Obama’s Legacy – One Thing
In the 1991 film “City Slickers,” hard-as-nails trail boss Curly Washburn (Jack Palance) shared with rookie cowpoke Mitch Robbins (Billy Crystal) that a person’s life comes down to just “one thing.” For those who seek the limelight and benefits of elected public service, one thing is all that many will be known for – good or bad. George Washington, who certainly accomplished a lot in | Read More »
“Failure is ALWAYS an option*.” #obamacare
A free hint to my fellow liberal arts majors: outside of our own, rather narrow, academic disciplines, it really doesn’t matter how hard you wish for something. You’re not gonna get it that way: The idea that “failure is not an option” is a fantasy version of how non-engineers should motivate engineers. That sentiment was invented by a screenwriter, riffing on an after-the-fact observation about | Read More »
ObamaCare loses support among Women and Democrats as Obama approvals tank
It was a very bad polling week for President Obama and ObamaCare, his signature legislative achievement. First, the new ABC News/Washington Post poll found that, if they had the opportunity to do it over, registered voters would choose Mitt Romney over President Obama by a margin of 49% to 45%. Obama’s approvals also hit a new all-time low in the poll with a 42% approval | Read More »
50-100 Million Americans Could Lose Their Health Insurance
The 2014 midterm elections are right around the corner and the president is sure making things ripe for Democratic defeat next year. A new analysis conducted by the American Enterprise Institute stated that 50-100 million Americans could lose their health insurance by next fall. [T]he administration anticipates half to two-thirds of small businesses would have policies canceled or be compelled to send workers onto the ObamaCare exchanges. They | Read More »
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, 2014 election
, Barack Obama
, Constitutional Law
, healthcare reform
, hhs mandate
A History Of Democratic Opposition To The Nuclear Option
In light of the irresponsible power grab made on behalf of Senate Democrats, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Ben Howe also has a good post detailing Harry Reid’s hypocrisy on nuking the filibuster from last July. In 2005, Then-Sen. Barack Obama Called For His Colleagues Considering The Nuclear Option To Think About “Protecting Free And Democratic Debate.” SEN. BARACK OBAMA: “Mr. President, I rise | Read More »
The Democrat’s Double-Edged Nuke
By now, everyone’s heard that the Democrats, led by Harry Reid (who as noted was against this just eight years ago), have pulled the trigger on the so-called “nuclear option,” which is a re-write of Senate rules that allows for judicial (non-SCOTUS) nominees to be passed through the Senate by a simple majority. Republican (and even some Democrats) are outraged, but I see it as | Read More »
Senate Democrats have done what Harry Reid said would be the end of the Senate
Under the leadership of Harry Reid, and with the blessing of President Obama, Senate Democrats actually nuked the filibuster.
According to Chris Cillizza, Sean Sullivan, the issue that Reid saw as important enough to do something he said would change the U.S. Senate forever is the confirmation of three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals – D.C. Circuit:
This time around, Democrats have pushed three nominees to the crucial D.C. circuit court, which handles most of the critical cases on interpreting federal law. The Rs say the court — which tilts toward GOP-appointed judges at the moment — doesn’t need any more judges. And McCain’s gang of GOP senators agreed, blocking all 3 of Obama’s nominees.
Some see these nominees as an effort to pack the court after a series of decisions Obama did not like.
The issue was similar last July when Reid and company convinced the Republicans to capitulate on President Obama’s terrible nominees to the National Labor Relations Board. In tricking the Republicans into approving numerous nominees the Democrats promised they were “not touching judges.”
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, charles schumer
, Chris Cillizza
, Chris Dodd
, Dianne Feinstein
, Harry Reid
, Hillary Clinton
, Joe Biden
, Max Baucus
, nuclear option
, Tom Daschle
New lows for Obama and ObamaCare
A new CBS News poll finds that approvals for both President Obama and his signature legislation, ObamaCare, have “plunged” to record lows.
Obama’s disapproval rating is now 57 percent. That is the highest disapproval CBS News Polls has ever found for Obama. Worse, only 37% now approve of Obama’s performance as president. That is the lowest approval rating of his presidency, and down from 46% in October — a nine-point drop in just one month.
Obama’s approval rating dropped by 9% among men, 10% among women and by 11% among Independents.
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@barackobama ripping off Newt Gingrich’s new book Breakout.
ou know, doing that sort of thing isn’t actually a bad plan: Newt Gingrich is a pretty good idea man. But you think that the President could have attributed his sources: President Obama lifted the theme of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s new book “Breakout” during a video interview with the Wall Street Journal. In the session, he said that the nation is “poised for | Read More »
Gettysburg, JFK, Camelot and Democrats’ Camel-nots
On today’s sesquicentennial of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and before Friday’s 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, Americans see their respective legacies betrayed by (mostly northern) liberal Democrats waging war against what Camelot’s Arthur and our Founding Fathers stood for. Thanks to the courage and vision of President Abraham Lincoln and the Union troops that responded to his call to arms, the last best hope | Read More »
On the President and Gettysburg
150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln uttered 272 remarkable words on the battlefield at Gettysburg.It remains one of the most notable speeches ever given by an American President. Lincoln, in his speech, said, “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.” Giving Lincoln’s eulogy on June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner said, “The world noted at once what he said, and | Read More »
Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Guess who’s not going?
Go ahead. Guess. On Tuesday, just 65 miles from the White House, thousands will gather at the battlefield where 150 years ago the sacrifice and bloodshed and deaths of warring Americans were immortalized by the words of President Abraham Lincoln. Fifty-one thousand casualties were counted when the fighting ceased in 1863, including 8,000 deaths, a toll that Lincoln, in his Gettysburg Address, pledged the nation | Read More »
Why are people surprised that @barackobama has no conception of good staffing? #obamacare
Bolding mine, but the last line probably is the most relevant question that can be asked about the current administration: There is nothing that any president needs more than a team of competent people around him who can keep him and his key initiatives on track. President Obama is in his fifth year in office, and he isn’t getting the level of performance from his | Read More »
Live Action Targets Abortion Industry’s ‘Profits From Pain’
Earlier this year, Live Action launched their Inhuman campaign, which highlighted the gruesome details of the late-term abortion industry. In their various investigations across the country, Live Action exposed doctors admitting that they would not care for infants born alive. That’s a violation of federal law. Also, the gross misinformation they disseminate to their patients concerning the truth about fetal pain. All of this was made | Read More »
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, Barack Obama
, media bias
, war on women
Gettysburg Address@150 and the War of Northern Aggression
Mostly northern liberal Democrat aggression over the last century, that is. Tuesday will mark the sesquicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s address at the dedication of a cemetery on a portion of the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania battlefield for the fallen where Union forces had won what turned out to be (along with the Battle of Atlanta still eight months away) the most pivotal battle of the Civil | Read More »