Rasmussen: ObamaCare falls to lowest level of support

posted at 9:30 am on September 28, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Barack Obama’s woes on ObamaCare continue to worsen, as Rasmussen now puts support at its lowest point of the year.  Only 41% favor the health-care reform plans in Congress now, while a steady 56% oppose them.  Seniors hate the idea, and independents have almost disappeared from Obama’s flank on this issue:

Just 41% of voters nationwide now favor the health care reform proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s down two points from a week ago and the lowest level of support yet measured.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% are opposed to the plan.

Senior citizens are less supportive of the plan than younger voters. In the latest survey, just 33% of seniors favor the plan while 59% are opposed. The intensity gap among seniors is significant. Only 16% of the over-65 crowd Strongly Favors the legislation while 46% are Strongly Opposed.

For the first time ever, a slight plurality of voters now express doubt that the legislation will become law this year. Forty-six percent (46%) say passage is likely while 47% say it is not. Those figures include 18% who say passage is Very Likely and 15% who say it is Not at All Likely. Sixty percent (60%) are less certain.

If Democrats still believe that the anger during the August recess in town-hall meetings was inauthentic, their own polling numbers will shock them:

The health care debate has produced a difficult political environment for Democrats. Several incumbent Democratic senators currently are behind in their reelection bids including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada, Chris Dodd in Connecticut and Michael Bennet in Colorado. Republicans appear to have a better shot than expected at hanging on to the New Hampshire Senate seat, and GOP incumbents lead in both North Carolina and Iowa. The races for soon-to-be-vacant Senate seats in Missouri and Ohio are neck-and-neck, and longtime incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer polls under 50% against two potential 2010 challengers in California. Appointed Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand holds a very narrow lead over former Governor George Pataki in a hypothetical match-up for New York State’s 2010 Senate race.

If the signs point to a midterm debacle for Democrats, no one can say they weren’t warned.  Two demographic factors will come into play a year from now: seniors and independents.  In 2008, Democrats got enough of the youth vote to limit any skepticism from older voters, and independents flocked to Barack Obama.  On this issue, the Democrats’ signature domestic policy, both seniors and independents have fled their coalition.

Independents now oppose ObamaCare by almost than 3-1, 72%-26%, which is almost the same as the Republican split at 79%-19%.  More tellingly, a majority of independents (52%) strongly oppose it.  Fifty-nine percent of seniors oppose ObamaCare, with the aforementioned 46% strongly opposing and only 16% strongly supporting it.  But the news gets even worse in the preceding age demographics, with majorities in opposition among voters in their 30s (57%), 40s (65%), and 50-64 (58%).  Among the 40s, a majority are strongly opposed (54%).

Where will Democrats get their support in 2010?  The only age demographic supporting ObamaCare at all is the 18-29 year olds, who are rather poor at showing up for elections.  In a midterm, that will be even more the case, especially without a charismatic presidential candidate promising Hope and Change at the top of the ticket.  When Democrats run for Congress in the midterms on ObamaCare, cap-and-trade, and the stimulus package, they may have most of the party faithful behind them — but no one else.


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Waterloo.

Enoxo on September 28, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Keep talking.

faraway on September 28, 2009 at 9:32 AM

good

blatantblue on September 28, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Once the 18-29 year olds work out that their healthy, uninsured selves bear the burden of paying for this legislation, they’ll get their thumbs out of their bongs and hate it most of all.

S. Weasel on September 28, 2009 at 9:34 AM

Reconciliation; you will get OgabeCare, you will like it, and you will shut your mouth.

Bishop on September 28, 2009 at 9:34 AM

I’m not even going to get my hopes up over Dodd losing. But just imagine how awesomely awesome it would be to have a guy like Peter Schiff in the Senate.

BadgerHawk on September 28, 2009 at 9:34 AM

The day is young. There’s an eternity between now and 2010 and ACORN’s fangs have been removed by two 20-somethings. I smell something too Hugo, it’s blood in the water. Republicans will definitely gain in Congress, the only question will be how much.

Mojave Mark on September 28, 2009 at 9:34 AM

After spending so much energy and political capital, I wonder if he exhausted his administration less than a year into his term.

ignorantapathy on September 28, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Once the 18-29 year olds work out that their healthy, uninsured selves bear the burden of paying for this legislation, they’ll get their thumbs out of their bongs and hate it most of all.

S. Weasel on September 28, 2009 at 9:34 AM

No doubt.
If Obamacare passes, Obama will lose 18-29 year olds forever.

nyx on September 28, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Dive Dive Dive….. Dive to the Great Abyss he goes…
let him sink- fast and quick. no mercy

hawkman on September 28, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Where will Democrats get their support in 2010?

What’s left to giveaway? More promises of cash?

Everything’s free is you vote for me.

faraway on September 28, 2009 at 9:35 AM

tee hee

cmsinaz on September 28, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Code Blue, Code Blue. Paging Dr. Kevorkian to put the patient out of its misery.

ICBM on September 28, 2009 at 9:37 AM

What’s left to giveaway? More promises of cash?

Everything’s free is you vote for me.

faraway on September 28, 2009 at 9:35 AM

They promise that the death panel will have your voting record..

the_nile on September 28, 2009 at 9:37 AM

No doubt Obama will help those running in 2010 by getting even more on TV in Prime Time because people just can’t get enough of his hoping but never changing rhetoric.

Jeff from WI on September 28, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Just as soon as my local Death Panel approves, I would like to dance upon the grave of this sucker.

Doorgunner on September 28, 2009 at 9:38 AM

I’m not even going to get my hopes up over Dodd losing. But just imagine how awesomely awesome it would be to have a guy like Peter Schiff in the Senate.

BadgerHawk on September 28, 2009 at 9:34 AM

not that awesome, he’s a paultard

plus, its not true he predicted 100% the financial crisis. A monkey could’ve stated there was a housing bubble in 2006. But more than that, he claimed that last year we’d have “Hyper-Inflation”, with the entire world decoupling from the dollar and Gold Soaring. Instead the complete and total opposite happened, which should be enough to tell us all that Austrian Economics is not 100% accurate or even close to it.

jp on September 28, 2009 at 9:38 AM

First you tell us the trial lawyer lobbyists are up to their ears in debt.

Now you tell us Obamacare is at its lowest point ever.

All this sweet news is going to give me a sugar high, Ed.
Pace yourself.

VibrioCocci on September 28, 2009 at 9:38 AM

WHY,WHY,WHY is it 41? What the heck are they thinking/….I know they’re not….We need it down to 30 at least.In reality does it matter,they don’t care about their constituents.

ohiobabe on September 28, 2009 at 9:39 AM

Another prime-time speech is coming, I can feel it.

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 9:39 AM

If Obamacare passes, Obama will lose 18-29 year olds forever.

nyx on September 28, 2009 at 9:35 AM

There are always fresh, new 18 year olds emerging from the warm embrace of mom and dad, eager to jump into the loving arms of Obama and the lefties.

myrenovations on September 28, 2009 at 9:39 AM

There are always fresh, new 18 year olds emerging from the warm embrace of mom and dad
/////
Yeah,especially after they get BRAINWASHED in his schools!

ohiobabe on September 28, 2009 at 9:41 AM

When Democrats run for Congress in the midterms on ObamaCare, cap-and-trade, and the stimulus package, they may have most of the party faithful behind them — but no one else.

Great analysis. If this ain’t writing on the wall then what the heck is?

Has anyone heard when this week’s prime time speech is going to be on? I can’t wait–no really–I can’t wait for this one… I am so waiting to be more convinced on Obamacare because I am so on the fence on this pivotal issue.

///sarc///

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Another prime-time speech is coming, I can feel it.

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 9:39 AM

I agree, upon his return from Copenhagen….

cmsinaz on September 28, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Gee, the Statist Dems were SO close to being able to control almost every aspect of everyone’s life and the people rejected it.

Chainsaw56 on September 28, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Why is Obama even focused on health care nobody wants when we have more pressing issues like Afghanistan and Iran?

It’s a rhetorical question. Gotta destroy the economy first – creating that Cloward-Piven crisis is priority #1.

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 9:42 AM

Doorgunner on September 28, 2009 at 9:38 AM

your request was not in proper TPS report format.

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 9:42 AM

No doubt Obama will help those running in 2010 by getting even more on TV in Prime Time because people just can’t get enough of his hoping but never changing rhetoric.

Jeff from WI on September 28, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Ha,I hope so since t.v. seems to help him so much!!:)

ohiobabe on September 28, 2009 at 9:42 AM

But more than that, he claimed that last year we’d have “Hyper-Inflation”, with the entire world decoupling from the dollar and Gold Soaring.

jp on September 28, 2009 at 9:38 AM

We are eventually going to get some wicked inflation, and the rest of the world is working on a way to shift away from the dollar. Right now the pressures are still deflationary despite the billions upon billions the feds keep pumping into the system. Once those pressures reverse inflation is going to take off. Fast. And gold will likely rise also.

And like you’re ever going to get a foreign policy hawk elected in Conn. I’d be more than happy to have a guy who understands, and can speak eloquently, on economic issues.

BadgerHawk on September 28, 2009 at 9:42 AM

No wonder bho needs to get out of the country again. Things are not going well here for him.
L

letget on September 28, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Where will Democrats get their support in 2010?

What’s left to giveaway? More promises of cash?
Everything’s free is you vote for me.
faraway on September 28, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Somebody has to produce that cash before they can take it away at the point of a gun.
That’s the big flaw in the whole plan.

Chainsaw56 on September 28, 2009 at 9:44 AM

, I wonder if he exhausted his administration less than a year into his term.
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There always seems to be some other roach coming out of it’s hole.

ohiobabe on September 28, 2009 at 9:44 AM

What this campaign needs is more cowbell Michelle.

Fletch54 on September 28, 2009 at 9:45 AM

We are eventually going to get some wicked inflation, and the rest of the world is working on a way to shift away from the dollar. Right now the pressures are still deflationary despite the billions upon billions the feds keep pumping into the system. Once those pressures reverse inflation is going to take off. Fast. And gold will likely rise also.
And like you’re ever going to get a foreign policy hawk elected in Conn. I’d be more than happy to have a guy who understands, and can speak eloquently, on economic issues.

BadgerHawk on September 28, 2009 at 9:42 AM

Then we’ll see rolling selective blackouts like occur in Managua, Nicaragua. Pro-Ortega neighborhoods and districts get electricity all night long. Non-ortega neighborhoods, eh… not so much.

Banana Republic here we come…!

throw em out

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Details of ObamaCare (that we know of, so far)

1. Benefits for illegal aliens.

2. Coverage for abortions.

3. No tort reform.

4. No free-market competition.

5. Jail time and fines if you can’t afford coverage.

What’s not to like?

BackwardsBoy on September 28, 2009 at 9:46 AM

What’s breitbart have in store for us this week.

He’s like dishing up crack these days.

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 9:46 AM

independents flocked to Barack Obama

Independants……another term for “I’m too lazy to pay frickin’ attention to what’s going on”.

Who should we vote for Harriet ?? I don’t know, George….this Baracky fellow looks like a nice guy, let’s vote for him.

independents have almost disappeared from Obama’s flank on this issue

Oh, so NOW you’re catching on, eh ??? Next time, get informed, or stay the hell home.

Jerome Horwitz on September 28, 2009 at 9:46 AM

I’m still concerned that this is peaking too soon. We’ll see; hope this continues to deteriorate for the Dems.

Midas on September 28, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Ha,I hope so since t.v. seems to help him so much!!:)

ohiobabe on September 28, 2009 at 9:42 AM

LOL..If Obama keeps getting on TV all the time he’ll soon have
what he wants, syndication. They’ll be playing Obama speeches on obscure channels 50 years from now like old I Love Lucy episodes.

Jeff from WI on September 28, 2009 at 9:47 AM

What this campaign needs is more cowbell Michelle.

Fletch54 on September 28, 2009 at 9:45 AM

I say bring the whole family,talk about loving her kids and not sending granny to the death panels:)

ohiobabe on September 28, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Oh no, another media blitz is coming. When does the current one end?

Monica on September 28, 2009 at 9:48 AM

I keep having this recurring nightmare; These giant purple lips chase me toward a volcano.

Cybergeezer on September 28, 2009 at 9:48 AM

. They’ll be playing Obama speeches on obscure channels 50 years from now like old I Love Lucy episodes.

Jeff from WI on September 28, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Well,I’ll get out all my Eastwood,Make my Day,movies:)

ohiobabe on September 28, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Obama’s speech to the UN bashing America while promising to end America’s arrogance and raping of the planet has not set-in well with the 19-20 year old students that were just here at my place for the weekend. All of these kids voted for Obama based upon a promise to end partisan politics, bring a new era of hope back to Americans, the legalization of marijuana, and the commitment to find and kill OBL…

These kids seemed to be feeling pretty stupid about falling for such crap.

Keemo on September 28, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Barack Obama, the US president, appealed at the UN General Assembly for more countries to embrace the NPT. He has proposed that countries, such as India, join as non-nuclear weapons states. India vigorously rejected his proposal in a letter to the president of the UN Security Council.

India, disarm. Hey, Pakistan, Taliban al Quaeda, Inc. Here’s India. Love me, play nice. BFFE, Obama

maverick muse on September 28, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Barry, you must monopolize the media for a WEEK now, not just a Sunday.

The more they hear YOU, your Wonderfulness, the more they LOVE YOU !!1

KEEP TALKING!

stenwin77 on September 28, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Where’s your bounce? November 6, 2012. That’s the bounce I am looking forward to.

JeffinOrlando on September 28, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Looks like the time for talking has passed. The debate is over and America has made up her mind on this issue. Let me be clear, healthcare-coverage-insurance-reform-change-hope-something will pass this August-november-year-or-Im-toast.

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 9:51 AM

He’s like dishing up crack these days.

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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Yeah,love to see him make those bugs scurry!

ohiobabe on September 28, 2009 at 9:51 AM

The Pied Piper’s flute is making more and more sour notes with every day that passes. Pretty soon it will only be playing the blues.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Really Right on September 28, 2009 at 9:51 AM

EPIC FAILURE !

stenwin77 on September 28, 2009 at 9:51 AM

How low did Iraq war support have to get before it was officially declared “unpopular” by the press?

exception on September 28, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Your typical college stoner who got all fired up for Obama because their vote was historic will not be putting the bong down to go out and vote for John Murtha and other Democrats for the House.

cadams on September 28, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Obamacare is bouncing like ol’ Teddy’s Oldsmobubble off the bottom of the Chappaquiddick….

plop….

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 9:52 AM

What exactly is the Obama gameplan at this point? He’s already addressed a joint session of Congress. All he got out of that was the infamous “you lie!” moment. He did the Sunday talk show blitz. That accomplished nothing. Letterman was a waste of time. The townhalls look like a rehash of his campaign.

We’ve almost reached October. They’ve got 3 months left in the year, and I don’t see what could change the momentum at this point other than scrapping the bill and starting over. And that would almost assuredly push its passage into 2010.

Doughboy on September 28, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Obama’s wasted all his (and his compadres) political capital on this losing issue, and in the meantime, a story on Drudge from the Washington Times claims the One has talked with McChrystal, over in the Afghanistan theater, only once.

Linnea on September 28, 2009 at 9:53 AM

I’m not even going to get my hopes up over Dodd losing. But just imagine how awesomely awesome it would be to have a guy like Peter Schiff in the Senate.

BadgerHawk on September 28, 2009 at 9:34 AM

Dodd’s got a bright future ahead of him at Quiznos making sandwiches back in CT.

citrus on September 28, 2009 at 9:54 AM

Oh yeah, Gitmo ain’t gonna be closing down none time soon either.

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 9:54 AM

how is that 19% of Republicans favor this POS, if that were like 1/2 that the number who favor would be like 35% or maybe even less.

gsherin on September 28, 2009 at 9:54 AM

Somebody has to produce that cash before they can take it away at the point of a gun.
That’s the big flaw in the whole plan.

Chainsaw56 on September 28, 2009 at 9:44 AM

But, we will all be standing in bread lines, before the ObamaNuts realize what happened.

faraway on September 28, 2009 at 9:55 AM

How low did Iraq war support have to get before it was officially declared “unpopular” by the press?

exception on September 28, 2009 at 9:52 AM

49.9%

thomasaur on September 28, 2009 at 9:55 AM

Dodd’s got a bright future ahead of him at Quiznos making sandwiches back in CT.

citrus on September 28, 2009 at 9:54 AM

If you are a friend of Chris, you can get extra meat.

ICBM on September 28, 2009 at 9:56 AM

No wonder bho needs to get out of the country again. Things are not going well here for him.
L

letget on September 28, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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Ain’t it the truf!I tell you what though,when I saw the headline,t.v. station ORDERED to w/draw anti/olympics ad,I didn’t need hot coffee to warm me up.Who are these idiots to ORDER anyone?!!!!And who are the idiots who back down?????

ohiobabe on September 28, 2009 at 9:56 AM

“The only age demographic supporting ObamaCare at all is the 18-29 year olds, who are rather poor at showing up for elections.”

and they haven’t even heard the mandate and “pay or go to jail” part of this disaster. LMAO

marklmail on September 28, 2009 at 9:56 AM

The only age demographic supporting ObamaCare at all is the 18-29 year olds,

Somehow I think this blends into the thread about the length of the education year and the results of our publice education system. 12 years to educate kids and 12 years to deprogram them.

WashJeff on September 28, 2009 at 9:57 AM

:D

alexraye on September 28, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Obama’s wasted all his (and his compadres) political capital on this losing issue, and in the meantime, a story on Drudge from the Washington Times claims the One has talked with McChrystal, over in the Afghanistan theater, only once.

Linnea on September 28, 2009 at 9:53 AM

this is extraordinarily worrisome.

Our guys are flapping in the breeze. GEN McChrystal is holding the crap sandwich while The Won flaps his gums on every talk show between the View and Letterman, saying jack and squat in between them. Meanwhile, Marines and soldiers are fighting, getting wounded and are dying while he quips about his craptastic priorities, plays golf, hits the Vinyahhhd, and receives no blowback from the “skeptical” press.

Leadership.

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 9:57 AM

stupid senirs

stupid independents

everybody loves heath care reform

/trolls

NoFanofLibs on September 28, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Muuhuuuuuhaaaaaa!!!!

Excellent!

ginaswo on September 28, 2009 at 9:58 AM

It will be interesting to see how many Dems request Obama to campaign for them. That will be a sure sign of their faith in his popularity. I’m guessing very few. This will be an indicator of how far out on a limb they are willing to go for him in 2011 and 2012 if he doesn’t succeed in getting his “complete transformation” accomplished by end of next year.

SKYFOX on September 28, 2009 at 9:58 AM

linnea
I saw that AND he is about to jaunt off to petition for Olympics in Chicago you know the important stuff

God Help the Troops, the Afghani people and the world

ginaswo on September 28, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Three-fer.

1) Will destroy Obama’s presidency and make him a one-term failure.
2) Will lose Democrats their majority in Congress.
3) Will doom any socialization of medicine FOREVER.

What a victory for the American people.

NoDonkey on September 28, 2009 at 9:59 AM

Another prime-time speech is coming, I can feel it.

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 9:39 AM

Perhaps an appearance on SNL would convey to the public what “a joke” this legislation has become, along with those who endorse and promote it.

Rovin on September 28, 2009 at 10:00 AM

a story on Drudge from the Washington Times claims the One has talked with McChrystal, over in the Afghanistan theater, only once.

Linnea on September 28, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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Good Night!All this tremendous news is sending me over the edge on this Monday which by the way here in Ohio,is cold w/winds at 45 miles an hour.Gore you’re such a jerk!

ohiobabe on September 28, 2009 at 10:00 AM

More TV! Obama must go on TV more.
Send out Michelle and Joe, too.

albill on September 28, 2009 at 10:01 AM

They’ll be playing Obama speeches on obscure channels 50 years from now like old I Love Lucy episodes.

Jeff from WI on September 28, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Lucy had better writers and was only a danger to herself, Ethel and Ricky (Fred knew how to keep his distance), not the country. I don’t even think the addition of a laugh track to Obama’s speeches will help.

SKYFOX on September 28, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Where will Democrats get their support in 2010?

They were planning on a large ACORN turnout, but that may have been a strategic mistake.

Vashta.Nerada on September 28, 2009 at 10:03 AM

More TV! Obama must go on TV more.
Send out Michelle and Joe, too.

albill on September 28, 2009 at 10:01 AM

Weren’t they planning on using Worf and Biden to push Obamacare? That strategery didn’t last long. I guess no one was moved by the Klingon’s speech and Biden made an ass out of himself yet again by claiming porkulus is working better than they ever imagined.

Doughboy on September 28, 2009 at 10:03 AM

As the dems gear up for the mid-terms, watch the rats abandon ship.
You won’t find a dem, except in the inner cities, stand up and fight for this health care bill.
Time for the Republicans to make a move and start supporting H.R. 3400, their alternative to the disastrous dem bill.

right2bright on September 28, 2009 at 10:05 AM

“The only age demographic supporting ObamaCare at all is the 18-29 year olds, who are rather poor at showing up for elections.”

and they haven’t even heard the mandate and “pay or go to jail” part of this disaster. LMAO

marklmail on September 28, 2009 at 9:56 AM

I anticipate exit pollsters will be handing out iPods, biscotti, crack and free doobage after wheeling the party bus to the polling sites next year. Those buses will be adorned with NEA sponsored art, the crack and iPods supplied by stimulus money as part of a “get out the vote” campaign.

Nanny state.

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 10:05 AM

I heard on the news this morning that there is a movement afoot to include illegals into the plan. I’m wondering if this is an effort to boost the popularity of the plan among the rabid left.

highhopes on September 28, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Unfortunately The President and the rest of his liberal following don’t care. He doesn’t care if he gets reelected. He wants to pass something so massive that it will almost be impossible to be undone. He knows his Presidency is a year long. Thats why he is trying to get everything done this year.

mcl2177 on September 28, 2009 at 10:08 AM

Tom Shipley, will you be commenting on THIS poll?

Didn’t think so.

Lot’s of tears in Trollville today.

fogw on September 28, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Iran
Healthcare collapse
Cap and Trade collapse
Acorn collapse
Dollar collapse
Unemployment

Just another Obama week

PatriotRider on September 28, 2009 at 10:10 AM

Unfortunately The President and the rest of his liberal following don’t care. He doesn’t care if he gets reelected. He wants to pass something so massive that it will almost be impossible to be undone. He knows his Presidency is a year long. Thats why he is trying to get everything done this year.

mcl2177 on September 28, 2009 at 10:08 AM

I think when the president starts failing, he then throws his weight behind something else he can grab. Obamacare is failing, so he’s not putting much weight behind it. Cap and trade is doomed so he won’t touch it. His book fallacy is falling apart around him so he’s not as great an author as he purported himself to be…So, hell, why not throw his weight behind getting the Olympics here. That way he can print and spend oodles of cash we don’t have on building we don’t need and adorn it with plaques and sculptures of a president we don’t like all in a measure to secure for himself the adulation he could never receive from the father who never loved him.

Narcissism.

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 10:11 AM

I’m still concerned that this is peaking too soon. We’ll see; hope this continues to deteriorate for the Dems.

Midas on September 28, 2009 at 9:46 AM

I share that concern to some degree, but I am encouraged by things like this:
I went to Maryland to stay with relatives to go to the March on Washington. While I was trying to figure out how to get to the march, I found a guy on line from BelAir. MD who was organizing busses to take folks in. While we decided to take the Metro and didn’t get on his bus (as it turned out he filled 12 busses — hey folks we’re talking Maryland here), my single e-mail to him put me on his mailing list. I have since received over 75 e-mails from him and many of them keepers. Some info I’ve posted here at Hot Air. I’ve had to open a separate folder just for his e-mails! Now I live in OK and we have the organizer of a July 4 tea party (which we also attended) sending me e-mails every day.
My concern therefore is not the fervor — it’s out there. I’m more concerned about the next steps. If we don’t keep the protests up and the letters/e-mails/phone calls/faxes flowing, we’ll run out of gas.

Christian Conservative on September 28, 2009 at 10:12 AM

The only age demographic supporting ObamaCare at all is the 18-29 year olds, who are rather poor at showing up for elections.

You mean the ones who are in the 52.2 percent unemployment statistic, or soon to be?

Wait until they find out governmemt cheese doesn’t come in cheetos or doritos form, they are going to be pissed!

Rebar on September 28, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Maybe Oba-Mao should try for all channels this weekend …

Everyone now knows Oba-Mao lies.

tarpon on September 28, 2009 at 10:13 AM

I guess it’s just time for another war to take our minds off these issues.

PatriotRider on September 28, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Hey Ed,not to change the subject,but I am,….our military commander in Afg. has spoken to o once in 70 days??? and yet this incompetent is on t.v. every day and making tons of appearances??!!And how about o voting cut off payments to 26 or so veterans of WW#2,on redstate?

ohiobabe on September 28, 2009 at 10:16 AM

But but, what about the illegals! They need healthcare, too!

That’s going to bite them in the rear.

Enoxo on September 28, 2009 at 10:16 AM

And like you’re ever going to get a foreign policy hawk elected in Conn. I’d be more than happy to have a guy who understands, and can speak eloquently, on economic issues.

BadgerHawk on September 28, 2009 at 9:42 AM

Beg to differ on that. We did get Lieberman, who is a foreign policy hawk, despite his liberal views on social issues.

Rob Simmons, former three-term Congressman who lost his Eastern Connecticut district by less than 100 votes in 2006, is probably our best bet to Dump Dodd. Simmons is also a foreign-policy hawk, mostly to defend the submarine base in Groton, which is in his district.

Steve Z on September 28, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Jimmah Cahta is truly worried about losing his title; More racist propaganda coming from the Cahta camp next week.

Cybergeezer on September 28, 2009 at 10:17 AM

I wish someone would dig up some info on how often GWB spoke with Odierno, or Petraeus or McChrystal when he was in SOF… that would be so telling.

GWB was on the horn regularly with these guys, we’d get word from him like 2nd person.

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 10:18 AM

sorry OT last post.

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 10:19 AM

When he goes to Chicago to shill for the Olympics, he should promise all Olympians free health care forever.

Win/win.

Akzed on September 28, 2009 at 10:19 AM

I’m still concerned that this is peaking too soon. We’ll see; hope this continues to deteriorate for the Dems.

Midas on September 28, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Where’s the economy going? Yeah, sure; it will naturally rebound a bit, but Obama’s policies do nothing but keep things at a mediocre level. By this time next year, you’ll have 19-29 year olds going through about two years of rocky unemployment experience–either remaining unemployed or discouragingly underemployed. I think these young people are gradually getting a schooling in Carter 2.0.

I’m really just praying that while Obama’s prancing off to Copenhagen or wherever, deferring his decision with McChrystal, he doesn’t leave American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan exposed to disastrously lethal attacks from Iran. I don’t think he gives a rat’s a** about this country or its military.

BuckeyeSam on September 28, 2009 at 10:19 AM

We do have to execute an invigorated push into the abyss for this Obamacare plan. He dithers in Denmark, we kill it back here. Steel yourselves for a few dozen emails to the congress critters.

ted c on September 28, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Maybe Oba-Mao should try for all channels this weekend …

Including Fox News? I could just see Megyn Kelly making him squirm, big time. Sweeeeeeeet !

Steve Z on September 28, 2009 at 10:20 AM

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