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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#22 Jun 13, 2012

"Michelle and I will have another Lobster... More wine too. "
- Barack Hussein Obama at Martha's Vineyard




Losing ground, a new focus on groceries.



Both groups complain that their bills keep going up but their paychecks have remained stagnant or decreased. This is made tangible every week at the grocery store. The shopping list has not changed but the bill at the checkout line takes a much bigger bite out of the paycheck. The people in these groups are so keenly aware of prices at different grocery stores that the college-educated men in suburban Philadelphia began giving each other tips on where to shop and where to find the best coupons.





I feel like I’m slowly losing ground…we took a pay freeze. And it just seems like going to the grocery store is more of a shock than it was a couple years ago. I don’t feel like I’m eating much more than I was. I’ve even lost weight! So I feel like I’m not keeping pace. And you hear about some positives with this or that, but I don’t see it, I don’t feel it at all. I get excited when gas goes down a cent.(College-educated man, Bala Cynwyd, PA)



I think if everyone just stopped at a certain price on cereal, milk, gas, everything, they cannot go above this price, you know what I mean?(Non-college-educated woman, Columbus, OH)

Everybody likes to eat fruits and vegetables but can we afford fruits and vegetables?(Non-college-educat ed woman, Columbus, OH)



The grocery thing–groceries are ridiculous. I keep changing stores to try and get by, and I will say that the Bottom Dollar does actually save you forty percent, and it is good stuff.(College-educated man, Bala Cynwyd, PA)



But I am very frustrated that you spend everything you have every time you go to the grocery store, it’s always a dollar more and I never spent this much at a grocery store.(College-educated woman, Bala Cynwyd, PA)



I was just talking about every day living expenses. Milk being [expensive]– is it going to be $5 again?(Non-college-educated woman, Columbus, OH)



And like, I think he said about the price of everything. Everything from I mean food to [basic] supplies and stuff like that.(Non-college-educated man, Columbus, OH)


http://www.democracycorps.com/focus/2012/06/s...



Do you want 4 more years of this Obama crap?


HELL NO!

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#23 Jun 13, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Barack Hussein Obama (Jackass): "The Economy is doing Fine!"
Tough in the more affluent suburbs too.
Even if they don’t know people at the scrap yard or on food stamps, college-educated suburban voters are struggling with new realities too. They find themselves in situations they did not anticipate or budget for years ago. Some who had previously retired have gone back to work or are looking for part-time work. One man retired and started working in real estate part-time to supplement his pension, but noted that his income from that has gone down over the last few years. College-educated suburban voters worry about the cost of college education and have suffered from stagnant incomes, pay cuts, and layoffs.
Well my salary went down quite a bit and my husband would have liked to retire too but… with the stock market and everything else and it’s frustrating. And I have three granddaughters and you know I worry for them because of… especially college, where’s the money coming from you know?(College-educated woman, Bala Cynwyd, PA)
At work, salaries were frozen a few years ago. Everybody took a ten percent cut. There were layoffs. Health care is going up. My take-home pay is…less than it was five years ago.(College-educated man, Bala Cynwyd, PA)
http://www.democracycorps.com/focus/2012/06/s...
Do you want 4 more years of this Obama Nightmare?
HELL NO!
You're a mentally deficient teabag nutjob. If you think anyone reads your cut and paste drivel, you're more delusional than the average teabag nutcase.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#24 Jun 13, 2012

WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM? Times are great for the Messiah Obama!



These pocketbook realities do not stop at the grocery store checkout line. Prices at the gas pump, cable bills, and medical insurance now take a larger share out of increasingly smaller paychecks.



Gasoline prices for me again. I’m just stuck on that. To me, that’s what I mainly – takes a pretty good chunk of my armor at home is gasoline. You can’t go nowhere unless you have gasoline in your car so to me that’s the biggest problem I have.(Non-college-educated woman, Columbus, OH)



I try not to spend unnecessarily, but bills do continue to go up. Cable goes up, and your cell phone goes up, and…medical insurance.(College-educated man, Bala Cynwyd, PA)

In both the college-educated and non-college-educated groups, people tell us that they feel like they have to fight hard just to get by.





I’m never going to catch up. It seems like you’re always trying to catch up.(Non-college-educated man, Columbus, OH)



I’m treading water.(College-educated woman, Bala Cynwyd, PA)



This reality has forced many non-college-educated people to think in increasingly short-term ways. As one non-college-educated woman in Columbus said,“Not thinking about the next year. I think about this week, do we have enough groceries.”


http://www.democracycorps.com/focus/2012/06/s...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#25 Jun 13, 2012

Barack Hussein Obama! Mmmmmmmmmm! Mmmmmmmmmm! mmmmmm!



Right direction? It can’t get worse...?

These voters are not convinced that we are headed in the right direction. They are living in a new economy – and there is no conceivable recovery in the year ahead that will change the view of the new state of the country. They actually have a very realistic view of the long road back and the struggles of the middle class — and the current narrative about progress just misses the opportunity to connect and point forward.



More than half of these independent swing voters supported Obama, so they want to be hopeful. They will talk about some positive changes, but mostly, they say it cannot get worse and you have to believe it will get better.



While we hear some optimism, this is framed mostly by the sense that this has to be rock bottom. A non-college-educated man in Columbus professed this kind of pessimistic optimism, saying,“I don’t think it’s wishful thinking but it has to get better. It really kind of has to… A couple of years ago, it looked like it was turning around just a little bit. And then it really…went downhill…And now, it’s probably about the leanest that I’ve seen in what I do. And you know, it – I can only think that…it’s got to get better sooner or later here.”

One non-college-educated woman in Columbus summed it up for all of the participants when she said,“It has to get better. We’re just not going to be able to go on any more.”




http://www.democracycorps.com/focus/2012/06/s...



“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#26 Jun 13, 2012

The Aloof Goof and 100+ rounds of Golf in less than 4 yrs


Despite the overarching sense that it “can’t get worse,” very few see the economy improving in the very near term and few believe it will get much better over the next year.



I think it might get better but I don’t think within the next year. I think it’s going to be longer term.(Non-college-educated woman, Columbus, OH)



I don’t think it’s going to happen overnight and I don’t think we’re going to see in the next year.(Non-college-educated woman, Columbus, OH)



Yeah under another President Obama term I see us, as a people, continuing to struggle, and I don’t see things getting appreciably better. Maybe this much better but not appreciably.(College-educated man, Bala Cynwyd, PA)



The main thing is, it’s uncertainty. It doesn’t seem like there’s growth around the corner. We read about, or I read about growth and positive numbers, lack of negative outcomes every month in the different reports that are published but it seems like that is just treading water. It seems like the economy is not really swimming yet, it’s just sort of staying afloat.(College-educated man, Bala Cynwyd, PA)

They are looking for leaders who understand the uncertainty and can lead a way forward.

That pretty much excludes Obama.



http://www.democracycorps.com/focus/2012/06/s...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#27 Jun 13, 2012
Obama: I gotz mine!



The spots that simply talk about progress on the economy did not do well. The first offered a graphic depiction of job decline during the early months of the recession and job growth under President Obama. The second highlighted progress on jobs in the automobile industry. These ads did not win over most Obama voters.



It is possible the auto industry spot would have worked better in the northeastern part of the state, or that it did not imply it was a metaphor for the economy getting better in general. Half the participants in the groups had voted for Obama, but less than a quarter gave this spot a positive rating.



The spot displaying the job growth graph did not fare much better: only about one-third (12 out of 34) gave this a positive rating.



But this is not just a quantitative exercise, as you could see the resistance to the argument. Of the job growth graph ad, they say:



I think his numbers might be a little bit off, whatever the number was, 4.7 million new jobs. 4.7 new jobs, but 3.8 were let go elsewhere. I’d have to really – 20% of those jobs are customer service reps in India.(Non-college-educated man, Columbus, OH)



All the positives they show for him, that hasn’t happened. All the jobs returned and all, it’s not there. But they’re showing it like boy, this is happened. It was way down here and we’ve done all this. It’s all exaggerated figures.(Non-college-educated woman, Columbus, OH)



Is it created [jobs] or just people returning to work?(Non-college-educated woman, Columbus, OH)



You need to see it in the grocery stores. You need to see it as the gas stations. You need, the consumer needs to see the result and there’s no result of that yet.(Non-college-educated woman, Columbus, OH)

And the auto industry spot, surprisingly, produces a lot of resentment. Women in particular did not see how it related to them, and even some men working outside manufacturing thought it left them out.



It’s like how things are getting better? Where? I don’t see it. Makes me mad.(Non-college-educated woman, Columbus, OH)



Good job for the autoworkers but where does that leave my grandchildren?(Non-college-edu cated woman, Columbus, OH)


http://www.democracycorps.com/focus/2012/06/s...
papa john 4pizzza Day

Fishers, IN

#28 Jun 13, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
It is great to have a President in the White House who is the epitome of real family values… a great example of what a real father looks like. Happy Fathers day to President Obama and all patriotic fathers who support our Osama-killing President.
;) go Daddy

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#29 Jun 13, 2012
Why does he SUCK? Obama is the "Devil that you know"






The lesser of two evils?

When asked whether Romney or Obama would do a better job on the economy, more chose Romney. That is some measure of the challenge we face, since many have heard the president’s economic message.



However, when forced to choose, many of the Obama voters work to figure out a way to support him, though it lacks the kind of emotion and rationale that would drive engagement.



When asked which candidate they intend to support in November, these respondents lean toward Obama for many reasons—experience, sympathy, patience, and Romney’s inability to connect with or understand the lives of ordinary voters. They say that Obama is “the devil you know” and believe he is the “lesser of two evils.”


http://www.democracycorps.com/focus/2012/06/s...
papa john 4pizzza Day

Fishers, IN

#30 Jun 13, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Obama Assassinates American Citizens. He's the Criminal macdaddy. The biggest Piece of Sh*t we've ever seen.
What Filth!
what U spendin 4yo pop;)

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#31 Jun 13, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>You're a mentally deficient teabag nutjob. If you think anyone reads your cut and paste drivel, you're more delusional than the average teabag nutcase.



Oh they get read alright and it's Devasting to Scumbags like you that cannot handle the truth! You just keep punching that computer screen. LMAO!



Isn't it sad that you are unable to refute ANY of my posting? I think it's a reflection on the truth that Obama truly does SUCK and that you've just a lemming. Sorry.



“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#32 Jun 13, 2012


It’s better to go with the devil you know! That’s Obama’s campaign pledge! Go with the devil you know! That’s a great campaign pledge!(College-educated man, Bala Cynwyd, PA)



Bwahahahahahahaha!



Obama SUCKS!


http://www.democracycorps.com/focus/2012/06/s...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#33 Jun 13, 2012
This Obama report is based on findings from four focus groups conducted in Columbus, Ohio with non-college-educated men and non-college-educated women on May 29, 2012 and in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania with college-educated men and college-educated women on May 30, 2012. All participants were independents, weak Democrats, or weak Republicans.

http://www.democracycorps.com/focus/2012/06/s...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#34 Jun 13, 2012

Barack Obama Bay Area Fundraising: President Meets Lady Gaga


President Barack Obama made some pit stops in the Bay Area as part of a whirlwind West Coast fundraising tour that kicked off this weekend.

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On Sunday, the president landed at Sunnyvale's Moffett Field and promptly appeared at two Silicon Valley fundraisers.

He visited the Atherton home of Facebook Chief Operations Officer Sheryl Sandberg for a star-studded event that included a performance by musician Bruce Hornsby and an appearance by pop star Lady Gaga. Gaga, true to from, stole the show with a typically outlandish outfit that had the diva standing at a towering eight feet tall.

ABC News reports:

At the event, which took place under a tent in Sandberg’s yard, Gaga reportedly wore a black dress scalloped high plunge back and high heels. Her blond hair was upswept, with black flowers and black veil sweeping down back of hair.

According to a source present in the tent fundraiser, Gaga asked a question during the Q&A. She first thanked the president for what he’s accomplished, then read from what she said was a letter from a fan about the suicide of another fan who had been subjected to bullying.

Tickets for the event cost up to $35,800 per couple.


Must be nice!



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OBAMA 2012

Covina, CA

#35 Jun 13, 2012
papa john 4pizzza Day wrote:
<quoted text>
what U spendin 4yo pop;)
He will teach him how to cut and paste...

Since: Nov 08

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#37 Jun 13, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
It is great to have a President in the White House who is the epitome of real family values… a great example of what a real father looks like. Happy Fathers day to President Obama and all patriotic fathers who support our Osama-killing President.
Oh yes, real family values, abortion, partial birth abortion and of course Obama's favorite late term abortion..........such a father figure.

Since: Nov 08

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#38 Jun 13, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>You're a mentally deficient teabag nutjob. If you think anyone reads your cut and paste drivel, you're more delusional than the average teabag nutcase.
Everyone reads his including you micromoron........it's your post of the same stupidity that people skip over.......grow up toddler.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#39 Jun 13, 2012


"I want high gas prices."
- Barack Obama

"We need to find a way to make gas prices rise to the level of Europe."
- Stephen Chu: Obama's Energy Sec.



What Morons!
papa john 4pizzza Day

Fishers, IN

#40 Jun 13, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>
He will teach him how to cut and paste...
not liked Reagan n Holleewood program C+++A=CAer;-000

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#41 Jun 13, 2012


"I will put coal fired power plants Out of Business!"
- Barack Hussein Obama



Idiot!
OBAMA 2012

Covina, CA

#42 Jun 13, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
It is great to have a President in the White House who is the epitome of real family values… a great example of what a real father looks like. Happy Fathers day to President Obama and all patriotic fathers who support our Osama-killing President.
Great post Pat!

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