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 Thursday May 29, 2014 10:55 am|
|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.
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 16, 2013 9:23 am|
President Obama’s latest defense of the NSA, like his previous defenses, is simply not true. Last Friday Obama claimed the NSA has not abused its power. From his speech on the NSA: And if you look at the reports — even the disclosures that Mr. Snowden has put forward — all the stories that have [...]
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 9, 2013 12:59 pm|
Edward Snowden leaked information about the reach and depth of NSA spying programs because he believed the American people and the world would oppose these intrusions if they know about them. These are not the policies that would emerge if they came from an open, informed and fair debate. They can only emerge from a [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 30, 2013 12:02 pm|
In the simplest terms possible, it appears that President Obama’s new proposed “grand bargain for middle-class workers” is to use a corporate tax repatriation to pay for a one time boost in infrastructure spending. As best as I can glean from the limited details in his speech and fact sheet, this is the true heart [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday July 24, 2013 11:40 am|
Today President Obama delivered the speech which is supposed to begin yet another one of his “pivots” to the economy, but it came across more as a campaign-style reminder. Much of the speech was focused on Obama patting himself on the back for what he has already done for the economy, like passing student loan [...]