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posted at 11:00 pm on July 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

The new Quinnipiac University and ABC/Washington Post national surveys out this week converge on one key conclusion: as the election nears, President Obama is sinking to historic lows among the group most consistently hostile to him.

Throughout his career on the national stage, Obama has struggled among white men without a college education. But in these latest surveys, he has fallen to a level of support among them lower than any Democratic nominee has attracted in any election since 1980, according to an upcoming National Journal analysis of exit polls from presidential elections.

Though pollsters at each organization caution that the margins of error are substantial when looking at subgroups such as this, each poll shows erosion within that margin of error for Obama with these working-class white men. The new Quinnipiac poll shows Obama attracting just 29 percent of non-college white men, down from 32 percent in their most recent national survey in April, according to figures provided by Douglas Schwartz, April Radocchio and Ralph Hansen of Quinnipiac. The ABC/Washington Post survey found Obama drawing just 28 percent of non-college white men, down from 34 percent in their May survey, according to figures provided by ABC Pollster Gary Langer. Romney drew 56 percent of the non-college white men in Quinnipiac and 65 percent in the ABC/Washington Post survey.

***

Digging into the crosstabs of our ABC/Washington Post poll it’s clear that Obama has a significant problem with independent voters. On every measure, independents are significantly more disappointed with the president and more open to a Mitt Romney message.

While 45 percent of voters overall say they approve of Obama’s handling of the economy, just 37 percent of independents believe that. Obama has a 12 point advantage among all voters on the issue of “who has presented a clearer plan for dealing with the economy – Obama or Romney?” But among independents that flips to an eight point advantage for Romney.

Even on the issue of Romney’s record in business, independent voters are more sympathetic to the Republican. Among all voters, more thought that Romney in his work as a corporate investor did more to cut jobs than create them (42 percent to 36 percent). But among independents, that flips to a six point advantage for Romney – 43-37 percent.

***

GlobeScan, a market-research firm, released a 23-country study last week showing that 58 percent of U.S. citizens “strongly agree” or “somewhat agree” that the rich deserve their wealth — a slight increase from a similar survey in 2008.

The findings come at a time when tax cuts for the rich, Mitt Romney’s wealth and Occupy Wall Street have all been hot topics in the 2012 campaign cycle…

The United States was one of only six countries surveyed where a majority thought the rich deserved their wealth. It ranked number three, with only Australia and Canada having more favorable views toward the rich. In Greece, just nine percent thought so.

***

[A] big chunk of President Obama’s 9.5 million-vote advantage [in 2008] is probably gone. Let’s break this down. According to exit polls, 44.8 million Republicans showed up to vote in 2004 while only 41.4 million did in 2008. Almost all those 3.4 million Republicans who stayed home have been energized by Mr. Obama’s agenda and are now eager to vote against him.

Gallup found in April that Republicans were five points more likely to vote than Democrats. More recent measures, including by the Pew Research Center in June, show Republican voters displaying more intense interest than Democrats. If 2008 stay-at-home Republicans vote, Mr. Obama’s margin would shrink by more than one-third (to 6.1 million). Similarly, the 2.4 million veterans who voted in 2004 but did not in 2008 could turn out in 2012. Mr. McCain’s winning margin among vets was 10 points…

According to the exit polls, Mr. Obama won independents by eight points in 2008 (52% vs. 44% for Mr. McCain). But the July 1 CNN/Opinion Research poll showed Mr. Romney winning independents by seven points, 49% to 42%. The June 24 Gallup poll found Mr. Romney up by one among independents, 43% to 42%. Independents will shift back and forth, but if they split 49% to 49% (with the rest going to minor candidates), then Mr. Obama’s vote total would be shaved by 1.1 million and Mr. Romney’s would grow by an equal amount, cutting the president’s margin to 1.4 million…

Finally, Mr. Obama faces real challenges in generating the turnout he needs from blacks, Hispanics and young people.

***

After the back-to-back debacles of 1980 and 1984, the Democratic party essentially rebuilt its core coalition. Since 1988 the party has not fallen below 46 percent of the two party vote, either in the presidential contest or the national House race. That looks to be the core Democratic base of support in this country.

If we go by his job approval, this is roughly all President Obama is holding at the moment. He pulls in a little bit more in most polls most of the time, but not very much. The most recent read from the RealClearPolitics average of polls has him at 46.8 percent approval. (And the bulk of those polls are either polls of adults or registered voters, which tend to be more favorable to Democrats than the actual electorate.)…

Obviously, things could pan out differently. The president’s job approval rating could improve, moving him above that magic line of 50 percent. Alternatively, the campaign this season could go so well for Obama that he does what few incumbents before him have managed, and win a substantial share of those who disapprove of his job performance.

But with the economic outlook looking increasingly glum, and with Mitt Romney being well financed and reasonably acceptable, this president is probably going to struggle to get above 50 percent.


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Double?

Bmore on July 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Has he lost any of the college dropouts?

tom daschle concerned on July 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Has he lost any of the high school dropouts?

tom daschle concerned on July 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

:)

tom daschle concerned on July 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

If King George was alive today..

He would be scratching his head as to why America went to war with his country..

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Carter II.

Mixed emotions. Romney might get an unearned landslide, confirming the RINOs’ self-delusions for another – how long since Goldwater lost? – 48yrs.

rayra on July 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Lol, i loath that skinny hono.

the new aesthetic on July 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM

HOw can 11% identifying as republicans support Obama?

tom daschle concerned on July 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

:)

tom daschle concerned on July 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I jinxed you with the whole double thing. Sorry. It is lightening to beat the band here.

Bmore on July 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Does destroying the economy qualify as as a clear plan? Are these people on Bath Salts?

Hening on July 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

The new Quinnipiac poll shows Obama attracting just 29 percent of non-college white men

Kinda shocked that he got 39% of ‘em in 2008.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on July 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Don’t worry. Emperor Husein can always count on the Zombie vote.

NickDeringer on July 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

0 is done! Now if this storm would just end already. Poor Rocket.

Bmore on July 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

The president’s job approval rating could improve, moving him above that magic line of 50 percent.

And what better way to make sure that happens than to go to war with the little man most Americans love to hate?

U.S. moving submersibles to Persian Gulf to oppose Iran

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

So Allah can say (obliquely) through his QOTD that Obama is in trouble but he cannot quite bring himself to say directly that it’s good news for the Republicans…

cynccook on July 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Ignore the polls, people are afraid to tell the truth.

Remember the exit polls from Wisconsin.

JPeterman on July 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Now, fo4 some music: Metallica – One

the new aesthetic on July 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

U.S. moving submersibles to Persian Gulf to oppose Iran

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

More leaks…
Not good for a submersible..

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

O’Reilly is owning Marc Lamont Hill. (Not that it would be hard to do)

SouthernGent on July 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Those new PPP polls out today were quite humorous.

SouthernGent on July 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

November cannot come soon enough…

OmahaConservative on July 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Those afraid to tell the truth are wusses.

wolly4321 on July 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

President Obama is sinking to historic lows among the group most consistently hostile to him.

What an absolutely hateful thing to say about a group of people who are the victims of Hussein’s hate and vitriol

burrata on July 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

November cannot come soon enough…

OmahaConservative on July 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

It’s right around the corner…

And the libs still have some rope to hang themselves with..

I like a good hangin’

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Throughout his career on the national stage, Obama has struggled among white men without a college education.

Correction: that would be “shtruggled”.

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Please define “without a college education” first, and then we will talk.

I assume it means “without a college piece of paper”, which totally leaves out an entire segment of people who go to college part-time but have to take longer than expected to get that piece of paper.

Likewise there are more than a few people who went thru college but for some reason or another had to suspend their going to university.

Just because they never get a degree, are they not “college educated”?

After all, they have taken many, but not all, of the courses required for that piece of paper. Should they not get credit for those?

And yes, I know what an Associate Degree is.

Del Dolemonte on July 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM

This is so awesome it needs to be on the first page of comments so it is witnessed by all.

Greg Gutfeld yells at Bob Beckel on The Five: ‘SHUT UP BOB! SHUT UP!’

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM

pack it up, pack it in…..

ted c on July 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Can wait to see Shellacking II.

AltTuning on July 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM

November cannot come soon enough…

OmahaConservative on July 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Nice post…

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM

HOw can 11% identifying as republicans support Obama?

tom daschle concerned on July 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM


They are just mobys staying in character. ;)

PolAgnostic on July 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Obowma got everthing he asked for…

… if it makes him so happy, why is he so sad?

Seven Percent Solution on July 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

hmmm approval ratings for Oblama at around 45% with around 45% not paying taxes and/or on the public dole (getting Obama stash money) Any correlation there?

neyney on July 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Correction: that would be “shtruggled”.

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM

OKay…

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:17 PM

While 45 percent of voters overall say they approve of Obama’s handling of the economy,

…oh please!…I’m going to PUKE!

KOOLAID2 on July 11, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Not gonna be enough Obama Bucks to buy this election…

d1carter on July 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Ruh ro, the code is messed up again.

Bmore on July 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

But with the economic outlook looking increasingly glum, and with Mitt Romney being well financed and reasonably acceptable, this president is probably going to struggle to get above 50 percent.

Brilliant!

But I would conjecture that Obomba is going to struggle to anywhere NEAR 50 percent.

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Obama has a 12 point advantage among all voters on the issue of “who has presented a clearer plan for dealing with the economy – Obama or Romney?” But among independents that flips to an eight point advantage for Romney.

What’s so difficult to understand about Obama’s plan? Tax more. Spend even more.

It’s elegant in its simplicity. Okay, and it’s crap in its implementation — but hey, he’s presented a clear plan.

CJ on July 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Double?

Bmore on July 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

…trouble!

KOOLAID2 on July 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

But with the economic outlook looking increasingly glum…

Fed Officials Weigh More ‘Stimulus’…

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

What part of this is surprising in light of Obama’s black racist policies?

GaltBlvnAtty on July 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Not gonna be enough Obama Bucks to buy this election…

d1carter on July 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I guess I’ve waited to long to get mine, dang it!

Bmore on July 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Heh…

OmahaConservative on July 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

O’Reilly is owning Marc Lamont Hill. (Not that it would be hard to do)

SouthernGent on July 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

He teaches at Columbia. Hope the SCOTUS watches that clip, then strikes down affirmative action.

msupertas on July 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Now now. Try to brighten up.

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

November cannot come soon enough…

OmahaConservative on July 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

AMEN. And we still have conventions and debates and polls polls polls polls polls polls to suffer through. And the Drudge flashing siren that one state is flipping from blue to red unexpectedly. I bet it’s New Jersey, and unlike before this time it will stick.

Marcus on July 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

For some reason it amazes me this season how everything seems to be compressing with118 days left. Like a springcoil ready to pop. Conventions, debates,,

It’s going to hit full on fast.

wolly4321 on July 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Huh, the code problem only happens when I make a comment. Guess I’ll just sit back and watch.

Bmore on July 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Fed Officials Weigh More ‘Stimulus’…

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Because it worked so great the last time..

Even Obama was witnessed sayin’ that shovel ready jobs weren’t so shovel ready..
then came the thunderous laughter…

But this time……

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM

WEST/Team Romney 2012… !!!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on July 11, 2012 at 11:24 PM

And I’m dreading the lameduck, bigtime.

wolly4321 on July 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Digging into the crosstabs of our ABC/Washington Post poll

Oooh. Impressive. You might also want to look into the exact wording of the question, as well as the methodology employed in conducting the poll.

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Now now. Try to brighten up.

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I am…
It’s a new day..

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:26 PM

119 Days.

rayra on July 11, 2012 at 11:27 PM

And I’m dreading the lameduck, bigtime.

wolly4321 on July 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Remember the lameduck of 2010….
Christmas eve… *can I still say that?*

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Just getting started on Jay Cost’s book, Spoiled Rotten, and I already know I won’t regret it. The guy knows his electoral history.

stldave on July 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM

November cannot come soon enough…

OmahaConservative on July 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Gonna be a lot of “mood disorders” that first week.

msupertas on July 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Among all voters, more thought that Romney in his work as a corporate investor did more to cut jobs than create them (42 percent to 36 percent).>

With 24% responding: “Duh, huh?”

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I find it amazing that Obama seems to do better among college-educated people than non-college people. What are they teaching at colleges these days whereby college graduates really think Obama knows anything?

I am college educated…in engineering, which is based on knowledge of math and science for down-to-earth practical applications. Anyone with half a brain who studies chemistry and heat transfer and energy conversions can figure out that Obama’s pie-in-the-sky Rube Goldberg contraptions for solar and wind and algae energy can never compete with coal, oil, and natural gas, and trains to nowhere can never compete with cars and planes. But why do some college-educated people somehow think Obama is smart, and believe in his magic wand?

Steve Z on July 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Not gonna be enough Obama Bucks to buy this election…

d1carter on July 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Wait till the Saudi bucks start flowing in ,
Hussein will be asking his herds
” what would you do for a klondike bar?”
These herds are cheap

burrata on July 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Remember the lameduck of 2010….
Christmas eve… *can I still say that?*

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:27 PM

You’re thinking of the Christmas goose, not the lameduck.

msupertas on July 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM

November cannot come soon enough…

OmahaConservative on July 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I’m hoping Helen Thomas will be alive to………

burrata on July 11, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Gonna be a lot of “mood disorders” that first week.

msupertas on July 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM

In order to find a cure…

Cut their dependency strings..

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:32 PM

GlobeScan, a market-research firm, released a 23-country study last week showing that 58 percent of U.S. citizens “strongly agree” or “somewhat agree” that the rich deserve their wealth — a slight increase from a similar survey in 2008.

The findings come at a time when tax cuts for the rich, Mitt Romney’s wealth and Occupy Wall Street have all been hot topics in the 2012 campaign cycle…

Hot topics to whom? The AOP (Associated Obama Press)?

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM

You’re thinking of the Christmas goose, not the lameduck.

msupertas on July 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM

You had me there..
For a moment..

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:34 PM

The United States was one of only six countries surveyed where a majority thought the rich deserved their wealth. It ranked number three, with only Australia and Canada having more favorable views toward the rich. In Greece, just nine percent thought so.

That’s odd. In South Chicago, as well as East L.A. and North Minneapolis, just eleven percent think so.

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Anybody remember this nonsense?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTisVS-rcR0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

wolly4321 on July 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM

And what better way to make sure that happens than to go to war with the little man most Americans love to hate?
U.S. moving submersibles to Persian Gulf to oppose Iran

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Joint Chiefs of Staff: “Sir, our intel says we’ve got to hit Iran now!”
Obummer: “We need to be prudent. Let’s wait until, oh, October 28…”

KS Rex on July 11, 2012 at 11:43 PM

[A] big chunk of President Obama’s 9.5 million-vote advantage [in 2008] is probably gone. Let’s break this down. According to exit polls …

Exit polls. Okay. That’s enough. It’s all yours, Electrogod. Keep an eye on KOOLAID2 for me, will ya? I want his hands on his head and a sock in his mouth at all times.

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Carter II.

Pics of the Day: Mini-Me

M2RB: Songs from the Austin Powers Trilogy

Resist We Much on July 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Hot topics to whom? The AOP (Associated Obama Press)?
minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM

+1000.

KS Rex on July 11, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Anybody remember this nonsense?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTisVS-rcR0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

wolly4321 on July 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Never seen that one. Right after the video, didn’t Santa swoop in and beat the Chicago out of him for butchering a classic? Thought I read that somewhere.

msupertas on July 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM

OT:

Why has Drudge been on a black-white kick for the past couple of days?

Marcus on July 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Marcus on July 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I really like it…

OmahaConservative on July 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Anybody remember this nonsense?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTisVS-rcR0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

wolly4321 on July 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Oh Illinois. The home of the soft bigotry of low expectations.

tom daschle concerned on July 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Not gonna be enough Obama Bucks to buy this election…

d1carter on July 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I’m dying to the Obama campaign to release its end-of-June cash on hand number. Romney released his days ago– $160 million- after raising $106 million in June, to Obama’s $71 million. The Obama campaign for some reason is being extremely coy about its spending money now.

I share WSJ’s suspicion that Obama has less cash on hand now than Romney, which means he’ll likely have less to spend for the rest of the campaign than Romney, who’s out-raised Obama for 2 months in a row now. Obama can only throw so many Hollywood parties.

At the end of May Obama’s cash on hand was around $147 million (WSJ; $109 others sources, including NYTimes), but he’s blown through millions in tv ad buys in the swing states, 3 times as many as Romney. If he spent anything like what he spent in May, his cash on hand could be as low as $70 million or so, which would mean that Romney now has the 2 to 1 financial advantage.

Imagine, Obama started out in March/April with a 10 to 1 cash advantage over Romney, who was just emerging from the primaries and millions in debt. Obama has really blown it, like everything else.

de rigueur on July 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM

HOw can 11% identifying as republicans support Obama?

tom daschle concerned on July 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Que opening scene: an aloof but effeminate looking man sitting on his futon drinking wine answers the phone.

Yes. This is T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII

Why certainly I would be interested in answering questions for your survey. I think these surveys are an important part of our electoral process and my friends at the New York Times editorial board are very partial to your company.

No, I don’t think the president has been having much luck recently even though you must admit that he tries really hard. Just the other day he was swinging away with the driver… on the 5th of all places. I mean everyone even my gardener (although we don’t let him play) is aware that you can not take the driver out on that hole. What? You were not asking about his golf game. The economy you say.

Ahh yes I have a man for that. He says all my investments are fine. Even Sir Paul Krugman says he is the right guy to work with. Though I’m a bit concerned about those investments in the Gore group. I never understand how I’m making money on carbon. Must be a pencil thing.

Anyhow since my failed attempt at gaining the Republican nomination I feel that the person that would be the best president for our country for the next four years would be Barack Obama.

You see all my friends at the uptown parties say that it might be best to hold off until 2016 anyway…

Apologies to Iowahawk… :)

Bunsin2 on July 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM

OT:

Why has Drudge been on a black-white kick for the past couple of days?

Marcus on July 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM

He’s imagining how Oblowme sees things.

msupertas on July 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM

And what better way to make sure that happens than to go to war with the little man most Americans love to hate?

U.S. moving submersibles to Persian Gulf to oppose Iran

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

The only way Obama has a chance at re-election is an Iran attack, and he will do it, without a doubt. This is his X-Factor, always has been. Not that it doesn’t need to be done, I just hope that the Israelis will initiate first, their goal real survival, his to get four more years to make sure the West will never survive.

Evil is the only way to describe this despicable human being.

TXUS on July 11, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Electrogod. Keep an eye on KOOLAID2 for me, will ya? I want his hands on his head and a sock in his mouth at all times.

minnesoter on July 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM

What did he say?
KoolAid2 that is….

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Fight every day like we are behind 15 pts!

You know how the Supreme Court fiasco turned out.

Barred on July 11, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Flan

SparkPlug on July 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM

HOw can 11% identifying as republicans support Obama?

tom daschle concerned on July 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Those are what we call liers.

squint on July 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM

OT:
Why has Drudge been on a black-white kick for the past couple of days?
Marcus on July 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I asked the same question the other day. No answer. I’ve never seen him do this before. You?

He did some pretty cool stuff today. When he headlined healthcare with the stethoscope, it looked like a snake. Creepy, but accurate. And the profile of Rahm looking at Lenin’s corpse made me lol.

I just watched The Artist. Maybe he’s going old school?

conservative pilgrim on July 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Imagine, Obama started out in March/April with a 10 to 1 cash advantage over Romney, who was just emerging from the primaries and millions in debt. Obama has really blown it, like everything else.

de rigueur on July 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Are they required by law to disclose cash on hand?

JPeterman on July 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

You know how the Supreme Court fiasco turned out.

Barred on July 11, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Yeah..
Congress can rob us for making our own decisions..

We The People…

Dead…

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

I am college educated…in engineering, which is based on knowledge of math and science for down-to-earth practical applications. Anyone with half a brain who studies chemistry and heat transfer and energy conversions can figure out that Obama’s pie-in-the-sky Rube Goldberg contraptions for solar and wind and algae energy can never compete with coal, oil, and natural gas, and trains to nowhere can never compete with cars and planes.

But why do some college-educated people somehow think Obama is smart, and believe in his magic wand?

Steve Z on July 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM


One small and shrinking group has been taught how to analyze problems and devise workable solutions on their own.

and the other ginormous group has degrees in English, Art History & (my personal favorite if you look at the fluff that makes up the curriculum) a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration …. Oh, “Math is hard” and the second group owes $ 1 trillion in student loans

Broken down in the manner above, are you still having difficulty understanding the disconnect?

Over on ZeroHedge today, one of their contributors posted a piece stating we were “throwing the equivalent of 7 billion Hondas in CO2 into the environment every year.”

The AGW groupies are getting the proverbial shite kicked out of them by the people capable of doing math in their heads.

PolAgnostic on July 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

I share WSJ’s suspicion that Obama has less cash on hand now than Romney, which means he’ll likely have less to spend for the rest of the campaign than Romney, who’s out-raised Obama for 2 months in a row now. Obama can only throw so many Hollywood parties.

de rigueur on July 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM

There was an article over at Breitbart the other day speculating that Obama has way more cash on hand compared to Romney.

…Found it

President Obama and his campaign team are apparently fibbing to donors. Virtually every day, the Obama team sends out desperate emails complaining that they’re running behind Mitt Romney in the money race. But according to OpenSecrets.org, that’s simply not the case. As of May 31, 2012, Obama had raised $255,162,109. He’d spent $109,718,115. That means he had almost $110 million in cash on hand.

tom daschle concerned on July 11, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Marcus on July 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I really like it…

OmahaConservative on July 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Me too. Way better.

SparkPlug on July 11, 2012 at 11:57 PM

After the election I suppose we’ll have to endure the left calling the electorate “uneducated” and “a lot of racists” like they do every time they lose. And they’re vicious about it. Not just the politicians, either. The opinion columnists, as well. Many of the “news” reporters. The “activists”. And union leaders.

Like clockwork every time a Republican wins.

Ever hear them call the electorate a lot of uneducated, parasitic racists when a democratic wins?

jaime on July 11, 2012 at 11:57 PM

TXUS- yep, evil. I know it in my heart that he is. Zero doubt.

wolly4321 on July 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM

It would be better for the environment if the NYT stopped using so much paper to say to little.

Plus the gasoline to deliver that rubbish to news stands. Shameful.

SparkPlug on July 12, 2012 at 12:02 AM

The only thing better than barky losing, would be barky losing after he spends himself in to the red so badly it destroys him financially for eternity.

wolly4321 on July 12, 2012 at 12:05 AM

The GOP will betray you!..:)

The GOPe will betray you!..For the “true cons”..:)

Dire Straits on July 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM

For the second day in a row Romney has mentioned Obama’s lack of transparency about Fast and Furious.

Tuesday: Daily Caller

Wednesday: On Neil Cavuto at 3:58 mark

Flora Duh on July 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Are they required by law to disclose cash on hand?

JPeterman on July 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

I’ve been looking for that on and off for a couple days, what’s required in the monthly reporting. They’re required to report contributions and expenditures, which, logically, would leave you with cash on hand at the end of the month.

It’s been very tricky to get Obama expenditure numbers because the media insists on reporting only May, when Obama was still ahead financially. For example, I had to go to several different news sources to learn that Obama spent around $149 million in April AND May, and then other news sources to learn that he spent 3 times as much in May as in April. (May/June were the big swing state ad blitz months, when Obama hoped to “define” Romney for the rest of the campaign and, essentially, take him out early. As we know from the polls, Obama failed and they’re at statistical parity.) Anyway, that’s how I guesstimate that Obama spent about $112 million in May, and likely more in June.

Which would mean he blew through his end of May cash on hand (which is all the media will report) and probably some of the $71 million he raised in June. Which could very well leave him even with or less than Romney. NOT what the media wanted to be reporting mid-summer, that, financially, the Obama campaign is tanking already.

I’m assuming the Obama will have to release the figures eventually.

de rigueur on July 12, 2012 at 12:08 AM

It would be better for the environment if the NYT stopped using so much paper to say to little.

Plus the gasoline to deliver that rubbish to news stands. Shameful.

SparkPlug on July 12, 2012 at 12:02 AM

I agree with that!..:)

PS..Most newspapers around the country are “bleeding red ink by the barrel” and have become a shell of themselves!..:)

Dire Straits on July 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM

minnesoter

What did he say?
KoolAid2 that is….

Electrongod on July 11, 2012 at 11:51 PM

…fart!

KOOLAID2 on July 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM

For the second day in a row Romney has mentioned Obama’s lack of transparency about Fast and Furious.

Tuesday: Daily Caller

Wednesday: On Neil Cavuto at 3:58 mark

Flora Duh on July 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Does anyone know if any of the men indicted in Agent Terry’s murder have also turned out to be an FBI informant, as as been suspected?

de rigueur on July 12, 2012 at 12:11 AM

…fart!

KOOLAID2 on July 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM

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…and the part of the cranky old man will be played tonight by KOOLAID2! Let’s hear it for KOOLAID2! ;)

cynccook on July 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM

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