Barack Obama ushered in America’s first large-scale experiment in personality-cult politics. The experiment continues apace. Obama got reelected because he enjoys a degree of personal popularity disconnected from his record. No modern president has ever been returned to office with employment figures and right-rack-wrong-track numbers as poor as those Obama has achieved. Obama couldn’t run on his record, which proved to be no problem—Americans didn’t vote on his record. According to exit polls, 77 percent of voters said the economy is bad and only 25 percent said they’re better off than they were four years ago.
I think if I read one more of these articles opining why Obama won - and getting it wrong - my head may explode.
Obama won due to massive voter fraud. He stole it. It is sickening to me that no media - not even Fox News is covering this. When district upon district is reporting turnout more than 100% of registered voters - as high as 200% - something is terribly wrong.
Are cheaters and liars capable of soul searching? I doubt it.
It is incredible that Ozero, with the economy, the healthcare/tax bill, bowing to Saudis(etc), threatening our security by reducing the military, lining up with UN Agenda 21, and Own & Own... could have won. Agree #2. I am angry and depressed and I loathe everyone who voted for Ozero. They deserve what is coming in the near future, but the rest of America does not.
Abe, I´m afraid you´re wrong. President George Washington was our first personality President; however, he actually had a personality. Washington more than earned his popularity due to his honor, integrity, dedication to the winning of our republic, and leaving behind his beloved wife and Mount Vernon for so long. God bless President George Washington among our greatest veterans.
What this article avoided was all the voter fraud. Until all polling places demand a picture ID to vote at the least, elections from now on will be stolen from the majority. Read that in many Philly precincts the vote was 99% Obama--an impossibility considering that ultra liberal Washington, DC had a vote of 93% Obama. There was a precint in FL that had a turnout of 143% of registered voters. Explain that one to me. There were ofcourse other reasons for the outcome, but when we cannot trust a machine to record our vote as we voted, this country will perish.
In addition to my earlier post, I am reminded of Saul Alinsky´s admonishment to blame the other side with what you are doing. I clearly remember Dems screaming about voter fraud before the election, and that is exactly what THEY had planned for us, and the media ignored it all. I guess I will hibernate for the next four years.
By going along with a liberal Democrat amnesty program that eventually gives 12-20 million illegal aliens US voting rights the Republicans would be committing long-term political suicide. Do you think the highly partisan liberal Democrats would be pushing such an amnesty if they ever thought that more then a very small percentage of those would be legalized aliens would ever vote for conservative Republicans?
There are a ton of folks who supported what they expect will become a "wake-up call" to basic American values by not voting for a liberal-lite, or a Mormon, or for whatever reason. What will be the excuse next time? And the next?
WASHINGTON — Vacation over, President Barack Obama returned to the White House late Sunday after a weeklong getaway to the Massachusetts island of Martha´s Vineyard. Before returning, the president squeezed in one final round of golf, his sixth of the vacation, before boarding Air Force One on Cape Cod, Mass., for the trip home with his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha. His golf foursome at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown included World Bank President Jim Kim, New York lawyer and Obama fundraiser Eunu Chun, and aide Mike Brush, the White House said. Obama was on the picturesque island
BOSTON — The Republican National Committee voted Friday to bar NBC and CNN from sponsoring GOP primary debates in the 2016 election, ramping up pressure to stop the networks from running programs focused on Hillary Rodham Clinton. RNC chairman Reince Priebus, who is trying to consolidate control over the primary process, said the networks’ programs were likely aid Mrs. Clinton, who is seen as the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, and he said that’s unfair to the GOP. “It is the right thing to do for our voters,” Mr. Priebus said. “They are not going to get a real
We all know Republicans have done well among seniors, while Democrats have done better with the young. Part of this is that the youth segment of the electorate is more diverse – although younger white people have also been more Democratic than their older counterparts. Given that people tend to hang on to the voting habits they start with, you can see how this might be a problem for Republicans in later elections. Older folks are more likely to die sooner than younger people, of course. So, Republicans have to hope for one of two things to happen in order
The Washington Examiner is reporting that Obama "apparently" did not know about the extent of the violence in Egypt until National Security Adviser Susan Rice informed him of it on August 15. CNN´s Jack Tapper reported that the violence that has filled world news outlets for two days and has resulted in hundreds of deaths is just now reaching the president via the individual who infamously blamed Benghazi on a YouTube video. On August 15 Tapper wrote: This morning, the president had a phone call, a principals meeting with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and
The 2016 Republican presidential debates are winners thanks to the Republican National Committee asserting control over them, National Review Editor Rich Lowry declared tonight. Appearing on Special Report, Lowry argued that the Republican National Committee has made it clear it would take more control over the debate process. Last election, there were “too many debates moderated by too many people who wanted to make the Republican Party look bad,” Lowry said.
Maybe everyone is misreading America’s views on foreign policy? Among Republicans, there’s a big argument between the so-called isolationist wing of the party and the ostensibly interventionist wing. On the left, there’s a similar debate (though liberals are never described as isolationists no matter how isolationist they might be). Among Democrats, the dividing lines are murkier if for no other reason than the Democratic party takes its lead from President Obama, and his own views are murky, to put it charitably. The biggest boon to the anti-interventionists is the simple political reality that Americans just don’t want to intervene in
CAIRO — Weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied, unclaimed dead in a Cairo mosque near the smoldering epicenter of support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as the death toll soared past 600 Thursday from Egypt´s deadliest day since the Arab Spring began. World condemnation widened for the bloody crackdown on Morsi´s mostly Islamist supporters, including an angry response from President Barack Obama, who canceled joint U.S.-Egyptian military maneuvers. Violence spread Thursday, with government buildings set afire near the pyramids,
A&E’s hit show “Duck Dynasty,” a reality show about a Louisiana family that made a fortune carving duck calls, opened its fourth season Wednesday reaching the No. 1 spot for a nonfiction series telecast in cable history, the station reported Thursday. According to the Blaze, Wednesday night’s show reached 11.8 million viewers total and also “set a cable record for a nonfiction series telecast among adults 25-54 with 6.3 million viewers in the demo.” The Blaze notes that particular demographic is considered the most important one.
The unrest in Egypt is testing President Obama’s summer vacation, forcing him to have to combine the seriousness of U.S. foreign policy with his desire to carve out time for rounds of golf. On Thursday, Mr. Obama delivered a six-minute statement to reporters about the violence that has left hundreds dead in Cairo this week, then immediately headed off for another round of golf in Martha’s Vineyard, his usual summer vacation spot where he and his family are spending the week. A day earlier, Mr. Obama also played golf while leaving it to his spokesman and to State Department Secretary
SEDALIA, Mo. — As some people at the Missouri State Fair see it, the rodeo incident last weekend in which a ringleader taunted a clown wearing a mask of President Obama and played with his lips as a bull charged after him was neither racist nor disrespectful. It was a joke, they said, overblown by a news media that’s hypersensitive to any possible slight against the nation’s first black president. They said the hooting and hollering from the crowd that night was because of a fundamental dislike of the president. “I’ve got no respect for him,” said Virgil Henke, 65,
CAIRO — Egypt’s military-backed government authorized security forces Thursday to fire live ammunition against opponents, underlining its determination to crush any lingering challenge posed by supporters of the country’s ousted president following a bloody crackdown on their camps. A day after Egyptian soldiers and police killed hundreds of people in an assault on two Muslim Brotherhood protest camps set up to call for the reinstatement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, the government pledged to use “all power” to confront the organization, creating the potential for further bloodshed.
There was hope a few months ago that mounting chaos in the Middle East, and a revamping of President Obama’s national security team, would prompt the president to snap out of what looked like a deepening torpor in foreign policy. Instead, this president’s extraordinary passivity in the face of crisis may have achieved its apotheosis this week. On Wednesday, as Egyptian security forces gunned down hundreds of civilians in the streets of Cairo, an unperturbed Obama shot another round of golf at Martha’s Vineyard. His deputy press secretary was left to explain to reporters that the administration remained firmly committed
From his first presidential campaign to the present, the president, his party and his administration have openly flouted existing laws, and it doesn´t seem there is any legal means of stopping him short of impeachment. As you may recall, the Democrats refused to fill vacant spots on the Federal Election Commission so that when the Obama campaign disabled the system to track contributions there was no way in 2008 to challenge and stop the practice and countless suspicious contributions, including many from overseas, found their way into his coffers.
Democratic senator Mary Landrieu says she´s embarrassed to go to places in Europe like France and Spain because some Americans do not have health insurance. Landrieu, who is up for reelection in 2014, represents the state of Louisiana. “People are scared when they’re sick, and they’re much stronger when they’re well,” Landrieu said at a Friday lunch, according to the American Press. “It’s embarrassing to me to go to places like France and Spain ... and their workers all manage to have health insurance that can’t be taken away.” The report adds: Landrieu said Louisiana has “more working people that
Mediaite’s Noah Rothman joined the panel on Fox News Watch Saturday, leading off a discussion about Oprah Winfrey and race, in light of the media mogul’s recent remarks about Trayvon Martin and experiencing racism in Switzerland. Picking up on themes from a column he wrote earlier in the week, Rothman said there’s “precedent” for Winfrey tying claims racism to projects she’s promoting, with this week’s example being her high profile return to acting in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. “This is something of a precedent,” Rothman told host Jon Scott. “It just kind of comes right before she’s promoting a project,
Mideast: Christians in Egypt are again the target of Islamist Muslim Brotherhood supporters using the new violence as a cover for ongoing persecution. If Christians were burning mosques, the world would be outraged.Amid the raging violence in Egypt, a less-publicized war is being waged against Egypt´s long-persecuted Coptic Christians, this time using the excuse that they were somehow involved in the military´s ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood´s Mohammed Morsi from power. Coptic Christians comprise up to 10% of Egypt´s 84 million people.Ishaq Ibrahim from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
An Oklahoma federal judge struck down a state constitutional amendment that forbade its courts from considering Islamic law in judicial decisions. The constitutional amendment — approved by more than 70% of Oklahoma voters in 2010 — was part of a broader national push led by a handful of organizations that claim Islamic Sharia law is creeping into courtrooms. WSJ wrote about the anti-Sharia movement last year. Because the proposed amendment discriminated among religions, Oklahoma needed to show a compelling state interest to justify it, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City wrote in her decision. The decision, made on Thursday, largely mirrors
Boston - Gov. Chris Christie told Republican leaders his New Jersey successes were an example of winning GOP support from female and minority voters in a blue state. The party should follow conservative economic themes and the pledge of pragmatic governance, the one-term governor, (Snip) "I´m not going to be one of these people who goes and calls our party stupid," he said, alluding to Jindal, the Republican Governors Association chairman, who told the RNC in January the GOP had to "stop being the party of stupid." "There´s nothing wrong with our principles," Christie said.
Washington — Clinton nostalgia is being replaced by Clinton neuralgia. Why is it that America’s roil family always seems better in abstract than in concrete? The closer it gets to running the world once more, the more you are reminded of all the things that bugged you the last time around. The Clintons’ neediness, their sense of what they are owed in material terms for their public service, their assumption that they’re entitled to everyone’s money. Are we about to put the “For Rent” sign back on the Lincoln Bedroom? If Americans are worried about money in politics,
A year and a half ago, a news story exploded out of Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman, an armed, 28-year-old man of mixed white and Hispanic ancestry, followed and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American. The tragic episode was touched off because Zimmerman, out on neighborhood watch patrol, found Martin to be suspicious as he walked home from a store wearing a sweat shirt with a hood. As the days and months unfolded and more details emerged, the national media ran with the story, and along the way something became quite apparent to me. As captivating as this story was,
President Obama and other top administration officials rubbed shoulders with stars of screen and stage during an exclusive Martha´s Vineyard cocktail party hosted by Comcast CEO Brian Roberts earlier this week, according to a report from the New York Post. In addition to the president and first lady, top Obama fundraiser and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was in attendance, as was "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David and singer Carly Simon. (Snip)Other notables included Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan, entertainment executive Peter Chernin, and California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Nearly five years after moving into the White House, Michelle Obama could not look more at home. Posing in the formal Green Room, she appears both relaxed and invigorated, embracing the undefined (and undefinable) roles of Spouse in Chief, Role Model in Chief, and Mom in Chief. But it’s the last one that makes the first lady shine brightest of all. Put her in a room with kids—whether her own or the nation’s—and she glows.
Critics say a Muslim group picked the wrong day — Sept. 11 — to march on Washington to complain about religious profiling and President Obama’s handling of an investigation into the terror attacks that rocked America 12 years ago. The mass demonstration, called the "Million Muslim March," was changed to a more mainstream-sounding event, "Million American March Against Fear," but the name did not seem to gain much traction and has apparently reverted back to its original title. American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC), which is organizing the march, claims Muslims nationwide have been the victims of anti-Islamic bigotry in
WASHINGTON -- New revelations from leaker Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency has overstepped its authority thousands of times since 2008 are stirring renewed calls on Capitol Hill for serious changes to NSA spy programs, undermining White House hopes that President Barack Obama had quieted the controversy with his assurances of oversight. An internal audit provided by Snowden to The Washington Post shows the agency has repeatedly broken privacy rules or exceeded its legal authority every year since Congress granted it broad new powers in 2008.