Poll shows Obama would not win 3rd time

In Barack Obama’s mind, he’d been a shoo-in for the Oval Office a third time except for one thing: a constitutional prohibition against him having more than two full terms.

But a poll by Rasmussen Reports on Friday revealed that on this issue, his perception doesn’t align with reality.

It was during a recent visit to Africa he told an audience he is in his second term and loves his work.

“But under our Constitution, I cannot run again,” he said. “I can’t run again. … I think if I ran I could win.”

However, the survey, taken of 1,000 likely voters on Thursday and Friday, said he’d have to figure out how to win with just 30 percent of the vote.

“Most Democrats (57 percent) would vote to give Obama a third term. Ninety-three percent (93 percent) of Republicans, 68 percent of voters not affiliated with either major party – and 32 percent of Democrats – would not,” the poll report said.

The report noted Obama defeated Republican John McCain 53 percent to 46 percent in 2008, and Mitt Romney with 51 percent of the vote in 2012.

All you need to know about the real Obama administration is here, in “The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration.”

The poll asked “An amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits presidential candidates from being elected to more than two four-year terms. Should this amendment be changed so that presidents can serve more than two terms?”

It also asked, “If Barack Obama ran for a third term as president, would you vote for him?”

The results have a sampling error rate of plus or minus three percentage points, with a 95 percent level of confidence.

Rasmussen said, “Nineteen percent of all voters believe that amendment should be changed so presidents can serve longer. Seventy-eight percent oppose such a change.

“Interestingly, only 32 percent of Democrats support changing this amendment. Ninety percent of GOP voters and 82 percent of unaffiliateds are opposed.”

The survey noted that the president’s job approval rating has been in the negative mid-teens recently – as it has been for most of his tenure.

“Majorities of voters across most demographic groups oppose changing the Constitution to allow presidents to serve more than two terms and would not vote for Obama if he ran for a third term. The older the voter, the less likely he or she is to say they would vote for Obama. Most black voters (54 percent), however, would change the constitutional amendment. Just 10 percent of whites and 38 percent of other minority voters agree.”

Rasmussen said, “Sixty-nine percent of black voters would vote to elect Obama to a third term, compared to 22 percent of white voters and 39 percent of other minority voters.”

Also, “Eighty-nine percent of all voters want to continue using the Constitution as the fundamental law of the United States, and 59 percent say legislators should leave it alone. Just over half (51 percent) of voters think Obama has been less faithful to the U.S. Constitution than his predecessors in the Oval Office,” Rasmussen reported.



Upcoming Benghazi movie could spell trouble for Hillary

(Fox News) Dana Perino told Megyn Kelly tonight that filmmaker Michael Bay’s much-anticipated movie about the Benghazi terror attack could have a negative impact on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Perino said it’s too early to tell for sure, but she noted that the left is already so worried about the film that they have begun putting resources behind efforts to tear it down.

Perino pointed out that it could showcase that some people believe Clinton is untrustworthy, secretive to a fault and willing to do anything to help herself politically.


Baltimore cops’ attorneys: Gray tried to injure himself

(Daily Caller) The defense attorneys for the six Baltimore cops charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray made two explosive claims in a court motion filed on Thursday.

According to The Baltimore Sun, the officers’ attorneys are claiming that the office of Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby has evidence that the 25-year-old Gray had “attempted to injure himself” in police custody prior to his April 12 arrest. They also claim that Mosby had a “private meeting” with the medical examiner who conducted Gray’s autopsy days before the report was released.

Mosby’s office has failed to turn that evidence over to the defense, the attorneys asserted.


DNC chairwoman struggles to explain the difference between being a Democrat and being a socialist

The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was a deer in headlights during a recent TV interview, when her host stumped her by asking for an explanation of how Democrats and socialists differ.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC chairwoman and the congresswoman representing Florida’s 23rd District, wasn’t at her finest when her normally sympathetic interviewer — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews — offered her the chance to restate her party’s principles.

Already flummoxed by Matthews’ insistence that she take a position on whether Bernie Sanders should figure prominently in the party’s debate schedule, Wasserman Schultz was blindsided when Matthews locked in on the Democrat-socialist distinction.

“What is the difference between a Democrat and a socialist?” Matthews asked flatly, attempting to force Wasserman Schultz into explaining the ideological distinction between the views of Hillary Clinton and those of Bernie Sanders. “I used to think there was a big difference, but what do you think it is?”

At first, Wasserman Schultz tried to laugh it off. Then she attempted to redirect the topic.

“The more important question is, ‘What’s the difference between being a Democrat and being a Republican?” she mustered.

But Matthews was stuck on the question.

“You’re chairman of the Democratic Party; tell me the difference between you and a socialist,” he demanded.

Wasserman Schultz wouldn’t answer. If you listen, you can hear Matthews’ off-camera laughter as she tries, yet again, to steer the conversation away from a question she either doesn’t know how to answer — or is afraid to answer in public.

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Savage: ‘I’m for Trump. Best choice we have.’

Michael Savage

Michael Savage

Michael Savage

“I’m for Trump. Point-blank. Best choice we have.”

Savage welcomed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to his radio show this week, calling the real estate mogul, the “Winston Churchill of our time.”

In his interview with Trump, Savage said he believes Hispanics in the U.S. legally will vote for Trump.

“They of all people know how hard it is to make a buck, and they want a businessman to run the country so they can hold on to what they make,” he said. “They don’t want a socialist stealing their money.”

Savage denounced Obama’s remarks about gay rights in Africa as “Nazism.” “It’s bad enough what he did here [in America], but now Obama is in Kenya telling them to throw away their culture, throw away their religion, and the state trumps all. Do you realize how dangerous that is? What if you get a fascist dictatorship? There’s no German music playing in the background, but what he’s saying is just as repugnant (Free audio).”

Rush Limbaugh

This week, Rush Limbaugh called the latest cowardly, counterintuitive behavior by the Republican leadership, “too weird”: “We are all inundated by each other, every day, with e-mails, phone calls, texts, what have you, of utter incredulity over what’s happened to the Republican Party. It’s just too weird, folks. There just isn’t any serious opposition to anything that the Democrat Party wants. They’re not even going through the motions. They’re not even voicing phony opposition to Obama in order to placate the base. They’re actively targeting their own base. This is just too weird!”

The Daily Beast made waves with a story about sexual assaults allegedly committed by Donald Trump against his ex-wife Ivana (who subsequently retracted her allegations). Limbaugh condemned the report as “drive-by journalism” and “payback” for Trump’s remarks about illegal immigrant rapists.

“You show up, you lob a grenade, and you head on down the road,” Limbaugh said about the Daily Beast’s story. “You take some accolades from your buddies at CBS or CNN, and then move on down the road waiting to throw the next grenade someplace.”

Aaron Klein

As Arabs riots hit the Temple Mount targeting Jewish worshipers – this on the Jewish fast day mourning the destruction of the Temple – Aaron Klein had the latest and provided largely unreported information on whether the Mount is really “the third holiest site in Islam.”

Bill Clinton sexual-harassment accuser Kathleen Willey came on to announce the launch of her anti-Hillary Clinton website, A Scandal A Day, designed to recruit other women who were assaulted by the ex-president.

Klein also interviewed legendary comic Jackie Mason, who joked that New York restaurants now face a harsher inspections regime than Iran’s nuclear facilities: “We’re more protected from a bad tuna fish than a nuclear bomb.”

Sheriff Joe Apriao also joined Klein to discuss his determination to go to Mexico to “straighten out the illegal immigration and drug smuggling problem” – and calling on Donald Trump to join him.

Listen to Aaron Klein’s show every week on radio (AM 970 The Answer in NY; NewsTalk 990 AM in Philly) or online.

Laura Ingraham

This week, Ingraham’s guests included Rand Paul (“There is definitely a Bush/Clinton fatigue; Jeb has too many big government policies”); Donald Trump (“What I call the donors, the lobbyists, and those with the special interests, they control Bush, 100 percent control him”); Rick Santorum (“The media beats up Republican candidates enough. We do not have to beat up on each other”); and George Will (“Arguably we have the most astonishing candidates and diverse field the GOP has ever seen”)(Free audio).

Mark Levin

“Once again Mark Levin, the constitutional scholar and radio talk show host, has written an important book that should be in the library of every thoughtful conservative.”

Reviewing Levin’s new book Plunder and Deceit, Thomas Lifson wrote: “But this book is different, in that thoughtful conservatives should buy multiple copies and bestow the extras on younger people they care about. For in its essence, this book is a call to arms for the generation that will inherit the wreckage being created by what Levin calls the ‘ruling generation’ – the holders of political power and those who sustain them in office. The younger age cohorts are the people whose future has been ‘plundered’ (Levin’s choice of title is apt) by the policies advanced by progressives and acquiesced to by establishment Republicans.”

On the air, Levin condemned Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran: “If this republic were working, he would be impeached, he’d be removed from office. But it’s not working, because we don’t have a republic anymore. You jerks! You’ve ensured war. You’ve ensured world war three, and you’ve ensured a war that involves – potentially – nuclear warheads.”

Glenn Beck

Late night host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel got choked up on his program this week when talking about the death of Cecil the lion.

Beck chided Kimmel for refusing to shed a tear for the victims of Planned Parenthood, especially after a third shocking video emerged.

“Who the hell are we?” Beck said to his audience. “You will not like it, but I will tell you. A people that are on the wrong side of history. A people who apparently are hell bent on their own destruction. A society that refuses to learn from the darkest moments of history and so will repeat them. We do not survive when we care more about one animal than millions of humans.”


Another company clamors for foreign visa workers while laying off Americans

Don’t be shocked, but yet another tech company has announced mass layoffs in its American workforce, while simultaneously pressuring lawmakers to relax restrictions on foreign visa workers who can do the same jobs more cheaply.

Qualcomm recently announced an enormous upcoming slash in its U.S. workforce, projecting more than 4,000 employees will be cut in what the company describes as a “strategic realignment.”

“Qualcomm — a major producer of smartphone chips — announced last week it’s eliminating 15 percent of its workforce or about 4,500 employees, just weeks after fellow tech giant Microsoft announced a massive round of layoffs,” The Daily Caller reports.

The cuts come amid ongoing pressure from both companies, as well as others in the U.S. high-tech sector, for the government to allow more foreign H-1b visa workers into the country. The catch — that is, the aspect of this whole lobbying effort that rings so hypocritical in the eyes of unemployed Americans and conservative critics — is that the tech companies are using a bogus excuse to justify the need to import foreign labor.

The H-1b lobbying effort is centered around the idea that America has a critical dearth of domestic STEM labor — that is, highly trained American employees working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In order to meet the demand, they argue, Congress should widen the H-1b visa bottleneck, so that foreign workers with tech training can come and fill the natural void in the labor pool.

Yet the very companies that keep laying off their standing American STEM workforce are the same companies that try to persuade Washington, D.C. and the public that America doesn’t have enough residents who are trained and capable to fill those jobs. And in too many cases, their efforts are successful.

“There’s no evidence of any way, shape or form that there’s a shortage in the conventional sense,” Rutgers-based public policy professor Hal Salzman said late last year. “They [U.S. tech companies] may not be able to find them at the price they want. But I’m not sure that qualifies as a shortage, any more than my not being able to find a half-priced TV.

“The tech industry’s promotion of expanded temporary visas (such as the H-1B) and green cards is driven by its desire for cheap, young and immobile labor,” Salzman and others also wrote in a separate USA Today column.

“… IT industry leaders have spent lavishly on lobbying to promote their STEM shortage claims among legislators. The only problem is that the evidence contradicts their self-interested claims.”

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Hillary tried to hide her $600 haircut from the press and public

When most people pay $600 for a haircut, they darn well want people to be able to tell that there’s something exceptional about their new ‘do.

But when Hillary Clinton’s hair recently got the posh treatment (and at a Trump-worthy price) she did everything she could to ensure that the press — and, therefore, the public — would never know.

From the New York Post’s Page Six:

A source said, “Staff closed off one side of Bergdorf’s so Hillary could come in privately to get her hair done. An elevator bank was shut down so she could ride up alone, and then she was styled in a private area of the salon. Other customers didn’t get a glimpse. Hillary was later seen with a new feathered hairdo.”

Hillary also appears to be a lifelong devotee of the wash-that-gray-right-out-of-my-hair school, telling a South Carolina audience in May that she’s been coloring her hair “for years.”

“[Y]ou’re not going to see me turn white in the White House,” she joked, inviting a layer cake of subtext-based mockery and criticism.

Anyway, it seems kind of pointless to keep spending all that money and not get any recognition for it.

Then again, the Clintons have a special mastery of the relationship between lavish spending and receiving recognition. In the case of Hillary’s stealthily luxurious haircut, who are we to judge?

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Doctor: Hillary ‘fit to serve’

(NEW YORK TIMES) Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign released a letter from her doctor on Friday attesting to her health and fitness for office, on a day marked by a deluge of other disclosures about her finances and a new batch of emails from her time as secretary of state.

The document releases, coming on a summer Friday, began with a letter from Dr. Lisa Bardack, a physician in Mount Kisco, N.Y., near Mrs. Clinton’s Chappaqua home who said she had treated Mrs. Clinton since 2001.

Mrs. Clinton is the first presidential candidate in this election cycle to make public a medical letter about her fitness for office.


Obama heavily redacts Hillary’s emails

(WASHINGTON TIMES) The Obama administration slapped a secret designation Friday on a number of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails from her time as secretary of state, raising more questions about whether her controversial email arrangement led to classified information being left unsecured.

A new tranche of Clinton emails, released by the State Department under a court order to impose transparency on the Obama administration, contains dozens of documents with information redacted and labeled either “confidential” or “sensitive.”


Hillary calls for end to Cuban embargo

(SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL) Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for an end to the U.S. embargo of Cuba on Friday, setting up a clear contrast with her Republican rivals on an important issue that divides Florida.

“The Cuba embargo needs to go once and for all,” the former secretary of state declared during a speech at Florida International University.

“Engagement is not a gift to the Castros,” Clinton said, referring to Fidel and Raul Castro, the former and current leaders of Cuba. “It is a threat to the Castros.”