The question isn’t why aren’t Obama’s ratings better

January 13th, 2010

It’s how the hell are they still this high?

Unpopular healthcare reform.

Unpopular wars.

Coming tax increases.

Two terror attacks (the failed bomber and Foot Hood).

Over 10% unemployment.

Really, generic cialis try what the hell has to go wrong before this guy dips under 45%?

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. grumps  |  January 14th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    I think you’re missing some things

    Congress will take the fall for any failure of HCR at this point with a big target on Joe Liebermann’s back, fairly or unfairly.

    Obama promised that he would concentrate on Afghanistan. There were those of us who said that GWB should have done this back in 2004 but squawk radio made it sound like we were against any military intervention.

    I think you mean “only” two. Welcome to the world as it is.

    There are lots of Americans who understand where the economy started coming off the rails and they don’t blame this administration for it.

    Maybe he has to shoot somebody in the face. I don’t know.

  • 2. capper  |  January 14th, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I agree with grumps, but would add that even with your laundry list of complaints, things are still better than what they were a year ago.

  • 3. Nick  |  January 14th, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Besides… everyone is “hopefully” things will get better. I mean really, hope has to be worth a couple points on the polls right? ;-)

  • 4. Billiam  |  January 14th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Better than a year ago, Capps? I want what you’re smokin’! :-) A year ago, I was consistently running 2300-2500 miles a week. Now, I struggle to get 2000-2100. At .41 per mile, that’s a bit of a pay cut, no?

  • 5. capper  |  January 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    But gas is $2 less, we are pulling out of Iraq and finally going after the bad guys from 9/11, and the economy is slowly pulling out of the nose dive it was in a year ago.

    The recession did not happen overnight, but had been building for years. It will take time to get out of it.

    Another thing that is better than last year – you have been introduced to the ultimate cheeseburger.

  • 6. Billiam  |  January 15th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I grant you the ultimate cheeseburger. YUMMY!

    Now, back to what you’re smokin’. The economy is not pulling out. This will be a double dip. It’s going to tank again. The government, be it run by either party, juggles the numbers to make themselves look better. Obama is using some seriously questionable math to pad his porkulous numbers with. Again, we’ll drop again. Nothing has changed as far as fanny/freddy. It’s SSDD there. Also, look for a crash of commercial real estate this year. Gas wasn’t $5.00 last year, nor was it $4.00. If memory serves, it was bouncing between 2.90-3.65 or so. It’s still been volatile, before due to speculators, now due to longer term investors buying it up as a hedge.

  • 7. John Foust  |  January 16th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I dunno, Nick. If Faithful Patriotism and Effortless Hope were in a fight, who’d win?

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