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August 13, 2009

Comrade Obama Loses the Middle

There is no way any patriot is going to like our Marxist Community Activist in Chief. By the same token, no matter what horrific damage Chairman Zero inflicts on our country, moonbats will continue to revere him; they didn't vote for him despite his communist, anti-Caucasian, anti-American background and attitudes, but because of them. The battleground is in the middle — which is where the Moonbat Messiah is losing big.

Check out the beating he is taking among independents even in liberal New Jersey in a poll from Quinnipiac University:

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A 19-point drop in one month qualifies as a nose dive.

The leftists running the media got Comrade Obama up on his pedestal, but they won't be able to keep him there.

emperor obama
The higher they're hyped, the harder they fall.

On a tip from J.

Posted by Van Helsing at August 13, 2009 8:54 AM

Comments

RASMUSSEN POLL: Obama Approval Rating Falls to New Low: 47 %

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Posted by: J at August 13, 2009 9:01 AM

So the point here is that people aren't getting any smarter? We already knew that...

Posted by: Anonymous at August 13, 2009 9:05 AM

Whaddya mean, he's lost the middle? The CPUSA is 100% behind him. Can't get much mainstream than that – if you're a Democrat.

Which I'm not.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 13, 2009 9:09 AM

So the point here is that people aren't getting any smarter? We already knew that...
Posted by: Anonymous at August 13, 2009 9:05 AM

i wouldn't say "smarter", but it looks like they're waking up..."the sleeper has awakened" frank herbert i think.

Posted by: weewilly at August 13, 2009 9:14 AM

I get it now. Why the leftists are so scared after their successful coup of the United States... they can tell what's coming...

The left is in the same position as Chuichi Nagumo, the admiral of the IJN who led the attack on Pearl Harbor (another attack on this country made possible by stealth and deception).

"I fear we have awakened a sleeping dragon..."

Posted by: hiram at August 13, 2009 9:20 AM

Actually, signs that show that Americans are rejecting Obama's brand of Change indicates that they are in fact getting smarter, since it takes a deeply ignorant and unenlightened mind to subscribe to his snake oil.

Essentially, folks are finally snapping out of their Hopey and Changey fantasy.

Posted by: J at August 13, 2009 9:22 AM

Doesn't matter how hard he falls in the polls. As long as ACORN (or whatever they change their name to) is around, they'll manufacture enough fraudulent votes to keep him -- and all moonbat Congresscritters -- in office.

You heard it here first.

Other than that, LOVE the photo. The arugula needs to be his crown though (instead of an oak leaf crown), not in his hand. Still, a perfect image of the, um, okay "man." :-)

Posted by: Nunya at August 13, 2009 9:29 AM

CBO Tells Congress That Should Obamacare “Work”, It’ll Drive Up Costs

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/08/13/cbo-tells-congress-that-should-obamacare-work-itll-drive-up-costs/

Posted by: J at August 13, 2009 9:39 AM

Every point Barry loses the lamestream media loses. That's what happens when you back a loser! At some point (SOON) they will turn on him bigtime.


No matter how ACORN (whatever) fakes the numbers REALITY is what matters. You are seeing the REALITY every day at the town hall meetings.


Yes he won the last election, ONLY because no matter how much we run down the government we always expect an HONEST election. We were taken by surprise!! The DemocRATS ran the most dishonest election in history. They WILL pay for it.

Posted by: TED at August 13, 2009 9:46 AM

ted, while i agree with you about acorn and other taxpayer funded pro-dem organizations, i interpret last year's election returns as a referendum on public education aided by an inept media not widespread fraud, i DO think there will be substantial gerrymandering in the census.

Posted by: weewilly at August 13, 2009 9:54 AM

Posted by: TED at August 13, 2009 10:02 AM

Obama campaigned for TWO (2) years, had every advantage handed to him on a GOLD platter, he still owns the media. ALL THIS and he won by SINGLE digits. ACORN fraud was nation wide. Obama was ACORN'ed into office. If it wasn't for the nation wide fraud he would NOT be setting in that office right now. He can thank the DEAD people and DISNEY characters for his win.

Posted by: TED at August 13, 2009 10:17 AM

Incorrect assumption here folks - this is just indicative of the fact that people no longer pay attention to anything factual and only absorn nonsensical maunderings from the MSM. Those of us who actually take the time to think about our opinions (and are smart enough to know that none of the 'we-will-kill-grandma' crap is remotely real) are still behind the sort of Chasnge that prevents the insurance companies from making decisions about everyone's lives based solely on the bottom line.

Why do all the loonies on the right stand up for the insurance companies so strongly? They are inefficient, corrupt, and publicly admitted that they could take a $1 TRILLION haircut... remember that? When this was first discssed, and they said, publicly, that they would trim a trillion dollars?

Inefficiency, waste, and making health decisions only to appease the shareholders results in denied coverage, preexisting condition-based service refusal... in fact, from a strictly logical standpoint, healthcare is one of very few indistries I can think of where the capitalist system creates a disincentive to provide the best possible healthcare.

I feel like the last sane man on earth (well, only when I read stuff posted on this delightfully entertaining coven of lunatic-fringe induhviduals), but think with me for a moment. Where is the incentive to provide the best possible care if in the end you only report to the board of directors and the shareholders?

Which of the following conversations is more likely to take place?

1) "ladies and gentlemen of the board, this year we didn't make a dime of profit, but we gave excellent care to 150 million people, regardless of the bottom line"

OR

2) "We profited by $60 billion last year. We cunningly found a new way to deny claims, and decreased the liability on our rolls by 3%."

I think I know the answer to that...

I know thinking hurts sometimes (especially when the knee-jerk 'i-hate-obama-because-we-didnt-win-the-election' mantra is the baseline) but really think about it. Why stick up for insurers over your own health?

Posted by: Anonymous at August 13, 2009 10:28 AM

Ted, you are a fool. Not only was ACORN completely irrelevant to the election, it continues to do nothing but civic outreach.

Do you want me to find the documentation? It is publicly available... but I somehow think that no matter what sort of proof is offered, you will continue to hear only what you want to hear and know only what you've heard...

Posted by: Anonymous at August 13, 2009 10:32 AM

Anonypussy....

What's more likely...

1. "We've lost 3% of our revenue because people leave our plan because of shitty service... we need to correct that."

2. "We've lost 3% of revenue becuase... who gives a f%&^. We're the government. These pathetic proles have no other choice".

Posted by: hiram at August 13, 2009 10:46 AM

Civic outreach?

You mean outreach with a club, right? Clubs certainly extend your "reach"....

Posted by: hiram at August 13, 2009 10:48 AM

are you mental? has that EVER happened? I get crappy service from my insurer. What are the odds I can convice my company to get better insurance? (If you said 0%, you would be right. If you said anything else... you would be a member of this hilarious community of fear-based lunatics ;-)

ONE LAST TIME in case i find a working brain someplace here: The capitalist system provides a DISINCENTIVE to provide the maximal effective level of care. Cheaper = better. More payouts = LESS REVENUE. I can get the numbers again if anyone would listen - how much are insurers spending on lobbying right now? ($1.4M per DAY). That's some super-de-dooper effective healthcare spending, huh?

Can anyone on this website think about this honestly and tell me why you are fighting for a corrupt, inefficient system? Why do you fear a government plan soooo much? (You really don't know, do you? You were told to fear it, and you naturally do as you are told...)

Posted by: Anonymous at August 13, 2009 10:58 AM

are you mental? has that EVER happened? I get crappy service from my insurer. What are the odds I can convice my company to get better insurance? (If you said 0%, you would be right. If you said anything else... you would be a member of this hilarious community of fear-based lunatics ;-)

ONE LAST TIME in case i find a working brain someplace here: The capitalist system provides a DISINCENTIVE to provide the maximal effective level of care. Cheaper = better. More payouts = LESS REVENUE. I can get the numbers again if anyone would listen - how much are insurers spending on lobbying right now? ($1.4M per DAY). That's some super-de-dooper effective healthcare spending, huh?

Can anyone on this website think about this honestly and tell me why you are fighting for a corrupt, inefficient system? Why do you fear a government plan soooo much? (You really don't know, do you? You were told to fear it, and you naturally do as you are told...)

Posted by: Also "Meh" at August 13, 2009 10:58 AM

Meh you will be well rewarded for your continued devotion to the ONE. Please continue your undying love and support for his holiness the ONE until he can pass healthcare reform and then... UP AGAINST THE WALL you have done you duty.
Sincerly,
The high priestess of obobocare.

Posted by: Farmer Ted at August 13, 2009 11:17 AM

No, "meh", I'm not completely mental...

But you are obviously completely blind.

Please tell me how you do the mental gymnastics that allow you to think this "administration" isn't run by a cabal of thugs?

Posted by: hiram at August 13, 2009 11:30 AM

Oh, and by "corrupt, inefficient system", do you mean Socialism? Why are you fighting for it? Answer me this: Where has it ever been successful?

Posted by: hiram at August 13, 2009 11:33 AM

I suppose they will show OBAMA as awhite knight on a white horse THE SAME WAY THEY POTRIAD HITLER

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at August 13, 2009 11:37 AM

Spurwing, you're a total kook. Bad spelling, horrible grammar... and most of your posts are unintelligible. But I love you nonetheless. Yes, I expect the propaganda machine to show Oblahblah in that "Socialist Realism" pose at every turn (looking up into the distance, with a "who farted?" look on his face...

They can't help it.

When I can figure out what you're saying, I agree with you most of the time. Keep it up.

Remember, we're conservatives, which means "tolerance" isn't just a code-word, it's what we actually believe in. We might not agree, but your ramblings are more than welcome.

Oh, and I think that everyone has figured out that your 'alter-ego' is Flu-Bird.

Posted by: hiram at August 13, 2009 11:52 AM

Can anyone on this website think about this honestly and tell me why you are fighting for a corrupt, inefficient system?

$70 to $120 Billion in Medicare fraud every year, but it's private health insurance that's called corrupt and inefficient.

If we could tax the stupidity and hypocrisy of the left, we could erase the deficit.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at August 13, 2009 12:01 PM

Yardale - Find me a solution. There is massive fraud at all levels in all insurance situations. (Hey - i have an idea - oversight! transparencey! competition for existing insurers! wait.... that's not my idea at all... i think it is Obama's...) It is a high-corruption sort of setup no matter what. People have been scamming insurance since the East India Company. So your plan is..."screw it"? You act as if you have some grand idea that will fix everything hidden under your hat... but clearly you do not (and no wonder; your external brains on FauxNews haven't told you what your idea is, yet...)

There is no inherent hypocracy in the attempt to better everyone's life. There are such a wealth of tragic stories involving the insurance industry bankrupting those who need them most (honestly - let's all be real for a sec and admit that our insurance companies suck balls at everything but maintaining the bottom line.)

In the real world, some people actually attempt to make the lives of people better. Other people are very interested in complaining about perceived problems, but curiously silent when it comes to the ideas/implementation part.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 13, 2009 12:38 PM

Anondumbass I've told this story a few times so I will keep it short and sweet. My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in April. Since then she has recieved the finest medical attention and is now cancer free. She underwent a masectomy and is in the rebuliding process. My insurance company never once tried to lowball me or skimp on treatments and surgeries my wife went through.
So much for your all knowing options on private health insurance.

Posted by: Farmer Ted at August 13, 2009 12:57 PM

Breaking: Finance Committee drops “death panel” provisions from Senate bill

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/08/13/breaking-finance-committee-drops-death-panel-provisions-from-senate-bill/

Posted by: J at August 13, 2009 1:02 PM

Harry Reid: Town-hall protesters are “evil-mongers”

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/08/13/harry-reid-town-hall-protesters-are-evil-mongers/

Posted by: J at August 13, 2009 1:04 PM

Rasmussen: GOP now more trusted on health care than Democrats

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/08/13/rasmussen-gop-now-more-trusted-on-health-care-than-democrats/

Posted by: J at August 13, 2009 1:04 PM

Ted.... good to hear your "better half" is still with us, and you.

Posted by: hiram at August 13, 2009 1:08 PM

I think the founder of Whole Foods came up with a pretty good set of policy proposals that expand health care coverage without driving private insurance out of the market, exploding the deficit, or convening death panels.

* Remove the legal obstacles that slow the creation of high-deductible health insurance plans and health savings accounts (HSAs).
* Equalize the tax laws so that that employer-provided health insurance and individually owned health insurance have the same tax benefits.
* Repeal all state laws which prevent insurance companies from competing across state lines.
* Repeal government mandates regarding what insurance companies must cover.
* Enact tort reform to end the ruinous lawsuits that force doctors to pay insurance costs of hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
* Make costs transparent so that consumers understand what health-care treatments cost.
* Enact Medicare reform.
* Finally, revise tax forms to make it easier for individuals to make a voluntary, tax-deductible donation to help the millions of people who have no insurance and aren’t covered by Medicare, Medicaid or the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at August 13, 2009 1:15 PM

Thank you hiram. The most painful thing for me is seeing my wife try and come back from this. I can asure all you folks that after a masectomy the emotional scars are alot tougher on her than the tissue scars. Remember ladies please get a mammogram once a year,it could save your life. Also ask your health provider if a breast MRI is covered. They are alot more detailed then a mamogram.

Posted by: Farmer Ted at August 13, 2009 1:16 PM

Sports Illustrated will bend over to put something like this in that rag. SI is a leftie fish-wrap.

Posted by: Darn Sillius at August 13, 2009 2:41 PM

"Meh",
If your insurance company is giving you shitty service, PATRONISE ANOTHER COMPANY! Only an idiot would think that turning over EVERYBODY'S insurance needs to the federal government is a solution.

"(Hey - i have an idea - oversight! transparencey! competition for existing insurers! wait.... that's not my idea at all... i think it is Obama's...)
"Posted by: Anonymous at August 13, 2009 12:38 PM

No stupid, that the FREE MARKET; it's something that has existed for THOUSANDS of years.

And just what kind of "tranparancy" and "oversight" has the Hopey McChange administration had? Do you REALLY think Pelosi and Ried's health care plan (Obama didn't write it) would alow competition with EVERY taxpayer supporting it? How would YOU like to go into business and have the federal government open the SAME business and make EVERYONE, including YOU support it through taxes? You couldn't compete and would be run out of business.

Posted by: KHarn at August 13, 2009 3:13 PM

Meh seems to subscribe to the Marxist view the profits=people getting ripped off. And the way to ensure maximum efficiency is to get the government to take over industry, so it acts without regard to profit.

This is the theory under which Cuba, North Korea, and Zimbabwe operate. Are their economies paragons of efficiency and progress?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at August 13, 2009 4:34 PM

Meh, I posted this on another thread, but you didn't answer so here goes again: (slightly edited)

If there's one thing lefties just consistently fail to understand is that government is the biggest and worst business of them all, with not just the ability to monopolize, but to coerce as well. For all of Meh's criticism of profit motive, he fails to acknowledge something far, far worse.

Who would you rather have to deal with - someone who has to keep delivering in order for him to keep your business, and gets to keep a portion for his hard work in keeping your business instead of losing it to someone else...

...or would you rather deal with just one 'option' (now there's an oxymoron) that has no fear of losing your business, stands over you with a big stick and the ability to put his hand in your pocket at will? For all your talk of incentive, Meh, you seem to be blind to the fact that profit drives it, because any company that achieves something cannot afford to stay where it is, it has to continue to innovate to continue to make profits in the future. It has the motivation of losing the future to someone else - government doesn't have to worry about that - it knows it has you for life, no matter how badly it delivers.

Furthermore, capitalism more closely resembles democratic ideas in principle, because the market gets to 'vote' on specific products and services every day. A company, for example, has 10 products, 9 good, 1 terrible. The market gets to tell that company what for - specifically. But how do you decide what to do when government is the only supplier and they have 10 'products', 9 good, 1 terrible. Where do you go? How do you vote the every few YEARS you get to exercise your power in a non-specific way?

If you care about freedoms, you will NEVER advocate for an increase in government programs.

It's possible, just possible, that Obama truly believes that the basic government run model can work, in case of which he is just deluded, not evil. True believers just don't understand that the cold hard reality of economics cannot be fooled by feelgood slogans or worthy motivations alone - it has to work in its most basic form, and the fact is it just doesn't. Never has, never will.

Posted by: Stephan at August 14, 2009 12:04 AM