Apparently People Like Obama, Just Not His Policies   Leave a comment

Wow that’s an interesting title

First and foremost, again, as usual and as I always wind up saying: No one asked ME, the humble and quiet ShadowVixenPatriot, what I think of him!!!!! 

Well, okay, since you pulled my leg, I’ll tell you what I think 😀

I’m sure Obama is very nice, especially to people he wants or needs to impress.  I feel that he’s hollow, that while he believes in what he’s saying in his speeches, other people are feeding him his lines and his main agendas in addition to the fact that I feel he has his own personal agenda that he is using his position to fulfill.  He has no respect for America, the Constitution, our military, or our laws and makes no effort to disguise it.  He almost seems anti-American.  He is in over his head in the events that are taking place around the world and in his own backyard, and to compensate, he ignores them, curses at them, threatens them, and then goes golfing. 

Personally, I think my pet cat can do a better job.  My son had a pet mouse for a while, Harvey.  He could have done a better job too. 

But those are all the things I can say that are somewhat nice.  I’m not someone who likes to make fun of people, hurt their feelings, or insult them based on rumors or my dislike of them.  I just call it as I see it based on fact, experience and true events.  I try not to judge people before I see them, and while I didn’t vote for Obama and would get violently ill when CNN would bow down to worship him and he would speak while I was on my lunch break at work during the campaign, I still tried to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Sadly, my efforts were in vain.  He is proving to be all the things conservatives fear in an American president, and possibly worse.  I don’t think he and I would ever be friends.  I don’t feel that if I ever met him that I would be impressed in any way shape or form.  While most people fawn at meeting a president, I really don’t think I would be one of them—not this one anyway.  Not that he would want to meet the ever humble ShadowVixenPatriot 😉 I’m not even sure I would accept an invite by him.  Or maybe I would, just so I can ask some questions 😀 specifically about border security and his lust for amnesty, but really there would be no point.  One lone blogger isn’t going to change his lifetime world view.

So I shall keep on blogging and following the news from the ShadowVixenPatriot Den, make my voice known amongst my congressional people, and pray!

Anyway, the poll numbers in the article are weird and every poll has different results because I just saw a poll that said that like 57% disapproved of him and his policies.  I wish they would just do one mass poll and put out statistics that way, it would be easier to keep track of.  Of course they DO do that—it’s called an election 😉 but seriously, all this conflicting information is just annoying and frustrating.  I would not have even made a comment on it and posted it on my blog if it were not for the title.  The content of this article really has no value.   It conflicts with everything that is coming out in mainstream media that we’ve seen, including America’s overwhelming rejection of his big bill pushes, the fear from the Democrats that they are going to lose their seats and their outright petrifaction when it comes to Obama’s attack on Arizona and the immigration policy, and let us not forget Nancy Pelosi’s vicious snap for even suggesting that the Democrats are going to lose office.

So…yeah.  Not sure what’s going on with this, but we’ll find out for sure in November!  I can’t wait!  Hopefully this time we’ll get real ‘change’ and ‘change’ we really WANT!

Anyway, here’s the article in all its brilliant glory: 

TIME Poll: Voters Like Obama More Than His Domestic Policies

By ALEX ALTMAN Alex Altman – 2 hrs 26 mins ago

As he juggles the demands of a moribund recovery, multiple foreign conflicts and the reverberations of a catastrophic oil spill, President Obama still has more supporters than opponents. In a new TIME poll, 49% of respondents say they approve of the President’s performance, compared to 45% who disapprove. And yet the President’s popularity is at odds with the stinging appraisals of many of his signature policies, which lead 56% of voters to say the U.S. is on the wrong track.

Just 44% of poll respondents backed Obama’s stewardship of the economy, which 90% rate as fair or poor. Forty-three percent of poll respondents say the $862 billion Recovery Act, which a July 14 White House analysis credits with creating or saving some 3 million jobs, has helped, while 53% think the country would be better off if the money hadn’t been spent. Despite economists’ assertion that an additional injection of capital would help catalyze a recovery and head off a double-dip recession, such a step would be politically perilous, with two thirds of respondents – 83% of conservatives, 38% of liberals and 67% of self-identified “middle” voters – opposing a second stimulus.

While Obama’s approval rating on foreign affairs remain high – he earned a 52%-41% split overall, with respondents favoring his handling of the Afghan war by a 47%-44% margin – his domestic marks are considerably worse. Fifty-four percent of voters disapprove of Obama’s leadership during the oil-spill crisis, and 53% are unhappy with his performance on immigration policy.

The survey contained a batch of good news for both the President and Congressional Democrats, however. Asked to assign blame for the balky economy, 61% point to the Bush Administration, while 27% fault Obama. The President notched a favorable 31%-26% split between voters who believe his economic policies have helped and those who think they hurt, while nearly 80% believe the economy is stable or heading in the right direction. And despite the economic upheaval and political acrimony that have marked his term thus far, voters aren’t pining for Obama’s predecessor; they tapped Obama over George W. Bush by a 53%-33% margin. Nor are they convinced that Sarah Palin is up to the challenges of the Oval Office. Obama clobbered Palin, 55%-34%, in a hypothetical 2012 matchup that should have Democrats salivating.

At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, Capitol Hill Republicans giddy at the prospect of reclaiming one or both chambers of Congress in November may want to temper their expectations slightly. By a 43%-39% margin, voters place greater trust in the Democratic Party’s ability to preside over an economic recovery, and 43% said they currently plan to vote for a Democratic congressional candidate, edging the 42% who prefer their district’s Republican.

If the GOP manages to capture the House or Senate, the party’s promise to pare back the federal deficit may collide with voters who have grown accustomed to the benefits that come with that largesse. Asked how they would reduce the deficit, respondents favored trimming the defense budget, a measure that is anathema to the leadership of a party that prizes its historical edge on national security issues. Other paths to deficit reduction highlighted the ideological gulf between Republicans and Democrats. Conservatives were more than twice as receptive (49%-21%) as liberals to cutting unemployment compensation, and they remain wary of healthcare spending, with 52% supporting fewer resources for the sector, compared to 8% of liberals. And despite widespread agreement that the trajectory of entitlement spending is untenable, tackling the hot-button issue would require a willingness to weather the repercussions. Voters cited Social Security and Medicare as the two expenses they were least eager to cut.

The poll, conducted by ABT SRBI, surveyed 1,003 adults – 88% of whom identified themselves as likely voters – on July 12-13.


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