madhatter wrote:Coydog wrote:shortski wrote:And More:
Fewer than half of Democrats think the government should be able to force individuals to buy insurance — the core element of ObamaCare — according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll. Only a little more than a third say the Supreme Court should "uphold the entire law."
The fact that they're willing to trash-talk Obama's single biggest legislative achievement suggests they're worried about something more than how the Supreme Court will rule.
This fear is even more evident when you look at the growing opposition among Democrats to Obama's position on the Keystone XL pipeline.
Obama may have thought he'd cleverly handled the issue by putting it off until next year, and that no one would think to defy his veto threats.
But when Republicans called his bluff with a bill to force a start on construction, 69 Democrats rushed to join them, giving the House bill a veto-proof majority. The Senate bill is just a vote or two away from overcoming a Democratic filibuster.
The importance of this fight is huge. If Democrats defy him, it will severely undermine Obama's claim that he's pursuing an all-of-the-above energy strategy.
Obama came to the White House claiming that he alone was qualified to unite the country behind common objectives. The fact that he's losing support from his own party on two of the most important issues of the day is significant.
It's pretty clear to me that both Obama and Romney will not have any significant issues getting the votes from their respective bases, though I suspect a great many conservative Republicans will vote against Obama rather than for Romney (just like many on the other side voted against Bush, not for Kerry). This election will be decided by true independents and their vote will hinge primarily on the economy, not an artificial deadline for some pipeline. Romney's hopes of surpassing his father's accomplishments lie in a stagnant or downward economy and even then it is not at all certain that independent voters will tolerate Romney's regular flip-flopping and marketeer tendency to say whatever he believes the audience at hand wishes to hear.
So ABO in a landslide then?
and I like the joke about plan B(S ) unemployment low hahahahahahhaha das funny only the dumbest of the dumb will buy that line. The rest of us see the BLS ( BS) silent revisions after the printed headline.
Stop with the nonsense about the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Monthly estimates followed by monthly revisions is the standard and has been since as far back as I can remember. This isn't anything new. It isn't anything conspiratorial. It is the way statistical analysis based on incomplete information is done. If they did it any other way, and they've been using the same methods with minor methodological tweaks for years, you'd wait months to get information that we now get, with reasonable accuracy but subject to adjustment, now.