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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Video- John Boehner: Obama "Would Not Take Yes For An Answer'

"The sad truth is that the president wanted a blank check six months ago, and he wants a blank check today. That is just not going to happen."--- John Boehner

Video below:

Text of John Boehner's speech to the American people after yet another round of negotiations with Barack Obama imploded can be found here and Obama's bully pulpit speech can be found here.

Obama has used his bully pulpit six times to bring the case to the American people as he threatened Eric Cantor he would do when Obama told Cantor to not "call his bluff."

Something very disconcerting has happened for Barack Obama, his plan to bring his case to the American people is backfiring on him in a massive way.

Even before last night's dueling Obama/Boehner speeches, polling was showing the more he speaks, the less support he is getting from the public. As we showed yesterday, three separate polls showed the GOP has gained the trust on economic issue over Democrats by a 10 percent margin as well as being trusted more on 9 out of ten issues presented to likely voters, Barack Obama is showing the highest level of Strong Disapproval since last November and the majority of voters have more fear the debt deal being negotiated in Washington will raise taxes too much and cut spending too little.

LA Times' Top of the Ticket's Andrew Malcolm points out that Rasmussen is not the only polling organization showing the decrease in support for Obama.

Now, comes a new ABC News/Washington Post poll with a whole harvest of revelations, among them, strong indications that Obama's liberal base is starting to crumble. Among the nuggets:

Despite those hundreds of billions of blown stimulus dollars and almost as many upturn promises from Joe Biden, 82% of Americans still say their job market is struggling. Ninety percent rate the economy negatively, including half who give it the worst rating of "poor."

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A slim 15% claim to be "getting ahead financially," half what it was in 2006. Fully 27% say they're falling behind financially. That's up 6 points since February.

A significant majority (54%) says they've been forced to change their lifestyle significantly as a result of the economic times -- and 60% of them are angry, up from 44%

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"More than a third of Americans now believe that President Obama’s policies are hurting the economy, and confidence in his ability to create jobs is sharply eroding among his base," the Post reports.

Strong support among liberal Democrats for Obama's jobs record has plummeted 22 points from 53% down below a third. African Americans who believe the president's measures helped the economy have plunged from 77% to barely half.

Obama's overall job approval on the economy has slid below 40% for the first time, with 57% disapproving. And strong disapprovers outnumber approvers by better than two-to-one.

Yesterday Gallup also found that Obama's job approval rating for the week of July 18-24, tied for the lowest weekly average of his administration at 43%.

Even the media, which recent polling has shown the majority of the public believes is politically biased in their reporting with 2 to 1 saying it favors Democrats, is starting to notice that Obama speaks a good game but has not offered any solutions himself, and that Obama seems to be "out of the loop."

Last week Pew Research polling found that the GOP has gained support from every demographic but Hispanics:

Republican gains/losses:

4 percent gain among all voters
6 percent gain among whites
2 percent gain among blacks
6 percent loss among hispanics

Republican gain among whites broken down by age groups:

10 percent gain among those aged between 18 and 29
6 percent gain among those aged between 30 to 49
5 percent gain among those aged between 50 to 64
5 percent gain among those over 65 years old

Republican gain among whites broken down by income:

2 percent gain among those making $75K or more
7 percent gain among those making $30-75K
10 percent gain among those making $30K or less

The GOP has stood firm on fighting for everything they promised when they campaigned for the 2010 midterm elections and saw the largest gains in net seats in the House of Representatives than has been seen in over 70 years. Cutting spending, showing fiscal responsibility, forcing Obama to stop spending more than we have and fighting to lower our debt and live within our means.

Republicans in the House have passed bills to address these issues, such as the Cut, Cap and Balance Act, which then the Democratically controlled Senate killed by tabling it after Obama threatened to veto it and that bill would have offered the debt limit increase.

The more Obama talks to the public, the more his support erodes and yet as disconnected from reality he is, his stated goal to kick the can down the road until after the 2012 elections, is not resonating well with the voters in the U.S.

Yet he keeps talking...........