TANCREDO: The Democrat Party is now officially committed to a poisonous identity politics
Welcome to the U.E.S.A., the United European States of America. If you like the European debt crisis and austerity riots, you are going to love Obama 2.0. If our politics were a video game, it would be rated “R” for repugnant.
It is hard to exaggerate the depth of the crisis America now faces on many levels.
The Democratic Party is now officially and irrevocably committed to a poisonous identity politics, having built a winning coalition based on race, sexual orientation, ethnicity and class warfare. Read more »
OVERBECK: The current administration is passing out perks like goodie bags at a kid’s birthday party
Not that some cigar-puffing, back-slapping politician will be slipping you a few greasy bills. Vote bribery has gotten way more sophisticated than that these days.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, over 100 million Americans or about one in three of us are now enrolled in a federal government welfare program – whether housing assistance, food stamps or whatever. And that’s not including Medicare or Social Security. All those billions amount to a form of soft-core bribery, not to mention those free ObamaPhones. Read more »
TANCREDO: We live in a nation on the verge of fiscal bankruptcy with a citizenry that does not want to even hear the word austerity
Observing the 2012 presidential debates, it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that, as a nation, we suffer from a deep political schizophrenia. We expect – no, we demand – contradictory things from our elected officials. Then, when they can’t deliver Cadillacs at Chevy prices, we replace them with a new group of snake oil salesmen. Read more »
FEELING OUR PAIN: Can we believe Barack Obama when he tells us how much he cares about us ordinary folks?
Political gurus tell us the candidate the voters find the most “empathetic”, “likable” and “caring” nearly always wins. This explains why, with the Middle East in flames, the economy a disaster, and suffering Americans waiting to hear if their taxes will explode upwards, the president goes on Letterman and the View to bolster his schmoozability ratings. And it’s working. Read more »
TANCREDO: The “blame game questions” about campaign strategy and tactics will not be the most important ones facing the country if Obama wins a second term
For the record, do not count me among the pessimists who think Barack Obama is certain to defeat Mitt Romney on Nov. 6. Nevertheless, it is impossible to avoid somber thoughts about what may – and probably should – happen to the Republican Party if Romney loses. Read more »
BEAUPREZ: Obama is consistently a big fan of societies that are completely controlled by government
On September 12, the morning after he learned an attack in Benghazi, Libya had killed four Americans, including a distinguished U.S. Ambassador, his aide and two former Navy SEALS, Barack Obama said such events are just “bumps in the road” that are to be expected. Read more »
TANCREDO: President Obama’s weak actions since the violent events in Cairo and Benghazi have only served to fuel the protests, not deter them
A U.S. ambassador is dead, and over 30 U.S. embassies across the globe are under violent attack as a direct result of President Obama’s attempted appeasement of radical Islam. How many more Americans will die before that policy can be reversed and Obama removed from office? Read more »
SILVERMAN: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I feel deceived and let down by Barack Obama.
I support Mitt Romney for President and Paul Ryan for Vice-President. For most of my life, I have been a Democrat and I very publicly voted (live C-Span, live radio, NY Times) for Obama-Biden in 2008. As I studied Obama’s performance as President, I could no longer support him. Read more »
TANCREDO: Obama will not campaign on his record because he can’t. His record is one of non-accomplishment in every field he has entered.
In 1984 Ronald Reagan sought a second term under the campaign theme of a sunny optimism about the future – “Morning in America.” A generation later, Obama’s campaign banner, “Forward,” is cleverly ambiguous: It begs the question, forward to what? Read more »
TIPTON: We need comprehensive tax reform that will simplify the code, lower rates, broaden the base, and eliminate loopholes
For 42 straight months, the unemployment rate in America has been at or above eight percent. Millions of families are struggling. America’s small businesses – which create the majority of jobs in America – lack the confidence and certainty needed to invest, grow, and hire. Read more »