Sorry I haven't been able to do one of these in the past couple of days. Then again, it's not like the Leftist blogger who simultaneously hates me and yet relies on me for the majority of his material has done anything. Oh, I'm sure he has an excuse, like "I have a life and can't blog all the time" or "I'm trying to undo all the damage the Bush Administration did" or "Lindaman is a fat idiot," but it doesn't matter. He's still hiding in his echo chamber, afraid to let anyone comment on his blog.
In "Iron Man 2", Mickey Roarke's character says, "If you could make God bleed, people will cease to believe in Him." Judging from recent polling numbers showing that 39% of Americans would vote for him again, President Obama might agree. As we get closer to the first year and a half of the Obama Administration, we've seen a President go from the heights of popularity to middle-of-the-road approval ratings and dropping reelection chances. Granted, the latter shouldn't concern the President just yet. A lot can happen in two years.
Still, the impending midterm elections could become a statement about how the electorate feels Obama is doing as President. Conventional wisdom has it that the party out of power in the White House picks up seats in Congress, and the Left has already picked up on that as an excuse for what appears likely to happen in November, but I think it goes beyond that.
Since regaining power in Congress, Democrats have done a poor job in relating to the people. If anything, they've shown that they really don't care about the American people and care more about power. Take Nancy Pelosi walking to the House for the health care reform bill carrying an oversized gavel. It made for a great PR moment for the Left, but to a lot of people it came off as a show of arrogance not seen since Marie Antoinette. All that was missing was Pelosi saying, "Let them eat cake, but only if it's on the House cafeteria menu that I approved."
Obama isn't much better in that regard. Since his inauguration, Obama has become known for his arrogance, ranging from the "I won" comment when negotiating with Republicans to his frequent use of his Presidential power to live like a king. And with the media coverage of the First Family, it's hard not to notice that sort of thing. Instead of changing his practices, Obama kept them up, which has slowly eroded his credibility.
Except with 39% of the electorate polled.