Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ooh, look!

A hockey stick!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, yeah, people disapprove of Obama. More disapprove of the congress. But these socialists still have time to push through the Delay the Election Due to the Global Warming Crisis Act. After all, the entire Senate is willing to tell the voters to "Go spit in the wind" over healthcare reform. They're not likely to let an old piece of parchment like the Constitution stand in the way of reforming this country.

dave said...

"Delay the Election?"

Wow. Bush Derangement Syndrome has apparently jumped the species barrier.

Will Brown said...

I was gonna say, a stick to go along with the puck we already have, and link to some other generic Obama-related post.

I see I don't have to go that far to find an illustration though.

Not you Dave; stop flinching. :)

Tam said...

I thought Clinton was going to delay the election? Or maybe it was Bush...?

Anonymous said...

I think Anon was being allegorical and stuff.

Considering the Senate's version of health care reform contains langauage that future Congresses cannot repeal health care reform, we left the Constitution long ago.

Shootin' Buddy

GrantCunningham said...

Maybe this says something about my psyche, but my first thought was that it resembled a middle finger...

-=[ Grant ]=-

Tam said...

Pphhhtt!

"Constitutionality"? You and your quaint notions!

Ed Foster said...

I've been sending that Rasmussen chart around today as well. It's worth noting that he has called all the last few Presidential elections far closer to the mark than anyone else.

Evidently, the milds and undecideds tend to follow the strongly approves and strongly disapproves when push comes to shove. Right about now, President Barry Bumbles couldn't win election as dogcatcher anywhere outside the nearest ghetto.

To finish the rest of the commentary:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-six percent (46%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21. That’s the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President (see trends).
Fifty-three percent (53%) of men Strongly Disapprove along with 39% of women. Most African-American voters (58%) Strongly Approve while most white voters (53%) Strongly Disapprove.
Seventy-four percent (74%) of Republicans Strongly Disapprove as do 52% of unaffiliated voters. Forty-seven percent (47%) of Democrats Strongly Approve.
For the second straight day, the update shows the highest level of Strong Disapproval yet recorded for this President. That negative rating had never topped 42% before yesterday. However, it has risen dramatically since the Senate found 60 votes to move forward with the proposed health care reform legislation. Most voters (55%) oppose the health care legislation and senior citizens are even more likely than younger voters to dislike the plan.

Noah D said...

the Senate's version of health care reform contains langauage that future Congresses cannot repeal health care reform

Wait, what?

WV: 'cootorri' Er...

Carteach0 said...

I suspect this chart is nothing special compared to what's coming down the pike.

'Course, I could be totally wrong.
Been wrong before.... will be again.

tim said...

Coincidentally, I saw a related story about presidential approval polls at the end of their first year in office. Apparently only one other president since these polls started has finished his first year with less than 50% approval.

Reagan.

Anonymous said...

Your country needs you Reagan!!! Damn you for dying and not being elected to 10 more terms...

global village idiot said...

What B+? Has the Former Junior Senator from Illinois replaced Robert Gibbs with the Iraqi Minister of Information?

I'm dyin' to see a link!

gvi

Rick R. said...

Noah D --

Yup.

Never mind the fact that SCOTUS ruled a while ago that Congress flat out cannot do that. . .

WV: "minicat" (Isn;t that normally called a "kitten"? {grin})

Noah D said...

Rick R -

Thanks...sorta.

'This law says Congress can't repeal this law.'

IANAL (yet!), but the basic analytical part of my brain hurts when I read that.

markm said...

It's a Senate rule change embedded in the legislation that changes the cloture requirement back to a 2/3 supermajority (68) instead of the present 60%. But it takes a 2/3 supermajority to pass a rule change. Does this mean that the next time the Senate chair is not a Democrat, he can

1) rule that the bill never passed at all, or

2) rule that the rule didn't change so 60 Senators (and 50% + 1 of the house) can overturn it?