* The Man Who Promised Us "Change"
The signs began to appear even before he was elected. Some of us watched with growing uneasiness as the Obama agenda unfolded. Then, after being elected, his team made it clear that not much is going to be different. Still we waited for the president to make some moves that would indicate that it was "not business as usual". We can go on waiting until the cows come home.
He has his eyes on 2012, and will do anything, cut any deals to win a second term. That is going to be difficult to achieve no matter what he does.
The Rasmussen Reports, Dec.2, 2009
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12 (see trends).
These results are collected from nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. The overwhelming majority of interviews for today’s update were conducted before the President’s speech on Afghanistan last night. Prior to the President’s speech, 35% gave him good or excellent marks for handling the situation in Afghanistan while 41% say he’s doing a poor job.
He is doing in Afghanistan what George Bush did in Iraq. Even played the 9/11 card at West Point on December 1st.
Although they could rally in his support in 2012, the Black voters mostly stayed away during this November's elections; young voters,too, failed to participate in significant numbers; the white middle-class is disenchanted. His core supporters who had a major role in his victory are finding it hard to remain faithful.
The president who promised "change" turned out to be no different than others before him. He is part of the corrupt system.
Defense contractors must be gleeful; they are going to have a good Christmas.