Obama Sows Seeds of Own Demise

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Revmitchell, May 11, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

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    ...................Right now, Obama's ratings must be pleasing to his eye. Voters like him and his wife immensely and approve of his activism in the face of the economic crisis. Although polls show big doubts about what he is doing, the overwhelming sense is to let him have his way and pray that it works.

    But beneath this superficial support, Obama's specific policies run afoul of the very deeply felt convictions of American voters. For example, the most recent Rasmussen Poll asked voters whether they wanted an economic system of complete free enterprise or preferred more government involvement in managing the economy. By 77-19, they voted against a government role, up seven points from last month.

    And in the Fox News poll � the very same survey that gave Obama a 62 percent approval rating and reported that 68 percent of voters are "satisfied" with his first hundred days � voters, by 50-38, supported a smaller government that offered fewer services over a larger government that provided more.

    By 42-8, the Fox News poll (conducted on April 22-23) found that voters felt Obama had expanded government rather than contracted it (42 percent said it was the same size) and, by 46-30, reported believing that big government was more of a danger to the nation than big business. (By 50-23, they said Obama felt big business was more dangerous.)

    By 62-20, they said government spending, under Obama, was "out of control."

    So if voters differ so fundamentally with the president on the very essence of his program, why do they accord him high ratings? They are like the recently married bride who took her vows 100 days ago. It would be a disaster for her life if she decided that she really doesn't like her husband. But she keeps noticing things about him that she can't stand. It will be a while before she walks out the door or even comes to terms with her own doubts, but it is probably inevitable that she will.

    For Americans to conclude that they disapprove of their president in the midst of an earth-shaking crisis is very difficult. But the clock starts ticking as Obama's daily line moves from "I inherited this mess" to "There are faint signs of light." If there is no recovery for the next six months � and I don't think there will be � Obama inevitably will become part of the problem, not part of the solution.


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  2. windcatcher

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    What an understatement!

    Thanks for posting.
     
  3. OldRegular

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    Frankly I believe many are afraid of being politically incorrect if they criticize obama. I suspect that is the reason that a significant number of people voted for him.
     
  4. donnA

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    we'll be seeing a lot from obama that the majority of people disagree with.
     
  5. SeekingTruth

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    But how many will put action to their words?
     

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