Bill Clinton

Positively going Negative

Three topics this week…(yeah, three whole thoughts in seven days–it’s been pretty exhausting). One, President Barack Obama has been combative recently regarding the Republican Party.  According to an article in the Washington Post, The President’s Democratic base is excited about the President’s confrontational approach.  Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner expressed his frustration that […]

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The Aftermath

Well, the Apocalypse was avoided–Congress made its deal on the debt ceiling, the United States government did not go into default, social security checks got mailed out on time, and life as we know it did not come crashing to a halt. And now for the retrospective… I’m not surprised that a deal was made. 

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A Presidential Problem

I’ve made it clear here before that I think the primary responsibility for resolving the debt-ceiling limit issue resides with Congress.  They are supposed to establish how the government spends its (our) money–the President only has to sign off or veto their legislation.  If a President wants to give Congress some guidelines as to what he

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I Think 4 Things

I think that if unemployment continues to hover around 9% and gas stays well over $3.00 a gallon, Democrats will have a hard time in 2012.  Ronald Reagan could point at Jimmy Carter in 1984 because the economy was genuinely better.  Reagan could ask, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” 

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The President’s Priorities

Lots of stuff going on in the world.  Let’s see what the President is doing about it.  But let’s recognize at the outset that he is not a miracle worker. Gas is over $3 a gallon.  I don’t know that the President has said anything about that recently.  You know, if we would start going

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