Queen of the poverty pimps Maxine Waters must so wish that Obama were a whole white man. Democrat or not, if Obama were white, Waters would be heaping all the blame on those frail little shoulders of his. But because Obama has been presented as "authentically black," WATERS WAS RECENTLY FORCED TO STOP SHORT OF CONDEMNING HIM. INSTEAD, SHE UNLEASHED ON THE CLOSEST WHITE ITEM SHE COULD FIND: THE TEA PARTY.
Anything to keep her ignorant followers from actually thinking about where to place the blame.
Maxine Waters has held dominion over the black people of Watts, CA for over twenty years, and Watts is worse now than it was when she began representing them. This is despite Waters' and others in the Congressional Black Caucus' $17T War on Poverty dating back to the Great Society -- the time when black pimps voted for the RACIST DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT LBJ, WHO SAID TO " ."
TELLING THE TEA PARTY TO "GO TO HELL" WAS THE EASY APPLAUSE LINE FOR WATERS. It gave her relief, approval. She returned to her mansion, and her constituents remain high from their hit of the political crack of hatred.
Having Maxine say on a number of occasions, she’s not afraid and then she makes some outlandish statement about someone or some group that she disagrees with. In case she doesn’t understand this is not “speaking truth to power” rather it is “pandering to her constituents.
Bad News in the Sunshine State for BHO
… IN THE MAGELLAN SAMPLE, DEMOCRATS HAVE A THREE-POINT EDGE AT 42/39/19, WITH INDEPENDENTS OBVIOUSLY UNDERSAMPLED. That model assumes Democrats turn out in stronger numbers in 2012 than they did in 2008, which seems highly unlikely for an incumbent with 37/57 re-elect and 40/55 favorability numbers.
If he's hoping for help with independents, he can forget it. The underrepresentation of independents in this survey probably helped Obama with these numbers rather than hurt him. His FAVORABILITY AMONG INDIES IS 35/53, WORSE THAN THE OVERALL NUMBER. Obama's job approval among indies is 37/56, just about the same as the overall number.
Even with the somewhat-friendly sampling, OBAMA LOSES ALL THREE HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCHUPS POSED BY MAGELLAN. MITT ROMNEY BEATS OBAMA BY TEN POINTS, 49/39, AND RICK PERRY BEATS HIM BY 7 AT 46/39. OBAMA ONLY GETS INTO THE 40S AGAINST MICHELE BACHMANN, who still edges him by a single point, 43/42. Romney wins an eleven-point margin among the undersampled independents (44/33) and Perry wins that category by 7 (38/31). Only Bachmann loses the independent vote 33/37 to Obama. Romney is the only Republican to win both men and women (Perry gets edged by a single point, Bachmann down 7), but ALL THREE WIN THE SENIOR VOTE - AND ALL THREE WIN HISPANIC VOTERS BY LANDSLIDE MARGINS.
With numbers like these, it will take a miracle for Obama to take Florida.
Most Voters in New Jersey say No To Obama’s Reelection
THE MAJORITY OF VOTERS IN NEW JERSEY SAY PRESIDENT OBAMA DOES NOT DESERVE A SECOND TERM, ACCORDING TO A NEW RUTGERS POLL.
Only 43 percent of New Jersey voters in the poll said Obama deserves to be reelected, while 47 PERCENT SAID HE DESERVES TO BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE.
Those findings are a troubling sign for Obama, since New Jersey has traditionally been a stronghold for Democrats. IN AN EARLIER RUTGERS POLL TAKEN IN FEBRUARY, ONLY 39 PERCENT OF NEW JERSEY VOTERS SAID HE DID NOT DESERVE REELECTION.
Things are really looking bad when the Democrats have to worry about taking New Jersey.
Who can beat Obama?
On tonight's edition of Hardball, fill-in-host Ron Reagan posed a question about the unelectabilty of the current crop of Republican candidates to Charlie Cook, a non recognized and non partisian political analyst for MSNBC. Cook notes that a "placebo" Republican nominee would stand an "excellent" chance at beating President Obama in the general election.
Charlie, let me start with you. It seems to me, WHEN I LOOK AT THE REPUBLICAN FIELD, THAT NONE OF THEM ARE ACTUALLY ELECTABLE.
The thing is, I THINK A PLACEBO WOULD HAVE AN EXCELLENT CHANCE OF WINNING. I think this is the Republicans race to lose. You can't nominate a placebo, you have to nominate a real person and whether who they nominate can do as well as a placebo.
That response was not what the host was looking for, but his premise is one the left is comforting themselves with. Right now Donald Duck could be BHO.
One and Done—Obama’s Fate?
According to the latest Gallup survey, the his approval has dropped to an all time low, with just 38 percent of the 1,500 U.S. adults surveyed saying they approve of the job he is doing as president. And this does not bode well for his prospects to win re-election in 2012.
As Gallup put it, "TEN INCUMBENT PRESIDENTS HAVE SOUGHT RE-ELECTION SINCE WORLD WAR II, AND NONE HAS WON A SECOND TERM WITH FINAL PRE-ELECTION JOB APPROVAL RATINGS BELOW 48 PERCENT. The last two presidents who lost their re-election bids—George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter—had job approval ratings in the 30 percent range in the fall of the election year. Thus, Obama's challenge is not only to move his rating back above 40 percent, but also to push it close to or above 50 percent."…
Obama and the 'Competency Crisis'
The rising impatience with the leadership of President Obama was epitomized on Aug. 8 in the middle of one of the now-habitual Wall Street roller coasters. HIS SPEECH ON THE ECONOMY WAS 53 MINUTES LATE. WHAT SHOWED ON TV SCREENS WAS AN EMPTY WHITE HOUSE PODIUM, AN IMAGE SUGGESTIVE OF THE ABSENCE OF LEADERSHIP. When the president did speak, the best he could come up with was "We've always been and always will be a triple-A country." The market's response was a Bronx cheer, a drop of another 300 points.
MR. OBAMA SEEMS UNABLE TO GET A FIRM GRIP ON THE TOUGHEST ISSUE FACING HIS PRESIDENCY AND THE COUNTRY—THE ECONOMY. He now asserts he is going to "pivot" to jobs. Now we pivot to jobs? When there are already 25 million Americans who are either unemployed or cannot find full-time work? Does this president not appreciate what is going on?
Fewer Americans are working full-time today than when Mr. Obama took office. WE HAVE LOST OVER 900,000 FULL-TIME JOBS IN THE LAST FOUR MONTHS ALONE, AND LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT IS AT A POST-WORLD WAR II HIGH. The public's faith in his ability to deal with the economy has plunged. As Doyle McManus of the L.A. Times put it, "Can this president persuade voters to let him keep his job when so many have lost theirs?" Even Jimmy Carter didn't plumb the depths of national dissatisfaction revealed in the stunning Gallup poll taken Aug. 11-13. The president's approval rating was only 39% with a mere 26% approving of his handling of the economy...
I think this is the main reason Obama will not win. People don’t have any faith that this man has the leadership ability needed to solve the problems we face. In fact, the problems which he campaigned against in 2008 have gotten worse on his watch.
Labor going their own way
THE GROWING RIFT BETWEEN LABOR AND THEIR DEMOCRATIC ALLIES WAS ON FULL DISPLAY THURSDAY, as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters that labor groups are planning to scale back their involvement with the Democratic Party in advance of the 2012 elections.
GOING FORWARD, TRUMKA SAID, THE LABOR MOVEMENT WILL BUILD UP ITS OWN POLITICAL STRUCTURES AND ORGANIZATIONS RATHER THAN CONTRIBUTE TO AND DEPEND ON THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S POLITICAL OPERATION.
“We’re going to use a lot of our money to build structures that work for working people” Trumka said. “You’re going to see us give less money to build structures for others, and more of our money will be used to build our own structure.”
Trumka’s remarks follow the news that the AFL-CIO will set up a so-called super PAC, allowing the nation’s largest labor federation to spend unlimited amounts of money on political activity for next year’s elections and beyond. Trumka confirmed Thursday that the union is moving forward with plans to create the PAC.
This is disastrous news for the Democrats.