Skip to comments.Obama gains foothold; GOP autumn surge behind him
Posted on 05/31/2011 9:48:01 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON Six months after Republicans alarmed Democrats with a midterm election wave, President Barack Obama has shaken off the jitters and found his political footing despite sluggish economic growth and deep public anxiety about the direction of the country.
The White House now displays an air of confidence, bolstered in part by achievements such as the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. commandos and the financial success of an auto industry that Obama bailed out over the objections of many.
Obama is also benefiting from the absence of negatives. The economy, while lethargic, is growing. The private sector is creating jobs. Natural disasters, while deadly and plentiful, have not developed into governmental crises. Skyrocketing gas prices, which fed the public's economic fears, are now subsiding. And the GOP's signature budget plan, ambitious in its spending reductions, has lost its luster with the public.
"It is likely he will be re-elected, in my opinion," veteran Republican pollster Wes Anderson says.
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meanwhile the hot air balloon has a massive tear in it and the passenger basket is burning...
I’m still looking for shots of him playing golf yesterday to popup somewhere.. his 70th round or such.
Author is not acquainted with reality...
.. or emblematic of his first term.. a wreck.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon walk past a wrecked car as they inspect tornado damage in Joplin, Missouri, May 29, 2011. Obama travelled to Joplin, scene of last week's disaster, to inspect the damage and participate in a memorial service. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Author is not acquainted with reality...
Psychotropic drugs most likely. ;-)
WTH is this? Certainly not reporting. It makes me want to hurl.
Rush just read this-—it’s a total parroting of the AP story.
It's "WTF" = win the future. Barry's slogan: WTF. Fitting.
He quotes a “former” Republican chairman from a blue state. Also, a supposedly Republican pollster who says Obama will probably be reelected. The defeatism within the Republican Party’s left wing is stunning. If good conservatives don’t disassociate themselves from this Party of naysayers then we deserve all we get...
Check your blue dress mister kuhnhenn... obama left a stain on it.
“President Barack Obama has shaken off the jitters and found his political footing despite sluggish economic growth and deep public anxiety about the direction of the country.”.....
Home prices: ‘Double-dip’ confirmed- CNNMoney
Home prices hit another new low in the first quarter, down 5.1% from a year ago to levels not reached since 2002.
It was the third straight quarterly drop for the S&P/Case-Shiller national home price index, which was released Tuesday. Prices are now down 32.7% from their peak set five years ago.
“Home prices continue on their downward spiral with no relief in sight,” said David Blitzer, spokesman for Standard and Poor’s.
The index covers 80% of the housing market, and this month’s report confirmed “a double-dip in home prices across much of the nation,” said Blitzer.
“Obama is also benefiting from the absence of negatives”....
What in hell are these idiots smoking?
go check out some newspaper archives, it is so totally like the leadup to Carter-Reagan
The level of delusion in this piece is stratospheric.
Is Jim Kuhnhenn having an acid flashback? He’s crazy.
Missed this. We’re on the same wavelength, eh?
Gains foothold? Maybe a boot up his butt.
I hope the ‘rats keep convincing themselves everything is okeydokey and keep encouraging Barky to act like the America hating commie putz he normally is. Barky continuing to act true to form is the best argument against re-electing him.
The AP is even predicting that Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker of the House again in 2013!
Indeed they require treatment asap.
In your acid destroyed mind Jim, your boy is going down.
The MSM method of journalism...just wish it to be so, write up your wishful thinking with a few of corroborating quotes by supposed Republicans no one has ever heard of and of course lots of Democrats who agree with you and it will become true!
These libs are delusional!
Already the storm wrecked cars are being tagged by taggers?
The double-dip news is trickling out...perhaps he won’t be in a second honeymoon long.
“The AP is even predicting that Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker of the House again in 2013.”
Why would anyone want that? (or wish it on their worst enemy?)
Congress, through it’s legislative agenda has a huge effect on the US economy (the president just gets the credit or blame for their acts). The economic conditions we are experiencing are a direct result of the 4 years of Democrat dominance under Pelosi/Reid. 2006 - 2010
Think the economy is bad now? Try Pelosi/Reid redux II.
...another one of those geniuses who finds everything "unexpected".
LOL...gotta laugh at the BS from the lib media...if there was a GOP autumn surge what’s going to happen this autumn with the price of gas and home heating oil higher than ever, unemployment still near 9% and the economy in the sh!tter??? i’m sure the liars in the media will come up with something else to give obozo a “foothold”....
Apparently Mr. Jim Kuhnhenn is a blithering idiot.
Ah, but even his .... smells good!
That’s possible. I looked up his photo. He has a 60’s haircut... one of those girl cuts. LOL
No, I’m not sure what the SE means, but the orange X’s indicate the vehicle was checked and cleared for remains or survivors.
Another AP campaign press release for President Super Fly.
I don't know, but it's something that completely relieves the smoker of any association with reality.
He is a hippy-poofter!
The Ass. Press must buy kneepads by the gross.
If you put your ear up to your screen when reading this story, you can actually hear its author whistling past the graveyard!
Is this from The Onion?
“Obama is also benefiting from the absence of negatives. The economy, while lethargic, is growing. The private sector is creating jobs.”
The farmers won’t need to buy fertilizer if they can get enough of this kind of BS.
A couple weeks ago on the morning local ABC news, the teleprompter reader said this about the rising unemployment rate:
"The unemployment rate rose "X %" due to the economy now offering new jobs which is resulting in more people looking for jobs again.........."
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