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Why do Republicans suddenly love Obama?

This past week there was a 15% jump in Ombama's approval rating among self identified Republicans, not too far away from a majority. What happens if Republicans like him better than their own?

http://www.gallup.com/poll/116224/Obama-Approval-Rating-Increases.aspx

Is it the tax increase on rich folks? The investment in jobs and schools and health care in the new budget?

Maybe it was the sight of all those Republican senators and congresspeople at the end of Obama's speach crowding to get autographs from him. I mean why do folks from the opposition party treat him like a rock star?

I've listened to the constant lambasting by the chattering classes on cable for over a month. Each day the constant barage brought slipping numbers, and then in one uncensored short speach he's back up there.

Don't despair, it's only one poll, and there's always Rasmussen.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/2/28/2582/40154/867/702891

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Why do Republicans suddenly love Obama?

from the article...
"In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls."

I can hear the questions
So, Republican phone answerer..... do you approve or disapprove of the tie that President Obabalaba was wearing?

Did you approve or disapprove of his tone of voice?

Did you approve or disapprove of President Obabalaba's message of hope?

I'm sure I could come up with seven more like this to get ten survey question that almost no one could respond to negatively.

Also, I heard a lot of commentary on the similarities to a R. Reagan style speech. I guess that was just a coincidence.

Oh Yea, those Republicans that got the autographed programs are just stashing memorabilia for when they no longer have a job. You know you can sell that stuff on e-bay to dumb %#@ democrats for big money.
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Holy crap!! Republicans around the country are starting to coalesce into opposition and protesting! People all over are starting to express buyer's remorse! We've got to nip this in the bud before it catches on throughout the country! Quick...somebody get me a poll that shows everyone's actually happy with Obama!

Between 1985 and 1991, over 141,500 people bought Yugos in the US. Don't confuse quality of marketing with quality of product.

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Re: Why do Republicans suddenly love Obama?
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Maybe it was the sight of all those Republican senators and congresspeople at the end of Obama's speach crowding to get autographs from him. I mean why do folks from the opposition party treat him like a rock star?

That's exactly what's wrong with people. The media has turned him into a star and people are eating it up - hook, line & sinker! They're not questioning or even trying to wrap their brains around the incredible irresponsible debt that is being inflicted on generations to come. All they see is this smooth talking snake oil salesman. He works everyone up with fear and crisis predictions and then follows up with solutions to everything.

Approval ratings mean nothing. Its due to what I described above. If the MSM really stopped to analyze what the dems are doing to this country, it would be a completely different scenario.

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Soon they'll be calling parts of Reagans speaches Obama-esque.

Cowgall the MSM doesn't anylize anything, they look for spoon fed sound bites and ratings. I'd suggest PBS or read on line.

Don't worry about the debt. The time to worry was back when we switched from a surplus to a deficit. Wall street brokers went on yacht buying sprees. The time to pay off debt is during good times, during bad times you spend to take up the slack in the economy. We are supposed to have over 2.5 trillion excess capacity in 09, at least. Many think the stimulus was actually too small. On another thread I showed where many developed economies have a much larger debt as a percent of GDP, and manage fine.

Don't get me wrong. I don't like debt either, I gambled everything I had when we were running a surplus, but started to pull my neck in after that first big tax cut, I knew it was irresponsible. We are currently paying around 4%, $40 billion per trillion. For now it's worth it. Much more worth it than spending it on a war of choice and Beemers for Brokers.

I disagree with your characterisation of Obama, don't let others do your thinking for you. Most economists I read expect the market, jobs, and real estate to go down quite a bit more. Probably half off the S and P, and another 20% off housing nationwide, enemployment for sure double digit. It's not scare mongering just being realisic. The paper of record called it a mini depression for the first time today.

The only solution that doesn't make sense to me is banks, he is putting money into them when it would be cheaper just to put them in recievership.

I think the Republican Senators and Congresspeople recognise the best politician of thier generation and a great speach, they were excited to have been a part of it.

We are in a time of great adversity, and also great possiblity, there is an opportunity to change the direction of the country. That's what November was about. Many wish for America to be great once again, something to be proud of, nothing wrong with that.

There was an open invitation for anyone with a good idea to forward it directly to the top. If you have an easy way out of this mess there are about 300 million poeple that would be greatfull.

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Soon they'll be calling parts of Reagans speaches Obama-esque.

I think the Republican Senators and Congresspeople recognise the best politician of thier generation and a great speach, they were excited to have been a part of it.

Now I know why some of your posts are so full of spelling errors. You've got to be laughing so hard when you write that stuff that it's darned near impossible to type. I don't know how you do it. I've tried putting on a poker face and telling my daughter what an amazing leader Obama is, and I just can't pull it off without busting up.

By the way, are you even from the US originally? Every so often, your language patterns slip and indicate British-based education via words like "recognise" and phrases like someone being "at university."

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Must be too much Conrad.

You know there are other countries with an England English based educational system. Much of Africa, the Middle East, Hong Kong. For the wealthy anyway, the Indian and Chinese diaspora often educate in good private schools then off to merry England for the finishing touches.

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I didn't say British...I said British based. If I were to guess, I'd say Asia or the Subcontinent. I've traveled the world enough to have seen exactly what you're talking about -- there's a big difference between getting one's education from a school with British roots (as commonly seen in former members of the Empire like you mentioned) versus one with American roots.

Funny you should mention Conrad. Although known as one of the better English writers, he wasn't from there. He was a Pole born in Ukraine and naturalized British.

You chose an interesting way of tipoeing around that question. Think

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I don't think there's a citizenship requirement for this forum....

But above my computer on the wall is the papers to the selectmen of a town directing them to award such and such a land grant to great great great grandpa whatever for fighting in the Revolution. I consider people to be Americans just the way the State Dept does, naturalised or born doesn't matter. Two of his brothers and an uncle are on there also. Probably all illegitamate anyway. stimulous.

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Back on topic....

I notice the other guys are eating their own this weekend. Steele claims Rush ain't the man. Cantor too. Maybe that's why the drift leftwards. I don't have a link but I noticed recently the self identified Dems outnumber Repubs by a lot, more Indies than Repubs, does that make Repubs a third party?

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It's amazing how you can answer a question without actually answering the question.

As for the self-identified Dems, maybe they're afraid what'll happen if they say "Republican." Let's see...say "Democrat" and get a smile from the pollster. Say "Republican" and get a condescending tirade that'll probably involve Bush, Iraq, and Katrina and accuse me of being racist. I'm busy and have things do to. Decisions, decisions...

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