In Saturday's Weekly Address President Obama once again tried to blame all our countries problems on Republicans in Congress:
OBAMA: But lately, the response from Washington has been partisanship and gridlock that’s only undermined public confidence and hindered our efforts to grow the economy.Has he forgotten the first two years of his presidency where he, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid rammed through huge bills on one party votes; while refusing to meet with Republicans or consider their ideas?
So while there’s nothing wrong with our country, there is something wrong with our politics, and that’s what we’ve got to fix.
we can no longer let partisan brinksmanship get in our way – the idea that making it through the next election is more important than making things right. That’s what’s holding us back – the fact that some in Congress would rather see their opponents lose than see America win.
So you’ve got a right to be frustrated. I am. Because you deserve better. And I don’t think it’s too much for you to expect that the people you send to this town start delivering.
Members of Congress are at home in their districts right now. And if you agree with me – whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican or not much of a fan of either – let them know.
Obama's the man who promised to end all the partisan bickering. Going back to his 2004 speech to the Democrat National Convention which launched him on the national stage he spoke of putting aside red state/blue state differences:
OBAMA 2004: Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us -- the spin masters, the negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of "anything goes." Well, I say to them tonight, there is not a liberal America and a conservative America -- there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America -- there’s the United States of America.Yet this is the President who constantly uses the rhetoric of class warfare and division. Year after year according to Gallup Obama is the most polarizing President in history.
Obama's Chickens Come Home to Roost!
Who can forget Obama's mentor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright when he said "America's chickens are coming home TO ROOST?" That was right after he told the congregation of the church Obama attended "God DAMN America. It's in the Bible!"
Well guess what. All those years of Obama promising one thing will doing another are finally catching up. His chickens are coming home to roost:
Gallup: Obama job rating sinks below 40% for first timeAnd it's not just the Gallup Poll that's gone sour for Obama. The Real Clear Politics average for Obama Approval is also at historical lows:
By Michael A. Memoli
Los Angeles Times
August 14, 2011
President Obama's summer woes have dragged his approval rating to an all-time low, sinking below 40% for the first time in Gallup's daily tracking poll.
New data posted Sunday shows that 39% of Americans approve of Obama's job performance, while 54% disapprove. Both are the worst numbers of his presidency.
Obama's approval rating has hovered in the 40% range for much of 2011, peaking at 53% in the weeks following the death of Osama bin Laden.
But Americans' view of his job performance continued to tick downward as the debt-ceiling debate heated up. By the time he signed legislation averting a federal default, he was mired in the low-40% range.
Obama can blame Congress, the Tea Party, George W. Bush or anyone else all day long. But in the end, the American people KNOW who is REALLY responsible for the mess we are in.