". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Riddle Me This, America

So. The number of people who approve of President Obama's job performance is steadily dropping, while the number who disapprove is steadily rising. (Source.) American Thinker says the pitchforks are starting to come out. What I can't figure out is why anyone in this country would be surprised at what this administration has done. Candidate Obama ran on a platform of change. I didn't like the changes he was proposing and voted accordingly. But the majority embraced his promise of change, and they are now getting what they voted for. They should not be surprised. Anyone who took the time to study the issues and candidates with any seriousness would know that they were voting for a radical who would appoint like-minded radicals to the Supreme Court, continue our descent into socialism, and institute a new era of weakness and conciliation on the international front.

Last night on Sean Hannity's television show pollster Frank Luntz led a focus group composed of 50% Obama voters and 50% Bush voters. And yet only three people in the whole group approve of the President's plan for health care and have faith in the government's ability to solve the health care "crisis." Again, where were these people eight months ago? This is what he said he would do, people. I almost feel a little sorry for the guy. He's probably totally bewildered: "But I thought they liked me. They said they liked me."

Be that as it may, Mr. President, they aren't liking you much these days. They are starting to pay attention, and they are learning, and they are figuring out that maybe they don't want what they thought they did. And your job as their President is to listen to them. If you don't, they will find someone they like better, someone who will not make them feel like children asking new and serious questions, only to be told, "That's really too complicated for you to understand. Trust me. I'm smarter than you, and I'll take care of everything."

Excuse me. I'm going to go sharpen my pitchfork.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Ah, c'mon, Cheryl, you didn't like the Big Govt that was in charge before either. Everybody was noticing that there was too much government, too much power, too much corruption. The people who voted for Obama's change wanted to get rid of that stuff.

What they didn't realize was that Obama was one of the Congressmen who helped create the housing/banking crisis. What they didn't do was look into the kind of "change" he was offering, but just bought into the media spiel that We Need Change. And we do. But the change we needed was NOT "let's do a lot more of what's been creating the problem in the first place."