Weekly Wrap-Up

By Mike Long, on Jan 15, 2016

This was a busy week, highlighted (if that’s the right word) by President Obama’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday and Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address on Wednesday. 

President Obama’s final SOTU address (it’s wonderful to type those words!) showed that he is running on empty. “The signs of intellectual exhaustion were everywhere,” says Charles Krauthammer, noting the President’s empty rhetoric and phony calls for cooperation and compromise. 

And even as President Obama delivered the speech, the signs of his failures as Commander-in-Chief were everywhere – most notably, America’s humiliation by Iran. And even as the President bragged (yet again) about killing Osama bin Laden, he released bin Laden’s bodyguards from Guantanamo.  

There’s not a lot to look forward to from this President in 2016. What do you dread most about his final year in office – more foreign policy setbacks? New executive actions that bypass we, the people? Additional Big Government proposals? That’s the first question in our new Weekly Poll – vote today!

I can describe Gov. Cuomo’s “State of the State” address with four words: Spend, spend, spend and spend

How would you describe the state of our State? That’s the second question in our Weekly Poll. 

And then there was the Republican Presidential debate…The Washington Times looks at the winners and losers

Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner has three takeaways – and also in the Examiner, here are three defining moments in the debate. 

One of those moments was Ted Cruz’s ill-advised (and poorly-timed) attack on “New York values.” I believe Sen. Cruz can find a better strategy.

Most everyone agrees that it’s now a three-man race (or maybe four) for the Republican nomination. 

The Weekly Standard and many others believe that it’s over for Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and John Kasich. 

Which of these three do you believe will be the first to drop out of the race? That’s the final question in this week’s Poll. 

Have a great weekend!

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