Obama's Charisma Has Sprung A Leak.....

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET
Thu Jun 25 11:38:30 MDT 2009

At 10:50 AM 6/25/2009, Steven Laib wrote:
>They send this stuff to me regularly at IntellectualConservative.
>Maybe a few people are learning that Obama doesn't care who pays the taxes 
>as long as they pay more, and he doesn't care who loses their jobs as long 
>as jobs are lost.

         IF, Steve, Obama can somehow lay the blame for all jobs lost at 
the feet of George Bush. People are also beginning to realize that Obama's 
claim of X-number of jobs "saved" each month isn't a real number. That 
certainly isn't something easily quantifiable. There simply is no possible 
way to tell whose job was preserved and whose was lost.

         Actually, Obama DOES care who pays the taxes. It has become his 
objective to make as many people dependant on the government as humanly 
possible for every aspect of their daily existence. That is standard 
"progressivism".........the underlying thought is that this type of policy 
will ensure a liberal majority for many years to come.

John Q.

>Steve L
>National Center for Public Policy Research Press Releases
>       For Release: June 24, 2009
>Contact: David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 or e-mail 
><mailto:dalmasi at nationalcenter.org?SUBJECT=Re:%20Survey%20of%20African-Americans%20on%20energy%20and%20climate>dalmasi at nationalcenter.org 
>African-Americans Favor Delay on Climate Change Legislation
>38% Believe Resulting Job Losses Would Fall Heaviest on Blacks
>56% Say Congress Fails to Adequately Take Into Account Their "Economic and 
>Quality of Life" Concerns
>Democrats risk alienating one of their most important constituencies by 
>advancing the Waxman-Markey climate change bill this week or any time 
>before an economic recovery is underway, according to the non-partisan 
>National Center for Public Policy Research.
>The National Center for Public Policy Research bases this conclusion on 
>the results of a nationwide poll it commissioned of African-Americans. The 
>poll, released today, suggests anxiety in the black community over 
>Waxman-Markey-style regulations.
>The survey of 800 African-Americans included 640 self-identified Democrats 
>(80%) and 32 Republicans (4%).
>Among the poll's key findings:
>* 76% of African-Americans want Congress to make economic recovery its top 
>priority, even if it delays action on climate change;
>* 38% believe job losses resulting from climate change legislation would 
>fall heaviest on the African-American community. Only 7% believe job 
>losses would fall heaviest on Hispanics and only 2% believe they would 
>fall heaviest on whites;
>* 56% believe Washington policymakers have failed to adequately take into 
>account the economic and quality of life concerns of the African-American 
>community when formulating climate change policy;
>* 52% of respondents aren't willing pay anything more for either gasoline 
>or electricity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 73% are unwilling to 
>pay more than 50 cents more for a gallon of gas and 76% are unwilling to 
>pay more than $50 more per year for electricity to reduce U.S. greenhouse 
>gas emissions;
>* African-Americans are virtually deadlocked on whether to proceed with 
>plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if doing so increases consumer 
>prices and unemployment. 44% of those surveyed said emissions reductions 
>should not proceed under these circumstances, while 45% said they should 
>continue. Significantly, a strong majority (59% to 33%) of those surveyed 
>in the West North Central Region (Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska) 
>and a plurality (43% to 42%) of those in the East Central Region 
>(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin) opposed emissions 
>reductions if they increase costs or unemployment.
>"If concern about a Waxman-Markey-style climate change bill is running 
>this high among group of predominantly Obama voters, it's bound to be much 
>higher among the general population," said David A. Ridenour, vice 
>president of The National Center for Public Policy Research, who directs 
>the group's Center for Public Opinion Policy Center, which issued the 
>poll. "African-Americans are unwilling to pay even a cent more for gas and 
>electricity to reduce greenhouse emissions. Many are concerned that the 
>costs of the regulations will fall disproportionately on them. And an 
>overwhelming majority of African-Americans prefer to put economic recovery 
>before action on climate change. All this spells a bad climate for climate 
>change legislation. If Speaker Pelosi ignores these signs of discontent 
>within her party's base, she does so at her own peril."
>"It's also significant that the poll shows that support for the kind of 
>climate legislation backed by the Democratic leadership is very weak in 
>the central states." Ridenour added, "As the overwhelming majority of the 
>people we polled are self-identified Democrats and Obama voters, one would 
>expect them to largely agree with the Democratic leadership on this 
>high-profile issue, but they don't. This may in part be why Speaker Nancy 
>Pelosi has run into strong resistance to the Waxman-Markey bill from 
>Democratic Congressmen representing the central states."
>The scientific, telephone survey of 800 African American adults was 
>conducted by Wilson Research Strategies and has a margin of error of +/- 
>3.4%. The survey, with crosstabs, can be viewed at: 
>The National Center for Public Policy Research is non-partisan, non-profit 
>educational foundation based in Washington, DC. It is a truly independent 
>foundation with 94% of its revenue derived through hundreds of thousands 
>of small contributions. Just 1.5% of its revenue comes from corporations 
>and 4.5% from philanthropic foundations.
>Visit the National Center for Public Policy Research's website at 
>or call (202) 543-4110.
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