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    Re: Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy, bring parity to race for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Uh ... I hate to break it to you, but Obama's approval rating is pretty steady between 46 and 50% and has been for a while. Gallup has him at 49% today. Keep wishin' and a hopin' though!
    Poll: Obama's approval rating sinks to new low - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    His approval rating is below the 46-50% as of today. But people are weak minded and the minds will change 1000 times by election day. All these numbers mean little.

    The president is not to blame for the gas prices. It is foolish to make a scape goat. All of our elected officials could be doing something including investing more into alternative energies and getting us away from oil so the price really wouldn't matter. But thats another conversation. Point is, Obama is not to blame, at least not solely for our problems.

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    Re: Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy, bring parity to race for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Poll: Obama's approval rating sinks to new low - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    His approval rating is below the 46-50% as of today. But people are weak minded and the minds will change 1000 times by election day. All these numbers mean little.
    That's one poll out of many. Gallup, for example, has his approval at 49%. The RCP composite has it at 46.6%.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy, bring parity to race for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    That's one poll out of many. Gallup, for example, has his approval at 49%. The RCP composite has it at 46.6%.
    Changes nothing about my post.

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    Re: Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy, bring parity to race for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Changes nothing about my post.
    Well, it changes one thing.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy, bring parity to race for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Well, it changes one thing.
    haha. maybe a little. But the overall point i was making isnt changed. you can find a poll that will show almost anything you want. None of it matters really. Secondly my point was that pointing a finger at one man is kind of silly. But people are going to see it how they want to, not for the reality that is there.

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    Re: Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy, bring parity to race for White House

    Well actually you should have prefaced this with "In my opinion"....fact is US Oil and Gas deposits could sustain us for centuries...there is one quick fix, regulate the speculative process and at the same time open EVERY area of this Nation that has oil and gas deposits up for retrieval. Truth is within a decade we could tell opec to get lost...but first we have to tell the kook greenies to take a flying leap.

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I guess someone should point out that Democrats were against "drill baby drill" in 2008 and they're still against it now. Obama was saying the same things in 2006 that he's saying now: there are no quick fixes that government can implement to move gas prices in a significant way. The only solution is to reduce demand and speed development of alternative energy.

    Someone posted this Youtube clip -- apparently to show that Obama is being hypocritical -- but it demonstrates just the opposite:

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    Re: Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy, bring parity to race for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    That's one poll out of many. Gallup, for example, has his approval at 49%. The RCP composite has it at 46.6%.

    What are the breakdowns in the polls your composite arrives at its conclusions with...For example, lately I have noticed many polls that have the President doing well in approval are heavily weighted with demo's.


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    Re: Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy, bring parity to race for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So you're just as bad as those that complained in 2008. Not exactly a shining moment for you is it?
    Maybe you misunderstand me. I'm not here to take the high road on anything. I never voted for Bush either time, with that being said, my sole purpose right now is to endlessly bash Obama for everything the way liberals bashed Bush for years. I found the display so revolting and disgusting I promised to return the favor everyday as much as I can, and in as many venues as I can. Period. Plain and simple. One reaps what one sows, I post the liberals bitter harvest. Shining moments are measured in different ways. You measure it your way, I'll measure mine. I'm so glad we could have this talk and clear the air!
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