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What a start for Obama (The "King of Hope" Tanks)
pittsburghlive.com TribLIVE ^ | Monday, February 9, 2009 | Ralph R. Reiland

Posted on 02/08/2009 10:57:18 PM PST by Syncro

What a start for Obama

By Ralph R. Reiland
Monday, February 9, 2009

"Well, That Certainly Didn't Take Long" was the headline on Maureen Dowd's column in The New York Times last Wednesday.

Dowd, unswervingly a Bush-basher and pro-Obama over the past two years, was referring to Obama's success in knocking himself off his elevated pedestal within two weeks of his inauguration.

Obama and his "arrogant attitude" went "SPLAT" (caps in Dowd's original) after a "cascade of appointments who 'forgot' to pay taxes" and the development of a "helter-skelter stimulus package."

Rasmussen Reports survey on Feb. 2 found that only 37 percent of Americans favor the administration-endorsed stimulus package. In a Gallup survey completed on Feb. 1, Obama's approval rating is 64 percent, down 19 points since his inauguration. Six more weeks of the same and he'll be at zero.

Simply put, the King of Hope became the Emperor with No Clothes even before the magazine covers celebrating his inauguration were off the shelves at Borders and Barnes & Noble.

*snip*

A grand jury is looking into $1.5 million in taxpayers' money that ended up in the coffers of California-based CDR Financial Products after the company donated $100,000 to [Bill] Richardson to register Hispanic and American Indian voters.

Timothy Geithner, Obama's now-confirmed Treasury secretary (a job that includes control of the IRS), also failed to "jump in" and pay $34,000 on money he earned from 2001 to 2004 while working for the International Monetary Fund. "Had his (Geithner's) vote come after the Daschle news, it's likely that Geithner would be the one leaving town today," reported Newsweek on Feb. 4.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; bho44; biden; bo; daschle; democrat; democrats; dowd; dowdsplat; first100days; geithner; joebiden; kingofhope; littlejoe; maureendowd; obama
"...the King of Hope became the Emperor with No Clothes...
1 posted on 02/08/2009 10:57:19 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

The Ayatollah Crapola..


2 posted on 02/08/2009 11:05:25 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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I like Dowd’s Charlie Manson reference.
3 posted on 02/08/2009 11:06:36 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: Syncro

The Ayatollah Crapola..


4 posted on 02/08/2009 11:06:54 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Syncro

He’ll be at the elementary school tomorrow.


5 posted on 02/08/2009 11:14:46 PM PST by HollyB (Nobama: Money does not grow on trees)
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To: Syncro

King of Hope for Dopes, that is.


6 posted on 02/08/2009 11:14:51 PM PST by Post Toasties (Conservatives allow the guilty to be executed but Lefties insist that the innocent be executed.)
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To: Syncro

Odooma. changeling and traitor marxist. Scaring the sheeple to follow his commie doctrine of hope-a-dope.


7 posted on 02/08/2009 11:15:39 PM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: Syncro
"Gallup survey completed on Feb. 1, Obama's approval rating is 64 percent, down 19 points since his inauguration. Six more weeks of the same and he'll be at zero."

Zero's the name, Empty suit's the game.

8 posted on 02/08/2009 11:19:57 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: HollyB
He’ll be at the elementary school tomorrow.

Good; maybe he'll learn something.

9 posted on 02/08/2009 11:27:56 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Jimmy Carter -- the first white Barack Obama.)
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To: Syncro

83% approval rating seems a little inflated to me, considering he didn’t get that many votes. 64 sounds more like the original number should be. Should be solidly below 50% by the end of the year and should continue dropping the rest of his tenure.


10 posted on 02/08/2009 11:35:11 PM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Syncro
Learning Islam, ALL it's ways and hatred for America Image and video hosting by TinyPic How much more proof do you need?
11 posted on 02/08/2009 11:44:54 PM PST by MtnMan101
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To: MtnMan101

12 posted on 02/09/2009 12:02:27 AM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Force of Truth
I fancy the survey question eliciting that 83% was:
"Do you think America can finally feel good about having a black president?"

HF

13 posted on 02/09/2009 12:08:43 AM PST by holden
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To: Prole
Believe this ! Image and video hosting by TinyPic
14 posted on 02/09/2009 12:17:20 AM PST by MtnMan101
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To: Syncro

“Freshman Senator created by the Chicago Political Machine Becomes Leader of the Free World.” The fact that he doesn’t know how to lead would be consistent with that headline. Or maybe this would be better: “The office of President of the United States to be Renamed ‘Global Community Organizer’”


15 posted on 02/09/2009 1:03:43 AM PST by RepublicanMeansAmerican
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To: Syncro

Smoking Gun: Democrat Insider Says “Obama Has Secret Plan to Fund a Patronage System”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGafMHsV4Ug&eurl=

I believe it. Listen particularly to the last line the guy says.


16 posted on 02/09/2009 2:03:05 AM PST by Technical Editor
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To: Syncro

17 posted on 02/09/2009 2:11:15 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Syncro

“Helter Skelter Stimulus”. Perfect. It is obvious Obozo has no clue what is in it. It is just something he got his socialist friends to come up with. The gang of three Republicans who will make this go should be purged.


18 posted on 02/09/2009 2:11:52 AM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: Technical Editor

I’ll be sharing this one.


19 posted on 02/09/2009 2:13:53 AM PST by sneakers
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To: Force of Truth
Should be solidly below 50% by the end of the year and should continue dropping the rest of his tenure.

I am giving him only 6 months before he falls from grace. And I am waiting for the disappointed liberal feeding frenzy to happen, of which Dowd's column is, most probably, a harbinger.

The gist of the matter is: the Dumbs had a perfect chance to elect Hillary and cement Dumbo policies for decades to come. Instead, they went overboard and got Zero elected, biting off way more than the public can chew, let alone digest. In many ways, I am glad McCain, an unpredictable "conservative", but a decent man, did not inherit this mess.

20 posted on 02/09/2009 2:53:59 AM PST by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Give 'em hell, Sarah!)
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To: Diogenesis

Good job on the photo. I have had a version of it on my FR page.


21 posted on 02/09/2009 3:08:01 AM PST by Canedawg ( I object to taxation without proper representation.)
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To: Syncro

The problem is , using a USA analogy, you can’t send him back to the minors after a few weeks in the big leagues, you are stuck with him!


22 posted on 02/09/2009 3:21:14 AM PST by Aussiebabe
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To: Syncro

“Regarding the stimulus package, supposedly designed to create jobs, there’s no cut in the U.S. corporate tax rate, currently the highest in the world. For small business, the sector that created 79 percent of the net new jobs in the American economy over the past 15 years, there’s not much more than lip service in the stimulus package, i.e., tax relief that amounts to less than 2 percent of package’s various spending and tax-reform proposals.”

My husband said within 2 years, any corporation that would be able to give massive jobs would move out of the country. American assumes because everyone always has WANTED to come here, they would fight to stay in a sinking ship. I think he’s right.


23 posted on 02/09/2009 3:48:44 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: Technical Editor

bump


24 posted on 02/09/2009 4:00:28 AM PST by patj
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To: Syncro

Obama’s off loading and flip floping on Ayers and the American people is going to yield pay back time. Watch the revolutionary french socialist procession to the guillotine in a neighborhood near you soon... It started with BDS...


25 posted on 02/09/2009 4:08:34 AM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Syncro
Obama’s a typical political con-job. “Hope and Change” are good political slogans but when it comes to actual governing, Obama is in way over his head.
26 posted on 02/09/2009 4:30:35 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama gets no free pass from Free Republic!)
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To: Syncro
Message to the main stream media and Follywood:

You arrogant, foul-attitude pimps caused the election of this incompetent, spoiled and unqualified “leader”.
America sinks because of you. Collusion in politics is not your role and frankly, your superficial judgment created the deep divide in this country while ushering a loser into the White House.

27 posted on 02/09/2009 4:39:37 AM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Syncro
Six more weeks of the same and he'll be at zero.

Zero at zero. I like the sound of that.

28 posted on 02/09/2009 5:21:19 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Syncro

Timothy Geithner, Obama’s now-confirmed Treasury secretary (a job that includes control of the IRS), Anybody see a problem with that for some reason advanced information to obama comes to mind.


29 posted on 02/09/2009 5:45:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Syncro
In a Gallup survey completed on Feb. 1, Obama's approval rating is 64 percent, down 19 points since his inauguration.

So, just who did Gallup poll here? Almost 50% voted AGAINST this clown, and many Hussein voters are already disappointed with the porkulousy bill. I feel his approval numbers should be reversed - 46%.

30 posted on 02/09/2009 5:53:58 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 ((D) = Taking the Culture of Corruption to lower standards.)
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To: Syncro

STOP Porkulus Maximus!


31 posted on 02/09/2009 5:56:11 AM PST by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: Syncro

When I see the “O” ads for Overstocked.com on TV I think of the White House...overstocked with “Choose your own adjective.”


32 posted on 02/09/2009 6:10:21 AM PST by A Strict Constructionist (Hitler advocated the nationalization of education, health care, transportation...)
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To: Syncro

I’m beginning to get the feeling that we might be saying “I told you so,” sooner that I originally surmised.


33 posted on 02/09/2009 6:12:18 AM PST by Allegra
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To: Syncro
CHANGE.


34 posted on 02/09/2009 6:15:09 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Dissent Is Patriotic!)
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To: RepublicanMeansAmerican

BO is his name, stink is his game.


35 posted on 02/09/2009 6:55:44 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Syncro; All

At least he’s not been attacked by a rabbit, yet.


36 posted on 02/09/2009 7:09:02 AM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Haha! Gotta show that one to my 15 year old son. He’s always saying “Fail” and “Epic fail”. It must be the latest saying in high school. :)


37 posted on 02/09/2009 7:22:21 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: o_zarkman44

But...but...I thought Obama was going to end the “politics of fear!”


38 posted on 02/09/2009 8:03:51 AM PST by ksm1
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To: ksm1
But...but...I thought Obama was going to end the “politics of fear!”

He did. I moved from fear as he ran for office to terror when the Community-Organizer-in-Chief was sworn in.

39 posted on 02/09/2009 9:39:05 AM PST by MathDoc (If there ever was a time that Obama looked like an amateur, itÂ’s right now.)
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons
Don't forget that Clinton got off to a rocky start and was getting dismal reviews by the middle of his first year--and still managed to get re-elected. With his legions of true believers, unlimited money, and the uncertainty that the Republicans will be able to unite around a strong candidate in 2012, it's very possible Obama'll get at least another term (assuming he doesn't become President for Life).

Chuck Todd, a liberal pundit, was on C-SPAN yesterday enthusiastically talking about how Obama might be able to mobilize the efforts of his supporters--apparently they have a database of 13 million names and even if 10% got involved at a particular moment, that's a lot of people. It sounded scary to me--a mass movement of mindless followers such as 20th-century totalitarian dictators were able to mobilize. Is that what America is headed for?

40 posted on 02/09/2009 9:50:03 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Arrowhead1952

To be fair, RINOs have no problem with the Marxist Usurper. And there are some more conservative Republicans who wanted to give Him a chance. They were hoping he would grow into the job. So I think it’s possible for the two weeks post inauguration survey to be higher than, say, 60%. But there is no doubt in my mind that th 80% number was manufactured—along with most everything else about this presidential zero.


41 posted on 02/09/2009 9:55:36 AM PST by dools007
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To: dools007
But there is no doubt in my mind that th 80% number was manufactured—along with most everything else about this presidential zero.

98.9346721% of statistics are made up on the spot.

42 posted on 02/09/2009 11:09:55 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: 1010RD
At least he’s not been attacked by a rabbit, yet.

He tried to walk thru a window and hit his head today on AF 1. The Barkulus is a klutz

43 posted on 02/09/2009 11:16:54 AM PST by 1000 silverlings (Everything that deceives also enchants: Plato)
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To: mountn man
98.9346721% of statistics are made up on the spot.

Laugh of the day.

Thank you.

44 posted on 02/09/2009 1:00:37 PM PST by highpockets
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To: mountn man

I once worked with a statistician. The guy could make any set of statistical data “prove” whatever outcome he desired.

Can anyone really tell me how The Marxist Onada has determined there are 11 million children without health care—without including illegals?


45 posted on 02/09/2009 1:49:13 PM PST by dools007
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To: Syncro
YES WE CAN !

NO WE CAN'T !

46 posted on 02/09/2009 1:52:13 PM PST by OB1kNOb (Obama? No hope. No Change. Just more of the same old same old. Only worse. Much worse.)
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