Polls: Obama’s disapproval rating, GOP’s generic ballot lead at new highs

posted at 6:30 pm on August 18, 2009 by Allahpundit

Ed flagged the Gallup numbers on The One in an update earlier but it deserves a bit more prominence given the two trend lines. The closer they get, the less leverage he has over Blue Dogs wavering on the public option. Especially after they see this:

Republican candidates have now matched their biggest lead over Democrats of the past several years on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 43% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 38% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.

The level of support for Democratic candidates is unchanged this week, but backing for GOP candidates rose one point from a week ago. This is now the eighth straight week Republicans have led on the Generic Ballot…

For the second time in three weeks, women favor Republicans slightly more than Democrats, 41% to 39%. Men prefer the GOP by a 45% to 36% margin this week.

Among voters not affiliated with either party continue to strongly favor the GOP, 45% to 18%.

Follow the link and note the shifts over the past six months. The parties trade leads every few weeks or so until late June — around the time ObamaCare started heating up — at which point the GOP takes control. Proof that DeMint was right about health care being his Waterloo? Or is the summer trend towards Republicans better explained as a reaction to the economy, with the public finally resigning itself to the fact that the stimulus has brought neither Hope nor Change? Exit question via Matthew Continetti: How can it be that the GOP’s fortunes are improving while the Democrats are struggling in the midst of the great march to universal health care? The left told us last year was a “realignment” ushering in the new golden age of liberalism. And yet not a day passes when our newly deep-blue country doesn’t endure some story about Blue Dog Democrats cowering at town halls or wringing their hands about a public option for fear of what’ll happen to them in the midterms. When does the realignment begin, exactly?


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Rather than getting your panties in a twist over some stupid poll, why dont you spend that time developing better ideas (aside from tax cuts) to improve our country. (sic)
Afrolib on August 18, 2009 at 6:44 PM

1. Repeal roe v Wade and let states decide for themselves
2. Repeal the dept of education. Why have a national educational dept AND state AND local one
3. Term limits on all Congressmen
4. Merge homeland security, the va, the DOD, the CIA, the NSA all under the same roof
5. Napalm northwest Pakistan to kill bin laden
6. End all capital gains taxes
7. Phase out Medicare and SS for young people. Sat if you don’t want it though you can leave the program but you have to pay onto it until you are 30. We use that money to help pay the costs of today. Not fair but it’s your penalty for leaving
8. Axe NATO. What the heck have they done for us ever
9. End subsidies of all agriculture, but impose huge tariffs on foreign food
10. Assassinate Kim Jong I’ll. Plant evidence that makes China look guilty
11. Only let taxpayers vote. A 1040 is an id

battleoflepanto1571 on August 18, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Welp, the King of Kenya should just pack up his bags based on this new polling data. Why stay in the White House when his numbers are so low? I mean, could they get any lower?

In the final full month of his Presidency, just 13% of American adults said they Strongly Approved of the way that George W. Bush performed his job as president. [Rasmussen]

Oh. Well, seeya 0bama!!!!! Thanks for ruining our country 0gabe!!!!!

welcome_ghosts on August 18, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Oh right, while we’re talking narratives ghosts is the cretin who called elderly protesters of ObamaCare racists earlier today.

Chuck Schick on August 18, 2009 at 7:33 PM

I’m guessing a libertarian. Someone is a fiscal conservative but probably not a foreign policy hawk. Someone with a populist streak like Perot.

terryannonline on August 18, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Know of any libertarians that are centrist enough for the MSM to go gaga over?

Upstater85 on August 18, 2009 at 7:33 PM

C’mon, guys! Obama inherited these falling numbers from Boosh.

John the Libertarian on August 18, 2009 at 7:29 PM

yeah, Obama was forced into the POTUS job, he was such a reluctant candidate–pushed and cajoled into signing up for a term.

Had that been the case, then the use of the term “inherited” would be remarkably appropriate. The facts just so happen to be that The Won leveraged every bit of effort he had inside his empty suit to get that job. He wanted it, he needed it, he had to have it—hence, you got the problems you asked for jack. Plain and simple–any more b!tching about it just reveals what a light worker you are.

ted c on August 18, 2009 at 7:34 PM

11. Only let taxpayers vote. A 1040 is an id

battleoflepanto1571 on August 18, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Oooh! Me likey that one.

12. Get rid of automatic income-tax withholding
13. Move election day to April 16th, after tax day.

John the Libertarian on August 18, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Welp, the King of Kenya should just pack up his bags based on this new polling data. Why stay in the White House when his numbers are so low? I mean, could they get any lower?

welcome_ghosts on August 18, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Why do you keep calling him the King of Kenya. He’s from Hawaii.

BadgerHawk on August 18, 2009 at 7:35 PM

11. Only let taxpayers vote. A 1040 is an id

battleoflepanto1571 on August 18, 2009 at 7:31 PM

I second that motion.

ted c on August 18, 2009 at 7:35 PM

In the final full month of his Presidency, just 13% of American adults said they Strongly Approved of the way that George W. Bush performed his job as president. [Rasmussen]

Oh. Well, seeya 0bama!!!!! Thanks for ruining our country 0gabe!!!!!

welcome_ghosts on August 18, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Obama’s already less popular than Bush, Carter, Bush’s dad and Nixon at the 6 month mark according to Gallup.

So have faith, Obama has plenty of time.

Chuck Schick on August 18, 2009 at 7:35 PM

The Fed has pumped about a trillion in cash into the economy with bond purchases, plus at least a few trillion in monetary growth from 0% interest rates.

How much of the stimulus have they gotten out so far, $10 billion a month, 90% of it used by states to pay off debt? That’s turning around a $14 trillion economy.

Please.

Chuck Schick on August 18, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Question…I thought the Fed had sold bonds, not bought them. When the fed sells bonds putting debt on the market and pulling cash into reservoirs to then be distributed through spending and transfer payments.

When the fed buys bonds back, it’s a cash injection to the system. Right?

Fighton03 on August 18, 2009 at 7:36 PM

11. Only let taxpayers vote. A 1040 is an id

battleoflepanto1571 on August 18, 2009 at 7:31 PM

I second that motion.

ted c on August 18, 2009 at 7:35 PM

What types of taxes? I say requiring some sort of property ownership wouldn’t be so bad…

+ a registration exam should be given at least once.

Upstater85 on August 18, 2009 at 7:38 PM

13. Move election day to April 16th, after tax day.

John the Libertarian on August 18, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Hehe… but then we’d have to tolerate Barry for a few more months.

Upstater85 on August 18, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Question…I thought the Fed had sold bonds, not bought them. When the fed sells bonds putting debt on the market and pulling cash into reservoirs to then be distributed through spending and transfer payments.

When the fed buys bonds back, it’s a cash injection to the system. Right?

Fighton03 on August 18, 2009 at 7:36 PM

The Fed has been buying bonds, which has been pumping cash into the system and keeping bond prices high and yields low.

The WSJ did a report on the market tracking this activity a few weeks ago.

Chuck Schick on August 18, 2009 at 7:40 PM

What types of taxes? I say requiring some sort of property ownership wouldn’t be so bad…

+ a registration exam should be given at least once.

Upstater85 on August 18, 2009 at 7:38 PM

that would disenfranchise a lot of military who move around frequently and rent more than own property due to this fact.

ted c on August 18, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Did ghosts finally realize that he provided data that completely countered the argument he was trying to make and bail on the thread?

BadgerHawk on August 18, 2009 at 7:41 PM

that would disenfranchise a lot of military who move around frequently and rent more than own property due to this fact.

ted c on August 18, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Property in the lose sense – like cars, and such.

Upstater85 on August 18, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Or is that the lose sense? Hmmm

Upstater85 on August 18, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Someone is going to have to go in to him and tell him to pull the plug. Cap n trade, stimulus, healthcare. All failures. This is a serious problem for his presidency. Time for a hail Mary play, or it’s over for him.

JiangxiDad on August 18, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Chuck Schick on August 18, 2009 at 7:40 PM

ahhh, I missed the report on the buying bonds up. I’ve only seen reports on the feds auctions.

Fighton03 on August 18, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Someone is going to have to go in to him and tell him to pull the plug. Cap n trade, stimulus, healthcare. All failures. This is a serious problem for his presidency. Time for a hail Mary play, or it’s over for him.

JiangxiDad on August 18, 2009 at 7:43 PM

I won’t believe this until I see the Hopus Pokus obliterated.

Upstater85 on August 18, 2009 at 7:45 PM

BadgerHawk on August 18, 2009 at 7:41 PM

I don’t think this new Troll is smart enough to know when they’re stupid. None of the rest of the new crop seem to know it.

kingsjester on August 18, 2009 at 7:45 PM

I don’t think this new Troll is smart enough to know when they’re stupid. None of the rest of the new crop seem to know it.

kingsjester on August 18, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Hey, don’t be too hard on the trolls. Axelrod is working their little fingers to death.

Upstater85 on August 18, 2009 at 7:46 PM

By the way liberals, trolls and mobys, what do you think of Obama’s Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan war policies? You haven’t noticed? Let me enlighten you…

Iraq: Bush policy continues exactly as before Obama took
office. There are currently 130,000 troops in Iraq. Remember “out in 6 months?”

Afghanistan: Obama has surged 21,000 new troops into action,
and is building huge permanent bases.

Pakistan: Bush’s drone attacks are continuing at an even faster tempo since Obama took office. Civilian casulties are up as well as terrorist (whoops, I mean freedom fighter) deaths.

Let’s see, that makes Iraq the same, Afghanistan and Pakistan escalated. Obama is more of a warmonger than Bush.

Meremortal on August 18, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Hmmm, no answer to this posted question yet. I’m shocked. Ah, dinner is ready. Now’s your chance! I mean, there’s more to life than healthcare, healthcare, healthcare…

Meremortal on August 18, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Chuck Schick on August 18, 2009 at 7:40 PM

actually, are you referring to the 300bln purchase to stop the market slide? Or have they been continuing the policy?

Fighton03 on August 18, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Iraq: Bush policy continues exactly as before Obama took
office. There are currently 130,000 troops in Iraq. Remember “out in 6 months?”

except now they’re pulled back into secure compounds out of city areas aren’t they?

Fighton03 on August 18, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Know of any libertarians that are centrist enough for the MSM to go gaga over?

Upstater85 on August 18, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Not any that come to mind right now. Don’t worry the media will pull a rabbit out of the hat.

terryannonline on August 18, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Rather than getting your panties in a twist over some stupid poll, why dont you spend that time developing better ideas (aside from tax cuts) to improve our country. (sic)
Afrolib on August 18, 2009 at 6:44 PM
——————-

1. Repeal roe v Wade and let states decide for themselves
2. Repeal the dept of education. Why have a national educational dept AND state AND local one
3. Term limits on all Congressmen
4. Merge homeland security, the va, the DOD, the CIA, the NSA all under the same roof
5. Napalm northwest Pakistan to kill bin laden
6. End all capital gains taxes
7. Phase out Medicare and SS for young people. Sat if you don’t want it though you can leave the program but you have to pay onto it until you are 30. We use that money to help pay the costs of today. Not fair but it’s your penalty for leaving
8. Axe NATO. What the heck have they done for us ever
9. End subsidies of all agriculture, but impose huge tariffs on foreign food
10. Assassinate Kim Jong I’ll. Plant evidence that makes China look guilty
11. Only let taxpayers vote. A 1040 is an id

battleoflepanto1571 on August 18, 2009 at 7:31 PM

12. Get rid of automatic income-tax withholding
13. Move election day to April 16th, after tax day.

John the Libertarian on August 18, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Let me add a few more:

14. Take the money designed for the UN dues each year and distribute 1/2 of it to the families of the children raped by UN soldiers worldwide (we’re over 1000 by now for sure). Use the other half explicity on things the UN hates, like funds supporting Christian missionaries, and the general budget of Israel.

15. Repeal the 17th amendment. Have the senators elected by the state legislators. I’ve never been a fan of direct election, it makes them too wary to quick mood swings (see al franken), instead of being a senior body of people that have the INTERESTS OF THAT STATE AT HEART (which would be required, or else the legislature would dump you)

16. Reverse Kelo v New London. Private property is private property. Eminent domain should be for necessary roads and utility lines only.

17. Roll back our military bases in western europe.

18. Build an actual fence on the southern border of the United States. If Brinks security can stop that hooded guy breaking in on the girl making lemonade, then they can put up sensors and signals in the Arizona desert

19. Deport all students from Saudi Arabia. We didn’t allow communist students here in the cold war, even ‘innocent’ kids from poland. Guess what, giving saudis american education hasn’t even led to women drivers

20. Drill offshore, and drill now.

21. Create a senate-wide pact that says an automatic “no” vote will be given to any supreme court nominee that does not explain their beliefs or position re: the constitution on abortion, gun rights, gay marriage (federally), and free speech laws

battleoflepanto1571 on August 18, 2009 at 7:51 PM

The realignment begins in 2010.

wickedcurveball on August 18, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Not any that come to mind right now. Don’t worry the media will pull a rabbit out of the hat.

terryannonline on August 18, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Well, if we’re going on this theory (I personally think they’ve invested too much in Camelot Jr), I’m going with Bloomberg.

Upstater85 on August 18, 2009 at 7:53 PM

2010 and 2012 will be a walk in the proverbial park.

When this HC bill dies, I’m hoping there’s a humpbot.

FontanaConservative on August 18, 2009 at 7:57 PM

d1carter on August 18, 2009 at 6:36 PM

He’s down in Belize getting those oil rigs set up…

FontanaConservative on August 18, 2009 at 8:02 PM

18. … If Brinks security can stop that hooded guy breaking in on the girl making lemonade, then they can put up sensors and signals in the Arizona desert

lol!

20. Drill offshore, and drill now.

battleoflepanto1571 on August 18, 2009 at 7:51 PM

No worries, mate! Obama just ok’d $2 billion in loans to Brazil for drilling!

John the Libertarian on August 18, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Well, if we’re going on this theory (I personally think they’ve invested too much in Camelot Jr), I’m going with Bloomberg.

Upstater85 on August 18, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Bloomberg is not very charasmatic tho. I can’t imagine him getting more than 5 percent of the vote. Plus, he doesn’t seem all that fiscally conservative. I think if the media is going to push a third candidate it has to be a REAL fiscal conservative to appeal the Republicans.

terryannonline on August 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Know of any libertarians that are centrist enough for the MSM to go gaga over?

Upstater85 on August 18, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Nah. We’re all a bunch of whack jobs.

John the Libertarian on August 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM

11. Only let taxpayers vote. A 1040 is an id

Remember guys, One of a Democracies greatest virtues is that majority rule allows peaceful change at the ballot box rather than violent and destructive change via riots and revolution. While the poor may not be able to pay taxes, they can riot and revolt. We will win our elections by reason and persuation (also by not aborting our children) not by excluding voters or rigging elections like the tyrannies around the world do. Exclude the poor from voting and they will have every excuse to reject the laws passed by the government they had no voice in electing.

KW64 on August 18, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Nah. We’re all a bunch of whack jobs.

John the Libertarian on August 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM

I would say that the majority of Americans right about now are libertarians…..they just aren’t calling themselves that.

terryannonline on August 18, 2009 at 8:10 PM

I would say that the majority of Americans right about now are libertarians…..they just aren’t calling themselves that.

terryannonline on August 18, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Dead on, mate.

John the Libertarian on August 18, 2009 at 8:30 PM

I would say that the majority of Americans right about now are libertarians…..they just aren’t calling themselves that.

terryannonline on August 18, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Certainly as compared to the mentality of hyper-statism pushed on the public by our betters these past 40+ years!

RD on August 18, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Iraq: Bush policy continues exactly as before Obama took
office. There are currently 130,000 troops in Iraq. Remember “out in 6 months?”
except now they’re pulled back into secure compounds out of city areas aren’t they?

Fighton03 on August 18, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Yes, per the Bush plan, they have pulled out of most cities and American casualties are way down. That plan was in place over a year ago.

Meremortal on August 18, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Dead on, mate.

John the Libertarian on August 18, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Well I’m not a libertarian so I’m not super excited about Americans being more libertarian than conservative.

terryannonline on August 18, 2009 at 8:52 PM

People are sick of the government spending all this money. They think they are going to wreck the country. Bury it in debt for decades for the sake of yet another big fat government program that most people do not want or need.

Terrye on August 18, 2009 at 8:59 PM

terryanonline:

I don’t think most Americans really are libertarians, they just want the government to slow down.

Terrye on August 18, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Yes, per the Bush plan, they have pulled out of most cities and American casualties are way down. That plan was in place over a year ago.

Meremortal on August 18, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Actually, that plan was in place in 2003 per Rumsfeld. The Plan at the end of the Bush term was Petraeus’s so called surge which was a shift AWAY from big fort tactics by placing US troops in more “vulnerable” positions within the Iraqi cities and towns. The november SOFA had as much to do with recognizing the leftward swing of US domestic politics as it did with Iraqi security.

It is worth noting that right now Gen Odierno is negotiating to get US troops BACK into towns along the kurdish frontier to keep AQ from stirring trouble between Kurds and Arabs again, which thanks to Obumbles and the donkeycrat “timeline” mess is viewed “as a step back” rather than another operation to help Iraq succeed.

“The move to deploy U.S. troops there would represent a step back from a security pact that called for Americans to withdraw from populated areas — including cities, villages and localities — by June 30.” AP article today.

Fighton03 on August 18, 2009 at 9:01 PM

13. Move election day to April 16th, after tax day.
John the Libertarian on August 18, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Better to flip it – put tax day as November 1, keep election day right where it is. The ag sector has no income until the crops come in.

Blacksmith on August 18, 2009 at 9:20 PM

Please, please, please can we stop the guys showing up at protests with rifles? They’re scaring me. I don’t want them to inspire any whackjobs. If something actually happened to Obama, we’d have a Biden/Pelosi whitehouse.

Where’s Jodi Foster? Tell her not to make any movies for a while . . .

ace tomato on August 18, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Vic Snyder’s (D-AR) cowardly townhall:

Congressman Vic Snyder held a rigged townhall meeting at the Statehouse Convention Center to promote HR3200, the Obama Healthcare Plan. The meeting was not even given 24 hours notice and was held at noon, instead of after work hours. The moderator for the meeting was Skip Rutherford, Clinton School Dean, and former consultant to the Democrat National Commitee. Rutherford was also the decider of who got to ask questions. Snyder wasted the first 13 minutes or so giving the usual claims on what the bill will do (no page #s). He once again accused those who opposed healthcare of being for nothing, despite the other healthcare bill HR2520. Snyder staff members held the microphones and often moved them away from people who disagreed with HR3200. The second questioner is an obvious political plant. A real townhall meeting is being scheduled by Secure Arkansas for August 28th at UALR.
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-5433-Little-Rock-Immigration-Examiner~y2009m8d18-Snyder-Townhall-meeting-rigged

DerKrieger on August 18, 2009 at 9:22 PM

Polls keep a fallin’ on my head
And just like the guy whose wife’s butt is to too big for his bed
Nothin’ seems to fit
Those polls are a fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

So I just did me some talkin’ to Emanuel
And he said we’d just get conservative bloggers to give Sarah Palin some more Hell
Get others to do our that job
Those polls are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

But there’s one thing I know
The blues polls send to meet me won’t defeat me
It won’t be long till Marxist happiness steps up to greet me

Polls keep a fallin’ on my head
But that doesn’t mean the country will soon be turnin’ red
Losin’s not for me
‘Cause I’m never gonna stop the polls by complainin’
Because I’m conscience free
They’ll just get the deep six from me

MB4 on August 18, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Proof that DeMint was right about health care being his Waterloo? Or is the summer trend towards Republicans better explained as a reaction to the economy, with the public finally resigning itself to the fact that the stimulus has brought neither Hope nor Change?

How about both. The public has soured on the idea of the Federal Gov’t doing anything but spend us into oblivion.

How can it be that the GOP’s fortunes are improving while the Democrats are struggling in the midst of the great march to universal health care?

Because most people, at heart, are fiscally conservative, and this spending spree has pissed people off.

Troy Rasmussen on August 18, 2009 at 9:35 PM

So this means the GOP will still be adhering to the RINO tactics.

Great.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 18, 2009 at 10:11 PM

Vic Snyder’s (D-AR) cowardly townhall:

Congressman Vic Snyder held a rigged townhall meeting at the Statehouse Convention Center to promote HR3200, the Obama Healthcare Plan. The meeting was not even given 24 hours notice and was held at noon, instead of after work hours.

**

Whoa! Looks obvious that he only wanted to talk with the people who are unemployed or who LIVE OFF WELFARE. Yeah, this sneak knew all the people who would be paying for this new welfare entitlement would be at work – WORKING. What a sneaky scumbag!

brendy on August 18, 2009 at 10:28 PM

Why stay in the White House when his numbers are so low? I mean, could they get any lower?…..

welcome_ghosts on August 18, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Yes, they can.
And they will.
Watch.

massrighty on August 18, 2009 at 10:46 PM

battleoflepanto1571 on August 18, 2009 at 7:51 PM

A most excellent list; may I add:

22. Expand nuclear power generation by a minumum of 400 percent.

23. Require the congress to be fully subject to all current and future laws, policies, and regulations. NO MORE exemptions.

massrighty on August 18, 2009 at 10:51 PM

24. Scrap the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

25. Dismantle Fannie and Freddie.

trigon on August 19, 2009 at 12:00 AM

But can this be maintained until the 2010 election and into 2012?

Yakko77 on August 19, 2009 at 12:52 AM

21. Create a senate-wide pact that says an automatic “no” vote will be given to any supreme court nominee that does not explain their beliefs or position re: the constitution on abortion, gun rights, gay marriage (federally), and free speech laws

battleoflepanto1571 on August 18, 2009 at 7:51 PM

22. Create a Constitutional Ammendment which requires an automatic “no” vote on any bill which has not been printed and made available to every representative for at least 5 business days.

23. Work to pass State laws which requires Recall of any Senator or Representative who votes on bills they have not read in their entirety. This would solve two problems: dereliction of duty and the passing of poorly-written overly-wordy bills.

24. Require all Representatives and Senators to spend a minimum of 75% of their time in their home states. Voting can be via secure communications. This would automatically make the job of Washington lobbyists 50 times harder, and would make access by actual constituents much easier.

landlines on August 19, 2009 at 2:50 AM

1. Repeal roe v Wade and let states decide for themselves
2. Repeal the dept of education. Why have a national educational dept AND state AND local one
3. Term limits on all Congressmen
4. Merge homeland security, the va, the DOD, the CIA, the NSA all under the same roof
5. Napalm northwest Pakistan to kill bin laden
6. End all capital gains taxes
7. Phase out Medicare and SS for young people. Sat if you don’t want it though you can leave the program but you have to pay onto it until you are 30. We use that money to help pay the costs of today. Not fair but it’s your penalty for leaving
8. Axe NATO. What the heck have they done for us ever
9. End subsidies of all agriculture, but impose huge tariffs on foreign food
10. Assassinate Kim Jong I’ll. Plant evidence that makes China look guilty
11. Only let taxpayers vote. A 1040 is an id

battleoflepanto1571 on August 18, 2009 at 7:31 PM

I love most of these, especially number 11. Kim Jong I’ll will die fairly soon, so I wouldn’t assassinate him. The others are great, though. :) :) :)

Theophile on August 19, 2009 at 4:24 AM

Just possible.

Is there any chance that folks in the Obama Administration and Dem leaders in Congress are perfectly fine with ramming this crap through because:

1. It’s only Fall 2009, not 2010.

2. They know the fix is in on the ACORN Census next year.

3. They know that if they are going to continue to spend money like drunken sailors (apologies to the sailors) they are going to have to unplug Grandma, get illegals paying taxes (via Amnesty) and get the Hispanics hooked up as the new Blacks (circa 1965, at the start of Welfare).

4. If they create chaos that it will just give the Libs an excuse (Reichstag fire anyone?) to scream “crisis” and declare a state of emergency or some such Chavez nonsense.

5. They are the elites and are are just the poor dumb peasants and so we’re seeing what they really think of us (poor ignorant hayseeds).

With this type of attitude and NOW (WED MORNING) screaming about Social Security being broke in 2 years it’s like

SCREW THE POLLS………..FULL SPEED AHEAD!!

PappyD61 on August 19, 2009 at 9:01 AM

13. Move election day to April 16th, after tax day.

John the Libertarian on August 18, 2009 at 7:34 PM

I believe the election day is fixed. Move tax day to end of October.

dominigan on August 19, 2009 at 9:19 AM

battleoflepanto1571 on August 18, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Excellent list! I would also add…

25. Any bill presented to the President to sign into law, must cite the exact Article, Section and Clause of the Constitution authorizing such actions. If none are presented or the citation sufficiently vague, the President will consider the House and Senate leaders (who present the bill to the President), as having breached their Oath of Office to uphold and defend the Constitution. If they did so knowingly, they will be investigated by the Attorney General as a domestic enemy for high crimes.

dominigan on August 19, 2009 at 9:26 AM

26. All Federal lands not fulfilling Constitutional requirements for land use (such as administration buildings in D.C., post offices, roads and military) shall be returned to their respective states. If the states refuse ownership, they will be offered for sale at public auction. This includes national parks, which are un-Constitutional.

27. The U.N. building will be seized immediately, and removal of any documentation prevented. The site will be converted to a public museum and documentation put on public display to illustrate the depravity of one-world government and socialistic endeavors. Never again…

28. All illegal immigrants will be deported. The bill for the deportation will be costs will be deducted from any foreign aid expenditures to the appropriate destination countries.

29. All foreign aid will be further reviewed against the Constitution for validity.

30. All government owned facilities, not defined by the Constitution will be offered for public sale. All ownership shares(such as GM), will be divided up and distributed to taxpayers… since they purchased those shares.

dominigan on August 19, 2009 at 9:34 AM

Its just looking more and more like Obama is gonna be 4 and done.

Granted I live in Texas so the rhetoric of my peers on Obama is pretty nasty so far. But even my friends who are dem’s can’t really seem to mount effective defenses for many of the things he’s done so far.

Heftyjo on August 19, 2009 at 5:38 PM

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