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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 09:50 PM
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Confidence in Obama slips more, poll shows
Edited on Tue Nov-10-09 09:52 PM by brentspeak
He should have pushed for what the public wanted: single-payer and for us to get the hell out of both Iraq and Afghanistan, among other things. But no...
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Wave of optimism that swept president into office turns more pessimistic

By LIZ SIDOTI
AP National Political Writer
updated 6:29 p.m. ET, Tues., Nov . 10, 2009

WASHINGTON - The euphoria of 2008 is over: America is in a funk.

Elected last November on a wave of optimism, President Barack Obama now finds himself governing an increasingly pessimistic country in recession while muscling through Congress a health care reform overhaul and weighing whether to commit more troops to the 8-year-old Afghanistan war.

The latest Associated Press-GfK poll shows that Americans grew slightly more dispirited on a range of matters over the past month, continuing slippage that has occurred since Obama took office as the year began.
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They were more pessimistic about the direction of the country. They disapproved of Obama's handling of the economy a bit more than before. And, perhaps most striking for this novice commander in chief, more people have lost confidence in Obama on Iraq and Afghanistan over the last month.

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"Hope" and "change" were en vogue back then. But "change" didn't happen overnight, as the rhetoric of campaigning crashed headlong into the realities of governing. And "hope" slipped in a country that always has clung to it.

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"en vogue" should be replaced with "en vague"


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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 09:52 PM
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1. Why am I not surprised you posted this?
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 09:54 PM
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2. k/r
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 09:58 PM
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3. What is this even from?
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:00 PM
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4. doesn't the AP do abou a dozen hit jobs on Obama a day.
I know if see a paper with an anti-Obama headline I can almost bet that it is an AP story.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:01 PM
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6. and posted here by this jamoke with the OP
Edited on Tue Nov-10-09 10:02 PM by dionysus
n/t
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:01 PM
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5. wow brent. you really demoralized me.
:rofl:

try harder man.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:04 PM
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7. And you should be replaced with a Democrat. n/t
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:05 PM
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9. are you trying to insinuate his obvious propaganda efforts haven't persuaded you?
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:11 PM
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11. Of course not.
I mean, YES.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:04 PM
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8. Brent, do mark this post. When Barack Obama is re-elected, it will
be spiritually sound for you to re-visit it.

How eager you are to post this.

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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:17 PM
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12. I believe Obama will be re-elected, and we will also win in 2010, but it
might not be because people are so enamoured with his policies. We will know about that in the upcoming months.

The reason I believe Obama and the Democrats most likely will win is because compared to the extreme positions the republicans have moved, the country won't go that way.

That doesn't mean that they necessarily approve of what he is doing, that hasn't been written yet

That is another reason why poll numbers are not necessarily a reflection of what the election outcome will be

The fact is, it will be the moderates and independents that determine elections

Right now poll numbers say that a majority want healthcare reform, a public option, and not more troops in Afghanistan.

The Democrats, for better or worse, are far closer to those goals than the republicans would ever be.

It would be nice though if more Democrats in Congress were closer to those goals than some are


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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:21 PM
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14. More than one scenario can develop, and I acknowledge that in
one are the seeds of its own opposite.

My response concerns the zeal with which this particular OP posts anti-Obama threads on this site.

And I don't believe I'm the only one to have noticed it.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:06 PM
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10. How are you still here?
n/t
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:19 PM
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13. Good Question! +1 n/t
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Aramchek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:21 PM
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15. Brentspite strikes again!
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:24 PM
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16. Wow, people blame the OP for an article...
...from MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33839733/ns/politics-white_... /

How ironic is that? I guess not everyone is endowed with a thick skin.

Obama wont enjoy his previous level of popularity until the economy turns around. It is neither a good nor a bad thing, it is just reality. Obama needs to tune out the polls, and keep doing what is right.

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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:26 PM
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17. And yet 54% still approves of the show he is doing.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-10-09 10:39 PM
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18. Locking...
I'm putting this on simmer before it goes to full boil.

If someone is going to post from a source, it is always a good idea to include a link. There are various Copyright issues involved, particularly when said source appears to be anti-Democrat, anti-President Obama.
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