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    Re: First Poll after SOTU shows very high approval

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    NOTE: Why do presidents' approval ratings go up after SOTU speeches? Because the nation really does want to come together, and this is the best time to show that. In actual practice, though, it never really happens, so Obama's ratings will come back down to earth very soon, just as Bush's did.
    Are you saying the polarization is too strong for the majority of elected officials to find and work from a pragmatic center?

    My concern is that the Democrats will be too concerned about holding their seats, and the Republicans will be too concerned about taking their seats for anything to get done this year.

    I hope that is not the case.

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    Re: First Poll after SOTU shows very high approval

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I hope that is not the case.
    I agree!
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    Re: First Poll after SOTU shows very high approval

    As a point of clarification, this isn't a "poll taken after the SOTU' in the sense that it's comparable to a national poll.

    It's a poll taken of people who watched the state of the union. You think that group might tend to like him more than others?
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: First Poll after SOTU shows very high approval

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    My concern is that the Democrats will be too concerned about holding their seats, and the Republicans will be too concerned about taking their seats for anything to get done this year.
    I pray your concern happens.
    It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.

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    Re: First Poll after SOTU shows very high approval

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    The first poll after the SOTU shows high approval in pretty much all counts, except faith that he can implement his vision.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/poll_SOTU_012710.pdf

    I am curious about the results of the rest of the polls but it looks like they haven't been published yet.
    Let's see... the latest President Campaign Speech said..

    Blame Bush, Blame the Republicans, Blame Bush, Blame the Republicans, It's not My Fault, Spend More, Raise Taxes, Punish the Rich, and Don't Do Anything Useful.

    Of COURSE people that watch See BS gave it a favorable rating.

    What did the over 50% of Americans that watch Fox have to say?

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    Re: First Poll after SOTU shows very high approval

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    There have been no tax increases.
    Oh, bull****.

    Obama's tax increases took effect midnight, Dec 31, 2009.

    They're also known as the expiration of the Bush tax cuts.

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    Re: First Poll after SOTU shows very high approval

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Why do you bother contemplating my political ideology when you haven't the slightest clue of where it stems?
    One doesn't need to see the roots to see which way the tree is pointed.

    No libertarian can support the Messiah's message of huger government, less freedom.

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    Re: First Poll after SOTU shows very high approval

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Would it have been worse without the stimulus? I know here some jobs are still here because of the stimulus, not to mention a smaller increase in tuition for students.
    Since the Stimulus hasn't done anything useful, no. I do recall the propaganda for the Stimulus saying that if we don't enact the Stimulus unemployment was going to hit 8%. With the Stimulus it's headed for 11%.

    Amazingly, the number of jobs "saved or created" (what a bull**** phrase) by this Stimulus were inflated by the number of imaginary Congressional districts reporting "s or c" jobs. Gee, why didn't we just add all the jobs in these fantasy districts, since every single job in these new districts was a "new" job, not just the jobs imaginatively created by the Stimulus? If each new district had 10,000 jobs, the Messiah might have managed to create MILLIONS of new imaginary jobs to take credit for.

    There's one specific reason college tuitions are too high. The government subsidizes them.

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    Re: First Poll after SOTU shows very high approval

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Who are you to determine what is a libertarian and what is a democrat?
    It's not hard to tell the difference between a lion and a weasel.

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    Re: First Poll after SOTU shows very high approval

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Can you piece together why home sales are down?
    10% unemployment rate.

    Uncertainty in the nation's economic future, compounded by the presence of a moron at the tiller.

    The moron's first year nearly two trillion dollar deficit, with more on the way.

    The narrowest margin by which the nation was saved from socialized health care.

    Other circumstances similar to the above that have destroyed the consumer's faith in the future, and makes him unwilling to buy a different house.

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