To support their own worldview, Republicans have to ignore these Obama successes

Today’s candidacy announcement by Sen. Ted Cruz marks the formal opening of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, which means the rhetoric will now become hotter and heavier with each passing day. For example, Cruz and his likely rivals for the GOP nod will now have to double-down on their denunciations of Democrat Barack Obama’s two-term presidency. As we see HERE, these Republicans will have to ignore or try to explain away how Obama has: 1. Proved trickle-down economics are wrong, again; 2. Proved we can expand...

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Poll: Americans have more faith in Obama than GOP to deal with country’s problems

A CNN survey released today shows that Americans, by 11 percentage points, have more confidence in President Obama than congressional Republicans to deal with the nation’s problems. The poll also showed that two-thirds of Americans favor the Obama administration’s diplomatic negotiations with Iran on the issue of nuclear weapons. A plurality of respondents said the controversial letter sent to Iranian leaders by 47 Republican senators “went too far.” Details of the survey are HERE.          ...

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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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