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(The Dish)   Five years in, with his approval rating tanking and the press circling like sharks, you'd think that the "Obama Era" would be over. You'd be wrong, however   (dish.andrewsullivan.com) divider line 92
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2014-03-11 02:00:37 PM
sullivan is right, of course. and he's hardly a liberal.
 
2014-03-11 02:05:30 PM
President Palin would have quit by now
 
2014-03-11 02:18:03 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: President Palin would have quit by now


President Palin would have nuked Switzerland by now. On accident.
 
2014-03-11 02:32:30 PM
Poor approval ratings could hurt his chances of being re-elected.
 
2014-03-11 02:33:42 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Poor approval ratings could hurt his chances of being re-elected.


Personally I don't think he stands a chance
 
2014-03-11 02:34:08 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: MaudlinMutantMollusk: President Palin would have quit by now

President Palin would have nuked Switzerland by now. On accident.


President Palin would've traded the country for magic beans by now.
 
2014-03-11 02:34:24 PM
It's amazing how Obama's approval ratings have been tanking for years now, but still remain the same.
 
2014-03-11 02:42:49 PM
The man is going to destroy us all.  Just look at the facts.  Study it out.

i595.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-11 02:57:54 PM
 
2014-03-11 02:58:59 PM
And the viable sane better alternative from another party is..........what again?
 
2014-03-11 02:59:12 PM
Obamalamadingdong
 
2014-03-11 02:59:15 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Sin_City_Superhero: Poor approval ratings could hurt his chances of being re-elected.

Personally I don't think he stands a chance


He's never getting my vote again.
 
2014-03-11 03:00:24 PM

ginandbacon: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Sin_City_Superhero: Poor approval ratings could hurt his chances of being re-elected.

Personally I don't think he stands a chance

He's never getting my vote again.


I have severe doubts he'll even run in 2016.
 
2014-03-11 03:00:37 PM

amiable: "Tanking" lol

http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.as px


Meh, it's the hook he thinks will get RINOs to read his stuff.
 
2014-03-11 03:03:53 PM

Hagbardr: ginandbacon: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Sin_City_Superhero: Poor approval ratings could hurt his chances of being re-elected.

Personally I don't think he stands a chance

He's never getting my vote again.

I have severe doubts he'll even run in 2016.


Wow, that bad is it?
 
2014-03-11 03:04:06 PM

meat0918: amiable: "Tanking" lol

http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.as px

Meh, it's the hook he thinks will get RINOs to read his stuff.


Derp Republic-like typing detected.
 
2014-03-11 03:04:08 PM
What are the bets?

The regular trolls will simply ignore this thread and it'll die after 50 comments of "yup, that's what we've been saying all along"

or

The regular trolls will do like the obamacare lady and say "I see your facts but I do not believe them because potato"
 
2014-03-11 03:04:10 PM
Oblig:

4ddad.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-11 03:05:17 PM
Well that tears it.  I'm not voting for him again.
 
2014-03-11 03:06:14 PM

ginandbacon: Hagbardr: ginandbacon: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Sin_City_Superhero: Poor approval ratings could hurt his chances of being re-elected.

Personally I don't think he stands a chance

He's never getting my vote again.

I have severe doubts he'll even run in 2016.

Wow, that bad is it?


I've heard a rumour that it's gotten so bad that Hillary is planning to oust him.
 
2014-03-11 03:06:25 PM

Hagbardr: ginandbacon: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Sin_City_Superhero: Poor approval ratings could hurt his chances of being re-elected.

Personally I don't think he stands a chance

He's never getting my vote again.

I have severe doubts he'll even run in 2016.


He's gonna bring in his Kanyan half brother to run in 2016!
 
2014-03-11 03:06:44 PM
Barrack the islamic shock Fartbongo
 
2014-03-11 03:07:33 PM

DemonEater: What are the bets?

The regular trolls will simply ignore this thread and it'll die after 50 comments of "yup, that's what we've been saying all along"

or

The regular trolls will do like the obamacare lady and say "I see your facts but I do not believe them because potato"


You forgot the part where they rush back to the thread five minutes before its locked and everyone is gone and spout more bullshiat acting like they "won" something by getting the last word.
 
2014-03-11 03:09:23 PM
wall street on a 5 year bull run?
unemployment on a 5 year low?

How can this country get any worse?
 
2014-03-11 03:10:02 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: ecmoRandomNumbers: MaudlinMutantMollusk: President Palin would have quit by now

President Palin would have nuked Switzerland by now. On accident.

President Palin would've traded the country for magic beans by now.


I think that trade happened a few times already.
 
2014-03-11 03:11:15 PM
Im a big fan of Andrew Sullivan.
 
2014-03-11 03:12:21 PM
The Obama administration is like a hastily-constructed tower made out of a pile of wooden blocks. Each day a new scandal removes one of the blocks and the whole thing will come crashing down any day now. It's like that game, oh what's it called again... ah yes, Jenghazi.
 
2014-03-11 03:12:56 PM

Kanemano: wall street on a 5 year bull run?
unemployment on a 5 year low?

How can this country get any worse?


well.. to be fair..  Unemployment needs to be much lower.  Economy needs to grow more.

Tax loopholes need to be closed so the rich can't hide their money.

Also, Single payer!
 
2014-03-11 03:13:05 PM
LIBRAL MEDIA!!!1
 
2014-03-11 03:13:10 PM
Obama has always played the long game.
 
2014-03-11 03:13:29 PM

mayIFark: Hagbardr: ginandbacon: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Sin_City_Superhero: Poor approval ratings could hurt his chances of being re-elected.

Personally I don't think he stands a chance

He's never getting my vote again.

I have severe doubts he'll even run in 2016.

He's gonna bring in his Kanyan half brother to run in 2016!


Yo, Joey.  I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you get out on that campaign trail, but  my bro' Barry had one of the greatest presidencies OF ALL TIME!
 
2014-03-11 03:13:42 PM
with his approval rating tanking

www.redwinebuzz.com
 
2014-03-11 03:13:44 PM
Yes the approval rating that isn't tanking... and that darn liberal media who is so in his pocket.

It's like conservatives find the truth and then conciously invert it, point after point.
 
2014-03-11 03:14:25 PM
Going from record-highs (91% IIRC) to record-lows (26% IIRC) in just a shade over 5 years is "tanking" (or "abject failure").

Going from mid-60s to mid-40s is called "governing". Much like the physics of energy, "potential approval" is usually going to be higher than "observed approval" - Inauguration Obama was many things to all people, but then he had to go and collapse the waveform into observable reality.

// cesium wept
 
2014-03-11 03:14:31 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: The man is going to destroy us all.  Just look at the facts farts.  Study it out.

[i595.photobucket.com image 640x400]


/yes, i'm 12
 
2014-03-11 03:14:59 PM
now that the economy is on the mend, deficits are reducing and future debt is in decline,

DESPITE EFFORTS BY REPUBLICANS TO THWART AN OBAMA RECOVERY,

is Obama going to start sending out those unicorns he promised?
 
2014-03-11 03:15:07 PM

amiable: "Tanking" lol

http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/gallup-daily-obama-job-approval.as px


Dude. You're harshing my talking points.
 
2014-03-11 03:16:50 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Doctor Funkenstein: The man is going to destroy us all.  Just look at the facts farts.  Study it out.

[i595.photobucket.com image 640x400]

/yes, i'm 12


Now, it's better!
 
2014-03-11 03:16:56 PM

vernonFL: Im a big fan of Andrew Sullivan.


He's a good writer, but he's myopic and petty and often just stupid. He's narcissistic, where if a policy issue is personally important to him, he'll go to the mat on it, but if its not, he'll mock and sneer at people who have passion for it. He's not very pleasant.
 
2014-03-11 03:20:36 PM
Tanking?
 
2014-03-11 03:21:04 PM
How OP's headline read...


Five years in, with his approval rating tanking and the press circling like sharks, you'd think that the "Obama Era" would be over.........

You'd be wrong, however


media.247sports.com
 
2014-03-11 03:21:49 PM

Dr Dreidel: Going from record-highs (91% IIRC) to record-lows (26% IIRC) in just a shade over 5 years is "tanking" (or "abject failure").

Going from mid-60s to mid-40s is called "governing". Much like the physics of energy, "potential approval" is usually going to be higher than "observed approval" - Inauguration Obama was many things to all people, but then he had to go and collapse the waveform into observable reality.

// cesium wept


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-11 03:22:16 PM

DamnYankees: vernonFL: Im a big fan of Andrew Sullivan.

He's a good writer, but he's myopic and petty and often just stupid. He's narcissistic, where if a policy issue is personally important to him, he'll go to the mat on it, but if its not, he'll mock and sneer at people who have passion for it. He's not very pleasant.


so.....British.
 
2014-03-11 03:24:03 PM
Gretchen GOP, stop trying to make fetch Obama's approval rating is tanking happen... It's not going to happen.
 
2014-03-11 03:26:24 PM

lockers: Barrack the islamic shock Fartbongo


How many bongos could a Fartbongo fart if a Fartbongo could fart bongos?
Potato it out...
 
2014-03-11 03:29:57 PM

bdub77: Oblig:

[4ddad.files.wordpress.com image 480x319]


Inevitable counterpoint: "nuh uh."
 
2014-03-11 03:30:24 PM

Isitoveryet: DamnYankees: vernonFL: Im a big fan of Andrew Sullivan.

He's a good writer, but he's myopic and petty and often just stupid. He's narcissistic, where if a policy issue is personally important to him, he'll go to the mat on it, but if its not, he'll mock and sneer at people who have passion for it. He's not very pleasant.

so.....British.


Heh...


"Dead!?! I just thought she was English!"
 
2014-03-11 03:30:50 PM
His rating has been at 44% +/- 5% for nearly the entirety of his Presidency.
 
2014-03-11 03:31:57 PM
Since Obama took office:

S&P up 140%
Unemployment rate down from peak of over 10% to under 7% (Stimulus)
Out of one war, out of both wars by end of year
Bin Laden dead
Qaddafi dead
Less dependence on foreign oil
Housing has mostly recovered
People with preexisting conditions have access to health insurance
Uninsured rate has dropped
Auto industry recovering
Boosted fuel efficiency standards
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Appointed two women to the Supreme Court, including the first Latino
Military budget declining
Invested in renewable energy

Improved international relationships
Dodd-Frank legislation under his watch (OK it's not a major win against Wall Street, but better than nothing)
Marijuana is quasi-legal in Colorado despite no Congressional attempts to reschedule it
Obesity rate has dropped over 40% for 2-5 year olds and among others has stabilized
Deficits dropping like a rock (projected 680 billion this year from 1.1 trillion last year).


Yeah, what a total failure of a president.

Is there stuff left? Yes, but Jesus man WTF do you want?

Inequality is still a fundamental issue. It has not improved. We didn't go after the Wall Street guys who made off with our money. Education still remains problematic, if a solvable one. There's still some very questionable stuff going on in our intelligence networks. The War on Drugs has not ended, just gone into wait and see mode. Citizens United was a massive blow to the electorate. The NDAA he signed was way too broad in scope about its ability to indefinitely detain US citizens without due process. Immigration reform remains a problem.

Most of the stuff left is crap he doesn't have any ability to enact or change because of Congress or the courts. I mean Congress is still hungup on the ACA.

Anyway, I don't care how you measure it, in my perspective the guy has done an outstanding job these five years. Not perfect, but cmon man WTF does anyone know about walking about in the President's shoes, dealing with a Congress hell bent on destroying him and a group of billionaires with an eye on funding crazies in local, state, and federal elections.
 
2014-03-11 03:36:50 PM
 
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