Right Turn: Obama second term


Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Why no generation of Obama-ites?

Young people aren’t rushing to claim the mantle of “Obama-ite,” for good reason.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama second term, Ronald Reagan, youth vote

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Institutional failure and character flaws

Why the Obama administration is worse than most.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Obama second term, Obamacare

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/07/2014

The Rodney Dangerfield president

Obama doesn’t get any respect.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama second term, Obamacare

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Political cause and effect: Will they ever learn?

If politicians would exercise their short term memory, they’d be a lot better off.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:54 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Obama second term, Obamacare, unions

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/17/2014

The Democrats’ demise

The Democrats have problems of their own.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 elections, Democratic Party, Obama second term

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Ambassadors are only the tip of the iceberg

The president’s disdain for governance is evident in his ambassadorial picks.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:14 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ambassadors, Obama second term, State Department

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Do it his way, do it poorly

Voters object to unilateralism while Obama objects to doing his job.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:13 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Executive orders, Obama second term

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/27/2014

A perfect match: Obama and the tea party

Two birds of a feather -- President Obama and the tea party

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama second term, Tea Party

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 12/29/2013

Six steps to a better 2014 for Obama

Six ways the president can enjoy a better 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration reform, Obama second term, Obamacare

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Obamacare alone didn’t sink Obama

The president’s slide in the polls was a long time in the making.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, Obama second term

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 12/10/2013

More cooks in the White House kitchen

John Podesta joins the sinking ship.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:13 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Podesta, Obama second term

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Obama’s self conception vs. Obama’s reality

President Obama knows less about President Obama than almost anyone.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media bias, Obama second term

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Unlikely to clean house

The president is unlikely to dump his staff.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama second term, Obamacare

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Summers is the latest indication Obama is out of steam

President Obama doesn’t get his Summers, or much of anything else these days.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal reserve, Larry Summers, Obama second term

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Obama dwarfed by MLK

President Obama stacks up poorly next to Martin Luther King Jr.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  March on Washington, MLK, Obama second term

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Fed chair drama: So make up your mind, already

The president's handling of the Fed chairman nomination underscores his administration's second-term incompetence.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal reserve, Obama second term

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Obama's recycled rhetoric

President Obama delivered a dreary speech we've heard many times before.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obama second term

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Why are Obama's poll numbers crashing?

The president's steep decline in the polls leaves him few options for the remainder of his term.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:04 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama second term, Polls

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 07/23/2013

The shrinking president

President Obama takes to the road with little to offer.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:13 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obama second term

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/21/2013

Democrats' false sense of security

Democrats have problems of their own.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Obama second term

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/12/2013

A drifting presidency

President Obama's standing is getting worse and isn't likely to be reversed anytime soon.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, President Obama, Second Term

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Amateur hour at the White House

In foreign and domestic policy the flubs and missteps pile up until no one knows what the president really wants or how he is going to get it.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:05 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Obama second term, President Obama, Student loans

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Which is worse?

Which is in worse shape: Obama's domestic or foreign policy agenda?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  foreign affairs, Obama second term, Obamacare

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 04/17/2013

White House loses big on Manchin-Toomey

Amendment that was a key part of gun-control bill fails in the Senate by a 54 to 46 vote.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:40 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guns, Obama second term, White House

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Obama banks on parents of Sandy Hook victims

The president is reduced to using parents of slain children to save his second term.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guns, Newtown, Obama second term

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Fire, aim, ready

President Obama's anti-gun lark may cost him and his party dearly.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gun control, Newtown, Obama second term

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Obama's power waning? Not really.

President Obama's power hasn't dropped post-election; he's right where he has always been.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama second term, President Obama

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 02/07/2013

The second-term curse

President Obama's errors are catching up with him, and we learn he was AWOL during the Benghazi, Libya, attack.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:35 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Obama second term

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/05/2013

An open letter to Secretary of State John Kerry

John Kerry has the chance to correct the errors of the first Obama term.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, John Kerry, Obama second term

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 01/30/2013

One more like that and it's a 'recession'

The economy contracted in the fourth quarter, no surprise to those watching the president's policies and pronouncements.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:23 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obama second term, Recession

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Conservatives see an opening

Can they take advantage of the opportunity?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Obama inaugural speech, Obama second term

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/22/2013

How Republicans respond

Republicans need to battle the president on different turf with different language.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Obama second term, Republican Party

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Finally, agreement on Obama's speech

Obama's lurch left will unite Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:33 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, President Obama, Second Term

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Really, that's it, Mr. President?

President Obama recites an ode to collectivism.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:46 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration, Obama second term, President Obama

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Obama's search for greatness

President Obama seeks greatness but won't do what is needed to achieve it.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration, Obama second term, President Obama