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Barack Obama's Titanic presidency is sailing towards a November disaster
London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | August 26, 2010 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 08/25/2010 10:36:43 PM PDT by Schnucki

Influential Washington news site Politico has a major piece this morning revealing mounting fears among leading Democrats over worsening prospects for retaining control of the House of Representatives in this November’s mid-terms. According to Politico:

Top Democrats are growing markedly more pessimistic about holding the House, privately conceding that the summertime economic and political recovery they were banking on will not likely materialize by Election Day.

In conversations with more than two dozen party insiders, most of whom requested anonymity to speak candidly about the state of play, Democrats in and out of Washington say they are increasingly alarmed about the economic and polling data they have seen in recent weeks.

They no longer believe the jobs and housing markets will recover – or that anything resembling the White House’s promise of a “recovery summer” is under way.

The Politico piece also points out that “in two close races, endangered Democrats are even running ads touting how they oppose their leadership”, and cites a Democrat pollster as saying “the reality is that (the House majority) is probably gone.”

The defeatism on the Left strikingly highlighted in this piece is the culmination of a disastrous summer of discontent for the White House, where the president’s approval ratings have plummeted against a backdrop of relentlessly bad economic news, a virtual civil war within the ruling liberal elites, and the impressive rise of the anti-establishment Tea Party movement . As I’ve written previously, we’ve witnessed the most stunning and rapid political decline for a US president in recent American history.

Despite a mammoth economic stimulus package, US unemployment hovers around the ten percent mark, the housing market remains in a deep slump, and consumer confidence is stubbornly low. At the same time President Obama has

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; backlash; bho44; gopcomeback; november; obama; politico; titanic
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1 posted on 08/25/2010 10:36:47 PM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

This guy has no business being the President of the United States. NONE! My country is a mess and it ISN’T Bush’s fault!


2 posted on 08/25/2010 10:41:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: Schnucki

I dunno. Seems like the GOP is out trying to melt the icebergs.


3 posted on 08/25/2010 10:44:07 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Schnucki

Mualim /Marxist leadership is the American Establishment?


4 posted on 08/25/2010 10:45:07 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Schnucki

I don’t know. Have the American people learned anything at all?
They put Juan McCain back in the Senate, didn’t they?
I’m not confident any more.


5 posted on 08/25/2010 10:46:51 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Schnucki

They are sailing to a Titanic disaster?

Maybe they shouldn’t have made so much fun of and IGNORED people who were screaming DONT PASS THAT HEALTHCARE BILL.

They thought it was funny. Nancy marched through the street with that gavel. They ignored all those thousands of people screaming not to pass it.

Now they are going to get thrown out. Good. Anyone who looks down at the citizens with their condescending, elitest attitude deserves to get thrown out on their ear. And they have a lot of d*** nerve to act surprised.


6 posted on 08/25/2010 10:46:56 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Schnucki

All that “hope and change” isn’t working out very well.


7 posted on 08/25/2010 10:47:46 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Paine)
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To: Schnucki
They could always try blaming 0bama.

But their opponents might point out that they wrote and voted for the laws they passed.

8 posted on 08/25/2010 10:47:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Schnucki

“The Obama agenda has in many ways been an extraordinary and unprecedented assault on the free enterprise system that made the United States the most powerful nation the world has ever seen. It has succeeded not only in making America weaker, poorer and gravely more indebted, but also in eroding the very principles of liberty and freedom upon which it is based. The backlash will be huge.”

Even in Britain they get it.


9 posted on 08/25/2010 10:49:05 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: patriot08

Listen, I’m really getting tired of this crap. There are some political people that just defy all logic. Believe me, I have spoken to people until I’m blue in the face about McCain. Just tonight a guy told me he was so glad McCain won, that he voted for him. When I asked him what he likes about McCain..he COULDN’T TELL ME. When I pointed out all thing negative stuff, HE AGREED WITH ME...but he didn’t care. It’s like Kennedy in Massachusetts. But to use McCain as an indicator is ridiculous. We are going to make history this November..it does us no good to harp on the few bad candidates. LET IT GO!!!


10 posted on 08/25/2010 10:58:41 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: patriot08

Look at it this way...McCain will have nobody across the aisle to put his hand out to!


11 posted on 08/25/2010 10:59:47 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Schnucki

dont know if the country will hold ...dont know if we can repair all the damage that elite clown has done.


12 posted on 08/25/2010 11:02:31 PM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: Schnucki

dont know if the country will hold ...dont know if we can repair all the damage that elite clown has done.


13 posted on 08/25/2010 11:02:37 PM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: I still care
DONT PASS THAT HEALTHCARE BILL.

Have we discovered or decided what's in it yet? It's very strange to me that the whole thing has been launched into a sort of vacuum. Nobody even talks about it! ( I think they're embarrassed to. ) "I shot an arrow into the air ..." really more like a mortar at fireworks show. WHUMP! ... that was its passage, now pfft pfft pfft pfft pfft ... as it spins into oblivion, but we know it's going to make a big bang sometime soon.

14 posted on 08/25/2010 11:04:23 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: FlingWingFlyer
EXCELLANT PIECE ....captures Obama presidency perfectly !!
15 posted on 08/25/2010 11:04:51 PM PDT by W-Girl
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To: Hildy
When I asked him what he likes about McCain..he COULDN’T TELL ME. When I pointed out all thing negative stuff, HE AGREED WITH ME...but he didn’t care. It’s like Kennedy in Massachusetts. But to use McCain as an indicator is ridiculous.

Sounds like an indicator to me.

16 posted on 08/25/2010 11:05:32 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Schnucki
...where the president’s approval ratings have plummeted against a backdrop of relentlessly bad economic news, a virtual civil war within the ruling liberal elites, and the impressive rise of the anti-establishment Tea Party movement...

His vacations and Bigfoot's Spain "let them eat cake" vacations aren't helping either.

17 posted on 08/25/2010 11:06:08 PM PDT by Ronin (If it werenÂ’t so gruesomely malevolent, Islam would just be silly.)
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To: patriot08

I agree. Great post. Seeing supposed Repubs and conservatives rallying around McCain sickened me. McCain/Feingold turned the USA over to the Dems 2006/2008 and The Imam.

Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries are in control. They control most of TV with Fox, Disney/ABC, CNN/Timewarner, NBC/CNBC/MSNBC, and possibly Viacom/CBS also Bloomberg which includes TV, financial data and magazines.

Mid East shareholders, investors, business partners and capital is propping up some of them.


18 posted on 08/25/2010 11:06:16 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: I still care

It does not matter. They control ALL of TV. They can manipulate the public and they know it. Oh and our “friends” at Fox? They have Saudi shareholders. The same Saudis who bankroll every conquest mosque in the west and we are talking thousands of mosques.


19 posted on 08/25/2010 11:09:03 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Hildy

You saw how the media manipulates people. McCain-Feingold turned our country over to Soros and Islam. ALL the TV networks support it including Fox/Saudia. The public has no clue what is going on - Cloward-Piven.

JD is an honorable man while McCain is a Democrat. The people of AZ made a HUGE mistake.


20 posted on 08/25/2010 11:12:28 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Schnucki

O is the TITANIC in real terms!


21 posted on 08/25/2010 11:17:11 PM PDT by taxtruth (Something really stinks In The Federal Government/Mafia and I think it's BO!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

22 posted on 08/25/2010 11:17:27 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Schnucki

I hope Republicans do well in November

if so, part if the reason is that
Bush is gone


23 posted on 08/25/2010 11:21:29 PM PDT by element92
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To: Frantzie

OK...but it’s done. It’s over...MOVE ON.


24 posted on 08/25/2010 11:24:51 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: TigersEye

You insult all the people around this Country who are working everyday to change things. HE’S ONE PERSON.


25 posted on 08/25/2010 11:25:41 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: TigersEye

You insult all the people around this Country who are working everyday to change things. HE’S ONE PERSON.


26 posted on 08/25/2010 11:25:41 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Schnucki
we’ve witnessed the most stunning and rapid political decline for a US president in recent American history.
27 posted on 08/25/2010 11:25:50 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: patriot08

Yep McCain is just Obama trapped in a republicans body


28 posted on 08/25/2010 11:31:38 PM PDT by KTM rider ( ..........tell me this really isn't happening ! !)
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To: Hildy
"You insult all the people around this Country who are working everyday to change things. HE’S ONE PERSON."

So was Hitler.

29 posted on 08/25/2010 11:33:42 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: KTM rider
"Yep McCain is just Obama trapped in a republicans body.

McCain needs to retire but like most politicians his ego won't allow it. The worst part is we have to pay the price for this.

30 posted on 08/25/2010 11:39:12 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: blackbart.223

Stop being ridiculous.


31 posted on 08/25/2010 11:43:46 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy

I’m not insulting anyone, who is intellectually honest, by making a basic observation. What you wrote was a clear description of actual attitudes and that makes it a fair reflection of the electorate. Nothing complicated or emotional about that.


32 posted on 08/25/2010 11:50:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Hildy
"Stop being ridiculous."

In what way am I being ridiculous. Dictators follow a pattern and I'm seeing one here. You don't?

33 posted on 08/25/2010 11:55:38 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Schnucki

Obama is too big to fail just like the Titanic was unsinkable.


34 posted on 08/25/2010 11:56:06 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: blackbart.223

what the mccainisty (keeting 5,cap and trade,shamnesty) tells me and how it relates to Obamas titanic sinking, is that there is a system in place that is the problem, Our government (left and right) is a huge monster that is manipulated by the monetary system to enslave us and drain us. Remove the obamas or the mcstains and it just wont go away, there is an entire industry of bloodsucking leeches that we call “leaders” working at a feverish pace, writing laws and figuring out new forms of taxation and ways of manipulating credit to consolidate and conquer [/tin foil hat]


35 posted on 08/25/2010 11:56:10 PM PDT by KTM rider ( ..........tell me this really isn't happening ! !)
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To: blackbart.223

its ridiculous because Hitler used to whip the population into a frenzy by ranting and raving daily, <p. wereas Obama speeks softly with a little whistle at the end of his sentences and lulls people to sleep with empty rhetoric


36 posted on 08/26/2010 12:03:04 AM PDT by KTM rider ( ..........tell me this really isn't happening ! !)
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To: KTM rider
"what the mccainisty (keeting 5,cap and trade,shamnesty) tells me and how it relates to Obamas titanic sinking, is that there is a system in place that is the problem, Our government (left and right) is a huge monster that is manipulated by the monetary system to enslave us and drain us. Remove the obamas or the mcstains and it just wont go away, there is an entire industry of bloodsucking leeches that we call “leaders” working at a feverish pace, writing laws and figuring out new forms of taxation and ways of manipulating credit to consolidate and conquer [/tin foil hat].

You are not too far from the truth. But I will make this exception. There are many who try to make a profit the honest way. They just don't try to seek political office.

37 posted on 08/26/2010 12:08:22 AM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: patriot08

McCain was forced to run much further right than he wanted to and also spend $21 million on a primary in which he would have breezed to a win a couple of years ago. I am not discouraged. That is $21 million that he doesn’t have to screw another conservative with or help a fellow RINO with. This result may keep him from helping his butt buddy Goober Grahmnesty out as much as he could have when she runs again. While not as good as seeing McCain get beaten, I still see it as a very positive outcome.


38 posted on 08/26/2010 12:08:22 AM PDT by jospehm20
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" I still see it as a very positive outcome."

I don't. Never whistle past the graveyard. McCain is a disaster for us. Never forget that. He gave us Obama.

39 posted on 08/26/2010 12:13:59 AM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: dr_lew

‘DONT PASS THAT HEALTHCARE BILL.”

I am still hoping that the lawsuit on the rocket docket will be our deliverance from the madness. Decision due any day now. Come on, judge.


40 posted on 08/26/2010 12:17:50 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Schnucki

There was a thread earlier that talked about 0bama’s dual citizenship..now if only some conservative and constitution loving democrats would stand together and get this man in jail.


41 posted on 08/26/2010 12:31:41 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: dr_lew

They stopped talking about it because they know it’s hated.

I’m sure they are under orders not to mention it. The SOBs are still trying to force us into socialism. They are sneaky and tried to make us believe we would like being socialists. (They still are convinced we would like if only Fox and talk Radio would let up and stop “making people who aren’t angry feel angry” as Weiner slipped and said.

Now they think if only they are silent on it we will forget about it.


42 posted on 08/26/2010 12:35:16 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Schnucki
Lame Duck
43 posted on 08/26/2010 1:03:05 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: blackbart.223

I am not whistling past anything. Did you really think a candidate like JD would beat him? I despise McCain as much as anybody does but I figured he would win this nomination easily. It is not like JD Hayworth was a dream candidate. I recognize McCain for the back-stabbing Alpha RINO he is. I wanted JD to win, I even ontributed to his campaign but I never expected him to even come close. I would have been happy with JD just embarassing McCain a bit. I think it is amazing that McCain was forced to say so many thing on the record that I know he hated to say and spend so much to win what should have been a cakewalk for him. I see that as a better than expected outcome. I am aslo happy to see his war chest greatly diminished, to me that is $21 million less money he has to cause trouble with. He is also on record as claiming to be very tough on border security and Amnesty now. He will probably flip flop on that but I suspect that he will be called on it by Arizonans when he does. I think this particular election went better than anybody could have realistically expected, given the candidates involved.


44 posted on 08/26/2010 1:04:59 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Schnucki

Once the DemonRATs got control of the House of Representatives and the Senate in November of 2006, they worked to destroy the U.S. economy. By Sept. 15, 2008 with Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy, the collapse began and everything President Bush did to prevent it was opposed by the DemonRATs. They wanted to use this collapse to blame the Bush Administration, the Republicans and to win the White House. The blame of the Bush Administration continues as the economy goes deeper into failure. This blame game is their get out of jail free card as this economic crisis works its way through the western capitalistic system.

The DemonRATs are determined to create a new Marxist system where individuals are no longer free to enjoy the independence that wealth brings.


45 posted on 08/26/2010 2:11:59 AM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: I still care

Repmember the wench pelosi saying, “We have to pass it (healthcare) so that you all can see what’s in it”, she said that back when they were ramming it down our throats.


46 posted on 08/26/2010 2:29:49 AM PDT by rambo316
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To: I still care

Rats deserting the ship. They have 10 holes in the hull and only one cork.


47 posted on 08/26/2010 2:59:24 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: rambo316

“We have to pass it to know what is in it” About the most childish comment that I have ever heard from A congress critter. Freaking amazing that she would admit that. Most that voted for this garbage admit that they did not read it. Why?


48 posted on 08/26/2010 3:38:01 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: DooDahhhh

Because it is part of the New Communist Manifesto, to make America into the UCSA.


49 posted on 08/26/2010 4:34:06 AM PDT by rambo316
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To: dr_lew

Of course they’re embarrassed by it. If they were proud of their “historic” obamacare bill (the one the entire democrat party fell on the sword for), they’d be out there campaigning on it.


50 posted on 08/26/2010 4:45:25 AM PDT by jersey117
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