“Republican Spin” or a Horrid Lack of Executive Leadership?

It’s funny to me that in the same article Dianne Feinstein points out how not-prepared President Obambi was to spend billions of our dollars that were to allegedly help us (and to send back to ACORN), Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania is displayed blaming Republicans for turning the American people against the bill to begin with.

Feinstein:

“I think it is important that he reached out. But lesson learned: It would have been better for him to send up his idea of a bill,” instead of having House Democratic leaders initiate the process, said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Rendell:

“A small percentage of this bill, the unnecessary spending, allowed Republicans — who have played politics on this from the beginning — to discredit it so public opinion is against it,” Rendell, the chairman of the National Governors Association, said in an interview Friday. “We need a massive stimulus bill with spending. Every economist says that. And yet the American people are against it now because we let the Republicans spin.”

Dianne Feinstein kind of nailed it.  Apparently if there really was a ‘Republican Attack Machine’, you would have thought that Obambi would have nailed down the details first without allowing stupid spending to enter it as admitted by Rendell.

Amazingly, Rendell blames Republicans while admitting the spending to be “unnecessary.”

Thank God Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin what newspapers she reads, eh?

By the way, Obambi’s Approval Rating has already been cut in half without even being in office a month.

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19 thoughts on ““Republican Spin” or a Horrid Lack of Executive Leadership?

  1. “The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Approval Index for Saturday shows that 37% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing as President. Twenty-three percent (23%) of voters Strongly Disapprove to give Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +14 (see trends). … Today’s numbers reflect a decline for the President since inauguration day. In the first set of interviews conducted after Obama became the nation’s President, 45% Strongly Approved of his performance while 16% Strongly Disapproved for a Presidential Approval Index rating of +29.”

    It’s half of what it was three weeks ago.

    Those are the facts. I couldn’t take them back if I wanted to.

  2. Nevermind that you’re taking the two most extreme cases, strongly approve and strongly disapprove. Where’s the middle ground? A research 2000 poll shows Obama with a 69% approval rating. Funny thing is, it also shows that congressional republicans have an unfavorable rating of 68%, while the party as a whole has a 60% unfavorable rating. Just thought I’d point that out since you never would…

  3. Republicans may well keep a high disapproval rating for now, at least until Michael Steele starts making major changes for the RNC. And if Obama doesn’t push for a huge change in the spending on that bill, his disapproval rating will climb. I say again, if Feinstein has spoken out against it, there’s a major problem.

    God save us from bipartisanship…

  4. “Where’s the middle ground?”

    I don’t know, ask the guy that said: “I know, it was awesome” in regard to Bush being booed at Obama’s inauguration.

    How about the one who said that Republicans were the Democrats’ bitches, now?

    He’s a pretty moderate kind of guy who originally supported Dennis Kucinich for President.

    Maybe he’ll know.

  5. “Funny thing is, it also shows that congressional republicans have an unfavorable rating of 68%”

    It’s always fashionable to show how unloved Republicans are. You never seem to get that, do you? When Republicans have high approval ratings like John McCain did before the primary, I am not so happy.

    It’s when I started reading the polls that said “99% of Americans think that Sarah Palin brought down John McCain” that I started to feel warm and toasty again.

    It’s kind of interesting that Rendell seems to think that those Republicans had such an affect on the public’s view of the stimulus. So, do we blame them for having too much influence when things don’t go your way? Or are they just so evil that they overcome public opinion on idiotic bills with their witchy and spiritual connections to Satan?

  6. “It’s kind of interesting that Rendell seems to think that those Republicans had such an affect on the public’s view of the stimulus. So, do we blame them for having too much influence when things don’t go your way? Or are they just so evil that they overcome public opinion on idiotic bills with their witchy and spiritual connections to Satan?”

    Why don’t you ask your buddies in the “liberal” media why it is that Republicans are invited on the shows by a margin of more than two to one over Democrats. When people get the same message drilled into their heads by liars, it tends to have an effect. You ought to know that, seeing as how Bush’s war enjoyed quite a bit of popularity before people woke up…

  7. “Why don’t you ask your buddies in the “liberal” media why it is that Republicans are invited on the shows by a margin of more than two to one over Democrats.”

    Frankly, liberals are boring. But, that isn’t true (much like the rest of what you say). MSNBC has never had a Republican on (I know Olbermann hasn’t) and Fox has liberals on every show to counter the Republican viewpoint.

    In terms of talk radio or TV shows, I’m all for liberals and free market. I wish they could achieve and maintain a solid and decent audience.

    But let’s face it, if liberals were good at free market, they wouldn’t be pro-government nor would Al Franken be running for Senate if he had Rush’s or Sean’s radio contract.

  8. Ahh…a quick check back in reveals ol’ Stevie is up to his old tricks: beating the lame Sarah Palin drum, distorting statistics to support his delusions, and making untrue assertions under the heading of “facts”. Way to go, Stevie!

  9. “Frankly, liberals are boring.”

    Yeah, I meant to tell you that Mitch McConnell is so exciting.
    I do appreciate that big blubbering vagina, John Boner, on the House floor, literally sobbing at the prospect of abandoning a failed occupation of Iraq. “Wah, I need my war, please don’t take the troops out” Freak…

    “But, that isn’t true”

    Oh. My. God.
    Steve, you would be doing yourself a favor if you just kept your stupid comments to yourself if you’re too lazy to do any research. In just the past two days, you’ve made yourself look like a fool by making ridiculous statements in the face of overwhelming evidence. Case in point:

    http://thinkprogress.org/2009/01/28/cable-news-stimulus/

    It is true, ESPECIALLY in the case of MSNBC. Dolt.

    “But let’s face it, if liberals were good at free market, they wouldn’t be pro-government”

    What is your problem with government? Seriously. Because when you spew your anti government garbage, you’re really anti us, because government is us. But I’m sure you’re all for government when you need the police, or you need a court of law to either defend yourself or prosecute wrongdoers, or when oil companies get subsidized. Government has created the market you love to tout, but you always seem to avoid acknowledging that. Hypocrite.

  10. Feinstein is a Democract? She sure doesn’t act like one most of the time. Thank God!

    The best thing Obamarama can do is get rid of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Those two are evil, evil and more evil. They will hurt Obamarama much more than he can hurt himself.

    He’s playing Russian Roulette with those two. But, when it is there turn to spin the barrel and point the gun, they aim at Obamarama not themselves!!!!

  11. Well, we’re supposed to be the government. That was proven at least partially untrue by the bailout crap sandwich we were force-fed. It’s only going to get worse with this spendulus thing.

    The government has its place, but right now our “leaders” are taking way too much power.

  12. “but right now our “leaders” are taking way too much power”

    yeah, bush and dick went a bit overboard, huh?

  13. “yeah, bush and dick went a bit overboard, huh?”

    LOL, spoken by another liberal who seems to produce the usual number of Americans as example of lost Constitutional Rights: Zero.

  14. “Republicans ARE NOT on MSNBC more than liberals are.”

    Did you even read the article? They even included a graph so slow people like yourself could grasp it quicker…

  15. “What is your problem with government? Seriously. Because when you spew your anti government garbage, you’re really anti us, because government is us. ”

    That’s not entirely correct. The districting lines where I live are drawn east to west. That splits up the more Republican coastside from the decidely Democrat bayside.

    If the lines were drawn north to south then the Democrats would face a harder fight in the coastside area for that seat. They would probably win it and win it with ease. But, by drawing the line east to west they have two slam dunk wins for the Congress every two years.

    Where I live the Congressional Representatives were not elected by us. They were elected by the Democrats. We Republicans do not have a fighting chance. That’s not democracy in my opinion.

  16. “That’s not entirely correct. The districting lines where I live are drawn east to west. That splits up the more Republican coastside from the decidely [sic] Democrat bayside.”

    When I say us, there is no consideration between parties, as it should be. But leave it to a republican to create more division…

    “Where I live the Congressional Representatives were not elected by us. They were elected by the Democrats. We Republicans do not have a fighting chance. That’s not democracy in my opinion.”

    So what is democracy in your view? Because you could just get yourselves another Tom DeLay to redistrict everything eight years early to be in the Republican’s favor. What that your idea of democracy?

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