Rasmussen poll 17 percent say government has consent of the governed, Dow plummets, Colin Powell challenged on Obama birth certificate

Rasmussen poll 17 percent say government has consent of the governed, Dow plummets, Colin Powell challenged on Obama birth certificate

There is much to report today, August 8, 2011. The stock market is plummeting as I write this, Colin Powell has been challenged by the Birther Summit about Obama’s birth certificate, S&P continues to downgrade entities associated with the federal government and Obama et al blame everyone else. But wait, there is more. A new Rasmussen Poll.

“New Low: 17% Say U.S. Government Has Consent of the Governed”

“Fewer voters than ever feel the federal government has the consent of the governed.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 17% of Likely U.S. Voters think the federal government today has the consent of the governed.  Sixty-nine percent (69%) believe the government does not have that consent. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The number of voters who feel the government has the consent of the governed – a foundational principle, contained in the Declaration of Independence – is down from 23% in early May and has fallen to its lowest level measured yet.

Perhaps it’s no surprise voters feel this way since only eight percent (8%) believe the average member of Congress listens to his or her constituents more than to their party leaders. That, too, is the lowest level measured to date.  Eighty-four percent (84%) think the average congressman listens to party leaders more than the voters they represent.

Voter approval of the job Congress is doing has fallen to a new low – for the second month in a row. Only six percent (6%) now rate Congress’ performance as good or excellent.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 1-2, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Democrats and voters not affiliated with either political party are more inclined to think the government does have the consent of the governed, but sizable majorities of all three groups don’t believe that to be the case.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of the Political Class, on the other hand,  feel the government does have the consent of the governed. Seventy-seven percent (77%)  of Mainstream voters disagree.

Most voters across the demographic board believe the average congressman listens to their party leaders more than the people they represent.

Voters also are more convinced than ever that most congressmen are crooks.

Most voters still lack confidence even in their own local Congress member. Given a choice between keeping the entire Congress or picking a new one and starting over, most voters want to dump all the incumbents.”

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51 responses to “Rasmussen poll 17 percent say government has consent of the governed, Dow plummets, Colin Powell challenged on Obama birth certificate

  1. He inherited a AAA rating on gov’t debt from George Bush.

  2. We need a live cam from hawaii.
    It’s supposed to be happening right now.
    I’d sure like to know what’s going on.

    The birtherphobes are really getting unsettled. I was over at businessinsider .com where people just FLAME the heck out of each other over everything and my comment that obama grew up in kenya and indonesia was removed for being offensive. They are Really Getting Nervous, those birtherphobes.

  3. They say we’ve got much bigger problems to deal with right now than whether obama is a citizen. The financial crisis, for instance.

    You see, they think the perfect person to get our country out of the fix it’s in is someone that may be the biggest criminal fraud in history.

  4. The market rejects Obama/D-Rats and RINO’S.
    DJIA 10,829.26 -615.35 -5.38%
    Hopey and Changey, when’s the next WH party?

  5. CW,

    These poll results are simply astounding! It’s about time Rassmussen began asking the right questions. I think there is a physiological term for this (when you suddenly discover that you are in no way alone, and that your neighbors have been in agreement with you all along but were too timid to say so). I read about it recently. If anyone knows what it is, please link. Thanks.

  6. If anyone knows the psychological term is what I meant. Sorry

  7. S&P fell exactly 6.66%

  8. citizenwells

    how appropriate.

  9. The problem with America’s , and the rest of the free world, economy is that it’s based on DEBT….9in other words, the more debt you have, supposedly, the more successful your country is…Boy what a stupid way to run any country !

    But since 1913, this has been the American way, and now it’s coming back to bite us in the butt! The basic problem is that no one is talking about is the ELEPHANT in the room.

    The elephant is the FEDERAL RESERVE which is neither federal, or a reserve. The FED is 13 PRIVATE banks that have been printing money out of the thin air since 1913, and charging us taxpayers interest for the use of our own money!

    14.5 TRILLION is a lot of dollars. Most printed up by our Treasury Department, at the request of the Federal Reserve, then loaned to the US government in return for long term treasury bonds with interest.

    Since 1913, the value of the dollar has devalued greatly to the point that a dollar today has a true value of about 4 cents. That’s not progress folks…thats called robbery!

    Until our politicians are will to tackle the REAL problem in America, which is the ELEPHANT in the room, we will never see the lite of real freedom.

    John Kennedy was the last politician to challenge the Federal Reserve.
    Six months before he was shot, Kennedy started issuing money that originated at our Treasury and not the Federal reserve. He put 6 Billion dollars into circulation and intended to bust the FED……he would have if he had lived, and our country would not have been in the financial situation we are today.

    One week after LBJ was sworn in on Air Force 1 at Dallas in 1963, he recalled all the Kennedy “greenbacks” in circulation, all 6 Billion. Our banking system returned immediately to the Federal Reserve for our money. The Kennedy Executive Order, which JFK signed to issue Treasury “greenbacks” has never been canceled…just shelved and forgotten by every president since Kennedy.

    The solution to America’s problems is simple …get rid of the ELEPHANT.

    Henry Ford said shortly after the Federal Reserve system was forced upon America in 1913, “If the American people really knew what we were doing with the Federal Reserve, they would run us out of town on a rail”!

    Henry never spoke truer words…if the American people really understood today how the Federal Reserve has robbed America of her future, I’m sure many bankers, and politicians, would be riding that rail!

  10. It is being reported that Orly was handed a letter of denial when she arrived at the HDOH…She is now on her way to the Federal Courthouse.

    I doubt she will be well received there either.

  11. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)



    Small Businesswoman to Obama: ‘Apologize’ for Economy

    From: http://www.amilya.com/?p=491

  13. rminnc | August 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
    It is being reported that Orly was handed a letter of denial when she arrived at the HDOH…She is now on her way to the Federal Courthouse.

    I guess I wouldn’t be surprised if they all simply ignore the law and nobody does a thing about it and the news doesn’t report it. That’s what we’re coming to.

  14. So why didn’t Barackula demand Congress to return to D.C. immediately???? Oh, I forgot, he’s got 2 fundraisers tonight. Such pesky things like this “messy democacy” he has to deal with. Perhaps he can squeeze in some time for us next month. Why not wait for a few more downgrades. And that earlier article I posted about G. Soros is sounding more curious to me. Don’t know for sure if it was Soros or not, but gee he somehow knows a good deal waaaay before anyone else. And now that he is under less scrutiny from the SEC, why not? Do you remember the Petrobras deal he so conveniently fell into. Like I said earlier and (Rush mentioned the same thing) this is all predetermined. They just have to line their pockets and grease the palms of their pals a few more trillion and then they’ll go.

    Bye, Bye Miss American Pie!

  15. Hotlanta Mike

    Rush reads the “Obama Blames…” diaries

    This is an instant classic. I call it the “Obama Blames…” diaries, where Rush reads through six pages of Obama blaming everyone else for the problems during his administration:


  16. Hotlanta Mike

    The stunning decline of Barack Obama 2011 edition: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency continues to melt down


  17. Hotlanta Mike

    Jesse Jackson on Obama

    ‘Some Layer of the Excitement is Gone’


  18. This is an update posted a few minutes ago on the facebook page:
    What Will Orly Find in Hawaii

    ok, news is DOH refused Orly the BC, she went top Federal Court, asked for head of Hawaii DOH to be arrested, court set hearing on the whole matter for after the Iowa Straw Poll. So whether Orly stays in Hawaii, working on legal strategy, or she flys back to mainland, then returns to Hawaii in a few weeks., is yet to be determined. What is crystal clear from today is the unwillingness of Hawaii to provide Orly evidence of Obama’s birth.


    Read More Here:

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    August 6, 2011

    Dr. Corsi: Prominent Law Firm in Hawaii to Assist Attorney Taitz – 8/5/2011

    Read More Here:


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    August 6, 2011

    Attorney Orly Taitz Headed to Hawaii Department Of Health – 8/5/2011

    Read More Here:


    Read More Here: http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/08/attorney-orly-taitz-headed-to-hawaii.html

  21. re: orly

    So when someone has a subpeona for your documents all you have to do is say no and that gets you another month and a court case?

    Something tells me that if this were a republican hiding something there would be a gaggle of police officers compelling the republican to either hand over the stuff or go to jail.


    Saturday, August 6, 2011


    * * * *


    August 8, 2011


    “Orly Updates: Attorney Orly Taitz now at the Hawaii Department of Health; The Taitz v. Ruemmler FOIA Complaint related to Obama’s birth certificate and social security number now docketed and assigned to Chief Judge Royce Lambert.”

    Check back for more updates on attorney Orly Taitz’s quest to inspect Obama’s nonexistent 1961 birth certificate, not on file at the HDOH. It is said that Taitz was handed a denial letter and she is now headed to the federal courthouse in Hawaii.

    Just filed: 08/08/2011 1 (Proposed) Order on Ex Parte Emergency MOTION for Emergency Order to Show Cause and to Compel Attendance for Production of Documents and for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs – by Plaintiff Orly Taitz.

    (Attachments: # 1 Emergency Ex Parte Motion for Emergency Order to Show Cause and to Compel Attendance for Production of Documents and for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C)(emt, ) (Additional attachment(s) added on 8/8/2011: # 5 Exhibit D) (emt, ). (Entered: 08/08/2011)

    08/08/2011 2 Filing fee: $ 39, receipt number HI000664 re 1 Ex Parte Emergency MOTION. (emt, ) (Entered: 08/08/2011)

    08/08/2011 3 NOTICE of Hearing on 1 MOTION to Compel is set for 9/14/2011 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 6 before JUDGE RICHARD L. PUGLISI. Plaintiff to provide notice of the hearing to Loretta Fuddy, Health Department, State of Hawaii. HERE and HERE

    Dr. Jerome Corsi: Orly Taitz update — just spoke to Orly — Hawaii DOH refused to release birth certificate information on privacy grounds. Orly returned to federal court. District Court judge issued a show-cause hearing for Sept. 14 in Hawaii, demanding head of Hawaii DOH be present in court to argue why subpoena should not be complied with. Orly very upbeat — feels getting court date for a hearing is a major breakthrough.”

    Read More Here: http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/08/orly-update-attorney-taitz-now-at.html

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  23. I hate to say this but I am getting a gut feeling that Orly will be ordered out of Hawaii,and she will be denied the right to return,even though she has that right since Hawaii is now a state. I think that if she tries to hang around she will be arrested and held without bail until she agrees to leave the state. At this point she has grounds for a lawsuit against Hawaii itself…..big,big bucks. She cannot legally be expelled from a state without justification. They probably will try to step on her like some sort of bug. If she is smart she will have a nail all ready so that when they try to stomp on her they will drive the nail right into their OWN DAMN STINKING FOOT. HOPEFULLY it will be the BOSS HOGG.


    By Star Parker
    August 8, 2011


    “Who can forget that rare moment of honesty during the campaign to pass Obamacare when Nancy Pelosi said “We have to pass the bill in order for you to find out what’s in it”?

    Now we have it and almost daily there are new revelations about the staggering extent to which our private lives and individual freedoms have been stomped on.

    We learn now that free birth control in the form of contraceptives, morning after pills, and sterilization is part of the grand Obamacare socialist dream-come-true. (snip).

    This is cast as an arms length objective procedure. But in Washington, nothing is objective. There are only interests. (snip).

    Obamacare is a masterpiece in its achievement of leaving no corner of our personal freedoms unviolated. It hijacks our pocketbook, our autonomy of action, and our conscience.

    The result is to leave us economically and morally impoverished.”

    Read More Here:http://townhall.com/columnists/starparker/2011/08/08/new_obamacare_violations_of_personal_liberty

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    By Guy Benson


    * * * *


    By Lurita Doan


  25. I think that MMMMSSSS. FUDDY DUDDY will be the person who will try to have Orly arrested. This is really getting interesting! nI think that FUDDY DUDDY will try anything to keep Orly out of the courtroom. It remains to be seen if the Judge decides to help FUDDY DUDDY. If that happens then Orly has LOST. Really all they have to do is keep her from showing up at the courtroom past the time when she is supposed to be there. Orly needs a GOON SQUAD of her own.n I am now hopeful that they will screw it all up big time. If that happens then Orly has a chance to win ….big time. AQ hell of a lot of it lies in her showing up at the courtroom so that when MMMMSSSS FUDDY DUDDY DOESN’T show it will be FUDDY DUDDY who might then be arrested.


  27. MMMMSSSSS. FUDDY DUDDY might even get a CONTEMPT OF COURT CITATION if she fails to show up,or tries to ignore a COURT ORDER. Some judges get downright hostile when some MORON thinks that he /she can ignore a court order.(SUBPEONA). Usually the complaintant wins without further action. I tend to think that MMMSSS. FUDDY DUDDY will try to IGNORE the court order, by hiding behind the so called Federal seal of the alleged Obama BC. SPARKS COULD SOON BE FLYING!

  28. Something very fish about this orly thing. How can they deny the subpoena on privacy issues when Obama ALREADY release his long form BC to the world.. He has already relinquished his rights to privacy.

  29. Honor First……………….
    They are GRABBING AT STRAWS, but there is still a few sneaky little MANEUVERS left in the LIBERAL SLIME SQUAD’S PLAYBOOK.

  30. Based on the contents of the letter that was given to Orly, the judge should have ordered the Sheriff to go and immediately arrest MSSSSSS FUDDY DUDDY or release the birth certificate.

    30 day delay….here we go again.

  31. Good question Honor First! Maybe is something bigger in the real BC than that fake one that Obama released in April! And Oldsalt, You never know what’s gonna transpire there! Fuddy Duddy and Gov better leave Orly alone!

  32. Now the stinking democrats are trying to blame the TEA party for the downgrade. What plan did the democrats have instead? Raise the debt limit and spend as usual with no regard for ever paying it back, and to pass it on to the next generation to pay.

    Trillions of dollars spent on what? Where did all of this money go? It sure as hell didn’t stimulate anything here in Nevada.

  33. Attention everyone!!Please pass on!!!


    Homeland Security Document: ‘All Your Websites Are Belong to Us’

  34. The Tea Party Has Arisen … To Save America!


    by Ron Ewart, ©2011

    (Aug. 7, 2011) — Some may call the rising of the Tea Party Movement, at this historical moment, as providence. Others might say that the time was right for them to appear on the scene, as government grew more fiscally irresponsible and corrupt. And still others might proffer that it is merely random probability that a freedom-loving, grass-roots movement suddenly was born in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans to take hold in the body politic.

  35. GBAmerica | August 8, 2011 at 9:23 pm |

    Attention everyone!!Please pass on!!!


    Homeland Security Document: ‘All Your Websites Are Belong to Us’
    The more I learn, about these traitors, the more angry I get.

  36. bob strauss,
    Me Too!!
    God Bless!!

  37. How true is the saying “The more things change, the more they remain the same”. It’s uncanny how Reagan’s words 27 years ago parallel America today.

    “A Time for Choosing” by Ronald Reagan
    Televised Campaign Address for Goldwater Presidential Campaign – 10/27/64.

  38. Now is the time for all good men,and women to come to the aid of our country. We need to get complete copies of the Constitution,Bill of Rights, and The Declaration of Independence into the hands of at least 300,000,000 people. If you have children that are in the 5th or 6th grades you need to give each of them a copy of everything and TELL them that it is required reading in your house. We need to do this very soon! At the same time you need to print off as many copies as you can afford staple them, and quietly leave a copies at places like the checkout lane at a supermarket. Mark them FREE in very big letters. Place copies wherever people go and stay for awhile, like laundramats, churches etc. If we live amongst dummies perhaps it is time to try to educate them,about America.

  39. If we can get a LOT of people doing this across our country,it could make a huge difference. I tend to think that when there is controversy such as what is going on now in DC some people will ask questions like ” Isn’t it illegal to deny somebody their guaranteed rights? Sometimes such reading could bring unsure people into the conservative camp. I personally have been doing this for awhile. I don’t have any way to know if anybody has actually read any of the stuff, but they seem to disappear pretty fast from the grocery store. Some grocery store have special racks for free periodic publications,at the checkout lanes.

  40. Court tells Hawaii officials to explain Obama’s birth records
    ‘Show cause’ hearing will determine why subpoena rejected
    Posted: August 08, 2011
    9:02 pm Eastern

    By Jerome R. Corsi
    © 2011 WND

    President Barack Obama in the Oval Office April 4.

    California attorney Orly Taitz today secured an order from United States District Court Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi demanding representatives of the Hawaii Department of Health appear in federal court Sept. 14 to show why Taitz should be prevented from seeing whatever original 1961 documents the agency has on record regarding Barack Obama’s birth.

    Read more: Court tells Hawaii officials to explain Obama’s birth records http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=331517#ixzz1UVRR3FJA

  41. Bob Strauss………………..
    Hopefully Orly will have the presence of mind to request the District Court to also ORDER the Lt Governor to produce certified copies of all paperwork relating to the Hawaii DNC certification which was sent to MMMMSSSSS.IMPORTANT……which she SIGNED. It is this certification which Schatt illegally reworded to exclude the Constitution of the US.

  42. Good Morining! Good for Orly. At this point the more evidence that courts will not force the release of birth documentation, the more the entire Obama story flies in the face of common sense. The more people will ask the question – Why not?

  43. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    bob strauss | August 8, 2011 at 9:23 pm |

    “Trillions of dollars spent on what? Where did all of this money go? It sure as hell didn’t stimulate anything here in Nevada.”


    Probably used to build that bunker beneath Denver Intl. Airport.

    “bunker + Denver Intl. Airport”


  44. citizenwells

    Good morning Zach et al.

  45. Hotlanta Mike

    It has become obvious, in a sense that cannot be denied, that Obama is a fundamentally stupid man.

  46. Hotlanta Mike

    How Stupid is Obama?

    …”It has become obvious, in a sense that cannot be denied, that Obama is a fundamentally stupid man.”


  47. Hotlanta Mike

    There is a strategy behind the issuance of the subpoena from the FEDERAL COURT to HDOH. Orly anticipated the denial. She then went to FEDERAL COURT in Honolulu to compel.

    So the judge in FEDERAL COURT in HI has set Sept. 14th as date for the HDOH to show cause. IF Orly is denied access to the original long form at HDOH as a result of this hearing, guess where she is going next.

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (yes, Hawaii is under that court’s jurisdiction). Orly still has a case pending at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    The political elites might want to start checking with Comrade Fidel about seeking asylum in Cuba when the sh*t goes down.

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