Stat of the Day: Terrible Deterioration of Race Relations Under Obama
In our Liberty Update commentary last week, we noted the many failures of Barack Obama as president over the past eight years. Today, as the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a Washington Post-ABC News survey shows just how disastrously race relations have declined under his watch:
In a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, 63 percent of Americans think race relations are 'generally bad.' Shortly after Obama took office, that number was 22 percent. In the same time period, those who think race relations are 'generally good' plummeted from 66 percent to 32 percent."
Of his failures and disastrous legacy, this may be the most depressing.…[more]
Regardless of whether one actually voted for Donald Trump, the spectacle of post-election frenzy by the political left and mainstream media offers a fringe benefit for all conservatives and libertarians to savor.
Case in point: Last week's announcement from Carrier that it had agreed with President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to maintain hundreds of jobs at its Indianapolis facility rather than relocate them to Mexico. Whereas for the past eight years leftist bien pensants applauded Barack Obama's every intrusion into corporate decisionmaking (see, e.g.…
"When I was leading soldiers in Afghanistan, Private Manning was undermining us by leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. I don't understand why the president would feel special compassion for someone who endangered the lives of our troops, diplomats, intelligence officers, and allies. We ought not treat a traitor like a martyr."…[more]