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Sunday, September 23, 2012
Polls, schmolls. This election is a referendum on Obama
I'm old enough to remember the 1980 election, and worrying about Jimmy Carter getting his sorry butt re-elected. I recall the polls a few months before that election putting Jimmy back in the Oval Office by double digits, according to the polls. Doesn't anyone remember that besides me?
And what happened? Jimmy Carter lost in a landslide to Ronald Reagan. One of the worst landslide losses in American history.
As Yogi Berra put it, it's like deja vu all over again. I've seen this before, not all that long ago. A really terrible first term president who couldn't manage his way out of a wet paper bag on any national issue up in the polls, with the 'underdog's' supporters wringing their hands and biting their nails.
The economy stinks. Just ask anybody (except Jay Zee and Beyonce). Obama's foreign policy stinks. Just ask Israili PM Bebe Netanyahu. Just ask the dead Libyan ambassador and all of those millions of Osama's in the Mid East (we all saw them chanting 'we're all Osama's now, Obama,' was I the only one who heard that?) what they think of Barry's foreign policy. Go ahead, ask them. Obama's domestic policies stink. Just ask the 60+% of us who loathe Obamacare and demand its repeal. Just ask the 53% of us who still pay federal income taxes.
Polls, scmolls. Did anyone see the landslide Republican wins coming in November 2010? No, not really. Did anyone dream of Republican off term wins by Bob McDonnel in Virginia, Chris Christie in New Jersey and particularly that pickup truck driving Scott Brown in Massachusetts? No way, Jose.
Romney wins in November 2012, and he wins big because this election is flat out a referendum on a failed Barack Obama first term.
And I'm going to say this one more time: polls, schmolls.