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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

As Obama Scrambles To Reinforce His Base......

Obama panders to base - but increases his problems with the center!....

He scrambles to regain some footing with the left wing of his party, but in so doing, he moves farther away from the centrists Democrats - many of whom are facing tough elections of their own! And, it seems the more he appears on TV, the less positive is the impact on his poll numbers!



Following - from today's POLITICO, is but one of the many indications that his support among centrists and independents is failing.

"Liberals on Monday cheered President Barack Obama’s plan to hike taxes on the wealthy to cut the deficit. But the response from Democrats on the front lines of 2012 election battles? Silence. Or, at best, tepid enthusiasm.
Centrist Democrats, a dwindling breed on Capitol Hill, were quickly faced with another rough choice once Obama went public with his plans: Reject their president or back what Republicans are already calling the largest tax increase in the nation’s history".

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63887.html#ixzz1YVapOQKl

5 comments:

Sarkazein said...

The Left, so far, is winning this battle. They have directed the conversation to taxing the rich instead of cutting spending. As long as the Left is successful in making taxing others the question, they win. The country loses because taxiing too little is not the problem.

inquiring mind said...

Just in from the Civitas:

http://www.nccivitas.org/2011/august-2011-poll-results/

Blogger said...

Because the margin of error is +/- 4.9%, the differences between 2010 and 2011 on many of these items are meaningless.

Sarkazein said...

Zero at the UN today- ""That is the truth. Each side has legitimate aspirations – and that is what makes peace so hard. And the deadlock will only be broken when each side learns to stand in each other’s shoes. Each side can see the world through the other's eyes. That’s what we should be encouraging."

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Sarkazein said...

WE have to restrain the money flow to the government. If we send them even more money, THIS IS THE RESULT.

Stop the bogus tax the rich lie.