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September 14, 2011

Obama on the Ropes? Two GOP Polls Say He's At His Lowest Point (So Far...)

"Tipping point."

Lately, I have been making the case (and others may have as well) that we’re nearing a tipping point for the President’s personal standing. If his job approval ratings were weak, eventually swing voters would no longer view him as the shining star he believes himself to be. … Continue Reading [L]ooking just at intensity, his numbers have gone from 29% very positive/18% very negative in January to 27% very positive/24% very negative in June. In August? They flipped upside down — going from June’s +3 to a -6 now — 24% very positive/30% very negative. Intensity is crucial to watch — 30% or higher on very positive is a very strong score, while on very negative is a sign of significant weakness. August marks the first month there has been significantly more voters very negative than very positive. …

As Stace McCain points out, this isn't complicated. It's just SCOAMF. There is only so much disaster-control you can do. When you're in a disaster, you can spin it as "not that bad" or "not my fault" (believe it or not -- turns out Obama inherited Solyndra from Bush, too; bet you didn't see that one coming), but you cannot actually spin or speechify a horrific state of affairs into a positive one.

Breitbart says there's an "internal civil war" in the Democratic Party now, as the party begins a long-delayed reckoning with Obama and his policies.

Has he heard something? Maybe. But it's also being generally talked about.

Even before the polls closed,Mb> the recriminations — something short of panic, and considerably more than mere grumbling — had begun. On a high-level campaign conference call Tuesday afternoon, Democratic donors and strategists commiserated over their disappointment in Obama. A source on the call described the mood as “awful.”

People feel betrayed, disappointed, furious, disgusted, hopeless,” said the source.

Less expansive but equally telling were the remarks of House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, who in a conversation with reporters Tuesday morning said bluntly that Obama would take some blame for the two special election losses.

“I think every election reflects on the person in charge, but do I think it is an overall statement on the president alone? No,” said Hoyer. “Do I think it will be interpreted as being a statement on Obama? That’s probably correct.

A senior Hill Democratic aide was more direct in attempting to explain the New York loss: “The approval ratings for the guy at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue cratered.”

Now that's self-serving by the Democrats in Congress, too -- They went along with all this, yes? They voted for ObamaCare over the vigorous protest of the American public, yes?

I wouldn't say Congressional Democrats are right in trying to pin all the blame on Obama.

But it is notable that "Blame Bush" is becoming "Blame Obama."

The brilliant Rara Avis with the All-Ivy education seems to have never heard the first lesson of politics: Vox Populi, Vox Dei. For three miserable, arrogant years he has governed directly against the wishes of the public, gambling that he knew everything, and we knew nothing, and so, at the end of his three year Rogue Regime, the fruits of his wisdom would fatten on the tree, and we would see how wrong we were, and drink the nectar of his successes.

But that's not what happened. He repeatedly ignored the wishes of the public and the loyal opposition in the GOP.

Therefore, he owns this situation. Him and the Democrats, entirely. They did not share decision-making, so they cannot now demand we all share in the blame.

He bet on himself, and more importantly, he bet against the American people, and the longstanding traditions of America.

He lost. He lost big. He lost it all.

And he has no one to blame but his ego. And maybe his early mentors who filled his head with radical socialist twaddle.



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