President Obama with Justice Sonia Sotomayor
In the 1950s, Dwight Eisenhower reconciled Republicans to the 20th-century welfare state. Between Ike and George W. Bush, Republican leaders basically accepted that model. Sure, they wanted to cut taxes and devolve power, but, in practice, they sustained the system, often funding it more lavishly than the Democrats. But many Republicans have now come to the conclusion that the welfare-state model is in its death throes.
Margie Omero, writing at pollster.com, finds intriguing data to highlight not just the public's strong support for Obama's SCOTUS pick, Sonia Sotomayor. Yesterday I posted on some Gallup data on voter reactions to Sotomayor. Quinni... Read Post
President-elect Barack Obama pledged the largest new investment in roads and bridges since President Dwight D. Eisenhower built the Interstate system in the late 1950s, tying his key initiatives education, energy, health care back t... Read Post