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

765 comments Add your comment

Tom(Independent)

January 31st, 2012
12:56 pm

Blantant Lie@12:01 – It is not masses Tom, just regular old Tom! You have such a great attitude, I do feel sorry for you. Wait I see the postman, now go to your mailbox and get your welfare check and food stamps! Hide behind your posted title, you occu-tard!!

md

January 31st, 2012
12:56 pm

“Soooooo, you telling me company with 45,000 employees cant afford an extra $177 per employee.”

Maybe not if that company is already treading water in this here recession………but I’m sure if they have a problem paying that new expense, all they have to do is lay off a certain percentage of their workforce………..

Adam

January 31st, 2012
12:58 pm

md: the States are in stall mode, as they do not have the money to implement it

Nor will they accept aid to get them started. Here’s a newsflash: The reason they have a money problem has nothing to do with the health care law.

ITS ALL BUSHS FAULT

January 31st, 2012
12:58 pm

Where was the Tea party when Bushie let OBL escape at Tora Bora?

Aquagirl

January 31st, 2012
12:59 pm

we could raise the sales tax where everyone(even the 47-50% group) would have to pay something

You mean the group that supposedly doesn’t pay income taxes, but is overrepresented in the military? Wow, chickenhawks want the lower 47% to fund AND fight their wars.

Greedy b@stards.

JOE Cool (I'm Voting 2x or 3x For MESSIAH OBAMA)

January 31st, 2012
1:02 pm

Whats the CEO pay and compensation of this 45,000 employee company? Just curious?

blue_unicorn

January 31st, 2012
1:02 pm

Doggone/GA

January 31st, 2012
1:02 pm

“we could raise the sales tax where everyone(even the 47-50% group) would have to pay something”

Since when was a huge segment of our society excluded from paying sales taxes?

md

January 31st, 2012
1:03 pm

“Nor will they accept aid to get them started. Here’s a newsflash: The reason they have a money problem has nothing to do with the health care law.”

Maybe not Mr Newsflash…….but if they are already having a problem generating money, where exactly do you think they will come up with the needed income to carry out this program??

And don’t say it is provided in the bill, as it is not……the bill covers the cost of providing care…..NOT the millions in administrative costs………….

ITS ALL BUSHS FAULT

January 31st, 2012
1:03 pm

Where O Where was the Tea Party?

Adam

January 31st, 2012
1:03 pm

That Black Guy: So one person that it took 4 hours to find and who said something over 2 years ago represents “some” people?

It may be nuts to think of Obama as a deity, but it is more nuts to think that entire swaths of liberals think that.

Butch Cassidy

January 31st, 2012
1:03 pm

Blue Horseshoe loves Teldar Paper.

Tom(Independent)

January 31st, 2012
1:04 pm

Boy, this country is so divided after listening to the comments. The only real solution is to divide it into two countries, let’s say libs on the left side of country and cons on the right side. No one can cross over dividing line! My money stays on my side and you fine libs keep yours on your side. Will that work?

Adam

January 31st, 2012
1:04 pm

md: If the states have a problem making ends meet, they could stop acting like the federal government will not or cannot help, and they should stop refusing money that WILL help just for political purposes.

JOE Cool (I'm Voting 2x or 3x For MESSIAH OBAMA)

January 31st, 2012
1:05 pm

blue_unicorn

January 31st, 2012
1:02 pm

Let me help you out my friend. Go to the top right hand of the page and look for the date of 1/31/2012.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history

Kamchak

January 31st, 2012
1:05 pm

ByteMe

January 31st, 2012
1:05 pm

blue_unicorn has a reading comprehension issue. He’s looking at the chart of “strongly approve vs. strongly disapprove” instead of the “total approval” chart. One just shows strength of convictions held, the other shows actual approval number.

getalife

January 31st, 2012
1:05 pm

Calm down tom.

You will get banned here.

Stevie Ray

January 31st, 2012
1:05 pm

JOE,

Not enough…not public company nor particularly large relative to the one’s you are likely alluding to….this company takes care of our parents with money we pay them….the argument about the pay of C-suiters is ill concieved IMO….if your company, would you cut your pay to act Robin Hoodesque?

md

January 31st, 2012
1:06 pm

“md: If the states have a problem making ends meet, they could stop acting like the federal government will not or cannot help, and they should stop refusing money that WILL help just for political purposes.”

Your concept of where money comes from is just astounding…………..damn good thing the feds have that money tree and printing press.

Tom(Independent)

January 31st, 2012
1:06 pm

What’s an AquaGirl??

ByteMe

January 31st, 2012
1:07 pm

Tom’s an independent like I’m a virgin. :o

Adam

January 31st, 2012
1:07 pm

Tom @ 1:04p: And you guys say Obama is the one trying to divide the country, yeesh.

“We can do this.” “We are greatest when we work together.” Who said that? Come on, it’s on the tip of your tongue!

barking frog

January 31st, 2012
1:07 pm

Wanted: Republican Candidate who
1. isn’t too wealthy
2. has good family values
3. is not an extreme hawk
4. has good religious values
5. does not believe in gay marriage
6. is pro life
7. believes in healthcare for everyone
8. can improve the economy
Know anyone like that?

Kamchak

January 31st, 2012
1:07 pm

Tom(Independent)

January 31st, 2012
1:04 pm

Boy, this country is so divided after listening to the comments.

Are you having someone read to you?

Just askin’.

Stevie Ray

January 31st, 2012
1:08 pm

TOM,

Fellow independent here….in the movie Bulworth, the character played by Warren Beatty a senator, talks about the only way to fix the divide and racial stereotyping…everyone has sex with opposites until we all look the same…one of my fav movies..

Adam

January 31st, 2012
1:09 pm

md: Way to completely avoid the point. Federal dollars have been offered, and DENIED by Republican governors who want to make a political point. They are the ones doing wrong by their state, not the federal government. In addition, efforts to increase state help have been blocked by Republicans in the House and Senate. For whatever reason, can’t imagine why, they do not want to help their constituents.

getalife

January 31st, 2012
1:10 pm

You can cut the Obama envy with a knife on this thread.

You can’t beat him cons so you should start acting like Americans.

Nobody likes a sore loser.

Adam

January 31st, 2012
1:10 pm

barking frog: Except for the hawk part, Obama fits that description.

JOE Cool (I'm Voting 2x or 3x For MESSIAH OBAMA)

January 31st, 2012
1:11 pm

“Tom’s an independent like I’m a virgin”

He WAS independent til the candidate was black…lol

Junior Samples

January 31st, 2012
1:11 pm

it’s disturbing how the media keeps bending itself into pretzels trying to make obamas incompetence and failures look like anything but what it is.

ByteMe

January 31st, 2012
1:12 pm

I’m off to feed. Y’all hang onto your grudges until I get back, ok? :lol:

Mr_B

January 31st, 2012
1:12 pm

Stevie Ray:
“The subject client is one of the leading senior care providers in the country and exceptionally well run…”

I’m curious. Do you happen to have any idea of what the annual compensation of say the top 10 members of the management team amounts to? Say the CEO, CFO, President and executive vice presidents?

I’m not asking out of any sense of “wealth envy.” I’m asking out of a curiousity about the subject company’s priorities.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 31st, 2012
1:13 pm

Well, as I was eating my beans & weenies for lunch I got to thinking: sure does suck to ride in the back of the bus like us Republicans have been doing the past three years and like it looks like we’re going to do for the next five. No wonder old Newt is so mad about that plane ride! Tell this Tom guy to just calm down. The rest of us can’t stand it either but we just accept it. If he don’t calm down he’s going to have a heart attack and there will go another Conservative blogger.

Midori

January 31st, 2012
1:14 pm

you guys are so funny :lol:

barking frog

January 31st, 2012
1:14 pm

Adam 1:10 Obama is not an extreme hawk and fits perfectly
which explains the lack of ‘passion’ on the part of the Republican
party.

Paul

January 31st, 2012
1:16 pm

Adam 1:10

:-) :-) :-)

AmVet

Cons as sore losers?

As I wrote this morning, odds are if they lose their candidate and/or the election, their conclusion will be “we lost because we weren’t conservative enough”.

Paul

January 31st, 2012
1:17 pm

Hi Midori!!!!

Very happy to hear the eyesight’s doing well.

Knew it would -

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

January 31st, 2012
1:17 pm

It’s always a good day when Jay has a graph.

TaxPayer

January 31st, 2012
1:18 pm

Let them eat day old griddle cakes! – Thomas Jefferson

blue_unicorn

January 31st, 2012
1:18 pm

“Let me help you out my friend. Go to the top right hand of the page and look for the date of 1/31/2012.”

Please do help me out and explain WTF this has to do with the Gallup poll chart Jay pooted?

JOE Cool (I'm Voting 2x or 3x For MESSIAH OBAMA)

January 31st, 2012
1:19 pm

Funny how all the CONs go dark when you point out the numbers in the poll, that they tried to say were lies. Ohhh well,…………

barking frog

January 31st, 2012
1:20 pm

Please do help me out and explain WTF this has to do with the Gallup poll chart Jay pooted?
—————–
So that’s where Jay gets these graphs..

JOE Cool (I'm Voting 2x or 3x For MESSIAH OBAMA)

January 31st, 2012
1:20 pm

“Please do help me out and explain WTF this has to do with the Gallup poll chart Jay pooted?”

BOY, can you move the goal post any further?

getalife

January 31st, 2012
1:20 pm

“we lost because we weren’t conservative enough”.

They will say the newt would have destroyed our President in debate but the newt could not even beat willard in a debate.

He blamed the crowd’s response.

Hilarious.

Adam

January 31st, 2012
1:21 pm

barking frog: I guess it depends on what you mean by extreme, but he’s definitely a hawk. Drone strikes and SEAL team excursions go go go….

Adam

January 31st, 2012
1:22 pm

BOY, can you move the goal post any further?

Don’t tempt him….

mm

January 31st, 2012
1:22 pm

The cons need to move to China since that is what they want America to be like.

Kamchak

January 31st, 2012
1:25 pm

Please do help me out and explain WTF this has to do with the Gallup poll chart Jay pooted?[sic]

Do you see the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th words in the second paragraphs of Jay’s piece?

Those would be the one’s in bright blue.

That is a link to Ragamuffin’s site.

Click on those words and it will take you to that site.

Do you see the top line?

The fifth column is total approve.

Do you see the 51%?

Midori

January 31st, 2012
1:26 pm

Aquagirl

January 31st, 2012
1:29 pm

What’s an AquaGirl??

A liberal Democratic-voting Vet who can swim really, really well.

And here I thought I was blending in with the Barking Frogs and Blue Unicorns.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 31st, 2012
1:29 pm

Tom(”Independent”) — “My money stays on my side and you fine libs keep yours on your side. Will that work?”

Sure. Just don’t come crying to us when you figure out that the red states tend to be net consumers of Federal funds, while blue states tend to be net contributors.

In short, get a job, hippie.

Paul

January 31st, 2012
1:30 pm

getalife

And now Newtie says he won’t take part in any presidential debates if ”reporters are moderators.’

Who does he want to serve? His Aunt Tillie from Peoria?!!?

Or Sean Hannity?

It’s the Commission on Presidential Debates who runs’em, Newt.

YOUR party SUCKS! But MINE is GRRRRRREAT! (formerly That Black Guy)

January 31st, 2012
1:31 pm

Adam
January 31st, 2012
9:27 am
Perhaps you’d rather work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, inside of a city making $22 per day and never being allowed to leave? Because the people you support would certainly make that possible.

Hello Adam. Hellooooooooooo. Can you here me WAY over there where you STRETCHED that example? Watch out for the edge. :lol:

Union

January 31st, 2012
1:32 pm

kind of glad to know obama is up.. didnt realize he had been down so much.. then again i do read this blog and realize its a bad thing to point out issues with your deity

Thulsa Doom

January 31st, 2012
1:33 pm

This is easy. Obama should be ahead as the incumbent. But by a much wider margin. While the Rs have been savaging each other in debates he has remained unscathed. However, once the R nominee is solidified the full out attack on this glaring failure of a president begins. And the Rs have one gigantic advantage that will turn this into a landslide- Obama’s abysmal economic record. It speaks for itself.

barking frog

January 31st, 2012
1:34 pm

Aquagirl, 1:29, barking frog and blue unicorn do not
stand out like a DC comics superhero…

barking frog

January 31st, 2012
1:34 pm

md

January 31st, 2012
1:36 pm

“md: Way to completely avoid the point. Federal dollars have been offered, and DENIED by Republican governors who want to make a political point. They are the ones doing wrong by their state, not the federal government. In addition, efforts to increase state help have been blocked by Republicans in the House and Senate. For whatever reason, can’t imagine why, they do not want to help their constituents.”

As I said…….not the issue. The issue is the forever and a day administrative costs that the States are being forced to take on…….without fed assistance.

Normal

January 31st, 2012
1:39 pm

Paul,
Earlier you said …their conclusion will be “we lost because we weren’t conservative enough”.

Does “Conservative” = Obtuse?

Thomas Jefferson

January 31st, 2012
1:39 pm

What you talkin’ ’bout Leroy?

md

January 31st, 2012
1:40 pm

“Perhaps you’d rather work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, inside of a city making $22 per day and never being allowed to leave? Because the people you support would certainly make that possible.”

Now, take that info and compare it to our own history………..one will find it is a bell shaped curve (which reflects much of life) and we seem to be on the back side now…………

Aquagirl

January 31st, 2012
1:40 pm

Wow Barking Frog, I had no idea my life was so complicated.

Kamchak

January 31st, 2012
1:41 pm

“I’m just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love”
–Thomas Jefferson

barking frog

January 31st, 2012
1:41 pm

The issue is the forever and a day administrative costs that the States are being forced to take on…
————–
unfunded mandate…I thought this had been retired as being an
outing by two broke guys which could also be a tv sitcom opposite
two broke girls…

Thomas Jefferson

January 31st, 2012
1:42 pm

My secret loves:

Sally
Whiskey
Madison’s tight tight butt

barking frog

January 31st, 2012
1:43 pm

Aquagirl, 1:40, ahh but it is your majesty…

Paul

January 31st, 2012
1:43 pm

Normal

“Does “Conservative” = Obtuse?”

That, and ‘not willing to compromise to govern” or “my way or the highway” or “I’m so good and pure I have to control everyone else.”

They BOTH sucked

January 31st, 2012
1:43 pm

TD

“Not so fast my friend”………. Yes the economy will play a significant part in the election; however you fail to mention that the economic situation which is not great, but getting better, isn’t new.

Who doesn’t know the economy has been sluggish…… Every R has been banging Obama over the head while campaigning.

You are acting like it will be a huge surprise.

I’m not saying that Obama has been great (far from it); however if the economic indicators continue to move in the right direction……….. save your many and do not bet on the R.
It will be very close, but things are looking much brighter for the POTUS in the last few months as compared to this time last yr

Filter

January 31st, 2012
1:48 pm

Newt's divorce lawyer...........still working

January 31st, 2012
1:48 pm

YEAH!!!! Where was the Tea Party at when Kim Kardashian was married for 72 days

Union

January 31st, 2012
1:49 pm

dont know why it matters… obama more or less said he would only be a one term president if the economy didnt improve… wonder if he actually meant what he said?

blue_unicorn

January 31st, 2012
1:49 pm

Do you see the 51%? Yes
Move to the left column. Do you see the -13? That is Rasmussen’s Presidential approval rating.
Now, look at the Total approve chart. You think a sharp 6 point spike is a trend? Look back a week; it spiked to 50% then dropped back to about 45%.

Kamchak

January 31st, 2012
1:51 pm

You think a sharp 6 point spike is a trend?

Did I say it was?

Future data will determine that.

Erwin's cat

January 31st, 2012
1:52 pm

Adam “Perhaps you’d rather work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, inside of a city making $22 per day and never being allowed to leave?”

It’s 6 days a week, $17/ day, and they can leave anytime they want!…at least at FoxConn

Granny Godzilla

January 31st, 2012
1:52 pm

Newt wants no press moderation at his debate with President Obama.

Will there be peanut and popcorn vendors?

Clowns making balloon animals?

Cheerleaders?

Newt 2012
Holy crap that’s funny.

Tom(Independent)

January 31st, 2012
1:55 pm

Joe Hussein – Not a hippie bud, retired, 60+ yrs old, 45 yrs working, military Viet vet, I’ve done enough bud, now it’s your turn. Being retired I have free time to get on internet, how do you do it. Remember Pres John Kennedy( who I actually admired), a Democrat who said “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country”! Boy, you Dems have really changed over the years. Maybe your guy, Barrack Hussein Obama(former Community Organizer) helped change your minds?

Thulsa Doom

January 31st, 2012
1:55 pm

They BOTH Suck,

What up man? I think most elections come down to the economy and barring a miracle I think Obama is done. And lately the big focus in all these GOP debates has been Rs attacking each other instead of O. That’s why I think they’ve sunk relative to Obama. That will all change though once an R nominee is selected.

Union

January 31st, 2012
1:55 pm

being an american sux.. especially for those that dont realize some of the “poor” here have it better than most elsewhere..

“Yesterday, the streets outside one labour agency in Zhengzhou were filled with thousands of hopefuls, all lining up for a chance to work at Foxconn.

Foxconn, the company that manufactures products for Apple, Dell, Microsoft, amongst others, is currently working to double it’s workforce at it’s Zhengzhou facility. The company is looking to increase production at the plant, hoping to scale up by around 100,000 additional employees.”

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/asia/foxconn-8216working-conditions-row-fails-to-deter-prospective-workers/892

willie lynch

January 31st, 2012
1:56 pm

I am willing to wait for the real guns to come out. The Republicans are playing nice with one another, wait until the real battle starts and the opposites wage war. Once the country really gets to see the treasonous nature of, and tactics employed by these repugnicans, they will understand” …it was Barzini all along.”

Adam

January 31st, 2012
2:02 pm

Thulsa: Obama should be ahead as the incumbent. But by a much wider margin

Anyone remember how well that worked out in 2004?

Adam

January 31st, 2012
2:03 pm

md: As I said…….not the issue. The issue is the forever and a day administrative costs that the States are being forced to take on…….without fed assistance.

But it IS the issue, because all they have to do is ASK.

JOE Cool (I'm Voting 2x or 3x For MESSIAH OBAMA)

January 31st, 2012
2:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market lost ground Tuesday but still appeared headed for its best January finish in more than a decade.

Dayum you Obama…..

Adam

January 31st, 2012
2:03 pm

Union: dont know why it matters… obama more or less said he would only be a one term president if the economy didnt improve… wonder if he actually meant what he said?

Well, since the economy HAS improved, I think maybe your point got away from you….

Adam

January 31st, 2012
2:04 pm

Erwin: It’s 6 days a week, $17/ day, and they can leave anytime they want!…at least at FoxConn

No they can’t, they jump off the roof to escape.

Kamchak

January 31st, 2012
2:04 pm

But it IS the issue, because all they have to do is ASK.

Sounds like they chose not to.

Thomas Jefferson

January 31st, 2012
2:05 pm

Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!

Adam

January 31st, 2012
2:05 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market lost ground Tuesday but still appeared headed for its best January finish in more than a decade.

Dayum you Obama…..

And your SOTU too!

(The one that was supposed to cause an immediate 200 point drop)

md

January 31st, 2012
2:05 pm

“Perhaps you’d rather work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, inside of a city making $22 per day and never being allowed to leave?”

And the complicit American public has the audacity to yell “How dare them”…….

Pretty sad actually……….

Tom(Independent)

January 31st, 2012
2:06 pm

JoeCool@1:11 – I’m an American, not an African-American, Chinese-American, Japanese-American,etc! Get my point, bud?

Thulsa Doom

January 31st, 2012
2:06 pm

Today’s CBO Report

The CBO study also predicts modest economic growth of 2 percent this year and forecasts that the unemployment rate will be 8.9 percent on Election Day. That is based on an assumption that President Barack Obama will fail to win renewal of payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits by the end of next month.

That jobless rate is higher than the rates that contributed to losses by Presidents Jimmy Carter (7.5 percent) and George H.W. Bush (7.4 percent).

Filter

January 31st, 2012
2:07 pm

Tom,

” I’ve done enough bud, now it’s your turn”
By saying that are you saying that you want to live off of my efforts now? That seems rather…..oh I don’t know…..entitlement minded. Are you a welfare queen Tom?

Your Kennedy quote…well it was actually Cicero that first said it and I would bet that its original meaning isn’t what you’d think. But with your above statement I think it better fits you know with the following revisions…

“Ask not what your country can do for you…until you decide you’ve done enough then tell those still going at it to pony up because it’s their turn.”

Finally, why oh why oh why do people like you insist on labeling yourselves Independents and then turn around and say things like “Boy, you Dems” and “Maybe your guy, Barrack Hussein Obama(former Community Organizer) “?

To quote my favorite philosopher, the imminent Vizzini:
Independent: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
(That quote also appears to be accurate when it comes to socialist and Marxist.)

Union

January 31st, 2012
2:07 pm

@adam.. improved? seriously? have you looked at home values in atl lately? most american banked on home equity for savings.. but in an “obama” world of public education i can see where that wouldnt make sense to you…

secondly.. i guess they are lining up by the 1000’s for the jobs so they can jump off the roof to get out? makes sense to me..

Newt's divorce lawyer...........still working

January 31st, 2012
2:09 pm

republican vs tea party(white on white crime), never thought I would see it, especially in the south. It haven’t been this much white on white crime since the civil war

md

January 31st, 2012
2:09 pm

“But it IS the issue, because all they have to do is ASK.”

What are you talking about? You actually think the feds are going to fund that for the States indefinitely?

You must be nuts………..

barking frog

January 31st, 2012
2:09 pm

Filter, 1:48, Aquagirl is hot and carries a big trident….

They BOTH sucked

January 31st, 2012
2:09 pm

TD

All is well. Hope you and yours are doing also doing well.

Of course polls will change almost daily from now until the election; however I see Obama in a razor thin victory. Probably as close or more so than Bush – Kerry.

All sides like to talk about general political ideology, etc to set themselves apart from the other candidate and Party; then you have the candidate himself.
like in 04, people may want change but in the end will stick with what they have. Bush won a hard fought election against a stiff and boring John Kerry. He should have blown him away. In my opinion, I see a similar type election on the horizon. I could be way off; however that how I see it. Repubs will certainly keep the House and have a good chance with taking the Senate. If they do not take the Senate then Obama’s chances increase even more so

JOE Cool (I'm Voting 2x or 3x For MESSIAH OBAMA)

January 31st, 2012
2:11 pm

Tom(Independent)

January 31st, 2012
2:06 pm

nope…..you made a play for the race card, you brought race into it, so therefore i dont get your point, bud.

Jay

January 31st, 2012
2:12 pm

“Remember Pres John Kennedy (who I actually admired), a Democrat who said “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country”!

I chuckle when I see conservatives cite that quotation, because they scramble away in panic when it’s actually put to the test.

Let’s try:

Tom, “what you can do for your country” is pay just a little bit more in taxes, OK? You good with that? It won’t be anywhere near as much as you would have paid back in JFK’s day, when the capital gains tax was 25 percent and the top marginal tax rate was 91 percent for income over $3 million (adjusted for inflation).

You willing to do just that little bit for your country, in the spirit of JFK?

Adam

January 31st, 2012
2:12 pm

Union: @adam.. improved? seriously? have you looked at home values in atl lately?

As with Climate Change, a focus on only local areas will not help when the overall trend is different. Personal experience does not trump statistics.