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BHussein Obama is much crappier than Carter. ALREADY.

July 22, 2009

Being a person with an I.Q. in the triple digits – I can’t say I’m surprised. BHussein sucks and anyone that defends him and his policies obviously has some form of brain damage. Weather it’s from inbreeding, trauma, fetal alcohol syndrome, or flat out “I can’t criticize Barack because he’s BLACK” even though it’s clear that he’s Mulatto. You know, with his white mother and all. White + Black = NOT BLACK you idiots.

Polls can affect president’s hold on party
Article: ABC News

A president’s standing after his first six months in office doesn’t forecast whether he’ll have a successful four-year term, but it does signal how much political juice he’ll have for his second six months in office.

That’s the lesson of history.

ISSUES: Faith in Obama’s economic strategy declines

Barack Obama, who completed six months in office Monday, has a 55% approval rating in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, putting him 10th among the dozen presidents who have served since World War II at this point in their tenures.

That’s not as bad for Obama as it may sound: The six-month mark hasn’t proved to be a particularly good indicator of how a president ultimately will fare.

Two-thirds of Americans approved of the jobs Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were doing at six months, but both would lose their bids for re-election.

And though the younger Bush and Bill Clinton had significantly lower ratings at 180 days — Clinton had sunk to 41% approval — both won second terms.

Even so, a president’s standing at the moment is more than a matter of vanity. It affects his ability to hold the members of his own party and persuade those on the other side to support him, at least on the occasional issue.

Approval ratings are absolutely critical for a president achieving his agenda,” says Republican pollster Whit Ayres.

For Obama, the timing of his slide in ratings is particularly unhelpful: He’s intensified his push to pass health care bills in the House and Senate before Congress leaves on its August recess. He’ll press his case at a news conference at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

His overall approval rating has dropped 9 percentage points since his inauguration in January, and his disapproval rate has jumped 16 points, to 41%.

Trouble at home

More people disapprove than approve of Obama on four domestic issues: the economy, taxes, health care and the federal budget deficit. He scores majority approval on handling Iraq, Afghanistan and foreign affairs.

The biggest drop has been on his handling of the economy, down 12 points since February; his disapproval is up 19 points. The most erosion has come not from Republicans or independents but among his own Democrats. Support from conservative and moderate Democrats is down by 18 points. Another group in the party’s political base — those earning $20,000 to $50,000 a year — had a drop of 15 percentage points, to 47%.

That could reflect one reason why moderate Democratic senators and the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats in the House are demanding more cost controls in the health care plan before they’ll sign on.

“It’s important if a president is trying to accomplish some big stuff legislatively,” H.W. Brands, a professor at the University of Texas-Austin, says of the approval rating. He was one of several presidential historians who sat down with Obama at a private White House dinner this month. “Members of Congress are somewhat reluctant to tangle with a president who seems to have the backing of the American people.”

At 55% overall, Obama’s approval rating is a tick below that of George W. Bush at six months. It is well above Clinton and Gerald Ford, who was hammered for his pardon of Richard Nixon.

At the top of the list is Harry Truman at 82% — buoyed by the end of World War II — followed by Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy and Dwight Eisenhower.

The fact that presidents from the 1950s and 1960s scored better than more recent ones could mean the public’s assessments are getting tougher.

“Mid-20th-century presidents had higher political capital and more stable political capital than presidents of the last 20 years,” says Steven Schier, a political scientist who is studying presidential job approval since modern polling began in the 1930s. He wrote Panorama of a Presidency: How George W. Bush Acquired and Spent His Political Capital.

Schier theorizes that the difference in ratings is due to the accelerating speed with which information is disseminated, the declining number of Americans firmly tied to a political party and a growing desire to see quick results. “There’s less patience with presidents than there used to be,” he says.

What’s popularity for?

Savvy presidents understand that pursuing big policies will cost them popularity, Brands says. “Presidents have to decide what their popularity is for,” he says. “Lyndon Johnson probably understood best that political popularity is a wasting asset. You had to use it when you had it.”

Johnson was inaugurated after Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 and then crushed Republican Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential race. LBJ used his high approval ratings — they didn’t fall below 60% for more than two years after his inauguration — and big majorities in the House and Senate to enact his Great Society programs.

Amid growing opposition to the Vietnam War, Johnson’s standing fell so low that he decided not to seek another term.

Ronald Reagan may provide a closer parallel to Obama. Both took office as the nation’s economy was in perilous times. Reagan was at 60% at six months, but his standing slipped below 50% by the end of his first year in office as the jobless rate swelled.

It would take two years and economic recovery before a majority of Americans would approve of his presidency again.

However, we all know BHussein’s “stimulus” is working. Just ask the 10%+ of Americans who are unemployed and are facing foreclosure. Those who are struggling and working harder than ever before to provide for their families. BHussein himself says the stimulus is doing just what it’s supposed to do, did he not? So, what he wants is to… well… create more dependence on government – eventually forcing us all into a Hitler-esque way of life. This is what you voted for, so when they cut your God damned food stamp allowance – don’t come bitching to the rest of us. We don’t care. We told you not vote based on bi-race. But no. We just HAD to make history, didn’t we? So what if we had to give up our freedoms, liberties, lifestyles, and the ability to work hard and build a life for yourself without begging for handouts from those who ARE successful like a bunch of street rats.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2009 3:24 am

    I wasn’t sure whether I could trust your views and opinions, but when I saw that you had referred to Obama as Hussein it provided that instant sense of credibility I was looking for. Always an effective tactic when trying for intelligent arguments.

    • July 22, 2009 12:19 pm

      Well, Usually I refer to him as BHussein or BarryO so no one confuses him with other Marxist Socialist Dictators. 😉

    • Mountain Republic permalink
      July 23, 2009 12:04 pm

      I guess you can’t provide an intelligent argument in favor of socialism or life under a dictatorship. Or maybe you just had to go get in line for your government cheese?

      • July 23, 2009 12:23 pm

        I miss the days of government cheese…. even though that was LONG before MY time. How awesome would that be – to not have a bunch of worthless leeches claiming “THEIR PORTION” of my paycheck. Some people are just idiots. What can ya do? 🙂

    • July 23, 2009 12:24 pm

      Oh, and the double standards of the left are laughable. For almost eight years I had to deal with people who didn’t support President Bush referring to him as “W” – yet when I refer to BHussein by HIS middle name, oh no – that’s absolutely unacceptable.


      • steve permalink
        July 23, 2009 12:49 pm

        Personal attack, character assasination, name calling, and the ol’ double standard are the substitutes for intelligent argument from the left.

  2. steve permalink
    July 22, 2009 1:22 pm

    Hey DangerB…I’m thinking people are beginning to realize just what a cluster f#&k we have for a ‘president’.

    • July 22, 2009 2:00 pm

      I agree…. it’s a shame that it’s taken them so long though. I get it – he’s bi-racial and that’s interesting, however RACE is no reason to vote for someone. I wish they would have paid more attention to his POLICIES during the campaign. I started out giving him just as much of a chance as I did any other candidate – even though I’m a young conservative, I know that my beliefs aren’t the only ones that matter. The more BHussein opened his pie-hole and spoke – the more obvious it became that he is, in fact, a Marxist Socialist with a radical agenda. I wish people didn’t SEE him – and just heard audio of him speaking. Or, if he was 100% white, rather than 50% – I think the outcome would have been much different.

    • July 22, 2009 2:02 pm

      Hey! I didn’t realize you had a blog! I’m totally linking you – if that’s cool with you!


      • steve permalink
        July 22, 2009 2:14 pm

        Heck yeah it’s okay with me!
        There’s no question BHO is a Marxist Socialist, with a global agenda. I found it amazing the number of people that voted for him only because he isn’t white. Dumbasses!

  3. July 22, 2009 2:39 pm

    Excellent. Next time you stop by you should see a link to your blog in my “support” section. I’m not sure what your blog is called, so I just called it “Steve’s Blog”. Haha. Let me know if there’s another title for your blog that you’d rather I use.

    What’s even more amazing than the number of people that voted for him because he’s “not white” is the number of people that voted for him because they honestly believe he is a black man. Uh – have they NOT seen his mother?! Seriously, guys.

    Where are we going and why are we in this great big handbasket?!

    • steve permalink
      July 22, 2009 3:22 pm

      My blog is:

  4. Fishleg permalink
    July 22, 2009 9:47 pm

    Oborter is a criminal.His numbers will only go down..remember the single digit poll numbers for Congress? Well, Oborter will go lower than that.
    It is long past time for AMERICANS to reclaim our country.

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