Obama worst president since WWII, new poll shows
Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2014 | By Stephen DinanPosted on 7/2/2014, 7:03:55 AM by kingattaxPoll after poll shows President Obama’s approval rating dipping recently, and one new Quinnipiac University Poll finds that voters say Mitt Romney would have been a better choice in 2012.With Mr. Obama deploying military troops to Iraq, failing to find compromise with Congress and seeing major defeats in the Supreme Court, voters continue to sour on him
Building a platform on a lie; the GOP is getting ready to insure the next president is a Democrat | Coach is Right
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
There are people who believe Elvis is alive and there are those who insist that the phases of the moon effect human conduct; then there are those who believe kowtowing to Hispanics will bring Republicans victory in 2016.
How the Republican candidate lost the presidential election.
They should realize that it was economics that sank Romney. His crucial problem was his campaign’s failure to make a sufficiently convincing case on the money issues.
Most postmortems have focused on the demographics of the defeat. ….. < snip >
But none of Romney’s demographic defeats are as significant as the electoral potential Romney missed on money issues.
As 2012 draws to a close, it’s hard not to be reminded that 2013 will begin with Ron Paul retired from Congress. For all those years he was a fearless truth-teller, who exposed and denounced the horrors, domestic or foreign, of the regime. His farewell address – something practically unheard of for a congressman in the first place – will continue to be read years from now, as future Americans look back with astonishment that such a man actually served in the US Congress.
For most of his career, those speeches were delivered to a largely empty chamber and to audiences of modest size around the country. A man of Ron’s intelligence could have grown in stature and influence in no time at all had he been willing to play the game. He wasn’t. And he was perfectly at peace with the result: although he wasn’t a major political celebrity, he had done his moral duty.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think the president invoking the massacre of children to essential say the Republicans need to accept his terms of surrender in the negotiations is not just a non-sequitur, I think it’s sacrilege.
And it’s of a piece with the whole tone of his news conference and this is the way he conducts them generally, which is he is excessively self-righteous. He talks about the other side of being unprincipled, not interested in the national interest, slaves of ideology which he says makes no sense. And as you mention, invested in opposing him to the point they are willing to let the country suffer.
…..When Ron Paul says he wants to cut military spending on foreign wars, that is all that is generally heard. The whole story, that he does not want to cut DEFENSE spending, the funds which defend the country, does not get told. The difference between defense spending and spending on nation building and policing the world is a distinction Ron Paul sees very clearly. Why is this not seen by much of the country? Is it because this cannot be explained in a 60-second debate answer or 15-second soundbite?
Apparently, according to Time Magazine, Ron Paul’s message actually is getting through to lots of people:
Time Magazine, in preparation for their 100 most influential people of 2012, had a poll. In this poll, you could vote for the person you considered most influential person in the world. Ron Paul was the highest rated 2012 presidential candidate in this poll, and in fact had tens of thousands more votes than Mitt Romney. Presidential candidate Ron Paul received more votes than President Obama.
Time Magazine took their poll and used that data to create their own list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. That list is now available. The 12-term Congressman from Texas has made the list.
So why does the mainstream media, the Republican establishment, and much of the country, not consider Ron Paul a serious candidate for POTUS? Perhaps it really is the soundbites. Though Paul’s message actually can be summed up succinctly, as evidenced by is commercial set to air in Rhode Island: