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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22. That’s the lowest Approval Index rating yet measured for this president.This is another lurch down, or ratchet if you prefer in the failure of this administration that I have been chronicling for months. Look at how the spread is growing and how it resembles a step function.
Enthusiasm for the president among Democrats, which bounced following passage of the health care law, has faded again. Just 48% of those in the president’s party now Strongly Approve of Obama’s performance. That’s down from 65% earlier.
Among men, 20% Strongly Approve and 50% Strongly Disapprove. Among women, those numbers are 27% and 40%.
Then look at how is total approval is underwater and consider the series of hammer blows this country faces over the next 4 months.
Desperate people are dangerous and given the situation that Obama is in and given the confluence of events, regarding Iran, Korea, China (both the fragile economy there and the interrelated geopolitical challenges), and the probably second strike at the US economy from exposure to the imploding Euro and the under reported commercial real estate bubble imploding, if Obama was not desperate that would in itself be an indicator of something very wrong with him.
The best solution would be a deal between the Republicans and the Democrats that preserves the Republic while keeping the peace during what will be an inevitable realignment come November, if the Democrats can be urged to refrain from public fraud to preserve their jobs. What can the Republicans offer? The best deal to me would be to assure that the bloodbath remains purely political and that, as in the South African model, the old guard be allowed to depart peacefully once the facts are explained to a candid world.
Ideally Joe Biden would be convinced to resign after discovering an incurable hangnail and the Senate would select John McCain to replace him. Then Obama would be allowed to resign and depart with the first order of business of the new administration being a Bill of Indemnity and Oblivion, named after the English Act of 1660, establishing a South African style "Truth Commission" procedure to lay out the facts with the proviso that cooperation would assure immunity from further prosecution. Some may prefer to use the Impeachment mechanism to lay out the facts in a scripted trial with as per the Constitution no penalty proscribed other than ineligibility from ocupying any further position of profit or trust. If the challenges of the next two years are going to be as serious as I fear then we shall need all Americans focused on working to rebuild the country in the face of a more lawless international scene than we have known in over 60 years.
MajoratWHMay be routine, or not.
RT @jaketapper: saw Sandy Berger & Frank Carlucci on way into WH. Reg meet NSC Advsr Jones has w/preds//Saw Zbig & Scowcroft too, leaving WH