Jul 07 2009

Obamanomics Bringing Down The House (White House, That Is)

Published by at 9:58 am under All General Discussions

I noted below (and many times in the past few months) how the democrats have set the seeds of their own demise in 2010 and 2012. I am now very confident this is now unavoidable, as I note in the post regarding Palin’s future. 

It’s the economy stupid. In that post I note how the worsening unemployment will turn the people against the Dems again (and this time probably for more than a decade or two). As if to underscore this prediction a shocking poll is out today from Ohio – another state Obama would probably now lose to Palin (along with CA, MI and OR):

President Obama’s job approval in Ohio has dropped significantly in the last two months, dipping under the 50% mark for the first time, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University. In the last Quinnipiac poll in Ohio taken in early May, Obama enjoyed a healthy 62% job approval rating, with only 31% disapproving. Today, Obama’s job approval stands at 49%, with 44% disapproving – a twenty-five point net drop in just eight weeks.

Not surprsingly, Obama has seen a corresponding drop among voters’ approval of his handling of the economy: two months ago he had a net +21 approval (57/36), today it is -2 (46/48).

Yeah, its called ‘jobs, jobs, jobs and jobs’ – that would be 5 words there Nancy.

33 responses so far

33 Responses to “Obamanomics Bringing Down The House (White House, That Is)”

  1. crosspatch says:

    Harry Reid said today that there will be no second stimulus and even discussing it when 90% of the first stimulus remains unspent is silly.

  2. marksbbr says:

    As an Ohioan, this post makes me a little more optimistic about my state, after so many of my friends fell for Obama’s sweet talk in November. It looks like our Democrat Governor Strickland is losing some support as well- his idea of cutting state funding for libraries is not popular.

  3. Redteam says:

    A Gallup Poll found that:

    “PRINCETON, NJ — Despite the results of the 2008 presidential election, Americans, by a 2-to-1 margin, say their political views in recent years have become more conservative rather than more liberal, 39% to 18%, with 42% saying they have not changed.

    From MacMind:
    “The real point is why Americans are returning to their conservative roots. The answer is because they’ve seen the contrast between what true conservatism is when compared to the in-your-face liberalism we see today.”

    Basically, conservatives lost because they had deserted their conservative principles. They’re now headed back that direction. Sarah Palin will be at the front.

  4. crosspatch says:

    If “conservative principles” means shoving conservative social values down the throats of traditionally liberal communities, I would say “count me out”. Personally, I consider myself more conservative than most BUT I do not believe in enforcing my values on my neighbor. That is the major problem I have with the liberals and the conservatives … they attempt to use government as a vehicle to promote a social agenda. Let society adopt its own agenda and let government take its nose elsewhere.

    A conservative community should be left alone as should a liberal community.

  5. WWS says:

    I think I agree with you there, Crosspatch. I have no interest at all in shoving my preferences down someone else’s throat. They can damn well do as they please, as long as THEY don’t try to shove THEIR preferences down MY throat! But they always do – just look at the things contained in that crap and trade abortion that’s looming.

    And that’s what government in this country has come to – a game to see who can get control, just so they can shove their group’s preferences down everybody else’s throats. And those who try to stay out of that game get abused by everybody.

  6. marksbbr says:

    Well said Crosspatch. Government has no business shoving anyone’s “values” into any community, whichever way it leans. That is the most important “conservative principle”- limited government interference into others’ affairs. And, in this, lies the true reason Conservatives lost- they spent years shoving social values and norms down peoples’ throats instead of letting people live their own lives.

  7. […] But over the years many on the left have lived and died by them. What do they say to this? (h/t The Strata Sphere) President Obama’s job approval in Ohio has dropped significantly in the last two months, dipping […]

  8. crosspatch says:

    “That is the most important “conservative principle”- limited government interference into others’ affairs. ”

    Uhm, that is “classical” liberalism or, more recently, libertarianism. The problem is that the lunatics have taken over the libertarian “brand”.

    What I fear is things like “intelligent design” creeping into the schools and other “Christian” doctrine being imposed on people. I don’t want to see the abortion or gay rights issues discussed at the national level at all. Those are issues for states or even lower levels of government to decide based on the community values of those locations. If people want government health care, a state is completely within their constitutional rights to provide it if that is what the voters of that state want. Same with such things as unemployment compensation. Those are social matters that the federal government should stay out of.

    So if you are against gay marriage, against abortion, and pro business, you should be able to find a place to live that reflects those values. And if you are for those things, the same thing applies.

  9. WWS says:

    “The problem is that the lunatics have taken over the libertarian “brand”.”

    Yeah, what put me off the libertarians for good as a political party was when they nominated the man who dyed himself blue out of fear of Y2K. Sorry, that just screamed “we’re idiots and we’re proud of it!!!”

    And then you have gems like Ron Paul running around defaming the brand. Ron Paul, who once again distinguished himself by being the only congressmen out of that entire rogues gallery who actually had the gall to vote against supporting the Iranian dissidents.

    I don’t care that the vote was symbolic, I don’t care about all the fancy reasoning that went into explaining your position – you vote in favor of Aminadjab, Ron, and you just lost the last chance at credibility you had left.

  10. GuyFawkes says:

    Seriously – how deluded are you people? I know you all like to take pride in your own willful ignorance, but these aren’t complicated numbers.

    “Among all Americans, the poll shows a 19-point advantage for the Democratic Party over the Republican Party when it comes to the two parties’ respective favorable images — a finding little changed from last November, when Gallup last updated the parties’ images. Fifty-three percent of Americans today have a favorable opinion of the Democratic Party, compared to just 34% who have a favorable opinion of the Republican Party.”

    38% of *Republicans* have an “unfavorable” view OF THEIR OWN PARTY. The idea of the GOP taking over the White House in 2012 is laughable.

  11. Frogg says:

    Sttatewide polls all over the country show Obama losing independents in droves:


  12. WWS says:

    even the pro-Obama Washington Post sees that the Good Ship Obama has struck it’s iceberg and is dead in the water; see


    One of the nice things about the fall of Obama is that morons like guy will vanish into the woodwork and never post again.

    The coming Great Fall of Obama is going to be a joy to behold.

  13. GuyFawkes says:


    When was the last time you actually read the Washington Post Op-Ed page? You know, the one that regularly prints columns from Fred Hiatt, Bill Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, George Will, Jim Hoagland, Michael Gerson and Robert Kagan? The fact that you call the WashPo “pro-Obama” just proves that you have no idea what you are talking about, and can only spout meaningless GOP talking points – instead of actual facts.