Awww, the poor dears are pondering their navels in a desperate attempt to figure out what happened to Obama’s popularity. His approval rating is down in the gutter just a year and a half since his inauguration, when he had approval ratings of over 80% (you suckers, and you know who you are).
Michael Tomasky’s blog wonders what went wrong. Before I tell him the truth, ponder his idiotic attempts to figure it out. Don’t worry–the Obama Administration and the left in general would not believe the truth if it bit them on the ass, and even if they believed it, they would never act on it, because, well, you will just have to read on to discover why. So I can spill the beans to them and they still won’t alter course and regain his popularity.
Tomasky’s ideas of the possible causes of Obama’s popularity going into the shitter, and I paraphrase some:
Campaigning is easier than governing. [My take: It’s easy to lie about what you are going to do once elected, but once elected you can’t lie about it anymore. He was lying about a lot of things. Transparency my ass.]
“They were overwhelmed by events.” [Oh, the poor dears. So was Bush by 9/11 and by Hurricane Katrina, and then by two wars. Deal with it. Oh, wait, Obama is an incompetent boob, an empty suit. He is not able to deal with life in general.]
“They did not expect the partisan onslaught.” [First, it is not as though this is something new and unexpected. The Bush II and the Clinton years were epic in their partisanship. But oh, the big bad Right is attacking Obama for no reason whatsoever. Not. Some of us can remember recent history. Obama had near historic levels of levels of approval when he began to govern. The right was powerless to stop him, had lost its voice, and was grimly preparing to bend over, here it comes again. The attacks increased only slowly, as Obama blundered left and right and slowly showed that he was an incompetent socialist who mistreats our allies and bows to our enemies. The “partisan attacks” are aimed at his terrible policies and his imperial manner of governing against the popular will of the people. Part of Bill Clinton’s genius–after his health care and “don’t ask don’t tell” debacles–was that he polled issues to discover what the will of the people was and then got out and lead on those issues. Sure, he had no principles, but he was popular.] Continue reading