But make no mistake about this–we must not shut down Gitmo only to restart a horrible situation at some new venue. At the end of the day we must obviously close down Gitmo, a place that has long been a recruiting tool by those who seek to do us harm. But we also must not allow people to be held indefinably without legal recourse. That is a wrong that must not be allowed to continue no matter where these people are held.
There seems to be–from the reporting I read–that Obama’s plan will come to light soon.
President Obama job approval: 51% approve, 45% disapprove.
— MULawPoll (@MULawPoll) September 30, 2015
“In the last six years under President Obama, we’ve seen a rise in anti-police rhetoric. Instead of hope and change, we’ve seen racial tensions worsen and a tendency to use law enforcement as a scapegoat. This kind of attitude has created a culture in which we all too often see demonstrations and chants where people describe police as “pigs” and call for them to be “fried like bacon.” This inflammatory and disgusting rhetoric has real consequences for the safety of officers who put their lives on the line for us and hampers their ability to serve the communities that need their help.”
Spartanburg, S.C. – Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the U.S. next month, Gov. Scott Walker released the below statement.
“Americans are struggling to cope with the fall in today’s markets driven in part by China’s slowing economy and the fact that they actively manipulate their economy. Rather than honoring Chinese President Xi Jinping with an official state visit next month, President Obama should focus on holding China accountable over its increasing attempts to undermine U.S. interests. Given China’s massive cyberattacks against America, its militarization of the South China Sea, continued state interference with its economy, and persistent persecution of Christians and human rights activists, President Obama needs to cancel the state visit. There’s serious work to be done rather than pomp and circumstance. We need to see some backbone from President Obama on U.S.-China relations.”
“Given the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court might disrupt the flow of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) depending upon how it rules in the next couple of weeks, Wisconsin’s Sen. Ron Johnson(R) has been working to put together a bipartisan bill that would solve the problem of premium subsidies while extracting some give-backs from…
“I don’t know, I hate to admit it, but in terms of this framework, do I trust President Obama, or do I trust the Ayatollah? In terms of what the framework actually says? I’m not so sure I’m trusting President Obama on this,” Johnson continued. Via TPM.
Via Watch: President Obama’s full remarks at the White House Correspondents Dinner @ Blogging Blue. .
See, that’s funny. It uses truth and self-deprecation — traditional attributes of humor — in a fresh enough, edgy enough way. Via “Six years into my presidency some people still say I’m arrogant, aloof, condescending. Some people are so dumb.” @ Althouse.
“I don’t know,” Walker said in an interview at the JW Marriott hotel in Washington, where he was attending the winter meeting of the National Governors Association. Told that Obama has frequently spoken publicly about his Christian faith, Walker maintained that he was not aware of the president’s religion. “I’ve actually never talked about it…
While I have always felt, and written over and over on this blog, that I knew deep down President Obama was comfortable with gay marriage from both a legal and cultural viewpoint I also have to be blunt in stating how dismayed I am over how he used the issue to his political advantage. I…
Via Obama Snubs Paris Rally @ FREEDOM EDEN.
“When I heard the president call for calm after the rioting started, I questioned his sincerity because some of his political strategy of divide and conquer fuels this sort of racial animosity between people,” Clarke said. “And so, I think when he called for calm after the rioting started, I believe it was done with…
And now tonight, Barack Obama is going to deliver what will likely be remembered as the “Middle Finger Speech”–as the President delivers a big “Eff You” to Republicans, some of the moderate members of his own party, the two-thirds of Americans who disapprove of his job as President, those who came to this country through…
Via Gov. Scott Walker suggests lawsuit to stop Obama immigration plan @ JS All Politics Blog.
Via President Obama to attend exclusive fundraiser Tuesday @ JS All Politics Blog.
Via “In my opinion, Obama has governed as a moderate conservative — essentially as what used to be called a liberal Republican…” @ Althouse.
Via Democrats Walk Out on Obama @ Boots & Sabers.
Via President Obama to campaign for Mary Burke in Milwaukee in final week @ JS All Politics Blog.
Via Elizabeth Warren: Obama sided with Wall Street over people losing their homes @ Blogging Blue.
Via Video: President Barack Obama addresses the nation @ JS All Politics Blog.
JIMMY FALLON: President Obama will attend a NATO summit in Wales this week with 67 other world leaders. He’s trying to project strength so the White House says he’ll be wearing his toughest shade of tan suit, somewhere between a hazelnut and a sesame. Very intimidating, almost like a “2” setting on a toaster. Via Jimmy…
Via VIDEO: President Obama’s remarks at Laborfest today @ Blogging Blue.
Via Mary Burke Made Mistake By Not Standing With President Obama On Labor Day @ CAFFEINATED POLITICS .
The President is an undisputed drag on some Democrats this fall, especially in red states such as Arkansas and Louisiana with vulnerable Democratic senators on the ballot. But the Obama effect is less cut and dried here. That’s because the President’s numbers, while down, are still better in Wisconsin than they are nationally. It’s also…
Via Mary Burke, President Obama won’t appear together Monday @ JS All Politics Blog.
Via Paul Ryan defends lawsuit against Obama, dismisses impeachment talk @ JS All Politics Blog.
Waukesha — A Milwaukee businessman uttered a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama during a news conference Wednesday in Waukesha City Hall that was organized by Wisconsin business leaders as part of a national call for immigration reform.”Im not seeing anybody doing anything,” said Dagoberto Ibarra, who ran for alderman in Milwaukees 8th District…
So I think the float used the iconography of poverty to express the point of view that Obama is utterly lacking in achievement worthy of a presidential library. Maybe you could build an argument that because so many black people have been poor, any depiction of a black person as poor is intended to associate…
Via Best Line In The Morning Newspaper @ CAFFEINATED POLITICS
“Obama is giving more thought to his post-presidency than his aides like to suggest” @ Althouse.
Via Impeach Obama Idiocrasy!!! @ Democurmudgeon.
….Apparently Mary Burke is too self rightous to support her President and her party. I know someone could point to President Obama’s sinking poll numbers, but let’s get real – President Obama is still THE most popular politician in the world and if you run from sinking poll numbers, would we expect the down ticket…
….Mary Burke, the likely Democratic candidate for governor, will not meet or stand alongside President Obama today when he visits Waukesha. That is a political blunder. I know there are some who will try to spin her absence as due to previous commitments that she needed to attend to, and could not break. There are the stories…