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Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Karl Rove: The President is No B+
Sean was joined on the NewsMaker hotline by “The Architect” Karl Rove to discuss his latest op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, “The President Is No B+” where the former White House Chief-Of-Staff argues President Obama has the worst ratings of any president at the end of his first year. “When you realize that Obama had the wind at his back and lavish praise being heaped on him by the press, to see him decline means that the American people are seeing through him,” argued Rove. “I think the GOP is on track to get five or six Senate seats,” argued Sean, The mastermind behind the George W. Bush Presidency had a great outline of how the conservative movement can grow. It’s always a breath of fresh air to hear “The Architect” layout another plan for success.

Splash Of Cold Water: Nelson Stands Up to Obama care
Democratic Senator Ben Nelson threw some cold water on the recently heated debate of Obama care. When asked whether he opposed the Democrats health care reform bill because of language that suggested government dollars would go toward paying for abortions, Senator Nelson quickly replied, “There are other substantive issues.” Combined with similar announcements by Senator Lieberman and there’s some reason for celebration. “This could be what ends the whole thing,” argued Sean. If Sean’s right then we should all thank Senator Nelson for a wonderful holiday gift!

Congressman John Boehner: Government Killing Jobs
Ohio Congressman John Boehner made waves today when he publicly endorsed efforts to overturn a recent Environmental Protection Agency ruling that greenhouse gases must be limited. Boehner argued, “Republicans stand united against this EPA ruling because it’s a job-killer.” Unfortunately, the EPA doesn’t need legislative action so these limitations will happen and we’ll lose more jobs. So, to recap 2009, we spend trillions of dollars to generate jobs and we lose them to over-regulating government agencies. Makes sense?

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John Boehner

John Andrew Boehner (born November 17, 1949) is a conservative Republican American politician who is currently serving as the House Minority Leader in the 111th Congress. He serves as a U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district, which includes several rural and suburban areas near Cincinnati and Dayton and a small portion of Dayton itself.

Karl Rove

Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush until his resignation on August 31, 2007. He has headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison , and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives . Since leaving the White House , Rove has worked as a political analyst and contributor for Fox News , Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal . For most of his career prior to his employment at the White House, Rove was a political consultant almost exclusively for Republican candidates. Rove's campaign clients have included Bush (2000 and 2004 presidential elections, 1994 and 1998 Texas gubernatorial elections), Senator John Ashcroft (1994 U.S. Senate election), Bill Clements (1986 Texas gubernatorial election), Senator John Cornyn (2002 U.S. Senate election), Governor Rick Perry (1990 Texas Agriculture Commission election), and Phil Gramm (1982... More >