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09-04-2009 04:46 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Dennis (RIP)

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Polls Tell Grim Tale For Obama

Thursday, September 3, 2009 2:48 PM

This week's polls are a disaster for President Barack Obama. The Rasmussen poll has his approval dropping to 45 percent, after several weeks at 49 percent. The Zogby poll has it even lower — at 42 percent.

Worse yet, he's losing his political base:

# People under 30 — long a key element of his support — give him no better than break-even ratings, with 41 percent approving and 41 percent disapproving of the job he's doing, according to Zogby.

# Only 75 percent of Democrats, who formerly have supported Obama strongly, now approve of his performance in office. Zogby reports that this represents a slide of more than 10 points over the summer.

# Even among blacks, only 74 percent approve of the job he's doing (also a drop of more than 10 points).

# Hispanics, who voted for him by a margin of more than 40 points, now break even (36-36) when rating his performance.

Independents, the key swing group in our politics, now deliver a sharply negative 37-50 verdict on Obama's job performance. The elderly also give him negative ratings by 42-51.

This poll-implosion leaves Obama with few good options.

He obviously can't get 60 votes in the Senate for his healthcare proposals in their current form. No Republican will support them, and moderate Democrats aren't likely to vote with him.

If he tries to pass it with 50 votes, using so-called reconciliation procedures, he may also fail — because he'd also lose the votes of less-moderate Democrats who'd quail at using parliamentary tricks to pass such a radical, unpopular program.

If Obama waters down his proposals to attract moderate support, he'd lose votes on the left — perhaps more than he'd gain, at this point.

Yet the longer he takes to resolve this political problem, the more his ratings will slip — diminishing his power to achieve anything. No president with support in the 30s would be able to push through a program like his healthcare agenda.

It now looks like healthcare reform will cripple the Obama presidency, as it did Bill Clinton's in 1993.

Of course, Clinton was able to move to the center and secure re-election in 1996. But can a true believer like Obama do the same? He has shown a willingness to move to the center on foreign policy, leaving troops in Iraq and adding them in Afghanistan. But on the domestic front, the only area where he has been willing to embrace centrist positions is education.

At best, Obama will be months if not years recovering from this disaster. In the short term, he's likely to finish September wishing he'd stayed in Martha's Vineyard.

© 2009 Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

http://www.newsmax.com/morris/obama.../03/256099.html

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09-04-2009 01:47 PM  8 years agoPost 2
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I find that to be great news!!

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09-04-2009 03:45 PM  8 years agoPost 3
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Da weelz is commin offa da bus..................

Liberals are like a "Slinky", useless but entertaining when pushed down stairs....

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09-04-2009 03:58 PM  8 years agoPost 4
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09-05-2009 03:41 AM  8 years agoPost 5
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You Ain't seen nuttin yet

Fake President.

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I love gravity, it always keeps my feet planted when I fly!

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09-05-2009 03:52 AM  8 years agoPost 6
baby uh1

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Few knew just how radical he really was when they voted for his "change"!
Now the truth really, really is starting to hurt!

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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09-05-2009 01:35 PM  8 years agoPost 7
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One good thing that Obama and his pack of crooks (aka: Ali Bai and his band of forty thieves) have done for the USA is clear up the definition of what a liberal is in the minds of Americans.

If people don't really understand the semantics associated with the definitions of liberal, moderate, or conservative, they have quickly made up their minds about NOT being what Ali Bai and his band of forty thieves represent. People are saying: "oh no! if that's a liberal, then I'm not...what are the other choices again?"
Just in case you're tempted to get distracted by all that talk from the White House, Nancy Pelosi, etc. about how all those people showing up at townhall meetings really don't represent America, well it seems the numbers tell a different story:

Self-identified conservatives outnumber self-identified liberals in all 50 states of the union, according to the Gallup Poll.

Thirty-five percent of Americans say they are moderate.

And, of course, we know that most "moderates" tend to be conservatives who are worried about running afoul of political correctness if they admit it.

The bigger news here? Every state? Even California, New York, Massachusetts, etc?
http://conservativeoutpost.com/cons...ll_fifty_states

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09-05-2009 01:57 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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and the Political Opinion pendulum begins it's swing to the other side...

I wonder when it'll come to rest in the middle?

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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09-05-2009 04:04 PM  8 years agoPost 9
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and the Political Opinion pendulum begins it's swing to the other side...

I wonder when it'll come to rest in the middle?
We can only hope.

This crazy idea of one party being in power and the other out is nuts. We need about a 50% balance of each party, not because it's fair, but because they will "tell on" each other.

I honesty don't know which party has the most crooks, but I know each party has its share. I don't have the time or resources to keep an eye on the slime balls in DC.

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09-05-2009 06:22 PM  8 years agoPost 10
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I don't have the time or resources to keep an eye on the slime balls in DC.
Very few do, and that's why we need to vote them all out of office. That would send a message and put the fear of the voters into them.

The government cannot give you anything without first taking it from someone else.

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09-05-2009 06:34 PM  8 years agoPost 11
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I wonder when it'll come to rest in the middle?
Most likely the mid-term elections will fix it well enough.

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09-06-2009 04:49 AM  8 years agoPost 12
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I'm just wandering how soon Obama's impeachment will be.

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09-06-2009 01:10 PM  8 years agoPost 13
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Today would be fine with me.

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09-06-2009 02:36 PM  8 years agoPost 14
ßeta

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just wandering how soon Obama's impeachment will be
he won't be removed by impeachment..... I have a strong suspicion it'll be by some nutball ending his life... just watch and see.

Hey, maybe he'll resign like his radical whacko czar Van Jones

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09-06-2009 04:13 PM  8 years agoPost 15
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yeah that was the first piece of good news from that camp in a while.
Put a smile on my face when I heard it.

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