Obama’s Plummeting Approval Rating
President Obama’s approval rating continues to fall, registering at 47 percent in the latest Gallup poll, the lowest ever recorded for any president at this point in his term. “It’s now to the point we have Democrats campaigning against Obama, because they know that’s what its gonna take to win elections,” said Sean. Chad McGowan - a Rock Hill trial attorney who national Democrats see as their best hope to unseat conservative Republican Jim DeMint - appears to oppose the bulk of the White House's economic agenda, including the stimulus package and "a government takeover of healthcare." “This is going to get interesting,” Sean added, “when the Democrats in some of the more conservative states realize that the only way to win the next election is by bashing Obama.”
Gatorade jumps off Tiger's bandwagon
As new reports of alleged extra-marital affairs surface almost daily, Gatorade announced today that it would discontinue its Tiger Woods sports drink. Gatorade says the decision to drop Woods' line of drinks was made “months ago” and has nothing to do with the recent public events involving the golf star. This announcement comes on the heels of information obtained from the Florida Highway Patrol that the trooper on the scene of Tiger’s crash suspected the golfer was intoxicated on the day of his car accident. “How does [Woods] get out of this PR nightmare?” Sean wondered. “If there’s gonna be more information and more women…it’s just sad, on a whole variety of levels.”
Steele to Obama: Drop Health Care, Focus On Jobs
RNC Chairman Michael Steele joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline to discuss Obama’s push for health care reform. Earlier in the day, Steele sent President Obama a letter, urging him to delay the "trillion dollar gamble" of health care reform, and instead focus on jobs and economic recovery. The RNC leader told Sean that Obama needs to cut our debt, not increase it. “Congress can’t afford to throw the American people further in debt now and splurge on a risky health care bill when we may need all the resources at our disposal next year to rebuild a sagging economy,” said Steele.
Michael Stephen Steele (born October 19, 1958) is an American political figure, currently serving as the chairman of the Republican National Committee . He is the first African American to chair the Republican National Committee and the second to chair either major U.S. party's National Committee after Ron Brown , who chaired the Democratic National Committee .  Steele was also the first African American to serve in a state-wide office in Maryland , as the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007, where he chaired the Minority Business Enterprise taskforce and actively sought expanded affirmative action policies in the corporate world. He was the first Republican elected to the office. From 2003 to 2005, Steele and Lt. Gov. Jennette Bradley of Ohio were the highest-ranking elected black Republicans in the United States. Steele held this distinction solo from 2005 to 2007 after Bradley resigned to become Ohio State Treasurer. Steele ran for a... More >