The president in the speech declared that his administration has cut taxes for 95% of Americans. He even chided Republicans for not applauding on that point. However, just 21% of voters nationwide believe that taxes have been cut for 95% of Americans. … Other polling shows that nearly half the nation’s voters expect their own taxes to go up during the Obama years. The president also asserted that “after two years of recession, the economy is growing again.” Just 35% of voters believe that statement is true, while 50% say it is false. Obama claimed that steps taken by his team are responsible for putting two million people to work “who would otherwise be unemployed.” Just 27% of voters say that statement is true. …
The electorate have got Obama’s number, and despite the traditional temporary bump caused by the SOTU, it remains deep in the negatives. Obamacare only got as far as it did (and it’s still not dead yet) because the Democratic leadership extorted and bribed every Democrat to go along with it. Not a single one had the spines or the balls to stand up to the dirty deals, which is why even former supporters are saying that every one of them has got to go. The Democrats have been the masters of buying votes for a long time; buying votes in the elections, and buying the votes of their so-called moderates to pass insanely leftward programs. Well, after the failure to “control” the “ungovernable” populace in the recent elections, where Republicans won in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts; the penalty for so blatantly ignoring the will of the populace is obvious to some. The people know the score, and so do some of their “representatives” (in name only).
The Democratic leadership will continue trying to buy votes, of the people in Congress and in the general public, but it’s not going to be nearly as easy as it used to be. The winds have changed.
Left-wing bribery: not nearly as effective as it used to be.