The Washington Times - November 30, 2009, 10:34AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Seven stories Barack Obama doesn’t want told, Forty percent of Democrats say they are unlikely to vote in the 2010 elections, Gallup released a new poll today saying Americans still lean heavily against health care reform legislation.

    A year into his presidency, however, Obama’s gift for controlling his image shows signs of faltering. As Washington returns to work from the Thanksgiving holiday, there are several anti-Obama storylines gaining momentum.
  • National Review:40 Percent of Democrats Saying They’re Unlikely to Vote, or Certain to Not Vote in 2010?
Two in five Democratic voters either consider themselves unlikely to vote at this point in time, or have already made the firm decision to remove themselves from the 2010 electorate pool. Indeed, Democrats were three times more likely to say that they will “definitely not vote” in 2010 than are Republicans. 
  • Gallup :Americans Still Leaning Against Healthcare Legislation

Americans currently tilt against Congress’ passing healthcare legislation, with 49% saying they would advise their member to vote against a bill (or they lean that way) and 44% saying they would advocate a vote in favor of the bill (or lean toward advising a yes vote).