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Poll: Public would blame
GOP more than Obama if
fiscal talks fail

The Hill [Washington DC], by Meghashyam Mali

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/26/2012 10:43:17 AM

A new poll finds the public views the looming “fiscal cliff” as a serious crisis for the nation and would blame Republicans more than President Obama if Washington fails to reach a deal. Forty-five percent surveyed in a new CNN/ORC poll said they would blame congressional Republicans if there is no agreement, with 34 percent pointing the finger at Obama. Two-thirds say the U.S. would experience serious problems if the combination of tax rate increases and automatic spending cuts expected in January take effect.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/26/2012 10:46:33 AM     (No. 9034209)

There they go again! No time to go wobbly as Lady Thatcher would say.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 11/26/2012 10:48:34 AM     (No. 9034214)

Morons. Most of the U.S. could care less about the Federal fiscal budget. Look whom they elected. Oh. The public by and large are also morons.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 11/26/2012 10:50:27 AM     (No. 9034220)

Personal responsibility and hard work will never win over free stuff given to you by other´s personal responsibility and hard work. The takers and fakers will never like us, so don´t worry about the blame and make the right decisions.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: armywife85, 11/26/2012 10:51:25 AM     (No. 9034221)

Obama and the democrat party could walk up to the libs and lift their legs and urinate on them and they would thank them by once again voting them into office when the time comes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/26/2012 10:52:50 AM     (No. 9034222)

Stuff this in your poll, Meghashyam!

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
-Thomas Jefferson

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Reply 6 - Posted by: QRP, 11/26/2012 10:55:57 AM     (No. 9034227)

Go ahead. Retirement from the Senate is a great gig.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/26/2012 10:57:29 AM     (No. 9034230)

This is why we´re going to go over the cliff. The dims believe they can get political advantage from driving an insane deal and the media is all tee´d up to destroy the gop with whatever the outcome is.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/26/2012 10:58:08 AM     (No. 9034233)

Anticipatory headline serves to warn GOP that the obit has already been written. These Communists are growing weary of the charade of ´democracy´. They ache for the full dictatorship of Bar-Jar, unfettered and unconstrained by the foolish traditions of a crumbling republic.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 11/26/2012 11:07:00 AM     (No. 9034248)

Since when have they blamed anyone else? The Democrat Party is like the Palestinians - whining victims whose ideology demands hatred of and blame toward others for their failure.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 11/26/2012 11:12:14 AM     (No. 9034264)

A big part of me says to give them everything they want. Let them have nothing to blame the Republicans for. Give the stupid voters exactly what they voted for. Sure, people like us will suffer too, but that was always going to be if Barry got in again.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/26/2012 11:24:21 AM     (No. 9034287)

Let it go over the cliff. I just don´t care.

Our republic died on 11-6-2012. It just needs to implode under the weight of it´s rotting carcass before we can try to pick up the pieces and start over again.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Quaestio, 11/26/2012 11:27:22 AM     (No. 9034295)

Succinctly put #8. Thank you again for your service, although I do not know how or why anyone would now willingly go into our military.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: kens, 11/26/2012 11:30:05 AM     (No. 9034301)

Of course they will blame republicans. They´re blaming Mitt Romney for Bengazhi for God´s sake. So what? Let the 47 percent own it. It´s time to slide down the ´fiscal cliff.´ The dirty secret is there will be no real cuts in government. Only cuts in what they are expecting to spend more next year. Which is more than this year. It´s called ´baseline´ cuts which aren´t really cuts at all. Merely programmed increases in spending. Meanwhile . . . . lift all those so called tax cuts and make people serfs faster! If we ease into Socialism the stupid voters among us won´t realize the decay as long as Obama phones are free. Do it suddenly and they might sober up.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: sunsong, 11/26/2012 11:30:24 AM     (No. 9034302)

Good grief. None of this is over 50%. Why does the stupid party let themselves be bullied by the media.

Call Obama´s bluff if it comes to that and we´ll all go over the cliff and survive and life will go on and everyone will have the privelege of sharing in the sacrifice.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bifgroovey, 11/26/2012 11:33:09 AM     (No. 9034308)

So what? Elections have consequences and America voted in a Republican House. They did not give Obama´s (Peace Be upon Him) liberal druids full control of legislation and tax policy.

So sorry progressives. We have the House.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: iamtinman, 11/26/2012 11:36:09 AM     (No. 9034312)

I wouldn´t expect a CNN poll to say anything different! Who else is there in congress except the GOP to say no to another democrat ripoff of the taxpayer?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 11/26/2012 11:36:50 AM     (No. 9034313)

Republicans are going to get blamed regardless so why even bother? Here´s the real problem: to many "so called" republican voters whine and moan about how bad things are publicly and on these forms but refuse to get involved -- they expect someone else will speak for them.
I´ve done my part, contacted both of my state senators, and congressmen and let it be known I wasn´t happy with them and they could expect one less vote if they caved. If we don´t hold their feet to the fire no one will.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: graniteman2009, 11/26/2012 11:39:49 AM     (No. 9034322)

So why is any member of the GOP going on any alphabet network. Seriously, how dumb are these people? If I see John McCain on another network I will hurl on my TV.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 11/26/2012 11:48:44 AM     (No. 9034340)

Why should I care about the opinions of a poll group, on a fiscal matter, who just voted for another $8 trillion or so of debt?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 11/26/2012 11:54:16 AM     (No. 9034346)

Obama hasn´t passed a budget in three years. Heck he hasn´t even proposed a budget he could get anyone in his own party to vote for, but you´d never know that by reading the papers.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/26/2012 12:22:45 PM     (No. 9034397)

Obama voters will only learn the hard way. That is OK with me. I only wish the rest of us didn´t have to take the remedial course with them. It´s going to hurt - but those things that hurt instruct. Sometimes. A hard core of radicals and true believers will never learn no matter what disasters befall them, but a substantial number of Amerian idiots are capable of waking up and smelling the coffee when the going gets rough enough. Naturally they will blame Republicans as as they can - but a point will eventually be reached when this is no longer convincing to a sufficient number of voters to keep Democrats in office. We can gnash our teeth and complain about this, but it is basically the way the system works. Our impatience and fear cause us to play Chicken Little, but I think the republic will survive. We are simply dealing with an ignorant, spoiled, foolish electorate that will require some strong medicine to become healthy. Dr. Obama and his pals have cooked up just the tonic they need.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: federale, 11/26/2012 12:43:46 PM     (No. 9034432)

Republicans would be foolish to fall on their sword with respect to tax increases for the rich. Most of the rich live in blue counties carried by Obama. If their federal tax rates increase, they should consider relocating to States without income taxes.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lazlototh, 11/26/2012 12:45:44 PM     (No. 9034436)

Uh oh....it might get us in trouble in the presidential election....oh wait.....

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Reply 24 - Posted by: squid, 11/26/2012 12:57:30 PM     (No. 9034454)

Live or die by the polls ... to heck with what is right or wrong

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/26/2012 1:12:56 PM     (No. 9034477)

Who cares who they blame. They already voted
Obama in for four more years. is there something worse?


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Reply 26 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 11/26/2012 1:13:50 PM     (No. 9034479)

25 % believe that going over the fiscal cliff would be
a " minor " problem.
7 % say going over the fiscal cliff would not cause any consequences.
" Fifty-six percent say taxes on the wealthy should be high, while 36 percent support low rates to help boost investment and job growth. "
The majority of Americans don´t care about the country.
Whether because of ignorance, disinterest , stupidity , selfishness , laziness , etc.
And that´s the biggest problem for the Republicans.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: Amicus Veritatis, 11/26/2012 1:43:34 PM     (No. 9034537)

I never thought I would see Truth or Consequences become a reality TV series or that it would be on the air for the next 8 years! It will be very sad to see those who have played by the rules and done all the right things for their entire adult lives be ruined. Those of us still light enough on our financial feet and with good country neighbors, water, land and the ability to protect them will probably come out the other side ready and stronger patriots, but not all will nor can they at this stage in their lives. It is them and the generation to follow mine for which I feel worst. I can´t bring myself to call for a charge over the cliff.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: artman1746, 11/26/2012 1:52:23 PM     (No. 9034547)

Considering the stupidity of voters that voted for more unemployment, more deficit spending, higher medical care costs, etc., why the surprise?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: jerseyden, 11/26/2012 2:03:28 PM     (No. 9034571)

The "O" admin can´t wait to go over the fiscal cliff. They need the money from the middle class to redistribute it to the takers in our society. The middle class deserve this for voting a commie/ socialist into office.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: JediJerry, 11/26/2012 2:06:49 PM     (No. 9034577)

We know this: McCain and Grahamnesty will make sure the talks do not fail. They will do whatever is necessary to go along with all of it. They may struggle briefly like a chicken going into the chute upside down, but when the knife is weilded, they peacefull surrender to the fuzzy warmth of the here after. Also one more thing. I have concluded that Fox News is the network of the Big Republican Establishment. What made me see the light is because guess who they have on every time some big event is making headlines. You guessed it McCain and Grahamnesty. Have they ever had on any Senator or Congressman that is straight up conservtive Tea Party when the issues are boiling over? Not hardly. They put up McCain over the weekend and he made it clear he will vote for Rice and he will go along with tax hikes. Perfect. I am not watching Fox News any more. From now on I will be watching deer and turkey hunting shows on the outdoor channels instead.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: hamrman, 11/26/2012 7:12:33 PM     (No. 9035015)

After the 2012 election, who believes in polls anyway? it is probably wiser to believe in Santa Claus! And if I am going to consider a poll it would need to come from a credible source. The "public" needs to wake up...

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Reply 32 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 11/27/2012 2:26:27 AM     (No. 9035319)

Getting blamed is a big reason why the GOP exists. As long as you;re going to get blamed anyway, you might as well do the right thing and give Obama his fiscal cliff. Call his bluff, make him jump.

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