Obama Support: Nothing Breeds Pessimism Like Past Failures

By: Tuesday October 18, 2011 11:42 am

Overwhelmingly 67 percent of Americans hope President Obama’s policies will succeed, but by an overwhelming 59-36 percent margin the American people think his policies are more likely to fail than succeed according to a new CNN/ORC international poll. Part of this pessimism is likely due to the terrible state of the economy, or because of [...]

Did Bad Economic Data Again Lead Obama to Make Bad Decisions?

By: Friday February 25, 2011 5:02 pm

According to the Commerce Department’s newest estimates, economic growth in America has been less than was assumed based on previous data: Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — increased at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the fourth quarter [...]

Gallup: Financial Reform the Only Popular Democratic Act

By: Tuesday September 14, 2010 6:49 pm

If you are wondering why Democrats are running a campaign to scare Americans about how terrible a Republican-led Congress would be, instead of running on their accomplishments and campaign promises, the latest Gallup poll has your answer. Gallup found that financial reform was the only issue out of those polled that received favorable marks from [...]

Suffering Fools: Democrats Will Pay for Obama Administration’s Original Economic Sin

By: Thursday August 19, 2010 1:55 pm

Sometimes people are just wrong and they suffer as a result. This is effectively what happened with Obama early in his presidency in dealing with the economy and the stimulus bill. The stimulus bill was far too small and the public sales job on it was awful, but these are sub-problems that arose from the original sin of the Obama administration. President Obama and his economic advisers were very wrong about one important thing early on: they badly underestimated of the severity of the economic downturn. Most of their subsequent actions were based on this false premise, and as a result, their actions have been misguided and ineffective. They also have missed opportunities and even taken actions that were self-defeating. Being wrong about the downturn has done serious political damage to Obama and to the Democratic party.

July Jobs Numbers: For Dems, the Most Important (and Worst) Political News of the Day

By: Friday August 6, 2010 10:58 am

That latest job numbers are bad news for the country, and, as a result, bad news for the incumbent political party, which will inevitably feel the brunt of voter anger over the economy. The country lost 131,000 jobs in July, and there is no indication the jobs market will improve in the three months leading [...]

Democrats: The Party of Results?

By: Wednesday April 28, 2010 6:21 pm

DNC Chair Tim Kaine has announced that Democrats will run on a platform of being the “results party”–a move that leaves me wondering whether it is stupid or simply the only choice for Democrats. . . because they can’t deny the fact that they fully control Washington. From Tim Kaine’s remarks: At a time when [...]

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