Here is a link to an article that analyzes the Gallup daily tracking poll and although there has been a slight dip in his numbers among his base, it is very minor and considering the blistering attacks he’s gone through, he seems to be teflon coated. Check out this groovy graph from Gallup.
He certainly has some work to do before the 2010 and 2012 elections, but coming off such a bloody fight on health care, I think he’s still doing pretty well, especially with his base. So stop listening to those bill-killers when they try to say he’s in big trouble with his base. Like I typed in a previous post, they are exaggerating that anger and trying to project it on others.
I used to be a very loyal Huffington Post reader, it was my home page on all 3 of my computers. I loved how they bashed Bush and Co. I only go over there now to check how the progress is going on them switching to being a conservative blog. I was eating dinner and I pulled out my iPhone, (yes, I’m one of them) and I pulled up my HuffPost app and this screaming headline said “Dems’ Only Hope for 2010: Make The Race About The Other Guy.”
I started reading it, of course, and came across this in the first paragraph…
Voters are shifting to the right; white antipathy to the President has intensified; the popular consensus backing Obama and his agenda has collapsed in less than a year…
Really? Go look at this post at Public Policy Polling that says just the opposite, his numbers remain strong, regardless of people not liking what the senate passed on health care reform. And of course, congress always polls low and even within the article on HP, they say republicans numbers are also slipping, but they wouldn’t let some facts get in the way of their agenda to portray President Obama and the democratic party negatively. Continue reading
Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog has another great post up defending Obama against unfair attacks. Enjoy!
In an effort to counter the “Republic party” and faux-progressive assault on our president as a failure, here is a partial list of some of the accomplishments he has either started or has implemented. Many of them happened in the first 100 days, but many more have slipped under the radar of the MSM over the entire 11 months of his presidency. I know many bomb throwers will deny that many of them really happened, I guess that’s the political environment we now find ourselves in, just deny it or lie about it. Feel free to add to this list in the comments. Many thanks to bacalove at Daily Kos.
- Reversed Bush ban on federal funding of stem cell research.
- The 787 billion dollar stimulus package provides hundreds of billions
of tax cuts and helps fund state programs already in place
- the stimulus package helps repair a decayed infrastructure
- The education secretary has five billion of Discretionary spending to improve education
- is much more science friendly with the energy secretary being a scientist
- reversed Bush global gag rule on doctors and provided funding for international family planning groups
…there is a lot more after the break Continue reading
Jamie over at Intoxination made a prediction just over year ago that is very eerie. Go read it here, if you haven’t seen it yet. Thanks to the Awesome Bob Cesca for bringing it to my attention. Here are some excerpts from Jamie’s prediction.
“This will be the first year that we have a Democrat in the White House in the modern blogging age, and with that I do have a rather dire prediction. As the year progresses and we start seeing exactly how soon to be President Obama governs, some of the groups and organizations we all cherished for their work these past several years will quickly turn into something we can’t understand, maybe even bordering on entering the wingnut-o-sphere.
I predict this will start when/if Obama decides to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan. People quickly forget the key points of campaigns, and bloggers are no exception. We will hear a big out cry from some bloggers screaming that Obama is breaking campaign promises on Afghanistan, when in fact he will be doing exactly what he said…
…If you suddenly find yourself on opposing views of one of your favorite blogs or political action committees, the best thing to do is walk away. Giving them attention, even if it is as simple as disagreement, is the equivalent of giving a beer to an alcoholic. I also suggest the other bloggers out there simply stop linking them and even remove them from your blogrolls. If these individuals don’t get the attention they crave then eventually they will realize that their lust for fame has deeply clouded their love for blogging, and hopefully they will wake up and realize that commons sense is the best part of any blog…”
I, for one, have taken his advice and walked away from a few blogs that used to be among my favorites. And it’s not because I disagree with them, it’s because they seem to have become exactly like Jamie predicted, driven by clicks, money, sensationalism and fame.
The hold up on the new head of the TSA, Erroll Southers, by Senator Jim DeMint is because of the fear that he will allow the TSA workers to unionize. Check out this awesome exchange on CNN (full transcript) where James Carville does what he does best, goes for the jugular.
ROBERTS: We’re getting, James, potentially a look here at how things are going to go next year. The former vice president has rung in this morning on what he calls the, quote, “low-key response” by the president to all of this, saying that President Obama’s trying to pretend that we are not at war with terrorists.
Do you think that this is going to be recurring theme from the Republican side as we head into the mid-term election here?
CARVILLE: Let’s go invade Sri Lanka. That would be their — look, I think what he said is that there was a systemic breakdown, and I think we ought to have a hardcore investigation.
By the way, on this question of TSA being unionized, I think every fireman that went in on 9/11 was a union member. And I would like to ask Senator DeMint, how did being in a union member affect them, because like 1,100 of these guys lost their lives running into a burning building.
I think this whole idea of blaming the unions for this is absurd. I don’t think Senator DeMint has any idea what he’s talking about. Captain Sully was a union member. It sure didn’t stop him from landing that airplane in the river.
Pow, take that MF’er. Being a union member myself, NEA and MEA, I am appalled at the all out attack on unions by the repugs over the last 30 years. It seems pretty counterproductive for their party, since so many working class folks are union members. This trend of bashing unions needs to be attacked head on with arguments like James Carville’s above. Love him or hate him, he has some pretty great moments.
Check out this post by Michael O’Hanlon on the President’s first year in foreign policy. Here’s an excerpt…
But in fact, Obama has had a solid first year in foreign policy matters. By one measure, comparison with other first-year presidents in modern history, Obama ranks with the three or four best since World War II by my estimation – and I write this as someone who opposed Obama during the Democratic primary process of 2007-2008 largely because of fears at the time that he would not be strong on national security.
Personally, I’m thrilled by his approach to foreign policy. The Bush swagger created a lot of animosity towards the United States and our president has already done a lot to repair that image. Cheney, the puppet-master behind W., of course thinks the president is all wrong in not acting cocky. It seems that every time Cheney opens his mouth, I disagree with him.
Having been pissed off so much by Jane Hamsher and her thugs at FireDogLake, I went to Google and typed in her name. Woe, in about 5 minutes I learned an awful lot about her that now makes other things clearer to me. She was one of the producers of Oliver Stone’s film “Natural Born Killers” and even wrote a book about her experience on that film. It was financed by Time Warner, hmmmm, is that a corporation? I thought Jane was against those big corporations, but apparently not when they are paying her. Now that was a movie I would never go see, I hate violence in all forms and I think Hollywood has been sensationalizing it and making it cool by presenting it in a hip, fast paced way that appeals to impressionable “yutes.” Check out this link that talks about how the film was directly related to at leat 8 murders.
My fishing around on Google also turned up another link, here it is, that talks about other lovely things she’s done over the years, including the race-baiting photo of Clinton with Joe Lieberman during the primaries in Connecticut. Now I am no fan of Lieberman’s by any means, but this event does show the type of person she truly is. Hmmmmm, I’ll have to click a few more links on google and let you know what else I find about this person who seems to be showing up on my Teevee way too much.
Considering the hand he was dealt, I think President Obama has done a fantastic job in his first 11 months. Daily Kos has a post up about winners in 2009.