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New Poll: Obama Leading Dems To Defeat

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Obama in GermanyA new, national McClatchy-Marist poll is out and it shows that President Barack Obama is dragging down his party and hurting the prospects of fellow Democrats as they head into midterm elections. Indeed, the potential repercussions of the president’s slide are serious.

Consider the following:

  • Just 40 percent of voters polled approve of the way Obama’s doing his job. This ties his worst mark in three years and the second worst of his presidency.


Remembering Robin Williams, 1951 – 2014

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

robin williamsIt was hard for me to watch Robin Williams whenever he appeared live on TV.

Very hard.

He was so frenetic, so wound up, so quick, so wild, so unpredictable that it made me nervous. And sometimes, it was downright scary.

It was like he had this obvious need for constant attention; a need that was never completely satisfied; a need that could never actually be satisfied.

There was something more going on inside him that propelled all this — something deeper and more troubling, and probably something none of us want to get to know too well.


Obama To Pull Major Stunt Aug. 17 – 19?

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

ObamaPresident Obama is on the ropes.

His poll numbers are in the tank and Democrats are worried.

They’re clearly off their mark as the post Labor Day election season approaches. Indeed, all the signs point to significant gains by Republicans this November.

Now, reports are circulating that Obama has Something Big planned. He’ll be headed back to Washington from Martha’s Vineyard one week from today — Sunday, August 17. He’ll return to his elite vacation retreat on Tuesday, August 19.

That signals a Major Development, possibly announced by the president on Monday, August 18.


Reid/Senate Are Real Obstructionists

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Harry Reid Hell FireThe numbers never lie. Currently, 352 bills that passed the House are awaiting action on Harry Reid’s desk. Of these bills:

- 98% passed with bipartisan support

- Nearly 70% passed with two-thirds support or more

- Over 50% passed with no opposition at all

- And 55 were introduced by Democrats

And still, Harry Reid refuses to bring them up for a vote.


Buyers’ Remorse

Now Americans Say They Want Romney

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Romney vs. ObamaGet this: Mitt Romney would win the popular vote if a rematch of the 2012 election against President Obama were held today, a new CNN/ORC poll shows.

According to the poll, if the 2012 election were held again today, Romney would receive 53% of the popular vote while Obama would receive only 44%, CNN reported. That’s quite a turnaround, especially when you consider that Obama beat Romney 51%-47% in the actual election.

And there’s more interesting news in the poll:


GOP Solutions? They’ve Been There All Along…

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Republican ElephantObamatons want you to believe that Republicans have no solutions to the problems America faces.

But nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, the GOP solutions have been there all along for anyone who wishes to open his/her mind and at least consider them. 

Here’s is some of what the Republican Party stands for:


101 Reasons To Love America

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

fireworksHappy Birthday, America!

In no particular order, this is our own rather subjective list of 101 reasons to love America.

You can feel free to add or subtract from this list or create your own list.

America gives you the freedom to do that — and a lot more:

1) Our Constitution. The thread that holds us together and the bulwark of democracy.


Ten Summer Trends We Hate!

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

No Running Pool signSummer seems to bring out the worst in some people — the very worst. Which is a shame because it’s such a lovely season. Well, anyway here are ten summer trends we hate:

1) Showing off your tattoos. Hey, if you want to deface your body, that’s your business. But we’d rather not see it. So, keep it covered. OK?

2) Under Armor. The Under Armor brand seems to be everywhere lately and we’re tired of it. Tired of looking at it and the all-pervasive Under Armor logo. Give it up.


Ten Summer Trends We Love

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

yellow polka dot bikiniHere they are, in no particular order.

1) Small town parades, festivals and farmers’ markets. Small towns are back in a back way. And nothing spells summer in America like small town gatherings.

2) Polka dots. They’re everywhere again this summer and they look great!

3) City-wide art installations. From pianos in New York City to cows in Chicago these have proved to be a great, big, colorful, engaging idea.

4) Free family movie nights under the stars. They’re popping up in parks and town squares from coast-to-coast and they’re wonderfully easy to enjoy.


The Lewis Katz We Knew

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot


Photo Credit: Temple University

We first met Lewis Katz 44 years not long before Carole Cirucci and I were married.

I had moved from Camden (the town that both Lew and I claimed as “home”) to Cherry Hill and had become involved in the local Democrat Party there as we attempted to end 20 years of entrenched Republican rule in that town. We fought on the same team together and won.

Lew Katz was a young lawyer and a rising star in South Jersey politics.

He was tall, handsome, charming and clearly, very bright.

Over the years we watched him climb to extraordinary heights as a successful businessman, extraordinary deal-maker, friend of presidents and corporate titans and most recently, major philanthropist.
None of this surprised us because it was clear to us that Lew Katz had the talent, the energy, the drive and the smarts to get where he was going, and fast.

But here’s the thing about Lew Katz: He climbed to the top of the ladder but never. ever forgot the people he encountered on the first few rungs. In fact, he seemed to have a special affection for those people — especially if they were from Camden.


Mother’s Day: It’s Every Day, With Mom’s Love!

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Dan Cirucci's MomWe shouldn’t need Mother’s Day to remind us that mothers are important.

And hopefully most people really don’t need Mother’s Day for such a reminder.

I know I don’t.

Even though my Mother passed a
way 15 years ago, she is still with me every day. She is still at my side. She is still here for me. She still comforts me. She still encourages me. She still cheers me up. She still urges me onward.


Because she gave me love.

And love really is eternal.

It never leaves us. It never goes away. It never dies.


My Lunch With Monica Lewinsky

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Yes, I did have lunch with Monica Lewinsky.

Monica Lewinsky in Philadelphia on the day on the day of our lunch, April 6, 1998.

Monica Lewinsky in Philadelphia on the day
on the day of our lunch, April 6, 1998.

And, yes it was at the very height of the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal. You know what I’m talking about – that scandal; the one that prompted the famous phrase “I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.”

My lunch with Monica occurred on April 6, 1998 when she was in Philadelphia with her then-lawyer William H. Ginsburg. Ginsburg came to town to address the Philadelphia Bar Association and he brought his famous client with him.

At the time I was Director of Communication for the bar association and thus responsible for media relations. Can you even begin to imagine the media frenzy that accompanied Monica’s arrival in town? It was a circus!


How Rutgers Disgraced Itself and New Jersey

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Old Queens RutgersRutgers University has disgraced itself.

By allowing a group of ham-fisted ideologues to squelch free speech, the university has apparently shown itself to be just another left-crazed bastion of unithink in the increasingly looney world of academia.

Yes, a group of faculty thought-enforcers (we won’t dignify them by terming them “professors”) and some of their sycophant-in-training students managed to make such a commotion (including a destructive sit-in) over the selection of former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s as this year’s commencement speaker that  Dr. Rice finally declined the invitation so that she would not be a distraction at an event that is designed to be celebratory for the students and their families.


Obama And Obamacare Are Losers, Poll Says

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Obama the LiarFor months, we’ve been telling you that Obama is tanking.

For months, we’ve been warning that he really has no coherent foreign policy and that his actions in the face of the crisis in Ukraine were marking him as weak and inept. We also warned that the appointments of Kerry and Hagel were mistakes that would boomerang and that people still had concerns about Benghazi, the domestic spying, IRS harassment of the Tea Party and other matters.

For years, we pointed out that Obamacare was an outrageous overreach and that people did not support such a massive power grab by the federal government.

And now (though not for the first time) the numbers validate what we’ve been saying.


Serious Health Concerns Swirl Around Hillary

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Hillary's infamous Benghazi testimony

Hillary’s infamous Benghazi testimony

More and more we are reading and hearing information that leads us to believe Hillary Clinton may not run in 2016.

Of course, every politician always wants to keep all his/her options open.

And, if nothing else Hillary is an adept politician. So, don’t expect Mrs. Clinton to show her hand anytime soon – not if she doesn’t have to.

But rumors persist about her health. These all surround the blood clot that she suffered as well as concerns about a possible brain tumor or minor stroke. On top of all that, everybody agrees that she seems worn out.


Please, Let Passionate Voices Speak!

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Tea PartyOkay, so this is the fifth anniversary of the modern Tea Party movement.

And, I want to know: What’s wrong with citizens giving public officials hell?

What’s wrong with taxpayers raising their voices to elected officials?

What’s wrong with ordinary people (seniors, taxpayers, vets, moms) coming out to meetings and speaking their minds?