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September 08, 2010

Obama In Ohio: Hello Illinois!


Obama is giving a speech about the economy and attacking John Boehner but mostly attacking Boehner.

I asked on Twitter what Boehner's name recognition was, since as we all know punching down is a bad idea. Just as I asked that Philip Klein put this out on Twitter.

But according to the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday, House Minority Leader John Boehner, the man trying to replace Pelosi as speaker, doesn't fare particularly well among the minority of Americans who have an opinion of him.

Fifty-one percent of people questioned in the poll say they have an unfavorable view of Pelosi, with 33 percent saying they see her in a favorable light, and 16 percent unsure. The California Democrat's unfavorable rating has climbed from 23 percent in 2006 to 43 percent last year and 50 percent at the beginning of 2010.

"Pelosi's unfavorable rating hit 50 percent at the start of this year and has stayed there throughout the spring and summer. That arguably makes her the least popular Democrat in the country," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

According to the survey, 22 percent of the public has a favorable opinion of Boehner, with 23 percent saying they hold an unfavorable view of the Republican congressman from Ohio.

I'm guessing Obama is going after Boehner by name and not saying "Republicans" because Republicans are doing better than Democrats on most issues.

Obama says Boehner wants to borrow billions to give high earners a tax cut and that keeping the high end tax rate would come with "a 700 billion dollar price tag". He makes it sound like we are borrowing money and writing a check to people. Of course that's nonsense. If you want to save "700 billion dollars", cut the damn spending!

I guess since people actually do miss Bush, he's out as Public Enemy Number 1 and Boehner is in.

Boehner's camp responds.

The new and specific focus on Boehner leaves those in the minority leader's camp a little surprised, but read for the fight. "The fact that President Obama and the White House are so focused on what John Boehner is saying shows just how out-of-touch they really are," says Boehner spokesman Kevin Smith. "Americans are concerned about jobs, spending, and health care, yet this White House is flailing because it has no answers."

Obama says the GOP has never offered up any specific spending cuts. Brad Dayspring, spokesman for House GOP Whip Eric Cantor (who as the DNC likes to point out, is a Jew), is having too much fun pointing out what BS that is.

Video of Obama screwing up the state name via IreneFingIrene...

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