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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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

They lop off the end of the Our Father & instituted a goofy secret handshake..LOL

Jeff from WI on August 31, 2009 at 1:34 PM

I’d like to see a poll that attempted to seperate likely off year voters, from likely voters.

Especially this off-year, which is likely to be unique.

MarkTheGreat on August 31, 2009 at 1:34 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.
BadgerHawk on August 31, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Whoa yeah. There will be a revival of the Misery index, the Malaise mess, Jimmy Carter’s greatest hits.

Lightswitch on August 31, 2009 at 1:35 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

Probably should have said “bottom out” but one way or the other health care will be done by October and one assumes that the White House will start choosing issues with an eye the next election. I think that’s why they are trying to move quickly on health care — get the dirty work out of the way early and then move to easier, more popular stuff.

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

Actually, I spend a lot of time here and can’t stand Keith Olberman. I think Obama is lowballing the job estimates so that a) he’s not blindsided and b) so he can claim the stimulus worked remember, most of the money is released next year — the election year).

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:35 PM

FLASH: Gallup up today 51-42 from 50-42

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 1:36 PM

I bet there is no bottom in sight. Even Massachusetts liberals are starting to dislike this pompous clown.

Hening on August 31, 2009 at 1:36 PM

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.

Here’s the thing, Ted Kennedy doesn’t need health care himself anymore so how is his death anything but a reminder of people’s own mortality, and their desire to prolong that inevitable eventuality by keeping their health care insurance.

Dr Evil on August 31, 2009 at 1:36 PM

No one watched the Kennedy funeral, so why would he get a bounce from it?

Do you think millions of Americans were glued to the TV watching huge toothed rich kids talk about how pappy (grandpappy, uncle pappy, cousin pappy, etc, etc…)would help them sail the next race under a heavy wind?

Not….

tatersalad on August 31, 2009 at 1:37 PM

FLASH: Gallup up today 51-42 from 50-42

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 1:36 PM

meh.

gallup polls “adults”, not “likely” or “registered” voters

who knows, maybe it was just statistical noise (since the 42 didnt change) or maybe some unconnected joe schmo gave him a slight bounce from ted.

no biggie.

battleoflepanto1571 on August 31, 2009 at 1:38 PM

If they keep reminding voters of DEATH in any form – while trying to sell their reform of health care insurance….it’s not going to work. Death and Taxes the two things you can count on. Go ahead donkeys, remind everyone what your platform stands for.

Dr Evil on August 31, 2009 at 1:39 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

There is a picture from the campaign trail where Obama has his head back and his eyes closed in some kind of weird, orgasmic/religious look. It scared me to death. This man is dangerous.

TXMomof3 on August 31, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Actually, I spend a lot of time here and can’t stand Keith Olberman. I think Obama is lowballing the job estimates so that a) he’s not blindsided and b) so he can claim the stimulus worked remember, most of the money is released next year — the election year).

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:35 PM

The biggest quarter of stimulus spending is Q4 2010, when the next election comes.

Sort of nullifies the whole premise that the stimulus was a stimulus, doesn’t it?

Chuck Schick on August 31, 2009 at 1:40 PM

gopmom-

I certainly agree, and was not throwing stones. Just found it an odd situation, and one in which both of them looked extremely uncomfortable. By contrast, the Clintons and Bushes looked right at home.

pcpower1 on August 31, 2009 at 1:42 PM

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

They lop off the end of the Our Father & instituted a goofy secret handshake..LOL

Jeff from WI on August 31, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Not that I ever noticed. Of course, as a Protestant, I always thought the Catholics lopped off the end of the Our Father anyway, though it reappears a little later on.

Any “The Wire” fans out there? Don’t you think they should’ve burst into “Body of an American” at the end of service

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Probably should have said “bottom out” but one way or the other health care will be done by October and one assumes that the White House will start choosing issues with an eye the next election. I think that’s why they are trying to move quickly on health care — get the dirty work out of the way early and then move to easier, more popular stuff.

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:35 PM

I think we’re going to see an extension of unemployment benefits (which I would support, though I’m almost always against government entitlements). It will get very good press, but also allow people who are currently not calculated in U3 to come back into the mix. I think we’ll see unemployment at 11 or 12% this winter.

They’ll pass some kind of health care turd, which will give President Obama a slight bounce, but nothing more. My only major fear is them drawing in a handful of Republicans in and pushing amnesty next year. It would erode a lot of the enthusiasm currently steam rolling its way towards a Republican landslide in 2010.

BadgerHawk on August 31, 2009 at 1:42 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

Expect to hear “turning the corner”, “light at the end of the tunnel” and “green shoots” ALOT from the MSM.

Meanwhile, when unemployment was below 5% and the stock market was well north of 10,000 during Bush’s term, it was the worst economy since the Great Depression.

NoDonkey on August 31, 2009 at 1:43 PM

I think Obama is lowballing the job estimates so that a) he’s not blindsided and b) so he can claim the stimulus worked remember, most of the money is released next year — the election year).

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:35 PM

a) Most projections I see is he’s already underestimating unemployment next year…just like he did this year to justify passing porkulus…and b) Most of the money is going to non-stimulative lefty dream projects and wasteful pork…simply will not stimulate anything…but like I said, we’ll see.

AUINSC on August 31, 2009 at 1:44 PM

There is a picture from the campaign trail where Obama has his head back and his eyes closed in some kind of weird, orgasmic/religious look.

He was probably worshipping himself and he is very devout.

NoDonkey on August 31, 2009 at 1:45 PM

He was probably worshipping himself and he is very devout.

NoDonkey on August 31, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Love this! And so right on!

pcpower1 on August 31, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Quick question…

Where are all the celebs who backed Obama during the election? Why are they not out supporting “their president” on his health care bill? Why are they hiding on this? I think it is kind of interesting that they have grown silent on him completely. No you tube videos or anything asking people to support him in his effort on anything.

Does P.Diddy still wear his “Barack the Vote” shirt or is it being used to clean the toilets? Just askin.

milwife88 on August 31, 2009 at 1:47 PM

That self-absorbed picture always looks like a picture of The Rock. If you smellllllll what Barack is cooking….

kingsjester on August 31, 2009 at 1:48 PM

FLASH: Gallup up today 51-42 from 50-42

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 1:36 PM

FLASH: pollster.com down to 48.3%. It was above 50% last week.

angryed on August 31, 2009 at 1:52 PM

Here’s the thing, Ted Kennedy doesn’t need health care himself anymore so how is his death anything but a reminder of people’s own mortality, and their desire to prolong that inevitable eventuality by keeping their health care insurance.

Dr Evil on August 31, 2009 at 1:36 PM

I was listening to Roe Conn, a local radio show in Chicago, the other day. He said the same thing. I didn’t know this, but O’Hare Airport is named after an aviator who died while flying!

conservative pilgrim on August 31, 2009 at 1:53 PM

They’re at a party over at David Frum’s Charles Johnson’s house throwing darts at a poster of Sarah Palin.

TexasJew on August 31, 2009 at 12:29 PM

1921 C DRUM on August 31, 2009 at 1:54 PM

I get the heebie jeebies looking at any picture of her.

thomasaur on August 31, 2009 at 12:33 PM

+1000.

1921 C DRUM on August 31, 2009 at 1:58 PM

As a matter of fact it isn’t Catholics “lopping off” a piece of the Lord’s prayer, it is protestants adding a non-biblical bit.

petertheslow on August 31, 2009 at 2:02 PM

the addition of it later in the Mass is our concession to ecumenicism. There is nothing wrong with it per-se but it’s not actually part of the prayer.

petertheslow on August 31, 2009 at 2:03 PM

54% of Americans are stupid /liberal troll

NoFanofLibs on August 31, 2009 at 2:04 PM

As a matter of fact it isn’t Catholics “lopping off”

No offense or theological commentary meant. Just used to confuse me when I was a kid at a cousin’s wedding.

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 2:04 PM

MSM collectively chokes on a piece of tofu…His royal sceptre.

phreshone on August 31, 2009 at 12:35 PM

1921 C DRUM on August 31, 2009 at 2:04 PM

I didn’t know this, but O’Hare Airport is named after an aviator who died while flying!

conservative pilgrim on August 31, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Yes, he died leading the first ever night attack by naval aviators.

Vashta.Nerada on August 31, 2009 at 2:06 PM

Obomber is dropping fast.

Spathi on August 31, 2009 at 2:06 PM

nice to see the Obamas & Clintons in church.

VTWaldrup on August 31, 2009 at 2:07 PM

<blockquoteWhere are our resident trolls today?

Knucklehead on August 31, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Picking up cans on the roadside.

Mom says they have to chip in for the internet bill.>

1921 C DRUM on August 31, 2009 at 2:07 PM

Quick question…

Where are all the celebs who backed Obama during the election? Why are they not out supporting “their president” on his health care bill? Why are they hiding on this? I think it is kind of interesting that they have grown silent on him completely. No you tube videos or anything asking people to support him in his effort on anything.

Does P.Diddy still wear his “Barack the Vote” shirt or is it being used to clean the toilets? Just askin.

milwife88 on August 31, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Could it be that these celeb’s are as much concerned with being popular than with helping push some idealistic utopia? When it comes down to them and their careers, are they really coldblooded capitalists?

stldave on August 31, 2009 at 2:09 PM

This democratic strategy of minimizing the protesters is working beautifully. I would strongly encourage them to continue calling everyone right wing plants, nazi’s, Limbaugh drones, brownshirts….whatever feels good at the moment. Keep shipping in union plants and your community organizers. Keep mocking people that ask the wrong questions. Keep arresting them. Keep politicizing Kennedy’s death.

It’s all working wonderfully. The opposition is being completely marginalized. Success is just around the corner for all of you.

stldave on August 31, 2009 at 2:16 PM

When it comes down to them and their careers, are they really coldblooded capitalists?

stldave on August 31, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Creation of the media and whores to public opinion might be a better description. After all, what is the difference between a Hollywood A-lister and the filthy liar in the White House except skill sets. Other than the “ribbon diseases” they tend to shy away from political statements that might hurt them with the public. I honestly think it is less about the money than the not being “liked” thing and I also believe that the filthy liar in the White House has much the same motivation. He loves going to staged events where everybody loves him and he can work the crowds. When it comes to leadership, vision, or stability the filthy liar isn’t the most reliable kid in class.

highhopes on August 31, 2009 at 2:19 PM

Could it be that these celeb’s are as much concerned with being popular than with helping push some idealistic utopia? When it comes down to them and their careers, are they really coldblooded capitalists?

stldave on August 31, 2009 at 2:09 PM

Some like Ben Asslick are wise enough to dial back the leftwing rhetoric. While I disagree with a lot of his positions, he comes off as educated and respectful of those with opposing viewpoints. The same cannot be said of his buddy, Matt Damon.

As for the overwhelming silence from Hollywood, with California on the verge of bankruptcy and Obama off to just about as horrible a start as imaginable, what exactly could they be out there extolling? And the fact that he’s perceived by most Jews as being anti-Israel can’t be helping matters.

Doughboy on August 31, 2009 at 2:21 PM

nice to see the Obamas & Clintons in church.

VTWaldrup on August 31, 2009 at 2:07 PM

And the lighting bolt strike where they sat and a short note with the statement: “Just testing.”

yoda on August 31, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Jeff from WI on August 31, 2009 at 1:34 PM

How could Catholics have loped off the Lord prayer? Is it not in the Bible?

VTWaldrup on August 31, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Why would you think there would be a Kennedy bounce for Obama? No one, outside of those ether sucking idiots in the northeast, gives a rip about the remaining Kennedys. It has been 40 years since there were any Kennedys alive of any distinguished note. Most of the people alive now weren’t even old enough to know there was a JFK or Bobby Kennedy except for what they learned in history class. There is NOT the emotional connection to that name out here in the Midwest, not anymore.

And Teddy Kennedy? A man of dubious character and integrity throughout his life? No one out here cares that he died, I certainly don’t.

So there is no Kennedy bounce. Obama’s own approval rating is all of his own fault. He is ramming crap through Congress, he is shoving nationalized health care down our throats and the majority of people know that it is a really bad idea, he is surrounding himself with unconfirmed “czars” of very dubious backgrounds and beliefs. They are completely outside of main street america. They want to take our country where the average citizen does not want it to go.

I have traditional liberal family members. They voted for Obama on the hope and change crap. They were even excited to see the “color barrier” broken with this election. They did not look deeper at Obama’s background and who he “pals around with” as Sarah Palin so famously put this back in her convention speech. Now my family members never bring Obama up in a conversation, before they were saying he has to be given a chance, now they are silent. They can’t admit they voted stupidly, but I just know they are not happy with the Obama that showed up to the White House. I suspect if they had to vote all over again, they might have stayed home or held their nose for McCain.

I am in a very blue state and hardly anyone still has Obama bumper stickers on their cars anymore, either. I see a Jimmy Carter 2.0 in the post-Iran hostage days, along with a Clinton 2.0 in the 1994 election cycle happening right now. This country is in no mood to become socialist and it is in no mood for any touchy, feely, greeny crap from Congress. The average person in this country wants their job back and the government out of their lives.

karenhasfreedom on August 31, 2009 at 2:30 PM

go Karen…….

VTWaldrup on August 31, 2009 at 2:34 PM

FLASH: Gallup up today 51-42 from 50-42

faraway on August 31, 2009 at 1:36 PM

OBAMA’S BACK BABY!!

/sarc

HondaV65 on August 31, 2009 at 2:41 PM

karenhasfreedom on August 31, 2009 at 2:30 PM

Excellent post. Down here in Dixie, most people still think he “killed that poor girl”. To others, he’s just another politician. Certainly not someone you can use to motivate the passing of a bill.

kingsjester on August 31, 2009 at 2:43 PM

They lop off the end of the Our Father & instituted a goofy secret handshake..LOL

Jeff from WI on August 31, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Bigot.

And Martin Luther lopped off a few books of the Bible.

atheling on August 31, 2009 at 2:49 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

The Chappaquiddick index .

the_nile on August 31, 2009 at 2:51 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.
BadgerHawk on August 31, 2009 at 1:27 PM

A staged attempt on the President’s life by a right wing American terrorist?

bridgetown on August 31, 2009 at 2:51 PM

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.

This must be the bounce Allahpundit predicted for Obama’s popularity recovery.

57% Would Like to Replace Entire Congress

Gotta love those Obatomized 25% who would still vote for the same Congress today. Anything for a free ride on the ObamaExpress bandwagon to hell or bust.

maverick muse on August 31, 2009 at 2:54 PM

bridgetown on August 31, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Don’t even allude.

maverick muse on August 31, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Do you think that dummy is getting the message to veer right? Not with Michelle and Soros sharing custody of his scrota.

EMD on August 31, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Once his FCC “Diversity Czar” has everything in place and Obama has control over the internet, polls will not be done and none of this will matter.

Star20 on August 31, 2009 at 2:58 PM

TURN OUT THE LIGHTS THE PARTY IS OVER.(I Hope and Pray?)

thmcbb on August 31, 2009 at 3:03 PM

karenhasfreedom on August 31, 2009 at 2:30 PM

You should just put down the Haterade, Karen, and ask yourself why you hate blacks so much that you want to see the entire country fail.

[/drooling O-bot]

Seriously, I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Gator Country on August 31, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Wow. Take out the AT BEST 13% of the black population who is 100% behind him and that’s….how many percent?

LtE126 on August 31, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Star20 on August 31, 2009 at 2:58 PM

There is only Messiah. The presence of Rush Limbaugh on air is an affront to Obama. The right-wing bloggers need to be eliminated from the internet so they turn towards the White House and bow 5 times a day to Obama. Sarah Palin must face a real life ‘death panel’ to make her offer a Galileo mea culpa and recant.

Hail Obama! How dare 53% of Americans oppose the Anointed One? Philistines.

Please Obama we bow to you as drones. Take us to the Promised Land. Power to Obama forever and forever.

Death to capitalism and freedom. Messiah, deliver us from the evil of the 2nd Amendment!

Nancy Pelosi for Mount Rushmore. Harry Reid high priest of the American people.

American Utopia and Obamacare, the glory of Obama, the triumph of white guilt.

technopeasant on August 31, 2009 at 3:23 PM

Ellie Mae done scared em off Uncle Jed

bluegrass on August 31, 2009 at 3:26 PM

The only reason the approval rating is this high is because this counts ACORN, SEIU, Black Panthers, and other unions.
When you know the results you want, it’s not hard to get the polling figures you want. It’s bogus business.

Cybergeezer on August 31, 2009 at 3:29 PM

milwife88 on August 31, 2009 at 1:47 PM

I have been wondering the same thing, but he is going after all salaries and theirs would be next. He wants to regulate the salaries of CEOs in health care, insurance etc, etc. As they are the most overpaid, I bet they don’t want the public’s attention drawn to them and their outrageous pay.
Also, they want to sell their stupid movies.

tessa on August 31, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Wow. Take out the AT BEST 13% of the black population who is 100% behind him and that’s….how many percent?

LtE126 on August 31, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Blacks are not 100% behind him. I know a lot of blacks who are Republican, some openly, some only in the voter’s booth.

I also suspect that there are a lot of blacks who for solidarities sake, say they support him when an unknown pollster calls, who won’t be able to force themselves to the polls in 2010, or 2012.

MarkTheGreat on August 31, 2009 at 3:31 PM

These sinking poll numbers and a hope in justice are the only things that give me hope for the future of our country.

Elisa on August 31, 2009 at 3:34 PM

nice to see the Obamas & Clintons in church.

VTWaldrup on August 31, 2009 at 2:07 PM

lol That’s true.

And it is always a joy to see President Bush and his wife. I miss them. And they are true Christians and always respectful.

Elisa on August 31, 2009 at 3:37 PM

I miss President Bush & Vice President Cheney,…Condi,..the whole crew!….even Tony Snow.
just sayin.

christene on August 31, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Keep going… down… down… 39.9% isn’t that far away!!

Khun Joe on August 31, 2009 at 3:39 PM

And it is always a joy to see President Bush and his wife. I miss them. And they are true Christians and always respectful.

Elisa on August 31, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Amen.

1921 C DRUM on August 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Best watch yourself there, Comrade Barry…….Those cellar stairs are slippery as frog snot….All the way down to the bottom!

joe btfsplk on August 31, 2009 at 3:46 PM

christene on August 31, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Yup. I miss Cheney, too. Frankly, I’m to the point that I miss Clinton. lol

Elisa on August 31, 2009 at 3:52 PM

b) so he can claim the stimulus worked remember, most of the money is released next year — the election year).

Bleeds Blue on August 31, 2009 at 1:35 PM

Wow. Even the lefty trolls are no longer living under the delusion that the “stimulus” bill was intended to actualy stimulate anything. Rather it was just intended to buy votes in 2010.

Scrappy on August 31, 2009 at 3:52 PM

Please lets not argue over a prayer. I don’t think anyone meant any disrespect bringing it up.

Today both versions of the Our Father are Biblical. One is in one Gospel and the other in another. Originally the Doxology ending was not in any Gospel, it was added to later manuscripts of the Bible by copiers. Because liturgically prayers ended with things like it, different versions. The oldest manuscripts of Matthew do not have it. Some believe it was written in the margins of some manuscripts and eventually became part of the Gospel of Matthew. Luke’s remained without the ending. Traditionally people prayed without it.

Elisa on August 31, 2009 at 3:54 PM

“No one watched the Kennedy funeral, so why would he get a bounce from it?

tatersalad on August 31, 2009 at 1:37 PM”

I’m sorry………

……….. did someone die?

Seven Percent Solution on August 31, 2009 at 3:56 PM

Elisa on August 31, 2009 at 3:54 PM

Dont’t start down the rabbit hole, m’lady. Remember Saturday.

kingsjester on August 31, 2009 at 4:02 PM

Considering you have 12% of the country that will vote for him no matter what, they even vote for mayors that smoke crack with whores, so this is a piece of cake.
And you have 12% die hard, radical leftists who will only vote for a dem.
And you have 10% of the population that is just plain nuts….Obama has a guaranteed 34%, no matter what, throw in a few % who will never admit they are wrong and you have close to a absolute low of 37%…he ain’t that far from bottoming out…better then Israel who is at 4% support, but then they don’t have a group who vote for crack smoking, whore loving, money laundering, money hiding, race hustlers.

right2bright on August 31, 2009 at 4:03 PM

Blacks are not 100% behind him. I know a lot of blacks who are Republican, some openly, some only in the voter’s booth.

I also suspect that there are a lot of blacks who for solidarities sake, say they support him when an unknown pollster calls, who won’t be able to force themselves to the polls in 2010, or 2012.

MarkTheGreat on August 31, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Yeah, just about 96% who voted…13% of the voters…sorry Charlie….about as close to 100% as you are going to get.

Fully 96 percent of black voters supported Obama and constituted 13 percent of the electorate, a 2-percentage-point rise in their national turnout. As in past years, black women turned out at a higher rate than black men.

right2bright on August 31, 2009 at 4:07 PM

The scapegoat cometh.

ronsfi on August 31, 2009 at 4:11 PM

No sympathy bounce.

Kennedy had too many flaws and not enough apologies to be the subject of sympathy.

DFCtomm on August 31, 2009 at 4:13 PM

I hope he goes out of business.

leetpriest on August 31, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Olympia snowe
this is off topic but it has to be posted here. She is going to cave and side with the libs on healthcare. Burn her phones at her offices. Pick a zip code or a town in Maine, call her office saying you represent a group of seniors and let her know she’s out if she votes with the libs. Better yet, take a page out of alinskys rules for radicals and say your moderate democrats against the bill. Stop her now before she caves! Call now!!

texaninfidel on August 31, 2009 at 4:35 PM

He’s getting the same bounce as an olds off the bottom of a river…not much.

Good thing teddy handed him the keys on saturday.

and the key is passed…

ted c on August 31, 2009 at 4:40 PM

Barry’s head is spinning. He thought he could come out and charm people – cough (lie his *ss off) and win us over. Barry, contrary to the Whoopie Goldbergs of the world, YOU AIN’T ALL THAT! LMAO

marklmail on August 31, 2009 at 4:54 PM

What the…..no dead Kennedy bounce?

joe btfsplk on August 31, 2009 at 5:04 PM

Yeah, just about 96% who voted…13% of the voters…sorry Charlie….about as close to 100% as you are going to get.

right2bright on August 31, 2009 at 4:07 PM

So you’re a bigot as well as a welfare queen.

MarkTheGreat on August 31, 2009 at 5:11 PM

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.

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

I’m black and my great-aunt is Catholic, though I am Protestant. I’ve been to her church–mostly Black–and they kneel all the time.

By the way, this church has two Masses. One is in Spanish.

baldilocks on August 31, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Yeah, just about 96% who voted…13% of the voters…sorry Charlie….about as close to 100% as you are going to get.

Fully 96 percent of black voters supported Obama and constituted 13 percent of the electorate, a 2-percentage-point rise in their national turnout. As in past years, black women turned out at a higher rate than black men.

right2bright on August 31, 2009 at 4:07 PM

89% voted for John Kerry. I guess because he’s black. /

baldilocks on August 31, 2009 at 5:16 PM

Elisa on August 31, 2009 at 3:52 PM

LOL,…WOW. I can’t even imagine someone missing a Clinton….wait,..I feel sorry for socks (the cat), does that count?

christene on August 31, 2009 at 5:57 PM

Why would there be a bounce. Kennedy’s name might be exciting in a primary, but that’s not reality.

AnninCA on August 31, 2009 at 6:14 PM

89% voted for John Kerry. I guess because he’s black. /

baldilocks on August 31, 2009 at 5:16 PM

I wasn’t talking about Kerry…why would you bring someone else up?
You don’t think that black voters are overwhelming loyal to Obama? I think they are…if you think they were as loyal and excited about Kerry as Obama, I think you are mistaken.
There are votes for the party, and votes for the “man”, the intensity are substantially different.
You honestly feel that black society was as moved by Kerry as Obama?
I don’t think you do…the two you can’t compare.

right2bright on August 31, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Nature Abhors a Marxist.

Geochelone on August 31, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Barry Chit the Crib.

And now we are spanking the Wanker.

Geochelone on August 31, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Barry screwed the pooch; without a condum.

Geochelone on August 31, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Our local pharmacy has Rasta-lookin’ gentleman with dreadlocks working the checkout. He’s a great guy–always a smile and a friendly turn of phrase. I stop there pretty often, and he always, always, always wears an Obama pin. I asked him about it once, and he said Barry was going to fix everything-mon.

Saw him today. He was looking kinda sad, and he wasn’t wearing the pin anymore. Barry’s losing the true believers.

ElectricPhase on August 31, 2009 at 6:28 PM

But does he care? Or is he just going to push his Marxist Agenda through any way he can inorder to get it done before 2010. In other words, is he on a Kamikaze mission?

kingsjester on August 31, 2009 at 6:29 PM

So you’re a bigot as well as a welfare queen.

MarkTheGreat on August 31, 2009 at 5:11 PM

ooooooohhhhhhh…..the bigot card…it must be halloween…..HAHAHAHAHA!
Keep posting, you are F’in brilliant…oh yeah, you are the one who went to public school, but you insist you don’t need the government…except when you need them….keep posting.
I am sure you pay all of your taxes, because any “loopholes” or tax incentive would be a “handout” in your book….keep posting.

right2bright on August 31, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Saw him today. He was looking kinda sad, and he wasn’t wearing the pin anymore. Barry’s losing the true believers.

ElectricPhase on August 31, 2009 at 6:28 PM

Time for a psy-op bro.
Depress him.
Demoralize him.
Mess with his mind.
Send him over the edge-mon.

Geochelone on August 31, 2009 at 6:36 PM

They buried Kennedy? What a waste. If they had creamated him they could have provided power to two states for a week.

MikeA on August 31, 2009 at 6:39 PM

They buried Kennedy? What a waste. If they had creamated him they could have provided power to two states for a week.

MikeA on August 31, 2009 at 6:39 PM

Too much gas and alcohol, environmental problems…

right2bright on August 31, 2009 at 6:41 PM

Why would he get a sympathy bounce?

He didn’t die.

Now if he wants to do us a favor and drop f#cking dead, then yeah he can have a sympathy bounce even from me.

BillaryMcBush on August 31, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Heck he can even fake dying, just like he faked just about everything about his background and who he was.

BillaryMcBush on August 31, 2009 at 6:47 PM

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