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Obama can't ignore the polls

By Tom Toles




By Tom Toles  | September 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  GOP, Obama White House, Polarization  
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Since progressives insist on characterizing anyone who disagrees with them as ignorant drones who believe anything they are told, will one of you specifically identify what Bush policies are responsible for our current situation? Was it his attempt to get the Democrats in congress to curb sub-prime loans?

Posted by: TheClassicLiberal | September 10, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see the cult members parroting the same lines they here from each other and from Fox and the Republicans . True to form , brains shut down , the switch turned off , no logic , no reasoning and no critical thinking whatsoever , easy prey for the Reich wing . They have you running on unreasoned hate and fear , if Beck or Limbaugh told you pigs can fly you would unquestioningly believe them .In eight years the Republicans all but destroy the country along with Bush and Cheney , Obama gets into office ,Bush leaves him an absolute nightmare to deal with , the Republicans ( half the government itself ) from day one do everything possible to obstruct and sabotage any recovery , wanting Obama and the country to fail , then you geniuses blame it all on Obama and the Democrats . You people should be wearing white smocks and carrying butter fly nets in some insane asylum . Reminds me of the people who fell for the Nazi party in Germany , only too late did they come to their senses , then too the sensible ones , the wise ones , could only watch as the fools not only let but helped a madman and an evil wicked party take over their country . With you it's party first and to hell with we the people and the country , nothing but cult members , unable and unwilling to think for yourselves and to reason and use logic . History is repeating itself once again .

Posted by: Koom | September 5, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

The only time radicals bring up global warming is during summer or at the Discovery building, but Tom brings it up all the time except when he is flying on a jet plane to Italy.

Posted by: jornolibist | September 5, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Hey, who flipped the switch to gorgeous weather? Just the kind of weather that Mr. Toles hates. Has anyone ever noticed that Mr. Toles never, ever praises our weather? It must be awful to go through life being forced by your agenda to only point out negatives. I am sure that we will experience some wonderful, warm, even hot, Indian summer before Fall sets in. Maybe I should have said Native American summer to be politically correct. We survived the summer of 2010. I wonder if the Democrats will survive the Fall of 2010? Fall or fall. Get it? HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!

Posted by: bobbo2 | September 5, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

26charlie says,
"The repubs have been doing a bang-up job in cultivating an ignorant base that is easy to govern because they never question anything. Anything to gain power."

jornolibist says,
"The Democrat party elites can only retain power by keeping their voters uneducated and dependent on government handouts."

Sounds like quite the puppet show no matter what party is in control.

A never ending show....

Posted by: bertzel | September 5, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

President Obama and the Democrats will quadruple the U.S. deficit this year. The difference between the Government's income and spending this year will reach $1.8 trillion dollars. What do the Democrats do when there is no money? They create a new Federal entitlement, health care. From now until November Bush will be held responsible for everything including the kidnapping of the Linbergh baby. It won't work anymore. There is a mandate from the American people even before the mid-term elections. That is to get our fiscal house in order. The Republicans seem ready to comply. The Democrats forget about Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd and what they did to create the mess in the first place. The Democrats want to give you more of Reid and Pelosi. I just can't wait to see the outcome in November.

Posted by: bobbo2 | September 4, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

MyVoice3, you got me all wrong I spend all my time reading the Washington Post. I have traveled the world, fought in a war and been to most every place Hemmingway was what else do you think I need to do to broaden myself?

Posted by: jornolibist | September 4, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

You have been watching too much FAUX News and reading too many conservative blogs, pun-dents and activists. You need to broaden your horizons!I am not a Democrat or a Republican but a an independent, I can assure you that you have got them all wrong!

Posted by: MyVoice3 | September 4, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

The Democrat party, liberals, socialists and progressives no matter what they call themselves today to fool you have always been the party of failure. The Democrat leaders Pelosi and Reid have been responsible for passing every law and regulation for the past 44 months and look what they have done. A habitual unemployment rate of nearly 10%, a forced government takeover of the best healthcare system in the world against the will of the people, getting ready to raise individual income taxes by the highest amount ever and if Pelosi and Reid had their way the wars would have already been lost. The Democrat party is made up of two groups of people the rich elitists and the dependent uneducated. The Democrat rich elitists say they are for the small guy, but make up the majority of the richest 50 people in congress. These same Democrat elites have no problem raising everyone else's taxes but then when nobody is looking go out of their way often breaking the law to avoid paying their own taxes. The Democrat party elites can only retain power by keeping their voters uneducated and dependent on government handouts.

Posted by: jornolibist | September 4, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Those are the generic polls, and a few individual polls, particularly from Rasmussen, which has a significant "house effect"/bias. Nate Silver's model at shows the Democrats holding both the House and Senate unless something big happens to favor the Republicans.!!!

Posted by: Antibogotes | September 4, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

It looks like many in the american electorate believe things will get better by just voting in the other party.

Many of those will believe they made the right choice because the automatic repub rhetoric of blaming their failures on the dems will still sound plausible.

For them, its either doing the easy thing and believing repub rhetoric or recognizing they made a mistake and are way behind in learning what the pertinent facts of the issues are.
I predict they will NOT be the "hard workers" they believe they are when it comes to the latter. People have just been too accustomed to being lazy for too long about this and letting others do their thinking for them. The repubs have been doing a bang-up job in cultivating an ignorant base that is easy to govern because they never question anything. Anything to gain power.

Posted by: 26Charlie | September 4, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

How odd, the American public wants to put the same party back in power which created the mess we are in today! In their anger and frustration over an economic disaster,high unemployment, shrinking pensions, corporate scandals, degraded environment, two wars, Congressional gridlock, corrupt regulators the citizens are poised to put this same group back into power. What do they think will happen? Will the GOP suddenly make all things better, with the party of Bush, Palin, Rove, Boehner, Kyle, Chaney, and McConnell? Are we the American people so frustrated by our economic state that we don't see what is at stake in November? I know frustration can cause stress but will we independent voters make the mistake of trusting those who created our present state of affair?

Posted by: MyVoice3 | September 4, 2010 2:51 AM | Report abuse

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