Saturday, September 24, 2011

How's "Hope and Change" Working for America? Not Well it Seems...

by: Les Carpenter
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Obama Tracking as Expected

It's a terrible job, but somebody many of us have to do it. That would be exposing our President for his marginal performance and then seeing him slide into what is arguably the most ineffective and confused presidency of the modern age since... Man this is going to be a tough one!

Taking a stab at it I'd say, um, since Jimmy Carter.

No, maybe it would be, wait... no, I think it must be, no, hold on... George W. Bush.

I should have known not to wade into this one. Couldn't resit however. The similarities between these three unlikely and unfortunate pols are as glaring {IMO}as their obvious differences.

Having made the above observation I will now leave it at that. Anyone interested in further insight can, well, just Google it!

Before sending you off on your way to Google here is some tidbits of info. with respect to the President's {the current one} sliding poll numbers.

Economist/YouGov Poll - ... bad news for President Barack Obama. The frontrunners for the GOP nomination in the 2012 contest are pulling very close to him in head-to-head matchups, and his approval rating has been at or near the lowest levels of his Presidency for the last few weeks. And the worrisome economy keeps it there: this week just 36% approve of the way he is handing his job overall, the lowest rating ever in the two and a half years of his Presidency. 

More than half the public — 56% — disapproves of the President’s performance.

There are several other indications in the poll of how opinion about the President has changed over time. Well over half the country has concerns about what the President says. 57% believes most of what he says is what he wants people to hear, and not what he really believes. That is one point short of the highest percentage recorded on this question in this poll.

Even Democrats are hesitant to describe the President as “effective.” Only 28% of them would. And the number of Democratic voters who would like someone to challenge the President to be their party’s nominee has risen this week. 20% would like to see someone else as the nominee, compared to 15% last week. {Read More}


Even when compared to GWB's debt accelerating presidency and his unneccessay Iraq war, as well as Jimmy Carter's long gas lines, high interest rates, national malaise, and the Iran hostage affair our current President is well on his way to perhaps exceeding his predecessors poor performance records.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. Les,

    Indeed, GWB was a train wreck, but he had some moments of clarity. Jimmy Carter, on the other hand..oh my...I mean, seriously, did this incompetent failure do anything worthwhile for the best interest of America?

    (He did make sure the govt would give loans to the unqualified for home purchase..a preincarnate Freddie and Fannie, leading years later to the mortgage bubble crisis blamed on GWB, of course)

    No, Jimmy Carter is, in my lifetime, THE worst President, ever. Mr. Obama is a very, very close second.

    Oh, wait, who am I kidding? Mr. Obama IS the worst, ever! I enjoy polls when they actually reflect The Truth.

  2. These simplistic presidential comparisons (comic-bookish really) do nothing to reveal anything substantive about reality or how to change it.

    Obama was far more effective dealing with his own party than Carter ever was. And the Democrats have always been far more difficult to round up than the GOP.

    Bush's greatest failure is that he never said no to his party. Never. He never offered the, anything new to consider. Never.

    So, really,, right there, these comparisons are non-sequiturs.

    Obama really only had one year to pass anything big - and he did. A few big things, actually. But he only had the one year, as that's the cycle of budget legislation. Now he has a GOP congress that is having a very hard time even crafting bills, let alone good or smart bills or bills that can get through the Senate.

    The American President is not a monarch, after all. Obama is stuck with the congress and courts and state governments as they are, and they are a mess right now, with even worse poll numbers - much worse - than his! Deservedly so.

    The main problem is the lack of understanding among the general public of what's really going on around them. Ask most Americans what Fannie and Freddie do, and they will either answer "I don't know" or with some incorrect description. Ask them about the Fed, or Glass-Steagall, or the GDP or even what congress itself is supposed to do, and they are pathetically oblivious.

    Until we take an interest in the world around us, instead of just our immediate interests and pleasures, the country will continue to slide down. And no - the recent rise of the Tea Party is not an example of enlightenment. Quite the opposite.


  3. @JMJ,

    Yep, he sure did pass some big things. Like The Stimulus. Wow. That was grand, and so effective! Oh, and ObamaCare, that caused the Dems and America-haters to cream their panties in excitement. Remember the arrogance of Pelosi and the joy boys as they walked to Congress to Socialize medical care in America?

    Yep, your President has done so much to help us all. Amazing.

    You just don't get it, do you? President Obama is a political abortion, a Socialist, a token minority pushed through by guilty white people. So typical of libs to seek to be the first to do something, without vetting their product. No background, no established leadership, no experience. And he sucks. Everybody knows this. It is no longer a secret. You hate that. Your ideals are failures, JMJ. As is your party.

    Your kind always seeks to change the subject when it comes to your President. Looking to the strong for compromise is the tactic of the weak. "Guys, guys...can't we all just figure out what to do instead of laying blame on the President?" Ugh.

  4. jmj - I'll at least give you credit for acknowledging your hero is not a Monarch. And it is a damm good thing he ain't!

    Stay tuned for more that will give you opportunity to make further absurd and delusional comments...


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