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Boxer leads Fiorina, but approval rating plummets

By Felicia Sonmez
One day after polling showed that the California gubernatorial race is in a virtual tie, a new Field Poll indicates that the state's Senate race is just as closely contested.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) leads former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (R) 47 percent to 44 percent among likely voters in the survey, which had a margin of error of 3.2 points. Boxer's lead is up slightly from March, when she led Fiorina 45 percent to 44 percent in a general election match-up, but the latest numbers stand in stark contrast to a January Field Poll showing the three-term incumbent leading Fiorina 50 percent to 35 percent. Just nine percent of likely voters are undecided.

Most worrisome for Boxer in the new poll is her job approval rating: 48 percent of likely voters polled said they disapprove of her performance, while 42 percent approve. That's the lowest rating Boxer has ever received in the 43 surveys since the Field Poll began testing her job approval, and it marks the first time more voters disapprove of Boxer's performance than approve. The poll also shows that 52 percent of likely voters hold an unfavorable view of Boxer, while 41 percent have a favorable opinion of her.

Fiorina, by contrast, is viewed favorably by 34 percent of likely voters and unfavorably by 29 percent -- marking the first time that more voters viewed her favorably than unfavorably. Less than four months before Election Day, 37 percent of likely voters said they don't know enough about Fiorina to have an opinion.

The poll holds some good news for Boxer, as well. She leads Fiorina 47 percent to 39 percent among voters describing themselves as non-partisan, a key group for Fiorina if she is to overcome Democrats' advantage in voter registration. Boxer also leads 55 percent to 32 percent among Latinos, and she wins women 51 percent to 40 percent.

Boxer formally kicked off her campaign this week with a two-day, nine-stop tour in which she told voters that she's a fighter who has delivered for them in the Senate. She said Fiorina "almost broke the back of a great company" during her tenure as CEO of Hewlett Packard. Fiorina, whose campaign has labeled Boxer's trip the "broken promise tour," has been recovering from reconstructive surgery related to her treatment for breast cancer and is expected to be back on the campaign trail "in a matter of days."

By Felicia Sonmez  |  July 8, 2010; 10:30 AM ET
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Posted by: itkonlyyou53 | July 8, 2010 11:39 PM | Report abuse

Can't be long before 37th shuffles off to the great trailer court in the sky, where oxycontin comes from the bathroom faucet cold and meth from the hot.

Given the number of active threads, maybe the munchkins er minions are trying to hurry things along. 37th must be overtaxed trying to get every post into every thread every few minutes.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

If I was in Obama's position, I would have 37th on every corner in the bad areas of Chicago - to make sure there were NO SHOOTINGS that go to waste.

But I care.

Bwahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Last night in Chicago 12 people were shot, with 2 dead

Do any of the crazy leftists on this blog care ???

Does anyone care ???


If I was in Obama's position, I would have National Guard troops on every corner in the bad areas of Chicago - to make sure there were NO SHOOTINGS.

But I care.


.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

I think she still smokes that Alaska bud -- or maybe it's that other snow, the one that zoukie and 37 are strung out on.

I see they are in a race today to see who can hit 500 posts in a row first.

Posted by: drindl | July 8, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

MMeyers, Palin mentioned something about pink elephants marching into Washington.

This gives me a new level of respect for Palin.

Yeah, she's practically retarded for a normal, sober human being. But for someone who is totally wasted all day long, she is doing quite well.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 8, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Like nobody reads Glenn Beck, Or Bill O'Reilly, Or Mark Steyn or Sarah Palin.

But everyone reads Girls Garage, right?

Stand by for the usual rant about paperweights and door props. Ped is so tedious and predictable. Far right and near right, blah, blah blah.

Fundamentally, she is sour that everyone else still doesn't realize her brilliant intellect and reward her with al gore style wealth. Instead it's sneaking on the back of busses and pretending to write code. Desperately saving her pennies, spending her weekends arguing with her intellectual equals, birds, so she can finally retire in a poverty striken third world country.

Meanwhile, so-called "life" posting hate night after night at the Fix will have to do for a hobby. It is in her price range. That is something she shares with drivl, also of very limited intellectual and financial means, due to arrogant and hubristic expectations about self. It's a Lib thing. In the end, they demand you give them yours anyway. Why should they bear the brunt of their failures throughout life?

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Let's get back to what is important


1) The FACT that Obama never cleanup up the Minerals Management Service - like he said he was going to do -


The safety inspections on the oil rigs were never done right - that makes the OIL SPILL OBAMA'S FAULT.

2) We know Obama LIED to the nation in December 2008 - in his report on the Blago situation.

The nation deserves AN ANSWER TO WHAT DID OBAMA OFFER BLAGO THROUGH THE UNION OFFICIAL TOM BALANOFF ???

3) Apparently OBAMA THINKS IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO SECRETY PUT JOB QUOTAS INTO THE FINANCIAL REGULATION BILL


Rather than deal with the real problem: Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac

Obama IS STILL REFUSING to fix Fannie Mac and Freddie Mac.


Obama's policy : Quotas in, Real Problems not out.


.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Really gotta wonder why zouk puts all that energy into writing posts here when *nobody* reads them,

Oh well, I guess when you have nothng else to do ... must be really boring though. Guess he's not getting anywhere with that little boy.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

You should be banned for life - and beyond.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Drink.

3) Everyone who engaged in the boycott will be banned. Your conduct has been disgraceful and shameful.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Drink.

You should be BANNED FOR LIFE - AND BEYOND

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Drink.

All the fix boycotters should be banned - they have created a hostile environment - which is a bannable offense.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Drink.

Thud.

Posted by: JakeD3 | July 8, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

After reading Madge's shallow view, I completetly understand why you loons post all day every day about Repubs and other contrary bloggers.
what happened to all of your great ideas about how to recreate AMerica. Now you are reduced to being laughed at for fraud, lies and empty slogans. You resort to trite attacks of people who aren't even in office. you dig up petty one sided news reports about some minor fault of some local pol and try to expand it to the universe. that is what we call a "drivl".

you seem to have so quickly lost your way. Maybe if you had a leader, you could find the exit from the forest.

ronald Reagan and to a lesser extent the Bushes, said what they were going to do and then did them, enlisting help across the aisle when needed.

Poor out of his depth Obama calls Nanacy and asks her what he is supposed to do, gives a speech, waits for her to do it, then watches as dingy herry bobbles it in the Senate. Berry gives another speech and nothing gets done. Lib leadership.

Day 80 of the spill. Mr "I will not rest" has played at least 9 rounds of golf since then.

Mr "surge is a failure" ran to that same general to bail his bacon out of the fire when the other general accidentally told the truth about the boss.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

@12BarBlues: turnaround is zouk's whole shtick, the only color on his palette. He who hates more viciously than anyone on the web calls others hateful, he who pastes from other sites derides others for pasting. He who posts nothing byut personal attacks rants about others posting personal attacks. He to whom feminizing name-calling is the height of insult calls others misogynists. Whatever he accuses others of ... describes him.

QED, it's safe to presume he's a *real* pedophile. You can put that in the bank. No way a guy as bent as he is enjoys normal sexual outlets, a real woman would rather go to bed with a dental drill than someone as ragged as zouk.

Supported by the lead photo on his hastily-removed model mania page, showing a young boy in makeup. Probably some kid he oggles on a playground, walking blocks out of his way on the way home from his caseworker visits to look at.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

12Bar


He just looked up the rules - and he listed the rules for you


The rules have not been broken

You can't make up rules - and fail to enforce all the other rules - and just enforce the imaginary rule

Your problem is of a partisan nature - it is not based in rules.

Why don't you just go somewhere else - no one wants your hostile attitude around here anymore.


All the fix boycotters should be banned - they have created a hostile environment - which is a bannable offense.


.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

We were talking politics, weren't we?

Have you seen the "Mamma Grizzlies" SarahPAC video? Beautifully empty. Nice visuals (in slo-mo, so you know they're sincere); a simple line of music; and SP, her voice firm and committed and full of hope, speaking plainly and clearly ... and saying nothing.

Not only does she not outline any sort of policy or program of her own, she only says there's a lotta bad stuff comin' outta Washington. LOL -- she can't even name the stuff that makes her want to get up on her hind legs and show her big, pointy teeth. I was waiting for her to growl! We did get to see Sarah a lot, just not pawing the air and growling.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | July 8, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

In Chicago last night, there were 12 people shot, with 2 dead. That is in addition to what happened last weekend.


Hundred of people get shot in Chicago every year - it is practically a free-fire zone.

WHAT has Obama done about this ? Obama has been ignoring the problems of his own inner city the ENTIRE TIME HE HAS BEEN IN POLITICS.


Meanwhile, Obama spends his time getting the Justice Department to sue Arizona

and getting the Justice Department to DROP CHARGES AGAINST THE BLACK PANTHERS.

Some set of priorities.

Obama's job performance has been absolutely horrible.

And the FIX BOYCOTTERS just whine that they can not dominate the blog - those crazy leftists.

.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

@present

It was just on July 6th--TWO days ago--you called out 37th for spamming and called for deletion of those posts.

Now, you are changing your mind?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

would advise the sane people to just leave now and let them have the place. it's too much trouble to scroll past the barrage of drool.

Posted by: drivl |

obvious exception for this poster, whose name actually means drool.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Look what I got banned for: calling out racist posters - the Ped

Nice try rewiting history Ped. you were banned several times for being a nasty misogynist loser.

I dare you to post the last couple of entries as chrisfox 8 and/or goldand tanzanite. Please explain why there was no need for ban in years before you showed up.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile - while the LEFTIST FIX POSTERS are complaining about the blog, 12 people were shot last night in Chicago, with 2 dead.


The FIX BOYCOTTERS have their priorties all mixed up.


Who cares - be CIVIL TO EVERYONE.


Instead, you keep on talking about bringing back the GREAT 37 IN THE SKY.


Stop crying - THE GREAT 37 IN THE SKY IS A LEGEND -

THE SPIRIT OF THE GREAT 37 LIVES ON.

.
.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

you know zouk and 37th I really don't give a d*** what you think.

If you and your ilk wish to turn this site into
a 24/7 right wing only poster site, have at it. your constant harassment, and insults have come very close to driving 100% of all opposing opinions totally away from here. the childish name calling and insults we put up with daily are certainly not worth
our time and energy to respond to and only prove your childishness. personally I have a lot more impt things to do with my life then to listen to all of the garbage that you and
your like minded bud 37th shovel here every day.

so this is my challenge: if all the rigt wingers here who think they own and control
this site, are only interested in singing
to their right wing choir, then let them have this site. its their's and they can banter
their lunancy 24/7.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 8, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

You agree not to submit inappropriate content. Inappropriate content includes any content that:
infringes upon or violates the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of any person
is libelous or defamatory
is obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit
violates a person's right to privacy
violates any local, state, national, or international law
contains or advocates illegal or violent acts
degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or other classification
is predatory, hateful, or intended to intimidate or harass
contains advertising or solicitation of any kind
misrepresents your identity or affiliation
impersonates others

These are the rules as posted by the WaPo. I do not find that 37th has violated them to the extent that the loons would like. Repeating and carpet posting, while annoying, is not explicetely prohibited. now consider what the posters known as:

Neocoler, drindl, DDAWD, and many other angry denizens of this blog regularly post. What percentage of their posts exhibit:

obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit (Ped, is there one other single poster on this entire blog that we know anything about in bed??? NO! )

is predatory, hateful, or intended to intimidate or harass (drivl, is there anyone else with such a tit for tat angry streak, locked and loaded?)

degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or other classification (DDunce, who else regularly throws the N word around?)

Glass houses you loons. now stop whining and try to think up an intelligent idea for the first time ever.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

THE GREAT 37 IN THE SKY LIVES ON

The Great 37 in the Sky lives on in the conscience of all you crazy leftists.

Everytime you make a posting, everytime you trample the Constitution, everytime you talk about taking away someone's FREEDOM OF SPEECH, you think about the Great 37 in the Sky.


The Great 37 Lives ON.

Everytime Obama files a bogus lawsuit, everytime Obama abuses the Justice Department, the Great 37 in the Sky Lives ON.

Every gallon of Oil gushing from Obama'a Oil Spill is watched by the Great 37 in the Sky.

Every job lost - every stimulus dollar wasted - is watched by the Great 37 in the Sky.


The Great 37 in the Sky lives on - in the conscience of ALL THE CRAZY LEFTISTS.


YOU CAN'T GET AWAY FROM THE GREAT 37 IN THE SKY.

.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

37 and zouk are just frantic today -- posting literally every 2 minutes. i would advise the sane people to just leave now and let them have the place. it's too much trouble to scroll past the barrage of drool.

Posted by: drindl | July 8, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

While it might be tempting to shift the conversation over to Noacoler and his banning way before I was even on this blog, this is merely a distraction.

The issue is how to stop 37th, all his monikers, all his spamming, which goes on even today.

We ALL want that, including zouk.

Now, the question is, why does 37th continue to dominate this board against the wishes of the blog owner?

I can answer that: because 37th refuses to be a gentleman and leave a place where he is not wanted. He is the epitome of a pest and nuisance.

CC has PROMISED us that within a couple of weeks, a new system will take care of this problem. I hope he is not just shining us on.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

@leichtman: far as I'm concerned the jury returned long ago. One thing they taught us in communications class .. when there is a conflict between the verbal and the nonverbal messages, believe the nonverbal, always.

Look what I got banned for: calling out racist posters. Did the racists get banned? Message loud and clear.

I've set up a message board on a rented server .. moderation was the work of a few minutes per day. I had no staff of munchkins, I had no server-room guy at my beck and call, an when troll showed up it was the work of seconds to get rid of them, and a checkbox removed their posts too.

The reason that the GOP robo-trolls remain here is because Cillizza wants them here. He only banned 37th after months of literally everyone calling for him to be banned when all of a sudden we all got fed up at once and the hit counts took a steep drop. Now that the hit counts are back up, Flowers is spamming away and not another word about cleaning the place up.

I'm not buying this pie in the sky about the great days to come and if there actually is any change I would expect it to be a coninuation of what we've seen in the blog and the comments: favoritism for the right wing junk. It won't be zouk and 37th who get moderated away, it'll be you and me.

Cillizza is a putz.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile - while the LEFTIST FIX POSTERS are complaining about the blog, 12 people were shot last night in Chicago, with 2 dead.

The FIX BOYCOTTERS have their priorties all mixed up.

Who cares - be CIVIL TO EVERYONE.

Instead, you keep on talking about bringing back the GREAT 37 IN THE SKY.

Stop crying - THE GREAT 37 IN THE SKY IS A LEGEND -

.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

So finance whiz, if you don't succeed in silencing all voices of opposition to the liberal looniness, then will you finally pack up and go?

Or are all liberal statements simply empty promises, outright lies or a fraud?

why don't you head over to think Progress. you can convene with your like minded loons and permit no offending thought. that is at the heart of "liberalism" isn't it? a philosophy that can't stand up to any discusssion, facts or objection. Now salute and chant with me:


MMmmmmmmm Mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Leichtman says


Most of us are truly fed up with
the constant personal attacks and harassment

________________________________

YOU have not engaged in personal attacks and harassment ???

What a joke

You should be BANNED FOR LIFE - AND BEYOND

Don't try to claim you are innocent


.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Might I remind present-and-unaccounted-for that he also supported the banning of 37th?

Let's be clear, EVERYONE has supported banning 37th. He spams the blog, refuses to follow the rules, points the finger at everyone else, gives CC the finger and all of us too.

As far as 37th having great conversations without the leftists, might I remind everyone of all the whining he does every weekend, begging leftists to argue with him and accusing us of excluding him.

Bwahaha!!!!!!!!!!!! He's addicted to us just like the drugs that keep him going 24/7.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

What cilizza really said:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Noa,

I really think you are on shaky ground.

Having read a fair number of your posts over the months, you have engaged in the same sort of personal attacks that you cast on others.

Banning 37th made sense. As did banning you. Both were consistent with the rules of fair play on the blog. You both chose to ignore them.


Chris

Posted by: Chris_Cillizza

Of course The Ped forgot about this one too.
Neocolor == 37th.

the Ref has ruled it so.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

ON every issue which is important to Americans:


The Economy


Jobs

Wall Street

The stimulus

Fannie Mae Freddie Mac

terrorism


Obama has made the situation worse - not better.


The health care bill is actually A DRAG ON HIRING - AND AS A RESULT LESS PEOPLE HAVE HEALTH CARE NOW.


Jobs support health care insurance - it is that simple.


Obama's stimulus has been a complete diversion of money to left wing interest groups.

Obama is A DRAG ON THE ECONOMY.

It is absolutely amazing how bad Obama has been for this nation.

NOTHING IS BETTER, EVERYTHING IS WORSE.


.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

lets just hope that you are wrong about CC, noacolor. Most of us are truly fed up with
the constant personal attacks and harassment
allowed here by CC and are willing to give him until Aug 1 to redo this site and make it at least tolerable.
I agree that our lives and time are too valuable to waste responding to the constant
insanity here. Its beyond time for CC to either
improve this site or finally put it out of its misery. We can only hope CC has gotten that message by now loud and clear. I have done my best to communicate that message to him, let's hope that he is paying attention.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 8, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler


YOU are disrupting the conversation


And yes - you are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

We can have a GREAT CONVERSATION HERE WITHOUT THE FAR LEFTIST NUTS.

These people do NOT even support traditional American values - how in the world can they be expected to respect civil conversations ?

.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Ped whines about banned people returning. the originator of the ban, forgot who it was invented for:

""3. ChrisFox/Noa: The comparison between you and 37th is based on your desire to return repeatedly under other names despite being banned. I continue to be baffled as to why you spend so much time getting back to a blog you disdain so much but that's another conversation.""

so the Ref has called Ped what she is - a 37th clone. I think we can all agree that this blog was a much better place before she showed up and required the use of a ban at all.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse


The Question still remains at the Blago trial: WHAT DID OBAMA OFFER BLAGO THROUGH THE UNION OFFICIALS ???

The trial has already PROVEN:


1) Obama lied to the country in December 2008 in his statements and the report drawn up.


2) Obama DID have direct contact with the Union Official Tom Balanoff - who was sent to Blago about giving the Senate seat to Valerie Jarrett.

3) It was understood by all parties that the Union Official Tom Balanoff was NEGOTIATING ON OBAMA'S BEHALF.


So, the question remains: WHAT WAS OFFERED BY OBAMA TO BLAGO THROUGH THE UNION OFFICIAL ???

We have a pattern here - we have Obama making offers to Sestak - offers to ROMANOFF.

These are SERIOUS QUESTIONS AND THE NATION DESERVES ANSWERS.

The question is not WHAT did Obama know and when did he know it - because the trial already proved that Obama CALLED BALANOFF THE NIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION.

The question is : what did Obama offer?


Obama has been in Chicago politics for a long long time - he knows what goes on.

If Obama was just going to have an innocent conversation - why didn't Obama call BLAGO DIRECTLY - INSTEAD OBAMA SENT THE UNION OFFICIAL TOM BALANOFF TO SEE BLAGO.


.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

@leichtman1, mariewilson:

I'm curious why youse guys are reposting Cillizza's latest shedding of crocodile tears. We've been hearing about the great moderated days to come for, what, a year now, and nothing has really changed here. Zouk continues to post the most personal attacks ever around the clock under an ever-growing list of aliases, 37th continues to spam the board with triple-spaced junk, nothing changes. Cillizza trots out the same whines and never answers questions about the disparity between the rules and the moderation.

Drindl continues to feed the troll, too.

"It is clear" that we who want to have actual discussion here will just have to put up with this repetitive low-IQ emotionally disturbed junk .. or find somewhere else to surf.

Cillizza isn't going to stop favoring the robo-trolls any more than he's going to stop his execrable slant toward Repu-u-ublicans. Cillizza is a putz.

Dunno about you but I read this thing in chrono order and that means from the bottom up, and that means I see the moniker before I see the post, and to the best of my ability, I don't see the posts by 37th or zouk, what's the point, they both post the same junk over and over. Same goes for armpeg (a nine-year-old with a keyboard), leapin, and the drive-bys who write about "libs."

Yeah he banned 37th a few times, but now his latest drool moniker has been here a week and the only posts that get deleted are the ones making life uncomfortable for the robo-trolls. The writing on the wall could not be more legible.

A lot of the posters who made this place worth the read have moved on. It's significant that I'm having better discussions on bleedin' *facebook* than I get here. But then, most of the people on there have jobs, unlike the robo-trolls, who're on here around the clock and have no responsibilities competing for their time.

Posted by: Noacoler | July 8, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

More bagger troubles:

'Rand Paul, who won Kentucky's Republican Senate primary with the help of Tea Party activists and a staunch message of limited government, upset some supporters who said he reneged on a pledge to turn down campaign contributions from any lawmaker who voted in favor of the 2008 Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Last month, Paul attended a Washington fundraiser for him sponsored by some lawmakers who voted for the Wall Street bailout.


Paul Roman, a Tea Party activist who campaigned for Paul, said the fundraiser "goes totally against everything [Paul] said."

"That's a deal-breaker," he said.'

Posted by: drindl | July 8, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

President Barack Obama implored heartland voters Thursday to believe his economic policies averted impending disaster, pushing a hard-to-swallow message to people whose support Democrats need this November. "What is absolutely clear is we're moving in the right direction, we're headed in the right direction," Obama said at an electric truck factory here, before a pair of campaign appearances for Senate Democratic candidates in Missouri and Nevada.

stock market down
oil spreading
no jobs
taxes going up
losing in Afghanistan
iran getting bomb
housing down
consumer confidence down

"absolutely clear is we're moving in the right direction"

what planet?

the only right direction we are headed in is toward Repubs in november and a realization of the utter and total failure and fraud of Obama socialism.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

This woman is really something:

"Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle is at it again.

On opposing exceptions for abortions in cases of rape: Make "a lemon situation into lemonade."

Posted by: drindl | July 8, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Is there anything this woman hasn't taken back yet or pretended she didn't say?

-drivl

Obama assured us that his stimulus bill would create or save a million jobs; but he was claiming as fact what could never have been more than a wild (and highly improbable) guess, and his more recent attempts to justify that guess have been fraudulent.

Candidate Obama promised that Guantanamo would be closed by January 1, 2010; but it is still open.

Obama has just as often assured the public that under his health plan everyone will be able to keep their current doctor; but many are certain to lose their doctors when ObamaCare’s large cuts in Medicare funding induce more doctors to withdraw from Medicare coverage, as they also would were employers to transfer patients to a public option to save money.

Obama coerced congress into passing his stimulus bill by promising that if it were passed unemployment could go no higher then 8%; but unemployment is now at 10%, and he could not possibly have had good reason to exclude that possibility.

Candidate Obama met fears that he would be a tax and spend liberal by promising, emphatically and repeatedly, that those earning under $200,000 would see no increase in their taxes of any kind

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse


OBAMA IS IMPOSING SECRET PROVISIONS IN THE FINANCIAL REGULATION BILL - OBAMA IS SECRETING IMPOSING QUOTAS ON THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY.


RealClear is reporting:


Section 342, which declares that race and gender employment ratios, if not quotas, must be observed by private financial institutions that do business with the government. In a major power grab, the new law inserts race and gender quotas into America's financial industry.

In addition to this bill's well-publicized plans to establish over a dozen new financial regulatory offices, Section 342 sets up at least 20 Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion. This has had no coverage by the news media and has large implications.


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Merit is out the window - OBAMA WANTS THE NATION'S ECONOMY TO BE RUN BY QUOTAS


AND OBAMA IS SETTING UP 20 OFFICES WHICH WILL ENFORCE OBAMA'S QUOTA SYSTEM ON AMERICAN BUSINESSES.


THIS ARE OBAMA'S DISGRACEFUL ACTIONS - AGAIN IN SECRET.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

President Obama has tripled the annual number of targeted assassinations from Predator drones in the Pakistani borderlands. Yet here is how candidate Obama characterized airborne attacks under the Bush administration, when they were far less frequent: “We’ve got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there.”

If a Republican senator behaved today as Senator Obama did then, he would hammer away at the president’s continued adherence to tribunals, renditions, wiretaps, intercepts, the continued use of Guantanamo, the use of Predators, and the surge into Afghanistan simply to score political points and to jockey for position in the next presidential race — without consideration of the responsibility of governance, when there are so often only bad and worse choices.

During the health-care debacle, President Obama frequently lamented that he was reduced to ramming through the legislation without a single Republican vote in the Senate — as part of a larger complaint about the unwillingness to step across the aisle and put principle above partisanship.

Yet in 2007, when National Journal tallied the voting records of then-serving U.S. senators, it ranked Barack Obama as the most partisan senator of either party, voting along straight party lines over 95 percent of the time. Even the most conservative current Republican senator, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, a frequent target of the Obama administration for his lockstep opposition to the administration’s agenda, has compiled a 93 percent partisan voting record.

Quite simply, for President Obama to restore his presidency, he must now persuade Congress not to act in the fashion that he once found so conducive to his upward career as a senator and presidential candidate.

President Obama’s falling approval ratings are not just due to ineptness on the Gulf oil spill, the economy, and the war, but also to a growing perception of abject hypocrisy and lack of character. The disjunction between Senator Obama and President Obama explains a great deal of why he cannot convince either his opposition or the public as a whole that he will ever quite be sincere about anything.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

"The American people want ... a serious focus on job creation"


But they don't want more deficit spending or more debt. They don't want the size of government to grow. They don't want cuts to Medicare, social security or defense spending. The don't want us to quit in Afghanistan or Iraq. They don't want tax increases.

What Americans do want is something for nothing. They want the President to create jobs without spending any money. They want those jobs to come from the private sector, over which the President has no control. And they want the President to do it yesterday.

Maybe what Americans really need is a civics course and a refresher in macroeconomics.

Posted by: bsimon1 | July 8, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

In January President Obama blasted the Supreme Court’s reversal of elements of the McCain-Feingold act barring certain types of private political contributions. He saw it as an attack on the public financing of presidential campaigns and encouragement for big money to influence political decision-making: “It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health-insurance companies, and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans.”

It was just two years ago that Senator Obama became the first presidential candidate since public financing was instituted to renounce such funding in the presidential general election, and he went on to amass a record amount of corporate cash — becoming both Goldman Sachs’s and BP’s largest recipient of money.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

In his recent immigration speech, President Obama lamented, “Now, under the pressures of partisanship and election-year politics, many of the eleven Republican senators who voted for reform in the past have now backed away from their previous support.”

Yet Obama himself in 2007 did not quite go along with the bipartisan effort by Senator Kennedy and President Bush to enact the same comprehensive immigration reform. Instead, he held out for provisions that would help to doom the bipartisan effort to enact almost the identical legislation that President Obama has now taken up.


If only Repub Senators would stop acting like Senator Obungler.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

LOL. Psycho boy -- can't stop thinking about me, can't control himself at all. Obsessive, misogynist, homophobic -- totally psyschotic. I can just imagine him typing frantically, froth and spittle flying, down in his dank little basement hole...

Sad. Meanwhile, here's a perfect example of R behavior:

"The Bush tax cuts are scheduled to expire in January. President Obama has expressed a desire to preserve the cuts for the middle class while letting tax rates for the wealthy reset to where they were during the Clinton administration.

Last night on CNBC, Wall Street Journal editorial board member Stephen Moore went so far as to say that he can’t “see the sense” of allowing cuts for the rich to expire, and then advocated that taxes be raised on the poorest Americans in order to finance more tax cuts for the rich:

'I just don’t see the sense of this. In fact, if I could have my ‘druthers, I’d raise the ten percent tax rate to fifteen percent and lower the [top] rates.'

Yes, that's right. They want to raise taxes on the poorest to pay for tax cuts for Paris Hilton and her buds.

It's all about the compassionate conservatism, you know.

Posted by: drindl | July 8, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

While the rest of the world seems dialed in on the need to rein in spending and impose fiscal discipline, the spending binge from Washington Democrats continues. Rather than face facts and make tough choices, they have chosen to cling cluelessly to their discredited ‘stimulus’ philosophy and have flat-out cancelled the federal budget for the first time in modern history at a time when a fiscal blueprint has never been more badly needed.

Of course, it’s easier for the president to attack Republicans than it is to come up with new excuses for his broken promises and failing policies. For someone who asked to be held to the highest standard, President Obama spends an awful lot of time making excuses and whining about others. The American people want leadership from the White House and a serious focus on job creation, not childish partisanship.


John Boehner

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

The Black Panthers case tells the nation what Obama is all about.

If the Black Panthers were ACTUALLY WHITE - and holding a night-stick in front of a precinct in which BLACKS WERE VOTING, the leftists would be screaming RACIST, RACIST, RACIST.

Would Obama be dropping the charges against a WHITE PERSON IN THE SAME SITUATION ?

This is shameful and a COMPLETE ABUSE OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT BY OBAMA.


THE NATION CAN DRAW NO OTHER CONCLUSION THAN OBAMA AND ERIC HOLDER SUPPORT THE ACTIONS OF THE BLACK PANTHERS.


This is clear.

There is another video in which the same Black Panther is screaming CRACKER CRACKER CRACKER INTO A SPEAKER.

And then the BLACK PANTHER ADVOCATES VIOLENCE AGAINST WHITE PEOPLE.

Does OBAMA AND ERIC HOLDER SUPPORT THIS HATE SPEECH AS WELL ???


This is the far-left government of Obama - this is the far-left group which is NOW IN CONTROL OF THE UNITED STATES FEDERAL JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IN WASHINGTON DC.


Do you support the Black Panthers ???

It is a clear question.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Look who'se back from its slushee run. those couch coushions are an endless wealth:

driv·el   /ˈdrɪvəl/ Show Spelled [driv-uhl] Show IPA noun, verb, -eled, -el·ing or ( especially British ) -elled, -el·ling.
–noun
1. saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.
2. childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.
–verb (used without object)
3. to let saliva flow from the mouth or mucus from the nose; slaver.
4. to talk childishly or idiotically.
5. Archaic . to issue like spittle.
–verb (used with object)
6. to utter childishly or idiotically.
7. to waste foolishly

Talk about a perfect self chosen name.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle says X, then the next day she says "oh, I guess I shouldn't have said X".

Sarah Palin says X, then the next day she says "oh, that nasty reporter shouldn't have asked me about X".

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I see zouk has yet another name 'present and accounted for."

What is this now, 20?

And 37/burnout -- what would they do with their days if it wasn't for this blog?

Is there anything this woman hasn't taken back yet or pretended she didn't say?

"Sharron Angle, under fire for comparing the BP escrow cash to a "slush fund," walks it back and declares support for the BP fund in a statement sent over by her campaign:

"Having had some time to think about it, the caller and I shouldn't have used the term slush fund; that was incorrect. "

In other words, she just shoots off her mouth without thinking.

Posted by: drindl | July 8, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

so your answer 37th is that you OWN/RUN
this site.
Will be curious to see what CC and
Boisfeuillet Jones, Jr. chairman think about your having taken over their publication.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 8, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

@leichtman,

I personally want to thank you for being the first person who suggested that a boycott against 37th/flowers spamming might wake up CC. And it did. Finally, CC took action he should have taken long ago.

37th has no pride and insists on sitting on the blog like the slug that he is, showing CC that he CAN'T get rid of him

CC promises that within a few weeks now, a moderation system will be instituted that will eliminate nuisances like 37th.

We have been encouraged to be patient. We are all waiting for CC's promises to come true.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

ALL,


1) Everyone who boycotted this blog is guilty of creating a hostile atmosphere on this blog.


2) The purpose of this blog is civil discussion - if you can not adhere to that simply rule, you should leave.


3) Everyone who engaged in the boycott will be banned. Your conduct has been disgraceful and shameful.


Thank you very much.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Politico is reporting - regarding the Blago trial:

Said one aide to a top Illinois elected official: “People may be breathing easier, ‘cause there’s been no major revelations really connecting Obama or Rahm to this guy. But you never know what the long-term damage will be. The Obama people may be playing it cool, but trust me, they’re plenty worried.”


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

"if you can not adhere to that simply rule, you should leave"

curious 37th WHO MADE YOU GOD?

again simple question 37th DO YOU OWN/RUN
this site? If you do you are welcome to lecture us. Some how some of us came here
believing that a revered institition The WP
owned and ran this site not you apparently we were all wrong.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 8, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Now that he's been accused of behaving not just badly but criminally with a massage therapist summoned to his Portland, Oregon, hotel room in the fall of 2006 -- just before his comeback -- the all-new take on the boring old Gorester is that he was a boor in Bubba's league all along: "If the massage therapist's story is true,'' despite Gore's denial, writes Ann Althouse, "we are looking at the same problem we saw with Clinton. . . . What makes a man treat a woman like that? Generally, I think it's because he's done things like that before, many times, and gotten away with it. We're talking about an older man, with a big reputation and a lot to lose. Why would he proceed in such a crude fashion? I would guess that his sensibilities have numbed over the years, as women acceded to his moves. The moves became less and less elaborate.''


seems all that warming was simply in his shorts.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Another Whoops! coming:

From the Sarah Palin camp:

Establishment Republicans have become increasingly concerned that the Tea Partiers, with the their small government and anti-spending agenda, are going after defense spending.

Mrs. Palin is now trying to 'splain it to the Tea Partiers they need to be against ALL spending, EXCEPT defense spending.

In her June 27 speech at Freedom Fest, she decided to take on SecDef Robert Gates, a fellow Republican, by saying:

"Secretary Gates recently spoke about the future of the U.S. Navy. He said we have to ask whether the nation can really afford a Navy that relies on $3 [billion] to $6 billion destroyers, $7 billion submarines and $11 billion carriers. He went on to ask, 'Do we really need . . . more strike groups for another 30 years when no other country has more than one?' " Palin said.

"Well, my answer is pretty simple: Yes, we can and yes, we do, because we must."

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Wow, this reminds me of trying to get the herd turned when they smell water. Good luck!

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

ALL,


1) Everyone who boycotted this blog is guilty of creating a hostile atmosphere on this blog.


2) The purpose of this blog is civil discussion - if you can not adhere to that simply rule, you should leave.


3) Everyone who engaged in the boycott will be banned. Your conduct has been disgraceful and shameful.

Thank you very much.

.

Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Simple question:

Is this site owned run by the two creeps, 37th and and present and accounted for who change their names EVERY SINGLE DAY?

If this site has become the property of every
nasty whacko conservative that has nothing better to do with their petty lives than to come here and insult, bully and harass those they disagree with then, CC, Felicia and those running this site need to make that clear.

The sole purpose of the boycott was to communicate that message to THE FIX. If they wish to tolerate these abusive posts and constant name changes they have truly let the lunatics run the insane asylum.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 8, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

hide the present ident, there are voters here:

Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm with a decent track record this year, has raised the question of whether an endorsement by President Obama will help or hurt Democratic candidates in a number of states. The answer: ouch. [I]t’s looking more and more clear that there’s just about nowhere Democratic candidates would benefit from having the President come to campaign with them. In Illinois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin an Obama endorsement comes down as a net negative impact on the chances of a voter supporting a candidate by anywhere from 14 to 33 points.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Sharron Angle making headlines again:

On the Alan Stock radio show late yesterday, a caller said that Obama had "basically extorted $20 billion from a private company," and asked Angle what she thought of "the $20 billion slush fund."

"Government shouldn't be doing that to a private company," Angle replied. "And I think you named it clearly: It's a slush fund."

Angle then criticized BP, saying we do need some sort of "management" agency in there to monitor the company, claiming it "cut corners."

But she then said government was in the process of overreaching in its response.

"It's an overreaction by government for not the right reasons," Angle said.
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Let me repeat the Takeaway Line:

"It's an overreaction by government for not the right reasons," Angle said.

Yes, she actually said that.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/100707%20Angle%20on%20Stock%20Clipped%20BP%20Cleanup%20Fund.mp3

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

At the Blago Trial, Union Official Tom Balanoff could bring down the Obama administration - because his testimony directly contracted Obama's own statements.

IT IS CLEAR THAT OBAMA LIED TO THE NATION RIGHT BEFORE TAKING OFFICE.

In December 2008, Obama told reporters that "no representatives of mine" tried to cut a deal with Blagojevich regarding the Senate seat.


And yet the trial has PROVEN that Obama called Balanoff the night before the election - and negotiations were started.

So - the QUESTION IS WHAT WAS OBAMA OFFERING BLAGO THROUGH THE UNION OFFICIALS ???

Clearly - the negotiations were STARTED BY OBAMA HIMSELF.

The NATION DESERVES ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS.


WE ALREADY KNOW THAT OBAMA LIED TO THE COUNTRY IN DECEMBER 2008

SO WHAT ELSE WAS OBAMA LYING ABOUT ???


OBAMA CAN NOT BE TRUSTED, HE IS A FRAUD.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

go to h 37th YOU ARE A TOTAL CREEP who everyone at this site despises.

try bullying someone who truly cares about what
you think. Get help. It is unbelievable that
even jake knew when he was no longer welcome here. Apparently you didn't get the message that CC delivered:

""2. 37th/Heatwave has been banned AGAIN. Not sure what else I can do other than keep banning him. And he will continue to return under other names""

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 8, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Leichtman


You come back with a hostile and uncivil attitude.


NOW you are guilty of bannable offenses.


What is wrong with you ?

This place would be extremely peaceful without the crazy far-leftists and their vile comments.


Your comments are hostile and uncivil.

You should be banned for life - and beyond.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Fiorina's claim to fame supposedly is her corporate success. And yet, everyone knows she was fired by HP because of the incompetent merger with Compaq where HP shareholder value dropped more than half. Finally, in 2005, HP's board paid her $21 million to leave.

At her previous position with Lucent, she was rumored to be on her way out. Lucent also lost 90% of its shareholder value during her time there as a senior executive.

How her corporate failure can somehow be translated into governance success is more than I can figure.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 8, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

finance Whiz - is your silly little boycott an official failure?

how about Obama?

how about socialism?

How about spending and taxing?

Hint: they are all failures but perhaps not "official" yet. there are still about 6% of the voters who are too stupid to get it.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Leichtman


You promised everyone that you would be on boycott and would leave.


Are you a liar ?

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

bite me 37th.
Your days of constantly harassing bloggers who disagree with your tactics and insane posts will soon be over. This is not YOUR SITE as arrogant as you are. CC won't tolerate your bullying other voices.

FYI


All,

1. Ceflynline and Fairlinton: Thanks for your thoughtfulness and patience. I believe that the comments section will get better sooner rather than later so hopefully it will be rewarded.

2. 37th/Heatwave has been banned AGAIN. Not sure what else I can do other than keep banning him. And he will continue to return under other names.

3. ChrisFox/Noa: The comparison between you and 37th is based on your desire to return repeatedly under other names despite being banned. I continue to be baffled as to why you spend so much time getting back to a blog you disdain so much but that's another conversation.

4. To everyone else: Commenting on blogs remains very much a work in progress. The Post's goal is to allow as free a discussion as possible without permitting personal attacks and other online savagery. It seems a pretty easy goal to meet. Treat people online like you would offline.

Chris

Posted by: Chris_Cillizza | June 29, 2010 9:18 PM


Posted by: leichtman1 | July 8, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama's HIGHLY PARTISAN lawsuit against Arizona is an abuse of the Justice Department.


Add that to Obama's dropping of the Black Panther's case - another highly partisan act.

These are IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES -

Add this to all of Obama's other Impeachable Offenses.


Meanwhile - Obama is sending Anna Chapman back to Russia - and that is JUST WRONG.


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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Felicia:

Curious why every single reference by the Fix
regarding Democratic candidates even when those candidates are leading their race is
always couched with a Negative slant?

How about the Ky race where Rand Paul
has squandered a 20+ point lead and turned it into a a dead heat in an extremely red state?
Haven't red your story how R Rand leads Jack Conway but letting slam dunk race slip away? Why Not?

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 8, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Marie


You are continueing your hostile attitude toward other posters.


Give it up.

And everyone is sick of you - please leave.


And take your hostile attitude with you.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

California is a very competitive state this time around, not something Democrats had hoped for. When the big battles are taking place in Illinois, California & Connecticut you know it's a Republican year.

Posted by: reason5 | July 8, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Leichtman


You are supposed to be on boycott - are you breaking your word ?

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

"Your recess appointment of the radical Donald Berwick spits in the face of due process and ignores our basic rules of governing."


I think it was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts who rebutted to the administration's complaints about a lethargic Senate appointment process with "So far as I know recess appointments are still a viable alternative."

Posted by: bsimon1 | July 8, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Andy: $9 million is nothing in a Ca Senate
campaign. Boxer will likely need $20-$25 to compete with the $50 million Carly promises to spend. Can Ca votes be bought by CEOs? Don't underestimate Boxer's campaign skills and
what will be telling will be the comparisons Ca voters will see in their debate.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 8, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

why does Obungler avoid reporters?

Let's face it; the more Barack Obama exposes of himself the more America has no confidence in, or respect for, him. His serial lies have become obvious, as has his lack of knowledge. America was sold a story - and this story had a very bad ending. The reason he holds so few press conferences is the same reason he does not ‘kibbitz" with reporters; the truth would come out and he would be revealed as being a lot less than many thought he would be in 2008. Why have reporters not publicly criticized him for being unavailable? Don't we know the answer to this question, too?

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Mr President Obama,

Is it your policy to bypass the constitution of the U.S simply out of convenience? Your recess appointment of the radical Donald Berwick spits in the face of due process and ignores our basic rules of governing. Dr Berwick's views are extremely questionable and are counter to those found in mainstream America. You are fastly losing the goodwill of the American people. You claim political gamesmanship is stopping his appointment yet it's political gamesmanship that you just used here since there was never a hearing scheduled for Berwick. You simply rammed Berwick past the process because you KNEW he would not be confirmed once his radical ideas were exposed. Your appointment of Berwick proves that you agree with and align with his views such as:
1) Rationing healthcare is OK
2) Redistribution of wealth is OK
3) Socialized medicine is OK
4) U.K.'s health system is great even though millions have died because of it (rationing and death panels).

Your actions clearly show your distain for the American Senate process. It is clear you hold convenience in higher regard than due process of our constitution. It is clear that you have not upheld your promise to adhere to and protect our constitution. It is clear that you are anti-American.
It is my hope that your actions will expose you and your liberal Democrats agenda to my fellow Americans and that they too will be outraged. It is my hope that this outrage will be transferred to the voting ballots across this great nation and you and your liberal socialist cronies will be voted out of office once and for all. It is my hope that your liberal socialist agenda will NEVER have another opportunity to wreak havoc in this nation.

Posted by: NO-bama | July 8, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Obama Better Sue Rhode Island, Too

When police pull someone over in Rhode Island and have reasonable cause to believe he's an illegal alien, they check his immigration status. The policy is virtually identical to the Arizona law, and yet the Justice Department is not suing to stop it. What gives? Is the Rhode Island program run by the Black Panthers or something?

For that matter, I haven't heard of any boycotts targeting Rhode Island either. So why is Arizona being singled out? Here's a theory: Maybe it's because Arizona seems serious about enforcing it:


(Eric) Holder is worried that trained and knowledgeable local cops will actually prove that the law is enforceable, blowing his boss's cover. Remember Present ident Barack Obama's claim last week that our borders are "just too vast" for us to secure them through enforcement, with fences and border patrols?

Couple the possibility of blowing away the myth that immigration law is unenforceable with the Democrats desperate need to mobilize Hispanic voters for the mid-terms, and you can understand why Bammy is hellbent on pursuing this crazy lawsuit.

PS: California also has a law requiring law enforcement to check the status of suspected illegal aliens.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

The CBS News poll on Obama's performance as President is still open. Here's how he's faring:
A: 6%
B: 4%
C: 3%
D: 22%
F: 64%

Look on the bright side, Barry. If the poll were at Fox News, your numbers would be worse.

Posted by: present-and-unaccounted-for | July 8, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Fiorini will overreach. It'll happen in a speech, or in a debate, or when she thinks her mic is off, or (if she ever gets around to one) a policy paper.

It'll happen and she will blow herself out of the water. She was born this way.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | July 8, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

FYI

All,

1. Ceflynline and Fairlinton: Thanks for your thoughtfulness and patience. I believe that the comments section will get better sooner rather than later so hopefully it will be rewarded.

2. 37th/Heatwave has been banned AGAIN. Not sure what else I can do other than keep banning him. And he will continue to return under other names.

3. ChrisFox/Noa: The comparison between you and 37th is based on your desire to return repeatedly under other names despite being banned. I continue to be baffled as to why you spend so much time getting back to a blog you disdain so much but that's another conversation.

4. To everyone else: Commenting on blogs remains very much a work in progress. The Post's goal is to allow as free a discussion as possible without permitting personal attacks and other online savagery. It seems a pretty easy goal to meet. Treat people online like you would offline.

Chris

Posted by: Chris_Cillizza | June 29, 2010 9:18 PM

Posted by: mariewilson11 | July 8, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Boxer caught a fantastic break when Fiorina started talking about her hair - and that will be the critical point in the campaign.


Boxer will win this one -

People simply do not want someone around them who will appear mean about someone's hair.


I think Jerry Brown will pull it out as well.

The immigration issue is going to hurt the democrats this year - but Jerry Brown will survive.

Remember he is old enough to have PREDICTED WEATHER SATELLITES - and people thought he was crazy that the weather could by predicted by flying machines going around the Earth.


But Jerry Brown made that prediction - and got the nickname GOVERNOR MOONBEAM.


So Jerry Brown is the RETRO CANDIDATE OF THE YEAR.

Jerry Brown really does not look his age either - so that helps.

Jerry Brown will get it.

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Posted by: FlowersOfPeace | July 8, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Surely the voters in California are too smart to vote for the proven loser Fiornia who almost destroyed HP, Boxer should be pounding here on that losing record

Posted by: LDTRPT25 | July 8, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Agree with both bsimon and AndyR3. One upside to Scott Brown's victory taking place in January is that no one is going to take a victory as a given. Boxer knows she will have to actually campaign and won't let Fiorina sneak up on her.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 8, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

"Boxer formally kicked off her campaign this week"

I think any incumbent who has 9 million in the bank, is leading her lackluster challenger in polls, and hasn't even started her campaign yet is in pretty solid shape. The GOP has spent the past 6 months hitting Boxer, and it still can't get Fiorina in the lead. Also Bsimon the trend line over the past two months has been pretty flat. I think Boxer will end up winning this one by a comfortable 7% or more when it is all said and done.

Posted by: AndyR3 | July 8, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Not a good trend line for Boxer & definitely a boost for Fiorina & her supporters. The next couple weeks will be telling as Boxer ramps up her campaign. The various repub primary races have been the focus of the media which may have given a boost to those candidates. Boxer may be left with making the "devil you know" argument. "Hey, maybe you don't like me so much, but look at the alternative!"

Posted by: bsimon1 | July 8, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

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