April 1, 2009

A new ABC-Washington Post poll has a lot of good news for the Obama administration. His 66% approval rating is extremely high after the gasbags have been on the attack ever since he took office. As soon as he started to bypass the media filter last week, a Villager call went out. Is Obama overexposing himself? Ahh, no.

But the biggest number from the poll is this: 60% agree with his handling of the economy and now 42% think the country is on the right track, up from 19% in January. And an even bigger number is that: Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse or staying the same? It's up to 29%, which is up 13 points in just two weeks.

For some reason CNN feels compelled to promote the odious Alex Casstellanos and all his slimy thoughts. They were pumping his column saying Obama is a one-term president on The Situation Room during their pundit segment.

Obama has never built a business, created real wealth or produced tangible prosperity. His understanding of our economy is theoretical and academic.

Obama is a privileged young man who has not yet made many mistakes in his life. Having a president who belongs to the Harvard elite and the community-organizer streets is not the same as having a president who has lived a long life among middle-class Americans and understands them.

Impatience lies not deep beneath the surface of Obama. There is no shortage of self-confidence in this young man. It is a short step from such confidence to arrogance.

Arrogance in a politician is not healthy. Hubris, combined with inexperience, can be fatal. Obama could be a one-term president.

Obama is looking a little older. There would be nothing wrong with acting like it.

He's peddling the same wingnut-Rove line that Obama is sooo arrogant. It's called intelligence. We can disagree on his policies, but not his mind. Carville got quite a kick out of it all and made fun of the new House Republican budget that freezes spending and gives tax breaks to the rich. ... It's not a budget, but an extension of what they did for Bush's eight years.

And the right wing base like "Two of Clubs" was trying to say that the public was rejecting President Obama from these same poll numbers. What will they say next?

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