Obama’s Mythical Political Skills Won’t Save Him

Last year, President Barack Obama issued a warning to Republicans. They had been “politicking” instead of “governing,” he said. “Well, we can politick for three months,” he said. “They forgot I’m pretty good at politicking.”

That was in August 2010. At the end of those three months, Republicans controlled the most seats in the U.S. House since the 1940s. Republicans did well for a lot of reasons. One of them was that the president is wrong: He isn’t all that good at politics.

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Steve Jobs Biography Reveals He Told Obama, ‘You’re Headed For A One-Term Presidency’

“You’re headed for a one-term presidency,” he [Steve Jobs] told Obama at the start of their meeting, insisting that the administration needed to be more business-friendly. As an example, Jobs described the ease with which companies can build factories in China compared to the United States, where “regulations and unnecessary costs” make it difficult for them.

Jobs also criticized America’s education system, saying it was “crippled by union work rules,” noted Isaacson. “Until the teachers’ unions were broken, there was almost no hope for education reform.” Jobs proposed allowing principals to hire and fire teachers based on merit, that schools stay open until 6 p.m. and that they be open 11 months a year.

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Obama’s risky embrace of Occupy Wall Street

President Obama’s awkward, unreturned embrace of Occupy Wall Street is among the strangest developments of the 2012 campaign.

The tie-dyed T-shirt doesn’t fit. Obama has been the unrivaled leader in fundraising from the financial sector in recent years. Senior staffers with Wall Street connections have occupied the White House for some time now. Banks and financial-service firms have been some of the main direct beneficiaries of Obama’s economic policies.

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ABC’S JAKE TAPPER ASKS OBAMA ABOUT FAST & FURIOUS IN UNAIRED PORTION OF INTERVIEW

Conservative critics are blasting the ABC network for omitting a portion of Jake Tapper’s Tuesday interview with President Barack Obama, in which Tapper asked the president about the Fast and Furious gun scandal.

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Poll: Majority blame Obama for economy

For the first time, a majority of Americans blame President Barack Obama for the nation’s economic problems, according to a new poll Thursday.

A majority – 53 percent – said Obama deserved “a great deal” or a “moderate amount” of the blame for the economic problems that the United States currently faces, the USA Today/Gallup poll shows. This figure has jumped from 32 percent in July 2009, after Obama had only been in office for six months.

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ALLEN: Listen to Virginians, Mr. President

Obama ought to learn our priorities on his tax payer-funded campaign swing

By George Allen-The Washington Times

President Obama just witnessed the defeat of his flawed stimulus bill that called for tax hikes to pay for more of the same failed policies that we have seen come out Washington. Even some Senate Democrats expressed the same concerns I have heard from Virginians – the bill is “terrible,” “invested far too little in actual job creation” and they can’t “support raising taxes so Washington can spend more.”

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Obama has more cash from financial sector than GOP hopefuls combined, data show

Despite frosty relations with the titans of Wall Street, President Obama has still managed to raise far more money this year from the financial and banking sector than Mitt Romney or any other Republican presidential candidate, according to new fundraising data.