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Some ardent supporters of the president contend virtually all criticism of his foreign policy is unfair, partisan or both. Granted, some of the criticism has been tough and even scathing. On the lack of a coherent foreign policy: The Obama administration initially waffled over … Continue reading ?
I have written lately quite a lot about a needed redirection in the GOP message and agenda, one that is more focused on problem-solving, more focused on the middle class and its standard of living and less exclusionary (regarding gays, … Continue reading ?
President Obama isn’t very good at persuading people, is he? ”President Obama at a press conference Tuesday said sequestration is ‘damaging our economy’ and ‘hurting our people.’ Americans, by and large, are less convinced, with majorities unable to judge sequestration as good or … Continue reading ?
After Newtown, the president spoke to the nation and launched a campaign for gun control. He ultimately failed but there was a tragic event, a political response and a result. As for the Kermit Gosnell trial, there has been virtually … Continue reading ?
It is difficult to remember how distorting the right-wing echo chamber can be, especially on a hot-button issue such as immigration reform. But all of the callers on talk radio are against it! (A few thousand?) But look at the … Continue reading ?
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is out with his first campaign reelection ad, a rather mushy tribute to bipartisanship. More effective, however was this Web video put out previously: Christie is well on his way to a smashing victory, no small … Continue reading ?
The Wall Street Journal reports: President Barack Obama raised the bar for military intervention in the civil war in Syria, saying that not only the U.S. but the international community must first agree that chemical weapons were used by the … Continue reading ?
Just as they did in the Jimmy Carter presidency, liberals are now blaming everyone but the president for the political dysfunction in Washington. The country is too polarized. The media are too polarized. Republicans are impossible. They say it with … Continue reading ?
Yikes. “Even if you concede to Obama every point of his Tuesday news conference, a president looks weak and defeated when he shifts accountability to forces out of his control.” Yowser. About the president’s insistence that Obamacare implementation is not … Continue reading ?
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is playing it smart on the Gang of Eight plan. Immigration exclusionists are playing a familiar game — imagine scenarios in which terrible things will happen if the bill passes and claim that the bill, therefore, is … Continue reading ?
The president’s press conference was jammed with half-truths, evasions and out-and-out misrepresentation, some so stunning even mainstream reporters took to snarking in their tweets. The tone of condescension was striking. In his world, Congress is not behaving properly: “I cannot … Continue reading ?
Some journalists and pols with a hint of self-awareness have begun to deplore the obnoxious White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Margaret Carlson of Bloomberg News joins Tom Brokaw and Sarah Palin (!) in arguing that “[a]n inordinate amount of time … Continue reading ?
The Gang of Eight plan will never satisfy some immigration exclusionists. But no comprehensive immigration plan that includes a path to citizenship (or even legalization without citizenship) is going to win over some GOP senators, including Jeff Sessions of Alabama … Continue reading ?
It is a measure of how the promise of the Oslo process has disintegrated that a good-faith suggestion by a pro-Israel American to restart the “peace process” gets laughs and boos. The Jerusalem Post reports: Harvard law professor and prominent … Continue reading ?
Too much to expect from this president on Syria? “This administration has mastered the art of defining deviancy down – particularly when it comes to the deviancy of rogue states and WMD (read Iran, North Korea, Syria). But having boxed … Continue reading ?
It is a shopworn technique of hard-line conservatives to declare themselves men and women of principle in contrast to those other Republicans — the ones, you know, who pass legislation and try to represent their constituents. It is both self-serving … Continue reading ?
On Fox News Sunday Brit Hume no doubt terrified liberal elites when he uttered the phrase: ”The country may now indeed be ready for another Bush.” He went on to explain: And if you think about Jeb Bush, he doesn’t particularly … Continue reading ?
The Post headline reads: “Defense cuts pose an economic quandary for liberals.” No, the left has not suddenly become responsible on national security; rather their penchant for slashing defense has come up against their Keynesian cult: Liberals are increasingly facing … Continue reading ?
Which are making headway and which aren’t? UP: “Crossfire” revival. DOWN: Politico. UP: Prioritizing spending. DOWN: Sequester blackmail. UP: The New York Times sending no one to the White House correspondents’ dinner. DOWN: David Axelrod. UP: Immigration reform. DOWN: GreenTech. UP: … Continue reading ?
In the Senate, the numbers may add up to a comfortable win on immigration reform. If Democrats stick with the “Gang of Eight” plan, almost all of the 55 Dems in the Senate should support it; add in the four … Continue reading ?