Did Obama really have to say that he didn’t believe in bigger government? He’s in the midst of a tough ideological battle with the Republicans, and he just surrendered an enormous amount of territory.
After Obama’s big speech to the joint session of Congress, David Gergen made the over-the-moon observation on CNN that the first half of the speech sounded like FDR, and the second half sounded like LBJ.
I didn’t hear it that way.
Slashing Social Security would be a colossal betrayal.
A man as smart as Obama should know that the Taliban resurgence is in good part due to two reasons that no amount of additional troops can solve.
He should fan out across the country several days a week, targeting states with contested Senate and House seats. And he should tell the voters in these states that their own elected officials voted against jobs in their area.
He shredded Republican arguments against the stimulus package and made the best case by a President in decades for affirmative government intervention in the economy.
Obama campaigned on "change," and promised to keep lobbyists out of government. He deserves to be held accountable
President Obama has sent two positive messages to the Arab world in one week, and for that we should be glad.
It might have been the shortest honeymoon this side of a drunken Britney Spears careening off of quarter poker video games in Vegas. I’m talking about Barack Obama’s relationship with the press after his Inauguration as the 44th President of the United States.