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Does Even Obama Know He’s Destroying Himself And His Party? Maybe So.

November 20, 2009

The trend is strikingly visible in a single image from Rasmussen:

The green line is the people who like Obama.  And it’s dropping like an asteroid.  The red line is the people who don’t like Obama.  And it’s going higher and higher.  And the “-14” is the difference between the people who really like Obama from the people who really don’t like him.  As you can see, the “really don’t like hims” have it.

At traffic lights, I’m a big fan of encountering green.  Here, I really love the red.

Obama is already speaking about the possibility that he might be so politically gangrenous by 2012 that he won’t even bother to run.

“You know, if – if I feel like I’ve made the very best decisions for the American people and three years from now I look at it and, you know, my poll numbers are in the tank and because we’ve gone through these wrenching changes, you know, politically, I’m in a tough spot, I’ll – I’ll feel all right about myself,” Obama told CNN’s Ed Henry.

Obama went on to say:

“I’d feel a lot worse, if at a time of such urgency for the American people I was spending a lot of time thinking about how I could position myself to ensure reelection.

“Because if I were doing that right now, I wouldn’t have taken on health care, I wouldn’t be taking on things that are unpopular,” the president said. “I wouldn’t be closing Guantanamo. There are a whole series of choices that I’m making that I know are going to create some political turbulence. But I think they’re the right thing to do, and history will bear out my theories or not.”

All I can say is, “or not.”  You’re “theories” are bogus, Barry.

Health care was bad enough, in terms of a blatant display of either ignorance or disavowal of the clear will of the American people.  But when you look at the determination to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other terrorists on civilian trial in New York City in the face of overwhelming rejection of the electorate, you can see that Obama frankly doesn’t give a damn what the nation thinks.

As Rasmussen puts it:

Just 29% agree with the decision to try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and five other terrorists suspects in a New York city courtroom. Only 14% believe terrorist suspects should receive the same legal rights in court as U.S. citizens.

We can add the fact that Obama hasn’t bothered to try to keep our citizens safe at home or our soldiers safe abroad (or at home for that matter).  Between Afghanistan, Fort Hood, and the H1N1 debacle, you’ve seriously got to wonder.

Only 47% of Americans at least somewhat approve of Obama.  And only 47% of Democrats strongly approve of him.

But he’s not listening to you.  He’s listening to George Soros and Andy Stern.

And there are portents of a total disaster for Democrats in 2010 if they continue on their suicidal path into the hard-core ideological liberal agenda they have been pursuing.

The Huffington Post (hardly even remotely CLOSE to being pro-conservative) has this:

NEW YORK — Despite sweeping Democratic successes in the past two national elections, continuing job losses and President Barack Obama’s slipping support could lead to double-digit losses for the party in next year’s congressional races and may even threaten their House control.

Fifty-four new Democrats were swept into the House in 2006 and 2008, helping the party claim a decisive majority as voters soured on a Republican president and embraced Obama’s message of hope and change. Many of the new Democrats are in districts carried by Republican John McCain in last year’s presidential contest; others are in traditional swing districts that have proved tough for either party to hold.

From New Hampshire to Nevada, House Democrats also will be forced to defend votes on Obama’s $787 billion economic recovery package and on energy legislation viewed by many as a job killer in an already weak economy.

Add to that the absence of Obama from the top of the ticket, which could reduce turnout among blacks, liberals and young people, and the likelihood of a highly motivated GOP base confused by the president’s proposed health care plan and angry at what they consider reckless spending and high debt.

Taken together, it could be the most toxic environment for Democrats since 1994, when the party lost 34 House incumbents and 54 seats altogether. Democrats currently have a 256-178 edge in the House, with one vacancy. Republicans would have to pick up 40 seats to regain control.

Republicans hold a six point lead over Democrats in generic balloting – and have held a lead for four months.  That hasn’t happened since the dinosaurs walked the earth.  That’s actually even bigger than it sounds, given the fact that those identifying themselves as “Republican” are considerably more likely to vote than those identifying themselves as “Democrat.”

On my own view, the Democrats aren’t in 1994 trouble; they’re actually more along the lines of being in 1997 trouble.

1997 was the year of the Heaven’s Gate cult mass suicide, as members – all wearing the same kind of Nike sneakers – committed suicide in order to beam themselves onto the spaceship hiding behind the Hale-Bopp comet.

As the Democrats pursue radical leftist policy after radical leftist policy, they are essentially saying, “Beam me up, Scotty!” just like their Heaven’s Gate intellectual forebears did before them.  As the American people clearly are turning against the Democrats’ radicalism, the Democrats are calling for still more radicalism.  It’s almost as if they’re saying, “If we guzzle more of our Kool-aid faster, we’ll be SURE to win.”

I was never a Bill Clinton fan.  But one thing you could count on Slick Willie to do was whatever was politically best for Slick Willie.  He was a liberal; but if the people demanded he be a moderate, he would suddenly discover that he was a moderate.

That isn’t Barry Hussein.  He is a hard-core ideologue.  People like me tried to warn you that the man who spent 23 years in a racist, anti-American, Marxist church would be such an ideologue.

Barry will destroy his presidency, and destroy the Democrat Party, in order to advance an agenda that is far more radical than the American people understood when they elected him.

Say hello to Obama’s little friend, the Cloward-Piven strategy.

Update, November 24:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 27% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15. This is the lowest Approval Index rating yet measured for President Obama (see trends).

Fifty-two percent (52%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 68% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major political party, just 16% Strongly Approve and 51% Strongly Disapprove (see other recent demographic highlights from the tracking poll).

Oh, oh, Democrats.  It looks like independents utterly despise your Messiah.

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Plea To Democrats: Come Back From The Dark Side

August 15, 2008

I have recently been surprised at the number of Democrats who have essentially said, “Country before party.”

These are people who think differently than I do about a lot of things. They want things that Democrats have wanted for decades (a big government that provides myriad social support structures, a focus on workers’ rights, a wariness regarding the potential to descend into militarism, and – less often – an affirmation of a woman’s right to choose abortion). But at some level, they have come to realize that the Democratic Party they used to support without question has left them behind in its support of an incredibly extreme leftist ideology.

As Dennis Prager has said many times on his radio program: a Kennedy liberal during the early 1960s would be a solid conservative today.

I have always tried to treat these frustrated Democrats with respect, because I know that the journey they are making to repudiate their party’s candidate is not an easy one.

The Democratic Party today is firmly in the control of the most radical element that used to occupy the fringe. With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi literally come Las Vegas and San Francisco values. They are values that are massively funded by radicals such as George Soros, and propagandized by MoveOn.org. And these values are out of touch with millions of Democrats.

Now we add to that mix Sen. Barack Obama, the most liberal member of the United States Senate. He is a candidate whose social views are so incredibly radical that as a Illinois State Senator he even supported the genuine infanticide of infants who were born alive. Make no mistake: Obama is the most radical candidate who has ever appeared on the ballot for either party.

Barack Obama brings with him the two very worst elements of the Democratic Party: the corrupt Chicago political apparatus and the radical leftist ideology.

I believe that one way or another, the Democratic Party is soon in for a major and dramatic transition;

If Barack Obama loses in a McGovern-style landslide (which I personally believe will happen as Americans come to realize just how radical Sen. Obama truly is), I believe that Democrats will rise up in outrage and throw off the leadership that brought them to such a stunning defeat in a year they should have dominated.

If, on the other hand, Barack Obama wins the White House, with a Nancy Pelosi House and a Harry Reid Senate, I believe that this country will take such a massive nosedive into economic recession and foreign policy disasters that the country will restore Republican rule in landslide style that will last for years. You simply don’t give socialist radicals this much power and have a good long-term outcome.

As a political partisan, I say either way conservatives win. It’s only a matter of time.

As an American, I fiercely want to avoid the prospect of seeing my country return to a time of 20% prime interest rates and a drifting, helpless morass of one foreign policy nightmare after another.

And I am proud to say that I have encountered enough Democrats who think the same thing that it gives me more hope in the people of this country than I have had in some time. These Democrats are looking at John McCain as a moderate Republican who has and will reach out to Democrats; and they are looking at Barack Obama as a radical leftist Democrat who will lead their party and their country to ruin. And they are choosing McCain.

I literally didn’t think they had it in them. Like I said before, I’m proud of these Democrats. It’s a lot harder to turn a ship around than it is to go with the flow and sail full-steam ahead.

I have said some very harsh things about Barack Obama, and about Democrats in the mold of Pelosi and Reid. And I will continue to do so.

But I want to state unequivocally that I do NOT share the same view of moderate Democrats. While we disagree on many issues, we often want the same ultimate goals and merely differ on how we should arrive at them. And we can come together when it counts to support the country we share in common.

During World War II, Americans came together as never before in common cause and rose up to fight two brutal enemies that had to be defeated in a bloody total war. Whether Republican or Democrat, Americans labored and sacrificed as never before and rose to a level of greatness the world had never seen.

I dream of the day when we can do that again.

After 9/11, Republicans and Democrats gathered together on the steps of Congress and sang, “God bless America.” What a great day that was even in the midst of tragedy.

When Americans rise up as one, we are the most unstoppable force in the history of the world. We can do anything. We can overcome any obstacle. We can solve any crisis. We can defeat any enemy. And we can give to those in need around the world like no nation that has ever existed upon the face of the earth.

As I demonstrate in a related article, many Democrats supported the Iraq War, and top Democratic leaders gave overwhelming support concerning the war’s justifications and goals.

I believe that radical leftist ideologues seized control of the Democratic Party by taking advantage of the frustration many Americans legitimately felt over the lack of progress in the war. And the result has been a radicalized Democratic Party, and a deeply divided and embittered nation.

We were overwhelmingly united as a country, and then one political party and one political ideology cynically used the war in difficult times as a wedge issue designed to divide that unity for short-term political gain.

In order to win in Iraq, in Afghanistan, or anywhere else in the world, we need to be united as one nation. In order to present an effective deterrence that will be able to genuinely affect a non-nuclear Iran, we need to be united behind common ideals and common goals.

Abraham Lincoln put it best when he said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” A wise Lincoln borrowed this principle from an even wiser Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 12:25).

Or as founding father Thomas Paine put it, “If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.”

Come back from the dark side, Democrats! Reject the radical leftist politicians that your leadership is foisting on you!

If you vote for what is best for your country, the best interests of your party will ultimately take care of themselves.