By Carole on Aug 4, 2011
Earlier this week it was Pennsylvania. Today Florida voters are the latest in an important swing state to say President Barack Obama does not deserve to be re-elected. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released today, 50% of voters in the Sunshine State believe the president does not deserve a second term (only 42% believe he does, 8% had no opinion).
By Carole on Jul 23, 2011
After a brief meeting with lawmakers this morning, President Barack Obama raised the nation's debt crisis conversation to a new level of ridiculous. Shortly after the meeting, the White House released a statement saying, "Congress should refrain from playing reckless political games with our economy. Instead, it should be responsible and do its job, avoiding default and cutting the deficit." Imagine how different the mood in Washington and the nation's economy would be if Mr. Obama had taken his own advice for the past two and a half years.
By Carole on Jul 13, 2011
A new Reuters/Ipsos poll released today shows that 63% of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track; up three points from a similar poll last month. But approximately half of the poll respondents (49%) approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing. Think that means he's not being blamed for the current state of the union? Think again.
By Carole on Jul 9, 2011
It's been the rallying cry of the Obama administration since the beginning, but former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's 'You never want a serious crisis to go to waste' has morphed into 'Create a crisis then use it as a weapon against those you were elected to serve'. In his weekly radio address, President Barack Obama actually tried to use the unemployment crisis created by his job-killing policies to push the country toward higher debt, higher taxes and more out of control government spending.
By Carole on Jul 8, 2011
The national unemployment rate has gone up to 9.2%. The "under-employment" rate (discouraged workers and those working part time, but who would prefer full-time work) jumped from 15.8% to 16.2%. The country is being crushed under $14.3 trillion in debt with approximately 25% of it added in the two and a half years of the Obama administration. If a private sector CEO performed this poorly, he'd be fired on the spot. If a professional athlete had comparable stats, he'd be given his outright release. But President Barack Obama is asking for a four-year contract extension and the authority to drive the country even deeper into insurmountable debt.