Obama cools off as Egypt burns
In light of the rising death toll in Egypt, and the mounting pressure on the Obama admin. to decide whether they should continue to provide aid, President Obama, understandably, had a very busy schedule this past week. The President's daybook, however, was not filled with the sorts of engagements you might think a crisis of this sort demands... there were no meetings with ambassadors nor any consultations with political advisors on his schedule. Rather, the President's week was booked solid with a grueling 27.5 hours on the golf course, fried food runs, beach days, bike rides, and rendezvous with Hollywood's finest. When you consider his crisis response plan, can Obama really be surprised that, according to the most recent Gallup poll, his approval rating is at an all time low of 45%?Is Ted's Cruzade to defund Obamacare a good strategy for the GOP?
Today, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) addressed one of the most recent criticisms that has been levied against him. When Raymond Arroyo asked Cruz if he has focused too much on ObamaCare at the expense of fighting against amnesty, Cruz was somewhat flippant in his response: "I do think it's possible to walk and chew gum at the same time," he said. Cruz insisted that such criticisms are unjustified, as he has devoted much time and energy to promoting the anti-amnesty position as well. Cruz explained that the reason he has focused slightly more on ObamaCare is because, to him, ObamaCare represents the greatest threat that currently faces the American people and the economy. He insisted that this is a pivotal moment in which Republicans must unite to "stand up and say no" to ObamaCare. (Listen free)