President Obama’s 39% approval rating is lower than its ever been, primarily due to his lack of leadership and incompetence in handling the economy, persistently high unemployment (28 months above 9%) and the recent debt-ceiling deal, which fell so far short of world markets required that it resulted in the first downgrade of U.S. debt in history, from “AAA” status to “AA+”.
Obama’s approval ratings were not helped by the failed $800 million “Stimulus Package” (passed with not one Republican vote), which created very few new, long-term private sector jobs. This is primarily because the private sector job creators are scared to death of his “Audacious Obamacare Plan” (passed with not one Republican vote-and 67% of Americans against it) that the OMB scored as adding another $500 billion to the national debt, along with a mountain of new “job killing” regulations, and his continued attacks on businesses and wealthy [private sector job creators] people.
As a result of this huge mis-step, and no growth in the tax base during the past 32 months, his “gun” [job creator] is out of “bullets” [taxpayer money], so he cannot implement any new so called “jobs programs” [to aid in his re-election bid].
So he is now, as Rush Limbaugh has recently labeled him, a “Debt Man Walking”.
However, Obama is not a man to be deterred, and as reported today in a FOXNews article today, just yesterday he began proclaiming that [finally] he would be releasing “his” [first] plan to “jump-start the economy” and create jobs … in September, after legislators return from their summer break.
All of a sudden, he seems to be interested in making serious headway in reining in the U.S. budget deficit “in the long term”, and here is why … “if we can get that under control, we can actually pay for additional job programs in the here and now”.
He says this can happen by his challenging the special congressional committee to “go beyond their original mandate” to find total budget cuts in the range of $3 billion to $4 billion, just as had been specified in a prior [Republican] plan (that he personally scuttled by demanding a 50% increase in tax revenue-at the last minute, during a White House meeting held the afternoon of July 31, 2011, from which Speaker of the House-John Boehner (R-OH) famously walked out and wouldn’t return Obama’s phone calls).
Amazingly, Republicans reacted almost immediately with well-deserved skepticism–considering Obama’s well-publicized aversion to budget cuts, and enough funding to carry the U.S. government through to the beginning of 2013–after the November 2012 elections.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) quickly distributed “a list of eight of jobs speeches Obama has given”-under the heading “Here we go again”.
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) expressed his doubts as well, saying “If the president’s proposals will just be once again … a reflection of his belief that you simply spend more money to create more jobs, it won’t work. It’s how we got into the downgrade that we’re in.”
President Obama, no doubt expecting that response, and the likelihood that he will not be “given” another blank check, began using a very familiar tactic of his–“setting the [political] table” to direct the blame for the defeat of his plan to an already identified the “scapegoat”, by stating to FOXNews Kansas … ‘my attitude is to get it done’, and ‘if congress doesn’t get it done, then we (presumably meaning Obama and the Democrats) will be campaigning against a congress that is doing nothing for the American people (presumably meaning Republicans-particularly Tea Party members)–adding “the choice will be very stark and will be very clear”.
Yes, the choice will be very stark and very clear–for the American voters.
President Obama cannot and will not be able to “hide” from or obfuscate his “very clear” lack of leadership, lack of economic and business competence, compulsion for socialist-leaning actions, anti-business and “class warfare” messaging, and above all, a willingness to govern against the expressed will of the people–all of which was, and continues to be, supported by a super majority portion of the Democrats in this Congress.
All of this has resulted in “very stark” record budget deficits, hope-crushing long-term unemployment over 9%, the dishonable first downgrade of U.S. debt in history, and the integrity-sapping decimation of the U.S. relationships with nearly every long term alley around the world, just to name a few.
Finally, the American people are just plain sick and tired of he and his minions whining, blaming everyone and everything else in sight for his [their] failures, leaving the Democrats a terrible record and no other strategy or tactic to deploy in the upcoming election cycle than demogouging their opponent(s), who actually have delivered sound, factually [written and voted on] plans the markets require, and as much leadership as could be expected from only controlling just one of three branches of government.
With no “hope or change” in sight, it seems “very stark and clear” that come November 2012, Obama will be ushered out of office–as the “Worst President in U.S. History”, with the Democrat Party likely added to the “Endangered Species List”.