iOS app Android app

Obama Conservatives

Conservatives Pounce On Obama 'Gun' Tweet

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

A lighthearted Father's Day tweet featuring a photo of President Barack Obama and his daughter playing with toy water guns prompted significant backla...

The Conservative 'Party' Dominates

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

There is a very widely shared myth about "Washington." Accordingly, there are two camps, the right-wing GOP and the left-leaning Democrats, who are more or less matched. Each control one house of Congress, and command about half of the electorate. Hence, the gridlock. Gridlock exists when one party pulls east and the other party pulls west and, hence, nothing budges. This is not the case in Washington. Here, most times, one party wants to move east and the other wants to stay put. Thus, what appears as gridlock is actually one conservative blocking victory after another. The fact that the last Congress passed only half as many bills as most previous ones does not trouble the conservatives one bit.

Sam Stein

Billionaire-Backed Conservative Groups Paint Obama As Wall Street Stooge

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative super PAC American Crossroads debuted a new web ad on Tuesday that attacks President Barack Obama for a litany of waste...

Sam Stein

Obama's Nobel Prize Inspires Conservative Outrage And Confusion

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The unexpected news that President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize early Friday morning has prompted a serious debate as to whether the...

Sam Stein

Obama And DNC Try Turning Angry Mobs And Drudge Into Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House and allied Democrats are ramping up efforts to make belligerent anti-Obama town hall crowds -- and the media outlets that feed their r...

Obama's Right-Wing Dinner Friends Blast Stimulus Plan

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several days before taking office, President Obama traveled to George Will's home to dine with a handful of conservative media elites. The beltway con...

Sam Stein

Obama And Conservatives Break Bread At George Will's House

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama took the next big step in his Republican charm offensive on Tuesday night, when he dined with several of the nation's most prominent cons...

Congratulations From a Conservative

Douglas MacKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas MacKinnon

While it may anger some of my fellow conservatives, I want President-elect Obama to succeed. More than that, I need him to succeed. Rhetoric is easy but results are hard and often fleeting.

Diarist: My Mother Voted For Obama From Deathbed

Daily Kos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We're in a death watch here. My mom was diagnosed with Stage IIIb lung cancer back in May of 2006, and it's finally come to the crisis hour. ... My ...

Obama, McCain Fight Over Clinton Supporters And Crossover Voters

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This week Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are fighting hard to win support from independents and uncommitted supporters of Hillary Clinton. At a P...

The Rise Of The Obamacons

TNR | Bruce Bartlett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New Yorker is hardly the optimal vehicle for reaching the conservative intelligentsia. But, last year, Barack Obama cooperated with a profile for ...

Conservatives Falsely Accuse Obama Of Making Up Army Anecdote

ABC's Political Punch | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At last night's debate in Texas, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, told an anecdote about an Army captain that is causing a lot of chatter in the politic...

Afghanistan's Soldiers Back Up Obama's Debate Story

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In last week's Democratic debate, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) said he was told by an Army captain that his platoon's resources in Afghanistan were shortc...