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The Word on Barack Obama

By Jennifer Agiesta and Jon Cohen
Nearly eight months into Barack Obama's presidency, Americans' perceptions of him are mostly positive, but the administration's efforts at health reform inspire a more critical reaction, with more describing their feelings about the proposed changes with a negative word (43 percent) than a positive one (31 percent) according to a new Washington Post poll.

A majority in the poll (52 percent) described their feelings about Obama with a positive word, with "good" the most often mentioned word (88 people used it, out of the 1,001 surveyed). Others near the top included "okay" (53 people), "great" (44), "positive" (21), "hopeful" (17) and "satisfied" (15).

About three in 10 (31 percent) used a negative word, with "disappointed" (43), "dislike" (18), and "negative" (15) atop the list. Some used words with a more neutral connotation ("adequate" at 10 people and "ambivalent" cited by seven being the top two), and 9 percent had no opinion.

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Posted at 12:10 PM ET on Sep 8, 2009  | Category:  The Pollster
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Rebuke of their “Anointed One"

Exactly, were is the press! I certainly didn't
> hear about it! What makes this even better is this
> amendemt was introduced by a Republican woman from
> Texas!
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/house-overwhelming-rebukes-obama-signing-statement-2009-07-09.html

> House Rebukes Obama
> w/ 429-2 Vote! Says “No Imperial
> President!”

> Where’s The Press??

> The House yesterday voted overwhelmingly
> 429-2 to Rebuke President Obama! It sent a clear message to
> Mr. Obama that he is NOT an IMPERIAL President! After
> the overwhelming
> rebuke of the President by the House, Barney Frank said of
> the stunning vote against Obama:

> “We do this not just on behalf of this
> institution, but ON BEHALF OF THIS DEMOCRACY. There’s kind
> of a unilateralism, an UNDEMOCRATIC, UNREACHABLE way about
> these signing statements.” At issue is an

> amendment added to the $106 Billion
> Supplemental War-Funding
> legislation
> signed by Obama last month. During the
> signing, Obama stated he would not follow the amendment’s
> constraints with respect to the World Bank and International
> Monetary Fund. Obama stated the conditions “interfered”
> with his powers as President.
> Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) the Ranking Member of
> the Appropriations Subcommittee for State-Foreign
> Operations, introduced the amendment that won the 429-2 vote
> to
> reaffirm Congress’ role in controlling the
> Administration as it spends hundreds of billions of dollars
> in multilateral foreign assistance. After the vote, Rep.
> Granger said,
>
> “I appreciate the bipartisan support for my
> amendment. I think we can all agree that now more than ever
> we need to keep a watchful eye on how we spend money
> regardless of whether its spent domestically or overseas.
> Sending money overseas, and to an organization such as the
> IMF with no commitment from the Administration to ensure the
> funds are used properly or will not be given to any state
> sponsor of terrorism is completely
> unacceptable.”


> We applaud Rep.Granger and the responsible
> act of the House to rein in this runaway freight train that
> is President
> Obama!

> Notice, Rep. Granger
> said the purpose of the vote was to ensure, in part, that
> Obama would not give our tax money to state sponsors of
> terrorism! It took this overwhelming REBUKE of Congress to
> STOP Mr. Obama from his stated plan to ignore the
> law.

> The question is: Why has this not been
> reported on the national news? Why have no
> major news outlets picked up on this. Despite
> all his unpopularity, President Bush never suffered such an
> OVERWHELMING, STINGING Rebuke by the Congress. If Bush had
> been Rebuked like this, it would be the LEAD STORY for at
> least the Next 48 hours and probably be a Major Election
> Issue!! Why is the Press silent when
> it comes to this
> Rebuke of their “Anointed One”?? Enough is Enough!!

steven

Posted by: WONDERWALEYE | September 9, 2009 10:17 PM

OH THE PAIN THEY CAUSED! WHY NOT GET ALL THEM INVOLVED!

While the Court is going to hear the obama Birth Certificate case there are a bunch more that have contributed to ALL the citizens pain in AMERICA.

For instance the ones in his campaign that had responsibilities for the filings required by obama. Or:

Clerk of the House of Representatives, Secretary of the Senate, Federal Election Commission, Secretary of state's offices in the US where forms must be filled out by candidates, The Attorney general.

Even folks that voted for obama in GOOD FAITH hoping for a GOOD change were duped by obama. This has hurt everyone in this country and set us back in time.

We need to show all the elected officials NEVER AGAIN!

We also need to give MORAL SUPPORT to the judge that will only be hearing the obama Birth Certificate portion of this CRIME.

We can do this by YOU going to the State and Federal GRAND JURIES all over this country requesting a COMPLETE investigation of all involved. Lets get a resolve once and for all.

steven

SEE:

http://www.aarp.org/community/groups/displayTopic.bt?pageNum=1&groupId=21052&topicId=4043272

Posted by: WONDERWALEYE | September 9, 2009 8:33 PM

I say health reform, now or never. A true leader cannot lead by keeping a constant eye on the polls.

Leadership at times means taking the 'bull by the horns' and doing what's needed. The healthcare system as it is now... is unsustainable. Changes must take place. This is the time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN5PbSvFFAE

Posted by: Victoria5 | September 9, 2009 8:10 AM

Posted by: MAJUSMCRET | September 9, 2009 6:47 AM

"Still learning" is what I would say about Obama. One could never have said that about Bush. He never recognized his mistakes so he never had the opportunity to learn. That is what made Bush a true Republican.

Posted by: Gator-ron | September 8, 2009 11:37 PM

Just more inadequate thought in polling this President.

When your man is decidedly to one side or other of the political spectrim, looking at approve/disapprove, or like/dislike, or support/oppose make some polling sense, but since Barack has tried very hard to occupy the middle, summing the anti votes is a very bad idea.

Suppose that, currently, Barack has actually been perceived by most voters as occupying a spot on the political Gaussian curve of political leaning. He can significantly INCREASE his popularity by moving to the left, toward the center most point. When all that gets reported is percent for/percent against you don't know just how the opposition is distributed, and so you don't know just where on the bell curve Obama resides.

WHEN he decides that he gains no benefit from trying to work with Republicans, and focuses his attention on getting fifty eight Democrats and two Republicans in the Senate to vote cloture, he can get about anything he wants, except full and untrammeled public option, and there he MIGHT have to settle for hair triggered public option this time around. Blue Dogs who need nuance to get reelected can vote FOR cloture and against the bill itself, and as long as fifty-one Senators vote for the bill it passes and ALL the Dems who backed the bill have an easy issue for 2010: THEY wanted politics to come before you getting health care. The Dems might even be able to drag out lots of ordinary non voters with the threat that Republican control of Congress would mean that they lose the health care they get by public option.

I won't guess just how good Barack's timing and temperment are in the current slog, but he has put the Republican party publicly on record as being totally opposed to anything bipartisan, and so when he works with his majority to pass legislation he promised when campaigning, he doesn't lose ANY supporters, and may gain independents who have decided that a Party that has only fear and lies in its platform, and astroturf rallies and plug everybody's ears lest they hear the word from Obama and decide that it sounds reasonable is not their idea of a viable political party.

Until the pollsters begin asking triangular or square questions, instead of polar, binary ones, the meaning of those polls is about whatever the user chooses it to be, and thus the polls have no meaning at all.

Posted by: ceflynline | September 8, 2009 6:52 PM

The president is essentially back where he started last November when he beat John McCain silly in the general election. And that's a bad thing?

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl1 | September 8, 2009 4:56 PM

RE: The post immediately below...

MINDLESS OR VENAL BLOG-SPAMMING ON WA-PO, POLITICO, DAILYKOS, ETC:

Lame psy op on the public's dime?

http://nowpublic.com/world/govt-fusion-center-spying-pretext-harass-and-censor

Posted by: scrivener50 | September 8, 2009 3:41 PM

Posted By: THE MASTER SHOOTER ROYAL JAMES BREWSTER. (September 8, 2009 at 11:52 AM)
(:TODAY'S DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2009.:)
(:THE TIME IS NOW, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA. (:TIME ZONE.:)
(:TO ALL OF THE EXCELLENT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.:)
THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY!!!
*********************************************************
*******************************************************
****************************************************
************************************************
(:HELLO...PEACE BE WITH YOU.:)
PLEASE CHECK OUT MY MONUMENTAL HOME PAGE AT I.M.V.U.
PLEASE REVIEW EVERYTHING...IT IS AN INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY.
TIME IS VERY SHORT.
AFTER REVIEWING SEVERAL YOU TUBE VIDEO'S,
WE DO HAVE SEVERAL MAJOR PROBLEMS.
I HAVE NOT HAD ANY REST,
AND
I AM VERY TIRED TO TYPE.
FOR WHAT IS TRULY GOING ON IS,
A NEW WORLD ORDER,
FROM THESE EVIL S_H_I_T_S SOCIETIES,
ALONG WITH A MAJOR ASTEROID COMING TO EARTH,
THIS ASTEROID WILL HIT THE EARTH,
AND
IT WILL WIPE OUT OUR HUMAN RACE IN THE YEAR 2036,
ALSO THERE IS MORE BAD NEWS, IN THE YEAR 2012,
THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH PLANET X.
THIS IS MY HYPER LINK.
http://avatars.imvu.com/THEKINGMASTERRJB
ONCE AGAIN,
PLEASE REVIEW ALL THE YOU TUBE VIDEO'S,
THAT I HAVE ON MY MONUMENTAL HOME PAGE AT I.M.V.U.
AND
DO YOUR RESEARCH ON WHAT I AM SAYING.
THERE IS A POSITIVE SIDE TO THIS,
ITS GOING TO TAKE EXCELLENT TEAMWORK,
FROM JUST ABOUT, ALL OF THE EXCELLENT PEOPLE HERE ON EARTH.
THERE IS A SUGGESTED ANSWER TO THE ASTEROID PROBLEM,
ITS ON THE YOU TUBE VIDEO'S,
THAT I HAVE ON MY MONUMENTAL HOME PAGE AT I.M.V.U.
(:THINK OF DEEP SPACE 9 FROM STAR TRACK.:)
(:THIS IS A START.:)
PLEASE ONCE AGAIN,
REVIEW ALL OF THE YOU TUBE VIDEO'S,
THAT I HAVE ON MY MONUMENTAL HOME PAGE AT I.M.V.U.
ALONG WITH DOING YOUR RESEARCH ON WHAT I AM SAYING,
TIME IS VERY SHORT...
*******************************
***************************
***********************
(:THANK YOU EVERYONE,
VERY MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR EXCELLENT TIME.:)
(:MAY THE LORD GESUS CHRIST ALWAYS BE WITH YOU...
NOW, AND FOREVER...AMEN.:)
(:FROM:)
THE KING MASTER SHOOTER ROYAL JAMES BREWSTER FOR BILLIARDS.
THE TRUE WORLDS GREATEST MASTER SHOOTER FOR BILLIARDS.
SINCE THE AGE OF 15 IN A HALF YEARS OLD,
IN THE SUMMER OF 1987,
IN THE STATE OF OHIO.
(:MAY PEACE ALWAYS BE WITH YOU...AMEN.:)

Posted by: the_master_shooter_rjb | September 8, 2009 2:07 PM

Posted By: THE MASTER SHOOTER ROYAL JAMES BREWSTER. (September 8, 2009 at 11:52 AM)
(:TODAY'S DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2009.:)
(:THE TIME IS NOW, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA. (:TIME ZONE.:)
(:TO ALL OF THE EXCELLENT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.:)
THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY!!!
*********************************************************
*******************************************************
****************************************************
************************************************
(:HELLO...PEACE BE WITH YOU.:)
PLEASE CHECK OUT MY MONUMENTAL HOME PAGE AT I.M.V.U.
PLEASE REVIEW EVERYTHING...IT IS AN INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY.
TIME IS VERY SHORT.
AFTER REVIEWING SEVERAL YOU TUBE VIDEO'S,
WE DO HAVE SEVERAL MAJOR PROBLEMS.
I HAVE NOT HAD ANY REST,
AND
I AM VERY TIRED TO TYPE.
FOR WHAT IS TRULY GOING ON IS,
A NEW WORLD ORDER,
FROM THESE EVIL S_H_I_T_S SOCIETIES,
ALONG WITH A MAJOR ASTEROID COMING TO EARTH,
THIS ASTEROID WILL HIT THE EARTH,
AND
IT WILL WIPE OUT OUR HUMAN RACE IN THE YEAR 2036,
ALSO THERE IS MORE BAD NEWS, IN THE YEAR 2012,
THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH PLANET X.
THIS IS MY HYPER LINK.
http://avatars.imvu.com/THEKINGMASTERRJB
ONCE AGAIN,
PLEASE REVIEW ALL THE YOU TUBE VIDEO'S,
THAT I HAVE ON MY MONUMENTAL HOME PAGE AT I.M.V.U.
AND
DO YOUR RESEARCH ON WHAT I AM SAYING.
THERE IS A POSITIVE SIDE TO THIS,
ITS GOING TO TAKE EXCELLENT TEAMWORK,
FROM JUST ABOUT, ALL OF THE EXCELLENT PEOPLE HERE ON EARTH.
THERE IS A SUGGESTED ANSWER TO THE ASTEROID PROBLEM,
ITS ON THE YOU TUBE VIDEO'S,
THAT I HAVE ON MY MONUMENTAL HOME PAGE AT I.M.V.U.
(:THINK OF DEEP SPACE 9 FROM STAR TRACK.:)
(:THIS IS A START.:)
PLEASE ONCE AGAIN,
REVIEW ALL OF THE YOU TUBE VIDEO'S,
THAT I HAVE ON MY MONUMENTAL HOME PAGE AT I.M.V.U.
ALONG WITH DOING YOUR RESEARCH ON WHAT I AM SAYING,
TIME IS VERY SHORT...
*******************************
***************************
***********************
(:THANK YOU EVERYONE,
VERY MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR EXCELLENT TIME.:)
(:MAY THE LORD GESUS CHRIST ALWAYS BE WITH YOU...
NOW, AND FOREVER...AMEN.:)
(:FROM:)
THE KING MASTER SHOOTER ROYAL JAMES BREWSTER FOR BILLIARDS.
THE TRUE WORLDS GREATEST MASTER SHOOTER FOR BILLIARDS.
SINCE THE AGE OF 15 IN A HALF YEARS OLD,
IN THE SUMMER OF 1987,
IN THE STATE OF OHIO.
(:MAY PEACE ALWAYS BE WITH YOU...AMEN.:)

Posted by: the_master_shooter_rjb | September 8, 2009 2:06 PM

COVERT USE OF MICROWAVE/LASER RADIATION 'DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS' ON U.S. CITIZENS MAKES HEALTH CARE REFORM A CRUEL JOKE

Access to health care doesn't help untold thousands of unjustly targeted Americans recover from the devastating physiological effects of being silently irradiated by microwave and laser radiation "directed energy weapons"...

...the weaponization of the electromagnetic spectrum, a silent "final solution" that may have the nation's political leadership in its ideological cross-hairs.

This technology is capable of altering moods, emotions, inducing fatigue, weakness, exhaustion, confusion, life-altering injury, disease and a slow-kill death.

And key elements of the Obama administration -- chief among them the defense/security/intel establishment -- are proliferating these technologies by various modalities -- from hand-held weaponry to satellite and terrestrial cell tower based delivery systems.

American citizens and families targeted by this covert torture matrix also are subject to financial sabotage that decimates their livelihoods and financial resources...

...and relentless "community stalking" -- harassment, surreptitious home entries and vandalism by government-enabled vigilantes affiliated with federally funded community policing and anti-terrorism organizations.

Warrantless, covert placement of GPS tracking devices and misuse of cell phone technology to hunt down the unjustly targeted enables this grassroots terrorism.

But the Obama administration continues to allow these warrantless intrusions into the lives of unjustly targeted American families.

By its naivete -- its unquestioning rubber-stamp approval of the deployment of these destructive technologies and programs -- the Obama administration is presiding over the destruction of democracy, the rule of law, and personal liberty.

The bureaucratic saboteurs and Dr. Strangeloves behind these multi-agency crimes against humanity and the Constitution must be removed from power, immediately, before this silent genocide claims more victims -- endangering the Obama presidency while making a mockery of the rule of law.

http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america
http://nowpublic.com/world/domestic-torture-radiation-weaponry-americas-horrific-shame

OR (if link is corrupted / disabled):

http://NowPublic.com/scrivener RE: "GESTAPO USA"

Posted by: scrivener50 | September 8, 2009 1:33 PM

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/57565-already-23-dems-have-said-they-will-vote-no-on-reform

Still pretty evenly divided on this issue:

"A new Gallup Poll finds 39% of Americans saying they would direct their member of Congress to vote against a healthcare reform bill this fall while 37% want their member to vote in favor."

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2009 12:50 PM

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