Barack Obama … The Bipartisan New Hope … No You Aren’t
Barack Obama campaigned on the promise of changing the bipartisan culture in Washington, DC. However, President Barack Obama, “international man of change,” as hardly been a uniter, bit instead Obama has become the biggest partisan divider of any president in history.
For all of his hopes about bipartisanship, Barack Obama has the most polarized early job approval ratings of any president in the past four decades. The 61-point partisan gap in opinions about Obama’s job performance is the result of a combination of high Democratic ratings for the president — 88% job approval among Democrats — and relatively low approval ratings among Republicans (27%).
By comparison, there was a somewhat smaller 51-point partisan gap in views of George W. Bush’s job performance in April 2001, a few months into his first term. At that time, Republican enthusiasm for Bush was comparable to how Democrats feel about Obama today, but there was substantially less criticism from members of the opposition party. Among Democrats, 36% approved of Bush’s job performance in April 2001; that compares with a 27% job approval rating for Obama among Republicans today.
Americans really need to put on their thinking caps and fully understand the meaning of this poll. Obama was supposedly elected for “change” and that he was a man for all people. Obama represented a change from the so-called partisan GWB years. However, Obama in just over 100 days has managed to have a 4 point higher partisan job approval gap than George W. Bush at the same point and time during his first administration.
Compare 2009 to 2001 when GWB went through the “hanging chad” election with Al Gore and so many Democrats suffered from early onset of BDS, “Bush Derangement Syndrome”. Would not one think that there would have been a greater partisan divide then?
I guess that is what occurs when the President who is elected is the most left leaning socialist in the history of the United States. It also occurs when a President borrows trillions of dollars, personally interferes in the hiring and firing practices of private corporations, and handling an economy that will bankrupt America. Exit question, if Americans knew how partisan Obama would be, would they have voted for him?