Last night President Obama did the right thing and will help millions of people in this country. It was a big day for immigration reform groups and a powerful vindication of an aggressive form of activism. I’ve repeatedly heard activist groups told to be quiet, not rock the boat, just trust the White House to [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 20, 2014 6:40 am|
There is one small silver lining to being a lame duck President who led his party to historically bad loses and faces an uncompromising Republican Congress, you can stop caring what people think. It is very limiting, but also liberating. I’ve seen several polls about President Obama’s executive action on immigration and articles on how Democrats [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 12, 2014 9:26 am|
I’m very skeptical that any significant legislative deals will be reached between congressional Republicans and President Obama over the next two years because Republican members have almost no incentive to compromise. In the house most seats have been gerrymandered to be very safe for one party or the other. As a result many house Republicans [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 10, 2014 8:54 am|
Under President Obama’s tenure, the Republican party has just won control of the Senate, their largest majority in the House in decades, and a historic level of control over state legislatures. Given that the Republican brand is still pretty bad, our elections have become heavily nationalized, and the exit polls show over half the electorate [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 29, 2014 10:55 am|
I fail to understand why the administration worked so hard to hype President Obama’s West Point speech. He didn’t really announce any new plans or programs. Instead it was merely sold as Obama “explaining” his foreign policy doctrine. That of course shouldn’t be something that needs to be explained. If you have been implementing a [...]
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 23, 2014 9:19 am|
Immigration reform is probably the last chance for President Obama to prove his legislative strategy for advancing his agenda wasn’t a mistake. After President Obama was elected he faced a serious choice about how to implement his policies. He could either take a steamroller approach or focus on bipartisan outreach. With huge Democratic majorities in [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 26, 2013 6:50 am|
There is more bad news for President Obama in the recent Gallup polling. His job approval rating has been trending down for months and is now tied with his previous lowest rating ever. From Gallup: Being unable to successfully implement your own signature achievement will really undermine people’s opinions about your job performance. Obama needs [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 20, 2013 7:39 am|
Only 37 percent of Americans now approve of how Obama is handling his job, according to the CBS News poll, while 57 percent disapprove. This is a huge 9 point drop since last month when 46 percent approved of Obama’s job performance. What should concern Democrats is that there has been a huge loss of confidence among Independents. His job approval rating with this group is only 29 percent.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 11, 2013 7:54 am|
What Obama is actually advocating for with strikes against Syria is for the United States to be the world’s vigilante. A lone actor who uses force to advance his own brand of justice without authorization from anyone else.
|By: Jon Walker Monday September 9, 2013 7:28 am|
One of the most frustrating things about President Obama’s push for action in Syria is that his entire plan is logically flawed. Even if we assume everything Obama says about Syria is true, what he is planning will not achieve his stated goal.