In my newest video, I attempt to understand why the Republican Party is so incapable of mounting a consistent and united opposition to President Obama and his extreme policies.
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On March 1, budget cuts brought about by the sequester went into effect. What is the sequester and where did it come from? The current incarnation of the sequester came about during the debt ceiling debate of 2011. It was passed as part of the Budget Control Act, which President Obama signed in August of that same year.
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The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline project would connect the oil sands in Alberta Canada to the United States gulf coast. This nearly 1700 mile distance would be spanned by way of a 36" pipeline. This would allow significant new oil supplies to flow to refineries located in Texas. TransCanada originally submitted an application to the U.S. Department of State to build the pipeline in September of 2008.
The year 1776 was coming to a close. General George Washington and his Continental Army had suffered another defeat at the hands of the British and the Hessians. Fort Washington (the General's namesake), The Hudson River and the state of New York itself, were now under British control. Half of Washington's army had been captured or killed.
On many occasions, President Obama has said he believes in America, and thinks it is a great country. On this matter, I wholeheartedly agree. He also says he wants to turn things around by creating jobs, growing our economy and expanding opportunity. He frequently tells us he understands the issues we face and is doing everything in his power to improve our lives. However when it comes down to actually accomplishing these tasks, his ideas and policies have been quite harmful.