Uber-Snob Sally Quinn suggests using Hillary to save Obama in ’12 – heaven forefend!

Sally, Sally, Sally. As a Tea Party Patriot, recovering Democrat and Hillraiser let me enlighten you. We will never, ever, ever support Hillary lowering herself to run as VEEP with Obama in ’12.

And to think this comes from Sally Quinn, a woman who spent soo many years bashing Hill and Bill. Talk about the ‘audacity’ of a dope. From the outset of the Clinton Administration, Quinn felt Hillary’s lack of cocktail parties at the WH set her off as a Hillbilly. The Obama Versailles-like weekly events were ever so much more Sally’s style (nevermind how inappropriate they were in this economy).

But look, Obama is tanking in the polls! He is clearly over his head and looking ever more likely to lose in ’12.
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June 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Pundits Ponder: Why is TOTUS losing ‘Waitress Moms’ aka white working women in the polls?

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Donna Summer could tell them why:

More bad polling data breakdowns for Teh TOTUS (go read the whole thing):

…In the election, Obama won 52.9 percent of the vote; Pew, echoing other recent findings, put his latest approval rating at 51 percent….

But Pew’s new survey also records perceptible, if still generally modest, erosion among groups that were central to Obama’s coalition last year–including young people, college-educated white women and even partisan Democrats. That is more worrisome for Obama, especially amid signs that the bruising combat over his health care plan is inflaming the conservative base. If conservatives are energized at the same time that Obama’s core supporters are wavering, Democrats could face a withering differential in turnout during next year’s election, many party strategists fear.

…Obama’s ratings have declined the most among the group that was always the most skeptical of him–white men without a college education. At 35 percent, his approval rating among those men has now sunk below his performance with them last November, and converged with their meager support for the last two losing Democratic presidential nominees–Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.

Obama’s numbers with the “waitress moms”–white women without a college education–are also slipping back toward his 2008 vote level, which was itself lower than the Democratic showing among them in three of the previous five presidential elections.

Figures provided by Pew’s Jocelyn Kiley show that from Obama’s Pew highpoint in April, when his overall approval rating hit 63 percent, the president has dropped a daunting 12 percentage points among the waitress moms and 11 points among the non-college men…

If Axelrasputin is still unclear why TOTUS is losing support with Indies, moderate Dems, the former Obamicans ie Marty Feldstein and others,  here is another diva who can give him a clue, Dolly Parton:

Courtesy of alan421

Update: From RCP a nifty summary of what MiM has been saying for 2 years:

…But as the first act of his presidency has played out, he has shown himself to be anything but transcendent. Instead, he is an utterly predictable creature – a conventional liberal who mixes the weakness of Jimmy Carter with the ideological rigidity of George McGovern. And he is thus engaged in a conversation that the rest of the country concluded decades ago. Since the liberal movement became ascendant in the Democratic Party 40 years ago, no president has successfully governed from the left. Jimmy Carter ran as a moderate, governed as a feckless liberal, and boarded a plane back to Georgia four years later. Bill Clinton ran as a moderate, governed as a liberal for two years, then – chastened by the Republican Revolution – made the last term and a half of his presidency an extended genuflection to his conservative opposition. Unabashed liberalism has homes in cosmopolitan pockets throughout the nation. But left-wing presidents don’t rest their head in the White House for long. Either they change or their housing arrangement does….

August 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Foreclosures, Healthcare, Housing, Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. Comments off.

TOTUS loses the upper hand…

Team TOTUS has lost ‘hand’ in the polls and is hiding the economic forecast and new deficit numbers from us and Congress until AFTER the August recess…

…Heading into a critical period in the debate over health-care reform, public approval of President Obama’s stewardship on the issue has dropped below the 50 percent threshold for the first time, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll…

…Since April, approval of Obama’s handling of health care has dropped from 57 percent to 49 percent, with disapproval rising from 29 percent to 44 percent. Obama still maintains a large advantage over congressional Republicans in terms of public trust on the issue, even as the GOP has closed the gap…

…Obama’s approval rating on his handling of the deficit is down to 43 percent, as independents now tilt toward disapproval (42 percent approve; 48 percent disapprove). More broadly, 55 percent of Americans put a higher priority on holding the deficit in check than on spending to boost the economy, compared with 40 percent who advocate additional outlays even if it means a sharply greater budget shortfall. This is a big shift from January, when a slim majority preferred to emphasize federal spending…

HotAir has coverage of the ‘hide the deficit’ story and Ace HQ and HA and MM are also all over the poll shift…(we learned in our DEM primaries that most pollsters oversample Dems and undersample Indies and GOP to ‘give good poll’ for TOTUS, but once one pollster is truthful about the trend, usually Rasmussen, the others s-l-o-w-l-y restore regular accurate sampling and come in line with the REALITY. This time things are bad enough that the Obama lovin media is trying to get in front of the vote)

Critters may not know how to read a bill before they sign it but they are damned good at reading polls and their chances for re election..

Seinfeld clip courtesy of safeaim and CastleRockProductions

July 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Comedy, Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes. 1 comment.

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