Two major public-opinion polls released this week have lots of good news for President Obama and lots of bad news for the Republican Party.
The first of these is the CNN/ORC survey, which includes THESE RESULTS:
The new numbers indicate that Obama remains popular, with 79% of Americans saying the president is likable…
“This underscores just how important the president’s personal characteristics have been to him, and how useful it is to the White House that IRS, Benghazi, and AP controversies have not dimmed Obama’s personal popularity so far,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
“Hypocrites” is the one word that comes to mind in light of THIS::
As frantic rescue missions continued Monday in Oklahoma following the catastrophic tornadoes that ripped through the state, it appeared increasingly likely that residents who lost homes and businesses would turn to the federal government for emergency disaster aid. That could put the state’s two Republican senators in an awkward position.
Sens. Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn [above], both Republicans, are fiscal hawks who have repeatedly voted against funding disaster aid for other parts of the country. They also have opposed increased funding for the Federal Emergency …
Each year, roughly 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana offenses. That amounts to one arrest every 42 seconds, which represents a great strain on the criminal justice system.
The irony in all of this is that Americans overwhelmingly oppose stiff penalties for marijuana offenses.
A new poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates shows that only 6 percent of Americans think pot-smokers should be jailed.
Moreover, a majority of respondents say they would support legislation that would prevent the federal government from prosecuting people who grow, possess or sell marijuana in states that have legalized it.
The story is HERE…
The Republican Party doesn’t often field black candidates for public office, but when it does, they’re usually wingnuts of the first order.
My favorite example is Alan Keyes, who was recruited from outside Illinois to carry the GOP banner against Barack Obama in a U.S. Senate race in 2004 (see HERE). But there have been others — Herman Cain and Allen West, to name just two.
And now there’s E.W. Jackson (above), a right-wing clergyman selected by the Republican Party of Virginia as its nominee for lieutenant governor.