There is a moment when you know a relationship is over – you don’t want to admit those “lost” hours, those “lost” years – you don’t want to admit you were a fool – you don’t want to admit “that person” is not the person you thought that person was.
That moment is fast approaching for many Americans as they consider the monumental mistake in ever allowing that rotten corruption from Chicago to enter their lives.
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Big Media is still full out in love with Barack Obama. But the American people are growing tired of the ceaseless, to use Michelle Obama’s words, “selfishness” and self-interested “careerism” of Barack Obama as he dances and struts with his Big Media floozie in tow.
Several new polls show how the Hopium addled addicts are a rapidly shrinking minority as Americans wake up and realize that Obama “ain’t all that”.
Chuck Todd, NBC News chief White House correspondent and political director, told Brian Williams at the top of “NBC Nightly News”:
“The honeymoon is coming to an end for President Obama, but it’s not personal. It’s professional, as now the public appears to be judging the president on some of his actions. And right now there’s a growing concern about the budget deficit, and some of this government interaction into the economy on things like GM.”
Among the findings reported by NBC:
• A solid majority — 56 percent — approve of the job that the president’s doing.
• Obama lost the most ground among self-described political independents.
• 69 percent are concerned about the increased government intervention into the economy.
• 53 percent of respondents disapprove of the government’s decision to bail out Chrysler and GM.
• 58 percent say the government should focus more on controlling the budget deficit than on boosting the economy.
• 60 percent of those polled believe his focus should be on a whole range of issues at once.
The poll results must have hurt Chris Matthews and the other Church of Obama high priests in Big Media as they realize that all the unprecedented pimping for Obama by Big Media results in an approval rating of only 56%. The news that political independents are the group moving away from Obama the fastest must alarm Dimocrats running for election in 2010, let alone those running in November of this year.
The Wall Street Journal/NBC poll is conducted by a Democratic and a Republican pollster.
After a fairly smooth opening, President Barack Obama faces new concerns among the American public about the budget deficit and government intervention in the economy as he works to enact ambitious health and energy legislation, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.
These rising doubts threaten to overshadow the president’s personal popularity and his agenda, in what may be a new phase of the Obama presidency.
“The public is really moving from evaluating him as a charismatic and charming leader to his specific handling of the challenges facing the country,” says Peter D. Hart, a Democratic pollster who conducts the survey with Republican Bill McInturff. Going forward, he says, Mr. Obama and his allies “are going to have to navigate in pretty choppy waters.”
We have always found Obama to be a charmless gigolo willing to do anything and anyone for pay, profit and self advancement. Generous Americans too busy to take a real good look at the carnivorous flim-flam man can be excused for believing the gigolo portrait painted by well paid Big Media commentators who openly express their desire to have sex with Barack Obama.
The latest poll suggests that Americans do not want what Big Media wants:
But the poll suggests Mr. Obama faces challenges on multiple fronts, including growing concerns about government spending and the bailout of auto companies. A majority of people also disapprove of his decision to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Nearly seven in 10 survey respondents said they had concerns about federal interventions into the economy, including Mr. Obama’s decision to take an ownership stake in General Motors Corp., limits on executive compensation and the prospect of more government involvement in health care. The negative feeling toward the GM rescue was reflected elsewhere in the survey as well.
A solid majority — 58% — said that the president and Congress should focus on keeping the budget deficit down, even if takes longer for the economy to recover.
Laura Zamora, 40, of Orange, Calif., voted for Mr. Obama but says she is frustrated by the economy and finds her support for the president waning.
Obama blames attacks for his drooping, flacid, numbers – despite all the evidence that most of what he gets is worship from Big Media. Oddly, Obama states that if you say something frequently enough, “whether it’s true or not” it has “impact”. He’s right – the Big Media worship of Obama has had a strong “impact” on public opinion but now Americans are seeing gigolo Obama with their own eyes and they don’t like what they see:
Mr. Obama’s overall job approval and personal ratings have slipped, particularly among independent voters. His job approval rating now stands at 56%, down from 61% in April. Among independents, it dropped from nearly two-to-one approval to closely divided.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, President Obama acknowledged the toll.
“If you have an argument made frequently enough — whether it’s true or not — it has some impact,” he said Tuesday. “If you want to attack a Democratic president, how are you going to attack him? Well, you’re going to talk about how he wants more government and he wants to socialize medicine and he’s going to be oppressive towards business. I mean, that’s pretty standard fare.”
In the interview Obama made his standard strawman arguments about some nonexistent “some” and nonexistent nonsense of the choice being between doing nothing and doing what he disastrously demands.
Obama also says he needs to do many things at once even as he turns around and argues he cannot act on Gay rights because he can’t multi-task. As we wrote yesterday, Obama is worried – about himself. Obama is extra bamboozling with the pretense he is fiscally responsible and refusing to take responsibility preferring to blame George W. Bush.
The president and his advisers appear to be aware of the peril they face over the deficit. That helps explain why Mr. Obama has emphasized his effort to cut health-care costs over his effort to expand health-insurance coverage, and why he has promised that the cost of any health-care package will be covered by spending cuts or tax increases.
When asked what the most important economic issue facing the country is, 24% cited the deficit, vs. just 11% who named health care.
A new New York Times/CBS poll also shows Americans beginning to look at Obama with sceptical eyes:
A substantial majority of Americans say President Obama has not developed a strategy to deal with the budget deficit, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, which also found that support for his plans to overhaul health care, rescue the auto industry and close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, falls well below his job approval ratings.
A distinct gulf exists between Mr. Obama’s overall standing and how some of his key initiatives are viewed, with fewer than half of Americans saying they approve of how he has handled health care and the effort to save General Motors and Chrysler. A majority of people said his policies have had either no effect yet on improving the economy or had made it worse, underscoring how his political strength still rests on faith in his leadership rather than concrete results.
As Mr. Obama finishes his fifth month in office and assumes greater ownership of the problems he inherited, Americans are alarmed by the hundreds of billions of dollars that have been doled out to boost the economy. A majority said the government should instead focus on reducing the federal deficit.
The New York Times/CBS poll has Obama with a higher approval rating (63%) than does the Wall Street Journal/CBS poll.
“My feeling is that Obama is just throwing money at things, but I don’t see anything being specifically targeted,” Lynn Adams, 62, a Republican from Troy, Mich., said in a follow-up interview. “But I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt because he hasn’t been in office long enough.”
We suspect Lynn Adams, and most Americans, will soon resolve her doubts to Obama’s detriment.
Six in 10 people surveyed said the administration has yet to develop a clear plan for dealing with the deficit, including 65 percent of independents.
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Americans are having “a dangling conversation” with Obama. In the end, they will sing “It’s all over now.”