Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Is the bloom coming off Obama's rose?

Maybe so . . . his "job approval rating has fallen to 47 percent in the latest Gallup poll, the lowest ever recorded for any president at this point in his term."  (Emphasis added - link to story here.)

Now that Obama is having to govern, he's falling short.  And, having to make decisions and define positions, he can no longer hide behind the platitudes of "hope" and "change."  Reality bites.  And it is biting Obama.

Americans - at least a majority of us - aren't socialists.  And most of us believe in our country.  Obama and his team is out of touch.  But they've seized power and seem willing to do whatever it takes to impose their collective will (double entandre intended) on our country.

Be resolute.  Stand firm.  Keep the pressure on.

1 comment:

Mikhail Silverwood said...

The Obama situation is quite revealing how politically polarised America is.

The right are viciously attacking Obama: they think he's a radical socialist Marxists communist (though very few people actually understand what those terms actually mean). They see him as foreign, wierd, alien, and they want him out. We're seeing a radicalisation of fascist-like militias and Tea Partys and other far right organisations.

The left are very angry at Obama for being too moderate. He has failed to improve gay rights; he hasn't put in place regulations on the financial industry; his stimulus package was directed too much at the rich; on every political move, he comprimises to the Republicans; he hasn't held TARP money up to any scrutiny. Obama is getting bullied by sadistic, apartheid Israeli; Obama can't get North Korea or Iran to behave the way he wants them to.

Everyone seems to be turning against Obama...and this is only a year after we saw that incredibly emotional, almost romanic election victory. At that time, it seemed as though all of America was in love with Obama.