It makes you wonder who those in the 22 percent are. In a poll of Israelis, on whether they trust President Obama on Iran, “Only 22 percent said yes. Sixty-four percent said they did not agree with the statement, and 15 percent were unsure or did not answer. The poll also asked Israelis about their general approval of Obama, with 33 percent expressing approval and 50 percent expressing disapproval.”
I imagine she didn’t have a good answer. “Wasserman Schultz Ducks Iran Sanctions Questions.”
Charles Lane conjures up a great idea: Get rid of the Olympics. “[A]ny benefits have to be weighed against the Olympics’ costs, which are political, financial, moral and — for athletes ravaged by steroid abuse — human. Supporters speak of the Olympics as a ‘movement,’ as if the Games were some sort of insurgent force for good, not the leviathan they are. What we really need is a movement to get rid of them.” Read the whole thing.
One can speculate that since Obama made up stuff, she figured she could too.”Wendy Davis, who gained nationwide fame for her filibuster of abortion restrictions in the state Senate last year, has a powerful rags-to-riches story she employs on the campaign trail as she runs to be the next governor of Texas. But it turns out the ‘rags’ portion of the story isn’t a cut-and-dried affair and the vagueness may have been amplified by Davis and her staff. In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, Davis admitted that she could have offered fuller details when discussing her biography.” She’s a composite character!
A smart conservative surmises there is a potent legal challenge to Obamacare still out there. “While the challenges to the subsidies look like good cases (and while this adverse decision already is being appealed), they don’t come close to addressing the law’s most obnoxious violations of Madisonian principle and essential constitutional structure: that monstrosity called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a 15-member body invested with virtually unreviewable, plenipotentiary powers.”
You have to figure the left noticed the presidential betrayal on NSA. ” Obama squarely aligns himself with the intelligence community’s own central narrative of recent events: Its activities are essential, the president says; its activities are lawful and non-abusive (mistakes notwithstanding); and the community’s critics will hold it accountable for failures to connect the dots just as breezily as they now hold it accountable for the use of available tools to connect those dots.”
We can presume this winds up in an anti-Hillary ad at some point. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) on Benghazi: “There’s no question the State Department screwed up here. There should be accountability, in my opinion. Who did make that decision in light of all that information, and why, and I think that’s a very fair question. I’m surprised and disappointed. I know some people have been shifted around, but if accountability means anything, it means somebody paying a price for having made a disastrous decision.”