The most hated man in America can’t even find love in his home state, where the incumbent Democrat governor is also in big trouble.
Democrats are making a concerted effort to avoid the embarrassment of losing the governor’s mansion in President Barack Obama’s home state. Quinn has actively cultivated the support of Obama, whose lagging popularity nationally has largely kept him away from midterm Democratic candidates, particularly in the Senate, where Republicans need to pick up six seats to take total control of Congress.
Illinois has been an exception, and Obama has been home to raise money for Quinn, headlining a South Side early voting rally Sunday night for the governor. First lady Michelle Obama also has campaigned for Quinn.
But the latest poll found Obama’s job approval numbers slipping in his home state. Only 46 percent approve — that’s down from 52 percent last month and represents a low-water mark for the president since the Tribune began tracking views on his tenure in the White House. In addition, 47 percent disapprove, the highest percentage that Tribune polling has found.
Oh, and he’s lost the white female vote, which is now apparently racist:
Once again, the attitudes of white suburban women were key to the sharp shift in feelings toward Obama.
A month ago, that group largely was split on the home state president: 47 percent approved of his job performance and 45 percent disapproved. The latest poll found 53 percent disapproving of Obama’s handling of the job compared with 38 percent who approved.
As unpopular as Obama is, and let’s face it, he’s radioactive to Democrats across the nation, why would this nutcase go all out with his insane immigration move?
Angst over President Obama’s post-election plans on immigration is growing amid revelations that the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS) has issued a procurement request for as many as 34 million work permits and green cards.
The solicitation, discovered by Breitbart News, says bidders must be able to produce at least 4 million cards annually over a five year contract, and “surge” to provide as many as 9 million documents in the early years of the contract.
That would far exceed current levels at which both documents are issued by the federal government, prompting Republicans to speculate the Obama administration is readying a sprawling executive order that could offer legal status to millions of illegal immigrants.
“This revelation provides startling confirmation of the crisis facing our Republic,” said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) “The president is preparing to issue work authorization and ‘legal’ status to millions of individuals illegally present in the country, in violation of plain statute.”
Pfft, when has the law ever stopped this madman? Oh, and if you think this is crazy stuff, you’re mistaken according to Obama’s stooges. You’re the crazy one.
But the White House on Wednesday insisted suggestions the procurement order was a precursor to the president’s executive action were “crazy” and “too clever.”
Yes, the sane people on the side of the law are the crazy ones. OK, keep going with that.