Rasmussen daily tracking poll gives Romney his best lead yet

posted at 11:21 am on May 11, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

A bad jobs report and an evolution out of the mainstream didn’t do any favors for Barack Obama’s standing in the presidential race against Mitt Romney.  Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll shows Obama dropping back seven points in the three-day rolling average, while Romney hits the 50% mark for the first time:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 43% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.

Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

This is the first time Romney has reached the 50% level of support and is his largest lead ever over the president. It comes a week after a disappointing jobs report that raised new questions about the state of the economy.

It’s not exactly a shocking result, given the events of the last week.  When a President goes out of his way to support a position that state after state opposes — same-sex marriage — it’s not going to have a positive result on polling.  It helps even less when (a) no one really believed Obama’s stated former position, and (b) the President has to get pushed into telling the truth, by his own admission, by a Vice President stumbling his way off the reservation.  No matter what the White House wants to claim as courage in this decision, it hardly looks like leadership.

Almost all of the downturn had to have happened in the last two to three days.  In Rasmussen’s weekly crosstabs (subscriber only), Romney only led Obama by one in data collected from April 30th-May 6th.  Obama had a wide lead among 18-29YOs already, 58/29, but an almost-as-wide deficit among seniors, 37/59, who turn out stronger in elections.  Obama held a narrow edge among independents, 44/42.

I’d suspect that those numbers have shifted significantly over the last few days, especially since Obama and Democrats seem obsessed with issues that rank low on voter priorities.  Cultural issues (like gay marriage) ranked dead last in the Rasmussen list, with only 6% considering those to be the most important priority.  A near-majority of 45% say economic issues are the highest priority, with another 17% identifying fiscal issues as the highest.  The longer Obama keeps bringing up distractions, the less seriously voters will take him.


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angryed and other ABRtards hardest hit.

Gunlock Bill on May 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Here trolly trolly trolly.

Get the cluebats ready, friends.

Red Cloud on May 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Dick Morris awaits the apologies from you non-believers.

faraway on May 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Dear leader will double down

But no snoopy dance yet, Nov is still awhile down the road

cmsinaz on May 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Ed – do we have crosstabs? Worthwhile to see if Rasmussen has their finger on the scale like… well, everyone else, just on the other side of it.

Red Cloud on May 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM

As Teddy Roosevelt would say, “Bully!”

Drained Brain on May 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Great news.

Except that there’s that one tiny fly in the ointment called the Electoral College.

UltimateBob on May 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM

“INCOMING!” – angryed’s undergarment liners

Chuck Schick on May 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM

angryed and other ABRtards hardest hit.

Gunlock Bill on May 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I think he is currently receiving CPR :-)…

jimver on May 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM

You wingnutz are hilarious…one poll comes out and suddenly it’s all over…I’m just saing or Cool Preezy is the MacDaddy fo shizzle here in Urban America and that’s all she wote/ Sarc

JFKY on May 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Dick Morris awaits the apologies from you non-believers.

faraway on May 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Non-believers? I never said Romney couldn’t win. I still maintain though that a landslide seems unlikely given that some states with a lot of electoral votes are all but guaranteed to go to Obama.

Doughboy on May 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM

This should be a theme in all Republican ads – the marxist is not serious about fixing the economy and putting Americans back to work. Pound it into the viewers so that everytime Barry raises a new distraction the voters immediately see the games he is playing. Eventually voters will shake their heads in disgust at the fool on the hill.

Ogabe on May 11, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Dear leader will double down

cmsinaz on May 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM

on what, on stupid?…surprise! :-)

jimver on May 11, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Dick Morris awaits the apologies from you non-believers.
faraway on May 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

LOL

txhsmom on May 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Dear Trolls, put down the crackpipes and stop by for some hilarity.

WordsMatter on May 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Ed – do we have crosstabs? Worthwhile to see if Rasmussen has their finger on the scale like… well, everyone else, just on the other side of it.

Red Cloud on May 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM

D/R/I is 33/36/31 for the weekly crosstabs. I don’t know what it was in the rolling three-day surveys that produced the Romney +7.

Ed Morrissey on May 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Whodathunk Obama could make Dick Morris look like a genius… there’s a toe-sucking joke in there somewhere…

WordsMatter on May 11, 2012 at 11:32 AM

The Left will now begin to crack up.

Expect (many more) fake stories in WaPo, NYT, MSNBC.

Expect public crackups by talking pundits.

Expect frothing… and screaming.

It’s going to be beautiful!

faraway on May 11, 2012 at 11:34 AM

I think he is currently receiving CPR :-)…

jimver on May 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM

After his conniption fit the other day, his mommy took away is computer until he settles down. That could take some time.

Gunlock Bill on May 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM

No matter what the White House wants to claim as courage in this decision, it hardly looks like leadership.

To paraphrase Bill Clinton, Obama is an incompetent, an amateur, who doesn’t know how to be president.

And more and more people are starting to see that.

AZCoyote on May 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM

As Teddy Roosevelt would say, “Bully!”

Drained Brain on May 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM

I am guessing he was saying that when he was pleased :-)…

jimver on May 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM

angryed and other ABRtards hardest hit.

Gunlock Bill on May 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM

They’ll just have to hang on for a few more hours and then Allah will be here to save the day for them. BuzzFeed fevah!

cicerone on May 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM

The longer Obama keeps bringing up distractions, the less seriously voters will take him.

His fawning media parasites will do their best to provide the much needed distrations—anything but the serious issues the entire nation is facing. (Wapo’s 5000 word yellow jounalism story of Romney’s “pranks” that may have happened 40+ years ago, is a perfect example of the desperation the liberal left is in).

We can expect the NY Times to produce a sordid tale of Mitt’s “other transgressions” some time in October.

Rovin on May 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM

The Left will now begin to crack up.

Expect (many more) fake stories in WaPo, NYT, MSNBC.

Expect public crackups by talking pundits.

Expect frothing… and screaming.

It’s going to be beautiful!

faraway on May 11, 2012 at 11:34 AM

They are already cracking up

Conservative4ev on May 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

The Left will now begin to crack up.

Expect (many more) fake stories in WaPo, NYT, MSNBC.

Expect public crackups by talking pundits.

Expect frothing… and screaming.

It’s going to be beautiful!

faraway on May 11, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Yes! More popcorn will be a must.

Rovin on May 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

To paraphrase Bill Clinton, Obama is an incompetent, an amateur, who doesn’t know how to be president.

And more and more people are starting to see that.

AZCoyote on May 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Obama presidents as good as he bowls.

faraway on May 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Tru dat Rovin

cmsinaz on May 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Dude, angryed’s nervous

ak90049 on May 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

After his conniption fit the other day, his mommy took away is computer until he settles down. That could take some time.

Gunlock Bill on May 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM

oh, no, another meltdown by the angry one yesterday? dang, I missed that…

jimver on May 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I take it that that if the Ds lose the popular vote but pullout a narrow electoral college victory, they will not apologize for their temper tantrum in 2000 with Bush?

mwbri on May 11, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I think a fed inmate getting 41% against him hurts, too. It cut Obama down to size and served as a reality check that there really are a lot of people, even Democrats, who can’t stomach Obama.

WannabeAnglican on May 11, 2012 at 11:39 AM

The only thing polls effect right now are attack ads. Different poll results, different attack ads.
Economic news and SCOTUS decisions at June’s end will make for better polling.
Until then – ppffffttt.

Jabberwock on May 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Romney v Obama: the story of a good vetter against a bed wetter.

Archivarix on May 11, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Ed – do we have crosstabs? Worthwhile to see if Rasmussen has their finger on the scale like… well, everyone else, just on the other side of it.

Amen to this–we need some context.

Mohonri on May 11, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Get ready for an “Aquabuddha” type story from the goofing around times during Mitt’s prep school or college years.

mwbri on May 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM

D/R/I is 33/36/31 for the weekly crosstabs. I don’t know what it was in the rolling three-day surveys that produced the Romney +7.

Ed Morrissey on May 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Really? That seems like a little too heavily weighted towards Repubs…

strictnein on May 11, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Supernarcissist “Me, I and Me again”, and all in just one week.

Schadenfreude on May 11, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Dear leader will double down

But no snoopy dance yet, Nov is still awhile down the road

cmsinaz on May 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM

You are absolutely correct. Barry Hussein Soetoro will double down. And he will inevitably WORSEN his position.

Obama pivots only in one direction: LEFTWARD. That is why he’s losing.

wildcat72 on May 11, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Don’t get over confident. The Chicago campaign could actually create a distraction that does NOT blow up in their face. It could happen….

WhatNot on May 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Anxiously awaiting Eeyore’s take on this.

oldroy on May 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM

D/R/I is 33/36/31 for the weekly crosstabs.

Never mind Eeyore, this explains it.

oldroy on May 11, 2012 at 11:49 AM

What would be a bigger issue would be to look at the splits and see how they stack up to the last election (35/35/30)and then put it into proper prospective as to how big the lead really is. If the split is bigger than his 2008 victory (which most polls now show), he may be further underwater than we think.

djaymick on May 11, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Ed – do we have crosstabs? Worthwhile to see if Rasmussen has their finger on the scale like… well, everyone else, just on the other side of it.

Red Cloud on May 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM

D/R/I is 33/36/31 for the weekly crosstabs. I don’t know what it was in the rolling three-day surveys that produced the Romney +7.

Ed Morrissey on May 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Want a good one? Wednesday I saw a “poll” where the crosstabs had 0% Independents.

Yes, 0.

And no, it was not Rasmussen.

Del Dolemonte on May 11, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Don’t get over confident. The Chicago campaign could actually create a distraction that does NOT blow up in their face. It could happen….

WhatNot on May 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM

I agree, don’t get overconfident.

But as I’ve said in other threads, WHY do we automatically assign to Obama’s campaign this assumption that they are super smart, super competent, and near invincible?

Why should we assume they are any less incompetent than, say, his administration?

Barry has NEVER had to stand for election in a contested race. EVER. And, yes, I’m counting 2008, McCain lost to Obama basically because he REFUSED TO TRY TO BEAT HIM.

So far Obama’s campaign has looked like Wile E. Coyote setting traps for the Road Runner (Romney) that either end up with them falling off the cliff or the trap blowing up in their face.

wildcat72 on May 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM

I pray this is the beginning of the end of this regime.

Christian Conservative on May 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Based on the responses I’ve seen, I’d that Obama’s “evolution” is looked upon as laughably calculated. My co-workers, most of whom are female and apolitical, and some of whom I know voted for Obama in ’08, were mocking his sincerity and were openly derisive of him. And these are folks who really don’t care about or pay much attention to politics.

He may have secured more funds for the campaign coffers but at a price of both energizing conservatives and turning off independents, not simply because he supports gay marriage but because he’s such a cynical pol with no leadership skills. This Rasmussen poll doesn’t surprise me at all.

lowbush-lightning on May 11, 2012 at 11:52 AM

The beauty of the recent surge is Mitt has not needed to spend any campaign stash–Obama is writing his ads for him.

hillsoftx on May 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I firmly believe the next few polls will be massively skewed to show Obama gaining support due to his coming out of the closet. It won’t last. The fiscal conservatives were fired up enough. The social cons are now energized and I don’t think Obama stands a chance anymore.

dddave on May 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I pray this is the beginning of the end of this regime.

Christian Conservative on May 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM

It is exactly what you think it is.

Now, the media is going to do everything in it’s power to rebuild Barry Soetoro using every bit of smoke and mirrors they can throw at it but reality is that the democrat establishment is going to know his goose is cooked LONG before their convention…

And they are STUCK with him. They can’t do anything about it.

And how does an extreme narcissist react to rejection on this level? Is Barry in a straitjacket by August with Biden as acting President?

It’s not impossible…

wildcat72 on May 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM

No “I killed bin Laden” bump.

No “I now support gay marriage” bump.

No “I foiled another terrorist plot” bump.

I doubt there will be a “Mitt was a bully when he was 16″ bump.

What will they try next? Bomb Iran?

farsighted on May 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Isn’t it interesting that social liberals love to try to shut social conservatives up with ‘people aren’t concerned about social issues’ until they think it’s to their advantage. Then they make social issues top priority even though ‘people aren’t concerned about social issues.’

yhxqqsn on May 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Let’s not spike the football yet, people.

When HotAir noted polls that showed 0bama beating Romney I told people not to pay them much mind, because the election is months away. A lot can happen in that time, and some voters won’t pay attention until Halloween, or later.

The same goes for this poll. 0bama is a disaster, but it is way, way too early to start doing victory laps.

I am old enough to remember when another Massachusetts governor held a double-digit lead over GHW Bush in July or August of 1988. Dukakis essentially declared the race over and started naming his cabinet. How did that turn out for him? Let’s not make the same mistake.

MidniteRambler on May 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Obama and Democrats seem obsessed with issues that rank low on voter priorities.

Legalization of marijuana up next for HopeNChange 2012!

Would love to see Veepenator Biden light one up on air ‘out ahead of his skis’. That would be a big f*#king deal. sarc/

LetsBfrank on May 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM

What will they try next? Bomb Iran?

farsighted on May 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM

No, West Virginia.

(and I am only half joking)

wildcat72 on May 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM

wildcat72 on May 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Agreed, it is easy to win elections in Chicago with the Chicago machine having your back and to win Illinois state-wide when the machine has cleared out the only formidable R in the US Senate race.

I am thankful for their incompetence thus far.

mwbri on May 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Obama only has himself to blame for these poll numbers. While Romney winning is bad for me personally, it may be good for liberalism in general since “conservative rule” over the next 4 years will be even more failed than the first Obama administration and folks will start to learn their lesson about rampant corporatism.. We’ll see.

libfreeordie on May 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Yawn! another poll

gerrym51 on May 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I’m telling you, gay marriage is not a popular position, there’s a real disconnect on the liberal coasts with middle America. Too bad middle America picks Presidents and not California and NY.

We also know that there’s a HUGE Wilder/Bradley effect with the polling. Whatever poll you see on gay marriage, add about 10 points for traditional marriage and you’ll be close to the truth. Even in states like NY and California, you can’t get a majority of voters to pass gay marriage.

We could looking at 1980-type landslide for Romney. Obama is not going to be able to pivot to the center, he’s running as an elite, left-wing Democrat with the worse economy in a generation and trillion dollar deficits.

BradTank on May 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Don’t get over confident. The Chicago campaign could actually create a distraction that does NOT blow up in their face. It could happen….

WhatNot on May 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM

yeah, like what, like the ‘Seams story’ or the ‘Romney was a bully in school’ story :)… we know how those two worked out for Prez 0 and his one-billion-dollar campaign :-)…so. I say bring it on, we need more such fabricate distractions, so far they all blew up in their stupid faces…

jimver on May 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM

BradTank on May 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM

A democrat coming out in favor of gay marriage is about as unpopular to the mainstream of America as a republican coming out in favor of making sex outside of marriage and only in the missionary position a crime.

Both are extreme positions that alienate the center. And most of everyone else.

wildcat72 on May 11, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Obama only has himself to blame for these poll numbers. While Romney winning is bad for me personally, it may be good for liberalism in general since “conservative rule” over the next 4 years will be even more failed than the first Obama administration and folks will start to learn their lesson about rampant corporatism.. We’ll see.

libfreeordie on May 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Haha. Tide’s already turning.

But honestly, this poll’s R +3 is silly. 2010 wasn’t even that good.

Chuck Schick on May 11, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Never take anything for granted and fight like hell, but i think Obama’s real re-elect numbers are even softer. Like I said to someone last night; this ain’t going to be as close as people think.

But this should make us fight even harder because we know we can win now.

Personally, I think Obama senses that he is going down and has decided to go all left wing martyr on the way.

Malachi45 on May 11, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Obama was so far behind the curve on gay marriage, I don’t support it, but how many other pols (of both parties!) have come out in support of it? Not to mentioned pundits and celebs, the big O is really a johnny-come-lately (as well as pretty much just a liar) on this subject.

And then his campaign is so self-blind they send out that stupid “History” tweet. Sheesh. This guy and his team really think he’s the Alpha and Omega.

Jocon307 on May 11, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Obama only has himself to blame for these poll numbers. While Romney winning is bad for me personally, it may be good for liberalism in general since “conservative rule” over the next 4 years will be even more failed than the first Obama administration and folks will start to learn their lesson about rampant corporatism.. We’ll see.

libfreeordie on May 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Chuckle. You just go on thinking like that. By the way, the sky is purple.

oldroy on May 11, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Launching one hopelessly fake scandal after another, the press leads your attention away from the real threat: I would be watching for an October surprise related to Romney’s Bain Capital activities and his Swiss account.

Archivarix on May 11, 2012 at 12:01 PM

It’s not exactly a shocking result, given the events of the last week. When a President goes out of his way to support a position that state after state opposes

Another exploding cigar episode. How ‘unexpected.’

Cody1991 on May 11, 2012 at 12:02 PM

“INCOMING!” – angryed’s undergarment liners

Chuck Schick on May 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Hey don’t forget about Honda “Eeyore” V65. Those cats never comment in these threads. Not cloudy enough, I guess.

WeekendAtBernankes on May 11, 2012 at 12:02 PM

It seems pointless voting in a GOP primary because the establishment always wins, but in the caucuses where real people are counted out in the open with plenty of witnesses, the establishment loses.

Caucuses are better than primaries because there is no barrier to entry, anybody can get involved, (qualified voters I guess), and it is much harder to cheat.

Ron Paul supporters have documented numerous incidence during the caucuses where Romney/GOP people have in fact cheated and been exposed, including calling in the police and shutting down caucuses when it was apparent that Ron Paul would win. Many of these incidents are proven fact! I believe the same sorts of shenanigans, through different means perhaps, occurred during the primary votes, and because there weren’t a bunch of witnesses, like in a caucus, they didn’t get caught.

That is a reasonable assumption to make, based on the evidence. If they’ll cheat in one, they’ll cheat in the other.

I’m not saying that Ron Paul won 90% of the states and is the overwhelming favorite, only that perhaps Ron Paul may have actually won the popular vote in a state or two after all, and the Romney/GOP people changed the outcome, just like they’ve tried to do through illicit means in the caucuses.

Perhaps Ron Paul won Maine and/or New Hampshire after all, instead of close second.

Think of how different things would be if that had been so. Ron Paul would have surged. He would be the presumptive nominee.

But who knows, there’s no way to prove anything because the primary votes are counted by the establishment behind closed doors. We just have to take their word for it. But in the caucuses, where real people get counted in the open, Ron Paul wins the popular vote.

FloatingRock on May 11, 2012 at 12:02 PM

These are only a few of many reveals in Klein’s book, which makes the case that President Obama is not the political machine that people fear, but an amateur with a messianic complex who is completely out of his depth.

Schadenfreude on May 11, 2012 at 12:02 PM

“conservative rule” over the next 4 years will be even more failed than the first Obama administration and folks will start to learn their lesson about rampant corporatism.. We’ll see.

libfreeordie

Strawman is alive and well, good morning.

hillsoftx on May 11, 2012 at 12:03 PM

D/R/I is 33/36/31 for the weekly crosstabs. I don’t know what it was in the rolling three-day surveys that produced the Romney +7.

Ed Morrissey on May 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM

The monthly party affiliation numbers for April were “Republicans 35.1%, Democrats 33.1%, Unaffiliateds 31.8%”. The Republican number was down from 36.4% in March.

That is pretty close to 33/36/31.

I wonder if the party affiliation numbers are for all adults, registered voters, or likely voters.

WhatNot on May 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM

FloatingRock on May 11, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Um…what does that have to do with the topic?

oldroy on May 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM

What will they try next? Bomb Iran?

farsighted on May 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Yep.

totherightofthem on May 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Now, the media is going to do everything in it’s power to rebuild Barry Soetoro using every bit of smoke and mirrors they can throw at…

wildcat72 on May 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM

methinks not enough time to effect a total makeover of Barkey (by the slobbering media that is), only 5 months left till the generals, not even Bubba will manage to save his sorry ass and his failed presidency (in the light of the recent revelations by E Klein, I don’t even think he’s trying)…I think we can bid Prez 0 adieu at this point…

jimver on May 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Obama only has himself to blame for these poll numbers. While Romney winning is bad for me personally, it may be good for liberalism in general since “conservative rule” over the next 4 years will be even more failed than the first Obama administration and folks will start to learn their lesson about rampant corporatism.. We’ll see.

libfreeordie on May 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

All it takes to ensure Republican victories for decades to come is a robust National Voter ID law. That will immediately and irreversibly turn a few states – Wisconsin, New Jersey, and New Mexico among them – red. After that, it will be all down the hill for the party of urban-vote plantations.

Archivarix on May 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM

More Washington Post hit pieces expected.

Philly on May 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM

I am old enough to remember when another Massachusetts governor held a double-digit lead over GHW Bush in July or August of 1988. Dukakis essentially declared the race over and started naming his cabinet. How did that turn out for him? Let’s not make the same mistake.

MidniteRambler on May 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Sage advice.

totherightofthem on May 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM

libfreeordie on May 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

There are several R’s that I would have taken over Mitt, but it is not poised to be a disaster (barring a near-apocalyptic meltdown that Gerald Celente predicts and then it will not matter who is President). Businesses will know what to expect under Romney and they will start expanding again.

Lib, you have another problem: where is the Democrat Party bench? Obama has sucked all the air out of the room. It has been all about him since 2008. He doesn’t care about developing leadership beyond himself.

mwbri on May 11, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I see the problem with this poll. It only sampled 50 of the 58 states.

Gunlock Bill on May 11, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Some people have suggested Soetoro expects to lose this November, and so he is both building his legacy and setting up an excuse by (sort of) coming out in favor of gay marriage.* That is, 0bama believes he will be remembered as the POTUS who helped change American cultural values, and he can claim he lost the 2012 election because of bigotry and homophobia in addition to racism.

I don’t believe 0bama is writing off the 2012 election as a lost cause, but I have no doubt that if he does lose gay marriage will join the racism charge among excuses for why Teh Won lost. That’s far more satisfying for progressives than admitting they made a huge mistake in electing Barry, and the left will be able to go on denying that the failure of their whole economic philosophy is the real reason 0bama lost.

*I actually agree with 0bama’s current state’s rights view on gay marriage, but since the issue is right at the bottom of my list of priorities it in no way changes my very low opinion of Soetoro.

MidniteRambler on May 11, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Great news.

Except that there’s that one tiny fly in the ointment called the Electoral College.

UltimateBob on May 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM

______________________________________

All the better – I’ll keep saying (and Morris is too, FWIW) that The Incompetent One will only pull 12, 13 states tops. He gets NY, CA, IL, all of New England, OR, WA, HI — .

It’ll be a good old-fashioned Carteresque ass whipping by the “bully” Romney. Pass the scissors with the popcorn.

I like mine with butter, thanks.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 11, 2012 at 12:07 PM

While Romney winning is bad for me personally, it may be good for liberalism in general since “conservative rule” over the next 4 years will be even more failed than the first Obama administration and folks will start to learn their lesson about rampant corporatism.. We’ll see.

libfreeordie on May 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Are you serious? There’s been nothing but rampant corporatism these past 3.5 years and you’re worried about the Republicans practicing the same thing? What? The Republican corporatism doesn’t give money away to failed corporate enterprises under the guise of saving the world, is that it? Please. As long as our tax money is going to companies and corporate bundlers you support it’s a-ok with you. At least you’re inconsistent. I’ll say that much for you.

totherightofthem on May 11, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Oops. Messed up my formatting.

totherightofthem on May 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM

This may not yet be Barack Obama:

http://www.jokelibrary.net/animals/d_to_z/rats-trap.html

but he might be on his way.

Once again, Bringing Teh Ghey was not about votes, it’s about money. The bankers are running from him, so he needs the Hollywood money badly. They demanded a quo for their quid and they got it.

He’s now set the precedent.

Will other ideologically-driven bunches of Obama donors now decide that since he’s whored himself out for the Hollywood fat-cats they can demand his public support of their issue, be it immigration, cap-and-trade, whatever?

Can we expect to see the GOP start pushing a “President For Sale” line?

JEM on May 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM

You’d think a pajama party @ George Clooney’s would be worth a few percentage points & not a mere $15 million.

BHO Jonestown on May 11, 2012 at 12:10 PM

After that, it will be all down the hill for the party of urban-vote plantations.

Archivarix on May 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Amen, bro…

jimver on May 11, 2012 at 12:10 PM

After his conniption fit the other day, his mommy took away is computer until he settles down. That could take some time.

Gunlock Bill on May 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM

oh, no, another meltdown by the angry one yesterday? dang, I missed that…

jimver on May 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Oh, do go back and read the thread from yesterday, it’s an Epic. 10+ pages. Books and songs will be written about that thread for decades to come.

The funniest part was when Mister Ed kept sending up balloons that had absolutely nothing to due with Romney; later he snapped completely, and started a totally deluded rant about his hatred of the US Military.

At one point, ed started to cackle inanely about cock fighting in “Fly Over Country”. When we reminded him that some Legilsators in O’bama’s “Home State” of Hawai’i wanted to legalize cock fighting on cultural grounds, he got even angrier. And then we told him about Little Jerry Seinfeld in the Blue City of New York.

angryed melts down on Hot Gas

Del Dolemonte on May 11, 2012 at 12:10 PM

I am old enough to remember when another Massachusetts governor held a double-digit lead over GHW Bush in July or August of 1988. Dukakis essentially declared the race over and started naming his cabinet. How did that turn out for him? Let’s not make the same mistake.

MidniteRambler on May 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Yeah, and we all “know” that GHWB was the incumbent like Obama, and that Dukakis is smarter than Romney.

Oh, wait.

Gunlock Bill on May 11, 2012 at 12:10 PM

But who knows, there’s no way to prove anything because the primary votes are counted by the establishment behind closed doors. We just have to take their word for it. But in the caucuses, where real people get counted in the open, Ron Paul wins the popular vote.

FloatingRock on May 11, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Get me right, bro – I like Doctor Paul and think that he’s got a few good prescriptions for the country, like an XXXL enema for the Fedzilla or a double dose of cyanide for the Federal Reserve. I just prefer to keep him away from the War Room. As painfully honest as his foreign and immigration policies may be, they are thoroughly disgusting to most Republicans and Independents. Come to think of it, perhaps there’s more to winning elections than just being painfully honest…

Archivarix on May 11, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Obama’s still playing to his base. As a sitting president, he shouldn’t be in that position. Fundraising must be terrible. Smells like a landslide. Dems will play it real dirty from here on out and cheat at every opportunity.

Fun.

ncjetsfan on May 11, 2012 at 12:13 PM

While Romney winning is bad for me personally, it may be good for liberalism in general since “conservative rule” over the next 4 years will be even more failed than the first Obama administration and folks will start to learn their lesson about rampant corporatism.. We’ll see.

libfreeordie on May 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

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Comedy effing gold. Hypocrite much?

Now coming in to pitch for angryed…..

Swing away, boys :)

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 11, 2012 at 12:15 PM

So far Obama’s campaign has looked like Wile E. Coyote setting traps for the Road Runner (Romney) that either end up with them falling off the cliff or the trap blowing up in their face.

wildcat72 on May 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM

We need to be watchful, so they do not slip something by us while we are rolling on the floor laughing at their string of failures.

The Romney campaign and conservative blogs are doing a great job, and Romney (the candidate) is showing humility and sticking to the major concerns of voters. The contrast with Obama could not be more obvious.

The liberal crack up is going to be fun to watch, but we need to be ready to drive a stake through their heart next year.

WhatNot on May 11, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Also worthy of note, Obama drops three points overnight from -16 to -19 in the passion index, losing all three points from the ‘strongly approve” category. (I think that is the three day rolling average deal too, so that “overnight” drop reflects the last three days.)

Those are the people he can least afford to disaffect, if not lose completely. He needs them to get out the vote.

novaculus on May 11, 2012 at 12:16 PM

angryed and other ABRtards hardest hit.

Gunlock Bill on May 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM

You only said that ‘cos you’re gay!

/s

Trafalgar on May 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM

angryed melts down on Hot Gas

Del Dolemonte on May 11, 2012 at 12:10 PM

oh, this is epic fun, too bad I’m at work and no popcorn (or recliner :)…thanks for linking, I didn’t read the yesterday threads…

jimver on May 11, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Lib, you have another problem: where is the Democrat Party bench? Obama has sucked all the air out of the room. It has been all about him since 2008. He doesn’t care about developing leadership beyond himself.

mwbri on May 11, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Andrew Cuomo and Evan Bayh are young, energetic, and very popular Democrats who will likely be challenging Romney in 2016.

Archivarix on May 11, 2012 at 12:20 PM

angryed and other ABRtards hardest hit.

Gunlock Bill on May 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM

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Not to mention manufacturers of faux Greek columns

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 11, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Obama only has himself to blame for these poll numbers.

libfreeordie on May 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Breathtaking.

O’bama is not smart enough to have created this clusterfark on his own.

Del Dolemonte on May 11, 2012 at 12:21 PM

angryed melts down on Hot Gas

Del Dolemonte on May 11, 2012 at 12:10 PM

oh, this is epic fun, too bad I’m at work and no popcorn (or recliner :)…thanks for linking, I didn’t read the yesterday threads…

jimver on May 11, 2012 at 12:19 PM

The link I posted was of angryed’s great-grandfather.

Here is the link to yesterday’s thread.

Del Dolemonte on May 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM

I think he should establish an Office of The Lame Duck President in November.

It nicely closes the circle on this jerk.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 11, 2012 at 12:25 PM

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