Do You Feel a Personal Connection to President Obama?

The Obama campaign wants to hear from its supporters again. According to a campaign e-mail from Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, the last survey revealed that 20% of Obama supporters were “healthcare professionals.” Among the questions in this survey:

Please rate the importance of the following as reasons to support this campaign:

President Obama fights for the causes I believe in…

This election should be decided by everyday Americans, not by special-interest and super PAC spending…

Mitt Romney's policies would be disastrous for our country…

We need to finish what we started in 2008…

I feel a personal connection to President Obama

Previous Obama campaign missives here, here and here

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  • ||

    I feel an impersonal non-connection to President Obama. It's called revulsion. What a creepy cult of personality fuck he is.

    And his supporters who aren't creeped out by this are even worse. Fucking sheep.

    The best part of this is that if Bush had anything close to the shit Obama is doing, TEAM BLUE would have started ranting and hyperventilating.

    Of course, none of this is a surprise to many of us. Except Hugh. He's just so innocent. I hope he never loses that quality.

  • Brutus||

    It really does have the vibe to it that one saw at the end of that National Geographic special on North Korea, where the moment that scores of people whose sight had been restored by a Western doctor took the opportunity to thank, not the physician that had done the procedures, not the West, whose science had developed the procedures, not the group that had sponsored the trip, but the fat psychopath Kim Jong Il that had prevented them from getting their sight back up to that point.

  • Paul.||

    They wanted to see Kim Jong Il finish what he started in 1994!

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    "Impersonal" is the MO for misanthropes like yourself.

    You are a cross of Charles Manson and Tim McVeigh.

  • Brutus||

    And the slide into burlesque continues...

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Epi is a fucking cumstain of a human. He wished for Gabrielle Gifford's death when she was in ER.

    Fuck that POS.

  • Brutus||

    I don't remember it that way.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Shrike's a little histrionic when it comes to politicians. Anyone not showing due deference to our dear leaders causes him to fly into an apoplectic rage.

    Years of licking boots have turned his mind into mush.

  • ||

    Yeah we all thought she was already dead.

    And i think the major complaint was why should we care about her.

    I know I wanted to withhold sympathy for her death. you are confusing hatred for void.

    Anyway Epi can speak for himself, though I think he would agree, i would not care if Bush got killed either.

  • General Butt Naked||

    You MONSTER! If our Dear Leaders die what will we ever do?!

    Think of the Children!

  • General Butt Naked||

    *sob*

  • ||

    A-

  • Mr. FIFY||

    Hey, shrike... what was the political leaning of the guy who shot Giffords?

  • Tulpa the White||

    The Scatterbrained Nutjob Party.

  • Tulpa the White||

    If you don't feel sympathy for her then-likely death, that's fine, people react to things in different ways. But to come out and make a point of saying you don't care (and iirc the way Epi put it was "fuck her") that's another matter. Whatever emotion that is, it ain't void.

  • Sam Grove||

    I feel nothing in regard to Obama. Not worth my energy.

  • ||

    I feel the same personal connection to Obama that Buffalo Bob had to the Senator's daughter.

  • ||

    Or was that Joe Dirt?

  • Tulpa the White||

    It buys the insurance for its health or else it gets the tax again.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    This will be the part of the Clint Eastwood/Morgan Freeman biopic when they'll have to insert a fictional bare-knuckle fist fight because the historical truth is just pathetic.

  • wareagle||

    the man is like a virus, fed by an ever-growing looter class in the country. On the one hand, he provides ample evidence that liberalism can only survive with a massively uninformed populace. On other other hand, it is disquieting to see how many believe in free ponies and magic unicorns.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    The higher income and educated white voters support Obama.

    High per capita income areas support Obama the most - states like CT, MA, CA, NJ and areas like Greenwich, La Jolla, San Fran, Upper East Side, Boulder, etc.

    Conversely, the lowest income and educated areas are anti-Obama. WV, AL, MS, SC, and other dumps.

    Scientists are leaving your redneck party in droves. According to Pew Research only 6% of science/technical identify with the GOP.

    But keep on telling yourself lies.

  • wareagle||

    so guilty white liberals who cling to the notion that socialism can work, and the looters who don't care where the money comes from as long as it comes. My, what an alliance.

    Funny, but I see no bankrupt or about to be bankrupt in the "dumps" you cite, all of which thank you for keeping your sorry ass out of them. When scientists rediscover science, as opposed to consensus, they might get taken seriously again.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    TARP and Medicare Part D make Bush the biggest socialist in recent history. Throw in $300 cash gifts and he really did spread the wealth.

    Making us buy private health insurance is hardly socialist but it was nearly unconstitutional.

    You need a Poly Sci 101 class.

  • wareagle||

    you are the one mentioning Bush, and curiously, I see no one her championing George. Interesting that you see no problem with govt making buy something; maybe your outlook will differ when you are made to buy something totally useless.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Did you ever call Bush a socialist?

    If not then STFU.

  • entropy||

    Only 57,000 times.

  • wareagle||

    I called "compassionate conservatism" warmed-over liberalism. Again, this story is not about Bush. But we'll play your game: you ever say anything critical about Obama? Feel free to STFU right away.

  • entropy||

    Why else do you think I come to this website, National Rev... Oh wait shit! I'm on the wrong site!

  • Brutus||

    Did you ever call Bush a socialist?

    I did. And you know what? The Democrats bitched that Medicare Part D wasn't big enough.

  • ||

    Pretty much everyone here has called Bush a socialist at one time or other.

  • Tulpa the White||

    I fail to see what an introductory class on polymers have to do with this.

  • Broseph of Invention||

    Us citizenry are monomers, weak and independent on our own. Obama is bringing us together into elastomeric strands, to be cross-linked with the Common Good and condensed and hydrolyzed with his base into an impermeable polymer nation, with special properties provided with his liberal-functional groups. You aren't against science, are you?

  • Metazoan||

    Libertarians, of course, are the fluorocarbons in this mess, unwilling to play by the rules and forming polymers that work well as non-stick surfaces.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Making us buy private health insurance is hardly socialist but it was nearly unconstitutional.

    Fascism is a branch on the Socialist tree. But please, defend Kaiser Permanente's chosen candidate to your heart's content.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    When the GOP privatizes its called market support.

    When Obama does it is called Fascism.

    So Paul Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare is Fascism?

    School vouchers are Fascism?

    You are an idiot.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Forcing people to engage in commerce with a handful of government-approved corporations (only six health insurance companies in America, shriek), then yes, it smacks of Fascism.

    So Paul Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare is Fascism?

    There's at least a country mile between "thou shall" and thou may."

    School vouchers are Fascism?

    "Thou shall" and "thou may", shriek. Apples and oranges.

    You are an idiot.

    I didn't know your monitor functioned as a mirror, shriek.

  • Tulpa the White||

    TARP and Medicare Part D make Bush the biggest socialist in recent history.

    Both of which BO voted for as a senator.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Part D predated Obama in 2003. But Paul Ryan voted for it - that fiscal hawk who was Big Gov at the time.

  • ||

    There's always an excuse for why it's not the Messiah's fault.

  • Tulpa the White||

    George Bush! Paul Ryan! Ronald Reagan! Tyrannosaurus Rex!

  • califernian||

    are you saying you despise socialists? then we agree!

  • Mickey Rat||

    "Making us buy private health insurance is hardly socialist but it was nearly unconstitutional."

    Yes it is socialist. The flavor of socialism called fascism.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    TARP and Medicare Part D make Bush the biggest socialist in recent history.

    Those were horrible, and Obama has repeated the one time TARP expense every year he's been in office and says that part d is too parsimonious.

  • Sevo||

    Palin's Buttplug|7.3.12 @ 9:38PM|#
    "The higher income and educated white voters support Obama."

    Would these be the same folks who figured the USSR was the 'future', by any chance?

  • wareagle||

    ironically, another HandR story showed the rich in France bailing out in droves. Apparently, their affluent are sharper than ours; either that or they decided that bona fide socialism is worse than the stealth kind.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Our affluent enjoy historically low tax rates of 15% or so.

  • Tulpa the White||

    Bull. That's less than the capital gains rate for God's sake, so it's not Buffett's banging his secretary thing. You got a link?

  • ||

    ironically, another HandR story showed the rich in France bailing out in droves. Apparently, their affluent are sharper than ours

    They are bailing out because the government is trying to expand via raising their marginal tax rate to 75%.

    Raise the capital gains tax rate from 15% to 75% and see how many of the wealthy hop on a plane elsewhere.

  • Tulpa the White||

    So, the Democrats are the party of the rich now?

    You guys have so many conflicting narratives I can't keep track of which one you're pushing at any given moment.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Tulpa, it's called doublethink and it's the wave of the future. Shrike is kind enough to show us all how we will be required to think, otherwise, we'll be penal-taxed.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    I know it has nothing to do with what PB was saying, but sense PB brought up scientists, I have a question.

    Who here familiar with the Higgs boson is getting fed up with the media's incessant use of the "God particle" misnomer. It's discovery merely brings up more questions about particle physics.

    ...And for crying out loud, if any theory deserves such a grandiose title, it's the as yet undiscovered unification of gravity and quantum mechanics. The mere math of such a theory is going to be a pain to figure out.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    *since

  • R||

    I've gotten to the point where I have to filter out all the stupid shit reporters say in order to stay sane.

    I knew several journalism students in college; to a one they reacted to science and math like a slug reacts to salt. Just remember that the only thing journalists know a damn thing about is how to write a sentence, and only then at an eight grade level. At least that way your annoyance with them is tempered with pity.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Wrong shrike, from yer buddy Krugman.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    So Krugman calls a $100,000 income "rich"?

    Obama won the over $250,000 vote in 2008 so Krugman needs to update that column.

  • wareagle||

    that is the update. 100K is the new 250K.

  • ||

    Inflation FTW?

  • Atanarjuat||

    Well, I'd bet scientists who get their paycheck, directly or otherwise, from the government don't vote to eliminate their own paycheck.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Scientists are more influenced by the stunning ignorance of the GOP on science matters.

  • wareagle||

    PB,
    so many posts yet not a single defense of Obama or any of his actions. Not. A. Single. One.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    I support START, SCAP, Dodd-Frank, his 2011 budget/cuts, and his deficit reduction programs.

    I support his Medicare cuts and defense cuts (part of deficit reduction).

    I support the Improper Payment Act and his remaking of the Federal Reserve.

  • wareagle||

    there are no budget cuts. His two most recent budget proposals were shot down in the House and Senate without a single Dem voting in support. Medicare is not being "cut"; money is being transferred to pay for Obamacare, and defense is not going to be cut, either, mostly because it almost never is. Have you noticed that deficits are trillion plus each year, and that 5T has been added to the debt? You have gone from curiosity to delusional in big swoop.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Romney is campaigning on restoring the spending in defense and Medicare.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.....ct_of_2011

    The budget agreed on has the GOP in fits with its spending cuts.

    My veteran dad is mad about the pending cuts to Tricare socialized medicine for vets.

    He blamed Obama until I reminded him Congress must agree to any budget like the 2011 one.

  • wareagle||

    the 'agreement' was a big dog and pony show no one believes will actually happen. Leon Panetta, of all people, is leading the charge against defense cuts; evidently, he is not feeling a personal connection to POTUS. But you keep pissing off your dad. The village called for you, shriek; time to go home.

  • ||

    Who the fuck said anything about Romney? I dub you Red Herring.

  • Sam Grove||

    Anybody here who likes Romney for Prez?

    Chirup, chirup.

  • Brutus||

    Obama loses virtually all the middle class, and certainly the white middle class. Only the very wealthy whites support him.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Around 40% of whites support Obama. But in the South the number drops quite a bit.

    In white New England and the Midwest Obama wins.

    IOW - rednecks don't like Obama.

  • Paul.||

    So Democrat is the party of the rich. Check.

  • Brutus||

    I'm in MO and Obama has as much chance of winning here as Lindsay Lohan does of showing up clean at her next court-ordered visit to the clinic.

    And with Obama consciously abandoning working-class whites, I don't expect things to change.

  • Spoonman.||

    It blows my mind that he's apparently doing so well here in Pennsylvania.

    You in the falling-down rowhouse that at first glance could use a coat of paint but at second glance has serious structural problems, what the fuck has Obama done for you?

  • Paul.||

    The higher income and educated white voters support Obama.

    Well, yes, yes they do. You know who those higher income voters are? Wanna guess what organization or industry they're most likely to work in?

  • Metazoan||

    Shrike, the upper east side is the most GOP-supporting region of Manhattan. Granted, that's not much, but it was a shitty example on your part. Don't know about the other places, but you might be surprised there too.

  • ||

    Scientists are leaving your redneck party in droves. According to Pew Research only 6% of science/technical identify with the GOP.

    Hey fucknozzle

    Are you lost? Do you think this a republican site? Are you so fucking stupid that you believe if you're not a liberal, you're a conservative.

    Shrike, you are a disingenuous fuck of a liberal troll!

  • The Derider||

    Maybe he was confused by all the !Go Ron Paul (R-Texas)! Posts?

  • Metazoan||

    Oh, and you know what, I agree about GOP scientific ignorance. But the Dems don't fair much better, with their health care regulatory minds in the 1930s. Just because scientists are turned off to the GOP doesn't mean they are turned on to the Dems.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    According to Pew Research only 6% of science/technical identify with the GOP.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yup. There's not a single conservative engineer out there.

  • Scooby||

    If feeling like he's fucked me in the ass counts as a personal connection, then yes, I "feel a personal connection to President Obama".

  • Killazontherun||

    Well, it doesn't get any more personal than that, except maybe Portlandia ass to ass double dildo style action. You have to have a really special relationship with someone for that.

  • Killazontherun||

    I bet Obama does neither reach arounds nor ass to ass. You just know it is all about HIM. The dying words of a great aunt according to those who were there, 'don't waste your life living with a selfish lover.'

  • Sevo||

    "We need to finish what we started in 2008…"

    THAT'S a question?!

  • wareagle||

    that statement alone should scare the hell out of people. Anyone enthused about what this group "started" is exactly whom Lenin was referencing.

  • ||

    According to my liberal buddy(who is going to make one HELL of a politician, because that's his goal in life), Obama can't do anything about the drug war because the laws are in place, so the laws rule. laws is laws.

  • Hugh Akston||

    This election should be decided by everyday Americans like Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, and other big-money Hollywood donors.

    President Obama fights for the causes I believe in...sane people think are best for this country, like blowing up foreign weddings with deathbots, locking up 1% of the population for nonviolent offenses, and forcing the population to buy products from huge corporate special interests.

    I feel a personal connection to President Obama, almost as though he or one of his agents is listening in on my phone calls, reading my e-mails, and scrutinizing my web presence for signs of dissent. I know he's looking out for me.

  • Tulpa the White||

    I just explained my personal connection, with asterisks blocking out the swear words, to BO at the survey site. I did tell them to email me with volunteer opportunities in my area, haven't gotten anything back yet.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Yes, Obama is a complete failure on the War on Citizens who use recreational drugs.

    We Hoped and were disappointed.

    Hope is the right word because the fucker never mentioned partial legalization while campaigning.

  • wareagle||

    Yes, Obama is a complete failure on the War on Citizens who use recreational drugs

  • The Derider||

    Except that he's better than any credible alternative, past or present.

  • Metazoan||

    Not really. If I have a choice between two prohibitionists, I'd rather have the one who trumpets the fact that he's a prohibitionist. That way, it'll be easier for all of society to identify the problem- prohibition.

  • Mr. FIFY||

    You left out "future", Derider. After all, Barry should be president-for-life, and beyond. He's THAT good.

    /snark

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Yes, Obama is a complete failure on the War on Citizens who use recreational drugs.

    And on preserving and the defending the Constitution, let's not leave that out.

  • Brutus||

    By wiping his ass with it.

    Speaking of which, we now have drug prohibition and I don't recall the passage of an Amendment. Yet it took an Amendment to implement alcohol prohibition.

    Funny how things "progress," ain't it?

  • Killazontherun||

    By wiping his ass with it.

    There is a country song there somewhere.

    He Wiped His Ass On The Nation's Broken Heart

  • Tulpa the White||

    Medical marijuana is partial legalization.

  • ||

    If only the Feds would accept that argument.

  • ||

    Hope is the right word because the fucker never mentioned partial legalization while campaigning.

    Actually he sad he would not go after medical marihuana...and then he did worse then Bush.

    Do you even read the articles posted on this site?

  • Alch||

    Your own, personal, Jesus. Someone who cares.

  • heart_of_flint||

    "We need to finish what we started in 2008…"

    You mean massive deleveraging and deflation of asset prices? I agree it's time to let this correction take effect.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    You and us other realists don't fit in with the Inflationistas here.

    Ron Paul says massive inflation is here today - and Glenn Beck agrees. Yes, both are economic dunces but demi-gods on Hit and Run.

  • Tulpa the White||

    Hamburger meat is now $5 a pound. Hamburger meat has always been $5 a pound.

  • Killazontherun||

    Everything is hunky dory, you are not paying more for essential goods and services, the economy is getting there if only you still believe in O, That is what they are running on. Insane. Anyone else running on that would be losing by thirty points now.

  • Paul.||

    We have always been at war with Afghanistan.

  • Ted S.||

    Today's pound is only 11.5 ounces, and today's half-gallon is only 48 fl. oz.

  • ||

    and Glenn Beck agrees. Yes, both are economic dunces but demi-gods on Hit and Run.

    huh?

  • ||

    VELOCITY OF MONEY!!!!

  • ||

    Deflation is not the default state of human condition. People do not seek lower prices. Money does not follow the supply/demand curve.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    2. How enthusiastic are you about the President and the Obama campaign?

    Very. How many people get to see a Republic transform into a Fascist state?

    3. Do you plan on donating between now and the November election?

    Hit up GE for money, not me.

    4. How close do you think the presidential election will be this November?

    Red Statist versus Blue Statist promises to be very close.

    5. What worries you most about the possibility of Mitt Romney being the next president?

    That he will do the exact same things as Obama.

    President Obama fights for the causes I believe in.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

    This election should be decided by everyday Americans, not by special-interest and super PAC spending.

    Elections usually are decided by everyday Americans, unless vote-buying suddenly became legal.

    Mitt Romney's policies would be disastrous for our country.

    Which are functionally no different than Obama's.

    I feel a personal connection to President Obama.

    Do disgust and contempt count?

    7. What would you say to another supporter of the President to inspire them to get involved in this election?

    "Shut your eyes, put your hands over your ears, and bend over. You're about to give Bush his fourth term."

    8. What is the best way of contacting you for volunteer opportunities?

    Fuck you, pay me.

    9. Please share any additional comments or feedback you have:

    Ron Paul For President.

  • R||

    ...unless vote-buying suddenly became legal.

    What do you think entitlement programs are?

  • Anonymous Coward||

    I know, but I was giving the typical Obama acolyte too much credit in appreciating the difference between possibly being exposed to ads (those tele-screens do turn off) and promising voters public largesse if elected.

  • 0x90||

    "President Obama fights for the causes I believe in..."

    For, against -- but let's not quibble.

    "This election should be decided by everyday Americans, not by special-interest and super PAC spending..."

    Okay, but wasn't this survey supposed to be pro-Obama? Confusing.

    "Mitt Romney's policies would be disastrous for our country..."

    There's a typo here. You have missed a more or a less. Not sure which.

    "We need to finish what we started in 2008..."

    Wait, I thought massive deregulation started that. But yeah -- knock yourself out.

    "I feel a personal connection to President Obama"

    Did that guy in Deliverance feel a personal connection?

  • General Butt Naked||

    That's it, I'm voting for Anon Bot in '12/

  • Broseph of Invention||

    I'm afraid they'll count anything with a "bot" in it as a vote for Romney.

  • Metazoan||

    What about GettiYetti? Sounds promising...

  • General Butt Naked||

    Steve Smith '12: Your Grope and Rage Candidate!

  • ||

    I mostly don't think about him much.

    As a human being I decided I liked him...then he did something i really did not like...can't remember what it was and decide i did not like him.

    Then he killed a US citizen with a drone.

  • Nando||

  • Nando||

    What killed Arafat? Looking at his wife everyday. Hi-Yo

  • ||

    Ans: 8====)

  • John C. Randolph||

    Mitt Romney's policies would be disastrous for our country…

    Because they are the very same business-as-usual policies that GWB and BO have followed.

    -jcr

  • Tejicano||

    Will somebody pull the plug on this troll feast?

    Really, we need to get organized and stop leaving crumbs out for this type of logic-resistant, blind-follower, shipdit. I have never seen this particular troll add anything worth the thirty micro-seconds it takes to skip past its input.

  • Nando||

    meow.

  • Alexander||

    There was one day, it was a hot day, smoldering out there. I had what I thought was an iced tea, little did I know there was no ice in the tea. Obama,the golden heart he is, dropped a few cubes in there for me. Or wait, I got that all wrong, he snatched the ice from my tea.

  • db||

    You know, Palin's gotta be missing her butt plug by now. It was nice of her to share, but people around here just can't avoid shoving it up their own asses time after time after time.

  • CharlotteHaze||

    Was completely baffled by the phrase "...feel a personal connection to..." until I realized it's a euphemism for "member of my ethnic group".

  • JW||

    Dear fuck people, why the hell do you argue with sockpuppets and trolls?

    JUST SAY NO.

  • Mumu Bobby||

    I can't tell the difference between the various 'come ons' anymore - what would happen if I accidentally sent my Obama contribution to a porn site? How many angels would lose their wings?

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