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  •  You're right about the WSJ's Comment section! (6+ / 0-)

    If the wingnuts wring their hands any more over this they won't have any fingers left!

    The recent polling data shows Obama's numbers rising in the approval category and the Republican's in congress falling lower. This includes registered Repugs and Independents.

    These trend lines are but a "snapshot in time" and subject to radical shifts as the months to the election go on, so I don't take great comfort in them... but some.

    I listened to two MSM talking heads debate the trends and their arguments were:

    1. Obama hasn't really done anything to account for these trend lines so he is the beneficiary of the congressional Republicans stupidity and the GOP primary circus.

    People are starting to make the distinction between the proposed GOP candidates and Obama and the President is winning on that basis.

    2. Obama's coming out swinging now with a populist message and actively naming names and taking his message to the people effectively. This new aggressive stance is winning back many on the left and independents that gave up on "the Great Compromiser"

    In short... Obama's strategy has delineated the distinction between the two views of government and framed the choice that the American people will have to face in 2012.

    Personally, I think it is a bit of both but the economy and jobs will trump partisan politics and if the economy tanks further irrationality will prevail in the elections and it will be an anti-incumbent wave for both parties.

    As reported earlier in diaries on this website... Greece's economy is collapsing and that threatens the whole Eurozone and our economy as well. I have little confidence in Europe to deal with that crisis.

    I would like to think that the teaparty wing of the GOP will suffer the most in 2012... but the WSJ's comment section show far too many people have been drinking the koolaide for comfort... and the WSJ crowd usually has more than a single digit IQ unlike the local teaparty chapters who are nothing more than a revamped John Birch society.

    Anyway you look at it... 2012 is going to be a long and painful year.

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