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White House Insiders Feel Shellshocked, And Already Think It's Over For Obama
Business Insider ^ | October 13, 2010 | Joe Wiesenthal

Posted on 10/13/2010 4:37:00 PM PDT by lbryce

The talk of the town for the next few days will be this big piece by Peter Baker in the NYT on President Obama. The piece paints a picture of a despondent administration:

Yet even if the White House saw it coming, this is an administration that feels shellshocked. Many officials worry, they say, that the best days of the Obama presidency are behind them. They talk about whether it is time to move on.

While not in the 30s, Obama’s approval rating in surveys conducted by The New York Times and CBS News had fallen to 45 percent last month from 62 percent when he took office — just a point above where Clinton was before losing Congress in 1994 and three points above where Reagan was before the Republicans lost a couple dozen House seats in 1982.

Joel Benenson, Obama’s pollster, pointed out that even at 45 percent, the president’s popularity eclipses that of Congress, the news media, the banks and other forces in American life. “We are in a time when the American public is highly suspect of any institution,” he said, “and President Obama still stands above that.” Obama’s team takes pride that he has fulfilled three of the five major promises he laid out as pillars of his “new foundation” in an April 2009 speech at Georgetown University — health care, education reform and financial reregulation. And they point to decisions to end the combat mission in Iraq while escalating the war in Afghanistan. “History will judge Obama that the first two years were very productive,” Rouse says.

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


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KEYWORDS: joelbenenson; newyorkslimes; obama; obamalaise; peterbaker; seebs
Nobody saw it coming. /sarcasm
1 posted on 10/13/2010 4:37:06 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

It is a dictatorship that doesn’t listen to the majority of the people. What else could they expect?


2 posted on 10/13/2010 4:40:22 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: lbryce

It couldn’t have happened to a better Guy.I just wish Obama’s Administration tanked earlier.We wouldn’t be in the economic position we’re in now.


3 posted on 10/13/2010 4:41:19 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: lbryce

still a long fight....there are some that think being a registered Democrat isnt criminal.....


4 posted on 10/13/2010 4:41:32 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: lbryce

“Unexpected”


5 posted on 10/13/2010 4:41:49 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: lbryce

He did what he was hired to do - enact enough outrageous legislation to give the banks cover from public attention while they made themselves solvent again at taxpayer expense. He can go away now, having done his duty to his handlers and been rewarded with the chance to play President for a few years.


6 posted on 10/13/2010 4:45:31 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: lbryce
Joel Benenson, Obama’s pollster, pointed out that even at 45 percent, the president’s popularity eclipses that of Congress,

Joel Benenson, Obama’s pollster, pointed out that even at 45 percent, the president’s popularity eclipses that of Hitler, ....

7 posted on 10/13/2010 4:48:40 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: lbryce

Repeal Obamacare. Do not replace it. Let the market work.


8 posted on 10/13/2010 4:49:05 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: lbryce

9 posted on 10/13/2010 4:49:25 PM PDT by csmusaret (If the Bush recession ended in June 2009, did the Obama economy begin in July 2009?)
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To: puppypusher

Things seem to happen when they are “supposed” to; in other words, when all things come together that have been building for a long time. Let’s hope the memory of this presidential fiasco isn’t short.

We have a chance to gain America back from the hands of certain death.


10 posted on 10/13/2010 4:52:27 PM PDT by Monkey Face (There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who put everything into groups and those who don't)
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To: lbryce
“History will judge Obama that the first two years were very productive”

Only if the history is written by Communists.

11 posted on 10/13/2010 4:52:44 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: lbryce
The only reason Obama's approval rating is still as high as it is, is because Dems are voicing approval in the face of the impending elections.

Once the elections are over, two things happen. One, there is no reason to keep voicing support of him for election-related reasons. Two, Dems will blame Obama for their heavy losses.

Prediction: Obama's support will drop between 10 and 15% within a few weeks of the election.

12 posted on 10/13/2010 4:53:54 PM PDT by Liberty1970 ("Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you." - RoadTest)
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To: lbryce
Many officials worry, they say, that the best days of the Obama presidency are behind them.

The Best Days? Gee, what's coming down the pike?
13 posted on 10/13/2010 4:56:53 PM PDT by Signalman
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For me, his best days appear to be lying immediately ahead!


14 posted on 10/13/2010 5:02:32 PM PDT by hemogoblin (We're all on Flight 93 now.)
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To: lbryce

It’s fun to read about this stuff, but no one can make Obama shoot himself in the foot. If the Obama regime collapses, good, but don’t count on it happening. Concentrate on being the loyal opposition, not Obamas “persecutors”.


15 posted on 10/13/2010 5:03:46 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Obama's approval rating in surveys conducted by The New York Times and CBS News had fallen to 45 percent last month from 62 percent when he took office -- just a point above where Clinton was before losing Congress in 1994 and three points above where Reagan was before the Republicans lost a couple dozen House seats in 1982. Joel Benenson, Obama's pollster, pointed out that even at 45 percent, the president’s popularity eclipses that of Congress, the news media, the banks and other forces in American life.
Well, the Congress has been doing Obama's bidding, and even making it convenient by applying the K-Y without his asking; the banks have been getting smeared by the Obama-bots, and by the so-called news media; and the news media isn't liked by Americans because it's a partisan shilling machine for Obama and the Demwits; the left doesn't like the news media because it actually sells ad space and charge for its product in order to earn a living. Thanks lbryce.

16 posted on 10/13/2010 5:08:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: lbryce
Nobody saw it coming. /sarcasm



Run Sarah Run!

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17 posted on 10/13/2010 5:11:22 PM PDT by B-Cause (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
“History will judge Obama that the first two years were very productive”

In a destructive sort of way.

18 posted on 10/13/2010 5:11:47 PM PDT by Pontiac
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To: lbryce

....Many officials worry, they say, that the best days of the Obama presidency are behind them...

The obama Presidency never had any best days!!!!


19 posted on 10/13/2010 5:22:16 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: lbryce
If O'Donnell, Raese, and Kirk win it is Over...
20 posted on 10/13/2010 6:20:10 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: A CA Guy

There is a phrase that everyone should have learned in grade school civics that would serve all politicians to remember: “government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

If the people don’t get the “of” and the “by” and the “for” that they expect, they’re gonna be pissed.


21 posted on 10/13/2010 7:01:56 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: lbryce

Too early to sell-a-brate, mate, I say, they usually get re-erected in this country. It will remain a textbook case of a Communist infiltrating the seriously flawed political system and rising to the top. I doubt that a such a committed Commie would have been elected in Italy or France. First of all, he’d be representing a party with a specific name and a well defined program, and not a party like our one and a half party that claims to stand for everything good! He could just as well have infiltrated the Stupid party, only it was somewhat easier with the Rats.


22 posted on 10/13/2010 7:10:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: lbryce
Barry, here's a solution for you:

Resign. Now.


23 posted on 10/13/2010 7:12:03 PM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: Signalman

“Many officials worry, they say, that the best days of the Obama presidency are behind them.”

Just read this again:

“Many officials worry, they say, that the best days of the Obama presidency are behind them.”

Best laugh I’ve had all day.


24 posted on 10/13/2010 8:26:56 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: B-Cause

Not guilty!


25 posted on 10/13/2010 9:05:02 PM PDT by naturalized
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