In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama won Ohio by five-points. Four years later, Ohioans are split on whether Obama deserves a second term with 46% approving and 47% disapproving. However, when it comes to the lackluster ’12 GOP Presidential field, Obama leads front-runner Mitt Romney by four points. Obama’s approval rating is 46% and his disapproval rating is 50%. So, while Ohioans equally disapprove of the job both Obama and Kasich are doing, Obama’s approval rating towers over Kasich by a difference of eleven points.
Sherrod Brown has the highest approval rating among Kasich, Portman, and Obama. With 49% approving and 30% disapproving. […]Full Story... →
So much for John Kasich starting to see a “bounce” in his polling. This morning, Quinnipiac released it’s latest polling in Ohio in two months. The news is pretty down right miserable for Kasich.
For the first time for Quinnipiac, Kasich’s disapproval has hit 50%. His approval rating has dropped back down to 35%. Seven months into his term, and Kasich has yet to break with a 40% in his approval rating. Kasich has lost further ground with independents who now disapprove by 34% to 48% from 37% to 47% in May.
Only two-thirds of Republicans […]Full Story... →
The White House answers the teabag lunacy in a cool, calm, collected manner:
Pressed repeatedly to respond to the Tea Party demonstrations taking place right outside the White House gates, spokesman Robert Gibbs largely stuck to the numbers. The president, he stressed, had just recently passed a “tax cut that covers the most people in the history of this country.”
“The president promised significant tax relief for working families of this country, and in the first month of the administration delivered that to the American people,” Gibbs said.
Reporters were unrelenting in the questioning, seeking more and more comment […]Full Story... →
Update: After a robot recovered and inspected the package thrown over the fence into the White House lawn, the teabaggers have been allowed back into that area. Additional tax expenditure caused by this and other incidents will be lost completely on these fools.
DC Teabagging has been nixed:
UPDATE 2:15 P.M. The second tea party protest in Washington, D.C., outside the White House, was just shut down by police. A Secret Service agent told Huffington Post’s Arthur Delaney that a demonstrator had thrown a package over the fence onto the White House lawn.
Duh.Full Story... →
Made me think of this:
oh, and this too:
“John Kerry is a close friend of mine. We have been friends for years,” McCain said Wednesday when pressed to squelch speculation about a Kerry-McCain ticket. “Obviously I would entertain it.”
How much fun is this gonna be? Hillary, come on. Step aside already so we can get the REAL party started!Full Story... →
Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona appeared Tuesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, charging that top Bush administration officials silenced him in his public health reports. According to Carmona, during his four-year term (2002-2006) he was not allowed to speak or issue reports regarding stem cells, emergency contraception, sex education, or prison, mental, and global health issues.
Regarding the politicization of his office, Carmona added that some other former Surgeon Generals told him, “We have never seen it as partisan, as malicious, as vindictive, as mean-spirited as it […]Full Story... →
It appears a real, actual, indictable felony may have occured when Bush ordered Harriet Miers to defy a congressional subpoena. Via TPM:
Invoking a privilege is one thing, but telling a person not to show up in response to a subpoena — if only to actually invoke the privilege — is quite another. It’s not just worse, it’s a felony under federal criminal law. See for yourself.
18 U.S.C. Sec. 1505 : … Whoever corruptly … influences, obstructs, or impedes … the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any inquiry or investigation […]Full Story... →
It’ll never happen, but…
An appropriate Special Comment for our nation’s birthday celebration.Full Story... →
It’s good to see Tony back to work. Hopefully his treatment will put him on the road to permanent recovery.
DAVIDSON, N.C. –White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, who will soon begin chemotherapy to fight a cancer recurrence, told fellow alumni at Davidson College that he feels great and plans to return to work Monday.Full Story... →
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