Turn out the lights America. The party is long gone

More than a few political pundits nowadays are bemoaning the obvious fact that America’s President Barack Obama just can’t seem to to anything right nowadays. Which makes some of us here at Capitol Hill Blue wonder:  When is the last time America had a President who did things right? For all practical purposes, Barack Obama has been a disaster as a President.  Yes, he was a charismatic candidate who enthralled a nation in need of hope after a disastrous eight years with George W. Bush in the White House but he wasn’t up to the job, didn’t have the experience
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Obama’s many public relations blunders

Some of President Barack Obama’s top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked Congress to support his bid to strike Syria. Chief among Obama’s missteps, they say, was underestimating the nation’s profound weariness with military entanglements in the Middle East, fed by residual anger over the Iraq war‘s origins, and overestimating lawmakers’ willingness to make risky votes 14 months before the next congressional elections. “I can’t understand the White House these days,” said Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., an early and enthusiastic endorser of a strike against Syria over last month’s chemical weapons attack. Rather
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Memories of 9/11 shape debate, opinion, over Syria

Twelve years later, haunting memories of Sept. 11 are shaping the debate over what to do about Syria. As Americans mark the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the nation again is wrestling with painful questions about al-Qaida, weapons of mass destruction and the risks of American inaction. At the center of the debate is President Barack Obama, who has sought to move the U.S. away from what he has called the “perpetual wartime footing” it found itself on in the years after 9/11. “America is not the world’s policeman,” Obama said Tuesday evening as he addressed the nation about
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What Obama must address in speech to nation

President Barack Obama is grasping all his tools of persuasion in trying to turn around public opinion and rally congressional support for a strike against Syria. He’s got tricky ground to cover in his Oval Office address Tuesday night and acknowledged on the eve of it that Americans don’t back his course. A guide to weak spots in his case, and some opportunities, in advance of the speech: LATE TO THE BULLY PULPIT Until recent days, Secretary of State John Kerry was the point man both with Congress and the public in arguing that Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons
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Barrack Obama: Just another George W. Bush? Perhaps even worse?

Ironically, the current occupant of the White House won his first term in 2008 as a die-hard opponent of George W. Bush and promised to overturn the abuses and lies of that administration. Instead, as President, has Barack Obama transformed into Bush — a Constitution-abusing President who pursues attacks on American freedoms without remorse?  There is mounting evidence that Obama is no better than Bush and, in some ways, is worse. Now, in another Bush-like stunt, it appears Obama is using fabricated — or at least grossly exaggerated — intelligence to try and justify his plans to attack Syria.  Bush
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Candidate Obama was a dove but President Obama is a hawk

As a candidate focused on his own election, Barack Obama championed restraint and global cooperation when faced with security threats. Now, as commander in chief of a world superpower, his rhetoric of the past is being tested by the reality of today as he presses Congress to allow the United States to launch a military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, over the objections of most major U.S. allies. It’s a posture that conflicts with positions he took as a young senator, a 2008 presidential candidate and even a first-term president as he cast himself as a
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