Even Rasmussen now has Obama surging

It may prove to be an aberration, but I see that even Rasmussen now has Barack Obama polling in positive numbers, with 51 percent of Americans approving of his performance as president and 48 percent disapproving.

That three-point approval margin is the largest reported by Rasmussen since October of 2009.

Gallup doesn’t show quite that amount of approval. In fact, Obama remains barely “underwater” in that poll, with 47 percent disapproval and 46 percent approval. But that’s a significant improvement over the 38 percent Gallup approval rating as recently as October 2011.

gallup

You can attribute that improvement to a variety of factors, among them a slowly improving economy, a new willingness by Obama to confront congressional Republicans, the fratricide of the Republican presidential primary and his commitment to a more populist economic message.

Of course, none of that guarantees re-election, although futures traders at Intrade also have Obama’s prospects brightening recently, with the probability of another four years now at 54 percent. And whatever happens in November, the polling data cast an interesting light on claims posted here often by conservatives that “everybody hates Obama” and “even Mickey Mouse could beat” him.

Well, no they don’t and no he couldn’t.

It’s easy to talk yourself into that kind of belief, particularly if you live in deeply red areas of a pretty red state such as Georgia, where everyone that you see and know agrees with you and those who don’t agree just stay silent. That tendency can be compounded if you set up virtual residence within the right-wing echo chamber, where the anti-Obama drumbeat sounds 24 hours a day.

But as even Rasmussen tells you, if you’re going to beat Obama, it’s not going to be easy. (They have Obama defeating Mitt Romney 47-41, and defeating Gingrich 52-35). Because the basic notion that broad segments of the American people have rejected Obama and his politics is simply incorrect.

– Jay Bookman

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Granny Godzilla

January 31st, 2012
7:56 am

“It’s easy to talk yourself into that kind of belief, particularly if you live in deeply red areas of a pretty red state such as Georgia,”

Sad but true.

Georgians need to get out more.

Mick

January 31st, 2012
7:58 am

Can’t wait until it’s all over and obama is re-elected with a democratic house and senate…

Pat MaGroin

January 31st, 2012
7:59 am

I hear ya Mick. Gonna be a landslide.

USinUK

January 31st, 2012
8:00 am

okay, it’s a long time between 1 Feb and the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November …

but …

YAY!!!

Pat MaGroin

January 31st, 2012
8:01 am

Like it was said on NPR this morning – when big brown’s profits are up, the economy is doing better.

Mr_B

January 31st, 2012
8:02 am

Interesting that nowhere in the graph is the overwhelming dissatisfaction that we hear so much about.

Sean Smith

January 31st, 2012
8:03 am

Its easy to talk your self into that if all you watch is FOX news.

Normal

January 31st, 2012
8:06 am

Granny G.

When I was in Kentucky for my First Cousin/Big brothers funeral, I saw the same thing. The land of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and Mitch McConnell. My relatives had no other opinion than to say no matter who ended up being the GOP candidate, they would vote for him just to get the Kenyan out. It was very hard for me just to sit there and bite my tongue, but I was there for a wonderful man and
it was not the time for “debate”. I love my relatives, but they are truly ignorant of the President.

…but when I go back this Spring, I’ll be a little more informative…

Pat MaGroin

January 31st, 2012
8:06 am

WOW JUST WOW!

…and FREEEEEEEEEE!

Folklorist’s Global Jukebox Goes Digital
A decade after his death technology has finally caught up to Lomax’s imagination. Just as he dreamed, his vast archive — some 5,000 hours of sound recordings, 400,000 feet of film, 3,000 videotapes, 5,000 photographs and piles of manuscripts, much of it tucked away in forgotten or inaccessible corners — is being digitized so that the collection can be accessed online. About 17,000 music tracks will be available for free streaming by the end of February, and later some of that music may be for sale as CDs or digital downloads.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/arts/music/the-alan-lomax-collection-from-the-american-folklife-center.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

Recon 2533 1811

January 31st, 2012
8:07 am

“A slowly improving economy, a new willingness by Obama to confront congressional Republicans, the fratricide of the Republican presidential primary and his commitment to a more populist economic message.”

Jay’s 1 for 4. The split among Republicans and the acrimony between the candidates particularly now between Gingrich and Romney. There were too many candidates and too many debates. That has helped Obama’s approval that has been negative throughout last year into 012. The left should enjoy it now because Obama will be back in negative territory soon.

Adam

January 31st, 2012
8:07 am

HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Where’s kayaker today? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Adam

January 31st, 2012
8:09 am

And whatever happens in November, the polling data cast an interesting light on claims posted here often by conservatives that “everybody hates Obama” and “even Mickey Mouse could beat” him.

Well, no they don’t and no he couldn’t.

OWNED

Cosby

January 31st, 2012
8:09 am

Ahh…the anoited one is everyones hero..Yep you are correct Jay, Barry Soetoro will be re-elected…but is the economy improving…not really…unemployment numbers do not reflect the real unemployed, inflation is on the rise from groceries to energy, $4.00 a gallon for gasoline becoming a reality, no budget by Obama and the Democratic Senate in 1,000 days ( almost 3 years), but why will Barry be re-elected…simple, with 51+% of the US citizens on life support by the Government, why would they vote for one or a party that says take care of yourself. the question that needs to be ask is, who will pay the tab…tax the rich..all numbers point to even if you took the 1% and all their wealth, not just income, but wealth, the Federal Government could continue to operate for maybe a month..then where do you go. As Barry and group spend one liners and class warfare, and the press puts the likes of occupy wall streeters on a pestatal…then yes Barry will be elected…and then facter in the racist that will vote for Barry due to the color of his skin…like a slam dunk…but the question becomes..will the USA survive…personally, I doubt it.

godless heathen

January 31st, 2012
8:10 am

What happened to the 70% approval rating he had in the beginning? Squandered it by handing health care over to Pelosi, wasting billions on misdirected stimulus, and blaming all his problems on the other guy?

I still think he will win the general election but I have my doubts that he will win by enough to bring along a House of Rep majority or a Super Majority in the Senate.

And it’s a long time until Nov. What’s the old saying about counting your chickens?

Finn McCool

January 31st, 2012
8:11 am

And it’s a long time until Nov. What’s the old saying about counting your chickens?

Yeah, that’s a lot of time for unemployment to improve!

Harry Balsagna

January 31st, 2012
8:12 am

Colbert is a HOOT!

Adam

January 31st, 2012
8:13 am

Yep you are correct Jay, Barry Soetoro will be re-elected

No such person.

Mint Rawmoney and the Newtmare GinGrinch sure wont’ beat him. You guys lost your chance for a serious candidate MONTHS ago.

godless heathen

January 31st, 2012
8:13 am

Well Finn, go ahead and enjoy your champagne now, then.

carlosgvv

January 31st, 2012
8:14 am

Look for those who want a lighter shade of pale in the White House to become even more loud, harsh and shrill in calling Obama a Socialist Marxist African Muslim non-American. Those who will believe this are the dumbed down American population and, unfortunately, they are legion,

Adam

January 31st, 2012
8:14 am

godless: What happened to the 70% approval rating he had in the beginning? Squandered it by handing health care over to Pelosi, wasting billions on misdirected stimulus, and blaming all his problems on the other guy?

That sounds so awful. It’s amazing that only 20% of the approval rating is due to those dire evil things.

ByteMe

January 31st, 2012
8:14 am

simple, with 51+% of the US citizens on life support by the Government,

Cosby doesn’t get what types of policies allowed that to happen during his lifetime…. he thinks that it’s the fault of a majority of Americans instead of just a few who wrecked the economy.

Granny Godzilla

January 31st, 2012
8:14 am

NORM!

Similar situtation last year here – Standing beside an Aunt in laws
open grave, a cousin in law decides to go off on Obama the socialist.
What an embarrassment for the whole family.

I mean they really have no idea what a socialist is and they have no idea who Bill Sammon is and what he started – but like those who whine loudest about stuff being forced down their throats – they swallowed that big stinkin’ lie whole.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 31st, 2012
8:14 am

And whatever happens in November, the polling data cast an interesting light on claims posted here often by conservatives that “everybody hates Obama” and “even Mickey Mouse could beat” him.

Yet the bravado and the grandiose claims of the posts will continue! Together with predictions that are pulled from the seat (apparently a common area for storage of whatever substitutes for brains and intelligent commentary for a great many of the right wingnuts).

Adam

January 31st, 2012
8:16 am

godless: I still think he will win the general election but I have my doubts that he will win by enough to bring along a House of Rep majority or a Super Majority in the Senate.

I agree with this, but I think the House majority is a tossup, and super majority is impossible for either party for 2012.

Doggone/GA

January 31st, 2012
8:16 am

“It’s easy to talk yourself into that kind of belief, particularly if you live in deeply red areas of a pretty red state such as Georgia”

It’s quite funny how eager people are to come here and prove Jay’s points for him!

Bill Orvis White

January 31st, 2012
8:16 am

There’s a lot of time between now and November when right-thinking Americans will realize that they will have a choice between a “man” who adheres to the expansion of the welfare state and a true American who is dedicated to freedom, choice, family and Judeo-Christian teachings. The choice will be that simple and on the morning after of Election Day, WE THE PEOPLE will be pleasantly surprised that a rightful Republican man just won the White House along with the House and Senate solidly going to a Republican majority. Where is Barack Obama’s record? Answer: Hussein Obama does not have much of a record. “He” had his chance and “he” blew it, big time.
Amen,
Bill

Adam

January 31st, 2012
8:16 am

ByteMe: Worse, he thinks it’s actually true that a majority of Americans are on welfare or something.

Adam

January 31st, 2012
8:18 am

Where is Barack Obama’s record?

I hear it’s a special edition EP with a cover of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” :D

ragnar danneskjold

January 31st, 2012
8:18 am

I respectfully disagree with the thrust of the essay. Obama is “surging” because the Republicans are not making an issue of Obama at this time. The harshest epithet exchanged by the leading Republican candidates is that the “other” supported ObamaCare before Obama proposed it, and that is proving red meat for the masses.

We would agree that the Republican “failure to cooperate” with the loopy leaders diktats has improved the economy, and more gridlock against creeping leftism will continue the trend. Whether the American public is smart enough to recognize the true cause of the growing recovery is debateable, but I think either of the likely Republican nominees can make the case persuasively.

We agree that defeating an incumbent is a difficult task, and normally only possible if the incumbent has engaged is foolishly (political-) suicidal leftism. Jimmy Carter was the last president to deliberately employ Keynesian economic theories before The One We Have Awaited. We agree that the week before the election he was neck-and-neck with the eventual winner, who swept 45 of the 57 states. Similarly George Bush 41 determined that tax increases made sense, and cooperated with the democrat majorities in House and Senate.

In contrast, Bill Clinton learned a lesson when Newt took the House in 1994, and veered sharply right – most conspicuously NAFTA and welfare reform and reduction of capital gains taxes, all of which greatly reduced government control and greatly stimulated the then-moribund economy. George W Bush avoided any obvious leftist mistakes until TARP, and thus had no meaningful leftist negatives to carry into the 2004 election, which he won handily.

The real question is, are there any leftists running for president this time?

Frumunda Mabalz

January 31st, 2012
8:18 am

Democrats may not need to concentrate on the presidential race so they can spend the majority of their time on the Senate and House races that we can turn.

Granny Godzilla

January 31st, 2012
8:19 am

carlosgvv is right – they will get worse and worse…we can see it happening here every day.

today’s nasty rumor – FLOTUS spending on lingerie…

some of these people are truly soulless.

Corey

January 31st, 2012
8:20 am

It’s easy to talk yourself into that kind of belief, particularly if you live in deeply red areas of a pretty red state such as Georgia, where everyone that you see and know agrees with you and those who don’t agree just stay silent. That tendency can be compounded if you set up virtual residence within the right-wing echo chamber, where the anti-Obama drumbeat sounds 24 hours a day.

Couldn’t have said it better myself, Jay. In other words, theirs is an alternate universe.

TaxPayer

January 31st, 2012
8:21 am

But… but… but Fox “news” says and Rush says and Sean says and… and… and…

Frumunda Mabalz

January 31st, 2012
8:21 am

a true American

yawn

I sure am glad I won’t be around Orvis’ house the day after election day. Gonna be some deep deep depression going down.

AmVet - Just say no to Republican fasicsts.

January 31st, 2012
8:21 am

Normal, from downstairs, that photo of BHO with the eagle cracks me up. Thanks for starting the day out by sharing it.

The generally delusional Republicans have concocted endless scenarios whereby Obama is a one term president.

And if they had a decent, non-extremist candidate, I would agree. But the days of a buffoonish George Bush war pig strolling right back into the White House are long gone. Worse, for them, that deadly administration destroyed any good feelings the Republic ever had about neo-cons.

To demonstrate just how desperate the situation is for these otherwise bellicose and belligerent Bush-lites, look at how both of the now, would-be populist frontrunners have recently gone all OWS – the serial philanderer saying: “Is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of people and then walk off with the money?” and Willard: “The 1% is doing fine. I want to help the 99%.”

And because their documented history is the very antithesis of that message, the American voters are not, I suspect, gonna fall for that transparent ploy…

Bill Orvis White

January 31st, 2012
8:23 am

@Adam
I like that because it shows what a clown that this community organizer is all about and it’s beyond sad.

The true fact is that Hussein Obama worked closely with his union buddies to bail out a failing business model. The Founding Fathers never intended for government to pick winners and losers, pure and simple. Hussein Obama weakened our military. Hussein Obama created a massive illegal health care plan. Hussein Obama increased our deficits through the expansion of programs that do not benefit anyone! Hussein Obama increased regulation! Hussein Obama expanded his own horrific jobless rate!

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT OUR OWN MISERY INDEX. WE ARE IN THE MALAISE DAYS OF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AND WE NEED TO WAKE UP, PEOPLE! IT’S 1980 ALL OVER AGAIN AND WE WILL CORRECT OUR MASSIVE FOUR-YEAR ERROR!

GOOD NIGHT!

Amen,
Bill

Frumunda Mabalz

January 31st, 2012
8:24 am

In other words, theirs is an alternate universe.

Bill Maher described it well on Friday night as “the bubble”. Republicans don’t campaign against the real opponent, they campaign against an imagined opponent. Just like W beat a John Kerry – a French war criminal.

ragnar danneskjold

January 31st, 2012
8:25 am

Assume, for the sake of argument, that Obama carries 60% of California – which I think likely – and that the single state is inflating his poll numbers. Will he hold even 50% anywhere else? We do not elect by direct popular vote, we elect by states. I think Fearless Leader continues to trail in the “battleground” states.

Granny Godzilla

January 31st, 2012
8:26 am

Pat, Harry and Frumunda

C’mon. Really.

stands for decibels

January 31st, 2012
8:28 am

obama is re-elected with a democratic house and senate…

I actually think the house might be easier for the Dems to re-take, than it will be for Dems to retain control of the Senate, myself.

As for the Presidency, kind of crazy to bet this far out, although I probably check the Intrade pages (compulsively? eh, maybe!) at least a couple of times per week.

Jay misleads a bit, though–Obama’s Intrade numbers haven’t been all that volatile over the past few months. Mitt’s, on the other hand — perhaps as expected, for a not-yet-nominee, still in a primary battle? — have seen some pretty serious swings.

ragnar danneskjold

January 31st, 2012
8:28 am

Really good news for the Obama Cult: “We’ve created 22 million jobs.” youtube.com/watch?v=no3DtOP2eQQ&fea

Since there were only 135 million or so when the leftists took Congress in 2006, that would be remarkable if true, but, of course, it is merely from the lips of the Great One.

Adam

January 31st, 2012
8:28 am

Republicans don’t campaign against the real opponent, they campaign against an imagined opponent.

Straw men.

Bill Orvis White

January 31st, 2012
8:29 am

@Frumunda Mabalz
So your friends Chavez, Castro, Ahmadinejad and Kim are imagined enemies? Your head is in the sand with that Godless nutcase, Maher. Willard “Mitt” Romney WILL have no problem staring down these evildoers by doing what’s necessary to protect America! GOOD NIGHT!
Amen,
Bill

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 31st, 2012
8:29 am

An interesting side note about a faction of the deluded is the birthers who were posting all weekend, convinced without logic or reason that they have succeed in removing Obama from the Georgia ticket and repeatedly offering arguments of diversions and circular logic without fact. Creating titles for themselves and delusional “expertise” and convinced that Obama is “evil”. :roll: Reality is elusive for this group and even when they ultimately fail, it will not be the result of anything they have done, it will be because of the conspiracy and the “deception” of the American people.

TaxPayer

January 31st, 2012
8:29 am

Callista, how do you like my new earrings that Sheldon bought me. – Newt

Finn McCool

January 31st, 2012
8:29 am

Ok, Granny. I’ll stop…

stands for decibels

January 31st, 2012
8:30 am

Will he hold even 50% anywhere else?

talk about living in a bubble…

Eli Jones

January 31st, 2012
8:30 am

Barack Hussein Obama and his rabid attack dog Eric Holder are up to their eyeballs in a sinister scheme to implement a hostile takeover of our Republic. Obamacare is the vehicle they are using. Remember Nancy Pelosi saying, “We Got To Pass It To Know What’s In It”. Well, here’s what’s in it! Obamacare is funding “Obama’s Personal Civilian Army” called the “Ready Reserve Corps”. It is authorized in section 203 & section 5210 on page 1312 in the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)” or “OBAMACARE”. Remember, during his campaign, Obama called for his personal Million Man civilian army to be loyal only to him. Obama also stated that his personal civilian army should be more powerful than our US Military. There is a clip of Obama saying these very words in the video. Watch the idiots applauding as Obama says this. The video also shows some of Obama’s army members expressing their unwavering loyalty to the wanna be Hitler. Obama is right now gutting our military and at the same time beefing up his personal thug army. Watch This Short Video And Be Informed Of What The Nazi In The White House Has Planned For You! Please Spread The Word to our fellow Patriots! ALL OF THEM!

“Obama’s Personal Army”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htw7shWR3oU

Please Sign The Petition To Force The Repeal Of Obamacare & call your elected reps, Then Pass The Site On To EVERYONE That You Know.

https://repealhealthcareact.org/invest.aspx

Finn McCool

January 31st, 2012
8:31 am

the House and Senate races may be good entertainment this year.

Adam

January 31st, 2012
8:31 am

I almost want to start creating prayers to Obama just to see conservative heads explode and go “SEE! SEE! THEY DO WORSHIP HIM!” I could even make a whole satirical site based on this premise like Bill Orvis White.

It won’t stop the nutballs from thinking people DO worship him, perhaps mostly because the deification of Presidents is in the conservative DNA and they just can’t fathom why other people don’t think like that.

Adam

January 31st, 2012
8:32 am

Eli: Hate to break it to you but that Obama’s personal army thing has been debunked.

GA Dawg

January 31st, 2012
8:33 am

we can’t relect obarma. he gonna take our guns.

and he is unconstitutional. because he ain’t even from this country.

Bill Orvis White

January 31st, 2012
8:34 am

@Keep Up the Good Fight!
It’s a fact that Dr. Taitz’s arguments merit a hearing. This right is guaranteed in our legal system. What does Hussein Obama have to hide? Obviously there is something there. It’s a warming fact that the president is not above the law. Again, look up the rule of law. It means quite a bit and needs to be upheld. Why did it take Mr. Trump to get Hussein Obama to produce his doctored-up long-form birth certificate?
Amen,
Bill

Granny Godzilla

January 31st, 2012
8:34 am

Finn….thanks

We need 25 seats in the house….and we might just get ‘em.

AmVet - Just say no to Republican fasicsts.

January 31st, 2012
8:34 am

I mean they really have no idea what a socialist…

Of course not. But it does not matter, they are just parroting the mental midgets like Newt or their latest favorite great white hope.

And the same can be said of conservatism or capitalism or liberalism or damn near any other ism.

Try to get a semi-intelligent definition from them. Good luck, I’ve been trying for years.

This far right wing crowd is horribly education averse and frankly any number of the bloggers here are semi-literate.

They have vocabularies fitting a struggling eighth grader, so what do you expect???

They make up their own definitions. I call it Republispeak, and historically it’s been know as…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDXa4FkAw-4

Finn McCool

January 31st, 2012
8:34 am

Eli Jones wins the propeller-head prize!

ragnar danneskjold

January 31st, 2012
8:35 am

Just for perspective, largest non-government job growth in US history was from Feb 2003 – Jan 2008, 5.5 million jobs. President Obama’s nadir – Mar 2010, as ObamaCare was in the final throes of passage – was lower than any level during the Bush administration. Not that anyone should be surprised.

AM conspiracy

January 31st, 2012
8:37 am

the AM radio provocateurs, limbaugh, hannity, boortz, levine…. are praying he gets reelected. he is better for their ratings.

and the sheep who listen to them actually thing they are hoping obama loses. fools.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 31st, 2012
8:40 am

Certainly Bill! And you won’t believe what Trump’s investigators are finding. In fact Trump is holding that information close right now, so that when the current Republicans have beaten themselves up, he will waltz into the convention, play the Trump card with his birther proof and his hair will tell us how it will create jobs and how he will talk to foreign leaders. And suddenly the skies will part and the honorable Donnie Trump will be the candidate with Michelle Bachman as his VP and all will be right with the world. Its all part of the “plan”. :lol:

TaxPayer

January 31st, 2012
8:40 am

Earth to Eli.

Road Scholar

January 31st, 2012
8:41 am

Romney was all over the President until Newt handed him his ass in SC….So no one has been paying attention to Pres Obama? What planet do you reside on?

AmVet - Just say no to Republican fasicsts.

January 31st, 2012
8:42 am

…sinister scheme to implement a hostile takeover of our Republic.

Exhibit Number One in the P*ss in Your Pants campaign strategy.

And added bonus for the Hitler comparison. (insert cuckoo clock sound here.)

I”M A REPUBLICAN AND I’M SO AFRAID!

Is it any wonder this gang is controlled by a bunch of gutless service-avoiders and conspiracy (birther) nutjobs?

Jay

January 31st, 2012
8:42 am

Adam, in that bunch NOTHING is ever debunked.

Case in point: Even after Obama produces the long-sought official, stamped long form of his birth certificate, the birthers still live.

They believe what they choose to believe, and are immune to reality.

Brosephus

January 31st, 2012
8:43 am

Seems like the GOP is going the same way the Dems did in 2004. Seems like, regardless of which candidate ends up as the nominee, there will be a faction that does not like the outcome. It appears that the “true conservatives” don’t want to back Romney, and the money changers don’t wanna back Gingrich. Lost in all of this is the one who would be the “true conservative”, Santorum. It seems that the GOP is on the losing side of a “Heads, I win. Tails, you lose” coin flip.

ragnar danneskjold

January 31st, 2012
8:43 am

Good morning Stands @ 8:30, hyperbole acknowledged. The Messiah will obviously carry Massachusetts and DC also, maybe Maryland, and the crooked government of Washington state will manufacture enough votes (again) to swing that state.

Jm

January 31st, 2012
8:44 am

Jay again your analysis is wrong

O’s unpopularity peaked during the debt ceiling negotiation

We lost our AAA CREDIT RATING for gods sake

America is back asleep as the credit limit got raised by a trillion and Obama continues to rack up debt like it’s the best thing since sliced bread

When the tax cuts expire, when the debt ceiling expires again, they will be reawakened, though it will be too late

O is a crummy president. Period

Jm

January 31st, 2012
8:45 am

While America sleeps, the foundation is crumbling

The next storm will destroy us if Obama is president and gets whatever he wants

Bud Wiser

January 31st, 2012
8:45 am

Greetings all.

Did I miss anything?

Thought not.

SOS.

Off to the golf course……this living off my 15% tax rated income hasn’t been so bad.

Mick

January 31st, 2012
8:46 am

bill orvis

If you are such a god fearing american, will you accept the american people’s decision if they decide for obama for another 4 years? Just askin..

Doggone/GA

January 31st, 2012
8:47 am

“Seems like, regardless of which candidate ends up as the nominee, there will be a faction that does not like the outcome”

When has that ever NOT been true?

Brosephus

January 31st, 2012
8:48 am

Jm

January 31st, 2012
8:49 am

America is under the illusion things are getting better

Unfortunately they’re not

Like a person with a reverse mortgage, you’re only doing ok if you’re about to die

ragnar danneskjold

January 31st, 2012
8:50 am

Dear Mick @ 8:45. surely you can agree that conservatives would be as respectful of The Anointed One during a second term as leftists were of Geo W. Bush? We will film hopeful movies of his assassination, etc.

Jay

January 31st, 2012
8:53 am

I’d guess that the Dems have about a 33 percent chance or better of holding the Senate.

I’d put the odds of the Dems retaking the House at about the same 33 percent. If Obama builds a good margin — possible but not probable — those odds would improve.

Overall, I think we’re in for one of the more negative national campaigns in memory, with both sides focused on trying to turn the other party into the major issue. Who can be cast as the bigger bogeyman, the Republicans or the Democrats?

That’s always true to some extent, of course. But I think “the other party sucks” argument will dominate even more than usual, because in this environment neither party has a credible plan for how to make things much better much more quickly.

AmVet - Just say no to the altered state called neo-conservatism.

January 31st, 2012
8:53 am

You just can’t make stuff like this up.

…hyperbole acknowledged…

And the very NEXT words?

The Messiah…

Sometimes I wish I could get my hands on whatever it is that they are using.

Life would be so much simpler.

Bro, this conspiratorial claptrap driven by nothing but imagined bogeymen and permanent Obama Derangement Syndrome reminds me of the oxymoron joke about military intelligence…

ragnar danneskjold

January 31st, 2012
8:53 am

Dear Mick @ 8:46. I can already hear Sen Maj Leader Mitch McConnell saying in 2014 that the Obama plan – hutting the military – is responsible for the deaths of American military.

Have any leftists every apologized for those many reprehensible leftist behaviors during the Bush administration? Not even on his world wide apology tour.

JKL2

January 31st, 2012
8:55 am

granny- today’s nasty rumor – FLOTUS spending on lingerie…

Guess you need a better paper cause that was already disproved a couple days ago.

Finn McCool

January 31st, 2012
8:56 am

the best thing since sliced bread

Pastrami, mustard, swiss cheese, and saur kraut.

FACT!

ragnar danneskjold

January 31st, 2012
8:56 am

General Betrayus indeed.

Peadawg

January 31st, 2012
8:57 am

“America is under the illusion things are getting better”

In some ways they are and in some way they aren’t. Unemployment is starting to slowly go down. But out debt is STILL rising and nothing is being done to stop it. People are still struggling.

Gas possibly being $4+ a gallon will slow things back down though (whether or not it’s Obama fault. Getting the blame and the credit whether or not it’s justified comes with the territory.)…just in time for November.

TaxPayer

January 31st, 2012
8:58 am

Sometimes I wish I could get my hands on whatever it is that they are using.

It’s an add-on to Microsoft Word called HypeWriter ™ .

ByteMe

January 31st, 2012
8:58 am

and are immune to reality.

Is there a reality vaccination now? Medicine is soooo cool!!

Brosephus

January 31st, 2012
8:58 am

“Overall, I think we’re in for one of the more most negative national campaigns in memory,”

Fixed your typo, Jay.

Finn McCool

January 31st, 2012
8:58 am

America is under the illusion things are getting better

Unfortunately they’re not

So, they are NOT under an illusion. I agree.

Granny Godzilla

January 31st, 2012
9:00 am

JKL2

Paper?

Nope, I heard it as a joke on radio….

Mick

January 31st, 2012
9:04 am

ragnar

I don’t take you very seriously, world apology tour? No such thing exists except in your conned mind. I think a president bragging to the world to “bring em on”, caused more death and dismemberment than any so called apologist – maybe he should apologize for that witless comment…

Ross Perot

January 31st, 2012
9:05 am

So of the 3 million jobs that Obama has created, 2.7 million are in green energy? http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57361766-503544/obamas-first-2012-ad-focuses-on-energy/
You expect thinking people to believe this propoganda or do libs believe this horse dookie?

Granny Godzilla

January 31st, 2012
9:05 am

Oh and JKL2, I do deserve a “keep up” on that.

I’ll try to make time to pay more attention to this kind of foolishness.

St Simons - codewords are the new black

January 31st, 2012
9:05 am

When I was a teenager but too young to vote, I remember living in this
bubble, this alternate universe, that George McGovern would just
sweep into the white house and peace, love & flowers would rain
down on our new woodstock utopia.

The cons live in that bubble now, in reverse.

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

January 31st, 2012
9:06 am

Are “Bill Orvis Whites” post real or are they just satire like “Rednecks”? Just wondering.

Jm

January 31st, 2012
9:06 am

Finn 8:58

Fine. I’ll rephrase.

Americans are under the illusion things are at least not getting worse

When in fact they are

You can’t run trillion dollar deficits in perpetuity, or even for four more years

AmVet - Just say no to the altered state called neo-conservatism.

January 31st, 2012
9:07 am

HypeWriter.

Good one, TaxPayer.

America is under the illusion things are getting better

Quit projecting and start taking responsibility for you own failures. LOL…

Butch Cassidy

January 31st, 2012
9:08 am

Eli Jones – “Obamacare is funding “Obama’s Personal Civilian Army” called the “Ready Reserve Corps”.”

Yes, and it’s being kept under wraps by the enitre GOP political body, becuase they secretly want Obama to win again in 2012 much like allowing McCain to bring Sarah Palin on as his running mate in order to throw the election Obamas way. OR, You could just be batshizz crazy.

Jm

January 31st, 2012
9:09 am

Trotsky might look at things this way:

Corporate sellout Obama is merely doing more of what W did

Destroying the social safety net by over feeding the beast

When the debt bill comes due, all those safety net things people like are going to disappear

*poof!*

ragnar danneskjold

January 31st, 2012
9:10 am

Dear Mick @ 9:04, even if I agreed, you would have to acknowledge the significant difference – the former president acknowledged that he should not have said it, in his book since you did not read it. The Ragnar perspective is that “bring it on” suckered half of the world’s terrorists into a small area, Iraq, allowing the US military to do God’s work, and breaking the organization of haters (at least those in the Middle East – only a few leftist Americans also joined the fight there.) Even if inadvertent, it was a brilliant ploy.

gm

January 31st, 2012
9:12 am

Thank God Florida is not like the rest of the Southern bigots states, Obama has a chance there, and the people of Florida see thru the bigot of Newt, and his immoral charcter, where the bible thumping hypocrites of Ga and Sc and the other hypocrites southerners close their eyes.

Georgia like many of the southern states, except Florida, votes against their interest, Newt will not be a hit in the North or the West nobody is buying that racist tone but the low educated southener in Georgia who is living in the trailers down in south Georgia, Obama will not win in the south, because of the narrow minded bigots of the south, no one expect much from those southern states, this is why the south has the highest poverty rate because of the stupid southern voter”””

TaxPayer

January 31st, 2012
9:13 am

When the debt bill comes due, all those safety net things people like are going to disappear

You mean that carried interest thing and that 15% capital gains tax thing and those Cayman Island account things. Those things.

jconservative

January 31st, 2012
9:14 am

“The real question is, are there any leftists running for president this time?”

I would say YES.

Gingrich, Romney, Santorum and Obama are all leftist and they are all running for president.

The big question is why are no conservatives running.

Note: I do not count Ron Paul. He is not running for president, he is running to promote an idea.

Normal

January 31st, 2012
9:14 am

Steve – USA (I support “None Of The Above”)

January 31st, 2012
9:06 am

Satire at its best. He is a master!

sam

January 31st, 2012
9:14 am

its gonna be alot like the last few elections, very close, and 4 years of trying to destroy whoever wins…