Monday, July 26, 2010

Obama Approval Now NEGATIVE 20 Points--and Why

Manchurian Moonbat, indeed. See the chart at the Moonbattery link immediately below.

HT: Moonbattery

Maybe the reason is that the Twit-in-Chief is acting like a twit, not a President.

...With the peculiar magic of his presidential campaign now a faded memory, Obama is shoring up support by the cruder method of divisive appeals.

...An ass-thumping president frantically fighting for the little guy—it’s hard to imagine George Washington or Abraham Lincoln choosing to project an image of this kind. Barack Obama has managed a rare feat in American history: The longer he is president, the less presidential he has become.

It certainly is the case that he's not a US partisan in global affairs.

...Obama supporters today regularly insist that his personal standing in the world is a vital element of America’s soft power and the key to altering world perceptions about America. Obama himself reportedly expressed this very position to Democratic members of Congress in the summer of 2008: “I have become a symbol [abroad] of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions.” Following on this belief, the nation’s foreign policy has become hostage to the president’s charisma. Anything that sustains Obama’s image, even if it involves the president apologizing abroad for America’s sins or errors, is justified by the canons of a new understanding of realpolitik that promises to bring substantial returns.

But Obama's methodology, drawn from Alinsky, is not Presidential:

...Many past presidents endured harsh criticisms from the press and from popular movements of their day, but considered it unpresidential to respond in kind. Not Barack Obama, who has found his comfort zone in magnifying and then assaulting any kind of opposition.

...The usual posture of the statesman is calming and deliberate, which is what is meant by the term “presidential.” To engage in populism and parallel demagogic tricks—to blame others, to mock, to display no magnanimity toward opponents—all of these actions necessarily appear unpresidential.

IOW, the country did not elect a President, as it turned out; it elected just another rhetorician/ideologue. A hard-Left ideologue, to be sure; but no more than that.

Nancy Pelosi in a different realization.

HT: PowerLine

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