A new McClatchy-Marist poll was released today and it contained some that should give both the White House and President a cause for concern as they implement the President's new centrist strategy. According to the poll, Obama's approval rating has dropped to a new low of 42%. This decline is being fueled by a near doubling in his disapproval rating among Democrats.
On his radio show today Glenn Beck fantasized that Muslim extremists could assassinate President Obama while he visits India because, "If anybody thinks he was a Muslim over here, well God forbid, they think he was a Muslim over there because he left his religion for Christianity, death sentence, behead him."
President Obama participated in CNBC's Investing in America Town Hall today where he called out the Tea Party and told them to get specific about exactly what spending they would cut. Obama said, "It's not enough just to say get control of spending. I think it's important for you to say I'm willing to cut veteran's benefits, or I willing to cut Medicare or Social Security benefits."
From the time that Barack Obama campaigned for the Democratic Nomination for President to a year and a half into his Presidency, he has been hammered by the GOP, the media, big corporations, the Tea Party and even some Democrats for not being enough. Every day there is an attack on Obama for never being enough of something. Can we ever be satisfied?
McChrystal arrived at White House ready to tender his resignation Wednesday at 10:00 AM. At 1:15 PM, MSNBC announced that President Obama relieved General McChrystal of the Afghanistan war which McChrystal was commanding. MSNBC is reporting that General Petraeus has been chosen to replace General McChrystal as commander of the Afghanistan forces.
There is a great deal of generalized anger towards President Barack Obama from the Left which reared its ugly head last night after his Oval Office address on the Gulf oil spill. The anger the left has at Obama over his Healthcare Reform bill is based in the fact that Obama sacrificed the public option, but is their anger rational or justified?
A popular argument on the Right and by some in the same proclaimed enlightened Left is that Obama campaigned on the word "change," but they argue that everything is still the same or in other words a continuation of the Bush policies. However, this is simply not true, and Obama is compiling the record to refute it.
While speaking at Hampton University today, President Barack Obama did something subtle today. He took Thomas Jefferson and the actions of the Revolutionary War patriots away from the Tea Party and applied them to all America, "What Jefferson recognized, like the rest of that gifted generation, was that in the long run, their improbable experiment, America, wouldn't work if its citizens were uninformed."