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    Another Obama Counter-Indicator

    Another Obama Counter-Indicator

    The more Obama pushes class warfare, the more people reject class warfare.  That’s certainly not what I expected.

    It’s the counter-indicator effect.  If he’s for it, the opposite will happen.  Perhaps he should announce an Unemployment Plan instead of a Jobs Plan.

    It’s another one of those Obama paradoxes, like the Catch-2012.

    From Gallup:

    Americans are now less likely to see U.S. society as divided into the “haves” and “have nots” than they were in 2008, returning to their views prior to that point. A clear majority, 58%, say they do not think of America in this way, after Americans were divided 49% to 49% in the summer of 2008….

    If they had to choose, 58% of Americans would say they are in the “haves,” rather than the “have nots” group. This breakdown has held remarkably steady over the past two decades of economic boom and bust, with a record-high 67% of Americans putting themselves in the “haves” category during the strong economic times of the late 1990s.

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    LukeHandCool | December 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    John Edwards & the OWS Band’s “Two Americas” trending towards “One America”?

    It runs against the fabric of the motto “E pluribus divideum.”

    Ordinary American people are not stupid. A speaker who wrongly labels an unemployment bill a jobs has no credibility.


     
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    jakee308 | December 17, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    More like those who’ve got and advantage over those who have disadvantages.

    There can be NO dispute that over the last 20 years real wages have gone down or stagnated for the working poor.

    As a result those who DO have, are being forced to contribute more than they’d like to sustain those poor.

    How fair or just that is, I can’t judge.


     
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    Listkeeper | December 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I do believe every sports team Obama picks to win a championship has lost. I cringed when he picked my Indianapolis Colts to beat New Orleans and my Butler Bulldogs to win the NCAA basketball tournament last year.

    He has the reverse Midas-touch.


     
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    kobayashi | December 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Keep in mind this number is the “Strongly Approve” minus the “Strongly Disapprove” and bottomed out for Bush at minus 30 in January, 2009. It was March of 2009 that the Dow bottomed out at 6,500.

    August of 2011 saw a minus 26
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2011/obama_approval_index_august_23_2011/498228-1-eng-US/obama_approval_index_august_23_2011.jpg

    The last time Congress was as perverse as when it scraped through Obamacare was the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act, also a period with amazingly more polarization in the country.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_tony_blankley/kansas_nebraska_act_1854_redux

    Here’s the Kansas-Nebraska Act Wiki

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas-Nebraska_Act

    When Congressional Democrats allowed Slavery in the new Territories.


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