Posts Tagged ‘ Barack Obama ’

Obama’s “mindless austerity”

February 5, 2015
posted by

Cato Institute
by Michael D Tanner  

"In announcing his $3.999 trillion budget proposal for FY 2016, President Obama said that he was putting an end to 'mindless austerity' in federal spending. In response to which, one wants to ask, 'What color is the sky on his planet?' There has been no austerity, mindless or otherwise, during the Obama presidency (or, for that matter, the Bush presidency before that)." (02/04/15)

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/obamas-mindless-austerity  

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Budget balloon

February 4, 2015
posted by

The Cagle Post
by Nate Beeler  

Cartoon. (02/02/15)

http://www.cagle.com/2015/02/budget-balloon/  

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One cheer for Obama on the Keystone XL boondoggle

February 3, 2015
posted by

Thomas L. Knapp The Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  

"As I write this, Congress has passed a bill bypassing the US State Department's endless review process and approving construction of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. President Barack Obama's vow to veto that bill is the right thing to do, but for the wrong reasons. He's blowing an opportunity to steal congressional Republicans' thunder on one of their own banner issues. ... why not address the elephant in the room (pun very much intended) and openly side with libertarians against this GOP boondoggle on property rights grounds?" (02/02/15)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/38  

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Obama disses religious liberties in India

January 28, 2015
posted by

Shikha Dalmia Reason
by Shikha Dalmia  

"President Barack Obama handed Narendra Modi a personal triumph by accepting the Indian prime minister's invitation to attend India's Republic Day celebrations last Monday, January 26. The holiday commemorates India adopting its constitution, and affirms the nation's commitment to religious liberties. That's why it was critical for President Obama to ensure that Modi and his Hindu triumphalist cronies didn't regard his visit as a clean chit for their recent attacks on religious liberties. But he didn't." (01/28/15)

http://tinyurl.com/mabp39m  

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McConnell blasts Obama for threatening to veto giant big-government corporate welfare land theft project

January 8, 2015
posted by

WHAS 11 News    

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Barack Obama is obstructing the change American voters want by threatening to veto the first bill introduced in the new, Republican-controlled Senate. Despite that disagreement over approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, McConnell held out hope Wednesday that Republicans could work with Obama on issues such as trade agreements, infrastructure improvements and rewriting tax laws." (01/07/15)

http://tinyurl.com/qy26vhj  

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AZ: El Caudillo de Maricopa files yet another frivolous lawsuit vs. Obama

December 22, 2014
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ABC News ABC News    

"A lawyer for controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio urged a federal court judge today to stop the president from 'ramming' new immigration policies 'down the throats of the American people.' Larry Klayman, founder of the conservative [sic] legal group Judicial Watch, urged Washington, D.C. District Court Judge Beryl Howell to issue an injunction blocking Obama’s executive actions, which Klayman called a 'lanket amnesty.'" [editor's note: If it really is an "amnesty," then the US Constitution quite clearly allows Obama to do it -- see Article 2, Section 2 - TLK] (12/22/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nkn728j  

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Federal judge publicly admits he hasn’t read Article II, Section 2 of US Constitution

December 17, 2014
posted by

Washington Post    

"Earlier Tuesday, a federal court in Pennsylvania declared aspects of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration policy unconstitutional. According to the opinion by Judge Arthur Schwab, the president’s policy goes 'beyond prosecutorial discretion' in that it provides a relatively rigid framework for considering applications for deferred action, thus obviating any meaningful case-by-case determination as prosecutorial discretion requires, and provides substantive rights to applicable individuals. As a consequence, Schwab concluded, the action exceeds the scope of executive authority." [editor's note: Even assuming the extremely dubious constitutionality of federal immigration law as such, which part of "The President ... shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States" is unclear? - TLK] (12/16/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pnd5q37  

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Why Obama’s immigration policy is constitutional

December 16, 2014
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Reason Reason
by Ilya Somin  

"President Obama’s recent order deferring the deportation of up to 5 million undocumented immigrants has led to enormous controversy. Many, especially on the political right, argue that it undermines the rule of law. The president, they contend, is required to enforce federal law as written, not pick and choose which violators to go after and which to exempt based on policy considerations. In reality, Obama’s actions were well within the scope of executive authority under the Constitution." (12/16/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nn73qwk  

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US House rebukes Obama over immigration actions; spending fight looms

December 4, 2014
posted by

Fox News Fox News    

"House Republicans voted Thursday to block President Obama's immigration executive actions, though it was unclear whether the largely symbolic step would be enough to prevent a risky budget stand-off next week. The House voted 219-197 for the bill, by Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., that declares Obama's actions 'null and void and without legal effect.'" (12/04/14)

http://tinyurl.com/o9plakp  

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Obama declares “lawful action” to protect 5 million immigrants

November 21, 2014
posted by

USA Today    

"President Obama took a historic, legacy-defining step Thursday night when he announced a plan to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, infuriating Republicans but satisfying immigrants who have fought for years for such relief. The president's plan will allow undocumented immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, known as green card holders, to legally live and work in the country for a period of three years. He expanded the pool of undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children who are eligible for protected status." [editor's note: "Historic?" "Legacy-defining?" Not even close. It was incredibly weak tea and clearly aimed at baiting congressional Republicans into passing legislation - TLK] (11/20/14)

http://tinyurl.com/njkczr3  

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Obama’s immigration plan may be his most worthy act

November 21, 2014
posted by

The Canal The Canal
by Yael Ossowski  

"The New York Times and others are reporting that President Obama will sign an executive order Friday to allow some illegal immigrants to stay and work in the United States. In an administration notorious for its incompetence and overreach, the president's order will be among his few worthy actions." (11/19/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kg77f6j  

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Reid urges Obama to delay executive action on immigration

November 14, 2014
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ABC News ABC News    

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has privately asked the White House to delay an executive order on immigration until Congress passes a spending bill to keep the government running, ABC News has learned. While Reid supports President Obama’s ability to act on his own on immigration, he told senators today that he is increasingly concerned some Republicans will seize on the move and try to block the funding bill, which could lead to a government shutdown." (11/13/14)

http://tinyurl.com/k9qch6x  

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Obama and the Convention Against Torture

November 13, 2014
posted by

CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Steve Breyman  

"The Convention on Torture, other international treaties, and domestic law require the president to investigate allegations of torture, and to prosecute those responsible. Obama has, contrary to the law, shown zero interest in pursuing Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice or the other enablers and defenders of criminal behavior in the country's name; 'we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards.' There’s been no full-scale public inquiry into or publication of the various torture memos written by John Woo, or other records of official lawlessness. Neither have we witnessed a reckoning by the Obama Justice Department with the illegal and outrageous practice of extraordinary rendition." (11/13/14)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/13/obama-and-the-convention-against-torture/  

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Source: Obama to announce 10-point immigration plan via exec action as early as next week

November 13, 2014
posted by

Fox News Fox News    

"President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action -- including suspending deportations for millions -- as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News. ... The plan contains 10 initiatives than span everything from boosting border security to improving pay for immigration officers. But the most controversial pertain to the millions who could get a deportation reprieve under what is known as 'deferred action.'" (11/12/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nfbcv5p  

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Obama’s failed presidency

November 6, 2014
posted by

Bumper Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger  

"Obama had the opportunity to move America in a dramatically different direction with respect to civil liberties and foreign policy. He could have used his presidency to move America away from its decades-long program of militarism, empire, and interventionism and toward our nation’s founding principles of peace, prosperity, harmony, and a limited-government republic. Instead, Obama permitted himself to be just another president, an ordinary president, no different from George W. Bush, whose policies and programs he has simply continued." (11/06/14)

http://fff.org/2014/11/06/obamas-failed-presidency/  

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Is Barack Obama the worst president in American history?

November 4, 2014
posted by

Ivan Eland Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland  

"Donald Trump has a right to his opinion and may be an expert on real estate and 'shock marketing,' but he is an apprentice at American history. With America's ahistorical orientation and restrictive two-party political system, people on the right of the American political spectrum reflexively and viscerally believe that the current left-of-center president is the worst in history; left-leaning people had the same opinion of George W. Bush. Yet in the American two-party system, the parties behave like two giant corporations that are alone in one market -- that is a duopoly. They pretend to fiercely compete on the surface but really collude under the table." (10/28/14)

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=5181  

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Does Obama believe he should have gone to prison?

October 1, 2014
posted by

Students For Liberty Students For Liberty
by Jason Byas  

"As President Obama has admitted since long before entering politics, he's done his fair share of illegal drugs. In his 1995 book, Dreams From My Father, he wrote that he'd used marijuana and 'maybe a little blow.' Despite this, he continues to oversee a federal war against others who’ve done the same. If given the chance to confront Obama with one question in a public forum, this is the issue I would raise." (09/29/14)

http://tinyurl.com/n5x725g  

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Border security theater: Obama, Perry to meet

July 8, 2014
posted by

USA Today    

"President Obama and frequent antagonist Texas Gov. Rick Perry will attend the same meeting Wednesday on border problems as part of Obama's visit to the Lone Star State, officials said. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Perry has accepted an invitation to a group meeting in Dallas that will include local officials and faith leaders." (07/08/14)

http://tinyurl.com/n84khkm  

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Inequality: The Democrats’ defining issue

May 5, 2014
posted by

Liberty Unbound Liberty Unbound
by Steve Murphy  

"Those of us who have been troubled by issues such as economic decline, unemployment, public debt, healthcare, foreign policy, and federal power should know that our worries have been misplaced. President Obama now tells us that income inequality is the principal concern -- the 'defining issue of our time,'he says. It's a timely discovery, what with America's victims of inequality looking ahead to the November congressional elections." (05/04/14)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1245  

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Spiritual Politics 2012

September 26, 2012
posted by

Rational Review    

There’s a wonderful spiritual statement about how we focus our attentions: "what you resist, persists." A corollary to this, and the basis of many self-help and other improvement programs, expresses the obverse: since everything material began as a thought, what you focus on now, with all your heart and mind, becomes your future reality.

I believe this principle also applies to political action, and helps explain the basic muddle in which many voters find themselves going into yet another Presidential election involving far less than perfect candidates: very few people are looking forward to November as a time to affirm their beliefs and values. For a large percentage of would-be voters, there is (once again?) only a choice between what they see as a "barely acceptable" candidate and an inherently "evil" one. (Note: I acknowledge that this condition is not universal, and there are some who truly believe in their Republican or Democrat standard-bearer; this essay is addressed to those for whom that allegiance is not so fervent.)
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If you were in doubt as to where Obama stands on “intellectual property”

June 5, 2012
posted by

Thomas L. Knapp KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L. Knapp  

"Is it possible that Obama's the first president to look beyond his tenure in the White House in terms not of 'legacy' but of 'brand?'" (06/05/12)

http://bit.ly/L5KfQo  

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Obama campaign sues web site over logo

June 5, 2012
posted by

Washington Post    

"President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is suing a website that sells T-shirts, bumper stickers and buttons with the campaign’s signature 'O' logo, claiming the store is infringing on its trademark. In a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Washington, the committee says Demstore.com is illegally selling products with two of its logos."

http://wapo.st/L5DHRD  

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President Obama and the youth vote

June 4, 2012
posted by

Cato Institute Cato Institute
by David Boaz  

"A new Gallup poll finds that Obama still gets 64 percent of the youth vote, but only 56 percent of young people say they definitely intend to vote -- compared with more than 80 percent in other age groups. And a new poll from Harvard University's Institute of Politics has even worse news: Among college-age youth, only 50 percent approve of Obama's performance, only 39 percent approve of his handling of the economy, and only 41 percent say they'll vote for him, to 29 percent for Mitt Romney." (06/01/12)

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/president-obama-youth-vote  

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Obama, Romney camps trade jabs over latest dismal jobs report

June 3, 2012
posted by

Fox News    

"Advisers for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama sparred Sunday over who was to blame for the latest grim unemployment rate and how it will impact November’s election. The latest employment report out Friday shows only 69,000 jobs were added during May -- the fewest in a year, as the unemployment rate increased to 8.2 percent from 8.1 percent in April." (06/03/12)

http://fxn.ws/LmMBcm  

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The Birther distraction only benefits Obama

June 3, 2012
posted by

The Liberty Papers
by Stephen Littau  

"This is precisely the kind of issue President Obama wants to be a part of this campaign. If the media and the people are talking about the birther question, they are not talking about his failed economic policies, his continued assaults on free market capitalism, ObamaCare, signing extensions to the Patriot Act, signing the NDAA, Fast and Furious, his drug war hypocrisy, his foreign policy befitting that of a warlord, his very Orwellian change in the definition of the term 'civilian' to make his statistics for killings of innocent people in foreign lands not look so bad to the casual news consumer, and etc. In other words, Obama’s record as president!" (05/31/12)

http://bit.ly/LmF4dJ  

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