Posts Tagged ‘ Barack Obama ’

Obama’s unwelcome mat

January 30, 2012
posted by

Cato Institute Cato Institute
by Mark A. Calabria  

"In his State of the Union address, President Obama let us know that he will be 'sending this Congress a plan that gives every responsible homeowner the chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage, by refinancing at historically low interest rates.' What he failed to tell us is that such a push would do nothing to turn around either the housing market or the broader economy." (01/26/12)

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=14051  

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Obama’s justices vs. Obama

January 26, 2012
posted by

Steve Chapman Reason
by Steve Chapman  

"Barack Obama, the law professor who railed against the Bush administration's disdain for privacy, has been to civil liberties what the Hindenburg was to air travel: an unexpected debacle. Time after time, he has chosen to uphold government power at the expense of individual protections. ... But there is one big redeeming item on his record: He has appointed to the Supreme Court people who don't entirely share his taste for aggressive statism." (01/26/12)

http://reason.com/archives/2012/01/26/obamas-justices-vs-obama  

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Thou shalt not covet

January 26, 2012
posted by

Bumper Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger  

"President Obama says that people are poor because others are rich. What a crock that is. It’s nothing more than a refusal to accept personal responsibility for the failure of the welfare-warfare way of life and the managed-economy way of life that that statists have foisted upon our nation. What’s even a bigger crock is Obama’s solution for making the poor better off." (01/26/12)

http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2012-01-26.asp  

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The statist of the Union

January 26, 2012
posted by

Anthony Gregory Independent Institute
by Anthony Gregory  

"Unsurprisingly, President Obama’s campaign speech masquerading as the routine address to Congress, spelled out in the Constitution and known as the State of the Union, was saturated with every prevalent form of modern American statism -- protectionism, corporate-liberal socialism, nationalism, and militarism. In a couple areas, however, he was particularly bold in his statist proposals." (01/25/12)

http://blog.independent.org/2012/01/25/the-statist-of-the-union/  

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A redistributive State of the Union

January 26, 2012
posted by

Michael D. Tanner Cato Institute
by Michael D. Tanner  

"Shortly after President Obama was elected, NBC News interviewed a young woman from Detroit named Peggy Joseph. She explained that she was excited about Obama’s election because 'I won’t have to worry about putting the gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage.' In the three years since, President Obama may not have actually paid her mortgage or filled up her tank, but judging from last night’s State of the Union address, he’s still trying." (01/25/12)

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=14045  

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Obama raises $68 million in last quarter of 2011

January 12, 2012
posted by

Los Angeles Times    

"Capping off a lucrative fundraising year, President Obama raised more than $68 million for his reelection effort and the Democratic Party in the fourth quarter of 2011, his campaign announced Thursday morning. The haul -- in which more than $42 million went to Obama for America and more than $24 million to the Democratic National Committee -- marks a drop-off from earlier fundraising periods, but still gives the president a formidable cash advantage over his would-be GOP challengers." (01/12/12)

http://lat.ms/xaZQmk  

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NH: Obama fails to file delegate slate for presidential primary

January 5, 2012
posted by

KN@PPSTER    

"New Hampshire election law required presidential primary candidates to submit delegate slates to the Secretary of State last November. President Barack Obama didn't bother. ... The beneficiary? Darcy G. Richardson." (01/05/12)

http://bit.ly/wCBdXt  

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IA: Progressives plan to challenge Obama

January 2, 2012
posted by

The Raw Story    

"The group Progressive Democrats of America hope to send a message to President Barack Obama by organizing people to vote for 'uncommitted' in the Iowa Democratic caucuses. 'I believe we need an inside outside strategy,' Tim Carpenter, the founder of the group, said at an organizing meeting in Des Moines this week. 'We’re not asking everybody in this room to vote for Barack Obama. We’re not voting for Barack Obama. We’re organizing uncommitted slates to go to the caucus on Tuesday to challenge Barack Obama ..." (01/02/12)

http://tinyurl.com/6nyn7p3  

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IA: Occupy activists stake camp at Obama office

December 19, 2011
posted by

Boston Globe    

"Occupy Des Moines activists on Saturday vowed to shut down President Barack Obama’s campaign offices and set up a camp outside they plan to maintain around the clock. ... A handful of activists went to Obama’s nondescript office in a downtown strip mall after larger rallies to mark the three-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. They had hoped to read a statement demanding Obama cut military spending by half and 'dismantle our U.S. military empire ... so we can create jobs, balance the budget, meet our peoples' needs here and help the human community to heal our dying planet.'" (12/18/11)

 

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The Spirit of ’48

November 29, 2011
posted by

National Review
by Rich Lowry  

"Hopeful Democrats think 'Give 'em hell, Barry' can use the 1948 template to overcome his poor standing in the polls in another victory over another new, unpopular Republican Congress. That the Truman campaign is a template at all is a measure of Obama’s desperation, and of his definitive termination of the politics of hope and change." (11/29/11)

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/284272/spirit-48-rich-lowry  

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Assassinating the rule of law

November 27, 2011
posted by

In These Times
by Leonard C. Goodman  

"Of all the promises made by candidate Barack Obama, it was his promise to end the lawlessness of the Bush years by closing Guantanamo, ending torture and restoring the United States’ reputation for justice that got me out in the streets and knocking on doors. And it is President Obama’s failure to keep these promises that makes it impossible for me to support him again." [editor's note: This is a trend that could guarantee either a runaway win for the GOP survivor ... or the rise of a Dem contendah, as BHO does an LBJ - SAT] (11/25/11)

http://tinyurl.com/7xed8t9  

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Advantage Obama

November 22, 2011
posted by

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

"Now that the 'Super Committee' has failed, congresscritters are already talking about ways to get around the $2.2 trillion in automatic across-the-board budget cuts that start kicking in come 2013 if a deal doesn't get done. Anyone remember Gramm-Ruddman-Hollings? Much deficit-cutting sound and fury, signifying nothing. The difference, if he sticks to his guns, is President Barack Obama ..." (11/21/11)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2011/11/advantage-obama.html  

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The case for a Clinton-Biden switch

November 7, 2011
posted by

The American Prospect
by Paul Starr  

"Shortly before the Democratic National Convention opens in Charlotte, North Carolina, next September 3, Barack Obama should announce that he has asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to join him on the ticket as the vice-presidential candidate, and Vice President Joe Biden to become secretary of state in his second term -- and that both of them have agreed. A Clinton-Biden switch can improve the odds of a Democratic victory at a time when economic conditions would make re-election difficult for any president." (11/07/11)

http://www.prospect.org/article/case-clinton-biden-switch  

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Deporting the vote

October 30, 2011
posted by

In These Times
by Theo Anderson  

"The battle for the Latino vote sums up President Barack Obama’s precarious position as he enters the 2012 election season. Sixty-seven percent of Latino voters chose him in 2008. But a poll conducted in August by the blog Latino Decisions showed that only 38 percent of Latino voters were certain to vote for Obama in 2012, down from 49 percent in June." (10/28/11)

http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/12124/deporting_the_vote  

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Obama moves to tie Occupy movement to “jobs bill”

October 17, 2011
posted by

News Digests Wire    

"US president Barack Obama embarked on a three-day campaign bus tour on Monday, visiting North Carolina and Virginia to stump for his 'jobs bill' - which remains mired in Senate procedure -- and attempting to co-opt the burgeoning 'Occupy' movement behind him. Obama carried the two key states in the 2008 presidential election, but polls show him trailing likely Republican opponents there in 2012." (10/17/11)

http://wire.news-digests.com/archives/85  

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Obama’s economic burden

October 10, 2011
posted by

Reason Reason
by Steve Chapman  

"Candidates for president generally blare recorded rock or country hits before their campaign rallies. At President Obama's appearances, expect a different form of music: whistling in the dark." (10/10/11)

http://reason.com/archives/2011/10/10/obamas-economic-burden  

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Obama the wuss!

October 9, 2011
posted by

Tibor R. Machan A Passion for Liberty
by Tibor R. Machan  

"He has never shown much taste for the war on drugs yet he has done nothing to stop it. He could save a bundle of money ... and more importantly get people out of jail and prison who shouldn’t be there if he urged its end. It would strengthen America’s reputation as a bona fide free country. It would embarrass the Republicans .... Yet, what does Mr. Obama do? He lets the feds raid even medical marijuana clinics in California as a show of force." (10/07/11)

http://bit.ly/piG0gg  

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Obama’s fate — and ours

September 29, 2011
posted by

The American Prospect
by Paul Starr  

"Will he go down in history as a Jimmy Carter or a Harry Truman? As a weak and indecisive Democratic president who ushered in a conservative era or as a strong leader who proved his critics wrong and won re-election? The next year will resolve that question about Barack Obama, but the answer may no longer depend on forces that he can control, if it ever did. ..." (09/29/11)

http://prospect.org/cs/articles?article=obamas_fate_and_ours  

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Hillary in 2012?

September 26, 2011
posted by

New York Post
by Michael Goodwin  

"With poll after poll showing President Obama’s prospects sinking along with the economy, wild scenarios suddenly pop up in conversations. Some Democrats, for example, believe there is a small but growing chance the president will pull a Lyndon Johnson and decide not to seek re-election. Then there’s the perennial Hillary guessing game." [editor's note: Add this to the Nader scenario, and (as with MLB) we could have a Dem "wild card race" after all - SAT] (09/26/11)

http://tinyurl.com/4yg3t2g  

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Why Nader, West & Kozol seek primary challenges to Obama

September 25, 2011
posted by

The Nation
by John Nichols  

"The volume on the ongoing discussion about whether President Obama should face a primary challenge for the 2012 Democratic nomination is constantly being adjusted. When the president compromises on basic premises of progressivism ... the volume goes up. When the president stands strong, however ... sometimes when he simply seems to 'get' that there is a point where compromise becomes capitulation, the talk dies down." [editor's note: If these "challenges" were about making BHO live up to the "end war, promote civil liberties" promises from his campaign, I'd say YAY! Too bad they're mostly about promoting the oxymoronic idea of "progressive economics" - SAT] (09/24/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3zt5km6  

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Why Obama should withdraw

September 19, 2011
posted by

Reason Reason
by Steve Chapman  

"The vultures are starting to circle. Former White House spokesman Bill Burton said that unless Obama can rally the Democratic base, which is disillusioned with him, 'it's going to be impossible for the president to win.' Democratic consultant James Carville had one word of advice for Obama: 'Panic.' But there is good news for the president. I checked the Constitution, and he is under no compulsion to run for re-election." (09/19/11)

http://reason.com/archives/2011/09/19/why-obama-should-withdraw  

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Obama speechifies on jobs

September 8, 2011
posted by

New York Times    

"Mixing politically moderate proposals with a punchy tone, President Obama challenged lawmakers on Thursday to 'pass this jobs bill' -- a blunt call on Congress to enact his $447 billion package of tax cuts and new government spending designed to revive a stalling economy as well as his own political standing. ... Though Mr. Obama’s proposals -- including an expansion of a cut in payroll taxes and new spending on public works -- were widely expected, the package was substantially larger than predicted, and much of the money would flow into the economic bloodstream in 2012." (09/08/11)

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/us/politics/09payroll.html  

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Decline and fall

August 24, 2011
posted by

The Weekly Standard
by Peter Wehner  

"Now more than halfway through his third year in office—with the economy flat-lining, American prestige evaporating, and public anxiety spiking—Barack Obama is the most vulnerable incumbent president since Jimmy Carter. The election is still 14 months away, but it’s not too early to see the broad outlines of the GOP’s case against the president." (for publication 08/29/11)

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/decline-and-fall_590448.html  

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The underperforming president

August 9, 2011
posted by

The Economist
by staff  

"The superstar of 2008, who once looked like a shoo-in for re-election, now appears extremely vulnerable. Despite talk that he will raise a record $1 billion war chest, Democrats in Congress have begun to whisper that Mr Obama’s fading chances of winning a second term are coming to depend on the absence -- so far -- of an exciting Republican challenger." [editor's note: A great analysis, that addresses the real issue -- nobody who's running should be elected - SAT] (08/08/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3gevds4  

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Why Obama will likely lose in 2012

June 23, 2011
posted by

Wall Street Journal
by Karl Rove  

"President Barack Obama is likely to be defeated in 2012. The reason is that he faces four serious threats. The economy is very weak and unlikely to experience a robust recovery by Election Day. Key voter groups have soured on him. He's defending unpopular policies. And he's made bad strategic decisions." [editor's note: Rove leaves out the part where the GOP shows no signs of vomiting up an opponent who's well-positioned to take advantage of any of those weaknesses - TLK] (06/23/11)

http://tinyurl.com/6h8cvtq  

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