As Gallup reported ten days ago, when it comes to his approval rating on the economy, Barry’s going through a rough patch, although with those endless vacations, rounds of golf and celebrity parties, not nearly one as rough as the peasants living in his economy.
President Barack Obama’s approval ratings on handling the nation’s economy have plunged in the past two months, as he and Republicans in Congress prepare to enter a series of fall budget battles this fall.
According to a Gallup survey released Thursday morning, just 35% of survey respondents approve of how Obama is handling the economy, while 62% disapprove.
When things get tough, Barack’s approach isn’t to try to solve problems, or do any of that icky, challenging work stuff. Let’s face it, his previous experience as a street agitator and college lecturer leave him woefully unqualified to do that. So, he takes another approach, like these guys.
How better to lift his spirits than to tote his PrompTer to yet another college campus, and bask in the endless love, worship even, of people too ignorant and inexperienced to know that his policies are destroying the economy? If they knew anything about economics, would they be borrowing thousands of dollars to get degrees in “disciplines” like Medieval French poetry that leave them as unqualified to do anything other than bloviate, just like Obama himself?
We’ll delve into the real extent of just how miserable the economy is, by the numbers. Suffice it to say that it is as bad or worse than your daily experience tells you.
Other questions remain. Is this economic destruction simply the result of a very bad hiring decision in 2008, and repeated last year? Or, is it deliberate? Is it the result of the “remaking” that Barack Obama promised, the pursuit of “economic justice,” redistributing wealth from those who unfairly benefitted in racist Amerika? Why do black voters, whose unemployment rate is still twice that of whites 50 years after the March on Washington that some are celebrating this week, still support democrats? And why is Barack Obama supporting “comprehensive immigration reform” that will depress the wages and opportunities for all low and middle income people, including African Americans? Our guest, Lena Durant of Black American Leadership Alliance, why Barack Obama is throwing low income and middle class Americans under the bus? Could it be raw political expediency?
Dick “Eddie Haskell” Durbin, your fascism is showing. As reported by the terrific journalists at Illinois Review, the pudgy huckster is using his office to try to intimidate private citizens exercising their First Amendment right.
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