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Obama Has Already Lost, and He Doesn't Even Know It
American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2012 | David Coughlin

Posted on 02/24/2012 8:45:09 PM PST by neverdem

Barack Obama is a lame-duck president already, but he probably doesn't realize it since he is surrounded by leftist zealots who insulate him from any contrary opinions and shielded by the partisan mainstream media. Obama's popularity began falling right after his election, and the percentage disapproving has exceeded those approving steadily since 2009. Each and every voting bloc that supported him in 2008 has eroded by at least 10 points -- even the African-American voters, with independents and young voters dropping by over 30 points. Approval on major issues (economy, budget, deficit, employment, etc.) has also eroded, with disapproval exceeding approval ratings across the board.

Despite approval ratings lower than any president's in recent history, the media push-polls are trying to sell us the idea that Obama is well liked and has a good chance to be re-elected, meanwhile ignoring any and all facts that do not support their partisan message. The good news is that there has been a mass awakening of the American people, who now realize that the mainstream media has a decided leftist tilt and that media polls can no longer be trusted.

Meanwhile, Democrats want us to believe that Obama has been a tremendous success. He promised to redistribute our wealth, and he has begun. He promised to transform our health care system, and he passed ObamaCare. He promised that his energy policies would dramatically increase energy costs, and they have. He promised to appoint justices who think like he does to the Supreme Court, and he has. He promised to pull American troops out of Iraq, regardless of the situation on the ground, and he has. He made many promises that he is trying...

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Now that American voters have finally woken up, their opinion is that they don't like the country's new direction...

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; obama
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To: raybbr
Having nearly US$1 billion to run your campaign isn't going to help when the US economy is suffering from another bout of stagflation....
101 posted on 02/25/2012 2:44:46 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: neverdem; nathanbedford

Every poll slants to the left, but one of the sad things is that our entire country now slants to the left. FReeper nathanbedford posted earlier today that the left has been institutionalized in the US, and he’s right.

People like the idea of BambiCare because they really think the government should take care of them. It will- but it’s going to do a lousy job and in fact will probably kill off most of them before they reach 70 (which will be the future cut-off age for all but the very wealthy). Yet they love and trust “the government” so much that they don’t even want to consider this.

Somebody has got to offer a different vision.


102 posted on 02/25/2012 3:43:36 PM PST by livius
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To: Verginius Rufus
Maybe you should just open a vein now and get it over with. The rest of us will persist, vote for Newt, and enjoy a brighter day in January.
103 posted on 02/25/2012 4:05:06 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: dsc
Well, since 1952 the Stupid Party has held the White House 36 to 24 years, counting Obama as four. Not too bad. Congress has been a different story, but it turned in 1994, thanks to none other than Newt Gingrich.
104 posted on 02/25/2012 4:10:48 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Verginius Rufus

I had no idea how much animus there was towards Carter among the NE Dem elites until I read Arthur Schlesinger, Jr’s Diaries. Apparently because Carter was a Southern white man who kept his own counsel and didn’t grovel endlessly before the Harvard-NYC liberal set. Clintoon, on the other hand, is beloved by AS Jr almost from the first time they cross paths. Why, he almost a Kennedy. I am no Carter fan but it seems that for the NE elites only openly support those who are morally or ethically challenged candidates. Clinton is a sexual predator and likely rapist who was disbarred for his lying to federal investigators. BHO is a man with so much hidden, drug use, social security numbers fraud, homosexual allegations and the violent deaths of putative homosexual partners, a mysterious ascent through academia and a more mysterious ascent through politics that he may be the most damaged and dysfunctional man to ever serve as President. This is what a large part of the national political and intellectual establishment have ome to. People who embrace the corrupt and floridly evil in the name of sophistication.


105 posted on 02/25/2012 7:25:27 PM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat
I was a student at a leftist-infested university when Carter was running in 1976 and remember the very hostile attitudes toward him on the part of the politically active types--they wanted a standard Northern liberal like Frank Church or Fred Harris, not some Southern racist who to them was no better than Lester Maddux or George C. Wallace.

Carter has a very inflated idea of himself (his campaign biography was entitled Why Not the Best?) and has a real nasty streak, not to mention being sanctimonious about his own virtue, but in terms of private morality he appears to be 180 degrees apart from a Clinton or a Kennedy--"lusting in his heart" is probably the furthest he ever strayed. All the more reason for the Northern elite Democrats to disdain him. He's not "one of them."

106 posted on 02/25/2012 8:20:40 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: nathanbedford

“How about, “the media commits synergy with the cultural, intellectual, and moral disintegration of the country?”

Fair enough.


107 posted on 02/26/2012 2:16:58 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

“I read your entire diatribe.”

Diatribe, eh? Apparently your 546 words were fair comment, but my 880 (286 of which were used to set the record straight on Watergate) were a “diatribe.”

A post is not diatribe simply because it expresses disagreement with your position.

“You are entitled to your opinion. You have not changed mine.”

Well, give it a few more years.

“I am convinced Obama is toast and it doens’t matter who the GOP run against him. Obama is history.”

I hope you are right. Experience tells me that no victory is so certain that the Stupid Party cannot fumble on the goal line.

“We’ll also be lucky if the new GOP president gets a 2nd term. Well see how bad the economy is broken when 2016 rolls around.”

You sound a lot more like a politician than a conservative. It could be that what is going on here is an awakening of the American people to the fact that leftism is evil. Not just a competing philosophy, but irredeemably evil.

“If so, count on a Democrat worse than Obama retaking the reigns in 2016 as the destruction of America marches on, hopefully without Obamacare.”

You really think that after all the crap that’s happened since 1980, there will be enough idiots to elect a demonrat in 2016 if the incumbent Stupid Party president has not cleaned up the mess left by the last 6 administrations?

See, your “punish, punish, punish” theory might be valid if both parties were on the same moral plane. However, the fact that this is a struggle between good and evil becomes increasingly obvious with every passing day.

Back in 1980 a person was called a crackpot for suggesting that the media were biased in favor of the left and the demonrats. We’ve come a long way since then. Fewer and fewer people get their news from the lamestream misleadia.

One problem conservatives have now is that they let the despicable scoundrels of the leftist media exaggerate the number of leftists in America. However, the flow is pretty much in one direction: left to right. Every day more Americans figure it out.

Now, if we could just get some effective poll watching going on—which would probably mean dealing with violence from the demonrats and the rest of the left—we would get a better idea of their true numbers.


108 posted on 02/26/2012 2:43:47 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Well, since 1952 the Stupid Party has held the White House 36 to 24 years, counting Obama as four.”

Huh? It’s been sixty years since 1952, and the Stupid Party has held the White House, by my quick notepad count, 34 years.

“Not too bad.”

I’d say it is. Firstly, they let the demonrats and their willing accomplices in the lamestream misleadia get that inbred shanty Irish trash JFK elected. Then they failed to support Goldwater, let the leftist scum drive Nixon from office, let GHWB break his promise on taxes, failed to get the word out on Clintstone’s felonies and treason, failed to convict him for those high crimes and misdemeanors, then they let Dubya spend money like a cocaine-snorting demonrat with a whore under each arm.

If that’s not as bad as it gets, it’s plenty bad enough.

In view of the events of the 20th century, Marxism in all its forms should have been dead as a doornail by the time Ike left office. That it now has its boot on our necks is due to the fumbling incompetence of the Stupid Party.

“Congress has been a different story, but it turned in 1994, thanks to none other than Newt Gingrich.”

Really? The incoming legislators gave credit to Rush Limbaugh. They even threw him a reception to say thanks.


109 posted on 02/26/2012 3:15:18 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: RayChuang88

I think the media are playing the same game now that they played in 1980. They are failing to report the truth in an attempt to prop up a very unpopular President who they like but ordinary people despise. I remember the Carter years. In 1980 I never believed that Carter had a snowball’s chance in hell of winning. Nobody I knew liked Carter and most people I talked to loathed him, much like the people I talk to loathe Obama today. I am very glad that Reagan was the nominee because he is who we needed in 1980 but I think that any of the Republicans could have won against Carter that year. The MSM polling organizations reporting Carter leading in early 1980 simply started telling the truth towards the end of the 1980 campaign in an effort to preserve what remained of their credibility. I suspect the same will happen later this year.


110 posted on 02/26/2012 3:21:29 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: livius

“So I don’t think Obama would have much difficulty at all getting reelected once his campaign gets going.”

If he does, our country and our constitution are toast.


111 posted on 02/26/2012 3:30:40 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: jospehm20

“I am very glad that Reagan was the nominee because he is who we needed in 1980 but I think that any of the Republicans could have won against Carter that year.”

Reagan ran against two opponents: Carter, and the RINO “elite.” The RINOs would rather have seen him lose, and if they had defeated Reagan and put up their own candidate, that candidate would have lost.


112 posted on 02/26/2012 3:36:43 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Dragonspirit
Obama is toast. Running this poorly in the polls at this point and time is hilarious. As an incumbent he should be in the mid 60s to low 70s just to be competitive, as most undecides break for the challenger by 2-1 and the opponent hasn’t even been nominated yet.

I agree.

Obama is toast because liberalism is toast, at least for this election cycle. The stars all aligned for liberalism after Obama was elected. The power was all theirs to do what they wanted.

So they did what they wanted.

Though a plurality liked Obama personally in 2008, and still do, a larger plurality now abhors what he has presided over. There's a great deal of anger and fear among conservatives, but worse for Obama, there's disillusionment and doubt within the apolitical middle that generally sways elections one way or the other. So yes, independents will break our way in 2012.

I don't fear the media's ability to change the paradigm. The media tried and failed in 2010, and not much has changed since then.

Though none of them are perfect, we do have good candidates. And they're getting better. I say this as someone who was for Palin, then Herman Cain, now Newt. Even Romney is running a platform decidedly to the right of McCain.

Romney has come further right in recent days, with his new tax plan, which proves that, though Ann Coulter was wrong about everything else, she may have been right that Romney could be controlled by having his feet held to the fire. If he wins, this is how I choose to console myself.

I still hope Newt can win the nomination. Second choice Santorum.

113 posted on 02/26/2012 4:12:06 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: dsc

I disagree, I think anybody would have beaten Carter in 1980 by a landslide. He was very unpopular. He was even callenged in the primaries by his own party.


114 posted on 02/26/2012 4:13:53 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20
The big factor that could really dog Obama's 2012 re-election campaign is the prospect of US$5/US gallon average nationwide pricing for 87 pump octane (91 RON) gasoline by as early as Memorial Day--if not earlier! If that happens the US economy will stagger back into recession from inflationary effects (e.g., a spate of stagflation I described earlier) and the fact each US$1 rise per gallon the price of gasoline takes US$170 BILLION out of consumer spending, possibly hurting even high-flying tech companies like Apple.
115 posted on 02/26/2012 6:27:22 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: RayChuang88

I believe the same thing happened with Carter. If I recall correctly we were having a gas price crisis in 1979-1980 that Carter presided over in which gas prices pretty much doubled. Once Reagan took over, things got better and oil prices began a long decline. This administration reminds me of Carter’s in many ways, including issues with energy policy.


116 posted on 02/26/2012 6:51:57 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

“I disagree, I think anybody would have beaten Carter in 1980 by a landslide.”

The media were still pimping for him, just as they are for the Bamtard, and there were plenty of idiots who would have supported him against a Bob Dole or Juan McLame. I remember.

“He was very unpopular.”

He was nowhere nearly as unpopular then as he is now.

Clinton was very unpopular, but the media covered that up and released dishonest polls that made him look popular.

I don’t think anybody hated Carter as deeply as many people hated, and still hate, Beelzebubba.

“He was even callenged in the primaries by his own party.”

No, he was challenged by other individuals who sought the Evil Party’s nomination. The Evil Party chose Carter.


117 posted on 02/26/2012 5:10:22 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: RayChuang88
Carter in '79-80.
i remember....my dad (dem) went to krogers w/ 5$ (grd. beef) in front of him;
a welfare sow (+6 kids) had food stamps & +700$ @ checkout line...
that election, he voted for Reagan (& '84)

118 posted on 02/26/2012 9:00:18 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: dsc

Carter’s downfall was presiding over a lousy economy that he made worse and the doubling of the price of gas in the year before the election. Obama is heading down the same path. As much as the people may be unhappy with Obama today, he is not being challenged in the primaries as Carter was. This tells me that Carter was not as liked or feared by his fellow ‘rats in 1980 as Obama is today. Clinton was lucky that the Republicans won the Senate and House in 1994 and fixed the economy he was in the process of wrecking. He got re-elected only because the economy was strong in 1996. Obama does not have that going for him and the economy is arguably as bad as it was in 1980. I believe anybody would have beaten Carter in 1980 and if things continue as they are, anybody, including Levin’s empty orange juice can will beat Obama in November. The thing that worries me is that if we select a weak candidate unwilling or unable to make the changes necessary to fix our problems, we will be looking at another ‘Rat president in 2016 to finish what Obama started. A Republican president who tries to maintain the status quo will be almost as big a disaster for the nation as re-electing Obama.


119 posted on 02/27/2012 1:09:25 AM PST by jospehm20
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