Krauthammer did not think the remark was a smart, or accurate, thing to say.
President Obama badly wants you to believe that he is the next Bill Clinton. By putting Clinton center stage at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this week, he practically begged you to believe that he will return America to Clinton-era prosperity by working with Republicans, transforming the economy to bring in surpluses and lowering the national debt.
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) struck a nerve during his acceptance speech in Tampa, Florida last week. He put his finger on the Obama vision for America and in doing so, may have given Americans a jolt.
In 1992 presidential candidate Bill Clinton assured ordinary Americans that he understood the problems we face. His philosophy was summed up in the soundbite: “I feel your pain.” Or as The Onion joked, “New President Feels Nation’s Pain, Breasts.” During a campaign event in 2010, President Obama reprised the line, explaining that he understood the pain of standing in the hot sun.
What does President Obama plan to do to slow or stop the explosive growth in the number of Americans who count on regular welfare checks from the federal government?
The old line is that there's a simple way to know a politician is lying: His lips are moving. Odds are good that any lurid charge leveled against a candidate is largely fraudulent. So it was no surprise that when Mitt Romney accused Barack Obama of gutting welfare work requirements, fact checkers said his trousers were conspicuously aflame.
WASHINGTON - Let's get a few things straight about the presidential race between Barack Obama and former governor Mitt Romney. It's not a dead heat anymore.
In this very negative election season, the Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigns don't sweat accuracy. Even if fact-checking PolitiFact rates a 30-second spot as "pants-on-fire" false or Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler gives it four Pinocchios -- his maximum rating -- no worries; they don't clean up their act.
Mitt Romney came on my radio show yesterday and fielded question after question on the burgeoning controversy over President Obama’s plans to gut the work requirement for welfare.
To call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a "mad dog," as Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank did, is an affront to the canine community and those suffering from legitimate mental illness. Reid was completely sane when he spread hearsay about an anonymous Bain Capital investor who allegedly told him Mitt Romney paid no taxes for 10 years.
In a new ad from the Romney campaign, Barack Obama is seen as a lone voice eviscerating the bi-partisan Welfare Reform of 1996, putting him at odds with Democratic stalwarts such as John Kerry, Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton.
President Obama on July 12 ended welfare reform, the crowning achievement of the Republican Congress of 1996.