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Barack Obama, More Unpopular Than George W. Bush?

Barack Obama, More Unpopular Than George W. Bush?

In George W. Bush’s fifth year his administration was under fire for an increasingly unpopular war in Iraq and what was widely seen as a botched response to Hurricane Katrina. His approval ratings were abysmal on historic proportions, we were told. Which is something to keep in mind when you consider that President Obama’s approval

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The Federal Government Is Too Big To Succeed

“Too big to fail.” Remember that charming term from the early days of the Obama administration? It was intended to describe banks too important to our economy to be allowed to crash as a result of the government-created housing bubble. But we should start using as similar term to describe our federal government these days:

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Admit It Liberals: Obama Is Worse Than Bush On Foreign Policy

“The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation,” candidate Obama said in 2007. “It is always preferable to have the informed consent of Congress prior to any military action,” he continued. What idealistic days those

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“I actually think that a lot of people have lost their ability to laugh”

KCTV5 I missed the national debate over an Obama mask some rodeo clown wore at an event in Missouri because I have better things to worry about than what sort of costumes rodeo clowns wear. But Tuffy Gessling, the rodeo clown in question, says some interesting things in this television interview responding to the controversy.

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Have American Sports Become Too Patriotic?

ESPN Senior Writer Howard Bryant writes that sporting events in post-9/11 America have become “uncomfortably nationalistic,” pinpointing former President George W. Bush’s first pitch at Game 3 of the 2001 World Series (just weeks after 9/11) as the moment when the trend began. A dynamic that was supposed to be temporary has become permanent. The

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Are Conservatives About To Do A Hypocritical Turn-About In Trust In Government?

The NSA domestic spying programs don’t violate the privacy of American citizens, says the Obama administration. And you know who agrees? Dick Cheney, the bête noire of the American left for more than a decade now. “What information [was collected]?” asked Cheney on Fox News Sunday. “And the answer is phone numbers and who contacted

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On NSA Scandal, Bush Has Obama’s Back

Civil liberties advocates have been saying for some time now that there’s not a lot of daylight between George W. Bush’s spying tactics, reviled by the left and even Obama himself just a few years ago, and President Obama’s anti-terror efforts. But that’s not just an opinion now. With George W. Bush riding to Obama’s

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New Gun Sales Under Obama Up 94% Compared To Gun Sales Under Bush

President Obama has been very, very good for gun sales. As measured by the the NICS background checks required for new gun sales, the number of gun purchases has nearly doubled under President Obama as compared to sales under President Bush. What will be interesting is to see if this massive spike will result in

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Feds Spend $30,500 On Portrait Of An Ag Secretary Who Served Less Than A Year

Former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer, a good friend of mine and some-time contributor to this blog, recently had his official portrait hung in Washington DC commemorating his time spent as the Secretary of Agriculture under President George W. Bush. The cost? $30,500. For a cabinet member who served less than a year. Schafer himself,

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