President Barack Obama is a likable man. In fact, with his charisma and charm in one-on-one interviews, if he were more centrist, there is no telling how popular he would be.
His approval ratings, according to realclearpolitics.com, are 60 percent while over 32 percent of Americans disapprove of the job he’s doing.
Congress’ numbers remain in the toilet. The Congressional job approval rating is 35 percent while 54 percent of Americans disapprove of their job.
It’s no wonder. Led by Nancy Pelosi, who, in a perfect world, would be ousted by her peers as Speaker, the House is suffering an identity crises.
It seems to me, although tired of Pelosi’s inability to tell the truth, House Democrats fear rocking their own boat. I actually think someone is missing out by not coming out against Pelosi, but I digress.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has become very proficient at revising history and can be seen pandering to the left at every turn. I would be shocked if the two-headed monster that is Pelosi-Reid ever got Congress’ numbers in positive territory concerning the approval rating.
Which brings me back to Obama. With the majority of Americans convinced the country is heading in the wrong direction - 54 percent - it’s curious how Obama’s numbers have remained so strong. Especially since he, Pelosi and Reid are together on many contentious issues while the majority of Americans have a difference of opinion.
It’s too bad Obama continues to cater to the left. While his heart doesn’t seem to bleed at the same pace as his liberal contemporaries, it does indeed bleed.
As was predicted, the U.S. Government has been busy moving us further away from our Capitalistic roots and closer to that of Europe’s current state. It’s not good either.
We’ve got serious problems and the only solutions I’ve seen yet are either to throw cash on it or grow government to take care of it.
Gone are the days of responsibility. In their place are the days of dependency.
Those of us in the center and right are left to scratch our heads wondering when our guns will be collected or how much we’ll be punished for driving a truck.
Republicans had better find their voice before 2010, or we’ll be so much like Europe it will be hard to tell the difference.
And I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be like Europe.
Copyright Christopher Blackburn 2009