News for 07/29/09

Posted on July 30, 2009. Filed under: Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Traffic to Obama’s White House Web Site Has Plummeted
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The traffic at President Obama’s official White House Web site–whitehouse.gov–has fallen from a post-Inauguration peak to nearly the same level it was during the waning days of the Bush administration. The dramatic drop in traffic has happened despite the Obama Administration’s complete redesign of the site. According to the web-traffic tracking site Alexa.com, whitehouse.gov was almost the 500th most popular Web site in the world in February. Since then, it has fallen to the 3,732 ranked Web site in the world. Traffic to the site has fallen 51.6 percent in the last three months. People are also spending less time on the site than they did before. Time spent on a Web site is often used as a barometer for how interested visitors are in a site’s content. Time spent on whitehouse.gov declined 15 percent since May to an average of 2.6 minutes per visitor…The decline in White House’s web traffic has coincided with a decline in the president’s approval ratings and the approval ratings for his policies. A Zogby poll released July 24 showed that only 48 percent of Americans approve of the job President Obama is doing, down from 51 percent in mid-June — 49 percent of Americans said they disapprove of Obama’s performance and 4 percent were unsure. When asked to rate Obama’s performance, 53 percent rated it negatively, with 43 percent giving the president a “poor” rating. Other polls show a similar, negative trend for Obama. A Rasmussen tracking poll, published July 27, showed that only 49 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s performance, with a majority of 50 percent disapproving. (Ed note: People, in general, like relationships to be two way. As with any one sided relationship, people stop listening and stop caring. Perhaps the President should, if he cares what the citizenry thinks, take this to heart. People feel as if they are going to do what they are going to do with or without the consent of the voters. Mmmm.. maybe passing legislation like the bailouts, cap and trade, etc.. despite overwhelming opposition by voters should sound some sort of warning??? If not to the President, The Senate, The House, The Cabinet.. then to the people!)

Dallas Tea Partiers Outnumber MoveOn.org Members at Health Care Rally Ten To One
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When Dallas area members of MoveOn.org showed up at a district office of Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) on July 23 for a rally in support of President Obama’s health care legislation, they were surprised by even greater numbers of Dallas Tea Party members on hand to demonstrate against Obama’s health care plan.

Find Out How Your Congressional Members Rate! Michigan Residents Need New Senators- Ours Rated a Big Fat 0
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The current (July 20) issue of The New American includes our first congressional scorecard on the 111th Congress, which convened in January. The scorecard, entitled “The Freedom Index,” rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements. Our newly published “Freedom Index” shows how every member of the House and Senate voted on key issues, such as the TARP funding to bail out financial institutions, SCHIP (children’s health insurance), the federal budget, and the economic stimulus package.

Michigan Representatives

1 Stupak (D) 20 + – – – – – – – + –

2 Hoekstra (R) 60 + + + + – + + – – –

3 Ehlers (R) 60 + – + – + + + + – –

4 Camp (R) 70 + + + – + + + – + –

5 Kildee (D) 10 – – – – – – – – + –

6 Upton (R) 50 + – + – – + + – + –

7 Schauer (D) 10 + – – – – – – – – –

8 Rogers, Mike (R) 50 + + + – – + + – – –

9 Peters (D) 10 – – – – – – – – + –

10 Miller, C. (R) 40 + – + – – + + – – –

11 McCotter (R) 50 + – + – – + + – + –

12 Levin, S. (D) 10 – – – – – – – – + –

13 Kilpatrick (D) 10 – – – – – – – – + –

14 Conyers (D) 33 + – – – – – – + + ?

15 Dingell (D) 10 – – – – – – – – + –

Michigan Senators

Levin, C. (D) 0 – – – – – – – – – –

Stabenow (D) 0 – – – – – – – – – –

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