As Congress gets ready to embark on their five week vacation, President Obama readies his family for their 16 day Martha’s Vineyard summer trip. This has become an annual event for the Obama family and it gives the President more opportunities for his favorite activities such as biking and golfing. Who knows the full extent of Vice President Joe Biden’s summer vacation, but no doubt the agenda will include skinny dipping. According to Ron Kessler, in his new book, “The First Family Detail,” Biden enjoys naked swimming, to the consternation of the female Secret Service agents assigned to protect him.
A New national and Louisiana poll by Harpers Polling show that voters believe immigraton system is broken and want action now.
The poll numbers continue to get worse for President Obama. This week, he suffered from the worst ratings of his presidency. CBS News reported an approval rating of only 37%, while CNN showed the President at a 41% approval rating. On the issue of Obamacare, the American people are extremely unhappy, giving the President’s signature program only a 31% approval rating in the CBS poll.
The fallout from the government shutdown debacle has been devastating to the Republican Party. Poll results show the party is viewed negatively by 70% of the American people. In addition, Congress has only a 5% approval rating, the lowest in history. While Democrats control the Senate and are also unpopular, the media has focused their blame for the shutdown on the Republican Party.
Polls consistently show that the vast majority of Americans oppose military intervention in Syria. In congressional offices, calls have been running 100 to 1 against involvement in Syria. Nevertheless, leaders of both political parties are supporting the President’s plan to launch a limited military strike in Syria.
President Barack Obama, while addressing the media on Friday had plenty on his mind when discussing the sequestration. Yes, it was "Jedi mind meld" a mixture of Star Wars and Star Trek.
Obama, faced the media today dicussing the sequester (sequestration), the negotiations and blamed the republicans and Speaker Boehner for the "severe" budget cuts, after meeting with the leaders of both parties on Friday. During a question and answer session, Obama deflected questions regarding whether he is responsible for any of the problems and asked what steps should he take in addressing the issue.
Yesterday, the President officially began his second term, but only after committing another mistake in reciting the oath of office. Four years ago, the culprit was Chief Justice John Roberts, who flubbed the wording of the oath. This time, Roberts recited the correct words, but the President was unable to properly enunciate the phrase “United States.”
Once again, the Republican Party has disappointed grassroots conservatives. With GOP votes, Congress approved a catastrophic bill to avert the fiscal cliff.
After House Speaker John Boehner was unable to muster enough support for his “Plan B” proposal, the Congress has adjourned for the holidays. At this point, Republicans should stay home until the new Congress convenes in 2013.
I had a cat once that deemed itself a mighty hunter. His choice of prey was lizards. He would watch them crawl down the patio walls, pick a spot within the edge of his leaping ability, fly from the floor, knock the hapless reptile down, and slap it around until he got bored. Watching how Barack Obama has battered John Boehner for the last few months brought back memories of my cat and the lizards.