Americans Biggest Fear? Another Four Years of Obama

January 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm (2012 Election, Fears, President Obama, U.S. News World Report)

What are you most fearful of hearing in the news during the upcoming year?  Higher taxes?  A depression?  Iran attaining a nuclear weapon?

Well if you’re like a majority of Americans in a new poll, your biggest fear is far, far more menacing.

Three words – Four more years.

According to a new U.S. News & World Report poll, Americans most fear the re-election of President Obama – by a 2-1 margin.

Via Washington Whispers:

When it comes to how Americans view President Obama going into the new year, there appears to be very little spirit of Auld Lang Syne. Instead, according to the new Washington Whispers poll, many voters aren’t forgetting what they dislike about Obama and want him out office.

In our New Year’s poll, when asked what news event they fear most about 2012, Americans by a margin of two-to-one said Obama’s reelection. Only 16 percent said they fear the Democrat won’t win a second term, while 33 percent said they fear four more years.


This, accompanied with a polling drop off in nearly every demographic, is probably news that Obama fears most.

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Covering Sex at Occupy Events

January 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm (Crabs, NewsBusters, Occupy DC, Romance, Sex, Soap, Tim Graham, Washington Post)

Cute couple…

Must be another slow news day at the Washington Post.  And because of it, I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

The headline at NewsBusters says it all:


WaPo Tells of Protester ‘Cuddle Puddles’ and ‘Occubabies’ on the Way

Well, once you overlook the rampant head lice, lack of soap, and openly defecating on police cars, what’s not to love?

NewsBusters Tim Graham reports:

The Post’s Sunday front page was dominated by the headline “LOVE AMID THE TENTS.” The biggest “news” of the day was casual sex, hippie-style.

A gag-inducing two minute video on their site can be seen below:

Graham continues –

Post reporter Annie Gowen proclaimed that “As the Occupy movement enters its fourth month locally, it has spawned two full-service camps, more than 100 arrests and an ongoing constitutional debate over the right to free speech on federal land. But a combustible combination of youthful energy, enthusiasm for shared ideals and tight living quarters has given rise to something else: Romance. Lots and lots of romance.”

And the Washington Post went on from there…

Medics at both D.C. protests routinely hand out condoms. At McPherson Square, there are also pregnancy tests — at least one of which has come back positive. Indeed, Occupiers are beginning to joke that a string of Occubabies may appear come June

Occubabies?  No word on whether or not STD’s will heretofore be referred to as Occucrabs.

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Jay-Z and Beyonce Occupy a Hospital, Promptly Lock Out the 99% Vermin

January 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm (1%, 99%, Beyonce, Blue Ivy, Jay-Z, Mic Check, Occupy Wall Street, Unwashed Masses)

Oh hypocrisy, thy name is Jay-Z.  Remember when hip hop artist, Jay-Z was feigning support for the Occupy Wall Street movement by selling t-shirts… And then keeping the proceeds?

Well, his true colors have reared their ugly head again…

Via Fox News (h/t Michelle Malkin):

She’s not even two days old, but Beyonce and Jay-Z’s new baby girl is already proving to be a diva thanks to the over-the-top security measures afforded to her famous parents at the Manhattan hospital where she was born.

To accommodate the influential couple’s demand for privacy at Lenox Hill Hospital, other new and expecting parents said they were essentially put on “lockdown” and even booted out of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) — on the same floor as Beyonce’s delivery “suite” — so the pampered songstress and her party could come and go unencumbered.

“They just used the hospital like it was their own and nobody else mattered,” raged new dad Neil Coulon, whose efforts to see his premature, newborn twins in the NICU were disrupted by the birth of little Blue Ivy Carter.

Read the article to find out how they came up with the name Blue Ivy.  Rumor has it ‘Mike Check’ would have been the preference had it been a boy.

Published reports had the tab for occupying an entire floor of the hospital at $1.3 million, and that it had been revamped with bullet-proof glass and populated with body guards.

The New York Post added:

Last night, at least four security guards stood watch at the hospital’s fourth-floor elevator bank, where new parents and grandparents were still voicing their frustrations over security measures that delayed or completely prevented them from visiting.

“People are really upset and complaining,” said the hospital worker, noting that the medical staff has to “shut down” whenever there’s movement on Beyoncé’s part.

Don’t let that fool you, they’re still just one of the unwashed masses…

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VIDEO: Chris Christie Rips Occupy Protester for Their Blind Faith in Obama

January 9, 2012 at 12:59 pm (ABC News, Chris Christie, CNN, Gateway Pundit, Mitt Romney, President Obama)

While Chris Christie and Mitt Romney may be two moderate peas in a pod, you have to love this spirited defense of Mittens.  Christie’s blunt approach to dealing with the opposition is refreshing to say the least.

Quote via Gateway Pundit:

“If she wasn’t so blinded by her Barack Obama induced anger, she’d know that American jobs are coming back when Mitt Romney is the next President of the United States.”

CNN reported on the incident:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fired back at protesters at a rally Sunday for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in New Hampshire.

The brash Republican governor – speaking on behalf of Romney, whom he has endorsed, ahead of Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary – responded to chants from a group of attendees yelling “Mitt kills jobs, Christie kills jobs.”

And ABC News provides the response:

“Really?” said Christie, as soon as protestors interrupted him, the second outburst of the night from the group, who had already gone after Romney. “You know, something may go down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart.”

“See it’s this confusion that’s out there because if she was in New Jersey like these Jersey girls out there she would know that we’ve created 60,000 new private sector jobs after Jon Corzine killed 120,000,” Christie said.

“And if she wasn’t so blinded by her Barack Obama-induced anger, she’d know that American jobs are coming back when Mitt Romney is the next president of the United States, and if she wasn’t so disorientated by the loss of hope and change she’d understand that Mitt Romney is the hope for America’s future.”

Watch for yourself below:

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Poll Results – Readers Blame Obama For the Economy by a 3 to 1 Margin

January 9, 2012 at 11:50 am (Poll, President Bush, President Obama)

Weekend poll results are in and they demonstate a clear and overwhelming economic resentment towards our current President.  (Well, overwhelming for us… We’re a young site so cut us some slack!)

We asked:

Whose economic policies are most responsible for the country’s current fiscal problems?

The results follow…

President George W. Bush 25%

President Obama 75%

There was also some spirited debate amongst Mental Recession readers on both sides of the aisle.

James wrote the following:

“Actually it would be much more accurate to say that Reganomics started this mess. Clinton ignored the problem. Then Bush contributed to the downward slide with his ridiculous spending and Obama’s inability to get the Republicans in congress to stop playing their stupid games and work toward a solution is how we got to where we are now.”

While Michael responded with:

Obama owned both houses of Congress for the first two years of his term. Give up beating that dead horse. Try letting the man have some ownership of his economic problems instead of blaming someone else.

The biggest critic may be Obama himself, however.  For it was the President who famously told Matt Lauer that (paraphrased)  ‘if I can’t turn the economy around in three years, then I’ll be a one-term President.’

What do you think?

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