The hope has gone, the change never came – now people are just pissed off
Monday, Nov 1st, 2010
The image of one man begging on his knees as Obama’s convoy pulls away from a restaurant in Chicago yesterday speaks volumes about how far the man’s status has fallen in the eyes of everyday Americans.
Facing a midterm election defeat unparalleled by any other in history, Obama’s fall from grace represents the stark reality that the people are fuming that they allowed themselves to be sold on empty promises and outright lies.
Today at an indoor arena in Cleveland, Obama spoke to 8,000 people during campaigning at the Democratic National Committee’s Moving America Forward’ rally. The arena’s capacity is 13,000 – meaning it was little more than half full.
The teleprompter reading biological android is limiting himself to campaigning only within the safe blue states and on the Daily Show. He has not even attempted to campaign in Kentucky, West Virginia or Colorado, where the races are close, presumably for fear of tipping them in favor of the opposition.
As political analyst Toby Harnden points out:
The irony of Obama being the blue-state president is acute. Back in 2004, the then state senator shot to international attention by mocking the pundits who “like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue States”.
The hope has gone, the change never came – now people are just pissed off.
Over the weekend Obama got himself caught up in a long and protracted argument with hecklers during a speech in Connecticut. The president visibly lost his temper as the crowd started to boo and hiss around him. The only way down from here for Obama comes in the form of rotten cabbages.
Two years into the Obama presidency, angry and downtrodden Americans are waking up everyday wondering whether by the end of it they will still have a job and a house, and they are about to show the incumbents in Washington and the world how angry they really are – compare those harsh facts to the head in the sand sheep mentality of just 24 months ago:
Obama’s approval ratings continue to touch on all time lows, according to national polls.
Even Obama’s own supporters have turned on him. A recent Bloomberg poll noted that more than 4 in 10 voters who say they once considered themselves Obama backers now are either less supportive or say they no longer support the President at all.
Meanwhile a new AP-Knowledge Networks poll finds that 47% of Democrats think Obama should be challenged for the 2012 Democratic presidential nomination in a primary.
There have even been rumours of “senior personalities” in the Democratic Party having discussed with Obama’s advisers the possibility of him not running for re-election in 2012.
Should he attempt it, members of his own administration have even reportedly raised the possibility of legal action to remove Obama from the presidency via the 25th amendment.
Republicans are likely to make gains during the midterms, but not significant gains. This highlights the fact that the general public is beginning to realise that they have been trapped firmly within the false left/right political paradigm and they need to break out of it, for the sake of their families, their livelihoods and their country.