‘Miss me yet?’ In one swing state, a clear ‘yes’

No commentary needed, although I have bold-faced a couple of sections. From the blog of Public Policy Polling:

We’ll start rolling out our Ohio poll results tomorrow but there’s one finding on the poll that pretty much sums it up: by a 50-42 margin voters there say they’d rather have George W. Bush in the White House right now than Barack Obama.

Independents hold that view by a 44-37 margin and there are more Democrats who would take Bush back (11%) than there are Republicans who think Obama’s preferable (3%.)

A couple months ago I thought the Pennsylvanias and Missouris and Ohios of the world were the biggest battlegrounds for 2010 but when you see numbers like this it makes you think it’s probably actually the Californias and the Wisconsins and the Washingtons.

There’s not much doubt things are getting worse for Democrats…and they were already pretty bad. Somehow the party base needs to get reinvigorated over the next two months or there’s going to be a very, very steep price to pay.

(H/t: RedState)

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josef nix

August 31st, 2010
3:53 pm

Buyer’s remorse.

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Hillbilly Deluxe

August 31st, 2010
3:56 pm

Buyer’s remorse.

But I didn’t make the purchase. :lol:

left wing

August 31st, 2010
4:01 pm

To quote Bill Maher, “No. The only one who missed you was the guy who threw the shoe”.

CJ

August 31st, 2010
4:04 pm

Wow.

Set the house on fire. Shut off the water to the fire hoses (while simultaneously complaining about the smoke). Block the road used to deliver materials needed to rebuild the house. Tell the homeowner that the firemen and home builders don’t know what they’re doing. And, voila, the homeowner hires you to fix the house that you burned down.

The efficiency and effectiveness of the conservative con game never ceases to amaze.

HDB

August 31st, 2010
4:10 pm

The problem is that Americans have fallen into the “Instant Gratification Society”; many keep crying about what Obama’s doing..but as too many fail to note — it took 43 white guys to screw up the nation…and they expect a black man to clean up this mess in less than two years!! Absurdity, they name is America! If it took us 243 years to get into this mess, it’s going to take at least 10 years for the clean up to take effect!! At least, the clean up has BEGUN!!

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
4:18 pm

“The problem is that Americans have fallen into the “Instant Gratification Society”; ”

Yeah, they’re called democrat voters. The welfare baby mamas.

“it took 43 white guys to screw up the nation”

So every president has screwed up the country? HDB is a racist.

“and they expect a black man to clean up this mess in less than two years!! ”

No, the media built that bozo up. Funny that the first black president will go down as the worst president ever.

“At least, the clean up has BEGUN!!”

Starting November 2, the cleaning will continue.

Ba bye, Obama.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
4:20 pm

“We’ll start rolling out our Ohio poll results tomorrow but there’s one finding on the poll that pretty much sums it up: by a 50-42 margin voters there say they’d rather have George W. Bush in the White House right now than Barack Obama.”

I’d be willing to bet that there are a lot more states who’d rather have an experienced president like Bush over an inexperienced retard like Obozo.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
4:21 pm

“The efficiency and effectiveness of the conservative con game never ceases to amaze.”

Sucks to be you, CJ.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
4:23 pm

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
4:25 pm

An actor calls for the death of FOX and the GOP. Gotta love the tolerant high school drop outs like John Cusak.

John Cusack Calls for ‘Satanic Death’ of Fox News, GOP Leaders

Actor John Cusack went on a caustic Twitter rampage Sunday evening, attacking former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Fox News.

“I AM FOR A SATANIC DEATH CULT CENTER AT FOX NEWS HQ AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICES ORDICK ARMEYAND NEWT GINGRICH-and all the GOP WELFARE FREAKS,” Cusack tweeted.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/08/31/actor-john-cusack-calls-satanic-death-fox-news-gop-leaders/?test=faces

Linda

August 31st, 2010
4:27 pm

The Dems. blamed Bush for the economic recession & it worked for almost 3 years. Few people actually know that it was the Dems. that caused the catastrophe by requiring Fannie & Freddie to make loans to people who could not afford them, years before Bush was elected. Clinton bragged in his autobiography how brilliant his adm. was in pushing these loans. The Bush adm. tried to rein in Fannie & Freddie & the Dems. had a fit.
Bush made mistakes but he did not try to “transform America” into a socialist country. Americans were conned but not anymore.
Forget the Kool aid. Pass the tea.

paleo-neo-Carlinst

August 31st, 2010
4:30 pm

they should poll prison inmates to see if they “miss” being sodomized by some guy who got out on parole 12 months ago. I know folks like Grand Forks love this meaningless poll data, but this is just copy for the pundits and talking heads to ponder.

retiredds

August 31st, 2010
4:31 pm

I will state unequivocally, I do not want GWB, Dick Cheney, or any of the neo-cons of that administration back. They systematically drove the economy into the tubes and as I have stated here before, don’t look for a major rebound until 2017, in case people have forgotten that would be 10 years after the bubble burst and the American gravy train collided with the reality that “there is no such thing as a free lunch”, and that the egregious borrowing by all segments of society has shifted the burden to the future generations and that is every American’s (mine included) doing not just one president.

The questions that the future generations will ask of us now will be, “how could you be so greedy and stupid at the same time? And why did you blame the other guy when you were part of the problem and just wouldn’t own up to it?

So, no I don’t want GWB back because he and his ideologues are as much a part of the problem as any in history.

paleo-neo-Carlinst

August 31st, 2010
4:32 pm

excuse me, as opposed to being sodomized by the current “bull” in the the yard. malfeasance, corruption and patronage know no ideology.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
4:33 pm

“they should poll prison inmates to see if they “miss” being sodomized by some guy who got out on parole 12 months ago.’

Of course you’d miss it.

“I know folks like Grand Forks love this meaningless poll data, but this is just copy for the pundits and talking heads to ponder.”

Right, when it’s a positive for the GOP it’s “meaningless” but when it’s positive for the democrats it’s “awesome news.”

Left wingers = retardation

wallbanger

August 31st, 2010
4:33 pm

Cusack sums up the lefties. They sure do a lot of name calling and hate baiting. As for conservatives–I do hate the Bible thumping–that is between me and my God, but I am all for keeping the money I have worked hard for and earned in my own pocket, rather than paying for welfare babies, illegals education and healthcare and all the other assorted, and ever increasing handouts–and I am not talking Social Sec. and Medicaid, because I worked and paid for my share of those. Those that didn’t should suck wind.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
4:33 pm

“excuse me, as opposed to being sodomized by the current “bull” in the the yard.’

Ma’am, please take your sodomy elsewhere.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
4:35 pm

“Those that didn’t should suck wind.”

That would mean the entire democrat voting base would have to suck wind.

wallbanger

August 31st, 2010
4:36 pm

I want a President and a party that says, “Ask not what your country can do for you–figure out what you can do for yourself; educate yourself, work hard, save, and be a contributor rather than a useless piece of crap dependent on welfare–or suffer the natural consequences that follow.”

wallbanger

August 31st, 2010
4:37 pm

Grand Forks, as you can see from my post, that would be the “natural consequences” of being a useful wart on the hide of humanity and is fine by me.

wallbanger

August 31st, 2010
4:37 pm

I meant “useless” wart of course.

HDB

August 31st, 2010
4:37 pm

Grand Forks August 31st, 2010
4:18 pm
“The problem is that Americans have fallen into the “Instant Gratification Society”; ”

Yeah, they’re called democrat voters. The welfare baby mamas.”

Not quite….I don’t know any welfare baby mamas…but I see a lot of business welfare…ADM, ConAgra, Lehman Brothers…….

“it took 43 white guys to screw up the nation” So every president has screwed up the country? probelms have happened on BOTH sides of the political equation….and it was 43 white guys who were there first! That’s not racist…that’s just fact!!

Grand Forks August 31st, 2010
4:19 pm
“it took 43 white guys to screw up the nation” If it weren’t for white people like Lincoln, you’d be hanging from a tree thanks to Robert Byrd.”

If it weren’t for black people like MLK, Crispus Attucks, and Frederick Douglass, white people like Lincoln wouldn’t have stepped out and done what was right!! Works both ways, kemo sabe!!

BTW…where’ve you been??

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
4:37 pm

wallbanger

There are plenty of them out there. They’re just afraid of being labeled a racist by Keith Olberqueer, Rachel Madcow and Al Crapton.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
4:40 pm

“Not quite….I don’t know any welfare baby mamas…but I see a lot of business welfare…ADM, ConAgra, Lehman Brothers…….”

Good for you, ma’am.

“That’s not racist…that’s just fact!!”

Without Lincoln, you’d be picking cotton.

“If it weren’t for black people like MLK, Crispus Attucks, and Frederick Douglass, white people like Lincoln wouldn’t have stepped out and done what was right!! Works both ways, kemo sabe!!”

Guess you don’t know anything about history and dates. MLK came along LONG after Lincoln. Again, if it weren’t for Lincoln, you’d be picking cotton for John Kerry.

“BTW…where’ve you been??”

None of your businesses.

Linda

August 31st, 2010
4:42 pm

Grand Forks @ 4:31, It’s not the Dem. party. It’s the progressives that are the major problem today. Most people, even members of Congress, don’t know what they are up to. The Dems. just went along for the ride.

Jefferson

August 31st, 2010
4:52 pm

I don’t see him quitting, so if you don’t like it tough break.

left wing

August 31st, 2010
4:55 pm

Linda @ 4:27 – It’s popular to blame Freddie & Fannie for the financial crisis (especially from your side) but by law, they aren’t allowed to get into the subprime market.

http://www.businessweek.com/investing/insights/blog/archives/2008/09/fannie_mae_and.html

Your side never liked them because they’re GSE’s (Government Sponsored Entities), but they’ve existed for decades without causing problems.

“Fannie, the Federal National Mortgage Association, and Freddie, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., don’t lend money, to minorities or anyone else, however. They purchase loans from the private lenders who actually underwrite the loans.”

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2008/10/12/53802/private-sector-loans-not-fannie.html

It’s popular for your side to say it, but it’s not true.

paleo-neo-Carlinst

August 31st, 2010
4:58 pm

Grand Dork, we haven’t exchanged pleasantries for some time, here’s a little “how I spent my summer” moment for you. I have established a virtual kids’ table for bloggers who do not demonstrate the capacity to behave like adults. here’s a couple hints: using the word “retard” or you refer to Rachel Maddow as “Madcow” (yuck, yuck, that’s funny) or you refer to anyone who disagrees with you as ma’am (diga me; quienes es mas muchacho, Jorge Bush, o Grand Forks?)- you kinda show your a**. but, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. where did I crow or attempt to “spin” data or refer to news about Democrats as “awesome”? and since you are a child, I will futher explain my use of the prison rape scenario. I used this analogy (hey Beavis, I said anal) to suggest that both Democrats and Republicans have abused Americans. so keep your sad, infantile, partisan, stuff at the kids’ table and let the grown-ups talk.

Kyle Wingfield

August 31st, 2010
4:59 pm

left wing: Really? From your own comment:

“by law, they aren’t allowed to get into the subprime market.”

“They purchase loans from the private lenders who actually underwrite the loans.”

If you don’t see the contradiction there, I’m not sure you understand how this works.

Intown

August 31st, 2010
5:03 pm

The American public has the memory of a fish. Doesn’t ANYONE remember the stupidty, cultural warfare, needless wars (Iraq), the Orwellian atmosphere of 2002-2003, the complete and utter despair of the fall of 2008, the crashed economy, the utterly irresponsible tax-cuts all thanks to either the George W. Bush administration or Republican Congressional leadership. Bush was a catastrophe. Obama’s failures are mostly due to the stubborn obstinenace of his political opponents and the circumstances of the nation upon his entry into the Oval Office.

jt

August 31st, 2010
5:08 pm

Point goes to Kyle.

Keep up the good work Sir.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
5:08 pm

“I don’t see him quitting, so if you don’t like it tough break.’

No one said he was, Gump.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
5:09 pm

paleo-neo-Carlinst

You must be under the false impression that I care what you think. Go sell stupid somewhere else.

left wing

August 31st, 2010
5:10 pm

Kyle @ 4:59 – I will correct what I wrote. From the businessweek article I referenced above:

“Start with the most basic fact of all: virtually none of the $1.5 trillion of cratering subprime mortgages were backed by Fannie or Freddie. That’s right — most subprime mortgages did not meet Fannie or Freddie’s strict lending standards. All those no money down, no interest for a year, low teaser rate loans? All the loans made without checking a borrower’s income or employment history? All made in the private sector, without any support from Fannie and Freddie.

So, I stand corrected.

In that article, there’s another link to an article from the New York Fed, which did it’s own analysis:

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/sr318.html

In it (I skipped to the conclusion section) they blamed the credit rating agencies.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
5:10 pm

“It’s popular for your side to say it, but it’s not true.”

That sounds like what Dan Rather said in 2004. The documents were fake but the story was true. LOL

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
5:11 pm

“I will futher explain my use of the prison rape scenario.”

You sure do have an obsession with anal sex, don’t you. Yuck.

paleo-neo-Carlinst

August 31st, 2010
5:11 pm

HDB, interesting observation re: welfare mamas and ADM. as the paleo-neo-Carlinist model suggests, Americas “corporate citizens” in Big Ag and Big Pharm love welfare as much as the military-industrial complex loves “warfare”. in both models, the income of working Americans flows through the Treasury Department, into various government agencies, where it is dispersed via Section 8 housing stipends, food stamps, Medicaid, and the prescription drug plan; into the coffers of Bank of America Mortgage, Wells Fargo Mortgage, ADM, Wal-Mart, Coca Cola, InBev, and of course, Merck, Pfizer, et al. The money doesn’t stay in the ‘hood, it ends up being used to purchase goods and services (food, clothing, gasoline, alcohol and cigarettes, etc.). So down here at unwashed masses level, people like Grand Forks yammer about tax and spend Democrats/liberals and others counter with “tax cuts and spend Republicans/neo-cons; and on Wall Street, the bean counters and executives (who OWN DC and lobby for “healthcare reform” etc.) are counting their “earnings” and patting themselves on the back with huge bonuses.

ConcernedFultonParent

August 31st, 2010
5:12 pm

@wallbanger “and I am not talking Social Sec. and Medicaid, because I worked and paid for my share of those.”

so have I, but aren’t those SOCIAL programs you’re talking about?!

paleo-neo-Carlinst

August 31st, 2010
5:13 pm

Grand Forks, kids table. No ice cream for you.

Jefferson

August 31st, 2010
5:14 pm

One of the best things about our President is he makes grown folks act just like little children that can’t get their way. And it is funny to me, to see the likes of a Hannity or some of the locals demean themselves. Its worth the price of admission.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
5:15 pm

“Grand Forks, kids table. No ice cream for you.”

Bookman misses you, ma’am.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
5:16 pm

“One of the best things about our President is he makes grown folks act just like little children that can’t get their way.”

You must have been in a coma from 2000-2008.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
5:16 pm

“And it is funny to me, to see the likes of a Hannity or some of the locals demean themselves.”

Hannity has more friends than you ever will.

Jefferson

August 31st, 2010
5:19 pm

Great chuckle, do it again. You are like a puppy.

Kyle Wingfield

August 31st, 2010
5:21 pm

Grand Forks and paleo-neo-Carlinist: Y’all are thisclose to receiving an involuntary vacation from this blog. That’s enough.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
5:22 pm

“Y’all are thisclose to receiving an involuntary vacation from this blog. That’s enough.”

LOL. Alright.

paleo-neo-Carlinst

August 31st, 2010
5:22 pm

as a famous retard once observed; ’stupid is, as stupid does.’ you want to reduce this to some my ideology is better than your ideology spitting contest, be my guess. I can’t think of a more “stupid” endeavor. you’re a child and until you behave like and adult I will treat you like a child.

Grand Forks

August 31st, 2010
5:23 pm

Keep at it, paleo.

Jefferson

August 31st, 2010
5:24 pm

We should not stoop to the level of mocking the kid. Sorry Kyle.