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(National Journal)   Voters have hit the mute button on President Obama. They are no longer listening to him, and his approval numbers seem to be dropping by about a point every three weeks   (nationaljournal.com) divider line 206
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2013-07-31 09:15:25 AM  
Can we get 535 more mute buttons?
 
2013-07-31 09:22:08 AM  
I would imagine some of this is natural during this point in any prez' second term.  And it might also explain Obama's increased public speaking.
 
2013-07-31 09:24:51 AM  
The fact that he governs less like a president with extremes and more like a professional bureaucrat is probably the right thing after eight years of invasive foreign policy and reshaping of civil liberties.
The downside is that it makes for bad PR.
 
2013-07-31 09:27:36 AM  

hinten: The fact that he governs less like a president with extremes and more like a professional bureaucrat is probably the right thing after eight years of invasive foreign policy and reshaping of civil liberties.
The downside is that it makes for bad PR.


And with your opposition continuing to make outrageous and insane claims, it's probably not wise to give the exclusive use of the microphone.
 
2013-07-31 09:39:53 AM  

Diogenes: I would imagine some of this is natural during this point in any prez' second term.  And it might also explain Obama's increased public speaking.


Being a president means that every bill or decision you don't like is magnified by a voter's perception. For example I really don't like his blatant continuation of the Patriot Act policies.

Having said that, Obama has been an awfully good president who has been very obviously hamstrung by the Republican surge in 2010 and the resulting Republican stalemate and gerrymandering agenda.

Also, your blog sucks.
 
2013-07-31 09:47:15 AM  
I convinced that I'll never vote for the man ever again.
 
2013-07-31 09:49:59 AM  

bdub77: Being a president means that every bill or decision you don't like is magnified by a voter's perception. For example I really don't like his blatant continuation of the Patriot Act policies.


Stuff like that might be affecting me.  I've given up on certain things changing so I focus on what's still possible.
 
2013-07-31 09:51:36 AM  
Instead of Obama blaming everything on others why doesn't he just come out and say it.
"I cannot govern in a two party environment"


Of course you have to ignore that his party had control of both houses for two years.


But...But....Bush,  But.....But.....those mean old Republicans.
 
2013-07-31 09:54:20 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: I convinced that I'll never vote for the man ever again.


You convinced, is you?
 
2013-07-31 09:54:31 AM  

chiett: Instead of Obama blaming everything on others why doesn't he just come out and say it.
"I cannot govern in a two party environment"


Of course you have to ignore that his party had control of both houses for two years.


But...But....Bush,  But.....But.....those mean old Republicans.


Governing in a two party environment requires a principled opposition.  His opposition has no principles.
 
2013-07-31 09:55:55 AM  

Diogenes: chiett: Instead of Obama blaming everything on others why doesn't he just come out and say it.
"I cannot govern in a two party environment"


Of course you have to ignore that his party had control of both houses for two years.


But...But....Bush,  But.....But.....those mean old Republicans.

Governing in a two party environment requires a principled opposition.  His opposition has no principles.


Yeah, almost as bad as Nancy Pelosi!
 
2013-07-31 10:00:35 AM  

chiett: But...But....


Yes, Yes, "quit hitting yourself." We get it.
 
2013-07-31 10:01:31 AM  
so, this time next year, his approval will be in the negative percentile?
 
2013-07-31 10:01:52 AM  

chiett: Diogenes: chiett: Instead of Obama blaming everything on others why doesn't he just come out and say it.
"I cannot govern in a two party environment"


Of course you have to ignore that his party had control of both houses for two years.


But...But....Bush,  But.....But.....those mean old Republicans.

Governing in a two party environment requires a principled opposition.  His opposition has no principles.

Yeah, almost as bad as Nancy Pelosi!


Oh, that's right.  I forgot we were living in Bizarro World where we measure accomplishment but how much we don't get done.
 
2013-07-31 10:03:57 AM  

chiett: Instead of Obama blaming everything on others why doesn't he just come out and say it.
"I cannot govern in a two party environment"


Of course you have to ignore that his party had control of both houses for two years.


But...But....Bush,  But.....But.....those mean old Republicans.


let me put it this way for you

You need your car to get to work.  Your car doesn't start one day and you can't get to work.  Now, is it the car's fault for not starting or your fault because you can't drive a car that won't start?
 
2013-07-31 10:07:48 AM  

ManateeGag: chiett: Instead of Obama blaming everything on others why doesn't he just come out and say it.
"I cannot govern in a two party environment"


Of course you have to ignore that his party had control of both houses for two years.


But...But....Bush,  But.....But.....those mean old Republicans.

let me put it this way for you

You need your car to get to work.  Your car doesn't start one day and you can't get to work.  Now, is it the car's fault for not starting or your fault because you can't drive a car that won't start?


 Well if I can't fix it myself it's my fault for hiring a mechanic who sucks!
 
2013-07-31 10:11:30 AM  
Well, he's certainly not going to win the next election if this keeps up.
 
2013-07-31 10:14:04 AM  

hinten: The fact that he governs less like a president with extremes and more like a professional bureaucrat is probably the right thing after eight years of invasive foreign policy and reshaping of civil liberties.
The downside is that it makes for bad PR.


This.

Diogenes: And with your opposition continuing to make outrageous and insane claims, it's probably not wise to give the exclusive use of the microphone.


That.
 
2013-07-31 10:14:42 AM  

bdub77: Diogenes: I would imagine some of this is natural during this point in any prez' second term.  And it might also explain Obama's increased public speaking.

Being a president means that every bill or decision you don't like is magnified by a voter's perception. For example I really don't like his blatant continuation of the Patriot Act policies.

Having said that, Obama has been an awfully good president who has been very obviously hamstrung by the Republican surge in 2010 and the resulting Republican stalemate and gerrymandering agenda.

Also, your blog sucks.


It's going to take me a long time to forgive the Democratic voters who decided the 2010 midterms weren't important and stayed home on election day.
 
2013-07-31 10:16:23 AM  
Obummer needs replacement next election fosho.
 
2013-07-31 10:17:10 AM  
Wise people these voters. He's utterly unlistenable. Read the transcripts if you must know what's going on.
 
2013-07-31 10:17:47 AM  

olddeegee: Marcus Aurelius: I convinced that I'll never vote for the man ever again.

You convinced, is you?


I is.
 
2013-07-31 10:18:11 AM  
Obama has been trying to work with the GOP for about 4 years too many.
 
2013-07-31 10:18:27 AM  
I've been disenfranchised with Obama recently and I'll never vote for him again. Id put money on the approval numbers for all elected officials are dropping at the same rate.
 
2013-07-31 10:19:12 AM  
This is going to kill his chances for reelection.

qorkfiend: It's going to take me a long time to forgive the Democratic voters who decided the 2010 midterms weren't important and stayed home on election day.


And you still have morons who justify it.  "I'm not voting until they get better / more progressive candidates."   Yeah, because Bob Smith the Democrat isn't Progressive/Liberal enough, you're going to let another Ted Cruz get in.  Brilliant plan there, dingus.
 
2013-07-31 10:20:39 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: I convinced that I'll never vote for the man ever again.


Has any president in modern history gone on to run for any other electable office?
 
2013-07-31 10:21:32 AM  

MindStalker: Has any president in modern history gone on to run for any other electable office?


Next Democratic president nominates Obama to the SCOTUS.  Book it, done.  Heads will explode!  It will be farking great!
 
2013-07-31 10:21:48 AM  

chiett: ManateeGag: chiett: Instead of Obama blaming everything on others why doesn't he just come out and say it.
"I cannot govern in a two party environment"


Of course you have to ignore that his party had control of both houses for two years.


But...But....Bush,  But.....But.....those mean old Republicans.

let me put it this way for you

You need your car to get to work.  Your car doesn't start one day and you can't get to work.  Now, is it the car's fault for not starting or your fault because you can't drive a car that won't start?

 Well if I can't fix it myself it's my fault for hiring a mechanic who sucks!


This is very possibly the stupidest thing ever written in the English language.
 
2013-07-31 10:21:54 AM  
... and his approval numbers seem to be dropping by about a point every three weeks

When he leaves office his approval rating will be around -20%. Suck it libs.
 
2013-07-31 10:22:17 AM  

MindStalker: Marcus Aurelius: I convinced that I'll never vote for the man ever again.

Has any president in modern history gone on to run for any other electable office?


Andrew Johnson was elected to the US Senate, and William Howard Taft was appointed to the Supreme Court.
 
2013-07-31 10:22:26 AM  

chiett: Instead of Obama blaming everything on others why doesn't he just come out and say it.
"I cannot govern in a two party environment"


Of course you have to ignore that his party had control of both houses for two years.


But...But....Bush,  But.....But.....those mean old Republicans.


By 2 years do you mean about 4 months?  Are you chronologically challenged or just a liar?
 
2013-07-31 10:23:44 AM  
At this rate I doubt he will get re-elected.
 
2013-07-31 10:24:11 AM  

GoldSpider: MindStalker: Has any president in modern history gone on to run for any other electable office?

Next Democratic president nominates Obama to the SCOTUS.  Book it, done.  Heads will explode!  It will be farking great!


Honest question: do you have to be a federally appointed judge at some lower level prior to being nominated for SCOTUS?
 
2013-07-31 10:25:11 AM  
Well then, GOP, I guess... mission accomplished?
 
2013-07-31 10:25:40 AM  
Obama doesn't, never has, and never will be able to effectively govern.

He's a career campaigner, and nothing else.

That's why all you Farklibs have been enthralled with him for the past 5 years, you're duped by charm and can't resist his turns of phrase. Meanwhile, all of America suffers.
 
2013-07-31 10:26:15 AM  

Poopspasm: GoldSpider: MindStalker: Has any president in modern history gone on to run for any other electable office?

Next Democratic president nominates Obama to the SCOTUS.  Book it, done.  Heads will explode!  It will be farking great!

Honest question: do you have to be a federally appointed judge at some lower level prior to being nominated for SCOTUS?


No.  I think that was one of the things people were WTFing over with Harriet Miers nomination.  But I should confirm that.
 
Bf+
2013-07-31 10:26:25 AM  
He's clearly just campaigning for the next election.
That's it-- I'm voting Romney.
 
2013-07-31 10:26:43 AM  

Poopspasm: GoldSpider: MindStalker: Has any president in modern history gone on to run for any other electable office?

Next Democratic president nominates Obama to the SCOTUS.  Book it, done.  Heads will explode!  It will be farking great!

Honest question: do you have to be a federally appointed judge at some lower level prior to being nominated for SCOTUS?


I'm pretty sure the answer is no, because I seem to recall some of our current justices haven't been judges.
 
2013-07-31 10:26:47 AM  

tallguywithglasseson: Well then, GOP, I guess... mission accomplished?


Considering they said their only concern was making him a one term president...not so much.
 
2013-07-31 10:26:54 AM  

Aristocles: Obama doesn't, never has, and never will be able to effectively govern.

He's a career campaigner, and nothing else.

That's why all you Farklibs have been enthralled with him for the past 5 years, you're duped by charm and can't resist his turns of phrase. Meanwhile, all of America suffers.



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2013-07-31 10:27:08 AM  
We need to vote the bums out in Congress, unless we do that Obama will continue to be irrelevant.

This is up to us.
 
2013-07-31 10:27:38 AM  

ManateeGag: chiett: Instead of Obama blaming everything on others why doesn't he just come out and say it.
"I cannot govern in a two party environment"


Of course you have to ignore that his party had control of both houses for two years.


But...But....Bush,  But.....But.....those mean old Republicans.

let me put it this way for you

You need your car to get to work.  Your car doesn't start one day and you can't get to work.  Now, is it the car's fault for not starting or your fault because you can't drive a car that won't start?


Did you try turning the key?
 
2013-07-31 10:27:46 AM  

Poopspasm: GoldSpider: MindStalker: Has any president in modern history gone on to run for any other electable office?

Next Democratic president nominates Obama to the SCOTUS.  Book it, done.  Heads will explode!  It will be farking great!

Honest question: do you have to be a federally appointed judge at some lower level prior to being nominated for SCOTUS?


Here.
 
2013-07-31 10:28:43 AM  
I'm sure the American voter will gladly vote for another Bush-Cheney oil war.
 
2013-07-31 10:29:00 AM  

Poopspasm: GoldSpider: MindStalker: Has any president in modern history gone on to run for any other electable office?

Next Democratic president nominates Obama to the SCOTUS.  Book it, done.  Heads will explode!  It will be farking great!

Honest question: do you have to be a federally appointed judge at some lower level prior to being nominated for SCOTUS?


No. In fact the Constitution doesn't make any stipulations, other than the justice is nominated by the President and confirmed by the US Senate.
 
2013-07-31 10:29:34 AM  

Aristocles: Obama doesn't, never has, and never will be able to effectively govern.

He's a career campaigner, and nothing else.

That's why all you Farklibs have been enthralled with him for the past 5 years, you're duped by charm and can't resist his turns of phrase. Meanwhile, all of America suffers.


Given what he has managed to accomplish despite the unprincipled opposition, I'd have to say he's governed even better than many of his priors.

But seriously, I'm growing to suspect you don't even believe the nonsense you post.  You're just playing a little game.
 
2013-07-31 10:30:27 AM  
mattfedder.com
 
2013-07-31 10:30:28 AM  

Poopspasm: GoldSpider: MindStalker: Has any president in modern history gone on to run for any other electable office?

Next Democratic president nominates Obama to the SCOTUS.  Book it, done.  Heads will explode!  It will be farking great!

Honest question: do you have to be a federally appointed judge at some lower level prior to being nominated for SCOTUS?


No.
 
2013-07-31 10:30:53 AM  

Diogenes: Aristocles: Obama doesn't, never has, and never will be able to effectively govern.

He's a career campaigner, and nothing else.

That's why all you Farklibs have been enthralled with him for the past 5 years, you're duped by charm and can't resist his turns of phrase. Meanwhile, all of America suffers.

Given what he has managed to accomplish despite the unprincipled opposition, I'd have to say he's governed even better than many of his priors.

But seriously, I'm growing to suspect you don't even believe the nonsense you post.  You're just playing a little game.


Two Greeks arguing about rhetoric. And so it goes...
 
2013-07-31 10:31:04 AM  
As a warning, Aristocles is not posting in good faith, and is a self-admitted troll (though he wound up outing himself in a thread that got un-greenlit).

http://www.fark.com/comments/7856783/85539614#c85539614 and http://www.fark.com/comments/7856783/85540067#c85540067  for admissions.

Just, you know, before you waste any time on him.
 
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