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  • So much for the Greatest Transition in World History

    08/24/2009 11:21:42 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 4 replies · 510+ views
    Michelle Malkin Blog ^ | August 24, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    A New York Times headline yesterday read: “Obama’s Team Is Lacking Most of Its Top Players.” Yes, so much for the Greatest Transition in World History (a point expounded on in the introduction to Culture of Corruption, where I note that for all the hype about Obama’s brilliant, efficient, amazingly genius transition team, Obama failed to beat the pace of the Reagan White House, which had 73 officials confirmed by Day 100 compared to Obama’s 65 — and which avoided the bungles and baggage that Obama’s botched nominees brought with them.) The bottom line so far, the NYT now reports:...

    05/13/2009 1:32:13 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 8 replies · 812+ views
    NEALZ NUZE ^ | MAY 13, 2009 | NEAL BOORTZ
    Neal Boortz @ May 13, 2009 8:32 AM The Media Research Center did an analysis of the lamestream media's coverage of Obama's first 100 days. Guess what? Turns out that they have done a great job of sending tingles up their legs but a lousy job acting as watchdogs. MRC analysts looked at all 982 broadcast evening news stories about Obama and his administration from Inauguration Day (January 20) through April 29. Here are some of the interesting, though not surprising, things that they found: - Obama's first 100 days were defined by massive spending, aggressive intervention in the private...
  • Cheerleaders for the Revolution - Network Coverage of Barack Obama’s First 100 Days

    05/11/2009 1:12:56 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 8 replies · 746+ views
     During his first 100 days as President, Barack Obama has pushed an audaciously liberal agenda which, if enacted, would have radical consequences for America for decades. With Democrats enjoying monopoly control of the House and Senate, the news media have a professional duty to scrutinize those policies, and give audiences both sides of the story — not just the perspective of a powerful Chief Executive. Unfortunately, a Media Research Center analysis of ABC, CBS and NBC evening news coverage of President Obama’s first 100 days in office shows network reporters have failed as watchdogs. The networks have raised few doubts...
  • U.S. sheds fewest jobs in 6 months (Classic Reuters spin on Obama's 8.9% unemployment news)

    05/08/2009 9:31:17 AM PDT · by dead · 22 replies · 1,009+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 May 2009 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employers cut 539,000 jobs last month, the fewest since October, according to government data on Friday that signaled the economy's steep decline may be easing. The unemployment rate, however, soared to 8.9 percent, the highest since September 1983, from 8.5 percent in March and job losses in March and February were a combined 66,000 steeper than previously estimated, the Labor Department said. A big 72,000 jump in government payrolls tempered the overall job-loss figure. Private sector employment fell by 611,000 in April after a 693,000 job decline in March.
  • Obama the Untested

    05/05/2009 6:30:29 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 12 replies · 790+ views ^ | 5/5/2009 | Robert D. Kaplan
    The American media has just released an avalanche of reports assessing President Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office. Ignore it all. It doesn’t matter. The revealing part of his presidency hasn’t begun yet. At about this point in his presidency, George W. Bush had, with the help of his secretary of state, Colin Powell, just won the release of the crew of a U.S. spy plane from China, leading the world media elite to declare Bush a pragmatic president in foreign affairs, and Powell his most important advisor. As for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, it was said that he...
  • I Have Figured Out One Thing About The President

    05/04/2009 7:17:32 AM PDT · by ignorancerunsrampant · 21 replies · 989+ views
    5/4/2009 | me
    I believe that today is something like day 104 and Barack Obama has had 320 news conferences. This guy loves to hear himself talk. But it is more than that. The president is doing one of two things. First, he is either getting things done, or second, he is telling you what he is going to get done. The 320 news conferences are to tell you what he is going to get done because he is getting nothing done. If we are not feeling good about the state of the economy maybe constantly hearing how he is going to make...
  • Obama’s First 100 Days Just Flu By, Didn’t They? -- He really has no idea what the hell he's doing

    05/04/2009 5:48:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies · 1,296+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 3, 2009 | Jayme Evans
    Barack Obama’s first 100 days just flu by, didn’t they? About the only thing to pass over the heads of Americans faster than the first three months of Obama’s first (and hopefully only) term was that Top-Secret, but apparently “routine” photo-op flight, where Air Force One, shadowed by F-16s, flew nearly nap-of-the-Earth and buzzed the tourists and office buildings in lower Manhattan. The only significance to Barack Obama’s first 100 days is that there are only 1,360 left, assuming he only serves one term. But since we have to live with Democrats and since Janet Napolitano and the Obama Administration...
  • Obama Approval High Among Muslims, Jews, and Catholics (Weekly Average = 70% Catholic Approval)

    05/01/2009 11:52:59 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 86 replies · 2,311+ views
    The Gallup Poll ^ | 5-1-09 | Lydia Saad
    Gallup Poll Daily tracking during President Obama's first 100 days in office finds broad support for him among Americans affiliated with most major U.S. religions. U.S..........
  • Obama's 100 Days: The Scariest Chart I've Ever Seen

    05/01/2009 7:38:59 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 16 replies · 1,604+ views
    Human Events ^ | May. 1, 2009 | Mark Skousen
    Much has been made of the comparison of Barrick Hussein Obama and Franklin Delano Roosevelt and need for quick action in the first 100 days. Winning a popular election and enjoying heavy majorities in both houses of Congress, FDR declared a national bank holiday, took us off the gold standard and confiscated Americans gold coins, raised taxes on the rich, and began a series of anti-business measures. Obama has acted quickly too: He pushed through a partisan $800 billion plus “stimulus” package, devalued the dollar (de facto), and introduced legislation to raise taxes sharply on wealthy entrepreneurs and investors....
  • The Official Friday Silliness Thread

    05/01/2009 6:30:23 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 83 replies · 4,448+ views
    News organizations have done an admirable job of recapping the first 100 days of the Obama administration. But rarely do we stumble across a primary source like Barack Obama's own Facebook feed. Scroll down for the full story. Barack Obama joined the Washington, D.C. network. Barack Obama is taking the oath of office. Barack Obama is taking the oath of office. Barack Obama deleted the group I'm a Lobbyist AND I Work at the White House! Barack Obama deleted the group Guantanamo Bay Detainees 4EVA.   Khalid Sheikh Mohammed likes this. Reggie Love wrote on Beyonce Knowles' Wall.   Not...
  • Poll: Obama's Rating At All Time High [Mod Note: This is from March 3rd, is not current]

    04/29/2009 11:25:53 AM PDT · by jamese777 · 22 replies · 1,098+ views
    NBC News ^ | March 3, 2009, is NOT 4/29/09 as originally posted | Mark Murphy
    WASHINGTON - After Barack Obama's first six weeks as president, the American public's attitudes about the two political parties couldn't be more different, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds. Despite the country's struggling economy and vocal opposition to some of his policies, President Obama's favorability rating is at an all-time high. Two-thirds feel hopeful about his leadership and six in 10 approve of the job he's doing in the White House. "What is amazing here is how much political capital Obama has spent in the first six weeks," said Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted this survey...
  • OBAMA'S KOWTOW TOUR: TOSSING US UNDER A BUS (lending credibility to buffoons and despots)

    04/29/2009 8:31:11 AM PDT · by Liz · 2 replies · 389+ views
    NY POST ^ | 4/29/09 | VOX POPULI
    *** At G20 .....Obama lent credibility to buffoons and despots. What wisdom did he glean from Daniel Ortega' s hate-filled excoriations? Fidel Castro has already hurled back Obama's olive branch, slamming the door on freeing political prisoners. Rather than celebrate the political legacy that put him in the White House, he breaks the bonds of our political traditions. NAMES REDACTED Westwood, NJ *** .........."righties" made such a fuss over Pres Obama's "World Capitulation Tour".......not simply because he threw the US under the bus in a fit of self-flagellation. It's because he was utterly ineffective....we were treated to the spectacle of...
  • Biden (in Houston for DNC fundraiser) says he helped persuade Specter to switch

    04/29/2009 8:24:27 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 46 replies · 1,085+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2009, 9:26PM | ALAN BERNSTEIN
    ...Biden was in town for a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception at the River Oaks home of lawyer Neal Manne — who served as Specter’s chief of staff in Washington in the 1980s... The vice president said that, as a senator from Delaware, he was Specter’s best friend in the Senate for 33 years, and that he and Manne “have been trying to remind Arlen that he is really Democrat.” “I have been working on that in earnest for the past four years and double time for the past 100 days (as vice president),” Biden added. “It seems only appropriate,”...
  • Swine Flu Exposes HHS Vacancies

    At Sunday afternoon's White House press briefing on the administration's efforts to combat and control a potential swine flu outbreak, press secretary Robert Gibbs was joined by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, deputy national security adviser John Brennan, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acting director Dr. Richard Besser. Noticeably absent on stage was a fully confirmed federal health care official: There was no health and human services secretary (Kathleen Sebelius could be confirmed as early as tomorrow), no surgeon general (no new candidate has emerged since Dr. Sanjay Gupta dropped out) and no fully confirmed director of CDC...
  • CNN: Obama more popular than his policies, poll shows

    04/27/2009 1:41:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies · 1,350+ views ^ | April 27, 2009 | By Paul Steinhauser
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A new national poll suggests that President Obama is personally more popular than his policies. The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll, released Monday, also indicates that 63 percent of Americans approve of how Obama is handling his duties as president. One in three questioned in the poll disapprove. The survey, released two days before Obama marks 100 days in the White House, indicates that three in four Americans feel Obama has the personal qualities a president should have. But when asked whether Obama agrees with the respondent on the issues, that number drops to 57 percent. "Americans have...
  • Obama's House of Cards Popularity

    04/27/2009 1:16:46 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 548+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 04/27/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The reason I don't watch MSNBC was confirmed this weekend. No less than three times did I flip onto the station for a brief minute when I noticed that they were analyzing, again, some poll that put Obama's popularity at 69%, which according to the graphic made him the most popular president in recent history. The answer for his defenders to any number of policy criticisms is to point to his popularity and to use that as proof that he is right and his opponents are out of touch. The president continues to be popular for two reasons primarily, his...
  • FAA says low-flying plane over Staten Island is 'pre-planned' flight to take photos

    04/27/2009 7:30:01 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 387 replies · 15,445+ views
    FAA says low-flying plane over Staten Island is 'pre-planned' flight to take photos by Staten Island Advance Monday April 27, 2009, 10:03 AM A plane, that appears to be a commercial jet tailed by fighter jets, is a "pre-planned" military flight taking photos of the Statue of Liberty, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Reports indicate it may be Air Force One. "It is pre-planned, pre-coordinated with everyone involved," said FAA spokesman Jim Peters. "It's a military flight over New York to take photos." Peters, who stressed it is not an emergency, said the flight is circling the Statue of...
  • Obama Officials Says Americans Use Too Much Health Care

    04/27/2009 8:26:48 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 73 replies · 3,382+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 27th, 2009 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    “If you got health insurance, then you can keep it . . . and we won’t do anything about that,” at least that was what President Obama promised during the campaign last year. Well, add that to a very long list of broken campaign promises, including: cutting government spending, reducing the deficit, and “no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.” Just as bad, on Friday it was revealed that Obama and the Democrats have no problem pushing through Senate votes on these radical health care changes that strip away normal procedural protections...
  • Obama's 100 Days, Christians Disappointed

    04/24/2009 11:55:34 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 32 replies · 965+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4-24-09 | Ken Gurley
    President Obama’s first 100 days in office will come to a close. Obama's juggernaut candidacy swept many Christians into its wake. Some now appear to have "buyer's remorse." As David Gushee, an evangelical Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University and a supporter of Obama recently wrote in the USA TODAY: "Mr. President, we need more than lip service. Centrist evangelicals like me embraced Barack Obama's campaign pledge to help bride the gaps of the culture wars. Instead, the president's short record on abortion-related issues is is familiar— and disappointing—rather than revolutionary.” Gushee is not alone. So, while politicos and...
  • Obama quickly, confidently adapts to presidency

    04/24/2009 10:43:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies · 2,375+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2009 | Liz Sidoti
    It didn't take long for Barack Obama — for all his youth and inexperience — to get acclimated to his new role as the calming leader of a country in crisis. "I feel surprisingly comfortable in the job," the nation's 44th president said a mere two weeks after taking the helm. "The challenges are big," a sober Obama added, underscoring the foreign and domestic problems he inherited Jan. 20. "But one thing I'm absolutely convinced about is you want to be president when you've got big problems. If things are going too smoothly, then this is just another nice home...