Another Day, Another Low for Obama

2009 July 30
by bc3b

Zero is well past zero. He’s down to -12 in the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll with the overall numbers 48% approve/51% disapprove.

CIMG3328.jpg Shipwrecks image by deluxed91

The S.S. Obama keeps taking on more water. In fact, Obama has been under water for a month.

Hat tip: Rasmussen

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  1. 2009 July 30 6:49 am
    phineas gage permalink

    The Minnow has been lost!

    The Minnow has been lost!

  2. 2009 July 30 6:52 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “…. on a 3 year tour….”

  3. 2009 July 30 6:52 am
    phineas gage permalink

    It is rather a pyrrhic victory since the country is looking much the same way.


    We remain in great peril. We must keep driving down the marxist’s numbers so by the time hellcare does get the floor in September, every Dem realizes in no uncertain terms just what it will mean to hitch their wagon to his agenda.

    In the meantime, wonder how the front porch kegger will go today? I hope Crowley stiffs them and goes to Fenway.

  4. 2009 July 30 6:57 am
    phineas gage permalink

    Your supporting cast:
    The Skipper—Plugs Biden, helping out his l’il buddy
    Lillian and Thurston Howell–Stretch Pelosi and Dingy Harry
    The Professor–Ghoul Emanuel
    Ginger and Mary Ann–Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins
    Assorted chimpanzees–Henry Waxman

  5. 2009 July 30 6:57 am
    drdog09 permalink

    The item I am totally baffled about is the 911 caller. Why the hell should she be lawyered up, making press conferences? Something I have never seen before. Very odd.

  6. 2009 July 30 6:59 am
    phineas gage permalink

    What a freaking narcissist

  7. 2009 July 30 7:00 am
    phineas gage permalink

    Because she’s being targeted for destruction as a racist by the liberal race industry and state-run media.

    Does it make any logical sense?

    Hell no–but we are living in bizarro world now.

  8. 2009 July 30 7:01 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Well appears to be in the cheese aisle.

  9. 2009 July 30 7:03 am
    phineas gage permalink

    Your marxist government at work, via HA:

    ‘How much are politicians straining to convince people that the government is stimulating the economy? In Oregon, where lawmakers are spending $176 million to supplement the federal stimulus, Democrats are taking credit for a remarkable feat: creating 3,236 new jobs in the program’s first three months.
    But those jobs lasted on average only 35 hours, or about one work week. After that, those workers were effectively back unemployed, according to an Associated Press analysis of state spending and hiring data. By the state’s accounting, a job is a job, whether it lasts three hours, three days, three months, or a lifetime.’

  10. 2009 July 30 7:04 am
    chekote permalink

    The combination of racial politics and healthcare “reform” proved to be the silver bullet we have been looking for.

  11. 2009 July 30 7:05 am
    drdog09 permalink

    PG, then is really bizarro — she’s a minority too!

  12. 2009 July 30 7:06 am
    phineas gage permalink

    And another good quote posted in the comments at HA. I’ve never heard this before, but I like it a lot:

    “You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it,” -Adrian Rogers

  13. 2009 July 30 7:07 am
    bc3b permalink

    phineas gage –

    “Because she’s being targeted for destruction as a racist by the liberal race industry and state-run media.”

    Chrissy Matthews went after her big time.

  14. 2009 July 30 7:07 am
    phineas gage permalink

    Correction, Dr. D–she must be an Oreo.

    You can only be truly black if you support the marxist.

    Even though the marxist is only half-black.

    Understand now? I hope so because I have a headache and am going to lie down for a while….

  15. 2009 July 30 7:12 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Do MOM jeans count?

  16. 2009 July 30 7:29 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “President Barack Obama said Wednesday there will be no vote on his proposed reforms of the US healthcare system before autumn, a setback that is costing him more political capital with each passing day.

    “This bill, even in the best-case scenario, will not be signed — we won’t even vote on it probably until the end of September or the middle of October,” he said in a session here to muster public support for the reforms. ” — link

    If a vote really doesn’t happen till Oct the chances of passage lessen. The CongressCritters start worrying about votes. And if the ‘O’ is in the -20’s by then?

  17. 2009 July 30 7:34 am
    phineas gage permalink

    Don’t fall for the illusion, keep your eye on the ball.

    Watch the thieving hands, don’t listen to the lying words.

    This is, as aurelius posted last evening, the whole ball of wax.

    They will do anything, literally anything, to get this and then deal with the consequences later. Most likely by amnesty.

  18. 2009 July 30 7:40 am
    drdog09 permalink


    If the HC thing passes then a change in strategy is needed. You don’t fight the liberal stench, you accelerate it. The only way out at that point it to let the whole thing collapse on itself, the sooner the better.

  19. 2009 July 30 7:56 am
    beej permalink

    But Dr. Dog, don’t you think that if it passes, it won’t be allowed to fail? It will just be fed zillions of dollars to prop it up, like so many of the other social programs enacted over the last…60 years or more…????

  20. 2009 July 30 8:55 am
    drdog09 permalink


    I am not suggesting the HC system alone. I am talking about an assisted suicide of the entire federal government.

  21. 2009 July 30 9:02 am
    conservativetony permalink

    Speaking of lows, the Judiciary confirmed Sotomayor 13-6 with Lindsey voting along with his Democrat friends. I aplogize if this is old news.

    If true, Lindsey, being the only Republican to vote her out of committee will be soley responsible for her getting into the SC.

  22. 2009 July 30 9:10 am
    janzam permalink

    Speaking of things going lower for “O”

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 28% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12. That’s the lowest rating yet recorded for President Obama.

    H/T Rasmussen

    -12 !!!!!!!

  23. 2009 July 30 9:11 am
    janzam permalink


    Is it you who said the Judiciary Committee needed at least one republican vote to get it to the floor for a full Senate vote? I’m just wondering if this is true or not.

  24. 2009 July 30 9:15 am
    beej permalink

    Oh, Doh! (slaps forhead) Sorry, Dr. Dog.

  25. 2009 July 30 9:22 am
    janzam permalink

    A thread talking about Obama “lows” could be quite lengthly!

    STEPHEN MARCHE IN ESQUIRE: “Nobody wants to hear it, but this fact is too important to ignore: So far, the first African-American presidency has been one of the worst ever for African-Americans. The economic crisis has predominantly hit non-white working class men; the collapse of the auto industry is threatening to destroy the basis of the Midwestern black middle class. Key matters for African-Americans languish — the overincarceration of young black men that makes a mockery of American justice being the number one example. Government aid? That goes to bankers in Connecticut. If the President were white, there would be riots.”

    H/T instapundit

  26. 2009 July 30 9:28 am
    conservativetony permalink

    Jan, I read that from other bloggers on other Conservative sites. Perhaps othes can weigh in on the matter.


  27. 2009 July 30 9:43 am
    janzam permalink

    An interesting posted comment on an online Washington Examiner article:


    Jul 30, 2009

    1. Cancel your print media and turn off TV until 2010 election is over.
    2. Join Heritage Foundation, NRA, Americans for Prosperity and Tea Party Patriots.
    3. Get fax and phone number of your Senators and Representative, AND leaders of the oppositon. BUG THE HECK out of them. CALL EVERY time you are upset over something.
    4. Fight for a Flat Tax to keep taxes from being used for Social Engineering.
    5. Fight to get EVERYONE to pay taxes so we get rid of freeloaders.
    6. Force Congress to live by the same laws they make for us.

    Jul 30, 2009

    OPPONENT: Devore, Chuck (
    DODD, Christopher (CT) BANKING
    OPPONENT: Simmons, Rob (
    LINCOLN, Blanche L. (AR) ENERGY
    OPPONENT: Hendren, Kim (Yuck)
    OPPONENT: Rutledge, James (47 yr. old; first time for political office)
    OPPONENT: Salazar, Dr. Sean (Veteran;
    SCHUMER, Charles E. (NY) BANKING

  28. 2009 July 30 9:47 am
    phineas gage permalink

    Ha, that’s amusing, CT, since this was my post on rwy’s 7/29 thread:

    ‘I generally agree, but IIRC from what CT told me a while back, there must be at least one Republican vote on the Judiciary Committee to advance a nominee to the floor for an overall vote. If Lucy Graham had not provided that vote, would not the dumb racist Latina be bottled up in committee?’

    Can anyone clarify what the rules are?

  29. 2009 July 30 9:48 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “STEPHEN MARCHE IN ESQUIRE: “Nobody wants to hear it, but this fact is too important to ignore: So far, the first African-American presidency has been one of the worst ever..”

    Had Marche stopped right there he would have been miles ahead. Everything he says after that goes into PC la-la-land.

  30. 2009 July 30 9:52 am
    JustMary permalink

    While I loooooooooooooooooooooove the idea of a flat tax, I think it is dangerous. My concern is that Obama will adopt a flat tax, while keeping all other taxes in place. If he abolishes the IRS before the tax comes along (hahahahahahaha that was funny) we’ll be fine. The country has a chance at prosperity.

  31. 2009 July 30 10:00 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Fashion industry is in the frumps so price fixing seems a good way to go! —

    But Anna Wintour’s proposed solution really takes the cake. The Vogue editor stood up to offer, “Could someone lead a committee that would make ground rules for retailers of when the discounting starts, and then all the retailers can agree to it?” Von Furstenberg interjected that that was illegal — in fact, if the big department stores had any such agreement, it would amount to price-fixing and collusion, an anti-trust lawsuit in the making. “Is that something we can change?” asked Wintour. “We have friends in the White House now!”


    So this is what it has come to. Its not sufficient to just compete but hey lets suck up to Uncle Sam on a deal other than a bailout. [I am no babe in the woods, I work IT where collusion and FUD is the norm.] I am, heck they have friends in the WH. I would almost let them if someone would get MO a new fashion sense. The brightly colored sack cloths are wearing kinda thin.

  32. 2009 July 30 10:01 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Darn. source

  33. 2009 July 30 10:10 am
    JustMary permalink

    Oh good grief! Just because Obama wants to be a celebrity more than he wants to be POTUS, she will probably get her way.

  34. 2009 July 30 10:12 am
    janzam permalink

    “The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States.” — Sen. Barack Obama, March 31, 2008

    To say President Obama failed to follow through on this promise is an understatement. By appointing a virtual army of “czars” — each wholly unaccountable to Congress yet tasked with spearheading major policy efforts for the White House — in his first six months, the president has embarked on an end-run around the legislative branch of historic proportions.

    Read on….

    Too many Presidential Czars keep Congress in the dark Eric Cantor — Washington Post

  35. 2009 July 30 10:13 am
    drdog09 permalink

    PG, here are the rules of the senate judiciary committee —

  36. 2009 July 30 10:18 am
    janzam permalink

    Regulating when discount pricing starts? Weird and ridiculous!

  37. 2009 July 30 10:28 am
    conservativetony permalink

    I wanted to make sure I read the rule correctly, so I poked around a little and found this gem
    **HERE**. You can’t go wrong with a guy who has a 99% rating on being right (pun intended)


    Limbaugh cited a legal blog, Dorf on Law , as his source on the matter. Law professor Michael Dorf wrote that the Senate Judiciary Committee has a rule that one member of the minority party must agree for a matter to be brought to a vote. Otherwise the matter will not be voted on. Dorf is a law professor at Cornell University and a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.


    We confirmed the Senate Judiciary Committee’s rule that the blog cited. Rule IV states, “The Chairman shall entertain a non-debatable motion to bring a matter before the Committee to a vote. If there is objection to bring the matter to a vote without further debate, a roll call vote of the Committee shall be taken, and debate shall be terminated if the motion to bring the matter to a vote without further debate passes with ten votes in the affirmative, one of which must be cast by the minority.”

  38. 2009 July 30 10:32 am
    conservativetony permalink

    DD, thank for that link. This proves that Lindsey Graham will be soley responisble for Sotomayor upcoming confirmation to the SC.

    This should be enough for the “Big Tenters” of our party to see what a danger RINOs are to us and to the US.

  39. 2009 July 30 10:34 am
    drdog09 permalink

    ‘Dorf on Law’, I have to ask, does he look like Tim Conway and offer legal advise on DVD?

  40. 2009 July 30 10:35 am
    drdog09 permalink

    CT, agreed.

  41. 2009 July 30 10:48 am
    mpthompson permalink

    A few weeks ago when Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll showed Obama first entering negative territory I made a prediction on that site that it wouldn’t be until October before Obama’s numbers fell to -12. Sheesh, they guy’s numbers are dropping like a rock and there is no evidence the fall is slowing.

    The only real question for me is where his numbers must fall for him to be politically wounded to the point that he is rendered ineffective. We may still yet be a LONG way from that.

  42. 2009 July 30 11:22 am
    janzam permalink

    I agree bc

  43. 2009 July 30 11:24 am
    INC permalink

    Wow, -12!!!!!!!

    Nowhere to go but down. There’s nothing he’s done that’s going to give him a boost. His actions have been so destructive at home and abroad.

  44. 2009 July 30 11:25 am
    INC permalink

    Rass also said:

    75% Favor Auditing The Fed

    So much for the ongoing secrecy of the nation’s independent central banking system. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of Americans favor auditing the Federal Reserve and making the results available to the public.


  45. 2009 July 30 11:25 am
    janzam permalink

    Isn’t that great, INC!

    Now, where can he find a few more attachable “rocks” to make that score go even lower!

  46. 2009 July 30 11:27 am
    janzam permalink

    Yeah, the polls seem to be gaining momentum in reporting nothing but bad news for Obama. I only hope his vacation doesn’t put any brakes on the slide downward.

  47. 2009 July 30 11:45 am
    bc3b permalink

    INC –

    Imagine where Obama would be in the polls if the media were reporting the full story and not shilling for him 24/7.

  48. 2009 July 30 12:08 pm
    phineas gage permalink

    I would advise taking a media-vacation during the marxist’s vacation.

    The coverage will be nausea-inducing.

    Think of how thrilled the state-run media elites will be to frolic in Martha’s Vineyard rather than Texas. I hope they all contract severe dysentery from the oysters-on-the-halfshell or steak tartare.

    The poll numbers for the marxist may be dropping, but not within the media. They are all in for this guy, right to the bitter end. I’ll enjoy watching them both go over the cliff together.

  49. 2009 July 30 12:09 pm
    phineas gage permalink

    Speaking of which, anyone see disgraced Dan Rather’s hilarious pronouncement that the government must take over the media to save it?

    LOL–you’re a discredited dinosaur, Mr. Suspenders, and no phony Texas quip is going to change the fact that you and your entire corrupt industry are headed to oblivion.

  50. 2009 July 30 12:11 pm
    phineas gage permalink

    Ted the Swimmer is scheduled to receive the CMOH.

    Probably indicates the prognosis is dire.

    Of course, it was even more dire for Mary Jo Kopechne. She probably won’t be remembered at the ceremony.

  51. 2009 July 30 12:18 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Probably indicates the prognosis is dire. — PG

    Wait! He can’t go yet. He has not had his 5 year ‘health options’ advisory session!

  52. 2009 July 30 12:27 pm
    janzam permalink

    Wait! He can’t go yet. He has not had his 5 year ‘health options’ advisory session!

    OMG, you’re right!

  53. 2009 July 30 12:30 pm
    janzam permalink

    This ought to help Obama! Media with the rescue paddles!


    H/T Drudge

  54. 2009 July 30 12:36 pm
    janzam permalink

    Do you think Obama is getting “overexposed?”

    A 78-year-old Carroll woman says she’s so tired of seeing President Barack Obama on the airwaves that she’s selling her television sets – two of them.

    H/T Hotair

  55. 2009 July 30 12:37 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Phineas –

    You’re right. While Zero’s public poll numbers are plummeting, I would be interested in seeing where he stands with the media, My guess is that recent events have not affected his popularity with the media at all.

  56. 2009 July 30 1:02 pm
    conservativetony permalink


    I’m not sure if the media will protect Obama if it means losing the House and Senate. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: The media will save Obama from himself, even if it means helping him by going against him on certain bills.

  57. 2009 July 30 1:29 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I don’t see the Dims losing the Senate in 2010. There are too many “safe” seats up, not enough “purple” states. However, the House may be a different story.

    If the GOP is smart, which it isn’t, it would run against Obama and Pelosi and remind voters it is the only chance to save the country from (further) socialism.

    If they’re true to form, however, they will be the nice polite “pubbies” we know and loathe and assure the public Obama and the Dims really aren’t that bad (like McCain did last fall).

  58. 2009 July 30 1:40 pm
    phineas gage permalink

    Speaking of, how many worthless RINOs is it likely that we can primary out?

  59. 2009 July 30 2:12 pm
    conservativetony permalink

    Yeah, BC

    I have yet to hear any Republican refer to this economy as the Pelosi Economy or the Obama Economy, etc.

    How about this little gem: “Were you better of 4 years ago than you are now?”

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