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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-15-10 11:59 AM
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36. Because the people voted for "change" and got politics-as-usual.
The new boss has met the real bosses and decided to go along with them.
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  -Why are Obama's approval ratings so lousy? quinnox  Mar-15-10 11:29 AM   #0 
  - Nice.  leeroysphitz   Mar-15-10 11:30 AM   #1 
  - hahahaha.  Mari333   Mar-15-10 11:41 AM   #13 
  - Not nice, it's called wimping out!  pocoloco   Mar-15-10 11:54 AM   #31 
  - Because terrorists haven't flown planes into 3 landmark buildings?  LynneSin   Mar-15-10 11:30 AM   #2 
  - Oh Noes! DOOM GLOOM BOOM. Actually, he's on the rise while Congress if falling.  berni_mccoy   Mar-15-10 11:32 AM   #3 
  - Nope, he's not a drag.  jaxx   Mar-15-10 11:32 AM   #4 
  - I just hope he doesnt bother looking at his approval ratings  niceypoo   Mar-15-10 11:32 AM   #5 
  - When he sinks to  ProSense   Mar-15-10 11:32 AM   #6 
  - because he has ignored those who supported him?  RainDog   Mar-15-10 11:34 AM   #7 
  - +1  QC   Mar-15-10 11:47 AM   #22 
  - ... because he's continuing Bush's attack on public education  Catshrink   Mar-15-10 11:55 AM   #34 
  - He's actually out-Bushing Bush in education policy.  lutefisk   Mar-15-10 04:34 PM   #93 
  - +1  readmoreoften   Mar-15-10 11:59 AM   #37 
  - Liberal Dem support for Obama is still up in the 80% range.  Kaleva   Mar-15-10 12:07 PM   #41 
  - This.  Starry Messenger   Mar-15-10 12:43 PM   #68 
  - Arne Duncan doesn't help  lolly   Mar-15-10 04:03 PM   #83 
     - I certainly never heard that speech if that was in his plans.  Starry Messenger   Mar-15-10 05:29 PM   #95 
  - +2  DiverDave   Mar-15-10 12:44 PM   #69 
  - Inner circle made up of Clintonites, Chicago Boys, and Goldman Sachs rejects... nt  Romulox   Mar-15-10 04:31 PM   #91 
  - Yep. You nailed it.  Luciferous   Mar-15-10 04:32 PM   #92 
  - It's not a popularity contest. At least when he's under 50%. Otherwise it is.  timeforpeace   Mar-15-10 11:34 AM   #8 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-15-10 11:36 AM   #9 
  - Why the low numbers????  3324SS   Mar-15-10 11:37 AM   #10 
  - Maybe because of unequal samples and media misinformation campaign  MarjorieG   Mar-15-10 11:39 AM   #11 
  - Maybe because it's a pattern common with most presidents. RR, Clinton, etc. nt  Captain Hilts   Mar-15-10 11:52 AM   #30 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-15-10 11:40 AM   #12 
  - right, sorry the numbers are real  quinnox   Mar-15-10 11:42 AM   #15 
     - Interpretation is spin.  Bobbie Jo   Mar-15-10 11:45 AM   #17 
  - People don't see change happening and they're losing hope  Warpy   Mar-15-10 11:42 AM   #14 
  - I'll worry about his ratings when he is up for reelection again  O is 44   Mar-15-10 11:44 AM   #16 
  - but if he goes lower it will hurt the Democratic party in the  quinnox   Mar-15-10 11:45 AM   #18 
  - The pathetic congress hurts their own ratings  O is 44   Mar-15-10 11:54 AM   #33 
     - Maybe because he opposed it?  lolly   Mar-15-10 12:51 PM   #72 
     - He has never opposed it,  O is 44   Mar-15-10 12:57 PM   #75 
     - Maybe because they knew, as we did because he said so,  sabrina 1   Mar-15-10 04:13 PM   #87 
  - Maybe we should worry about his ratings during the midterms coming up this year.  Lasher   Mar-15-10 11:48 AM   #23 
  - Thanks for your concern.  azmouse   Mar-15-10 11:46 AM   #19 
  - Because the economy is still dragging  kctim   Mar-15-10 11:47 AM   #20 
  - What a load of crap. When Reagan had bad unemployment he was down to 35%. It is surprising  Pirate Smile   Mar-15-10 11:47 AM   #21 
  - ok, so going from close to 70% down to 50% is a great thing...  quinnox   Mar-15-10 11:49 AM   #25 
  - It is the economy, pretty much. Reagan had it bad at this stage with the economy and Clinton was  Jennicut   Mar-15-10 11:58 AM   #35 
  - Yep, Saint Ronnie was in the mid-40s at this point.  Lasher   Mar-15-10 11:52 AM   #29 
  - Maybe because he turned out to be a Trojan Horse for Wall Street and insurance cartels?  salguine   Mar-15-10 11:48 AM   #24 
  - If you listen to cable news, he's in the toilet. But in reality he's doing just fine.  Greybnk48   Mar-15-10 11:50 AM   #26 
  - That's normal. Not to worry. nt  Captain Hilts   Mar-15-10 11:52 AM   #27 
  - You think the representatives in the house and senate are not at lower levels?  stray cat   Mar-15-10 11:52 AM   #28 
  - Yea, and this is bad too for Democrats  quinnox   Mar-15-10 11:54 AM   #32 
  - Because the people voted for "change" and got politics-as-usual.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-15-10 11:59 AM   #36 
  - Republican support for Obama is almost down to single digits.  Kaleva   Mar-15-10 12:02 PM   #38 
  - but,but he is not liberal enough n/t  O is 44   Mar-15-10 12:03 PM   #39 
  - He isn't  lolly   Mar-15-10 04:05 PM   #84 
  - which makes it ironic  quinnox   Mar-15-10 12:05 PM   #40 
     - Bipartisanship isnt aimed at Reaching most Republicans  MadBadger   Mar-15-10 12:12 PM   #43 
        - and he has been losing independents too  quinnox   Mar-15-10 12:19 PM   #48 
           - Total failure Obama is not. n/t  O is 44   Mar-15-10 12:33 PM   #58 
           - and I didn't say that  quinnox   Mar-15-10 12:35 PM   #62 
           - Did you expect his numbers to remain sky high?  MadBadger   Mar-15-10 12:38 PM   #64 
              - No  quinnox   Mar-15-10 12:42 PM   #67 
                 - Obviously people have informed you of Past Presdient's approval numbers  MadBadger   Mar-15-10 12:47 PM   #70 
                 - If you care about low approval numbers your worry should  O is 44   Mar-15-10 12:48 PM   #71 
  - Corporate News Media basically  moobu2   Mar-15-10 12:12 PM   #42 
  - Progressives are falling away. Teachers are falling away.  muffin1   Mar-15-10 12:14 PM   #44 
  - I can't argue with that  quinnox   Mar-15-10 12:16 PM   #45 
  - Right?  muffin1   Mar-15-10 12:26 PM   #53 
     - agreed  quinnox   Mar-15-10 12:28 PM   #54 
  - Unemployment has to be a factor, too.  EFerrari   Mar-15-10 12:21 PM   #49 
  - Oh, without a doubt.  muffin1   Mar-15-10 12:33 PM   #57 
     - I was just watching "Before Stonewall" and there was a segment  EFerrari   Mar-15-10 12:40 PM   #66 
  - He lost a lot of GLBTers at the inauguation  lolly   Mar-15-10 04:00 PM   #82 
  - Could it be because he has impeded any investigation into the illegal regime that preceded him? Or  Vincardog   Mar-15-10 12:17 PM   #46 
  - nah, couldn't be  quinnox   Mar-15-10 12:22 PM   #50 
  - Clintonesque Triangulation  ixion   Mar-15-10 12:18 PM   #47 
  - It's the economy stupid!  Upton   Mar-15-10 12:23 PM   #51 
  - Compare to Reagan's 38% approval in at this point in 1982  SteveG   Mar-15-10 12:24 PM   #52 
  - festival de flamme  marmar   Mar-15-10 12:32 PM   #55 
  - not at all, this thread has been rather civil  quinnox   Mar-15-10 12:33 PM   #59 
     - you outed yourself the other day.  KittyWampus   Mar-15-10 04:39 PM   #94 
  - Because he misled his base into thinking that he was actually a populist progressive. n/t  NoodleyAppendage   Mar-15-10 12:32 PM   #56 
  - The why does his support from liberal Dems remain so high?  Kaleva   Mar-15-10 12:34 PM   #60 
  - That's all he has and I can tell you from experience, they are flagging in their support.  NoodleyAppendage   Mar-15-10 12:53 PM   #73 
  - That's all he has and I can tell you from experience, they are flagging in their support.  NoodleyAppendage   Mar-15-10 12:53 PM   #74 
  - If I were polled, I would claim to support Obama too  RainDog   Mar-15-10 04:16 PM   #89 
  - Simple, obvious conclusion that the brainwashed & agenda-bound of course disavow  Echo In Light   Mar-15-10 12:34 PM   #61 
  - public option, end gitmo, gay rights...  Mari333   Mar-15-10 12:36 PM   #63 
  - Liberal Democrats overwhelmingly support Obama n/t.  MadBadger   Mar-15-10 12:39 PM   #65 
  - They all do there is a honeymoon of course  treestar   Mar-15-10 02:17 PM   #76 
  - That's what happens when you jettison popular plans (like a public option) for unpopular ones (like  w4rma   Mar-15-10 02:19 PM   #77 
  - Its the economy.  aikoaiko   Mar-15-10 02:21 PM   #78 
  - yep, He'll bounce back  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-15-10 02:24 PM   #79 
  - W was as at 80%, at one time.  warm regards   Mar-15-10 02:25 PM   #80 
  - you are amusingly transparent- just like a 4 year old.  cali   Mar-15-10 02:30 PM   #81 
  - Bush approval rating was 17% his last year. Obama needs to stop  B Calm   Mar-15-10 04:12 PM   #85 
  - Maybe he is too obsessed with bipartisanship. It takes two  Cal33   Mar-15-10 04:12 PM   #86 
  - 1) Bankster Bailouts; 2) blank check for war; 3) mandatory corporate insurance. nt  Romulox   Mar-15-10 04:14 PM   #88 
  - Betrayed his base, all Republicans will hate him no matter what  upi402   Mar-15-10 04:26 PM   #90 
  - Not really, no.  Arkana   Mar-15-10 05:32 PM   #96 
  - The economy is in the toilet and his policies kind of suck  Geek_Girl   Mar-15-10 05:53 PM   #97 
 

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