Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged abondoning, arkansas, base, Conservative, Democrat, Economy, kentucky, news, Obama, opinion, Politics, primary, Republican, righthook38, telegraph on May 23, 2012 |
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This, in addition to the weak WV Democratic primary, where an inmate from Texas garnered 41% of the vote, and we’ve got a potential Romney landslide in the making…
There were Democratic presidential primaries held last night in Arkansas and Kentucky. Arkansas is traditionally solid Democrat; both are regarded as conservative “blue dog” states. As such they were a good test of how moderate or conservative Dems regard the administration’s record. Apparently, they are not happy.
Obama faced his stiffest competition in Arkansas, where national media outlets had boosted the profile of his everyman challenger, lawyer John Wolfe. Some polls put Obama as little as seven points ahead. The projected final result (at time of writing) was Obama 61 percent to Wilson’s 39 percent. The 22 point gap looks big, but it’s pathetic for an incumbent president. Kentucky, surprisingly, was even worse. Obama took 58 percent while “uncommitted” took 42 percent. Forty-two percent of Kentucky Democrats would rather vote for nobody than the President of the United States.
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Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged Conservative, controversy, country, cover, Democrat, direction, Economy, magazine, new yorker, news, newsweek, opinion, Politics, Republican, righthook, time on May 14, 2012 |
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Need I say more??
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Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged Clinton, Conservative, Democrat, Economy, godfather, Hillary, law, muslim, news, Obama, opinion, Politics, Republican, righthook, rights, sharia, women on February 23, 2012 |
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I was talking with my wife and married daughter the other day about Muslims, Sharia law and the Obama administration’s support of them. We were talking about how Sharia lawallows for physical and emotional abuse of women. It makes women a third class person, barely better than an animal or even a possession like a car. They can be abused, beaten and even killed.
Strict Sharia law does not allow a woman to receive an education, work in many industries, drive a car, walk alongside a man in public or even to speak to a man other than her husband or son in public. Women under Sharia law are no better off than the black slaves were before the American Civil War.
President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have had numerous opportunities to speak out against Sharia law and how it violates women’s rights. But to date, neither one of them have condemned the Muslim practice. They have readily condemned other human rights violations around the globe, but never have they done so with Sharia law.
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Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged 2012, Conservative, Democrat, Economy, fact check, jobs, news, Obama, opinion, Politics, Republican, righthook, Speech, state of the union on January 25, 2012 |
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A State of the Union address is often difficult to fact check, no matter who is president. The speech is a product of many hands and is carefully vetted, so major errors of fact are so relatively rare that they sometimes can become big news (think of George W. Bush’s “sixteen little words” about Iraq seeking uranium in Niger). At the same time, State of the Union addresses are very political speeches, an argument for the president’s policies, so context (or the perspective of opponents) is often missing.
Here is a guide through some of President Obama’s more fact-challenged claims, in the order in which he made them. As is our practice with live events, we do not award Pinocchio rankings, which are reserved for complete columns.
“For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq. For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country. Most of al Qaeda’s top lieutenants have been defeated. The Taliban’s momentum has been broken, and some troops in Afghanistan have begun to come home.”
The killing of bin Laden, which Obama used to open and close his speech, is an achievement that few partisans would quibble with. But the story about Iraq and Afghanistan is much more muddled.
Yes, U.S. troops have left Iraq, in part because the Obama administration was unwilling or unable — take your pick — to extend a security agreement with Iraq. Since the U.S. departure, Iraq has descended into violence as the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has targeted Sunni opposition figures. The country at times appears to teeter on the edge of a new outbreak of sectarian violence. Read more….
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Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged Americans, Conservative, Democrat, Economy, fox news sunday, harry reid, house, jobs, jobs council, john boener, news, Obama, opinion, Politics, Republican, righthook, senate, speaker, work on January 23, 2012 |
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Yesterday, on Fox News Sunday, Speaker of the House John Boehner noted that the House passed 30 jobs bills in 2011, which have never made it to the floor of the Senate, thanks to Democrat Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid. While Obama constantly claims Republicans are the party of No, and that they are responsible for the lack of new jobs in this country, these facts speak otherwise.
On Speaker Boehner’s blog this weekend (www.speaker.gov/blog), the following article was posted, noting that Obama’s own Jobs Council has endorsed the approach to job creation that the Republicans have been pursuing all year, in order to get Americans back to work. (Note how many bills have the comment “Senate has taken no action to date.”) Hmmm…who is the REAL party of No??
Yesterday, the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness released its year-end report, recommending how we can “create jobs in the short run and improve our nation’s competitiveness over the long term.” The recommendations focus on reducing regulatory burdens, simplifying our tax code, utilizing American sources of energy, and fostering private sector innovation and global competitiveness – the very approach House Republicans have advocated. As Speaker Boehner noted, “With this report, President Obama’s own panel of experts has endorsed the approach to job creation House Republicans have been pursuing for more than a year.” Not only does the report align with the approach Republicans have proposed, it reflects legislation already passed by the House and awaiting action in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The House has acted, and all we need now is a willing partner in the Senate to make many of the Council’s recommendations a reality. That’s why Speaker Boehner yesterday urged, “the President to call on Senate leaders to take up these House-passed jobs bills so we can provide the solutions American job creators say are needed to put people back to work.”
Here are the ideas proposed in the Council’s report, followed by bills and ideas proposed by House Republicans.
President’s Jobs Council: Adopt an “All-In” Strategy on Energy – “In order to stay competitive, the U.S. must maintain access to abundant and affordable energy while reducing our reliance on foreign imports and moving toward cleaner energy sources.”
House GOP Solutions:
- Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act, H.R. 1230 (Passed the House, Senate has taken no action to date)
- Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act, H.R. 1229 (Passed the House, Senate has taken no action to date)
- Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act, H.R. 1231 (Passed the House, Senate has taken no action to date)
- Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011, H.R. 2021 (Passed the House, Senate has taken no action to date)
- North American-Made Energy Security Act, H.R. 1938 (Passed the House, Senate has taken no action to date)
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