According to today's Gallup results, Obama's job approval is at 39%, with 54% disapproving. I don't get it because at the same time, the TEA Party has become unpopular, also. Does this mean that US citizens want someone more moderate - not too far to the left OR the right? What do you think?
If you have to label it,Center. Putting American citizens first will help
Obama has been a disaster as President and an even bigger disaster for the Democrat party. His constant blaming of everyone but himself is the most telling about his character. The tea party is a little misunderstood in my opinion, it is not made up of rabid psychos as the media likes to portray. A lot of my neighbors consider themselves tea party members and they are just upset that the federal government is corrupt.
Obama appears to believe that a good compromise leaves everybody mad, which in a political climate like the current one is both incorrect and suicidal. Republicans hated him from the start and have never stopped, but he's now also pissed off a substantial percentage of his liberal and progressive base by caving repeatedly to Republican demands that we consider unreasonable, counter-productive, or outright crazy.
The Tea Party has the opposite problem, imho. Liberals hated them to begin with, of course, but I think they pissed off a lot of moderate Republicans and independents with their absolute refusal to compromise in any way.
There's a happy medium between bending over and taking whatever your enemies throw at you and standing absolutely firm on even the tiniest details that both Obama and the Tea Party are failing miserably at achieving.
I think you're right, Kerry. I believe the TEA Party is hurting the GOP. I'm a big believer in compromise.
As are the vast majority of Americans.
Who also believe (along with all but a handful of economists) that a cuts-only approach to our ECONOMY is suicidal.
I'm really disappointed in the debt ceiling debate process, and the "non-outcome." All they really did is kick the can further down the road to this Super Committee which is already being portrayed as DOA.
Why didn't Obama invoke veto power? Does he really think he will EVER get the Republicans to like him? They just keep moving the line and laughing at him.
Isn't raising the debt ceiling kicking the can down the road as well? We are just saddling future generations with massive debt because of our greed. I think its morally reprehensible and akin to getting electricity in your child's name because your credit sucks, at some point we as Americans need to tell other Americans no.
Bush's spending like a drunken sailor?
Wow! You don't think Washington's spending is greed? You can say Bush, Obama, Clinton whoever, are you really that much in the tank for Democrats that you don't recognize greed?
Here's that four letter word again: BUSH.
Was he really a drunk sailor. I thought he gave up alcohol a long time ago.
Habee - here's the kicker, which no one has picked up on. From Gallup also in about the same time frame (same poll?)
"According to the monthly survey, which was conducted from August 4 -7, Obama would win 45-39 against "the Republican party's candidate."
The previous two polls from Gallup had the generic GOPer running strong with a 47-39 lead in July and 44-39 lead in June."
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011 … blican.php
If his only opposition is Michele Bachmann, he'll have no problem winning 2012.
If his opposition is Michelle Bachmann, Republicans will continue to lose any credibility their party may be holding onto.
I think a majority of moderates on both sides are so sick of the posturing. Who believes any of them anymore?
Obama needs to use his political courage and take the bull by the horn and do what he needs to do. Compromise is fine if there are no other better alternatives, but too much weakens any leader.
The Tea Party has become incredibly unpopular and Obama just caved to their demands. Not too hard to figure out really.
Honestly I don't think it matters who the President is or what party he is from. As long as the economy is horrible and government continues to bicker, approval ratings for everyone are going to be bad. There hasn't been much to approve of from either side of the aisle in a long time.
I've read a number of articles claiming that Congress's job approval rating is anywhere from 10 -50%..
I don't think many will last come election time..
If Bachmann is the GOP's choice, Obama will get my vote, also. Of course, my husband's vote will "kill" mine. I'm still hoping the GOP will choose a social moderate.
Gutsy stuff Habee. I like a gal who can see through partisan politics and come to the issues instead.
As you probably know, I don't like either of America's alternatives, but I do respect Obama as a person worthy of the position and certainly not the fool portrayed by some. His history (the real one) speaks well for him.
I would love to see a strong and worthy contender for the republicans as well.
Regardless of which party wins, the American people will do best with the best on both sides of the divide.
Lol, Earnest. Hubby says I'm "hard-headed." I think I like "gutsy" better!
I like Obama as a person, but he's a little too left for me. But Bachmann is way too right for me. I know she can't be stupid because she's an attorney...but she seems so flaky. She also seems to disapprove of anyone who's not like her.
I actually think Ron Paul makes a lot of sense, but he's too old. I need to find out more about Perry. I think I heard he's for gay rights, as am I. I need to check him out. I'm also interested in learning more about Huntsman. I think he's a moderate.
Well thought out Habee. I think moderation would be a good thing in congress as well as the central admin. There are some very bad people in congress!
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