But an Ivy League education must not have taught our Socialist President to read Tea leaves or poll numbers in free fall.
He just doesn’t get the fact that Americans don’t want his Socialist dream for the US! Every time President Barack Hussein Obama goes on the offensive, his numbers plummet! Keep talking Mr. President, you’re driving the nails in your own political coffin.
- Fifty-five percent (55%) say that Congress should scrap the current health care legislation and start over
- Forty-two percent (42%) favor the President’s health care plan while 53% are opposed
- Fifty-seven percent (57%) believe that passage of the proposed health care legislation will hurt the economy.
Most people without our Socialist President’s Ivy League education understand that Americans just don’t want this level of government intrusion into our private lives. We don’t want a government that can seize control of property, businesses, or even entire industries at will. We don’t want our elected representatives to represent an Ivy League Socialist instead of their constituents. And we don’t want government to insert itself into the health care system and screw it up like it has the Social Security system, the Medicare System, the Post Office, Amtrak, etc.!
It’s really pretty simple Mr. President. We just want you to leave us the Hell alone!
There’s little doubt our Socialist President, Barack Hussein Obama, hoped his health care summit would would change Americans’ minds.
Remember? After lecturing us all summer last year on all the great things a Socialized system would do for us, Obama remained convinced we didn’t know enough about his planned government takeover of another 1/6 of the US economy. After the election of Republican Scott Brown to the Massachusetts Senate seat formerly occupied by Ted Kennedy, President Obama told us we just didn’t understand what he’s trying to do for (to?) us. So he decided it was up to him to educate us.
Earlier this month, the President told his supporters
“What I’d like to do is have a meeting where I’m sitting with the Republicans, sitting with the Democrats. Sitting with health care experts. And let’s just go through these bills. Their ideas, our ideas, let’s walk thought them in a methodical way so the American people can see and compare. What makes the most sense. And then I think we’ve got to go ahead and move forward on a vote.”
Thursday, he did sit down. He did have his meeting. And the results weren’t what our narcissistic Socialist President envisioned.
Yesterday, one day after Obama sat down with Republicans and Democrats, live on CSPAN, the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking poll showed the President’s approval rating hit a new low. And today, it’s dipped even lower!Presidential Approval Index = -21%
Total Approve = 43%
Total Disapprove = 55%
Because this poll is based on a three-day rolling average with data collected nightly, two thirds of responses for today’s poll were collected after the televised summit. Even though Obama and Congressional Democrats were allowed more than twice as much time to make their case, this poll shows American voters don’t like and DON’T WANT Obamacare!
Columnists and commentators from both ends and the middle of the political spectrum seemed to think Republicans landed the most punches in the match on Thursday and this poll confirms their initial calls.
We the people are informed, we are educated, and we understand what Obama and his Socialist pals want. WE DON’T WANT OBAMA’S SOCIALIST SOLUTION!
Wake up Mr. President!
It’s not that the American people don’t know what you want. We don’t WANT what you want!
The number of likely voters who “Strongly Approve” of President Obama’s job performance to date has dipped to a new low. The Rasmussen Presidential Approval Index has remained in the negative double digits for the past three weeks and today stands at -14%, only one point off its all-time low of -15%.
But, significantly, the percentage of respondents who “Strongly Approve” of the job Obama is doing has dipped to only 25% of likely voters. This is the lowest number of likely voters who remain staunch supporters of the President since his inauguration!
Late last month, we indicated President Obama might help himself by backing off the health care debate. That was back when he was at the forefront, staging town hall meetings with planted questions from children of supporters. It was a little over a month after his ABC infomercial from the White House. It was around the time Democratic leaders in Congress were calling those of us who opposed the bill un-American and just before the White House asked supporters to turn in Obamacare opponents.
Obama’s poll numbers showed a slight uptick when his administration floated a trial balloon for health care reform without a public option, but a threatened mutiny from his far left base quickly shot that down. He then went back to a full court press, insisting there would be a public option and introducing the idea of using the “nuclear option” (a procedural technique for getting around the need for 60 votes in the US Senate) for the first time. Basically he went from trying to sell his plan to telling Americans if they didn’t buy it, he’d cram it down their throats.
No, the President didn’t drop back and punt. In fact, he didn’t drop back at all until last week when he took his family on a millionaire’s retreat on posh Martha’s Vineyard. With Obama in search of a “news free week,” health care almost dropped from the headlines. But it may have been too late.
Yesterday, Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking Poll showed Obama with his lowest overall approval rating among likely voters since taking office. With only 46% supporting the President and 53% disapproving of the job he’s done thus far, one might infer the quiet period came too late. Americans have now recognized this man will lie without conscience to get what he wants.
A majority of likely voters have finally realized Obama’s change wasn’t what they had in mind last November.
A week ago, we saw Rasmussen’s Presidential Approval Index (PAI) reach new lows, and it appeared to us that President Obama’s radical change was becoming difficult to digest for the American electorate. Polling was suspended for 3 days over the Indpendence Day holiday, but barbecues, fireworks, and family vacations appear to have done little to make the President’s policies more palatable.
Since polling resumed following the holiday break, Obama’s numbers have been on a steep and steady decline. Today’s poll shows a mere 30% now Strongly Approve and 38% Strongly Disapprove of Obama’s performance. That sets a new low for Obama’s PAI at -8%. It’s also the 7th consecutive day the Index has dwelt in negative territory. Until Obama found himself in this rut, the longest period the PAI remained negative had been 2 days. The declining overall Approve/Disapprove numbers in the Rasmussen poll are also deteriorating rapidly. Though the President still enjoys a slight majority of voters generally approving of his job performance, today marks Obama’s lowest point reached since he took office with only 51% of likely voters who approve and 48% disapproving of his handling of the country’s affairs.
Other polls are showing similar trends that indicate the Rasmussen numbers are no anomaly. Yesterday, a Quinipiac University poll showed Obama’s approval rating plummeting in the key battleground state of Ohio. Two months ago, 62% of voters in Ohio approved of the President’s job performance and only 31% disapproved. The latest poll has only 49% approving and 44% disapproving–a drastic 13% swing in two month’s time. On the economy, more Ohioans now disagree with Obama’s radical policy changes than agree, by a score of 48% to 46%. In Quinipiac’s May 6th poll these numbers stood at 57% and 36% respectively.
Last month when the President’s PAI began to slip, his Cairo speech to the Muslim world provided a bounce that pushed the Index back into positive territory for a few days. However, the bad news of results of Obama’s radical policy changes kept coming. We saw the CBO estimates that Obama’s plan would be far more expensive than we’d been told and would actually cover far fewer of the uninsured, leading to speculate that full coverage of all uninsured Americans would cost more than $3 trillion over the next 10 years. The President’s foreign policy blunders bore fruit also as North Korea continued its belligerent actions in the face of the unenforceable UN resolution the President proudly held up as evidence that his apologetic, tail-tucking foreign policy put the US in a stronger position with the international community.
Unbelievable, I know, but it gets worse.
As the Iranian regime became emboldened by the new Obama-weakened US, it violently stamped out the flames of a pro-democracy insurrection while Obama went about without a care–eating ice cream and proclaiming he didn’t want to “meddle” in Iranian affairs. The hypocrisy of our President then quickly became clear when the government of Honduras constitutionally evicted its sitting President for attempting to usurp the Honduran Constitution. Obama was quick to stand with his newest anti-American pals, Hugo Chavez and the Castro brothers, to “meddle” in Honduran affairs by proclaiming the constitutional actions of the Legislative and Judicial branches a coup de etat–a term generally reserved for unilateral military action to depose a government and install itself or its representative as the de facto government. In Honduras, the governmental system was left in place, only the would-be leftist dictator was replaced for violating the country’s Constitution.
Then there’s the economy. The day before the official beginning of the 4th of July holiday for most Americans, the latest unemployment figures were released. Oh how the administration likely wished many were already away on vacation. The unemployment rate, already higher than Obama predicted it would have been without passage of his vaunted “stimulus” plan, continued to climb. As the economy keeps shedding jobs, the President’s credibility with the American electorate continues to crash. In addition, more and more details of the “stimulus” plan continue to come to light and even the untrained eye is able to see many programs will have no stimulative effect on the economy.
To put it concisely, everyday more Americans are awakening to the fact that we were conned into enacting the largest spending binge in American history for nothing more than ideological purposes. Promised jobs are not materializing, they’re evaporating. Our deficit continues to climb with nothing positive to show for our expenditures. And in light of the obvious failures of his policies thus far, Obama and his cronies continue their fear-mongering cries to garner support of more of his sure-to-fail “reforms.”
Most Americans were willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, most wanted to believe in him and his policies. But you can’t feed the American electorate excrement and call it chocolate forever. They just won’t buy it.
July 9, 2009: PAI = -8
And dropping like a rock.
John Allison III
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