Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

Saturday Night Live does last minute cut of Barack Obama parody, replaces with Fox News criticism

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Daily Caller.

Charlie Cook – Mitt Romney enters the general election in pretty good shape

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Charlie Cook at The National Journal:

Even though presumptive nominee Mitt Romney has spent the last year and a half almost exclusively focused on currying favor with his party’s conservative base—quite often antagonizing other voters, including independents and swing voters—this race is very close. The RealClearPolitics average of recent polls shows a lead for President Obama of 3.1 percentage points, 47.6 percent to 44.5 percent. The Huffpost Pollster estimate is 2.2 percentage points, 47 percent to 44.8 percent.

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The good news for Romney: The general-election campaign ads introducing him to voters and aiming to drive up his popularity with swing voters will undoubtedly shore up his standing among Republicans, too.

National Right to Life Committee Announces 2012 Initiatives

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

CitizenLink:

Carol Tobias, president, NRLC: “We do have two main goals this year. The first one is the defeat of President Obama,” said NRLC President Carol Tobias. “That’s not a surprise to anyone. He’s the most anti-life president we’ve ever had.”

 

Jay Cost – Republicans are very frustrated with elite America, and Newt Gingrich spoke their language

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Jay Cost at The Weekly Standard.

Rasmussen begins daily tracking of general election match-ups between Obama vs. Romney, Obama vs. Gingrich

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Rasmussen Reports.

UK Times Online: Six months ago the new President’s momentum seemed unstoppable. Today he is struggling to sell his trillion-dollar plans to an increasingly sceptical electorate

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Times:

When Barack Obama made his inaugural address on that freezing January day six months ago, before a record crowd of two million stretching down Washington’s Mall as far as the eye could see, the sheer size of the threats and troubles he was inheriting cast a shadow even on such a transcendent morning.

We stood there, looking up, wondering whether the figure before us would achieve true greatness, or become undone, blown off course by a nuclear-armed Iran, or consumed by the war in Afghanistan, or sunk by a financial crisis that was still threatening the entire banking sector.

Few thought that the greatest threat to Mr Obama’s presidency would come from his prescriptions to fix the economy, and the spending addictions of the liberals who lead his own Democratic Party. But this week it has become clear: Americans still like their young, charming and intelligent President enormously, but they are suddenly worried sick about what “change” actually means – and how much it is costing.

Africa’s Free-Market Solution: Forbes

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Forbes:

The days when Africa could blame its troubles on its former colonial overseers are long past.

“We’re in 2009,” Barack Obama said in an interview before his visit to Ghana. “The West and the United States have not been responsible for what’s happened to Zimbabwe’s economy over the last 15 or 20 years. It hasn’t been responsible for some of the disastrous policies that we’ve seen elsewhere in Africa. And I think that it’s very important for African leadership to take responsibility and be held accountable.”

Self-described socialist, pseudo-Democrat Bernie Sanders argues for Obamacare

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

CS Monitor:

The answer to the first question is pretty clear, and one of the reasons that Barack Obama was elected president. Most Americans believe that all of us should have healthcare coverage, and that nobody should be left out of the system. The real debate is how we accomplish that goal in an affordable and sustainable way. (more…)

Deroy Murdock: Obama Admin. Stifles Favorable DC Voucher Study

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Deroy Murdock:

Despite being “a skeptic of vouchers,” candidate Barack Obama promised this would not prevent him from “making sure that our kids can learn.” As he told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, “You do what works for the kids.”

Last January 21, his first full day in office, President Obama declared, “My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.”

Just 10 weeks later, Obama has broken both these promises. And poor-but-promising minority kids suffer the consequences.

These 1,714 children — 90 percent black and 9 percent Hispanic — enjoy the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program. They each receive up to $7,500 for private or parochial schools outside Washington, D.C.’s dismal government-education system. Since its 2004 launch, 7,852 students have applied for these grants, or more than four children per voucher.

Thune running strong

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Pollster:

DailyKos.com (D) / Research 2000
3/30 – 4/1/09; 600 likely voters, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews

South Dakota

Favorable / Unfavorable
Sen. John Thune (R): 57 / 32
Tom Daschle (D): 50 / 43
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D): 53 / 31
Pres. Barack Obama (D): 47 / 45

2010 Senate – General Election
Thune 53, Daschle 40
Thune 51, Herseth Sandlin 39

Larry Summers’ political connections to TARP recipients

Monday, November 18th, 2019

The Star quotes Huffington Post:

The Huffington Post

Barack Obama’s chief economic adviser, Larry Summers, received hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees last year from firms that have direct financial interests before the government or are intimately involved in the White House’s bank relief programs.

The White House released late Friday the personal financial disclosure forms of many high-ranking administration officials. The document provided for Summers, who serves as one of the president’s closest confidants, underscores just how close some of these officials are to the industry over which they now have oversight.