But perhaps Americans are also starting to notice that this president is not performing his constitutional duty to faithfully execute the law -- and in this case, a law he and his party wrote.
The Obama administration announced last July that it is not enforcing Obamacare's employer mandate. It has admitted that it cannot verify the eligibility of applicants for Obamacare subsidies. (Come and get it!)
It says it will provide subsidies for those buying insurance through the federal health care exchanges in 36 states -- even though the legislation nowhere authorizes that.
And last Thursday, as congressional Democrats were panicking and supporting measures to allow people to keep their current health insurance policies, Obama announced that he would not impose penalties on policies that don't comply with the law.
That was plainly a transparent attempt to fob off the blame for cancelled policies on insurers and state regulators who complied with the law as written. It is a political ploy inconsistent with the rule of law.
Quinnipiac and other pollsters are not in the habit of asking Americans whether presidents are faithfully executing the law. The assumption has been that, unlike in Russia, they mostly are -- or were.
The Framers of the Constitution regarded refusal to faithfully execute the law as tyranny. Barack Obama, with his Swiss cheese exceptions to Obamacare, seems to take a different view.
"The Affordable Care Act's political position has deteriorated dramatically over the last week." That, coming from longtime Obamacare cheerleader and Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, was pretty strong language. And it was only Wednesday.
That was the day after the release of a devastating Quinnipiac national poll. It showed Barack Obama's approval rating at 39 percent, with his disapproval rating at 54 percent -- sharply down from 45 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval on Oct. 1, the day the government shutdown began and healthcare.gov went into (limited) operation.
Democrats hoped that Republicans would take a shellacking in public opinion for the Oct. 1-16 government shutdown. They did, briefly. But Quinnipiac's survey, conducted three weeks after the shutdown ended, indicated that the Obamacare rollout inflicted much more damage on the Democratic brand -- and the party's leader.
Quinnipiac's numbers on Obamacare were also exactly the same as their numbers on Obama: 49 percent favored the health care legislation, 55 percent were opposed. Moreover, a near-majority -- 46 percent -- said the president knowingly deceived them when he assured Americans over and over that they could keep their health insurance plans.
There are few names a president can be called that are more damaging than liar.
The numbers are particularly daunting when you look at the groups that Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg identifies as major parts of "the big cultural and demographic wave that threatens to swamp the Republican party" -- young voters and Hispanics.
Obama carried voters under 30 by 66 percent to 32 percent in 2008 and 60 percent to 37 percent in 2010. He carried older voters by 1 point in the first election and lost them to Mitt Romney in the second.
Obama did even better with Hispanics: 67 percent to 31 percent in 2008 and 71 percent to 27 percent in 2012. This was one of the few demographic groups among which he ran stronger than four years earlier.
Remarkable result in these two consecutive Quinnipiac polls on the 2016 presidential General Election: Christie vs. Clinton:
Nov 13: Christie 43, Clinton 42 Christie +1
Sept 29: Quinnipiac 9/23 - 9/29 1497 RV 36 49 Clinton +13
Typical swing to GOP in 2014 & 2016 races as a result of Obamacare. Saw similar double digit swing late in the VA governor's race but wasn't quite enough with a fake "libertarian" on the ballot.
It's still a long way to Nov 2014, let alone 2016, but if held right now, the elections would be a Dumpocrap wipeout!
We've learned by watching what a moron you are. 5C was a brilliant move to get rid of older components in a cheap case at higher price. The more 5Ss AAPL sells, the higher its profit margins.
Not amazing at all. Indeed quite common. Have you never heard of the expression "mustang"?
Just normal advancement in the Guard after Active service. College GI Bill, so 2LT upon graduation in 1975. 1LT 1978. CPT 1982. MJR 1986. LTC 1992. COL 2002. Totally normal, indeed actually kind of slow advancement. Clearly you know nothing of commissioned officer advancement in the Army or any other service.
Besides your usual illiterate errors, you have committed many historical ones as well, no surprise from such an ill-educated, ignorant, insane idiot. Reagan was responsible for the biggest nuclear arms reduction treaty ever, thanks to his Star Wars proposal. Explain please how Reagan overthrew democratically elected leaders in Chile, Honduras & Panama. Thanks.
This should be amusing, since only a total ignoramus doesn't know that Pinochet came to power in 1973. Honduras enjoyed the first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected president to another during the Reagan Administration. The Panamanian dictator Noriega's candidate for president stole the election before Bush the Elder liberated the country in 1989.
Yes, it can & will be. It probably won't reach $600B in market cap ($667 per share) this year, but maybe next.
Also, overall market, of course, especially on such slight volume.
Draft dodger? Apparently you have me confused with yourself.
I'm a veteran of four foreign wars & many civilian rescue, disaster relief & fire fighting missions comparable in risk to combat. And I volunteered for all of the above.
Bear in mind these funds manage billions of dollars, making it harder to achieve rapid gains:
SFP Value Realization 58.74%
Perceptive Life Sciences Offshore 54.28
SR Global Fund H Japan 47.86
Marlin Fund LP 47.77
Fatso is a pathetic, pitiful, loser liar, who has lost far more money than the gambling addicted fool has ever made, yet the lifeless loon dares to compare himself with Buffett, Icahn or Soros.
Illegals are not invariably hard workers, loon.
About half are. The other half come here to have anchor babies, smuggle drugs, #$%$, engage in welfare fraud, like you, vote illegally, scam insurance companies, rape, pillage, plunder & rob. The jails are full of them. They engage in crime in the cities & the country, they start forest fires costing billions, they pollute, degrade & destroy rural & urban areas alike, forcing citizens to live as in Latin America, behind walls with concertina wire on top. Rural crime in my area has gone up in direct proportion to Mexicans. My hired man is a Mexican, who warns me about all the bad Mexicans who case my place when I'm not there.
Grow up, get real, & learn, oblivious Fatso.
Should be able to do so with offshore cash.