November 27, 2010

Obama's 39 Percent Approval Rating - Fore! [Journolist]
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Hey, let’s talk about the plummeting popularity and sinking poll numbers of the President who would be King but for the constitution.

I suspect “king” isn’t the most accurate of descriptors as it denotes nobility and an air of royalty. What we have going on with Mr. Obama is the first president that has a past alias and whose entire background of primary school records, post-secondary college transcripts, employment history, etcetera, have either been scrubbed or are under court seal.

We are operating in a sort of political Never, Never Land with an executive branch that is setting itself apart from the simple commoners, the proletariat, in their quest to reorder the government’s interposition with society.

The government’s interposition with society? What in tarnation does that exactly mean? It means the Obama administration and its political functionaries are making laws and regulations that place the government between the citizens and their choices i.e. autonomy.

The primary example is of course Obamacare; a law of more than 2,000 pages, that the democrats admittedly did not read, that creates countless new agency powers to control health care decisions that were once entirely controlled by the public. Statutory fines are assigned to Obamacare with the IRS involved as the muscle of enforcement. The Obama era is all about regulations and statutory law with corresponding enforcement, under the threat of penalties.

At every turn Americans feel crowded in by Team Obama’s excesses, from its policies and from its going against the grain style of governance; a style that the United States just isn’t used to, nor should be.

So is it any wonder the Los Angeles Times is starting to realize this unvetted man lofted into the presidency is a fronting failure? Now granted, the disparaging vent comes from the Times' notable lone voice of reason, Andrew Malcolm but the point is the Los Angeles Times itself is being populated with sharp commentary over Obama's political reality.

Per the Los Angeles Times this week: Obama has even fallen into a statistical tie with none other than Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor.

How embarrassing that is because other polls have shown a majority of Americans believe she is unqualified for the presidency. So it appears many have now decided, on second thought after a nearly two-year test drive, Obama looks that way too.

Mr. Obama’s current approval rating, according to Zogby, is now at 39 percent.

Obama is shaping up to be the Democrats’ 21st. century Carter, at best.

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1 Ha! The polish is wearing off the turd.

Posted by: Barbarian at November 27, 2010 10:16 AM (EL+OC)

2 Of course, the debate over voter ID is completely disingenuous on both sides. Republicans speculate that their likely voters will have an easier time producing an ID than Democratic voters and thereby gain some infinitesimal electoral advantage. This, of course, is precisely the same reason Democrats oppose it. Neither side really gives two hoots and a holler about whether there is really any voter fraud going on or not, just whether the system (current or proposed) favors their side.

Of course, if you feel the other side is using more (or any) fraud than your side, this voter ID "thing" would seem to matter much more.

Posted by: Bitchen Meg at November 27, 2010 10:16 AM (tE8FB)

3

Not King...

He wants to be Pharaoh...

"Tell my Regulators, So let it be Written, so Let it be Done!"

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 27, 2010 10:17 AM (AdK6a)

4

Eugene Robinson informed me in the Washington Post the day before the election that this is because Mr. Obama is a black man.

I am thankful for Mr. Robinson's words of wisdom because until then I hadn't realized what an evil racist I am.

To cleanse myself, I am thinking of donating some money to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, two civil rights leaders who have done more to bring about racial harmony than anyone else currently in existance. Would that they would forgive me.

Posted by: Chris in Va at November 27, 2010 10:18 AM (uCjoj)

5

oh... and Kings ruled by Divine Right... they were "Chosen" by God..

Pharaoh WAS a God... and ruled by his own Power...

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 27, 2010 10:22 AM (AdK6a)

6 an air of royalty

Thniff...  thniff...  I can't smel a thgn wid dis medicn thmell on ma lip.

Posted by: Barry O Bomber wid a Hussein in da Middle, get some at November 27, 2010 10:23 AM (UvJqU)

7

I should read the thread more. I see it's a Zogby poll. That takes some air out of the balloon, sigh. Oh well, he'll get there.

& later.

Posted by: Chris in Va at November 27, 2010 10:24 AM (uCjoj)

8 Well, that'll need stitches.

Posted by: nickless at November 27, 2010 10:25 AM (MMC8r)

9 "Otter" Obama to the American people:  "Face it, you fucked up - you trusted us!"

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 10:26 AM (c1oyg)

10 Put all the bacon and dressing on it, and in the finest artisan whole wheat kaiser roll, but it's still a shit sandwich.

Posted by: logprof at November 27, 2010 10:27 AM (BP6Z1)

11 So is it any wonder the Los Angeles Times is starting to realize this unvetted man lofted into the presidency is a fronting failure?

You know what?  The LAT has a video that they could release that would help solidify that realization.

Until they do, I don't believe it.

Oh, and if they want a Democrat president in 2012, the chances would be better if they torpedo Obama now.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 10:27 AM (BvBKY)

12 Every day, a primary challenge seems more likely.

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 10:28 AM (c1oyg)

13

 

Communism. It's what proggies eat for dinner.

Funny, some of the proggies are calling Libertarians "communists" .  That's funny.  Libertarians are the opposite of communists.

Big daddy government regulation progressive communists.  Killing your liberty. 

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at November 27, 2010 10:29 AM (0fzsA)

14

In that picture it looks like the TOTUS is trying to tell him something, but he can't quite make it out.

Perhaps it is asking "Jesus H. Christ, who writes this shit for you?"

Posted by: sherlock at November 27, 2010 10:32 AM (thr9V)

15 Of course, if you feel the other side is using more (or any) fraud than your side, this voter ID "thing" would seem to matter much more.

Posted by: Bitchen Meg at November 27, 2010 03:16 PM (tE8FB)

I'll take it, he's giving in to voter ID.  I think he's naive, though.  There's a reason why Dems oppose it so strenuously.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 10:32 AM (BvBKY)

16 That picture is crying out for a caption contest. Perhaps "All of you people look so small from up here. It's sort of cute."

Posted by: George Orwell at November 27, 2010 10:33 AM (AZGON)

17 Jimmy Cliff said ( mon ), " The bigger they come, the harder they fall...

one and all"

the Fall of this incompetent unprepared unqualified radical Manchurian Candidate will be LEGEND

and I will be one of those who bring this useless Tool down, step by step.  Not only this arrogant POS but every one of his destructive bullshit theories and policies.

Two more years, baby:  Two years of taking Hussein apart, bit by bit.  Those who aren't up to the task need to step aside--watch TV or something.  It will be ugly at times, but necessary and eventually Good

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at November 27, 2010 10:33 AM (UqKQV)

18 I haven't read all the comments but, has anyone noted that Barry is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure yet?

Posted by: that guy that doesn't read all the comments at November 27, 2010 10:34 AM (S5YRY)

19 This is great but presidential campaigns start in a year.  If we don't get behind somebody viable on the Republican side soon then Mr. 39% may run virtually unopposed.  This country will be lucky to survive four years of Obama, it won't be able to survive eight.

Posted by: CrustyB at November 27, 2010 10:35 AM (qzgbP)

20 Another caption: "Oh, sorry, my fellow Americans. I hope it wasn't too rough under the bus."

Posted by: George Orwell at November 27, 2010 10:36 AM (AZGON)

21 I want to see it at 29, then 19, then 9, then . . .

Oh, wait a second.  I forgot his core constituency, the African-Americans.  What percentage of the voting public are they?  Cannot put my finger on it.

They'll be with him, no matter what.  Even if his Italian shoes leave bloody footprints, they'll be with him.

Posted by: Sent-From-My-Commodore 64 at November 27, 2010 10:36 AM (4sQwu)

22
Two days after the election I was watching the very early morning edition of ABC News and what did they show in a big graphic?

They showed a giant 47%  ↑ 4 and saying how Obama's approval rating 'jumped' 4 points in the last week, as if we shouldn't worry about the elections results, people still love Obama.

Posted by: Soothsayer with Cranberry Sauce at November 27, 2010 10:37 AM (uFokq)

23 The LAT has a video that they could release that would help solidify that realization.

A video of what (regarding Obama)?

Posted by: Mayday at November 27, 2010 10:38 AM (TRgli)

24

The hard core left-wing communists - Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and their stooges called the blue dogs pushed ObamaCare through.  It will take ObamaCare about 10 years (maybe less) to destroy the entire system and then "single payer" government run heathcare will be fully operational.

Medicare and Medicaid were set up as a safety net for the poor. I support such safety nets, if operated as funded, for needy elderly and the poor.  The democrats are now out to kill Medicare and Medicaid.  Why?  They want everyone on the government system.  Say hello to Canadian style wait-lines, regulated care, restricted care, rationed care.  It's not a joke.  It's our future. 

 The democrats and their progressive communist stooges vilify the free market at every turn to help spread the propaganda.

 

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at November 27, 2010 10:38 AM (0fzsA)

25

Deval Patrick's approvals dipped all the way down to 29% last year.

But he just won reelection with 48% of the vote thanks to a straw candidate posing as an 'independent.'

Pay close attention to that No Labels group because they're probably gonna set up a straw candidate in 2012 to help Obama win reelection.

Posted by: Soothsayer with Cranberry Sauce at November 27, 2010 10:40 AM (uFokq)

26 .....so I'm watchin' da news yesterday and I see hundred of Haitians lined up ( more or less ) to get NATIONAL I.D. CARDS  so that they can vote

In Haiti, apparently, despite various Biblical disasters and acts of God, they need a NATIONAL I.D. CARD with a photo in order to vote.

so, then, if disaster-ravaged Haiti can do it, so can the USA.      oh, wait........

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at November 27, 2010 10:40 AM (UqKQV)

27 It's like every day is a visit to Bizarro World, in Clownifornia. Most Clownifornians still look at this donkey-eared, bug-stuttering toothprick as a god in human form. I'll bet if you polled LA and SF metro areas Barry would get a 75% approval rating. If he can get unemployment in CA up to 20%, his approval rating here would soar to 125%.

Posted by: George Orwell at November 27, 2010 10:42 AM (AZGON)

28 You need a photo ID to do so many things in life, but not to exercise your precious franchise?  Thats insane.

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 10:42 AM (c1oyg)

29 "The associate of Barack Obama in question this time is Rashid Khalidi, a former PLO operative and best friend of William Ayers. The LA times has a video of Barack Obama toasting this friend of his while attending a Jew bashing dinner, and they are refusing to release the video to the public."

This is from Oct. 25, 2008 in Newsbusters.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 10:44 AM (BvBKY)

30 Pay close attention to that No Labels group because they're probably gonna set up a straw candidate in 2012 to help Obama win reelection. The plan in 2012 is called "Ross Perot 2.0" and will be designed to split moderates (confused retards) away from the Republican vote.

Posted by: George Orwell at November 27, 2010 10:45 AM (AZGON)

31

""Not King...

He wants to be Pharaoh...

"Tell my Regulators, So let it be Written, so Let it be Done!""


I'll go with that, king isn't enough, he wants to be god-king. I think pharaohs had 5 names in their list of titles , coronation name, son of Ra name, etc etc.


I can totally think of 5  names for this fucking imbecile.

Posted by: Berserker at November 27, 2010 10:45 AM (gWHrG)

32 Posted by: Lemon Kitten at November 27, 2010 03:38 PM (0fzsA)

They won't destroy health care--because before that happens, people like me will destroy THEM.  Electorally and judicially and legislatively, etc. , and all nice and orderly and within the System

No dark mutterings of mutiny and revolution here........ 

The day I stop believing that, you don't wanna be within 300-400 meters of me or any other 'Winter soldiers", including some of you )

These are the times that try men's souls.......

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at November 27, 2010 10:46 AM (UqKQV)

33

 

 

Democrats spin their good intensions as good, but they are nothing but a greedy power mad horror show. The proggie way is the greediest most corrupt way of all.

 I'll take capitalism and liberty and all of its imperfections over the left-winger government/corporate fascist Mussolini crowd(D).

 #25 agreed.  The desperate for power democrats will find a way to force an Obama win.  They will either choose our bad candidate and/or they will then reinforce it with a fake 3rd party candidate.

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at November 27, 2010 10:47 AM (0fzsA)

34
The distinguished gentle-virus from California, George Orwell, is right.

A "Ross Perot" will emerge in early 2012. He will be a self-proclaimed reformer and a serious budget cutter.

Republicans are not serious about cutting spending or border security, so it will open the door for another Ross Perot-type of candidate.


Posted by: Soothsayer with Cranberry Sauce at November 27, 2010 10:49 AM (uFokq)

35 I'll go with that, king isn't enough, he wants to be god-king. I think pharaohs had 5 names in their list of titles , coronation name, son of Ra name, etc etc. No, not a god-king. Even the God of the Bible had to work, creating the universe in six days and on the seventh he rested. That schedule is too tough for Barry. He's looking for a gig that lets him rest seven days a week, and he'll delegate the little stuff like running the world to archangels with an admirable record of donations to the DNC.

Posted by: George Orwell at November 27, 2010 10:50 AM (AZGON)

36 But he just won reelection with 48% of the vote thanks to a straw candidate posing as an 'independent.'

Yep.  This is the thing about a three-way election.  It is always a two-against-one attack against the Republican.  Then, when the election closes, the undecideds break away from the third-party candidate towards the "reasonable" Democrat.

It happened to Coleman in Minnesota.

When pollsters polled Perot voters, they split half and half and the idiot political scientists concluded that he didn't make a difference.  But Perot changed the tenor of the race and the question, that whole campaign season, was in what way you hated GHWBush.  Clinton escaped scrutiny and many voters didn't have to consider, in advance, the consequences of a Clinton presidency.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 10:50 AM (BvBKY)

37

'39 percent'

The DC elites, the parasite underclass and the nutroots still think Beelzebub will beat all comers.

Just like when he crashed the 50% floor,  the economy could improve,  O'Mamba could wake from his post-hypnotic sloth,  Palin could walk away and leave Romney and Huckabee to settle for a coin flip, ...

Look at the trend from inauguration,  y=(-)x+b.  The economy and Dim prospects are so bad Hill probably doesn't want to run in 2012 preferring to shower and wash her hair.

Resign, fool.  You'll be at 29% in a year.

Posted by: gary gulrud at November 27, 2010 10:51 AM (/g2vP)

38 I haven't read all the comments but, has anyone noted that Barry is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure yet?
Posted by: that guy that doesn't read all the comments at November 27, 2010 03:34 PM (S5YRY

No.  Yes.  She's my daughter.  She's my sister.  She's my daughter AND my sister  ( "Chinatown" reference )

"C'mon, Jake.  Let's get outta here.  It's Chinatown"

yeah, I noticed.  The problem is that many who've noticed it won't admit it to themselves or others. 

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at November 27, 2010 10:51 AM (UqKQV)

39 Democrats spin their good intensions as good, but they are nothing but a greedy power mad horror show. The proggie way is the greediest most corrupt way of all.

The progressive pitch is the same as your sleazy uncle Bernie who always comes to the family gatherings asking for money because this time his scheme will work.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 10:52 AM (BvBKY)

40
Clinton escaped scrutiny...

This is the key. Very important. Even though a fringe/straw candidate will garner only 5-10-15% of the vote, they screw up the debates and they cause a shift of focus off the sneaky shit, usually the Democrat, hiding from his record.

Posted by: Soothsayer with Cranberry Sauce at November 27, 2010 10:53 AM (uFokq)

41 Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 03:50 PM (BvBKY)

The polls I remember said that nearly all Perot voters in 92 had either never voted or previously voted Republican.  Probably most of them would have either sat out that election or held their nose and voted for Bush

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at November 27, 2010 10:53 AM (UqKQV)

42 Deval Patrick's approvals dipped all the way down to 29% last year. But he just won reelection with 48% of the vote thanks to a straw candidate posing as an 'independent.' Cahill was an insurance policy. I don't think he tipped the election. But... Pay close attention to that No Labels group because they're probably gonna set up a straw candidate in 2012 to help Obama win reelection. they probably will look at this sort of thing. Trouble is, the national electorate isn't quite as stupid as the Massachusetts electorate.

Posted by: fluffy at November 27, 2010 10:54 AM (4Kl5M)

43 Much of Dear Reader's voting base were people under 35, i.e. people who didn't remember Jimmy Carter.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at November 27, 2010 10:54 AM (YPivX)

44 King Hussein is what many Israelis call him

Posted by: av at November 27, 2010 10:55 AM (uCXFC)

45 The polls I remember said that nearly all Perot voters in 92 had either never voted or previously voted Republican.  Probably most of them would have either sat out that election or held their nose and voted for Bush

But when polled, an equal number said they would have voted for Clinton as Bush.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 10:56 AM (BvBKY)

46
Cahill was an insurance policy. I don't think he tipped the election.

It's impossible to know for sure, but if you do the math...

Besides, you remember how the stupid RGA (Republican Gov's Association) spent millions of dollars on ads against Cahill instead of Patrick.

Posted by: Soothsayer with Cranberry Sauce at November 27, 2010 10:56 AM (uFokq)

47 OOOPS THERE IT GOES...

Posted by: ParisParamus at November 27, 2010 10:57 AM (gMzAL)

48 OOOPS THERE IT FALLS...

Posted by: ParisParamus at November 27, 2010 10:58 AM (gMzAL)

49 Besides, you remember how the stupid RGA (Republican Gov's Association) spent millions of dollars on ads against Cahill instead of Patrick.

The RGA isn't stupid.  They had a far better record than the rest of the party.  MA is a tough nut and they probably thought that making Cahill a non-entity would make R-leaning voters come home.  Obviously it didn't work, but they must have had reason to believe attacks against Patrick wouldn't work as effectively.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 10:58 AM (BvBKY)

50
I just worry a lot because I know how savvy these Democrats are.

The Republican behind the scenes are not up to the challenge. And the people they hire are either incompetent or double-agents, or both.

Posted by: Soothsayer with Cranberry Sauce at November 27, 2010 10:58 AM (uFokq)

51 OOOPS, I'VE BEEN FOUND OUT...

Posted by: ParisParamus at November 27, 2010 10:58 AM (gMzAL)

52 I've been saying it for a while. He's not Carter. He's LBJ.

Posted by: Zakn at November 27, 2010 10:59 AM (zyaZ1)

53 Now to watch the Horned Frogs kick the snot out of New Mexico

Posted by: Zakn at November 27, 2010 11:00 AM (zyaZ1)

54
Dude, they were running ads against the 8-percenter for months, up until election day. It was ridiculous.

The ads were not working; they sucked.

Posted by: Soothsayer with Cranberry Sauce at November 27, 2010 11:00 AM (uFokq)

55 #52, I'm not that worried anymore.  The normal traditional channels and hierarchies have all been blown up; those were The Stupid bottlenecks.  We just flipped the house with record numbers, even in the age of uber-Gerrymanders.

Posted by: ParisParamus at November 27, 2010 11:01 AM (gMzAL)

56
Not only were they running the ads incessantly, they were airing them on conservative stations! They were airing the ads during shows that had callers calling in begging Cahill to get out and damning him for staying in.

We didn't need to be convinced.

Posted by: Soothsayer with Cranberry Sauce at November 27, 2010 11:02 AM (uFokq)

57 Obama needs to be completely framed in terms of his own record.  A record that stands like a two legged stool.

Posted by: Journolist at November 27, 2010 11:05 AM (LwLqV)

58

Just 39%, it sinking faster every day.

I've always hear you can take a turd, shape, frost, decorate, make it look like a Cupcake, but it's still a Turd.

Posted by: NoWhereMan at November 27, 2010 11:05 AM (CyPWX)

59

So, where is the MFM breathlessly reporting this new low like they did for Bush?

Not that he didn't deserve it, mind you, but the double standard being employed is becoming rather embarassing. Not for them, of course, they're so detached and objective *snicker, snicker*.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 27, 2010 11:06 AM (b6qrg)

60 You're gonna have to sneak up on it or you'll never catch it, Michele.

Posted by: Barack at November 27, 2010 11:12 AM (Ce4Fb)

61
How many House races are still ongoing?

Posted by: Soothsayer with Cranberry Sauce at November 27, 2010 11:12 AM (uFokq)

62
NY-1. What else?

Posted by: Soothsayer with Cranberry Sauce at November 27, 2010 11:12 AM (uFokq)

63 LJB fought, Carter went straight to surrender, he is Carter.

Posted by: Bob From Virginia at November 27, 2010 11:13 AM (KInoK)

64 King Hussein is what many Israelis call him

Posted by: av at November 27, 2010 03:55 PM (uCXFC)

King Hussein was very smart and quite skilled.  Barky is nothing like him, at all.  Barky is more Saddam Hussein (lighting the American oil fields on fire and intentionally dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the gulf) than King Hussein.

Posted by: iknowtheleft®© at November 27, 2010 11:14 AM (G/MYk)

65 Bill Clinton could sell you your own shoes. Ebola is just a puppet. A can of dog food could beat him in 2012.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 11:15 AM (kn74g)

66
Just one seat left to steal -- NY-1.

Posted by: Soothsayer with Cranberry Sauce at November 27, 2010 11:16 AM (uFokq)

67 61

So, where is the MFM breathlessly reporting this new low like they did for Bush?

Not that he didn't deserve it, mind you, but the double standard being employed is becoming rather embarassing. Not for them, of course, they're so detached and objective *snicker, snicker*.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 27, 2010 04:06 PM (b6qrg)

He's probably not going to fall much lower though.  Unless he came out blasting unions and saying he's going to cut taxes for everyone, I don't think there's much he do that would alienate his base like Bush did with his support of amnesty.

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2010 11:17 AM (oVQFe)

68 So does this mean that more of us didn't get the message, or got the message and forgot it or what? Regardless, I feel another nagging lecture coming on. Two more years of this stuttering dipshit. Hey, instead of another lecture, can we see Bambi have a battle of wits with an umbrella? I never, even during the Carter years, thought I'd be willing to trade our Cic for the head Frog, but even Sarkozy looks mighty manly and competent compared to the empty suit.

Posted by: cali grump at November 27, 2010 11:18 AM (hL0k8)

69 68
Just one seat left to steal -- NY-1.

Posted by: Soothsayer with Cranberry Sauce at November 27, 2010 04:16 PM (uFokq)

The NY Times election map still has CA-11 as undecided.  But the Democrat is leading there.

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2010 11:21 AM (oVQFe)

70

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2010 04:17 PM (oVQFe)

At 39%, he's politically at a co-efficient of friction akin to nails to the chalkboard.  

Posted by: Journolist at November 27, 2010 11:22 AM (LwLqV)

71 "Barack Obama - Jimmy Carter Done Right!"

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 27, 2010 11:23 AM (bvfVF)

72

CaliGrump, nor did I ever think we'd sink so low as to vote an unqualified Senator with such a liberal record into office based on nothing more than a weak advertising slogan.

Change my ass. Next time, could we ask the obvious question: Is this change positive or negative?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 27, 2010 11:23 AM (b6qrg)

73 For you SF fans.  Just heard that John Steakley, author of "Armor" and "Vampire$" has passed away.  Word is he did not finish Armor 2.

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at November 27, 2010 11:23 AM (3WlaW)

74 I better be careful with the fancy co-efficient of friction nails to the chalk board stuff to wit Palin's vocals.

Posted by: Journolist at November 27, 2010 11:23 AM (LwLqV)

75 Obama is clearly in a fugue state.  The neurological signs of this are apparent in his off-TOTUS stuttering and blathering of gibberish.  The continued enablement of this state was the basis of his campaign and later usurpation - "We don't know who he is and you're a racist for even asking."

Posted by: Sigmund Hemorrhoid at November 27, 2010 11:24 AM (G/MYk)

76 Maybe that elbow in the mouth knocked some sense in him.  Naaah.

BTW, I wonder how the Secret Service reacted.  Did they tackle and/or taze the guy who hurt him?   I remember reading some Secret Service Agent's book where Bill and Hillary were having a domestic dispute and she threw a lamp at him.  They were faced with the possibility of having to arrest FLOTUS for an assault attempt on POTUS.

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 11:29 AM (c1oyg)

77 Anybody who thinks any of the (R)etreads like Romney or Huckabee can beat this fuck are kidding themselves.

Posted by: SurferDoc at November 27, 2010 11:38 AM (o3bYL)

78 Anybody who thinks any of the (R)etreads like Romney or Huckabee can beat this fuck are kidding themselves.

Posted by: SurferDoc at November 27, 2010 04:38 PM (o3bYL)

I hope the GOP drops its stupid "next guy in line" tradition and nominates a big-state governor.  It's a shame Jeb's last name is Bush.  He'd be a great President.  

Maybe if he changes it now, by the time the primaries roll around.....

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 11:42 AM (c1oyg)

79 Seems the monicur Barry Sotero's available.

Posted by: Journolist at November 27, 2010 11:44 AM (LwLqV)

80 But when polled, an equal number said they would have voted for Clinton as Bush.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 27, 2010 03:56 PM (BvBKY)

Yes, but polls which 'reach back' to ask people what they would have done are impossible to verify and gauge the accuracy of.  With polls on upcoming elections, we can compare what groups say they will do with what actually happens

I'm not saying the polls of those who voted for Perot--taken after the election--are crap, but I am implying it and tend to believe thusly.   We just don't know

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at November 27, 2010 11:46 AM (UqKQV)

81 Please watch the "polls" and "reach back" talk.  That's copyrighted by Andrew Sullivan.

Posted by: Journolist at November 27, 2010 11:49 AM (LwLqV)

82 How embarrassing that is because other polls have shown a majority of Americans believe she is unqualified for the presidency. Considering a majority felt that Obama WAS qualified to be POTUS... who the hell are they to talk, anyway? I still get pissed at the 52 Percenters.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 11:52 AM (tJjm/)

83 "The Emperor has no CLOTHES!"?
No, the empty suit's got nuthin'! Never had, never will...........

Posted by: IslandLibertarian at November 27, 2010 11:52 AM (Zvxt1)

84 They were faced with the possibility of having to arrest FLOTUS for an assault attempt on POTUS. Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 04:29 PM (c1oyg) I still think the basketball accident is just a cover story - face it, Moochelle belted the wimp one right in the mouth.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 11:53 AM (tJjm/)

85 She won't be tied with him once she campaigns against him and puts forth policies that the majority already support She will win, the pundits will be dumbstruck until a few days before the election when they will start dribbling out there "Well I never said Palin had no chance, Obama blew it" columns! I am going to enjoy it! Tied after being smeared non stop, before debates, before TV ads. Obama is in deep shit!

Posted by: Dan at November 27, 2010 11:54 AM (1jzSs)

86 9 "Otter" Obama to the American people:  "Face it, you fucked up - you trusted us!"

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 03:26 PM (c1oyg)

When the heck is someone going to make a video with those words being "spoken" by Obama? Come one people get on that!

Posted by: Mark at November 27, 2010 11:54 AM (XxSpS)

87 I would not worry about a RINO third party candidate. It will backfire and will hurt Obama far more. Palin might be able to steal a purple state because of it!

Posted by: Dan at November 27, 2010 11:56 AM (1jzSs)

88 Here's why we shouldn't take too much comfort in Obama's 39% approval rating: That 39 percent is still with him, despite trillions squandered, despite international embarrassment and diplomatic fiascos, despite his blatant socialism, despite his effective double digit unemployment and portents of American doom under his leadership. Another chunk of the population, I'm sure, doesn't support him because he's not liberal enough. I'm afraid American socialism will be the new American Liberal Normal from now on.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 11:57 AM (tJjm/)

89 Cam Newton would be a better President than Obama.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: FUBAR at November 27, 2010 11:57 AM (McG46)

90

Posted by: FUBAR at November 27, 2010 04:57 PM (McG46)

Cam Newton IS Obama, and you know it. 

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 27, 2010 11:58 AM (F5Gxy)

91

So, where is the MFM breathlessly reporting this new low like they did for Bush?

Not that he didn't deserve it, mind you, but the double standard being employed is becoming rather embarassing. Not for them, of course, they're so detached and objective *snicker, snicker*.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 27, 2010 04:06 PM (b6qrg)

They're busy backing the vulnerable 2012 Democrats. In PA, for example, Bob Casey was a given to hold his Senate seat forever and got very little press attention. After it turned out he's not only vulnerable but a major GOP target they're reporting on his every fart as a gigantic piece of wisdom.

I guess they learned that putting Kanjorski on Squawk Box wasn't enough.

And the local papers are already reporting on the possible Democrat contenders to take back PA-11.

They have their priorities.

Posted by: Ed Anger at November 27, 2010 12:01 PM (7+pP9)

92 90 I would not worry about a RINO third party candidate. It will backfire and will hurt Obama far more. Palin might be able to steal a purple state because of it! Posted by: Dan at November 27, 2010 04:56 PM (1jzSs) I really worry about her electability (only because I fear the media has damaged her image too badly), but my God, it would be sweet to see the look on the faces of the MSNBC crew, of Babwa Wawa, and Katie Couric on the day of Palin's inaugural!

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 12:01 PM (tJjm/)

93 92 Cam Newton would be a better President than Obama. Just sayin'. Posted by: FUBAR at November 27, 2010 04:57 PM (McG46) Hell, your typical Fig Newton would make a better President. At least it wouldn't be communist.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 12:02 PM (tJjm/)

94 It was an ashtrey Ombudsman

Posted by: Zakn at November 27, 2010 12:02 PM (zyaZ1)

95 Has anybody heard from Ace yet? I'm getting worried he eloped with Governor Sanford.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 12:03 PM (tJjm/)

96

By electing B+rry, Shit-fer-brains thinks we repealed the Constitution. He knows he wasn't eligible and he got sworn in anyhow. He was so surprised he redid the 'oath' just to make it plain what he was up to. This is the 1st post-Constitutional Prezidency.

fools

Posted by: torabora at November 27, 2010 12:09 PM (l4ww4)

97 The fact that Obama polls in low 40's is all we need to know. The election will be a referendum on him, and so far people are willing to give someone else a chance.

Posted by: Dan at November 27, 2010 12:12 PM (1jzSs)

98 ace is in Afghanistan. Top Secret, you know, old boy.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2010 12:13 PM (kn74g)

99 10 Put all the bacon and dressing on it, and in the finest artisan whole wheat kaiser roll, but it's still a shit sandwich.

Posted by: logprof at November 27, 2010 03:27 PM (BP6Z1)


Hey now, leave bacon out of this.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Confuse A Cat, Ltd. at November 27, 2010 12:13 PM (eCAn3)

100 Republicans speculate that their likely voters will have an easier time producing an ID than Democratic voters

Unless that's an admission that most fraudulent votes go to Democrats, that's bullshit.

Posted by: GrinchRadish at November 27, 2010 12:16 PM (UUfHw)

101 Mr. Obama’s current approval rating, according to Zogby, is now at 39 percent.

And the scary thing, from the left's perspective, is that that 39% is almost all of his liberal base.

He's enraged everyone who isn't a koolaide drinking leftist. Keep in mind when Bush was at these levels it was do to many angry conservatives.

How ironic will it be if, and this appears increasingly likely, 2010/12 are a reserve, increased by an order of magnitude of 2006/08?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 27, 2010 12:16 PM (bgcml)

102 98 Has anybody heard from Ace yet?

I'm getting worried he eloped with Governor Sanford.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 05:03 PM (tJjm/)

Well... no one has seen Christine O'Donnel lately either...

Coincidence?  I think not...

/runs out of thread... giggling...

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 27, 2010 12:17 PM (AdK6a)

103 Do death certificates count as voter ID's?

Posted by: Democrat Voter at November 27, 2010 12:17 PM (tJjm/)

104 I'm not Ace's Bitch! I'm You!

Posted by: Christine O'Donnel at November 27, 2010 12:18 PM (tJjm/)

105 76 For you SF fans.  Just heard that John Steakley, author of "Armor" and "Vampire$" has passed away.  Word is he did not finish Armor 2.

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at November 27, 2010 04:23 PM (3WlaW)


Well crap, that's too bad. I liked Armor quite a lot, he had a nice writing style.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Confuse A Cat, Ltd. at November 27, 2010 12:19 PM (eCAn3)

106 52
I just worry a lot because I know how savvy these Democrats are.

The Republican behind the scenes are not up to the challenge. And the people they hire are either incompetent or double-agents, or both.

Posted by: Soothsayer with Cranberry Sauce at November 27, 2010 03:58 PM (uFokq)

Hey now! You're interrupting my Saturday. I need a day off my responsibilities now and then.

Posted by: Michael Steele, Political Termite at November 27, 2010 12:19 PM (l4ww4)

107
Obama is shaping up to be the Democrats’ 21st. century Carter, at best.

Rah rah, shish kum bah, I'm #2, I'm #2!

Posted by: Jimma Cartah at November 27, 2010 12:19 PM (v1gw3)

108

Statutory fines are assigned to Obamacare with the IRS involved as the muscle of enforcement.

April 15 will take on an added meaning next year because it won't only be about taxes. Regular folks who never saw common ground with Tea Party types will realize that those "racist, contrarian anarchists" were onto something.

Campaigners in 2012 might rip a page from Obama's stump speeches, with some editing: "For those of you who didn't have health insurance, you still don't have health insurance. But if the Democrats had their way, you'd be in jail right now."

Posted by: FireHorse at November 27, 2010 12:24 PM (sWynj)

109 16 That picture is crying out for a caption contest. Perhaps "All of you people look so small from up here. It's sort of cute."

Posted by: George Orwell at November 27, 2010 03:33 PM (AZGON)

This must be the day the Prezidential Seal quit on him and jumped off the podium...don't forget the day his TOTUS committed suicide.

Posted by: torabora at November 27, 2010 12:27 PM (l4ww4)

110 I still think the basketball accident is just a cover story - face it, Moochelle belted the wimp one right in the mouth.

TOTUS is OK, right?

Posted by: GrinchRadish at November 27, 2010 12:29 PM (UUfHw)

111 April 15 will take on an added meaning next year because it won't only be about taxes. Regular folks who never saw common ground with Tea Party types will realize that those "racist, contrarian anarchists" were onto something.

I'm hoping people will notice when they get their first paycheck of 2011, and it's smaller than the first paycheck of 2010.  Unfortunately, they'll be primed to blame Bush.

Posted by: GrinchRadish at November 27, 2010 12:31 PM (UUfHw)

112 Rasmussen has Obama at -3

Posted by: archie bunker at November 27, 2010 12:38 PM (0YS61)

113
Today, we were driving through eastern Iowa, and we stopped at the Herbert Hoover memorial and library in West Branch, Iowa. (I recommend it: it's well worth visiting.)

As I was viewing the displays on his organization of relief efforts in Europe after WWI, I ran across this saying of Hoover's: "The difference between democracy and dictatorship is that in a democracy, initiative comes from the bottom up; in a dictatorship, it comes from the top down."

By Hoover's standard, we are a hell of a lot closer to dictatorship than we are to democracy - and creeping closer every day.

Posted by: Brown Line at November 27, 2010 12:40 PM (EYcgs)

114 Well I bet he's feelin lower than an skinflute player with a fat lip.  Oh wait....

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 27, 2010 12:44 PM (Skc3Q)

115

Unfortunately, they'll be primed to blame Bush.

I think that's run its course. Obama has been blaming Bush as a method of governing: "This is bad, and it's bad because of my predecessor. So, I'm going to undo his stupid/corrupt policy and replace it with my own."

The method has been effective, as people have gone along. But the accomplishments are negative -- people are worse off. People tend to notice when they're worse off, and they tend to vote.

Posted by: FireHorse at November 27, 2010 12:46 PM (sWynj)

116 118

Unfortunately, they'll be primed to blame Bush.

I think that's run its course. Obama has been blaming Bush as a method of governing: "This is bad, and it's bad because of my predecessor. So, I'm going to undo his stupid/corrupt policy and replace it with my own Doubledown and expand it."

The method has been effective, as people have gone along. But the accomplishments are negative -- people are worse off. People tend to notice when they're worse off, and they tend to vote.

Posted by: FireHorse at November 27, 2010 05:46 PM (sWynj)

FTFY 

Posted by: buzzion at November 27, 2010 12:50 PM (oVQFe)

117 Good post, journolist!  Or, I should say, yet another good post.  I regret omitting you from the knob-polishing fest we threw for CDR M and that Vindaloo chap on the ONT last night.  You've done some particularly fine work this week -- thank you!!

Posted by: Peaches at November 27, 2010 12:53 PM (zxpIo)

118 Please watch the "polls" and "reach back" talk.  That's copyrighted by Andrew Sullivan.

Posted by: Journolist at November 27, 2010 04:49 PM (LwLqV)

We see what you did there and we are not amused


Posted by: SantaRosaStan's posse at November 27, 2010 12:53 PM (UqKQV)

119

... this saying of Hoover's: "The difference between democracy and dictatorship is that in a democracy, initiative comes from the bottom up; in a dictatorship, it comes from the top down."

That's the difference between Palin and Obama: Palin is closer to the bottom, so she gets what folks are saying.

(My prediction for 2012: Palin runs, maybe wins an early primary or two, but the support isn't enough to keep going. She ends up backing another candidate, and that guy wins it all.)

Great post, Journolist. You nailed it. It's not that we have bad government; we have radically different government. What makes this government different is what's really bad.

Posted by: FireHorse at November 27, 2010 12:54 PM (sWynj)

120

I have seen a formula somewhere before, but cannot find it. Imagine what Barry's REAL poll numbers are if you factor out blacks. At 39%, take away black support and I imagine his real numbers are somewhere around 25%. Among white voters, it may be lower than that.

Celebrate diversitaaaaaaay!

Posted by: Scott at November 27, 2010 12:56 PM (S3AFi)

121

Unfortunately, they'll be primed to blame Bush.

I think that's run its course. Obama has been blaming Bush as a method of governing: "This is bad, and it's bad because of my predecessor.

Blame Bush died November 2, 2010 in Ohio. Rob Portman, who held many positions with the Bush administration, won a landslide election for Senate. If blame Bush can't win in Ohio, then it is probably not going to win in many other states (Vermont maybe --- but can anyone figure out Vermont. Bernie Sanders and Howard Dean? Really?)

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 27, 2010 12:56 PM (OWjjx)

122 buzzion @ 118: Were it only doubling down.

Posted by: FireHorse at November 27, 2010 12:56 PM (sWynj)

123 (And by "118" I meant 119. Darn keyboard.)

Posted by: FireHorse at November 27, 2010 12:57 PM (sWynj)

124 I cant help but smile when I think of Jeb Bush beating Obama in '12.

I know.. Jeb aint running... but wouldnt that be beautiful to watch a Bush beat Obama.
Some sort of karma payback.haha


Posted by: Timbo at November 27, 2010 01:18 PM (ph9vn)

125 Cam Newton would be a better President than Obama.

Uga would make a better president.  At least he would bite someone.

Posted by: toby928 at November 27, 2010 01:28 PM (S5YRY)

126 @127: I can appreciate your sentiment, but another Bush?? Nah. Sweetest of all would be Palin beating him, for reasons well known to all of us.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 01:30 PM (tJjm/)

127 129 Cam Newton would be a better President than Obama. Uga would make a better president. At least he would bite someone. Posted by: toby928™ at November 27, 2010 06:28 PM (S5YRY) Actually, I think Bo the Portuguese Waterboarding Dog is the brains in that relationship.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 01:32 PM (tJjm/)

128 I can appreciate your sentiment, but another Bush??

Nah.

Sweetest of all would be Palin beating him, for reasons well known to all of us.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 06:30 PM (tJjm/)


I was thinking the ultimate f*** you to Obama..... Palin is a pretty big F*** You too..

Posted by: Timbo at November 27, 2010 01:36 PM (ph9vn)

129

No Bushes again, ever.

Please.

No Clintons, Kennedys or any recent dynasty.

Posted by: Who Knows at November 27, 2010 01:39 PM (QLiYt)

130 If you were going to end up with an establishment candidate, Jeb wouldn't be the worst.  I actually think he would have been better that W.

Curse you Walkin' Lawton!

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Posted by: xixi at November 27, 2010 01:47 PM (TrVxe)

132

No Bushes again, ever.

Please.

No Clintons, Kennedys or any recent dynasty.

Posted by: Who Knows at November 27, 2010 06:39 PM (QLiYt)


Aw, c'mon.... Obama as a Bush sandwich.. you dont see the ultimate F you there?

I like Jeb.. I would vote for him.  He aint running however.

Posted by: Timbo at November 27, 2010 01:47 PM (ph9vn)

133 Actually, I read a long time ago the opinion that if Obama really effed-up massively, then the blacks would desert him justifying it as "he's not really black he's mixed race; so don't blame us." Posted by: andycanuck at November 27, 2010 06:43 PM (ocvEI) They DO realize that their gene pool is probably at least 50 percent European, right?

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 27, 2010 01:52 PM (tJjm/)

134 I think this pole is very mean and childish. This pole is incorrect and I beleive it is 93 and not 39. Always trying to hert President Obama. I think the rest of you rednecks should be proud of what he has done to help us out of the Bush hole !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at November 27, 2010 02:16 PM (zVOB7)

135  No Clintons, Kennedys or any recent dynasty.

Posted by: Who Knows at November 27, 2010 06:39 PM (QLiYt)

Unless I'm mistaken, this is the first time in 60-plus years that there isn't a
Kennedy in the Federal government.  Not enough e's in sweeeeeeeet to describe that.

Posted by: Ombudsman at November 27, 2010 02:22 PM (c1oyg)

136 that looks like the ball I had in the trap

Posted by: ron dorque at November 27, 2010 02:52 PM (W8pit)

137

Aw, c'mon.... Obama as a Bush sandwich.. you dont see the ultimate F you there?

I like Jeb.. I would vote for him.  He aint running however.

Posted by: Timbo at November 27, 2010 06:47 PM (ph9vn)

See, this is where Bush Sr. and Quaker Oatmeal Man showed their cards when Bar dissed Sarah.  Their candidate is Mitt Romney, Mr. Next in Line.  Guess who is supposed to be Mitt's veep.  Yep, none other than Jeb.  Then after Romney supposedly rides off into the golden sunset, Jeb will be there to take over.  Easy peasy.

Posted by: RushBabe at November 27, 2010 04:57 PM (a3Z62)

138 I could have been King.  For reals.

Posted by: George Washington at November 28, 2010 03:26 AM (NNpRr)

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