Barack Obama

Poll: 51 Percent Disapprove of Obama's Job Performance, 43 Percent Approve

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The latest Reason-Rupe national poll finds president Obama's approval underwater with 43 percent who approve and 51 who disapprove of his job performance. Specifically regarding the president's handling of the situation in Ukraine, approval slides six points to 37 percent, while 40 percent disapprove and 21 percent don't know enough to say.

COMPLETE POLL RESULTS

Presidential approval continued to slide throughout 2013 particularly in the wake of IRS political targeting, NSA surveillance revelations, and the inauspicious launch of the Affordable Care Act's federal health insurance exchange website. However, since December of 2013, attitudes have remained steady through the spring.

A particularly noticeable slide in presidential approval has occurred since 2013 among millennials (young Americans 18-29) a crucial Obama constituency. Last spring 62% of millennials approved of President Obama's job performance, a similar share who voted to reelect him in 2012. However, approval has slid 11 points to 51 percent today among millennials.

Continuing a long-term trend that began in the middle of the Bush administration, 60 percent of Americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction, while 30 percent say the right direction. Briefly in 2009 when President Obama first took office, he assuaged concerns of the country's trajectory. However, concerns quickly ricochet back to levels found during the Bush administration.

Congressional approval remains dismal with 17 percent who approve and 74 percent disapprove. These low numbers can be explained in part by the fact that Americans think an overwhelming share of their elected officials use their power to hurt their enemies and help their friends and are corrupted by special interests.

Nationwide telephone poll conducted March 26-30 2014 interviewed 1003 adults on both mobile (503) and landline (500) phones, with a margin of error +/- 3.6%. Princeton Survey Research Associates International executed the nationwide Reason-Rupe survey. Columns may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Full poll results, detailed tables, and methodology found here. Sign up for notifications of new releases of the Reason-Rupe poll here

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  1. So it’s gonna be Pollvalanche Thursday, is it? Lucky for me the Rockies game is on early today.

    1. There are worse people to give the day to.

  2. Why, that’s an 8% difference!

  3. Pollmagedon!

      1. Poleaxed!

  4. “The latest Reason-Rupe national poll finds president Obama’s approval underwater with 43 percent who approve and 51 who disapprove of his job performance.”

    Obama doesn’t care what people think.

    Just buy insurance or Obama’s gonna sic the IRS on you.

    Obama squandered some 350 billion out of our future paychecks on bailing out Wall Street and the UAW.

    Obama doesn’t give a shit what we think about anything. Now go do your taxes.

    1. Obama doesn’t care what people think.

      Very true Ken. But I bet the Democrats standing for election in November care what people think.

      Before he leaves office, the Democrats are going with they had impeached him. Obama is just going to keep pissing on the country enabled by his cult media following and Democrats standing for election are going to pay the price. It is like he is some kind of Karl Rove Manchurian candidate.

      1. Karl Rove isn’t smart enough to have come up with Obama. If someone had told you in 2006 that the next Dem president was going to do what he did and act like he has, you would have laughed at them and called them cranks.

        1. …”If someone had told you in 2006 that the next Dem president was going to do what he did and act like he has, you would have laughed at them and called them cranks.”

          And if that person claimed he’d get re-elected, you’d have called them far worse.

        2. I agree. I don’t think he really is. It is just that if Rove were that smart, his Manchurian candidate would look a lot like Obama.

          And yeah, if you predicted in forget 06, in 08 Obama was going to be this bad and do this many incompetent crazy and corrupt things, you would have been written off as a racist loon.

          The is one of the most remarkable things about Obama. He is the one President in my lifetime who has turned out to be even worse than even his most fanatical critics claimed he would be.

          1. He is the one President in my lifetime who has turned out to be even worse than even his most fanatical critics claimed he would be.

            And he has *years* left. 8-(

            The “kiss and tell” stuff when he leaves should be truly nauseating.

            1. The truth always comes out in the end. It often doesn’t come out until it is too late to make any difference, but it does come out. I have a feeling that when the full truth comes out it will be pretty damned shocking and enraging.

              It won’t make any difference since the media will do everything they can to ignore it and bury it. They have too much invested in Obama to do otherwise. It will, however, be shocking. We will also be treated to the spectacle of liberal historians explaining how Obama is one of the greatest Presidents in history despite all of the horrible and corrupt things his administration did.

              1. He may well benefit by comparison to his predecessor, who set totally new standards for corruption.

                1. Yeah Tony, Bush gave billions to his cronies in the solar industry and used the IRS and DOJ to go after his enemies. Bush did all of that.

                  Again Tony, Bush’s corruption bothers you because he is white. Obama’s corruption doesn’t because Obama is black and you don’t think him worthy of being held to the same standards you would hold a white person.

                  1. I think that may be my favorite post that anyone has done in response to it.

                  2. You are seriously delusional. Obama’s blackness is not without importance, but it’s mostly symbolic. Believe it or not, I actually do care about policy. I support the policy of not starting decade-long wars getting tens of thousands killed justified by lies. I support universal healthcare over social Darwinism. And for your information I fought against Obama’s nomination, thinking him unelectable. But any Democrat is better than the best Republican. And if you want to talk about race (as apparently you do), you need to address the fact that Republicans get practically no minority votes anymore.

                    1. Obama’s blackness is not without importance, but it’s mostly symbolic. Believe it or not, I actually do care about policy

                      I am sure you do. You just don’t care about it when a black President is implementing it. If you did, you wouldn’t have supported Obama in 2012 and those like you would have mounted a primary challenge against him like you had done with Carter and with Johnson.

                      I am sure this is hard for you to listen to. You don’t think you are a racist. But you really are. You don’t do yourself any favors denying it. You admit Obama’s being black is “symbolic” to you. Why is that? Well mostly it is because you think black people are generally incapable of achieving high office and it is therefore a huge deal when one does. You tell yourself that is because all white people are racist. Really though it is also as much because you believe most black people are just not capable of such.

                    2. I believe that everyone’s a little bit racist. I just don’t believe I’m more racist than an all-white coalition of descendents of slavers and segregationists who make up the GOP base, the more vocal of whom say overtly racist things all the fucking time.

                      But you completely don’t get my motives. I would be equally supportive if he were white. I just think Republicans are dead-set on destroying my beloved country, and truly all considerations are secondary to that.

                    3. Obama’s blackness is not without importance, but it’s mostly symbolic.

                      You racist fuck. His color is OF NO IMPORTANCE.

                      Only a fucking racist cares about the color of his skin. It’s what he does that counts, you moron.

                    4. You’re too precious Francisco. Don’t burst a blood vessel maintaining that special brand of purity-obsessed self-importance you’re so good at.

                      His color is not of no importance. It’s meaningful, at least to some people, that the country whose entire history has been touched by racial frictions elected a black man as president, twice. If I were to sit here and say it didn’t mean anything to his supporters I would be lying.

                      But it is notable that the only people who are critical of him in a substantial and articulate way are the same people to whom it matters that he is black, people like me, the very liberal. The others just foam at the mouth and parrot nonsense talk radio bullshit. And I somehow doubt race doesn’t matter to them either.

                    5. It’s only meaningful to racist twats. And it’s not just the GOP that is fucking this country in the ass on the fast train to hell.

                    6. Obama’s blackness is not without importance, but it’s mostly symbolic.

                      Mostly? What else is it but symbolism?

                    7. If you truly believe that crap about the best republican, you really don’t give a shit about the Iraq War. You would vote for Hillary over Rand Paul.

          2. If Obama had an (R) next to his name and did all of the exact same things, you would be totally gay for him. I absolutely guarantee it. You are that unconcerned with policy and that obsessed with slogans and bullshit.

            1. Maybe, we will never know. But what we do know is that Obama has done everything Bush did and you were outraged when Bush did it and either ignore it or support it when Obama did it.

              I think most of the reason for that is Obama is black and you just don’t think he can be held to the same standard Bush is held to. You hate Bush, but since he is white you see him as a full human and hold him to standards you feel humans should meet. You don’t do the same with Obama because he is black and thus just a bit lesser in your view.

              1. Obama started a 10-year war based on lies? Obama initiated torture as antiterrorism policy? Obama presided over the worst economic calamity since the great depression? Obama exploded the deficit with massive tax cuts and said unfunded war?

                If Obama is doing exactly the same things as Bush, why don’t you support him like you did Bush?

                And you’re the one who brought race into this.

                1. If Obama is doing exactly the same things as Bush, why don’t you support him like you did Bush?

                  I didn’t like Bush’s counter terror policies and I like Obama’s even less. Moreover, I have defended Obama on these threads numerous times with regards to Afghanistan and drone strikes. That is because I am not a racist like you and don’t base my opinions of Obama on his race.

                  You in contrast were up in arms about domestic spying and drone strikes and the conduct of the war in Afghanistan when Bush was in office. Indeed, you wanted an immediate end to the war in Iraq. Yet, when Obama stayed in Iraq for three more years and desperately tried to negotiate a deal to stay forever, you said nothing. Had he been white, you would have been outraged by his attempt to remain in Iraq. It is only because he is black and you were not ready for a black President that you were not.

                  Bush, never went to war without Congressional Authorization. Obama did just that in Libya and didn’t get UN authorization either. And you supported it even though you would never do otherwise had he been white.

                  Lastly, Bush never ordered the killing of an American citizen. Obama did, twice, and you never said a word.

                  Face it Tony, you just are not capable of viewing Obama as a full human being. You can’t help but see hm as a black man and thus someone that is not worthy of your fair or consistent criticism.

                  1. Fine, I relent John. Santorum 2016!

                2. Obama started a 10-year war based on lies?

                  Tony, you are a mendacious cunt. The intel was simply wrong. I was seeing the exact same shit 8 years before Bush was even in office. Bush was a shitbag, but he didn’t lie about WMD.

                  1. You did so well below. 🙁

                    It wasn’t just a case of bad intel. It was bad intel sought out for the purpose of justifying the war. This is all very well documented by now. This was not an “oops.” And Bush doesn’t get to weasel out of what he has done by parsing the word “lie.” Not that it wasn’t a lie by any fucking definition in the universe.

                    1. Immoral, mendacious fucking cunt.

                      lie l?
                      noun
                      noun lie plural noun lies

                      1. an intentionally false statement.

                      How is it a “lie” when the intel he based his decision on was the same intel I was getting 8 years previous? You can call him a piece of shit for making the wrong call, and yes he used bad intel to start a war, BUT you don’t get to call him a liar.

                      God, you are a steaming pile of shit.

                    2. I’m an immoral, mendacious, cuntish, steaming pile of shit because I correctly called the justification for the Iraq War a lie?

                      You seem awfully invested in that blood-soaked travesty for a libertarian or Randian or whatever.

                    3. No, shitpile…

                      I’m invested in the truth, rather than inventing mendacities that further your political POV. Bush did plenty of shit worthy of rebuke without you needing to make it up.

                      Do you see why you’re an immoral cunt? Do you see why I’m a better person than you?

                    4. His smug superiority has his head so far up Obama’s ass that he’ll never see it FdA. Never.

          3. Not to go all BOOSH on ya, but W is either tied or a close second.

            1. Agreed. We have seen America’s third and second worst presidents back to back.

              The worst being, of course, FDR.

              1. Nixon was worse than Bush and neither are anything like Obama. Seriously, when did Bush ever send the IRS and FBI after someone who asked him a question he didn’t like or tried to start some political organization? Never. But Obama has done and continues to do just that.

                1. Bush was a fucking travesty. He IS the reason the NSA is in your shit, he spent like a drunken sailor, Medicare part D, and if you think for as SECOND that Bush wouldn’t have smoked al-Awlaki, YOU, my friend, are smoking crack.

                  1. Maybe Bush would have smoked me, if he had gotten a third term. But the fact remains he didn’t. I can only hold people responsible for what they do not what I think they might have done.

                    As far as the NSA, Obama took the NSA to 11. PRISM started in 07 but its scope went way up under Obama. The NSA was doing some spying under Bush. It did a hell of a lot more under Obama. That doens’t excuse Bush by any means. But scope and scale sure as hell make Obama worse.

                    As far as torture, it is a wash. Obama still has the same guidelines Bush. More importantly, Obama uses rendition more. Sorry, but “we have foreigners do our torutre now” is not really an improvement.

                    As for spending, last I looked Congress wrote the budget. I never have gotten how any President is blamed for spending and not the Congress. Obama isn’t the one spending now, Reid and Bohner are. Moreover, the deficit was going down every year right up until 07. Something happened that year. Reid and Pelosi took over the Congress and spending went through the roof even more so than before. You would almost think Congress is responsible or something.

              2. Wilson has to be in the TEAM photo too.

            2. Bush worst enemies said he was going to declare himself a dictator and invade Iran. Last I looked neither of those things happened. Also last I looked Bush never ordered the assasination of Americans nor did he use the IRS and FBI to go after his enemies.

              Sorry, he isn’t even a close second. Hell even Nixon isn’t close. Nixon never killed Americans and the IRS refused to go after his political enemies. We know live in a country where dozens of people have had the FBI visit them because they started a political group or did something that embarassed Obama.

              The thing that makes Obama so much worse than what came before is how he will go after average people. Whatever Nixon’s sins, he at least was going after other politicians who could defend themselves. Nixon never went after some plumber from Ohio. Obama in contrast does. You can be a nobody making 50K a year in flyover country and if you somehow get in the public eye in a way that embarrasses Obama, the feds are coming after you. That is something new and much worse than anything that has happened in my lifetime.

          1. He is a symptom of a lot of things. Mostly he is a symptom of how white liberal America was not ready for a black President. They are just too guilty and too in love with using racism as a club to beat their enemies with to hold a black liberal president to any standard of behavior. A white liberal President would have been Johnsonized over Afghanistan and the war on terror long before 2012 let alone today. Obama wasn’t because white liberals are unable to look at him as a full human being and hold him to the standards they would hold even a white President from there side to.

            1. So conservatives are more enlightened because they’re holding off on electing anyone of color until they’re good and prepared.

              1. Conservatives would have voted for Colin Powell by the millions in the 1990s had he ran. They also supported Herman Cain in the primaries in 12.

                Conservatives look at black people as equal human beings and thus hold them to the same stadards as they do whites. Liberals are just too in love with a maternal form of white supremacy to do that.

                You don’t look at Obama as an equal human being Tony. You look at him as a “black person” without full agency and whose purpose in life is to reaffirm your self worth. It is an outwardly benign form of white supremacy, but a damaging one none the less.

                1. You got us. We elected the first black president because we are subtle white supremacists. Meanwhile Republicans get almost no actual black votes, because… uh hey look over there!

                  1. Yes Tony. When I talk to a five year old and tell them how great the picture they drew is, I am asserting my superiority. In simpler terms, it is known as being patronizing.

                    That is what you and every other white liberal does with Obama. Obama does all of these things which you would be outraged by if a white President of either party did, and you tell him and the world how great he is. That is no different than me telling the five year old how great her coloring is.

                    You are a racist Tony. You are not a malevolent racist. I don’t think you mean black people harm or feel any animosity towards them. But you are a racist in that you don’t view them as full human beings who can be held to the same standards as white people are held.

                    1. So are the 90+ of black people who voted for him also non-malevolent white supremacists?

                    2. So are the 90+ of black people who voted for him also non-malevolent white supremacists?

                      Yes Tony. Just because black people will vote for you doesn’t make you less patronizing. It just means your patronization doesn’t bother them enough for them to vote otherwise.

                      If you were not racist Tony, you wold stop up and treat Obama like you would a white President.

                    3. Are you suggesting that if, say, Hillary were president now, I would have backed Herman Cain in 2012? Or are you just speaking out of your ass as usual?

                    4. Are you suggesting that if, say, Hillary were president now,

                      No Tony. If Hillary had been President and done the thing that Obama did, you would have backed Kunichi or some other liberal in a primary run against her and you probably would have voted in Green in 2012 in protest. Since Obama was black, you did none of that and supported him even though he did things which were completely contrary to everything you profess to believe.

                    5. You’re 100% wrong. It’s like you don’t know me at all. I DESPISE liberals who vote for third parties. I feel it is political masturbation that only aids the enemy. I don’t believe the purpose of voting is to feel good about yourself, it’s to win and get the policies you want.

                    6. I DESPISE liberals who vote for third parties. I feel it is political masturbation that only aids the enemy.

                      So you admit to being a Team Blue hack then?

                      I don’t believe the purpose of voting is to feel good about yourself, it’s to win and get the policies you want.

                      IOW, it’s about crushing your “enemies” (who also happen to be your fellow citizens) and forcing your beliefs on them under the threat of violence?

                    7. Otherwise known as representative democracy, but whatever.

                    8. So you just want to support whoever the liberal is, no matter their policies (even when they are the same as their predecessor’s that you claim to hate), because of “enemies?” That sounds pretty statist to me.

                    9. That’s not going to be the case, and people who say they’re both the same are deliberately giving a pass to the evil ones.

                    10. That’s not going to be the case, and people who say they’re both the same are deliberately giving a pass to the evil ones.

                      How is voting for the guy that won’t continue the current, terrible policies “giving a pass to the evil ones?” Of course what you are doing is different, which is actively condoning the “evil ones.”

                    11. I love how they aren’t the same, even though they both start foreign adventures for no good reason, they both actively keep the WoD going, they both thought stimulus was a great idea, and they both worked to bail out the banks.

                      But one is totally more evil than the other.

                2. You look at him as a “black person” without full agency and whose purpose in life is to reaffirm your self worth.

                  You’re way off the mark, John. Tony likes Obama because he’s a milquetoast suit that says nice words and projects stoicism and refinement. He’s “articulate”, as if a lifetime of privileged upbringing and education would ever yield anything else from anybody. He’s a black man that’s especially nice to have around because he doesn’t carry any of the potential cultural baggage that accompanies many blacks like breeding fighting dogs in his back yard or threatening gays with violence. He has not fathered any children out of wedlock. He’s hip. He’s well groomed. Tony can take him to dinner parties without fear of embarrassment. He’s the black friend Tony has always dreamed of.

                  1. I’m not that old but he’s objectively the best president of my lifetime, and that should be good enough for anybody.

                    I didn’t bring up race this time. John is positively obsessed with it as usual.

                  2. This post comes in a close second.

            2. A white liberal President would have been Johnsonized over Afghanistan and the war on terror long before 2012 let alone today. Obama wasn’t because white liberals are unable to look at him as a full human being and hold him to the standards they would hold even a white President from there side to.

              It was about race, but not the way you think. White “liberals” probably hate his guts by now, but could never say so. They had to re-elect him, because that “proved” he was a good president. If he’d lost, that would’ve “proved” he was bad, and therefore that no even partial Negro could ever be trusted in such a high office.

              1. White “liberals” and also black anythings. They were all trying to prove blacks are competent.

  5. I bet PB will be here any minute to triumph how 8% are okay with no alt-text.

  6. Still crazy RACIST after all these years.

  7. 43% is not bad for a second term POTUS.

    Dumbya was 20-24% late in his second term.

    http://www.pollingreport.com/BushJob.htm

    Of course, the economy was in free-fall and Iraq was still a clusterfuck.

    1. So is BUSHPIG the magic word that moves the goal posts?

      1. This is a poll,, John. You’re supposed to ignore it and tell us what people really think.

    2. Hope and change – we were to told to expect more than BOOSH.

    3. Re: Peter Caca,

      43% is not bad for a second term POTUS.

      But it should be disastrous for someone like the black Jes?s el Cristo redentor.

    4. 43% is not bad for a second term POTUS.

      Dumbya was 20-24% late in his second term.

      Bush was at the same approval as Obama is now during this point in his second term.

  8. Specifically regarding the president’s handling of the situation in Ukraine, approval slides six points to 37 percent,

    Amazing. The media machine calls him “feckless and weak” and the people buy that bullshit.

    MORE WAR! WE NEED A CHRISTIAN CRUSADIN’ PRESIDENT!

    1. And, right on cue, here you come to lick this loser president’s asshole.

      1. His mere competence is appreciated after the Bushpig invasion of 2001-2009.

        I have no doubt that if one of the GOP candidates had won we would be in a ground war with Iran and the deficit would be shooting upward out of control.

        1. You mean that invasion that Obama (PBUH) wanted to extend indefinitely?

        2. Please Shit Stopper, tell me ONE positive thing Obama has accomplished.

          1. Well he did force a bunch of new customers onto his political donors. It’s all about your POV.

    2. Re: Peter Caca,

      Amazing. The media machine calls him “feckless and weak” and the people buy that bullshit.

      I believe people simply believe that Obama is shifty, spineless,devoid of any principles or moral fortitude. Your kind of president, in short.

    3. I for one support Obama being feckless and weak over the Ukraine.

      That said it is sure funny that he is feckless and weak over the Ukraine yet is so desperately trying not to be.

  9. I guess you are entitled to start the x-axis of your little charts where you like, but you just can’t help but try to insert a narrative that doesn’t exist, can you?

    The fact is, since around Sept. 2009 Obama’s rating has fallen roughly between 40% and 50%, pretty stable for a president. Clinton had a slow upward trajectory that was consistently higher than Obama, and poor Bush the Lesser’s line looks like a short ladder to a tall water slide.

    1. America loves Obama. And we have always been at war with Oceana. You tell them Tony!!

    2. Re: Tony,

      The fact is, since around Sept. 2009 Obama’s rating has fallen roughly between 40% and 50%, pretty stable for a president. Clinton had a slow upward trajectory that was consistently higher than Obama, and poor Bush the Lesser’s line looks like a short ladder to a tall water slide.

      Whatever helps you sleep at night, dude. My kid still holds on to his stuffed puppy-dog we bought at IKEA back in 2007. He won’t sleep without it. You cling on the idea that Obama is still dreamy. Same childish shit.

  10. Man, the Obama-fellation beacon must be on “Full Derp” today.

    1. Somebody dialed up the gain. It still sounds like crap but at least it you can hear more of it.

  11. If someone had told you in 2006 that the next Dem president was going to do what he did and act like he has, you would have laughed at them and called them cranks.

    And absent GWB, he never could have pulled it off.

    I cannot wait to see what President Warren will do. Or, better yet, President Peter King.

    The slope isn’t just slippery and well-paved, it’s parabolic, and we’re rapidly approaching a vertical descent into Hell.

    FASTERFASTERFASTER!

    1. I don’t think so Brooks. I think he pulled it off because he is a liberal black President and the media and liberals were not ready for that. He could have followed any President and gotten away with the same things. Bush may have created the opportunity for him to get elected, but it wasn’t Bush that created the cult of personality that enabled him to get away with all of this.

    2. I’m more curious to see if Tony and PB are still blaming BOOSH if Hillary wins in ’16.

      1. Bush deserves blame for the things he did, the consequences of which we still live with. Do you think otherwise? Speaking for myself, I am a partisan. I don’t apologize for it. But you’re not supposed to be. So why do you shame yourself by sucking the cock of the worst president of anyone’s lifetime?

        1. Hey ass-clown. You might want to look up-thread and see TLAH said about Bush, before spouting your bullshit, you mendacious fucknozzel.

          The Last American Hero|4.3.14 @ 11:43AM

          Not to go all BOOSH on ya, but W is either tied or a close second.

        2. Who here is saying that Bush *doesn’t* deserve blame for the things that he did? I have yet in the several years of reading this site to see anyone portraying Bush in a favorable light.

          1. Just a pervasive obsessive need to pretend that Obama is just as bad or worse. Which as far as I’m concerned is a big sloppy kiss on Bush’s cock.

            1. Just a pervasive obsessive need to pretend that Obama is just as bad or worse. Which as far as I’m concerned is a big sloppy kiss on Bush’s cock.

              Bush was bad, Obama is worse, so therefore Bush was great. Q. E. Derp

          2. Who is pretending?

    3. “President Warren”… Or, better yet, President Peter King”

      Thanks Brooks, I may never sleep again.

  12. Bush spent eight long years shitting all over the notion of limited government. He hated the Constitution just as much as our Constitutional-Scholar-in-Chief. That pussy shit all over himself on 9/11 and unhedsitatingly flushed the Constitution right down the toilet with his Patriot Act and Homeland bullshit. He spent us into Penury.

    I despised that “compassionate conservative” motherfucker then, and I despise him now. And without the groundwork he laid, we wouldn’t have the fucking retard Obama with his INTENTIONS TRUMP REALITY administration.

    1. I don’t think that could’ve been helped much. After 2 terms of Clinton, his VP looked pretty good for voters wanting to keep up the good times. Geo. Jr. had to prove he was for as much spending as Gore would’ve been. And no matter who was prez, on 9/11/01 I feared the country would take a much worse turn than it has. Patriot Act, NSA, Iraq, etc. haven’t turned out to be half as severe as I feared then.

      1. And people here wonder why I’m so interested in polls. This is a democratic republic, and the politicians are mostly just echo chambers. They do exert some personal influence, of course, but mostly they’re just following orders; talk to the boss.

  13. The only smart thing that fucking dummy ever did was to keep his yap shut starting the day he moved out of the White House.

  14. Bush Obama deserves blame for the things he did, the consequences of which we still live with. Do you think otherwise?

    You can be a real boy some day, Pinocchio.

    1. I nominate this for the default Tony response.

      1. or no response. no response is another option. that might cut down on the tedium.

  15. Looking at the smoothed curves in the “things in the nation” graph, I think people are judging mostly on the condition of the economy.

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