Results of a Gallup poll released today show that a “record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed…”.
What can we infer from that? First, a large number of people who voted for Obama are sorely disappointed. That’s the price they paid, the price we all paid, for their not doing their homework. Admittedly, it was a task that required some self study, not one easily resolved by watching the evening news and reading an occasional newspaper. However, when a candidate for President of the United States launches his political career from the home of a virulent unrepentant anti-American terrorist and takes as his beloved mentor and spiritual leader a black liberation theologist like Jeremiah Wright, doesn’t that call for doing some homework before voting for him?
Secondly, can we infer that the President has little chance of winning a second term? No we cannot. We might if the election were to be this November rather than the next. A year and a month are like an eternity in politics. Community organizers know how to work up a crowd and this community organizer was very good at his job. His tools are class warfare, stoking envy, channeling rage, appealing to liberal guilt and of course, race. His techniques are covered in Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.
That is a formidable arsenal. Barack Obama wants what he sincerely thinks is best for his own people and for his vision of a better America. He is a deeply dedicated man. The President is a powerful fundraiser and a strong campaigner. Never discount such a person.