Discussion in 'Politics' started by ozzmdj, Jul 30, 2009.
Just keep diggingGallup Daily: Obama Job Approval
GALLUP: OBAMA HITS NEW LOW.......Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval
Its been the summer of BO's discontent.
Wow coming from Gallop that is a new low for him.
Maybe he shouldn't have demonized us independants who dont like HR3200...ya think .
Sending out the message that any who oppose him are bought and paid for operatives of big business also wasn't very bright.
LMAO...seeing as those that show up at ralleys SUPPORTING 3200 have consistant, uniform, well printed, well written signs...all with the same message..... and those that show up AGAINST 3200 have home made signs written with magic marker and all with different messages....
I wonder who are REALLY the paid operatives....????!!!!?????
Here's one reason:
is that Che on his shoulder?
Wouldn't surprise me but nice photoshop.
I don't know if you are refering to the Ajami op-ed, "Obama's Summer of Discontent," but for folks who missed it, here is part:
"The Obama devotees were the victims of their own belief in political magic. The devotees could not make up their minds. In a newly minted U.S. senator from Illinois, they saw the embodiment of Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. Like Lincoln, Mr. Obama was tall and thin and from Illinois, and the historic campaign was launched out of Springfield. The oath of office was taken on the Lincoln Bible. Like FDR, he had a huge economic challenge, and he better get it done, repair and streamline the economy in his "first hundred days." Like JFK, he was young and stylish, with a young family.
All this hero-worship before Mr. Obama met his first test of leadership. In reality, he was who he was, a Chicago politician who had done well by his opposition to the Iraq war. He had run a skillful campaign, and had met a Clinton machine that had run out of tricks and a McCain campaign that never understood the nature of the contest of 2008.
He was no FDR, and besides the history of the depressionthe real historybears little resemblance to the received narrative of the nation instantly rescued, in the course of 100 days or 200 days, by an interventionist state. The economic distress had been so deep and relentless that FDR began his second term, in 1937, with the economy still in the grip of recession.
At no time had Ronald Reagan believed that the American covenant had failed, that America should apologize for itself in the world beyond its shores. There was no narcissism in Reagan. It was stirring that the man who headed into the sunset of his life would bid his country farewell by reminding it that its best days were yet to come.
In contrast, there is joylessness in Mr. Obama. He is a scold, the "Yes we can!" mantra is shallow, and at any rate, it is about the coming to power of a man, and a political class, invested in its own sense of smarts and wisdom, and its right to alter the social contract of the land. In this view, the country had lost its way and the new leader and the political class arrayed around him will bring it back to the right path.
Thus the moment of crisis would become an opportunity to push through a political economy of redistribution and a foreign policy of American penance. The independent voters were the first to break ranks. They hadn't underwritten this fundamental change in the American polity when they cast their votes for Mr. Obama.
Those protesters in those town-hall meetings have served notice that Mr. Obama's charismatic moment has passed. Once again, the belief in that American exception that set this nation apart from other lands is re-emerging. Health care is the tip of the iceberg. Beneath it is an unease with the way the verdict of the 2008 election was read by those who prevailed. It shall be seen whether the man swept into office in the moment of national panic will adjust to the nation's recovery of its self-confidence."
Fouad Ajami: Obama’s Summer of Discontent - WSJ.com
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