Is Obama heading for a 1-term presidency?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by mgguy, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    Ouch! Obama's approval ratings continue to fall. If this trend continues ---> FAIL. It looks like Obama's sucky press conference on healthcare, closed by his rush to judgement and criticism of the white police officer who arrested a black university professor, may not have been well received by the public. Biden's recent slam on Russia after Obama's attempt to draw them closer can't have helped much either. This follows the earlier Rasmussen poll showing that the public trusts Republicans more than Democrats on 8 out of the 10 top issues they care about. Is this foretelling of a 1-term Obama presidency?

    http://www.examiner.com/x-268-Right-Side-Politics-Examiner~y2009m7d26-Obama-approval-index-falls-to-double-negative-digits-now-11

     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Bush won reelection with an approval rating of under 45% and if Palin is the nominee?
     
  3. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    Oh God I hope so. I think the wool is finally being taken off the peoples eyes.
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    President's approval numbers fall as tough times are on us!?!

    CALL THE PRESS! AN AMAZINGLY PREDICTABLE EVENT HAS OCCURED!
    :rolleyes:
     
  5. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    If you look at Bush's numbers at this time in his first term, he was but 1% point higher. Then came 9/11. You are prescient if you think you can call Obama a one-termer.

    OBTW - I am squarely independent, and have no emotional investment in this or any other president.
     
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  7. mgguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Tough times were upon us when he was elected and later when his approval ratings were still high. His decline in approval may indicate the public is losing faith that he can fix the economy, and possibly now believe that he may even make it worse with his proposed health care overhaul, "cap and trade," and other expensive program proposals.
     
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    iThink that was the lead in Fox News' Sunday Brunch?

    It's rare that a president's approval ratings go up after election, they usually start high and sink. 9/11 was a large exception, but even then, Bush dropped after the election.
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I agree
     
  10. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Wow so people really thought it was possible to fix the mess the US is in in less than a year in office.

    Sheesh...
     
  11. leekohler macrumors G5

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    And you think they'll vote for Ron Paul instead? :rolleyes::)

    Good lord, six months in and already you're freaking out. Please. This is pathetic.
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The same people who said that the poor economy during the Bush administration was all Clinton's fault because the effects of economic policy take a long time to show are the ones who claim Obama is a failure because his economic policy hasn't turned this country around in 6 months. Go figure :rolleyes:
     
  13. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    I suppose he could be, if the Republican party actually had anyone worth voting for. I don't much care for Obama and I'm a registered Republican, but honestly, who the hell is the Republican party going to choose as a candidate? There's no one that is viable, the party right now is a wasteland and needs an extreme reality check before I'll vote that way for president. I'll just throw my vote away by voting for Bob Barr again (not that a Republican presidential vote would actually matter here in California anyway).

    And why are we discussing this now? The election is more than three years away; lets give Obama his time before we decide if he's going to win re-election or not.
     
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Unfortunately, I'd be surprised if he ran in 12
     
  15. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    With healthcare being the biggest government boondoggle to date, far and above the smoke and mirrors of Reagan's Star Wars program.

    Let's fix it by making it worse, but tell everyone spending twice as much will make it better. :eek:

    8-10% increase in the cost of wages should spike prices just as much as the gas increases did.

    Edit: so you are right, lets do it in a year and not bother reading what is in any of the bills. It'll work.
     
  16. jabrowntx macrumors 6502

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    There won't be much left of this country in '12.
     
  17. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    We're already starting with this?:rolleyes:
     
  18. jabrowntx macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, I forgot the bleedin' heart liberals run this forum...
     
  19. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Well, give someone's location, there might not be anything right?

    I'm pretty sure if there was another 9/11 or they caught Bin Laden or the healthcare plan worked or if his economic plan works or if Palin runs, Obama will have a fairly easy time winning. We all know that approval ratings mean nothing, Bush had record high approval ratings after 9/11, was it anything he did, h___ no, he just went to NYC with a bullhorn and promised to catch a guy he never did. It's just the mood of the country and the historicness of Obama gave the country a better feeling for a couple of months, and then everyone was reminded that we are still oddly in economic turmoil, just like before. The idea that anyone is going to fix it even less then two years is a joke.
     
  20. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    well you have me and a few others who arent on this board lol
     
  21. jabrowntx macrumors 6502

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    Right, but Obama wants to go 100 MPH in the wrong direction. Socialized healthcare (and whatever else he's lookin' to socialize) isn't going to work. We've had multiple countries tell us that socialized medicine won't work but we won't listen. If we want to reform healthcare, start with the insurance companies. Our government as a whole is a joke, I'm not badmouthing Obama, I'm badmouthing the whole lot of them.
     
  22. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    And there are a bunch of countries that seem to think it works. America's healthcare system is worse then a whole lot of countries who are fully socialized medicine, the proposed plan is at best, semi-social, or the next argument, which is "a step towards..." Anyone with any knowledge of current political situations will tell you that given the extreme difficulty and political capital needed to get the "step" passed or quite frankly to the floor, there is no way given the current make-up of congress anything beyond it is going to get even time in committee. And, it's not like America's current healthcare system is doing great. Plus, we already have "socialized" healthcare, it's called public hospitals.
     
  23. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yes, it's a conspiracy. :rolleyes: If you have something of substance to add, do it. Otherwise, I suggest you knock off the name-calling and tinfoil hat BS.

    Really? Can you please enlighten us? You guys and your cries of "socialism" are really starting to sound kookier and kookier. It would be entertaining if it weren't so bizarre.
     
  24. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Umm, look around...there ain't that much of it left now.

    And I love reading the hysterical, freaked-out conservative reactions to the watered-down Democratic version of "socialized medicine". Yes, Blue Cross execs will have to go on welfare and food stamps, and doe-eyed children will be dying of horrible, painful diseases in the streets. Despite the fact that it works in industrialized countries all over the world, universal health care in the United States will undoubtedly reduce us to a world resembling a cross between "1984" and "The Stand". :rolleyes:

    Anyway. Obama as a one-termer is conservative wishful thinking, even with the economy the way it is. Remember first of all who gave us this economy. It wasn't Obama and the Democrats. Consider also that for political purposes, the country is going through this at the best possible time: right at the beginning of his term. If the economy begins improving in 2010 as experts expect, Obama and the Dems won't have much to worry about.
     
  25. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    To anyone and everyone: please cite socialism references with some kind of degree or higher education or at least a basic understanding of true socialism. Just because you hear the news anchors/bimbos on faux news saying something does not mean it's true or even remotely accurate. Bush wanted tax-funded charter schools, that sounds like socialism to me but what do I know. :rolleyes:
     

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