It’s been very hard to write over the last several weeks. The perilous economic situation facing the nation still doesn’t seem to have captured the attention of POTUS. The events and data which should be noted by Obama fly by so fast that a discouraged I can barely keep up, much less write. Yet Obama has publicly expressed a confidence that too many of us don’t feel, and this worries us a great deal. I can remain silent no longer.
The approval polling bump received for offing Osama has sagged as unemployed Americans again ask “What have you done for us at all, Barry?” Their would-be employers enjoy Obama’s largesse while only McDonald’s is hiring. Obama doesn’t seem to understand how seriously the economy is slowing, and how unemployment is still a huge problem on Main Street, which only lends authority to the claim that Obama is listening to the wrong advice while ignoring those who have other ideas.
One commenter over at Huffington Post put it like this: “It’s not just his handling of the economy. The guy is clueless about everything.” This should be a warning sign to Obama, especially when he’s being negatively compared to some of the Republican candidates. Alarms should sound when the observation comes from a political professional like Howard Dean, who has opined that Sarah Palin could defeat President Obama in 2012.
But it doesn’t end there for Obama. Former administration members Christina Romer and Van Jones are making very open criticisms of Obama’s sorry leadership. Similar disparaging words are uttered by a Senator. There are many other examples, but these come from the more well-known personages.
The nation is literally crumbling beneath our feet, which is nothing new, yet Obama goes and plays golf with John Boehner. He’ll get nothing from Boehner, not even a Mulligan if he needs one. Yet I bet Barry pays at the 19th hole even if he somehow wins the match – something that won’t happen in the House as now constituted under Boehner.
The only thing keeping Obama close to the re-election winner’s circle is the fact that the Republican slate is so lame. The American people still prefer him to any of them. The devil you know, perhaps? But there are red clouds on the morning horizon, sailor! Best to take warning! A course change may well be the order of the day.
Gallup’s 6/16/11 poll results show that Obama loses by 5 points to a generic Republican as his opponent, while still displaying that all of the currently-announced Republicans remain losers. I’ve been saying for a while now that Obama is vulnerable to a real challenger, and Gallup has now provided me with the evidence for that assertion.
But you know it’s bad for the Republicans when their “best” and “brightest” can’t defeat a lame candidate like Obama. There is a reason, and conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan just might be on to the reason why. Sullivan states that traditional conservatism now “could not be less conservative” and believes that “it’s less conservative than Obama”. That would make it too radical for most American voters as currently is constituted.
Sullivan also cites Fareed Zakaria for evidence of the loss of traditional conservatism in today’s limp body politic. Zakaria dares to examine the fallacies inherent in the unexamined Republican objections to Obama’s health care reform. By doing so, Zakaria challenges the Tea Bagger Deity to smite him with the jawbone of that ass Rush Limbaugh (who will soon be denouncing both Sullivan and Zakaria as a liberals, mark my words!) when he notes that “Republicans don’t bother to study existing health care systems anywhere else in the world“. Not to do so, in his opinion, means that the Republicans are not concerned in the slightest about solving what Zakaria feels IS a real ailment in need of cure. Finally! A known conservative with compassion! But I digress.