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6 years ago  ::  Feb 28, 2009 - 9:35AM #1
MasterOfSparks
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While conservatives would have us believe that Obama is some kind of fringe element his approval ratings tell a very different story. Barack Obama is looking out for main street America. And that's a change we CAN believe in.


http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2009/02/63434387/1


Gallup says President Obama's approval rating today is 67%, up from 59% on Tuesday and 63% a week ago.


Gallup attributes the week's improvement to Obama's address to Congress Tuesday night and a sharp rebound among Republicans, from 27% approval to 42%.


The latest rating is based on polling conducted Tuesday through Thursday. Reaction to Obama's new budget proposal should be reflected in coming days.



The thing I find most irritating about conservatives isn't just that their opinions so rarely have any basis in reality. It's not even their incessant refusal to change those opinions when presented with irrefutable facts and logic. But rather it's their complete bewilderment that anyone else might think they should.

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There's nothing at all new about the venomous anti-Obama sentiment coming from the right. Its just what happens when an effective and popular Democrat leads the country in a positive direction. Kennedy and Johnson had the John Birch Society. Carter and Clinton had their lunatic detractors. What has changed, however, is that the Birchers and Clinton Death List crowd used to be the extreme fringe and the GOP saw them as an embarrassment. Now the crazies are the top GOP leadership and only a few Republicans are calling for sanity. Why? Because Republicans have no ideas and nothing else to sell.
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6 years ago  ::  Feb 28, 2009 - 9:53AM #2
JohnQ
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Feb 28, 2009 -- 9:35AM, MasterOfSparks wrote:


While conservatives would have us believe that Obama is some kind of fringe element his approval ratings tell a very different story. Barack Obama is looking out for main street America. And that's a change we CAN believe in.


http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2009/02/63434387/1


Gallup says President Obama's approval rating today is 67%, up from 59% on Tuesday and 63% a week ago.


Gallup attributes the week's improvement to Obama's address to Congress Tuesday night and a sharp rebound among Republicans, from 27% approval to 42%.


The latest rating is based on polling conducted Tuesday through Thursday. Reaction to Obama's new budget proposal should be reflected in coming days.





 


No, no, no.....this can not really the case....just ask: Boehner, Cantor, Palin, Jindal. 


Though, on this issue Rush admits the poles are accurate....he attributes Obama's high ratings to people drinking Koolaid as well as suggesting that Obama is buying loyalty be giving government handouts.


IMO, Boehner, Rush et al are in denial.


 

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6 years ago  ::  Feb 28, 2009 - 10:17AM #3
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Feb 28, 2009 -- 9:53AM, JohnQ wrote:

Though, on this issue Rush admits the poles are accurate....he attributes Obama's high ratings to people drinking Koolaid as well as suggesting that Obama is buying loyalty be giving government handouts.


IMO, Boehner, Rush et al are in denial.


 




 


Wow. I am so underwhelmed by Limbaugh's intelligent, lucid and logical conclusions.


Koolaid, eh?      ; )         .....since the 'emotions' buttons don't work at the moment.

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6 years ago  ::  Feb 28, 2009 - 11:35AM #4
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Feb 28, 2009 -- 9:35AM, MasterOfSparks wrote:


While conservatives would have us believe that Obama is some kind of fringe element his approval ratings tell a very different story. Barack Obama is looking out for main street America. And that's a change we CAN believe in.


http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2009/02/63434387/1


Gallup says President Obama's approval rating today is 67%, up from 59% on Tuesday and 63% a week ago.


Gallup attributes the week's improvement to Obama's address to Congress Tuesday night and a sharp rebound among Republicans, from 27% approval to 42%.


The latest rating is based on polling conducted Tuesday through Thursday. Reaction to Obama's new budget proposal should be reflected in coming days.





 


Obama’s 63 percent approval level is about the same as the average of all presidents (62 percent) going back to 1968 during their first month in office. Barack Obama’s “disapproval,” at 24 percent, however, is slightly higher than the average of the other presidents (16%).


 


Soaring it is.


http://www.gallup.com/poll/116026/Assessing-Obama-Job-Approval-One-Month-Mark.aspx

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6 years ago  ::  Feb 28, 2009 - 3:25PM #5
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Feb 28, 2009 -- 9:53AM, JohnQ wrote:


Feb 28, 2009 -- 9:35AM, MasterOfSparks wrote:


While conservatives would have us believe that Obama is some kind of fringe element his approval ratings tell a very different story. Barack Obama is looking out for main street America. And that's a change we CAN believe in.


http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2009/02/63434387/1


Gallup says President Obama's approval rating today is 67%, up from 59% on Tuesday and 63% a week ago.


Gallup attributes the week's improvement to Obama's address to Congress Tuesday night and a sharp rebound among Republicans, from 27% approval to 42%.


The latest rating is based on polling conducted Tuesday through Thursday. Reaction to Obama's new budget proposal should be reflected in coming days.





 


No, no, no.....this can not really the case....just ask: Boehner, Cantor, Palin, Jindal. 


Though, on this issue Rush admits the poles are accurate....he attributes Obama's high ratings to people drinking Koolaid as well as suggesting that Obama is buying loyalty be giving government handouts.


IMO, Boehner, Rush et al are in denial.


 





President Obama's ratings will remain 'high' IF/WHEN his plans are followed as he's proposed.

He said to the mayors [and governors]:


"What I will need from all of you is unprecedented responsibility and accountability on all of our parts. The American people are watching.  They need this plan to work. They expect to see the money that they've earned, that they've worked so hard to earn, spent in its intended purposes without waste, without inefficiency, without fraud."

Let's hope they were listening ....with both ears!

Annie

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6 years ago  ::  Feb 28, 2009 - 3:39PM #6
MasterOfSparks
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Obama’s 63 percent approval level is about the same as the average of all presidents (62 percent) going back to 1968 during their first month in office. Barack Obama’s “disapproval,” at 24 percent, however, is slightly higher than the average of the other presidents (16%).


 


Soaring it is.


http://www.gallup.com/poll/116026/Assessing-Obama-Job-Approval-One-Month-Mark.aspx




 


I guess this is a case of conservatives only seeing what they want to see. Because your own numbers tell us that Obama was scoring about average LAST WEEK. He's gone up 4% since then. Which means, like a true champion, he's moving towards the front of the pack. And let's not forget that those of the Republican bent want him to fail. So presumably if he does a GOOD OR GREAT job their disapproval will go UP!


Let's compare with Bush's numbers shall we?


http://www.hist.umn.edu/~ruggles/Approval.htm



Right now Obama scores about 10 points higher than your party's last president at this stage. Bush didn't get high ratings until he dropped the ball on national security and allowed 9/11 to happen. I would go so far as to say that even if future investigations prove beyond any doubt that the Bush administration actually PLANNED AND CARRIED OUT 9/11 that Bush's approval ratings wouldn't drop much lower than they are now. Those would be the very same people who don't like Obama.


The thing I find most irritating about conservatives isn't just that their opinions so rarely have any basis in reality. It's not even their incessant refusal to change those opinions when presented with irrefutable facts and logic. But rather it's their complete bewilderment that anyone else might think they should.

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There's nothing at all new about the venomous anti-Obama sentiment coming from the right. Its just what happens when an effective and popular Democrat leads the country in a positive direction. Kennedy and Johnson had the John Birch Society. Carter and Clinton had their lunatic detractors. What has changed, however, is that the Birchers and Clinton Death List crowd used to be the extreme fringe and the GOP saw them as an embarrassment. Now the crazies are the top GOP leadership and only a few Republicans are calling for sanity. Why? Because Republicans have no ideas and nothing else to sell.
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6 years ago  ::  Feb 28, 2009 - 4:15PM #7
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Obama's aproval ratings are based on the fact that there are absolutely no alternatives out there and nobody has any idea about what to do. And he is a nice guy, so people  keep hoping for the best, even though, all he has done so far, is throw money  at the problem.  Money we do not have.  Like it has been done so many times before.


The Republicans, whose only solution is the classic "lower taxes" mantra do not realize  they played with it  for 8 years  and ended up in this mess. So they are even more clueless.

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6 years ago  ::  Feb 28, 2009 - 4:16PM #8
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His rating will stay high as long as he does things like abolishing geeduya's so-called "conscience" legislation...


 http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-conscience27-2009feb27,0,6549166.story


(sorry if link doesn't work.  I REFUSE to struggle with html.  Copy and paste it.)


Quote:


'Conscience' rule on abortions may be overturned


The Obama administration wants to clarify a Bush policy that lets healthcare workers deny services because of moral beliefs. By Noam N. Levey  February 27, 2009  Reporting from Washington -- Taking another step into the abortion debate, the Obama administration today will move to rescind a controversial rule that allows healthcare workers to deny abortion counseling or other family planning services if doing so would violate their moral beliefs, according to administration officials.  The rollback of the so-called conscience rule comes just two months after the Bush administration announced it late last year in one of its final policy initiatives...


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has reported cases, such as that of a Virginia mother of two who became pregnant after she was denied emergency contraception. In Texas, according to the group, a rape victim had her prescription for emergency contraception rejected by a pharmacist.  Supporters of the rule say it protects doctors from being forced to prescribe treatments including birth control pills. ...


"Not only does it potentially make it harder for women to get the care they need, but it is worded so vaguely, that some have argued it could limit counseling, family planning, even blood transfusions and end-of-life care."   END QUOTE

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6 years ago  ::  Feb 28, 2009 - 4:53PM #9
MasterOfSparks
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Feb 28, 2009 -- 4:15PM, arielg wrote:


Obama's aproval ratings are based on the fact that there are absolutely no alternatives out there and nobody has any idea about what to do. And he is a nice guy, so people  keep hoping for the best, even though, all he has done so far, is throw money  at the problem.  Money we do not have.  Like it has been done so many times before.


The Republicans, whose only solution is the classic "lower taxes" mantra do not realize  they played with it  for 8 years  and ended up in this mess. So they are even more clueless.




 


This is a very informative article but board rules forbid me from posting more than a taste of it. I HIGHLY recommend everyone read it at its original source.


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/business/economy/27policy.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss


A Bold Plan Sweeps Away Reagan Ideas


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Published: February 26, 2009



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The history of the United States economy over the last 70 years can be roughly divided into two periods: the decades immediately after World War II, when inequality plummeted, and the past three decades, when global economic forces and government policies caused it to soar. Mr. Obama is setting out to begin a third period that looks more like the first than the second.


That agenda starts with taxes. Over the last three decades, the pretax incomes of the wealthiest households have risen far more than they have for other households, while the tax rates for top earners have fallen more than they have for others, according to the Congressional Budget Office.As a result, the average post-tax income of the top 1 percent of households has jumped by roughly $1 million since 1979, adjusted for inflation, to $1.4 million. Pay for most families has risen only slightly faster than inflation.


Before becoming Mr. Obama’s top economic adviser, Lawrence H. Summers liked to tell a hypothetical story to distill the trend. The increase in inequality, Mr. Summers would say, meant that each family in the bottom 80 percent of the income distribution was effectively sending a $10,000 check, every year, to the top 1 percent of earners.


It should suprised nobody that the rich like that idea very much and don't want it to change.


Mr. Obama’s budget reflects that sensibility. Budget experts were still sorting through the details on Thursday, but it appeared that various tax cuts and credits aimed at the middle class and the poor would increase the take-home pay of the median household by roughly $800.The tax increases on the top 1 percent, meanwhile, will most likely cost them $100,000 a year.


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Whatever happens, though, it has been a long time since any president has tried to use his budget to shape the government and the economy quite as much as Mr. Obama did on Thursday. On that score, he and President Reagan have something in common.




E-mail: leonhardt@nytimes.com


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/business/economy/27policy.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss



 


The thing I find most irritating about conservatives isn't just that their opinions so rarely have any basis in reality. It's not even their incessant refusal to change those opinions when presented with irrefutable facts and logic. But rather it's their complete bewilderment that anyone else might think they should.

---------------------------------------------------------

There's nothing at all new about the venomous anti-Obama sentiment coming from the right. Its just what happens when an effective and popular Democrat leads the country in a positive direction. Kennedy and Johnson had the John Birch Society. Carter and Clinton had their lunatic detractors. What has changed, however, is that the Birchers and Clinton Death List crowd used to be the extreme fringe and the GOP saw them as an embarrassment. Now the crazies are the top GOP leadership and only a few Republicans are calling for sanity. Why? Because Republicans have no ideas and nothing else to sell.
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6 years ago  ::  Feb 28, 2009 - 11:35PM #10
Bodean
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Feb 28, 2009 -- 9:35AM, MasterOfSparks wrote:


While conservatives would have us believe that Obama is some kind of fringe element his approval ratings tell a very different story. Barack Obama is looking out for main street America. And that's a change we CAN believe in.


http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2009/02/63434387/1


Gallup says President Obama's approval rating today is 67%, up from 59% on Tuesday and 63% a week ago.


Gallup attributes the week's improvement to Obama's address to Congress Tuesday night and a sharp rebound among Republicans, from 27% approval to 42%.


The latest rating is based on polling conducted Tuesday through Thursday. Reaction to Obama's new budget proposal should be reflected in coming days.





 


Rasmussen is the only poll worth considering, and they still show a 60% rating, no change from last week.


But hey .. your cherry picking does make your flawed perspective look good1 :p

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