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The Obama Magic Fades
The Weekly Standard ^ | AUG 12, 2013, VOL. 18, NO. 45 | JAY COST

Posted on 08/03/2013 4:28:22 PM PDT by Hojczyk

There are two implications to draw from all this. First, the rough news cycles of recent months seem to have drawn President Obama’s job approval back to its “natural” range. His average approval since he was first inaugurated according to Real Clear Politics is 49 percent, a number that includes the significant bounces he received from his first inaugural, the killing of Osama bin Laden, and his reelection. Take those positive bumps out, and his approval has been fairly close to 47-48 percent for much of his time in office. The fact is he is a highly divisive president: Democrats strongly support him; Republicans strongly oppose him; and swing voters are split. It should not come as a huge surprise that, absent the pro-Obama hoopla of the winter months, the number should drift back downwards.

Second, it is to be expected that his job approval will rebound over time, at least a little. Bad news comes, and then it goes, often replaced by good news. Even if such a bounce never comes his way again, he still should rebound some, for a good portion of his decline over recent months has come among Democratic-leaning groups like young people and minorities. In the meantime it will be very difficult for Obama to move an agenda through Congress. Dividing the country into two, roughly equal parts might be a fine way to win reelection, but it hardly makes for much of a mandate. The Beltway intelli-gentsia love to complain about gridlock, but the Framers of our Constitution counted on it: When the country is divided as deeply and evenly as it is today, our system of divided powers, federalism, and checks-and-balances is not going to produce much of substance.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs

1 posted on 08/03/2013 4:28:22 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

His approval rating at my house always has been and always will be ZERO.


2 posted on 08/03/2013 4:31:49 PM PDT by Argus
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To: All
The monstrous Obama govt we, the people, live under---is utterly capable of extraordinary crimes against its people.

<><> Benghazi do-nothing WRT slaughtered Americans

<><> Hillary's State Dept covers-up sex scandals---obstructs justice---scrubs investigations

<><> Holder's DOJ (labels journo Rosen a criminal--seizes AP dcumnts--snoops USSC/Congress' blackberries)

<><> IRS political targeting

<><> IRS steals 60 million private medical records

<><> HHS' Sibelius strong-arms Obamacare insurance providers for money

<><> secret NSA snooping

<><> IRS sending $45 Million/32,000 EITC refunds to illegals at ONE address.

<><> Lets Snowden globe-trot w/ US secrets

<><> EPA uses phantom email accounts

<><> Holder's Fast and Furious gun-running; savage drug cartels kill two US border patrol agents

<><> 5 million Ohaha henchmen w/ top security clearance---Ntl security undermined

<><> govt wiretaps rose 71% last year alone

<><> O uses drones to shoot down Americans outside military parameters

<><> monstrous TSA travesties

<><> Solyndra and other green money-laundries

<><> sucking up to gays and other predator/perverts

<><> forces Boy Scouts to admit gays.

<><> Obamacare laws violated at will

<><> The Data Hub---HHS' database of personal info

<><> PP'hood to control Data Hub

<><> forcing primitive populations w/ Third World loyalties on US taxpayers

<><> violating 2nd amendment rights

<><> empowering Planned Parnthood's abortion savagery

<><>PP profiteering as O'Care navigator

<><> police state---monitoring license plates 24/7

<><> food foreign aid---EBT card abuse

<><> Obamas' non-stop luxe tax-pay vacays.

<><>DOJ advises Muslim council edgy social media posts violate civil rights/religious freedom---
bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's inflammatory postings not mentioned

<><>DOJ asserts "global Christian terror" (?) rivals worldwide threat of Islamic violence.

===================================================

Obama admin investigated by the House, Senate, FBI

"Let 'em investigate; our offshore holdings
of federal funds look better everyday."

3 posted on 08/03/2013 4:36:18 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Hojczyk
Bad news comes, and then it goes, often replaced by good news.

About the only good news that can come from the Obama administration is that it is over.

4 posted on 08/03/2013 4:41:25 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

The Current Occupant of the White Hut possessed magic?

Who knew?

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot. Didn’t Peter, Paul & Mary have a cute little ditty they sang, “Barack, the Magic Negro”?

Try getting that one out of your head.


5 posted on 08/03/2013 4:58:38 PM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: Hojczyk

Another number cruncher.

“Understand yourself and understand your opponents and in one hundred battles you will not be defeated.”

The Democrats hired a room full of sociologists and psychologists to help them win the last election. They didn’t just COUNT votes, they PRODUCED votes for the Democrats. The Democrats take advantage of people’s feelings. Why don’t we?


6 posted on 08/03/2013 5:04:21 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Liz

All those things you mentioned, are resume enhancers for Odumbo.


7 posted on 08/03/2013 5:12:59 PM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: Hojczyk

Magic is not needed when you are holding a gun in your hand.


8 posted on 08/03/2013 5:30:15 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Hojczyk

Epiphany.

The media strives to divide the country as evenly as possible with their coverage so that THEY get to determine the outcome of elections. The media’s goal is to have everything 49-49 and they, the media, try to sway one way or the other.


9 posted on 08/03/2013 5:32:13 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Hojczyk

The Orlando Magic too


10 posted on 08/03/2013 5:43:00 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: Hojczyk

Obama never HAD magic all he had was
poor slight of hand and a willing media assistant.


11 posted on 08/03/2013 5:44:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Hojczyk

BS. This is just the GOP claiming victory and doing a victory lap rather than engage the kenyan on obamacare or the scandals. Boehner and crew can’t wait to weasel out of a political brawl and head to some vacation fun. Expect more of the same when they get back. Anything to avoid confrontation with the Dems. Once again these beltway GOP losers can’t wait to leave the heavy listing to the electorate.


12 posted on 08/03/2013 5:50:34 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Hojczyk; All

The best indicator of a PHONY ADMINISTRATION is the number of its REAL SCANDALS.

Commie Obama’s talking points are thus smokescreen distractions for the products of Obama’s first 4 years in office:

* Refusal to close US Southern Border to Mexican illegal alien invaders
* No known un-forged records of Place of Birth
* No known un-forged records of University grades
* Benghazi Massacre
* Dereliction of Duty as CIC during Benghazi Massacre
* Cover up of Benghazi Massacre
* Destruction of Seal Team Six
* Cover up of Fast and Furious murder of US Border Agent by Exec. Order
* IRS-Obama’care” Commune Death Grip on Wealth and Health
* NSA-Gestapo Death Grip on all citizen’s communications
* Use Courts against News Media
* Use of Supreme Court to install Un-Constitutional Obama’care’ Tax
* Destruction of the US Coal Industry
* Refusal to permit XL Pipeline construction
* Trillion Dollar a year Federal Overspending
* Monthly violations of the US Constitution by Obama
* Use of Exec. Orders to bypass Congress


13 posted on 08/03/2013 6:20:49 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Hojczyk

The media is holding up a failure and if is seen as a failure they fail, so round and round we go


14 posted on 08/03/2013 6:25:04 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Hojczyk

So can someone tell me why the RINOs like John McCrazy are so eager to tie their boats to that sinking ship?

Immigration is a loser for the nation until we get illegal immigration under control. No one really opposes immigration, we oppose ILLEGALS.


15 posted on 08/03/2013 7:02:51 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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16 posted on 08/03/2013 7:05:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: alloysteel

“Magic”

“the art of producing illusions as entertainment by the use of sleight of hand, deceptive devices, etc...”

As defined here:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/magic?s=t

I, however, have not found the last five years to be entertaining at all.


17 posted on 08/03/2013 7:37:13 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Hojczyk

When your PR team is the MSM, you don’t need magic.


18 posted on 08/03/2013 7:52:24 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Hojczyk
When will his pretenses, obfuscating, and outright lying to the people he serves that perpetuates tyranny upon his idealogical enemies by imposing oppressive edicts, while denying Constitutionally guaranteed liberty likewise diminish?

That's the article I want to read.

19 posted on 08/04/2013 4:48:58 AM PDT by Dysart (Control your destiny or someone else will. -- Jack Welch)
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To: Hojczyk

Shorter Cost: Obama magic fades, but not enough.


20 posted on 08/04/2013 5:06:01 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: blueunicorn6

“...they PRODUCED votes for the Democrats.”

They did, and they did a damned good job of it, they did it in ways we thought were extremely silly, but it worked.

Our side DOES need to learn how to market a lot better.


21 posted on 08/04/2013 5:08:14 AM PDT by jocon307
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