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Gallup: 68% approve of Obama

Discussion in 'Elections & Political Parties' started by Popeye, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Popeye

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    Gallup released it's first presidential approval poll Saturday, and Obama has the highest initial job approval rating since Kennedy.

    While 68% approve of the job our new president is doing, only 12% disapprove. By comparison, Reagan's initial approval rating was 51%, Clinton 58%, and Bush was at 57%. Looks like Obama is off to a great start.
     
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    Congratulations on highlighting yet another one of your double standards.

    "GIVE OBAMA A CHANCE!!!" - Progressive Wing Nut
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    If its too early to criticize him for what he's doing... Which you guys keep saying it is... then its also too early to praise him for what he's doing as well.
     
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    This isn't about praise or criticism..this is about exhibiting an objective poll, which so happens to give Obama the highest initial job approval rating in almost 50 years.

    I certainly can understand how this can be particularly vexing for somebody with your political persuasion.
     
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    Gen that was soooooooooo cute


    Popeye, a poll the other day said he had 79%

    is it fading already or do the talking heads know what they are talking about ?


    I know if you shove something down someones throat enough they sometimes tend to swollow it.

    my daughers school wont stop with the obama mania, they make them right in their journals about obama now. the teacher brings him up every day, they are in the frakin 3d grade and they are being brainwashed by thier liberal teacher (who I like as a person)
     
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    Its helpful to have the Media as your own personal lap dog.
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    I'd rather stand alone for what's right, even if its unpopular, than follow the popular crowd on what I know is wrong.
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    The Right Wing has had the media for its lap dog forever, and sold the lie that the media leans Left, anytime it shows any signs of resistance.
     
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    You are so right! I could totally relate when Chris Mathews said he got a thrill going up his leg when he heard Obama speak.



    The media has been so bias for Bush over the last 8 years they really should be fined or something, and the way they just pound on Obama is just so unfair


    does the 15 in your name stand for your age by chance?
     
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    Given the problems this nation is facing currently, and the expectations people seem to have of Obama's ability to fix them, and the limits on the actual power of the president, he needs all of the political capital he can get.

    If his approval ratings are anywhere near that good in another couple of years, he will be a miracle worker.

    If they're still that good in '12, then the opposition party may as well wait for term limits to kick in, but the rest of us will be doing quite well, won't we?

    Unlike Rush Limbaugh, I hope he succeeds. If he does, we will succeed as well. What is more likely is some successes, some failures, just like everyone else.
     
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    Rush was really clear

    he doesnt want socialism to succeed, tax payer funded abortion to succeed.

    Rush said he supports the president and the office, just not the policy

    that is very much like the lib anti war groupies who claimed they supported the troops but not the mission and the policy. Or the people who did not want bush to succeed with stopping tax payer funded abortions and the other conservative things the left was against.

    if you think rush was wrong then I am sure you will be consistant eough to to say the libs have been dead wrong for the last 8 years.......
     
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    The "lilb anti war groupies" never said that they wanted the war to fail. They may not have understood that, once the ill advised invasion had been launched, a quick end would have resulted in defeat, but they didn't call for the war to fail. Rumsfeld also expected the war to be over quickly, but that doesn't mean he wanted it to fail.

    When Limbaugh says he wants Obama to fail, perhaps he doesn't realize that such a failure would mean that many other Americans will fail also. Maybe he is just as ill informed as the "lib anti war groupies".

    If he says he wants "socialism" to fail, then, of course, it is likely to fail. Obama's economic politics aren't much different from those of his predecessor, though. Does that mean Bush was a socialist as well?

    Sure, I think Limbaugh's intellectual level is similar to the groupies'. He just makes a lot more money spewing his drivel and nonsense.
     
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    The anti war people wanted to quit and retreat, that is failing, they were mad that bush would not say I quit and leave, personally I don’t buy that they supported the troops, there were too many mean things said about our troops for me to buy that.

    Wanting a way of doing things to fail may make things harder for the short time but its better off in the long run.

    Lets say your kid has a new job......stealing out of other peoples car. You want him to fail, he may land in jail but hopefully he will eventually get another job. A real job that pays less takes longer to get what you want but a sound one. Is the parent bad for wanting her son’s new job to fail or should the parent feel bad if things get hard on the kid in the short run, knowing things will be better later. The direction of our government is not really any different.

    If the banks fail they fail, we are strong people we can make it through even a great depression, killing us softly with socialism is like treating a liver infection with vodka.

    You may not realize this but Rush got on Bush as much as he is getting on obama about the stim package and other things bush did. If you think bush was a socialist then it seems if you were fair you would have to agree that obama is Bush on speed and every other amp drug out there.

    I do not disagree Bush did things that were leading to socialism, and I did not like those things, neither did other conservatives. I didn’t see any lib complain when conservatives complained about those things about bush they just chimed in, but heaven forbid we say anything about the frakin messiah.. Ugh!
     
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    We have a mixed economy. What is a question is how much control over business should be exercised. Those who want less control over our irresponsible business leaders are quite welcome to become poor serfs, if they wish to do so, but I am not.
     
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    Are you capable of discussing issues with other people without engaging in ad hominem attacks?
     
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    sure I am

    but I really did wonder

    I also thought sam sara might be a married couple who share an account and have been married 15 years, that was my second guess :)
     
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    Actually, we are Sam and Sara, but samsara was taken, and so was samsara1, and 1 and 5 represent the last digits of the years in which we were born, those being 1941 and 1945.

    My apologies to you.
     
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