A new poll shows that a whopping 60% of the American people want to see Obamacare repealed. That is one of the highest percentages favoring repeal to date. And that's because most Americans have now had some direct, personal experience with the horrors of this form of socialized medicine: canceled plans, loss of their doctor and/or hospital, skyrocketing premiums and deductibles, limited choice in their own care. Higher taxes.
The American people have ALWAYS hated Obamacare. More of them hate it even more now. Republicans used to be smart enough to run against it, attracting many, many votes along the way (2010, anyone?). Now, not so much. Why? Well, some of them have given up. Some of them don't actually want to see it repealed. Some don't want to do the heavy lifting of replacing it with a patient and consumer-based alternative. Some are making money off of it.
In any case, the majority of Republicans not raising Obamacare now---with only 5 weeks left before the midterm elections---are beyond stupid. They are de facto working with the Democrats to make Obamacare a permanent, horrible fixture in our lives.
Shame. Shame on all of them.
It's awfully tough to fight for these Republicans when they refuse to fight against Obamacare---and for us.
Buh-bye, Northeast! People are fleeing high-tax states in droves, heading for the warmer embrace of lower-tax states. The result? Places like the northeast are hemorrhaging political representation in Washington. Which isn't entirely a bad thing. See below:
The great free market group Americans for Prosperity (www.AmericansForProsperity.org) is hard at work in North Carolina! And I'm going to join them in Raleigh this Wednesday, September 24, to celebrate individual freedom and economic liberty---and to call out Senator Kay Hagan. Join us to help save America. Details below:
Well, he's sucking salt now across the board, even on what used to be his strongest issue: foreign policy.
According to a new CBS News/New York Times poll released today, just 34 percent of Americans approve of Obama's handling of foreign policy issues, the lowest ever tracked in the survey’s history, while a whopping 58 percent disapprove. The foreign policy disapproval figure is up 10 points since August. So in just one month, Obama is increasingly perceived as weak and indecisive---and has essentially lost the confidence of much of the American people in his ability to manage our national security and place in the world.
Not good. Not good for him. Not good for his party.
Eight days after the September 11 attacks in 2001, an unknown state senator in Illinois published his thoughts. They explain much of his later behavior as Commander-in-Chief. Please check out my column on this in "The Washington Times":
Today, we remember. We remember two attacks: one committed on this date in 2001 against the United States in the United States, and the second committed on this day in 2012 against the United States in Benghazi, Libya.
We remember the victims, their hopes, their dreams, their lives cut far too short.
We remember their families, who have suffered unimaginable losses.
We remember the pilots and the flight crews, whose courage was unsurpassed on 9/11/2001.
We remember the emergency responders, whose heroism and sacrifice were unparalleled.
We remember our leadership on 9/11/2001, their grace under fire, and their determination to protect and defend us.
We remember the bravery of Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, and Sean Smith as they were killed trying desperately to save their fellow Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, from the terrorist attack in Benghazi.
We remember the enemy, who they are, what they are, what they believe, and what their goal continues to be.
We remember that the attacks were acts of war.
We remember that the war is still with us, whether we like it or not.
So much for being "war weary." We're constantly being told how "war weary" we are as a nation...by the leftist press, by the leftist president and his administration, by a lot of Republicans. Except we're not "war weary" when faced with a barbaric and ruthless enemy. According to this new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans support increased attacks on ISIS. The poll also has some striking findings on President Obama's job performance, Americans' economic anxieties, and more. None of this is good news for Obama and the Democrats, but there are some instructive lessons in the results for the GOP too. The country is going in the wrong direction, and the American people know it. See the poll results below: