Thursday, January 21, 2010

Obamas Real Approval Ratings

A columnist for the Boston Globe believes that unless President Obama makes some changes to his political agenda quickly, his party will experience a "bloodbath" in November.

 Jeff Jacoby at the Boston Globe says Republican Scott Brown's convincing victory Tuesday for the U.S. Senate makes it clear that even in the "bluest of Blue states," no political seat is guaranteed forever. He says Democrats in Washington are now forced to realize that they too could be challenged and potentially dislodged from office.
 "This wasn't as much a Republican victory as it was, I think, a backlash against Democrats and against a style of governance that President Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress have been pushing very hard and in a very partisan way over the past year," states the columnist. 
Jacoby writes in a new column that Democrat Martha Coakley's loss in the special Senate election in Massachusetts may actually be a blessing in disguise for President Obama.
 "I think that this is a chance for him to think very hard about the way he has governed so far and to read the writing on the wall," he suggests, "and to recognize that unless he wants his party to go through a bloodbath in the mid-term elections this November, he needs to make some changes -- and he needs to make them quickly. If he does that, then I think that the brightest days of the Obama administration may still be to come."

Obama's popularity
downward trendAccording to Gallup, no president beginning his second year in the White House has been as unpopular as Obama currently is. The polling group sees "obvious political peril" for the president in decreasing public approval.

"When presidents' approval ratings have been below 50 percent in a midterm election year, their party has tended to suffer heavier seat losses," states a Gallup report.

After averaging a 57-percent job approval rating during his first year in office, recent numbers (Oct. 20, 2009 - Jan. 19, 2010) have generally hovered around the 50-percent mark, notes Gallup (see graph below).

Obama job approval (Gallup) (Feb09-Jan10)

 Now while Progressives are going around town bragging that Obama has an approval rating of 56% all the other polls put Obamas approval around or under 50%.


  1. John Edwards is a liar. Thats why I can't stand liberals. He's like Bill Clinton and K.Killpatrick. Just think what the rest of them do.

  2. You're right on Cathy. All Hypocrats are SCUM. I can't think of one that has one redeeming quality. If they all died today Heaven wouldn't gain one soul.

    I want to know if this guy that Edwards forced into a lie about being the father of the child will be held over the fire. There sure was a lot of lies spewing out of the Hypocrats. Did you know that that a-hole LIEberal Hypocrat Edwards spawned his kid 3 MONTHS AFTER his wife was diagnosed with cancer again, this time untreatable?! What kind of sick F**KS are these Hypocrats? Disgusting.

  3. I'm glad to hear that people are starting to see the light!

  4. Obamas Approval Ratings are QUITE Easy to Figure OUT!

    Virgina,New Jersey and NOW Massachusetts ALL States Obama Went to to AIDE Canadates and ALL Three Canadates LOST! He Has NO Coat Tails and THAT is The Citizens Approval Ratings,the ONLY ONES that ACTUALLY Count!

  5. John, your right Edwards is a piece of shit. What he did was wrong. Just like these guys...

    John Ensign, you know about him right?

    Vito Fossella (R-NY), acknowledges love child..

    Bill Thomas Republican congressman, had an affair

    Ed Schrock, Republican Congressman from Virginia. Married, with wife and kids. Withdrew his candidacy for a third term after tapes of him soliciting for gay sex were circulated.

    Mike Bowers Former State Attorney General of Georgia, Admitted to a 10-year adulterous affair

    Jim Bunn Congressman of Oregon: Bunn won his congressional seat, then immediately ditched his wife, married a staffer, and put his new wife on the state payroll for the unheard-of salary of $97,500.

    Dan Burton, Republican Congressman from Indiana who, while married, fathered a child by another woman

    Ken Calvert, Congressman (R-Ca)Sued as an alimony deadbeat by his ex-wife.

    Helen Chenoweth, Congresswoman (R-Id.). Admitted to a six-year adulterous affair with a married associate.

    Dan Crane, Republican Congressman from Illinois, married. Had sex with a minor working as a congressional page.

    Mark Foley, US Representative from Florida, engaged in sexually-explicit SMS text-messaging with 17-yo males.

    Newt Gingrich, Republican from Georgia, Gingrich campaign worker Anne Manning admitted that she gave Newt oral sex while he was still married to his first wife. Informed one wife he was filing for divorce while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer treatments

    Philip Giordano, Republican mayor from Connecticut sentenced to 37 years for forcing two 8 and 10 year old girls to perform oral sex

    John Hathaway, Republican Senate candidate from Maine, was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.

    Howard Scott Heldreth, anti-abortion activist was convicted of two charges of raping a child in 2002

    Mike Hintz, a First Assembly of God youth pastor from Des Moines, Iowa, introduced by Bush on the campaign trail, and promoted his policies. Two months later, this married father of four turned himself into police, charged with the sexual exploitation of a child

    Henry Hyde, Republican Congressman from Illinois had an extramarital affair with a woman who was married and had three children

    Bob Livingston, former Congressman (R-La.), Speaker of the House; resigned from the House in the wake of revelations about his past adultery -- at the same time he was leading calls for impeachment of President Clinton.

    Donald Lukens, Former Ohio Republican Congressman, was found guilty of having sex with a minor - a girl he was accused of sleeping with since she was 13

    Sue Myrick, Congresswoman (R-NC), describes herself as a "devout Christian." Committed adultery with a married man.

    Bill O'Reilly Right-wing conservative talk show host on Fox News, sued for sexual harrassment by his producer. O'Reilly's wife was pregnant at the time.

    Jeffrey Patti, Republican Committee Chairman from Sparta, NJ, was arrested for distributing child pornography- a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

    Harvey Pitt, SEC Chief under George W. Bush until he was forced to resign in 2002. Worked for New Frontier Media, a firm which distributed teen sex videos.

    Jeffrey Kyle Randall, Republican Mayor of Clarkfield, Minnesota, was sentenced to 275 days in jail for molesting two boys--ages ten and 12--during a six-year period

    Dennis L. Rader, AKA, The BTK Killer, Republican zoning supervisor, pleaded guilty to performing a sexual act on an 11-year old girl he murdered

    Dan Burton, Republican Congressman who, while married, fathered a child by another woman

    pot or kettle, pot or kettle John?

    and i couldn't forget republican activist and hunting guru Deadly Tedly Nugent for his out of wedlock child. lol...this was fun.

  6. JoeC You Must have been up ALL night PUTTING that LIST Together! WELL Done JoeC, Except, and Im not Wasting MY time, NUMEROUS Examples from BOTH Sides Including the OVAL OFFICE Being USED as a MASSAGE PARLOR! That Aside John was NOT pointing out a UNTRUTH and this Ass Hole Could have Been President! John is Free to Express OPINION just as YOU are Entitled to ANSWER! JoeC You are Good at Making out a LIST though!

  7. The difference, Al, is that Democrats don't run around saying what great family values they have. They actually try to live their values, unlike Republicans.

    Can you say HYPOCRITE?

  8. How does the fact that Republicans are also cheating on their wives make it less wrong when a Democrat does it? We are very hard on the Conservatives that cheat and the Democrats are rightfully as mad. But when it comes to one of their own they point the other finger. Why is it that the liberals champion leaniency when it comes to child molesting but want to throw the book conservative African-Americans and cheating conservatives? So from what I get is that because Republicans have cheated on their wives and families it makes it OK when a Democrat does it. Am I reading what Joe and Bruce are saying? Oh yeh, and the Republicans need to be held to a higher and harder standard because they vocalize their belief in family values? But since the Democrats never talk about family values but rather just try and live by them they aren't held by the same standard. Does that some logical to anyone other then the fringe left?

  9. Chris, it doesn't make what edwards or any other Democrat who does the same right?? Thats not my point. Look at what your posters said.

    Cathy said...
    "John Edwards is a liar. Thats why I can't stand liberals. He's like Bill Clinton and K.Killpatrick."

    John said...
    "You're right on Cathy. All Hypocrats are SCUM. I can't think of one that has one redeeming quality. If they all died today Heaven wouldn't gain one soul."

    All i am pointing out is that the thing we get blasted for is the same thing their side is doing. All i am asking for is honesty, not demagogery. Hell i called Edwards what he was a piece of shit. What more do you want on your side??

    Al, it took forever to get the posting down to the 4,000 spaces blogger allows in comments. I had three times that amount and had to whittle away at the lesser names.

    if you want the link i can give it to ya.

  10. Another great post, Chris! :)

    Glad you enjoyed the fish tacos. Your salsa sounds amazing! ~Liz

  11. Joe what makes you think that the Republicans don't get blasted? Do you think that Democrats are above being blasted for cheating on their wives? I don't see a blog dedicated to Edwards. I didn't even post anything about Edwards and you are crying. It is you on the left that make a big deal about a cheating POS Republican. Just because some people post something about Edwards being a liar and a cheat,which he is,you start pointing the finger and get all in a huff. I remember Bruce make a full blown post every timea Republican did something. I try not to make it personal. I just point out how dumb the Progressive idealogy is. You on the left want everyone to forget the 10 to one times Democrats screw around,lie and cheat. Sorry buddy but thats not how it works in the real world. In the real world everyone pays taxes and is held by the same moral and ethical code no matter how much you say it shouldn't.

  12. You wouldn't think fish taco's are as good as they are but Liz you know how to make a great fish taco. I took out some of my salsa from my freezer for the Glenn Beck party I'm having. I bumped into a Pastor friend of mine and he doesn't have cable so we are having a Beck party at my house. Fox News Beck at 5pm. I'm sure the liberals will love it. It's about their idols,Mao,Stalin and the rest of the Progressive psycho radicals the Obama admin. look up too.I'm sure he will point out the holocaust from the left and how little they value human life.

  13. FAILk, once again you are so full of shit. Can you manage to post one sentence without having a blatant lie on there? Here, this is from Edwards' Campaign for President's HOME PAGE. FIRST two sentences:

    John Edwards' remarks in New Orleans, 1/30:

    I began my presidential campaign here to remind the country that we, as citizens and as a government, have a moral responsibility to each other, and what we do together matters. We must do better, if we want to live up to the great promise of this country that we all love so much.


    And all of you HYPOCRATS voted for this POS to make him VICE PRESIDENT, so admitting NOW that he's a POS is pretty damn empty. You Hypocrats can keep your heros like Edwards and who is that POS that got his mistress better pay and some travel on the taxpayer's dime, oh yeah it was Max Baucus, another hero of you HYPOCRATS. Keep up the good work electing morally and mentally compromised losers. If you think they aren't all about using the government's power to push THEIR version of morality on us then you are truly living in a different reality. And you keep demonstrating how full of shit you really are.

  14. I hope they throw the book at that POS Edwards for using campaign money to pay off his mistress. You know he is as dirty as any Hypocrat can be, and that's damn dirty indeed.

    I wouldn't hold my breath though. The Hypocrats are trying to set a record for not going after their dirty members. Just another thing for FAILk and the other LIEberal Hypocrats to be proud of, their corruptocrats that they elect.

  15. John, since your stuck on being the pot and the kettle i'll introduce you to Max's counterpart, Jim Bunn former Republican Congressman of Oregon: Bunn won his congressional seat, then immediately ditched his wife, married a staffer, and put his new wife on the state payroll for the unheard-of salary of $97,500.

    lol...kettle much...

    Chris, i'm not crying. You didn't post anything about Edwards, but i commented on your fellow rightie posters who did. As for the 10 to 1 bit...lmao, i have pages of republican shit like i posted, pages... I only gave you the surface of the iceberg...

    and what about Mike Cox, the hero of the right here in Michigan? There's a good philanderer for ya. Lmao, the rethugs here are going to whine about Edwards and then elect Mike Cox. Glass houses, baby!!!

  16. JoeC If LIBS Built that Glass HOUSE Im sure They DID Not Pay for it!

    Almost All Human beings HAVE Skeletons in Closets and Im sure there is a LARGE Number of LIB Vultures out there Right Now Looking into Browns PAST! Palin had 11 Vultures in Alaska LOOKING into Her Past! Point being WE all Have Kettles and Whats Your Point!

    My Problem with the LIBS that Control the White House NOW is that they DONT Care JoeC about Citizens ONLY their AGENDA which is at the VERY Least Socialist! Cradle to Grave Government Control! This COUNTRY Was and Is Great Because of the Citizens JoeC NOT the GOVERNMENT and THAT is the TRUTH!

  17. lets not forget any libertarians friends we might have here...

    Bob Barr, Former republican Congressman from Georgia and libertarian party candidate for president. Was married three times. Paid for his second wife's abortion. Failed to pay child support to the children of his first two wives and while married to his third and present wife was photographed licking whipped cream off of strippers at his inaugural party.

    Hey can we get some love for the Bush Family here....

    Neil Bush, brother or G. W. Bush, in a March 2003 divorce deposition, admitted repeatedly having sex with strange women who just showed up at his room while on an Asian business trip.

    and i would be remiss not to mention 2008 republican presidential hopeful and adulterer Rudy Giuliani.

  18. here's my personal favorite....the things you righties are into these days.....

    Alan David Berlin, He is an aide for Senator Jane Orie of Pennsylvania. He is also a furry who contacted a fifteen year old boy over the internet, and offered to "yiff" the boy in a panda outfit, while his parents weren't home. The parents discovered the graphic emails on the boy's computer and called the attorney general's child predator unit sometime in May. Police raided his home and discovered various furry outfits such as a wolf costume, as well as a cat outfit; all complete with two holes cut out at the undersides of the costumes. He is now arraigned in Dauphin County jail on a $250,000 bail.

    now thats just nasty....

  19. AL, the right doesn't care about the people so were even. Stop acting like one side cares and the other doesn't. Its just plain false.

  20. JoeC I DID not Say one side Cares and the Other Doesnt,YOU just DID! YOU are Picking a Battle that NO BODY CARES about!

    I would NOT Compare YOU to Bruce BUT something MIGHT be Rubbing OFF on You!

  21. And don't forget what Bill Clinton did. He liked to stick things in his interns asses and suck on them. Have you ever done that? Do you know anyone that did that to someone they had power over? He might still have shit in his teeth from that. And he got impeached for lieing. And Bill Clinton is a hero to the Democrats because now getting head isn't sex. What is the definition of "is"?

  22. Al did you just say that Bruce rubbed one off on Joe? It must be a Democrat thang.

  23. Anon, and that little fiasco almost cost the republicans a majority of their elected officials. All of a sudden they had trouble finding people that hadn't slept with a intern/lobbist/campaign worker.

    I'm not sure about the AZZ thing though. could you source that? I think you might have the holes mixed up.


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