Submitted By Todd on January 22nd at 4:48pm
Now, with independent voters souring on Obama, vulnerable lawmakers are likely to be reluctant about casting votes on other controversial issues such as caps on carbon emissions, tax reform, and a revamp of entitlement programs ahead of November's midterm elections. The White House may have to pare this year's legislative wish list. The White House, which spent last year urging lawmakers to pass a health care bill as soon as possible, is now saying they agree with Pelosi that things have to slow down. But they declined to read the last rites to their health care initiative.The historical effect of the Obama presidency, in my mind, will be the revelation among working class voters that when they cast their traditional vote for Democrats they're actually voting for liberalism. Scott Brown is the first signal that this process has begun. No doubt, this has Democrats shaking in their boots.
A poll conducted on behalf of the AFL-CIO found that 49% of Massachusetts union households supported Mr. Brown in Tuesday’s voting, while 46% supported Democrat Martha Coakley. The poll conducted by Hart Research Associates surveyed 810 voters.Just a few weeks ago, we were promised that the renomination of Ben Bernanke was a sure thing. Of course, so was the election of Martha Coakley less than three weeks ago.
Three more senators, Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), announced Friday their opposition to a second term for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.The more Scott breathes, the more things change.
Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.