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Obama freefall, Support for Healthacare Slips, GOP winning battles

July 31, 2009 politisite 0

Obama Drops Faster than Bush or Carter
Posted: 30 Jul 2009 11:39 AM PDT
Barack Obama’s public approval rating has fallen faster than presidents from George W. Bush to Jimmy Carter, based on a RealClearPolitics review of historical Gallup polling. Until Obama, Carter was the last president to begin his term in the high 60s. Carter first polled at a 66 percent approval rating. He did not reach Obama’s present […]
Pew: Obama at 54%
Posted: 30 Jul 2009 07:25 AM PDT
When it rains it pours. The opening graf from the write up of the new Pew Research survey: Barack Obama’s approval ratings have suffered major declines. The president’s overall job approval number fell from 61% in mid-June to 54% currently. His approval ratings for handling the economy and the federal budget deficit have also fallen sharply, […]
Not the End of It
Posted: 30 Jul 2009 07:21 AM PDT
Jon Ralston of the Las Vegas Sun takes umbrage with John Ensign’s statement last Friday that because of a report that an ethics complaint has been filed withe the Senate, he’s “been advised not to publicly comment further at this time.” Raltson writes: Well, that settles it. No more questions because … the senator says no […]
Of course, support for health plan slipping…for now
Posted: 30 Jul 2009 05:47 AM PDT
Did you think it wouldn’t? The public has been watching the sausage being made. That’s a drawback of having Congress do this. Whatever your beliefs on health reform, there’s something not to like. And if you haven’t been focusing on the details, you’ve had $9 million in negative advertising to scare you. But I don’t agree with […]

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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll – July 30, 2009

July 31, 2009 politisite 0

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 28% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11 (see trends). Yesterday, the President hosted Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., for a beer on the White House lawn. […]

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House Rejects Amendment Preventing Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

July 31, 2009 politisite 0

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — After adding abortion coverage and funding last night to the Democratic leadership’s health care bill, H.R. 3200, the Energy and Commerce Committee today rejected an amendment to prevent government funding for abortion or health plans that provide abortion coverage. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins had this to say regarding this latest Committee action: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) “Once again the Democratic Majority has demonstrated it fully […]

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Political Net News – SC Blogs

July 31, 2009 politisite 0

South Carolina Blogs Robert Ariail: Inez Tenenbaum Brad Warthen: So do you have a better phone than Obama? Nathan’s News: Wanted! Richland County Transportation Committee FITS: FOIA’s Flying FITS: Isn’t This Awkward? Indigo Journal: Taking Action in SC: Build a strong letter-writing group Jim DeMint: DeMint on FOX: If Americans find out what’s in Obama’s health care plan, they won’t support it FITS: Andre Has An “Executive Hat?” FITS: Kelly […]

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Senator DeMint Statement on Judge Sotomayor

July 29, 2009 politisite 0

July 29, 2009 – WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, made the following statement on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to serve as Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. “I watched Judge Sotomayor’s hearings closely, and regrettably, I didn’t hear much to ease my serious concerns about her nomination. “She still refuses to affirm the clear reading […]

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GOP Resolution Rips Democrats for Blocking Health Care Mailing

July 29, 2009 politisite 0

House Republicans on Wednesday filed a resolution that blasts Democrats for preventing GOP Members from sending constituents a mailing that criticizes the majority’s health care proposal. The resolution cites the “failure of the Democratic Members of the Franking Commission to ensure that the Commission’s Democratic staff carries out its important responsibilities in a professional, fair, and impartial manner.” The dispute centers on a GOP chart that illustrates the organization of […]

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August 22: Join the nationwide Recess Rally; Dems performing CPR on Obamacare

July 29, 2009 politisite 0

Michelle Malkin has joined with many grass-roots groups in a nationwide coalition holding a Recess Rally on August 22, 2009. The Tea Party revolt and the grass-roots counterinsurgency against the health care takeover have taken congressional offices locally and Washington, D.C. by storm. Now, more than ever: Crank it up, spread the truth, raise your voices, and tell Washington… Hands Off Our Health Care. Go to Recess Rally to get […]

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Abortion Enters The Healthcare Debate

July 28, 2009 politisite 0

The Democrats in Congress and the Obama administration are becoming more frustrated with each day that passes. They can’t seem to even get the broad strokes of healthcare reform to look appealing enough to pass a bill. That’s extremely bad news, given how messy some details will get. The LA Times today notes one such especially ugly detail: abortion. The LA Times writes: Some conservative Democrats are threatening to pull […]

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Global Warming Alert! Chicago Area Sees Coldest July in 65 Years

July 28, 2009 politisite 0

Have you left your air conditioner in the closet this summer, and worn long pants more often than shorts? If so, you may not be surprised to find out that Chicago is seeing its coldest July in more than 65 years. The National Weather Service says 2009 has seen the coldest July since the official recording station was moved away from the lakefront in 1942. The average temperature this month […]

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Michelle Malkin – ‘Culture of Corruption’ Tops Amazon

July 28, 2009 politisite 0

Michelle’s book had its “official” release just yesterday, and I just checked Amazon and it’s at #1: Click the pic of the book and help keep it on the top of the heap where it belongs! Congratulations to Michelle not only for the success of her book, but that her hard work continues to bring issues everybody should be aware of to the forefront of the national debate. Culture of […]