President Obama: Reaping what he sowed

By Dave Andrusko Too bad the increasingly irrelevant Obama administration can’t just play out the string. Instead President Obama’s penchant for lecturing us mere mortals is ramping up, not ratcheting down. Too bad as well that in the interest of “even-handedness,” columnists such as the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza can’t out-and-out admit that President Obama …

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Networks Fail to Notice Obama Attacking Supreme Court Ahead of ObamaCare Ruling

By Curtis Houck The “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC all refused to mention on Monday night comments made by President Barack Obama earlier in the day in which he attacked the Supreme Court for taking a case regarding ObamaCare subsidies and warned them not to rule that they’re unconstitutional. While the networks arguably …

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Political Science scholars give low grades to President Obama

By Dave Andrusko Monday was President’s Day and this story obviously should have run that day. Forgive me for being late. But I’m confident you will find the results of a survey of several hundred members of the American Political Science Association on the topic of presidential greatness and President Obama’s current place in history …

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President Obama’s State of the Union Address comes two days before House to vote on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

  By Dave Andrusko Here are a few thoughts about President Obama’s State of the Union address. #1. Let’s start with his reference to abortion and the blowback from some never-enough pro-abortionists who somehow convinced themselves Mr. Obama was “passing judgment” on abortion. The President said We still may not agree on a woman’s right …

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Of All People, Slams Obama for Being Surrounded by ‘Sycophants’

  By Ken Shepherd President Obama’s problem is that he’s surrounded by sycophants who tell him what he wants to hear, not what he needs to hear. That was the post-election analysis of none other than… Chris Matthews?! That’s right, the tingly-legged, Obama-boosting Hardball host made the argument on colleague Alex Wagner’s November 5 Now …

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At press conference a “blasé” Obama “acknowledged no fault or error and expressed no contrition or regret”

  By Dave Andrusko Reporters and opinion writers do not necessarily agree on what might appear to be even the obviously straightforward items. That helps to explains why David Nakamura and Juliet Eilperin can write that at his Wednesday press conference President Obama said he “heard” the voice of the electorate and would “forge compromises …

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Obama’s sagging fortunes among women voters dragging down vulnerable Democrats

  By Dave Andrusko Two weeks from today we vote in the mid-term elections. Survey results from a number of hotly contested Senate races show the difference at a point or two. In two states—Louisiana and Georgia—that require the winner to have 50%, there is a likelihood that there will be subsequent runoffs after November …

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NBC Banishes Story on Obama’s Unpopularity on Midterm Campaign Trail to Sunday Night

  By Curtis Houck On Sunday, NBC Nightly News took the unusual step of running a story that not only discussed the upcoming midterm elections but also President Obama’s unpopularity on the campaign trail as Democrats struggle to keep control of the Senate. The problem with the story, however, was that it aired on Sunday …

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As mid-terms loom on the horizon, 53% rate Obama’s presidency a failure, only 41% a success

  By Dave Andrusko A poll released Friday reveals that a whopping 53% of respondents characterized the presidency of Barack Obama as a failure versus only 41% who rate it a success. Only 6% say that they aren’t sure in the poll conducted by IBD/TIPP. “Obama’s standing among independents is even worse, with 58% calling …

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Obama’s Trifecta of terrible headlines

  By Dave Andrusko Put yourself in President Obama’s shoes and you read these headlines: “Pres. Obama’s Approval Rating Drops To All-time Low In New Jersey” “Only 36 percent of Democratic candidates have expressed support for Obamacare” “Obama’s Pass-the-Buck Presidency” It’s enough to make you want to play 36 holes of golf, not just 18. …

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Obama’s coalition frays as approval numbers plummet

  By Dave Andrusko As NRL News Today discussed yesterday, if you pulled up this week’s Reuters-Ipsos poll, you would find President Obama’s job approval ratings at a startlingly low 35%. “Fifty-eight percent of Americans expressed disapproval of the White House’s current occupant — 37 percent of them ‘strongly,’” according to Fox News’s Brendan Bordelon. …

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