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Obama’s House of Cards (His Popularity) Is Collapsing Around Him

From Rasmussen Reports:

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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 27% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. These figures mark the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President. The previous low of -12 was reached on July 30 (see trends).

Prior to today, the number who Strongly Approved of the President’s performance had never fallen below 29%. Some of the decline has come from within the President’s own party. Just 49% of Democrats offer such a positive assessment of the President at this time.

At the other end of the spectrum, today’s total for Strongly Disapprove matches the highest level yet recorded. The 41% mark was reached just once before and that came one week ago today. Seventy percent (70%) of Republicans now Strongly Disapprove along with 49% of those not affiliated with either major party.

I have seen this coming since Obama’s election.  When your entire presidency is built on an ultra-thin resume, hidden loyalties and agendas and mostly on empty rhetoric — well, it was bound to collapse.

Thanks Obama voters, thanks a lot.  At least most of you are starting to see you were punk’d.

And thanks to you, President Obama — you did in 8 months what the previous 220 years of US Presidents didn’t do in combination.  Create the largest US debt that will bankrupt future generations.  Now go enjoy Martha’s Vineyard with Queen Michelle.  We’ll enjoy our cake.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Obama Democrats Claim their Critics Want to “Do Nothing”

The more I think about the lefties trashing John Mackey and launching a boycott of his chain of grocery stores, the more I see their antic as emblematic of a strain of leftism that has become increasingly more vocal these past few years and has come to all but dominate Democratic discourse.

It seems that they follow Saul Alinsky’s Twelfth Rule as if it were a biblical commandment:

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

Personalizing it allows them to ignore our ideas and focus on and then magnify flaws in our character so they can us by our imperfections.

Recall the unhappy Barney Franks “snit fit” when he stormed off the set when CNBC’s Mark Haines wouldn’t conform to his caricature of his critics as wanting to “do nothing”:

Seems the President has followed the mean-spirited Massachusetts Democrat is caricaturing his critics as wanting to “do nothing” declaring at his health care townhall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire:

Because the way politics works sometimes is that people who want to keep things the way they are will try to scare the heck out of folks and they’ll create bogeymen out there that just aren’t real.

As Diana Furchtgott-Roth notes (or as anyone who checks the Cato Institute’s website is aware), Republicans (and libertarians) are not the bogeymen of Obama’s (and Barney’s) imagination:  “Those who oppose the House Democrats’ $1 trillion health bill, supported by Mr. Obama, have offered specific legislative alternatives.”  She discusses two such proposals.

This is not the only time the President has claimed that while opposing his proposals, his critics prefer doing nothing, a claim which makes him incredibly dishonest or incredibly ignorant.  Dishonest if he knows of the alternatives and acts if as they don’t exist.  Ignorant that he is unaware of alternatives to his approach.

And neither is a quality we would wish the President of the United States to have.