Saturday, February 18, 2012

Reagan up, Obama down

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Our #1 story shows that much to the left’s chagrin, Reagan is considered the best president since World War II beating FDR and Second in history only to Lincoln.  #2 looks at the dogma of the left and reveals what the most important thing is for the left (hint it’s a lack of moral scrutiny for X).  #3 is one of those telling signs that the press won’t mention.  It appears that Obama is not on his way to a $1 billion campaign.  In fact, he probably won’t come near what he raised in 2008. 

1.  Reagan Voted Best President Since World War II

In advance of Presidents' Day, Ronald Reagan gets America’s vote as the best chief executive since World War II, according to a new poll, while George W. Bush finds himself being ranked as the worst.

Twenty-five percent of Americans rank Reagan as the best president in a survey conducted by The Harris Poll. Franklin Roosevelt was ranked second-best with 19 percent of the vote.

On the flip-side, George W. Bush and Barack Obama were neck-and-neck for the "Worst president since World War II" title. Twenty-seven percent of respondents said Bush was at the bottom of the pack, followed closely by Barack Obama with 22 percent of the vote.

Richard Nixon was ranked as the worst president since WWII with 10 percent.

One-third of respondents say Abraham Lincoln is the best president in U.S. history. Lincoln was followed by Reagan and George Washington.

Here are the complete survey results, including percentages. Totals may not add up to 100 percent because of rounding.

Best President Since World War Two:

* Ronald Reagan, 25 percent
* Franklin Roosevelt, 19 percent
* John Kennedy, 15 percent
* Bill Clinton, 12 percent
* Dwight Eisenhower, 4 percent
* Harry Truman, 4 percent
* Barack Obama, 4 percent
* George W. Bush, 2 percent
* Jimmy Carter, 2 percent
* Lyndon Johnson, 1 percent
* George H.W. Bush, 1 percent
* Richard Nixon, 1 percent
* Gerald Ford, 1 percent
* Not Sure, 10 percent….

This certainly won’t make an liberals day.

2.  Sacred Dogma of the Left

…But what is it that motivates those on the left? Why do they care so deeply about the kind of insurance coverage Catholic employers provide? It’s not as if NARAL and Planned Parenthood devotees are heavily represented in the workforce of Catholic institutions. And you don’t see petitions from leftwing pressure groups calling on the church to provide better dental and vision coverage, or mental health benefits. Which would, as a pragmatic matter, be much more helpful for more of the workforce than the contraceptive mandate. No, for the left, the fight isn’t about social justice or the proper scope of the state. It’s about the contraceptives. It’s about sex.

The upheaval of the 1960s was a many-splendored thing, but it produced one permanent orthodoxy for liberalism: an absolute commitment to sexual liberation. As it aged, the left compromised on every other counter-cultural idea from that period—from pacifism to socialism to anti-materialism. The hippies stopped dropping acid and got high-paying jobs in the tech sector. They got married and stopped questioning authority and sent their kids to good schools. They enjoyed lower tax rates and spent their money at the Apple Store and Le Pain Quotidien. But to this day “the central dogma of the baby boomers,” as David Frum once wrote in these pages, is “the belief that sex, so long as it’s consensual, ought never to be subject to moral scrutiny at all.”…

This makes sense.  It explains the support of gay marriage, Bill Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky tryst, Planned Parenthood, etc. and it’s fundamental hatred toward Christianity as it actually has morals that interfere with this belief of theirs.

3.  Obama fundraising down

President Obama’s campaign raised far less money in January than it did during the same month four years ago, suggesting that it may have an increasingly difficult time matching his record-shattering financial numbers from 2008.

Obama raised $29.1 million in January for his reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee, according to disclosures filed Friday.

That number is notably lower than the $36.8 million he raised for his primary campaign in January 2008, even without any help from the national party. Obama’s campaign itself raised $11.8 million last month, disclosures show.

It appears that the $1 billion campaign the Obama campaign was talking about was a pipe dream and this help explains why he suddenly isn’t only accepting Super Pac money, but he is sending his surrogates to help out in the fundraising for them. 

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