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Old 01-10-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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Gallup Daily: Confidence in Obama

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Democrats doubled their lead over Republicans to six points in December on the Generic Congressional ballot. Rasmussen Reports national telephone surveys found that 43% of voters said they would vote for their district’s Democratic candidate while 37% said they would choose the Republican.

In November, Barack Obama’s party held just a three-point lead, despite a dominating performance on Election Day that included winning much larger majorities in both the House and the Senate


Have to think forums like this help citizens to form their opinions.
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Gallup Daily: Confidence in Obama


Have to think forums like this help citizens to form their opinions...
Assuming the citizens are morons!
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:06 PM
 
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Assuming the citizens are morons!
For those of you who are in the majority of thought participating in this forum, observe what some think of you.
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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All voting studies indicate that there is really only one political party in the U.S. & that is the Democratic party. The GOP is expected to yield heavily to Obama & hope that Republicans don't loose any more congressional seats in 2010. But as it stands now, the Republican party is facing the same circumstances that caused the Great Depression & it took nearly 20 yrs before another Republican entered the White House.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Desert Southwest
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All voting studies indicate that there is really only one political party in the U.S. & that is the Democratic party. The GOP is expected to yield heavily to Obama & hope that Republicans don't loose any more congressional seats in 2010.
What voting studies? Only one political party in the United States? If that were true then no Republican anywhere would have been re-elected to office this last election cycle. Since they were, stating that only one party now exists is nothing more then the figment of someone's imagination. Much of the speculation about 2010 is just that; speculation. No one knows what is going to happen over the next two years, or who is going to do what, or how the American voter will react to it. If you or anyone else can divine all of that right now, I suggest catching the first flight to Vegas and making the rounds of all the casinos.


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But as it stands now, the Republican party is facing the same circumstances that caused the Great Depression & it took nearly 20 yrs before another Republican entered the White House.
As you did in another thread, you are twisting historical fact in an attempt to reinforce your personal opinion of, and your hope for, the future of the Republican Party. Since I guess you missed it the first time I corrected you, I will repeat what I said. The election of FDR to four terms is something that will never take place again due to constitutional restrictions. FDR was re-elected in 1936 in large part to the lingering effects of the Depression. His re-election in 1940 was based on his promise to keep the U.S. out of another European war. Getting re-elected in 1944 was a given since the Second World War was still ongoing and the American public had no desire to change leadership at such a critical time. Truman finished out FDR's term and was able to win the presidency in his own right in 1948. By 1952, Truman chose not to run because by then his approval ratings were in the low twenty percent range and he didn't have a hope in hell of getting re-elected. So ended the 20 year Democrat hold on the White House. Since 1900, eleven Republicans have been elected President to the Democrats eight. In the years following FDR, three Republicans have been elected to two consecutive terms; Nixon, Reagan, and GW Bush. Only one Democrat, Bill Clinton, has accomplished the same feat.

So what all does this tell us about the future? Absolutely nothing. They are just interesting historical facts. No more reliable in predicting what will happen for the next twenty years then Madame Ruby is with a deck of tarot cards.

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Good grief. Lets see what people think after say 6 months of Dem Pres Dem Congress. BO IS NOT EVEN IN OFFICE YET! Get a grip.
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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As much as I'm happy for the change in the guard in less than a week, these reports about Obama's approval are silly ... it's kind of like cheering for blue skies after a tornado ... DUH!!!!
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:53 AM
 
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As much as I'm happy for the change in the guard in less than a week, these reports about Obama's approval are silly ... it's kind of like cheering for blue skies after a tornado ... DUH!!!!
They are important for the following reason. How people feel about their future says a lot about how they will spend their day. If you feel another tornado is coming you hunker down. If you feel sunny days are coming you make plans to take advantage of. Why is that important? Consumer confidence which is what will probably be the major factor that determines when we experience economic recovery.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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They are important for the following reason. How people feel about their future says a lot about how they will spend their day. If you feel another tornado is coming you hunker down. If you feel sunny days are coming you make plans to take advantage of. Why is that important? Consumer confidence which is what will probably be the major factor that determines when we experience economic recovery.
Spot on .. but after the tornado called president cheney ... well ...
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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They are important for the following reason. How people feel about their future says a lot about how they will spend their day. If you feel another tornado is coming you hunker down. If you feel sunny days are coming you make plans to take advantage of. Why is that important? Consumer confidence which is what will probably be the major factor that determines when we experience economic recovery.
That's EXACTLY right.
For all the denigration from the Right of Obama's "Hope" message, the fact is, optimism and faith that we "CAN" succeed in overcoming problems is CRITICAL to success in ANY endeavor - and in fact "hope" is a huge component in the "American can-do" spirit which made this country into the great nation it has become.

To me those folks who constantly put down the optimism of the Obama campaign are rather like a bunch of loser high-school drop-outs sitting around in the ghetto making fun of the "smart kids" who continue to work hard in school in expectation of improving their lot in life. Because THEY are bitter and defeated they can't understand why everyone else isn't.

Ken
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