No One is Happy with Obama When it Comes to Immigration

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 12:23 pm

I think this new Washington Post/ABC News poll does a good job of making the point of why President Obama’s immigration strategy makes no sense to me. It found only 31 percent of Americans approve of the way he has handled the issue of immigration while 59 percent disapprove. Even a narrow plurality of Hispanics [...]

What Do Barack Obama and the Koch Brothers Agree On? The Smarter Sentencing Act

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 8:00 am

Support the Smarter Sentencing Act to Reform Mandatory Minimum Sentences » Read the petition and add your name There aren’t many things that Barack Obama, Eric Holder, the Koch Brothers, Grover Norquist, Ted Cruz and Sheldon Whitehouse agree on. But one of those rare things is the Smarter Sentencing Act, a bill that has support [...]

Irony Alert: Obama Thinks Leaving Out Important Caveats Is “Grossly Misleading”

By: Thursday October 31, 2013 10:56 am

Obama’s speech: Now, there’s a fraction of Americans with higher incomes who will pay more on the front end for better insurance with better benefits and protections like the Patient’s Bill of Rights.  And that will actually save them from financial ruin if they get sick.  But nobody is losing their right to health care [...]

Obama’s Credibility Problem

By: Wednesday October 9, 2013 10:38 am

It would appear the basis of Obama’s legislative tactics has been to try to be too clever by half. Instead of directly going out stating his preferred position and accepting/rejecting whatever compromise could be reached, Obama seems to have always thought he could get more through subterfuge.

An Hour Long Press Conference with No Questions About Obamacare Rollout

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 12:43 pm

Nothing better shows how badly this government shutdown is going for Republicans than President Obama’s press conference today, which lasted more than an hour. Despite a terribly managed roll out of his signature health care law, Obama did not get a single question about health care.

Obama Still Isn’t Cutting Off Aid to Egypt

By: Thursday August 15, 2013 8:09 am

The big takeaway from President Obama’s address on the situation in Egypt is that he still isn’t cutting off aid. While Obama did cancel a planned joint military exercise, the billions in American aid will keep flowing to the military that now controls the government. Cutting off aid is the leverage the administration has in [...]

How Can Obama Deliver This Speech on Racial Profiling While Considering Ray Kelly for DHS?

By: Friday July 19, 2013 12:10 pm

In response to the George Zimmerman verdict, today President Obama delivered remarks on race and racial profiling. In the speech he called on police forces to address the problem of racial profiling. From Obama (via Washington Post): Number one, precisely because law enforcement is often determined at the state and local level, I think it’d [...]

NSA Scandal Seems to Have Done Serious Damage to Obama’s Image

By: Monday June 17, 2013 7:40 am

It appears the recent revelations about the NSA surveillance programs and President Obama’s less than honest defense of them has done some real damage to his standing with the American people. According to a new CNN poll, Obama’s job approval rating is now negative. Only 45 percent approve of how he is handling his job [...]

Obama Wants Yet Another Bipartisan Deficit Gang

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 6:16 am

There has already been the Gang of Six, the Bowles-Simpson Commission, the Gang of Eight, the Super Congress, and the Boehner-Obama negotiation. Even though all these previous bipartisan deficit reduction groups failed, President Obama is apparently not going to stop until he cuts Social Security. According to Politico, Obama is pushing for the formation of [...] Tracking Obama’s Promise of Transparency on Targeted Killings

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 12:35 pm

President Obama finally promised to release legal memos on the Targeted Killing program to members of congressional intelligence committees on February 6, 2013, after over 21 formal requests from legislators. But members of these committees have so far only been given limited access to 4 memos and the most important, including those addressing the government’s [...]