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Obama Approval Rating Surges - Highest Since May

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The president's total job approval for September inched up a point from August to 48%, his highest rating since May. But that’s still down eight points from December’s high of 56%.  Furthermore, according to the latest Rasmussen poll (of these people?), it is noteworthy that 29% "Strongly Approve" while 38% "Strongly Disapprove," leaving the spread at -9 - which while still negative, is the highest since June surging this week as the showdown over the shutdown continues. At this rate, by the time the debt-ceiling debate is over - Obama will have the entire nation begging him for a 3rd term...

 

 

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Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:14 | 4013541 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Who took this poll?

Those on the podium behind POTUS yesterday?

I did not take it.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:14 | 4013546 Bosch
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Nor was I asked my opinion. 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:17 | 4013560 Zer0head
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Obama gets a Boehner

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:20 | 4013574 Xibalba
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"I hate Obamacare, but The Affordable Care Act makes sense!"

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:24 | 4013588 playnstocks
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How could you not like FREE healthcare....?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:26 | 4013594 MillionDollarBonus_
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I was impressed by President Obama’s diplomatic address to congress about how to end the government shutdown. I didn’t understand all of it, but you can see this guy knows what he’s doing, and that’s what I like about him. When people are worried, they look to our leaders for reassurance and guidance, and when I listen to one of Obama’s calm and well-thought out speeches, I know the country is in good hands.

 

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Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:29 | 4013606 NoDebt
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"but you can see this guy knows what he’s doing"

OK, OK, you tipped the balance back in favor of 'funny' over 'annoying' with that comment.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:49 | 4013703 DaddyO
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Here's something for MDB to chew on this morning...make sure you watch to the very end!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE0aAZE0kp4

DaddyO

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:45 | 4013982 Race Car Driver
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This 'poll' is just cheap red meat for ZH mouthbreathers. Space weather articles are more interesting and pertinent.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:54 | 4014015 I am more equal...
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Someone more credible from Illinois once said '"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."

This poll proves there are Perpetual Obamanure Fools.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:29 | 4013607 Beam Me Up Scotty
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MDB, people like you are why the US and the rest of the world are swirling the drain.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:29 | 4013612 steveo77
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sarc, right?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:31 | 4013620 AlaricBalth
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"look to our leaders..."

Thanks for the laugh MDB. I can always count on you for a little levity.


Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:59 | 4013750 GainByBrokenWindow
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Ha Ha! MDB, why do I always think there's a missing /sarc at the end of each of your posts?

Am I the only one who thinks the Prez sounds like Daffy Duck talking to toddlers?

(What!? That's Raciss!)

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:27 | 4013602 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Just think of how great the world would be if everything was FREE!!??!!

 

/sarc for the strongly stupid out there.....

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:37 | 4013646 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Ferengi hell.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:11 | 4013814 GainByBrokenWindow
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You have to give it away. Otherwise you get called names.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:24 | 4013589 NoDebt
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You think Obama even cares what his approval rating is?  He's governed against the will of the people since his first day in office.

He loves himself, and that's what really matters, right?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:13 | 4014107 PeterSchump
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Yes, but what is really disconcerting is how the majority of Americans love being tied up, ball gagged, and "taken advantage of" by these creeps.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 14:20 | 4013593 smlbizman
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approve

disapprove

 

tally em up

ok with 39 down and no ups, based on the new coors koriculum, he has a positive rating of 94.56 %..thanks for ur vote

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 13:28 | 4014439 torak
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...'en I gotsa free Obama phone too! And when he smoke he look soooo cool.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:22 | 4013576 GetZeeGold
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Dead cat bounce.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:57 | 4013744 Pooper Popper
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Harry Reid’s Office Leaks Boehner Office Emails— Boner has been working with harry and the other dems the whole time,he is a TRAITOR
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:15 | 4013555 Manthong
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The same clowns who counted the last vote.. and now work for the BLS.. er, at least did.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:23 | 4013558 LawsofPhysics
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That's easy, the free shit army, took the poll.  Of course they are happy.  Just like the bankers, they are getting "money for nothing".

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:35 | 4013637 ceilidh_trail
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I drive by the projects taking my daughter to school. This morning I saw 4 people out and about (typical). This afternoon, I'll drive by 50-100 or so. I tell my daughter that instead of asking for donated fans every summer, we shoud send in alarm clocks... 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:41 | 4013663 malikai
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I suggest you and your family get the hell away from the ghetto before the ghetto comes for you lot.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:45 | 4013681 ceilidh_trail
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We live 20 miles out. The school is the best in the area (she graduates high school this May at age 15) for her, so we have to do it. It's what one does for their kids. She also gets to observe the welfare state in action. Let me tell you, a lesson well worth getting.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:44 | 4013682 Normalcy Bias
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Exactly. The sample phone numbers must be 'randomly' chosen from an Obamaphone number database.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:10 | 4013802 sister tika
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The Rasmussen poll also had Romney ahead of Obama by  1-2 percent just before election day in 2008.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:18 | 4013853 gtb
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2012?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:31 | 4013928 sister tika
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2012.  Thanks!!

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:16 | 4013547 aint no fortuna...
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and moar war!!!!!!

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:16 | 4013551 replaceme
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We're all taking this pole.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:45 | 4013691 kralizec
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I didn't want either one. 

Payback is a bitch.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:15 | 4013552 Everyman
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"I see stupid pepope, everywhere, all the time."

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:16 | 4013553 small towel
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How stupid do you need to be to "Strongly Approve"?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:24 | 4013585 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Strongly Stupid

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:31 | 4013597 Bay of Pigs
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And in deep denial.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:32 | 4013619 Crazed Weevil
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Surely you mean how much do you have to be paid in benefits and subsidies to "Strongly Approve".

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:03 | 4013771 GainByBrokenWindow
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As stupid as Nancy.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:17 | 4013554 RacerX
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good thing so many Fed workers are home to take the polling calls.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:15 | 4013556 max2205
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Welcome to the dumbest nation in history

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:15 | 4013557 BobPaulson
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Tea party needs some serious lessons in messaging. They are stuck in a doom cycle of ranting at their base instead of winning over the opposition. Diminishing spiral.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:28 | 4013604 slotmouth
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The tea party is just neocons trying to keep republicans from voting libertarian.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:30 | 4013608 Bay of Pigs
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I'm still waiting for someone to explain how a handful of 400 Congressional members can "shut the gov't down"?

Boehner and Cantor aren't part of that group. It is all complete bullshit.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:40 | 4013666 LawsofPhysics
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and yet they are still being paid.

 

Roll the mother fucking guillotines...

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:12 | 4013809 ElvisDog
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I think it's because if the Tea Party republicans roll over too quickly on funding Obamacare, they will lose in the primary elections next year. They promised their constituents that they would fight it in 2012. The Republican leadership is supporting them for the moment, because that's what parties are supposed to do.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:21 | 4013875 Bay of Pigs
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Impossible. The Tea Party has no clout on the hill. They are too small.

Something else is afoot, which is much bigger than this story. This is a distraction and sideshow that the Dems and Reps appear to want, or were instructed to do.

We shall see soon enough.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:30 | 4013609 GeorgeHayduke
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To most folks Obama looked reasonable while the far right republicans looked like spoiled kids doing the whole "play my way or I'll take my ball and go home" routine. Plus, no war with Syria...yet and most people didn't want that war. It adds up to makes Tea Partiers look like self-absorbed impediments.

People are tired of the whole my way or the highway schtick in Washington and those from either party who act that way are likely to get punished for it. Just my guess from observing this crap for so long.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:46 | 4013687 Gold Eyed Cat
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I could not disagree more. People (rednecks) around here are tired of gutless faggot politicians selling out like whores every single time Obama's administration illegally usurps our constitutional rights.  We are NOT tired of the "my way or the highway schtick".  We ARE tired of the "go along to get along" crap.

I love the government shut down.  Shut it down.  Its nothing more than a giant middle class rape machine and someone just pushed the SLOW button.  SLOW is better than the last 5 years of FULL STEAM AHEAD.

 

 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:52 | 4013722 GeorgeHayduke
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"We ARE tired of the "go along to get along" crap."

I heard this same thing from the democrats I knew as Bush II was going balls out with his agenda in the first part of the 2nd term of his presidency and he had a republican majority. It's all part of the game they play to keep us divided and kicking each other's ass instead of waging class war. It works like a charm.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:15 | 4013829 Gold Eyed Cat
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"It's all part of the game they play to keep us divided and kicking each other's ass instead of waging class war."

That right there is how I know you love Obama, King of class war, champion race baiter and divider of nations.  The blame Bush dig was a clue too.

But ok!  Blame the Tea Party.  That rascally bunch of miscreants that think they have rights and such!

 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:20 | 4014141 roadhazard
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The democraps went along with BushCo 90% of the time. It was a disgusting display of, "go along to get along." Democraps have always been spineless.  That is the one thing I give repubicans credit for, they may be wrong but are ALL wrong together... lemming like.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:47 | 4013699 GeorgeHayduke
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I am no Obama supporter, but the down votes in my post above show that Tea Partiers are incapable of seeing their own stupid shit and have no clue whatsoever on how to approach the tough issues in a reasonable, competent, and capable manner. Insult the herd at large all you want, but Tea Partiers will always be fringe ravers whining about not getting their way until they learn how to play on the big stage.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:07 | 4013755 Gold Eyed Cat
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So when you are getting really reemed good and hard you like to approach it in a "reasonable, competent, and capable manner"?

Hahaha.  You want to sit down and for a little brunch with Pilosi, Reid and Obama and ask really really nice for some compromise?  Good for you, Jack!  How perfectly civilized of you!  The only problem is while you are offering your compromises, Pilosi, Reid and Obama have shit in your sandwich, stuck you with the bill and stole your wallet.

 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:07 | 4013778 bearwinkle
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You call tea party people in congress stupid but everyone else there is "reasonable, competent and capable" and you're no Obama supporter?  Sounds like you have your head buried nicely up your ass.

 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:22 | 4013880 GeorgeHayduke
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Once again, it's about the image presented and the public's perception. Most folks in America have had their high school government class and had the flag stuff up their ass so long they don't have a clue about how the game really plays out. They may have a low opinion of politicians, hate Congress and all that crap, yet they vote for their incumbents again and again. It's those other folk's rep or senator that's the problem.

It's like the folks who may hate the man who is president yet say that you must respect the office. Most Americans are bought into the system and while they may hate the people in Congress, they still respect the ideal of the US Federal Government. They see people whom they perceive as impediments to that system, or whom they feel are disrespectful to that system as fringe trouble makers. You can be pissed at me all you want for making this observation but it won't change the reality staring you guys in the face every day.

 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:48 | 4013994 Gold Eyed Cat
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You seem to be having a problem forming up your stance on the issues.

You dislike status quo congressional incumbents, but you think Tea Party people are assholes for being "self-absorbed impediments" and "fringe ravers whining about not getting their way until they learn how to play on the big stage". 

You don't support Obama, but anyone that impedes his progress is an idiot? 

Its ok GH.  You are working your James Dean (rebel without a clue) scene, and thats totally cool.  The trick to really rocking the character is to keep your statements very short and simple.  Stick to phrases like, "The whole thing's bullshit political theatre."  or "Whatever.  Both sides are picked by the CIA."  Then you can sound cool and be 99.99% right.

 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 17:59 | 4015812 GeorgeHayduke
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My statements were short and simple? Compared to the brilliance typed in by those that followed mine? What have you added about the reason for this story's premise? Tell me genius, why is Obama's approval rating high right now?

I get it, you are working your god, guns and guts schtick where you never address the basic issues and stick with failed attempts at humor. The trick to really rocking the character is to keep your statements very short and simple.  Stick to phrases like, "free shit army, stupid, ignorant sheep, public schools, etc... ." Then you can sound cool and be 99.99% right. See how that works?

BTW, I never did say whatever. You must be confusing me with your straw man again. As for political theater, how much time have you spent around a state capitol or in DC?

 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:14 | 4013836 Bay of Pigs
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George, you couldn't be more wrong. Please wake up.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:28 | 4013907 GeorgeHayduke
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I am quite awake and I don't have a bunch of emotional crap clouding my vision. Can you say the same thing?

Also, explain where I am asleep and full of shit. I'd prefer to know the flaws in my thinking rather being insulted with no substance. Gee, that goes back to my comment about seeing your own shit. Maybe casting insults with no substance while acting as though you've got it all figured out isn't really the best way to get your message across. At least I explain where I am coming from and why I perceive things as I do. That seems way beyond the ability of most here who seem to believe that a wisecrack explains everything.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:45 | 4013990 Wyatt Junker
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Hey Fuck Wrench, if you want to fix a leaky pipe, start with the one in your head.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 13:13 | 4014385 GeorgeHayduke
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See, you guys can't even come up with a funny, intelligent or biting insult. It's just lash out. You'll always get beat if you rely on that tactic.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:00 | 4014048 DaddyO
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So George, has Obummer been giving you the reach around while he's been having his way with you?

What a transparent moron! In the firearms training industry, you're whats referred to as a "victim"!

If I just give in and play nice, he won't hurt me...

DaddyO

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 13:13 | 4014325 GeorgeHayduke
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Thanks for showing that all you guys have is a bunch of homophobic insults and no content of worth. I understand that it's beyond your comprehension to dislike both Obama AND the Tea Party dingbats. Thanks for showing me again and again why Tea Party ilk are no answer to any of the problems we face. Looks like I need to go where adults with IQs in the triple digits hang out to present ideals beyond gay bashing. Go back to jerking off over gun magazines DaddyZero. This is beyond you.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 15:38 | 4015146 Gold Eyed Cat
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The only person playing with themselves in this thread is you, GH.  :p Wyatt and DaddyO were trying to do you a favor.  You were all ready to start crying real life tears about how you'd been personally insulted.  (Like Obama lovers do when they run out of talking points.) Wyatt and DaddyO were just kind enough to post a couple beautifully crafted, solid insults so you could have some real quality reference material. 

Any point you are trying to make is getting lost in all your whining.  You sound like Chris Matthews on his period.  Tea Party, gun nuts, B-b-bush, dingbats, homophobe, fringe, Republican extemists!  Whaaaaa!

 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 17:44 | 4015753 GeorgeHayduke
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No crying here. I'm not quite sure I'm the straw man you decided to build and then beat up. It's obviously beyond your comprehension that someone can dislike the Tea Party AND dislike Obama.

Also, I see most of guys are incapable of emotionally detaching yourselves and your egos from a conversation about a larger topic. Which goes back to my original statement of Tea Party folks being out of touch and the reason for the poll's outcome. Thanks for proving it.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:10 | 4014089 aardvarkk
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I dunno.  The Tea Partiers did okay in 2010.  Not too bad in 2012 either, and would have shown better if there weren't unexpectedly a whole lot of "voting irregularities", guys with weapons showing up in military fatigues at voting stations, inner city precincts with 100.0% of the vote going to Obama/dems, Repub election judges being kicked out of voting stations, etc.

There's only so much you can do when not only is the deck stacked against you, but the onlookers are shooting at you and you have both hands tied behind your back.

Now just think how tough it would be if someone who actually didn't give a rip about political parties and greasing the palms of campaign contributors and kickbacks and DC cocktail parties and any of that other crap, and just wanted to serve in congress/senate and had a mind to truly cut budgets and eliminate useless programs and departments.  In record time, professional-quality footage would surface showing them raping children and killing puppies and kitties.  Their families and their lives would be threatened, the IRS would crawl up their ass with a microscope, 24/7 government and other surveillance would be set up outside their home, every line of communication would be tapped, etc.

Is it any wonder real, compentent people who have a prayer of doing anything good don't want to go to Washington?  I have a friend who is considering running for congress on the Libertarian ticket.  He'd be pretty good, too, I think, and he'll get my vote if he decides to run.  But I've been trying to remind him of the crap he would encounter if against all odds he was able to get any traction.

I'd let the whole thing burn before I'd try to get into the fight at this point.  Maybe after the reset, if I'm still alive to see it.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 13:15 | 4014378 GeorgeHayduke
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First off, thank you for a reasoned and competent response. It's the only one thus far.

"Their families and their lives would be threatened, the IRS would crawl up their ass with a microscope, 24/7 government and other surveillance would be set up outside their home, every line of communication would be tapped, etc."

Much like folks on the fringes have been for decades. Welcome to the real game TPers. Although, my guess is many TPers who are offended by this move likely supported such actions when conducted against environmentalists, blacks, hippies, etc... Just my own experience with TP folks I've known my whole life.

Personally, I don't see this system changing from within. It's not built that way. It's built to remove troublemakers and this polls shows one way they do it. Let's see how the TPers do in 2014.

Also, my comments above were my read on the general public and how they perceive things to give us the outcome of this poll. Apparently, most Tea Partiers here take everything as a personal attack and just lash out rather than seek ways around barriers. This goes back to what I said earlier about seeing your own stupid shit. (BTW, we all have stupid shit, some are just more capable than others of seeing it and trying not to put it out in the public realm so often.) One thing I am certain of: the Tea Party will never be more than some fringe element and will have little to no effect on the system while they work within it. I may be wrong, but I'd bet on my assessment.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 23:26 | 4017207 Nick Jihad
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Specifically regarding your belief that you have a "read on the general public and how they percieve things". Is it possible that you merely have a take on the narrative that the mainstream media promotes?   I only say this because we know that the MSM considers it a mission to peddle false consensus on a variety of issues, such as global warming, common-sense gun control, etc. They want everyone to think the way that they do, and they do it by making those who think otherwise feel like they are fringe.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:18 | 4013565 chubbar
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These are the same low information voters that didn't know Obamacare = ACA. We are fucked.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:19 | 4013566 FieldingMellish
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People will never vote against their own short-term interests.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:32 | 4013628 Unprepared
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The flipside of that - and a good rule of thumb to discreminate profiteers from true altruists -including oneself - is to see how much a person is willing to consider a policy/rule/law that benefits the whole without an immediate or long-term benefit to the person and sometimes despite a potential cost to the person.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:36 | 4013641 Unprepared
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And there lies the biggest connundrums of socialist and fascist systems: they prentend to aim at a common higher and altruistic ideal using the most selfish of reasons.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:19 | 4013567 Everybodys All ...
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These polls are as reliable as the labor stats.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:20 | 4013568 venturen
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Ask the government workers after a week with no pay.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 13:49 | 4014532 Slackjaw
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They will get ALL their back-pay no matter how long this lasts,and they know it..This is like a paid vacation..

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:20 | 4013569 Debt Slave
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They must have conducted the poll on the south side of Chicago.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:28 | 4013603 steveo77
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Between shootings

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:37 | 4013647 DaddyO
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At the point of a gun!!

DaddyO

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:20 | 4013572 Tsar Pointless
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I approve of this president's overall performance at the same level as I approved every other president in my lifetime, except for Jimmy Carter.

I don't.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:22 | 4013577 El Oregonian
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Piss on all of them. They're all fake, lying, POS's...

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:22 | 4013578 Defenestratus
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The Romans want their emperor it seems.

 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:33 | 4013625 NoDebt
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I would "strongly agree" with that comment.

Let's dispense with this farce of representative democracy (or constitutional republic) and just get where we know everyone wants to go: one guy in charge, handing out endless candy to the masses.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:23 | 4013580 Bosch
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To sum up this poll:  Basically half the nation has absolutely zero in common with the other half and no longer has any need to be under the same government. 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:23 | 4013586 Bosch
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Correction:  The other half needs our half to pay for their shit. 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:42 | 4013670 AlaricBalth
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New poll released yesterday: Who is doing a better job of managing our economy, President Obama or the leader of the executive branch of government?

a) Obama - 42%

b) Leader of the executive branch - 38%

c) They are both terrible - 18%

d) WTF? -2%

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:26 | 4013601 steveo77
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Very well said

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:24 | 4013582 Gutenberg
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Third term? Isnt Barry's plan job for life?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 23:33 | 4017235 Nick Jihad
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Maybe he plans to have Michelle go up against Hillary. Because having your wife run is the modern way to work around term limits, and one more way that we can be like Argentina.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:24 | 4013584 quasimodo
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"Surges"???

WTF parallel universe do these people live in?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:24 | 4013587 Tsunami Wave
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This is pretty funny. Thanks ZH for reporting the story. I routinely check approval ratings (amongst other information), and I'm constantly STUNNED how the hell this guy gets above 40% approval, let alone.. 48%??!?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:27 | 4013590 Yen Cross
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    Did the U.S. Border Patrol conduct the survey?  Maybe they took the survey out side of the Detroit Wall Mart.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:24 | 4013592 LFMayor
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Oh bull shit.  Goebbels would be proud, and IF, big IF, this just happens to somehow be true then all those approving can fucking swing in the wind with the rest of DC.

I grow weary of supporting them.  How much longer can I resist putting on the wolf-suit and making Mishchief?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:26 | 4013596 Agent P
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Dear Tylers,

Can we PLEASE stop the video ads that begin playing automatically?  I'm trying to pretend like I'm working here!

Thanks,

Agent P

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:37 | 4013657 DaddyO
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Turn off the speakers?

DaddyO

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:26 | 4013599 Shizzmoney
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I can't wait until 2015 when bonds shit the bed and people start to realize that POTUS doesn't control shit, no matter what party.

Congress is corrupt and irrlevant.  Only markets matter in Age of QE.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:10 | 4013808 GainByBrokenWindow
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The market completely swollowed up by the fed? That market?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:26 | 4013600 firstdivision
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RIP Tom Clancy

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:29 | 4013605 JSD
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He has a lot of baby mamas.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:20 | 4013870 LFMayor
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Who, Tom Clancey?  Never realized he was pulling the Charles Kurahlt...

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:30 | 4013610 Yen Cross
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    The margin for error in the survey is +- "QE infinity"...

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:30 | 4013611 Son of Captain Nemo
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"3rd Term"?...

With everything else we are seeing with the markets in Rick Santelli's words "down is up", "left is right"... And the American people keep nodding there heads in obedience -I wouldn't bet against it.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:30 | 4013613 the not so migh...
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with all surveys now i have to ask "PROOVE IT"

 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:31 | 4013621 f16hoser
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His 9 million fake Twitter'ers must have voted. This is one phoney Fuck of a President.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:32 | 4013624 Mototard at Large
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Speaking of polls and data and popularity contests, the “War on the Rocks” website has an article on how big data is being used to try and figure out if the war in Afghanistan is being won or lost!  (seriously - people are doing this)  Not a pretty picture, but an interesting article on how things are being done these days.   http://warontherocks.com/2013/10/are-we-winning-yet-let-astray-by-metrics/

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:34 | 4013636 Common_Cents22
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"Cult Of Personality"

Look in my eyes, what do you see?
Cult of personality
I know your anger, I know your dreams
I've been everything you want to be
I'm the cult of personality
Like Mussolini and Kennedy
I'm the cult of personality
Cult of personality
Cult of personality

Neon lights, Nobel Prize
When a mirror speaks, the reflection lies
You won't have to follow me
Only you can set me free

I sell the things you need to be
I'm the smiling face on your TV
I'm the cult of personality
I exploit you, still you love me
I told you one and one make three
I'm the cult of personality
Like Joseph Stalin and Gandhi
I'm the cult of personality
Cult of personality
Cult of personality

Neon lights, a Nobel Prize
A leader speaks, that leader dies
You won't have to follow me
Only you can set you free

You gave me fortune
You gave me fame
You gave me power in your God's name
I'm every person you need to be
I'm the cult of personality


Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:37 | 4013648 cabtrom
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"Why ain't they shootin at us?" "They can't see us, we're in the spirit world asshole!"

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:39 | 4013660 Everybodys All ...
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Polls don't suddenly change direction like that over night. I'm calling bs. More and more we are living a complete lie and it feels like we've gone completely Soviet by the day.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:42 | 4013669 Hubbs
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If polls are accurate, suggests the Republicans will cave in in 3, 2,1 ,    and they'll realize to just stand back an " let er burn", only I hope all the politicians are in the house when it does.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:45 | 4013686 g speed
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"what can BROWN do for you today"

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 13:48 | 4013707 TWSceptic
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I'm so surprised that (ignorant) people approve of getting free stuff from gov.

 

When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. - Benjamin Franklin

 

Can't be quoted enough.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:00 | 4013746 Van Halen
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The things a person:

1) has to NOT know

2) has to have been given for free

to answer, "Yeah! That Obama is doing a GOOD job!"

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:06 | 4013787 Dkizzle49855
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Just another fine example of how truly fucked we are as a nation.  

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:13 | 4013824 The Carbonator
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Amazing.  Obama destroyes the best Healthcare system in the world and the people reward him with high approval ratings.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:15 | 4013841 all-priced-in
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House conservatives should announce that the current debt ceiling is to be considered as a (sort of) balanced budget amendment.

Live within your means bitches.

Obama is like a punk ass kid that has been given a $1,000 a week allowance -  he uses the cash to buy candy for all the kids that are his "friends".

This makes him  popular - kids all want to be his "friend".

I wonder how many friends he would have if he was limited to current revenue?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:19 | 4013857 JR
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Never has the media been so over-the-top and outrageously tyrannical; would it stretch its aggressiveness to manipulate the poll numbers? Absolutely.

The media has proven conclusively that it is partisan, agenda-driven and untruthful to the extreme.

It is time to link the polls to the lies of Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and other anti-Americans.

Even if this poll had any significance, the key factors in the future of this country relate to the strength of the opinions - this one showing considerably more strength on disapproval of Obama than approval. It is not racist to say that this disapproval is reaching a high-anger level among America's white population.

And it’s not surprising in that Obama has made it crystal clear in his social comments, executive orders, appointments, support for illegal immigration and open borders (defying states such as Arizona), opposition to state voting rights, and constant relentless campaigning for socialist issues that he is supporting wealth transfer from America’s white middle class to blacks and Hispanics.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in his arrogant, vicious support for Obamacare.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:32 | 4013931 Debt Slave
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People have to ask themselves honestly- Out of all nations led by a black man, how many of them are productive and prosperous?

Hey, you get what you vote for.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:41 | 4013978 the grateful un...
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obama isnt' black he's mulatto, and he's a technocrat, he's not leading the country he's managing it, and of all the countries led by a white man, how many are productive and prosperous? i can make an excellent case for black exceptionalism, simply because fewer blacks rise to the level where they can be considered presidential material, in order to do so you must stand out from the rest, there is no such thing as being born on third base and thinking you hit a triple (bush) if you are black. just to take you cracker ass comment out to the woodshed where it belongs

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:50 | 4014002 Debt Slave
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and of all the countries led by a white man, how many are productive and prosperous?

Germany was extremely productive and prosperous under Hitler.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:19 | 4014138 the grateful un...
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and he probably quoted himself, and referred to himself in the third person. your comment is grade school racism.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:22 | 4014158 Debt Slave
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National Geographic, February, 1937. That is, if you are not afraid of the truth.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:26 | 4014184 the grateful un...
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your colors are showing

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 13:07 | 4014370 Debt Slave
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I'm only interested in the truth.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 13:00 | 4014338 JR
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i can make an excellent case for black exceptionalism, simply because fewer blacks rise to the level where they can be considered presidential material, in order to do so you must stand out from the rest…

Blacks have primary dominance over an entire continent: Africa. If one wants to take a look at black exceptionalism, one can look at those of the 48 countries in Africa predominantly controlled by blacks. Africa’s population: 1.033 billion (2011). The African continent is second only to Asia in order by size, 11.7 million square miles. In comparison, North America (#3) comprises 9.4 million square miles; Europe 4 million.

Exceptionalism perhaps is in the eye of its beholder.

Almost 10 million Americans have dropped out of the labor force under Obama, disappeared; middle class income is down; the people that lost their homes in the housing collapse that shook the nation and are still suffering from it and Obama appeases the bankers that perpetrated it. Scandals abound. Just Facts reports --

As of September 3, 2013, the official debt of the United States government is $16.7 trillion ($16,738,618,787,875).[1] This amounts to:

• $52,909 for every person living in the U.S. 

• $138,240 for every household in the U.S. 

• 100% of the U.S. gross domestic product.

• 526% of annual federal revenues.

Ninety percent of Americans had health insurance and 90% basically were happy with it when Obama came to office; and now he's going to destroy Americans' health care system with an Obamacare money laundering scam, with massive socialism. This is exceptionalism? Does anybody care?

Two things are at work here: One) Obama is an incredibly bad president, perhaps the worst in the history of the country. And, second, Obama every chance he gets makes race an issue with his presidency, dividing and angering large segments of the populaiton. And, then, as a black, he decries racism.

 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 23:09 | 4017166 Nick Jihad
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Obama is no example of black exceptionalism. If he was, his academic records would have been made public. He would not be the first editor of the Harvard Law Review, never to have published an article in said journal. Obama is the Afffirmative Action President.

And your Captain-Anti-Racism act is out of place on this site. Go preen somewhere else.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:20 | 4013862 MFLTucson
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Forgot to mention that the poll was taken in the Chicago bath houses.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:20 | 4013869 22winmag
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Wednesday humor?

 

Who really gives a shit about silly statistics like this? Obama is the ultimate laughingstock... nobody is afraid to laugh in his face.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:34 | 4013939 the grateful un...
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ah the Surge! the people hate me, I must be winning!

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:39 | 4013965 sister tika
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I watched local news here in Florida this morning.  A few people bitching about the national parks being closed, among other things.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:49 | 4013992 yogibear
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The future.....How dare anyone speak against Barry. Throw them in jail.

Barry's liberal voters:

petition to get rid of the 1st amendment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tznR4wPeS4M

It's prime time for a Hitler-type or tyrant leading the US. 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:40 | 4014238 Cult of Criminality
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"Obama Approval Rating Surges - Highest Since May"

You have got to be shitting me.!!!!

Hello Im the president you are not .It is all about me.

Thank you for letting me totally destroy the once great country of the United States of America and finishing off the new Cult of Criminality dictatorship.
Now...to destroy the rest of the world thanks for your help again and again and again.

Fucking insane asylum
I must withold rest of comment as I am fucking fuming.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:43 | 4014256 Golden Showers
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This surge of approval has got to be related to the return of Twinkies in July. Long live the sponge cake with the white creamy center!

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 14:37 | 4014777 Sleepless Knight
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Please dont even Joke about OBAMA and a third term. Please god no. Dont give any psycos any ideas.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 14:54 | 4014879 youngandhealthy
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In other words:  Give up all you Stalinist, Maoist Tea-Party losers. You are a minority that keeps the rest of the nation hostage. Terrorist.

Good luck America.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 22:59 | 4017131 Nick Jihad
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I strongly approve of Obama's efforts to extend the shutdown to 2016. Go Obama!!!

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