In a recent poll on President Obama’s rookie season, more Americans said it was a failure than said it was a success. Only 39% still believe we should have elected him.
can’t take any more of his socialism, electing an economic conservative to the Senate seat held as an entitlement by a liberal Kennedy for more than half a century. Massachusetts
This was a colossal rebuff of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid agenda, and the fourth pick-six interception the rookie Obama has thrown in the political red zone. First it was the Olympics, then the G8, then
Copenhagen, and now . The media paints him out to be Manning or Brady, but he plays like Cutler. Massachusetts
Obama apologists dismiss his plunging poll numbers and humiliating proxy defeats, calling them the consequence of the President inheriting an economic crisis and two wars.
Wrong. They are the consequence of the President perpetuating an economic crisis and two wars.
Everyone that voted for President Obama (or didn’t) in 2008 was fully aware of the economic crisis and the two wars. In fact, they were the only reason he won the election; his singular qualification for office was not being George W. Bush. His 70% approval ratings a year ago reflected our collective expectation that he would do better.
His current 42% approval rating reflects our collective conclusion that he has done worse. His war policies mirror that of his predecessor, excepting that he has expanded the scope of conflict, increased troop commitments, and is even less able to formulate a coherent victory strategy, as hard as that is to imagine.
The right never did trust him on matters of war and peace, and now the left doesn’t either; that is the singular bi-partisan achievement of Mr. Obama’s rookie season.
But it is Obamanomics - not war policy - that is causing the President’s numbers to drop faster than the thermometer at Al Gore’s farm.
Post-war recessions average 12-16 months duration, and we were already in month 15 when he took office. A President in a coma would have presided over recovery; that is what he inherited, Mr. Axelrod’s protestations not withstanding. But here we are, still mired down in month 27, and this is all on him.
There is not one single element of the President’s economic agenda – bank bailouts, purchase of GM and Chrysler, health care, stimulus bill, deficit spending, cap and trade, minimum wage, card check, tax increases – that is supported by a majority of Americans, or more importantly, a majority of economists.
And for good reason; they don’t work. They didn’t work in the past, they are not working now, and they won’t work in the future.
We know this because we are not rookies; we remember the 1970’s, and we studied the economic history of the 1930’s before it was re-written by delusional Keynesians whose loopy theories were discredited by four decades of failure in practice.
The rookie Obama got schooled by the Chinese, the Iranians, the Russians, the Olympic committee, Pelosi, Chavez, Wall Street,
Main Street, the Tea Party movement, and the voters of New Jersey, Virginia, and . Massachusetts
We all need the President to succeed, to learn the lessons from his rookie season; maybe he just needs better coaching, so here is my chalk talk for his second year:
Ok, listen up! We don’t want government health care, energy rationing, forced unionization, and nationalized industries; and we don’t want to be taxed to death while lorded over by an army of government nannies telling us what we can eat, drink, smoke, wear, drive, buy, sell, earn, keep, own, carry, burn, throw away, say, pray, and think.
Got that? Now, quit trying to force your throws into triple coverage and take what the defense gives you - that is the lesson to be learned from your rookie season, Brett….I mean, Barack.
Tim Nerenz is the Libertarian Party Candidate for
U.S. House of Representatives from 's 2nd District. To support Dr. Tim's campaign, please visit the campaign website at www.timnerenz.com. Wisconsin