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  • Obama’s Problems with Running For President as a Messiah

    10/18/2010 9:43:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 18, 2010 | Jim Byrd
    Verily I say unto thee, Barack Obama was a spuriously manufactured, promoted, and peddled messiah, hustled from the back of the mountebank’s wagon of the Left. Obama’s political hari kari, other than being copiously unqualified, was buying into his own hype. Before taking the oath of office, he had already caused his standard to be set somewhere within the Trinity. He did, in fact, run as a Messiah, the Emmanuel of the proletariat. He was to distribute salvation upon the Left, liberal elites, middle-class working Americans, the welfare dependent, and the overwhelming majority of black America. The mainstream media packaged...
  • Poll: Obama's 2008 Coalition Dispirited and Crumbling; Reps Stand to Benefit on Election Day

    10/17/2010 12:09:09 PM PDT · by kristinn · 96 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Sunday, October 17, 2010 | Stephen R. Hurst
    President Barack Obama is taking his popular wife with him to three campaign stops in the pivotal swing state of Ohio Sunday, but a new Associated Press Poll shows that may be too little, too late with just over two weeks remaining before critical congressional elections. The survey found that the coalition of voters that swept Obama into the White House just two years ago — aching for change after the eight-year presidency of Republican George W. Bush — has crumbled. SNIP The Associated Press-Knowledge Networks survey found that one-fourth of those who voted for Obama two years ago are...
  • President Obama's faithful losing hope as the magic fades

    10/16/2010 11:58:07 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Oct. 17, 2010 | Margery Eagan
    This president gives rousing speeches. He did it again yesterday. He bounded out onto the Hynes Convention Center stage, all youth and vigor, open-necked white shirt, navy blazer. But he didn't sell me, or reassure me. I don't think the president meant to undermine anybody's confidence with his wrong-way-out-of-the-ditch story yesterday. But that's the nagging question - isn't it? Even among the once-Obamified, like me? We're afraid he's not really getting us out of our ditch. And the ditch is getting deeper. And it's very scary stuff.
  • MTV Town Hall Questioner To Obama: "Why Should We Still Support You?" (video)

    10/14/2010 1:38:03 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 40 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 14, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Question from Adam Hunter: "When you were first elected, it seemed as though the sky was falling in terms of the economy. There was a bailout that you supported, there was stimulus that added to our deficit, but yet it seems as though our unemployment rate still rises. You said it won't go past 8% and now it's at 9.5% … So, my question to you is: Why should we still support you going forward with your economic policies and if the economic does not improve over the next years, why should we vote you back in?"
  • Republicans need to man up and ask black voters, 'Are you better off?'

    10/14/2010 10:05:10 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies · 1+ views
    One News Now ^ | 10/14/2010 | Larry Elder
    The monolithic pro-Democratic black vote is a clear and present danger to America. As recently as 1956, the GOP captured 39 percent of the black vote. If Republicans can seize just 20 or 30 percent of the black vote, the Democratic Party -- and its ability to pull the country to the left -- could be stopped, if not reversed. "The 'black vote'?" I said to a white Republican politician who asked my advice. "I'll tell you how to go after it, but you won't do it." "Try me," he said. Politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, treat blacks like children....
  • Even In Chicago Residents Wanted More From Obama

    10/07/2010 5:20:59 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/06/10 | Fox News
    CHICAGO -- Even in President Barack Obama's hometown, they had hoped for more. Obama will be stumping for Senate candidate and basketball buddy Alexi Giannoulias on Thursday in Chicago, a city where every other person crossing the street seems to have a story about descending on Grant Park that historic night of the 2008 election or proudly watching the president take the oath on television. But nearly two years after Obama took office, while the president remains widely popular in the city, his image has slipped a bit as many people wonder where the promised change and jobs are, even...
  • Mr. President, I feel hope-less (New York doorman turns on Obama)

    09/26/2010 1:49:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/26/10 | Annie Karni
    Three years ago, Bryant Park Hotel doorman Greg Smith, 46, once a diehard supporter of the Clintons, put his life on hold to cam paign for Barack Obama. Shortly after The Post fea tured Smith's conversion on the front page in April 2007, Obama called the doorman and asked him to introduce him on the cam paign trail. Now, 18 months after Obama's inaugura tion, Smith says he's losing hope for the change he once believed in. He tells ANNIE KARNI his story.
  • CNBC Town Hall Questioner To Obama: "I'm Exhausted Of Defending You"

    09/20/2010 9:43:13 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 293 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 20, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "I'm one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I'm exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for," a woman told President Obama at a town hall.
  • Obama's electoral coalition is crumbling (LA Times is dumping on Hussein Alert)

    09/11/2010 11:31:30 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 11, 2010 | James Oliphant and Kathleen Hennessey
    Nearly two years ago, the political world could only marvel at the breadth of voter support for Barack Obama. The new president had won over voters once thought to have abandoned his party for good. He'd found new reservoirs of support among groups many thought were tapped out. He energized a coalition — made up of blacks, women, Latinos, young voters and large numbers of suburbanites — that some believed would keep Democrats in power for years to come. A scant 20 months later, the Obama coalition is frayed and frazzled. A majority of those who voted for Obama still...
  • National Enquirer: THE KENNEDY- OBAMA COLD WAR

    09/07/2010 7:38:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    CAROLINE KENNEDY is so ticked off at the OBAMAs she coldly snubbed them during the family's recent vacation to Martha's Vineyard, sources tell The ENQUIRER. After working hard to elect President Obama, Caroline was widely expected to host the first family at her sprawling Red Gate Farm on the island, as the Kennedys did the Clintons when they were in the White House. Instead, when the Obamas recently relaxed on Martha's Vineyard, they ended up renting the same place as last year, Blue Heron Farm in the town of Chilmark. Caroline's blatant cold-shoulder treatment is evidence of the bad blood...
  • Newsflash: Bloom Off Rose

    09/07/2010 9:37:32 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 3, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As college students prepare to enter a threadbare workforce, some are learning what outsiders have long suspected: Their professors were wrong. “The college vote is up for grabs this year — to an extent that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, when a generation of young people seemed to swoon over Barack Obama,” Kirk Johnson reports in The New York Times. “Though many students are liberals on social issues, the economic reality of a weak job market has taken a toll on their loyalties: far fewer 18- to 29-year-olds now identify themselves as Democrats compared with 2008.” “Is the...
  • Confessions of a conservative who voted for Obama: Now I have serious questions

    08/31/2010 1:29:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 31, 2010 | Jonathan Curley
    Charlotte, N.C. A few months ago, I sat with some friends in a pizza place in Chapel Hill, N.C., engaged in my own version of a “beer summit.” A successful Connecticut entrepreneur, a Wall Street executive, and a retired senior bank officer pummeled me with questions about my support of President Obama. Politically outnumbered, I ended up playing defense most of the night. I get myself into these situations because my conversion from moderate, middle-aged, Southern conservative to Obama campaign foot soldier got splashed all over the Web after an opinion piece I wrote for the Monitor went viral and...
  • NY Times: The Decline and Fall of the Progressive Empire

    08/26/2010 6:15:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    verum serum ^ | 8/26/10 | John
    Notice the picture the NY Times is painting of this week’s primary results? Republican insurgents from the far right did well in Tuesday’s primaries. What their campaigns lack in logic, compassion and sensible policy seems to be counterbalanced by a fiercely committed voter base… This is an attack on voters thinly disguised as a critique of candidates: Much of the G.O.P’s fervid populist energy has been churned up by playing on some people’s fears of Hispanics and Muslims, by painting the president as a dangerous radical, by distorting the truth about the causes of the recession. Far too many Republican...
  • It's time that Obama starts doing his job

    08/22/2010 6:00:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | August 22, 2010 | John Whitehead
    “We are still fighting two increasingly trying wars overseas, witnessing terrifying new levels of creativity from would-be terrorists (underwear bombs, etc.), mopping up a greasy mess in the Gulf of Mexico and trying to right an economy that seems insistent on remaining off the rails. And the so-called leader of the free world thinks the best use of his time is to yuk it up with Whoopi Goldberg." — S.E. Cupp, New York Daily News, July 28 America is in dire straits. Unemployment stands at 9.5 percent (and a staggering 34.5 percent for young black men), with more than 15...
  • Obama, the one-term president

    08/17/2010 5:06:35 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/17/10 | Roger Simon
    Honest to goodness, the man just does not get it. He might be forced to pull a Palin and resign before his first term is over. He could go off and write his memoirs and build his presidential library. (Both would be half-size, of course.) I am not saying Obama is not smart; he is as smart as a whip. I am just saying he does not understand what savvy first-term presidents need to understand: You have to stay on message, follow the polls, listen to your advisers (who are writing the message and taking the polls) and realize that...
  • Obama’s era of Democratic domination is over

    08/16/2010 2:31:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies
    Financial Times ^ | August 16 2010 | William Galston
    All signs point to major losses for the Democratic party in the US midterm elections this November. The recovery is slowing, while recent job figures have all but ended hopes that unemployment will fall fast enough to change voter’s minds. But for President Barack Obama it really does not matter whether his party loses its congressional majority, or merely a large number of seat sitters. In either case, the days of single-party government in Washington will be over. To see why a reverse looms, look at the trends that worry Democrats. Their edge in party identification has narrowed sharply. To...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Independent voters sour on Democrats

    WASHINGTON – Independents who embraced President Barack Obama's call for change in 2008 are ready for a shift again, and that's worrisome news for Democrats. Only 32 percent of those citing no allegiance to either major party say they want Democrats to keep control of Congress in this November's elections, according to combined results of recent Associated Press-GfK polls. That's way down from the 52 percent of independents who backed Obama over Republican Sen. John McCain two years ago, and the 49 percent to 41 percent edge by which they preferred Democratic candidates for the House in that election, according...
  • Lease Problems on Cash for Clunkers Cars After One Year

    08/05/2010 8:38:39 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 36 replies
    Automoblog ^ | Aug 04, 2010 | Chris Nagy
    It’s been one year since the United States government threw some jumper cables onto slumping auto sales with the trade-in program known as Cash for Clunkers. However, as time passed, some car agreements made by consumers under the government incentive program has bred some buyers remorse of late. According to LeaseTrader.com, droves of Cash for Clunkers-inspired vehicle lessees (who is said to account for 1 in 5 total vehicle sales during the incentive’s period) are actively seeking rescue from their contracts. In lease agreements required to be a minimum of five years, a degree of these commitments have fallen under...
  • Drivers regret Cash for Clunkers leases

    08/03/2010 11:10:44 PM PDT · by South40 · 55 replies · 172+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 8/3/2010 | Mary Ann Milbourn
    Thousands of people who leased cars last year as part of the Cash for Clunkers program are having second thoughts and are trying to get out of their leases, reports LeaseTrader.com. The program provided up to a $4,500 rebate if a person signed at least a five-year lease for their car. A year later, that money has long been spent and people realize they are stuck with the car for four more years, says John Sternal, LeaseTrader.com spokesman. "I think it's Cash for Clunkers remorse," Sternal says, whose company helps hook up people who want to trade out of their...
  • A Year After Honeymoon Ends, Whites, Men and Independents Desert Obama (Quinnipiac Poll bad news)

    07/21/2010 5:33:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 21, 2010 | Peter A. Brown
    It was a year ago this month that President Barack Obama began losing voters. In the 12 months since, he has had legislative victories that appear – especially in the case of health care – to have cost him large amounts of both political capital and political support. A comparison of the public’s views of him then and now tells us a great deal about the shape of American politics and how difficult it is for any president, even one as politically gifted as Barack Obama, to surmount the nation’s deep political and ideological divisions. [Snip] On Election Day 2008,...