By Dave Andrusko It was about the same time that a speaker at today’s March for Life told the huge audience that Pope Francis had tweeted his support for unborn babies and the Marchers that somebody tweeted me that President Obama had rolled out his annual January 22 message pledging his solidarity with the …Continue reading "Pope Francis cheers March and life, President Obama cheers abortion and death"
By Dave Andrusko When New Year’s Day falls in the middle of the week, as it did this year, a lot of “looking-ahead” stories get held over until the following week. Let’s take a look at a couple of them and what they tell us about President Barack Obama. The first came over the …Continue reading "Can Obama rally his public approval numbers?"
By Dave Andrusko To anyone whose eyes were not fogged over with uncritical admiration/adoration for President Obama, it comes as no secret that his presidency threatens to unravel. Look at his background—largely one elected position after another which he quickly grew tired of. and completely free of any executive experience—and why would anyone believe …Continue reading "Grading Obama as a (Chief) Executive"
By Dave Andrusko To be fair, President Obama’s falling-through-the-skylight approval numbers wouldn’t seem QUITE so bad had his approval numbers not been so gaudy a year ago. Remember how they were practically stratospheric? But…that was then and… The question now is, just how far will his job approval and personal popularity sink? Since one …Continue reading "“Record numbers of Americans” disapprove of President Obama’s job performance, Washington Post/ABC News poll finds"
By Dave Andrusko What was it that the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan quipped? That “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” Let’s be clear. President Obama is certainly within his rights to tell Reuters (while on still another fundraising swing) that “I’m not a particularly ideological person.” …Continue reading "CNN poll reaffirms downward trajectory in all categories for President Obama who insists, “I’m not a particularly ideological person”"
By Dave Andrusko Granted, it’s only one more point, but President Obama’s disapproval ratings have inched up yet again, reaching 54% [!] , according to Gallup. What makes the number even more significant is that there is nothing in sight that could act as a kind of parachute—certainly not anything to do with the disastrous …Continue reading "Disapproval of Obama continues to grow, less and less confidence in his capabilities as leader, Gallup poll finds"
By Dave Andrusko It’s not the only way, but one very useful way of understanding how the public feels about a given subject is to give them polar opposite alternatives to choose from. So Fox News asked Americans what “best describes how ObamaCare is being carried out and implemented” and gave them two options: “It’s …Continue reading "Poll finds 60% believe implementation of ObamaCare has been a “joke”"
By Dave Andrusko As if President Obama didn’t already have enough to worry about, a Fox News poll released today found that “Nearly 7 out of 10 voters are concerned about their personal health care under the Affordable Care Act [ObamaCare] and a majority wants to take the health care system back to 2009.” This …Continue reading "New Fox News Poll shows a public wanting to return to their health care system that was in place in 2009"
By Dave Andrusko I decided to wait a day or two to see how indicative Monday McClatchy-Marist poll numbers were of President Obama’s popularity. They were the worst but other surveys also show the President well under 50% approval. “Overall, the poll found Obama’s job approval at 41 percent last week, a sharp drop from …Continue reading "Obama’s approval numbers continue to drop"
By Dave Andrusko Granted, sometimes it can be confusing—after all, President Obama is a master of obfuscation—the threat yesterday that the White House would veto the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was utterly predictable. Without rehearsing the long, LONG story of Obama’s history of non-support for legislation that would require that abortion survivors be treated, …Continue reading "Obama threatens to veto Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; Sun will rise in East tomorrow"
By Dave Andrusko Consider these two quotes: “People in Europe were looking for a political redeemer,” said Jan Techau, the director of the European center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace [referring to President Obama]. “Those expectations, of course, were greatly exaggerated.” — From Monday’s Washington Post “For the first time in his presidency, the …Continue reading "Obama’s sagging numbers, at home and abroad"
By Dave Andrusko Two items, different but the same (as my kids like to say). First, we have grumpy old Alan Simpson, the pro-abortion former three-term Republican senator from Wyoming, beloved by the Washington Media Establishment for his unbridled joy at eviscerating his own party. If the almost entirely Democratic-leaning reporting corps had its way, …Continue reading "Different but depressingly the same"