Rasmussen: Obama approval down to 46%

posted at 12:17 pm on August 31, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

If Barack Obama thought he could ride sympathy over the death of Ted Kennedy to new support for his legislative agenda, the latest Rasmussen polling will throw cold water on that hope.  Overall approval for Obama has now reached 46%, with 53% disapproving.  Strong disapproval now comes within five points of overall approval, almost within the margin of error:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 30% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11…

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. That’s the lowest level of total approval yet measured for Obama. Fifty-three percent (53%) now disapprove. Eighty-one percent (81%) of Democrats approve while 83% of Republicans disapprove. As for those not affiliated with either major party, 66% disapprove. See other recent demographic highlights from the tracking polls.

Obama’s overall approval rating has dropped four points in the last two days, which gives an indication that the latest polling is significantly worse than earlier surveys.  Rasmussen uses a rolling three-day poll of 500 likely voters each day.  On Friday and Saturday, his overall approval was at 50%, but has dropped quickly to its new low.

Rasmussen has featured its Presidential Approval Index for the last few months as a measure of the level of passion in support and opposition.  They have a new opportunity to add a metric: the Underwater Index.  Right now, Obama has a +5.  If strong disapproval rises much more, Obama may shortly go negative in that measure as well — and that’s a real possibility as long as the White House pushes ObamaCare on a hostile electorate.

Obama may want to recast the bill as KennedyCare, but this poll seems to indicate that the bill’s label isn’t really the problem.  Kennedy has gone beyond being impacted by this monstrosity, and Obama’s left holding the political bag for it.

Congress will be looking at a much different playing field than when they left for their recess.  At that time, Obama’s job approval ratings were mixed, and even Rasmussen had it as more or less an even split, with only a point or two between overall approval and overall disapproval.  Four weeks later, every pollster has Obama’s numbers heading south quickly, and Rasmussen has Obama seven points under on overall approval/disapproval.  Only the politically suicidal would not take a lesson from this August.  Expect even more resistance to ObamaCare and the public plan in September.


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That’s the Frum, Noonan, Brooks, etc., branch of the party.

AZCoyote on August 31, 2009 at 12:33 PM

The6y get together every Saturday night at Meghan McCain’s place for bookclub and are very exicted to be starting Tom Ridge’s book this week.

highhopes on August 31, 2009 at 12:44 PM

Look for non-stop MSM stories designed to scare the hell out of everyone with the underlying message being in a time of flu crisis, you need Obama’s health care plan.

angryed on August 31, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Well, that’s been going on for months, but I agree it will probably be stepped up especially since school’s back in session. Or maybe the bird flu scare will make a great comeback!

misslizzi on August 31, 2009 at 12:44 PM

Set the White House on fire and blame it on “Teabaggers?”

ThePrez on August 31, 2009 at 12:39 PM

I expect a wave of destruction by covert SEIU on 9-12

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Teddy’s probably kicking himself and mumbling “waste of a perfectly good corpse”.

GarandFan on August 31, 2009 at 12:45 PM

I forgot to add: I don’t see Obama benefitting from a crisis. If we get attacked again (inevitable), he OWNS the attack because of his CIA actions. If that happens, he drops to the percentage of blacks+those who think America deserved to be attacked.

wildcat84 on August 31, 2009 at 12:45 PM

What does it matter what his popularity is, it doesn’t stop him from enacting horrible legislation. The only thing that would stop him is a complete revolution.

Jeff from WI on August 31, 2009 at 12:45 PM

pphhhhWAHH-HA-HA-HHAAA!!!

Daddy-O on August 31, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Do you think they will let all of us stay in the same camp
after we refuse the vaccine?

spacewife on August 31, 2009 at 12:46 PM

The numbers are going in the right direction, but this is NO TIME to get complacent. The left sure won’t slow down. Keep the heat turned to high.

4Freedom on August 31, 2009 at 12:47 PM

uh oh! 54% of america is racist.

EMR on August 31, 2009 at 12:47 PM

I did a poll of eligible voters in my household and I got an 0bama approval rating of zero.

Wolftech on August 31, 2009 at 12:47 PM

With Barry self-detonating at an unprecedented rate, it begs the question: how can we occupy McCain, Hatch, Graham, and the Potato Twins so that they can’t snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

phreshone on August 31, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Addiction needs a pacifier, the buzz of
This poison is taking me higher
This will fall away, this will fall away
Youre getting closer, to pushing me
Off of lifes little edge
Cause Im a loser and sooner or later
You know Ill be dead

(“Loser” by 3 doors down) sounds like ogabe and his admin to me – please trolls, not LITERALLY – duh

Ris4victory on August 31, 2009 at 12:49 PM

bring back the joker poster

bluegrass on August 31, 2009 at 12:49 PM

4Freedom on August 31, 2009 at 12:47 PM

+100

cmsinaz on August 31, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Folks, remember what happened on September 16th, 2008: the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy which led to the onset of the financial meltdown occurred and the IMHO was the primary reason Obama/Biden won the election and McCain/Palin lost.

Remember before September 16th Obama was behind in the polls and then within a couple of weeks he was 7 points ahead. Again the drones will say en masse Hail, Messiah! Save us, save us! Burn Sarah Palin at the stake.

Watch for another crisis to emerge in America over the next month with Obama taking charge, showing leadership, and again going above 50% in his approval numbers.

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me!

technopeasant on August 31, 2009 at 12:49 PM

As for those not affiliated with either major party, 66% disapprove.

Obama won’t be up for election for over three years yet, but the 66% Indy disapproval number must have the Blue Dogs running scared. They need the Indy vote to save their seats, and they’ve gotten an earful at townhall meetings.

Obama’s numbers started to tank in July, when he started pushing socialized medicine, and they just keep getting worse. The Blue Dogs in the House probably know that their choice is between voting for ObamaCare and saying that they did “something”, or voting against it and maybe keeping their seats, with the risk of alienating the Left. Basically between Barack and a hard place.

What will they do in September?

Steve Z on August 31, 2009 at 12:50 PM

I think his floor is somewhere between 35 and 40%, but he’s not likely to bounce back off of it.
wildcat84 on August 31, 2009 at 12:44 PM

I’d say it depends on how long he’s down. There comes a tipping point after which there is no return. That isn’t where the filthy liar is right now. He can crawl his way up the polling numbers with a perceived turnaround of the economy and a few legislative wins that have broad-based support. What will hurt more than help, IMO, is if he continues to only get “wins” by shutting out dissenting solutions to his plans. For every amnesty bill he gets shoved through on a partisan vote, he loses more of the middle and right-of-center voters who view such thug tactics as unfair and undemocratic (note small “d” because thug tactics are very much a Democrat thing).

highhopes on August 31, 2009 at 12:50 PM

We’re now running between 71% and 74% on what I call the polarization index (strongly approve plus strongly disapprove).

I’ll mark it down the first time I hear State Media call Obama a “polarizing figure”.

forest on August 31, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Wow O is about to fall into Palin territory. Yikes!! However like AP has said many times, Obama’s numbers are sure to rebound. Obama is just to damn dreamy not to right?

chief on August 31, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Jeff from WI on August 31, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Incumbents need his coattails. If he doesn’t have them, even Rahm and his merry band of extortionists can’t keep goosey donks from shying away.

a capella on August 31, 2009 at 12:52 PM

What will they do in September?

Steve Z on August 31, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Let’s not forget the Bush tax cuts expire in 2010 as well. An unpopular President whose party is intent on raising taxes on middle class working families is going to be unpopular come the next election.

highhopes on August 31, 2009 at 12:52 PM

A crisis is coming! A crisis is coming!

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Can’t wait until two months from today when Obama rises from the pumpkin patch to bring freebies and entitlements to his five remaining supporters.

whitetop on August 31, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Wonder what Rahm and Axelrod are cooking up to turn the tide. Any guesses?

NebCon on August 31, 2009 at 12:22 PM

I’m hoping it’s not a shooting war — but it wouldn’t surprise me a bit.

cthulhu on August 31, 2009 at 12:52 PM

What the hell is wrong with the other 17% of Republicans?

farright on August 31, 2009 at 12:27 PM

You mean Frum, Buckley, Noonan, Parker et.al. I think that answers your question.

chemman on August 31, 2009 at 12:53 PM

Let’s not forget the Bush tax cuts expire in 2010 as well. An unpopular President whose party is intent on raising taxes on middle class working families is going to be unpopular come the next election.

highhopes on August 31, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Hello, RNC?

cmsinaz on August 31, 2009 at 12:53 PM

Will Obama celebrate Christmas?

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 12:54 PM

I’m hoping it’s not a shooting war — but it wouldn’t surprise me a bit.

cthulhu on August 31, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Who are they going to shoot?…the Hondurans or the
Israelis…

spacewife on August 31, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Wait…no Trolls, Mobys, or Moderates on this Thread? What’s going on here? Are they all speechless?

kingsjester on August 31, 2009 at 12:55 PM

I had hopes this would happen but not so quickly! Obama was always a pop fad stirred up by the media and such artificial things can’t last long. But wow this is crumbling right before our eyes as the beautiful dream gives way to the ugly truth.

Dark Eden on August 31, 2009 at 12:55 PM

highhopes on August 31, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Actually, he could regain ground with independents if he would offer a complete redo on the whole healthcare mumbo jumbo, eliminate cap and trade, while moving center. But, he loses his base if he does that.

a capella on August 31, 2009 at 12:56 PM

throw cold water on that hope

the Underwater Index

Kennedy

Someone could make a Chappaquiddick here. I bet ole Teddy would like to hear it.

rbj on August 31, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Several others already did, so I don’t have to take a dive at it.

steveegg on August 31, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Still no trolls.

***face palm***

Knucklehead on August 31, 2009 at 12:57 PM

technopeasant on August 31, 2009 at 12:49 PM

I agree. It’ll be one of those “we need to do this now” kind of things.

Cloward-Piven….Manufactured Crisis. We just need to be smart enough to see it coming.

milwife88 on August 31, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Now, let’s finish off the attempt at gov.-run healthcare for good.

KILL IT!!!

Sapwolf on August 31, 2009 at 12:58 PM

haha, from AoS

“The light at the end of the tunnel turned out to be the headlamp of an oncoming train…”

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 12:58 PM

What does it matter what his popularity is, it doesn’t stop him from enacting horrible legislation. The only thing that would stop him is a complete revolution.

Jeff from WI on August 31, 2009 at 12:45 PM

It may not stop him from trying to get legislation passed (Dick Morris has been saying this all along), but dropping poll numbers will scare away Congressmen in his party who want to get reelected next year.

Part of Barry’s problem with the public is that he has to stay vague on issues so as to hide his socialist agenda. If he gets specific, or if others do it for him (Death Panels, thank you, ‘Cuda), it gets worse for him.

NebCon on August 31, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Ugh, that photo of Obomber doing the Mussolini chin thing at a funeral. disgusting…

james23 on August 31, 2009 at 12:58 PM

I had hopes this would happen but not so quickly! ….
Dark Eden on August 31, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Careful, that’s what President Obama said about $5.00 gasoline prices!

clorensen on August 31, 2009 at 12:58 PM

You have to discount the black population who support Obama nearly unanimously and without question. So, what is the real disapproval then?

And it’s scary that 80+% of Democrats support a socialist agenda.

DerKrieger on August 31, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Watch for another crisis to emerge in America over the next month with Obama taking charge, showing leadership, and again going above 50% in his approval numbers.

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me!

technopeasant on August 31, 2009 at 12:49 PM

So when was this first crisis where the filthy liar took charge and showed leadership? Lehman Bros. happened on GWB’s watch with the filthy liar refusing to respond with specifics since we only have one President at a time. Since taking office, his only solution to any problem is a spate of televised news conferences to explain why the government needs to spend billions more in funds and seize private business while rewarding Democrat-affiliated groups like ACORN and the UAW.

If he is able to demonstrate leadership in a crisis, I would suggest it is a first for his presidency and too late for the popularity numbers to bounce up too much. Crisis management wasn’t the filthy liar’s strong suit in getting elected, it was being a post-partisan and post-racial change agent. He has failed miserably and a crisis isn’t going to help him with the disillusioned.

highhopes on August 31, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Still no trolls.

***face palm***

Knucklehead on August 31, 2009 at 12:57 PM

they are all over at the Palin thread pigging out.

james23 on August 31, 2009 at 12:59 PM

In short, a Dead Kennedy doesn’t make a dime’s worth a difference with regards to the Wooden Nickel we have in the Oval Office.

NoDonkey on August 31, 2009 at 12:27 PM

hummm, For some reason I want to dig out my old records and find the Dead Kennedy song “Nazi Punks F**k Off

mechkiller_k on August 31, 2009 at 1:00 PM

You’d either have to be a liar or stupid to say you “strongly approve” of Obama’s performance as President. It’s hard to overstate the willful lack of intelligence on the left, but I’m going to go with liar on this one.

Immolate on August 31, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Maybe he did get a sympathy bounce. Maybe it would have been much lower.

Daggett on August 31, 2009 at 1:00 PM

The picture reminds me: I don’t think I have ever seen a picture of Barry without his nose in the air.

Vashta.Nerada on August 31, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Will Obama celebrate Christmas?

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 12:54 PM

No, he worships himself.

wildcat84 on August 31, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Vashta.Nerada on August 31, 2009 at 1:01 PM

It was buried in the crotch of that saudi one time.

lorien1973 on August 31, 2009 at 1:01 PM

VDH has a great article about Obama today on PJM…I like his conclusion…Obama has one screwup left before he’s spent as a political force. I’d say that’s about right.

Again, we are in a race for America: how fast can Obama get his agenda through before his own unpopularity dooms it? I think he is just one more, but clearly has one more, setback away from failure. So the end of the year will be interesting since nothing is now assured and everything is in play.

http://pajamasmedia.com/victordavishanson/what-we-are-learning-about-the-era-of-obama/

AUINSC on August 31, 2009 at 1:02 PM

MirCat on August 31, 2009 at 12:19 PM

I know. Is there something wrong with his neck? You’d think that by now someone will have told him it’s a really bad pose. Or someone told him 10 years ago that was his good side.

gopmom on August 31, 2009 at 1:02 PM

As somebody else mentioned, it’s not just poll numbers that win elections, it’s motivation.

Right now, those that support the Democratic agenda are not very motivated. There’s little out there to motivate their voters to get themselves to the poles.

On the other hand, the Republican voters and the independant voters are motivated. And the more they are insulted by the Democratic leadership, the more motivated they get.

MarkTheGreat on August 31, 2009 at 1:03 PM

like I said last week, dead cat bounce…I also predicted a few weeks ago he would be a lame duck by year’s end. Four months is looking like an eternity. He won’t make that at this rate.

DanMan on August 31, 2009 at 1:03 PM

This poll is not true. I have not seen it on the news.

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 1:04 PM

Watch for another crisis to emerge in America over the next month with Obama taking charge, showing leadership, and again going above 50% in his approval numbers.

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me!

technopeasant on August 31, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Wag the dog, on the way!

james23 on August 31, 2009 at 1:04 PM

He’ll pull the plug on Eric “the great” Holder’s investigation of the CIA and declare it to be in the “overall best interests of the nation, despite what appears to be serious law violations by the previous administration”. A move he’ll hail as “bi-partisan” and “another serious effort to heal our sick nation”. Then he’ll go on vacation to Tahiti.

GoldenEagle4444 on August 31, 2009 at 1:06 PM

Eighty-one percent (81%) of Democrats approve while 83% of Republicans

hmmmmm, Hey Dems! We’ll trade you our 17% that approve Obama for your 19% that disapprove.

FontanaConservative on August 31, 2009 at 1:06 PM

It was buried in the crotch of that saudi one time.

lorien1973 on August 31, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Oh, yeah. I forgot about that one. Thanks.

Vashta.Nerada on August 31, 2009 at 1:06 PM

Watch for another crisis to emerge in America over the next month with Obama taking charge, showing leadership, and again going above 50% in his approval numbers.

technopeasant on August 31, 2009 at 12:49 PM

I don’t know what kind of crisis it could be.
The banking meltdown from last year didn’t so much help Obama, as it discredited McCain.

Any economic crisis will hurt Obama, because he’s viewed as being responsible.
A foreign crisis might help him, but only if he takes the right actions. Those actions, protecting Americans, hurting those opposed to it, are so contrary to Barry’s nature, that I don’t see him being able to do it. A weak kneed response to a foreign crisis will further damage, not help him.

MarkTheGreat on August 31, 2009 at 1:06 PM

OT. My spouse just played a Tucker interview about a treaty that the Precedent wants the Senate to pass. It would set up a National Gun Registry. Allow other nations to access and learn which American’s own gun. Allow American’s to be tried in Foreign Court’s for violations of the Treaty.

The puke is trying to disarm us by a Stealth Gun Control Treaty.

BTW: This is not a new Treaty. Clinton signed it in the 90′s but the Senate didn’t approve it. Obama brought it back from his Mexico visit and has asked the Senate to pass it.

chemman on August 31, 2009 at 1:06 PM

We need a HotAir poll.

What crisis is coming that will save WeeWee Man’s poll?

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 1:07 PM

WE NEED FEWER PEOPLE COLLECTING BENEFITS, AND MORE CITIZENS PAYING INTO THE SYSTEM.

Quote from a book I’m trying to finish up. I ran across this quote on Page 27 this weekend and that ONE SENTENCE sums up the entire debate over ObamaCare and the upcoming battle over granting 20+ million Illegals “amnesty”.

They want to dump those using care (Granny and the chronically ill) and load up 20 million new taxpaying Mexican illegals………..BUT they won’t use the money to pay down the debt. They will use the money to go right on overspending and building their own power.

WE the surfs.
THEM the overlords.

PappyD61 on August 31, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Folks, remember what happened on September 16th, 2008: the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy which led to the onset of the financial meltdown occurred and the IMHO was the primary reason Obama/Biden won the election and McCain/Palin lost.

A lot of predictions have been made by notables like RBS that in the next month or so the stock market will collapse. Granted, I’ve come to the conclusion the talking heads don’t know what they are talking about. I keep hearing people assert that market manipulation is fairly common, but somehow I doubt the motivation behind it is political.

I don’t think Obama would stand to gain anything by a market crash, I’d wager if it was in his power he’d keep the market from collapsing at any cost even if the future pain is much worse.

Even a terror attack would probably hurt Obama after having nuetered the CIA. The only crisis that could help him would be swine flu or some natural disaster. But unless you think he can control the weather or is engineering biological disasters…

While I don’t think it’s likely that Obama would or could use a crisis to further his agenda,I also think that even if he could it wouldn’t benefit him.

jhffmn on August 31, 2009 at 1:08 PM

I’m not sure why anybody would expect a Kennedy death to cause Obama’s numbers to bounce. It’s not like Teddy was Obama’s dad or brother, after all.

And people talking about a contrived event popping up… hell, when he contrives things now, he can’t even manage pulling off looking competent or knowledgeable, even with TOTUS. There are very real events probably going to occur [raising an eyebrow towards North Korea and the other towards Iran], and it’s going to be hard to paper over his callowness. I mean, he hasn’t been able to, so far – why would something new be any different?

meep on August 31, 2009 at 1:08 PM

chemman on August 31, 2009 at 1:06 PM

Do you have a link for this? I would love to hear it. My husband doesn’t believe me that Obama is going to try to take his guns away.

Thanks

milwife88 on August 31, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Actually, he could regain ground with independents if he would offer a complete redo on the whole healthcare mumbo jumbo, eliminate cap and trade, while moving center. But, he loses his base if he does that.

a capella on August 31, 2009 at 12:56 PM

After everything that has happened, such a total reversal would be hard to sell to the indepenants.

MarkTheGreat on August 31, 2009 at 1:09 PM

Actually, he could regain ground with independents if he would offer a complete redo on the whole healthcare mumbo jumbo, eliminate cap and trade, while moving center. But, he loses his base if he does that.

a capella on August 31, 2009 at 12:56 PM

And, serious question, do you see anything in the arrogance of the man to suggest that he is capable of saying that healthcare reform is a mess and to be done right it has to start all over again? He’s banked too much of his political capital on passing Obamacare for him to go back and come up with a compromise bill that gets rid of the provisions that are game-changers for the moonbats.

“I won” only works when you have the backing to make it stick. The current low poll numbers and possible loss of Democrat seats in 2010 calls for a totally different strategy and all I’m seeing is the filthy liar running around acting as if he has an unquestioned mandate to make this nation into a socialist state.

highhopes on August 31, 2009 at 1:09 PM

FontanaConservative on August 31, 2009 at 1:06 PM

My guess is that the 19% you’re talking about is the extreme left wing of the Dim party. They’re hot under the collar on the waffling about single payer. WE DON’T WANT THEM.

chemman on August 31, 2009 at 1:09 PM

What?

Michelle purposedly bent her knees so that she seemed shorter than The One?

Sir Napsalot on August 31, 2009 at 1:09 PM

Hmmm… naming a “healthcare” bill after an unethical guy who just died… there’s a message somewhere in there!

dominigan on August 31, 2009 at 1:10 PM

He could make a deal with Dinnerjacket. Bring us Bin Laden and you can have peaceful nukes.

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 1:10 PM

milwife88 on August 31, 2009 at 1:08 PM

As soon as my wife sends me the link I’ll post it.

chemman on August 31, 2009 at 1:11 PM

They have a new opportunity to add a metric: the Underwater Index. Right now, Obama has a +5. If strong disapproval rises much more, Obama may shortly go negative in that measure as well — and that’s a real possibility as long as the White House pushes ObamaCare on a hostile electorate.

..Ed, this is indeed rich! And so-o-o-o-o appropriate considering “Dead Ted’s” downfall — his “underwater index” — came about because he..ahem..left someone under water.

VoyskaPVO on August 31, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Wait…no Trolls, Mobys, or Moderates on this Thread? What’s going on here? Are they all speechless?

kingsjester on August 31, 2009 at 12:55 PM

It is the end of the month. The welfare checks have come in.

BitterClinger on August 31, 2009 at 1:12 PM

chemman on August 31, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Thanks, I appreciate it.

milwife88 on August 31, 2009 at 1:13 PM

chemman on August 31, 2009 at 1:06 PM

Ouch! However, I think there are enough donks from conservative states, there would be lots of congressional resistance. With Obama’s numbers going south, they will have more courage.

a capella on August 31, 2009 at 1:13 PM

I’m not sure why anybody would expect a Kennedy death to cause Obama’s numbers to bounce. It’s not like Teddy was Obama’s dad or brother, after all.

meep on August 31, 2009 at 1:08 PM

In 2009 the Kennedy name doesn’t have as much traction as it once did. 1999, Al Gore campaigning for the Presidency probably would have gotten a bounce in the polls with a “Do it for Teddy” slogan. It definitely would have worked in 1988 for Michael Dukakis.

highhopes on August 31, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Banks paying back their loans early, and the feds making a profit…GDP to start expanding this quarter…housing prices stable, finally…renewed energy in Afghanistan…some type of health care bill a near certainty…two thirds of the stimulus money still to be spent….

BO’s numbers will begin rising in October and crest late summer of next year, just in time to limit mid-term losses and set the stage for a renewed effort in 2011.

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:14 PM

pcpower1 on August 31, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Completely inappropriate but there is a certain satisfaction that a church-going person can have at watching all the Easter Sunday attendees. Don’t know when to stand or kneel, mouthing prayers they don’t know. I’m surprised the great O wasn’t briefed on a Catholic Mass – lots of room for error.

gopmom on August 31, 2009 at 1:14 PM

highhopes on August 31, 2009 at 1:09 PM

No, I agree. Don’t see it happening. He’s got too many chips out on the table.

a capella on August 31, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:14 PM

LOL.

a capella on August 31, 2009 at 1:18 PM

But, he loses his base if he does that.

a capella on August 31, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Yep, but do you think he would move to the center? I think he’s too entrenched in his leftist ideology to seek the middle ground. We’ll see, I guess.

Lightswitch on August 31, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Barry might need to get a snorkel soon if the polls keep dropping…

What do I mean “IF”? LOL!!!

44Magnum on August 31, 2009 at 1:20 PM

pcpower1 on August 31, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Completely inappropriate but there is a certain satisfaction that a church-going person can have at watching all the Easter Sunday attendees. Don’t know when to stand or kneel, mouthing prayers they don’t know. I’m surprised the great O wasn’t briefed on a Catholic Mass – lots of room for error.

Having attended a historically African American Catholic Church a few times, I can tell you that blacks, as a general rule do not and are not expected to kneel at Mass.

Having been a rare Irish protestant, I sympathize with anyone trying to keep up with the relatively complicated choreography of Catholic Mass. You’re always a beat behind at weddings and funerals.

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Correction to my OT. It was a Lou Dobbs segment and the link is here:

http://wearechangecoloradosprings.org/blog/?p=594

chemman on August 31, 2009 at 1:23 PM

BO’s numbers will begin rising in October and crest late summer of next year, just in time to limit mid-term losses and set the stage for a renewed effort in 2011.

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Dream on buffoon.

Knucklehead on August 31, 2009 at 1:23 PM

Yep, but do you think he would move to the center? I think he’s too entrenched in his leftist ideology to seek the middle ground. We’ll see, I guess.

Lightswitch on August 31, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Good afternoon.:). Nice to hear from you. No, I think he’s committed, but without some major move, his numbers won’t improve.

a capella on August 31, 2009 at 1:24 PM

A crisis is coming! A crisis is coming!

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 12:52 PM

1 if by land! 2 if by sea!

SouthernGent on August 31, 2009 at 1:24 PM

LOL.
a capella on August 31, 2009 at 1:18 PM

Makes you wonder if there are some open paint cans in Blue’s house.

Bishop on August 31, 2009 at 1:25 PM

a capella on August 31, 2009 at 1:13 PM

I agree but it is one more battle to fight in the middle of the health Care debate.

chemman on August 31, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:14 PM

What’s going to happen in October to make his numbers go up? Unemployment’s going to be cracking 10% around that time frame.

I think he hovers in the high fourties through next year, maybe low 50′s. He’ll never go below 40, even in a likely voter sample.

BadgerHawk on August 31, 2009 at 1:27 PM

BO’s numbers will begin rising in October and crest late summer of next year, just in time to limit mid-term losses and set the stage for a renewed effort in 2011.

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Heh…we’ll see…of course you get your news from MSNBC and CNBC, but most of what you said is not true or irrelevant. Job recovery is the key…and even Obama says job loses will get worse through 2010.

AUINSC on August 31, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Having been a rare Irish protestant, I sympathize with anyone trying to keep up with the relatively complicated choreography of Catholic Mass. You’re always a beat behind at weddings and funerals.

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Well, we do agree on something. I used to worry that everyone was watching to see if I made mistakes, but luckily that isn’t the case.

a capella on August 31, 2009 at 1:28 PM

KopechneCare: wherein Statists take you for a ride, fill your head with sweet nothings, lull you to sleep, then leave you to die alone in the pitch black.

spmat on August 31, 2009 at 1:29 PM

LOL.
a capella on August 31, 2009 at 1:18 PM

Makes you wonder if there are some open paint cans in Blue’s house.

Industrial solvents.

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:29 PM

What’s going to happen in October to make his numbers go up? Unemployment’s going to be cracking 10% around that time frame.

I think he hovers in the high fourties through next year, maybe low 50’s. He’ll never go below 40, even in a likely voter sample.

BadgerHawk on August 31, 2009 at 1:27 PM

And, unemployment is forecast to be 9.5% 4th quarter of 2010, just in time for midterms.

a capella on August 31, 2009 at 1:31 PM

Blue, you’ve tried this silliness before.

Banks paying back their loans early, and the feds making a profit…

Troubled banks list just rose to largest since S&L meltdown and many more to come. FDIC reserves plummeting fast.

GDP to start expanding this quarter…

GDP downgraded for the next year, backing up the fact the Stimulus was an $1.2 trillion failure.

housing prices stable,

Foreclosures still rising. Alt-A crash comes in Fall. Creditcard default rate at an all time high.

finally…renewed energy in Afghanistan…

August beat July as worst month of US losses of 8 year war. Additional forces Obama sent are still not enough. Commander is in search of a new plan that does not exist yet.

some type of health care bill a near certainty…

You’re saying that like it will be a good thing for you.

two thirds of the stimulus money still to be spent….

Oh, so that’s why it’s not working.

BO’s numbers will begin rising in October and crest late summer of next year, just in time to limit mid-term losses and set the stage for a renewed effort in 2011.

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Open the garage door before you start your car next time.

Chuck Schick on August 31, 2009 at 1:31 PM

a capella on August 31, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Nice to see you too. ;^) I devoutly hope, in his quest to boost his numbers, Obummer and his tone deaf cronies choose the wrong cause yet again. I’d like to see him set a record for the worst of the worst poll numbers.

Lightswitch on August 31, 2009 at 1:32 PM

gallup actually has The One gaining a point today, 51%-42%

of course that’s with “adults” and ras surveys likely voters

battleoflepanto1571 on August 31, 2009 at 1:32 PM

Looks like Barry’s getting a Chappaquiddick bounce from the dead Kennedy…wait did I say bounce? I meant sink.

elduende on August 31, 2009 at 1:33 PM

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