Sunday, February 7, 2010

Some of the People Fooled All of the Time

I am sorry. I just have to ask. How can it be that President Obama's approval rating (this according to Rasmussen) can fluctuate so widely following the State of the Union?

On January 23rd, prior to the speech, his Presidential Approval Rating hovered at a career low of -19; 24% strongly approving of his performance, 43% strongly disapproving. Overall, his approval was at 44%, overall disapproval at 55%.

For my part the January 27th speech was exceedingly disappointing. No new ideas, no acknowledgement of past errors. Rather, the president appeared arrogant, defiant, petulant; in short, he looked like an unrepentant adolescent. Still, just a few short days later his Presidential Approval Rating shot up to -4%, a swing of 15%. I considered and reconsidered the fact I may have missed something in the speech that others found appealing.

But then, no even two weeks later his Presidential Approval Rating has plummeted back down to -17% and his overall approval is once again 44% with 56% (one percent greater) disapproving overall. Roughly back where to where he was before the speech.

Who are these people? The ones who vacillate back and forth? I am all for strong-minded, independent voters, but this is something else. President Obama has never strayed from his leftist, Marxist, certainly unconstitutional policies. He may have sugarcoated them from time to time, re-characterized them perhaps, but he remains firmly grounded in his dogmatism.

How is it then, that such a wide margin of the voters can be fooled over and over again?

You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.
Abraham Lincoln

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