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Polls Auger Well For GOP This November

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Obama in EgyptThe latest polls show President Obama’s approval at a new low – 38%.

That’s the verdict from the respected Gallup poll. And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, the same poll shows that nearly 60% of those surveyed disapprove of the president’s job performance so far.

And there’s more bad news from a just-released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that shows Obama’s approval rating for foreign policy is at a new low of 30%

The poll also found that 47% believe the country is less safe than it was before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks—up sharply from 28% just one year ago.

And thats not the half of it. Consider the following:


Remembering Joan Rivers: An American Trailblazer

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Joan RiversJoan Rivers started as a phenomenon – a woman standup comic in a business which was almost exclusively male.

Yes, she made fun of herself, like Phyllis Diller. But she did dress outrageously or clownish as Diller often did.

Yes, she was searingly frank, like Totie Fields. But she was much younger than Fields, and more attractive.

Joan Rivers started almost as a curiosity and became a trailblazer and then a legend.

We had the opportunity to see both Phyllis Diller and Totie Fields live and they were both laugh-out-loud funny. They helped to open the door for Joan Rivers but once Rivers got through the door nothing was ever the same again. Joan Rivers invented modern day distaff standup.


Is Summer ‘Over’ On Monday? HELL NO!

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

jersey shore beachRepeat after me:


The whole notion that summer begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day is something that was dreamed up by the media and/or the travel industry. And it’s a lie.

Because the calendar (and the seasons themselves) tell a whole different story.


Obama ‘Detached?’ Guess Who Pegged It First…

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Barack ObamaIn the wake of his failure to act or even say very much in response to recent horrific events and considering his frequent vacations and golf outings, everybody’s now talking about how President Obama seems detached, bored, disinterested and certainly disengaged from his job and the nation as a whole.

Even the usually adoring Maureen Dowd of the usually gushing New York Times has now been forced to admit that Obama is, by his own choice “a man alone” and she concludes: The president who was elected because he was a hot commodity is now a wet blanket.”

A hot commodity?



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.