A House Perfectly Divided

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    I have been reading all the "I hate Obama" posts; and "Obama is losing support" threads that the extremist right wingers love so much. To read them, you'd think that everyone on the planet hates Obama.

    Yet, reality, is that on October 15, 2008, 87% of the country thought we were going in the wrong direcction. Only a miniscule 8.9% thought we were headed in the right direction.

    However, as of June 10, 2009, the people who think that the country is going in the right directin EXACTLY equals the percentage who think we're going in the wrong direction at 45.8% each.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/direction_of_country-902.html

    So where do you whiners get that government ISN'T listening... apparently it is... because halving the number of folk who think we're wrongminded -- in only five short months -- says that Obama is doing pretty much what he was elected to do.
     
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    That's some lame shit, Jillian but I understand. The guy's is nearly impossible for even liberals to back on issues or policies. You may wanna bring up Palin shooting a reindeer again or something.
     
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    Actually, the glass can just as easily be viewed as half-empty. You'll notice that he doesn't have a perfect conversion of 87% supporting him and 8.9% opposed, which indicates that though reform was a legitimately desired prospect, his particular brand of governance ain't it for many people.
     
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    There are other variables that go into that. I agree, though, his approval rating is now 59 percent, down from 62 a few months ago, which, when you take into account margin of error, means it has stayed the same.
     
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    I give you an A+ for effort and F for achievement. Obama had the country with him, in beyond majority status. He blew it, moreso than Bush after 9/11/01, in case anyone on the left forgot the date. Obama may well go down as an epic failure, while possessing all good will from both sides of the aisle, because of true good wishes or ethnic/racial reasons, he had all.
     
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    Doing the math:

    87% back then minus (roughtly)46% today = 41%

    Of that remaining 41%, it's pretty safe to say that 2/3 of those (about 27% of the total) would support Barry the Manchild if he were caught in bed with a dead woman or a live boy.

    Hardly a ringing endorsement, let alone a "perfect" division.
     
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    A House Divided..

    what does a party expect when they wage a war on class, ideology, sex, race and economics.. you get what you pay for.
     
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    Amen brother... Don't forget 30% of the country is going to vote/support a Democrat no matter what... Just look at some of the people on this board hwo support all of Obama's tax cheat appointees... 30% of the country won't care a Democrat does... Nothing but the truth...

    More facts... Just look at some of the interviews with Obma supporters brought off the street to vote... :cuckoo:
     
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    lmao....most of the positive things happening to the economy are because of bush, not obama....but the sheeple out there will of course give credit to obama becuase the media tells them to. further, i fail to see a direct correlation to how well the "country" is doing or heading to how well people view obama's job performance.

    if an american invented a way to harness cold fusion as limitless, safe energy, jillian would praise obama despite the fact that said research was started under a different administration....
     
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    After 3 months in office, W had an approval rating of 80. O has just now got started, and I foresee his approval rating dropping rapidly after folks start getting their tax statements at the end of the year. He hasn't fulfilled a lot of his prelim promises such as bringing the troops home. In fact he has drastically increased the troops in Afghan. He wants government healthcare, and the American people do not. He has tried to bail out companies, and has failed miserably at that. Bottom line is that he is deep in your pocket and you who support him obviously don't even know it. He is heading this country down a road of financial destruction, and you who support him can't see passed tomorrow obviously.
     
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