Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the most polarizing of them all?
The answer? Barack Obama. (via Gallup):
The 65 percentage-point gap between Democrats' (88%) and Republicans' (23%) average job approval ratings for Barack Obama is easily the largest for any president in his first year in office, greatly exceeding the prior high of 52 points for Bill Clinton.
So how does a "polarizing" president try to become less polarizing? By focusing on something that the bulk of the country agrees on. According to the latest news, Obama plans to focus on the fact that we're spending too much money and need to get our fiscal house in order.
The only problem with is that the message doesn't fit the messenger. It's a little like a call girl being a big advocate for chastity.
Reports indicate he'll use his State of the Union speech to call for a "freeze" on "non-defense, discretionary" spending. Basically, that means he's not touching where the real spending is - entitlements. As Hot Air pointed out, the $250 billion he says this would save is only a little more than the roughly $200 billion in MONTHLY deficit spending this government does. read more »
going down, down, down
Of course there are a lot of polls out there, but PPP (Public Policy Polling) is a liberal outfit. And now even their numbers show "The One" in negative territory...
For the first time in our monthly national surveys Barack Obama's approval rating has slipped into negative territory. 46% of voters in the country approve of the job he's doing while 47% disapprove.
Obama's approval peaked in our polling last May at 55%. Since then his largest declines in popularity have come with whites (from 48% to 36%), independents (from 55% to 43%), and conservatives (24 to 14%). He's also seen a decent drop with moderates from 69 to 61%. With his core groups of support- Democrats, liberals, and racial minorities- he's seen only minimal change in his standing.
The fact that they mention the racial aspect of his polling is interesting, and reminds me of an by Pat Buchanan yesterday, ("Has Obama lost white America?"), which points out that the white vote is turning into Obama's biggest problem...and is likely to be, by default, a big problem forthe Democrats in general this November.
If Republicans will study the returns from Massachusetts, then review the returns from Virginia and New Jersey, light will fall upon the path to victory over Barack Obama in 2012.
Obama defeated John McCain by winning the black vote 24 to one, the Hispanic vote two to one and taking a larger share of the white vote, 44 percent, than did John Kerry or Al Gore. As the white vote was three-fourths of the national turnout, Obama coasted to victory.
Now consider Massachusetts. In the 2008 election, no less than 79 percent of the voters were white, and Obama carried them by 20 points, winning the state 62 to 36.
It has been said that death is a sweet release from the many struggles of this world. While this is most certainly true for most, it does not release some that have passed from here to the great beyond from being shaken down for their last remaining earthly valuables.
As my desire is to see America survive into the future, I speak at length about the great divide between conservatives and the modern day liberal. I talk about the destructive nature of Barack Obama’s socialism when implemented within a free market capitalist society. People are starting to get that one. The issue of the socialistanti-American stance also becomes of paramount importance when the country must stand and not only rebuke our enemies, but defeat them with unquestionable force. Here again, the divide between how conservatives move forward with action to address those who would kill us versus the modern day liberal are clear, with the fruits of this administration’s game plan to defend the homeland being truly dipped in American blood.
If America is to truly awaken from its apathetic malaise and self-imposedrestraints of the national “choker chain” of political correctness, it will most likely take the most egregious of violations of decency to shock the needed numbers into action. With that in mind, let’s look at how liberals pilfer the dead.