Gallup Predicts A Ruling Party Rout In The Midterms Based On Obama's Popularity Rating

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Mon, 08/09/2010 - 18:18 | 511562 homersimpson
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I'm voting for whoever will stop Obama/Pelosi/Reid from spending taxpayer money at 3x the rate W did (and it's funny how most Obamacrats hate W so much but Obama is basically copying the W game plan by 3x). Throw the bums out.

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 18:24 | 511572 Dagny Taggart
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Then we'll get to sweat out the possibility of a lame-duck Congress ramming through Cap & Trade. I wonder what the commodity charts will look like then?

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 18:34 | 511584 Bill D. Cat
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They try Cap and Trade , I'm going into the pitchfork making business .

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 19:54 | 511680 optimator
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Pitchfork business?  You'd be better off going into the applecart or handbasket making business.

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 20:34 | 511726 lynnybee
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.....this 'cap & trade' thing .......... Is China or India going to participate in 'cap & trade' ?   Are they going to be paying taxes based upon their carbon footprint ?   OR, is it just the UNITED STATES of AMERICA & EUROPE ?      I WILL PARTICIPATE IN CAP & TRADE WHEN CHINA & INDIA ALSO PARTICIPATE !!!   after all, I'm sure they are a hell of a lot more destructive to the environment that a deindustrialized UNITED STATES of AMERICA !!  ............ who's idea is this anyway, another ROBERT RUBIN / CLINTON / SUMMERS  SCAM !!   BUNCH OF SCAMMING LOW - LIFE / GREEDY ..... well, if I wasn't a lady I'd swear right here.

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 21:05 | 511767 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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First and foremost, cap and trade would create a maasive amount of dead weight on the economy, and is probably the stupidest thing economics has ever been confronted with.  Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night thinking, 'Europe did cap and trade in my dream!' and then I realize that they got hosed for real. 

As for your question, the NWO Copenhagen conference tried to twist the third world's arm but they smartly refused.  Now the Blue-blood Fem Dems are trying to go for broke with it, but it looks to fail.  I would not worry too much about cap and trade, for the time being at least.

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 21:37 | 511822 Problem Is
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Can JPM and GS make billions trading carbon credits and derivatives on said credits?

Then Jamie and Lloyd say:

"Dance bribed puppet bitchez in Congress..."

"Pass crap n' trade before we turn the Wall Street money whore spigot off..."

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 23:37 | 511977 hound dog vigilante
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Goldman Sachs literally wrote the Cap & Trade legislation. Every single syllable is intended to grow the bankster's wallets.

Cap & Trade has absolutely NOTHING to do with lowering emissions or "saving the environment".


Tue, 08/10/2010 - 03:15 | 512106 BarrySoetoro
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Almost nothing...I think we can agree that it will produce some mighty "green pastures" for the chosen few.

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 18:22 | 513784 toeser
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Do you know who would profit big-time if Cap & Tax were to pass?  Al Gore.  He set up a firm with a couple of x-Goldman guys to trade the credits.  But I'm sure he just has our welfare in mind.

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 08:07 | 512237 RKDS
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after all, I'm sure they are a hell of a lot more destructive to the environment that a deindustrialized UNITED STATES of AMERICA !!

Hell, they're more destructive than we were when we were industrialized even...

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 19:10 | 511628 Shameful
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Politcally they have.  By passing an economy killer they can then wheel around and blame  the Red party in the next election.  So not only does it fill their pockets it gives the Blues a chance to get back into power.  How could they not try it?

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 19:16 | 511634 cossack55
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So, you're not voting?

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 19:47 | 511671 steffi
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Do you consider the loss of revenue from tax cuts "spending?"

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 20:18 | 511707 Ragnar D
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I love when economics is practiced as a static science, where people do not react to incentives.


It's like the shopkeeper's friend telling him he's stupid for cutting the price of Cokes from $1.50 to $1.  If you're selling 100 a day, it's costing you $50!  Just raise the price to $2 and you'll make $200 more!

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 20:31 | 511723 homersimpson
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This question would be relevant if the US government realized they have a spending problem and not a revenue problem. The day I feel guilty over a tax cut is when a bureaucrat can spend a dollar better than a taxpayer can.

I'm not saying tax cuts will cure all ills (read: the government does need money to function) but to see the Obamacrats and W spend like drunken sailors (at taxpayers' expense) at a rate that exceeds incoming revenue is unacceptable.

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 20:49 | 511739's picture

the government does need money to function

That's a god reason to end all taxation. That and that fact that any involuntary takings constitute theft.

All services supposedly provided by government can be performed better by players in the free market. No, I do not support the Republican "privatization" agenda in which we continue to fork over half of everything we earn to the government and have them spend it for us in a slightly different way than they spend it now. Let each person pick and chose the services he wishes from the providers he finds to be most satisfactory.

That's what they call "liberty," folks!

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 21:56 | 511849 New_Meat
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"That's a god reason..."

God thinks so too.

- Ned

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 22:16 | 511878's picture

JOEL: Ned?

ELAINE: What is wrong with Ned?

JOEL: Ned's a guy who buys irregular underwear. Next!

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 02:44 | 512095 Attitude_Check
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So you think a contracted out judicial system is OK (and who would pay for it?). A mercenary army (be very sure your adversary doesn't offer more money!).  We should end any pretence of financial regulation (who would pay the regulators - OK I know we have this already, and look how good it works!).  The police forces should all be contracted (I'm sure there wouldn't be ANY conflict of interest in enforcing the law would there?).

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 03:18 | 512107's picture

See: Society Without a State by Murray N. Rothbard

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 23:09 | 511952 Milestones
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Right between the horns!!  Milestones

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 18:22 | 511569 DoctoRx
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(Typo, popular Presidents' party loses 14 seats, not 14%)

Comment:  The first rxn is:  who cares, still Establishment/PTB rule.

Second rxn:  On the margin, perhaps there could be some beneficial gridlock or at least restraint on the Executive if the Outs get In. 

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 18:24 | 511571 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Celente today, discusses why he likes Ralph Nader, Ron Paul:

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 19:32 | 511654 1100-TACTICAL-12
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Left, right, up, down there is no difference. They all work for the same people "IE" GS,JPM, etc. WE the people have to get off our butt's , vett these sucker's w/o the help of the MSM. And educate the sheep who refuse to open their eye's. There are actually some honest patriot's running, but it seems to always be left or right. What about right or wrong?

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 20:21 | 511670 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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"What about right vs. wrong?"

I know right, which is which?  Well, as society progressed (and this is tribal or in a city/state) we cultivated mores to accept certain situations as "well adjusted".  When people did not meet these standards, they were in trouble.  If that was a tribe ousting someone, or a city taking your eye, there were certain things that were unalienable.  No stealing, killing, etc....

Unfortunately society became complacent with the advancement of easy life/easy monie.  The web spinners at the top got everyone in their game, and the name was "Wild West".  So now politicians steal just as the clerk behind the counter.  I really do think society reflects the oilgarchs' characteristics accurately, which is interesting when you know that the oilgarchs hate the, sheeple, as you put it.  I wish I could tell the Rockefellers that they are as inept as the people who buy their products.  We are all cut from the same clothe, the only difference is what you make of it.  Luckily for us we were born to be shining stars.  So now as the economy's facade fades into oblivion, we see our glow.  This right before we sweat it all out.

Truth will prevail, in the end.  It always does.  It is nature's way.

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 21:07 | 511771's picture

So now politicians steal just as the clerk behind the counter.

Politician were not only stealing long before there were clerks behind counters, the very nature of the political being is criminal. Are we not men?

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 21:13 | 511780 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Tue, 08/10/2010 - 14:55 | 513210 Cathartes Aura
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Are we not men?


We Are Devo!

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 19:50 | 511675 1fortheroad
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Has anyone heard of these people.

(RAP & Republic of the United States )


Just wondering, been reading about them for a few days now.

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 07:59 | 512228 MaximumPig
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While you're at it, please also educate the sheep not to use superfluous apostrophes.

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 18:27 | 511576 chet
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Now if only the GOP could state a single policy goal.

(You won't hear boo about "repealing healthcare" after the election.  Remember the 2004 "stop gay marraige" election, where the topic completely vanished off the face of the earth the day after the polls closed?)

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 22:04 | 511861 New_Meat
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"Now if only the GOP could state a single policy goal."

I'm kinda' with you on that, but, y'know, when the other side is committing suicide, well, it a'int bean bag, so sorta' step back and enjoy the show.

I'm hoping for a great show for all the incumbents.

Show-me State did a great thing with 71% anti-Obama-care.

"You won't hear boo about "repealing healthcare" after the election."

I'm probably not with you on that, and certainly not on your side of the trade.  I'd say that the outrage is going to stop funding, block the bloated bureaucrats, slow things down.

After all, we know that it takes years to control the people (Paul W.-WJR).

- Ned

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 00:57 | 512049 BobWatNorCal
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Um, 71%? But...Juan Williams said only old, fat white people voted against.
You're saying that MO has 70% old white people?

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 18:30 | 511578 Rainman
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The thought of one party jackass rule for another 2 years is too horrible to imagine. So I'll kill my imagination. Time for a Scotch, no chaser.

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 19:11 | 511629 Shameful
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We've had 1 party rule for a long time.  Right now the skirmish team on offense is wearing the blue jersey.  Changing the offense to the red jersey won't fix much.

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 19:24 | 511643 Gold...Bitches
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exactly.  you can have your choice of coke, or pepsi - sure they taste different, but they'll both rot your teeth...

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 19:25 | 511647 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Rotting teeth is the least of worries.

Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury:

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 15:05 | 513252 Cathartes Aura
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"Mercury is toxic in all its forms. Given how much high-fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered."

mmmmmmMercury, filling your teeth, filling your belly, filling your mind.

add the fluoride in the water, the aluminium & barium salt particulates being intentionally sprayed in the air. . . ahh, we've never had it so good!

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 01:09 | 512053 OldTrooper
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Drink the good stuff.  Life's too short for cheap scotch!

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 18:31 | 511580 I am a Man I am...
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Watch how lightning fast lobby money transfers to the new assholes

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 19:02 | 511616 Rainman
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Right on. The gangsters like it the way it is......moving their kickback money between 2 parties. That's why they want nothing to do with a Third Party candidate. Third parties are not part of the cartel and have what the Bigs believe are destructive habits like thinking independently and favoring populist will.

Two parties, both in the game and pointing fingers at each other is the perfect setup. The trick is making sure the sheeple never figure out that it's a setup....that it is the devil convincing the world he doesn't exist.  

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 21:11 | 511778's picture

George Carlin -"Who Really Controls America"

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 18:35 | 511585 The Answer Is 42
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Problem is I think republicans would be even worse, especially considering what they did to FinReg.

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 18:36 | 511588 lizzy36
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Great.  Looking forward to the party of Mitch McConnell (with McCain and Grassley) starting the hearings to "look into" the 14th Amendment. 

That will be a proud day for the US.


Mon, 08/09/2010 - 18:51 | 511609 Suisse
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Yes, the 14th amendment needs to be clarified. Jus Soli is silly, only the U.S. and Canada practice it in the present form.

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 06:29 | 512174 Treeplanter
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We can stop the anchor baby fiasco without touching the 14th Amendment.  These idiots haven't read the amendment, short as it is.  Surprise.

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 11:20 | 512650 WaterWings
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WTF. Guess 10 junkers didn't get the sarcasm.

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 18:38 | 511590 Madhouse
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I ain't no Obama fan but that there summary sounds pretty goddam dumb, the total deficit went from 5 to 11.5 trillion in dumb ass Bush's term of 8 years so a goddamm annual rate of about 11%. Obama does the second chunk of the stimulus when he gets in 1/20/09 and deficit goes from 11.5 to 13.5 so a rate of just over 11%. So, both are dumb asses in my book, boya, but where the heck you gettin' yer 3x numbers ? Shit Jethro, its that kind of numerin' that's killin' us in the first place...

BTW, who is dumber, Pelosi or Palin ?  Register your answer...  mine is that I hope that I never see the names of either one of them in my fuckin life.

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 18:52 | 511604 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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It's all good Madhouse.  What you are FED up with is the Hegelian dialectic that the status quo is using to dice up the population into thinking that all is as simple as right vs wrong/black vs. white.  There is no spoon, you know!

Aaron Russo's - MAD AS HELL - 1 of 9:

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