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Obama’s approval rate is falling… what will we do?

January 4, 2010

Rather than look at possible reasons for the President’s drop in popularity and job approval ratings and develop a strategy by which to reverse the numbers, apparently Democrats think the answer is to attack Rasmussen. And why not? Didn’t Jimmy Carter essentially say that all opposition to President Obama is based in part on racism? Ergo, Scott Rasmussen, purveyor of polls that do not support Obama, is a racist or at least a Republican operative.

Malarkey! The President’s job performance and poor judgment on matters of policy, politics and staffing decisions are to blame for his dip in the polls. Here is a list of just a few reasons, that when combined, spell the end of the honeymoon for President Obama.

  • His support for Cap and Trade legislation
  • His support for the so-called Health Care Reform bill
  • His support for the bogus “science” of global warming
  • His support for “immigration reform” (amnesty)
  • His selection of persons of questionable character for cabinet positions and other positions of authority
  • His continued increase in the size and scope of government
  • His continued support of combat operations in and occupation of foreign countries
  • His support for tax-payer financed bailouts of banks deemed “too big to fail”

I can go on, but I think you get my point.

The President is a likeable guy. He’s a family man. He has a wife, two lovely children and a dog. He is living the American Dream in a big way! He is seen as a role model by a number of American children.

However, in my opinion, he suffers from impaired judgment. When I look at cabinet officers such as Janet Napolitano, I cannot help but ask “what the hell was he thinking when he hired her as the top dog (no pun intended) of the Department of Homeland Security?” I disagree with him on matters of policy. That does not make me an Obama hater. On the contrary, whether I agree with him or not, he is still my President. He is oft times remembered in my prayers — as were his predecessors. Does one pray for those he hates?

When progressives see opposition to their plans, they pull out a tattered copy of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. Attacking Rasmussen, left-wing bloggers and strategists employ Alinsky’s tactic “pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

Alinsky’s conflict tactics aside, the President’s popularity and job approval numbers are in fact falling. No amount of mudslinging in Scott Rasmussen’s direction is going to change that. Perhaps a review of the President’s policies, personnel selections and politics are in order.

Until next time,
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