14 | Obie Usategui
    United States of America is hopelessly led by an unfit and improvised charlatan, whose South Side of Chicago spin-politics style have all but propelled this nation to unparalleled disarray and turmoil If you are, like me, in any way addicted to headline news, there is no way in the world you could have missed the highly redundant headline banners featuring Barack Obama’s golf outing charades of the last few weeks. Topping the story’s serial coverage, however, was Obama giving a speech regarding the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS on August 20th, while just minutes after the speech,...
  • President Obama’s Vacation by The Numbers (29.5 Hours On The Golf Course As Race Riots Rage ...)

    08/18/2014 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2014 | Mary Bruce
    As President Obama gets ready to interrupt his vacation for two days of meetings at the White House, here’s a look at how he spent the past week on Martha’s Vineyard: During NINE days of vacation, the president played SIX rounds of golf on TWO courses with 11 different partners, spending roughly 29.5 hours on the links. He made TWO family outings to the beach, spending roughly SIX and a HALF hours soaking up the sun and surf. [Snip} He ... delivered TWO public statements on TWO different topics, Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Mo. [Snip] He went for...
  • The Presidency is Breaking Obama Even As Obama Has Broken the Nation

    08/16/2014 6:21:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8-16-14 | Peter Wehner
    One of the nation’s best radio talk show hosts, Hugh Hewitt, interviewed Joe Scarborough, the host of one of the best political shows on television. According to Mr. Scarborough This is a president that does go out of his way to show that he’s not paying attention to what anybody says. He’s going to do exactly what he wants to do, and he’s going to be stubborn about it. He is politically, he is either politically tone deaf or he just doesn’t give a damn. And I tend to believe based on everything I’ve heard from people who work inside...
  • Michele Bachmann Says She Might Seek Presidency in 2016

    07/23/2014 12:28:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    RCP ^ | 07/23/2014 | Scott Conroy
    Though set to retire from the U.S. House after her term expires at the end of this year, Michele Bachmann may not be done with electoral politics. The Minnesota congresswoman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate told RealClearPolitics on Tuesday that she is considering a second White House run. Bachmann made the revelation during an interview, in which she was asked for her view on whether any Republican women might seek the Oval Office in 2016. “The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running,” she replied. “They haven’t speculated,...
  • A Spear Trap for 2016 - Hillary Clinton incapacitates her own party

    06/16/2014 9:04:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 16, 2014 | Scott McKay
    [SNIP] As a presumptive presidential campaign launch, this was a clown show. And it brings to mind an analogy of Clinton as a presidential candidate, one which not-infrequently appears in conservative-friendly movies like First Blood and Apocalypto. Namely, that Clinton is a spring spear trap for the Democrats to contend with, and they’re quite likely to be impaled by her in 2016. Understand that despite what you might see in film, the spear trap (or its cousin the Punji stick) is a jungle warfare device which, while potentially lethal, is most often intended to immobilize and incapacitate its victim, thus...
  • The Vaunted 'Competence' Of Barack Obama

    05/26/2014 6:27:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    s a candidate for president in 1988, Michael Dukakis famously proclaimed: "This election is not about ideology; it's about competence." It wasn't a winning argument. Dukakis had run as the architect of the so-called "Massachusetts Miracle," the state's mid-1980s economic boom. But the miracle was turning into a fiscal meltdown, and as it did Dukakis's once-commanding lead went down the drain. On Election Day, he lost to George H. W. Bush in a 40-state landslide. Dukakis played down ideology because he didn't want to be tagged as a liberal, and he played up competence because that's what all candidates do....
  • Americans More Likely to Vote for a Cheating, Pot-Smoking or Gay President Over an Atheist in 2016

    05/21/2014 7:42:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Most Americans would rather have a president who believes in God rather than one who doesn't. In a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, Americans ranked atheism as the most negative trait that could be displayed by presidential candidates who plan to seek the White House in 2016. (Photo: Pew Research Center) Atheism was ranked the lowest on a list of 16 presidential traits where military service was ranked as the most appealing."Not believing in God and never having held elected office before are the most negatively viewed traits among those tested. Just over half (53 percent) say they...
  • Eugene Robinson: Obama’s transformational presidency -- The most consequential since Reagan

    05/09/2014 1:32:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/09/2014 | Eugene Robinson
    Is it safe to say that Barack Obama’s presidency will be remembered as the most consequential since Ronald Reagan’s — a presidency that “changed the trajectory of America” and “put us on a fundamentally different path”? That was the audacious goal Obama set for himself during his 2008 campaign. Now is a useful time to assess his progress because the sixth year of any president’s tenure tends to be seen as a low point. Familiarity breeds impatience and frustration — among commentators, at least, whose narrow focus on which party is perceived as “winning” the day or the week misses...
  • The Shoals of Equality

    04/01/2014 10:45:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    How might a captain's log of the good ship America read? The pages would surely include accounts of halcyon skies and smooth sailing, however turbulent the times seemed at the moment. As well as episodes of peril, even shipwreck, as the grand old lady was tossed and turned, even torn asunder. See 1861-65. There would be notations in the log by the greatest of her captains and commanders, the Washingtons and Lincolns, whose service to the Republic even now can be summed up by only one word: indispensable. The roster of skippers would include the near-greats, too, however much they...
  • The search for a home for Mr Obama’s library and museum has begun

    03/27/2014 10:26:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Economist ^ | The March 29, 2014 Issue
    “AT THEIR best, they are lively classrooms of democracy,” says Richard Norton Smith, a historian who specialises in presidential libraries. They are also something of a misnomer. People who wander in expecting to borrow “The Cat in the Hat” tend to find instead a museum, a replica of the Oval Office and many floors of documents. Last week the Barack Obama Foundation invited applications from institutions interested in giving room to the 14th presidential library. Marty Nesbitt, a member of the foundation board and a friend of the Obamas, says a shortlist of sites will be presented to Mr and...
  • Cruz-Palin 2016: Seeking a Tea Party ticket (Article from 2013)

    03/07/2014 12:40:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Examiner ^ | October 16, 2013 | Dustin Koellhoffer
    There are so many good conservatives in and running for office that could take America back from liberal socialists and moderate spend thrifts that it’s hard to know them all without excessive effort. Sens. Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Reps. Paul Ryan, and candidate Elizabeth Cheney are all known names, but somebody has something bad to say about everybody. Romney was equally conservative but allowed his name to be smeared by moderates led by Boehner in Congress who cost him the election by attacking conservatives. Tea Party members need to stop being churlish when it comes to some of...
  • Trevor Loudon's Interesting Dream Team For 2016

    02/28/2014 9:37:17 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 22 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | February 28, 2014 | Trevor Loudon
    New Zealander Trevor Loudon was at the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix on February 21st and 22nd, 2014. He is quite the American Patriot. In this excerpt from his Friday night speech, he shares his ideal Dream Team for 2016. Video at the site.
  • Oklahoma House Kills National Popular Vote Bill

    02/19/2014 3:35:49 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 17 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/19/14 | LD Jackson
    I wrote last Saturday about the insanity displayed by some Oklahoma Senators, Republicans no less, by passing a bill that would tie Oklahoma's Electoral College votes to the national popular vote. In case you missed that discussion, you can find it here. For further analysis that goes beyond what I provided, The McCarville Report has a post that is a must read about the National Popular Vote Fallacy. In regards to the bill that was passed by the Oklahoma Senate, I have been concerned about how it would fare in the House. I can now report that the bill will...
  • Carey Institute To Explore "What If" Of Palin Presidency

    01/31/2014 1:24:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WAMC-FM Northeast Public Radio ^ | January 31, 2014 | Dave Lucas
    President Obama’s election in 2008 marked a landmark shift in American politics. But what if he had lost? What would life in America be like today, had John McCain and Sarah Palin headed to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave? (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Imagine a Sarah Palin presidency — what kind of a difference —if any — would it have made if the course of history had flowed in a different direction? The Carey Institute for Global Good in Rensselaerville is hosting its latest Carey Dialogue Saturday night. Institute President Carol Ash is extending an invitation to the public to come and discuss what she says...
  • Anthony Weiner on Hillary Clinton: ‘Most qualified candidate in history’

    01/24/2014 10:14:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Scandal-plagued Anthony Weiner — whose wife is a close associate to Hillary Clinton — laid it on pretty thick for the former first lady this week, characterizing her as quite possibly the best politician for the presidential role in the entire history of the United States.
  • THe Caricature of A President And His Staff As Seen Through the Eyes of A Fractured Reality

    01/21/2014 4:31:33 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    These chracters have the ability to be manipulated in any 360 girection up or down, 3D movement. You need a subscription in order to be ale topost the characters. Enjoy! 'In this example click on BarackTurn, wait for the item to downloadedand then use your mouse to manipuate the image in any direction barackTurn from Mike on Sketchfab. Why someone created a weird caricature of Obama with Wings, is very strange. But there it is. Have fun plaacing him in all sorts of positions. "Click Obama With ?Wings to Activate It" ObamaWithWings from Beamvenom on Sketchfab. I call this the...
  • The GOP Needs a Conservative in 2016

    01/08/2014 4:52:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | January 7, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    There are moments in American political history when dissatisfaction with the old order and suspicion—even fear—of its ways presents the opportunity for monumental change. It happened in 1932 as the nation sank into Depression and voted out the “business of America is business” crowd, installing a leftist plutocrat in the White House instead. It happened in 1980 when high taxes and inept leadership demanded a steady hand committed to unfettering American entrepreneurship. And in 2016, it can happen again—as long as Republicans nominate an ideological conservative, ideally with a good dose of charisma—someone who can vividly explain conservative principles to...
  • Public lacks confidence in government, poll finds

    01/02/2014 4:35:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Only one in ten people in the United States says the government works well, and doesn’t need to be changed, a new poll indicates. Half of the public, by contrast, said the government either needs “a lot of changes” or wanted a complete overhaul, according to a recent poll by Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Seventy percent of people surveyed said they aren’t confident in the government’s ability “to make progress on the important problems and issues facing the country in 2014.” The pollsters asked people which issues they want the government to tackle in 2014. Healthcare reform...
  • Obama's presidency beset by fits, starts in year 5

    12/28/2013 4:33:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2013 | AP News
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a moment for Barack Obama to savor. His second inaugural address over, Obama paused as he strode from the podium last January, turning back for one last glance across the expanse of the National Mall, where a supportive throng stood in the winter chill to witness the launch of his new term. "I want to take a look, one more time," Obama said quietly. "I'm not going to see this again." There was so much Obama could not — or did not — see then, as he opened his second term with a confident call...
  • Washington Post Op-Ed Goes Viral: End Presidential Term Limits (With Poll to FReep)

    11/30/2013 7:35:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 30, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    An op-ed in the Washington Post went viral this week as it drew controversy advocating for an end to presidential term limits. In the piece, bluntly titled “End presidential term limits,” New York University history professor Jonathan Zimmerman suggests that the 22nd Amendment limiting presidents to two terms of office should be repealed as a way to assuring a more effective presidency and protecting democracy from a leader without fear of voters’ wrath. Citing the treatment of President Obama in the wake of his troubled Affordable Care Act rollout and a nuclear deal with Iran, Zimmerman argued that if Obama...
  • End presidential term limits

    In 1947, Sen. Harley Kilgore(D-W.Va.) condemned a proposed constitutional amendment that would restrict presidents to two terms. “The executive’s effectiveness will be seriously impaired,” Kilgore argued on the Senate floor, “ as no one will obey and respect him if he knows that the executive cannot run again.”I’ve been thinking about Kilgore’s comments as I watch President Obama, whose approval rating has dipped to 37 percent in CBSNews polling—the lowest ever for him—during the troubled rollout of his health-care reform. Many of Obama’s fellow Democrats have distanced themselves from the reform and from the president. Even former president Bill Clinton...
  • How a presidency unravels

    11/23/2013 6:31:33 AM PST · by mandaladon · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 23 Nov 2013 | George F. Will
    For concision and precision in describing Barack Obama’s suddenly ambivalent relationship with his singular — actually, his single — achievement, the laurels go to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.). After Obama’s semi-demi-apology for millions of canceled insurance policies — an intended and predictable consequence of his crusade to liberate Americans from their childish choices of “substandard” policies sold by “bad apple” insurers — Scalise said Obama is like someone who burns down your house. Then shows up with an empty water bucket. Then lectures you about how defective the house was. What is now inexplicably called Obama’s “fix” for the chaos...
  • Kennedy Was No Conservative

    11/23/2013 6:50:11 AM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 45 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Nov. 20, 2013 | Gene Healy
    When we’re evaluating our 35th president’s conservative credentials, it ought to matter that his administration conducted a systematic effort to silence the Right. In fact, on two of the Tea Partiers’ betes noires, abuse of the FCC’s Fairness Doctrine and politicization of the IRS, the Kennedy administration practically wrote the playbook. A key document is the 1961 “Reuther Memorandum,” a 24-page strategy memo commissioned by Bobby Kennedy and drafted by United Auto Workers leaders Walter and Victor Reuther with liberal attorney Joseph Rauh. It called for “deliberate Administration policies and programs to contain the radical right from further expansion and...
  • A Failed Presidency

    11/21/2013 5:11:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Commentary ^ | November 20, 2014 | Peter Wehner
    The bad news keeps piling up for President Obama. A new CBS News poll shows only 37 percent of Americans now approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president, while 57 percent disapprove of him. A 20-point approval-disapproval gap in politics is worrisome. And so is having your party turn on you with a vengeance. A case in point: the Hill newspaper reports that Obama’s relationship with congressional Democrats has worsened to an unprecedented low, according to Democratic aides. [Snip] The Hill story went on to report that Democrats in both chambers who are up for reelection in...
  • The pernicious myth of Obama’s “incompetence”

    10/30/2013 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Salong ^ | October 30, 2013 | Joan Walsh
    Excuse me if I sit out this round of hyperventilating over President Obama’s alleged “incompetence” on matters ranging from the Affordable Care Act rollout to the NSA spying scandal. Because we just played this game last spring. Five months ago cable news and the Web were aflame with charges that the Obama White House had reached either a new level of tyranny or ineptitude after supposed “new” revelations about Benghazi, the IRS non-scandal and the administration’s spying on journalists. In fact, the heavy-handed investigation of leaks targeting journalists in creepy new ways was the only story that merited serious coverage...
  • Christian TV Host Asks God for 'Military Takeover' of Obama's Presidency

    10/03/2013 7:57:31 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 24 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | October 01, 2013 | David
    Christian TV Host Asks God for 'Military Takeover' of Obama's Presidency By David DOWNLOADS: (207) Download WMV Download Quicktime PLAYS: (2036) Play WMV Play Quicktime Embed 360x233440x277520x320X277 A Christian TV host this week called on God to consider a "military takeover" of President Barack Obama's government because it could be the only way to save the country from tyranny. On his Monday Internet broadcast, Morning Star TV's Rick Joyner predicted that democracy was "doomed" unless the Lord imposed martial law. "The balance of powers in the legislative and judicial branches were supposed to balance and keep in check, hold in...
  • Hillary, don't run for president

    09/25/2013 5:43:38 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | September 25, 2013 | James Moore
    (CNN) -- Don't run, Hillary. Nobody is saying the former secretary of state, New York senator, U.S. and Arkansas first lady, and Yale-trained attorney is not qualified for the White House. In fact, she may have one of the most impressive résumés to ever be submitted for the job. Clinton has a breadth of experience that indicates she has every capability needed to be president of the United States. But it is time for America to move on. The first argument against another Clinton candidacy is generational. Baby boomers need to release their arthritic fingers from the torch of leadership...
  • Hillary Clinton would be a really FINE President, but of what Country?

    08/01/2013 12:22:42 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 26 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 1, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Similar to Imam Obama's, her presidency would be an historic first in many ways. Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain recently called Ms. Clinton a "fine" Secretary of State and observed that he would find it "tough" to choose were she and Senator Paul to be opposing candidates for the presidency in 2016. Senator McCain makes "tough" choices poorly -- like his RINO colleagues -- so why should he bother?We, however, need to make some choices and they need not all be "tough" ones. Mike at Make an Effort today contended, The only viable option left to us is a reformation within...
  • Book Discussion on Calvin Coolidge: A Documentary Biography

    07/29/2013 4:51:48 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 28, 2013 | C-SPAN
    David Pietrusza talked about his book, Calvin Coolidge: A Documentary Biography, in which he recounts the life and career of the 30th president. Born in Vermont and left motherless at just 10 years old, Coolidge attended Amherst College, worked his way up through Massachusetts state politics to serve in the state House of Representatives and Senate, and ultimately was elected governor of his adopted state. In 1920, he was elected as Warren G. Harding’s vice president. Just three years later, with Harding’s sudden death, the man nicknamed “Silent Cal” was sitting in the Oval Office. The event took place at...
  • Zogby: Obama is on the verge of failure

    06/21/2013 8:53:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that dithering in the White House has President Obama losing control of his agenda and administration. "President Obama has coined the term 'leading from behind'. Your humble pollster suggests that he 'falling behind in leading from behind' as things are getting out of control. After months of dithering, the U.S. has decided to arm the rebels in Syria, but this comes at a time when the Assad regime is in the ascendancy. (Sort of like Paul Revere screaming, 'The British were here. The British were here.') "Multiple reports...
  • The Decline of the Obama Presidency

    06/03/2013 9:07:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/03/2013 | Fred Barnes
    John Dos Passos, the novelist and historian, once said: "Often things you think are just beginning are coming to an end." His observation was made in the 1960s. But it's true today of Barack Obama's presidency and the promise of a bright future for his second term. Mr. Obama's re-election stirred grand expectations. The vote heralded a new liberal era, or so it was claimed. His victory was said to reflect ideological, cultural and demographic trends that could keep Democrats in the majority for years to come. His second four years in the White House would be just the beginning....
  • Reports of the Obama Presidency's Death Are Exaggerated

    04/29/2013 11:14:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/29/2013 | By Daren Jonescu
    A tentative murmur of hopefulness among some American conservatives is threatening to explode into joyous optimism. A few rough days for the Obama administration, combined with Obama's lame duck status, seem to have created an intoxicating elixir of wishful thinking, and a surprising number of people are quaffing this elixir without reserve. I feel like a teetotaler at a Dionysian bash, watching everyone else progressing from gaiety to hysteria, and wondering how they could be so careless as to set themselves up for the horrible morning after that awaits them. Obama is finished, the revelers exclaim. His agenda has run...