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Partisan Gap in Obama Job Approval Widest in Modern Era

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He must really be doing something right. All those people voted for Dubya twice.

Since everything he's been doing lately has been related to the mess he took over, and he's just gotten started, I guess that means that Democrats are just more willing to give someone else a chance, and Republicans are close minded and sore losers from the start. Obama is not going to ban abortion, send the Mexicans back home, or nuke North Korea for fun, so he must be a communist.

You deal in absolutes ... must make life rough.

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First thing I googled.

Jesus H the war was already headed that way.

Doesn't a good leader, by definition, bring a country together?

If so, this would eliminate Obama AND Bush from the conversation.

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A good leader brings the country together to achieve a common purpose. You can ask the America First people before WWII how well Roosevelt brought the nation together.

Here's the problem: you are not going to like what Obama does. That's why you voted for the other guy, even though you know that they are about 80 percent identical on their stances when push comes to shove. So far there are a lot of things I would have like to have seen, but have not happened - but I understand politics a little bit and know that we did not elect him King (or "Messiah" as you may have heard).

So far Obama has not gone into some Pelosi lock step, or given transgendered hookers the same rights as normal hookers. He's continuing what has been given to him with a Democratic philosopical slant. Get used to that.

The Republicans are not interested in working with the Dems from a standpoint of "what they can accomplish". They come up with "alternate budgets" that keep Bushes tax cuts and cut Democratic favored programs, which are, of course, non starters - this is not working together, is it?

Which is the point. All they want to do is say the same old thing, and wait for the Dems to fail. So they can fail again.

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Here's the problem: you are not going to like what Obama does. That's why you voted for the other guy, even though you know that they are about 80 percent identical on their stances when push comes to shove.

Here's what would have been nice.....

Pelosi and Reid bring him this massive spending bill and he says "cut ALL pork out of this and bring it back to me".

His staff not writing in the loophole in the bank bailout that allowed execs to get bonuses. Then him not grandstanding on the issue when his own people put that in there.

Reaching out to the right, instead of taking every opportunity, such as his speeches in Europe, to pile on W. Reagan didn't do that to Carter.

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what i find interesting is how his high overall approval rating relates to his low approval rating among republicans.

what those numbers together mean is that there are very few people identifying themselves as republicans these days.

the republican party has been reduced to a small but extremist enclave who talk endlessly of teleprompters while everyone else laughs at them. the American people have shown remarkable unity in marginalizing conservatism.

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the republican party has been reduced to a small but extremist enclave who talk endlessly of teleprompters while everyone else laughs at them. the American people have shown remarkable unity in marginalizing conservatism.

That's what you'd LIKE them to be.

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Here's what would have been nice.....

Pelosi and Reid bring him this massive spending bill and he says "cut ALL pork out of this and bring it back to me".

His staff not writing in the loophole in the bank bailout that allowed execs to get bonuses. Then him not grandstanding on the issue when his own people put that in there.

Reaching out to the right, instead of taking every opportunity, such as his speeches in Europe, to pile on W. Reagan didn't do that to Carter.

What the hell is not pork in a bill designed to spend lots of money? How long would it have taken to come to a conclusion that would have satisfied you?

Personally I think that the "loophole", as has been echoed by many more clearly thinking people, was a good idea other than the PR disaster. It was meant to show that contracts would be honored, and companies would not be totally beholden to the government (something else which pisses off conservatives). I guess government control is only good when it makes you happy.

He already tried to put a Republican in his Cabinet, who refused - another example of what I just described; a person next to Obama who could speak on a lot on important issues quit because grandstanding was more important to the RNC.

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That's what you'd LIKE them to be.

it's the truth. Obama won by captivating 1) democrats 2) moderates 3) centrist republicans who couldn't support Palin.

he has a high approval rating right now made up of those groups. so naturally the remaining small number of far-right republicans are going to be even more hyperpartisan as the rest of the country leaves them in the dust.

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it's the truth. Obama won by captivating 1) democrats 2) moderates 3) centrist republicans who couldn't support Palin.

he has a high approval rating right now made up of those groups. so naturally the remaining small number of far-right republicans are going to be even more hyperpartisan as the rest of the country leaves them in the dust.

Well I guess we will see next year. Because I see 1994 all over again.

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you see, i was even more right than i thought... only 24% of people in this pew research identified as republicans. that's the lowest ever.

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you see, i was even more right than i thought... only 24% of people in this pew research identified as republicans. that's the lowest ever.

There weren't too many people on this board who called themselves democrats until Obama won. Funny how that works.

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there probably aren't many now. i think most tinderboxers are loyal to their ideas and not to parties on both sides. but national polls aren't made up of tinderbox posters.

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