The Democrat-controlled Senate voted 89-10 to pass an extension of the payroll tax cut. According to theAssociated Press, the two-month extension requires President Obama to grant a permit for the Canada-to-Texas Keystone pipeline within 60 days unless he determines that the pipeline is “not in the national interest.” Obama had implied that he would veto any bill that required that he make a decision before it was politically | Read More »
President Obama and the biased media wing of the Democrat Party are heralding the “official” end of the Iraq War. They are neglecting to note that in order to get the Democrats’ nomination, presidential candidate Obama promised to remove all combat brigades from Iraq within 16 months: Whatever nuance Barack Obama is now adding to his Iraq withdrawal strategy, the core plan on his Web | Read More »
The New Hampshire Union Leader, New Hampshire’s largest newspaper endorses Newt Gingrich for president: America is at a crucial crossroads. It is not going to be enough to merely replace Barack Obama next year. We are in critical need of the innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership that Gingrich has shown he is capable of providing. He did so with the Contract with America. He | Read More »
Nearly 200 Conservative bloggers were in the middle of a training session on data visualization when Occupy Denver launched their “surprise” effort to occupy the conference. The protest was a major fail in no small part because the Occupiers announced the “surprise” occupation attempt on Twitter. When the Occupiers showed up they were met at the conference room door by dozens of cameras wielded by | Read More »
The good folks at Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies released a new TV ad in Massachusetts taking on Democrat Senator wannabee Elizabeth Warren for her support of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. You may remember that a couple of weeks ago Warren not only embraced the Occupier Party, but in Al Gore-like fashion, claimed credit for creating the “intellectual foundation” for the movement: “I created much | Read More »
A year before the 2012 election, the good folks at American Crossroads released a terrific new video featuring Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour to remind us of the importance of this presidential election. In the video, Governor Barbour, talks about what a second Obama term would mean for America: “[Obama’s] policies aren’t fixing our problems, they’re making them worse. And a second Obama term means making | Read More »
Occupy Boston, the Boston branch of the Occupy Party, hosted a rally yesterday supporting accused terrorist Terak Mehanna. The U.S. government says Mehanna, 28, provided “material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization,” and acted as a “media wing” for al-Qaeda. It’s one thing not to know what you are protesting as some Wall Street occupiers told Reason TV and the organizer of the Sacramento | Read More »
A new IBD/TIPP survey finds 51% of Americans now oppose giving President Obama a second term: By 51%-41%, respondents in October picked “someone new deserves a chance” over Obama “deserves to be re-elected.” Among independents, it was 54%-36%. Half of Americans give Obama poor or unacceptable marks in creating jobs and economic growth vs. 24% who say he’s doing well. Among independents, it’s 51%-18%. The | Read More »
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 »
Van Jones resigned as President Obama’s so-called “green jobs czar” in 2009. Or as we put it then, “Truth ousts Obama’s ‘Truther’ czar.” The Jones resignation was an attempt to stop the damage to Obama from the revelations that Jones signed the “9/11 truther” statement — which alleges government complicity in the 9/11 terror attacks, the fact that Jones was an admitted communist and video | Read More »
Wisconsin Congressman, and Chairman of the House Budget Committee, released the following video this morning, in which he explains common sense ideas about pro-growth tax reforms that are fair, competitive, simple, and that have bipartisan support: It’s that simple.
In the latest CNN poll Governor Perry maintains his lead over the rest of the Republican presidential contenders at 30%. But the big take away from the new poll is that Perry is now perceived as the most electable, with 42% saying he has the best chance of beating Obama next year. Only 26% say Romney has the best chance of defeating the president. Perry | Read More »
I have published and republished my remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. I don’t feel it is as poignant as are those of some of my RedState colleagues, so I keep looking for new remembrances. This year I found the recollection of the only American not on earth on 9/11. “The smoke seemed to have an odd bloom to it at the base | Read More »
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 »
Unfortunately, except for the price tag, President Obama’s big jobs stimulus speech was nothing new and all too familiar and repetitive. It really was that repetitive. Obama used some version of “pass this bill” — 17 times in his stimulus speech.