Polls: Independents starting to bail on Obama over the economy?

posted at 5:36 pm on June 13, 2012 by Allahpundit

Tomorrow’s the big speech where he plans to ask for more time to turn things around because there have been all sorts of headwinds and Hopenchange takes time and that damned George W. Bush did everything wrong and yadda yadda yadda.

Think indies will go for it after this month’s terrible jobs report? New from WaPo/ABC:

In the latest Post-ABC poll, 43 percent of voters express favorable opinions about Obama’s economic agenda, while 40 percent say the same of Romney…

Go slightly deeper into the numbers, and Obama’s economic issues are even more acute. Among electorally critical independent voters, nearly three times as many have intensely negative impressions of Obama’s plan than positive ones

What is clear — and virtually impossible to dispute — is that the American public broadly dislikes Obama’s handling of the economy. In the most recent Post-ABC poll, 55 percent disapproved of the way the president is dealing with the economy, and he has been underwater on issue No. 1 for nearly two years.

Obama led McCain by 20 points on the economy in the same poll four years ago. Granted, independents aren’t keen on Romney’s plans either so far, but Romney has the luxury of not being the incumbent in an election that’s shaping up to be a referendum on economic progress. Which explains why there are more undecideds available to him than there are to O:

Swing-voting independents see Barack Obama’s plans for the economy negatively rather than positively by 54-38 percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, marking the president’s challenges as he seeks re-election in still-troubled economic times.

It’s no party for Mitt Romney either. Independents also rate his economic plans more unfavorably than favorably, by 47-35 percent…

Obama’s challenges vs. Romney show more starkly when two of the president’s weaker groups are combined – independents who are registered to vote. In this group, more see Obama’s economic plans unfavorably than favorably by 56-36 percent; on Romney’s it’s 45-39 percent.

That’s the WaPo/ABC poll. Reuters did a poll of its own and also detected serious erosion among independents:

Romney now leads Obama 46 percent to 43 percent among all registered voters on the question of which candidate would be stronger on jobs and the economy. That reversed Obama’s 2 point edge on the question last month…

Obama’s approval ratings took their biggest dip among independent voters, who could be crucial to the ultimate outcome of the election in November. Approval for Obama among independents fell from 48 percent to 35 percent.

“Independents are especially susceptible to economic pressures, which is why we see them bouncing all over the place in their approval of the president,” Jackson said. “The finding that he is not doing that well with them this month is something for Obama to worry about.”

Two obvious problems here for O. One, per Jay Cost: He’s essentially a prisoner of fate at this point. No one’s expecting any dramatic uptick in the country’s economic numbers before November; the best he can hope for is continued weak growth and that the eurozone holds together until election day. Which is to say, barring an uncharacteristic major Romney gaffe, there’s no reason to think his numbers with indies are going to improve much on the economy. Two: That sharp decline in job approval among independents in the Reuters poll may be the first sign of former centrist Obama supporters starting to peel away en masse, with others soon to follow based on the June and July jobs reports and how Romney handles himself over the next six weeks or so. You often hear observers of the 1980 election talk about how close the race was until the debates, when Reagan finally shot past Carter decisively by proving to the wavering middle that he was up to the job. Romney may be nearing that same point: Part of the reason some indies may be leery of his economic plan is that they haven’t had a good long look at him yet. The worse the economy does under O, the lower the psychological bar will get for Mitt, such that an impressive performance on the trail and mano a mano with Obama in the fall will shake loose all sorts of fencesitters. These numbers could be an early sign of some shaking.

Here’s a little afternoon Serpenthead to make you feel groovy. Latest Rasmussen national tracking poll of likely voters: Romney 48, Obama 44.


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he has been underwater on issue No. 1 for nearly two years.

but… but… he promised he would stop the rise of the oceans. Poopyhead.

faraway on June 13, 2012 at 5:40 PM

ha…..ha……ha…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

GhoulAid on June 13, 2012 at 5:40 PM

..FRAMING == BLAMING, in the classic gangster movie context.

The War Planner on June 13, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Obama October surprise: legalizing weed.

the new aesthetic on June 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM

“He’s essentially a prisoner of fate at this point.”

By fate you mean his own really bad policy initiatives, right?

stout77 on June 13, 2012 at 5:42 PM

mong electorally critical independent voters, nearly three times as many have intensely negative impressions of Obama’s plan

His “plan”? What plan would that be?

Rational Thought on June 13, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Not surprising. The bad jobs report for May(and the downward revision for April). An uptick in the unemployment rate. Gas prices still well over 3 bucks a gallon. And the “private sector is fine” gaffe. All of that reveals a man who doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing in terms of economic policy.

Doughboy on June 13, 2012 at 5:43 PM

electorally critical independent voter

..what a magnificent Hot Gas nickname! Think I’ll request it come next open enrollment.

The War Planner on June 13, 2012 at 5:43 PM

No one’s expecting any dramatic uptick in the country’s economic numbers before November;

It doesn’t matter what the data says. All that matters is what the report says.

BobMbx on June 13, 2012 at 5:43 PM

What do the illegals and dead voters have to say ?
How do they poll?
Afterall, they are the ones who will decide 2012 elections !

burrata on June 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM

These trends are clearly racist at their core.

/

RedNewEnglander on June 13, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Given it’s a WaPo/ABC poll, and given what demonstrated street whores WaPo/ABC are for the Chosen One; the REAL poll numbers must really be bad.

GarandFan on June 13, 2012 at 5:45 PM

All we need now is a Bill Clinton “senior moment” to complete the *awesomeness* of today’s news cycle. :-)

Punchenko on June 13, 2012 at 5:45 PM

His “plan”? What plan would that be?

Rational Thought on June 13, 2012 at 5:42 PM

The plan is here

burrata on June 13, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Always up for some forked tongued insights from Old Serpenthead!

What is amazing is the delusional belief among liberals that people just don’t understand how much dumber smarter Obama is than the rest of us. (Freudian slip there)

“Who you going to believe – me or your falling standard of living?”

PolAgnostic on June 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Romney: “It’s the economy, and we’re not stupid.”

Voters: “It’s the economy, and Obama is stupid!”

Steve Z on June 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM

All of that reveals a man who doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing in terms of economic policy.

Doughboy on June 13, 2012 at 5:43 PM

..how about the WI election eve “I’m with you” tweet, the Martini and Steak Dinner, Romney Campaign-in-a-tweet, ObamaCare on affecting insurance companies, etc. etc.?

Naw, mate, it’s a litany that stretches back to the dawn of his term and will continue as long as he continues flapping those blue lyin’ sibilant lips. And, even if he’s ejected, that is NOT likely to stop on 20 January 2013 neither!

The War Planner on June 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM

All we need now is a Bill Clinton “senior moment” to complete the *awesomeness* of today’s news cycle. :-)

Punchenko on June 13, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I was thinking it would be a perfect time for Jimmy Carter to go on a rogue peace mission to Iran. Just to put the comparison in clear focus for everyone to see.

stout77 on June 13, 2012 at 5:50 PM

What do they mean starting?? They left that sinking ship months ago

Conservative4ev on June 13, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Preference cascade. A beautiful thing to watch,

AcidReflux on June 13, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Many folks just need to know that it’s now OK to abandon Obama.

J_Crater on June 13, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Bail on The 0 Economy™? Just when it was starting to recover./

Bmore on June 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I think a lot of informed independents didn’t like the way Bill Clinton and Newark Mayor Cory Booker were treated.

J_Crater on June 13, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Ahhhhh, the precious independents.
Every four years, we bow to their will.
Who changes their values and ideals every four years?
I think we should just label them for what they are: Ignorance.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 13, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Romney: “It’s the economy, and we’re not stupid.”

Voters: “It’s the economy, and Obama is stupid!”

Steve Z on June 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM

…not enough voters thinking that way yet!…so JugEars is not the only stupid one.

KOOLAID2 on June 13, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I am looking forward to tomorrow’s speech by the President. It should be comedy gold. The punk is being exposed for what he is and he is too stupid to even try and sound professional, serious, and act like a leader.

He has been given a pass all his pathetic life and his entry into politics was engineered by the Chicago thug machine. Guess what Baracka, this ain’t Chicago no mo.

arnold ziffel on June 13, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Obama October surprise: legalizing weed.

the new aesthetic on June 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM

He can’t legalise weed. He can order the DEA to back down on enforcement, but he cannot repeal or overturn laws…only the legislative and judicial branches, respectively, can do that.

Despite what he may think, he is not KING.

Resist We Much on June 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Two obvious problems here for O. One, per Jay Cost: He’s essentially a prisoner of fate at this point. No one’s expecting any dramatic uptick in the country’s economic numbers before November; the best he can hope for is continued weak growth and that the eurozone holds together until election day.

..by the way, just spitballin’ here, but there may be interesting parallel between Carter-Reagan and Obama-Romney races: Carter was held prisoner by the Iran hostage crisis which was essentially of his making. He caused the downfall of the Shah of Iran and, perforce, the subsequent of AfterDinnerJacket and his mates overrunning the embassy.

Obama is being held prisoner by the pathetic economy which is essentially of his own making his lamentations about Bush, et al, notwithstanding.

The War Planner on June 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Many folks just need to know that it’s now OK to abandon Obama.

J_Crater on June 13, 2012 at 5:54 PM

No less an unhinged race baiter than Spike Lee has announced that not just the racists have a problem with Obama now. The door has been kicked open for a mass exodus.

Kataklysmic on June 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM

My liberal friends on facebook have been strangely quiet these past few weeks…

ArtVandelay on June 13, 2012 at 6:01 PM

But Obama is black and cool so it’s all good.

The Notorious G.O.P on June 13, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I am looking forward to tomorrow’s speech by the President. It should be comedy gold.

arnold ziffel on June 13, 2012 at 5:58 PM

..starting with his promptness. What’s the over/under on how late he will be? Ten, fifteen, twenty minutes?

The War Planner on June 13, 2012 at 6:02 PM

One has to ask:

How will the Republicans screw this up? Will it be before or after the election?

Why is John “Jim Beam” Boner still speaker?

rickyricardo on June 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

But Obama is black and cool so it’s all good.

The Notorious G.O.P on June 13, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Word.

rickyricardo on June 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Tomorrow’s the big speech where he plans to ask for more time to turn things around…

Malaise Speech 2012! :-D

Hopefully Barry will be sporting a cardigan when he wags his finger at the American people.

Punchenko on June 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

But Obama is black and cool so it’s all good.

The Notorious G.O.P on June 13, 2012 at 6:02 PM

You can’t say that! You can’t call President Barry the C-Word, you racist!

RAAAAACIST!!11!!!1

Punchenko on June 13, 2012 at 6:05 PM

June is just getting better and better. I’ll look back fondly on this month for a long time…

OmahaConservative on June 13, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I foresee a major event on the horizon. Something huge in Sept/Oct. that will make it “impossible” for the president to prepare for something so silly as a debate. He is far to busy and important to bother with those, so the debates will be dispatched to the dustbin and he will desperately try and hold onto indies by avoiding a total crack up on stage w/Romney.

JAM on June 13, 2012 at 6:07 PM

My liberal friends on facebook have been strangely quiet these past few weeks…

ArtVandelay

Dude, mine have been quiet for months. AND, I have a sneaky suspicion some have downgraded my posts to “just the important” ones b/c they never comment on anything anymore. Not just the political face-rubbing stuff I post to piss them off, but just pictures and such. I think people are trying to avoid me. Sniff!!

HA!

JAM on June 13, 2012 at 6:10 PM

He can’t legalise weed. He can order the DEA to back down on enforcement, but he cannot repeal or overturn laws…only the legislative and judicial branches, respectively, can do that.

Despite what he may think, he is not KING.

Resist We Much on June 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM

But he has some of the prerogatives of a king, including the power to pardon.

Coming soon: a presidential pardon for all federal inmates doing time for drug crimes (but only if they are black or hispanic or Muslim, of course; bitter clingers need not apply).

AZCoyote on June 13, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Now that he is underwater maybe he will stay,literally.

docflash on June 13, 2012 at 6:10 PM

It would be nice if you would dump the auto-play video ads or your readers will be dumping you.

echosyst on June 13, 2012 at 6:10 PM

His “plan”? What plan would that be?

Rational Thought on June 13, 2012 at 5:42 PM

We get that tomorrow!!! YAY!!!!

/

ladyingray on June 13, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Obama October surprise: legalizing weed.

the new aesthetic on June 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM

My bet for an October surprise is an Executive Order forgiving all student loans. Money is no object for Obama.

sh221b on June 13, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Obama October surprise: legalizing weed.

the new aesthetic on June 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM

And that would likely give him as big a boost as his evolution on gay marriage. For a guy who hasn’t spoken about pot in 4 years to suddenly decide it needs to be legal, would be pretty obvious even to those who indulge on a regular basis.

BettyRuth on June 13, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Malaise Speech 2012! :-D

Hopefully Barry will be sporting a cardigan when he wags his finger at the American people.

Punchenko on June 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

hahaha….

Deja vu all over again.

I just don’t have the intestinal fortitude to listen to him, at all, anymore.

tru2tx on June 13, 2012 at 6:19 PM

My bet for an October surprise is an Executive Order forgiving all student loans. Money is no object for Obama.

sh221b on June 13, 2012 at 6:14 PM

More likely than legal weed, but that forgivness wouldn’t extend to the hated group that my children belong to. White, mid income students who’s parents are still married and have jobs.

BettyRuth on June 13, 2012 at 6:19 PM

“Who you going to believe – me or your falling standard of living?”

PolAgnostic on June 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM

You nailed it there, PA. I may have to shamelessly steal that one.

iurockhead on June 13, 2012 at 6:21 PM

The tipping point was a long time ago… we are witnessing a full-steam preference cascade…

phreshone on June 13, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Obama blames Bush. I’m curious to know what Obama thinks Bush should have done these past four years.

MrX on June 13, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Free student loans for all teachers, police and firefighters? Only after the election, of course.

faraway on June 13, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Gas prices still well over 3 bucks a gallon.

Doughboy on June 13, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Gassed up in the Detroit suburbs yesterday, payed $3.99/gallon. This will hurt Pres. Obama, even in MI.

LynnB74 on June 13, 2012 at 6:27 PM

But Obama is black and cool so it’s all good.

The Notorious G.O.P on June 13, 2012 at 6:02 PM

You can’t say that! You can’t call President Barry the C-Word, you racist!

RAAAAACIST!!11!!!1

Punchenko on June 13, 2012 at 6:05 PM

It’s fine, 0bama said so.

cozmo on June 13, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Blaming Bush is really beginning to work for the Muslim Communist!! I and all of my friends have reluctantly decided not to vote for the “Evil Bush” in November!! Guess we will have to go for Romney!!

Marco on June 13, 2012 at 6:35 PM

The glorious end to the Obama re-election effort will be inevitable when the following lies are rebutted.

1. Bush drove the economy into the ditch. (Notwithstanding the Speaker Pelosi driven deficits, it was the sub-prime mortgage debacle – a policy feverishly pushed by the Democrats and weakly resisted by the GOP – that created the banking crisis.)

2. Obama saved the economy. (If the economy was saved by Tarp, it was saved by Bush, not Obama.)

3. Obama inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression. (The economy inherited by President Reagan was worse. Reagan inherited – and successfully dealt with – double digit inflation, double digit interest rates and double digit unemployment.)

4. The solution to the problem is to make the rich pay. (The top 1% already pay 37% of federal taxes, the top 5% pay 58 % and the top 10 % pay 70% – 2009 Data).

Basilsbest on June 13, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Obama October surprise: legalizing weed.

the new aesthetic on June 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Weed has more or less been made “legal” (de facto) in all the Democrat states already. Not sure how that would help him.

Del Dolemonte on June 13, 2012 at 6:43 PM

What people are forgetting…

… is that what is happening in our economy is purposeful.

Plans were made, bills were written, laws were passed, and policies implemented…

… Obowma and the Democrats had two years of uninterrupted power to fiddle about and implement their Leftist theories and Marxist/Socialist utopia ideology to take down the evil free market capitalist system of the United States, and guess what?

It worked…

… And all Obowma wants, is four more years to complete what he started.

If he truly wanted to fix the economy, he would be doing it by realizing that his policies and ideology is wrong and not working, and would be championing the cause to reverse the damage that he has done…

… but he is not, is he?

All he is doing is fundraising, campaigning, and blaming others for the actual results of what he put into action…

… Once you understand this, and realize every syllable coming out of his mouth is a lie, then the rest is easy.

Seven Percent Solution on June 13, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Free student loans for all teachers, police and firefighters? Only after the election, of course.

faraway on June 13, 2012 at 6:26 PM

He still needs Congress to pass legislation. Not going to happen. It would never get through the Senate even if, somehow, Pelosi did become Speaker again.

Resist We Much on June 13, 2012 at 6:46 PM

My bet for an October surprise is an Executive Order forgiving all student loans. Money is no object for Obama.

sh221b on June 13, 2012 at 6:14 PM

He can’t. He doesn’t control the funds to do that and he would need legislation. Further, he cannot abrogate 3rd party contracts controlling private, student loan debt. All that he could do would be to set up some kind of refi programme like he did with mortgages…three times…and they all failed.

Resist We Much on June 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Here’s a little afternoon Serpenthead to make you feel groovy.

lol….never gets old to me…..it’s programmed into autocorrect now.

Tim_CA on June 13, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Barry needs a trip to the Choom Wagon so he can calm his nerves over these hideous poll numbers.

Philly on June 13, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Barry needs a trip to the Choom Wagon so he can calm his nerves over these hideous poll numbers.

Philly on June 13, 2012 at 6:52 PM

He also might need a fresh tampon.

Punchenko on June 13, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Nobody seems to want to point it out but Obama’s train ran off the tracks when he came out for Same Sex Marriage. To the day.

I get that “it’s the economy” and agree, that we need to hammer on that, but the economy is not a new issue and nothing really dramatic changed in the past couple weeks.

Polling immediately after the SSM endorsement showed most voters didn’t care but a large minority did. And to those that did, the majority said they were less likely to support Obama. What those polls failed to determine is whether that group opposed to and swayed by Obama’s SSM endorsement were already against him. If even half were Obama supporters who now were opposed, the conversion % would be about 4% and enough to explain almost all the recent erosion in multiple states for Obama.

There is some evidence for this in recent polls of AfAms in North Carolina.

Someone should examine this more closely before Republicans go wobbly on SSM.

DaMav on June 13, 2012 at 6:56 PM

dude. You’re under h20 >2yrs on the issue most important to Americans……..

it’s time. the melting bunny for these guys.

pack yer sh!t, fellers, it’s time to go.

ted c on June 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Notice uppereastside has nothing to say about this

The Notorious G.O.P on June 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM

The worse the economy does under O, the lower the psychological bar will get for Mitt, such that an impressive performance on the trail and mano a mano with Obama in the fall will shake loose all sorts of fencesitters.

True. The rate of bar lowering will also be quicker this year than in 1979 as there is more information presented rapidly, thus decisions are made quicker than back then when you got everything from the 5am newspaper and 5 oclock newsheads.

ted c on June 13, 2012 at 7:02 PM

James Carville is today’s Lt Fletcher Christian of the HMS Bounty.

ted c on June 13, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Heard from a friend who heard from a friend who overheard someone talking that Obama knows he’s toast and is negotiating to join SNL next year.

“Independent” SNL viewers are expressing concern.

sdbatboy on June 13, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Lol. And you all think people will vote for an out of touch idiot who continues to struggle when he is around regular people.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/mitt-romney-struggles-to-identify-a-donut?s=mobile

Uppereastside on June 13, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Uppereastside on June 13, 2012 at 7:17 PM

57 states

corpsemen

Signing the date May 24, 2008 when it was May 24, 2011

Shall I continue?

Flora Duh on June 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Hot Air should rename itself Hot-Air Polls. Depending on polls for content is pretty damn lazy. Uh oh!

minnesoter on June 13, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I was thinking it would be a perfect time for Jimmy Carter to go on a rogue peace mission to Iran Syria. Just to put the comparison in clear focus for everyone to see.

stout77 on June 13, 2012 at 5:50 PM

FIFY …

Puhleeze God, we’ll all be good, won’t we everybody?

PolAgnostic on June 13, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Lol. And you all think people will vote for an out of touch idiot who continues to struggle when he is around regular people.
 
Uppereastside on June 13, 2012 at 7:17 PM

 

Obama 2012. Let’s go!!
 
Uppereastside on May 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

rogerb on June 13, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Lol. And you all think people will vote for an out of touch idiot who continues to struggle when he is around regular people.

Uppereastside on June 13, 2012 at 7:17 PM

ZOMG!

For a moment I thought UES had made a breakthrough because when you say,

” … an out of touch idiot who continues to struggle when he is around regular people.”

You immediately think of the SCOAMF!

Well, maybe tomorrow he’ll see the light …

PolAgnostic on June 13, 2012 at 7:33 PM

He can’t. He doesn’t control the funds to do that and he would need legislation. Further, he cannot abrogate 3rd party contracts controlling private, student loan debt. All that he could do would be to set up some kind of refi programme like he did with mortgages…three times…and they all failed.

Resist We Much on June 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM

????

RWM – you know I respect you but you may need to take a moment to clear your mind …

This is the person who set aside the UCC, court precedents and everything else to bypass the GM bondholders in favor of the UAW.

Let’s be careful putting aside the idea of him doing something illegal to win the election.

PolAgnostic on June 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM

What people are forgetting…

… is that what is happening in our economy is purposeful.

Plans were made, bills were written, laws were passed, and policies implemented…

… Obowma and the Democrats had two years of uninterrupted power to fiddle about and implement their Leftist theories and Marxist/Socialist utopia ideology to take down the evil free market capitalist system of the United States, and guess what?

It worked…

… And all Obowma wants, is four more years to complete what he started.

If he truly wanted to fix the economy, he would be doing it by realizing that his policies and ideology is wrong and not working, and would be championing the cause to reverse the damage that he has done…

… but he is not, is he?

All he is doing is fundraising, campaigning, and blaming others for the actual results of what he put into action…

… Once you understand this, and realize every syllable coming out of his mouth is a lie, then the rest is easy.

Seven Percent Solution on June 13, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I agree 7,000,000%.

Obama destroying the economy is a feature, not a bug. Destroy the country to remake it in the Marxist image that he wants…

Battlecruiser-operational on June 13, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Lol. And you all think people will vote for an out of touch idiot who continues to struggle when he is around regular people.

Uppereastside on June 13, 2012 at 7:17 PM

I will most certainly NOT be voting for Obama. aka King Putt, aka the Naked Emperor, aka Obowma, aka the Gulf Wetland Destroyer, aka Reggie’s Snugglebunny, aka The Say Uh Kid…(Why do criminals have so many aliases anyway?)

Battlecruiser-operational on June 13, 2012 at 7:53 PM

James Carville is today’s Lt Fletcher Christian of the HMS Bounty.

ted c on June 13, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I’m hoping there is a Brutus out there for Emperor Barry but these dems usually hold their mud. Backstabbin seems to be more of a RINO trait.

arnold ziffel on June 13, 2012 at 8:52 PM

an out of touch idiot ….
Uppereastside on June 13, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Ahhh the irony.

Do you know what a trend is? I suggest you look up the definition and then go and research the current polling data and compare it to the last 6 months.

CW on June 13, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Uppereastside on June 13, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Working the second shift tonight , are we?
This had to be the last stop after telemarketing and collections didn’t work out.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 13, 2012 at 9:05 PM

But he has some of the prerogatives of a king, including the power to pardon.

Coming soon: a presidential pardon for all federal inmates doing time for drug crimes (but only if they are black or hispanic or Muslim, of course; bitter clingers need not apply).

AZCoyote on June 13, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Saddam did that when he knew we were coming for him… just to make trouble. Dictators do that kind of stuff sometimes.

cane_loader on June 14, 2012 at 5:40 AM

43% for Obama in a commie poll? OK, that means you can lop off 10% for sure. Barack Hussein Kardashian is in deep poop!

Woo hoo!

insidiator on June 14, 2012 at 8:21 AM