President Pootie Tang Most Polarizing Since Eisenhower

Friday, February 4, 2011

A new Gallup survey finds President Pootie Tang is the most polarizing presidents in half a century.

Pootie Tang’s approval ratings in 2010 showed a staggering 68 point gap between the percentage of Democrats who approve of him and the percentage of Republicans who approve of him.

This is the largest gap in party ratings of any president since President Eisenhower who was elected in 1952.

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16 Responses to President Pootie Tang Most Polarizing Since Eisenhower

  1. DMason says:

    If 81% of Democrats approve of Obama, then they shouldn’t be allowed to drive or vote. Remember gang, this is the president who seated a Social Security Commission that concluded benefits should be cut, retirement age raised and privatization made optional. Obama escalated Bush’s war in Afghanistan and lied about troops withdrawal from Iraq.

  2. Harry says:

    The US economy added 36,000 jobs. The Canadian economy added 64,000 jobs. No wonder Americans are divided on Obama. Where are the jobs?

  3. Rachel says:

    The right will never accept Obama. Which is why I can’t understand why he thinks he can win them over at the expense of the base? You would think Obama is smart enough to figure this one out but, maybe he’s just naive?

  4. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    I’m not the least bit surprised by this survey.

    Take for example the revolution underway in Egypt. Everyone I follow in the Arab media has begged Obama to call on Mubarak to step down. But two weeks into the uprising, it is fairly clear that barring some extraordinary event(s) or dramatic development, this president will NOT directly call for Mubarak to step down.

    I was disappointed by Obama’s words in today’s presser. It was just more typical Obama BS.

  5. Tiny Dancer says:

    Why does he keep talking about faith? We get it, Barry. Half of America think you’re a Muslim but is it necessary for you to constantly remind them that you’re really a Christian?

    Faith, for most people, is a personal matter. Please, STFU.

  6. Jolly Roger says:

    If I didn’t know, for sure, that this “polarization” was because the guy is a Black man, then I might give it a hair of credence.

    But, you know, it’s all about his skin color. He’s always embraced rightist policies. If he were a white guy the Rushpubliscums would be dancing with joy over what he’s done.

  7. Chad Lebanon says:

    To the above poster who want to make explain the GALLUP Survey is racial terms, I would just say this. I’m a liberal Democrat, who was thrilled by the long overdue opportunity to elect an African American.

    It was time. It was long overdue.

    But I didn’t vote for Obama just because he’s half-African American. I was inspired by his vision for the nation, his command of the issues and yes, his campaign promise for change.

    I thought we were electing John F. Kennedy but, little did I realize that once elected president, Obama would govern much like his predecessor, George W. Bush, and in some ways, even like Ronald Reagan.

  8. Seabec says:

    Everyone has a reason or reasons why they soured on President Obama.

    For me, it’s three-fold: 1.) his failure to redeploy the troops out of Iraq, 2.) his escalation of the Afghanistan war, and 3.) the creation of the Cat Food Commission. I just can’t develop amnesia in order to be a Democrat in good standing.

  9. Randy Arroyo says:

    Did you guys see Barry’s Super Bowl guest list for his big party at the White House this Sunday? Half the guest list is made up of Republican members of Congress. Even during the Super Bowl, Barry can’t resist “reaching across the aisle.” He’s too bizarre.

  10. Vivzzz says:

    Obama has crazy eyes now.

  11. Jolly Roger says:

    Chad, with all due respect…. his voting record didn’t match his campaign rhetoric. Christopher and I had a few discussions on that very subject prior to the election.

    I voted for him, and I hoped that I was wrong. I wasn’t.

  12. feminazi says:

    As a retiree who paid into Social Security for forty-three years, I can’t say President Obama exactly makes me feel safe when I read about Social Security Commissions seated to look at ways to cut my benefits. Sure, I could always collect cans and work as a cashier at Wal-Mart but, why should I have to? The monies in the SS Trust fund aren’t to be used to pay for the Pentagon’s shenanigans or to repay our debt to China. Frankly, President Obama makes me nervous and I’m too old to be nervous.

  13. Seabec,

    I hear you. You might want to add these to your items in a series as well.

    · Opposed marriage equality by appealing challenges to DOMA, the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” – CBS News
    · Reaffirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage – Daily Caller
    · Used a signing statement to ignore labor and environmental standards for the IMF and World Bank – Huffington Post
    · Supports the coup government in Honduras – UPI.com
    · Reversed his position on drug reimportation to appease the pharmaceutical industry – The Hill
    · Dropped charges against the CIA for destroying videotapes documenting torture of detainees – New York Times
    · Violated his own ban on lobbyists working for the administration – Politifact
    · Appointed Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff – Wall Street Journal
    · Appointed Timothy Geithner to run the Treasury – The Daily Beast
    · Appointed Lawrence Summers as his top economic adviser – Washington Post
    · Appointed Monsanto executive Michael Smith to the FDA – CounterPunch
    · Deported record numbers of undocumented immigrants – Christian Science Monitor
    · Continued renditions of alleged terrorists to countries where they could be tortured – New York Times
    · Blocked the release of photos documenting the torture and abuse of detainees by the US military – ABC News
    · Pushed for mandatory DNA testing of those arrested for crimes, regardless of whether they have been convicted – Politico
    · Dramatically increased government secrecy, blocking more FOIA requests in 2009 than Bush did in 2008 – Huffington Post
    · Cut a secret deal to kill the public option, while campaigning on its behalf – Huffington Post
    · Announced a $60 billion sale of arms to the Saudi Arabian dictatorship, the largest arms deal in history – CBS News
    · Successfully protected Bush officials from prosecution for torture – Washington Independent
    · Failed to disclose visits by industry executives while crafting health care reform legislation – LA Times
    · Authorized the assassination of US citizens abroad, an unprecedented declaration of executive power – New York Times
    · Censored reporters covering military tribunals at Guantanamo – McClatchy News
    · Won the right to keep identities of prisoners at Bagram “black site” a secret – Public Record.org
    · Cracked down on government whistleblowers more than any President in history – New York Times
    · Continued Bush policy of blocking use of the Endangered Species Act to prevent climate change – TIME, Inc.
    · Sent 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan – BBC News
    · Gave permits to BP and other oil companies, exempting them from environmental protection laws – New York Times
    · Backed off on his promise to close the prison at Guantanamo – New York Times
    · Promised $30 billion in military aid to Israel over the next decade – Truthout
    · Eased restrictions on the use of child soldiers in Africa – The Cable

    I think many of us in the Reality-based Community needed more reality back in 2008. We were warned about Obama and didn’t listen. After 8 years of Bush/Cheney, the idea of a McCain/Palin presidency was simply too much to endure.

    The 2012 presidential election is less than 2 years away. I truly hope the Democrats get off their butts and find a genuine progressive to oppose Obama in the General. But, I’m not confident this will happen.

  14. libhomo says:

    The partisan posturing between the Republicans and Democrats is as fake as Linda McMahon’s WWE. They all are bought by the same interests and push the same policies.

    As the differences between the parties slowly evaporates, the rhetoric gets more shrill and the nation gets more polarized between Coke and Pepsi.

  15. retahyajyajav says:

    I’m no longer sure what President Obama stands for.

    He marketed himself as a change agent but once elected president, his team labeled us “the professional left,” and he sought the approval of GOP members like Grassley and Collins. He’s a stranger to me now. Maybe he was always a phony.

  16. Matteo says:

    President Pootie Tang is a despicable piece of shit and I’m sorry I ever voted for him. Read this.

    Obama Administration Offers States Ideas on How to Cut Medicaid

    A letter to governors facing huge budget shortfalls suggests a range of Medicaid cuts, including removal of some people from the program.
    By Noam N. Levey, Washington Bureau
    February 4, 2011

    Facing a revolt from states confronted by huge budget shortfalls and tattered healthcare safety nets, the Obama administration is intensifying a drive to help state leaders wring savings from their Medicaid programs.

    On Thursday, in a move that reflected both the changing political landscape and the still-troubled economy, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter to governors suggesting a range of cuts, including removal of some people from the program.

    “I know you are struggling to balance your budget while still providing critical healthcare services to those who need it most,” Sebelius said. “In light of difficult budget circumstances, we are stepping up our efforts to help you identify cost drivers in the Medicaid program and provide you with new tools and resources to achieve short-term savings and longer term sustainability.”

    The Obama administration is suggesting that governors could cut optional health benefits that many Medicaid programs offer, such as physical therapy, dental care, eyeglasses and even some prescription drugs.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-medicaid-20110204,0,388680.story

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