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Good Time Barry’s Got the Blues

December 11th, 2013 - 11:20 am

That Q-pac poll I showed you earlier this morning was no outlier. NBC/WSJ shows a similarly-broad decline in support for Professor Wiggleroom — as a president and as a person. Here:

Just 28 percent give the president high grades for being able to achieve his goals (down 16 points from January); only 37 percent give him high marks for being honest and straightforward (down 5 points from June); and 44 percent give him high marks for being able to handle a crisis (down another 5 points since June).

“These are tough and sobering numbers for the president and his administration,” said Democratic pollster Fred Yang, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff.

More at the link, including a PDF of the full report.

But what comes to my mind is, “Live by the targeted demo, die by the targeted demo.”

Wiggleroom won election in 2008 on three things. There was rational voter disgust with President Bush, rational voter fears about the economy, and completely irrational belief in the power of hopenchange.

Wiggle was reelected with even less. Silly campaigns, aided and abetted by the MSM, like the fictional “war on women,” helped drive targeted voters to the polls. Smear jobs on Mitt Romney, again aided and abetted by the MSM, helped keep other targeted voters at home. (Romney’s near-inability to counterpunch, plus the RNC’s technological inferiority also played big parts; I’m not at all saying they’re blameless for Romney’s loss.)

But what happens when that “supporter” who came to the polls based on little more than than a cute “lady parts” meme she saw on Buzzfeed, is confronted with a not-so-cute cancellation notice, and a non-working website trying to upsell her on unaffordable insurance? What wellspring does Wiggleroom have to win her back?

There isn’t one. Wiggleroom didn’t win on a set on bedrock principles from which he has now temporarily deviated. He ran and won on lies and smears and cutting-edge technology. The smears no longer matter because Romney is out of the picture, and there are no more voters to get to the polls via an iPhone app.

All that’s left is the lies, brutally exposed by the ObamaCare rollout.

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Obama still doing very well among Zombies where his approval is at 99.8%, although that is down from 102.5% a year ago..
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Just the Republicans.

The independents have "connections" and the Democrats have subsidies and waivers.
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28% give high marks?

Please give the stats on the following:

How many of that 28% were Republican?

How many of that 28% were independent?

How many of that 28% were clinically insane?
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It's true that folks on the Right had rational disgust with Dubya. But most of the disgust on the Left was irrational. And it was the Left that elected Very Possumass.
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He has insanely low support levels.
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Professor Wiggleroom doesn't give a rip about silly polls. He'll never have to endure the voters again. The dead and illegals will keep voting for D no matter what...
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What is it with the dead anyway? Someone needs to hold a seance and find out what the heck their problem is and why they always vote democrat.
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Because they are mindless, a typical Democrat voter.
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Obama still doing very well among Zombies where his approval is at 99.8%, although that is down from 102.5% a year ago..
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Zombie-Americans have long endured discrimination by the living. Heck, one needs merely look at the hate crimes against Zombie-Americans that are celebrated on film.
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37 percent very dishonest respondents give him high marks for being honest
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You guys got to keep remembering the low polling figures are a feature, not a bug, of the O's reign
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All the more reason for the conservatives not to pick a fight on this next budget round.
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Like keel over to his demands?
May be a low polling is the way to win.

Stick to the hard won sequester which has been the law of the land for longer than Obamacare. The law is settled, sequester works. Why surrender now? A bit too stupid even for the stupid party, yes?
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Because they need to let the democrats sink and not give them a lifeline. Let it go for now. They can always fix it after the repubs take the senate. Taking the senate has to be the top priority.
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if the senate were comprised of 100 republicans of the current makeup then i'd wager nothing would change and we'd still get ridiculous bills passed like the ones during bush 2 and obama

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Republicans take the Senate? Who is going to vote for them? Democrats?
If they took the Senate, then have to wait for a Republican take the White House.

Fool me once, and all that. They have fooled us more than once. Fortunately for them, they still have mindless believers.
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What will be interesting is whether those numbers get below 30%. That's what did Nixon in.

I doubt it happens--there's a hard-core 30% that believes in redistribution by any means necessary, or various other goodies that Dems can plausibly claim to champion (La Reconquista, LGBT issues, Earth First, etc.).
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Let's not forget the A-#1 non-negotiable foundation of the Left.

Good old Abortion, of the "taxpayer funded" variety.
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28% give high marks?

Please give the stats on the following:

How many of that 28% were Republican?

How many of that 28% were independent?

How many of that 28% were clinically insane?
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You missed the big one: How many of that 28% are off their psychoactive meds due to ObamaCare?
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Watched "Serenity" again over the weekend. At the core of the movie is government distribution of a "calming" drug that removes the will to fight of those who inhale it (via normal ventilation systems). It's easy to imagine an Obamacare bureaucrat deciding that doing so would be a good idea. Heck, if they can require us to purchase insurance, they could require us to purchase "calming medication".
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Just the Republicans.

The independents have "connections" and the Democrats have subsidies and waivers.
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