Obama Receives Mediocre Bump in Approval

The second full day after Osama’s killing shows Obama’s approval rating at a not-so-impressive 50% up from 46% just a few days ago.

Admittedly, we have one more day to go for the polls to reflect a full three days of post-dead-Osama results.

However; GHWB’s approval rating shot up to 69% after kicking Saddam out of Kuwait.  One year later; due to a mild recession and raising taxes, he lost his re-election.

My liberal friends are going to have to work much harder than they are if he wants to win a second term especially given the gas prices, unemployment rate, and the historic climb of debt this president is responsible for.

***Update***

As I predicted yesterday, there was one more day in which the rating was to take full effect.  THREE full days average after the killing of Osama moved the rating up 2 more points. 

Making the TOTAL bump in approval a MEDIOCRE 6 points which GALLUP also acknowledges.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/147437/Obama-Approval-Rallies-Six-Points-Bin-Laden-Death.aspx

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11 thoughts on “Obama Receives Mediocre Bump in Approval

  1. This raid was planned and pumped by a Republican. Democrats can’t do this. Here is how a Democrat does it:

    1. Pick a team of commandos by making sure Affirmative Action is fully met. Make sure the team reflects the grand diversity of our nation. We must make sure nobody is offended by the composition of the team. Does ability matter? Oh hell no. Ability does not matter.

    2. When Bin Laden is killed make sure we cut onto Network TV late at night Eastern Daylight Time. The more people that go to bed without seeing this the better. We don’t need the entire country fully awake and facing a brand new day. We don’t want enormous masses of people celebrating this.

    Here is how a Republican would do this:

    1. Pick the best service members in play for the commando team. Diversity? You bet. This commando is a great shot at any distance. This commando knows how to blow open locked doors in seconds. This commando is an excellent pilot. Ths commando is an excellent mission leader.

    2. Go in, and get the job done. Do what you do best.

  2. “This raid was planned and pumped by a Republican”

    No it wasn’t. The plan Republicans had was a) this reaction six months after 9/11:

    and 2) dissolving the Bin Laden unit in the CIA. All of our leads on him went cold in 2005. How the fuck feeble minded conservatives can try to claim credit for this is beyond me. They absolutely cannot stand the fact that this guy wasn’t caught by a Republican. It will haunt them until the glorious day that the Republican Party ceases to exist. And the fact that there is absolutely no way they can spin this is what pisses them off the most. But dammit if they aren’t going to try. Glenn Beck all but declared Bin Laden innocent, Mark Levin doubts whether or not he’s actually dead, and Andrew Napolitano is questioning the legality of the kill. NOW conservatives pretend to care about international law? Oh, that is rich. And it’s great listening to old clips of the 2008 campaign, where Obama was ridiculed for proposing the possibility of going into Pakistan to get this son of a bitch. McCain explicitly told us he wouldn’t do that. There’s your Republican plan – nothing.

  3. Like a liberal to cite the NY Times and “Fahrenheit 9/11” in the same thread.

    As a conservative, Rob, I cannot cite a Fox News poll and expect it to persuade liberals or independents. As a liberal, why do you think citing a liberal poll cited by the NY Times is the way to persuade me?

    I cited GALLUP! Some on the right believe it is still controlled by liberals. But I use it because it seems balanced and it is reputable.

    He rose 4 points.

    Lose the bitterness. Citing NY Times and Michael Moore aren’t going to do well for you at the ballot box. It only gratifies the green-clean-energy bubble you live in where war doesn’t exist, Dennis Kucinich is “the norm,” and Nancy Pelosi decries plastic surgery at any cost.

  4. Steve, it’s a CBS Poll. The NYT was merely reporting the news of an 11 point bump.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20059622-503544.html

    As for my Bush clip, why does it matter if came from a Michael Moore flick? He said the words. I just didn’t want to bore anyone with the long version. But here it is:

    Notice the end where he also adds that he’s truly not concerned about Bin Laden.

  5. But Michael Moore’s spin on it and yours is inaccurate. Why not quote Bush when he said we’d get him no matter how long it took? Dead or alive? Remember?

    But no, you’re creating a word salad on the basis of what Bush said in response to questions about the overall strategy of the war on terror. It was his policies, the CIA who harshly interrogated KSM and the others who pin-pointed the courier. He was correct. The strategy moved forward accurately and as a result, it worked.

    So no, Bush couldn’t allow bin Laden to prevent him from the overall strategy and executing the policies which were implemented to successfully carry out this specific mission.

    And the American people prove it. Americans by in large do not feel any safer from terrorism simply because he is dead. You lefties like to over-simplify these statements to insinuate that conservatives don’t care. You then act as if going after just Osama was the only thing that would stop terrorism when we had three domestic acts of terrorism on our own soil since Obama’s presidency….the underwear bomber, Malik Hassan, and Faisal Shazad. But in the end, as proven with your nonsense about water-boarding, against warrantless phone taps, and your “eye on the ball” to Osama only was a cheap way for you to sound busy when you simply weren’t interested in fighting the war on terror anyway. As Michael Moore proved here and as you proved, you were more interested in the surveillance of George Bush and Dick Cheney.

    EVEN Obama admitted the Bush administration’s contribution and here you are up late using Michael Moore of all people to refute the President you want 100% of the credit to go to. As I said, you need to do better than this.

    “CBS” is all we need to hear. GALLUP’s daily tracking has been around much longer and they aren’t affiliated with any one news organization.

    But if you’d like, I can direct other polls showing were no affect was taken at all. EVEN your poll doesn’t come close to the bump GHWB got after Kuwait. And as history proves, it means nothing in a rotten economy.

  6. “But Michael Moore’s spin on it and yours is inaccurate”

    You can’t spin someone’s verbatim quote. Dissolution of the CIA’s Bin Laden unit cemented what he told you – he wasn’t concerned with him. His focus was already shifted to Iraq, which is ironic, considering most detainees were picked up in Pakistan.

    “It was his policies, the CIA who harshly interrogated KSM and the others who pin-pointed the courier”

    No, it wasn’t. KSM gave up NOTHING while waterboarded. It was only the torture stopped and Ali Sufan was lent from the FBI that we started getting results. His Congressional testimony is proof, along with the fact that had any information been retrieved by torture, it wouldn’t have taken 183 times to work.

    “He was correct.”

    No, he was the opposite of correct. Even Donald Rumsfeld admitted it.

    “The strategy moved forward accurately and as a result, it worked.”

    No, it didn’t. Barack Obama didn’t have anyone tortured. He tasked Leon Panetta with finding him, and in turn, put more operatives on the ground in Pakistan. To suggest that he gave up the ghost because of a few sickos with a board and a wet rag is a total slap in the face to the thousands of man hours put in by the hundreds of hard working men and women who sifted through millions of pieces of text to find this man. It’s interesting to know that that’s your position.

    “Americans by in large do not feel any safer from terrorism simply because he is dead.”

    Which makes the war on terror even more pointless. For seven years, we heard people like you balking about how getting this scumbag would make us so much safer.

    “You lefties like to over-simplify these statements to insinuate that conservatives don’t care”

    In other words, now that a Democrat has succeeded where a Republican has failed (which now entails every category imaginable), you couldn’t care less about national security.

    “three domestic acts of terrorism on our own soil since Obama’s presidency….the underwear bomber, Malik Hassan, and Faisal Shazad”

    Well, one was a member of the military that your side claims to love, and the other two were unsuccessful (and one that didn’t even happen on US soil). And you mentioning them in that context tells me that you’re merely eager to blame someone on the other side of the aisle. Never once have you, or any other sycophant on this web site, laid any criticism at the feet of the man who presided over the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the world, choosing instead to blame the President for not stopping a passenger from boarding a plane in Amsterdam. Make sense of that, if it’s possible.

    “you simply weren’t interested in fighting the war on terror anyway”

    I’ve never said otherwise. I think it’s a horrendous use of taxpayer dollars, particularly when we illegally invaded an unarmed, sovereign nation on false pretenses and turned down an offer of Bin Laden on a silver platter in favor of dropping bombs. How fucking smart does that sound?

    “as you proved, you were more interested in the surveillance of George Bush and Dick Cheney.”

    And he was more interested in surveilling us all, and telling you that you weren’t socially acceptable for marriage.

    “EVEN Obama admitted the Bush administration’s contribution and here you are up late using Michael Moore of all people to refute the President you want 100% of the credit to go to.”

    First of all, it’s 9:00. Second, actions speak a hell of a lot louder than words. Bush’s actions just happened to sync up with his words. And even more to the point, while the right wing scurries around trying to figure out their position, (crediting Bush after spending two election cycles pretending they’d never heard of him seems a less than desirable option for them) you all act as if it was some coincidence or happenstance that this happened now, when you know damn well that had this occurred three years ago, you’d be lining up to drink the man’s piss.

    “As I said, you need to do better than this.”

    No I don’t. Facts are on my side. Your side is the one twisting in the wind trying to decide which way to go with this, because it pains your petty egos so much to have this happen with a Democratic Administration. Have fun pulling your fucking hair out over it.

    “EVEN your poll doesn’t come close to the bump GHWB got after Kuwait. ”

    Who cares? What does one have to do with the other?

  7. “You can’t spin someone’s verbatim quote.”

    George Bush had already said before that and made clear capturing OBL dead or alive was going to happen. Not worrying about the effect of OBL was not only accurate at the time but more than accurate as of late. It wasn’t OBL who sent the underwear bomber, it wasn’t OBL who sent Malik Hassan, it wasn’t OBL who sent Faisal Shazhad. We went the majority of the eight years under Bush POST 9/11 with a pretty safe nation because Bush’s policies were tough. Tough enough to get liberals to start giving their benefits of the doubt to terrorists held at Gitmo who led us to OBL eventually. Tough enough to get the NY Times to plaster the policies on the front page.

    You liberals behave as if we should all have amnesia.

    By the way, do liberals believe water-boarding is still torture? And if they do, what do they think about putting bullets into their heads? It’s the actions in which liberals lighten up their approach to terrorism as a whole that seem to contradict what they now claim is just dandy.

    Getting JUST Osama was not going to keep our country safe. THAT was Bush’s number one priority. Just as it was Obama’s. GREAT! He got Osama. Now what? Especially after three domestic acts of terrorism happened on his watch within the period of just two years.

    Liberals exist to create a stump to stopping the existing problem and along with the media would love to portray and convince Americans that getting OBL is the end-all, be-all of our problems with Islamic fanatics who hate us. Then when that fails, you’ll go back to railing for civil trials in NYC for KSM, fighting to close down Gitmo, and will refuse to putting proper profiling in place to stop these types of attacks from ever happening again.

    “It was only the torture stopped and Ali Sufan was lent from the FBI that we started getting results.”

    So what was it? Putting a mouse in the cell? Serving them the lemon chicken? Having the Quran read to them?

    “Second, actions speak a hell of a lot louder than words. ”

    Okay fine, then tell that to Obama who clearly disagrees with you. Don’t come out into blogworld in your sad attempt to beef up Obama for doing something in which Dennis Kucinich has not yet commented on (and I cannot WAIT for that). But don’t come on hear trying to be divisive when in essence, Obama agrees with us on what led to it and disagrees with you strongly.

  8. The following is just my opinion. I’ll state that no one has to agree or disagree with my offered opinion.
    It really disappoints me that Pakistan’s government, after hearing about the U.S. Navy Seal’s raid that tried to capture-and then had to finish Bin Laden, that Pakistan’s government, took the news of Bin Laden being killed in Pakistan, in a really “unsporting way”.
    I’ll admit, no government wants to admit that 1) BL was running crimes [while inside their nation] and that Pak.’s government did not know that BL was in their nation.
    So, rather than swallow the hard lumps of admitting that their government did not detect the possibly most despised + most sought-after murderer in the world, Pakistan’s government is trying to shift all of the pressure + anger at Bin Laden being at large in Pak. + being killed in a kill or capture raid, unfairly on the U.S..
    Pakistan’s government, after the USN Seals rid the world of Bin Laden the mass murderer + terrorist, now 1) says a statement like: [the USA shouldn’t have illegally violated Pak. government’s laws by operating inside Pak.’s borders without Pak.’s permission]. So, I do ask, after scorning the USA for operating illegally inside your borders, [why did you not, on the same day, also scorn Al Qaeda’s people for operating illegally inside Pak.’s borders]?
    2) Pak.’s govt. also now seems to say that [now that the U.S. has done this [shameful] raid], Pak.’s govt. will now have to [change it’s relationship with the USA, so that the USA won’t do much unrestrained counter terrorism inside Pak.’s borders].

    I do believe, that the USA’s govt. had done dozens of military killings inside Pakistan, or on it’s border, within the last ten years, + Pakistan did not say “boo” about any of those killings, whether Pakistan’s Government allowed the U.S. Military in Pakistan, or not.
    I really feel that Pakistan’s government is reeling from the embarrassment of 1) having the world’s #1 most wanted criminal found hidden in Pakistan, and 2) the embarrassing humiliation that their government did not detect Bin Laden, or stop his criminal activities in Pakistan.
    So, I feel, Pakistan’s government is now trying to shift the blame for it’s Bin Laden troubles, rather than tell the world that: we goofed, he was in our nation, we wanted to capture him and failed to capture him.
    Whether I like it or not, G.W. Bush stood up and said to the world a message like: [On 9/11/2001, we, the U.S. people + US airports + the U.S. government, failed to stop the Al Qaeda criminal group from using knives + taking over planes + killing 3000 people on U.S. soil. We, the U.S. government + it’s security personnel, failed to stop this attack, and we will strive to do better in stopping these attacks].
    With all due respect and admiration for other nations and other nation’s government people, I wish that all governments, the U.S. government included, will admit, however quietly, when those governments miss the mark and have to take the deserved blame for their part in not stopping terrorists on some occasions.

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