Comments on: Poll shows Americans trust Obama, Democrats http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/14/poll-shows-americans-trust-obama-democrats/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: sf http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/14/poll-shows-americans-trust-obama-democrats/comment-page-1/#comment-390861 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 11:54:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17095#comment-390861 no doubt. the whole ‘teabag’ tax argument is so convoluted, confusing, & misdirected it’s laughable.

Obama has LOWERED taxes!! The Republican’s beef is that he lifted some tax breaks for the wealthiest 1% of the Country that shouldn’t have been there anyway.

Way to play to your audience, guys. The saddest thing is that this is the best that they’ve got to offer.

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By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/04/14/poll-shows-americans-trust-obama-democrats/comment-page-1/#comment-390856 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 03:00:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17095#comment-390856 This certainly isn’t the kind of public opinion landscape Republicans were hoping for. In order for conservative talking points to be effective, Americans have to believe them. Broad satisfaction with the way the Obama administration is governing leaves Republicans with very little else to say.

For example, the semi-official slogan of the Tea Baggers’ events tomorrow is “T.E.A.: Taxed Enough Already.” It was hard enough to make this argument shortly after the president signed the largest middle-class tax cut in history; it’s even harder in light of poll results like these.

You can’t have a “red scare” when Americans aren’t terrified of socialism, and you can’t mount a tax revolt if Americans have a “great deal” of trust in Democrats, while just 40 percent have such a level of confidence in Republicans.

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