Archive for June 19th, 2010

‘I’m Not George Bush’ is Not a Foreign Policy – Victor Davis Hanson

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

In interviews and speeches, Obama emphasizes his nontraditional background and his father’s Islamic heritage. Apparently, he hopes that by reminding the world that he is not George W. Bush, America will be better liked.

But without a strategic vision, “Bush did it” leads nowhere – given that most of the world’s problems predated and transcend Bush. Obama doesn’t seem to understand that wanting people to like America is only a means to an end, not a policy in itself – and an especially dubious means, given the character of many nations in the world today.

Nor does Obama comprehend that global tensions often reflect fundamentally different views of the human condition, rather than simple miscommunication or clumsy diplomacy – and so can’t be solved by serial apologies.

Kagan notes label KKK and NRA as ‘bad guy’ organizations

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Washington (CNN) — A conservative magazine suggests Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is “hostile” to gun owners, based on notes she wrote in the Clinton White House in 1996.

Rasmussen: 47% Blame Bush for Nation’s Economic Problems, 45% Blame Obama

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Both numbers have shifted only slightly from last month, but the number who blame Bush is down from 62% last May when Rasmussen Reports first began tracking the question regularly. It’s also at the lowest level measured yet. The percentage who blame the current problems on Obama’s policies is up from 27% last May and is at the highest level measured to date.
Since January of this year, the number who fault the recession that began under Bush has ranged from 47% to 52%. In the same period, the number who blame the current president’s policies range from 39% to 45% range.
Men now blame economic problems on Obama over Bush by a 49% to 40% margin. Most women still blame the problems on the recession that began under Bush.

By 56-26% Margin, Americans Oppose Justice Department Challenge of Arizona Immigration Law — Rasmussen

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

The Obama administration has reportedly decided to challenge Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court, but a recent Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of U.S. voters oppose such a challenge. Just 26% believe the Justice Department should challenge the legality of Arizona’s law in court. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided in the survey conducted May 26 and 27. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters, in fact, favor passage of a law like Arizona’s in their own state.