Tuesday, November 08, 2016

President Obama's second term approval ratings now higher than Ronald Reagan's second term approval ratings. Take that GOP!

Courtesy of WaPo: 

Pollster.com's Charles Franklin was a little ahead of the curve Sunday morning when he pointed out that President Obama's approval rating right now is among the highest Election-Day approval ratings in recent history.

Why is that ahead of the curve? Because on Monday, fewer than 24 hours before polls open across the United States, Gallup reported that Obama's daily approval rating had hit 56 percent. That's a figure that he'd been around at the end of October, but had otherwise only hit or exceeded on seven days since August 2009. 

Franklin tracked recent survey results by party to evaluate Obama's approval, finding that, at 52.1 percent on average, he's viewed more positively now than Ronald Reagan was at the end of his second term, but not as positively as was Bill Clinton at the end of his.

That's right President Obama, the man that Donald Trump claims is THE worst President ever, is polling at a whopping 56%. And that puts him just barely behind our LAST Democratic President, Bill Clinton.

Remember THIS is the administration that Donald Trump wants to save us from seeing go to a "third term," this is the swamp he wants to "drain." and this is the wrong direction that he wants to steer this country away from.

In short Donald Trump wants to toss us a lifeline and drag us from our comforting, relaxing, soothing bubble bath.

Which brings me to one of my many pet peeves.

During this campaign season I have seen a parade of half witted Trump surrogates saying that the people do not trust the government, and that the government is broken, and that Americans want to "take back this country," and it seems that NOT ONE of the journalists interviewing them ever takes the time to correct that BS.

Yes it is true that many Americans believe that the government is "broken."

But they are NOT talking about the Executive branch of government, they are talking about the Legislative branch of government.

In other words they are talking about the Senate and the House of Representatives, both of which have essentially ground to a halt. (They cannot even do something simple like confirm a Supreme Court nominee.)

And which party has the majority in both of those places?

That's right, the Republicans.

So essentially the Republican presidential campaign has been running on the promise to fix the branch of government THEIR party broke, by replacing the person in charge of the branch of government that is actually working well.

How in the fuck does that work?

No if the voters really want to "fix" the government, "drain" the swamp, and "take back" their country they want to vote every one of those obstructionist GOP assholes out of office and replace them with idealistic, hopeful Democrats who know how government is supposed to work and will make sure that it does.

And THAT should have been the central message of the Hillary Clinton campaign in my opinion.

"Government is only broken when you don't know how to make it work. Vote for Hillary Clinton and a Democratic Senate and House, and we will show you how to get it running like a clock."

Do you think that is too long for a bumper sticker?


  1. Thou Shalt Not Criticize A Johnston1:43 PM

    I fully expect Mr Obama's approval rating to go even higher in the next few months and he deserves every bit of the praise he's gotten, and then some.

  2. Anonymous1:56 PM


  3. Anonymous2:06 PM

    And Bush 2008 had the worst ever.

  4. Anonymous2:08 PM

    My confession. I am Alaskan Native. I felt when Al Gore did not win, I voted for nothing. I adore Obama but when he ran I didn't want to vote in case I jinxed him both times and lucky us, he won. I had a hard time voting today because I don't want to jinx Clinton but the dynamics of the election has changed. This year is no time to dicker around with my vote. I shunned my inner superstitions and made it to the poll. It felt good. No matter how this day turns out it felt good to exercise my right to vote. I hope we always have those rights given to us by the constitution and the bill of right. God bless America.

    1. Anonymous2:42 PM

      No need to cnfess, the right to vote also comes with the right not to vote. But as a Native American/ and member of a first Nation tribe from Canada I am glad you joined us today in doing the best we can to protect ourselves as members of a minority.

      Migwetch Niwiijiwaagan

  5. Anonymous2:12 PM

    Good read -


    1. Anonymous2:46 PM

      Now it’s time for his Mission Impossible sequel:
      "Make Trump Great Again."
      Good luck with THAT^

    2. Anonymous3:37 PM

      "Make Trump Great Again."

      that's for the laugh, I needed that, maybe he can get Sarah armed with her Sharpe.

  6. 66gardeners2:18 PM

    I'm really looking forward to see the GOP implode after the election. Thanks Trump! Take them all down with you.

  7. Anonymous2:33 PM

    Check out M. Moore on FB>

  8. Anonymous2:44 PM

    Possible record turnout in Michigan!


    Flint says fuck you to

    Republican stupidity
    Rick Synder
    Donald Trump
    Sarah "polls rilly are for strippers doncha know" Palin


    Genesee County voter turnout exceeding historic 2008 election of Barack Obama

    1. Anonymous3:03 PM

      Poles are for strippers and cross country skiers.

      Polls on the other hand are for the politically astute which Palin is not.

    2. Anonymous3:13 PM

      Not necessarily. 3:03 PM.

  9. Anonymous2:45 PM

    David Plouffe dropped his first tweet of the day. He’s been a tonic throughout the campaign when polls briefly dipped. He seems quite confident right now. I doubt he’d tweet this if he didn’t know something from the inside…


  10. Anonymous2:47 PM

    Eichenwald's epic tour-de-force twitter storm on Trump's international corruption and crime


  11. Anonymous2:49 PM

    A Important 'R'

  12. Anonymous2:53 PM

    Bad news for Trump!

    It's being reported that Donald's combover voted for Clinton.

  13. "In the short span of time between then and now [two weeks], the FBI attempted to upend the whole race by lobbing a ball of nonsense about Clinton's emails into the fray. The "news" media went predictably berserk, spraying lies and innuendo into the wind, all capped by Fox News reporting incorrectly that Clinton was about to be indicted. Trump's campaign finally barred his access to Twitter, and yet another person got the stuffing beaten out of them at a Trump rally. Fox News eventually backed down, and FBI Director James Comey admitted that, regarding the emails, there was no there, there. Meanwhile, Trump's people used that fracas at the rally to promulgate the fiction that Fearless Leader had narrowly avoided an assassination attempt, when all he really avoided was having to see a "Republicans Against Trump" campaign sign." - William Rivers Pitt, truthout


  14. Anonymous2:54 PM

    Donald Trump cake denied access to Donald Trump’s party


    Trump knowingly had ties to European ultra-right/neo-fascist parties---before the primaries


  15. Anonymous2:56 PM

    Watch this.


    1. Anonymous3:10 PM

      OUR Next Commander in chief!

  16. Anonymous3:01 PM

    Politicians are experts at the art of masking the truth and their feelings. Four years ago Romney gave every indication he was going to win. Ann Romney, however, told a different story. Seemingly on the verge of tears all the time over the last two days, it was clear, Obama was going to win. Today, pay attention to Melania Trump. She is wearing big huge dark sunglasses in every picture and her face can hardly contain the misery. They know and she doesn’t know how not to show it. Madam President it is.

    1. Anonymous3:05 PM

      Boo Hoo, Melania.
      You married it!

    2. Anonymous4:59 PM

      She looked absolutely livid as they stepped into their polling place. Melanie does not like being "booed."

  17. Anita Winecooler3:20 PM

    They need a new name, the GOP as we knew it doesn't exist anymore.

    1. Anonymous3:34 PM

      They have it is called the KKK.

  18. Anonymous3:28 PM


    Droves of Trump Trolls Had No Idea You Have to Register to Vote in Advance


    1. Anonymous4:12 PM


  19. Anonymous3:33 PM

    The GOP has become the "when did you stop beating your wife" party and the faux educated, reality show watching, amurican public have become emotional reactors and dumbly uninterested in the 4 tenets of good journalism - who, what, when, where. Ignorance is not bliss.

    Oh, and fuck Mitch McConnell.


  20. Anonymous3:33 PM

    I wanna rip those false eyelashes off of that LIAR Kelly Ann CON ARTISTway. She was just on CBS saying Hillary is under FBI indictment!!!

    It also makes me angry that NONE of the so-called journalists corrected her.

    I hope she gets hers, when The Donald doesn’t pay her fees, after he loses.

    OMG it isn’t even 8pm and I already have a big pit in my stomach.

    They keep yakking about Michigan being a battleground state, but no one has mentioned that the huuuge Muslim community has been mobilized.

  21. Anonymous4:57 PM

    To keep me calm this evening, I watched President Obama's speech in Ann Arbor yesterday (via thjeobamadiary.com) and it did the job. Then we went out to dinner and a beautiful and lyrical Japanese film titled "Our Little Sister." As we were leaving the theatre I remembered what this evening was. It was so nice to escape for a couple of hours. Hopefully, good news by tomorrow.

  22. Anonymous1:04 AM

    In your face Dumbocrats!


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