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Six months and setting a new record….

The GOP should demand that the MSM give Obama hour long, weekly, or better yet, bi-weekly air time, so he can talk to the people some more. I know the left loves to call conservatives idiots, cowboys, and red necks, and to pretend that their side is replete with intellectuals, but I think the American people are much smarter than they give em credit and more and more of them are starting to see that Obama is nothing but an incompetent collectivist boob. The usual losers in the MSM did an awesome job snowing people and covering for Obama before the election. The best counter for their continued efforts to protect this guy is to actually let this guy talk. He makes Bush, even in his most weakest moments, look like Plato or Socrates compared to him.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 29% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11. That’s the first time his ratings have reached double digits in negative territory (see trends).

These updates are based upon nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. Today is the first update based entirely upon interviews conducted after the President’s prime time televised press conference. The number who Strongly Approve of the President has remained unchanged since the press conference but the number who Strongly Disapprove has gone up by five percentage points (from 35% on Wednesday morning to 40% today).

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates also available on Twitter. The President received generally poor grades for his response to a question about a Cambridge police incident involving a black Harvard professor. However, the results show a huge divide between black Americans and white Americans on all questions.

Overall, 49% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. It is important to remember that the Rasmussen Reports job approval ratings are based upon a sample of likely voters.

Basically it looks like the well orchestrated and carefully crafted person for Obama - the one where he is an intellectual giant and uniter, of Ronald Reagan like caliber, and beyond the racist and collectivist policies that have always dragged this country down – goes up in flames when he actually gets to talk. Many of those house-fraus that voted for Obama, to prove how chick they were for electing a black man, are now realizing that this guy is just another Jackson or Sharpton, with a large contingent of fanatical media people covering up for him.

A few more pressers like this, and Obama will be left with nothing but the fanatical collectivist lemmings following him. I say give him as much TV time as he wants. If he rigs the audiences as he is want to, hammer him on that. More likely, even with a rigged audience and planted questions, my bet is that he will continue to pull stunts like the last one, and as he is exposed for all to see – unmasked as a collectivist ideologue with zero real life experience, and hell bent on destroying this great nation – will lose support fast.

Oh yeah. For the usual libs: it’s BOOSH’ fault. There. Now you don’t even have to coment.

Posted by AlexinCT on 07/26/09 at 11:14 AM (Discuss this in the forums)

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Posted by on 07/26/09 at 01:28 PM from Germany

One of the things I’ve noticed over the last 3 decades is that the term “intellectual” has been so overused and downgraded that it’s pretty much lost any of it’s usefulness outside of libtard circles.  Essentially the term means “communist”, and has since at least the mid 1990’s.

When I hear someone described as an “intellectual” the following image springs to mind:  an individual that is overly impressed with him/herself and holds a degree in some meaningless, trivial and/or politically charged liberal arts discipline that has no actual bearing on the real world.  Also, they tend to be nowhere near as intelligent, clever, insightful, or as well regarded to the greater public as they perceive themselves to be.

In other words, they are perfectly suited to flipping burgers but are completely incapable of actually running the burger stand effectively.

I suspect that your average “intellectual” understands this to some degree, or otherwise they wouldn’t be so quick to sneeringly dismiss people that have degrees in such mundane areas as engineering, mathematics, physical sciences and business.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 07/26/09 at 01:52 PM from United States

I’m sorry, I can’t put Obama into the same category as Sharpton or Jackson nor can I say he says as many dumb things as Bush.  He at least admitted he was wrong to jump into the Harvard thing—Bush never ever admitted to being wrong even when he obviously was.  And Obama has resisted injecting his race into things like the healthcare debate or stimulus or whatever.

I do agree that his presser the another night was a fiasco because it’s getting harder and harder for him to keep putting out the line of bullshit this Administration has built up.  This healthcare plan is such a stinking piece of offal, even the Democrats can’t stomach it anymore.  And Obama has amply demonstrated that he doesn’t really understand the specifics of the issue.

One of the things I’ve noticed over the last 3 decades is that the term “intellectual” has been so overused and downgraded that it’s pretty much lost any of it’s usefulness outside of libtard circles.  Essentially the term means “communist”, and has since at least the mid 1990’s.

Longer than that, SO.  Check out the Eisenhower/Stevenson elections.  Stevenson was praised as an intellectual despite being poorly read and ignorant about many issues.  Ike was denigrated as a moron despite being well-educated.  Same goes for Reagan vs. Carter (or, Bush vs. Gore; yeah I said it).  By intellectual, the media means “he sounds smart”.  But there’s a huge difference between sounding smart and *being* smart.  And even bigger chasm between being smart and knowing the limits of education and intellectualism.

Posted by InsipiD on 07/26/09 at 02:28 PM from United States

He at least admitted he was wrong to jump into the Harvard thing

Not exactly, and his continued involvement (WH invite) shows his continued meddling where he has no business.  He shouldn’t have a dog in that fight, but obviously does because he knew Gates, further cementing his bias.  I hope that Crowley has fun...that meeting of two privileged blacks telling him he’s the oppressor somehow while drinking some obscure foo-foo microbrew owned by a liberal Democratic donor.

Posted by on 07/26/09 at 05:16 PM from United States

Obama’s quote unquote apologies are always rich. He’s sorry that his remarks have proven to be such a “distraction”, a word which he loves to use. Implicit in these apologies is the accusation that none of this would be such a big deal if everybody would just get over it.

Posted by on 07/26/09 at 06:51 PM from United States

And Obama has resisted injecting his race into things like the healthcare debate or stimulus or whatever.

No, he just injected it into far less important things, like his campaign for the Presidency.

Posted by on 07/26/09 at 07:01 PM from Germany

Also, they tend to be nowhere near as intelligent, clever, insightful, or as well regarded to the greater public as they perceive themselves to be.

SO, you and I have commented to each other before on how worthless a liberal arts degree tends to be in the real world, and your quote above I can confirm with absolute certainty.  The Gates affair is one example of this (seriously, did anyone know who this jerkwad was outside the academy before he broke into his own house?), but here’s another real-life example.

I’ll be attending the conference for the Western History Association in October, and the panels are chock-full of the typical progressive Holy Trinity circle-jerk topics that have been discussed ad nauseum for the last 40 years.  There’s little innovation and creativity present in this calcified system. 

Part of me wants to stand up during one of these panels and say, “For years, we’ve asked outselves in the history field how to get people more interested in history.  Well, all of you need to realize that outside of the people at this conference, the public doesn’t give a crap what many of you are researching and teaching.  They don’t find it interesting or compelling at all; and history classes are largely a jungle of parrots reciting what their professors are telling them so they don’t get a bad grade, rather than a vigorous intellectual exercise.  What you are doing doesn’t speak to the public at large, and that’s not the public’s fault, it’s yours.  You’ve locked yourselves into these little ideological boxes and believe that ‘If you write it, they will come.’ Right now, nobody’s coming, and no one here has the guts to be honest enough as to the cause, which is that you haven’t done anything new for about 25 years now.  You have become-heh-’conservative’ in your studies, and it shows in the utter lack of imagination in the topics presented here.”

I’d probably get lynched for saying that, but it would be worth it to see the look of utter shock on their faces.

Posted by on 07/26/09 at 08:27 PM from Germany

If they want people to be interested in history, they should help produce shows like Rome, Band of Brothers, and Saving Private Ryan.  Inaccurate in many respects, but at least they drive the interest of people to do research on their own and buy a fucking book every now and then.

You should hear my sister who just got her PhD in classical studies bitch and moan about how horribly inaccurate movies like Troy and 300 are - of course, she’ll also admit that without the movies most people wouldn’t have the slightest clue or interest about anything that happened prior to WWII…

Posted by on 07/26/09 at 11:29 PM from Germany

You should hear my sister who just got her PhD in classical studies bitch and moan about how horribly inaccurate movies like Troy and 300 are - of course, she’ll also admit that without the movies most people wouldn’t have the slightest clue or interest about anything that happened prior to WWII…

There is a shitload of disdain in the academy for so-called “popular history"--that is, history that appeals to a larger audience of people and examines the import of larger topics, rather than minutiae.  These types actually wring their hands about Stephen Ambrose selling a shitload of books because people got excited about it from seeing Band of Brothers.

It’s one reason the academy, at least in the history field, is so intellectually stunted right now.  I’ve been tempted to write a book called “An Outhouse of Her Own,” arguing how “brave” women developed personal waste dumps in the American West while the menfolk didn’t do anything useful.  I’d probably get lauded for it and I seriously doubt any of these dips would realize I was mocking them.  It would almost be worth putting in all that work about outhouses and chamber pots and only selling 20 copies.

Academics are completely schizophrenic.  They bitch that society doesn’t lionize them, yet take a perverse pride in the fact that their studies don’t have any impact whatsoever on increasing public knowledge of history.

Posted by on 07/27/09 at 10:46 AM from United States

When the left tried to paint the last election as some major shift in public opinion in this country it seems they made a major miscalculation.  It was mostly a rejection of Bush, the bad economy, and weak enthusiasm for McCain.  Obama won based on being the other canidate, with some help from the whole “first black president” spiel. 

Americans did not become socialists overnight, nor are we blind/deaf.  Those of us who didn’t realize it initially are beginning to see that obama is a far leftwing politician, and not a particularly bright one at that.  The media did their best to cover for him, but every now and then something slips through the cracks, and it’s starting to ad up.  I’m looking forward to 2012.

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