Niles Gardiner, columnist for the British Daily Telegraph sums it up. See the full column for details:
1. The Obama presidency is out of touch with the American peopleThose reasons are all true and readers could probably think up another dozen or so. But the one that is missing from Gardiner's list and the one that I think resonates more deeply with the public is the perception that Obama lied to the American people to get the job. He told the voters he would change the way Washington works and that he would put aside the old partisan games and that implied that he would govern as a centrist listening to both sides.
2. Most Americans don’t have confidence in the president’s leadership
3. Obama fails to inspire
4. The United States is drowning in debt
5. Obama’s Big Government message is falling flat
6. Obama’s support for socialised health care is a huge political mistake
7. Obama’s handling of the Gulf oil spill has been weak-kneed and indecisive
8. US foreign policy is an embarrassing mess under the Obama administration
9. President Obama is muddled and confused on national security
10. Obama doesn’t believe in American greatness
Of course nothing of the sort happened. We tried to warn the voters that Obama was an inexperienced ultra-liberal who represented a clear and present danger to our economic well beings and freedom but he successfully wiggled his way out of it by accusing us of using scare tactics. But recently, a Democrat polling firm took a survey and found that 55% thought Obama is a socialist! Seems the truth is finally catching up with Obama. I guess it's no suprise his approval rating in every poll continues to crater.
This reminds me of the words of Abraham Lincoln who said: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
Obama might still be able to fool some Democrats all the time. But then, it's not difficult to fool a fool!