Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Support For Stimulus Craters

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Credit the GOP and new media sites like Drudge, Hot Air and Instapundit for picking apart the porkulus bill line by line and keeping it at the front of the news for an extended period of time. Every day this POS bill sits out there the more it stinks and the more people are aware of just how rancid it is.

Check out the numbers:

Support for the economic recovery plan working its way through Congress has fallen again this week. For the first time, a plurality of voters nationwide oppose the $800-billion-plus plan.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 37% favor the legislation, 43% are opposed, and 20% are not sure.

Two weeks ago, 45% supported the plan. Last week, 42% supported it.

Opposition has grown from 34% two weeks ago to 39% last week and 43% today.
That would constitute a trend and not in the direction Obama and the Democrats want. This will drive down Obama's approval ratings as well if he doesn't act quickly and yank out the garbage while offering more robust tax cuts. Has a honeymoon ever been this short for any president? Think about the hope hype that The One came into to power with and here we are, a fortnight later and he's slipping fast and seems dazed and confused.

Oddly, you haven't heard much of the blame being laid at the feet of Bush because people bought into the idea that Obama and the Dems had a plan. Had they presented a plan that was at least aimed toward stimulating the economy and rebuilding infrastructure as promised, they'd be soaring but instead they used it to cram decades of pent-up liberal bullshit down our collective throats and the American people aren't having any of it.

Also odd is the fact that Obama is trying to gain GOP support as best he can because he sees the devastation that could be caused to his administration at the outset. I may not agree with the man but he isn't dumb.

Again, the rightish online media has ensured that this is a topic that isn't going to disappear any time soon and Obama finds himself in a corner because of it. If he cedes anything to the right, his liberal base will excoriate him. A catch-22 if there ever was one. Talk to anyone tomorrow at the local 7-11 or supermarket and ask them what they think; I guarantee that their response is something akin to what I'm saying. Obama has lost the propaganda battle and with it, he may just lose the war on this issue.

Via Hot Air, Mitch McConnell explains just how much money this inane bill really encompasses:

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