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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
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1 posted on 02/24/2012 8:45:21 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

This article seems predicated on the assumption that the GOP is going field a viable candidate.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 8:50:35 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: neverdem

I happened by an acquaintances house in November 2008, night of the elections. They were celebrating....now they are all clamoring for Ron Paul. Morons.


3 posted on 02/24/2012 8:51:06 PM PST by IamCenny
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To: neverdem

The foregoing notwithstanding, he cockily posited that he had 5 more years to accomplish his goals.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 8:51:49 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: neverdem

Between his minority voting (and ignorant) followers and many left over white guilt voters ... he has a chance; slim, but, still a chance. Never say never when it comes to this POC.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 8:53:10 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: neverdem

Just exactly who is obama going to lose to?

I’m not so sure.

I think it is 50/50 at the moment.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 8:55:24 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: IamCenny

Same thing with my neighbor, complete with t-shirt the following morning. His company eventually went bankrupt in 2010 and moved out of state. Had no sympathy for him whatsoever.


7 posted on 02/24/2012 8:56:24 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: ConservativeDude

Intrade has him at 60%.

I’d love a coin flip to be honest.


8 posted on 02/24/2012 8:58:28 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: max americana

Have sympathy.

Many of the dimocrats are too dense to realize the err of their ways.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 8:59:48 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: 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.

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 president knows he is in trouble, so he has given up leading the country and is now focused solely on campaigning for re-election.

Key points from the article.

Quite valid as well.

Let us illuminate this in the light of little bammys narcissist behavior.

lets talk about what Mr. narcissistic delusional construct of a reality based on a childhood of communist indoctrination, homosexuality, affirmative action college "degrees," and a documented twenty years of reverend jeremiah alvesta wright, jr will do when National Election poll numbers quite possably in the low forties to high thirties percent range are staring him in the face?

What will he do with that Executive Power when it dawns on his narcissistic delusion that he WILL BE a total, complete and utter cluster **** of a failed President.

What will he do to force the world upside down with himself as the only one not standing on his head?

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10 posted on 02/24/2012 9:01:09 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Downinthedixie

60% may well be more accurate.

Which is not to deny that he is incredibly weak...but the GOP field is much weaker.


11 posted on 02/24/2012 9:01:23 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: Downinthedixie

Remember the 2010 Elections - they were just a SMALL SAMPLE of how much THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE NOT JUST ANGRY, but FURIOUS and its going to be an FU day to Obama in November 2012! Just like in 2008 when they said no republican would have won, this election will be like a tidal wave of all the 4 years of pent-up emotion we have had to supress!

BRING IT ON!


12 posted on 02/24/2012 9:01:43 PM PST by princess leah
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To: luvbach1

Well, if you think about it, what is more appropriate for Obama, than a Five-Year-Plan. . . .

(. . .diving for cover, grinning like hell. . . .)


13 posted on 02/24/2012 9:02:07 PM PST by Salgak
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To: Psycho_Bunny
"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."

This article seems predicated on the assumption that the GOP is going field a viable candidate.

If those polls are accurate, Daffy Duck could beat Obama. IIRC, In 2008, he got indies almost 3:2 and the yutes about 2:1.

14 posted on 02/24/2012 9:02:46 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

It’s interesting how the mediameme now is suddenly
“Things are better.” I’m not buying it, couldn’t
afford to, have to put four gallons of gas in my
truck at a time. Naturally I don’t go far.
However I WILL go to the polling place and vote
on his replacement if I have to crawl there over
broken glass.


15 posted on 02/24/2012 9:05:05 PM PST 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: neverdem
I think the final straw against Obama--despite the sanguine reports from the MSM!--is the fact we are very likely headed towards US$5.00/US gallon average national pricing for 87 pump octane unleaded gasoline by Memorial Day at the rate things are going.

That right there could trigger off the worst scenario for President Obama: stagflation, the combination of high inflation, no economic growth and high unemployment. Anyone old enough remembers that in 1979-1980, stagflation caused enormous harm to the US economy, and President Carter saw his sizable lead in March 1980 over then-former Governor Ronald Reagan essentially vanish very quickly, and Carter was beaten in a landslide loss.

16 posted on 02/24/2012 9:07:44 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: neverdem
Here's an idea for a campaign commercial against Obama.

Just use clips of him saying some of his more ridiculous things and back it up with a huge laugh track. Every time he utters more of his nonsense just put a huge round of laughter, over and over. Then at the end freeze frame on his $hit eating grin and ask “Can America afford 4 more years of a comedian in our White House? It's time for real leadership”.

You know the old saying. Once people start laughing at a politician they're done.

17 posted on 02/24/2012 9:08:45 PM PST by Bullish (12-22-2012)
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To: neverdem
Unfortunately Daffy Duck won't be on the ballot in November.

I'm not optimistic.

If Romney is the nominee, a large number of conservatives will stay home or vote for a third-party candidate.

If Santorum is the nominee, the independents will vote for Obama to get free condoms and birth control pills and to prevent a reimposition of the Spanish Inquisition.

If Gingrich is the nominee, by November the public will know his marital history better than the Pledge of Allegiance.

A billion dollar campaign fund for Obama, plus the fervent support of the mainstream media, will do wonders. Look at the debates so far...every time it's liberal journalists asking questions designed to stir up dissension and animosities among Republicans, and nothing that might encourage criticism of Obama.

18 posted on 02/24/2012 9:20:20 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Bullish

That’s very good! Let’s hope the GOP PR folks pick it up.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 9:24:58 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: neverdem

The Gelding Old Party can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. It ain’t over till the dead voters are counted.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 9:25:34 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: neverdem
For the countervailing opinion on American Thinker, read about how the leehes have reached critical mass and will elect anybody who promises to maintain them in their "free stuff" lifestyle of indolence and sloth...

Will Voters Bite?


By Cindy Simpson

If the wisdom contained in the old adage "a dog won't bite the hand that feeds it" is true, does it also follow that a voter, dependent on the government, will not vote against an incumbent big-government president?

The Heritage Foundation's recently released "2012 Index of Dependence on Government" reveals that one in five Americans receives some type of government assistance, a record-breaking 67.3 million people. And none of the figures include those who indirectly benefit from government programs (such as tax breaks, contracts, grants, guarantees, subsidies, favored industry incentives, etc.).

In addition, 49.5% of the population (151.7 million) paid no income tax in 2009, and according to Heritage, "most of that same population receives generous federal benefits."

According to 2010 census reports, the federal government employed over 3 million people, and state and local governments employed an additional 20 million.

Also consider the 14.8 million union members who typically vote Democrat.

More...

21 posted on 02/24/2012 9:28:00 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: neverdem

I didn’t know Obama had lost either, neverdem. Is there something about the uninformed American people that you know that I don’t?


22 posted on 02/24/2012 9:30:46 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
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To: IamCenny

And if Ron Paul is not our nominee (and he won’t be) who will they vote for? Obama.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 9:33:39 PM PST by carmody
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To: Bullish

Brilliant


24 posted on 02/24/2012 9:35:34 PM PST by MattinNJ (I will not vote for Romney)
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To: TLI
What will he do to force the world upside down with himself as the only one not standing on his head?

--------------------------

The president who would be king

dream on1

The American voting public will have an 'IQ test' come this November.

25 posted on 02/24/2012 9:37:44 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: neverdem

Medved said Obama would win. I hope he is wrong.


26 posted on 02/24/2012 9:42:25 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: ConservativeDude

Agree, 50-50 at best, against no candidate at all. When we finally come up with a candidate, it could get worse. Friend of mine is betting on Jeb to ride in on a white horse and break a deadlocked convention.

Yes, that one, Bush.


27 posted on 02/24/2012 9:46:12 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: tet68

The media meme: Skirts are shorter this season meaning the economy is better. Clothes are in bright happy colors meaning the economy is better. Stock Market up meaning economy is better. Ignore gas prices, pocket books, debt, unemployment and all the rest. The media puppeteers are busy constructing the set design and theme for election 2012. Happy happy joy joy. Obama plans to croon his way to reelection. He’ll probably appear on American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 9:49:03 PM PST by carmody
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To: carmody

I’ve asked....they said they are going to write in Paul.


29 posted on 02/24/2012 9:56:45 PM PST by IamCenny
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To: RayChuang88

Except Letterman Leno Conan and the rest won’t tell a single joke about it. or if they do they will blame it on the Republicans or Bush or Chaney. The media will tell us how wonderful it is that we are paying $5 a gallon and how Obama kept it from going to $10 a gallon so we should be grateful to him. That’s how they play this game. And the majority of Americans are stupid - that’s a fact. The sheep will look in their wallet and watch their money disappear at the gas pumps ... and then listen to the TV men and become confused about who to blame.

Reagan had a gift - to talk to the people. No one on the stage right now has that gift.


30 posted on 02/24/2012 9:56:57 PM PST by carmody
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To: Downinthedixie; neverdem
Intrade has him at 60%.

The American Thinker is misnamed. A lot of their articles seem to involve less thinking rather than more.

31 posted on 02/24/2012 10:15:02 PM PST by wideminded
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To: Bullish
Here's an idea for a campaign commercial against Obama. Just use clips of him saying some of his more ridiculous things and back it up with a huge laugh track. Every time he utters more of his nonsense just put a huge round of laughter, over and over. Then at the end freeze frame on his $hit eating grin and ask “Can America afford 4 more years of a comedian in our White House? It's time for real leadership”.

I like your idea but I'd end it a little differently. Use his silly stuff with background laughter, but then slowly fade the laugh track and show a family struggling. Then the announcer says something like, "9% unemployment, $5 a gallon gasoline (etc.) is nothing to laugh at."

There is a right way to do this without sounding campy and without beating up on our Dear Leader. Simply state the facts and let the chips fall where they may. The millions of unemployed, under-employed and struggling families will get the message.

32 posted on 02/24/2012 10:15:51 PM PST by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: neverdem

I would love to see Obama sent packing in November, and I do think he can be defeated. But nothing’s written in stone yet, and nine months is a long, long time in politics.

I think it likely we’ll be looking at a close race similar to 2004. I don’t see any GOP candidate taking California or New York away from Obama, just as I don’t see Obama repeating his success in Indiana or North Carolina (not sure about Virginia yet). I really think it will come down to Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Whoever takes 2 of 3 will probably be President in 2013.

All IMHO, of course. Which is probably worth everything you’re paying for it. :-)


33 posted on 02/24/2012 10:16:57 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
This article seems predicated on the assumption that the GOP is going field a viable candidate.

Doesn't matter. We could nominate Elmer Fudd and still beat Obama. Our argument should not be if we can beat Obama but who do we want to win with and why.

We are in dire need of a president that can move the senate and house and the American people into radical reform mode to get control of runaway government. It is for that reason I support Newt Gingrich. It is why I really wanted Sarah Palin to run.

IMO, neither Romney nor Santorum have any desire to take on the "powers that be" in DC. I DO NOT support them at all.

34 posted on 02/24/2012 10:17:33 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: neverdem

Obama is toast. Running this poorly in the polls at this point and time is hilarious. As an incumbant 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. This is a good year to be a Republican with four exceptionally capable individuals, any of which will cruise to victory in November. If the Democrats were smart, and they aren’t, they would announce Obama’s “retirement” and try to run someone else. Otherwise they are screwed.


35 posted on 02/24/2012 10:20:20 PM PST by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Well, I would say that all your negative scenarios will only play out with a TRULY recovering economy.

If gas really does go to $5- (possible, but I really hope not, I’m in NJ and our gas is always cheaper) and Odumbo is still saying “let’s make fuel out of pond scum” and unemployment is still high (likely) and housing is still in the crapper and the cost of food continues to creep higher (think how THAT would be being covered if the guy in the WH was a republican!)....

What I’m thinking is most people are going to say “the heck with it, he had his chance” and they are also going to figure that the Gingrich divorces, the Romney ennui, and even the Santorum religiosity aren’t enough to keep them from giving the “other guy” a chance.

I think Abe Lincoln said it best: you can’t fool ALL of the people ALL of the time.


36 posted on 02/24/2012 10:22:52 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Verginius Rufus
A billion dollar campaign fund for Obama, plus the fervent support of the mainstream media, will do wonders.

The Sloppy Incumbent - The once-invincible Obama campaign team has become mistake-prone

Check that link about his fund raising prowess this go round, especially comment# 11. Why do you think Obama has said that superPAC donations on his behalf are now acceptble? The mainstream media gets less and less attention. Watch Fast and Furious become a campaign issue. The head of the RNC said it will be.

37 posted on 02/24/2012 10:23:21 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Downinthedixie

“Many of the dimocrats are too dense to realize the err of their ways.”

A lot of Dems are worse off than 4 years ago; he only has the support of the far left fringe, which just happens to dominate the media. A lot of black Dems I know are struggling, and they’ve taken down any pictures of slogans of his a long time ago. They may have been proud to see him win, but they know they are worse off.


38 posted on 02/24/2012 10:31:51 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: upsdriver

“We could nominate Elmer Fudd and still beat Obama.”

I’ve seen the Stupid Party lose to JFK, LBJ, Bozo Carter, Slick Willy Clinton (twice), and the Bamturd once. I try never to underestimate their ability to put together a deadly-accurate circular firing squad.

I mean, if they were smart, people wouldn’t have been calling them “the Stupid Party” for decades.


39 posted on 02/24/2012 10:32:46 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: kearnyirish2

I live in Atlanta and I still see probably 10 to 1 old Hope stickers versus the new 2012 ones.

He’s a joker, but the fact remains most blacks vote based on race. I don’t even have to look inside a 2012 car to know it’s driven by an “African-American for Obama”...


40 posted on 02/24/2012 10:37:38 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: DemforBush

You’re right that nothing is written in stone, but Americans have learned a lot in the last four years. While I think the voting public is generally naive, people have really struggled financially, and many are furious that Obama’s media keeps telling them every night things are getting better. I believe they have created a cynical batch of voters this year that will pay him back in November, and I believe NY and CA, as two of the worst-off states in the country, have little reason to vote for him. Even his “core constituencies” have to buy gas & groceries (even if it is with somebody else’s money), and they’re not liking it.


41 posted on 02/24/2012 10:40:44 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Downinthedixie

I live outside Newark NJ, and blacks up here have little to cheer about. In any event, they are a smaller section of the voters (and will continue to dwindle thanks to BJ Clinton’s Welfare Reform); they have taken a back seat to Latino interests.


42 posted on 02/24/2012 10:48:05 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Verginius Rufus
Good points all.

One might add the danger of an October surprise. There might be one percolating now in the Straits of Hormuz affording Obama the option to pull the trigger at any time to jigger the poll numbers to his advantage. Americans instinctively rally to the flag and to their president at times of crisis and Iran offers Obama a ready-made crisis to exploit virtually whenever he wants to, likely just before the election.

Of course, if there is action around the Straits of Hormuz, whether to knockout Iran's nuclear program or simply some sort of scuffle, the price of gasoline will go straight through the overhead so Obama has to be a little bit careful of the blowback.

What we are really talking about is the institutionalization of leftism in America. Every serious institution in America is succumbing to infiltration by the left. We complain about the impact of the media on our elections but that is just one institution that has been co-opted. It applies to our churches, our eleemosynary institutions, our educational institutions, the Girl Scouts for God sake, and (gasp) even the military. So when a Republican confronts Jimmy Carter or Barack Obama, he has a good chance of winning but only because the rats have overreached. Against a typical opponent, the forces arrayed against the conservative are nearly insuperable and they are getting more formidable every day.

The truth is that the media is only reflecting the cultural, intellectual, and moral disintegration of the country.

To make the analysis even more complicated, the election might well turn on some bizarre incident that no one now can predict, a "Macaca" moment if you will. The media will try to contrive such a moment against the Republican but fate might also play a trick against Obama. For example, he might just become the " pond scum president." In any event, these events tend to drive the electorate against its conservative instincts toward the left.

When we conservatives decry the influence of Rinos on the Republican Party we might consider the ecology in which they breed and thrive.


43 posted on 02/24/2012 10:50:07 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: neverdem
He is not a lame duck. This sort of crap parading as journalism will be reason those who may not have their candidate chosen, stay home and don't vote. This plays directly into Obamalamadingdong hands. He has more money to tell more lies, his associates are equally well financed and will resort to lies, smears, innuendo and every piece of mud imagined. He has the media totally in his corner and will use them as the sycophants that they are. THEY know what is at stake. We know what is at stake. But such malarkey as this is blinding many to the power of incumbency.
44 posted on 02/24/2012 10:56:21 PM PST by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: tet68; neverdem; BobP; onyx; dixiechick2000; ntnychik

W/GAS@5.00/GAL

45 posted on 02/24/2012 10:58:05 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: MV=PY; MattinNJ; Kharis13
Obama’s a failure of his own making and detailing his failure with poignancy should be fairly simple. His own stupid words are enough to damn him in most people's minds. He's opened himself up widely for a heap of derision.

It's time for America to laugh him off of the stage.

46 posted on 02/24/2012 11:11:21 PM PST by Bullish (12-22-2012)
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To: Theodore R.; Verginius Rufus
Is there something about the uninformed American people that you know that I don’t?

Maybe. Check out the generic Exit Poll for House Race (2010) at CBS. (It's still downloading, so I'm linking it indirectly.) The sample was huge. The GOP finally got sixty percent of the white vote in 2010 for the first time in history.

Add in the remainder of the Jacksonian Democrats alienated by Obama's energy and environmental policies and folks alienated by Obama's attack on the First Amendment with the latest Obamacare mandate for free contraception and chemical abortions. I could be wrong, but I don't see how Obama keep his 2008 coalition together in the fourth year of the Great Recession.

47 posted on 02/24/2012 11:16:15 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: IamCenny

I have never seen the Press like this before. So OBVIOUS in their bias. I know we say it every year, but this one takes the cake. Yahoo today had a story about how Allan West complained it cost him $70 to fill up his car. And what was the story about? HOW DARE WEST complain because he drives a Hummer. HUH?


48 posted on 02/24/2012 11:18:58 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: neverdem
Maybe he knows it but that only makes him more dangerous. The events and actions over the past few weeks are evidence to that he does........not that evidence will ever convince the courts or the Fourth Estate.br>
Who issues the fiats? Puppet or Masters?
49 posted on 02/24/2012 11:20:25 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: RayChuang88

“... and President Carter saw his sizable lead in March 1980 over then-former Governor Ronald Reagan essentially vanish very quickly, and Carter was beaten in a landslide loss.”

I was a teenager when Reagan was elected President, I immediately felt safe.

Because I was safe!


50 posted on 02/24/2012 11:21:25 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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