Failed-plan expert President Obama lectures GOP on plans.
Isn’t this just the cutest thing? If the video doesn’t load, Breitbart TV pulled the relevant quote: “My plan says we’re going to put teachers back in the classrooms, construction workers back to work… Tax cuts for small businesses, tax cuts for hiring veterans, tax cuts if you give your worker a raise. That’s my plan. Then you got [the Republican's] plan which is ‘let’s | Read More »
GOP candidates! Boycott the Nevada debate*!
It’s been reported that Jon Huntsman has decided to boycott the Nevada CNN debate next Tuesday as part of a larger pushback against Nevada’s moving up its caucus date. I applaud this act of principle, and encourage all other Republican candidates** to follow suit immediately. In fact… this problematical situation vis a vis the creeping primary dates have gotten so out of hand that the | Read More »
Majority expects Obama to lose reelection
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds only 37% expect Obama to win reelection. A majority, 55%, expect the Republican presidential nominee to win. Democrats do expect Obama to win, but only by a 58% to 33% percent margin. Republicans, by a margin of 83% to 13%, expect their presidential nominee to win. And Independents, by a 54% to 36 margin expect the Republican nominee | Read More »
Why is Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012 only *now* in doubt?
I should note right from the start that I like Stu Rothenberg as a pundit and a political handicapper: he’s a pretty bright person and he has a lot of experience. But Rothenberg is also very much plugged into the professional political establishment… and sometimes, it shows. Case in point: Rothenberg’s otherwise spot-on analysis about the travails of Barack Obama these days has what I | Read More »
Where’s the new [stimulus] bill Mr. Obama?
After promising time and time again to focus on jobs. After promising time and time again to pivot to jobs. After promising time and time again to give a jobs plan speech right after his Martha’s Vineyard vacations. After promising new fresh proposals, not a rehash of plans he has pitched previously. After demanding time and time again before a joint session that Congress pass | Read More »
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Obama’s new jobs plan sounds too familiar
How is President Obama going to say anything in his big jobs speech tomorrow night that will make a difference? Apparently he is not. Obama’s new jobs plan looks remarkably like his $830 billion 2009 economic stimulus package. According to Al Hunt the latest Obama job plan stimulus includes tax cuts, infrastructure spending, unemployment benefits extension and direct aid to state and local governments. At | Read More »
Is it time for Rick Perry?
A new web site, Time for Perry, has been launched urging Texas Governor Rick Perry to seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. You can watch the site’s featured video, “It’s Time for Perry,” below:
Gallup: Obama slips with African-Americans, Hispanics…
Gallup mentions the most obvious point – the President has slipped from his historical approval rating among African-Americans (usually around 92%) all the way down to 85%* – but it kind of obscures a detail on the graph with regard to Hispanic voters. They acknowledge that the President is currently at a low with 54% of those voters, but Gallup does not point out that | Read More »
Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii retires – makes it 12
Hawaii’s U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka will not run for reelection in 2012. Akaka’s retirement brings to 12 the number of members of the 112th Congress — 5 Senate and 2 House Democrats and 2 Senate and 3 House Republicans that have announced plans to leave Congress on or before the January 3, 2013 end of the 112th Congress: SENATE Democrats Daniel Akaka (HI) Retiring | Read More »
Obama’s leadership rating falls to a new record low
New Rasmussen Reports polling finds only 37% of likely voters think President Obama is doing a good or excellent job as a leader. Forty percent rate his performance as poor. The poll’s finding represents a huge shift in opinion from just a month ago after Obama delivered his State of the Union speech. Back then, 47% of voters viewed Obama’s leadership positively. Other interesting findings | Read More »