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Obama: Letís face it, Congress is hurting my approval rating
Hot Air ^ | August 22, 2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 08/22/2011 7:50:09 PM PDT by RobinMasters

Not an absurd claim on its face — in theory, the more people hate “Washington” generally, the more all relevant players should suffer — but it’s astounding to think this is the same guy who swore up and down on the trail that he was going to transform the way D.C. does business. Three years ago his message was, “Elect me and strike a blow for hope.” Now his message is, “Reelect me because Congress is hopeless.” Now that’s Change.

CBS’s edit of the interview doesn’t include Obama’s full answer so here it is in the interest of fairness:

Mason: This past week Congress’ popularity obviously is, they’re, it barely registers. But this past week your popularity hit a record low. What does that say to you?

President Obama: Well, what it says to me is I’m the President of the United States and when people aren’t happy with what’s happening in Washington, that I’m gonna be impacted just like Congress is. And you know I completely understand that, we expected that.

But when you look at how people feel about my approach to deficit reduction or when you look at how people feel about my belief that we’ve gotta continue to invest in education or medical research or making sure that we’re rebuilding our roads and our bridges and our seaports and our airports, when you look at how people feel about the agenda to rebuild America so that it’s competitive in the 21st century that I’ve been promoting over the last couple of years, it turns out that people are supportive of that.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: deerleader; miserablefailure; notsatire; obambi; whiner

1 posted on 08/22/2011 7:50:13 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Do you want to piss off a liberal? Tell them that they aren’t popular anymore. It’s a college kid thing.


2 posted on 08/22/2011 7:51:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: RobinMasters

FUBO


3 posted on 08/22/2011 7:52:09 PM PDT by A message
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To: RobinMasters

He’s probably been given the heads-up that his poll numbers are headed lower.


4 posted on 08/22/2011 7:52:57 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: RobinMasters
Time to sing along- everyone now!

From "Obama Blames" search results (just the first few pages)

Obama blames George W. Bush, hard working Americans, and just bad luck
Obama blames the internet
Obama Blames Arab Spring and Japan's Earthquake
Obama Blames Messy Democracy
Obama Blames Politics
Obama Blames 'Wrangling'
Obama Blames ATMs
Obama Blames Congress Republicans
Obama Blames Washington
Obama blames Bush, Europe
Obama Blames Tea Party and God
Obama Blames "Network of Misinformation"
Obama Blames 'Splintered' News Media
Obama blames speculators
Obama Blames Israel
Obama Blames America
Obama Blames Lazy Oil Companies
Obama blames our economy on luck
Obama Blames US High Schools
Obama Blames US 'Democracy'
Obama Blames the Brass
Obama blames political wrangling
Obama Blames Insufficient Stimulus
Obama now blames poor
Obama Blames Dumb Children
Obama Blames Intelligence
Obama Blames "Twitters" Gaffe On Speechwriter
Obama blames bad weather
Obama blames convenience
Obama blames growing demand in India

5 posted on 08/22/2011 7:53:21 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: RobinMasters
what it says to me is I’m the President of the United States and when people aren’t happy with what’s happening in Washington, that I’m gonna be impacted just like Congress is.

can it be that it hasn't sunk in that we think you're the enemy?

6 posted on 08/22/2011 7:55:15 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: mnehring

didn’t he blame bitter clingers for something once?


7 posted on 08/22/2011 7:56:40 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: RobinMasters

Obama’s narcissistic personality disorder make him incapable of taking the blame for anything.


8 posted on 08/22/2011 7:59:08 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: RobinMasters

“And it means that there are times where Congress is gonna do things despite what I saw as opposed to because I think this is the right direction for the country.”

Can anyone translate this into English?

I’m thinking he had to be on drugs when he spat out this monster.
OK, never mind, waste of time. Just the usual Obama bullshit.


9 posted on 08/22/2011 8:00:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (Let me be clear: my nose is packed with so much cocaine I can't remember the name of the guy intervi)
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To: RobinMasters

well maybe he could executive order it away then


10 posted on 08/22/2011 8:01:03 PM PDT by molson209
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To: RobinMasters
"But when you look at how people feel about my approach to deficit reduction or when you look at how people feel about my belief that we’ve gotta continue to invest in education or medical research or making sure that we’re rebuilding our roads and our bridges and our seaports and our airports, when you look at how people feel about the agenda to rebuild America so that it’s competitive in the 21st century that I’ve been promoting over the last couple of years, it turns out that people are supportive of that."

Obama is an idiot. His Marxist approach is bankrupting America and is creating nothing but depression.

11 posted on 08/22/2011 8:01:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: RobinMasters
I've never seen a President like this. He never has a plan of his own for anything. He is responsible for nothing. Everything is someone else's fault.

I knew he had no administrative experience, but this man has some maturity and leadership issues.

12 posted on 08/22/2011 8:02:24 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: RobinMasters

13 posted on 08/22/2011 8:02:35 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: mnehring

Actually we now have a new drinking game. We have worn out the “unexpectedly” drinking game and now we have the “It’s not my fault it is the fault of(insert your favorite excuse here).


14 posted on 08/22/2011 8:04:50 PM PDT by calex59
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To: the invisib1e hand

That was probably after page 3. There were over six hundred thousand results for Obama Blames so I think I would get zotted for posting them all.


15 posted on 08/22/2011 8:04:50 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: calex59

I guess we’ll need Obamacare for all the new livers?


16 posted on 08/22/2011 8:05:54 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: tumblindice
Can anyone translate this into English?

It means that he wasn't reading from a teleprompter.

17 posted on 08/22/2011 8:06:15 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: RobinMasters
"...making sure that we’re rebuilding our roads and our bridges and our seaports and our airports, when you look at how people feel about the agenda to rebuild America so that it’s competitive in the 21st century that I’ve been promoting over the last couple of years, it turns out that people are supportive of that."

That trillion dollars in stimulus money would have rebuilt every road, airport, bridge and seaport in the world ten times over!!

18 posted on 08/22/2011 8:07:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Reminds me of a just-cut bull thats wonders why he can’t command any respect. “I could swear I just had a big set; what’s going on?”

Jesse Jackson had this part envisioned.


19 posted on 08/22/2011 8:07:44 PM PDT by One Name
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To: mnehring

Actually I think Bozo is trying to kill off all the conservatives with alcohol poisoning.


20 posted on 08/22/2011 8:09:22 PM PDT by calex59
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To: tumblindice; RobinMasters
“And it means that there are times where Congress is gonna do things despite what I saw as opposed to because I think this is the right direction for the country.”

Reminds me of the King Friday the Thirteenth puppet character on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

21 posted on 08/22/2011 8:13:34 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: RobinMasters

‘President Obama: Well, what it says to me is I’m the President of the United States and when people aren’t happy with what’s happening in Washington, that I’m gonna be impacted just like Congress is. And you know I completely understand that, we expected that.’

Coulda swore obama worked in Washington!

Trying Truman’s ‘do nothing Congress’ is a brilliant stroke to cover obama’s incompetence! harry reid, recently relected, will just table anything from the house and ‘Do nothing!’


22 posted on 08/22/2011 8:13:56 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: RobinMasters
Pot calls kettle black.

Sorry, Mr. President, your disapproval ratings are high because your very economic policies in regards to regulations and taxation are causing businesses and consumers to close their pocketbooks out of fear. Small wonder why there's so much interest in Republican candidates for 2012.

23 posted on 08/22/2011 8:14:19 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: RobinMasters; All

Hey, we’re only about half way there...


24 posted on 08/22/2011 8:16:36 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: RobinMasters

Delusional! There is no other word for it! I think he is marginally insane! I really believe he is impeachable because he is incapable of forming a coherent thought! He is incapacitated by the demands of the job and may be the stupidest president ever elected.


25 posted on 08/22/2011 8:18:30 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: tumblindice
Just the usual Obama bullshit.

Barack sh!t, much more smelly and totally useless.

26 posted on 08/22/2011 8:21:12 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (I'll follow an eloquent Allen West out of hell.)
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To: RobinMasters

No, Obama and his policies is hurting his approval rating!


27 posted on 08/22/2011 8:21:27 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: RobinMasters

You are doing just fine all by yourlonesome, Mr. Pres__ _ent.


28 posted on 08/22/2011 8:23:44 PM PDT by madison10
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Do you want to piss off a liberal? Tell them that they aren’t popular anymore. It’s a college kid thing.

You give them too much credit, Fling - it's more like a high school thing...

29 posted on 08/22/2011 8:27:47 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: RobinMasters

I literally laughed out loud!

Obama: “The only thing keeping me from winning is I have opposition!”

I hope the nightmare ends soon!


30 posted on 08/22/2011 8:28:08 PM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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To: MortMan; RobinMasters

If Obama ever blames himself, it would be one of those existential moments that would rip a hole in the space/time continuum.


31 posted on 08/22/2011 8:32:01 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring; RobinMasters

I bet when he passes gas he blames the secret service!

Oh - and Robin, I loved seeing your Ferrari on Magnum PI! ;-P


32 posted on 08/22/2011 8:34:58 PM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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To: RobinMasters
with Obama, “it's always someone elses fault”. I wonder if the Whitehouse has all the mirrors removed?
33 posted on 08/22/2011 8:40:37 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: tumblindice

Harvard should be embarrassed that they awarded a degree to anyone so inarticulate.
34 posted on 08/22/2011 8:44:15 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: RobinMasters

CBS is nothing but a shill for liberal’s & Democrats. Sickening bast@rds.


35 posted on 08/22/2011 8:45:12 PM PDT by CardeadInKy ("The problem with Liberalism is that eventually you run out of other people's money" -Marg Thatcher)
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To: mnehring

George Bush, who doesn’t have a vote in congress and who no longer occupies The White House, is to blame for it all.

He broke Obama’s promise, to put all bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them.

He broke Obama’s promise, to have the congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.

He broke Obama’s promise, to end earmarks.

He broke Obama’s promise, to keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent.

He broke Obama’s promise, to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first year.

He broke Obama’s promise, to make peace with direct, no precondition talks with America’s most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a new era of global cooperation.

He broke Obama’s promise, to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high White House jobs.

He broke Obama’s promise, to end no-compete contracts with the government.

He broke Obama’s promise, to disclose the names of all attendees at closed White House meetings.

He broke Obama’s promise, for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all matters.

He broke Obama’s promise, to have chosen a home church to attend Sunday services with his family by Easter of last year.


36 posted on 08/22/2011 8:48:16 PM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
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To: mnehring
Now we know why they took two planes to the Vineyard.

He finally has gotten to the bottom of the barrel and is now blaming MICHELLE. All her fault.

37 posted on 08/22/2011 8:57:42 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Obama’s narcissistic personality disorder make him incapable of taking the blame for anything.

Have you ever heard of any liberal taking the blame for anything? Ever?

38 posted on 08/22/2011 9:00:48 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: RobinMasters

Obama + Idiocracy = Obidiocracy


39 posted on 08/22/2011 9:11:41 PM PDT by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: RobinMasters

Four more years! Four more years!(not)


40 posted on 08/22/2011 9:20:51 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: RobinMasters; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000

it gives people a sense that, you know what, their President's not some remote, detached guy on a TV screen.

41 posted on 08/22/2011 9:28:59 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo

LOL - that’s bound to give me nightmares.


42 posted on 08/22/2011 9:32:57 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: RobinMasters

that clinches it he’s deaf dumb and blind


43 posted on 08/22/2011 9:46:15 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Steely Tom

NO...his internal numbers have completely tanked...bye bye WH occupant...


44 posted on 08/22/2011 9:49:27 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: RobinMasters
Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 515 days as of August 23, 2011.

Resign obama - We the people3
The schmuck stops here

45 posted on 08/22/2011 9:49:34 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Obama’s narcissistic personality disorder make him incapable of taking the blame for anything.

Oh he's capable....he has a choice to deny and accept the evidence or not. He's choosing to blame because he has a group of people telling him how to deflect the obvious...they are all in the blame game mode....he simply follows his orders.

46 posted on 08/22/2011 9:54:58 PM PDT by caww
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To: annieokie
now blaming MICHELLE. All her fault.

The marriage is over no doubt. They're both playing the Hillary/Billy boy card...public appearances with smiles...but they're done.

47 posted on 08/22/2011 9:57:48 PM PDT by caww
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To: RobinMasters

Typical of a child.


48 posted on 08/22/2011 10:14:08 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Mr B has a new cousin on the way!)
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To: caww
If he can't deliever the 2012 election for her, you know its over.

But they will stay married for convenience, and she will purchase her new home perhaps in Hillary's neighborhood with the elites. Kinda scary come to think of it.

49 posted on 08/23/2011 5:18:58 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: annieokie

I think many political marriages are just that...convienance. Part of presenting the right picture. Michelle never looks happy and scowls far too much for a first lady. She should at least try to present our nation....but like Obama it isn’t about our nation...it’s about them so that’s what they project.


50 posted on 08/23/2011 8:35:26 PM PDT by caww
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