Thursday, July 30, 2009

Obama isn't all that Cool, or Brilliant, Anymore

First, there were the “mom” jeans. When President Obama threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star game in St. Louis, the internet experienced a surge in searches for the phrase “Obama wears mom jeans.” After Jessica Simpson's fashion faux pas, you would think he'd have known better.
Then there was the pitch itself. Let’s just say that this President can’t hold a candle to George W. Bush. Immediately following 9/11, President Bush threw a strike to Yankees' backup catcher Todd Greene, then walked off the field to chants of "USA, USA!" Obama's crowd was not quite as enthusiastic. The next most popular search was “Obama throws like a girl.”
Then, the Teleprompter of the United States, or TOTUS, crashed and burned during a speech on the economy. And we all know what a disaster it is when the POTUS doesn't have his TOTUS.
Finally, to top off a bad month, Obama accused Cambridge police officers of acting “stupidly.” This ill-advised comment exposed the President’s deep-seated personal bias, prompting some to wonder if the Reverend Wright had indeed influenced President Obama's worldview, just a little, after all. Even inviting Officer Crowley to the White House for a beer didn't help.
Oh, and Obamacare is on hold until October. Thank goodness.

While these incidents may seem superficial to some, they are just a few indications of a drop in popularity for the once seemingly untouchable President. Today’s Rasmussen poll has the President’s popularity at an all-time low of 48 percent. And his numbers are falling faster than Presidents Bush or Carter.

In Ben Stein’s latest article, We've Figured Him Out, Ben postulates that Americans are finally starting to realize that they voted for a “pig in a poke” in 2008. Stein calls Obama,
“…a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country, way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East, way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future.”

As Charles Krauthammer puts it in his piece Rhetoric Meets Reality, Americans just aren’t buying Obama’s claims. The President’s prime time health care press conference caused more confusion than clarification. So much for the master communicator. Unemployment continues to rise. So much for Obama’s claim that unemployment would stop climbing after passage of his stimulus.

Some are even beginning to question the widely held assumption that President Obama is a genius. A recent article in American Thinker dares to ask the question: Just how smart is Obama? Six months ago that question would have been met with incredulity by many. Now, Americans are starting to wonder if they’ve been duped.
One reporter was quoted as saying that this President needs a vacation. On Drudge today, a story appeared entitled, “Iowa woman sells her TVs in order to avoid seeing Obama.” The reporter evidently had it backwards: Americans are the ones who need the vacation – from this President and his dangerous agenda.


Anonymous said...

And it's only been six months of Obama...can we make it until 2012?

Frances said...

Amen to that - I was NOT one of the fools who believed his lies; - I knew all along he was a pig in a poke and I wanted none of it !!!!!!

Terry said...

cogent , well_reasoned thoughts as always , ands Damned Right !
Stay in touch !
Warm regardes