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OBAMA'S WEDNESDAY SPEECH TO CONGRESS: TOO LATE?

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ONE MORE SPEECH TO SAVE A SLIPPING PRESIDENCY? .... Why the trust-me issue is Obama’s Achilles Heel

 

The New York Times, ever the optimistic cheerleader for Obama’s prospects, sounded a sober cautionary note today:

 

“Mr. Obama is hardly the first president to run into trouble after the bunting and balloons have vanished, but his slipping support has fueled a narrative about a young and relatively inexperienced president who overinterpreted his mandate and overreached in his policies. His job approval rating has fallen to 56 percent from 62 percent since February in polls taken by The New York Times and CBS News. Other surveys register an even sharper drop.”

 

LINK: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/07/us/politics/07obama.html?ref=politics   
 

WILL ONE MORE SPEECH SAVE A SLIPPING PRESIDENCY?

 

NOW THAT THE GLAMOUR OF THE CAMPAIGN HAS DISSOLVED INTO THE STARK OUTLINES OF IMPENDING POLICY, MANY OF THIS NEW PRESIDENT’S FORMER SUPPORTERS HAVE ALREADY CHANGED THEIR MINDS. 

 

THIS SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE. 

 

THE INSIDERS AGREE:  THIS PRESIDENT IS COMING ON AS FAR TOO LIBERAL FOR THE AMERICAN ELECTORATE.   

 

MR. OBAMA WILL ONCE AGAIN ASCEND TO THE ORATORICAL MOUNTAIN-TOP, THIS TIME IN DEFENSE OF HIS AUDACIOUS HEALTH CARE AGENDA.  

 

IT IS A MAJOR POLITICAL GAMBLE. 

 

THE PRESIDENT IS STAKING ALMOST EVERYTHING ON A SINGLE SPEECH:  AFTER A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS LISTENS TO HIM THIS WEDNESDAY, HIS ADVISORS EXPECT THAT ALL WILL BE WELL, THE RISING ANGER OF THE BLUE DOG CONSTITUENTS WILL BE FORGOTTEN, THE MISGIVINGS FROM THE CENTRISTS AND THE OPPOSITION OF THE CONSERVATIVES WILL BE ‘INOPERATIVE’. 

 

NOT A CHANCE.

 

IMAGINE THE CEO OF GENERAL MOTORS GOING ON TELEVISION TO AVOID BANKRUPTCY.  NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN, HOWEVER BRILLIANT, CAN TURN A MEDIOCRE PRODUCT LINE INTO THE NEXT I-POD SUCCESS.

 

 

But the New York Times was too kind by half....

 

FROM TODAY’S RASMUSSEN PRESIDENTIAL TRACKING POLL, WE LEARN THAT FROM JULY 22 TO LABOR DAY MR. OBAMA’S DISAPPROVAL RATINGS HAVE GROWN IN INTENSITY AND RAW NUMBERS.  FROM AUGUST 30TH THROUGH LABOR DAY, A MAJORITY OF PEOPLE SURVEYED DISAPPROVE OF HIS JOB PERFORMANCE -- 52%, 53%, 53%, 53%, 53%, 52%, 51%, 50%, 50% & 51% AGAINST 47, 46, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 AND 48%.  THESE ARE LAME-DUCK BUSH NUMBERS, NOT THE SWOONING AFFIRMATION OF AMERICA’S ANOINTED SAVIOR.

 

LINK: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history 

 

Our president is in considerably more trouble than the New York Times suggested today.  Rasmussen’s numbers are not some outlier; they are the real deal....

 

Zogby, for example, writes:

 

September 2nd, 2009
‘President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is down to 42%, with a decline in approval from Democrats the leading factor.
“The latest Zogby Poll of 4,518 likely voters conducted from August 28-31 found 48% DISAPPROVE AND 42% APPROVE OF THE JOB OBAMA IS DOING. The poll found 75% of Democrats approve of Obama’s performance, a drop of 13 points among Democrats from an interactive poll done July 21-24 of this year.”
LINK:  http://www.zogby.com/blog/loader.cfm?p=/2009/09/02/obama-losing-some-democrats/
Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover scholar, classicist, farmer, conservative democrat, has put the matter trenchantly:

 

“When moderates and independents are leaving your cause in droves because you misled them by falsely cloaking your unwelcome partisan ideology in a moderate veneer — at the same time the fervent base is doing the same because you misled them by falsely cloaking your unwelcome moderation in a partisan ideological veneer, you know you are simply not telling the truth by saying, in cynical Nixonian fashion, irreconcilable things all the time to almost everyone.”

 

LINK: http://www.victorhanson.com/articles/hanson090409.html

 

STAY TUNED....

 

JBG

 

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FYI --- Here are the Rasmussen numbers from late July to the present day:

 

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Total Approve Listed First // Total Disapprove Second
JULY
07/22/2009
51%
47%
07/23/2009
51%
48%
07/24/2009
49%
51%
07/25/2009
49%
51%
07/26/2009
49%
50%
07/27/2009
49%
50%
07/28/2009
49%
49%
07/29/2009
49%
50%
07/30/2009
48%
51%
07/31/2009
48%
51%
AUGUST
08/01/2009
50%
49%
08/02/2009
50%
49%
08/03/2009
51%
48%
08/04/2009
50%
48%
08/05/2009
49%
51%
08/06/2009
49%
51%
08/07/2009
50%
49%
08/08/2009
50%
50%
08/09/2009
50%
50%
08/10/2009
49%
51%
08/11/2009
49%
50%
08/12/2009
48%
52%
08/13/2009
47%
52%
08/14/2009
48%
51%
08/15/2009
48%
52%
08/16/2009
47%
52%
08/17/2009
49%
50%
08/18/2009
49%
50%
08/19/2009
51%
49%
08/20/2009
50%
50%
08/21/2009
49%
50%
08/22/2009
49%
50%
08/23/2009
48%
51%
08/24/2009
49%
50%
08/25/2009
49%
51%
08/26/2009
49%
50%
08/27/2009
50%
49%
08/28/2009
50%
49%
08/29/2009
50%
50%
08/30/2009
47%
52%
08/31/2009
46%
53%
SEPTEMBER
09/01/2009
45%
53%
09/02/2009
46%
53%
09/03/2009
47%
53%
09/04/2009
48%
52%
09/05/2009
49%
51%
09/06/2009
49%
50%
09/07/2009
48%
51%
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