For a year we had to see and hear the mindless (pointless) chant "Yes We Can!" from Barack Obama supporters. After 18 months of rising unemployment, skyrocketing deficits, questionable Federal takeovers of private American institutions (with more to come) and constant uncertainty about the Federal reach into the business world the bloom has definitely fallen off the rose.
Nearly 60% of American voters say they lack faith in President Barack Obama, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll.
Public opinion shows a remarkable reversal of what voters said at the start of Obama's term 18 months ago when about 60% expressed confidence in his decision making. Confidence in Obama is at a new low four months ahead of the November congressional elections.
Asked how much confidence they have in President Obama to make the right decisions for the America's future, 58% of respondents said "just some" or "none". Count me in the none group. Bottom line: just 43% of all Americans, including a third of Democrats, said they approve of the job the President is doing on the economy, while 54% disapprove.
What I find amazing is the national major media continues to run cover for him. Well, actually, I'm not really amazed. The amazing part is that any American can believe that they would be so kind to a President McCain or anyone named Bush.
Depending on the unemployment numbers as 2012 unfolds I think we will see a defection even from the slavish media. Many pundits are predicting a rough 2011 economically. Clinton, God bless him, was right about one thing - it is about the economy, stupid.