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April 13, 2011

Poll: You Know What Obama's Big Advantage Is? That He's Got A Vision For The Country

Check out this poll.

Americans are divided on whether the new plan by House Republicans to cut spending goes too far, but the public definitely thinks the GOP budget unfairly favors some groups more than others, according to a new national poll. ...

Fifty-one percent of people questioned in the poll say the Republican proposal for the 2012 budget goes too far in cutting spending, with 47 percent saying the cuts are not too deep.

Oh, that part's fine -- actually, unexpectedly good news: If 47% think it's good, then we can do it. Close enough to a majority.

Then again, I really think the public is too stupid to understand the question. I think they're talking about the 2011 budget deal, even though they're being asked about the 2012 play offered by Ryan.

I have reasons for believing that:

But by a 68 to 29 percent margin, Americans say the proposed GOP cuts unfairly favor some groups more than others. And seven in ten also believe the Republican budget will affect their families.

Ah sure, of course, of course. These people know not a goddamn thing about the budget but of course they will offer their opinion that it favors the rich or some goddamned thing.

It gets worse.

...

"The president's ace in the hole may be what the elder George Bush once called 'the vision thing'. Two-thirds say that President Obama has a vision for the country's future - so expect to hear more about 'winning the future' in the coming months," adds Holland.

The guy who just alerted the media to let them know he was going to appoint another commission to make proposals three years from now is the guy with the "vision"?

Well, if you take the question literally, I guess I can't argue with it. Undeniably, Obama does have a vision for America. It's just that that vision is Mexico.

But I don't think that's what these people meant.

I think they meant something far more retarded.


"The Vision Thing:" Do nothing and pretend you're doing something. Some vision.

“Last year, in the absence of a serious budget, the President created a Fiscal Commission. He then ignored its recommendations and omitted any of its major proposals from his budget, and now he wants to delegate leadership to yet another commission to solve a problem he refuses to confront," he said. “We need leadership, not a doubling down on the politics of the past. By failing to seriously confront the most predictable economic crisis in our history, this President’s policies are committing our children to a diminished future."

I can't believe he announced a speech so that he could announce a fresh commission.

Jesus.

I tried to predict what he'd say, and in broad strokes, I was close enough.

But I'll tell you one thing I never could have predicted:

Automatic tax increases without congressional voting.

And I'll tell you another thing I never could have predicted:

That the guy who bought himself a year's worth of no-comment by deferring important questions to a commission, and then promptly ignored that commission's recommendations, would then make a major announcement that he fully intends to appoint a new commission.

The critics are wrong. Obama does have balls.


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