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Tony Auth

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The food fight has gotten downright silly. Hmm, given the species, why turkey and fish, fleeing chicken, and no broccoli?

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Pretty much!

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    ^Ruff, by being born in Kenya???

  4. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 3 years ago

    Two good reasons why Obama’s poll numbers are down: (1) the failure of his administration to anticipate and prepare for the inadequacies of, or develop a template that state exchanges could use … and (2) the real problems with the ACA resulting from trying to please everybody at the same time. All made worse by overly-optimistic expectations about how this all would play out.

    His approval ratings remain above those of George W. Bush: 41 vs 38 at the same time in Bush’s second term.

    Obama’s low point was 38 (so far, though this was 2 years ago), Bush’s was 25.

    Bush’s second term average was 37, Obama’s second-term average is (so far) in the mid-40s. Bush got a huge lift from 9/11, with a 90% rating that fall, which declined steadily until he left office with a 25% rating. Obama came in with a high of 69% which decline in the first few months to 50%, and has bounced between 38 and 50 since then. On the whole pretty consistent, compared to the long steady decline of Bush.

    As of right now, Bush’s overall average approval rating and Obama’s overall average approval rating are the same, 49%.
    It is unlikely that Obama will lose in approval rating so badly that his second term come anywhere near the depths of Bush’s second term, but without some significant improvements, his full two-term average is likely to be lower than Bush’s, since Bush’s huge post-9/11 ratings raise his overall average so much, no matter how badly he fared later.

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 3 years ago

    To say that Obama has caused the present division in this country is like saying that Lincoln caused the Civil War, or that Poland started World War II, or that the behavior of black Americans were responsible for the creation of KKK.

    As far as the ACA goes, the whole thing would have worked a lot better if all the states had done as ought to have done, and set up their own marketplaces, or exchanges, and actually tried to made the best of the new law rather than sabotage it. This is all the more astonishing since most of the people who resisted having their state do this are people who otherwise talk a great deal about keeping things in state control, and avoiding relying on the Federal Government. They surely believed it would work best on a state-by-state basis, yet they left it to the Feds, whom they claimed to be incompetent. This is sabotage, an action intended to make the law fail, and to thus to prevent the uninsured from getting coverage. (Since no alternative method to cover them was proposed.) Since thousands die each year from want of health insurance, and the high cost of treatment, this is tantamount to doing what was in their power to ensure their deaths.

  6. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 3 years ago


    Thanks for your comments. I wish I could write as well, with solid reference to sources. In contrast to you, there seem to be more and more here who try to slay their opponents with the jawbone of an ass. To mangle a famous quote, I wish I were as cocksure about anything as they seem to be about everything. Happy Thanksgiving to everybody. Re-connect with friends and family.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Doughfoot: excellent. May everyone have a good Thanksgiving, and think of how to make an America more cooperative, rather than corporate.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    no no no according to Obama, those Islands are in ASIA……….

  9. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Frist intelligent response I have seen in a long time.

  10. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago


    Well said. One thing you’ve not mentioned is the adoration of Obama by the media. They were (and are) more willing to be critical of “the shrub”, which they’ve been dragging kicking and screaming to say anything critical of the fuhrer. Coupled with the fact most Republicans are more than wiling to abandon their politicos if they prove less than competent, while Democrats don’t view competence as important, only party affiliation.

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