Friday, October 23, 2009

Aw shucks mister! Those polls don't mean nothing

Peggy Noonan had a great OpEd in today's issue of the Wall Street Journal entitled It's His Rubble Now. In it she describes the huge disparity in approval ratings and overall demeanor between George W. Bush post 9/11 and Barack Obama post 01/20/09.

In the aftermath of 9/11 Bush didn't stand before the American people making excuses. Nor did he stand around pointing fingers at previous administrations, scrambling to find a scapegoat. He stood before international media and vowed to keep America safe and he did just that for the remainder of his administration.

Comparatively, Obama seems content to stand around blaming everyone and anyone within his vicinity for the status-quo. Noonan writes:

The president said last week, at a San Francisco fund-raiser, that he's busy with a "mop," "cleaning up somebody else's mess," and he doesn't enjoy "somebody sitting back and saying, 'You're not holding the mop the right way.'" Later, in New Orleans, he groused that reporters are always asking "Why haven't you solved world hunger yet?" His surrogates and aides, in appearances and talk shows, have taken to remembering, sometimes at great length, the dire straits we were in when the presidency began. But their recent return to this theme is unbecoming. Worse, it is politically unpersuasive.

We know that it's politically unpersuasive, the best indicator of this is every approval rating poll within the last few months. Noonan continues:"The polls now, with the presidential approval numbers going down and the disapproval numbers going up."

The American people were fooled into believe that this was the man who could turn our economy around and restore our international street cred and they are quickly realizing that he is incapable of doing so. Not only is he incapable of doing so, but he is unwilling to do so by continuously blaming the previous administration and the whole of the Republican party for his shortcomings.

Wake up America. We did this to ourselves...remember that come 2010 and 2012.

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