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THE MIDDLE CLASS AND OBAMA ARE PARTING WAYS

Posted by Andrew Roman on June 15, 2010

To be sure, the numbers aren’t good. The latest Gallup poll shows that the American middle class is turning its back on President Obama. In fact, in every income group, save for one, Barack Obama’s approval numbers are less than 48%. Only the under-$24,000 income bracket still has a majority approval rating of 52% – but even there, that number is the lowest of Obama’s presidency.

Terrence P. Jeffrey of CNSNews.com writes:

During the week of June 7-13, only 46 percent of Americans overall told Gallup they approved of the job Obama is doing as president, tying for the worst week of Obama’s presidency. Two weeks ago, forty-six percent also said they approved of the job Obama is doing, and last week 47 percent said they approved.

But when the president’s approval is separated by incomes groups, it is only the lowest income bracket recorded by Gallup—those who earn less than $2,000 per month—that gives Obama a majority approval rating, with 52 percent saying they approved of the job he is doing as president.

Among those earning $2,000 to $4,999 per month (or $24,000 to $59,988 per year), 46 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing. Among those earning $5,000 to $7,499 per month ($60,000 to $89,988 per year), 44 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing. And among those earning $7,500 or more per month ($90,000 per year or more), the highest income bracket recorded by Gallup, 47 percent said they approved of the job Obama is doing.

That’s all well and good, but am I the only one on the surface of God’s green Earth who is altogether befuddled as to how this man’s approval numbers are still so high? Even with my liberal-English dictionary in hand I have to admit, I am mystified.

This is a man whose picture fills out the “clueless” entry in the Encyclopedia Incompetentia. Former Carter administration officials are high-fiving each other as Obama continues to do the impossible – namely, challenge Jimmy Carter for the top spot on the Worst Presidents Countdown.

He bungles, fumbles, stumbles, bumbles, mismanages and mishandles everything in his scope. He is detached, disconnected, aloof and unable to speak publicly without his rolling electronic cue cards just off-shoulder.

And he is about to use the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to promote yet another expansion of federal government.

How is it that Barack Obama still gets a thumbs-up from 46% of the American people? What am I missing? Or better yet, what are they missing?

Shouldn’t that number more realistically be around 35%? Or 4%?

Are they counting the dead? Life-sized cardboard cutouts? Obama’s extended family? Hamsters?

And I would love to have just two minutes to try and pick apart the brains of the 8% of self-identified “conservative republicans” who said they approve of the job President Obama is doing.

What an adventure that would be.

Perhaps I should take comfort in knowing that there still more people who believe Elvis is alive than there are “conservative Republicans” who approve of Bammy.

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MESSIAH HITS NEW APPROVAL LOW; CONGRESS LOST

Posted by Andrew Roman on April 12, 2010

If, indeed, you believe there is such a thing as “political capital,” then you must concede that President Barack Obama, like the country he is charged to serve, is in serious debt. Following the passage of ObamaCare late last month, despite some early erroneous reports, there wasn’t a scinitilla of boost in support for the President or his road-to-single-payer-health-care plan. As predicted by many, the approval/disapproval numbers for ObamaCare remained pretty much as they were before the bill passed. Democrats did not start to feel to mood of the country shift, nor did they see support for the Obamacratic heavy-hand-of-government tip the scales in their favor.

Disapproval for the plan has been – and continues to be – over 50%.

Indeed, the President has continued to behave like a drunken, horny sailor on leave, withdrawing haphazardly from his “approval” account, plunging his administration into an ever-growing spiraling support deficit. Poll after poll confirms this. The American people are rejecting Obamacratic radicalism. As a reward for their dissent (something that was tremendously patriotic just a few years ago), they are being ignored … after being insulted.

And while anti-Obamacare sentiment across the nation remains strong and unwavering, one thing that is changing is the President’s collapsing approval rating – now at a new low.

Real Clear Politics (RCP) puts his overall disapproval rating at just over 47%, a point better than his overall approval rating, now at 46%.

His RCP Poll Average approval rating has never been lower.

If I may draw from the “I Hope He Fails” handbook … isn’t it now obvious that the United States would have been best served if President Obama would have failed?

Is it now clear what all of us meant when we openly hoped for the failure of President Obama? 

Meanwhile, as Congress returns from the Easter break this week, the mood on Capitol Hill, according to Fox News, is one of “So now what?”

Congress finally passed health care reform in late March before finally abandoning Washington for two weeks. Lawmakers return this week. And no one quite knows what they’re going to do between now and the end of the year.

“I’m not really sure,” responded one senior staffer when I asked what was on tap when Congress returned to session.

“Are you kidding me?” said another. “I still haven’t recovered from health care.”

“I’m golfing,” replied another.

It may be April. But in Congress, the calendar may as well read December. Because almost anything of consequence for the 111th Congress is in the books.

Senators are still smarting from the bruising health care fight. So it’s doubtful that the Senate has the energy, let alone the votes, to tackle the controversial climate bill that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) muscled through her chamber nearly a year ago.

Trust me … the “bruising” wasn’t severe enough.

Gaze upon the splendor of leftism.

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