Barack Obama and Jay Carney are desperately trying to change the narrative. Over the last few days, we've seen this phrase repeated over and over again: "Phony scandals." I suppose the administration believes that if they say it enough, the media will pick up on it and repeat it, and eventually low-information voters will believe it to be true. Though, this assumes that the media is even covering these ongoing to scandals to begin with. As the Media Research Center has pointed out, CNN has barely covered any of the latest news on the IRS scandal, which has brought the scandal all the way up to the Chief Counsel's office (an Obama appointee). But I find this idea of these scandals being "phony" to be insulting. Here's why...(more)
Obama's never-ending speech
Yesterday, Barack Obama kick-started his renewed class warfare campaign with a long, drawn-out speech on the middle class. I was initially expecting the speech to be a "pivot" back to jobs and the economy, but that really wasn't what we ended up hearing. Instead, we saw Obama pivot back to his tired, worn-out cliches on class warfare and inequality. The speech lasted over an hour - an hour! - and yet Obama had literally nothing new to say. All that time he wasted rehashing the same platitudes and bumper stickers that we have heard for over five years now. In less than one week, Obama managed to take opportunities to rise above politics and bring this nation together and instead he squandered them. He did it last week with his remarks on Trayvon Martin and race and he did it yesterday with his remarks on the middle class and opportunity. Do you think we will ever again see a president who is capable of rising above partisan politics, or are we forever a nation drifting further and further apart? For more on Obama's speech, click here.
New Poll on ObamaCare
Fox News has released brand new polling data on a whole host of issues including ObamaCare. By a large 47-11 percent margin, voters expect the 2010 health care law will cost them rather than save them money in the coming year... The poll asks people to take an up-or-down vote on ObamaCare: 40 percent say they would vote to keep the law in place, while just over half -- 53 percent -- would repeal it. But rather than trying to fix the law, or repeal it, the Obama administration has decided that its biggest problem is its sales pitch. According to an analysis by the Associated Press, promoting ObamaCare across the nation is going to cost upwards of $700 million. The expensive national campaign includes publicity, marketing and advertising for the law. So $700 million of your tax dollars is going to be spent convincing people that this terrible law isn't so terrible after all. Boy are we in for a rude awakening.
Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961) is an American social and political commentator , best-selling author , and syndicated columnist . She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events. Well-known for her conservative political opinions and the controversial ways in which she defends them, Coulter has described herself as a polemicist who likes to "stir up the pot" and, unlike "broadcasters," does not "pretend to be impartial or balanced."