When Barack Obama first took the oath of office in 2009, he enjoyed around 70% approval ratings in the polls. His historic election had triggered a groundswell of hope and good feelings about his first term. By overwhelming majorities, Americans were hopeful about the future. Just days before his second inauguration, however, a new poll from The Hill finds that the public is much more pessimistic about the next four years. Just 18% of voters believe that Obama´s first term exceeded their expectations. 80% feel the first term fell below or simply met
You know, I still can´t get my head around this election. There is something so WRONG about the whole thing. Massive fraud, an incredible acceptance by the Romney camp -("oh I lost? OK.). Dems don´t do that. No One is excited about the Inauguration. The whole thing is just weird.
#3, several people said that to me the day after the election. These folks, Romney voters but working in Obama environments, commented that no one was happy with Obama´s re-election. Will we ever know anything about this creep?
I don´t even know how you conduct a poll like this when half the country had no expectations of him the first time. You have to be a real sap to believe any of Obama´s deceitful,false promises of Utopianism.
Still,there´s enough people clinging to Obama because the alternative is getting a job,something unemployed leftists dread.
If conservatives got duped by a false god president,they would be the first ones to come out and attack the person,yet no one on the left will call Obama out on his composite of failures.
It should have been a tip off when Obama bowled a 34.
Oddly, no Democrat has demanded that the Obama Inaugural be declared a gun-free zone, so Dear Leader can show his solidarity with "the children". Come on, Democrats - show us how much you care and demand a Gun-Free Obama Inaugural! Be honest for once, and show us how good your intentions are..
When the hollywood types are not coming to the ball, that tells you that the bloom is off the rose. But our tax dollars will be freely spent to entertain the grabbers who do show. I hope that the #1 post comes to pass.
....It gets worse. I heard yesterday that one of my favorite C & W stars is playing at this "event" - Brad Pasiley. I can see the other clowns jumping around for BO, but Brad Paisley? Guess I´ll just have to cross him off my list.
I have no sympathy for the majority of voters. NONE. By any objective measure, his first term sucked. And you morons imposed him on us. now it will get even worse. to paraphrase Ed Koch, "the people reelected him and now the people must be punished"
Never mind his speech ! Keep a close watch on his behavior. He is spending us into oblivion, he has messed up foreign policy, he is attacking our Liberty and dismanteling the Constitution, and starving our military of necessary funds, while performing social experiments sure to hurt the military. He refuses to close our border and wants to play Santa Claus to illegals and give free things to his people, all the while squeezing those of us still left out there with paying jobs, and messing up royally the greatest Medical Care system in the World. That is what he has DONE..trust the behavior which darn sure doesn´t match the words.
Can´t wait to miss his "speech". I predict it will be the same head-swiveling, lisping blather we´ve grown used to. Look for the same cliches: best is ahead of us, accomplished much fixing the mess I inherited, still far to go, safer schools for kids, etc. One I don´t expect he´ll used is "focused like a laser".
#14 I´ve known that Paisley was an Obama lover for some time, I believe performers are so busy working on their material, they do not pay attention like we do. I also blame his actress wife has something to do with this. I never liked his stupid so-called songs.
I´ve been doing a lot of reading and thinking since Romney lost, trying to make some sense out of what appears senseless. My current theory is that psychologically our nation is mimicking Germany pre-WW II. The irrational has been embraced by the majority of voting Americans who have given unlimited power to those in charge as long as they champion the irrational. Carl Jung would say this is the result of not consciously acknowledging the shadow (the evil within all humans - not believing it exists) which will inevitably lead to man´s shadow getting stronger and manifesting in the world since it has been repressed / not recognized and dealt with by the individual.
Long story short - the only way this can now play out since a critical mass has been reached is a whole lot of really bad stuff has to happen until such time that the irrational has been exhausted and the survivors stare in disbelief over the wasteland their ignorance created.
FTA: "[The Won] won reelection by a narrow but solid margin" I have been wondering since the election, just WHAT is a "narrow but solid" margin? What made this particular narrow margin "solid"? Can someone explain this to me? /s/
19, if you read The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, you will be even more convinced of your theory. It is a book everyone -- even though we may despise the Kennedys -- should read.
A complete revamp of the voting process is called for. Picture Voter ID. Certify that voter rolls are purged of dead voters. No more early voting where SEIU can ferry voters to the polls for days on end. At least this would be a start. And yes, I´m suggesting the election was stolen.
Contradictory on its face: 18% to 80% in the polls, yet zero won it by a "narrow but solid" margin.
The election was more than stolen. It had been engineered at least since the debates. Zero could hardly muster the gumption to argue with Romney at the first debate because he knew it was in the bag then.
Unfortunately, everything in America must now be postponed while we get our vote back.
The election was engineered. It was our vote that was stolen, and with it, the lives of our fathers who bought it for us with their futures.
I grimaced when I read he won "by a solid majority." Just this week I talked to another hard-core Democrat who said Romney was the first Republican she had ever voted for. Obama ´won´ by voter fraud....pure and simple....he knows it but still wants to lord his ´victory´ over all of us and shove his agenda down our throats.
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O.S. Banker, 1/19/2013 11:36:54 AM (No. 9126444)
In re #7, Churchill had Kipling. Reagan had Zane Grey. Today we have Jay Z. Like it or not, the Culture drives the politics, and with the exception of parts of Nashville and Regnery Press, conservatives are not driving the culture.
It is astounding and depressing to see how simple and gullible the majority of Americans have become.
There was a time when Americans were known as sharp bargainers and hard to fool or get the better of.
Now we look out and see a nation largely peopled by drooling nincompoops, eager for a chance to follow a black-skinned charlatan because it feels good and proves (to themselves) that they aren´t racists. .
19 - it is really simple. Romney was a lousy candidate. He might have been the best guy for the job, but a lousy candidate. His campaign did everything they could to disintermediate the Conservative voters, and he never was going to overcome the rich, evil white guy label that everyone knew was going to be coming and he´s as dynamic as milquetoast.
With Romney, the Repubs didn´t have someone who was going to be able to overcome the fraud, and ground game that the Dems had set up.
And now, the Republican Party is movijng faster, following in his footsteps, disintermediating the Conservatives in the party, and doing nothing but appearing to be "almost Democrats".
Think it´s ugly now. Just wait till 2015. Cleanhousein2012
It will be loaded with lies- that´s a given. And, I am now part of a pool on how many times he uses the words, "me", "I´, "my" and "personally"- I have a high one; 243 times. I´ve already had offers for my number in trade.
#19/28 – I have also been trying to make sense of the senseless, and concur with your current theory. The parallel between our times and pre-WWII Germany has been pointed out by many Ldotters over the last four years, but your reference to Jung provides a explanation for our current societal psychology, and its inevitable chilling conclusion.
We are all well aware of the progressive’s century-long dismantling of our American traditions, and tearing our cultural roots from the soil of liberty. They were able to accomplish this by convincing people that evil does not exist and therefore need not be acknowledged or addressed by moral discipline. I believe Pope Leo XIII warned that the greatest accomplishment of satan in modern times was convincing people he did not exist. He said this at the turn of the 20th century. This is not a new problem.
I remember the nuns in school teaching us about the importance of a daily examination of conscience, including identifying our motives and particular temptations. We were expected to know our weaknesses and to avoid “the near occasions of sin.” We were to be responsible for the content of what we chose for entertainment; reading, TV, movies, activities. If we gave in to our moral weaknesses, if we did not resist temptation, if we followed unbridled passions, we would experience the “just consequences.”
And so as #28 observes, “Loss of roots and lack of tradition just ask for neurosis and thus prepares the ground for mass hysteria which will result in individual liberty vanishing and terrorization to begin.”
Who in their right mind would have bet on a Kenyan mulatto ARAB foreign exchange student getting elected and re-elected President of the DSA(Divided States of America) not long after ARABS flew two airplanes into the WTC and killed thousands of innocent men, women, and children? "My Muslim Religion"...remember that? "57 states"..remember that? "Fundamentally transorm America"...remember that?
Are we all in BIZARRO world? What the hell happened to my country? I used to be such a proud veteran, but now? Not so much.....
Public gloomy? Ha! The "public" hasn´t seen anything yet. Get ready for confiscatory taxes and idiotic social programs the like of which you´ve never dreamed. Thanks for saddling us with four more years of this aberration.
He won because he cheated. But look on the bright side - the power of the Feds grew when they were trustworthy and that was dangerous. Let´s decentralize. You can squeeze a rock but you can´t squeeze sand.
Like many I am really bothered by the election (Fraudlently?) by Obama. 1.) according to the Daily Mail @ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210323/Obama-family-costs-taxpayers-1-4BILLION-year.html The Obamas cost this Country $1.4 Billion a year. 2.) No one EVER discusses his Health? WHY? 3.) Notice how he never seems to stay around the WH very often or for long periods? 4.) Wonder why they have ordered a large number of buses to block his parade route down Penna. Ave after he´s sworn in? 5.) There was only a brief mention and then nothing; on the fact that they found a bullet in the door face of the Truman Balcony last year. ( where Zippy goes to sneak a smoke.) 6.) For a sitting President, his behavior seems to suggest that he is running scared as hell, and afraid for himself. 7.)It all seems to point to the fact that Zippy has to wonder IF something were to happen ( ala Pres. Reagan) WOULD those SSA´s really step up and take a hit for an avowed Socialist Community Organizer Commie? 8.) NO wonder he bobs and weaves around...I would not be him for all the tea in China.
On OReilly last night he talked about the inevibility of the economy crashing soon because of the unsustainable debt, and how all our money and assets will be worthless. What I want to know is, why don´t members of the media care about this - they all have a lot of assets. I only conclude that they don´t believe it will happen, they engage in magical thinking.
I too notice that Obama spends very little time at the Whitehouse, he gallivants around far too much to be able to be really running the country. Therefore, it´s Jarrett and all the toadies and ivy league pointyheads making decisions. Then you look at how idiotic so many congress members are, and we get a realistic picture of what our government is comprised of, and it is sickening.
I have been robbed of my hope and my pride in this country, and I know the next four years will be hell. How he won re-election I will never, ever understand. But it has sealed our fate, I´m afraid.
#42´s questions are excellent ones, and if we had true journalists, some of them might be answered. Just as other Ldotters, I am still in disbelief that Obama won re-election. However, I do remember him stating very confidently that he would win - it struck me as odd at the time he said it because his and Romney´s numbers were so close. There was a certainty when he said it, and it wasn´t false bravado. Everything about the man is creepy.
Reply 49 - Posted by:
pete moss, 1/20/2013 10:39:07 AM (No. 9127921)
"I have been robbed of my hope and my pride in this country, and I know the next four years will be hell. How he won re-election I will never, ever understand. But it has sealed our fate, I´m afraid."
The next four years will be hell and then the next four years after that will be even worse. Hillary Clinton... Andrew Cuomo....? Who will the Republican idiots run? That fat slob Chris Christie? Maybe they´ll run that total surrender monkey, idiot John McCain again!!! We need to find a REAL candidate. I don´t know, at this point who that would be, but it needs to someone who is not a carbon copy of the Demonrats.
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