Obama's frequent vacations and increase in golfing excursions have become bizarre, considering so many continue to struggle economically almost six years into his presidency, and the world is being rocked by an epidemic of Islamic jihadist torture and horrendous murders, moving increasingly closer to our shores. Few Americans can afford to take vacations - if they actually have a job that is full time and gives them the ability to take a vacation - yet Obama continues to take exotic trips around the world with his wife and kids. Both Republican Presidents Bush never engaged in lavish family trips to the extent Obama has.
Obamacare, the signature of his presidency, has been a failure. As a result of it and other Democrat disasters during his tenure, Democrats took a historical, crushing defeat during this year's midterm elections, which went well beyond typical midterm setbacks. In addition to taking back the U.S. Senate, Republicans now control 68 of 98 partisan state legislatures, the highest ever in the party's history.
Oddly, many conservatives are afraid to point out the obvious - that Obama is in over his head and depressed. Gawker reported in 2011, "There are people at the [New York] Times who, based on the paper's reporting, believe Obama is depressed - the kind of depression where, if he weren't the president of the United States, he wouldn't be getting out of bed in the morning." Although multiple media outlets wrote at the time that the Times was coming out with an article about Obama's depression, nothing ever materialized, fueling speculation that the White House put pressure on the Gray Lady to kill it. more >>
President Barack Obama confirmed Sunday the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul Rahman, at the hands of terror group ISIS, or ISIL, calling it an act of "pure evil." Kassig's murder was recorded on video along with the deaths of 18 other men believed to be Syrian soldiers.
"Abdul-Rahman was taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity," Obama said aboard Air Force One while flying back to the U.S. from his Asia tour, AFP reported.
"Like Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff before him, his life and deeds stand in stark contrast to everything that ISIL represents," Obama added. more >>
Dear President Obama,
You've been a great friend for the last six years and, to express our appreciation, we'd like to acknowledge some of your many helpful actions:
1) In 2009, our presidential election results were so dubious that millions of brave, pro-democracy protesters risked their lives to demonstrate throughout our country. When our Basij paramilitary force brutalized them, you kept your response irrelevantly mild for the sake of "engaging" us. That surely helped Iranians understand the risks of protesting our "free" election of 2012 (involving our eight handpicked candidates). It was indeed a very orderly rubberstamp. more >>
Despite his horrible treatment of women, perjury and serious moral lapses, Bill Clinton was a very good politician. He was at heart a liberal Democrat who adjusted his principles to the shifting political winds.
In the red state of Arkansas, Clinton was elected five times as Governor. He flopped giving the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention, but returned four years later as the nominee and eventual President.
After losing badly in the 1994 mid-term elections, Clinton move to the ideological center and worked with the Republican Congress to pass welfare reform, capital gains tax cuts and the Defense of Marriage Act. The result was that he won an overwhelming re-election in 1996 and left his successor with a significant budget surplus. more >>
If you've followed the news in the last few days, you've likely heard of Jonathan Gruber. If you haven't, you should. He "helped write" ObamaCare and was paid handsomely for it--$400,000 to be "a paid consultant to the Obama administration to help develop the technical details as well." That's according to Gruber himself.
So why is he in the news? Because he's been caught on tape multiple times calling Americans "stupid" and saying that taking advantage of voters' "stupidity" was key to getting ObamaCare passed.
Here's what he said in November 2013: "Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get anything to pass." more >>
President Barack Obama has announced that despite GOP warnings, he will be pushing on with executive action on immigration reform. The president said that Congress has failed to act on immigration for over a year, leaving him with no choice but to act on his own.
"There has been ample opportunity for Congress to pass a bipartisan immigration bill that would strengthen our borders, improve the legal immigration system and lift millions of people out of the shadows," Obama said on Friday at a news conference during a visit to Myanmar.
"I said that if in fact Congress failed to act, I would use all the lawful authority I possess to try to make the system work better," he added, according to BBC News. "And that's going to happen before the end of the year." more >>