While President Obama continues to golf, a new poll shows voters would blame Obama and the GOP equally if fiscal talks fail.

Since returning from a trip to southeast Asia on Nov. 21, President Obama has found time to play three rounds of golf but has only met face-to-face once with Speaker John A. Boehner.

The Hill reported:

A new poll finds that a majority of voters would blame both President Obama and congressional Republicans equally if efforts to find a deficit deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” fail.

Fifty-six percent surveyed in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll say both sides would be responsible if a compromise is not reached. Nineteen percent would blame Obama and Democrats only, with 24 percent saying the GOP would be at fault.

Those numbers could suggest a shift in public opinion as both parties work to find a way to prevent tax rate hikes and automatic spending cuts from taking effect in January.

Prior surveys have shown voters more likely to blame congressional Republicans if talks fail.

 

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  1. OT: please please please read this article and pass it on!
    The middle east is about to explode, Obama is arming Al Qaeda, and no one seems to be paying attention!

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/benghazi-explained-interview-with-an-intelligence-insider-part-iii

  2. Thanks Oliver – I had already read parts one and two – and wasn’t expecting a part three. As for your point – 53 percent are aware that Obama armed a sworn enemy of the US, it’s the 47 percent that are reachable and could careless.

  3. I too blame both the GOP and the DNC for our fiscal cliff. The GOP spent too much when they had full power.

    I see a different fiscal cliff than this raise or not raise taxes and lift the debt ceiling issue. Neither party or their bases are willing to do the extraordinary cutting that is needed to prevent utter failure. No matter how much you raise taxes you cannot fix the deficit.

  4. @ Oliver – the Free Press part three makes absolute and total sense – also considering that the X37B was launched once again confirms that the end is indeed near. After watching the video of the two chemically killed rabbits and knowing the obvious agenda of Obama, Clinton, Powers, et al, and the overall regional dynamics – I can see that the use of chemicals will launch World War Three.

    Additionally, the part about Obama and Clinton being played by the Iranians appears to be true – with the collapse of the alleged secret talks to end the nuke program.

    Thanks for sharing the link. I suspect everything in all three parts is completely true.

  5. ++

    December 12, 2012

    I’ll Bet Israel Knows

    [So let me get this straight. The Obamas are resting comfortably on a
    20-day, $4 million taxpayer-funded, lavish vacation, sipping wine that
    costs thousands of dollars per bottle. Her royal heiny-est is off the grid,
    and thus able to spend like the drunken sailor her husband could have
    been if he had been able to pass the drug portion of the physical.

    Boehner says we’re broke. Harry Reid, who should have been cast in
    the part of Gollum in the new Hobbit movie, tells us there will be no
    deal before Christmas.

    Hillary’s got a tummy-ache (probably more like an ulcer from all the
    booze she’s regularly photographed swilling overseas) and will
    not be attending the Friends of Syria meeting in Morocco. It was
    believed she would formally recognize the National Coalition for
    Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, which is touted to be
    the new opposition leadership organization put together in Doha
    with the State Department’s help.

    And all of this as the talking heads and
    news media drone on about the fiscal cliff.

    Am I the only one who has problems with this dog-and-pony show?]

    rtwt..

    ==

  6. While President Obama continues to golf, a new poll shows voters would blame Obama and the GOP equally if fiscal talks fail.

    Yawn. It’s way past time to be fretting over polls about who will get the blame for the fiscal cliff crap.

    It’s decision time for the GOP; either give the public what they appear to be asking for and give it to them good and hard, or just step back and let it all go.

    The GOP spent too much when they had full power.

    And honest conservatives assailed them for it, and rightfully so. Medicare Part D, NCLB, TSA, DHS, bank bailouts, those are just a few of the examples.

    All unnecessary.

  7. Let it all fall. The democrats, the republicans, all of them.

  8. RE #8 … just so it’s clear, for all the non critical thinkers out there: I am NOT advocating anarchy. I do NOT wish harm to come upon anyone in Washington. What I AM is tired of the show, tired of the games, tired of the corruption, tired of our Nation and her People being used as pawns.

  9. Oh boy, oh boy, they both get the blame.If folks haven’t noticed, Obama’s first term, does it seem so far away where normal,average people scratched their heads wondering why Obama and his cohorts seem to had been doing their level best to destroy the country?

    By destroying the country I would mean putting the nation in unrecoverable debt, class vs class, race vs race baiting.Promising pain for those who achieved while promising the wealth to be spread around to those who do not.
    And then low and behold, he is re-elected on his, what would normally be a pathetic record of the kind that usually happens to a POTUS due to things beyond their control whereas he controlled every step down the ladder.

    Even now from the deals they are dickering over,Obama is asking for 3-4 times the amount of money than what he himself said he wants from taxing the rich, simple math.So it continues to make no sense and yet………….The people will blame “both” sides.It’s surreal.

    And here is the kicker for those wanting it to burn down so the people (who gave him a 2nd term) can feel the pain of their decisions.Let the social and military cuts just be hacked into oblivion.That would burn it down, there would be social unrest AND the people in power, meaning Obama and his cohorts will be forced….Forced to pick up the pieces and stablize the nation with no holds barred.
    Hence, some people other than you would absolutely love to see it burn to the ground, they have been working towards it for years, they are in power and you will not be happy at all with what comes out of the ashes.And half the country couldn’t care less one way or the other to boot.Be careful what you wish for these days.

  10. Obama uses an accounting trick called “baseline budgeting” to deceive Americans into believing he is making cuts. Here are 2 charts that expose the lie:

    http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/obamas-fiscal-plan-real-tax-hikes-and-fake-spending-cuts-2/

  11. Why the hell are they even negotiating with O? Go back to the House, do your job, pass legislation, let it move on to the Senate and force everyone to do their jobs.

  12. Cameron commented:

    Why the hell are they even negotiating with O? Go back to the House, do your job, pass legislation, let it move on to the Senate and force everyone to do their jobs.

    Exactly, how odd that the House simply refuses to do their job as they normally do it.One could say that it’s flawed in negotiating directly with the president because it IS.The POTUS can lay out his view of things, the House and Senate negotiate between themselves to get bills past but today it has changed.How strange is that.What could be the reason for it?

  13. Hoser #11… that makes complete sense. I’m just wanting the corruption to stop (on both ‘sides’) and speak out of frustration.

    “And here is the kicker for those wanting it to burn down so the people (who gave him a 2nd term) can feel the pain of their decisions.”… that is not what I personally want, I want those in power (term limits!) and who are corrupt to no longer be leaders.

    “Hence, some people other than you would absolutely love to see it burn to the ground, they have been working towards it for years, they are in power and you will not be happy at all with what comes out of the ashes.” … exactly. The progressives have been working toward this for years. And I am falling into their trap, becoming war weary and tired of it all, hence, wanting it to end.

    “Be careful what you wish for these days.” So true.

  14. Why even use the terms ‘Democrat’ and ‘Republican’ anymore? Here is my preferred moniker for each political ‘party’:

    TEA Party – Jeffersonians
    Republican – Hamiltonians
    Democrat – Marxists
    Independent Conservative – Thinking Adults
    Independent Liberal – Spoiled Brats
    Libertarian Conservatives – Boortzians
    Libertarian Liberals – Anarchists

    Neither ‘Party’ in Washington cares one whit about the individual and only want to accumuliate power over anyone. They’re all in for the ‘vig’.

  15. The numbers are funny in this poll. 19% blame the dems and 24% blame the repubs and this is EQUAL? OK just like the new normal of over 7% unemployment and annual trillion plus deficit budgets.
    Don’t hold your breath people the socialist dems and their cheerleading socialist msm will place all the blame squarely on the repubs no matter. Even if the repubs give the socialist EVERYTHING they are asking for. That is the game, the blame game and the gullible voting public will swallow the socialist party line hook ,line and sinker.
    Still want an amicable divorce and want to join the UST.

  16. It’s decision time for the GOP; either give the public what they appear to be asking for and give it to them good and hard, or just step back and let it all go.

    This.

  17. Go back to the House, do your job, pass legislation, let it move on to the Senate and force everyone to do their jobs.

    Glenn Reynolds even suggested something along that line. Originate a bill with the requisite cuts, plus hefty tax increases (and exemption eliminations, if desired) specifically for the rich liberals that openly advocated such, pass it, then send it to the Senate and let them vote on it. If the Senate votes it down, they catch most of the flak. If the Senate manages to actually pass it, then Obie ends up in the center of a very, very, white hot light.

    The only problem with this methodology, as appealing as it is, is that the Republicans in Congress are largely gutless, spineless idiots.



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