Although Outpost contributor Skip MacLure already posted some thoughts on this, but it's too good a topic to pass up.
As noted, Gallup's new poll has Obama's job approval among self identified independents down to a new low of just 38%, (down from 56% a year ago). And given that the Democrats running for Congress this fall have the same (D) by their names...and have been an integral part of implementing the policies that helped create that job "approval", they're heading for trouble in November.
Of course, at least in public, the Obamanots will excuse themselves, rationalize away, and pretty much blame anything or anyone but themselves.
White House senior adviser David Axelrod said that the criticism of Obama as a big-spending liberal grows out of decisions the president felt he had to make to prevent a depression. "We were forced to do things from the start to deal with this economic crisis that helped create a false narrative about spending and deficits that's had some impact on independent voters," Axelrod said. "And that's something we have to work on."...
So it's not that their policies are bad and caused anything that any rationale or understanding voter would have a problem with. It doesn't have anything at all to do with the fact that this is a center-right country where conservatives make up a solid plurality of all voters...even among independents. No, it's just a perception problem. Yeah, keep whistling past that graveyard buddy. read more »