|Wednesday, February 5, 2014||
Americans Losing Confidence In Obama?
This week CNN released the results of a poll conducted after President Obama's State of the Union address. The public split in its overall reaction to the speech -- just 44% were "somewhat positive," while 38% were "somewhat negative."
By a 3-to-1 margin, the public felt Obama's policies were "too liberal" (41%) versus "not liberal enough" (14%). And 56% said they thought Obama's policies would fail, while just 37% thought they would succeed.
|Tuesday, February 4, 2014||
Obamacare A Job Killer
Conservative critics of Obamacare warned all along that the health care scheme was a job killer. Those arguments were brushed aside in 2010 when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid rammed Obamacare through Congress on a party-line vote. Then in 2011 the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office issued a report indicating that Obamacare would reduce employment by 800,000 workers.
|Monday, February 3, 2014||
Bill O'Reilly's interview with Barack Obama last night showed Obama is changing. Instead of blaming Bush for his troubles, Obama zeroed in on Fox News as the culprit.
Ten minutes to interview the president of the United States is a tough task. O'Reilly conducted a tougher interview than Obama usually experiences. Nonetheless, I thought O'Reilly could have done a lot more.
For example, O'Reilly asked Obama, "Was it the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation over and over, if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance?"
|Friday, January 31, 2014||
House Immigration Principles
Hold on to your hats, folks. House Republican leaders released their immigration reform principles at their caucus retreat yesterday, and all signs suggest we are headed for a bumpy ride. Reports indicate that the discussion over the principles revealed deep GOP divisions over policy and timing.
|Thursday, January 30, 2014||
Obama's Iran Threat
I want to revisit one of most significant statements Barack Obama made in his State of the Union address. Toward the end of his remarks, while discussing his foreign policy agenda, Obama warned Congress that he would veto sanctions legislation against Iran. Here's what Obama said:
|Wednesday, January 29, 2014||
The Day After
Last night the president delivered a prime-time speech to a divided nation. As we noted in yesterday's report, only 31% of Americans believe the country is better off now than in 2009, when Obama took office.
The general consensus is that Obama's remarks amounted to "small ball" with little substance beyond his pledge to stretch the limits of his power with more executive actions. Charles Krauthammer said:
|January Capital Prayer Alert||
Capital Prayer Alert
|Tuesday, January 28, 2014||
The State Of Our Union
As Barack Obama prepares to deliver his sixth State of the Union address, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that most Americans are not happy with the state of our union. Just consider these figures:
|Monday, January 27, 2014||
Confidence Waning In Obama
Leading up to tomorrow night's State of the Union address, Barack Obama and his spokesmen are once again threatening to implement unilateral, constitutionally questionable executive actions if Congress will not bend to Obama's will.
On CNN yesterday, Dan Pfeiffer, a top Obama advisor, said, "He is going to look in every way he can with his pen and his phone to try to move the ball forward. We're putting an extra emphasis on it in 2014."
|Friday, January 24, 2014||
Virginia Legislators Defend Marriage
The outrageous decision by Virginia's newly-elected Attorney General, Mark Herring, to ignore the will of the people and the commonwealth's constitution by refusing to defend Virginia's marriage amendment has caused a firestorm. We called on legislators in Richmond to respond boldly and they are.