According to Rasmussen Reports who provides daily updates on the Presidential Approval Index, Barack Obama’s index is sitting at a minus 20!
Of those polled, 21 percent approve of the job he’s doing and a whopping 41 percent disapprove—that makes for one scary “haunted house.”
Here’s where I feel sorry for this ghostly leader. Sure it’s his job to listen, guide, veto, make decisions and he’s the one who must stand in front of the microphone and tell the country what’s wrong, why and what he plans on doing about it.
But it’s not always so easy in a house divided, meaning the Democrats and Republicans.
There are the Occupy Any Street protesters and they don’t help—heck they really don’t even have an agenda but they sure do like making signs.
And, in my opinion, the true dislike of some top Democrats for some of their Republican colleagues and vice versa doesn’t help either—it makes our country look like it’s being run the Three Stooges—only there’s way more than three.
Anyone who feels one man (or woman) runs the United States is a fool. Barack Obama, nor any other President before him) can’t be the end all of every problem our country faces.
Yet, the same congress and senate folks get voted back in time and time again by their constituents. This tells me the average American is pretty clueless about politicking, how it works and how to make a change.
Everyone always makes fun of New Jersey but then again, with TV shows like Jersey Shore, maybe they like making fun of themselves.
When Republican Chris Christie defeated Democrat Jon Corzine in the 2009 gubernatorial race, I for one was pretty surprised as New Jersey has always appeared as a blue (Democratic) state. But the folks in Jersey stood up to this Governor’s Haunted House and said, we are sick and tired and don’t want to take it anymore—they switched the party they held most dear and voted Christie in.
This is what Americans need to do. We can’t continually vote in the same people over and over again if we expect change, fresh ideas and above all, end the standstill Washington has become today.
I for one, however, will be 100 percent surprised if this feat is accomplished because people don’t vote smartly or informatively—they are too lazy to read about the issues and make the right decision. Too many vote for their party leaders and never switch or vote on the recommendations of friends and family members—not a smart way to vote.
So, what’s the easiest way to fix this Haunted House? Term limits and once you’ve reached your limit, you must beg away and let two others fight it out for your spot.
Why is this so hard for the American public to see? But alas, we too are not the ones who can vote on term limits—only those elected can and they are not going to set limits on their jobs and career. I mean would you? Say you earned your law degree, passed the bar and were told you have four years to be a lawyer and then you’re simply voted off the island and must change careers? Would that make you happy?
What we can do is vote for those who approve of term limits and only hope they can push their way through the big, thick, ugly walls that separate the new and the young from the old and the “we’ve always done it this way” folks who now run Washington.
The 2012 race is not going to be pretty. The Republican debates are already ugly and the confidence in America is at an all-time low.
How would you fix this Government? Surely not by the disorganized effort from the Occupy Any Street group!
Source: Rasmussen Reports
Chris Christie image from Wikimedia