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Watching the Obama Presidency Die
Commentary Magazine ^ | 05.05.2014 | Peter Wehner

Posted on 05/05/2014 1:32:48 PM PDT by kingattax

The news for Democrats, already bad this year, just got worse. Consider this story in the USA Today:

A nationwide USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll shows the strongest tilt to Republican candidates at this point in a midterm year in at least two decades, including before partisan “waves” in 1994 and 2010 that swept the GOP into power.

Though Election Day is six months away — a lifetime in politics — at the moment, Democrats are saddled by angst over the economy, skepticism about the health care law and tepid approval of the president.

The specific data point worth focusing on is that registered voters favor a generic Republican over a generic Democrat by four points (47 percent v. 43 percent).

As USA Today points out, “[The GOP] lead in the generic congressional ballot is the biggest at this point for Republicans in the past 20 years. In 1994, when the GOP would gain control of the House and Senate, Democrats held a 2-point advantage in the spring of the election year. In 2010, when Republicans would win back the House, the two sides were even.”

(Excerpt) Read more at commentarymagazine.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2014election; obamacare; obamaepicfail; poll

1 posted on 05/05/2014 1:32:48 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I’m more interested in watching Obamakill die.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 1:35:04 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: kingattax
The REAL DEAL:


3 posted on 05/05/2014 1:35:23 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: kingattax

Die all fricking ready.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 1:35:50 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: kingattax

GOP are the greatest enablers of all time they will do their best to rebuild him aka immigration reform.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 1:36:31 PM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: kingattax

Even the low information voter understands things when people they know lose or can’t find jobs, people they know are losing health insurance or seeing premiums skyrocket, people they know watch the news and say “Do they really think we’re THAT stupid, people they know are paying thru the nose for energy bills, people they know are saying Obama is the worst president ever....


6 posted on 05/05/2014 1:37:19 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: kingattax

EVERYONE PLEASE BE CAREFUL responding to THIS thread. The Secret Service watches sites like FreeRepublic ALL THE TIME! BE CAREFUL. Think Twice, Post Once!


7 posted on 05/05/2014 1:37:43 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: kingattax

“Gridlock is Good,” to misquote Gordon Gekko. But, reversal and repair would be better, and is much more difficult.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 1:40:39 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: US Navy Vet

ummmmm wellllll errrrrrrr

Ferris, Ferris, Ferris Bueller


9 posted on 05/05/2014 1:41:34 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Think there is still a pendulum?


10 posted on 05/05/2014 1:42:30 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: central_va

Better put a wood stake in it and fill the coffin with garlic and crosses...no point in taking any chances on this group rising again.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 1:43:10 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: MNlurker

Put a fork in him, he’s done.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 1:44:13 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: kingattax

“at the moment, Democrats are saddled by angst over the economy, skepticism about the health care law and tepid approval of the president”

And the Nation is saddled by an incompetent, inexperienced, uncaring, narcissistic, anti-American lunkhead.

Sorry, RATs, can’t feel to badly for ya...


13 posted on 05/05/2014 1:44:52 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: kingattax

14 posted on 05/05/2014 1:48:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: kingattax
Now if only we can rid ourselves of all the RINOs.
15 posted on 05/05/2014 1:51:16 PM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: US Navy Vet

As Steve Earle would sing (- F The CC Lyrics):

I can say anything I wanna say

So f-— the F.C.C.
F-— the F.B.I.
F-— the C.I.A.
Livin’ in the m—————— U.S.A.

People tell me that I’m paranoid
I admit I’m gettin’ pretty nervous, boy
It just gets tougher everyday
Sit around and watch it while it slips away

______________________________________________________

He should’ve included the NSA traitors too.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 2:10:10 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: US Navy Vet

The Secret Service employees are probably still to busy getting drunk and humping whores.
My how low the Secret Service has fallen.
Started with the Carter Whitehouse, got worse with the Clinton Whitehouse and now we have the Obamanation Bughouse.


17 posted on 05/05/2014 2:12:31 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: kingattax

The reason his presidency is a failure is because

SOCIALISM IS A FAILURE

and he tried to go “full auto/socialist” on the country.


18 posted on 05/05/2014 2:14:56 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: kingattax

http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/the-blame-bush-era-may-be-at-an-end/

“But over the past year, polling data has begun to suggest that Bush is no longer quite the liability he once was for the GOP, and that most Americans no longer see the current economy as something Obama inherited.”

“Since April, Bush’s favorable rating has averaged 49.3”

History will not be kind to Obama.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 2:18:07 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: US Navy Vet
You're right. I mean, I was about to post how excited I was at what I thought the headline said, then I realized what it actually said. Would hate for some SS to read what I was excited about. KnowwhatImean?
20 posted on 05/05/2014 2:19:52 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: kingattax
We are watching the Obama presidency die. The cause of death? Massive incompetence. Flawed ideology. And the Obama agenda coming into contact with reality.

A rather nice summation, that. I also suspect the country has grown massively tired of the incessant race-baiting. A lot could have been forgiven had 0bama not deliberately divided the country into warring factions. Nothing will be forgiven now.

21 posted on 05/05/2014 2:20:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 1Old Pro
Even the low information voter understands things when people they know lose or can’t find jobs, people they know are losing health insurance or seeing premiums skyrocket, people they know watch the news and say “Do they really think we’re THAT stupid, people they know are paying thru the nose for energy bills, people they know are saying Obama is the worst president ever....

No one will dare speak out, PC and Politics you know. But I overheard a Mom the other day. One successful kid, the other 30 living @ home, crappy job, trying to figure out how to start a business, feeling like crap that their sibling has succeed and they didn't. It is not that they are a bad kid. However, I don't think people are seeing the simple rungs on the ladder that got them out of the basement are now gone, it is so hard to get ahead with the new headwinds that have been blowing at us since 1/21/2008, you can name them all. When do these folks struggling put 2 and 2 together as to the cause and effect of all this and how to reverse it potentially in the voter booth starting in Nov-14'....

22 posted on 05/05/2014 2:23:40 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: bigbob

I don’t think Obama is a lunkhead. I think he is a cunning, soul-less, depraved, America-hating Muslim-supporting turncoat who is doing EVERYTHING he can to destroy this nation before November 2016.

I don’t think a declaration of Martial Law and a “postponement” (cancellation) of the 2016 elections and declaring himself pResident for life is beyond the realm of possibility.

And he has a Senate majority that will follow him to hell if they think they can retain power. Other than that I don’t have an opinion.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 2:26:00 PM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: MrB

obozo went full Libtard; never go full Libtard.


24 posted on 05/05/2014 2:34:52 PM PDT by Newtoidaho
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To: kingattax

He’ll just become the Undead Zombie President for another 24 months.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 2:36:07 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kingattax

Much too slowly.


26 posted on 05/05/2014 2:38:02 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: kingattax

Be very cautious of dying leaders, -that’s when they are the most dangerous. Barrack Houssain bin Obama is the same as North Korea’s Kim Jong and according to a post above, even China doesn’t trust him.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 2:38:44 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: 1035rep

“But over the past year, polling data has begun to suggest that Bush is no longer quite the liability he once was for the GOP, and that most Americans no longer see the current economy as something Obama inherited.”

If the GOP had any concept of public relations, George W. Bush would have been on a “motivational” public speaking tour for the past six months and it would have lasted through the election. This tour would not have been associated at all with the Republican Party and it would have had a non-partisan positive message about rebuilding America through less regulation, better education, family values, encouraging small business and entrepreneurs, American exceptionalism and patriotism, etc. He’d have been speaking to chambers of commerces, county fairs, and other places where the public could hear him speak and local media would cover. The purpose would be to rehabilitate his public image by letting the American people see him as a decent human being who cares about them and the country.

Call this tour the “American Heros Tour”. Take along some real present day American heroes to give short speeches with him — injured veterans of recent wars, entrepreneurs who sacrificed and created businesses that employed hundreds or thousands, teachers, successful legal immigrants, and select religious leaders. Talk about the good in America, people are tired of hearing only bad. Demonstrate to the audience that the USA is a good nation with good people.

Let the people see Bush as a decent, warm, human being instead of the image defined by the media would go long way. By rehabilitating his image, Bush would take one of the political millstones off the neck of every Republican candidate, thereby neutralizing a key weapon (Bush bashing) in the Democrat attack machine.

Unfortunately the GOP has no viable communication strategy.


28 posted on 05/05/2014 2:47:46 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: kingattax

29 posted on 05/05/2014 2:51:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: US Navy Vet

thanks for the heads up. in 2010 the irs reopened a case from 2002 n 2004. i just paid them 55k to take the lien off my house.
yes i have walked the talk.

we live in a different world now.
some will cower. i will not.


30 posted on 05/05/2014 2:52:39 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HnodredscottIM all things are possible.)
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To: kingattax

I don’t think his presidency was ever alive. It was always smoke and mirrors supported by a partisan media.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 2:54:25 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Tucker39

“I don’t think a declaration of Martial Law and a “postponement” (cancellation) of the 2016 elections and declaring himself pResident for life is beyond the realm of possibility.”

He doesn’t even need to do that; if the propaganda campaign is ratcheted up the way it was for 2012 then Dems have nothing to fear.


32 posted on 05/05/2014 2:58:04 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kingattax

FU Barack


33 posted on 05/05/2014 2:58:34 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: kingattax
A nationwide USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll shows the strongest tilt to Republican candidates at this point in a midterm year in at least two decades, including before partisan “waves” in 1994 and 2010 that swept the GOP into power.

Imagine what those numbers would be like if the GOP was more Reaganistic, and less the party of dynasties, cronies, and senators for life. I wouldn't take a GOP victory for granted these days.

34 posted on 05/05/2014 2:58:41 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: MrB

“SOCIALISM IS A FAILURE”

Unless you’re one of the people getting paid from it. It is a failure for those pulling the cart, not the passengers. That is why Obama was re-elected; the takers outnumber the makers...


35 posted on 05/05/2014 3:00:00 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kingattax

Gee Whizz!! The pubs better get their shiite together and reverse this.


36 posted on 05/05/2014 3:01:42 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: US Navy Vet

FU SECRET SERVICE!! Signed, John Boehner (you a’holes.)


37 posted on 05/05/2014 3:04:26 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: kingattax

Really, really stupid title; libs and the regime will go after Freepers for stuff like that; please use better selection of words next time. Yes, I understand what you mean, but you are a freeper and we protect each other that’s why I’m calling you out.


38 posted on 05/05/2014 3:21:21 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (A government of the people and by the people...)
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To: Diogenesis

Posting on my FB page. Hope you don’t mind.


39 posted on 05/05/2014 3:39:33 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Soul of the South

I agree. Great post.


40 posted on 05/05/2014 4:54:10 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Soul of the South

However W might have been, and what he shoulda, coulda done.... They.. The LIV wouldn’t have heard it.

And even though I voted for the man - NO MORE BUSHS!

Drain the swamp! ALL OF THEM! Well, at least the ones who’ve been there for more than two terms.

And follow Shakespeare’s advice on the lawyers. Parasites one and all. They’re the ones that run and game, the system.


41 posted on 05/05/2014 8:36:52 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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