President Obama, who´s over in Russia today not talking to President Vladimir Putin, has canceled next week´s fundraising trip to California. That´s something he didn´t even do a year ago next Wednesday night when four Americans were murdered in Benghazi by terrorists who had nothing to do with a YouTube video. And it´s another sure-sign that he´s in trouble on his congressional vote to authorize attacks on Syria for using chemical weapons on rebels. Will Obama actually deign to lobby members? Thursday one more representative changed his mind.
The upcoming vote has split both political parties. The top two House Republicans, John Boehner and Eric Cantor, say they´ll support the president´s request, but as a matter of conscience will not pressure their majority´s members one way or the other.
No translator needed to figure that one out.
"[A] matter of conscience..." That´s damn funny.
boner carried stinky´s water. Good boy; here´s your puppy biscuit. Cantor; whatever.
The good news is that plenty of our congress clowns might actually be bright enough to see stinky´s Syria crap as a chance to finally get off the sycophant bus before they are eventually tossed under it.
They don´t like or trust him, but they fear him because he´s the jerk in chief, for now.
stinky´s Syria suicide mission is their best chance to once-and-for-all unstick their frightened little maws from the pResidential backside.
Let´s clear up some foggy prevarications polluting President Obama´s ongoing snow job for ObamaCare: If you tell a spouse you´re going to Sam´s Club when you really mean Costco, that´s called misspeaking. However, if you´re president of the United States peddling a legislative tumor called ObamaCare, one that you know will drastically change almost one-fifth of the nation´s economy, you can’t promise: “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan. Period.”
Letterman: Obama says the ObamaCare website has glitches. If a J. Crew pants order comes in the wrong color, that´s a glitch. ObamaCare is a Carnival Cruise. Fallon: The U.S. was tapping the cellphone of Germany’s Angela Merkel for 10 years. At this point, the only world leader our government DOESNT listen to is President Obama. Fallon: A reminder that Daylight Time ended this weekend. Or put another way, your microwave now has the right time on it again.
You may recall one of the first things the brand-new 44th president did 1,749 days ago was have the honored bust of Winston Churchill, Britain´s legendary war leader, prime minister and author, removed from the Oval Office. Many people suspect Barack Obama harbors ill-disguised ill feelings toward Great Britain stemming from its long colonial rule of Kenya, homeland of Obama´s father. Besides exiling the Churchill bust, Obama has been involved in notoriously cheesy gift exchanges with Britons.
Hello. I’m Dan Coats and I have the honor of representing the people of Indiana in the U.S. Senate. It’s been one month since the launch of the health care law’s website, and many Americans across the country still cannot enroll. The White House and congressional Democrats have insisted time and again that the ObamaCare insurance exchanges would be tested, secure and ready to go on Oct. 1. The President even told the American public that signing up online would be as easy as a few simple keystrokes. Perhaps the President hasn’t tried logging onto the website himself.
Hi, everybody. On Thursday, I addressed a conference for business leaders from around the world. And my pitch was simple: Choose America. Invest in America. Create jobs in America. It speaks to my top priority as President: growing our economy, creating good jobs, strengthening security and opportunity for the middle class. Over the past three and a half years, our businesses have created over seven and a half million new jobs. [Snip] We need to grow and create more good jobs faster. That’s my driving focus.
President Obama was in Boston yesterday to raise more Democrat campaign money and screw up fan travel to the final World Series game. He tacked on another empty, but official ObamaCare speech to save his party half the trip cost. Employing his characteristic combativeness, the Chicagoan asked Republicans to implement the crippled law. Then to ensure that they don´t, the ex-great uniter called them "so locked in politics that they won´t lift a finger to help their own people." [Snip] Then out pops a Wall Street Journal Poll showing a precipitous plunge in his job approval.
Conan: Obama says Americans who are having trouble signing up on the broken ObamaCare website should call 1-800-We-Didn’t-Think-This-Through. Fallon: The economy gained 148,000 jobs last month. Of course, they were all hired to fix Obama´s ObamaCare website. Conan: The other day many people were unable to update their Facebook status for a few hours. For those few hours we were actually competitive with China.
You know how under ObamaCare, if you like your health plan, you´ll be able to keep it? That´s the swell-sounding promise President Obama has made scores of times since signing into law his grandiose transformation of American healthcare 43 months ago. Turns out, like so many Obama promises, it´s not true. [Snip] Now, NBC News is reporting that Obama and his healthcare sales team knew all along that would happen.
Conventional political wisdom in America holds that as commander-in-chief, the president of the United States knows all and sees all. Barack Obama´s press office constantly announces his briefings on everything from global threats to hurricane preparations, wildfires and floods. But over recent months the Obama administration has developed a peculiar pattern of behavior. Obama himself and unidentified aides have boasted of the president´s ignorance of things that an ordinary person would think a chief executive should know. [Snip] Now, his team claims Obama knew nothing of NSA spying on allies.
Hey there. I’m Michigan Representative Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Our panel has been active in crafting solutions to improve health care for the American people, as well as conducting thoughtful oversight of the president’s health care law. Over the last year, we have become all too familiar with the troubled roll-out of the law with its broken promises, missed deadlines, delays, special waivers, and now website crashes.
Hi, everybody. A few weeks ago, we launched an important new part of the Affordable Care Act. It’s called the Marketplace. And for Americans without health insurance, and Americans who buy insurance on their own because they can’t get it at work, it’s a very big deal. If you’re one of those people, the Affordable Care Act makes you part of a big group plan for the first time. The Marketplace is where you can apply and shop for affordable new health insurance choices. It gathers insurers under one system to compete for your business.
With the government shutdown out of the way for a few months, intense media and public focus has turned to the fizzled launch of ObamaScare, the new healthcare system that will be doing hardly any of the grand things Obama promised at the start. Anyway now President Obama is also in a lot of hot water abroad for embarrassing revelations about ubiquitous American intelligence-gathering operations disclosed by Edward "I´m Just Trying to Help" Snowden. Snowden´s disclosures include allegations that the U.S. spies on friendly allied governments and sometimes the actual heads of their government. So, Obama telephoned one to explain.
It was, I think, the most brazenly mendacious claim an American president has told since Bill Clinton’s finger-wagging insistence that “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” I have in mind Barack Obama’s statement, made earlier this week, in which he said this: “Now, if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed.” (Emphasis added.) That is not, in fact, what the president said. Not by a country
President Obama said Thursday that he is "sorry" that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, despite his promise that no one would have to give up a health plan they liked. "I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," he told NBC News in an exclusive interview at the White House. "We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them, and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this," he added.
How the heck did that happen? Most public polls leading up to Election Day had Democrat Terry McAuliffe coasting to victory, some by double digits, in the Virginia governor’s race. Instead he squeaked by, beating Republican Ken Cuccinelli by less than 3 percentage points. The much-closer-than-expected outcome blunts the narrative that this was a clean win for Democrats going into 2014 and guarantees an intense blame game among Republicans about what might have put Cuccinelli over the top.
A spelling mistake in the words ´not recommended´ on the Obamacare website led to the site going down, it was revealed today in internal notes from ´war room´ meetings of experts scrabbling to breathe life into the shambolic operation. The error limited the choices Obamacare shoppers were offered in October and often presented them with overpriced options. Ultimately, at least some of the website´s many outages were brought about by this simple typo, as technicians struggled to give the public an experience that mirrored President Obama´s promises. ´In states where the federal government helps run these marketplaces, the average American will have more
They said he was “unelectable.” The RNC put only $3 million into this race. Ken was outspent by a margin of something between 4:1 and 10:1, if you believe the Associated Press. The Democrats poured everything into trying to lie to voters and portray Cuccinelli as an extremist — and they barely pulled this one out. Would another $3 million have swung 50,000 votes? The Republicans, starting with Bill Bolling, who undercut Cuccinelli as unelectable have egg all over their faces. This was a winnable election. How did we give this away to Terry McAuliffe? Some serious soul-searching should be
Yesterday’s exit polls from New Jersey won’t easily be forgotten. They will be cited and repeated endlessly by pundits and Governor Chris Christie’s supporters to bolster his case for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Any Republican who can get 60 percent of the vote in a blue state is bound to become the subject of presidential speculation. But when a Republican who is pro-life and has fought a running battle with labor unions and Democrats over taxes and budgets does so, he parachutes into the first tier of any discussion of future candidates. That Christie did this while winning
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will meet with President Obama at the White House Thursday afternoon to plot strategy for passing comprehensive immigration reform. McCain said Obama requested the meeting, which comes at a time political momentum for immigration reform is flagging. “I’m going over to the White House this afternoon to meet with him [on] immigration reform and others,” he said. “I actually have a respectful and cordial relationship with him.” McCain and Obama need to shore up the support of wavering allies such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who has backed off the push to overhaul the nation´s immigration laws in a
President Barack Obama heard an earful at the White House Wednesday from Senate Democrats running for re-election next year who are fuming about the Affordable Care Act’s rocky rollout.During a two-hour meeting that was not on the president’s public schedule, the president met with 15 Senate Democrats facing the voters next year, as well as Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Michael Bennet, D-Colo. Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska issued a release after the meeting torching the administration. “It is simply unacceptable for Alaskans to bear the brunt of the Administration’s mismanagement of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and
On ESPN’s Around the Horn, frequent guest Kevin Blackistone of the Dallas Morning News said that football games should not include the singing of the national anthem beforehand, as that added to the “military symbolism.” He actually called the Star-Spangled Banner a “war anthem.” Blackistone was addressing controversy over Northwestern University’s American flag-themed football uniforms, designed to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project. In a show segment titled “Buy or Sell,” Blackistone said that he would “sell” the uniforms: I´m going to sell it for the same reasons. If you sell this along with me, you should also be selling the
Bill de Blasio’s liberal policies aren’t the only thing on display as he moves onto the national stage as New York’s mayor-elect. His family’s hair is also front and center. For those just tuning in: Wife Chirlane McCray’s long dreadlocks are often pulled into a smart, flowing ponytail. Son Dante’s famously large Afro stands triumphant. His daughter, Chiara, wears her loose, kinky locks framed with a band of roses. For a rare instant in the nation’s electoral history, the African American hair politic is on full display. The hair aesthetic of de Blasio’s family speaks to the political moment and
The media’s election-night advice to the GOP is worthless. Arnold Schwarzenegger won re-election handily in 2006, defeating his hapless opponent Phil Angelides by a 56% to 38.9% margin. Yet this sizable win was a meaningless victory for the GOP. Similarly, Chris Christie’s thumping victory on Tuesday night over an equally forgettable candidate contains almost no national meaning, save that Chris Christie is good for Chris Christie. Like Schwarzenegger, Christie cruised to re-election not as a real Republican but as a preening non-partisan moderate. Like Schwarzenegger, Christie’s popularity hasn’t translated into any support for Republicans in his own legislature. Which raises the question:
New U.S. ambassador to the UN Samantha Power didn´t waste her diplomatic skills on Vietnam veterans at a New York speech, praising actress Jane Fonda for "being outspoken on behalf" of her convictions. Power, 43, was speaking at the United Nations Association of the USA 2013 Global Leadership Awards in New York Wednesday, where honorees included Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived being shot in the head by Taliban thugs and is now an education advocate for girls. “Hi everybody,” Power said, according to a transcript. “You know life has changed when you’re hanging out with Jane Fonda backstage. There is