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Posted: 9/17/2009 5:08:54 AM EST
Falling again...haha.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 32% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8 (see trends). Thirty-five percent (35%) believe the U.S. is generally heading in the right direction and investor confidence today reached the highest level of 2009.



Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:17:40 AM EST


Im sure they will be dragging him back out then for another speech....
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:19:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:19:59 AM EST
Makes my day!

With a 52% disapproval rate now (45% approve), he's on the wrong side and it's painfully obvious that many brainless voters are waking up. 9 months into his first term, and he's dropping like a rock-faster than anyone in history.

Many dumbos that tie their cart to him will find themselves unemployed in '10 and '12. He's the Titanic of the dumbo party.

HH
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:21:49 AM EST
Some hilarious reads. Obama's main problem is that he's unqualified to the job and a basically unattractive personality - he's a liar with an arrogant sense of self-regard to him. Top that off with the constant playing of the Race Card, and he's bound to wear out his welcome.

The Liberals’ Breakdown

According to Jimmy Carter’s libel against opponents of Barack Obama, “an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is black man.” This reminds us once again of what a pathetic and mean-spirited figure Mr. Carter has become. But it is also evidence of how unhinged and desperate many liberals and some within the Democratic party are becoming. The hatred and fury that consumed them during the Bush years is returning with a vengeance. It turns out that the cause of their derangement during the Bush years may not have been Bush after all; he may simply have been the object of their crazed attacks.

It’s fascinating to watch how furious liberals have become despite Obama’s being president and Democrats’ controlling the Senate and the House by wide margins. This period should be—they expected it to be—years of milk and honey for them. But events and reality have intervened. They see the Anointed One, Barack Obama—their “sort of God”—failing. He is not only a mere mortal but also a deeply flawed one.

They see support for Obama’s effort to nationalize our health-care system collapsing. They see the American people rising up against his brand of liberalism. They see Republicans with all the intensity on their side. They see GOP candidates leading in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races. They see the popularity of their majority leader, Harry Reid, cratering. They see the Republican party drawing almost even with Democrats on issues like health care—and surging ahead of Democrats on many other issues. They see a dangerous loss of support for Obama among independents and the elderly. They see, in short, what the respected political analyst Charlie Cook sees:

The president’s ratings plummet; his party loses its advantage on the generic congressional ballot test; the intensity of opposition-party voters skyrockets; his own party’s voters become complacent or even depressed; and independent voters move lopsidedly away. These were the early-warning signs of past wave elections. Seeing them now should terrify Democrats.

Many liberals simply cannot process this new data, this horrible turn of events. What we are seeing is the equivalent of a computer crash. As a result, they are returning to what has become for some liberals an emotional and psychological norm: anger and fury, overheated and reckless charges, bitterness and pettiness. It is embodied in people like Frank Rich and Keith Olbermann and Joe Klein, but some version of this affliction extends to many others.

We’re only eight months into the Age of Obama—the period in which he promised to unite our divided country, heal our wounds, and bind up our divisions—and Obama’s critics are now routinely labeled as unpatriotic, racists, liars, mobsters, evil mongers, practitioners of un-American tactics, and more. As Obama’s failures mount up, it will only get worse. The volume will only get louder. And the charges will only get more desperate and incendiary.

It will be an ugly and sad thing to witness. Nervous breakdowns often are.


Our Sophist-in-Chief

While I realize my efforts to decode Barack Obama may turn into a never-ending task, I want to focus on another of his rhetorical habits: his ceaseless attempts to portray himself as America's philosopher-king, the person standing not only above country but above politics itself. Obama is, he would have us believe, uniquely able to transcend old, tired, and rutted debates, to think anew, and to bring a fresh, creative approach to the problems of our time. He alone inhabits the upper world.

On the stimulus package, Obama accused the bill's critics of employing "phony arguments and petty politics." Speaking to House Democrats at a retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia earlier this year, he criticized Republicans for having "come to the table with the same tired arguments and worn ideas" that helped cause the current economic crisis. And in a radio address, Obama continued to criticize Republicans for pushing what he called "tired old theories."

This charge echoed another one Obama made during the campaign, when he said, "At a moment like this, the last thing we can afford is four more years of the tired, old theory that says we should give more to billionaires and big corporations and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else." And this, in turn, echoes what Obama said on another occasion, when he declared that "It's not because John McCain doesn't care. It's because John McCain doesn't get it. For over two decades, he's subscribed to that old, discredited Republican philosophy –– give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else."

When talking about health care, Obama framed things this way: "You got a problem with health care: tax cuts. You got problem with education: tax cuts. You got a problem with the economy: tax cuts. Poverty: tax cuts. That's not a policy, it's a dogma, a tired and cynical philosophy."

This locution is now being picked up by Obama's aides. Prior to the Summit of the Americas gathering in April, Dan Restrepo, the president's top Western Hemisphere adviser on the National Security Council, told FOX News that if a "chance encounter" with Hugo Chavez occurred, Obama's pitch would be, "Let's put the animosities behind us. Let's not have old arguments. Let's not have tired ideological arguments."

Obama has used this set-up with cultural issues as well. On gay rights, for example, he says that "though we've made progress, there are still fellow citizens –– perhaps neighbors or even family members and loved ones –– who still hold fast to worn arguments and old attitudes, who fail to see your families like their families and who would deny you the rights that most Americans take for granted."

This theme is, in fact, an all-purpose one for Obama. "America, our work will not be easy. The challenges we face require tough choices, and Democrats as well as Republicans will need to cast off the worn-out ideas and politics of the past," he said during his Convention speech. During his announcement speech, Obama took aim at "the smallness of our politics –– the ease with which we're distracted by the petty and trivial, our chronic avoidance of tough decisions, our preference for scoring cheap political points instead of rolling up our sleeves and building a working consensus to tackle big problems." And during his Inaugural Address, Obama put it this way: "On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics. We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things."

There are, I think, several things to say about all this. The first is that what is most tired, old, and worn out is Obama's lazy rhetorical ploy. He relies on a few stock, and by now hackneyed, phrases to substitute for a serious engagement with issues.

Second, President Obama's words reinforce the impression some of us have that his most dangerous personal characteristic is his other-worldly self-regard. He seems to believe he is unlike, and better than, any others who have come before him. He sees himself as a man of awe-inspiring intellectual honesty, a mind rinsed off of prejudice and bias. While the rest of the country is engaged in petty and trivial fights in political sand-boxes, Obama is America's playground attendant, teaching the rest of us how to act right and think right. It is all rather too much.

Third, Obama - despite his pretensions to the contrary - is a completely orthodox, doctrinaire liberal. His policies are strikingly uncreative and, if I might borrow from the Obama lexicon, tired, old, dogmatic, ideological, and discredited. Is a top-down, government-controlled, tax-and-spend approach to economics fresh, new, and interesting? As President, Obama has shown no intellectual boldness when it comes to his policies. Most of his reforms are hollow and non-existent. He has, in fact, acceded to the committee chairmen on Capitol Hill time and again. More than any president in modern times, he is deferring to barons on the Hill to steer the ship of state. Whatever that qualifies as, it is not a break with worn-out ideas and the politics of the past.

Unlike Bill Clinton and Tony Blair - both of whom intellectually transformed their parties in important ways - Obama is building a bridge to liberalism's past. His policies, if not his style, most resemble Walter Mondale's and Jimmy Carter's. It is quite a thing to witness for a man whose campaign was based on the incantation of hope and change.

Finally, Obama fashions himself as the Great Liberator - freeing us from old arguments, old creeds, and old ways. Mentioning the past is meant to evoke barely disguised contempt; it is the harbor for antediluvian prejudices. Obama alone can remake the rules and remake the world. There is something vaguely utopian and deeply un-conservative in Obama's attitude. And, I might add, deeply unwise and dangerous as well.

Barack Obama, it turns out, is not our Socrates; he is our Sophist-in-Chief. As this becomes clearer over time, more and more people will make their way up the steep and rugged ascent, out of the cave, free of the shadows, and into the sunlight.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:21:54 AM EST
Time for a new record.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:26:16 AM EST
Good articles, p-d. You come up with some really great stuff.

HH
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:26:21 AM EST
Sadly, I'm just waiting for Obamavilles (tent cities) to start popping up.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:32:24 AM EST
Obama, the best thing that's happened to the Republican party since Ronald Reagan.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:33:18 AM EST
"Sooo, every day is now the worst day of his life?..." <paraphrased from "Office Space">
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:35:02 AM EST
Don't worry, soon these polls will only be reflecting the racism in this country.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:36:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By Max_Power:
Obama, the best thing that's happened to the Republican party since Ronald Reagan.


Hey it took a Carter to get us Reagan. Imagine who we might get after Carter Mk2?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:37:16 AM EST
His stump speeches must be working
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:40:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 5:42:29 AM EST by MTUSA]
The sheep are stupid as this rating could change overnite.
I will get excited when the # is -20.
Are the Rasmussen poles that true of an indicator?
Good to see none the less.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:48:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By MTUSA:
The sheep are stupid as this rating could change overnite.
I will get excited when the # is -20.
Are the Rasmussen poles that true of an indicator?
Good to see none the less.


The only thing I know of Rasmussen is that they ONLY poll likely voters.

HH
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:57:57 AM EST





Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:16:48 AM EST
Obviously, Rasmussen is racist.

You know, when a president falls this far, this fast, he is bound to have a breakdown.

The president has at his disposal, awesome power.
The "War and Emergency Powers Act" pretty much lets him do whatever he wants, for a time.
Plus, he has his finger on the Nuclear Button.

If he has a total emotional collapse, we could be in really deep shit. End of the world deep shit.

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:20:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
Makes my day!

With a 52% disapproval rate now (45% approve), he's on the wrong side and it's painfully obvious that many brainless voters are waking up. 9 months into his first term, and he's dropping like a rock-faster than anyone in history.

Many dumbos that tie their cart to him will find themselves unemployed in '10 and '12. He's the Titanic of the dumbo party.

HH



His problem is he hasn't been on TV enough to get his message across. He needs to ramp it up a little. You know,keep the little people informed.































Chris


Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:22:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By ar10er:
Don't worry, soon these polls will only be reflecting the racism in this country.


Also Rasmussen:

Twelve percent (12%) of voters nationwide believe that most opponents of President Obama’s health care reform plan are racist. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of voters disagree, and 21% are not sure.


In recent days, several Democrats have suggested that racism is a factor. The most prominent to make that accusation is former President Jimmy Carter.


Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans reject the notion that most of the opponents are racist. So do 78% of voters not affiliated with either major party. However, just 39% of Democrats share that view. Twenty-two percent (22%) of those in the president’s party say that most of the opposition to his plan comes from racists, and another 39% are not sure.



Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:24:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By MTUSA:
The sheep are stupid as this rating could change overnite.
I will get excited when the # is -20.
Are the Rasmussen poles that true of an indicator?
Good to see none the less.


An analysis by Pollster.com partner Charles Franklin “found that despite identically sized three-day samples, the Rasmussen daily tracking poll is less variable than Gallup (showing standard deviations of 1.8 and 2.4, respectively).” During Election 2008, the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll was the least volatile of all those tracking the race. That stability is one reason that Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com said that the Rasmussen tracking poll “would probably be the one I'd want with me on a desert island."

A Fordham University professor rated the national pollsters on their record in Election 2008. We also have provided a summary of our results for your review. In 2008, Obama won 53%-46% and our final poll showed Obama winning 52% to 46%. While we were pleased with the final result, Rasmussen Reports was especially pleased that our data was the least volatile of all the tracking polls. Our daily tracking showed Obama with a stable and solid lead with more than 50% of the vote every single day for the last six weeks of the campaign.

In 2004 George W. Bush received 50.7% of the vote while John Kerry earned 48.3%. Rasmussen Reports was the only firm to project both candidates’ totals within half a percentage point by projecting that Bush would win 50.2% to 48.5%. (see our 2004 results).

Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. The margin of sampling error—for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters––is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Results are also compiled on a full-week basis and crosstabs for full-week results are available for Premium Members.

Like all polling firms, Rasmussen Reports weights its data to reflect the population at large (see methodology). Among other targets, Rasmussen Reports weights data by political party affiliation using a dynamic weighting process. While partisan affiliation is generally quite stable over time, there are a fair number of people who waver between allegiance to a particular party or independent status. Over the past four years, the number of Democrats in the country has increased while the number of Republicans has decreased.

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:30:13 AM EST




Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:49:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By Cobradriver:
Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
Makes my day!

With a 52% disapproval rate now (45% approve), he's on the wrong side and it's painfully obvious that many brainless voters are waking up. 9 months into his first term, and he's dropping like a rock-faster than anyone in history.

Many dumbos that tie their cart to him will find themselves unemployed in '10 and '12. He's the Titanic of the dumbo party.

HH


His problem is he hasn't been on TV enough to get his message across. He needs to ramp it up a little. You know,keep the little people informed.



Chris


Well, Obama is scheduled to appear on 'Meet the Press' this Sunday.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:50:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
Good articles, p-d. You come up with some really great stuff.

HH


Thanks!. Peter Wehner's stuff on Commentary is always good. Like Ann Coulter but less caustic.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:51:56 AM EST
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:57:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By paris-dakar:
Originally Posted By Cobradriver:
Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
Makes my day!

With a 52% disapproval rate now (45% approve), he's on the wrong side and it's painfully obvious that many brainless voters are waking up. 9 months into his first term, and he's dropping like a rock-faster than anyone in history.

Many dumbos that tie their cart to him will find themselves unemployed in '10 and '12. He's the Titanic of the dumbo party.

HH


His problem is he hasn't been on TV enough to get his message across. He needs to ramp it up a little. You know,keep the little people informed.



Chris


Well, Obama is scheduled to appear on 'Meet the Press' this Sunday.


Yup! He's like the invisible President, never hear him say anything except late at night on cable...he's very sheepish and shy. Does'nt think highly of himself..probably hates mirrors and people listening to him talk. He needs to get out more and tell people his vision and message for change.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:01:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By NAKED-GUNMAN:

Originally Posted By paris-dakar:
Originally Posted By Cobradriver:
Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
Makes my day!

With a 52% disapproval rate now (45% approve), he's on the wrong side and it's painfully obvious that many brainless voters are waking up. 9 months into his first term, and he's dropping like a rock-faster than anyone in history.

Many dumbos that tie their cart to him will find themselves unemployed in '10 and '12. He's the Titanic of the dumbo party.

HH


His problem is he hasn't been on TV enough to get his message across. He needs to ramp it up a little. You know,keep the little people informed.



Chris


Well, Obama is scheduled to appear on 'Meet the Press' this Sunday.


Yup! He's like the invisible President, never hear him say anything except late at night on cable...he's very sheepish and shy. Does'nt think highly of himself..probably hates mirrors and people listening to him talk. He needs to get out more and tell people his vision and message for change.


My guess is he'll speak at great length about the need to move past the stale, tired ideas of the past. And, of course, our once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to finally cure All That Is Wrong About America under his wise steady guidance.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:33:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
Makes my day!

With a 52% disapproval rate now (45% approve), he's on the wrong side and it's painfully obvious that many brainless voters are waking up. 9 months into his first term, and he's dropping like a rock-faster than anyone in history.

Many dumbos that tie their cart to him will find themselves unemployed in '10 and '12. He's the Titanic of the dumbo party.

HH


Like a fat man from a tree
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:34:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By Colby:
Sadly, I'm just waiting for Obamavilles (tent cities) to start popping up.


Oh - they are all over - seriously
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:36:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Obviously, Rasmussen is racist.

You know, when a president falls this far, this fast, he is bound to have a breakdown.

The president has at his disposal, awesome power.
The "War and Emergency Powers Act" pretty much lets him do whatever he wants, for a time.
Plus, he has his finger on the Nuclear Button.

If he has a total emotional collapse, we could be in really deep shit. End of the world deep shit.



Let's not get carried away now

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:39:32 AM EST
BURN!





Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:50:15 AM EST
What these libs don't understand is that Obama is creating racism where there previously was not racism. You have a man, our first black president, who is completely inept. He shoots his mouth off, alternating between a between a black minister and a common thug (making comments about tearing Hannity up). Its impossible for any person to separate ACORN from Obama, and ACORN embodies every racist thought white Americans have had about black people-inept, crooked to the core, and no moral compass. Oops.


Jimmy Carter doesn't get it- the feelings toward Obama aren't a result of racism. Racism is the result of Obama.


Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:59:05 AM EST
he's a good politician, who is early in his career. He's an ass now, but closer to elections he'll center up again and start courting the retards that put him in office.

they, being retards, start swallowing his shit again and we'll be in trouble.



as happy as zeros fall from grace is making me, I have no illusions that this will be permanent.


F Obama.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:03:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By HullBreach:
Originally Posted By Max_Power:
Obama, the best thing that's happened to the Republican party since Ronald Reagan.


Hey it took a Carter to get us Reagan. Imagine who we might get after Carter Mk2?

Reanimated half man half cyborg Reagan?

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:10:35 AM EST
Its only going to get worse...
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:11:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By Maryland_Shooter:
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Obviously, Rasmussen is racist.

You know, when a president falls this far, this fast, he is bound to have a breakdown.

The president has at his disposal, awesome power.
The "War and Emergency Powers Act" pretty much lets him do whatever he wants, for a time.
Plus, he has his finger on the Nuclear Button.

If he has a total emotional collapse, we could be in really deep shit. End of the world deep shit.



Let's not get carried away now

http://marylandshooter.com/ar15/Funny/chicken.jpg


Really?

Read up on Nixon's last days in the White House.



Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:12:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:
he's a good politician, who is early in his career. He's an ass now, but closer to elections he'll center up again and start courting the retards that put him in office.

they, being retards, start swallowing his shit again and we'll be in trouble.



as happy as zeros fall from grace is making me, I have no illusions that this will be permanent.


F Obama.


During the 2008 campaign, Obama had NO record to really point out. Now, whoever runs against him will have PLENTY of ammo. I can't imagine what other gifts he'll give the Republican candidate in the next 3 years.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:35:09 AM EST
I believe the rest of the world should wake up and see what can happen when you piss of the majority of the American people.

We like a fair fight, by the rules, and if you win, well, ok, we have to regroup and find out what went wrong and fix it.

We HATE getting screwed over by the use of lies, obfuscations, parsing of words, and redefinitions in the middle of the contest.

World, wake up. You do NOT want us to get pissed off and unleash our total fury upon you.

We can and will work with you, but if you cheat, lie and steal, all rules are off. May God have mercy on your souls.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:46:32 AM EST

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:51:59 AM EST
I'm actually kinda reluctant to post this but:

If the guy would just STFU and let the media sell "the drooling viewership" on his god-like status he would be the most popular president in the history of this nation.
The man has an ego the size of the astrodome though. He just can't bring himself to shut up.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 12:53:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:
I'm actually kinda reluctant to post this but:

If the guy would just STFU and let the media sell "the drooling viewership" on his god-like status he would be the most popular president in the history of this nation.
The man has an ego the size of the astrodome though. He just can't bring himself to shut up.

During the campaign I thought Obama knew he was a tool of his puppetmasters and just enjoyed going along for the bennies and status. Sure, I'll play if I can drive the nice car!

Now it seems he has a very thin skin and thinks of himself so highly that he is offended when criticized. He adores himself. Classic narcissist. He actually EXPECTS to be adored and to be mesmerizing by his very presence. This is usually a dangerous mindset to have when you are at the helm of a powerful organization.

I expect he will not last all four years. He will have a mental collapse or his puppetmasters will tire of his failures and liability and get rid of him.

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