Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Obama, TSA and other disappointments

TSA and Obama
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And I’m not talking about the temperature outside, but the approval rating of President Obama.

President Obama has passed the Big 4-0 -- going the wrong way.

Turns out voters were not simply satisfied to spank the Democrat and his party in the Nov. 2 midterm elections with historic losses in the House of Representatives.

Obama's job approval rating as calculated by the ZOGBY POLL HAS NOW SUNK TO  39%, a new low for his 22-month presidency that began with so much hope and excitement and poll numbers up around 70. As recently as Sept. 20, his job approval was 49%.

A whopping 60% NOW DISAPPROVE of his job, up from 51% disapproval Sept. 20.

Obama now trails in hypothetical 2012 matchups against Republicans Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and the next Bush, Jeb.

And, oh, my! Lookee here! Obama has even fallen into A STATISTICAL TIE WITH NONE OTHER THAN SARAH PALIN, the former Alaska governor. How embarrassing that is because other polls have shown a majority of Americans believe she is unqualified for the presidency


I pretty sure now if he were on DWTS, he would be voted off before Bristol Palin would. 

How Progressive Think

Liberal Friend: "Round Table is awful."

Me: "I LIKE IT."

Liberal Friend: "It's awful. Just go on Yelp."

Me: "Why should I go on Yelp? That's helpful if I haven't been some place and am trying to get I feel for it. I've already been to Round Table, and I KNOW THAT I LIKE IT."

Liberal Friend: "It gets terrible reviews on Yelp." (This is untrue, by the way. The service gets mixed reviews but, by and large, our local Round Table ranks pretty darn well in Marin, ahead even of some of the fancy "artisan" pizza places.)

Me: "BUT I LIKE IT. The fact that others don't is irrelevant to me."



I wish I were just making this up, but I’m not. Beware of liberals trying to do things for your own good.


Let me begin with the sanctioned airport groping of passengers. This is more than the "civil liberties versus security" question or the "unwillingness to profile Muslims" reality. AMERICANS HAVE REACHED A TIPPING POINT AND THEY ARE FED UP WITH HAVING NO SAY OVER WHO CAN LAY HANDS ONE THEM, how they can be touched, or where they can be touched. We all want security from Terrorism but let's look to the Israelis. They have highly trained airport personnel who are trained how to look at a passenger, how to question a passenger, to profile when necessary -- all without sexually molesting one single person.

Part 2

FOX had the head of the Sanford Airport on air this morning. He is also a police officer. His comment about the TSA pat down was profound. He said for law enforcement to pat down a suspect like they are doing in the airport, THE SUSPECT WOULD BE ARRESTED AND IN HANDCUFFS.

Part 3

You know you are in trouble when SNL starts making fun of you

TSA and SNL for FUN


Part 4
TSA comments don’t surprise me

“Wolanyk's attorney said that TSA requested his client PUT HIS CLOTHES ON SO HE COULD BE PATTED DOWN PROPERLY .”

Question:  "Did they touch your body parts?"

"Yeah, they did and it was A FIRST TIME ANYBODY TOUCHED THEM IN A LONG TIME and frankly, I LIKED IT," Gloria Allred


When asked if she would submit to a pat-down "NOT IF I COULD AVOID IT, no. I mean, who would?" Hillary Clinton (Obviously the answer is Gloria Allred)


A Liberal Dilemma

The defeat of Russ Feingold in the November 2 election has unexpectedly provided the most uncompromisingly left-wing Democrat in the U.S. Senate with a new job opportunity—that of candidate for the presidency of the United States. Feingold hinted in his concession speech on election night that he might challenge Barack Obama in the Democratic primaries. “IT’S ON TO 2012,” FEINGOLD SAID, “AND IT IS ON TO OUR NEXT ADVENTURE.”

Obama is certainly in political peril. In 2008 he won independent voters by 17 points in 2008; on November 2, independents preferred Republicans by eight points, an unprecedented 25-point shift. The percentage of the electorate that called itself Democratic shrank by 9 percent (from 39 percent in 2008 to 36 percent this year). Republicans’ participation grew from 32 percent to 36 percent—proportionately, a 12 percent gain. Let us assume that Obama succeeds in changing the trend line in 2012 by BRINGING BACK HALF THE INDEPENDENTS HIS PARTY LOST IN 2010 and INCREASING DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION by a percentage point or two over Republicans. If he does so, he will not suffer the kind of defeat his party did in November. But HE WILL STILL LOSE.


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