The world is on fire and the most powerful man on the planet is AWOL. No leadership Obama has time to play golf and offer his predictions for the college basketball playoffs. Yet, he has voted present on Libya and is absent on the budget battle in Congress. When will he man up and take his leadership role seriously?
I'm convinced that he loved campaigning and enjoys the honor of being president, but isn't particularly fond of leading. Obama's indecisiveness is beginning to resonate with the American people.
The president took a beating through the November election. Then, after extending the Bush tax cuts and pretending to be a moderate, his poll numbers began rising. (When it comes to politics, the American public is a naive bunch.) Thankfully, in the last month or so, people are beginning to see him for who he is: an incompetent leftist, with not a clue how to get our nation out of its economic doldrums.
Check out Obama's latest president approval index, via Rasmussen Reports:
Not only are Obama's negatives back to where they were at election time last November, but the American people's lack of confidence in government is at a low point. Shock of all shocks, it resembles the numbers from another presidency. I'll bet you can't guess which one. Here's the first and only clue needed: it's his twin.
Yes, good old Jimmy Carter. For some odd reason, Americans had little confidence in the government during the Carter era. What a shock!
From Weasel Zippers:
ABC News/WaPo Poll: Americans Confidence in Government Lowest Since Jimmy Carter…
"Coincidence? I think not.
(ABC News) — 'Confidence in the U.S. system of government has dropped to a new low in more than 35 years, with public attitudes burdened by continued economic discontent, soaring gasoline prices, record opposition to the war in Afghanistan — and a letdown in hopes for political progress after a bout of bipartisanship last fall.
Only 26 percent of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say they’re optimistic about “our system of government and how well it works,” down 7 points since October to the fewest in surveys dating to 1974. Almost as many, 23 percent, are pessimistic, the closest these measures ever have come. The rest, a record high, are “uncertain” about the system.
The causes are many. Despite a significant advance, more than half still say the economy has not yet begun to recover. And there’s trouble at the pump: Seventy-one percent in this poll, produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates, report financial hardship as a result of rising gas prices. Forty-four percent call it a “serious” hardship.'"