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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    But, did you vote for the previous fool, the one who looks more and more like the current one?



    Somebody has to be voting for those guys or they wouldn't end up in the White House with a license to (Possibly.) wreck the USA.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    As you speak of Obama and the veto, how many has he had?
    Congress actually has to pass a piece of legislation before the president has anything to veto.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Be warned of Ivy League fools! They can be smart enough to nab the top job.



    And that has happened quite a few times in this nation's history.

    Maybe we should do away with elections and start selecting our leaders with a lottery.

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Somebody has to be voting for those guys or they wouldn't end up in the White House with a license to (Possibly.) wreck the USA.
    That's the problem: The office of president keeps getting more and more power, and therefore more and more ability to actually cause damage to the USA. We do still have a Congress, don't we?
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    more revision--why didn't it pop until just before GWB left ?
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    Actually Bush took over a bubble on the verge of the pop.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    We do still have a Congress, don't we?
    Actually, no we don't have a House any more..
    Aside from only planning to work 114 days next year, Boehner's stated goal is to have a net loss of laws..
    Realistic with the exponential growth in technology, eh ?
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    more revision--why didn't it pop until just before GWB left ?
    Must have been one of those 8 year bubbles.

    either that, or the bubble and its pop really had nothing to do with the president, whoever he may have been.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That's the problem: The office of president keeps getting more and more power, and therefore more and more ability to actually cause damage to the USA.
    We do still have a Congress, don't we?



    We've got one, but I'm scratching my head trying to remember the last time that it did something that was good for all of the people in the USA.

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Right now the RealClear Politics poll shows that 6 percent of Americans approve of the job that congress is doing and 73 percent disapprove.

    Check it out: RealClearPolitics - Opinion, News, Analysis, Videos and Polls
    I'm not shocked at all, congressional approval ratings have always been dismal, and I don't recall a time in my life when they haven't been - at least not when I was paying attention to current events.

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The headline spins it just a bit, Obama's numbers are actually a bit worse even. If it looks like a lame duck, walks like a lame duck, quacks like a lame duck......



    "In fact, Bush comes out one point ahead, 40 percent to 39 percent, respectively.The Gallup daily tracking poll for November 5th 2013 puts Obama’s approval at 39 percent, with 53 percent disapproving of his job performance.
    By comparison, polling for the first week of November in 2005 had Bush’s approval at 40 percent, with 55 percent disapproving of his job performance.
    And the negative comparison to Bush’s numbers is potentially worse for Obama than just a tough headline.
    As former Bush adviser Matthew Dowd said on ABC’s “This Week,” the real damage lies in the fact that historically low approval numbers often constrain a president’s ability to rebound with the public.
    “I think what you have right now is you talked about the floor of the president's approval numbers, which are almost exactly where President Bush's were. Every time you establish a new floor, you establish a new ceiling,” Dowd said.
    Noting that Bush’s approval free fall “wasn’t all about Katrina,” Dowd said Obama faces a similar assault from multiple fronts.
    "The president's problems have been brewing for a while,” Dowd said. “What the Republican circus did was cover up a lot of the president's problems. That circus that went on with the Republicans for a while. And then once that was over, it revealed a deeper problem with the presidency."



    Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical
    What a coincidence, Obama and Bush are nearly identical themselves.
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