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OBAMA: Ink blot reveals drop in approval ratings

Letter by Paul Adan, Tacoma on July 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm with 20 Comments »
July 6, 2010 2:24 pm

The article, “Admiral optimistic new cap might contain leak” (TNT, 7-3), includes a photograph that supposedly shows a girl trying to avoid puddles of oil. To me, the photo looked more like an ink blot.

The only thing I saw in the ink blot was an arrow indicating a drop in Obama’s approval ratings.

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  1. Sumner401 says:

    ODS, watch out for the signs and symptoms, don’t fall victim.

  2. beerBoy says:

    Rohrschach tests of Obamaphobes are hardly surprising if the results have some negative spin on Obama.

  3. He has also fallen out of favor with the big boys on Wall street. They seem to be suffering from “buyers remorse”. LOL.

  4. hansgruber says:

    Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

    It’s been over a year since he was at or above 50%

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_month_by_month

  5. JungleBoy says:

    The numbers are even higher when it comes to the public disapproving of the President’s policies. Look at what’s going on with the immigration debate. The majority of Americans are in favor of Arizona’s actions, yet the vote-seeking Democrats have put out the “Welcome” sign for every illegal immigrant from here to Colombia.

  6. Sumner401 says:

    Rasmussen, you just have to laugh at that, it’s really all you can do.

    BTW bush the failures numbers were hardly ever above 30 and he went out setting a record for lowest approval rating…..ever.

  7. Gallup Pole, July 27 2010

    “Overall, 46% of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing as president in the June 28-July 4 aggregate, one point above his lowest weekly average. Obama’s average weekly job approval rating has not been above 50% since Feb. 8-14, though it reached the 50% mark as recently as May 3-9.”

    Obama’s job approval rating is higher than Bill Clinton’s (43%), Ronald Reagan’s (42%) and Jimmy Carter’s (40%) in July of their second year.

  8. Obama truly is in over his head and his policy gaffes prove it. Sad, but I told you so.

  9. Ahh there is the expected “But Bush” comment! Who cares about Bush?

    What we need to look at is the inept character who has only mastered the teleprompter..But what REALLY needs close examination, are the minds of the average American voter who hired this guy! No qualification, No experience, Little more than a poser. And “we the people” ( not me however) elected this guy on little more substance than a group of kids electing a high school class president! Pure popularity, it being the cool thing to do, and a couple of vague meaningless buzzwords.

    America should be ashamed of itself.

  10. Dcr628, I have to agree, and I really take no pleasure in it. Our country is in a sorry state, and it just gets worse at every turn with this administration. It’s embarrassing.

    I cited the Peter Principle which is defined here: The Peter Principle is the principle that “in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” It holds that in a hierarchy, members are promoted so long as they work competently. Sooner or later they are promoted to a position at which they are no longer competent (their “level of incompetence”), and there they remain, being unable to earn further promotions.

    I’d actually say that community organizer was Mr. Obama’s optimum efficiency level; he wasn’t doing much as a senator. All my friends who were caught in the Obamawavae in 08 resented my efforts to get them to look deeper into his record, but they were already being carried and enjoying the ride. Not so much now for the honest ones. Some of course will hang on to the end.

  11. Sumner401 says:

    I have to agree, and I really take no pleasure in it. Our country is in a sorry state, and it just gets worse at every turn with the last administration. It’s embarrassing.

    I cited the Peter Principle which is defined here: The Peter Principle is the principle that “in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” It holds that in a hierarchy, members are promoted so long as they work competently. Sooner or later they are promoted to a position at which they are no longer competent (their “level of incompetence”), and there they remain, being unable to earn further promotions.

    I’d actually say that failed oil man was Mr. bush’s optimum efficiency level; he wasn’t doing much as a Governor . All my friends who were caught in the bushblindness in 00-08 resented my efforts to get them to look deeper into his record, but they were already being carried and enjoying the ride. Not so much now for the honest ones. Some of course will hang on to the end.

    I fixed it, it’s far more honest this way.

  12. Sumner401 says:

    And the current President has his hands full correcting the mistakes of the last one.
    Why doesn’t the right pitch in to help instead of hinder?

  13. JungleBoy says:

    “Why doesn’t the right pitch in to help instead of hinder?”

    You mean in the same way that the left pitched in to fight the war in Iraq? Perhaps you’re talking about the judicial nominations during the Bush years (who, by the way, are far more qualified for the job than Ms. Kagan).

  14. JungleBoy says:

    Here’s something else Rush says: “Barack Hussein Obama…mmm, mmm, mmm.” Course, I think he’s just making fun of the Obama drones who think a person is qualified to be president if he’s able to read a teleprompter. By the way, perhaps you should inform Obama that there are 50 states in the Union, and not 57.

  15. Now….about that meme that the financial crash is the fault of poor folks buying houses….

    More than one in seven homeowners with loans in excess of a million dollars are seriously delinquent, according to data compiled for The New York Times by the real estate analytics firm CoreLogic.

    By contrast, homeowners with less lavish housing are much more likely to keep writing checks to their lender. About one in 12 mortgages below the million-dollar mark is delinquent.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/09/business/economy/09rich.html?_r=1

  16. Sumner401 says:

    Now….about that meme that the financial crash is the fault of poor folks buying houses….

    LOL!!
    I laugh every time I hear that!
    It’s even more funny when you realize that a bunch of mindless rubes really believe it!

  17. Put things in proper contrast. The people with expensive homes didn’t cause the problem, they are a result of Obama’s fiscal policies. No one was running around a year ago saying that it was the rich who were defaulting on their mortgages. Of course beerboy’s echo (sumner) had to chime in on something that he knows absolutely nothing about.

  18. frosty….Obama’s fiscal policies came into place AFTER the crash and….since the Obama fiscal policies came into place the number of billionaires has increased.

    NO….Obama, just like W, just like Bubba, just like Poppy, just like the Gipper make sure the top 2% are gonna get their’s.

  19. beerboy you totally missed my point. What I said was that the people who are defaulting on the morgages for a million dollars or more, as you reported, were not defaulting “until” obama’s policies started. It was those people who should never have qualified for a mortgage in the first place who were defaulting that triggered the problem. Thanks to Barney Frank and Chris Dodd.

  20. frosty….you really should look into what AIG was doing prior to the crash. And, for that matter, you should look into financial derivatives.

    American capitalism since the 1980s has successively gotten rid of what used to be considered the primary and secondary aspects of the economy – resources, labor and production – in order to focus entirely upon the tertiary aspect – financial manipulation.

    While the sub-prime loans were a part of the problem, the exponential magnification of the problem created by various virtual financial “products” is ultimately what led to the disastrous crash.

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