Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What Goes Around Comes Around

Reviews are in on Obama's speech last night and it isn't pretty. Perhaps the most scathing assessment came from Obama's own champion cheerleaders at MSNBC. When you lose Matthews, Olbermann and Fineman Mr President, you've got trouble:
Olbermann: "I don't think he aimed low, I don't think he aimed at all. It's startling."

Howard Fineman: Obama should be acting like a "commander-in-chief."

Matthews: Ludicrous that he keeps saying [Secretary of Energy] Chu has a Nobel prize. "I'll barf if he does it one more time."

Matthews: "A lot of meritocracy, a lot of blue ribbon talk."
 There is a certain poetic justice that the kharmic gods have decided to heap on Obama a disaster that not only exposes his supreme inadequacy but at the same time proves the old adage, "what goes around comes around." The American people were ahead of Matthews and Olbie, however, in tearing back the curtain to see the great wizard was a one trick pony:
Though Obama has yet to reach the historic lows in approval Bush experienced after nearly 8 years, two wars and a financial collapse, the latest Rasmussen Report poll shows him well on his way.  When Bush left office 43% strongly disapproved of his performance.  Obama's latest numbers show him neck in neck with Bush on this count, a full 44% strongly disapprove of his performance:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20 (see trends).

Forty-eight percent (48%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 75% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 12% Strongly Approve and 52% Strongly Disapprove.
Bush hit his lowest numbers after he attempted immigration reform which cost him support among his base.  I think we are seeing the cracks in Obama's base but the question remains will they rally to support him or have the rats started to abandon ship never to return.  Time will tell

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