Majority of women approve of President Obama

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Majority of women approve of President Obama
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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 10:10pm

"Overall 38 percent of men, compared with 25 percent of women, consider themselves supporters of the Tea Party movement. Four in 10 men, compared with one-quarter of women, say they believe the Tea Party will change things for the better if its candidates are elected to Congress. More than half of men say Obama’s health-care law should be repealed, while just four in 10 women favor that option.

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The poll finds that more than half of women likely voters approve of the job Obama is doing, including on health care, and say the economy will either get worse or stay the same if Republicans win control of the Congress. Men, by a margin of 58 percent to 39 percent, disapprove of Obama’s job performance on the economy.

Still, these female voters are less motivated this year to turn up at the polls to support Democratic candidates than their male counterparts are to support Republicans. Overall, 66 percent of women voters say they will definitely vote or already have voted, compared with 74 percent for men. Almost four in ten women voters say the election is exceptionally important, compared with almost half of men."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-18/women-see-dimmer-outlook-than-men-for-retirement-joblessness-poll-shows.html

The article also states that women are not buying into the Tea Party hype either.

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Many women, myself included, are embarrassed by the women candidates/spokes-people representing the tea party.

 


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I am not embarrassed by any woman who speaks her views. I admire the tea party movement.

I am embarrassed that the current administration continues to ridicule, mock, and insult any one that has differing views.

I have never seen anything like this before. Obama and his administration are among the thinnest skinned politicians I have ever seen.

At least Bush didn't stoop as low when he was being raked over the coals. He didn't blame anyone for his failings. He didn't insult anyone that had a different point of view.

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Registered: 10-08-2010

(The real explanation is that we will have to pay back the Republican tax cut spending spree by cutting Social Security and Medicare, ...)

OR.....we could demand that the the government be fiscally responsible.

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How quickly they forget..."If you're not with me, you're against me"...."My way or the highway"... etc. How anyone who disagreed with the invasion of Iraq became UNAmerican; was considered 'anti-troops' & "anti-patriotic" (when that was a huge lie). I just "loved" being screamed at & spin at by creeps who didn't bother to take the time to even try & understand that I wanted our troops HOME & SAFE - not off fighting a war that we had no business starting in the first place!

BUSH refused to listen to opposing viewpoints. He was always 'protected' from those whose opinions differed. He was always rerouted from protests (no matter how peaceful).

I've seen nothing in the current admin that has been any more 'thin-skinned' than the normal political debate creates.

As for the TPers - most don't have a clue. I've talked to them. I've read their signs. I've listened to their spin & minsinformation. Yes, they believe in what they are supporting, but they have no foresight & the future is off little or no interest to them unless it directly affects them (personally).

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Yeah....less government spending and smaller government. Gee....what a horrible future they wish for America.

Funny how liberals are always happy to give away "other" people's money. I wonder how much extra taxes Nancy Pelosi and Obama have paid of their own free will....above and beyond what they owed....to do good for others and that would not benefit them.

Oh wait....that's right....Obama filled his administration with a bunch of tax cheats. Always ready to spend OTHER people's hard earned tax money....but they don't like to part with their own.

I wonder what happened to Charlie Rangel's ethics trial? Hmm....I guess it got swept under the rug.

So much for Pelosi draining the swamp, she just wants to drain the pocket books of hard working Americans.
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"Dumb as a door post." "Thick as a brick."

(Incase you don't read the entire article the "Marilyn" referred to in this segment is Marilyn Monroe.)

Complete article at link....

Op-ed: Making Ignorance Chic

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/opinion/20dowd.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=homepage

>"Sarah Palin, has made ignorance fashionable.

You struggle to name Supreme Court cases, newspapers you read and even founding fathers you admire? No problem. You endorse a candidate for the Pennsylvania Senate seat who is the nominee in West Virginia? Oh, well.

At least you’re not one of those “spineless” elites with an Ivy League education, like President Obama, who can’t feel anything. It’s news to Christine O’Donnell that the Constitution guarantees separation of church and state. It’s news to Joe Miller, whose guards handcuffed a journalist, and to Carl Paladino, who threatened The New York Post’s Fred Dicker, that the First Amendment exists, even in Tea Party Land. Michele Bachmann calls Smoot-Hawley Hoot-Smalley.

Sharron Angle sank to new lows of obliviousness when she told a classroom of Hispanic kids in Las Vegas: “Some of you look a little more Asian to me.”

As Palin tweeted in July about her own special language adding examples from W. and Obama: “ ‘Refudiate,’ ‘misunderestimate,’ ‘wee-wee’d up.’ English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!”

On Saturday, at a G.O.P. rally in Anaheim, Calif., Palin mockingly noted that you won’t find her invoking Mao or Saul Alinsky. She says she believes in American exceptionalism. But when it comes to the people running the country, exceptionalism is suspect; leaders should be — as Palin, O’Donnell and Angle keep saying — just like you.

In Marilyn’s America, there were aspirations. The studios tackled literary novels rather than one-liners like “He’s Just Not That Into You” and navel-gazing drivel like “Eat Pray Love.” Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” paired cartoon characters with famous composers. Even Bugs Bunny did Wagner.

But in Sarah’s America, we’ve refudiated all that"<

 


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(As for the TPers - most don't have a clue. I've talked to them...)

Really? You've talked to most of the Tea Party people? I find that hard to believe. Most likely, you listen to what the media tells you about them. I have seen a study done about the signs of the tea party people. Funny thing, it didn't quite show what the media portrayed them to be. It has also been said that the liberals have "planted" signs to make the TP'ers look bad and racist.

(Yes, they believe in what they are supporting, but they have no foresight & the future is off little or no interest to them ...)

Then you don't understand the TP'ers at all. It IS the future that they are concerned about.
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I've talked to locals; I've read what they've had to say nationally (and please do not assume that I only get my info from one source); the signs have been not only at local rallies but also in video where you can see a wide variety. As for the 'liberals' planting signs - seriously? I don't know any 'liberal' that would waste their time doing that. They might go there and debate (and I mean CIVILLY debate) but they wouldn't bother with signs....ROTFLMAO!

I just don't think that the TPers have a grasp yet that they aren't what they think they are - I definitely don't believe that the Tea Party is now what it set out to be. It's been co-opted by Fox News, Sarah Palin, etal, for a 'news generator'.

I also find it interesting that the 'war' seems to have morphed some to be between the GOP and Tea Party.

As for the future...maybe they'll start being more concerned about public education, mass transit, the environment, etc. & not be so focused on getting their own way (meaning rich people get tax breaks, anti-choice, anti-healthcare, etc.).

 nwtreehugger  

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(I just don't think that the TPers have a grasp yet that they aren't what they think they are ...)

Ummm....okay. If you say so. It seems to me they know exactly who they are and what they want.....they sort of proved that on November 2nd.

Too bad that the Dems and Obama refuse to be "open minded" and actually listen to what the American people want.

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