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Illinois public opinion turns against President Obama's health care and economic policies
The Examiner ^ | 09/07/09 | J Brown

Posted on 09/07/2009 6:36:34 AM PDT by Jabrown

July and August have not been good months for the Democrat Party or the White House. Public opinion, nationwide, has turned against the Democrat's proposed health care reform legislation, violence in Afghanistan has risen, job losses continue to mount and just Saturday one of the Presidents close advisers was forced to resign. Just when the President thought things couldn't get worse, he now knows that even his home State of Illinois has turned against his Health Care plan and economic policies.

A Chicago Tribune poll conducted of 700 registered voters over the last four days of August showed some troubling signs for the President in his home state...

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; bho44; bhohealthcare; healthcare; il2009; obama; obamacare
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1 posted on 09/07/2009 6:36:35 AM PDT by Jabrown
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To: Jabrown

Keep up the “Alinsky” method of resistance to Bambi.


2 posted on 09/07/2009 6:39:36 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Jabrown
In an amazing seven short months, the Obamination has permanently ousted Jimmy Carter from the title of Worst President in History.


3 posted on 09/07/2009 6:40:08 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Jabrown

gotta love it!


4 posted on 09/07/2009 6:40:26 AM PDT by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: Jabrown

Sweet


5 posted on 09/07/2009 6:42:00 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Jabrown

BHO has both his base and swing voters angry at him.


6 posted on 09/07/2009 6:42:50 AM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: Jabrown

Obeme’s worst fears came true. The Congress couldnt shove hard enough or fast enough to get this abomination passed before Americans started reading it.

Now that Americans can read it , most of us admit we cannot decipher all of it, but the part we CAN decipher is bad anough.

This bill is an Obamanation and needs to be scrapped and started again as a whole and printed and written so an American with a High school education can read and understand it. About 200 pages is plenty, if spoken clearly and without hidden agenda’s.


7 posted on 09/07/2009 6:43:27 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: umgud
You just watch..Tuesday's night speech will be the Hail Mary's of all speeches! The mediaPUKES will make it so and the sheeple will fall right into their trap!! Mark it!
8 posted on 09/07/2009 6:46:40 AM PDT by RoseofTexas (Give me liberty OR death!!!)
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To: Venturer

I disagree, as the Government should have absolutely no role in shaping Health Care.


9 posted on 09/07/2009 6:49:31 AM PDT by omega4179 ( -11)
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To: omega4179
I disagree, as the Government should have absolutely no role in shaping Health Care.

Amen!

10 posted on 09/07/2009 6:54:51 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: wiggen
From the Article (about Illinois): the Tribune poll showed that outside of Chicago the President's approval rating has dropped to less than 50%
11 posted on 09/07/2009 6:57:58 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: RoseofTexas

I’m not so sure. The more speeches he gives, the fewer people actually watch. Every time he gives a speech, his poll numbers dip a bit more.


12 posted on 09/07/2009 6:58:54 AM PDT by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: RoseofTexas

Tuesday’s night speech...

If anyone watches it.


13 posted on 09/07/2009 6:59:21 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Jabrown
I'm glad they showed the poll results "outside" of Chicago. I'm surprised the Chicago numbers didn't show 100% support for The Dear Leader in the home of another Dear Leader, Da Mare, Richard Daley.

Chicago is the stronghold of union thugs, minority victims, welfare leeches, limousine liberals, the Irish Mafia, over-educated academia, corrupt lawyers, illegal immigrants and ferret-like "community organizers".

In other words, true believers in the Obama Orwellian cult of personality.

Leni

14 posted on 09/07/2009 7:00:41 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: sr4402
the Tribune poll showed that outside of Chicago the President's approval rating has dropped to less than 50%

You mean there's actually hope in our People's Republic?

Actually, once you get away from Cook Co., it's overall a fairly conservative state on the whole (sorta like CA outside SF and LA)

15 posted on 09/07/2009 7:01:43 AM PDT by Marathoner (The Obama health plan made simple: Abort the young, euthanize the old.)
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To: RoseofTexas
Not really Rose... he cannot do anymore than repeat the lies he has told before... everything he says can be discredited with facts and his own bill... and this will be speech number 28 trying to do the same thing that the other 27 tried to do... and America is no longer believing what the press says... they believe their own eyes and ears... so he will fail like the zero that he is... again... for the 28th time.

LLS

16 posted on 09/07/2009 7:03:17 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Jabrown

This is how stupid he is:

On Wednesday he will dive right into the cesspool of the sitting United States Congress, further associating himself and his “health care reform” with the group that is the most widely despised and considered the most responsible for this debacle.

This association will instantly reaffirm and cement America’s disgust and revulsion for the entire enterprise of “health care reform.”

Predictably, Zer0 still thinks it’s all about him and that he alone can bull this thing through with his personal awesomeness and magnificence.

What a dope he is.


17 posted on 09/07/2009 7:12:27 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: LibLieSlayer; RoseofTexas

>>>> Not really Rose... he cannot do anymore than repeat the lies he has told before... everything he says can be discredited with facts and his own bill <<<<<

The United States Congress has zero credibility with the American public on “health care reform,” and an increasing number of issues.

The absolute beauty of this Wednesday speech is that Zer0 will thereafter be directly linked with the liars, thieves, and sociopaths on Capitol Hill.


18 posted on 09/07/2009 7:20:19 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: Don Corleone

This little “vacation” of his was the kind of retreat I know he uses to ask for new instructions, new orders to follow and new paths. Obama the silver fish never admits, avoids and could care less about the birth cirtificate because he was told he would rule the world and not America.


19 posted on 09/07/2009 7:20:54 AM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Don Corleone

Progressism is like a homosexual molesting rapist. Molest around, and, then, when nearly caught because the happy American reveler realizes the danger incoming, he retracts and will even deny his homosexuality, until another time when such behavior becomes “politicaly and socialy accepted”.


20 posted on 09/07/2009 7:23:24 AM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: MinuteGal
"...Chicago is the stronghold of union thugs, minority victims, welfare leeches, limousine liberals, the Irish Mafia, over-educated academia, corrupt lawyers, illegal immigrants and ferret-like "community organizers"..."

Ah, I see that you've been there!

21 posted on 09/07/2009 7:24:21 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Jabrown

I think the notion that Barack Obama will not be renominated in 2012 now has to be seriously considered.

So where do the Democrats go? Hillary?


22 posted on 09/07/2009 7:25:38 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Carbon offsets? Sounds like the Environmental Church wants us to buy climate indulgences.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Hildebeast.


23 posted on 09/07/2009 7:30:56 AM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: angkor

He already is... this will be prime time affirmation of his communist credentials.

LLS


24 posted on 09/07/2009 7:36:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: MNJohnnie
if you listen closely...it the radicals who believe that Obama is not pushing hard enough that want to nominate someone new...the funny thing is where are these loons gonna find anyone further left than Obama. Are they planning on resurrecting Marx.
25 posted on 09/07/2009 7:42:35 AM PDT by Jabrown
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To: Venturer

Sorry, but I don’t, and I believe I speak for a majority of Americans, want a health care bill at all, no matter how few pages it has. What is needed is tort reform and competition across state lines for insurance companies, these two things would lower cost significantly on health care. As for the health care itself, the less government we have in it the better it will be. Kill the Bill and bury it.


26 posted on 09/07/2009 7:48:28 AM PDT by calex59 (Hope for a new job counts for creating a job! The dimwits are truly insane.)
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To: Jabrown

While Obama’s IL approval ratings have slipped, he will still carry IL without any sweat in 2012.


27 posted on 09/07/2009 7:52:07 AM PDT by yongin
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To: Jabrown

Maybe he should start over, give a speech like he did in Germany, free rock concert and beer on the mall in D.C. with the Washington monument in the back ground.


28 posted on 09/07/2009 7:56:13 AM PDT by Maumee (wtw)
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To: MNJohnnie
But let us not forget that, like Obama, Hillary is more than likely also a disciple of Saul Alinsky, as evidenced by her Wellesley senior thesis on the man.

At this point, she may appear to be the lesser of two evils as a Democrat candidate in '12. But when it comes to Marxism (or whatever 'ism' you want to call it), her approach may be more trojan horse compared to Obama's bull-in-a-china-shop.

She's still Hillary Clinton, which means I still don't trust her.

29 posted on 09/07/2009 7:59:36 AM PDT by mellow velo
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To: MNJohnnie

A democrat presidential primary season in 2012 with a re-match of Hussein and Hillary would be entertaining beyond belief.

If these two Marxists go toe to toe again, I’m going to seriously consider going into the popcorn business.


30 posted on 09/07/2009 7:59:45 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The AFL-CIO and SEIU.....two domestic terrorist organizations doing Obama's dirty work for him.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Almost certainly Hillary.

In fact, it will be surprising if she’s still the SECSTATE after 2010 or so.


31 posted on 09/07/2009 8:09:18 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (Fides et Audax)
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To: angkor
Zer0 still thinks it’s all about him and that he alone can bull this thing through with his personal awesomeness and magnificence.

this will be his undoing - ego is a powerful force

32 posted on 09/07/2009 8:19:08 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: JudgemAll
the happy American reveler realizes the danger incoming, he retracts

Describes him to a 'T'. The lecture assignments comes to mind. Parents feel they won but he really only wanted the speech anyway - his first time out. But he will be back w/it in a different form. That is why the schools should be a 'no BO speech' zone!
33 posted on 09/07/2009 8:20:25 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Jabrown; Don Corleone; FormerACLUmember; MNJohnnie; Wiggin; umgud; WashingtonSource; Venturer; ...

I’m not sure it’s Obummer’s HEALTH NEGLECT
bill that people have turned against. Based on the
company he keeps and his actions, we now have a context
by which to understand what his words really mean.

We’ve had just enough ANTI-TALKSIN to become immune
his “pretty talk”.

Obummer’s dirty deeds cancel out his white washed words.


34 posted on 09/07/2009 8:27:01 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: mellow velo
Oh yeah, I agree. 0= open fascist, Hilly=Stealth fascist. Different sides of the same bad coin.
35 posted on 09/07/2009 8:27:11 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Carbon offsets? Sounds like the Environmental Church wants us to buy climate indulgences.)
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To: Revelation 911

[... this will be his undoing - ego is a powerful force...]

Pride goeth BEFORE destruction and a haughty spirit BEFORE a fall.
(Proverbs 16:18)


36 posted on 09/07/2009 8:31:02 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Jo Nuvark

I was on the “front lines” in 1980 and I can honestly say I have never seen the conservatives more organized, educated, and savvy than I am seeing today.

In 1980, the press hated Reagan and made fun of him but at least there was some attempt to have balance. And people trusted them more.

Today, the press has become like a bad accident to the American folks. You know it’s bad but you have to look now and then to see how bad it truly is


37 posted on 09/07/2009 8:41:39 AM PDT by rasl04 (Reagan/Goldwater 2012)
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To: sr4402

Chicago is 85%. mind boggling.


38 posted on 09/07/2009 8:47:29 AM PDT by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: rasl04

The best things that happened for Reagan:

1. Jimmy Carter and the misery index.

2. The Iranian Embassy hostage crises.

3. The question he asked during his campaign...

“Are you better off today than you were four years ago?”


39 posted on 09/07/2009 8:48:47 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: rasl04

[... I have never seen the conservatives more organized, educated, and savvy than I am seeing today...]

1. They thought by now the sheeple would be illiterate, thanks to public education.

2. They never factored in the internet. Knowledge is power.

3. They are arrogant, elitists who’s foul stench can be sensed the moment they enter the room.


40 posted on 09/07/2009 8:52:43 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: skimbell
"Ah, I see you've been there (Chicago)".

I was born and raised in the beautiful Chicago suburb of Oak Park....also the home of Ernest Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Having served as an elected person from Du Page County (GOP suburban county adjacent to Cook County and home of the late, great Cong. Henry Hyde), and being an observant person, I ought to know about the Windy City and its culture of corruptness, LOL.

Leni

41 posted on 09/07/2009 8:59:31 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: LibLieSlayer

>>> He already is... this will be prime time affirmation of his communist credentials. <<<

Yes, I should have said “even more so.”


42 posted on 09/07/2009 9:12:52 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: MinuteGal
For sure! And someone needs to ask Van Jones a question:

Where is it safer to live now? On the streets of Baghdad or on the streets of Obama's old 'hood where so many innocent people--including little children--have been gunned down by men who hardly fit the profile of white supremacists.

Heck, over 25 years when I was a EEO counselor, a black male co-worker (who happened to be a very dear friend) told me that when he went to visit someone on the South side of Chicago, he couldn't wait to get out of there because, and I quote HIS words:

"those n-----s sooner kill you as look at you!"

Since then things in that part of Chicago have only gotten uglier, and, quoting my friend again: "God doesn't like ugly". Unforunately, it has gotten way too politically incorrect to remind people like Van Jones and his sycophants that UGLY has no color!

43 posted on 09/07/2009 10:04:33 AM PDT by milagro
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To: Jo Nuvark

my favorite book of the Bible


44 posted on 09/07/2009 11:34:23 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: Jo Nuvark

Excellent post. In fact, I’m borrowing a few words for a new tagline. I like to keep changing it....and this is a good one!


45 posted on 09/07/2009 11:48:55 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Hey, Dum-Dem..........Are You Better Off Than You Were Nine Months Ago?)
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To: Jo Nuvark

We shall see what kind of mental health he provides himself with. Him trying to turn this country into some Lego doll puppet re-enactment of his self-flattery is not so cute. I don’t want to be his “Robot Chicken” clay entertainment.

Oh, if only we let him play who let himself be plaid with, we’d be all successful like him. (sarc off)


46 posted on 09/07/2009 12:55:52 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Yes, and then some. There’s only one Michael Jackson and liberal life is never like it. Obama is behaving like a winner of the lottery.


47 posted on 09/07/2009 12:59:58 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: FormerACLUmember

In that liberal lottery where votes are counted by criminals, it seems that they are ready to admit now to rigging it all in the name of self-defense, when it is the very game they wanted in the first place. Darwinism and gambling look alike by the day. Interesting they call capitalists a bunch of market gamblers when they are the ones shaping the rules to enrich themselves with such strange games devoid of reality.

Only one puppet can utter the claim “I won”, and the rest accept death, thinking they too will get a chance. Ah! This is Union idiot mentality for you.


48 posted on 09/07/2009 1:04:35 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: milagro

Sure, “don’t we dare look at neighborhoods of dysfunction threatening good ones.”

I have a message for these “offended types”. Pull me on a threat like that and it’s on. Don’t criticize? MAke me not criticize, and then some. There are cog wheels and “media sports” at work over which none have any control. Let us see how proud they will be tonight when those grind their souls and bodies.


49 posted on 09/07/2009 1:11:32 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: JudgemAll

[... I don’t want to be his “Robot Chicken” clay entertainment...]

Barack! Barack! Buk! Buk! Buk! Barack!!!

Sorry. Couldn’t resist.


50 posted on 09/07/2009 1:12:01 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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