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Obama's polls fall as middle class gets his number
Washington Examiner ^ | 1-21-14 | Noemie Emery

Posted on 01/22/2014 7:18:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

Are you dazed and confused by Barack Obama, the nominal Democrat, whose conduct as president since 2009 has seen him sink from nearly 70 percent to 40 percent or less in the national polling, from which he has seemed to learn nothing, but still marches on?

Fear not, the doctor is in: Fred Siegel of the Manhattan Institute, whose latest book, The Revolt Against The Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class, explains all you wanted to know about Obama, and much else. It explains why he never became the new Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy or Lyndon B. Johnson at his best, as he and they belong to quite different wings of their party.

They wished to see the middle class thrive and enjoy their prosperity, but Obama comes from a dissident strain that finds this unnerving. Most conservative critiques of the Left blame the big government-drift, from the progressives to the New Deal to the Great Society, for most of our problems, but Siegel points to an alternative point of dissension: a contempt for the middle class, for commerce, and thus for most of the American culture, that predated the New Deal by more than a decade, and poisons our waters today.

From this angle, the road to perdition (and/or Obama) was paved around 1920, when the best and the brightest, depressed by the Great War and the funk that came after, decided all was not well in the world and the nation, and the great middle class was to blame. In rant after rant, book after book, play after play, H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Sinclair Lewis, and the editors of The Nation and The New Republic heaped scorn on the bourgeoisie and on business as peasants unworthy of those...always knew better than they.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: bourgeosie; bourgoisie; business; depression; hgwells; history; obamamiddleclass; progressives

1 posted on 01/22/2014 7:18:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sooner or later, all classes must realize that the Dork-O-Dent has absolutely no class whatsoever.

He’s a stupid shi...er...piece of Obamastuff.


2 posted on 01/22/2014 7:21:01 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ve got his ‘number’.....it is 666


3 posted on 01/22/2014 7:21:55 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Slow on the uptake.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 7:22:21 AM PST by Ted Grant
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5 posted on 01/22/2014 7:23:15 AM PST by tomkat
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama should grab that memoir money now , LOL


6 posted on 01/22/2014 7:24:56 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Nothing that MADE IN THE USA won’t cure.


7 posted on 01/22/2014 7:25:55 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

President Obama recently said that the polls are against him because of his race. Has his complexion changed over the last 6 years? Has he grown darker, resulting in his 39% approval rating? Maybe if he underwent some Michael Jackson treatments his poll numbers would rise.


8 posted on 01/22/2014 7:27:36 AM PST by NCLaw441
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To: afraidfortherepublic

And how many of these voters who easily fell for his victimized message will support a similar gimmick from a new speaker in 2016? Princess Hillary and/or Dizzy Miss Lizzie Warren certainly hope so.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 7:28:18 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My theory is that every president is worse than he one he followed, when it comes to assaults on the Constitution .


10 posted on 01/22/2014 7:29:49 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: tomkat

But....but....but....didn’t Barak Hussein Obama say that the real reason for his falling poll number was because the country just figured out that he is half black?


11 posted on 01/22/2014 7:31:04 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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12 posted on 01/22/2014 7:31:05 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Intriguing witches brew of stuff here from a historical standpoint.

Collapsing support.
Yet unprecedented executive powers that he’s reached out and grabbed for himself.
Which the Republicans appear to lack the guts to do anything about, even if they win in a landslide this Fall.

So he is likely to go on ruling as a dictator, even with a thin minority of support. In many countries this is the perfect circumstance for the military to act, but he seems to have prepared for that with recent purges of the officer corps.

How will it all play out?


13 posted on 01/22/2014 7:35:04 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If you look at the RCP polling averages, there is one Poll (Rasmussen) that tends to keep Obama higher in approval then he really is. Rasmussen asks four questions (Strongly Approve/Disapprove and Somewhat Approve/Disapprove) then they combine the positive and negative Strongly & Somewhat and report the result as Obama’s approval/disapproval. This methodology totally skews the results in favor of Obama when in fact, if they just used a two part question of approve or disapprove, he would poll about 10 points lower. RCP should stop using Rasmussen in their averages.


14 posted on 01/22/2014 7:37:26 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: NCLaw441

My question is: Who is this 39% that thinks he’s doing a GOOD job?


15 posted on 01/22/2014 7:37:42 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Who is the 39%? Dem. base to include about 95% of Black vote that will never leave him.


16 posted on 01/22/2014 7:39:22 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Buckeye McFrog

It will be a rocky last three years.


17 posted on 01/22/2014 7:42:38 AM PST by Richard from IL
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To: afraidfortherepublic
now if that disgusted middle class will make the effort yo look a but deeper at some of his other PROBLEMS....


18 posted on 01/22/2014 7:47:31 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So what, the guy is never going to run for election again. Keep your eyes on what is important.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 7:55:34 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Howie66

Given the bastard’s obvious hatred of whitey, ya gotta love the fact that every mirror in the world is her enemy.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 7:58:57 AM PST by tomkat
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well I’m not so sure Obama and LBJ come from different wings of the party. I think LBJ also hated the middle class.


21 posted on 01/22/2014 7:59:30 AM PST by what's up
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To: Fido969

It is his plan to never have an election, hope I am wrong, our voting process has been corrupted,


22 posted on 01/22/2014 8:02:07 AM PST by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: NCLaw441

Falling back on race is a sign of desperation.
He was trying to avoid using this issue because it makes him look petty. He preferred to let his minions do it.


23 posted on 01/22/2014 8:02:31 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Liberal democrats of a prior era may have wanted to see the middle-class prosper, but Obama is not a liberal democrat. He’s a Marxist. You’re not supposed to say that in polite company.

Marxists always sought to destroy the middle class as a means of reducing everyone to the same mutinous state of misery. This would, they believed, facilitate a revolution where their elites could grab control of the state.

Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s seeking to make his marxist takeover permanent.


24 posted on 01/22/2014 8:04:21 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: what's up

Communists HATE the middle class, specifically because the MC can enjoy SOME of the luxuries that the ruling class has.

They prefer a peasant class living in squalor,
and a ruling class living in luxury.


25 posted on 01/22/2014 8:06:28 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Obama's polls fall as middle class gets his number

Five years, 3 months too late.


26 posted on 01/22/2014 8:09:49 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: tomkat

GREAT traitor jpg


27 posted on 01/22/2014 8:16:59 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: newfreep

I agree .. Mr. Howell (whoever he is) hit that one outta the park !


28 posted on 01/22/2014 8:20:07 AM PST by tomkat
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To: tomkat

True, that!


29 posted on 01/22/2014 8:24:36 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: MrB
Another reason communists had the middle class: Communists are lazy. They deal in theory, ideology, utopian dreams.

The middle class WORKS for what they have! Communists don't like to be reminded of their laziness by those who work.

30 posted on 01/22/2014 8:35:19 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Amazing how much the wicked hate “mirrors”.

(The Ten Commandments are the archetypal example)


31 posted on 01/22/2014 8:37:23 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“Who is the 39%? Dem. base to include about 95% of Black vote that will never leave him.”

Since Blacks account for 13% of the population, you need to decrement this number by say 12%, leaving 27% OTB (other than Black) who think things are going well. If Obama were sending the Germans gas chambers, the Blacks would still support him. With them it’s skin color uber alles!


32 posted on 01/22/2014 9:06:15 AM PST by vette6387
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The only way to get those numbers much lower would be for Republicans to come out and say that the reason US unemployment is so high is that Obama's Dream Act and his support of foreigners in the labor market in general has stolen jobs from inner city youth and other citizens too and given them to illegals.

There are HOR members and maybe a Senator or two who seem solid on our issue....the invasion...for sure. But you know what? Not one of them, even the most conservative, has told minority youth that Obama is taking jobs from them and handing them to non-citizens. Maybe those "conservatives" like it that way, and would just as soon lose on the issue.

Just sayin'.

33 posted on 01/22/2014 9:16:39 AM PST by grania
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To: afraidfortherepublic

From the Article:

But the problem is that Obamacare is falling apart from its own inconsistencies, his backers in Congress fear voters’ revenge in the midterms, and his plans have been fought by Republicans in the House and in 30 state houses, elected to stop him in 2010. The problem with the intellectuals’ anti-middle-class plans is that the middle class votes when its interests are threatened, a detail that they somehow neglected to master. And that they are finding out now.


I believe that the ‘intellectuals’, his backers in Congress as well as the Obama ‘regime’ already have a ‘solution’ in the works for this problem.

You can’t have elections if the country is in revolt and under martial-law. Well you can’t if you have declared the constitution null and void that is.

And that is the direction I think they are pushing the country in.


34 posted on 01/22/2014 9:24:02 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks afraidfortherepublic.

Welcome to Jobless America
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3115599/posts


35 posted on 01/25/2014 9:49:03 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Obama wants to be Stalin?

Rather than 'just' a common Chicago thug?

Creepier by far.

36 posted on 01/25/2014 10:54:53 AM PST by GOPJ (Liberals never let something as petty as being 100% wrong stop them - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The problem with the intellectuals' anti-middle-class plans is that the middle class votes when its interests are threatened, a detail that they somehow neglected to master. And that they are finding out now.

Nice to see 'intellectuals' in quotes... not to smart to tick off an army of voters...

37 posted on 01/25/2014 11:00:02 AM PST by GOPJ (Liberals never let something as petty as being 100% wrong stop them - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The Ukrainians man the barricades while Americans lazily answer pollsters telephone calls. Revolution is in the air.


38 posted on 01/25/2014 11:01:34 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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