I genuinely think that if he was a white guy from Chicago named Barry Olsen, his approval numbers would be in the mid to low 30s. His only politically redeemable quality is that he's black with a strange name.
....all the way down to the unemployed community activist (0).
Has anyone determined if “O” is good at ANYTHING?
He can be rightly judged an incompetent President, in that he is incapable of governing or running the Executive Branch of government.
You bring up a good point. And it’s true of many other politicos.
When Ted Kennedy first ran for the Senate, for example, his opponent charged that if his name were Edward Moore rather than Edward Moore Kennedy, that nobody would take his qualifications in running for Senator seriously.
Ditto Hillary Clinton. There’s no way Hillary Rodham begins a political career and becomes a serious presidential candidate in her own right, if not for her connection to Bill Clinton.
I’m sure there are many other politicos who got high positions because of family or other connections, not because they themselves are so brilliant, have the answers to the nation’s problems, etc.
Apparently not as bad as the GOP >,>
0bama is a genuis at marxist politics.
And, as much as he may suck at politics, he’s still kicking the GOP’s arse all over the map.
AA will out. If you’ve never had to do anything but show up, you not only don’t develop the necessary skills, you don’t even know that you need to develop them.
Truth be told, Present Stroker could screw up a wet dream.
“Obama hit his high point at Iowas Jefferson Jackson Dinner in November, 2007.”
Republicans should play sound-bite after sound-bite from that speech, which takes the form of “We were promised X, but we instead we got Y.” Obama made virtually an identical list of promises and has proceeded to break every single one. And on most measures—unity of the country, ability of citizens to afford basic necessities, ability of citizens to save, unemployment etc.—things are FAR worse today than in November 2007 when he was insisting the country was on the wrong track and needed to change. So using Reagan’s simple question “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” most voters in 2012 will be forced to say “No.” And no longer will they be able to blame GWB for the abysmal state of politics and the economy.
A quibble here. At the time, Collector of the Port of New York was an extremely important (and lucrative) position. 75% of the revenues of the entire federal government were generated from this source, and Arthur was responsible for managing the activities of the several hundred employees engaged in collecting tax revenue. A far cry from being a community organizer.