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Blogging for Liberty: SEIU and the BIG O

In 2010 President Barack Obama appointed Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Andrew Stern to Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, a new commission tasked with coming up with recommendations to help reduce the federal deficit.

Oh, don’t worry, he knows the President well! According to White House visitor logs released in November of 2010,  Stern visited the White House at least 22 times in 2009, making him the most frequent visitor during that year!

Stern will not feel alone either! Patrick Gaspard, a former vice president for politics and legislation for SEIU Local 1199, a giant New York health care workers union, who was named White House political director following Obama’s election will be in the White House

Barack and Patrick

Also, SEIU Treasurer Anna Burger, who was named to Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, will be at the White House too!.

Anna and Barack

Of course the former SEIU associate general counsel Craig Becker, did not get appointed because his nomination to the National Labor Relations Board was blocked in the Senate. Becker has stated publicly representing illegal aliens is one of the core tasks of the SEIU. Yes,  he was so bad that Congress  (with the help of a couple of Democrats) blocked the appointment. So how did  Obama respond? By making Becker a recess appointment, that’s how. That means that he’ll serve on the board until the end of 2011. SEIU knows it’s good to own a President.

SEIU has invested heavily in politics. In 2008, it was the 7th largest campaign donor, with almost every penny of its contributions going to statist Democrats (sorry about the redundancy). In fact, Andrew Stern told a reporter for the Las Vegas Sun newspaper  in May 2009; “We (SEIU) spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama — $60.7 million to be exact — and we’re proud of it.”

 

http://youtu.be/KxVNuM7-ec4

By the way, who do you think stands to gain with the implementation of Obama Care? Can you say SEIU?

JRD

Blogging for Liberty: Heath Care In Exchange For Votes

You hear the statists talk on the one hand about how much money they are going to save the country by decreasing the cost of health care  (by ostensibly  socializing it), and on the other hand how the country should welcome all the illegal immigrants and make them legal. Duplicitous? I’ll say.

Let me impart to you a little story that is exemplary of cases in hospitals all over America. When I was a Resident at L.A. County Hospital there was a patient who was a citizen of Guatemala on the Acute Neurology Ward that had severe memory problems related to herpes encephalitis.

The distance from Guatemala to Los Angeles is aprroximately 2,100 as the crow flies, but if one comes by land, then the trip is considerably longer, and  you must journey through the entirety of Mexico first. This unfortunate soul had lost his ability to remember anything new for more than a few seconds (anterograde amnesia), and had no memory about his past (retrograde amnesia ).   As if this were not tragic enough,  he remained on the Acute Neurology Ward for 7 years (at $2000 per day). In fact, he had been there so long that he become sort of the ward mascot. You see, because he had no memory, he could not tell the staff were he was from or who we could contact that knew him.

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Now, he stayed on the floor NOT because he needed the services, but because the ward clerk couldn’t figure out how to get him to an appropriate level of care facility (since he was a Guatemalan national and not a citizen of the U.S.).

Fortunately for the man from Guatemala,  the ward clerk who was  in charge when the Guatemalan was admitted retired, and by the end of my 3 month rotation the new clerk found a government agency to pay for this man to he cared for at a residential care facility for a couple of thousand dollars a month (instead of a couple thousand a day). Now, you the tax player still had to pay for this non-citizen, but $58,000 less per month than you did for the previous 7 years.

Oh, by the way; the organization that ran all but the doctor services at L.A. County Hospital? Why SEIU of course! Yes, SEIU officials were the ones responsible for seeing that this man was moved to the proper facility. But hey, it was not their money (it was yours)!

Justice for Janitors Day

Although this is an extreme example, I personally took care of over a hundred people from Mexico, Central and South America, and Asia while I was in training at L. A. County hospital who were not citizens of the U. S., and I ordered treatment that must of totaled in the hundreds of thousands. I used to marvel at the huge distances many of these people would travel to get care; so, I always asked them why they came  all the way from their country to our county hospital. The answer I received 100% of the time? The care was free! Not because the care in their country was inferior, or they needed a procedure only U.S. hospitals performed. Nope, it was because someone told them that if the could make it across the border (in some cases many borders) and up to the county hospital, then the medical care would be free! Well, not for you the tax payer, but for anyone that didn’t pay U.S. tax be they legal or illegal.

Keep in mind I was only one out of 88 Residents in my specialty, and there were at least 900 more residents training in other specialties at that hospital alone! If you figure each one cared for just two non-citizens and then you multiply that number by all the hospitals in the United States with Residents, then you can see the scope of the problem. Do the math, and then tell the liars in the government and their shills in the media that the tax payer cannot pay the  bills for the rest of the world.

Ah, but to focus only on the cost is to lose sight of the real purpose of  providing  illegals free health care, for it is the votes of these people for statist politicians  (at the rate of over 85%)  that the statists really want.  Hey, why not? You are paying for it!

JRD

 

Blogging for Liberty: Election of the Body Snatchers

Statist want the government to control everything, and taking over possession of your body is a very good start don’t you think? That’s exactly what the Obama Care plan is going to do. Yep, take the best health care plan the world has ever known and give it to the same people who run the Post Office. Now that’s thinking!

The statists think it entirely natural for the central government to decide what 307 million citizens ought to be spending on something as basic to individual liberty as their own bodies.

Do not be fooled. This “Health care crisis” in the mind of the public is being used by the statists to get votes and thereby usurp power, and they care not a hoot about care. Remember, by any measure the U.S. heath care system is THE best in the history of the world (unless of course a statist organization like the World Health Organization is doing the measuring).

There is already a superb system of care for the indigent, and it is called the “County Hospital System.” Every state has one, and I used to be responsible for 1/12 of the state of Louisiana’s mental health care; so I do know a little about the “public sector.” Nothing is ever said about this system, but it exists and does a very good job, inefficiently, but still a good job. If people fall through the cracks, then it is by choice.

Show me where there are citizens in this country who can’t get care. For that matter, show me a non-citizen who can’t get care!

Freedom is messy, but a free system of capitalism, unencumbered by statist regulation, is THE most efficient way to provide goods and services bar none.  Make no mistake about it, in free societies, people will fall through the cracks – drink too much, eat too much, buy homes they cannot afford, fail to make prudent provision for health care, and much else. But the price of being relieved of all those tiresome choices by a statist-driven, paternal government is far too high, and far too inefficient.

Government health care, like any statist system, would be less efficient to say the least, but  it  would still be wrong even if it “controlled costs” (but it won’t).  Most importantly, it’s a liberty issue. I’d rather be free to choose, even if I make the wrong choices.

Don’t believe the hype, guard your freedom, and vote for people that will let you keep it.

JRD

 

Blogging for Libberty: Statists and the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

Statists and the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

Statists, Socialist, communists, fascists, Democrats, and RINOs are unified under the rubric of “statist” as described a la Mark Levin. So, I will use the term “statist”  to refer to all of these people (who are ignorant about human history).

Everyone who pays attention has heard at least a statist or two in the Obama Administration belch about all the good intentions of Karl Marx, Lenin, Mao, or  Trotsky. Apropos, Marx is the guy who came up with the phrase, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions,” and hell is what we are going to get if the people who think Jesus was a communist, George W. Bush is Hitler , and anyone who opposes the statist schemes of Obama is a Nazi are successful in re-electing Obama.

I am sure these ignorant statists don’t know that Nazi was an English acronym for the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, but I am equally sure that these same people, if confronted with this truth, would apply the same pathological dose of cognitive dissidence to it as they do all other facts that get in their way.

The plan for power in socialism relies primarily on a system of public economic planning for the entire economy coupled with “democratization” of industry where the workers control the industry. This would mean that “the collective” would own everything, and what the didn’t own they would tax. Hey, sounds like the big government Democrats and RINOs doesn’t it!

JRD

 

 

Blogging for Liberty: Obama’s Approval Numbers Are Not All That Should Scare You!

Hard to believe that Obama’s approval numbers are, today, still this high. This would be really funny if it wasn’t so sad.
Now, at first blush one would say that he hasn’t a chance, but that is to forget the huge outlay of your money to organizations that are functionally little more than vote purchasing schemes.
In the past the Republican electioneers counted on a surreptitious fix of about 4-6 % of the vote apportioned to the Democrats, and if the Republican candidate was not ahead by at least 4%, then the Dems would win by the fix. However, based on the numbers of votes recorded for the Harry Reid election last year, one needs to figure the voter fraud will reach into the double digits. Remember Reid was down by 4 points going into the election!
So, before we celebrate Obama’s pending unemployment, remember that the fix is in like never before!
JRD

Poll: Reid’s re-election numbers don’t add up

BY MOLLY BALL
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted: May 19, 2009 | 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada finds Angle with 49% support to Reid’s 45%. (that’s 4% in favor of Angle but several weeks before the Harrah’s chain decided to back Reid in exchange for his support of the video poker bill – a bill supported by the casino industry)
Justice Department Weighs Voter Intimidation Complaint Against Reid Camp and Harrah’s 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/05/justice-dept-pressure-probe-allegations-voter-intimidation-reids-campaign/#ixzz1Nwo0Gc7p

Final results:
Reid received 361,655 votes, or 50 percent, and Angle received 320,996 votes, or 45 percent.  (that’s 5% in favor of Reid; so, all-in-all a 9% swing!)
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 24% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-five percent (35%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11
Obama Approval Index History
Date Presidential Approval Index Strongly Approve Strongly Disapprove Total Approve Total Disapprove
5/31/2011 -11 24% 35% 48% 51%
5/30/2011 -11 23% 34% 49% 49%
5/29/2011 -11 24% 35% 50% 49%
5/28/2011 -12 24% 36% 50% 49%
5/27/2011 -12 25% 37% 49% 49%
5/26/2011 -10 25% 35% 50% 48%
5/25/2011 -10 25% 35% 50% 48%
5/24/2011 -10 25% 35% 51% 48%
5/23/2011 -10 26% 36% 49% 50%
5/22/2011 -10 26% 36% 49% 50%
5/21/2011 -10 26% 36% 48% 50%
5/20/2011 -13 24% 37% 49% 50%
5/19/2011 -10 25% 35% 49% 50%
5/18/2011 -7 27% 34% 50% 49%
5/17/2011 -7 27% 34% 50% 49%
5/16/2011 -10 25% 35% 49% 50%
5/15/2011 -13 23% 36% 48% 51%
5/14/2011 -9 26% 35% 48% 51%
5/13/2011 -12 25% 37% 47% 52%
5/12/2011 -12 25% 37% 47% 52%
5/11/2011 -12 25% 37% 48% 52%
5/10/2011 -9 26% 35% 50% 49%
5/9/2011 No Polling
5/8/2011 -8 26% 34% 51% 48%
5/7/2011 -7 26% 33% 51% 48%
5/6/2011 -8 26% 34% 50% 49%
5/5/2011 -9 26% 35% 49% 50%
5/4/2011 -13 24% 37% 48% 51%
5/3/2011 -10 26% 36% 49% 50%
5/2/2011 -12 25% 37% 49% 49%
5/1/2011 -11 26% 37% 50% 49%
4/30/2011 -14 24% 38% 49% 50%
4/29/2011 -15 24% 39% 48% 51%
4/28/2011 -16 22% 38% 47% 52%
4/27/2011 -19 21% 40% 46% 52%
4/26/2011 -18 22% 40% 46% 53%
4/25/2011 -18 22% 40% 46% 52%
4/24/2011 -16 23% 39% 48% 52%
4/23/2011 -15 24% 39% 48% 51%
4/22/2011 -15 25% 40% 47% 53%
4/21/2011 -15 25% 40% 46% 53%
4/20/2011 -16 23% 39% 46% 53%
4/19/2011 -17 21% 38% 48% 51%
4/18/2011 -17 20% 37% 47% 52%
4/17/2011 -16 21% 37% 48% 51%
4/16/2011 -18 21% 39% 46% 53%
4/15/2011 -15 23% 38% 48% 51%
4/14/2011 -15 23% 38% 49% 50%
4/13/2011 -15 22% 37% 48% 51%
4/12/2011 -18 21% 39% 46% 54%
4/11/2011 -20 19% 39% 44% 55%
4/10/2011 -18 21% 39% 45% 54%
4/9/2011 -17 21% 38% 46% 53%
4/8/2011 -13 23% 36% 47% 52%
4/7/2011 -14 23% 37% 47% 52%
4/6/2011 -15 22% 37% 48% 51%
4/5/2011 -16 24% 40% 47% 52%
4/4/2011 -14 26% 40% 48% 51%
4/3/2011 -16 26% 42% 45% 53%
4/2/2011 -16 27% 43% 47% 52%
4/1/2011 -17 25% 42% 45% 54%
3/31/2011 -18 24% 42% 44% 55%
3/30/2011 -17 24% 41% 43% 56%
3/29/2011 -16 24% 40% 43% 56%
3/28/2011 -12 26% 38% 47% 52%
3/27/2011 -16 23% 39% 46% 53%
3/26/2011 -15 25% 40% 47% 52%
3/25/2011 -14 23% 37% 47% 52%
3/24/2011 -12 26% 38% 48% 52%
3/23/2011 -11 26% 37% 47% 52%
3/22/2011 -12 28% 40% 46% 53%
3/21/2011 -14 26% 40% 46% 54%
3/20/2011 -15 25% 40% 46% 54%
3/19/2011 -16 25% 41% 46% 54%
3/18/2011 -14 26% 40% 45% 54%
3/17/2011 -20 21% 41% 44% 55%
3/16/2011 -21 20% 41% 42% 56%
3/15/2011 -22 20% 42% 43% 57%
3/14/2011 -20 23% 43% 44% 56%
3/13/2011 -18 24% 42% 45% 54%
3/12/2011 -15 25% 40% 47% 52%
3/11/2011 -16 23% 39% 46% 53%
3/10/2011 -16 23% 39% 47% 52%
3/9/2011 -15 24% 39% 47% 52%
3/8/2011 -10 27% 37% 49% 51%
3/7/2011 -11 27% 38% 48% 52%
3/6/2011 -10 28% 38% 47% 52%
3/5/2011 -10 28% 38% 47% 52%
3/4/2011 -12 27% 39% 46% 53%
3/3/2011 -16 25% 41% 45% 54%
3/2/2011 -15 25% 40% 45% 53%
3/1/2011 -12 26% 38% 48% 51%
2/28/2011 -10 28% 38% 49% 50%
2/27/2011 -13 26% 39% 49% 51%
2/26/2011 -16 25% 41% 47% 53%
2/25/2011 -14 26% 40% 48% 52%
2/24/2011 -14 26% 40% 47% 53%
2/23/2011 -16 24% 40% 46% 53%
2/22/2011 -20 21% 41% 44% 55%
2/21/2011 -18 23% 41% 44% 55%
2/20/2011 -18 23% 41% 44% 54%
2/19/2011 -15 25% 40% 45% 53%
2/18/2011 -14 25% 39% 46% 52%
2/17/2011 -9 28% 37% 48% 50%
2/16/2011 -10 28% 38% 48% 51%
2/15/2011 -9 29% 38% 48% 51%
2/14/2011 -10 29% 39% 48% 52%
2/13/2011 -10 28% 38% 48% 51%
2/12/2011 -11 26% 37% 48% 51%
2/11/2011 -8 27% 35% 50% 49%
2/10/2011 -9 27% 36% 50% 50%
2/9/2011 -7 29% 36% 50% 49%
2/8/2011 -8 28% 36% 49% 50%
2/7/2011 -10 27% 37% 49% 50%
2/6/2011 -14 24% 38% 48% 51%
2/5/2011 -17 23% 40% 46% 53%
2/4/2011 -16 24% 40% 46% 53%
2/3/2011 -15 26% 41% 47% 53%
2/2/2011 -12 29% 41% 49% 50%
2/1/2011 -11 29% 40% 50% 49%
1/31/2011 -8 30% 38% 50% 49%
1/30/2011 -8 28% 36% 50% 48%
1/29/2011 -9 28% 37% 49% 49%
1/28/2011 -10 28% 38% 49% 50%
1/27/2011 -11 28% 39% 47% 51%
1/26/2011 -6 31% 37% 50% 48%
1/25/2011 -5 30% 35% 52% 47%
1/24/2011 -4 31% 35% 52% 47%
1/23/2011 -8 28% 36% 50% 49%
1/22/2011 -6 30% 36% 50% 48%
1/21/2011 -6 30% 36% 49% 49%
1/20/2011 -7 29% 36% 49% 50%
1/19/2011 -9 28% 37% 48% 51%
1/18/2011 -10 27% 37% 48% 51%
1/17/2011 -11 27% 38% 46% 53%
1/16/2011 -14 26% 40% 44% 55%
1/15/2011 -12 26% 38% 46% 53%
1/14/2011 -13 25% 38% 47% 51%
1/13/2011 -11 25% 36% 49% 50%
1/12/2011 -13 24% 37% 48% 51%
1/11/2011 -12 26% 38% 49% 51%
1/10/2011 -13 26% 39% 48% 51%
1/9/2011 -12 27% 39% 48% 50%
1/8/2011 -11 27% 38% 48% 50%
1/7/2011 -11 26% 37% 48% 50%
1/6/2011 -16 24% 40% 46% 53%
1/5/2011 -16 25% 41% 46% 54%
1/4/2011 -15 26% 41% 47% 53%
1/3/2011 -13 26% 39% 47% 52%
1/2/2011 No Polling
1/1/2011 No Polling
12/31/2010 -12 25% 37% 48% 51%
12/30/2010 -13 26% 39% 46% 53%
12/29/2010 -11 28% 39% 48% 51%
12/28/2010 -11 28% 39% 47% 51%
12/27/2010 -10 29% 39% 48% 51%
12/26/2010 No Polling
12/25/2010 No Polling
12/24/2010 -12 28% 40% 46% 53%
12/23/2010 -13 26% 39% 47% 51%
12/22/2010 -16 22% 38% 48% 51%
12/21/2010 -13 23% 36% 50% 49%
12/20/2010 -14 23% 37% 49% 50%
12/19/2010 -17 24% 41% 46% 53%
12/18/2010 -17 25% 42% 44% 55%
12/17/2010 -19 24% 43% 44% 55%
12/16/2010 -17 24% 41% 47% 53%
12/15/2010 -19 22% 41% 45% 54%
12/14/2010 -18 23% 41% 45% 54%
12/13/2010 -17 24% 41% 44% 55%
12/12/2010 -15 24% 39% 45% 53%
12/11/2010 -12 27% 39% 46% 53%
12/10/2010 -12 27% 39% 46% 53%
12/09/2010 -14 27% 41% 46% 53%
12/08/2010 -14 27% 41% 46% 53%
12/07/2010 -13 27% 40% 47% 52%
12/06/2010 -13 28% 41% 47% 53%
12/05/2010 -16 26% 42% 46% 54%
12/04/2010 -19 22% 41% 43% 56%
12/03/2010 -18 22% 40% 44% 55%
12/02/2010 -17 22% 39% 44% 54%
12/01/2010 -17 25% 42% 46% 53%
11/30/2010 -17 26% 43% 46% 53%
11/29/2010 -16 27% 43% 47% 52%
11/28/2010 No Polling
11/27/2010 No Polling
11/26/2010 No Polling
11/25/2010 No Polling
11/24/2010 -14 28% 42% 48% 51%
11/23/2010 -14 28% 42% 47% 52%
11/22/2010 -14 27% 41% 46% 52%
11/21/2010 -13 27% 40% 47% 51%
11/20/2010 -13 26% 39% 47% 51%
11/19/2010 -13 26% 39% 47% 52%
11/18/2010 -17 25% 42% 45% 54%
11/17/2010 -16 26% 42% 44% 55%
11/16/2010 -16 27% 43% 45% 54%
11/15/2010 -13 28% 41% 46% 53%
11/14/2010 -13 28% 41% 47% 52%
11/13/2010 -16 26% 42% 46% 53%
11/12/2010 -20 24% 44% 44% 54%
11/11/2010 -20 25% 45% 44% 54%
11/10/2010 -17 27% 44% 45% 54%
11/09/2010 -18 27% 45% 45% 54%
11/08/2010 -16 28% 44% 47% 53%
11/07/2010 -18 26% 44% 46% 54%
11/06/2010 -15 26% 41% 46% 53%
11/05/2010 -16 26% 42% 45% 54%
11/04/2010 -16 27% 43% 45% 54%
11/03/2010 -16 28% 44% 48% 52%
11/02/2010 -15 30% 45% 48% 51%
11/01/2010 -11 31% 42% 50% 49%
10/31/2010 -13 30% 43% 47% 52%
10/30/2010 -17 27% 44% 45% 53%
10/29/2010 -19 26% 45% 44% 55%
10/28/2010 -20 25% 45% 44% 55%
10/27/2010 -18 27% 45% 46% 54%
10/26/2010 -15 28% 43% 47% 52%
10/25/2010 -15 29% 44% 47% 53%
10/24/2010 -15 28% 43% 47% 53%
10/23/2010 -19 26% 45% 45% 54%
10/22/2010 -17 27% 44% 46% 53%
10/21/2010 -14 28% 42% 47% 52%
10/20/2010 -12 30% 42% 47% 52%
10/19/2010 -10 30% 40% 49% 50%
10/18/2010 -13 28% 41% 49% 50%
10/17/2010 -15 28% 43% 47% 52%
10/16/2010 -17 28% 45% 43% 56%
10/15/2010 -19 27% 46% 43% 56%
10/14/2010 -18 27% 45% 44% 55%
10/13/2010 -16 27% 43% 45% 54%
10/12/2010 -14 29% 43% 47% 52%
10/11/2010 -13 29% 42% 48% 51%
10/10/2010 -11 30% 41% 49% 50%
10/09/2010 -12 29% 41% 48% 51%
10/08/2010 -12 29% 41% 47% 52%
10/07/2010 -13 28% 41% 46% 53%
10/06/2010 -12 29% 41% 48% 52%
10/05/2010 -11 30% 41% 48% 51%
10/04/2010 -13 29% 42% 48% 51%
10/03/2010 -15 29% 44% 48% 52%
10/02/2010 -17 28% 45% 47% 53%
10/01/2010 -18 28% 46% 45% 54%
9/30/2010 -17 29% 46% 45% 55%
9/29/2010 -14 29% 43% 46% 52%
9/28/2010 -12 29% 41% 50% 49%
9/27/2010 -14 27% 41% 48% 51%
9/26/2010 -13 28% 41% 47% 52%
9/25/2010 -15 27% 42% 45% 54%
9/24/2010 -13 29% 42% 47% 52%
9/23/2010 -14 28% 42% 48% 51%
9/22/2010 -15 28% 43% 47% 52%
9/21/2010 -19 26% 45% 44% 55%
9/20/2010 -19 26% 45% 44% 56%
9/19/2010 -16 28% 44% 45% 55%
9/18/2010 -17 27% 44% 45% 55%
9/17/2010 -18 27% 45% 45% 55%
9/16/2010 -17 27% 44% 45% 54%
9/15/2010 -14 28% 42% 47% 53%
9/14/2010 -12 29% 41% 47% 52%
9/13/2010 -13 29% 42% 46% 53%
9/12/2010 -13 30% 43% 46% 54%
9/11/2010 -19 27% 46% 42% 57%
9/10/2010 -21 25% 46% 42% 56%
9/09/2010 -24 23% 47% 41% 58%
9/08/2010 -18 26% 44% 45% 54%
9/07/2010 -18 27% 45% 45% 55%
9/06/2010 -20 26% 46% 45% 54%
9/05/2010 -23 24% 47% 42% 57%
9/04/2010 -21 24% 45% 42% 56%
9/03/2010 -16 27% 43% 44% 55%
9/02/2010 -13 29% 42% 47% 52%
9/01/2010 -12 29% 41% 48% 51%
8/31/2010 -14 27% 41% 48% 51%
8/30/2010 -12 28% 40% 46% 52%
8/29/2010 -12 28% 40% 46% 52%
8/28/2010 -14 27% 41% 47% 52%
8/27/2010 -17 27% 44% 46% 54%
8/26/2010 -17 27% 44% 44% 56%
8/25/2010 -20 25% 45% 44% 56%
8/24/2010 -18 25% 43% 45% 54%
8/23/2010 -14 27% 41% 47% 52%
8/22/2010 -17 25% 42% 48% 51%
8/21/2010 -19 25% 44% 45% 53%
8/20/2010 -19 25% 44% 45% 54%
8/19/2010 -18 26% 44% 46% 53%
8/18/2010 -17 27% 44% 45% 54%
8/17/2010 -19 26% 45% 44% 55%
8/16/2010 -19 26% 45% 43% 56%
8/15/2010 -17 26% 43% 45% 53%
8/14/2010 -16 26% 42% 46% 53%
8/13/2010 -16 26% 42% 47% 52%
8/12/2010 -20 25% 45% 45% 54%
8/11/2010 -22 24% 46% 43% 56%
8/10/2010 -19 26% 45% 44% 55%
8/09/2010 -15 28% 43% 46% 52%
8/08/2010 -10 31% 41% 48% 51%
8/07/2010 -11 30% 41% 48% 51%
8/06/2010 -12 30% 42% 47% 53%
8/05/2010 -14 28% 42% 46% 54%
8/04/2010 -15 27% 42% 46% 53%
8/03/2010 -15 27% 42% 46% 53%
8/02/2010 -17 26% 43% 45% 54%
8/01/2010 -19 25% 44% 44% 55%
7/31/2010 -20 25% 45% 44% 56%
7/30/2010 -16 26% 42% 47% 53%
7/29/2010 -16 27% 43% 46% 54%
7/28/2010 -15 27% 42% 46% 53%
7/27/2010 -20 25% 45% 44% 56%
7/26/2010 -19 25% 44% 45% 55%
7/25/2010 -20 25% 45% 43% 56%
7/24/2010 -18 26% 44% 43% 56%
7/23/2010 -17 27% 44% 43% 56%
7/22/2010 -17 27% 44% 44% 55%
7/21/2010 -18 26% 44% 46% 53%
7/20/2010 -17 27% 44% 46% 53%
7/19/2010 -15 28% 43% 47% 52%
7/18/2010 -16 27% 43% 46% 54%
7/17/2010 -16 28% 44% 44% 55%
7/16/2010 -17 27% 44% 46% 54%
7/15/2010 -17 26% 43% 45% 54%
7/14/2010 -18 24% 42% 47% 53%
7/13/2010 -17 24% 41% 48% 52%
7/12/2010 -13 26% 39% 49% 50%
7/11/2010 -13 27% 40% 49% 50%
7/10/2010 -14 27% 41% 47% 52%
7/09/2010 -17 26% 43% 46% 53%
7/08/2010 -17 26% 43% 45% 54%
7/07/2010 -17 26% 43% 45% 54%
7/06/2010 -17 26% 43% 45% 54%
7/05/2010 No Polling
7/04/2010 No Polling
7/03/2010 No Polling
7/02/2010 -20 24% 44% 45% 55%
7/01/2010 -19 26% 45% 44% 55%
6/30/2010 -15 28% 43% 45% 54%
6/29/2010 -12 28% 40% 48% 51%
6/28/2010 -9 28% 37% 49% 50%
6/27/2010 -15 25% 40% 45% 54%
6/26/2010 -14 27% 41% 45% 54%
6/25/2010 -15 27% 42% 45% 53%
6/24/2010 -13 27% 40% 48% 51%
6/23/2010 -13 28% 41% 48% 51%
6/22/2010 -13 29% 42% 46% 53%
6/21/2010 -15 29% 44% 45% 55%
6/20/2010 -16 28% 44% 43% 57%
6/19/2010 -20 25% 45% 42% 57%
6/18/2010 -21 25% 46% 41% 58%
6/17/2010 -20 26% 46% 43% 56%
6/16/2010 -20 24% 44% 42% 57%
6/15/2010 -17 24% 41% 45% 54%
6/14/2010 -18 24% 42% 45% 55%
6/13/2010 -14 27% 41% 47% 52%
6/12/2010 -15 27% 42% 46% 54%
6/11/2010 -16 27% 43% 46% 54%
6/10/2010 -17 26% 43% 46% 53%
6/9/2010 -18 25% 43% 46% 53%
6/8/2010 -15 26% 41% 49% 50%
6/7/2010 -17 25% 42% 46% 53%
6/6/2010 -18 25% 43% 46% 54%
6/5/2010 -17 25% 42% 45% 54%
6/4/2010 -16 25% 41% 48% 52%
6/3/2010 -14 26% 40% 48% 52%
6/2/2010 -14 26% 40% 46% 53%
6/1/2010 -13 27% 40% 46% 54%
5/31/2010 -13 27% 40% 46% 54%
5/30/2010 -11 29% 40% 47% 53%
5/29/2010 -12 28% 40% 48% 52%
5/28/2010 -12 28% 40% 48% 51%
5/27/2010 -16 26% 42% 45% 53%
5/26/2010 -22 23% 45% 43% 56%
5/25/2010 -20 24% 44% 42% 56%
5/24/2010 -18 25% 43% 44% 55%
5/23/2010 -17 26% 43% 45% 54%
5/22/2010 -15 27% 42% 48% 52%
5/21/2010 -15 28% 43% 46% 53%
5/20/2010 -16 26% 42% 45% 53%
5/19/2010 -19 25% 44% 44% 55%
5/18/2010 -17 25% 42% 45% 53%
5/17/2010 -13 27% 40% 46% 53%
5/16/2010 -10 29% 39% 48% 52%
5/15/2010 -11 30% 41% 48% 52%
5/14/2010 -13 29% 42% 46% 53%
5/13/2010 -13 28% 41% 46% 53%
5/12/2010 -13 28% 41% 47% 52%
5/11/2010 -10 29% 39% 48% 51%
5/10/2010 No Polling
5/9/2010 -12 29% 41% 47% 52%
5/8/2010 -14 27% 41% 46% 53%
5/7/2010 -13 27% 40% 45% 54%
5/6/2010 -10 28% 38% 47% 52%
5/5/2010 -11 28% 39% 48% 52%
5/4/2010 -10 30% 40% 48% 51%
5/3/2010 -11 28% 39% 48% 51%
5/2/2010 -9 30% 39% 48% 51%
5/1/2010 -10 30% 40% 46% 53%
4/30/2010 -8 32% 40% 47% 53%
4/29/2010 -11 30% 41% 47% 52%
4/28/2010 -10 31% 41% 47% 52%
4/27/2010 -12 30% 42% 47% 52%
4/26/2010 -12 29% 41% 47% 52%
4/25/2010 -13 29% 42% 45% 54%
4/24/2010 -9 31% 40% 47% 52%
4/23/2010 -8 32% 40% 47% 52%
4/22/2010 -10 31% 41% 47% 52%
4/21/2010 -10 31% 41% 47% 52%
4/20/2010 -10 29% 39% 49% 50%
4/19/2010 -11 29% 40% 48% 51%
4/18/2010 -15 27% 42% 47% 52%
4/17/2010 -17 27% 44% 45% 54%
4/16/2010 -12 30% 42% 47% 52%
4/15/2010 -9 31% 40% 48% 51%
4/14/2010 -8 32% 40% 50% 49%
4/13/2010 -10 31% 41% 49% 50%
4/12/2010 -11 31% 42% 48% 51%
4/11/2010 -13 30% 43% 47% 53%
4/10/2010 -13 29% 42% 48% 52%
4/09/2010 -14 29% 43% 48% 52%
4/08/2010 -14 28% 42% 47% 53%
4/07/2010 -11 31% 42% 48% 52%
4/06/2010 -10 32% 42% 48% 51%
4/05/2010 -7 34% 41% 49% 51%
4/04/2010 -10 32% 42% 46% 53%
4/03/2010 -9 32% 41% 46% 53%
4/02/2010 -10 31% 41% 46% 53%
4/01/2010 -10 31% 41% 47% 53%
3/31/2010 -8 33% 41% 48% 51%
3/30/2010 -13 30% 43% 47% 53%
3/29/2010 -14 30% 44% 47% 52%
3/28/2010 -16 28% 44% 47% 53%
3/27/2010 -13 30% 43% 47% 53%
3/26/2010 -10 31% 41% 49% 51%
3/25/2010 -10 32% 42% 48% 51%
3/24/2010 -11 31% 42% 48% 52%
3/23/2010 -10 31% 41% 48% 52%
3/22/2010 -12 29% 41% 47% 53%
3/21/2010 -16 26% 42% 45% 54%
3/20/2010 -21 23% 44% 43% 56%
3/19/2010 -21 23% 44% 45% 55%
3/18/2010 -20 23% 43% 45% 55%
3/17/2010 -18 24% 42% 44% 55%
3/16/2010 -18 25% 43% 45% 54%
3/15/2010 -16 26% 42% 45% 54%
3/14/2010 -15 27% 42% 46% 53%
3/13/2010 -14 27% 41% 45% 54%
3/12/2010 -16 26% 42% 44% 54%
3/11/2010 -18 24% 42% 44% 54%
3/10/2010 -21 22% 43% 43% 56%
3/9/2010 -19 22% 41% 44% 54%
3/8/2010 -19 22% 41% 46% 54%
3/7/2010 -17 24% 41% 48% 52%
3/6/2010 -17 25% 42% 45% 54%
3/5/2010 -14 27% 41% 46% 53%
3/4/2010 -14 27% 41% 46% 54%
3/3/2010 -14 26% 40% 47% 53%
3/2/2010 -13 27% 40% 47% 52%
3/1/2010 -12 26% 38% 47% 52%
2/28/2010 -17 25% 42% 45% 54%
2/27/2010 -21 22% 43% 43% 55%
2/26/2010 -20 23% 43% 44% 55%
2/25/2010 -15 25% 40% 45% 54%
2/24/2010 -16 26% 42% 45% 54%
2/23/2010 -19 23% 42% 45% 54%
2/22/2010 -19 22% 41% 45% 54%
2/21/2010 -19 22% 41% 45% 54%
2/20/2010 -17 23% 40% 45% 53%
2/19/2010 -11 27% 38% 48% 51%
2/18/2010 -10 27% 37% 49% 50%
2/17/2010 -11 27% 38% 50% 50%
2/16/2010 -13 25% 38% 49% 51%
2/15/2010 -17 24% 41% 47% 52%
2/14/2010 -15 25% 40% 47% 51%
2/13/2010 -17 24% 41% 45% 53%
2/12/2010 -15 25% 40% 47% 52%
2/11/2010 -14 25% 39% 46% 52%
2/10/2010 -12 27% 39% 48% 51%
2/9/2010 -13 27% 40% 47% 53%
2/8/2010 -15 26% 41% 46% 54%
2/7/2010 -17 26% 43% 44% 56%
2/6/2010 -15 26% 41% 44% 55%
2/5/2010 -12 28% 40% 46% 53%
2/4/2010 -8 29% 37% 49% 50%
2/3/2010 -6 31% 37% 50% 49%
2/2/2010 -7 32% 39% 50% 49%
2/1/2010 -4 35% 39% 49% 50%
1/31/2010 -7 33% 40% 50% 50%
1/30/2010 -12 28% 40% 49% 51%
1/29/2010 -17 25% 42% 47% 52%
1/28/2010 -17 25% 42% 46% 54%
1/27/2010 -15 27% 42% 46% 53%
1/26/2010 -14 26% 40% 47% 53%
1/25/2010 -16 25% 41% 47% 53%
1/24/2010 -17 24% 41% 46% 54%
1/23/2010 -19 24% 43% 44% 55%
1/22/2010 -18 25% 43% 45% 54%
1/21/2010 -15 27% 42% 47% 52%
1/20/2010 -12 28% 40% 48% 51%
1/19/2010 -11 28% 39% 48% 51%
1/18/2010 -12 27% 39% 47% 52%
1/17/2010 -12 27% 39% 48% 51%
1/16/2010 -13 27% 40% 49% 51%
1/15/2010 -14 26% 40% 47% 52%
1/14/2010 -15 25% 40% 46% 53%
1/13/2010 -15 24% 39% 46% 53%
1/12/2010 -14 26% 40% 46% 53%
1/11/2010 -15 26% 41% 46% 52%
1/10/2010 -18 25% 43% 45% 54%
1/9/2010 -17 26% 43% 46% 53%
1/8/2010 -14 27% 41% 46% 54%
1/7/2010 -12 27% 39% 48% 52%
1/6/2010 -10 29% 39% 49% 51%
1/5/2010 -13 27% 40% 49% 51%
1/4/2010 -15 26% 41% 47% 52%
1/3/2010 No Polling
1/2/2010 No Polling
1/1/2010 No Polling
12/31/2009 -18 24% 42% 46% 53%
12/30/2009 -16 25% 41% 47% 52%
12/29/2009 -15 26% 41% 46% 53%
12/28/2009 -12 28% 40% 47% 52%
12/27/2009 No Polling
12/26/2009 No Polling
12/25/2009 No Polling
12/24/2009 -16 27% 43% 44% 56%
12/23/2009 -18 26% 44% 45% 55%
12/22/2009 -21 25% 46% 44% 56%
12/21/2009 -17 26% 43% 46% 53%
12/20/2009 -15 26% 41% 46% 53%
12/19/2009 -14 26% 40% 45% 53%
12/18/2009 -14 28% 42% 44% 54%
12/17/2009 -13 28% 41% 46% 54%
12/16/2009 -12 28% 40% 45% 54%
12/15/2009 -15 26% 41% 46% 53%
12/14/2009 -18 24% 42% 44% 55%
12/13/2009 -19 23% 42% 46% 53%
12/12/2009 -16 25% 41% 46% 53%
12/11/2009 -12 27% 39% 47% 51%
12/10/2009 -12 28% 40% 46% 53%
12/9/2009 -10 29% 39% 48% 52%
12/8/2009 -11 27% 38% 47% 52%
12/7/2009 -11 27% 38% 49% 50%
12/6/2009 -14 25% 39% 47% 52%
12/5/2009 -14 26% 40% 47% 52%
12/4/2009 -12 28% 40% 46% 54%
12/3/2009 -11 29% 40% 46% 54%
12/2/2009 -12 27% 39% 47% 52%
12/1/2009 -13 27% 40% 47% 52%
11/30/2009 -14 26% 40% 47% 52%
11/29/2009 No polling
11/28/2009 No polling
11/27/2009 No polling
11/26/2009 No polling
11/25/2009 -15 26% 41% 46% 54%
11/24/2009 -15 27% 42% 45% 54%
11/23/2009 -13 28% 41% 46% 53%
11/22/2009 -10 29% 39% 48% 52%
11/21/2009 -13 27% 40% 47% 52%
11/20/2009 -14 27% 41% 47% 52%
11/19/2009 -14 27% 41% 46% 52%
11/18/2009 -14 26% 40% 47% 52%
11/17/2009 -12 27% 39% 49% 51%
11/16/2009 -10 28% 38% 50% 49%
11/15/2009 -10 29% 39% 50% 49%
11/14/2009 -9 29% 38% 50% 49%
11/13/2009 -10 28% 38% 47% 51%
11/12/2009 -9 29% 38% 47% 52%
11/11/2009 -10 30% 40% 46% 53%
11/10/2009 -10 30% 40% 48% 52%
11/9/2009 -8 32% 40% 49% 50%
11/8/2009 -10 30% 40% 49% 50%
11/7/2009 -7 31% 38% 49% 50%
11/6/2009 -8 29% 37% 49% 51%
11/5/2009 -9 30% 39% 48% 52%
11/4/2009 -13 28% 41% 48% 51%
11/3/2009 -13 28% 41% 46% 52%
11/2/2009 -13 27% 40% 46% 52%
11/1/2009 -10 29% 39% 46% 52%
10/31/2009 -10 29% 39% 46% 52%
10/30/2009 -9 30% 39% 47% 52%
10/29/2009 -11 29% 40% 47% 52%
10/28/2009 -11 30% 41% 48% 52%
10/27/2009 -11 29% 40% 49% 51%
10/26/2009 -12 29% 41% 47% 52%
10/25/2009 -10 30% 40% 48% 51%
10/24/2009 -10 30% 40% 47% 51%
10/23/2009 -9 29% 38% 49% 50%
10/22/2009 -13 26% 39% 47% 52%
10/21/2009 -13 27% 40% 47% 53%
10/20/2009 -12 28% 40% 47% 52%
10/19/2009 -10 30% 40% 49% 50%
10/18/2009 -10 29% 39% 49% 50%
10/17/2009 -10 29% 39% 49% 50%
10/16/2009 -11 28% 39% 47% 51%
10/15/2009 -8 30% 38% 48% 51%
10/14/2009 -7 32% 39% 49% 50%
10/13/2009 -7 32% 39% 49% 50%
10/12/2009 -8 32% 40% 49% 51%
10/11/2009 -6 32% 38% 49% 51%
10/10/2009 -3 32% 35% 50% 50%
10/9/2009 -6 29% 35% 49% 50%
10/8/2009 -7 29% 36% 48% 51%
10/7/2009 -8 29% 37% 49% 50%
10/6/2009 -7 30% 37% 51% 49%
10/5/2009 -6 31% 37% 52% 48%
10/4/2009 -9 30% 39% 49% 50%
10/3/2009 -9 29% 38% 48% 51%
10/2/2009 -10 28% 38% 48% 51%
10/1/2009 -8 29% 37% 50% 50%
9/30/2009 -11 28% 39% 49% 51%
9/29/2009 -6 32% 38% 49% 50%
9/28/2009 -9 30% 39% 49% 51%
9/27/2009 -10 30% 40% 48% 51%
9/26/2009 -9 30% 39% 50% 49%
9/25/2009 -7 32% 39% 51% 48%
9/24/2009 -5 33% 38% 51% 48%
9/23/2009 -6 32% 38% 50% 49%
9/22/2009 -8 31% 39% 49% 50%
9/21/2009 -8 30% 38% 49% 50%
9/20/2009 -9 31% 40% 49% 50%
9/19/2009 -7 32% 39% 49% 50%
9/18/2009 -8 32% 40% 48% 51%
9/17/2009 -8 32% 40% 47% 52%
9/16/2009 -6 32% 38% 49% 51%
9/15/2009 -4 34% 38% 50% 50%
9/14/2009 -3 34% 37% 52% 48%
9/13/2009 -4 34% 38% 51% 48%
9/12/2009 -5 33% 38% 50% 49%
9/11/2009 -5 34% 39% 49% 50%
9/10/2009 -8 33% 41% 48% 51%
9/9/2009 -8 31% 39% 50% 50%
9/8/2009 -11 29% 40% 50% 49%
9/7/2009 -13 28% 41% 48% 51%
9/6/2009 -11 29% 40% 49% 50%
9/5/2009 -9 29% 38% 49% 51%
9/4/2009 -11 27% 38% 48% 52%
9/3/2009 -11 28% 39% 47% 53%
9/2/2009 -12 28% 40% 46% 53%
9/1/2009 -11 30% 41% 45% 53%
8/31/2009 -11 30% 41% 46% 53%
8/30/2009 -10 32% 42% 47% 52%
8/29/2009 -8 32% 40% 50% 50%
8/28/2009 -8 32% 40% 50% 49%
8/27/2009 -8 31% 39% 50% 49%
8/26/2009 -8 31% 39% 49% 50%
8/25/2009 -11 29% 40% 49% 51%
8/24/2009 -12 28% 40% 49% 50%
8/23/2009 -14 27% 41% 48% 51%
8/22/2009 -10 29% 39% 49% 50%
8/21/2009 -8 31% 39% 49% 50%
8/20/2009 -6 32% 38% 50% 50%
8/19/2009 -6 32% 38% 51% 49%
8/18/2009 -9 31% 40% 49% 50%
8/17/2009 -7 33% 40% 49% 50%
8/16/2009 -9 32% 41% 47% 52%
8/15/2009 -8 31% 39% 48% 52%
8/14/2009 -8 30% 38% 48% 51%
8/13/2009 -8 29% 37% 47% 52%
8/12/2009 -5 31% 36% 48% 52%
8/11/2009 -7 30% 37% 49% 50%
8/10/2009 -9 30% 39% 49% 51%
8/9/2009 -8 31% 39% 50% 50%
8/8/2009 -5 33% 38% 50% 50%
8/7/2009 -4 34% 38% 50% 49%
8/6/2009 -6 32% 38% 49% 51%
8/5/2009 -8 31% 39% 49% 51%
8/4/2009 -7 30% 37% 50% 48%
8/3/2009 -6 30% 36% 51% 48%
8/2/2009 -6 31% 37% 50% 49%
8/1/2009 -8 30% 38% 50% 49%
7/31/2009 -11 28% 39% 48% 51%
7/30/2009 -12 28% 40% 48% 51%
7/29/2009 -10 29% 39% 49% 50%
7/28/2009 -8 32% 40% 49% 49%
7/27/2009 -10 30% 40% 49% 50%
7/26/2009 -11 29% 40% 49% 50%
7/25/2009 -9 30% 39% 49% 51%
7/24/2009 -8 30% 38% 49% 51%
7/23/2009 -7 29% 36% 51% 48%
7/22/2009 -6 29% 35% 51% 47%
7/21/2009 -5 29% 34% 51% 47%
7/20/2009 -7 30% 37% 50% 49%
7/19/2009 -7 30% 37% 51% 49%
7/18/2009 -8 28% 36% 51% 48%
7/17/2009 -6 29% 35% 52% 47%
7/16/2009 -7 29% 36% 51% 47%
7/15/2009 -7 29% 36% 52% 47%
7/14/2009 -8 28% 36% 53% 46%
7/13/2009 -8 28% 36% 53% 46%
7/12/2009 -7 28% 35% 52% 46%
7/11/2009 -7 30% 37% 51% 48%
7/10/2009 -7 30% 37% 51% 48%
7/9/2009 -8 30% 38% 51% 48%
7/8/2009 -5 32% 37% 52% 48%
7/7/2009 -3 33% 36% 52% 47%
7/6/2009 -2 33% 35% 53% 46%
7/5/2009 No Polling – Fourth of July
7/4/2009 No Polling – Fourth of July
7/3/2009 No Polling – Fourth of July
7/2/2009 -2 33% 35% 53% 46%
7/1/2009 -1 32% 33% 54% 45%
6/30/2009 -2 31% 33% 54% 46%
6/29/2009 1 33% 32% 55% 44%
6/28/2009 0 32% 32% 54% 45%
6/27/2009 2 33% 31% 55% 44%
6/26/2009 2 33% 31% 55% 44%
6/25/2009 2 32% 30% 56% 44%
6/24/2009 2 34% 32% 55% 44%
6/23/2009 0 33% 33% 55% 44%
6/22/2009 -1 33% 34% 54% 45%
6/21/2009 -2 32% 34% 53% 46%
6/20/2009 1 34% 33% 54% 46%
6/19/2009 1 34% 33% 54% 45%
6/18/2009 2 35% 33% 55% 45%
6/17/2009 5 37% 32% 56% 43%
6/16/2009 4 36% 32% 56% 43%
6/15/2009 3 35% 32% 55% 44%
6/14/2009 2 34% 32% 54% 45%
6/13/2009 3 35% 32% 54% 46%
6/12/2009 4 36% 32% 54% 45%
6/11/2009 7 37% 30% 56% 43%
6/10/2009 9 38% 29% 57% 42%
6/9/2009 8 36% 28% 58% 41%
6/8/2009 7 36% 29% 56% 43%
6/7/2009 3 35% 32% 53% 46%
6/6/2009 1 34% 33% 53% 47%
6/5/2009 0 34% 34% 54% 46%
6/4/2009 2 33% 31% 55% 45%
6/3/2009 3 34% 31% 55% 44%
6/2/2009 5 33% 28% 58% 41%
6/1/2009 7 35% 28% 58% 41%
5/31/2009 10 36% 26% 58% 41%
5/30/2009 9 37% 28% 58% 41%
5/29/2009 10 37% 27% 59% 40%
5/28/2009 6 35% 29% 56% 43%
5/27/2009 5 34% 29% 56% 43%
5/26/2009 1 31% 30% 55% 44%
5/25/2009 3 33% 30% 56% 43%
5/24/2009 5 34% 29% 57% 42%
5/23/2009 6 36% 30% 57% 41%
5/22/2009 6 35% 29% 57% 41%
5/21/2009 7 36% 29% 56% 42%
5/20/2009 7 36% 29% 58% 41%
5/19/2009 8 36% 28% 58% 41%
5/18/2009 5 35% 30% 57% 42%
5/17/2009 4 34% 30% 56% 43%
5/16/2009 4 34% 30% 55% 44%
5/15/2009 7 36% 29% 57% 43%
5/14/2009 8 37% 29% 57% 42%
5/13/2009 7 36% 29% 57% 42%
5/12/2009 5 35% 30% 56% 43%
5/11/2009 No Polling–Mother’s Day
5/10/2009 7 34% 27% 58% 41%
5/9/2009 7 34% 27% 58% 41%
5/8/2009 9 36% 27% 58% 41%
5/7/2009 8 38% 30% 57% 43%
5/6/2009 7 37% 30% 57% 43%
5/5/2009 6 36% 30% 56% 43%
5/4/2009 5 35% 30% 57% 43%
5/3/2009 3 35% 32% 56% 43%
5/2/2009 1 33% 32% 54% 45%
5/1/2009 2 34% 32% 54% 45%
4/30/2009 2 34% 32% 54% 45%
4/29/2009 4 35% 31% 55% 43%
4/28/2009 5 36% 31% 56% 43%
4/27/2009 5 35% 30% 55% 44%
4/26/2009 3 35% 32% 54% 45%
4/25/2009 5 36% 31% 56% 43%
4/24/2009 5 36% 31% 55% 44%
4/23/2009 6 37% 31% 55% 44%
4/22/2009 2 34% 32% 54% 46%
4/21/2009 2 34% 32% 54% 45%
4/20/2009 3 33% 30% 55% 45%
4/19/2009 6 35% 29% 55% 44%
4/18/2009 7 36% 29% 55% 44%
4/17/2009 3 35% 32% 55% 43%
4/16/2009 4 36% 32% 55% 43%
4/15/2009 2 35% 33% 55% 44%
4/14/2009 3 35% 32% 55% 44%
4/13/2009 2 34% 32% 55% 44%
4/12/2009 2 34% 32% 55% 44%
4/11/2009 5 34% 29% 55% 43%
4/10/2009 5 34% 29% 55% 44%
4/9/2009 5 34% 29% 55% 44%
4/8/2009 6 35% 29% 57% 42%
4/7/2009 8 37% 29% 58% 41%
4/6/2009 8 36% 28% 58% 41%
4/5/2009 6 36% 30% 56% 43%
4/4/2009 3 34% 31% 56% 43%
4/3/2009 3 35% 32% 56% 44%
4/2/2009 5 35% 30% 56% 44%
4/1/2009 8 37% 29% 57% 41%
3/31/2009 11 38% 27% 59% 39%
3/30/2009 8 38% 30% 58% 40%
3/29/2009 7 37% 30% 58% 41%
3/28/2009 4 35% 31% 56% 43%
3/27/2009 5 35% 30% 56% 43%
3/26/2009 5 35% 30% 56% 43%
3/25/2009 5 36% 31% 56% 43%
3/24/2009 4 36% 32% 56% 43%
3/23/2009 5 36% 31% 56% 42%
3/22/2009 4 35% 31% 56% 43%
3/21/2009 4 36% 32% 55% 44%
3/20/2009 4 35% 31% 55% 43%
3/19/2009 7 37% 30% 56% 43%
3/18/2009 7 37% 30% 57% 42%
3/17/2009 5 37% 32% 56% 43%
3/16/2009 4 36% 32% 56% 43%
3/15/2009 6 37% 31% 56% 43%
3/14/2009 8 37% 29% 57% 41%
3/13/2009 9 38% 29% 57% 42%
3/12/2009 9 37% 28% 58% 41%
3/11/2009 6 37% 31% 56% 43%
3/10/2009 6 38% 32% 56% 43%
3/9/2009 6 38% 32% 56% 43%
3/8/2009 8 39% 31% 56% 43%
3/7/2009 8 39% 31% 56% 43%
3/6/2009 15 42% 27% 58% 40%
3/5/2009 14 41% 27% 59% 40%
3/4/2009 16 42% 26% 60% 38%
3/3/2009 13 40% 27% 60% 39%
3/2/2009 10 39% 29% 58% 41%
3/1/2009 8 38% 30% 58% 40%
2/28/2009 10 39% 29% 59% 39%
2/27/2009 15 41% 26% 60% 40%
2/26/2009 16 41% 25% 60% 40%
2/25/2009 14 39% 25% 59% 40%
2/24/2009 14 39% 25% 60% 39%
2/23/2009 11 38% 27% 58% 40%
2/22/2009 11 38% 27% 58% 41%
2/21/2009 10 38% 28% 57% 41%
2/20/2009 12 38% 26% 59% 40%
2/19/2009 13 38% 25% 60% 39%
2/18/2009 14 38% 24% 61% 38%
2/17/2009 15 38% 23% 61% 37%
2/16/2009 10 36% 26% 60% 39%
2/15/2009 11 37% 26% 60% 39%
2/14/2009 13 39% 26% 60% 39%
2/13/2009 17 41% 24% 60% 38%
2/12/2009 19 43% 24% 61% 37%
2/11/2009 19 42% 23% 60% 38%
2/10/2009 15 39% 24% 60% 38%
2/9/2009 14 38% 24% 60% 38%
2/8/2009 11 36% 25% 59% 39%
2/7/2009 14 37% 23% 60% 38%
2/6/2009 17 38% 21% 61% 36%
2/5/2009 19 39% 20% 62% 36%
2/4/2009 18 39% 21% 62% 36%
2/3/2009 15 37% 22% 61% 36%
2/2/2009 17 41% 24% 60% 38%
2/1/2009 21 44% 23% 63% 34%
1/31/2009 23 45% 22% 63% 34%
1/30/2009 21 43% 22% 63% 36%
1/29/2009 22 42% 20% 62% 36%
1/28/2009 22 42% 20% 62% 36%
1/27/2009 23 42% 19% 62% 36%
1/26/2009 21 41% 20% 60% 37%
1/25/2009 22 42% 20% 60% 36%
1/24/2009 26 44% 18% 61% 33%
1/23/2009 29 45% 16% 62% 29%
1/22/2009 30 44% 14% 64% 29%
1/21/2009 28 44% 16% 65% 30%

 

See Obama Approval Index History (11/06/2008-01/20/2009)

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll Analysis

 

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Blogging for Liberty: Just a Few Facts About Gasoline

The yield of gasoline from a barrel of crude oil depends upon the quality of the crude oil, and the amount and type of processing at the refinery. So called “light” crude yields usually more gasoline per barrel than “heavy” crude, for a given amount of refining.

Actually, a barrel of oil contains 42 gallons. When the barrel is processed, the yield is approximately 15 to 19 gallons of gasoline, 10 gallons of fuel oil, 5 gal. of jet fuel (Kerosene) and 4 gal of other “heavy” products such as lubricants, grease, asphalt / bitumene and plastics and 4 gallons of lighter condensates/naphtha.

Now, despite the advent of the Department of  Energy, there have been no new oil refineries built in the U.S.  for over 30 yrs;  however, early in 2011 , a Texas refinery that is owned by Saudi Arabia and British Petrolium has been expanding its capacity. The project, originally scheduled for a start date of 2007, will double the plant’s output to 600,000 barrels per day, making it the nation’s largest oil refinery.

Canada has not fared much better, and they have NOT built one there for over 23 years: however, there was a proposed Canadian refinery to be built beginning in 2011 in the Placentia Bay area of Newfoundland and Labrador.

This refinery will be the first refinery built in all of North America since 1984, but the company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009. So much for windfall profits ay?

The prior U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman predicted that “U.S. energy demand will increase by 23 percent between 2005 and 2030, with a 19 percent increase in the demand for oil and other liquid fuels.”

Even with this increased demand, the Obama Administration is NOT going to allow, let alone facilitate, increased domestic production.

So, tell me again the purpose of the Department of Energy?

JRD

Blogging for Liberty: Originalists and the “Fairness Doctrine”

Originalists are those evil people who believe the Constitution was designed to protect individual liberty, and it has been this liberty, or freedom if you will, that has made our country great.

Originalists reject the idea that any contemporary standards should be used to determine the meaning of the Constitution as human nature has been the same since the dawn of civilization, and the constitution was designed to protect the individual against human nature.

So , logically, Originalists reject the idea that the meaning of the Constitution can change (outside of a constitutional amendment-a process that is painstakingly described in the Constitution).  By the way, it was the socialist Woodrow Wilson who started the tradition of “interpretation” of the Constitution in order to get around the unconstitutionality of his socialist programs, but FDR was the master.  You see, it is much easier to “interpret” the constitution than it is to amendment it! However, the Obama Administration has jumped way ahead, and it has ignored the Constitution completely.

If the  “Fairness Doctrine” is established, then free speech will be squelched, and  our system of government cannot function.  If the socialists who are in power really want freedom (however I would posit that they do not) then they would NOT be bothered the oppositions dissent.  Thomas Jefferson, a politician the Democrats frequently quote, said,“We are not afraid … to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it” .

Classically,  socialists advocated complete nationalization, but the milder social democrats advocate state control of capital within the framework of the market economy.  So social democrats (like  the Democrats and the RINOs) propose  selective nationalization of key national industries (like oil, auto, and banking industries, etc.) combined with tax-funded welfare programs. Now I said socialists, but I did not mean that as JUST a pejorative as it is really a definition of their philosophy of government.  There are many types of socialism, and Obama and McCain are really both social democrats, but I reject them both (even if Obama is more socialist than democrat, and McCain vice versa).

The main difference, until now that the Obama Administration has assumed control, was that these two powerful groups of socialists were slowed down by the vocal dissent from the Right.  Theoretically at least, the “Fairness Doctrine” would have stopped the dissemination of that dissent, but since the Obama Administration has in effect totally ignored the Constitution,  protest has become moot.

JRD

 

 

 

Blogging for Liberty: The Department Of Energy Was Created Why?

The Department of Energy was instituted on August 4, 1977, but does anybody out there have any memory of the reason given for its establishment during the Carter Administration?

Well, it was established “TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.”

Ah yes, another good old bureaucracy with a mission. Obama has shut down domestic production in ways never before envisioned, and he is planning on buying oil from Brasilian oil mega-giant Petrobras.

You remember that scene from the first of the Star Wars movies, right? Well, one line seems perfectly apropos:

“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for… You can go about your business… Move along… move along.”

JRD

 

Blogging for Liberty: Socialism Is More Than Just One Flavor

Socialism: More Than Just One Flavor

Some socialists want complete nationalization of the means of production, distribution, and exchange; while other types of socialists advocate state (government) control of capital within the framework of a market economy.  This latter type of socialist is called a Social democrat, and Social democrats like Obama and the Dems and RINOs promote selective nationalization of key national industries in mixed economies combined with tax-funded welfare programs (you know, like GM and Obama care).

Social democracy as a political ideology emerged in the late 19th century from the socialist movement worldwide. The positions of Social democrats  include support for a welfare state which incorporates elements of both socialism and crony capitalism, sometimes termed a mixed economy. Social democracy differs from traditional socialism, which aims to end the capitalism (private property) altogether. Social democrats on the other hand aim to reform capitalism “democratically” through state regulation and the creation of programs that work to counteract or remove the “social injustice” (disparity in outcome) socialist erroneously attribute to capitalism.

However, according to Karl Marx himself (a man who’s quotes are used frequently by Obama and his Administration) “Democracy is the road to socialism,” and “Socialism is the intermediate step from Capitalism to Communism.”

So, if anyone tells you that Obama and his Administration  is NOT socialist or communist, then they are ignorant, lying, or both.

JRD

 

Blogging for Liberty: Broken Promises? Obama? Not very kingly!

President Obama promised repeatedly during his campaign for President that lobbyists “won’t find a job in my White House.”

Oh, come on! He was not really serious about that!

Here is a list of a few former lobbyists that Obama appointed at the beginning of his first year as King, I mean President:

Melody Barnes, domestic policy council director, lobbied in 2003 and 2004 for  the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.The American Constitution Society believes that law should be a force to improve the lives of all people by debunking conservative buzzwords such as “originalism” and “strict construction”. Yes, they promote judicial activism.

William Corr, deputy health and human services secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until last year for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit that pushes to limit tobacco use by using its money to promote the election of  statists while making its officers rich (you know, crony capitalism).

Patrick Gaspard, White House political affairs director, was a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

David Hayes, deputy interior secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until 2006 for clients, including the regional utility San Diego Gas & Electric (a government protected monopoly).

Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, was registered as a lobbyist until 2004 for clients including Global Crossing, a bankrupt telecommunications firm (that some called their accounting little more than a ponzi scheme).

Ron Klain, chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, was registered as a lobbyist until 2005 for clients, including the Coalition for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone (the “Coalition” has made many attorneys rich).

William Lynn, deputy defense secretary nominee, was registered as a lobbyist as recently as last year for Raytheon (the defense contractor  where he was a top executive).

Cecilia Munoz, White House director of intergovernmental affairs, was a lobbyist as recently as last year for the National Council of La Raza, “a Hispanic advocacy group” ( if by” Hispanic” you mean “racist” –“La Raza” means “The Race”).

Mark Patterson, chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, was registered as a lobbyist as recently as last year for  Goldman Sachs (a Wall Street bank).

Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff to the president’s assistant for intergovernmental relations, lobbied for the American Association of Justice from 2001 until 2005,  (you know them as trial attorneys).

Mona Sutphen, deputy White House chief of staff, was registered to lobby for clients as late as 2003, including Angliss International,  a food exporting company and recipient of farm subsidies from the European Union (successful crony capitalists).

Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture nominee, was registered as a lobbyist as recently as last year for the National Education Association, (another union out to rip your money out of your pockets into theirs).

Nothing to see here. Move along peasants!

JRD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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