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Stats Of The Union

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As the nation anxiously awaits President Obama's State of the Union speech tomorrow, we thought a brief reflection on the nation's view of him and his government was worthwhile. A glance at Gallup's front page tells us all we need to know. A mere 17% of respondents say their representatives deserve re-election; Obama's approval ratings are among the most polarized on record; 65% are unsaitsified with how government works; and, at 40%, the President's overall approval rating is practically at record lows.

 

Gallup's homepage...(hope?)

 

Despite record low approval ratings...

 

The American people extremely polarized over the President's abilities...

 

As a record low number of Americans believe their congressional representative deserves re-election...

 

As Gallup notes,

The enduring unpopularity of Congress appears to have seeped into the nation's 435 congressional districts, as a record-low percentage of registered voters, 46%, now say the U.S. representative in their own congressional district deserves re-election.

 

Equally historic, the share of voters saying most members of Congress deserve re-election has fallen to 17%, a new nadir.

But, apart from that, we are sure the state of the union will be strong and it's nothing but up from here...

 

 

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Mon, 01/27/2014 - 18:56 | 4372848 stant
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Not me I won't allow him on my tv

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:06 | 4372884 666
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I keep shouting to vote the bums out, but everyone keeps voting the bums back in. What am I doing wrong?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:13 | 4372906 tickhound
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Did you remember to gib stuff?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:49 | 4373021 onewayticket2
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666,
You just demonstrated the long term strategy of liberals. F$A, dependency and class warfare (hat tip Mr Perkins). When 90mm don't work and half receive govt benefits, 50mm get free food and a fully dependent family gets $60k in benefits, they will Never vote for the guy saying, "umm, guys, I think maybe the math doesn't work, here...I think we need to trim spending"

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:49 | 4373022 Spanky
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Not running for office yourself...

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:13 | 4373307 vulcanraven
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"What am I doing wrong?"

You still believe in voting.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:21 | 4372894 TruthInSunshine
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Ladies & Gentlemen, The President of the Union States of America!

Boom! This State of the Union Address is sponsored by BRAWNDO! The Thirst Mutilator!!!

[Golf clap]

Shut up. Sit your monkey asses down. Chill out.

Shit. I know shit's bad right now with all that starvin' bullshit. And the dust storms. And we runnin' out of French Fries and burrito coverings. But I got a solution.

Come on scros, don't be pussies!

Believe that the State of our Union be strong!

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:29 | 4372956 nmewn
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Maybe President Inequality can splain his multi-million dollar Hawaiian vacations, African safaris, trillion dollar bailouts to his cronies to the six million who lost their health insurance and to the unemployed and people forced to go on government assistance.

Yeah, oughta be a real hoot.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:41 | 4372991 Kinskian
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"Shut up. Sit your monkey asses down. Chill out."

 

If you saw Michelle Obama recently "dunking" a toy basketball in the Mural Room of the White House, you know we're not that far off from Idiocracy. 

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:46 | 4373011 Hedgetard55
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Michelle got back, baby, and it was obvious in that clip. What a fucking lard ass she is, while Bathhouse is skinny as a rail, either from drugs or AIDs.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:55 | 4373033 Kinskian
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 According to the media, Michelle Obama is the most fashionable and feminine First Lady since Jackie Kennedy.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:27 | 4373119 Ballin D
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my question is how many apples does someone need to eat to get that overweight?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:13 | 4372905 BandGap
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So I bought another 12 gauge today. When he deep freeze ends going to start shooting more.

Could care less wha this guy says. Doesn't matter a bit.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:50 | 4373019 TruthInSunshine
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Was it an "Assault Shotgun?"

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:14 | 4372911 Tasty Sandwich
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I wonder which cabinet member will not be there, ready to become president if the Capitol gets nuked.

Not that it would really matter.

Cabinet Members Who Did Not Attend the State of the Union Address

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:56 | 4373035 SAT 800
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"Republican Radel from Florida, busted for Cocaine, resigns from Congress"---way to go ! one down only 450 to go.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:00 | 4373047 Berspankme
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Lets be honest. With the president and congress all together in one room, could there possibly be a better place for a natural catastrophe to occur. Take everyone of the scumsucking pigs out at once

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:29 | 4373142 Mr Pink
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I don't have a TV exactly for that reason

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 18:59 | 4372850 NoDebt
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Should I put much value in polls of the brainwashed masses who still view most everything in Red/Blue terms?

I don't plan on watching the "State of the Constitutional Overthrow".  I already know how it's going.  It's going spledidly.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 18:57 | 4372851 Murf_DaSurf
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 Am I being selfish?

I was thinking of getting all my fingernails pulled out instead of watching the Show.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 18:59 | 4372854 RacerX
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I wonder which "O" will show. Will it be the folksy O? The sweaty one, with the beady eyes? The Shuckster? Or "E: All of the above"?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:00 | 4372864 NoDebt
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It'll be the "screw you, bitchez, I'll do what I want" Obama.  

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:00 | 4372868 Meat Hammer
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I think it'll be the the Constitution is our problem O

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:12 | 4372903 Oldwood
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He claims to have studied the constitution for years, so if anyone knows how to fuck it up, he surely does, and indications are he has been extremely successful. That's why he needs to act. Nobody else seems to be willing or able to bring the constitution down. It will take years for the shit he has done to hit the courts and by then he will likely have them restacked anyway. I fear the constitution is cooked.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:49 | 4373016 lakecity55
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Yes, but he did not mention it was the old Soviet constitution he studied.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:27 | 4372951 lakecity55
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The I don't need Congress or the Courts anymoar "O."

"Soon I will erect a statue of myself in every city and hamlet. You must pull down on the member sticking out and deposit your daily offering."

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:02 | 4373867 canstacker
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Every time he mentions what "folks" want, drink. When he says what they need.....double.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 18:58 | 4372856 I am Jobe
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Glad I quit watching TV or owning one for over 8 years. Saved a lot and no more brainwashing.  

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:59 | 4373040 SAT 800
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Absolutely. Could not agree more; it's vitally important. only way to save yourself. Haven't owned one for 50 years.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:18 | 4373092 The Wisp
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I've been 40 years without a Television... always confused when somebody says " did you See.? " hardest part is finding an intelligent conversation. which is probably why i like Zero Hedge

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 18:59 | 4372858 Meat Hammer
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Cute poll.  Too bad Diebold wasn't included.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:19 | 4372925 krispkritter
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That's MR. Diebold to you serf! 

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:00 | 4372860 Rainman
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See what happens, Barry ??

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 18:58 | 4372861 FieldingMellish
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I found a pre-recorded version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGhdX1SI3KY&bpctr=1390865294

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:00 | 4372866 I am Jobe
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No Thank you. hate to clog up the BW

 

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:00 | 4372872 FieldingMellish
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Well worth the effort. All the great party members are present.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 18:59 | 4372867 Meremortal
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Only 17% say their representatives deserve reelection.

 

Yet 96% of incumbents will be reelected.

 

WUWT?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:15 | 4372910 Oldwood
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The lesser of two evils....is still evil, it just takes longer to get to hell is all.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:00 | 4372870 Seasmoke
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Hang him for Treason on National TV.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:21 | 4372932 krispkritter
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The PPV revenues would probably dent the (Irr)National Debt.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:44 | 4373000 Van Halen
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Until the populace get it through their heads that about 3000 of them are running 320 million of us straight off a cliff, ain't never gonna happen.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:00 | 4373043 SAT 800
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During the SuperBowl halftime show; now that would get some ratings !

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:00 | 4373049 Wahooo
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Not until I gets my obamaphone.
Then you can have him.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:00 | 4372873 slotmouth
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Obama spotted a double bottom and is planning to run again in 2016.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:04 | 4372877 piceridu
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Until Pelosi, Boehner, Feinstein, Reed, Schumer et al lose an election, these polls mean nothing.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:04 | 4372880 I am Jobe
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Never Underestimate the power of the sheeples who are so inbred and will vote for the fuckers again.  

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:25 | 4372945 Debt Slave
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Yeah but they have 'freedom of speech' to spew their bullshit over the local airways. Isn't democracy great? The best bullshitter wins! What a great way to run a nation! Right into the ground!

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:06 | 4372883 Termin8or
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BOHICA

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 19:46 | 4372936 lakecity55
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Man, he won't give us a break. My ass is really sore from the last 5 years. At least he hasn't asked us to blow it-yet.

"C'mon, Amerika, just the tip. I promise!"

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