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New poll: Obama’s executive-privilege assertion not as popular as WH imagined (Only 29% back Obama)
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Posted on 06/25/2012 5:57:36 AM PDT by sunmars

Via Jammie Wearing Fool, the numbers are as brutal as he says. In a poll taken by The Hill after last week’s assertion of executive privilege by Barack Obama in the Operation Fast and Furious probe, only 29% of likely voters supported Obama’s move to block access to Department of Justice documentation, while a clear majority disapproved:

A clear majority of likely voters believes President Obama has exercised his executive power inappropriately — particularly in blocking the release of documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious, according to a new poll for The Hill. …

The Hill Poll found that likely voters disapproved by an almost 2-to-1 margin of Obama’s assertion of presidential power in the case. Overall, 56 percent of voters disapproved of his action, while only 29 percent approved.

The news is even worse among independents, and it’s not exactly a slam-dunk among Obama’s base, either:

The defense is not proving an easy sell with voters, particularly independents.

Sixty-one percent of independents said they disapproved of the president’s actions, and just 25 percent approved. Among Republicans, opposition to the president’s use of executive privilege was more entrenched at 78 percent.

Even 28 percent of Democrats, and 30 percent of self-identified liberals disapproved of Obama’s position.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; bhojobapproval; executiveprivilege; fastandfurious; ffexecutivespeech; holder; issa
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Talk about an epic cluster.... of your own making and committing political suicide in style.

Watch the Dems scatter and retreat after reading this poll.

1 posted on 06/25/2012 5:57:42 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars
Looks like Barack Milhouse Nixon's “imperial presidency” isn't going over very well...even with many democrats.
2 posted on 06/25/2012 6:00:27 AM PDT by apillar
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To: sunmars

WOW and this is with the ignoring / downplaying /cheerleading of the MSM.

Could you imagine he numbers if this was reported accurately?


3 posted on 06/25/2012 6:01:38 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: sunmars
I just hear the funniest thing on Fox News.
4 posted on 06/25/2012 6:02:29 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: sunmars

Why would anyone think it would be popular? I swear we have entered an alternate dimension of “conventional wisdom”.


5 posted on 06/25/2012 6:05:22 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Yosemitest

“That the DemocratsCommunists are thinking about running Hillary as the Vice.
Yeah, like Hillary is going to support the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN CHIEF. (heh,heh,heh)”

Yeah, but the Clintoons have “friends”. She wouldn’t be “vice” for long. Look what happened to Vince Foster and others who tried turning on the Clintons.


6 posted on 06/25/2012 6:05:56 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: sunmars

If thats the case...you know Obama had to know...that this was gonna be unpopular...which means there is a red-hot smokin’ CANNON in those documents....


7 posted on 06/25/2012 6:06:50 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: sunmars

A Border Agent died, then Holder lied.


8 posted on 06/25/2012 6:07:06 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: sunmars

If this is the case, I’m curious as to what caused Boy Zer0’s job approval to spike +5 in a single day to 51% (Gallup Sunday).


9 posted on 06/25/2012 6:07:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: freeangel

Hillary wont run as VP, she would not hitch herself to that administration for 4 more years if she was gonna run in 2016, she’d only listen if they dumped his sorry butt and put her up in 2012 instead, there is still time for them to pull that switch.


10 posted on 06/25/2012 6:08:39 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Williams

“stickin’ it to da man”

They think this is still a winning attitude.

To paraphrase Arsenio Hall...
It’s a ‘rat thing, you wouldn’t understand.


11 posted on 06/25/2012 6:09:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ScottinVA

more dems traditionally polled on weekends as republicans generally have lives at weekends to get on with.


12 posted on 06/25/2012 6:10:03 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Yosemitest

At this point, I think Hillary is tired and just wants out. It’s Bill and Chelsea who want her to take over.


13 posted on 06/25/2012 6:10:38 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ScottinVA

Did they poll 50% Dem, 40% Ind, and 10% Rep?


14 posted on 06/25/2012 6:10:47 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: sunmars; All
The regime's claim runs against everything Obama and his comrades have asserted on "Executive Privilege" in the past. The regime's past assertions on this issue even go back to the University of Chicago, where Obama taught Constitutional law - along with his Czar of all Czars Cass Sunstein.

During the Bush Presidency, in March 2007, the University of Chicago Law School published an article on its website stating the standard to be met by Bush's claims of "Executive Privilege." The author is given as "sunstein." The Univ. of Chicago Law School's website states that Cass Sunstein was a faculty member from 1981-2008 ( Link-1, Link-2 ). The standards include the follow excerpt:

8. ...The privilege is limited to “communications authored or solicited and received by members of an immediate White House adviser’s staff who have broad and significant responsibility for investigating and formulating the advice to be given to the President on the particular matter to which the communications relate.”...

9. Direct decision making by the President is required. If the President himself is not directly involved, there is no privilege. ...

"Executive Privilege: A Primer" - Link

According to those standards, how can Obama claim both "Executive Privilege" and his non-involvement in the false flag operation called "Fast and Furious?" Only with the abject complicity of his democrat party media!
15 posted on 06/25/2012 6:12:46 AM PDT by drpix
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To: nhoward14

after this disaster of a poll, you watch the normal suspects manipulate the polls this week to make dumbo look better.


16 posted on 06/25/2012 6:13:08 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: ScottinVA

“I’m curious what caused.... spike +5.... (Gallup Sunday)”

It’s Gallup... propaganda. I don’t believe anything they put out.


17 posted on 06/25/2012 6:15:05 AM PDT by Snow Eagle ("... Against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC")
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To: nhoward14

Male 48%
Female 52%
________
18-39 40%
40-64 44%
65+ 15%
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White 77%
Black 11%
Other 12%
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Rep 36%
Dem 33%
Other 31%
_________
SEE LINK here: http://thehill.com/polls/234465-voters-obama-over-reached-in-blocking-fast-and-furious-docs


18 posted on 06/25/2012 6:15:49 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: sunmars

“...there is still time for them to pull that switch.”

The dems can’t pull that switch without branding themselves as racists UNLESS they are willing to throw him behind bars for one or some of the illegal acts he has committed sine becoming muslim in chief. An accident on the otherhand after the elections, well, wouldn’t that be just dandy for hillary?


19 posted on 06/25/2012 6:20:49 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: ScottinVA

In the same time frame, Bowbama went from -14 Approval to -22 Approval at Rasmussen. Overall approval went from 47% to 44%. Don’t know what Gallup’s poll is all about.


20 posted on 06/25/2012 6:21:52 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: nhoward14

No indication from the Gallup site... but just four days ago, his approval was at 43%.


21 posted on 06/25/2012 6:24:32 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: sunmars
Talk about an epic cluster.... of your own making and committing political suicide in style.

True. But....it's as if this regime could care less, though. Hmmmm.

22 posted on 06/25/2012 6:26:06 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: ScottinVA

Margin of error, small sample size. Don’t put a lot of stock in the daily Gallup.


23 posted on 06/25/2012 6:27:07 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Bushbacker1
This 'woman' is going to save the Democrats and our Nation?

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24 posted on 06/25/2012 6:28:32 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: drpix
It is probably Cass. How many Susnteins could have been at UofChicago in the time in qestion. BTW, here he writes an Op-Ed on the sme subject:

Op-ed The Boston Globe

CASS R. SUNSTEIN

Defining executive privilege

By Cass R. Sunstein | July 12, 2007

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/07/12/defining_executive_privilege/

25 posted on 06/25/2012 6:28:41 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: sunmars

Hillary (thank the Lord) is implicated, too. F&F may even have been her brainchild.


26 posted on 06/25/2012 6:29:32 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: Yosemitest
Communists are thinking about running Hillary as the Vice

Hussein's life expectancy would get considerably shorter, and the klinton "Death List" would be dusted off and ready for additions.

I guess this might be fitting - 0bama faces a 'Death Panel' composed of Bubba and the Beast.

27 posted on 06/25/2012 6:32:01 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: sunmars

bfl


28 posted on 06/25/2012 6:32:31 AM PDT by PoliticalArsonist
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To: sunmars
All OBAMA has to do is destroy the documents--Who would know

Hell Sandy Berger stole secret documents and destroyed them and got off with a hand spanking by Bush's DOJ
29 posted on 06/25/2012 6:38:24 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Yosemitest

Someone was commenting recently on how Hillary seems to have “changed” .... letting her hair down (literally & otherwise), slovenly appearance, having fun (out dancing, drinking beer), etc. She has said she won’t serve in an Obama 2nd term if he gets one. IF Hilliary is ‘smart’ (and she is, unlike Obummer), she will distance herself from his administration. She won’t be VP to a guy who is going to go down in history as the person who caused the collapse (or came close) of the US - she’d never get rid of the stink from the close association. I just don’t see it. I think there are enough Dems out there running from Obama that they will want to ‘preserve’ Hillary for 2016 where I think she would likely win if Romney wins & does what I think he’ll do (actually, more like ‘not’ do). The skanky appearance these days is to let folks know visually how ‘hard’ she’s working and to keep people thinking she no longer has political aspirations. Bill is frantic to get back in the WH before he kicks the bucket (not looking too good these days either) but I don’t think it would bother Hillary one bit to be in the WH without him if Bill doesn’t make it another 4 years. Just my musings this morning on one cup of coffee ....


30 posted on 06/25/2012 6:39:17 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Bushbacker1
Bowbama went from -14 Approval to -22 Approval at Rasmussen.

Just shows how fickle and brainless the majority are

Numbers should not bounce around like that
31 posted on 06/25/2012 6:40:55 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: MissMagnolia
The skanky appearance these days is to let folks know visually how ‘hard’ she’s working

I doubt it

Her appearance mirrors her mental condition these days--Worn out and hopeless
32 posted on 06/25/2012 6:43:16 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob

Ahhh, it’s working ..... she has you convinced she’s no threat, not interested in politics, on the verge of mental collapse ..... :-) She’s got 4 years to bounce back & I believe she will.


33 posted on 06/25/2012 6:51:40 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: uncbob

I suspect Issa Already has copies of the documents he is seeking from the administration. He knows the dates, times and authors of those documents and the administration knows it. Issa is demanding documents and knows what those will mean. They are screwed because he knows that they are basically a kin to murder. Their logic for this program can not be explained any other way. They will have to resign.


34 posted on 06/25/2012 6:53:36 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: sunmars

Even the journ-o-list that was so impressed by a crease in Obama’s pants in ‘08 is not impressed with his judgement in 2012...

David Brooks: Obama’s use of executive privilege politically ‘stupid,’ ‘a winner’ for the GOP

http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/23/david-brooks-obamas-use-of-executive-privilege-politically-stupid-a-winner-for-the-gop/


35 posted on 06/25/2012 6:54:04 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: sunmars
Obama’s executive-privilege assertion not as popular as WH imagined

He didn't do it to be popular. He did it because he can't ever let the voters find proof of what anyone who is paying attention knows for a fact: Fast & Furious was designed to cause death, calamity, and chaos on both sides of the border, to further the left's anti-Second Amendment power grab.

36 posted on 06/25/2012 6:54:25 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Bill Clinton & Cory Booker committed the ultimate democrat gaffe. They accidentally told the truth.)
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37 posted on 06/25/2012 6:55:04 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: sunmars

If Romney gets it and then governs as a liberal (odds are he would), then Hillary will be a very viable choice for the Dems in 16.


38 posted on 06/25/2012 6:55:04 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: sunmars

There must be Democrats who believe that Mr. Obama is acting like a dangerous dictator. They’re just keeping their mouths shut.


39 posted on 06/25/2012 7:01:12 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: sunmars
Sixty-one percent of independents said they disapproved of the president’s actions...

Only sixty-one percent? Surprised it's not higher... Elite dems live in a bubble of lies - twisted circuits of untruths fed back and forth between dem PR firms, MSM / MSNBC, liberal elites and New York Times sycophants.

They start thinking the American people are with them... and they're not.

40 posted on 06/25/2012 7:01:26 AM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: greenhornet68; All
"This 'woman' {Hillary} is going to save the Democrats and our Nation?"

In your photo it looks like Hillary is with her "ever-present" "most powerful" and "closest of assistant" (MSM descriptions) Huma Weiner Abedin.

With the Muslim Brotherhood taking the Egyptian presidency, contemplate what a Huma "assisted" Hillary taking the US presidency would mean.

First from "How is Huma Abedin connected to Egypt’s new President?" by Walid Shoebat - 6/24/12:

"One year ago, when Walid discovered the names of 63 leaders who make up the Muslim Sisterhood – which is essentially nothing more than the female version of the Brotherhood – we learned that Huma’s mother, Saleha, was one of those leaders. Little attention has been paid to the other 62 leaders, however. One of them is Najla Ali Mahmoud, the wife of {the new Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt} Mursi. "
So the mother of Hillary's Huma serves with the wife of Egypt's Brotherhood President Mursi as leaders in the female branch of the Muslim brotherhood. That's what a Huma assisted Hillary taking the US presidency would mean!

Huma as Hillary's Islamic equivalent of FDR's Communist Alger Hiss?

41 posted on 06/25/2012 7:08:15 AM PDT by drpix
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To: PghBaldy

Thanks for the additional article on the same subject. Makes it much more than probable.


42 posted on 06/25/2012 7:12:43 AM PDT by drpix
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To: MrB

Arsenio Hall reference?!? I have now seen everything on FR. :)


43 posted on 06/25/2012 7:19:24 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: sunmars
How is this from a lying Drive By Media?

Issa: No evidence so far of White House cover-up
44 posted on 06/25/2012 7:37:48 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: sunmars
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45 posted on 06/25/2012 7:46:51 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Timber Rattler

I agree. I particularly don’t think she would make a run in 2016. She’s ready to stay home, be out of the limelight.


46 posted on 06/25/2012 8:02:31 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: sunmars

My guess is that the 29% who backed 0bama’s executive privilege assertion as the mind-numbed robots who would back Clinton, Carter, and think that FDR was a fantastic president and don’t think twice about supporting 0bama because he has a (D) behind his name. Just my opinion.


47 posted on 06/25/2012 8:06:02 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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Boxers or Briefs Eric?

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48 posted on 06/25/2012 8:08:38 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: ScottinVA

>>If this is the case, I’m curious as to what caused Boy Zer0’s job approval to spike +5 in a single day to 51% (Gallup Sunday).<<

Easy, you poll during church services when most Republicans are not at home to answer the phone, or have their cell phones turned off during services.

Obama’s approval/disapproval rating at Rasmussen dropped from the -12 to -16 level it had been running for weeks to -22,-22,-22,-20 the past four days, immediately following his executive privilege announcement. It hurt him, badly.


49 posted on 06/25/2012 8:11:23 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: NEMDF
Well, I saw some recent pictures of Hillary and she's let herself get rundown physically. She's aged considerably and looks to be in no shape to engage in another strenuous campaign.

This was from three days ago...


50 posted on 06/25/2012 8:16:30 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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