Overall, this article talks about the misfortunate events that has seem to be defining Obama’s second term. The government shutdown, Snowden’s unveiling of NSA spying, and the disapproval of his Obamacare are all events that he has little control over but he has to deal with. Unfortunately, presidents are blamed for the misfortunes that happen during their presidency. These misfortunes are decreasing Obama’s presidential approval ratings. On the bright side, Obama has a couple more years to salvage his approval ratings.
In summary, this video discusses the pros and cons of Twitter. On the plus side, Twitter is a fast source to getting the news out to the public. On the other hand, it can be biased because people tend to follow those with similar vies of their own. I think Twitter is a good thing because older politicians are adapting to today’s technology with help or no help to be more responsive to the public.
This video talks about the past elections and the upcoming midterm election. We are given insight from this roundtable discussion provided by Nate Silver and Jonathon Karl. Nate is known for having correctly predicting the 2012 presidential election. One topic that really stood out to me was Chris Christie. According to this video, they think that he will have the best chance at winning the 2016 presidential election that is if he decides to run for it. The reason why they believe that he has the best shot at it is because he was able to win overNew Jerseywith little gap between male and female voters. He seems to appeal to both sexes. Another reason why this video is interesting is that all of the speakers seem to have insight on how future elections will turn out.
Rand Paul, a senator from Kentucky, is trying to push for a constitutional amendment that disallows senators and representatives to pass laws that don't equally apply to Congress and the citizens. This amendment is a reaction to Obamacare because it has cause so much turmoil in America. I personally favor this amendment. Even though the amendment is unlikely to be get passed, it can stimluate thought a debate in Congress.
This article seems rather biased because it makes the president seem incompetent. I agree with the ideal of making healthcare universal, but when a bill is pushed through Congress, there shouldn’t be malfunctions. This article highlights the mistakes and flaws of Obamacare that the president signed into a law without proper tweaks and fixes. The fact that the president did not review this bill is the main cause of such public complaint.
This article addresses other ways that gerrymandering is being used. This practice is not only used in congressional districts. It is also used in our media. People are inclined to get their intel from websites or news networks or newspapers that have the same type of view as them. The media bias contributes to the strong biartisan lines we see drawn in Congress today because the media doesn’t represent both sides. They alienate one side of viewers by appeasing the other side with what they want to hear.
Video on msnbc.com: The age-old practice of politicians re-drawing Congressional districts to find friendly voters, or, gerrymandering, has allowed members of the House of Representatives from both sides of the aisle to stay in power regardless of...
This video brings attention to the unconstitutional practice of gerrymandering and how the democrats and republicans, are guilty of exploiting it. Cook has mentioned in the video of how he believes gerrymandering is causing politicians to choose their voters more than the voters choosing the politicians. This is a true statement because this process corrupts the idea of democracy, the foundation of our government.
Video on msnbc.com: NBC’s Kate Snow spoke with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin about the debt ceiling and what happens if Congress fails to raise that limit so the government can borrow more money to pay its bills...
This video provided unbiased information about the situation's specific problems effectively. Ultimately, the borrowed money that the US owed must be repaid and the debt ceiling must be raised. One consequence is that the American people will not be happy. I think it is easier to raise the debt ceiling than to cut spending and it would solve the problems Americans have with federal agencies.
This video is about Rick Perry voicing his frustration about Obamacare and his opinion about Ted Cruz and other matters. He is trying to set himself up for the 2016 presidential election. I personally like Rick Perry. I believe that he well be a likeable and favorable candidate.
This article discusses the religious applications to politics. One side argues that Congress should pray before meeting based on the fact that our country was built by Christians. The other side argue that Congress should not because of the separation of church and that Christianity is not only religion existing in our country today. I predict that this argument will turn into a debate attracting attention which causes it to become an unnecessary big deal.
Ted Cruz is glorified in Texas; however, he is very much hated in the Senate. The reason why he is glorifed in Texas is because he is not afraid to take risks. Most Texans applaud him for standing up against Obamacare. He has become a role model for other Texas politicians. His radical nature may eventually push Texas to a Democratic state becasue of the increasing diversity and the grow the the minority party.
This video was engrossing because it showed the relationship that a president and a vice president should have. However, this video is about the Bush and Cheney. It is a bit outdated, but nevertheless, it still fascinating. The video talks about Peter Baker’s book Days on Fire. This book gives insight into Bush’s presidency about the change he experienced upon entering his second term. It talks about the hardships that he faced and had to overcome. The fact that it is about overcoming obstacles is relatable to the audience and inspires the audience which is why it so interesting. Even though this is an interesting video, I do not understand the correlation this video has to the current news.
Jim DeMint lays out various reasons in hopes of gaining support in his and other conservatives’ fight against Obamacare. They claim that it is costing our government tons of money and causing many people to lose their jobs. I think that many of his points are flawed. For example, I fail to understand how cutting funds fro Obamacare is possible if the this idea was the cause of the government shutdown.
This article conveys the impatience of two opposite sides. The tea party and Obama both dislike the modern government because of the frustration cause by the slow and arduous process ofMadison’s system of government. Both sides would rather win fully without compromising which is why there is so much gridlock.
Basically this article is about a small group of stubborn republicans (John Carter, Randy Neugebauer, Steve Stockman, etc.) who lack the cooperative ability to compromise and reach an aggreement. In other words, this article illustrates the lack of progress and the divide between Democrats and Republicans in the government shutdown
I found this article very interesting and easy to comprehend. It really helped shed light on how Syria is just another war in the Middle East with the same issue just as the other wars that had happened in the region.
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