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Category: Barack Obama

Obama – and the Presidency – Hit Rock Bottom

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Angry ObamaPresident James Buchanan didn’t just failed to stop the Civil War, Save Jerseyans, for which I won’t condemn him because it was likely inevitable. He didn’t even try. In his State of the Union message to Congress, Buchanan gave a verbal shrug.

“All for which the slave States have ever contended, is to be let alone and permitted to manage their domestic institutions in their own way, Buchanan said. “As sovereign States, they, and they alone, are responsible before God and the world for the slavery existing among them. For this the people of the North are not more responsible and have no more right to interfere than with similar institutions in Russia or in Brazil.”

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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?

Really?

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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.

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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.

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Willingboro Council’s Baseless Faith in Obama

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

john f kennedyYou may or may not have heard how, on Tuesday, Willingboro’s township council approved a resolution to rename its recreational hub from ‘The Kennedy Center’ to ‘The Obama Center’ going forward.

Yes, Save Jerseyans, there are still places in America where our distressingly incompetent and obnoxiously authoritarian 44th president . By way of background, Willingboro is 72.74% black and many residents were understandably proud when their country elected Barack Obama.

How they’re STILL proud is less easy to grasp.

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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:

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Comparing Their Responses

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

It’s like listening to leaders of different nations, Save Jerseyans, not just different times. And is it just me, or does our President always sound inconvenienced by international events? The 40th President had an elevated view of America’s role in the world. The 44th… well, he’s got bigger fish to fry. Like socialized medicine, salads in school cafeterias and auditing tea party groups.

Listen and compare…

Reagan following 1983 Soviet Attack on a Korean Airliner:

Obama following 2014 Pro-Russian Separatist (?) Attack on Malaysian Airliner:

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2nd Poll Finds Booker Under 50%

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Booker-Corzine-Obama-and-Weinberg43% to Republican nominee Jeff Bell’s 23%, Save Jerseyans (click here to read the full report/data tables).

Here are some more details from Patrick Murray’s Monmouth Polling Institute:

“When asked whether Booker should be reelected, 44% of New Jersey voters say he deserves another term while 35% say it is time to have someone else in that Senate seat. Four months ago, a solid majority of 55% said that Booker should be reelected. The number of voters who say it is time for someone new, though, is basically the same as it was in February (33%). The shift in support for Booker has come from those who previously said he deserved reelection but now say they are unsure – 21%, up from 12% in February.”

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Lance Lauds SCOTUS Obama Rebuke

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

supreme court 2012Conservatives and Liberals on America’s High Court agree on one point, Save Jerseyans: Barack Obama is a not a king.

That’s the gist of today’s unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling (click here to read the NLRB v. Noel Canning opinion), authored by Justice Breyer, confirming that the President of the United States acted illegally when he made three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board back in January 2012 in order to circumvent to the Senate confirmation process.

“Because the Senate was in session during its pro forma sessions,” the Justice wrote, “the President made the recess appointments at issue during a 3-day
recess. Three days is too short a time to bring a recess within the
scope of the Clause, so the President lacked the authority to make
those appointments.”

New Jersey’s own Rep. Leonard Lance (R-07) says it’s “a victory for the Constitution and the rule of law.”

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The Infuriating Iraq War Miseducation of an Obamaphile

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

FallujahThere’s plenty that I find utterly and depressingly confounding about ideological liberalism, Save Jerseyans, but nothing makes me reach for the Aspirin so quickly in recent days as when I hear an Obamaphile try to explain (or rationalize) what’s transpiring in Iraq.

***Slams head on desk.***

Who are these people?

Well, like their leader, they violently and loudly opposed the 2007 Iraq War troop “surge” which, in case you’ve forgotten, was President George W. Bush’s controversial answer to a dramatic increase in insurgent activity; approximately 20,000 U.S. troops were sent to supplement the efforts of other American armed forces and Allied-trained Iraqi security forces.

It worked, though at a high cost. What happened – or didn’t happen – in Iraq since the surge is the issue at hand and, as the great Charles Krauthammer recently explained in his characteristically direct manner, “[w]e can debate forever whether those costs were worth it, but what is not debatable is Obama’s responsibility for the return of the Islamist insurgency that had been routed by the time he became president.”

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Obama diverts $1 billion in Sandy funds away from New Jersey

Kyrillos and Holzapfel cry foul

By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com

kyrillos talkingPresident Barack Obama announced that he is diverting nearly $1 billion in Hurricane Sandy recovery funds away from New Jersey and New York to fund a nationwide resiliency competition that will ostensibly help the winning communities build infrastructure to deal with the impacts of climate change.

Obama announced the competition last weekend at the University of California Irvine’s commencement, according to The Star Ledger:

“In some parts of the country, weather-related disasters like droughts and fires and storms and floods are going to get … harsher and they’re going to get costlier,” Obama said during the speech. “That’s why today I’m announcing a new one billion dollar competitive fund to help communities prepare for the impacts of climate change and build more resilient infrastructure across the country.”

State Senators Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth)and Jim Holzapfel (R-Ocean)l condemned the diversion of recovery funds away from their constituents.

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Obama Cans Carney, Shinseki

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Angry ObamaThank you, Mr. President, for giving walking papers to two of the people whom you should’ve canned months (or years) ago: Jay Carney and Eric Shinseki. On a Friday. When no one besides the Save Jerseyans are paying attention. Sigh…

In any event, Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ07) is hoping that the departure of the VA’s disgraced top official will give way to reform:

“I thank Secretary Shinseki for his dedicated public service, but leadership starts at the top and the backlog issues that preceded the appalling ‘waiting list’ scandal have tarnished the Veterans Administration and failed our Nation’s heroes.  I will soon partner with colleagues in the House to offer our servicemen and women greater options and access to the care they need and deserve.  These solutions will work to restore their faith in the VA.  It is my hope today’s announcement turns the page on this disappointing chapter in our ongoing commitment to the people who fought to keep our Nation free.”

It’s a start. Next up, let’s act on the Lobiondo VA proposal.

Can we then move on to the long-overdue candid discussion on Benghazi? Fast and Furious? The IRS-targeting fiasco? And the 1,500 other scandals for which there are still plenty of shoulders that deserve to lose heads?

 

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.

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Obama Administration Looking To Divert Billions in Sandy Funds Away From New Jersey and New York

By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com

repost-us-10549927The Obama Administration is considering holding a contest for areas impacted by disasters other than Superstorm Sandy.  The “winners” would get between $1 billion and $2 billion of the remaining $3.6 billion is Sandy relief dollars being doled out by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a story first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

The Record reports that New Jersey Congressmen Bill Pascrell Jr., D-Paterson; Albio Sires, D-West New York; and Frank Pallone, D-Long Branch, and Sen. Bob Menendez are urging HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan not to federal aid to projects in other parts of the country.  Members of the New York Congressional Delegation are making similar pleas.

Where’s Senator Cory Booker?  He’s proselytizing on twitter. 

Sires told The Record that the entire New Jersey delegation could join together in opposition to a nationwide contest for the money.  That would be great!  Sires should lead the Democrats in the delegation in ending the partisanship that has been dominating the discourse over Sandy recovery and sign the letter to Donovan and Michael Boots, the Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality that Congressman Chris Smith invited him, and all members of the delegation to sign requesting a meeting to hash out the multitude of issues New Jersey residents are having with the HUD relief process.

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Can CPAC Save Christie’s Sagging Republican Poll Numbers?

By Brian McGovern | The Save Jersey Blog

chris christie cpacYesterday, Chris Christie gave a speech at CPAC 2014 that many in the media are considering a resounding success.

Not because Christie came into that hotel in Maryland and blew everyone away with a heavy dose of juicy conservative one-liners (as so many try to do at the yearly conference), but because he largely did no harm to himself with a group that, at least on the national level, has been a bit hesitant to get behind him.

Pretty soon we should be able to see how this “do no harm” strategy worked out, because the poll numbers that created the backdrop for this speech are not looking pretty…

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Obama’s Flexibility Dooms Ukraine

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog 

The Baltic States in 1944. Hungary 1956. Czechoslovakia 1968. Afghanistan 1979.

"Flexibility"

“Flexibility”

Ukraine 2014?

That’s what it looked like on Friday evening, Save Jerseyans, as reports of Russian troops invading Crimea leaked to international media outlets. Grim portents indeed. War is brewing.

And yes, it was all preventable. Western weakness invites eastern aggression. Every. Damn. Time. Yet the Left never learns its lesson because its adherents are too busy trying to rewrite history than learn something of value from it.

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More Salt On Our Wounds

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Salem County NJDOT road crews prepare to combat a winter storm. (Photo credit: @GovChristie)

Salem County NJDOT road crews prepare to combat a winter storm. (Photo credit: @GovChristie)

New Jersey got smacked with another few inches of snow last night, Save Jerseyans, as you’re already painfully aware. One more good snow and I might qualify for an arm transplant.

We’re heading into a “warm up” period over the next several days (temperatures in the 40s and 50s), but then it’s right back into the lower temps next week and, surprise surprise, a strong a possibility of additional accumulating white powder. And NOT the kind that President Obama used recreationally as a younger man.

Has any of this turbulent winter weather persuaded the President to relent and give New Jersey a break from the Jones Act which, as we discussed on Monday, kept valuable road salt from reaching the Garden State? Of course not.

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