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Could Dr. Utopia really be down to the 30s in approval by Christmas?
HillBuzz ^ | September 1, 2009 | hillbuzz

Posted on 09/02/2009 3:53:50 AM PDT by Vincent Jappi

A friend of ours sent us this article from RedState just now, and we had a good discussion about it. It’s commentary on David Brooks’ column in the NY Times, where Brooks argues Democrats really and truly are committing political suicide, since the White House and Congress believe America is The Huffington Post. Brooks says Democrats will try to ram Deathcare through using every trick in the book, even if only 35% of the country identifies as liberal and supports this. Brooks predicts a massive backlash against the White House and Congress in 2010.

One of the comments on this RedState article says Dr. Utopia will be down to the 30s in approval ratings by Christmas, and that September is going to be a brutal month for liberals.

We feel Dr. Utopia will be in the very low 40s by Halloween, definitely…but the REALLY brutal month for him is going to be the four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Why?

(1) People out spending money will realize how little money they have left to spend…and they will wonder where their hope and change are

(2) During the holiday season, people will gather together. There will be discussions…things will get into politics. Everyone will wonder where their hope and change are. Those who didn’t vote for Dr. Utopia will get to say “Told YA SO!”

(3) Heating bills will start rising soon…and will be BRUTAL in November-December…it’s going to be a bad, bad winter, folks. If you aren’t saving up for the gas bill now, you need to start today. We’re expecting our bill to rise to the $200-300 range for Buzzquarters this winter. We have friends with large homes who pay $800 a month for heating during the holidays. This is going to have an impact on the public’s perception of how things are going in this country. It always does…but this year, it’s going to be colder than we’ve experienced in a while…and people will mock the Democrats’ for all of that talk about global warming. Dr. Utopia’s going to take a big hit on all of this.

We have no idea how low Dr. Utopia’s numbers will go, but also can’t see how he breaks this trend and pumps the public’s opinon back up. It doesn’t seem like he can avert a real disaster by Christmas.

What think you?


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: communist; poll; pumas; usurper

1 posted on 09/02/2009 3:53:50 AM PDT by Vincent Jappi
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To: Vincent Jappi

Wasn’t GW Bush” lowest poll 37%?


2 posted on 09/02/2009 3:57:12 AM PDT by Wooly
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To: Vincent Jappi
I wouldn't be surprised that President Obama's approval rating drops in the high 30's if the economy nosedives again and they're STILL trying to pass a health care reform plan....
3 posted on 09/02/2009 3:59:49 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Vincent Jappi
Yeah...and the way the stock markets are going....

that 401K gets turned into a 40.1K

4 posted on 09/02/2009 4:00:18 AM PDT by spokeshave (Obama can't unjump the shark)
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To: Vincent Jappi
"Dr. Utopia " !!!!

Love it!

5 posted on 09/02/2009 4:01:03 AM PDT by sausageseller (http://coolblue.typepad.com/the_cool_blue_blog/)
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To: Vincent Jappi

Hey, this guy is so far gone, his only hope is to talk to school kids to see if they’ll believe his policies. How PATHETIC is that? I mean, really, pitiful.


6 posted on 09/02/2009 4:01:27 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: Vincent Jappi

Probably impossible. Unlike Bush, he enjoys a steady 96% of the black vote which is about 15%. Add Hispanics and he has a solid floor to build on.


7 posted on 09/02/2009 4:02:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Vincent Jappi

Dr. Utopia!

ROFL!


8 posted on 09/02/2009 4:03:12 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: Vincent Jappi

Good article but I don’t follow the part about big heating bills this winter. Natural gas prices have collapsed down to around $3 lately so heating bills shouldn’t be any higher than last year. I don’t think anyone can predict whether this will be a colder winter than usual. But I like the rest of the article and agree that people will be talking politics over the holidays. I’m amazed at the lack of qualifications and the dubious character of some of the people the administration has put into high level positions.


9 posted on 09/02/2009 4:04:14 AM PDT by your local physicist
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To: Wooly

Well, yeah, but after 8 years. We’re barely talkin’ 8 months with this zero.


10 posted on 09/02/2009 4:05:50 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: AppyPappy

A consequence of the entrenched racism in Democrat politics.


11 posted on 09/02/2009 4:06:03 AM PDT by Vincent Jappi
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To: Vincent Jappi

My liberal friends are now criticizing the overtaxation of tobacco, remarking that if tobacco wasn’t so constrained, more people would die by their 60s and 70s, so they wouldn’t have to be provided healthcare when they reach their 80s. Go figure.


12 posted on 09/02/2009 4:12:39 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: paulycy

Dr. Utopia is clever but I prefer Dr. Feelgood, i.e. “I know you need that bypass surgery Granny but don’t those pills I prescribed make you feel good?” They both signify the same thing: useless looters trying to get something for nothing by taking from the most productive of society!


13 posted on 09/02/2009 4:12:46 AM PDT by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: spokeshave

Look at the report by Wegelin & Co, the oldest private bank in Switzerland (http://www.wegelin.ch/home/aktuell.asp), about investment prospects in the U. S.:
http://www.wegelin.ch/download/medien/presse/kom_265en.pdf


14 posted on 09/02/2009 4:15:00 AM PDT by Vincent Jappi
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To: your local physicist

“Good article but I don’t follow the part about big heating bills this winter...I don’t think anyone can predict whether this will be a colder winter than usual.”

Agreed 100%. It was certainly a disgustingly cool and rainy summer (I mean how cool was it if I’m complaining?), but that saved people money. I doubt that means the winter will be colder than usual.


15 posted on 09/02/2009 4:15:54 AM PDT by jocon307 ( We're dealing with COMMUNISTS here, folks!)
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To: Cvengr

Several statistical studies have proved that tobacco deaths are actually a boon for Communist pay-as-you-go retirement systems such as Social security, and all the more so when they are bound to health “insurance” organs.


16 posted on 09/02/2009 4:17:43 AM PDT by Vincent Jappi
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To: Vincent Jappi

Grand Mufti of Chicago will be in the low 20s by Xmas.


17 posted on 09/02/2009 4:17:56 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama's New New Deal = The Raw Deal)
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To: BuffaloJack

How dare you speak in such terms of a chieftain from the Luo tribe?


18 posted on 09/02/2009 4:19:54 AM PDT by Vincent Jappi
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To: your local physicist
It's not the price of the gas that's at issue ~ rather it's the ability of the users to pay. Plus, New England is on OIL HEAT, and the rest of the country is using coal ~ directly or indirectly, and Obama's Cap and Tax system is designed to destroy coal users.

Yup, gonna' be a bad, bad, bad winter!

19 posted on 09/02/2009 4:23:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: AppyPappy
Appy you hit the nail right on the head! His base is, and will, be rock solid floor with a coalition of Black, Hispanic, and Ivory Castle liberals. The unfortunate thing for Zero is that he can't win an election with just his base. Just look at Obama’s approval ratings among Blacks. It's 97% for God's sake! You don't think that has an influence on overall approval rating numbers!? The bottom line is that Zero is fast losing the confidence of the average White suburban voter who will still, fortunately, decide the direction we will be headed.

The Obama administration is like the “clunkers remorse” some one feels when the new car smell is gone and Rover just left you a “present” on the back seat!

20 posted on 09/02/2009 4:23:36 AM PDT by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: Vincent Jappi

By December 1.5 million people will have exhausted their unemployment benefits. We will then be in a pattern where all those 100,000 of thousands of laid off workers, each month will be exhausting benefits....and...we will still be losing jobs.....until when? Next summer? If so, we could see by next summer near ten million previous workers, not having any income at all.

But we already do have the Democrats raising taxes at city, state and Federal level. Taxes on sales, cigs, booze, gas...

The GOP is so sooo luck they have the Dems to make them, sort of, look ‘good’( hurl )


21 posted on 09/02/2009 4:27:22 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: AppyPappy
That would be true in GOOD economic times but with the current recession (it's even hitting the illegal immigrants quite hard), that might not be so true.
22 posted on 09/02/2009 4:28:10 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Vincent Jappi

The people that I know who liked Obama still like him. They’re uninformed. I told one woman that Obama is going to do away with or cut the Medicare Advantage Plans, and she wouldn’t believe me.


23 posted on 09/02/2009 4:31:42 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Leisler
The Democrats, whether they like to admit it or not, will soon hit the realization that if they want REAL economic recovery they HAVE to figure out a "carrot and stick" method of enticing that gigantic amount of American-owned liquid assets (now estimated somewhere between US$14 and US$19 TRILLION) lost to the underground economy and legal funneling via tax loopholes to offshore financial centers outside the USA--all in the name of reducing the income tax burden. That's US$14 to US$19 TRILLION in liquidity that if brought back to the USA under better tax circumstances will IMMEDIATELY kick-start the US economy by providing a new, gigantic liquidity base for new business loans and lines of credit so necessary for real economic growth.
24 posted on 09/02/2009 4:37:39 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: your local physicist

cap and trade.....that’s how.


25 posted on 09/02/2009 4:40:12 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: RayChuang88

There is no shortage of finance money.

Money won’t be invested in politically unstable environments where ‘Change’ can occur at any moment, in any direction to or against any person or company. This is, of course, where we are now with 1. The usual idea crazed Democrats and 2. a Democrat and Republican supported totalitarian democrat state that recognizes no limits on it’s powers.


26 posted on 09/02/2009 4:47:38 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: Cvengr

This is lack of common sense when you did all the crap to stop smokers these folks now live longer and don’t leave money in the SS system when they die at 60.

Real smart thinking coming out of Congress critters.


27 posted on 09/02/2009 4:50:28 AM PDT by tiger63
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To: muawiyah

New England heating oil is mostly imported. The dollar is dropping in value faster than oil demand, such that oil prices is increasing in dollars.

Also, but who knows, the old Farmers Almanac forecasts a really bad, cold winter.


28 posted on 09/02/2009 4:50:40 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: Vincent Jappi

Sticker on my car in Ombama Poster colors: “Chump Change”.


29 posted on 09/02/2009 4:51:52 AM PDT by 50sDad (The Left cannot understand life is not in a test tube. Raise taxes, & jobs go away.)
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To: muawiyah

The article specifically talked about the gas bill in regards to heating. So I think comments on that are appropriate. Natural gas prices are down.


30 posted on 09/02/2009 5:28:34 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
At the same time you can adapt virtually any oil heating system to natural gas for a few hundred bucks ~ some industries with their own large onsite power plants regularly flip from oil to gas, and vice versa. There are stationary power plants owned by electrical utilities that can make use of BOTH oil and gas.

BTUs are, as it turns out, essentially fungible!

31 posted on 09/02/2009 5:33:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Vincent Jappi

Last November there two kinds of voters: those who remembered the Carter Administration and those who were going to find out what it was like.

If you know any “swing” voters who voted for 0bama, avoid gloating while making the pitch for sane legislators.


32 posted on 09/02/2009 5:44:35 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't anthropomorphize the robots. They hate that.)
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To: Vincent Jappi

Last November there two kinds of voters: those who remembered the Carter Administration and those who were going to find out what it was like.

If you know any “swing” voters who voted for 0bama, avoid gloating while making the pitch for sane legislators.


33 posted on 09/02/2009 5:44:37 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't anthropomorphize the robots. They hate that.)
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To: Wooly

For years, the MSM told me Bush’s numbers were in “free fall”, so he must have crossed 37% on his way to -385%.


34 posted on 09/02/2009 5:48:58 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("Prosperity is just around the corner." Herbert Hoover, 1932)
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To: Vincent Jappi
Heating bills will start rising soon…and will be BRUTAL

This might turn some of the political discussions to Cap and Tax.

35 posted on 09/02/2009 5:53:30 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: your local physicist
I don’t think anyone can predict whether this will be a colder winter than usual.

FWIW, The Farmers Almanac says for the north. It's usually pretty close to the mark.

I'm predicting a colder than usual winter here in the south, too. We're about a month ahead of "normal" as far as temperatures go. Highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s, the last weeks have felt more like October than Early September. And the oak trees in my backyard are bent double with acorns. Last time that happened we got two crippling back-to-back ice storms that winter. Locked up the city for a week-plus, each time.

Totally unscientific, I know. Just reporting what I'm seeing.

36 posted on 09/02/2009 7:23:23 AM PDT by wbill
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To: RU88
Just look at Obama’s approval ratings among Blacks. It's 97% for God's sake!

Several polls here said it was high 70s low 80s
37 posted on 09/02/2009 7:28:18 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: 50sDad

Mine says “Hope And Chains”


38 posted on 09/02/2009 8:19:31 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook (John Adams: Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate)
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