Obama

July 28, 2009

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZTRlNDM5YTIxMGUzMjdiM2I5MWFjZDAzZTM3Nzg5N2U=&w=MA==

The above editorial wasn’t all that well-written, but it brings to the forefront of my mind something that’s been brewing in my mind. Namely, Obama’s Presidency will be a net negative in terms of race relations.

His completely gratuitous comment regarding the Boston police “acting stupidly” was uninformed, not necessarily wrong, but he couldn’t have know that at the time. (But it seems the more we learn about the altercation, the worse the Professor looks)

Taking a step back, this one’s really funny. Three officers at the scene: white, black, and hispanic? All of whom believe they acted properly. How could the President find himself in this needless predicament?

Simply because during last week’s press conference he broke character and was himself for a moment.

My belief that the social world behaves much like the physical world leads me to conclude a President who believes in identity politics for people of color can not help but produce an equal and opposite reaction in the other kind of people. That’s not leading us in the right direction.

Meanwhile Rasmussen had him at negative 10 today, up from negative 11 the day before:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Some people think Rasmussen is biased, but Gallup had him as third from the bottom since Truman in terms of popularity at the six month point. He’s about where the second Bush was in July 2001. That’s after the disputed 2000 election; hardly a ringing endorsement from the American people.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/presidential-approval-tracker.htm

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