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Analysis: Americans Doubt Obama Can Deliver Change
Newsmax ^ | 7/21/09

Posted on 07/21/2009 7:05:57 AM PDT by FromLori

Six months into his historic presidency, Americans are beginning to show the first real signs of doubt that President Barack Obama can deliver on his promise of change.

A new poll out Monday suggested that amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, rising unemployment, and a ballooning deficit, the honeymoon could be waning for Obama.

And the president's determination to push through a radical reform of the creaking US healthcare system could come to define the success or failure of his fledgling presidency.

Obama has invested much personally in his high-stakes campaign, a cornerstone of his 2008 White House race which saw him defeat Republican rival John McCain to become America's first African-American president.

But the far-reaching plans to afford health insurance for all Americans have left many worrying who will end up footing the bill.

Six months after his January 20 inauguration attracted record crowds and television audiences, Obama remains popular at home with a 59 percent approval rating according to a poll by ABC News television and the Washington Post.

But it was the first time that the rating had slipped below 60 percent. And it marks a six percent fall since June.

Obama's detractors meanwhile have plenty of fodder to fuel their discontent.

Unemployment has hit more than 10 percent in 15 states and in the capital Washington, the promised economic recovery has still not arrived and the nation's deficit has passed a trillion dollars.

While 52 percent of Americans said they still supported the Democratic leader's economic policies, that is down on 56 percent last month.

And 46 percent told the pollsters that they did not back Obama's proposals, with for the first time the numbers of people who strongly disapprove surpassing those who strongly approve.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoeconomy; bhofascsim; economy; healthcare; hopechangey; hopeychangemas; obama; obamacare; polls; socialism

1 posted on 07/21/2009 7:05:57 AM PDT by FromLori
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To: FromLori

I am 100% certain it will deliver change if passed. Most costs, higher taxes, less efficient, longer waits, less service.....


2 posted on 07/21/2009 7:06:55 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: FromLori

Oh, he’s delivering change alright. Change that’s sending us into the toilet.

The change we really need is sending this lazy impostor back to Kenya (or Indonesia, his choice).


3 posted on 07/21/2009 7:07:42 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: FromLori

All ZERO does is lie, who doesn’t know.


4 posted on 07/21/2009 7:08:20 AM PDT by Tarpon
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To: FromLori

How much longer ca it possibly be until we start seeing the state-run media begin to blame everyone for being racists and always making a black peson the scapegoat or fall guy?

You can almost hear it now, Obama’s black and he was set up and it’s easy for us to blame the black guy for all our problems in “white America”.


5 posted on 07/21/2009 7:10:37 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: Tarpon

If you call going back to the economic and foreign policy of the 1970s change.


6 posted on 07/21/2009 7:11:16 AM PDT by Patrick1 (I'm not calling in sick; I'm calling in gone!)
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To: FromLori
Oh I am certain Obama can deliver change.

Obama can change the United States from an economic titan in to an economic wreck.

Obama can change the United States from the leader of the Free World to the leader of the worlds despotic Regimes.

7 posted on 07/21/2009 7:16:32 AM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: FromLori

That would be because he’s never run a lemonade stand and is an asshole.

Am I going to get banned for saying the sky is blue?


8 posted on 07/21/2009 7:20:45 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: FromLori

“Unemployment has hit more than 10 percent in 15 states and in the capital Washington, the promised economic recovery has still not arrived and the nation’s deficit has passed a trillion dollars.”

Unemployment Could be 20% in all 57 states, the deficit could be 10 trillion dollars and the media will STILL blame GW Bush while reporting that Obama is as popular as ever.


9 posted on 07/21/2009 7:21:00 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Pontiac
Oh I am certain Obama can deliver change.

Obama can change the United States from an economic titan in to an economic wreck.

Obama can change the United States from the leader of the Free World to the leader of the worlds despotic Regimes.

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Pretty soon, they will be SCREAMING for even more change...

Change Obama

10 posted on 07/21/2009 7:22:25 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: FromLori
Six months into his historic presidency

This phrase always bothers me. I don't particularly care that JFK was the first Catholic president or that obama is the first partially black person to usurp our White House. I won't care if our next president is the first woman in the White House. No presidency is "historic" in any meaningful sense just because the occupant of the position has a new but superficial physical trait. What should matter to historians is whether the president has unique ability, or whether that leader demonsrates exceptional responses to the challenges that our country faces.

BTW, I would be thrilled to see a historic presidency in which the next resident of our White House is (1) eligible for the position, (2) a believer in the Constitution of the United States with all of the written amendments including the 1st, 2nd, 9th, and 10th, and (3) someone who thinks babies are a good thing and not just a punishment that can be made to go away. Those traits alone would make the next presidency historic, if we're lucky enough to have another election, and the detail that such a president might be a rather cute former Alaskan governor should be a footnote rather than the primary focus of any historical commentary.

11 posted on 07/21/2009 7:23:24 AM PDT by TurtleUp (So this is how liberty dies - to thunderous applause!)
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To: Pontiac
Oh I am certain Obama can deliver change.

Obama can change the United States from an economic titan in to an economic wreck.

Obama can change the United States from the leader of the Free World to the leader of the worlds despotic Regimes.

Since that is what I was going to say I will just repeat your comment.

The real caveat is that it is being done on purpose rather than by some bumbling incompetence by the Democrats. As long as the media keep flying cover for him some will sleep through the "change" until it is too late.

We must continue to bombard the media and Congress with our ideas and expose the present administration for who they really are.

12 posted on 07/21/2009 7:25:21 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Always Right

Change will include secession, civil war, and revolution.


13 posted on 07/21/2009 7:26:16 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB
Change will include secession, civil war, and revolution.

Won't really be a civil war, Liberals will not fight. The standing armed forces are almost 100% Red-State. It would be a walk in the park.

14 posted on 07/21/2009 7:31:14 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots

It won’t be unopposed.

Think of the mindset of the BATF.
I know their aren’t enough of them, but it won’t be a cakewalk. People will die.


15 posted on 07/21/2009 7:32:41 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB
Obamunism is not going to be very successful. It is going to go the way of Socialist/Marxist experiments elsewhere... only this time, Social tensions are set to explode.

Obama communist

16 posted on 07/21/2009 7:34:32 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: FromLori
Who was it that said cancer brings change too?
17 posted on 07/21/2009 7:35:27 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Have you punished an 0bama supporter today?)
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To: FromLori

Oh he’s delivering change alright....the little bit that still jingles in the pockets of gouged Americans!


18 posted on 07/21/2009 7:37:29 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Bon mots

From my observation,
the left is pushing for a race war.

I believe they want this to happen
while they have control of the State
so that they can have and excuse to do
what they always do historically -
use the power of the state to kill their
ideological enemies.

This is why the birth cert thing is so
frustrating. You know that public officials
are withholding the evidence out of fear of
racial violence when 0bama is proven ineligible.

But, the left is pushing for this violence anyway.


19 posted on 07/21/2009 7:39:14 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: FromLori

Can we apply a little Honduran therapy as well?


20 posted on 07/21/2009 7:39:47 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: FromLori

Oh, he can deliver change. Bad change.


21 posted on 07/21/2009 7:42:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Bon mots
Same old, same old, no change.
22 posted on 07/21/2009 7:42:41 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

bttt


23 posted on 07/21/2009 7:43:22 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: tflabo
CHANGE?

What he is delivering calls for change.

Same stuff that makes change necessary when found in diapers.

24 posted on 07/21/2009 7:44:32 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Pontiac
And who will replace the United States as leader of the Free world? Israel?
25 posted on 07/21/2009 7:45:01 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: FromLori

Obama can deliver change the same way Lenin and Trotsky did. But with a smile.


26 posted on 07/21/2009 7:49:31 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Always Right
Recylcing Jimmy Carter isn't change.. its just more of the

SAME LD $#1T


27 posted on 07/21/2009 7:51:57 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: SharpRightTurn

Beat me to it...he is keeping everyone of his ill-considered promises.


28 posted on 07/21/2009 8:00:21 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: FromLori

Obama and the Democrats can deliver change if they are willing to commit suicide in the process (which they just may be). The outrage caused by ramming this thru over voter objections will send them off to the electoral wilderness, but the incoming GOP will find it VERY difficult to subsequently pull recipeints away from the Government teat. The country will be by then addicted to Socialism and “changed” forever. Commited true Leftists may take that bargain.


29 posted on 07/21/2009 8:15:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: FromLori
Analysis: Americans Doubt Obama Can Deliver Change

Absolutely dead wrong!!! Obama will deliver all the change he intended to deliver - $0.02 here, $0.05 there . . . . .



/extreme sarc

30 posted on 07/21/2009 8:45:51 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Bon mots

Hope you don’t mind if I steal that picture.


31 posted on 07/21/2009 9:48:34 AM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: myknowledge
And who will replace the United States as leader of the Free world? Israel?

I don’t know if there will be a Free World for very long with out a Super Power to defend it.

With slave states like China growing in power, if there is no Fortress America to defend freedom from such states who can?

Appeaser Europe can not be counted upon to defend itself let alone another democracy.

Israel will defend itself as long as it can but it does not have the strength or the reach to defend another state.

No, with out the United States defending Freedom I do not think there is anyone to defend Freedom in the world.

32 posted on 07/21/2009 9:56:31 AM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Pontiac
Hope you don’t mind if I steal that picture.

Be my guest!
Visit my FReepPage for more.


33 posted on 07/21/2009 3:49:23 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Pontiac
Hope you don’t mind if I steal that picture.

I posted two, so I'm not sure which you meant...

The first one, or this one:


34 posted on 07/21/2009 3:51:09 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots

Sorry the first one.

Bread lines and soup kitchens is where I see Obama taking us.


35 posted on 07/21/2009 4:32:21 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: FromLori
Six months into his historic presidency, Americans are beginning to show the first real signs of doubt that President Barack Obama can deliver on his promise of change.

Then they aren't watching carefully. Change is all they're getting. A change from capitalism to communism.

36 posted on 07/21/2009 4:33:38 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: Pontiac
Then the Free World is doomed as we know it, and in its place will be a global dictatorship.
37 posted on 07/21/2009 11:28:20 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: Obadiah

A convenient choice for the globalist elite.


38 posted on 07/21/2009 11:30:53 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge
Then the Free World is doomed as we know it, and in its place will be a global dictatorship.

Only if Obama and the Democrap Congress are permitted to continue their assault on the Constitution unabated.

I believe that the general public is beginning to become aware that this administration is on the wrong path and will let it’s voice be heard.

I also believe that this rush to socialism by the Libs will cause a blood letting in the 2010 election that will make the 1994 election look pale in comparison.

39 posted on 07/22/2009 6:33:38 AM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: FromLori

I would categorize myself as Hoping That He Can’t.


40 posted on 07/22/2009 6:34:15 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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