Aug 05 2008

Emergency On The USS Obama!

Published by at 8:24 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

Oh boy, Obama is in deep trouble with the electorate. The other day I predicted he would limp into the Democrat Convention behind McCain in the polls. I keep and eye on the Rassmussen and Gallup Daily Tracking Polls. And one poll I almost always ignore is the Zogby poll because it tilts so far left and is always way off from other polls. So imagine my surprise when it showed a McCain lead!

A national Associated TV/Zogby International telephone poll of 1,011 likely voters conducted July 31-Aug. 1 finds Republican Sen. John McCain taking a razor-thin 42%-41% lead over Democrat Sen. Barack Obama in the race for the U.S. presidency.

That is the 3rd poll to show McCain moving ahead, and I don’t think we are at the end of this shift in the American public. One thing many of the polls are showing is the independent middle is holding back, remaining undecided. This poll shows the same effect:

Obama has lost what was an 11% lead among Independents. He and McCain are now tied.

This is mostly due to Obama’s disastrous world tour, but it is also because of the intransigence of the Liberal Democrat leaders to not do anything serious about gas prices. When Pelosi ran home for a 5 week vacation (which includes the Democrat Convention) she left Obama out there as the lightening rod for the public to lash out at. Thanks to Obama’s gaffes and Pelosi’s obstinate position on energy they may have just elected John McCain the next President of The United States.

26 responses so far

26 Responses to “Emergency On The USS Obama!”

  1. breschau says:

    Okay, I have decided to be “the contrary but polite Obama supporter” on this blog (because AJ is a reasonable person, and spent so much time on the Obama COLB nonsense, and doesn’t immediately ban people that disagree with him like so many other red-state-esque sites), so I’ll play along.

    Stating that someone desires to surrender has nothing to do with treason.

    Please note McCain never said anything about “surrender” – he actually used the term “lose a war”. If somebody that is desiring the country to “lose a war” isn’t guilty of treason – than who is?

    Let me get this straight, stating that Obama is black is not racist, but it points out that supporters of McCain are truly racist. Would you interpret this?

    I’ll try again.

    Stating that Obama is black is not racist. It is a fact. It’s equivalent to saying “John McCain is 70 years old, and has battled skin cancer, and clearly remembers the day the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.”

    That is also a fact. (Well, except for “the Germans” part.) But, it reminds you that John McCain is *old*. And if your dog whistle is “old”, than you react.

    If your dog whistle is “black”, then you react to the Obama stuff.

    Honestly – this isn’t complicated. Democrats are trying to find ways to play the “McCain is old” line without stating so explicity, while Republicans are trying to play the “Obama is black” line in the exact same manner. It just so happens that the “Obama is black” line plays especially well in certain geographical areas of this country, on a very consistent basis. If you want to know where, just keep an eye out for confederate flags. (Which I see in my neighborhood on a depressingly consistent basis.)

    I am not saying that everyone who votes for McCain is racist – you all have your reasons for doing so (though I just barely understand them), and I wouldn’t *dream* of accusing AJ of that. But if you are going to tell me that no one is backing McCain primarily or at least partially because of racism – you’re deluded.

    Are you willing to state that not a single person who plans to vote for Obama -not a single one- is racist?


    In fact, are you willing to state Obama is not a racist? He’s the one playing the race card.

    First off: my God, can we *please* ban “the race card” from any and all further public conversations? My word, but I am sick of that phrase.

    Second off – no, I’m not. Because I’m not actually a personal friend of Obama, and I couldn’t speak to whether or not he was racist. Much like I can’t state that as a fact for you, or anyone else here: I don’t know you well enough.

    So, Obama says, “This is what they’ll say about me.”

    Bush has repeated made statements along the lines of “The Democrats will say [x].” Does that make [x] true? Or does it even mean that [x] is really the true opinion of the Democrats, as opposed to the hastily-comprised digest from the opposition?

  2. lurker9876 says:

    We can cut the “race card” as long as Obama and his supporters will quit…even the implication of racism with and without having say it explicitly.

    Bre, your arguments haven’t swung me over to your side. The other posters gave you a link of many examples showing that Obama is playing the race card, implicitly and/or explicitly.

  3. WWS says:

    I just re-read this thread from the beginning and something jumped out at me that is a bit of a tangent from the main topic here.

    And that is this: Obama’s #1 campaign theme and campaign rationale is dead. And he can never get it back. This thread is a vivid illustration of that.

    Obama ran as the “post-racial” candidate, the man who would take the country past all the racial divides of the past, the man who would usher in a new era of unity. That was his appeal, that was his rationale. With a man who had never actually done anything, what else was there?

    But look what happens – at the first sign of difficulty, Obama himself falls back onto the old race-baiting tropes, and his supporters are even worse. This isn’t a “post-racial” campaign, this is probably going to be the most race-based presidential campaign in history, and Obama himself is the #1 guy leading the slide. Obama has let himself turn into Jesse Jackson v2.0, and his poll numbers show clearly what has happened to his support as that has happened. Sure, the hard core left who believes that the US is a racist nation will eat this up and support it – that’s a big problem for Obama. Because the middle doesn’t go for this kind of nonsense, and the middle decides elections. The middle is walking out on Obama right now – the numbers show it – and he’s not going to be able to sweet talk them back in.

    Especially not when even his most reasonable supporters go around doing things like putting N***** quotes in their posts. That’s pure poison. Doesn’t matter what the point of doing that was – that’s the kind of thing that poisons a candidacy and drives the middle away.

  4. Stix says:

    Obama whole campaign is sinking because he is bringing out the race card. Peple are finally seeing what he is, a Black Liberation Theology follower.

    Mojority of Americans do not want a Marxist in the Presidenct and he will drop farther than this before the Dem Convention. if he is not ahead by atleast 10 or 15 points in any of thepolls he is toast, because the Republicans are always under represented inthe polls.

  5. breschau says:

    this is probably going to be the most race-based presidential campaign in history

    Well…. duh. For the first time in history, one of the candidates isn’t a white guy. What do you expect? If Hillary was the Democratic candidate, this would be the most gender-based presidential campaign in history.

    Let’s step back and take a look at the bigger picture:

    Both candidates have made dozens, if not hundreds, of speeches in the past several months of campaigning. During one (or a couple) of those, Obama says something like: “They going to make you afraid of me. They’re going to say, ‘He has a funny name’. They’re going to say, ‘He doesn’t look like the other Presidents on our currency’.”

    And from *that*, you all clutch your pearls and faint on the couch, screaming “Racism!”? Really? That’s all it takes?

    Me thinks thou doth protest too much.

    Hey, it wasn’t the Democrats who decided to divide the country in half, and then explicitly appeal to the racist parts of the country (along with the fundamentalist religious parts, and the rabid anti-gay parts, and the anti-evolution parts, and the “The Muslims are going to kill us all!” parts). Don’t believe me? Then *you* explain “the Southern Strategy” in a way that doesn’t mention racism.

    AJ’s already written about this multiple times, concerning what the modern GOP has done to the party name, and “real” conservatives and such. Don’t blame me for simply holding up a mirror to y’all.

  6. Redteam says:

    while Republicans are trying to play the “Obama is black” line in the exact same manner.

    Did I miss something here? It was Obama that played the’Obama is black’ card and I haven’t heard that he had joined the Republican party.

    You’re trying so hard to portray Obama as the ‘good guy’ you’re twisting yourself into a pretzel.