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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Poll: Obama loses ground on health care

Despite his public-relations blitz over the past two weeks to promote his plans to reform the nation's health-care system — including holding two town halls on Wednesday — President Barack Obama has lost ground on this issue with the American public.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Did Obama do Zelaya’s bidding in revoking visas?

The ousted president of Honduras reportedly asked President Obama to revoke the diplomatic visas of members of interim President Roberto Micheletti's de facto government.

July 29: Obama still cashing in on Bush's failings

Facing the first real rough patch of his presidency, President Obama and his supporters are once again resorting to a tried-and-true tactic: attacking George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Is Obama a Snob?

Did Harvard’s Professor Gates sink Obama?

Why Won’t Obama Talk to Israel?

In his global tours and TV appearances, President Obama has spoken to Arabs, Muslims, Iranians, Western Europeans, Eastern Europeans, Russians and Africans. His words have stirred emotions and been well received everywhere. But he hasn’t bothered to speak directly to Israelis.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Obamacare: It's Even Worse Than You Think

President Obama's strategy to pass sweeping health care legislation rested on stealth and speed. The idea was to fill the conversation for months on end with vague talk about expanding coverage, "bending the cost-curve," improving quality, and rooting out waste, without showing the public how the plan would actually work or what it would cost.

Obama uses fear in pushing for too much, too soon

The president who ran on a choose-hope-over-fear platform has unsuccessfully tried to scare lawmakers and Americans into approving massive health care reform before Congress' August recess.

Ben Stein: We've Figured Him Out

Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed? Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths: The American people wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


If you can’t beat ’em, czar ’em. This is the standard operating procedure in Obama World. The time-honored Senate confirmation process proved to be a dangerous landmine for one too many of the president’s picks. But the White House found the perfect cure for Obama Nominee Withdrawal Syndrome: Avoid future debacles by circumventing the nomination process altogether.

The President Takes a Hard Line on Israel

In foreign policy, President Barack Obama has demonstrated a disturbing propensity to curry favor with our adversaries at the expense of our friends. The Czechs and Poles are rightly concerned that they will be sacrificed on the altar of better U.S. relations with Russia.

Obama Scrambles to Defuse Race Flap

President Barack Obama tried to step back from the contretemps over the arrest of African-American scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., saying he "could have calibrated" his words differently when he said police had "acted stupidly" in handling the situation.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Aristocracy of Intent

President Obama’s bizarre prime-time press conference last night illustrated one of the worst aspects of socialism: the insularity of its elites.

Why Obama might have just killed Obamacare

If President Obama’s prime-time speech and news conference were intended to push national healthcare reform over the political goal line, then the effort almost certainly failed.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Obama's health care claims adrift?

President Barack Obama's assertion Wednesday that government will stay out of health care decisions in an overhauled system is hard to square with the proposals coming out of Congress and with his own rhetoric.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Obama hits at healthcare ‘scare’ tactics

Barack Obama on Tuesday accused opponents of trying to scare the public about healthcare reform.

Obama Irks Some Democrats By Declaring He Can Ignore Legislation

Four senior House Democrats on Tuesday said they were "chagrined" by President Obama's declaration in June that he doesn't have to comply with provisions in a war spending bill that puts conditions on aid provided to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cold War Heroes Walesa & Havel Plead To Obama: Don't Give Up Missile Defense

Dissident heroes from the age of the Iron Curtain, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa, Vaclav Havel and 20 other Central and Eastern European intellectuals, policymakers and leaders have penned an open letter to President Obama on the perils facing US-NATO relations should he cave to the Russians --- and they should know

Most will carry Obama press conference; time shifted after NBC balked

After some hesitation and a time shift, three major broadcast networks have agreed to carry Barack Obama's latest primetime news conference.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Democrats reverse Obama on auto dealerships

The House passed a Treasury appropriations bill last week that includes an amendment reversing President Obama on the closure of nearly 800 Chrysler car dealerships and more than 2,000 GM dealerships.

The U.S. Steers Left on Honduras

When Hugo Chávez makes a personal appeal to Washington for help, as he did 11 days ago, it raises serious questions about the signals that President Barack Obama is sending to the hemisphere's most dangerous dictator.

The Squandered Stimulus

The program crafted by Obama and the Democratic Congress wasn't engineered to maximize its economic impact. It was mostly a political exercise, designed to claim credit for any recovery, shower benefits on favored constituencies and signal support for fashionable causes.

Poll Shows Obama Slipping on Key Issues

Heading into a critical period in the debate over health-care reform, public approval of President Obama's stewardship on the issue has dropped below the 50 percent threshold for the first time, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

How Obama Is Losing Britain

While Bush got the U.K. into the Afghan war, Obama’s asking them to fight on—and the British are ready to leave. Richard Heller on how the war is testing Britons’ love for America’s new president.

Obama Selling, Americans Buying?

President Obama embarks on a round-the-clock personal lobbying blitz for his cherished health-care overhaul this week, while key congressional chairmen continue to search for compromise as the August recess nears.

White House putting off release of budget update

The release of the update - usually scheduled for mid-July - has been put off until the middle of next month, giving rise to speculation the White House is delaying the bad news at least until Congress leaves town on its August 7 summer recess.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

CBO Disappears in NYT Black (News) Hole

Readers of the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post woke up this morning to see front page stories on the news that the Congressional Budget Office produced a rather damning report on the Democrats' health care plan. Readers of the New York Times, however, wouldn't have any clue about the CBO report by looking at the paper's front page

Friday, July 17, 2009

Zero Percent Unemployment - Now!

There are about 15 million people unemployed in the United States at the moment, and the number is rising. Barack Obama is personally responsible for every single one of them. Why? Because he could hire them all.

Obama Needs to 'Reset' His Presidency

The president we have is very different from the man who campaigned for the office in 2008.

New White House spin: Stimulus not designed to … stimulate

Old White House spin: Porkulus has stimulated the economy and “saved or created” 150,000 jobs. New White House spin: Stimulus? What stimulus?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Obama Opposes House Plan to Protect Chrysler, GM Dealerships

President Barack Obama “strongly opposes” an effort in Congress to require General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC to restore relationships shed during bankruptcy proceedings, while stopping short of a veto threat.

Two Scientists, Two Standards

The New York Times recently warned its readers about a wacky scientist in the Obama administration. But the fish wrap of record let the real nut job off the hook.

Population czar

President Obama's top science adviser has toyed with extreme measures of population control, even suggesting in one book how to make it more publicly acceptable for the government to spike drinking water in order to sterilize people.

White House turns up heat on Arizona senator

The Obama administration is firing back at Sen. Jon Kyl for calling for an end to economic stimulus spending, and they're aiming for where it hurts the most - at home in Arizona.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Small Business Surtax

ason Furman owes an apology to Michael Boskin, the Stanford economist who wrote a year ago on these pages that Barack Obama would raise American income tax rates nearly to 60%. Mr. Furman, then in the Obama campaign and now at the White House, claimed this was wrong and that Democrats would merely raise taxes back to their Clinton-era level.

The Economy Is Even Worse Than You Think

The recent unemployment numbers have undermined confidence that we might be nearing the bottom of the recession. What we can see on the surface is disconcerting enough, but the inside numbers are just as bad.

Obama mulls rental option for some homeowners-sources

U.S. government officials are weighing a plan that would let borrowers who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments avoid eviction by renting their homes instead, sources familiar with the administration's thinking said on Tuesday.

Obama wants Senate health bill quickly

Moving forcefully on his top domestic priority, Obama told Sen. Max Baucus he wants legislation ready by week's end in the Finance Committee that Baucus chairs, according to numerous Democratic officials.

Obama confident of passing healthcare reform

President Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday that tough negotiations on overhauling U.S. healthcare lie ahead after some of his own Democrats rebelled but he expressed confidence a plan will be passed.

Obama plans $12B boost to community colleges

President Obama is expected to announce a $12 billion proposal today that will put the nation's community colleges front and center in his economic recovery plan.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Obama Mind Trick

We all remember the famous scene from 1977's Star Wars. Sir Alec Guinness waives his hand to the storm trooper and says, "These aren't the 'droids you're looking for, they can move along." Barack Obama is trying to apply the same technique to the American people in regards to whether the non-stimulus stimulus bill worked or not.

Obama Rewrites the Cold War

The President has a duty to stand up to the lies of our enemies. There are two different versions of the story of the end of the Cold War: the Russian version, and the truth. President Barack Obama endorsed the Russian version in Moscow last week.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Impatience builds over slow-moving stimulus

The record-breaking $787 billion fiscal stimulus package that Congress passed in February is not breaking records on the job front. In California, with 11.5 percent unemployment, it has done little more than prevent layoffs of state workers.

Obama's Science Czar an eugenicist

United States’ Science Czar, John Holdren, in his book, "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment", wrote:
• Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;
• The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation’s drinking water or in food;
• Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise;

and more

WH ethics exemptions would have made Washington Post salons A-OK

The White House tried to distance itself from Katharine Weymouth’s “salons” this week, claiming that attendance by administration officials would not have been “consistent” with Barack Obama’s executive order on ethics. However,...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Stonewalling on Walpin-gate

The White House ignores unanswered questions about the scandal.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge unrealistic

President Barack Obama promised to fix health care and trim the federal budget deficit, all without raising taxes on anyone but the wealthiest Americans. It's a promise he's already broken and will likely have to break again.

Fundraisers win jobs as Obama envoys

President Obama's campaign to bring change to the nation's capital hasn't kept him from continuing the Washington tradition of handing out ambassadorships to political friends and fundraisers.

Obama Administration Grant Program De-Emphasizing Job Creation

When Vice President Joe Biden announced a new $3.3 billion grant program to upgrade the nation’s electricity network, the rationale was simple: “This is jobs -- jobs,” he said in April.

White House expects 'frank' talks between Obama, pope

US President Barack Obama's talks with Pope Benedict XVI will be "frank" but constructive in areas of disagreement such as abortion, the White House said Wednesday.

Miss Obama's peacenik T-shirt sends a message to G8 leaders

Her father had just won agreement from the Russians to cut back on the world's stockpiles of nuclear weapons. And Barack Obama's eldest daughter was obviously keen to make her own statement on the issue - even if it was merely a fashion statement.

Billions in aid go to areas that backed Obama in '08

Billions of dollars in federal aid delivered directly to the local level to help revive the economy have gone overwhelmingly to places that supported President Obama in last year's presidential election.

G8 leaders claim historic breakthrough on new deal to tackle global warming

President Obama and other leaders backed historic new targets for tackling global warming last night in an agreement designed to pave the way for a world deal in the autumn.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Obama's health-reform ship founders

The jobs report last week opened a long gash beneath the waterline of President Obama's legislative agenda. Few yet realize it, but a scramble for lifeboats is about to begin.

Obama Stands to Be Judged on Economic Recovery

Nothing may be more important to public assessments of President Obama's leadership than the state of the economy, and at this point there are political warning lights flashing.

In Russia, Obama’s Star Power Does Not Translate

Let other capitals go all weak-kneed when President Obama visits. Moscow has greeted Mr. Obama, who on Tuesday night concluded a two-day Russian-American summit meeting, as if he were just another dignitary passing through.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Obama the Student Radical & Russia

Six months after he is inaugurated, (and almost a year after Andrew McCarthy first asked) the press finally starts to wonder who Barack Obama is, an about those student-years at Columbia and -I’m gobsmacked!- it turns out he was a radical

Obama urges partnership with Russia, slams corruption

President Barack Obama called on Tuesday for the United States and Russia to put Cold War enmity behind them and forge a true global partnership to contain nuclear weapons. In a carefully calibrated speech, Obama praised the achievements of Russian history and culture and avoided any direct criticism of the Kremlin.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Obama to Seek New Arms Control Deal in Moscow

President Obama arrived in Moscow Monday for a summit with Russian leaders aimed at reaching an agreement to cut stockpiles of nuclear warheads, but also expected to touch upon the war in Afghanistan, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, terrorism and the jousting for influence in other post-Soviet countries.

Obama in Moscow for nuclear talks

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, focusing on further reducing nuclear stockpiles.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Obama seeks thaw in US-Russia ties

As President Barack Obama heads to Moscow in an attempt to bury the lingering legacy of the Cold War, Rupert Wingfied-Hayes tries to judge the mood of Russia's leaders behind the Kremlin's walls.

The painful side effects of Obama's healthcare reform

There are warnings signs that the president and his allies are looking at government-run rationing of care for the oldest and sickest.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Mr. Obama and Mr. Medvedev

By the time President George W. Bush left office, Russian-American relations had deteriorated alarmingly. Russia bore a good part of the blame, harassing opponents, stifling a free press and bullying its neighbors.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Obama's strange stand on Honduras

Why are Obama and Hillary Clinton meddling in the affairs of a friendly country, to dump over a friendly government, to reinstate a friend of Hugo's, whose goal is to bring Honduras into his anti-American "Bolivarian Revolution"?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

'Barack Obama is a Big Fat Liar,' Illustrated

During President Obama's "townhall" event on healthcare reform today, the pesky subject of taxing employer-based benefits again reared its head. It's a policy proposal for which Obama savaged John McCain during the campaign.

Barack Obama Is a Big Fat Liar

Ever since Barack Obama declared his candidacy for president, it’s been easy — and great fun — to spotlight when his promises and statements come with “expiration dates.”

Now in a book format

Yes, this blog was converted to the book format and published on Amazon.
100 Days of Obama Presidency (Kindle edition)

100 Days of Obama Presidency (Soft cover)