Man with 42% approval rating: This midterm election is all about my policies

posted at 7:21 pm on October 2, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via the Standard, my mental image of Democratic incumbents and their strategists reacting to this clip is of Toht’s face melting off after the Ark is opened in “Raiders.”

He’s saying this, mind you, on a day when Mitch McConnell’s Democratic opponent in Kentucky refused to answer a question about whether she voted for him in 2012. A study released a few days ago found that barely more than a third of the Democrats running for Congress this year have expressed support for ObamaCare. The GOP made more noise yesterday about the one-year anniversary of the federal O-Care exchange opening for business than the White House did. Meanwhile, on foreign policy, his job approval is a dumpster fire at 37 percent, with multiple polls last month placing him south of 35. So why would he say this? Why invite voters, who are unhappy with him, to make the midterms a referendum on his policies? All I can think is that he figures most voters are going to do that anyway, so he might as well encourage discouraged Democrats to do it too. If you’re excited about the economy and ObamaCare and a minimum wage hike and a jumbo-sized executive order on amnesty sometime later this year, head on out there and show it. Of course, Senate Democrats could make this same argument; instead, they’re giving him the “Barack who?” treatment. Any theories why?

He took a shot at Fox News today too because huffing about liberal hobbyhorses might be another way to evoke some dumb Pavlovian turnout response in lefties. Expect him to start mentioning the Koch brothers more often over the next month.



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307wolverine on October 2, 2014 at 7:24 PM

“These policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.”

Lolz!

Bmore on October 2, 2014 at 7:24 PM

How is it possible that he has a 42% approval????

Mimzey on October 2, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Like pelosi, obama is bat sh*t crazy. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

Ta111 on October 2, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Obama’s policies suck…

oscarwilde on October 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Does Tlaloc write his speeches?

itsspideyman on October 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I pray he is correct.

trs on October 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM

If you’re excited about the economy and ObamaCare and a minimum wage hike and a jumbo-sized executive order on amnesty sometime later this year, head on out there and show it.

People are STUPID. The exit question is “Are they really THAT STUPID?”

GarandFan on October 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM

It’s okay there are plenty of people who believe his crap.

Cindy Munford on October 2, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Narcissists are gonna be narcissists.

Bitter Clinger on October 2, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Geez AP. You forgot “semi-retired President”!

22044 on October 2, 2014 at 7:33 PM

All that matters is the presidency and 2016. Democrats losing the mid-terms will make it easier to demagogue Republicans over the next 2 years and make it easier for Obama to make excuses for his own failures.

forest on October 2, 2014 at 7:37 PM

This is only so the MSM can say now that he is taking responsibility and acting maturely…when/if his party loses big, this will be conveniently brushed under the table…

Entrephil on October 2, 2014 at 7:37 PM

If that’s the case – You’re Toast, Dude!

Another Drew on October 2, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Why is Obama approval rating so high? I really don’t get it.

petunia on October 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Maybe the RNC can make a commercial about this. Nationalize the election, just like he wants.

esr1951 on October 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

How is it possible that he has a 42% approval????

Mimzey on October 2, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Every point below 47% cuts into his core leech constituency.

cozmo on October 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Did you notice the lack of applause when he said every one of his policies is on the ballot? No support for his policies from his audience? At all?

keioki on October 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM

If every one of his policies are on the ballot and we soundly reject them, will the scumbag finally go away?

I can wish can’t I?

Diluculo on October 2, 2014 at 7:41 PM

I think it’s a big middle finger to all the dems that are distancing themselves from him. Wouldn’t put it past this petulant, passive aggresive, narricistic man child.

2lbsTest on October 2, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Why is Obama approval rating so high? I really don’t get it.

petunia on October 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Lies? Yes that’s it, Lies.

Bakokitty on October 2, 2014 at 7:43 PM

How is it possible that he has a 42% approval????
Mimzey on October 2, 2014 at 7:25 PM
Every point below 47% cuts into his core leech constituency.
cozmo on October 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM
Progress is progress let’s get to 32% sky’s the limit actually let’s have him exit for 25%

sorrowen on October 2, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Any theories why?

Is there anything that isn’t about him?

this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal

trubble on October 2, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Imagine if a mullah got up in front of whatever country he’s in and stated that every one of his anti freedom, slave making, murdering, raping policies were on a ballot, and if you voted against them you’d be tortured and beheaded.

That’s what obamacommiefascistislamicpig wished he was while standing there orally masturbating.

Diluculo on October 2, 2014 at 7:46 PM

1%rs are way richer under obama.

This is his biggest domestic achievement.

Foreign policy success for obama – ISIS

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2014 at 7:48 PM

A study released a few days ago found that barely more than a third of the Democrats running for Congress this year have expressed support for ObamaCare.

Wasserman Schultz: Democrats Will Win in 2014 Running on Obamacare

The Notorious G.O.P on October 2, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Blacks, he snookered you royally.

Vote against your modern day political masters. They love the illegal immigrants and you are yesterday’s forgotten love.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Idiots. Utter and complete idiots. We deserve what we get.

libfreeordie on October 2, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2014 at 7:50 PM

They love the illegal immigrants aliens and you are yesterday’s forgotten love.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2014 at 7:51 PM

This is the most perfect depiction of obama.

All should print this out and mock him, with friends, family, neighbors.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I don’t know this kind of makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. He has to know that he is underwater on every issue far worse than his composite. I do not underestimate these people. The damage caused already is unprecedented. Looks to me this from the heart and he will “pen and phone” in what he wants. The republicans, even with the full congress will do nothing. Turns out 2012 was the Waterloo.

jukin3 on October 2, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I was a young teen when I first saw RotLA. That scene gave me nightmares for months.

RavingLunatic on October 2, 2014 at 7:55 PM

One thing you can say about King Barack the Magnificent. His HINDSIGHT has always been 20/20.

It just his foresight THAT SUCKS.

GarandFan on October 2, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2014 at 7:55 PM

People are stupid…yeah, and obaka knows it…

ladyingray on October 2, 2014 at 7:56 PM

This is the most perfect depiction of obama.

All should print this out and mock him, with friends, family, neighbors.

Almost He should not be depicted with the Stars and Stripes, but the Red Crescent instead…more accurate.

RavingLunatic on October 2, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Can’t believe he has time to whine about Fox when he’s undoubtedly swamped with campaign requests from all the other hand wringers about to lose their jobs…

Hmmmm…???

BigWyo on October 2, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I also love that although I usually don’t take note of the HA’er that posts a thread, as soon as I scroll down and read/see a bit of it..I can pick out an Allah post 99% of the time…

I saw that ROLA video and went “Allah Post”

HEH!!!

BigWyo on October 2, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Obama hates whites
Obama hates blacks
Lantinos are today’s toilet paper of choice for obama (use, flush, you get it)
Middle easterners, you’re going to be glowing soon thanks to obama
Asians, you’re next.

Americans, obama wants to take your country from you, trash it, and sell it to the highest bidder.

All of it.

Then kill you as if YOU were the enemy of America.

When the fckuck are you going to wake up? This man is being driven by a persian demon, willingly. He is going to HELL. Do you really want to join him? Vote democrat and your seat on the train to hell is assured for when you die. Don’t believe it? You really want to risk it? Nobody says you need to rush to church, but delivering yourself TO evil by voting democrat will suffice in reserving your seat on that hell train, whether you believe it or not.

Remember to bring your marshmallows, it’s gonna be a looooong eternity.

Diluculo on October 2, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Your toned armed big thighed wife won’t even go out and campaign for your Dems…oh sure…she says it cause she’s miffed..but we know better, LOSER. She’s not letting herself get dragged all the way down with your dumbazz.

msupertas on October 2, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Let’s make this a referendum on who’s saved $2500 per year on their health insurance, that might work. It’s apparent he’s forgotten all those promises he made, oh so many months ago, on his health care plan. Does he really believe what he says? Apparently.

bflat879 on October 2, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Why is Obama approval rating so high? I really don’t get it.
 
petunia on October 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

 
12% of our population is black.

17%+ is Hispanic.

That’s 29% without even having to try.

Add in true believer leftists which are easily 10% of the population, plus The Gays and The 99%ers and The Greens and the morons who don’t know who the vice president is (40% of the population, btw. Let that sink in for a bit)
 
http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2010/09/28/5195196-just-six-in-10-know-biden-is-vice-president
 
to make up any minority slack, and 40% is probably a fair guess at his baseline.
 
I’d imagine 37% is the absolute lowest we could ever possibly see him get, period. Killing and eating puppies on TV period.

rogerb on October 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Your toned armed big thighed wife won’t even go out and campaign for your Dems…oh sure…she says it cause she’s miffed..but we know better, LOSER. She’s not letting herself get dragged all the way down with your dumbazz.

msupertas on October 2, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Not true..Thhheee was in Wiscontthhhin last week

…and I think his poll numbers went up as a result.

BigWyo on October 2, 2014 at 8:15 PM

I sometimes think that he wants to be made an underdog again because those were his best times.

usernamed on October 2, 2014 at 8:16 PM

I’d imagine 37% is the absolute lowest we could ever possibly see him get, period. Killing and eating puppies on TV period.

rogerb on October 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM

…racist!!

BigWyo on October 2, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Why is Obama approval rating so high? I really don’t get it.

petunia on October 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Petunia, I work in an engineering firm with many dozens of competent engineers (the poor economy over the past 8 years weeded out the rest). I am constantly astonished at the sloppy & frankly lazy intellectual attitude towards analysis of Obama displayed by a frightful number of my colleagues….many of whom I hold in high regard on a professional level. Yet, no amount of videos showing Dog-Eaters conflicting statements, outright lies, etc. have any effect on their though processes whatsoever. Many a psychologist could make a carrier out of studying the Obama-Zombie Syndrome.

RavingLunatic on October 2, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Why invite voters, who are unhappy with him, to make the midterms a referendum on his policies?

This universally held theory that Obama is a masterful political strategist is just one more illusion that has been created by his handlers and the compliant press. He is a handsome, suave African American who was recognized as a hot piece of property by the REAL politicians and fast-tracked into the White House. That is the entire story of his life: the Indigo Child of affirmative action and guilt relief, he has been pushed to the front of the line again and again. AND HE DOES NOT HAVE THE SLIGHTEST INKLING THAT IT IS SO.
He is oblivious to reality; he is and will always be convinced that he has the Midas touch, that he can do no wrong, that his every action produces miracles. Look at his history since 2009: he never learns from failure because he does not see any failures. He is insane.

jbspry on October 2, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Does Tlaloc write his speeches?

itsspideyman on October 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM

verbaluce more likely. Because O also thinks he’s funny and clever.

de rigueur on October 2, 2014 at 8:20 PM

I think it’s a big middle finger to all the dems that are distancing themselves from him. Wouldn’t put it past this petulant, passive aggresive, narricistic man child.

“So there. If I can’t have my way, then NObody can.”

If only the preening little sissy would take his club and ball and go home, the rest of us with actual responsibilities and actual jobs could start reassembling this shattered economy, without his meddling and rudderless tomfoolery.

orangemtl on October 2, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Expect him to start mentioning the Koch brothers more often over the next month.

Yeah, I wonder where Reid has been hiding?

cat_owner on October 2, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Matthew
@Matthops82

“Are you more likely to be infected or beheaded than you were six years ago?”

Green eyed Lady on October 2, 2014 at 8:25 PM

rogerb on October 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I agree. There are a lot of leftists in the country, and people who don’t really have a clue what is going on.

cat_owner on October 2, 2014 at 8:27 PM

I would say it is a lot more than your policies, although the next POTUS should strike down every EO you did with a Pen and a Phone in one sweep.

I would include your arrogant personality as another thing that is on the ballot this time. Too bad you are not leaving this time.

Nat George on October 2, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Yet all dims like Udall can run on are abortion and contraception.

cat_owner on October 2, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Also, much like his first debate with Romney [before pride and Candy stepped in to give him a boost], he seems genuinely exhausted with the office, more so than any other president in my lifetime. I think he thought leader of the free world would be a cruise, where he could sit back and just coast, letting his cabinet do the “work.” I think there is a part of him that hopes republicans in the legislature will unburden him of some leadership responsibilities while making for an easy scapegoat for any future turmoil.

usernamed on October 2, 2014 at 8:28 PM

So, if the GOP wins the Senate and retains the House, does that mean Obama will work to repeal all his policies?

Yeah, I didn’t think so either….

ProfShadow on October 2, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Well,I just found out I can post again…had e-mail change at work and now have at home. Last time I posted when I submitted my computer crashed…it was a mesds. I was worried about that and didn’t try.

NJ Red on October 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Obama is a net positive in that he has fundraised like a madman, and it’s helped Dems like Peters in MI and Hagan in NC pretty easily win when they should have been in big trouble.

I would guess that the Dems huge cash advantage will save CO, as well.

The money advantage is also what’s helped keep GA much closer than it should be.

warriorgreg on October 2, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Boy, he looks in the mirror and drools, doesn’t he?

NJ Red on October 2, 2014 at 9:30 PM

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warriorgreg on October 2, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Man with 42% approval rating: This midterm election is all about my policies

Are you listening out there in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, and New Hampshire? This election is all about Obama’s policies, so if you don’t like them, vote Republican!!!

Thanks for those Senate seats, Mr. President!

Steve Z on October 2, 2014 at 10:06 PM

He did get re-elected by the ignorant masses. Why wouldn’t this strategy work?

Valiant on October 2, 2014 at 10:14 PM

So why would he say this? Why invite voters, who are unhappy with him, to make the midterms a referendum on his policies?

’cause he’s a dick!

Vince on October 3, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tom Clancy once wrote in his early books “40% are with you, and 40% are against you. 20% you can sway. These are the people you need to talk to.”

I’ve never forgotten that, since I continue to see this play out in the modern political era. As we continue to polarize this will be more and more consistent and obvious. And the polarization will continue until there is a concern large enough to (temporarily) unite us. Hand in there. It’s all part of a normal pattern.

Bigurn on October 3, 2014 at 4:09 AM