He’s fallen and he can’t get up …
A new McClatchy-Marist poll has President Barack Obama’s job approval numbers in free fall. Just 41% approve of the job that Obama is doing now as president and worse yet, only 37% approve of his handling of the economy, while 56% disapprove. Thus the reason why Obama suddenly feels the need to talk about the economy today and give another yawn inducing, failed policy speech on taxing the rich, infrastructure spending and finding a way to provide jobs for his union buddies. Barack Obama appears to be pivoting from his race-baiting speeches on George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin back to his class warfare ones. Let’s go out on a limb and predict that Obama will talk about all the investments that government needs to make. Code for more government spending.
The disappointing results come as the White House this week looks to turn the national conversation back to the economy. Obama will deliver the first of a series of speeches Wednesday aimed at offering his vision for boosting economic growth, even as the new poll found that just 37 percent of the respondents approved of his handling of the economy, while 56 percent disapproved.
Overall, the poll found Obama’s job approval at 41 percent last week, a sharp drop from April’s 50 percent and his worst showing in the poll since 39 percent in September 2011. Forty-eight percent disapproved in the latest poll, up from April’s 46 percent.
Have the scandals finally caught up to Obama? The closer IRS-gate gets to the White House, the more Obama will have to deflect attention and “wag the dog”. The Benghazi scandal, once thought to have been silenced, now appears to have found legs again. The NSA spying on Americans does not seem to be going away either. Barack Obama then had to interject himself once again into the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case and provide his opinions on race. Instead of looking forward and bringing people together in the wake of the “not guilty” jury verdict, Obama did what a community agitator does well, agitate. However, with all of these scandals going on, the Middle East in turmoil, Obamacare falling apart before his very eyes, suddenly Obama remembers that the economy stinks and the economic recovery has been anemic at best.