Gallup crumble: ObamaCare underwater again, GOP surges on generic ballot

posted at 6:05 pm on March 29, 2010 by Allahpundit

The One’s bounce has already started to fade but the numbers for the bill itself were an open question since Gallup’s shocker last week showing a surge of support to 49/40. Momentary spike due to glowing media coverage of the historic historicness of passage? Or a sustained rise as Americans reconcile themselves psychologically to their horrific new boondoggle?

An answer, perhaps:

In the poll, 50% call passage of the bill “a bad thing” and 47% say it was “a good thing.” That’s at odds with the findings of a one-day USA TODAY Poll taken a week ago — a day after the U.S. House approved the legislation — in which a 49%-40% plurality called the bill “a good thing.”…

The failure of the new law to get even plurality support is especially sobering for House Democrats from competitive congressional districts who heeded pleas from the White House and congressional leaders to vote “yes.” The legislation passed 219-212, with just three votes to spare.

“There was on the Democratic side a burst of enthusiasm after it passed saying, ‘Ah, now voters are being won over,’ ” says Charles Franklin, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who studies polling. “The cumulating data this past seven days says that, no, a miracle didn’t happen and the public didn’t suddenly change their views on this. It means that the Democrats still face a tough sell of a public close to evenly divided on this and even slightly more opposed than in favor, and that difficulty didn’t go away with passage.”

And here’s some completely unrelated news, I’m sure:

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To give you a sense of how startling it is for the GOP to actually lead on the generic ballot, revisit this Gallup piece from November comparing major electoral waves to the generic ballot polling that preceded them. The Democrats almost always lead; even in the red tide of 1994, the final generic ballot showed the parties even at 46/46. What does that mean for this year? Well, Gallup constructed the following statistical model to try to predict Democratic gains or losses.

predict

So unexpectedly low is 44 percent that they didn’t even bother to model it. Although the results are clear enough: If these numbers held on election day, you’d be looking at upwards of 60 seats flipping. Which isn’t the first time we’ve heard that speculation.

But wait. If Democratic enthusiasm is surging due to passage of O-Care, how can it be that the GOP’s actually gaining on the generic ballot? This was the left’s big argument, after all — that only by ramming that beast through and energizing the base could they save themselves in November. Well, here’s your answer:

enthus

They lit a fire under progressives’ asses — and under independents’ and Republicans’ too. Riling up your base doesn’t help much if it riles up your opponents’ base almost as much, especially when that opponent’s starting at higher enthusiasm levels to begin with. And a fearless prediction for you on that note: As hot to vote as Republicans are now, that number will actually go up as the year drags on. A 15-point edge is not necessarily the high-water mark here, or so I suspect.

One last note. I’ve been dumping on national polls periodically with the reminder that there is no “national” House election, only 435 local ones. It’s the swing states, as always, that count. So how’s O-Care faring these days in a swing state The One carried two years ago? Why, worse than it is in the national poll: 34/54, with 62 percent of independents and 65 percent of seniors disapproving. “Senator Rubio” sure has a nice ring to it.


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yay

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 6:07 PM

You think THIS is bad? Wait until November when people have had 6 more months to look over the healthcare bill and watch Obama stumble around on immigration and cap and trade.

manofaiki on March 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Obama is going to have to learn to Snorkel. I mean the real snorkel, not the tickle fight snorkel.

portlandon on March 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM

GO RUBIO!

FloridaBill on March 29, 2010 at 6:09 PM

There’s something very un-American about a one-party jam-down power play that takes control of one-sixth of the nation’s economy. The American Public instinctively understands that it’s a dangerous and unethical way to do business.

RBMN on March 29, 2010 at 6:09 PM

But, but, but we all know polls are meaningless.

- any lefty troll

AUINSC on March 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Wow … I like, although this is not the time to start patting ourselves on the back.

darwin on March 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Don’t worry, the Economy will rev up and save Obama.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

yeah right.

trubble on March 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM

“Senator Rubio” sure has a nice ring to it.

Indeed it does, but you left the best part out: R-FL. :)

Bob's Kid on March 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM

The Dems will in perpetual health care turd polishing mode for the remainder of Obamas term.

Ultimately, the country may yet opt for simply hosing the huge crap off the driveway.

rickyricardo on March 29, 2010 at 6:11 PM

It’s just going to get worse for them. I thought it would take two weeks for the polling to go the whole way back down.

forest on March 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM

The Dems will be in perpetual health care turd polishing mode for the remainder of Obamas term.

Ultimately, the country may yet opt for simply hosing the huge pile of crap off the driveway.

rickyricardo on March 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM

How about a kangaroo court for uppity businessmen who say anything negative about the new law? Maybe that will make it more popular.

forest on March 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Hey Allah you might be the next one to get subpoened in Congress for stating the facts regarding this healthcare boondoggle. Keep your notes handy for proof.

Brat4life on March 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Why is it that Cook, and others, tend to say it is about a 50/50 proposition that Republicans will take over the house. I see these generic ballot polls, and I’ll admit it, I’ll be disappointed if it ends up being a 50/50 split. I think the argument they make is that incumbency brings with it a huge advantage, but I don’t think that applies so much anymore. I’d say the polling shows it means very little.

stldave on March 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM

We must not let up!

jeanie on March 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM

historic historicness of passage?

Heh
love it

Colorado Anne on March 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM

“The cumulating data this past seven days says that, no, a miracle didn’t happen and the public didn’t suddenly change their views on this. It means that the Democrats still face a tough sell of a public close to evenly divided on this and even slightly more opposed than in favor, and that difficulty didn’t go away with passage.”

Yes, a few million more press conferences and campaign trips ought to do it.

Chip on March 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM

People are still overlooking John McCain & Lindsey Graham’s Amnesty that will end free and open elections in our country.

tetriskid on March 29, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Health care nationalized the House races.

aquaviva on March 29, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Okay GOP… here’s your marching orders… Come up with a new talking point every 2 weeks that keeps this health care debacle fresh in people minds through November.

Run on limited government, fiscal responsibility and MOST IMPORTANTLY… the long held American right of SELF-DETERMINATION that Obama is destroying.

Skywise on March 29, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Obama is going to have to learn to Snorkel. I mean the real snorkel, not the tickle fight snorkel.

portlandon on March 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM

HA – LOL!!!!!!

Colorado Anne on March 29, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Forget the iceberg,Hopeys Titanic struck a mine!!(sarc).

canopfor on March 29, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Yeah, don’t worry about this too much Obamabots…Barry is now going to go out and sell it!

AUINSC on March 29, 2010 at 6:18 PM

ssshhhhhh, don’t tell the msm, they are quoting polls that say the generic ballot has the dems over the gop by 4 points…let them keep on believing that crap…

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Fe-fe, fi-fi, fo-fo, fum
I smell smoke in the White House auditorium
Obama Brown, Obama Brown
He’s a clown, that Obama Brown
He’s gonna get caught
Just you wait and see
(Why’s Hotair always pickin’ on me?)

That’s him yet again dithering on his knees
I know that’s him
Yeah, from morn to eve
Smoking in the White House gym
Obama Brown, Obama Brown
He’s a clown, that Obama Brown
With his mom jeans down, he’s gonna get caught
Just you wait and see
(Why’s Hotair always pickin’ on me?)

Who’s always dithering on the jobs fall
Who’s always goofing in the hospital hall
Who’s always at the economy throwing a spit ball
Guess who (who, me?) yeah, you!
Who walks in the White House auditorium, cool and slow
Who calls the Founding Fathers’ Constitution, Trash-O
Obama Brown, Obama Brown
He’s a clown, that Obama Brown
With his mom jeans down, he’s gonna get caught
Just you wait and see
(Why’s Hotair always pickin’ on me?)

MB4 on March 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM

historic historicness of passage?

Unprecedented unexpected historic historicness of passage?

Chip on March 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM

But, but Clenis said a 10 point bump.

farright on March 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Gotta wonder how many Dems who bought Barry’s “pass it and watch the acceptance begin” spiel are scheduling proctologist visits right about now.

Patrick S on March 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM

would rather Rubio become Gov. then run for POTUS down road. will be harder to do as a Senator, IMO

jp on March 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Don’t worry, the Economy will rev up and save Obama.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

yeah right.

trubble on March 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM

I hear economists are anticipating 200,000 jobs added in the March report. Hard to believe…anybody else hear anything?

joepub on March 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

“Senator Rubio” sure has a nice ring to it.

Plain old “Mrs. Boxer” have a nicer ring to it.

Marcus on March 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

and the msm keep touting that 53% of folks approve of dear leader, huh?…I guess they have all the polls laid out on a lazy susan and which ever ones look good for the dems, that’s what they will report on….

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Plain old “Mrs. Boxer” have a nicer ring to it.

Marcus on March 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

love that!

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:22 PM

I also bet the gap will continue to widen as the White House gets more and more thuggish in response to any criticism. Or percieved criticism.

JamesLee on March 29, 2010 at 6:22 PM

I’m working on one of those 435 local races in Dallas. STEPHEN BRODEN is the first chance in almost 20 years to kick Eddie Bernice Johnson out of her seat!
Google him and donate what you can.

parteagirl on March 29, 2010 at 6:22 PM

But…but….but….Barry said…..Nancy said….Harry said…

GarandFan on March 29, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Did you guys know that
20,000,000 jobs were created this week?

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 6:23 PM

I hear economists are anticipating 200,000 jobs added in the March report. Hard to believe…anybody else hear anything?

joepub on March 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

If by ‘economists’ you mean Paul Krugman…yeah, he’s been saying that since the day Obama was elected.

AUINSC on March 29, 2010 at 6:23 PM

joepub on March 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

are they counting those additional IRS agents yet?

/s

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM

I don’t think the USA Today/Gallup and Gallup are actually the same polls. I read somewhere that Gallup was going to seperate from USA Today for polls, because their polls were not reliable. Or something like that.

But overall, I think the Democrats screwed themselves. People are not just angry that the Democrats passed health care legislation, they are angry that the Democrats did not listen to them.

Terrye on March 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM

and the pain hasn’t even kicked in yet.

rob verdi on March 29, 2010 at 6:25 PM

I hear economists are anticipating 200,000 jobs added in the March report. Hard to believe…anybody else hear anything?

joepub on March 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Temporary Census jobs?

farright on March 29, 2010 at 6:25 PM

How about a kangaroo court re-education camp for uppity businessmen Hot Air commentators who say anything negative about the new law? Maybe that will make it more popular.

forest on March 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Colorado Anne on March 29, 2010 at 6:25 PM

November is a long ways out, never underestimate the GOP ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

thomasaur on March 29, 2010 at 6:25 PM

And a fearless prediction for you on that note: As hot to vote as Republicans are now, that number will actually go up as the year drags on.

I agree. The Dem enthusiasm may fade, but I–and I know I’m not alone–am simply chomping at the bit to get to that ballot box.

INC on March 29, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Big F-ing Deal.

Good Lt on March 29, 2010 at 6:26 PM

A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows an uphill selling job ahead for President Obama and congressional Democrats to convince most Americans that the health care overhaul passed last week will help them and their families.

In the poll, 50% call passage of the bill “a bad thing” and 47% say it was “a good thing.” That’s at odds with the findings of a one-day USA TODAY Poll taken a week ago — a day after the U.S. House approved the legislation — in which a 49%-40% plurality called the bill “a good thing.”

I really don’t trust the USA today or their poll. I usually am a big believer in polls but that one day poll seemed far too convenient. I have no proof but something smells like GrowFins.

CWforFreedom on March 29, 2010 at 6:27 PM

People are still overlooking John McCain & Lindsey Graham’s Amnesty that will end free and open elections in our country.
tetriskid on March 29, 2010 at 6:17 PM

No, people are factoring that in, and they’re still voting Republican in November, despite the end of free and open elections of course…

joejm65 on March 29, 2010 at 6:27 PM

“Senator Rubio” sure has a nice ring to it.

So does:

“Convicted and impeached ex-president Obama”

“The now defunct democrat party”

“Ex-senator Reid”

“Former speaker Pelosi”

SouthernGent on March 29, 2010 at 6:27 PM

I hear economists are anticipating 200,000 jobs added in the March report.
joepub on March 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Does that include Federal jobs and temp jobs for census workers?

Buy Danish on March 29, 2010 at 6:27 PM

As hot to vote as Republicans are now, that number will actually go up as the year drags on. A 15-point edge is not necessarily the high-water mark here, or so I suspect.

I imagine they’ll be a Reuters headline about that in November with the word ‘unexpectedly’ in it.

AUINSC on March 29, 2010 at 6:28 PM

But, but Clenis said a 10 point bump.

farright on March 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM

He did not say which way.

Aviator on March 29, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Temporary Census jobs?

farright on March 29, 2010 at 6:25 PM

yep

dont buy into the bs

its census

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 6:28 PM

I like the idea of Oblowme being a lame duck the last half of his only term.

AubieJon on March 29, 2010 at 6:29 PM

I imagine they’ll be a Reuters headline about that in November with the word ‘unexpectedly’ in it.

AUINSC on March 29, 2010 at 6:28 PM

+1

lol

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:29 PM

I hear economists are anticipating 200,000 jobs added in the March report. Hard to believe…anybody else hear anything?

joepub on March 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Temporary Census jobs?

farright on March 29, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Farright – I think you may be right. From TheHill.com

Census hiring blitz of 750,000 to cut jobless rate, offer boost to Obama
By Ian Swanson – 03/09/10 07:00 AM ET
The U.S. Census Bureau expects to add up to 750,000 workers to its payroll by May, a hiring binge that could knock the unemployment rate down by as much as a half-point.

CWforFreedom on March 29, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Plain old “Mrs. Boxer” have a nicer ring to it.

Marcus on March 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Homeless, alcoholic, loser Boxer sounds even better.

Aviator on March 29, 2010 at 6:30 PM

I imagine they’ll be a Reuters headline about that in November with the word ‘unexpectedly’ in it.

AUINSC on March 29, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Along with how the teabaggers threw a temper tantrum.

farright on March 29, 2010 at 6:31 PM

dont buy into the bs

its census

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 6:28 PM

The problem is that the same Americans who voted for Obama will eat it up and spew it out. Their willing partners in the MSM will play right along.

CWforFreedom on March 29, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Did you guys know that
20,000,000 jobs were created this week?

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Wow
Everyone must have at least one job now

Colorado Anne on March 29, 2010 at 6:32 PM

joepub on March 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Census 2010 and they will be lost of July 1, 2010.

chemman on March 29, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Everyone must have at least one job now

Colorado Anne on March 29, 2010 at 6:32 PM

It’s crazy! I have like five jobs now

blatantblue on March 29, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Census hiring blitz of 750,000 to cut jobless rate, offer boost to Obama
By Ian Swanson – 03/09/10 07:00 AM ET
The U.S. Census Bureau expects to add up to 750,000 workers to its payroll by May, a hiring binge that could knock the unemployment rate down by as much as a half-point.
CWforFreedom on March 29, 2010 at 6:30 PM

but woudn’t most people know that these are just temp jobs…oh, my bad, the msm will prop up those good figures for dear leader and everything is just peachy kean…

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:33 PM

The only poll that we need to know about is Rasmussen.It,s so far ahead of any other poll out there.You can also trust Scott Rasmussen he does not put up phony numbers and uses only likely voters.All the rest are sometimes fun to read but Rasmussen is the one poll you can believe.

thmcbb on March 29, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Watch for amnesty to bring 30 million new dem voters happy with their new free healthcare to the polls aided by the ACORN workers who already have this community organized!

It still may become necesary to exercise our second amendment rights to save our country.

Besides that you optomistists forgot to factor in the fact that Pinnochio hasn’t hit the campaign trial yet in earnest.

Just last week in IA he drew a throng of 3000 on the most liberal college campus in the most liberal city in the state in celebration of his “Kill Old People and Babies Bill”

Bring It Pinnochio, Bring Punk!

dhunter on March 29, 2010 at 6:34 PM

And a fearless prediction for you on that note: As hot to vote as Republicans are now, that number will actually go up as the year drags on. A 15-point edge is not necessarily the high-water mark here, or so I suspect.

Is that optimism in your pants or you just happy to see us?

RachDubya on March 29, 2010 at 6:35 PM

For now, if the generic ballot (according to Gallup) is 47R-44D, then the Democrat share of the two-party vote is
100*44/(44+47) = 48.4%, which would put the Democrats slightly over 218 seats for the “best” estimate.

There are still 9% of undecided voters in this Gallup poll, who either decide one way or the other at the last minute, or decide not to vote. Either way, the share of the two-party vote of BOTH parties increases relative to these polls.

The last Rasmussen Generic Ballot poll (from 6 days ago) shows Republicans leading 43-35, with 22% undecided. Leaving out the undecided, the Dem share would be 100*35/(43+35) = 44.9%, which according to Gallup’s model would guarantee the Democrats less than 200 seats, which needs to be taken with two caveats: (1) what will the undecided do>
(2) can Gallup’s model be applied to Rasmussen’s numbers, without mixing apples and oranges?

Still, a GOP lead in the generic ballot, close to the election, usually guarantees the Republicans will take over the House. There are several dozen inner-city districts where Democrats either run unopposed or win by overwhelming margins of 80+%, but Republicans from even the safest districts rarely get above 65%. This imbalance in the number of votes in “safe” districts (which figure into the generic ballot) means that the percentage of Democrat SEATS in the House is a few percent less than the percentage of total VOTES for Democrats. Republicans can win the House if the generic vote is dead-even, or if they are 1% or 2% behind. If the 3% lead in Gallup, or the 8% lead in Rasmussen holds up until election day, next January San Fran Nan will hand over that big ol’ hammer to John Boehner.

Steve Z on March 29, 2010 at 6:36 PM

And don’t forget to lead your target.

Up next is Amnesty, Card Check, Cap-and-Trade and VAT. So, why should the Democrats think the worst is behind them? But I’ll stick with + 54 house seats for the Republicans this Nov. That is what they got in 1946, when they ran with the slogan “Had Enough?” Of course, the Dems ran in 1948 against the “Do-Nothing Congress” and Truman won. So there is a lot more work to do, even if the Republicans take back the House this November.

Fred 2 on March 29, 2010 at 6:38 PM

It still may become necesary to exercise our second amendment rights to save our country.

Um, no.

Good Lt on March 29, 2010 at 6:38 PM

I hear economists are anticipating 200,000 jobs added in the March report. Hard to believe…anybody else hear anything?

joepub on March 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

I work in Frederick, MD where this past Friday BP Solar, a manufacturer of solar panels at this location since 1981, announced they were laying off 320 people as they decided to end production here. Just 50 miles from DC and one of Obambi’s favorite green issues. I guess this was just “unexpected”.

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?storyID=102978&top1o=true

garry on March 29, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Allahpundit, Rubio is an easy call, given the last few months.

Please provide more of your analysis on less-publicized “swing state” elections/candidates.

THAT would certainly be of interest.

Lockstein13 on March 29, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Just last week in IA he drew a throng of 3000 on the most liberal college campus in the most liberal city in the state in celebration of his “Kill Old People and Babies Bill”

Bring It Pinnochio, Bring Punk!

dhunter on March 29, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Too bad the dozens in attendance at the Nevada tea parties couldn’t even come close to those huge numbers
/s

Colorado Anne on March 29, 2010 at 6:39 PM

next January San Fran Nan will hand over that big ol’ hammer to John Boehner.

Steve Z on March 29, 2010 at 6:36 PM

And ol’ John better wear rubber gloves and have it steam cleaned.

Aviator on March 29, 2010 at 6:40 PM

How on earth can the Census justify 750,000 workers?

myrenovations on March 29, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Aviator on March 29, 2010 at 6:40 PM

The rot is too deep he should have a new one made.

chemman on March 29, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Is that optimism in your pants or you just happy to see us?

RachDubya on March 29, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Best Comment of the day year

Colorado Anne on March 29, 2010 at 6:41 PM

OT: oopsie

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM

myrenovations on March 29, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Predictions are for the highest level of non-compliance on answering questions in the history of the census.

chemman on March 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM

*WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*

Is that the sound of us coasting to victory in November, or the sound of our ever-quickening slide into socialist collapse? I’ll leave you to decide…..

Animator Girl on March 29, 2010 at 6:43 PM

the problem with cap ‘n trade is that it has already passed the House where some members are nervous. what Senators are nervous? Blanche Lincoln? Harry Reid (how sweet that would be)?

how ’bout that Dem Senator from Colorado? I hear that Organizing for America is going to send 1/2 of its SEIU “volunteers” to CO to save his seat & their other 1/2 to the 5th CD Va to try to save Perriello’s butt.

kelley in virginia on March 29, 2010 at 6:43 PM

OT: a big oopsie for the census

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:43 PM

apologies for the duplicate link….

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM

but woudn’t most people know that these are just temp jobs…oh, my bad, the msm will prop up those good figures for dear leader and everything is just peachy kean…

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:33 PM

The Dems hope the spike in numbers bridges them to better hiring later in the year.

CWforFreedom on March 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM

I don’t think the USA Today/Gallup and Gallup are actually the same polls. I read somewhere that Gallup was going to seperate from USA Today for polls, because their polls were not reliable. Or something like that.

Terrye on March 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Actually you may be thinking of Gallup’s former association with The Most Busted Name in News, CNN. They were longtime polling partners, but CNN tossed Gallup over the side in late 2007 and replaced them with longtime Clinton suckup Vinod Gupta’s outfit. I’m sure at the time their thinking was to shape polls to help get Hillary elected President, but the guy from Chicago got in their way.

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM

How long will he wait before digging down in his desk drawer to pull out that 50 billion in TARP money that’s sitting there? He burned a LOT of political capitol getting HC passed, so it must be time to start handing out the TARP billions to the states where the Dems still have a fighting chance of survival in November.

I know, it’s TARP money….But, it’s vote buying money to Obama.

GoldenEagle4444 on March 29, 2010 at 6:46 PM

CWforFreedom on March 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM

i guess we’ll see…

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:46 PM

Second look at America?

angryed on March 29, 2010 at 6:47 PM

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM

At least that tells the time frame to keep by gate locked. I will only be answering how many live in the house so will be one of those non-compliant houses.

chemman on March 29, 2010 at 6:47 PM

How on earth can the Census justify 750,000 workers?

myrenovations on March 29, 2010 at 6:40 PM

The Commerce Department clause?

darwin on March 29, 2010 at 6:49 PM

The only option Obama, and the Dems will have, is to declare themselves lifetime rulers. I’m betting between now, and November, something BIG along these lines will try and be pulled by them.

capejasmine on March 29, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Obama is going to have to learn to Snorkel. I mean the real snorkel, not the tickle fight snorkel.

portlandon on March 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Any connection to Waterloo?

GrannyDee on March 29, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Saaaaweet!!!!!

ohiobabe on March 29, 2010 at 6:50 PM

chemman on March 29, 2010 at 6:47 PM

:)

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:52 PM

In their worst day, every single raging loony democrat in this country knew — knew — that George W. Bush had the country’s best interests at heart, that he wanted a strong, prosperous, thriving United States of America. It killed them to know it, but they knew it nonetheless.

The same just cannot be said for Barack Obama, and that has become so very clear this past year. He desires weakness, misery, shame for our nation, because he (and his) believe that is a winning formula for elections. It’s a political miscalculation the likes of which I have never seen. Obama ran against America last time around, and he called it George W. Bush. What will he say in 2012? “Vote for me again so we can really drive a stake through the heart of this despicable country?” That’s about all he’s got.

Rational Thought on March 29, 2010 at 6:52 PM

OT: oopsie

cmsinaz on March 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Oopsie my a$$. This is deliberate and will explain why Georgia lost 250K people and Detroit gained 300K people.

angryed on March 29, 2010 at 6:52 PM

The Left has absolutely no motivation to vote this November. This health-care debacle has shown that even the principled lefties (Kos, Kucinich, Dean) were, in the end, nothing more than paid shills for the Senate bill that they once decried. Now they’re all singing from the same hymnal.

All those dumb lefties who were duped into the public option and single payer are now left to celebrate something that even they don’t believe in.

The Left has been given political rohypnol. Imagine how they’ll feel when they wake up.

EMD on March 29, 2010 at 6:52 PM

I so, so, so look forward to seeing Lisa Jackson spending the next six years under perpetual subpoena. It will be very educational.

JEM on March 29, 2010 at 6:52 PM

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