How Does Obama Get Re-Elected Again?

Kevin “Coach” Collins, FloydReports.com

Remember how “cool” Barack Obama came across in that picture of him in a straw hat with a cigarette dangling from his lips? It charmed the 18-to-30 year-olds who were intent upon showing the rest of us how they were so much better than older generations because theywould vote for a black man to be our president?

Well, the children are waking up and realizing they were led over a cliff by the fraud in the straw hat, whose plan is to enslave them to the government. Obama’s edge with the Clearasil crowd is melting and has dropped 10 points since 2008.

The White Vote

The essential component of any victorious presidential campaign is a strong showing among white voters. Regardless of the non-stop contrary propaganda from the media, America still has a white majority. Democrats have not won the white vote since 1964, but coming close a few times has given them some victories.

Obama did just well enough with whites (41 percent men, 46 percent women) to win given the strong support he got from blacks, Jews, and other groups who voted for him because he is black. This can be the only explanation for voting for a man nobody knew then and to this day nobody knows very much about. Today only 40 percent of Whites, who will cast 74 percent of the vote, support Obama.

In a generic measure, whites now….

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Americans Are Literally Tuning Out Obama

Kevin “Coach” Collins, FloydReports.com

Joe Isn't the Only One Napping During the President's Speeches

Clear-eyed observers recognize Barack Obama will not have an easy road to re-election. A steady stream of poor and suspicious decisions has become the hallmark of his administration. He stands exposed as a man outmatched by the demands of his office. Obama’s well documented failings will provide ample material for whomever the GOP nominates. Nevertheless, the worst enemy of Obama’s re-election chances may be building inexorably without much notice.

The worst calamity a candidate can face is being laughed at; the second worst is being ignored.

Evidence that the voting public may be ignoring Obama is building, and this portents great danger for his re-election.

Continually Dropping Viewership

There was a time not long ago when people stopped whatever they were doing to hear an American president’s speech. This was the case at the beginning of Obama’s administration. In December 2009, almost 41 million people stopped whatever they had were doing to watch Obama’s speech about Afghanistan. Last June, when he spoke about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, those who viewed his speech numbered 32.1 million. His August 2010 talk on Iraq had 29.2 million viewers, which was a significant enough slide but substantially better than….

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Poll: 60% of Tea Party, Nearly Half of GOP Support Impeaching Obama

Ben Johnson, FloydReports.com

A new poll reported in an unlikely source shows a broad majority of Tea Party members and roughly half of all Republicans support impeaching Barack Obama. More than 1,000 registered voters were asked, “Would you support or oppose the impeachment of President Obama?” Among those who describe themselves as Tea Party members, a full 60 percent support impeachment. An additional 16 percent are unsure.

Among Republicans, 48 percent support impeachment and 22 percent are unsure.

A Democratic Poll on a Left-Wing Website

Public Policy Polling, which is described as “an American Democratic Party-affiliated polling firm based in Raleigh,” conducted the survey from March 4-6. Its results appeared on the left-wing website the Daily Kos.

Overall….

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The Tea Party vs. NPR

Dr. Paul Kengor, FloydReports.com

“The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian,” said NPR’s Ron Schiller to two undercover reporters. “I wouldn’t even call it Christian; it’s this weird evangelical kind of [movement].”

Not knowing he was being videoed, Schiller continued: “The current Republican Party is not really the Republican Party, it’s been hijacked by this group; that is, not just Islamo-phobic but really xenophobic. I mean, basically, they are, they believe in sort of white, middle-American, gun toting—I mean, it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.” (Click here for transcript and here for video.)

Schiller is being heavily criticized for these comments, as is NPR and elite liberal thinking in general. Schiller, NPR Foundation president and vice president for development (until these comments), is the Left’s latest exhibit in smearing the Tea Party movement as bigots, racists, fascists, Hitler-ites, followers of Attila the Hun, Torquemada, Genghis Khan, or whatever other handy demon.

Yet, what’s telling about Schiller’s comments is their lack of factual basis, an even greater sin from a man whose business, and erstwhile employer, is the reporting of facts. His comments are a PR problem for NPR, furthering the perception that NPR is not about unbiased reporting but primarily about opinion—a leftist opinion camouflaged as objective news.

As evidence for my perspective, I’d like to share some statistical information on the Tea Party movement. This information was widely published and is easily available to anyone, least of all a major news organization like NPR.

In March 2010, Gallup did a comprehensive survey of the Tea Party (click here). Gallup is the most respected polling firm on the planet, and not conservative. The headline Gallup chose to highlight its study speaks for itself, “Tea Partiers Are Fairly Mainstream in Their Demographics.”

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Poll: Most Americans Support Wisconsin Gov Over Union Thugs

Rasmussen Polls

A sizable number of voters are following new Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s showdown with unionized public employees in his state, and nearly half side with the governor.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters agree more with the Republican governor in his dispute with union workers. Thirty-eight percent (38%) agree more with the unionized public employees, while 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

In an effort to close the state’s sizable budget deficit, Walker is proposing to eliminate collective bargaining for public employees including teachers on everything but wage issues. He is excluding public safety workers such as policemen and firemen from his plan.

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters think teachers, firemen and policemen should be allowed to go on strike, but 49% disagree and believe they should not have that right. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.

There’s strong partisan disagreement on both questions and a wide gap between the Political Class and Mainstream voters.

Thirty-six percent (36%) of all voters say that in their state the average public employee earns more than the average private sector worker. Twenty-one percent (21%) say the government employee earns less, while 20% think their pay is about the same. Twenty-three percent (23%) are not sure.

With states across the country finding that benefits for public workers are becoming difficult to fund in the current economic climate, support for public employee unions has fallen.  Forty-five percent (45%) of Americans favor them, and 45% don’t. These findings include 21% who Strongly Favor such unions and 30% who are Strongly Opposed to them.

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