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Is Anyone Actually Surprised That Barack Obama’s Polling Numbers Are Falling?

A recent article in the Telegraph has the headline “Barack Obama sees worst poll rating drop in 50 years“.

Gallup recorded an average daily approval rating of 53 per cent for Mr Obama for the third quarter of the year, a sharp drop from the 62 per cent he recorded from April.

His current approval rating – hovering just above the level that would make re-election an uphill struggle – is close to the bottom for newly-elected president. Mr Obama entered the White House with a soaring 78 per cent approval rating.

What surprises me is that this seems to surprise some people.  Before Barack Obama was elected, I read his autobiographies. (Well, to be honest, I listened to them, since they were audio books that I downloaded from Audible.com.)  While I was at it, I also “read” Dr. Jerome Corsi’s The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality , which was, basically, a re-telling of the autobiographies.

After this experience, I knew that Barack Obama was an angry, black racist, lying, Muslim, Marxist asshole. Since his election, he has not only proven me right, but he has caused many people to question their vote. But, that is not fair. He said what he was before the election, and if any Americans did not realize what he was, then shame on them. He has shown himself to be a Marxist, and he has spent his life associating with Marxist’s. Whether he is the Muslim version of the Manchurian Candidate is hard to tell. He certainly says he is not, but he certainly has been kissing up to them. And, remember, these are people whose ideology clearly states that they must take over the world, and force everyone to be a Muslim or a dhimmi (or be killed.)  I cannot see any action he has taken that has not been leading to the total destruction of the United States. He has basically nationalized many banks, and nationalized GM (now Government Motors, to many.) He is in the process of nationalizing the health care system. This will force a system of rationing on the medical needs of US citizens, similar to the disastrous health care systems that we see in many European countries, as well as Canada. Clearly, he and his minions want to see the United States of America transformed into the United Socialist States of America. Hell, he has even been seen bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia,

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and glad-handing Hugo Chavez (who just nationalized some more businesses in Venezuela.)

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And, lets not forget that it was the stupid, short-sighted policy of the democratic party, and especially people like Barack Obama and Barney Frank, that essentially forced banks to give home loans to people who could not possibly hope to afford them, once the interest rates adjusted to realistic levels.

This, more than any other single thing, has put us into the current depression, with “real unemployment” running at 16%, according to Atlanta Fed Chief Dennis Lockhart.

The real US unemployment rate is 16 percent if persons who have dropped out of the labor pool  and those working less than they would like are counted, a Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.”If one considers the people who would like a job but have stopped looking — so-called discouraged workers — and those who are working fewer hours than they want, the unemployment rate would move from the official 9.4 percent to 16 percent, said Atlanta Fed chief Dennis Lockhart.
He underscored that he was expressing his own views, which did “do not necessarily reflect those of my colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee” the policy-setting body of the central bank.

Personally, I suspect the number is even higher, since many people who have reached the age where they could receive social security, have simply dropped from the ranks of the “unemployed” and retired. These people retired much earlier than they would have retired if they could have found meaningful work. To make matters worse, in many cases these same workers are often highly skilled technical workers, but are at an age where employment is especially hard to find, once lost, because employers often feel they can hire younger workers for less pay. But, in an age where technology is becoming increasingly vital if we are to advance, the loss of these workers could not come at a worse time.

And, apparently, they never seem to learn. Remember the “Cash For Clunkers” program. This is almost a redo of the failed mortgage policies that caused a huge glut of foreclosures that ultimately brought down the whole economy. As I pointed out in an earlier article, (“CARS Program: Another Democrat Debacle In The Making” ) this program not only raised the cost of used cars, thus hurting the poor, but I suspect it also caused many people who could not afford a new car to buy a new car. My prediction is that in about a year, there will be a glut of auto repossessions as the people who traded in their “clunkers” find that they cannot afford the shiny new cars that they bought due to the program. Oh well, it will make for great deals in slightly used vehicles.

Now, it is coming out that many Americans, apparently, are having buyer’s remorse. That is, they are not so sure that they should have voted for Barack Obama. But, you have to ask, what were they smoking before the election?    The late Irv Homer, of Philadelphia talk radio fame,  used to refer to Boobus Americanus. Unfortunately, as recent events bear out, it is all too common of a species in this country.

The founding fathers would be spinning in their graves if they could see what was happening to this once great nation.

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