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Obama's Approval Rating Continues to Drop Watch

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    Rising unemployment with seemingly unlimited spending and a health plan that many Americans aren't happy with of President Obama's approval rating has hit an all time new low. Now only 55% on Gallup. Less than 50% approve his healthcare bill.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo...oval-1044.html

    Is the Honeymoon now over?
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    GOP 2012 yes please.
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    Why are the Republicans called the "GOP"?
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    (Original post by Don_Scott)
    Why are the Republicans called the "GOP"?
    They were nicknamed the Grand Old Party.
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    This will come as no surprise to Obama, he insisted upon times coming being hard during the election
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    You mean, he didn't fix the world straight away by clicking his fingers like he promised?

    Ugh!! I knew I shouldn't have trusted him. And to think I voted for him over the white guy that WOULD have fixed everything right away.
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    His approval rating continues to drop because of an insane economic downturn, a continuing war in Afghanistan and an incredibly ambitious healthcare reform that many Americans still demonise because of an irrational fear of socialism?

    No way!
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    (Original post by Don_Scott)
    Why are the Republicans called the "GOP"?
    Because they're a bunch of grumpy old pricks. See what I did there :ahee:
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    (Original post by chidona)
    His approval rating continues to drop because of an insane economic downturn, a continuing war in Afghanistan and an incredibly ambitious healthcare reform that many Americans still demonise because of an irrational fear of socialism?

    No way!
    Considering the fact that socialism has failed with every implementation and that socialism would destroy American culture, it can't really be called an irrational fear.
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    (Original post by Don_Scott)
    Considering the fact that socialism has failed with every implementation and that socialism would destroy American culture, it can't really be called an irrational fear.
    Badly phrased on my part - an irrational fear of anything that could be considered 'big Government', which a universal healthcare scheme would imply. Hell, they bandy about the term 'socialism' like it's going out of fashion.
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    He was bound to be a disappointment regardless. We built him up to be Superman when he was dealing with issues that will take years/never can be solved.
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    As people see that he is not the Messiah he was hyped up to be and puts America further and further into debt and socialism, slowly but surely destroying it, of course his ratings are going to plummet.
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    (Original post by chidona)
    His approval rating continues to drop because of an insane economic downturn, a continuing war in Afghanistan and an incredibly ambitious healthcare reform that many Americans still demonise because of an irrational fear of socialism?

    No way!
    Exactly.

    Everybody knew it was inevitable: health-care reform was always going to cause issues, with even some Democrats opposing it; Afghanistan is a long, hard struggle; and somehow the economy didn't immediately improve because of Obama-mania.

    How surprising.

    (ETA: I reject this socialism notion as well; I've never understood how people can say he's a socialist.)
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    (Original post by chidona)
    Badly phrased on my part - an irrational fear of anything that could be considered 'big Government', which a universal healthcare scheme would imply. Hell, they bandy about the term 'socialism' like it's going out of fashion.
    That's because big government sucks. It sucked under Bush, it sucks here and sucks under Obama.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    That's because big government sucks. It sucked under Bush, it sucks here and sucks under Obama.
    In terms of healthcare, I'd say the alternative is much worse. Big Government is good in small doses, as far as I'm concerned.

    Besides, I was alluding to the fact that anything done to increase the role/strength of Government is immediately portrayed by certain media outlets as the start of the downhill road to pure, unadultarated, socialism. Which it quite clearly isn't, but people eat it up anyway.
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    Obama is just lucky that the Republicans are in even more of a mess, lacking a front man or really anyone who is taken that seriously.
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    (Original post by chidona)
    In terms of healthcare, I'd say the alternative is much worse. Big Government is good in small doses, as far as I'm concerned.
    I'll take private any day.

    Besides, I was alluding to the fact that anything done to increase the role/strength of Government is immediately portrayed by certain media outlets as the start of the downhill road to pure, unadultarated, socialism. Which it quite clearly isn't, but people eat it up anyway.
    Well, it is. The bailouts?
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    (Original post by Smack)
    I'll take private any day.
    Great for you, you can afford it. Many, many people can't.



    Well, it is. The bailouts?
    No it isn't. I'm not going to get into this, because I'm simply not interested in debating such an evident non-truth.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    I'll take private any day.
    That's because you can afford it sweetie

    EDIT: Anyone lacking a social conscience might choose private over state-provided, but I suppose if it was the choice between state provided healthcare or 3rd world healthcare you'd change your tune (as is the choice for many)
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    To be fair, his approval rating was so high originally, it couldn't have possibly gone any higher.
 
 
 
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