Americans Worry About Obama’s Sudden Move to the Left … A Chink in the Armor as Markets Fall


Does Barack Obama presently maintain strong approval ratings? The answer is yes as Rasmussen shows a 58–40 approval rating. However, as seen at the Rasmussen Reports Obama’s Presidential Approval Index is down to 8%, the lowest that it has been ever (see trends). That is down from 11% just last week.

Is Barack Obama misreading the tea leaves that the United States wants to become a socialist government? The answer is also yes. This is hardly the change that America voted for, even though many uninformed people were warned what the real Obama was like.


The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 38% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty percent (30%) Strongly Disapprove to give Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +8.

As Power Line also states, “there is strong evidence that  the American people are not excited about the Dems’ leftward lurch.” Upon talking to America and introducing his first budget, his approval rating went down. So have the Stock Markets. There is a reason why every time Obama offers up a plan of change, the markets tank. Today, March 2, 2009 …The Dow Jones Futures fall below 7000.

CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN … collapse of the markets because of no confidence in Obama’s policies and a shift to socialism.

While the main stream media still swoons over every word and style of presentation from The One, Americans and the economy focus on much different things like the massive increase in taxing and spending. As pundits in the media make ridiculous comments like, listening to Barack Obama give a speech is like sex.” Wait until these same people feel the actual economic effects of Obama’s socialist speeches, it will feel like a colonoscopy. 

Obama and his minions say that they were elected because America wanted change. However, where did America say that they wanted the change to be a socialist government? Democrats feel that can make this leap to the left because they know they can get away with it for the moment. However, the people will have their say in 2010 whether they appreciate socialism and House and Senate Democrats will have hell to pay.

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    18 Responses to “Americans Worry About Obama’s Sudden Move to the Left … A Chink in the Armor as Markets Fall”

    1. Richard on March 2nd, 2009 9:47 am

      Folks, here’s part of an AP article out today.

      President Obama is going to sign the mammoth spending bill Congress gave him … complete with billions of dollars in earmarks. So much for the campaign pledge about this, I guess.

      Of course, they have the best defense in the world (to Democrats, anyway) … it’s all Bush’s fault.

      We’re off to a great start here.

      Meanwhile, AIG in the fourth quarter lost some $61 billion … one story said it’s the worst performance in U.S. corporate history ever, but who can keep track these days? Very curious: that $61 billion is just about the size of the first federal bailout payment.

      If we didn’t know better, we might think that something crooked was in the works.

      Oh, yes … Uncle Sam will obligingly cough up yet another $30 billion in aid for AIG. The free-market system, they call it ….

      Here’s the article:

      WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will break a campaign pledge against congressional earmarks and sign a budget bill laden with millions in lawmakers’ pet projects, administration officials said.

      Administration budget chief Peter Orszag and White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel both downplayed the $410 billion spending bill and signaled Obama would hold his nose and sign it.

      Orszag said: “We want to just move on. Let’s get this bill done, get it into law and move forward.”

      Said Emanuel: “That’s last year’s business.”

      The House last week passed the measure that would keep the government running through Sept. 30, when the federal budget year ends. Taxpayers for Common Sense, a watchdog group, identified almost 8,600 earmarks totaling $7.7 billion; Democrats say the number is $3.8 billion.

      Either way, it is far more than Obama promised as a candidate. He refused earmarks for the economic stimulus package he championed and a children’s health bill.

      He similarly pledged to reject tailored budget requests that let lawmakers send money to their home states. Orszag said Obama would move ahead and overlook the time-tested tradition that lets officials divert millions at a time to pet projects.

      “We want to make sure that earmarks are reduced and they’re also transparent. We’re going to work with the Congress on a set of reforms to achieve those,” said Orszag, director of the Office of Management and Budget.

      Obama’s top hands assigned responsibility to their predecessors and President George W. Bush. Blaming Bush-era proposals for deficits, Obama wanted to set up his own budget that would start Oct. 1, which he proposed last week with a bold goal of cutting the deficit by half within his four-year term.

    2. Richard on March 2nd, 2009 9:48 am

      “Taxpayers for Common Sense, a watchdog group, identified almost 8,600 earmarks totaling $7.7 billion; Democrats say the number is $3.8 billion.”

      And the lead paragraph refers to “millions.”

      Aren’t there any editors out there anymore?

    3. Wolf on March 2nd, 2009 10:17 am

      AIG would get the bailout even in McCain was in the White House. The Earmarks might not seem like the best way to go..but there are plenty of Republicans that will spend that money…and hopefully create some jobs. I hear both sides..and to tell you the truth I don’t think either side has a clue…they both can point fingers..bicker amongst themselves and still get nothing done..all the while the economy is still hitting the crapper..people still losing their jobs.

    4. katablog on March 2nd, 2009 10:45 am

      Wolf: I’ll agree that both sides do earmarks and it’s wrong. BUT, this article is about O and HIS promise to stop the earmarking.

      It’s not right but if one party is doing earmarks, the other side has to try to get as much as they can so that their state gets some. AND, last year’s business or not, an earmark is an earmark. That’s a 2008 congressional budget (Democrats held the majority) that Bush refused to sign because of the pork so the “blame it on Bush” that the O team tries to float is all wet.

    5. katablog on March 2nd, 2009 10:48 am

      I should add – look at the O’s 2009 budget: $3.6 Trillion while the economy is indeed in the crapper. This is beyond irresponsible, beyond pork – it’s a total insensitivity to what Americans are going through. It’s arrogant and elitist. It’s socialism moving forward regardless of what it does to “We the People”.

    6. Carpe on March 2nd, 2009 12:12 pm

      When Obama is talkin’…

      The market is droppin’…

      Like 99 lead balloons!

      When do we get to the part where he figures
      out the campaign is over, and he simply STFU?

    7. nurturer on March 2nd, 2009 1:16 pm

      #3 – Correct. Neither side knows how to handle this. What they should do is stay the hell out of it and let the market correct itself.

      As for Obama’s approval. Let’s check his approval when those who thought he is the genius from divine providence realize he has no answer on how to get them back to work after they are unemployed 18 plus months, and then some. Obama had better have a teleprompter in his back pocket.

    8. super dave on March 2nd, 2009 3:32 pm

      at least 21 states revolting against obama’s stealing of almost ten trillion dollars of the tax payer’s money hiding the theft behind a phony stimulus plan name.
      something is going to happen this year and i have a feeling that citizens will start revolting against this racist communist.
      word today is that at least half of the states will join in against obama and his criminal pals.

    9. brie. on March 2nd, 2009 4:09 pm

      Obama is a tax and spend liberal….don’t blame it on Bush and the war….if you remember we had an opportunity to vote on war, yes or no…the country voted on yes…the Democrats have been the controlling house for the last 2 yrs…look what’s happened…and now we have Obama, the disaster….McCain warned us that what he proposed to do…now it’s even worse…

      Obama is destroying the United States…!!!!!

    10. nurturer on March 2nd, 2009 9:15 pm

      It’s going to get ugly! Nation-wide!

    11. wg on March 3rd, 2009 2:57 am

      I am inclined to believe that the administration doesn’t really care about Wall Street and the 401ks, and investments of working people. Only rich people have 401ks, and such, thus they are beneath the consideration of the Obama admin. However, a new Ponzi government retirement/investment account will be announced as part of the Obama feel good message, but I would not depend on it for retirement. jmho

    12. Dolf on March 3rd, 2009 6:35 am


      your doing the same as you accuse the other off.

    13. scott on March 3rd, 2009 8:24 am

      Why don’t liberals get it that creating “government” jobs will NOT stimulate the economy? It’s unbelievable!

    14. Michelle Smith on March 3rd, 2009 1:37 pm

      #13 Scott

      Because they cannot think for themselves. They only know what they have been spoon fed through the Obama worshiping MSM.

    15. Dolf on March 4th, 2009 7:29 am


      goverment pays wages.

      ppl who get wages can spend those

      they spend it in shops

      shops get more money

      shops can hire more ppl

      more ppl get wages

      they spend those wages

      spend them in shops

      think you can see where this goes

      btw. tax revenue goes up as well

    16. Dolf on March 4th, 2009 7:31 am

      what usualy is very bad is giving faulting companies money so that they will survive

      here we at it with the shipbuilding sector.
      millions of Guilders later…….

    17. scott on March 5th, 2009 12:10 pm

      Dolf – you have ZERO idea what you are talking about…zero…. a capitalistic economy does not grow with jobs in the public sector but rather jobs in the private sector. Learn something first before blabbing your NON-AMERICAN BS….

      You mean nothing to America…nothing…put down your bong…you get dumber by each toke!

    18. Dolf on March 9th, 2009 9:21 am

      non-American BS???


      wait, critics don’t go down well with you….forgot about that..sorry

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