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Seriously, What The Hell???

I’m sure I’m not the only one who pictured Bill Clinton enclosed in a big glass box with a sign reading “EMERGENCY PRESIDENT: In Case Of Messaging Crisis, Break Glass”, right?

December 11th, 2010 at 03:33pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Clinton,Obama,Politics

How’s That Working Out For Ya?

So it’s pretty clear that Obama’s political strategy is to antagonize the Democratic base in order to appeal to the independents (who, I must point out, would never be as motivated to turn out as diehard Democrats would).  Looks like it’s about half-successful:

The poll was taken from Dec. 2 through Wednesday, as the president proposed a two-year freeze on federal civilian workers’ pay and cut a deal with congressional Republicans to extend expiring tax cuts — even those for the wealthy, which he’d opposed.

Overall, just 42 percent of registered voters approve of how he’s doing his job, while 50 percent disapprove.

Obama’s standing among Democrats dropped from a month ago, with his approval rating falling to 74 percent from 83 percent, and his disapproval rating almost doubling, from 11 percent to 21 percent.

Among liberals, his approval rating dropped from 78 percent to 69 percent and his disapproval rating jumped from 14 percent to 22 percent.

His position among independents remained virtually the same, with 39 percent approving and 52 percent disapproving. A month ago, it was 38-54.

The president’s continued failure to rally independents could ruin his bid for re-election. A hypothetical 2012 matchup showed him getting the support of 44 percent of registered voters and Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, getting 46 percent.

Epic. Political. Fail.  Obama has sacrificed guaranteed votes (and contributions, and boots on the ground) in exchange for absolutely nothing.  Even if protecting corporations and wealth was really his goal all along, I would still expect him to at least try to get re-elected.

December 11th, 2010 at 02:24pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Obama,Politics,Polls,Taxes,Wankers

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