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Oh, Obama and Fallout! Nice!
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Why is the unicorn wearing a jogging suit and Obama has nothing on? Which one is master?
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Old 09 Dec 10, 12:29
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Why is the unicorn wearing a jogging suit and Obama has nothing on? Which one is master?
Its a Vault-suit.

And haven't you seen the Daniel Tosh and Obama picture?

Don't click if you have a weak stomach.

http://wildammo.com/wp-content/uploa...sh_unicorn.jpg
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two more years
two more years

anybody notice Zero has already aged about ten years
and he hasn't even done anything yet?
wait until he faces a real crisis.
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two more years
two more years

anybody notice Zero has already aged about ten years
and he hasn't even done anything yet?
wait until he faces a real crisis.
I had a teacher tell me once that whether you love or hate the current President, there is no denying it is a stressful job. Every President works hard and has to worry a heck of a lot about many, many things; from the best to the worst, it takes its toll.

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39%


SO

Eisenhower is the only post war prez that hasn't fallen below 40%.


http://online.wsj.com/public/resourc...pp0605-31.html
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39%


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Eisenhower is the only post war prez that hasn't fallen below 40%.


http://online.wsj.com/public/resourc...pp0605-31.html
Yup. While it's easy to bask in the schadenfreude, the fact is the poll in 2012 is the one to really look at.

At this stage in the economy and Presidency, it's hardly surprising that he's struggling. But how he proceeds in the next two years is what really matters.
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I expect the President's popularity to increase, as he has finally begun to "triangulate" himself, setting himself as separate from the Democrats in Congress, as President Clinton did in 1994.

In my view he from the beginning triangulated himself from the beginning on matters of foreign policy, although arguably this was more against the Democratic leadership than Democratic Rank and file.

Now he is triangulating on domestic policy. in my view a good thing. He made a terrible mistake, born of arrogance I would have to say, when he tried to run a parliamentary government after taking office. Most republicans were only too happy to play along.

Now we have to wait and see if the newly elected Republicans will act lock-step with the previous no compromise agenda or if they will do their jobs and represent their constituents. I have my doubts they will. I'm sure if they don't many of them will be voted out in 2012.
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6 months ago, when people were saying that Obami's approval rating was the same as Reagan at that same point, I said that the difference was that Reagan's numbers were going up, and Obama's are headed down.

and, since Obama is blaming everything on Republicans, and has been all along... even WITH this super-majority... I doubt anyone will notice.
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There are only about five or six people that post here regularly who feel positively towards Obama;; you're not really showing anybody up, mate.
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There are only about five or six people that post here regularly who feel positively towards Obama;; you're not really showing anybody up, mate.
It the irregular ones that need to be shown up.
You know what I mean.
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6 months ago, when people were saying that Obami's approval rating was the same as Reagan at that same point, I said that the difference was that Reagan's numbers were going up, and Obama's are headed down.
Reagan's ratings were poor during a deep recession- unemployment was around the same level as it is now.
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I expect the President's popularity to increase, as he has finally begun to "triangulate" himself, setting himself as separate from the Democrats in Congress, as President Clinton did in 1994.

In my view he from the beginning triangulated himself from the beginning on matters of foreign policy, although arguably this was more against the Democratic leadership than Democratic Rank and file.

Now he is triangulating on domestic policy. in my view a good thing. He made a terrible mistake, born of arrogance I would have to say, when he tried to run a parliamentary government after taking office. Most republicans were only too happy to play along.

Now we have to wait and see if the newly elected Republicans will act lock-step with the previous no compromise agenda or if they will do their jobs and represent their constituents. I have my doubts they will. I'm sure if they don't many of them will be voted out in 2012.
Just you wait, Henry Higgins,
Just you wait......

In less than one month he will face Republican Majority in the house,
which will try to repeal his major accomplishment ( I believe he thinks so )
- Obamacare.
IMO we will see the whole 10 yards of triangulation
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Statistics are like bikinis. What they don't hide is suggestive, what they do hide is vital.
And here I thought it was they show you alot but little of what's really useful....
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The gallup poll shows 46% approval rating, which in light of the mid terms and the state of the economy is not all that bad.

Not that I give a fig for Obama, my being Canadian and him being a corporate straw man, and all that.

Those who hate the fact that he is Prez can thank Dubya for his being where he is. He's the reason that he's there in the first place.
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