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Tough Times for the GOP
Posted - 1/8/2013 4:00:19 PM | show profile | flag this post
Seems no one wants to be associated with them anymore.
The Republican Main Street Partnership has dropped the word "Republican" from it's name.
And a Rasmussen Poll shows only 8% of Americans claim to be members of the TEA Party -- down from 24% back in 2010.
The brand isn't selling.
Posted - 1/9/2013 10:07:24 AM | show profile | flag this post
And even more bad news for the brand:
"[A]n average of 47% of Americans identified as Democrats or said they were independents who leaned Democratic in 2012, compared with 42% who identified as or leaned Republican. That re-establishes a Democratic edge in party affiliation after the two parties were essentially tied in 2010 and 2011."
And remember that Gallup here, and Rasmussen above, tend to break to the right with an advantage for the GOP.
Posted - 1/9/2013 12:38:28 PM | show profile | flag this post
for the average american and their families- obama's recovery has been harder on them than the bush recession.
incomes for poor and middle class families have dropped four straight years.
historic food stamp usage.
rising cost of healthcare and health insurance.( remember obamacare was suppose to save the average family $2500. instead the average family has seen their healthcare cost increase over $3000.)
workforce participation is at 1978 lows.
what jobs have been created are low skilled jobs.
taxes are going up on the poor and middle class. their hours are being cut because of obamacare.
republicans will rebound. the rest of america? we can only hope for change.
Posted - 1/9/2013 12:58:59 PM | show profile | flag this post
*** for the average american and their families- obama's recovery has been harder on them than the bush recession. ***
Oh, my -- I'm laughing so loud! Thanks for the day brightener. I'm sure there really are some people with so little going on under their hair that they'd think "recovery" was not the aftermath of "recession."
Posted - 1/9/2013 1:10:12 PM | show profile | flag this post
I would laugh, too...
if it weren't so sad.
There never would have been a need for the Obama Recovery if it weren't for the Bush Recession we've been recovering from for five years.
Posted - 1/9/2013 1:14:21 PM | show profile | flag this post
which is something you don't do when posting.
Posted - 1/9/2013 1:16:31 PM | show profile | flag this post
Poor little con. I'm sorry for you.
Posted - 1/9/2013 1:45:23 PM | show profile | flag this post
The recovery would have been a lot less painful...
If the Repub House would have actually tried to do something to help the average American like more stimulus programs and tax increases for the wealthy like Obama wanted. Instead, their answer to everything is to give more money to the rich. After twelve straight years of doing that, things just keep getting worse. No economist with any credibility says that is a solution. Businesses are sitting on more cash than ever and where are the jobs? They are not the job creators, WE are. When the middle class has money, the economy thrives. It is basic economics, yet the far right will not embrace it since they are controlled by the Koch brothers and their ilk.
Posted - 1/9/2013 2:02:34 PM | show profile | flag this post
Speaking of which
Little comic relief here..great tweet from a few days ago...
"Breaking: Koch Brothers warn that higher taxes on them would force them to layoff as many as a half dozen Congressmen"
Posted - 1/9/2013 2:38:48 PM | show profile | flag this post
Well, this is what republicans are going now....
"When Bitter Republicans Tip (or more precisely, when they don’t)"
An online acquaintance of mine stumbled across this gem left for waitstaff by a patron:
[As a direct result of ... Obama's insistence that I pay "my fair share in taxes" I find that i must cut back on discretionary spending and gratuities]
So: go out for a fancy meal, drink up ... and stiff the staff. Its the GOP way ... always looking out for working americans.
Stay classy, Cons!
Posted - 1/9/2013 3:31:49 PM | show profile | flag this post
today is Dick Nixon's 100th birthday.
Posted - 1/9/2013 5:40:33 PM | show profile | flag this post
I'm going to celebrate
by erasing 18 1/2 minutes off the wife's DVR. (Another Lifetime movie)
Back on topic, the brand new PPP poll: Congress has a 7% approval rating. Democrats in Congress emerged with a 38% approval rating while their Republican counterparts are approved by only 15% of voters. Even GOP voters don’t like their GOP lawmakers in Washington, with 25% approving and 61% disapproving.
The approval ratings for various members of the Republican and Democratic leadership show a similar picture. In the House, John Boehner has a 21% approval and 60% disapproval rating while Nancy Pelosi enjoyed 35% approval and 55% disapproval. In the Senate, Harry Reid has a 30% approval rating and Mitch McConnell’s is at 24%.
Even the Republican controlled House has a lower approval rating than the Democratically controlled Senate, with only 15% approval for the House compared to 28% for the Senate.
The president on the other hand has a 53.3% approval (RCP Average) Damn.
What to do what to do? What a quandary. I'm mystified.
I know!! Let's block the popular presidents nominations, and bring us to the brink of default again!! Shut down the government!! All for political purposes!! Yea, that's the ticket!!!!
What could possibly go wrong?!?!
Posted - 1/10/2013 9:22:56 AM | show profile | flag this post
someone who often dismisses rasmussen polling has partisan is quoting a ppp poll?
" Let's block the popular presidents nominations, and bring us to the brink of default again!! Shut down the government!! All for political purposes!! Yea, that's the ticket!!!!
What could possibly go wrong?!?"
or let's continue to raise taxes on everyone, drive people out of the work force, let's have historic poverty and food stamp usage, drive up healthcare cost, continue trillion dollar deficits, keep spending at a record pace, and contnurate one of the weakest recoveries in american history.
in other words, let obama get his way on everything. which he has pretty much.
Posted - 1/10/2013 12:57:38 PM | show profile | flag this post
maybe obama has gotten his way..a case can be made..
that that's exactly what the american public said they wanted to see when they reelected him to a second term in office..
you DO recall the election, don't you, con?..
Posted - 1/10/2013 1:16:54 PM | show profile | flag this post
are his approval numbers taking a dive?
Posted - 1/10/2013 1:58:24 PM | show profile | flag this post
Here you go: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html
How's that "dive" looking to you now?
(Please stop wasting our time by trying to pull the wool over our eyes with "facts" that a kindergartener could manage to look up.)
Posted - 1/10/2013 3:01:32 PM | show profile | flag this post
is pathetic and laughable at the same time. con and cruise hate the president so much it's a wonder they just don't pick up and move. in fact, that's an awesome idea. I'll help you pack.
I just didn't quote the PPP poll, I also quoted the average: 53.3% approval. It's bad enough, and pathetic, to watch you two clowns not only grasp the reality that the president WON--Your guy LOST...but that "Then why are his approval numbers taking a dive?"...WHERE was that??
cruise the walking joke. In a few short days we've seen that he can't understand what 'per capita' means; doesn't realize that a pellet gun doesn't constitute a deadly threat, and is totally ignorant about solar and wind energy.
Such a bunch of tools.
Posted - 1/10/2013 4:07:09 PM | show profile | flag this post
And just to double check myself;
I looked at Gallup (You guys remember Gallup? You loved Gallup. All that Romney in a landslide stuff)
George W. Bush's 2001-2009 Term Average 49%
George W. Bush's First-Term Average 62%
George W. Bush's Second-Term Average 37%
George W. Bush's High Point: 90%
George W. Bush's Low Point: 25%
They give the president a 56% as of Jan 7-9
Now that is only one poll, and I like RCP and their averages. The point being cruise or anyone else saying "his approval numbers taking a dive" is just a damned lie.
And I personlly predict that when we get to the Debt Ceiling deadlock, the presidents numbers will go up a notch or two, and Congress will slip even further a point or two. At this rate (again, just my prediction) The GOP is in serious peril of losing the House Majority altogether.
You want Pelosi back as Speaker?? (I don't), just keep it up.