At one point in President Obama´s interview with ABC News that aired over the weekend, George Stephanopoulos noted that "the Democratic Party got pretty hollowed out on your watch, about 1,000 seats lost in the Congress, Senate, governors, state houses." Then he asked: "Is that on you?" It was a good question. Since Obama took office, Democrats´ fortunes have plummeted. The party lost 900 seats in state legislatures, 12 governorships, 69 House seats and 13 Senate seats. Clearly, whatever leadership Obama provided, it wasn´t helping Democrats connect with voters across the country. So what was Obama´s response? At first, he
Does anyone expect this "Cool" one to except any blame. In his interview he even pulled GWB into his mess. Can´t wait for his speech tonight, lying once again about all he has accomplished. The man talks with a Fork Tongue!
Yeah but he really did stimulate the economy. Probably spent over three billion on fund raisers, vacations for himself & family and golf. I don´t know about you but that stimulates the hxll out of me!!!
If it were not for failures, the Clown Prince would be leaving no fingerprints at all on this Earth. The democrats own you, Stinky, and their failure is a direct result of your stupid attempts at dictatorship. Having the IRS enforce your failed attempt at health care control and assessing a fine for not paying was the final straw for me. I have fought for this country for too many years to have a skinny, brain dead, arrogant Kenyan give me orders and tell me I have to do something.
Just skating through, kicking the can down the road at great cost to the nation, its well being and its status in the world as the last standard bearer of economic and moral decency in the world.
We are not yet ´like every other country´ wallowing in graft and corrupt politicians taking advantage of people yearning to breathe free yet, but with no pushback from those should have exposed it, we have been severely weakened.
He failed to take us down, but he made a tremendous effort attempting to take away our remaining modesty and virtue.
I wish people would stop trying to blame Obambi for stuff. He has been just too busy saving the world and making sure its a better [lace for me and you. We are lucky to have a Messiah like Obambi. He is just so perfect. I know cause he tells us he is all the time.
Business started crumbling the day this guy opened his trap standing behind a little podium with the seal of the Office of the president Elect attached to it. Remember this. Hussien was saying then how business was going to be taxed more. And pay for health care. Before the jerk was sworn in in a Koran, the economy started to tank. And the media and hussien blamed GWB. He takes no blame. I just wish he would move back to kenya
His comments are absolutely cringe-worthy. He is one of those people you meet at a country club charity event who shoots his mouth off constantly saying the most inappropriate things and his poor assistants are constantly tugging on his arm trying to shut him up. But he just can´t help himself. People keep walking away and trying to avoid him because he seems to effervesce nausea due to his pitiful inability to see the grotesque embarrassment he is causing everyone in the room, particularly to his oblivious self.
And so it starts, the interviews, the self analysis, the water thin excuses. Many more to come, all with slightly different takes on failure, but never touching on reality´s truth.
The guy will have lots of free time to read all the brutal, accusatory articles that also are going to be written. His reaction will probably be more public appearances searching for the love. Michelle, bitter bunny she,won´t be much help.
Fake president interviewed by an equally fake journalist. At least Obama had his boots cleaned by Stephanopoulos. Although New Zealand immigration authorities may question shoe polish on George´s tongue.
Sadly, this is what we are told is news by ABC and their media ilk.
BO is dangerously mentally ill. It is fortunate we are not worse off that we are. What is scary is that the remnants of the dem party and the media supported him unflinchingly.
The backfire in 2010 was directly linked to BOCare and other dem overreach. Only a crazy person could not see that. Now, if you are a dem, you might see that as misguided and unfair. I think the dems got off light in 2010 and it still baffles me that BO got reelected. However, the CAUSE of the shift in the choice of the electorate was in the White House (and it wasn´t Biden) and the dems in Congress.
This blindness to reality is something that anyone that has dealings with BO in the future should WELL remember.
For ordinary Americans, the one way you draw a $400,000 paycheck is to do something to create value. This is the story of very hard-working small businesses everywhere. As one wag put it several years ago in a book title: The first $20 million is the hardest. Then there´s Obama, fresh off his billionaire vacation over in Tahiti at Marlon Brando´s exclusive hideaway estate, now drawing his first $400,000 paycheck for a ... speech, from Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Cue the music: We´re in the money, come on, my honey Let´s spend it, lend it, send it rolling along
A Russian-Armenian captive has escaped from Colombian guerrilla fighters in a shootout worthy of an action movie. The man disarmed his guard and seriously injured five of the militants, in the process receiving a gunshot wound himself, the rebels say. The man, identified as Arsen (Levon) Voskanyan, a dual Russian-Armenian citizen, took his rescue operation into his own hands and broke free from Colombia’s second largest militia, the National Liberation Army, which is more commonly known by its Spanish acronym, ELN. At the time of Voskanyan’s heroics a convoy was actually on its way to release him at the request of the
So what´s behind the sudden deluge of migrants flooding Europe? According to the Italian prosecutor´s office, it´s non-government organizations, seeking to keep a problem boiling in order to win more funds, funds, funds for all their supposed do-goodery. It´s no different from a fireman who sets fires in order to put them out and find himself hailed a hero. Or a wicked stepmother who poisons her child in order to win sympathy for all her heroic caregiving. The BBC reports: An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers.
Andrew Cuomo seems like someone who could teach Donald Trump a few things about making a deal. Or else, he is corrupt and has been bribed. Which explanation fits the facts better? Lydia O’Neal of IBTimes reports on the very lucrative agreement Cuomo made with a major corporation that has been lobbying him. The New York governor, whose memoir was published by the News Corp.-owned HarperCollins in 2014, saw his gross income more than double last year, to $417,748 for 2016 (from $196,243 the year before), the Buffalo News reported Tuesday.
What holds Venezuela together these days? According to the New York Times, this state is held together only by an encircling ring of death-squad gangs, who serve as its enforcers. These are the community organizers known as ´colectivos´ who ride and circle around menacingly on motorcycles, and shoot randomly into crowds to generate terror. I saw them myself in Caracas in late 2005, and they were scary. Now, they are engorged with drug cash and legitimized by the state. Who could have imagined that this tontons macoute situation would be the logical conclusion of Chavista socialism?
What could possibly motivate Maxine Waters to claim twice that she never called for Donald Trump´s impeachment when the video evidence is so compelling? It is one thing for conservative websites to call her out, but even MSNBC, the broadcast leader in Trump-hatred, is taking notice of the absolute falsity of her claim. Yesterday, in an on-air discussion among Hallie Jackson, Craig Melvin, and Mark Murray, the California congresswoman was explicitly called out for her denial of reality: JACKSON: "... pretty strong words from somebody else on the other side of the aisle. Maxine Waters, right? The congresswoman [indecipherable] during that interview
Two days ago, the death toll in Venezuela´s gargantuan protests stood at three. Now it´s jumped to 20. In absolute numbers, it´s appalling. But to some, it may not seem like much, given that Venezuela has one of the world´s highest murder rates, or that millions and millions of people marched against the socialist regime, which has systematically shut down democracy and closed off all legitimate avenues for change by stripping the opposition-controlled legislature of power, corrupting the courts, and ruling by decree as poverty and narco-crime engulf the country.
Immigration: President Trump´s executive order to limit American companies´ use of foreign high-tech professionals sounds great. But it won´t lead to a hiring boom for American computer workers. And it may do more economic harm than good. It´s true that if you limit the flow of tech workers coming into the U.S. under the H-1B visa program, you will likely see more native-born Americans being hired in the short run. But it won´t last. And long-term, limiting the flow of highly productive, highly trained workers will hurt our economy — not help it. We´re not open-border types by a long shot. But
Environmentalism: This Earth Day, protests around the country will focus on "science." What they won´t focus on is facts, because the facts show that the U.S. has made huge strides in cleaning up the environment. Given the trends in air quality, water quality, toxics and, yes, even CO2 emissions, you´d think Earth Day would be a grand celebration of a monumental achievement that has allowed this country to produce vastly more goods and services for millions more people while sharply cutting pollution. The fact is that by any important measure, the environment is cleaner and healthier today than it was 60 years
After years of kowtowing and collaborating with Venezuela´s socialist regime, the General Motors plant finally got expropriated by the Chavista government for its trouble. GM claimed it was done ´unexpectedly.´ But it´s hard to shed a tear, given that ExxonMobil, Chevron, Harvest International Resources, Clorox, Procter & Gamble, Kleenex, Crystallex, Schlumberger, and at least 1,000 Venezuelans farms, apartment buildings, businesses (including some very big ones such as the Polar grain and beer company) and homes had already been similarly expropriated. Unexpectedly? Had GM not noticed? Or did GM think it was too big to fail, or more accurately, be subject
Organizers promised that hundreds of thousands would participate in an April 22 March for Science planned for hundreds of cities worldwide and an April 29 People´s Climate March in Washington, DC. These events have no more to do with science or climate change than do UN programs or the Paris climate treaty. Their own leaders make that perfectly clear. A climate website asserts that marchers intend to mark President Trump´s 100th day in office "with a massive demonstration that shows our resistance is not going to wane." They intend to "block Trump´s entire fossil fuel agenda," with Berkeley-style tantrums and riots, most
Agenda: Shortly after Donald Trump won the election, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Republicans had to "go big, go bold, and do things." So far, the GOP has not delivered. "They have the House, they have the Senate, they have the presidency — and nothing´s happening," lamented PJ Media co-founder Roger Simon earlier this week. "Nothing, that is, that Donald Trump doesn´t do by himself. ... The Republicans in the legislature are a disgrace." Congress did pass, and Trump signed, 13 bills to undo last-minute Obama administration regulations. And the Senate approved Trump´s Supreme Court pick. But what about actually advancing
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit over the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit moves through court. The Republican president’s administration and two California governments that sued over the order disagreed about its scope. San Francisco and Santa Clara County argued that it threatened billions of dollars in federal funding. But an attorney for the Justice Department,
Barack Obama has agreed to a $400,000 fee for speaking to a prominent Wall Street firm, according to Charlie Gasparino of the Fox Business Network. Former president Obama will speak to a health care conference sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald in September, Gasparino reports. (Tweet/Video) The huge fee puts Obama at the top of the list of speaking fees for former government officials. Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke charges between $200,000 and $400,000, former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner charges $200,000, and former President George Bush charges around $150,000, according to a person familiar with the matter. Hillary Clinton received over $200,000
Monday on MSNBC former Obama White House press secretary Josh Earnest said former President Barack Obama would come back to the political debate if President Donald Trump crosses “red lines” such as using information from deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) applications to deport so-called DREAMers. (Snip) “I think what would motivate President Obama to re-engage in the political debate is if we saw the federal government start to cross some clear red lines in terms of long observed norms and values that frankly I think we have started to take for granted. One example that President Obama has himself
It was a message repeated several times at a Democrat news conference Tuesday afternoon: Republicans, agree with us on a spending bill, or we’ll blame you for shutting down the government. And it appears that Republicans, who control all three branches of government, are listening: “Now last night, we received a bit of good news -- not just for Democrats but for the country – that the president is easing off his demands for a border wall in the government funding bill,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told the news conference. “The money is better used elsewhere,” Schumer said. “If the
Sean Hannity is the latest Fox News personality facing allegations of sexual harassment. During a Friday interview with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based radio host Pat Campbell, former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel accused Hannity of inviting her to his hotel room before and after a debate with a pro-Palestinian guest in Detroit. Schlussel said she rejected Hannity’s alleged advances and that she was never invited on his show again. Schlussel and Hannity were scheduled to speak together at the Detroit show, Schlussel said. But before the show, Hannity allegedly invited her to an event at a nearby bookstore. “He had some event at a bookstore
The entire U.S. Senate has been invited to the White House for a briefing Wednesday on the North Korea situation, amid escalating tensions over the country’s missile tests and bellicose rhetoric. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the upcoming briefing, for all 100 senators, on Monday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats plan to provide the update to lawmakers. It is rare for the entire Senate to be invited to such a briefing. Spicer clarified that while the event will
Former President Barack Obama on Monday partly blamed the nation´s splintered politics on a media structure that lets people only listen to or read media outlets they agree with, which prevents them from hearing the other side. "Because of changes in the media, we now have a situation in which everybody is listening to people who already agree with them, and are further and further reinforcing their own realities to the neglect of the common reality that allows us to have a healthy debate, and then try to find common ground and actually move solutions forward," Obama said in his
Ex-President Barack Obama is the mystery man of American politics. Given the absence of a viable paper trail, nobody can say for sure who he is. He manifests for us as a figure of multiple identities: a Christian, a Muslim, a secularist, a socialist, a humanist, an intellectual, a man of the people. His lack of definable substance, his inner absence, has been an important political advantage. As Obama himself confessed (or boasted) in The Audacity of Hope, this layering of anonymities enabled him to “serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—I’m loving all these Ancestry.com commercials where dim-witted actors say, “I thought I was a Tahitian Eskimo Mexican until I sent in my DNA test kit, and boy was I flummoxed when the results came back! I’m really Croatian with a mix of sub-Saharan! I guess I’ll be turning in my furry hat!” This is a scam I’m thoroughly in favor of, because it reveals, once and for all, the dirty secret of American politics: Race doesn’t exist! Don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe for a second that these tests mean anything. If you believe that DNA patterns
Liberal activist and Hollywood director Rob Reiner slammed President Donald Trump on Monday and suggested that Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election was the "greatest attack" on American democracy since Japan´s attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. "We´ve had the greatest attack of this democracy since 1941, and we have to understand that," Reiner said on MSNBC. Reiner also suggested that American society might collapse given the pressure Russia placed on democratic institutions in the country. Japan drew the United States into World War II after attacking its naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, killing
A vicious brawl, involving more than 50 teenage boys and girls, erupted at a Florida mall. The disturbing video of the fight was shared on social media, featuring a large group of teens pummeling each other outside a Rue 21 clothing store inside Orange Park Mall. The Clay County Sheriff´s Office said the incident happened Saturday. In the footage, several people are seen punching a girl on a couch. Behind them another group is seen fighting as a woman appears to try and calm things down. A third and fourth group of teens are also seen fighting in the background.
A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment. [SNIP] To meet that goal ETC claims the world needs “investment in renewables and other low-carbon technologies some $6 trillion higher ($300 billion per year); while the largest required increases – of almost $9 trillion ($450 billion per year) – will be in more efficient energy saving equipment and buildings.” That’s a $15 trillion price tag to theoretically limit future