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Obama’s Falling Numbers No Panacea for Conservatives

His approval ratings will not stop his agenda. Also read: Fox News Poll: Obama In Free-Fall

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Rich Baehr

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June 26, 2013 - 12:00 am
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Conservatives, increasingly in the political wilderness on the national level since the disastrous 2006 midterms, are smiling at the news of sinking poll numbers for President Obama. The RCP average of polls of the president’s national approval numbers show President Obama at his lowest approval score in 17 months — just over 45%.

The president has been buffeted by scandals early in his second term, including the IRS targeting of Tea Party, pro-Israel, and pro-life groups; surveillance of reporters from AP, Fox News, and likely CBS (Sharyl Attkisson); the Benghazi debacle; and the vast NSA monitoring program revealed by Edward Snowden to Glenn Greenwald of the Guardian. Another scandal lurks now regarding whether the Clinton administration was responsible for a cover-up relating to the midair explosion of TWA Flight 800 in 1996.

All of these stories striking within a few weeks have weakened Americans’ trust in their government. Meanwhile, this administration desires nothing more than the expansion of government and the increasing of American dependence on government largesse.

Conservatives hoping that the weakening approval scores will make Obama more circumspect about advancing his agenda are dreaming, and certainly are not watching what is going on in Washington. Just as in the months leading up to the passage of Obamacare, the president and his team are focused on pushing through a big piece of the president’s agenda — a massive immigration reform bill. That bill will provide a path to citizenship for 11 million illegals already here, and will significantly increase the flow of legal immigrants to the United States.

The majority of those who will be legalized or allowed into the country in the future will be unskilled Hispanic immigrants from Central and South America. The bill will also increase the number of skilled immigrants (mainly Asians), but this share of legal immigration may be no more than 10% of the total. This is a result of “chain immigration” (the allowance for family members of legal immigrants to also immigrate) that is expanded by the new bill.

Unlike in Canada, where legal immigration has occurred at far higher rates than in the United States but with preferences for skilled immigrants, the new reform bill will likely guarantee that a record high percentage of new legal immigrants will not fall into the skilled category.

If the immigration bill reflecting the views of the Gang of Eight in the Senate passes and is signed into law, President Obama will have achieved a massive political benefit for his party by creating a flow of tens of millions of future voters — most of whom will be lower-income Americans likely to support Democrats and to back richer government-benefit programs when they get the opportunity to vote. Conservatives can cheer themselves with Obama’s poll numbers, which in some cases seem to be sinking by the day, but the longer political war is being won legislatively by the left.

The immigration debate has demonstrated that the Right is in a civil war of sorts regarding immigration reform, while the left is rather united in wanting the bill passed. One could find reasons why African Americans might oppose the new immigration reform, since it will provide a lot of new competition for lower-wage workers. Unions could also find reasons to oppose the bill, since it will likely drive down or at least constrain wage levels, as the first CBO analysis of the bill confirmed.

But this is not the case.

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Dictators are not concerned with approval ratings and that is what this man is, a dictator, ruling by decree and circumventing elected bodies.
43 weeks ago
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Barack Obama is the Andy Warhol of American politics. Like Warhol, he's a viciously stupid charlatan with an intuitive understanding of what it takes to undermine American culture. And like Warhol, his cynicism brings him admiration and endless rewards.
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The RNC is just a bunch of whining losers who want to turn all of us into democrat clones.. Fire the whole lot and start over. How can we have an agenda when we have zero unity on almost any issue and our so-called leadership is full of rinos. RNC out, McConnel out, Boehner out. That is a start. If these people refuse to go, lets go ahead and start the Conservative Party, the Constitution Party, the founders party--call it what you will but I feel no loyalty at all to republicans who are continually involved in circular firing squads. This immigration bill is toxic and in terms of process is just like the Obamacare Bill. Big, bloated, not read, handouts galore for everyone, and just like Ocare is designed to kill off a whole sector of our society---you got it-the traditional conservative republicans. No wonder the dems are high fiving each other.
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Obama did not win by smearing Romney. Romney could not win, because he is yet another lying politician. Many of us Conservatives stayed home or voted 3rd-Party, because there really is no difference between Obama and Obama-Lite. If Romney had not been flip-flop Mitt, if he had just been an honest man with his background, he would have won.

The Left does not win. The Right loses... every time.
43 weeks ago
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I agree. The problem has been that conservatives have been naive and clueless as to the extent of the Progressive rot beneath the American system. In 2000, some heralded Bush's victory as a sign that the US had finally made a u-turn on socialism. Instead, as I have been arguing with conservatives for years, the socialist drift is accelerating. Until the we take the culture back (schools, art, etc.) and take back the moral high ground, it doesn't matter who we send to Washington. We must focus on culture first, politics second, as the latter follows the former.
43 weeks ago
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Thanks Mark i really appreciate the help. Knowing where to start is a big plus. I'm surprised that it's free. Seriously? Although i won't have anything racist on the site, it won't exactly be PC either. I wonder how much censorship there is, but then I'll probably be able to ask if they can suggest a site more suitable.
43 weeks ago
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Republicans salivate at the thought of controlling the distribution of the bounty raped and pillaged by the Gov. from its subjects. Otherwise, they have no desire to stop Obuma's raping and pillaging across the American landscape. Both Parties believe Bigger Government is better. No one can prove that false! It is an easily provable fact!
43 weeks ago
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FINALLY, an antidote to all the "Obama Collapsing" headlines and columns I've been reading everywhere.

The man is striding this country like a giant. He is ascendant and triumphant. He protects an AG who blows off a Congressional subpoena with Executive Privilege. He sets foxes to guard henhouses. Let betrayed liberals howl, paper the Capitol walls with subpoenas, let his ratings fall through the floor. There is NOTHING anyone can do to stop him.
43 weeks ago
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Like I said earlier, it's not about HIM. Behind the individual stands a vast, cohesive, powerful political and social movement. He's just its public face - not even a leader, just the guy who carries the flag in front of the army. The real soldiers are people like Pelosi, Reid, and the myriad identity pressure groups that make up the Democrat base.

Republicans? We're just an amorphous blob . We're everybody and nobody. We've got no identity, no plan, and no goal other than "stop the Democrats." Compared to them, we're just background noise.
43 weeks ago
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First, the Republicans do not have a vision.

We are going to see a major realignment. The Left's agenda has always been to integrate their followers into the economic system or at least provide economic rewards.

Rubio has really given the game away, saying that some people just can't make it in our economy, and by extension the US will have to fill these jobs from other groups, that is immigrant.

That change means that the Left has decided that certain groups have failed to fill a role here, will have to be displaced and marginalized with in the economy.

Though there has been little said, it appears that some important mascot groups are going to be if not abandoned given a much lesser role in the Left's agenda. They will still get transfers, but some are coming to believe that special benefits and privileges have born no fruit, which is a bitter disappointment when all you have to offer is financial well-being.

Lastly, and what most people don't understand is the animus the Hispanics have for native groups that share the lower tier of the economy with them. I really was born and raised in Denver, and know Hispanic culture well, having Hispanics in the family.

43 weeks ago
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It's not just Obama - it's the American Progressive movement. Liberals, leftists, socialists, call them what you will. They have a well-defined wish list of "reforms" going back a hundred years. They have already implemented over half of it. They have added a few things since the 60s, but the core remains the same. They are now playing their end game.

Face it: progressives havealways been in it for the long haul. They've had an identity, a definite set of goals, and a long-term strategy for achieving those goals. Each generation of progressives has passed the "mission" on to the next. Each generation has implemented a piece of the plan. If one generation failed, the next tried again, and the next, and so on. Eventually, someone succeeds. This process will continue until every item in the Progressive wish list has been checked off and the Progressive political philosophy is permanently enshrined as law.

What do conservatives have that can stand up to that?
43 weeks ago
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Mandatory vaginal ultrasounds for women contemplating a legal abortion.
43 weeks ago
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That are less invasive than the speculum every woman faces to get her yearly pap smear and much less invasive than the instrument by which she got pregnant in the first place ...
43 weeks ago
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It not only won't stop him and his agenda, it will fortify and accelerate both.

43 weeks ago
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Can someone give me some advice on setting up a website as to expenses, how to find ease of use, lack of censorship? I'm going to start fighting this the only way that will be effective. I'm a tech illiterate who doesn't know if I can pull off running a site and would appreciate any "short cut" or "experience" knowledge that will enable a total novice such as myself to act quickly. Time is short.

By the way I totally agree with the author. And there is only one way to effectively confront the creeps. Jeremiah_Lloyd@hotmail.com
43 weeks ago
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Well, for starters, don't EVER do what you just did - post your email address on a public website. You are going to be inundated with new spam. Here's why:

https://www.projecthoneypot.org/how_to_avoid_spambots.php


You are probably going to need to dump the email account and start over.

Did I mention that you should NEVER do that?

As for a website, start with a free weblog at https://wordpress.com/


That way you won't have invested a huge amount of effort (and a small amount of money) developing a website only to find out you aren't attracting any readers.

Start small.
43 weeks ago
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Obama's agenda is set in stone, regardless of this or that numbers. He is a die hard ideologue and the Constitution means absolutely nothing to him, regardless of his blatherings to the contrary. Ironically - or not - his so called specialty is in Constitutional Law!

Be that as it may, the POTUS and crew are going for broke, and it would take millions on the streets to stop him, if even. The handwriting is visible herein - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/06/17/the-totalitarian-grip-of-obama-inc-its-nexus-to-germanys-iron-curtain-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

The above is where Obama Inc. is headed and no amount of obfuscations will change the trajectory, falling numbers notwithstanding. BTW, many RINO's are in lockstep. It would take a conservative revolutionary, mass movement to make any headway. No kidding.

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/
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