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Obama’s Ratings will Continue to Fall

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President Obama may well come to look back at the summer of 2011 as the halcyon days of high approval ratings, despite his current 39-to 54-percent negative job approval in the Gallup Poll. The indications are that his ratings will continue to crater and are likely to drop even lower…and then lower again.

Underlying his overall job approval rating is his approval rating, in the Gallup Poll, on specific issues. These internals suggest that even more trouble is ahead for the beleaguered president. On the economy — the central issue now by far — only 26 percent approve of the job he is doing while 71 percent disapprove. This rating of 26 to71 percent contrasts with his 37-to 60-percentage rating on the economy by Gallup as recently as May. When a president drops like that, he is in real trouble.

On job creation, Obama wins the approval of only 29 percent and the disapproval of 65 percent. On the federal deficit, he gets only 24-percent approval and 71-percent disapproval.

In fact, only on the generic issue of fighting terrorism does Obama score in positive territory, 53 to 40 percent, in the wake of bin Laden’s killing. On Afghanistan, he gets negative ratings of 38 to 55 percent and on foreign policy in general, he draws negatives of 42 to 51 percent.

Even on the traditionally Democratic issue of education, voters disapprove of Obama’s performance by 41 to 50 percent. The import of the education reforms in states like New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Florida and Wisconsin — all initiated by Republican governors — is that the Republicans are beginning to capture the education issue away from the Democrats.

So what is holding Obama’s overall job approval “up” at 39 percent? Not much. A residual personal favorability and a positive, friendly image are about all that is keeping his job approval from dropping into the 20s along with his rating on handling the only issue the country cares about. It is just a matter of time before his ratings drop into the mid and low thirties and possibly even lower.

With no economic improvement on the horizon and no clear Republican candidate to attack, Obama is likely to sink ever deeper into the abyss. So far that he will find it impossible to climb out when the actual fall election is upon us. The handwriting is on the wall in the form of his dismal poll ratings on the economy.

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  • Retired USAF MSgt

    “In fact, only on the generic issue of fighting terrorism does Obama score in positive territory, 53 to 40 percent, in the wake of bin Laden’s killing.”

    You gotta be kidding me!

    He’s the one who delayed the decision to terminate Bin Laden until he had a brewing mutiny on his hands.

    The Great Pretender gets credit for nothing except the deliberate killing of our economy and security. And yes I say deliberate because our downfall could not have happened more effectively if it had been planned.

    • Ltjg

      I think the downfall was deliberately planned. No one is this stupid, stubborn or ignorant without a motive.

    • http://x Washington22

      Ditto, Ltig. I’ve been saying the same thing…………..

    • Pineapple

      I believe the economic downfall of the U.S. WAS planned. O’Vomit’s sugar daddy, Soros, said the U.S. is the only thing preventing a one world government. O’Vomit is Soros’s sock puppet.

    • Whackajig

      I dislike both obama and george soros so much that I refuse to capitalize their names.

      Many others have caught on to using this method of showing disrespect.

    • Conservative

      Unfortunately he will be very dangerous his minions are already moving ahead to have every illegal, dead people, felons, people voting two three times who knows. We need our Congress to pursue his ineligibility to even be on the 2012 ballot. He needs to be vetted properly proving his birth certificate is not a phony. They can keep his name off the ballot for 2012 then all their efforts will go sideways.

  • Ed Hoy

    It’s about time SOMEONE stuck a fork in this Turkey!! He’s DONE!!!!!!!

    • Goodforall

      When you get a president who is more concerned about giving entitlements to his voting base and penalizing those of us who work for a living and pay taxes then it is bound to catch up to him after awhile. I believe that hope and change BS he ran on is long gone and America is left holding the bag.

    • http://Facebook Que Dub

      Yeah entitlements !!!! $500 BILLION to the ILLEGALS & BILLIONS in foreign aid !!!!

      But “he” wants to cut S. S. & Medicare !!!!

      What a rat !!!!!!!!!!

    • Dave Langdon

      Those are the 38% idiots that are approving of him. Do not stick a fork in this Turkey as he is so full of it he will explode.

    • robert jr

      I don’t underdtand it either. What will it take for the 38% to see the real picture here? The united states consumes two thirds of the worlds dope and thats a fact. We now know 38% of the country is high.

    • Pineapple

      A rat would have made a much better President!

    • http://verizon Ann Rand

      He is a rat and see what we got.

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    • IdontBrakeForDems

      Right On Ed Hoy! Time to grab a good seat in 2012 to listen as The Fat Lady Sings!!! Ya gotta love Dick Morris, his insight into the libertards idiology is unsurpassed and his political experience is unrivaled!

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      “In fact, only on the generic issue of fighting terrorism does Obama score in positive territory, 53 to 40 percent, in the wake of bin laden’s killing.”

      You gotta be kidding me!

      He’s the one who delayed the decision to terminate bin laden until he had a brewing mutiny on his hands.

      The great pretender gets credit for nothing except the deliberate destruction of our economy and security.

      And yes, I say deliberate because our downfall could not have been more efficient or effective if it had been planned.

      (This is a repost as it was the first on this thread this morning but has been deleted.)

  • proudamerican

    Look at what our country has become. We have a two-sided battle between the gimmecrats and the conservatives. A real classic “good vs. evil” battle. One one side we have the gimmecrats (evil obviously) who are taking to the streets to protest why the taxpayers are taking exception to their demands of “I dont want to work-you pay for me” and the conservatives (good) who are saying “I will not pay for you-earn your own way” There can be NO reason to EVER vote again for a gimmecrat unless you are the kind of person that expects things handed to you instead of taking charge of your own life and earning your own way. THESE BATTLE LINES ARE DRAWN!

    • Deb

      People keep saying the folks on welfare ought to get a job, and I agree, but WHERE are they going to work? All our manufacturers are in Communist China! Until WE ALL STOP BUYING CRAP MADE IN CHINA and get the tax rates structured to be more appealing to manufacturers so they’ll bring their production facilities back to the US there will be no jobs for those on the government dole who WOULD work if there were some place TO work. STOP buying anything that is not made in USA!!!!!!!!!!!!! That means pretty much everything in WalMart, KMart, Target, Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc. Well you get the picture. Go to websites like stillmadeinusa.com and madeinusa.com, americansworking.com and buy ONLY products made in the USA!!! STOP supporting Communist China with our dollars. If more jobs were here in the USA maybe more people would be working and not living on the backs of those who do work and pay taxes! The jobs problem has to be fixed first, and the government CANNOT create jobs, only the private sector can. What the government CAN do is give them tax/regulatory relief OR tax the daylights out of the products coming IN from China and other countries!

    • Danny

      How about we deport all the illegals and then the welfare folks will have plenty of jobs. Kind of like killing two birds with one stone.

    • Whackajig

      Right on Danny. Twenty million illegal mexicans have found jobs here in the US. The blacks on welfare use to do the work the filthy mexicans now do.

    • proudamerican

      What you are witnessing is the PREVIOUS work of gimmecrats. That is why there are diminishing numbers of jobs to be had! It shall be our charge as responsible mature adults to make sure our children and our grandchildren understand why the gimmecrats are trying to make America look like Detroit and to NEVER vote for a candidate that claims to be a gimmecrat and the situation in our country right now is the PERFECT EXAMPLE to use to illustrate why gimmecrats are the “evil” in the continuous fight of “Good and Evil”.

    • dulceb

      You are correct on the jobs sent away overseas issue. remember when our Dads worked down at the plant? There are hardly any left. We should penalize for exported jobs and reward those that bring the jobs back.
      Yes, some on assistance now have to be as they look and CANNOT find a job.
      As to some of the entitlement dwellers, some would not take a $ 55,000 a year job if you grabbed them and pulled them toward it. They have become a generation of loafers.
      They have no intention of working.

    • proudamerican

      Another reason companies sought to go overseas was unions. (another gimmecrat debacle!) Rather than fight with the unions over pay, benefits, etc. they simply left the USA taking another step to mirroring Detroit which was destroyed by UNIONS!!

    • Debbi

      Between Unions and Taxes, most companies will not set up shop in USA. They will expand elsewhere to remain competitive. So the premise of buying “made in the USA” products only means that we will pay higher prices. I wish I had a better comment, but it is true. My Stepdad was a union man, until the mill shut down and moved it’s business overseas because the union demanded too much of the owners. Look in most cities and you will see the handiwork of most unions’greed.

    • Whackajig

      There are three central reason why many companies have left the US.

      1. Tremendous over regulation by the governmnet.

      2. The second highest tax rate on businesses in the world

      3. Unreasonable demand for salaries and benefits by the unions

      Add these up and it makes for a very unfriendly environment for business.

      Mr business man says ” You are not going to eff me any longer, I will find a more friendly place to operate”.

      And he did.

    • OMAR

      DON’T BUY CHINA PRODUCTS? THE HIGH CORPORATE TAXES AND THE UNIONS IS WHAT DROVE
      INDUSTRY OUT OF THE USA.
      BILL CLINTON STARTED THE BUYING OF OVERSEAS
      PRODUCTS TO KEEP OUR INFLATION UNDER CONTROL. AND THIS HAS PUT US WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

    • dave

      “No buy China junk!”
      buy second hand!!!!!!!

    • Debbi

      With this economy, we do just that and swap with family. You do what you gotta do to get thru.

    • Whackajig

      Do you have chinese jews?

      Ahh no velly solly, we have orange juice and glape juice awnry.

    • http://Facebook Que Dub

      YES, clinton’s NAFTA & CAFTA started the exiting of our manufacturing,
      33% IS GONE NOW !!!

    • John J

      Deb, you are exactly right! We have allowed the politicions to chase the jobs out of this country by allowing cheap subsidized goods in from other countries. Our manufacturing base is gone, and will not return until we the people start buying made in USA goods, and our government puts a import tax on cheap goods to the value of USA goods so we can compete on a fair play field.

    • BERT

      Why work for a living when you can just vote for a living?

  • tic tac

    The 39% of people that still support him are the ones that dont actually listen to what he says or look at what he has done…they only see the color of his skin…..and say WE are racist…………..I think not. If you look at where we are today versus where we were at the beginning of his term…you are blind or cant hear if you still support him.

    • Whackajig

      Tic Tac, there are some people who support ovomit who might have made a mistake, but the vast majority who voted for him and continue to support him are people who wish handouts provided by we productive people. Those scumbag people support the foodstamp party, and they know full well what they are doing. Those welfare rats don’t give a shit about America, they only care about the freebies they get.

    • John

      You are so right this piece of crap Obama’s approval rating should be in the toliet. His approval ratings should be in single digits but the only reason he is that high is because of the brain dead stupid blacks. Blacks are going to vote for him for only 1 reason because he is black and they dont care if he is destroying the country they just care that a black man is in charge. If you ask them what has he done or to defend him they cant think of anything because they are brain dead morons.

  • PatriotBob

    Please Mr Usurper, resign and take Mr. Bite Me with ya back from where you were born. And that would be Kenya, of course!

  • OAHS

    I think he is more concerned with getting his golf score lower … we need to put this socialist muslim on a permanent vacation …

    • proudamerican

      He also wants the USA’s credit score to be lower!

  • ceejay

    This is no surprise for most Americans except for those LIBTARDS and OBAMA’S ADVISERS from Academia. These Economic Advisers have no experience running businesses. This only proves that a HARVARD education does not necessarily produce good outcomes. WE, THE PEOPLE know better.

  • Betty

    Never understand with proof positive this creep is not American born and yet nothing working to get this illegal living high on the hog muslim out of the White House along with his fat assed wife

  • Jim from Riverside

    My prediction of what he will propose on his jobs bill. Ask for one trillion stimulus for roads and bridges. He knows that congress wont approve that. Then he can blame congress for blocking jobs. That will be his campaign. It’s everybody eleses fault.

    • http://verizon Ann Rand

      JIm from Riverside….Wouldn’t you know the earthquake was on Bush’s Fault!!!! lol

  • donl

    The only way he could win is VOTER FRAUD!!
    and there’s going to be a lot of it.

    • LadyLiberty

      Let’s make sure that we have a Republican Senate and House majority in 2012…just in case of Presidential voter fraud.

    • had enough bs

      If everyone will get a concealed weapon permit and go to the polls “packing” the black panthers will have a surprise when they try to intimidate voters at the polls. That should eliminate a good bit of voter fraud.

    • http://verizon Ann Rand

      HAD enough……. Get youeself a stun gun that looks like a cell phone . you can carry it in your hand. Also, carry a walking cane for protetction. If threatened, just keep it low, aim for their ankles.

  • Jeronimo Dan

    Makes no difference who you are, if you’re a fraud, it will come out…

  • Jeronimo Dan

    Sometime’s I think we Liberals’ are just so GULLIBLE!
    To think, we bought this Dog and Pony show?

    • ANTICRIME

      JD, As a RON PAUL supporter, I agree with you wholeheartedly, my friend! ~ Hosea 4:6 “My people perish for their lack of knowledge”!!!

    • jettthemesh

      Gullible isn’t the the word that comes to my mind. The Left could have had Hillary, but you all threw her under Obama’s bus!

    • dulceb

      Much as I dislike the Most evil force of the Clinton twosome,you are correct.
      She was bought or forced out, and if you watched any of her resignation speeches, she was really bitter at first. I can’t say as I blame her. I don’t know how she would have performed, probably couldn’t be worse. I guess.

    • ANTICRIME

      HILLARY, our illegal U.S. Secretary of State, is working with the United Nations to DISARM the American people via a United Nations Small Arms Limitation Treaty whereby only police and military will bear arms! ~ A VIOLATION OF HER OATH OF OFFICE to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution of which the Second Amendment is part thereof! ~ She is a TREASONOUS TRAITOR who would have been just as bad if not worse then Obozo! In my opinion she is a hard-faced COMMUNIST!

    • Sonja M

      You couldn’t be more right about Hillary.
      Research everything you can about this evil POS and you will be shocked at exactly how low she will stoop to help herself.
      Her and Bill should be completely run out of America for what they have pulled,

    • James

      Obama’s CANADIAN bus!

    • http://clarat1@msn.com Clara J.

      Regarding the Canadian bus, he’d have to have a bona fide passport to get in!

    • ANTICRIME

      LIKE CHOOSING between a Heart-Attack OR Cancer!!!

  • Ltjg

    Its always good news to hear his ratings go down. I hope they continue. The next President will have their hands full trying to reverse all the damage he creates and continues to create.

    • ANTICRIME

      UNLESS a RINO continues his damage…but at a slower pace! ~ VOTE RON PAUL, a time-proven American Constitutionalist and Patriot! He is a lone voice in a desert of wolves…known as Congress!

    • vietnamvet

      There is one thing about the Paul supporters that sets me off.
      While the rest of us have our favorites, we all pretty well agree that it will be ‘Anybody But Obama’ when it comes time to vote in the general election.

      But, ALL of the Paul supporters I have actually received answers from say they will vote only for Ron Paul … in both the primaries and the general election.

      I am all for holding onto principles. But to stand on the deck of USS Principle as she sinks beneath your feet … because you won’t let anybody but Ron Paul try to patch the hole in your hull … well, that borders on stupidity, to me.

      It also gets just a little worse. The Paul backers who have told me this – also say they refused to vote for McCain, last time.

      So, I find myself wondering just how many Ron Paul supporters it took to get Obama elected … and why they are so unhappy with him in the White House.

    • Mary Cade

      People need to learn from the mistakes of the 2008 election and not allow those mistakes to be repeated.

      I was not happy with the Republican’s choice of John McCain for President because he never seemed to call out Obama on his lack of experience, his questionable business associates, contacts and his sealed records. If Reagan had been in McCain’s shoes, he would have questioned all of those things.

      I believe that this is why Sarah Palin was frustrated with him and she was accused of “going rogue” by his advisers.

      I believe that towards the end of the campaign she saw that McCain had lost the election because he simply did not fight hard enough and he behaved like too much of a gentleman. He should have went after Obama the same way that Reagan went after Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential election.

      However, when the choice was made that they were going with McCain, I thought that voting for him was the lesser of two evils, so to speak because I saw what Obama had done in the state legislature in Illinois and it sickened me to hear people talk about him as if he were a deity. It was just ridiculous.

      He was all surface and no substance and the only thing he had going for him was his ability to speak (if given a teleprompter) and his charisma when he walked into the room.

      History has all sorts of examples of good and bad individuals who were loaded with charisma.

      Does anyone see the parallels with the 2008 crowds listening to Obama speak and the films of the German people listening to Hitler during the 1930s? It is disturbing, to say the least.

      People need to rally around the Republican nominee no matter who that person is once the decision is made so that Obama is not re-elected because the rest of the voters split the vote once again and he gets back in.

      Can you imagine the kind of damage he would try to do as a lame duck president with no worries about re-elections once he is assured of a second term? That is what scares me the most about him.

      The other thing that people have to be vigilant about is voter fraud. With Acorn defunct, those individuals will more than likely try to reorganize into other organizations and everyone must be vigilant to make sure that 2008 is not repeated.

      Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it – George Santayana

    • ANTICRIME

      As a Ron Paul supporter, I speak for myself in stating that IF Dr. Paul does NOT win the GOP Primary, then it would STILL be beneficial to vote-in a RINO rather than allow Obozo a 2nd USURPATION of the U.S. Presidency! ~ A RINO would be on the same path as Obozo, but would WALK instead of RUN toward “Home Plate”! ~ Cancer kills slower than a Heart Attack…thus buying time for a CURE to be discovered!

    • http://patriotupdate big wyo

      With every ounce of his being Ron Paul has walked the walk. I would rather a gay cambodian prostitute than this unAmerican illegal alien President. How can you talk any sort of conservatism and overlook paul for a Rino. I will vote for anyone facing Obummer ,their has never been worse, but I hope it will be Paul. I have put my money where my mouth is and I know many others have. Dont through other like minded people under the bus, that how O got there ,bad leading to worse.
      RESIGN bARRY RESIGN – where’s the BC

    • http://verizon Ann Rand

      vietnamvet….. You are sooo right. I am not a Paul supporter, but I don’t have a problem with those who are. As much as I would have misgivings about Ron Paul, I would certainly vote for him if obama were the only choice.Meanwhile, I hope his supporters feel the same was about whoever becomes the nominee. Principles are a luxury we cannot afford at this time.

    • Whackajig

      Vietnam vet you have nailed the “paulies” perfectly. If by some miracle paul is the nominee, I will surely vote for him. It is too bad that the paulies are not bright enough to do the same for the other candidates.

    • http://x Washington22

      I’ll bet money that the next president, a Republican, doesn’t mention his predecessor. This person won’t stoop so low. NEVER has an American winned and blamed and complained as much as this man, Obama. He is an unrefined, uncouth, untrained individual and brings shame on ALL Americans.

  • renee

    get over yourself mr. illegal president of these great states of america. You are operating as a despot along with your commie staff and czars. You are superceding the rules of government by skipping over congress. You are bring this nation to its knees — giving away jobs to china, putting this country in severe debt. Your promises are void and null. You don’t know what you are doing….. why not take a permanent vacation and give this country a REAL break

  • http://? Richard A. Schwartz

    This guy is incompetent and his selection of people is the same. The people he has are horrible. Another reflection the quality of his administration.

  • http://YAHOO ED FOUTS

    OBAMA — THE BIGGEST FRAUD IN AMERICAN HISTORY
    AND ALL THE STUPID PEOPLE THAT VOTED FOR HIM
    ARE NOW GETTING WHAT THEY ASK FOR more lies
    and obama agenda shoved up where the sun don,t
    shine–> WILL YOU DUMMIES EVER LEARN.

    • ANTICRIME

      WHEN ENOUGH people are allowed to get on the public dole along with RETAINING their “right” to VOTE, then they will ALWAYS vote for those INCREASING their “benefits and entitlements”! ~ Our founding fathers ONLY allowed tax-paying property owners the privilege of voting, as they knew that others would vote themselves largess from the public dole! ~ For COMMUNISM to come to power, a system to CREATE & BUY votes must be established! (Welfare, Grants, etc)

    • Whackajig

      Our founding fathers did not permit women or blacks to own property, so these people could not vote.

    • dave

      sadly..they will learn when it’s their “Rice-Bowl” that gets kicked over!

      the sooner we strike, the sooner the hijacked dream is over!

    • Edwin

      I,myself, did not vote for Odumbell. I knew he was shady and a fraud from day one in 2008!
      He is a fake and I can not understand why he is still our “President”. In my book he is not!
      He was not born in the U.S.A. and he doesn’t care for the United States of America! He wants to see it destroyed and turn it into a third world country! I am afraid if they don’t get rid of him that will happen! IMPEACH Obumbell for crying out loud! I don’t know why they are ignoring this!

    • ANTICRIME

      TO ALLEVIATE your wondering…it is because CRIMINALS put Obozo in power and CRIMINALS are KEEPING him in power! ~ Google: LAWLESSAMERICA.COM and you will understand WHY Obozo has not been brought to JUSTICE to date!

  • renee

    mr. illegal president born in kenya. You have successfully hidden your real birth place, your education and medical records. We don’t really know why you are, just like the obamacare — as nancy pelosi said “we’ve got to pass it in order to find out what’s in it.” BRILLANT! Your promises are void and null. You operate closer and closer to a despot — you are not a king…. you have violated governement policy of consulting with congress. The greatest thing you can do for this country is take a permenant vacation — maybe then we’ll get the break this country deserves.

  • jettthemesh

    I’m sure he will BLAME Bush.

  • Chuck

    FREEDOM’S CALL

    I’d rather have freedom than own subsidized land
    I’d rather have freedom than a communal welfare plan
    I’d rather have freedom than an economy that’s depressed
    I’d rather have freedom than the stock market be recessed
    I’d rather have freedom than be taxed beyond the means
    I’d rather have freedom than have taxes be in the genes
    I’d rather have freedom than to proclaim a recession
    I’d rather have freedom than have a genuine depression
    I’d rather have freedom than all labors work be in vain
    I’d rather have freedom than the cost of living a strain
    I’d rather have freedom than to have a real inflation
    I’d rather have freedom than to see a bad stagnation
    I’d rather have freedom than the unemployment lines
    I’d rather have freedom than food stamps that confines
    I’d rather have freedom than have retirement going away
    I’d rather have freedom than pensions becoming astray
    I’d rather have freedom than have the light bills be paid
    I’d rather have freedom than all the gas bills be stayed
    I’d rather have freedom than not consider it to be war
    I’d rather have freedom than not count the battle score
    I’d rather have freedom than have laws passed and not read
    I’d rather have freedom than the old constitution be dead
    I’d rather have freedom than not be able to bear arms
    I’d rather have freedom than not help when one harms
    I’d rather have freedom than have health care given up
    I’d rather have freedom than all prescriptions run a muck
    I’d rather have freedom than outsiders reject liberties stand
    I’d rather have freedom than the cash outsiders demand
    I’d rather have freedom than a bad system remain afloat
    I’d rather have freedom than the system sink liberties boat
    I’d rather have freedom than the newscast setting good aside
    I’d rather have freedom than newscast overlook excellent pride
    I’d rather have freedom than the election falsehoods spread
    I’d rather have freedom than to the honest truth be mislead
    I’d rather have freedom than a foreign language be spoken
    I’d rather have freedom than our country’s liberty broken
    I’d rather have freedom than a socialized equality state
    I’d rather have freedom than the authority seal our fate
    I’d rather have freedom than not be allowed to vote a mind
    I’d rather have freedom than awake to a defeated headline
    I’d rather have freedom than be instructed how to pray
    I’d rather have freedom than the Bible be taken away
    I’d rather have freedom than not be allowed to enter the fight
    I’d rather have freedom than not able to teach children right
    I’d rather have freedom than have church called the state
    I’d rather have freedom than to ever enter that debate
    I’d rather have freedom than not to worship as I please
    I’d rather have freedom than not give the truth with ease
    I’d rather have freedom than stand for the unjust laws
    I’d rather have freedom than not support the gospel cause
    I’d rather have freedom than have Moses’ stones forbidden
    I’d rather have freedom than have no scripture lessons given
    I’d rather have freedom than suppression be put to the test
    I’d rather have freedom than have America not be blessed
    I’d rather have freedom than have “Ole Glory” burned
    I’d rather have freedom than not have the flag be concerned
    I’d rather have freedom than no “One Nation Under God”
    I’d rather have freedom than not allow hands to applaud
    I’d rather have freedom than have no “Independence Day”
    I’d rather have freedom than have all sovereignty taken away
    I’d rather have freedom than not be called a Christian nation.
    I’d rather have freedom than it be too late to be waken
    I’d rather have freedom than in collective sordid mottos lust
    I’d rather have freedom than not be allow “In God We Trust”

    AND DON’T FORGET TO PRAY
    Regardless of some beliefs, our nation is still the “land of the free” and the “, home of the brave”. Contrary to the political correctness only two people every died to set us free, Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. Pray that God will save our country, according to His divine will. This prayer may signify removing certain significant governmental influences, if they don’t acknowledge the sovereignty of God’s power. It may even mean forcing us, as a nation, to come to our spiritual knees. Or, it could simply mean calling his children home to be with him. Our duty, as Christians, is to praise God’s infinite power and prayerfully petition for a chance of survival, as a nation.

    “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”. ( 2 Chronicles 7:14)

    • Gray

      This is excellent.
      Of all the things, mentioned, I appreciate the “In God We Trust,” most.
      As soon as those lilly-livered jurists, who try to rule from the bench, wake up and realize the One, Who gave them their ability is the One, they now deny, they will either have awakened in the Lake of Fire or, hopefully, they’ll have begun to worship Him before that!

  • ExArmyMP

    The Obama administration will probably insist that the fault that caused the East Coast earthquake yesterday is “Bush’s Fault”.

    • ceejay

      I think the earthquake that hit Washington is an omen for Obama to get out. Now Hurricane IRENE wants him out of Martha’s Vineyard. He should just go back to Chicago where he belongs.

    • Edwin

      Chicago? He needs to go back to Kenya, Africa where he was born!

  • tweety

    I think back to the last campaign where thousands of people would pack the hall to hear Obama speak. This time around he will have to go out and round up people — union bosses or welfare recipients — to clap for him on command. Does ANYBODY believe ANYTHING a politician says anymore? He has ruined it for everyone. So sad. I’m writing down everything I can remember so my kids can have some record of what it once was like in America.

    • http://patriotupdate big wyo

      tweety- beautiful comment I hope you don’t mind me copying and passing it along elsewhere.

  • ROYSTOLL2

    fail-ure (fal’yer) n. 1 a) a falling short. b ) a weakening c ) a breakdown in operation d ) neglect e ) a not succeeding f ) a becoming bankrupt 2. one that does not succeed 3. Educ. a failing to pass, or a grade showing this 4. Poli. See Barack H. Obama

  • AmericansRon2U

    I find it VERY interesting that despite Obama’s plummeting poll numbers, he doesn’t seem the least bit concerned…he just goes on vacation or golfs. Does anyone out there find this a bit alarming, as I do? Call me crazy but I think he knows something that ‘we the people’ DON’T. My gut tells me that this parasite and his handlers plan to steal the 2012 election in any way possible. Unlike most folks, I never underestimate evil. That’s why this FRAUD must not be allowed on the 2012 ballot…the states must join together and refuse to allow him to run like AZ is doing…or ARREST him for high treason, 2 violations of the Logan Act, contempt of court…SOMETHING! If he is allowed to run in 2012, I fear for this nation.

    • a constitutionalist

      I am also afraid for our country. Never in my life have I been as concerned as I am now. I believe this muslim scum will again steal the 2012 election or worse yet disallow the election and declare himself dictator. I believe we will need to “man up” as the “greatest generation” did,only on our own soil !

    • ceejay

      I think Obama and his wife, Michelle are trying to get as much as they can from the taxpayers since their time is running out. She took another plane to go to Martha’s Vineyard instead of going with him. How much did that cost us and how much fuel have been wasted? Oh, I forgot – she needs another plane just to accomodate all those staff and assistants that she requires.

  • Retired USAF MSgt

    Why are my postings on this thread being deleted? I thought this was an open forum.

    • http://x Washington22

      USAF, the same thing has happened to many of us…………….It’s creepy, isn’t it? Keep posting, please…………..

  • Retired USAF MSgt

    Looks like ALL my comments are being moderated regardless of content.

    Am I being blackballed?

    • http://AOL Barbara R.

      I have the”moderation” message placed on my posts also. I do not understand this. If I cursed or really posted what I really think of obama, this page would be smoking!

    • Ltjg

      I had 2 of my Posts say AWAITING for MODERATION when I only made compliments. I wrote to Patriot several times…my comment was finally deleted? I wrote back asking why this has happened to me on other occasions. When on the Contact page of Patriot Update it is printed it might take 72 for a reply. Since I have written to them several times before and never got a reply back from them I have concluded they do not care about open forums or whether they want to KEEP people as members of this site or not.

    • Whackajig

      Are you a liberal democrat? Whining about something you get free is kinda low down. Were your food stamps late this month? Is your section 8 housing rat and roach infested? Has Patriot Update messed up some of your posts that if not read, the nation will collapse?

      Go to the sites managed by huffpuss, you will find other whiners there who feel just as you about the things given to them for free.

      From Whackajig to Patriot Update…… Gentlemen thank you very much for providing a forum where both liberal and conservative views can be discussed. You are doing a great job and I appreciate it very much.

      PS…… please take the whiners off of moderation, I hate to see a grown man cry about such insignificant things.

  • dave

    TAX
    STRIKE
    FORCE

    Tax Strikeforce

    tax strike force

    its easy without any business!

  • Retired USAF MSgt

    My earlier comments were very relevant to the above article. I do not understand why they are being hidden.

    If the wish is to have me move on to another more open forum I will do so.

    Please let me know.

    • Bree,

      MSgt, this happens a lot lately to others too. At first it seemed we had absolutely no moderations, now it seems the wrong ones. I don’t know but as much as we need good moderation like other sites, it should be for racism, vulgar and inappropriate comments,etc. Yours are never that so I hope the moderation will be correctly applied and I hope that you will please not leave these boards. Your contributions are valuable.

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      Thank you Bree.

      I do appreciate it.

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      “This is a test”

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      All morning I kept getting “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”

      Since I had the first post to this thread (this morning @ 9:53 am) one would think it would not be still Awaiting Moderation but here we are 6 hours later and they still have the same caveat.

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      Maybe the moderators are in New Zealand. I will check the time zones and see when they might come to work.

    • Bree,

      LOL, I think they have gone on that vacation bus with Obama again, maybe to Canada this time?

    • Ltjg

      All my comments are showing AWAITING MODERATION today. Can’t Post anything.

    • Bree,

      I knew it Ltjg. I missed you and love your comments!

    • http://x Washington22

      Bree, I think maybe it is random since we are all experiencing it…………

    • Whackajig

      So, we need moderation so that you and others can remain ignorant about how many of us racists feel? If your purpose is to only read shit that you agree with, only read your own posts.

      As a profanity laced, vulgar racist, does my vote count less, more or the same as your vote? Oh, I see, our votes count the same, but only your views deserve to be published.

      Your criticism is greatly appreciated, FY very much.

  • J.M.R.

    his rating should have been zero 1 yr after he took office.

    • Whackajig

      In addition to many of the other things the blacks get called, ZEROs is one of my favorites.

  • James

    Do you think he cares? His is still on paid vacation.

  • Dodi

    When you have a president who would rather go golfing, taking a vacation and blaming everyone but himself for the statis of our country, his ratings should fall. Let’s just say that he asked for it. Hope it continues to go down, down, down! It’s exactly what he deserves for running down our beloved America!

  • Sgt. KEN USAF

    I sure would like to meet these people that approve of oBUMO on anything. They can’t be in there right mine. Or don’t pay income taxes. This is a real problem. You don’t pay INCOME tax you don’t vote. In the beginning to vote you owned properly, and had an interest in the outcome.

    • Bree,

      No, Sgt.Ken, you would not like to meet these people who support Obama. They are completely deceived and think he is king. I have met them and for the most part they are clueless and think we are the enemies of America. Insanity reigns! God help us.

    • LL

      What does paying income tax have to do with owning property? Besides, NO ONE should be paying income tax, though most of us do out of fear of reprisal. Income tax is 100% unconstitutional, and we got along fine without it.

    • Whackajig

      Great idea Ken, but to go one step further, would the guy in the top brackets have a vote which counted the same as the guy who paid say just ten bucks in tax? Not giving the vote to non tax payers is a good idea, and it is all about resonsibility.

      How about we limit the voting to those taxpayers who reimburse Uncle Sugar for an amount at least equal to the annual budget divided by the number of taxpayers? Then all the parasites are shut out from voting, even those who paid a smattering of tax.

  • Retired USAF MSgt

    Maybe the moderators are in New Zealand. I will check the time zones and see when they might come to work.

    • Bree,

      Ok, now I think they are working overtime! lol such fun isn’t it?

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      :-)

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      Hi Bree and Barbara R.,

      Ok…my comments have been moderated, found to be civil, and are now visible above.

    • Bree,

      Ok MSgt, that’s good, I’ll give you a gold star for your wonderful patience! Just see me next time if you have any more trouble (smile)

    • Whackajig

      I am overjoyed. Our lives would have been so empty if we had not been able to read your tomes of knowledge.

    • Ltjg

      Hi Bree, I am having the same problem.

    • Bree,

      So sorry Ltjg, I’m sure it will be corrected soon.

    • Ltjg

      Dear Bree, How is my ray of sunshine today?HHHmmm, Seems the evening time is best to post comments. Perhaps during regular hours they get swamped with messages to individually monitor.

  • Retired USAF MSgt

    I think the system may have the flu.

    I made a comment twice without any changes. One was under moderation for a short while and the other posted immediately.

    My original postings from this morning are still awaiting moderation.

    • Ltjg

      Mine from early AM are just starting to show up.

    • Bree,

      Guess what Ltjg, they are now holding up my comments too for “moderation”! Not working well today on these boards.

    • Ltjg

      Hopefully tomorrow will be better and you stay as Sunny as always.

    • a constitutionalist

      Isn’t that another word for censorship !

      Our “Freedom of Speech” is being violated !

    • a constitutionalist

      Maybe the “Red Police” will be paying all of us a visit !

  • Yellow Eagle

    He sucks and is a communist!!! I sure hope that America not congress exiles him from our country!!!

  • Obamistake

    Unfortunately, this epic failure of a presidential term will do nothing to sway democrat voters in the future. They’ll continue to vote for a lite version of this fool, all the while their candidate being well versed in feel-good phrases, familiar blame-the-republicans speak, and packaged and sold by the media.

  • sam

    Can you believe that Hussein obama is giving over $500 billion to illegals and cutting Medicare for American seniors?At a dinner party last week there were rolls of toilet paper with obama’s face.How appropriate.

  • bob

    I don’t know how many liberals I’ve fought with over osama. Well obama got him hes doing a good job. Uh no. Bush ordered the hit on obama 10 years ago and the military/cia tracked him down and killed him. Obama didn’t do anything. If he wants to take credit for killing osama because it happened in his term then he has to take credit for the economy too.

  • Bernice

    Well, if the polls can keep up this “downturn” for the DICTATOR Obama, he will be out for the second term. But, he just may pull a “rabbit out of the hat” and get all the votes he needs –
    But, my guess is he may resign (our Congress doesn’t have the “guts” to IMPEACH him) , then Hillary will step in – oh geez, could it get any worse????????
    Of course, we know she is an American citizen and is eligible to be Pres. But then, my thoughts are that everyone is tired of the Clintons – they ought to ride out in the sunset !!

  • a constitutionalist

    Neither party has done much good for the American taxpayer. We all know the Demoncrats harass,ridicule,badmouth,lie and pull every dirty underhanded trick they believe will help them. On the other side, the Republicans have no spine or the will to speak the truth about their opponents. They also have their own underhanded creeps with no integrity or morality or reguard for the American taxpayer. We need to organize and “defund” our government. Many on these blogs have suggested that only a revolution will change Washington. I don’t believe we need violence as that would invite other nations to take us over militarily. We need tax advisors and ex IRS people to help us set up a “trust fund” of sorts to temporarily secure our “taxes”. We need to “defund” Washington. I DO NOT suggest doing anything illegal ( even though our government has illegally put this creep into office,killed innocent,that’s right innocent people both at Ruby Ridge as well as Waco Texas.( none of the people at these two massacres were convicted of any crime punishable by death ) yet many men,women, and children were brutally killed by government departments. Our government is out of control and running amok. If we are able to legally “defund” Washington D.C. I believe they may be willing to talk without the forked tongue. I’m sure there are financial people who believe as we do that could help us do this legally. Anyway, this is at least a concept to think about. Look to our history, how many of you are aware that the Federal income tax was NEVER supposed to be higher than 1%. Check your history, it’s absolutely true !

  • a constitutionalist

    My comments are also being monitored and sanitized.

  • a constitutionalist

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Is this a nice way to say the “Red Police” will be visiting you soon ?

  • Retired USAF MSgt

    It would be nice to have Patriot Update make a post of their own and explain what has been happening so all can see.

    Also, maybe publish a list of words which trigger the automatic Moderation?

    • Jennie Jones

      Why your comment may be “Awaiting Moderation”
      1. It was ALL CAPS. Having more than one or two sentences in ALL CAPS is difficult for most people to read and gives the appearance of shouting.
      2. It contained a link. Patriot Update could be held responsible for comments posted and our system flags anything with a link. As long as the link does not contain anything vulgar or a perceived threat, it will be approved.
      3. It contained vulgar language or a perceived threat.
      4. It contained what appeared to be an entire article. Patriot Update will not be held responsible for material that could be copyrighted. If you wish to post an article, please post a paragraph or two and then link to the article.

      Patriot Update has only 1 person posting content, creating the daily emails and reviewing comments. A sincere effort is made to review and approve comments in a timely manner. Please be patient as changes are made to improve the process.

    • Retired USAF MSgt

      1. My comments did not have all caps.

      2. My comments did not contain a link.

      3. My comments did not contain vulgar language or a perceived threat.

      4. My comments only contained one sentence from the obove article. Your statement that we only use a para or two then LINK to the article goes against your rule #2.

      5. I made several other comments which did none of the above and they were still Moderated as well as the postings of other people. The system is giving your loyal posters the appearance of arbitrary (malfunction?) moderation.

    • Jennie Jones

      Patriot Update suffers a problem that all websites that allow readers to comment encounter. We receive foul language as well as disgusting and inappropriate comments that would be more commonly found in a setting of an uneducated group of people. There is also the occasional violent comment that calls to kill or maim someone or a group of people. Most of our readers would agree that this type of language is morally out of bounds and does not further good discussion. It typically incites more inappropriate comments and name-calling. The topic under discussion gets lost and turns other readers off from even wanting to visit the website again. I know this because we get the complaints.
      One way to counter this behavior is to moderate our comments. Patriot Update does not have a full-time staff, so we rely on an automated system to pull SPAM or foul comments for us. The system isn’t perfect but it works well enough for our purposes. There are legitimate comments that get pulled which we try to approve when we catch them. Blame the troublemakers for ruining the discussion for the rest of us.
      We notice a unified theme across those who make these awful comments which is “your violating my First Amendment rights!!” Guess what. No, we are not. We are practicing our right to engage in as wholesome of a private business relationship with our readers as possible. You are guaranteed no right to say what you want, when you want it in a private setting that someone else is paying for, namely, Patriot Update.

    • http://x Washington22

      Jennie, is this post OFFICIAL? I haven’t done ANY of these things and I get moderated………….Quit policing us. We don’t need you.

    • Jennie Jones

      With all due respect, I hope you will consider that Patriot Update suffers a problem that all websites that allow readers to comment encounter. We receive foul language as well as disgusting and inappropriate comments that would be more commonly found in a setting of an uneducated group of people. There is also the occasional violent comment that calls to kill or maim someone or a group of people. Most of our readers would agree that this type of language is morally out of bounds and does not further good discussion. It typically incites more inappropriate comments and name-calling. The topic under discussion gets lost and turns other readers off from even wanting to visit the website again. I know this because we get the complaints.
      One way to counter this behavior is to moderate our comments. Patriot Update does not have a full-time staff, so we rely on an automated system to pull SPAM or foul comments for us. The system isn’t perfect but it works well enough for our purposes. There are legitimate comments that get pulled which we try to approve when we catch them. Blame the troublemakers for ruining the discussion for the rest of us.
      We notice a unified theme across those who make these awful comments which is “your violating my First Amendment rights!!” Guess what. No, we are not. We are practicing our right to engage in as wholesome of a private business relationship with our readers as possible. You are guaranteed no right to say what you want, when you want it in a private setting that someone else is paying for, namely, Patriot Update.

  • Retired USAF MSgt

    Come to think of it, I haven’t seen anything from Captain PJ in the last few days.

    Is he being moderated?

    • Bree,

      Yes, he was being moderated the other day but he’s also been away on business so I don’t know if he’s back yet.

  • Dan

    Hypocrisy comes in all colors, ages, and sexes … Hypocrisy comes in all religious faiths, or those who have no religious faith at all … Hypocrisy is everywhere, every day, and never goes away . . .

    Jesus Christ is never hypocritical … Jesus Christ died for all colors, ages, and sexes … Jesus Christ is the answer for people of all religions and those who have no religious belief at all . . . Jesus Christ is everywhere, every day, and never goes away.

    God sent His Son, Jesus, to be born and live among humans as one of us, to suffer the things that we all go through, and then allowed us to crucify Him. He died on that Cross, was buried in a stone tomb, and rose from the dead on the third day. He did all of this to provide a way for sinful Man to have a means to be forgiven of Sin and to be worthy, in the eyes of God the Father, to have eternal life to enter into Heaven.

    Jesus paid the price for your sins and for mine. To claim this gift of salvation, forgiveness, and eternal life, you must willingly and genuinely accept Jesus as you Lord and Savior. This is a decision that only you can make.

    If you believe that you are a sinner, as is everyone, and you want the peace, love, and joy that comes from having a personal relationship with God, please open your heart and earnestly pray this prayer:

    Lord Jesus,
    I am a sinner and know that I deserve an eternity of punishment in Hell for my sins. I believe that You are the Son of God and that You came to Earth to pay the price for my Sins. I ask You to be my personal Lord and Savior and to come into my heart and completely fill me with your Holy Spirit. Forgive me my sins, cleanse me from all unrighteousness, and abide with me forever. Thank You , Lord Jesus for loving me and saving me !
    Amen

    If you sincerely prayed that prayer, you are now a Christian. The next thing you should do is to find a local Bible-believing, church to help you grow in your faith and to learn more about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The prayer you prayed above is the start and now you should seek to learn more and grow stronger in your faith.

    Avoid so-called “churches” that try to “sugar-coat” what they tell their members. If the church you find does not talk about Sin and Hell or only talks in non-specific terms about Jesus, find a Bible-Believing church instead. Avoid “mega-churches”, as most of them are only in it for the money and tell people what they want to hear and/or preach the “prosperity gospel” to draw people in … Find a small, local church and start attending regularly !

  • http://verizon Ann Rand

    I heard Mike Gallagher(talk radio) this am.He said that Michelle ovomit has spent 10,000,000 Tax payers dollars on vacations.Don’t know the time frame, but this is a disgrace no matter whether it was since the election or just one year. I don’t recall any other First Lady spending like that.(even Jackie Kennedy) I hope someone will look into this and at least bring it up during the campaign. This is an UNGRATEFUL BUNCH.

    • http://verizon Ann Rand

      Moderate me all you want to . I will keep coming back for more!!!!

  • http://www.judegoss.com Carol S Key

    Actually BO is NOT a fraud, he did exactly as he said he was going to: “Costs WILL necessarily go up (cap and trade)”, “We need to fundamentally transform America (everything he has done including how he personally runs his life), ran on “Hope (we need it now) and Change (way too many examples to list here!).

    The sad fact is that he told us exactly what he would do as President. Republicans listened and voted against him…Democrats did what they always do: checked their brains at the door.

  • Jeronimo Dan

    There’s so many reasons to impeach this sob and congress has no cajones to bring any of the charges that’s staring them in their face. What a do nothing congress, if you can’t agree on anything, at least agree on Obama’s impeachment!

  • guest

    Those who support obama are the msifit’s and immoral of our society. The lesbian’s and homosexual’s.the freeloader’s..those who are morally bankrupt. Just when i feel overwhelmed with the corruption in our country i come into these message center and alway’s come away encouraged as there is so much decency in here. At least half of america live and think decency..thank God. I read what our country would look like if we had a muslim president. President obama has done everything the article pointed if america lived under a jihadist president.Also i feel in the next year we are going to see violent racist act’s against whites thank’s to eric holder and obama. They are instigating black flash mobs against causacion’s..it is going to get bad..shudder.