Feb 25 2009
I missed the speech last night. I could not stomach listening to someone promise everything in the world as if he had a magic wand. It is not so much the wild, fantasy promises – but the fact Americans are buying them that really turns me off.
Anyway, I am not sure how well this is all going over. I don’t believe in the tooth fairy and I know that all those TV shows and movies where they pull a hat out of a rabbit is not real life. And I think (though I cannot know for sure) most people are realistic enough to know when they are being snowed.
Polls are starting to show more degradation in Obama’s support – which is now on par with George W Bush. Obama is not instilling confidence. In fact, America is more and more bleak on our future as a result of the liberal democrats run amok:
A new national poll indicates that nearly three out of four Americans are scared about the way things are going in the country today.
Seventy-three percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday say they’re very or somewhat scared about the way things are going in the United States. That’s six points higher than in an October poll.
It seems they have lost HOPE with all this radical and reckless CHANGE we have seen. And there is a backlash rising:
Bailouts, bailouts everywhere, and not an end in sight.
So what do Americans think about all these bailout requests?
Given the choice between federal bailouts for the auto companies, theÂ financeÂ industry and financially trouble homeowners or no bailouts for any of them, 54% say no bailouts period.
Just 26% support bailouts for all three, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twenty percent (20%) arenâ€™t sure which course is better to follow.
The problem is DC is not bailing out those who kept their nose clean, their expectations reasonable and their greed in check. They are bailing out the fat cats, not America. The Santelli revolution is still building steam. And in modern day politics, where it takes years to see a shift in attitude (or aÂ calamitousÂ event), we are seeing a surprising fast slide in support for Obama:
For the first time since Gallup began tracking Barack Obama’s presidential job approval rating on Jan. 21, fewer than 60% of Americans approve of the job he is doing as president.Â
This may be nothing, but to be not even 100 days in and seeing the country upset with the direction of the country and starting to lose support of all that HOPE and CHANGE is impressively bad. That 10% point drop means 14% of his supporters bailed on him already. If he has a similar month going forward he will be down below 50% with nearly a 3rd of his supporters gone. It could be nothing, and it could be a real disaster in confidence coming.
Obama will get a delay in the bottom dropping out because of the denial factor – the refusal of Americans who supported him to admit they were wrong. But as the economy continues to slump (it doesn’t have to get worse, just not get any better) the patience will wear out and that denial will turn to righteous anger.
It will be an interesting 4th of July around DC.