Gallup Daily Tracking Poll shows more approval than disapproval of Obama

The Gallup Daily Tracking Poll measures the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president and publishes results showing a three-day rolling average. It’s perhaps as good a way as any to follow how the public is reacting to Obama’s ongoing performance. Most other polls are conducted at longer intervals and include numerous other questions. In recent weeks and months, the Gallup Tracking Poll has shown Obama’s approval rating at least slightly tilted to the negative side....

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Another foreign hero of American right-wingers turns out to be a disappointment

Remember when Russian President Vladimir Putin was the darling among American conservatives for having played the tough guy in Ukraine? GOP politicians and pundits were stumbling over one another in their rush to appear on Fox News where they could declare that Putin was a stronger leader than that black Muslim guy in our White House. But alas, Putin experienced a few setbacks on his homefront, and soon the American righties were looking for a new foreign hero. Well, they recently thought they had found just the man in the person of King...

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Some of our earliest Americans wanted to bar the election of Muslim politicians

The Religious Right has been kicking up a fuss of late over President Obama’s recent claim that “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” All manner of right-wingers are taking issue with that statement, as they are wont to do with almost anything Obama says. But the fact remains that there were Muslims in America when the U.S. Constitution was written. Why else would some folks back then have worried that the proposed national charter didn’t sufficiently safeguard against the election of Muslims to...

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Obama-haters don’t hear his praises of America because they don’t want to hear them

In Rudy Giuliani’s infamous disparagement of Barack Obama’s patriotism last week, he said the president only infrequently and almost begrudgingly praises America in his public remarks. That’s utter nonsense, of course, but it appeals to Obamaphobes because of their political myopia. Those folks simply can’t see or hear anything that runs counter to the notions they garner from the right-wing noise machine. To them, Obama is a foreign-born Muslim who hates America and is bent on bringing our country to ruin. In reality,...

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Giuliani slurs Obama’s character, gets big-time blowback in return

You’re probably aware by now that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani infamously declared the other day that President Obama doesn’t love America and “wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up…” You’re probably not yet aware, however, of the subsequent blast against Giuliani from Wayne Barrett, a reporter who knows the man well. HERE are a few samplings from Barrett’s response to Giuliani’s slur of the president: Rudy Giuliani knows a lot about love. Ask Regina...

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