RUSH: By the way, have you noticed that they’ve stopped using the word ‘stimulus’ now? They don’t use the word ‘stimulus’ every time they talk about it because it’s not working. All of these deficits… You know, the Keynesian theory is that all of these deficits are going to ignite investment, ignite hiring. That’s the theory of Keynesian economics, and it hasn’t worked, it never has worked, it’s not working now. So you’ll read in the papers, you’ll see on the Internet: ‘Obama’s Latest Jobs Bill Stalled,’ ‘Obama’s Jobs Bill Here Stalled,’ ‘Democrats Balking on Extension of Unemployment Compensation Benefits.’ Nowhere do you see the word ‘stimulus’ being used, and Bill Clinton said last September (Remember this?), ‘The minute health care reform is passed,’ this was at a policy forum in New York City, ‘President Obama’s approval ratings would go up ten points,’ and let’s not forget John Dingell back on March 23rd.
DINGELL: Paul W. (Smith), we’re not ready to be doing it, but let me remind you, this has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.
RUSH: ‘To control the people.’ Now, he said he misspoke. He was ‘tired,’ wasn’t feeling well. I think the fact he was tired means his inhibitions were down and he did speak the truth, and let’s not forget DeCarlo Flythe, March 22nd, Raleigh, North Carolina.
FLYTHE: It’s just going to be like Christmas, I mean, it’s going to be great. No worries, you know, the bills, we can go ahead and pay our copay and be all right.
RUSH: Yeah, right. It’s Christmas! It’s Christmas when the health care bill is signed, except people are running all over the country into hospitals and doctors’ offices wanting free health care, thinking that it’s theirs now since the bill has been passed. Well, the point is there is no bump for Obama after he signed health care. There is no bump for the Democrats. Clinton, Obama, all these people knowingly lied to these Democrats. Stupak, as you know, has said, ‘No mas, no mas.’ He’s outta there. He doesn’t even want to run for reelection because his numbers are so bad. From Rasmussen: ‘Three weeks after Congress passed its new national health care plan, support for repeal of the measure has risen four points to 58%. That includes 50% of US voters who strongly favor repeal.’ The 8% are ‘somewhat in favor’ of repeal. As usual, ‘The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters nationwide finds 38% still oppose repeal, including 32% who strongly oppose it.’
But the number 58%, which is up four points, support repeal of Obamacare. And the Gallup Daily Tracking Poll of job approval. Obama is at his lowest ever: 45% approve, which is a new all-time low; 48% disapprove, which is a tie for the all-time low for the second consecutive day. It’s a minus-three popularity spread, which is also an all-time low. So Obama didn’t get a bump, health care didn’t get a bump, and the unpopularity continues to rise as does Obama’s disapproval. I think the only outfit, the only polling outfit out there that has Obama as 50% (and I could be wrong about this) is on CNN and whoever their polling partner is. Now, Gallup does not point this out. You never notice it from Gallup. They posted his lower numbers in history without mentioning they were the record low. I myself am throwing that in there; Gallup does not. Now, when we come back from the upcoming break, I have a lot of economic news here. Headlines such as these:
‘Recession Arbiters Wary of Certifying an Upturn.’ They can’t tell us that it’s over or that it’s going to be over.
‘Sixty-Six Percent say America’s Overtaxed.’
‘Millions of Unemployed May Never Recover.’
‘Bill to Extend Jobless Benefits Faces Senate Showdown.’
‘Obama Election-Year Jobs Agenda Stalls in Congress.’
‘Recovery Likely to Remain Sluggish into 2011.’
And then we have Larry Kudlow who says just the exact opposite.
RUSH: It is CNN. CNN and Opinion Research is the only polling out there in recent polls that has Obama at over 50%. He’s at 51%. Everybody else — Gallup, Rasmussen, Fox, CBS, USA Today/Gallup — are all between 47 and 43% approval.