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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    When will the GOP/Tea Party wise up?

    Americans are unimpressed with their political leaders' handling of the debt ceiling crisis, with a new CBS News poll showing a majority disapprove of all the involved parties' conduct, but Republicans in Congress fare the worst, with just 21 percent backing their resistance to raising taxes.
    Conduct? Oh, so they like the idea of reduced spending and low taxes, they just don't like the way they're conducting themselves in negotiations. Since that includes over 50% of Republicans, one can only guess that many don't think they're being firm enough. Then there are those who don't want to increase the ceiling at all.

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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Sounds fake, but who cares, anyway? The Sheeple remain dumber than dirt. They believe the last thing they saw on TV, from one moment to the next. They damned sure don't know what's truly good for them. DEFAULT AND CRASH THIS ANIMAL.
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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    When will the GOP/Tea Party wise up?

    Nope, no reason to.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Nonsense..... Obama is holding folks hostage, this is not compromise.


    Incumbants will suffer, all of them... Including Obama
    I think so. It's just that I don't see this doing anything for us. I mean we're just replacing republocrats with more republocrats. They'll still do the party politics/hyperpartisan/not their jobs thing again. At some point we must punish the full of the party system currently entrenched by no longer voting for the Republocrats. End one party rule.
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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    If righties don't like the poll, it's obvious people are stupid or the poll is wrong. On the other hand, a poll that shows Obama has a low approval rating are absolute Gospel.

    100-71=29. 20% of Americans still think that Obama wasn't born in the US, so we'll throw that out, since they wouldn't believe Obama if he told them that Mexico was South of Texas. Leaving 9% of intelligent people who agree with the GOP handling of this crisis. Not a big number....


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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    What's somewhat interesting is that no one has pointed out the Independent's weighing in --- they don't like the Republicans handling of the debt ceiling but they also don't like the Democrats or Obama's handling either. So (par for the course) Petey has only posted what he wants to hear and nothing that he doesn't want to others to hear.



    Here's the link to the actual CBS Poll PDF: http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/poll_debt_071811.pdf
    Independents who disapprove of Obama's handling of the debt ceiling? 52%, Approve 32%

    Independent who disapprove of the way Democrats in Congress are handling debt ceiling? 66%, Approve 23%
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    When have the Democrats ever refused to raised the debt ceiling?
    Every Senate Democrat Voted Against a Debt Ceiling Hike in 2006

    as for the poll, it's interesting, and it tells me that the Media have successfully translated the President's position into the popular notion of "balanced". Mind you, as his approval has been dropping through all this, apparently they seem to be saying A Pox On All Your Houses. As another poster noted earlier - that's bad for incumbents, which in this case means the President. Given that we've also seen 55% of voters poll against raising taxes in the debt ceiling hike; I'm betting the average joe out there is still very low-information on this, and can be easily pushed one way or the other by the phrasing of the question.

    we will see how they handle the Republicans passing debt-ceiling raising legislation this week, paired to cuts.
    Last edited by cpwill; 07-18-11 at 06:36 PM.

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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    That is a fair assessment. Although I have been hard on the GOP over this, it does not mitigate the fact that Obama is not leading. So I say to Congress, do your damn job, and I say to Obama, do your damn job too. You are not leading, and that is what you were elected to do.
    President Obama has offered $3 and has asked the GOP for $1. The GOP wants it all, to them it's their way or the highway.


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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    in make-believe cuts, yes. not keeping Afghanistan at surge levels for 10 years is not a "cut", however much the President may want that to count for him. However, that's neither here nor there. the deal is a dollar of cuts for a dollar of debt ceiling being raised - not for taxation.

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    Re: Poll: 71% shun GOP handling of debt crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    in make-believe cuts, yes. not keeping Afghanistan at surge levels for 10 years is not a "cut", however much the President may want that to count for him. However, that's neither here nor there. the deal is a dollar of cuts for a dollar of debt ceiling being raised - not for taxation.
    Those in a make believe think that Bush's tax cuts and the war in Iraq haven't caused the debt problems we have today. Look at the spending for the Defense Dept. in 2001, then look what it is today. Yet, those make believers want everyone to believe the problem is what they call entitlements.


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