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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:15 AM

Americans aren't buying what GOP is selling

A new Bloomberg National Poll shows President Obama's approval rating reaching a three-year high and public approval of Republicans reaching a three-year low. The same poll found that a plurality of Americans blame the congressional GOP, not Democrats, for "what's wrong in Washington."

And an interesting twist, the Bloomberg poll results aren't the worst polling results for Republicans this morning. That prize goes to a new USA Today/Pew Research Center Poll, which suggests Americans just aren't buying what Republicans are selling.



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http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/21/17042895-americans-arent-buying-what-gop-is-selling

@stevebenen tweeted: "Before GOP continues on current path, it *really* ought to look at the latest nat'l polls"

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ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 OP
treestar Feb 2013 #1
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #2
CRK7376 Feb 2013 #13
DallasNE Feb 2013 #16
AlinPA Feb 2013 #19
Nanjing to Seoul Feb 2013 #25
djean111 Feb 2013 #3
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #4
whathehell Feb 2013 #7
SkyDaddy7 Feb 2013 #12
maddiemom Feb 2013 #14
Myrina Feb 2013 #20
KharmaTrain Feb 2013 #5
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #6
KharmaTrain Feb 2013 #8
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #9
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #18
samplegirl Feb 2013 #10
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #11
NBachers Feb 2013 #15
Orsino Feb 2013 #17
kimbutgar Feb 2013 #21
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #22
Initech Feb 2013 #23
Coyotl Feb 2013 #24
demwing Feb 2013 #26
Yavapai Feb 2013 #27

Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:16 AM

1. If only that were true at state level

Where R statehouses get elected and propose ridiculous right wing laws, redistricting, and attempts at voter suppression or changing the electoral college to favor the Rs in the next Presidential election.

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Response to treestar (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:18 AM

2. Agreed. The Teabilly GOP is busily trashing NC at the moment

Believe me I know.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:36 AM

13. My state has

lost its freaking mind. We are overcome with idiots who want to destroy a great state. Destroy our fantastic higher education system, not to mention the local level schools, destroy the safety net for the unemployed and destitute. Next on the block will be reproductive rights I suspect. Right wing advocates will not rest or be happy until the entire state is Raging Red. I hate what my state has become. I am surrounded by idiots in my rural part of NC....

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Response to treestar (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:18 AM

16. Take A Look At Wisconsin

In Wisconsin the Republicans controlled the legislature following the 2010 election. One of the first acts was to gerrymander the legislative districts. Then, after a number of recall elections the Democrats gained control of the Wisconsin Senate but the damage was already done. While Obama won the State by 8 points the Republicans were able to regain control of the Wisconsin Senate thanks to these gerrymandered districts. And this happened in all kinds of States which means that we have to live with this for 10 years. And this is what makes the 2010 election such a disaster -- it has 10 years of consequences.

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Response to treestar (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:35 AM

19. Yes, the GOP controls PA.

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Response to treestar (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:20 AM

25. That's because these Teabag assholes know they are one term shitstains and are trying

 

to gut everything for the GOP before they are voted out of office. Unfortunately, they adopted Dean's 50 state strategy and have doubled down on the states they own. WI, MI, OH, PA they do not own.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:28 AM

3. What Americans want seems completely detached from what actually happens nowadays.

I don't think the GOP cares about the polls, really. They have their orders.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:29 AM

4. It is...therein lies the problem. We the People are no longer represented. n/t

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Response to djean111 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:48 AM

7. Not everywhere in America, it seems.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:34 AM

12. I live in the South...

And I know there are other Red States but it is then mentality of most Southerners that is shared by other Red States that has caused the USA problems from almost day one...It has always surrounded race & in the last few decades religion...These people impede progress on almost all the major issues.

We are being held hostage by Rural America!! It really sucks!!

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:26 AM

14. And exactly why critical thinking has become reviled. The other major nations

progress; the US falls back due to the fears of those who want to cling to an ancient biblical philosophy and the politicians who cater to them. Although an Agnostic, I often wonder why it never occurs to the religious right that "God's mysterious ways" might be working to allow mankind to progress into the modern world?

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Response to djean111 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:20 PM

20. I don't think it's just the GOP that's "got their orders" ....

... POTUS and the Dems have bully pulplit and still keep half-steppin' away from what the people are saying plain as day that they want.

99% of DC is self-promoting thieves.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:34 AM

5. There Are Polls and There Are Polls...

...for the rushpublicans public opinion means jack shit. They're owned and controlled by their big money backers...and that's whose voices matter. Also many of the teabaggers are from crimson red areas where you can turn that poll upside down and it'd be an accurate read from the gerrymandered districts they represent.

Americans haven't been buying rushpublican bullshit for a long time...but there's enough concentrations that have put them in power in state governments that enabled the gerrymandering and encourages the gridlock. Rushpublicans want to destroy the federal government. Their games won't change until they start losing on the state level...a big, big goal for the Democrats in 2014...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:42 AM

6. "Their games won't change until they start losing on the state level"

I agree. This has got to be THE biggest push in 2014 - get the red out.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:49 AM

8. I Like That Theme...

"Get The Red Out"...fits nicely on bumper stickers!

Cheers...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:05 AM

9. Yea!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:31 AM

18. Colorado State level: Mission accomplished

 

Majority of the State Senate and House are Democrats.

We expect to keep it through 2022 and beyond.

The next step is the federal level of morons . That means Cory Gardner, Mike Coffmann, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn.

Lamborn can stink in El Paso Fundyland for all I care. But for the betterment of the district represented, I would recommend a Democrat.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:14 AM

10. If not for the Republicans obstruction

this country would of been on the mend by now. If only Obama had the means of fixing things as quickly as GWB destroyed them.

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:29 AM

11. "If only Obama had the means of fixing things as quickly as GWB destroyed them"

Indeed.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:53 AM

15. Shit your brains out your ass on your tailspin to hell, you ignorant repuke shits

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:24 AM

17. Today's GOP no longer needs Americans to buy it.

They only need to intimidate enough of us into silence, and exhaust the rest of us. Their Supreme Court will soon be able to prevent any legal challenges to their rule, too.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:16 PM

21. What's sad is these republican governors who won in 2010 will win again in 2014

because of voter suppression and ID laws. The people will become even more screwed. And North Carolina was such a forward state now it is going back to republican swampland and ignorance.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:30 PM

22. Don't forget the damn gerrymandering and Citizens United too.

All of it has served to give fuel to the Republican War In The States (which is primarily where they've decided to wage the bulk of their RWNJ Teabilly war it seems).

It is IMPERATIVE that Democrats fight tooth and nail to regain blue control of the states from the Grand Old Psychopath party in 2014.

GET. THE. RED. OUT.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:16 PM

23. Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, Beck, and Coulter are selling snake oil at this point.

After losing two elections in a row they're irrelevant and they know it.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:16 AM

24. Who cares who's to blame? Who wins and who losses?

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:59 AM

26. Do you NOT care?

did I completely misunderstand your post?

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:05 PM

27. Wait until 2014 to see how well the Democrats sell of the gun grab goes over.

 

I think we will need scuba gear to survive the coming shitstorm. I hear many Democrats who don't post here or anywhere else talking about jumping ship to the republican party next time.

When will the DNC ever learn???

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