Skip to comments.Voters No Longer Seeking Mr. Fix-It
Posted on 07/07/2012 7:38:00 AM PDT by C19fan
The addition of around 80,000 new jobs in the latest monthly report is another lackluster number thats on the same mediocre economic trajectory as the last few months or, really, the last decade or so. Analysts on the right will use it to criticize President Obama, and analysts on the left will say its on the right path while criticizing Republicans for the Bush years and a lack of leadership in Congress. But maybe it all means something more about America.
From this trip, and from looking at things over the last six months, I am beginning to get the feeling that voters are shrugging their shoulders about politicians, no longer believing they can fix the economic problems. Theyve reset their expectations about how political leaders can change the dynamic. After watching basically no growth in real wages over the last decade, no real growth in private sector jobs and a stagnant unemployment rate, they dont think that a president (or a governor, for that matter) can do much to change the situation.
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Yes it is unfortunately I let my cynical side drop for a moment.
This article is a lie crafted for Obama, posing as journOlism. Basically making excuses for epic fail and saying that the poor economy could benefit Obama; are you kidding me?
It might be time for our leaders to follow...
Priceless. Black is white, strength is weakness, hope and change are dead...long live hope and change.
they tried the same thing 1980...
i was 16 years old in 1980 and remember it as though it were yesterday...the news interviewed a bunch of dopes- these people were resigned to the fact interest rates would forever be around 16% and unemployment in double digits...i can still hear my father furiously screaming at the television, “people are accepting these interest rates???!!! people are accepting the unemployment???!!”....
four months late Reagan won in a landslide...
I remember that too. They are making the same argument when they say that the presidency is too hard for one man.
“..four months late Reagan won in a landslide...”
Unfortunately, many of those sensible Americans who voted for Reagan 30 yeara ago are now dead.
We have a demographics and stupidity problem now among the voting populace.
The difference is, this time there is no Reagan on the ballot. But we evil, principled conservatives will be blamed for a loss, not the GOP-e who worked so hard to make sure most of us had no real choice in the primary.
Matthew Dowd is a HUGE LIBERAL.....most probably gay also.....wolf in sheep’s clothing for SURE!
I share your frustration but I put the blame on us. It is the conservatives who failed to produce a viable conservative candidate. We make it easy for the GOP-e to nominate their chosen candidates by bickering among ourselves instead of coalescing behind a conservative candidate right from the get-go.
The nomination of Ronald Reagan in the 1980 campaign was a beautiful thing. From the moment Reagan announced his candidacy in November of 1979, he had the full and unwavering support of the conservative wing. The GOP-e at that time clearly preferred George H.W. Bush or Howard Baker but we steamrolled them good.
The current crop of congresscritters care more about their kickbacks than fixing anything.
Failure is the "new normal" for democraps.
I guess it also reminds me of how liberals ran NY City into the ground and democraps called the city "ungovernable", that is until Guiliani became mayor.
“But we evil, principled conservatives will be blamed for a loss...”
Funny you should mention that, as that very destructive “reasoning” is going on in this thread:
And it worked, in a way, for Mr. Carter. Folks came to accept it wasn't his fault, that maybe it was an impossible job.
But that freed them to say, “Well, heck, might as well vote for Reagan. He probably can't do any better, but we already know Carter can't get it done.”
This dynamic, should it take hold, will spell the end of the occupancy of the White House by the Kenyan anti-Christ.
“four months later Reagan won in a landslide”
True.. but this is a much different, far less aware and more dumbed-down and self-interested electorate. In 1980, people looked to fix America, because they knew their lot would improve by doing so. Now, with the planned downgrades in expectations and beliefs about this country`s greatness, voters are far more in tune only with what`s in it for them in the short term. 49.5% don`t pay income taxes, and record numbers are on government aid and food stamps. Most of them seem fairly satisfied with that situation, so long as their government check keeps arriving in the mail.
Add to all that a very effective propaganda network disguising itself as “news,” reminding these mindless sheep their benefits they deserve are going to stolen away by the evil Republicans.
I wasn’t around for that election...but from things I’ve heard from people discussing it over the years, these are the same kinds of things that were being said in 1980 with regard to Carter - things weren’t really his fault, the presidency has just become to big for just one man, etc. Sounds nearly identical to what is being said now to try to excuse Obama.
Absolutely! The article is Obama apologetics. It’s not Obama’s fault they say. They sure said it was Bush’s fault loud and often.
i don’t agree that people are dumbed down compared to 1980- many have the same stupid opinions but due to limited resources such as no internet or cable news, there was no place for them to voice their stupid opinions nationally, never mind globally...vietnam war protesters??? george mcgovern???
today we have places like Fox News, Free Republic, Drudge, etc that expose what the left is doing- it wasn’t as easy to expose them for much of the last part of the last century...
Romney is definitely no Reagan and does nothing to excite me but there are large numbers of liberals or center/left rats that realize mullah obama has been an epic failure and are ready to vote his ass out or sit out the election (believe me, i live in liberalsville, NY and hear them daily)...and this does not even take into account the independents or white male vote, thats turned against obama...then there’s the young vote, that’s fractionally as motivated to vote for ayatollah obama this time around...
and while Romney will not fire up the base, many of the conservatives who sat on the sidelines and did not vote in ‘08 because they did not like McLame will not make the same mistake twice...
Clinton->43.0% of popular vote
Bush---> 37.5% of popular vote
Perot---->18.9% of popular vote
Clinton->370 Electoral Votes
Bush---->168 Electoral Votes
Perot---->000 Electoral Votes
Reagan came along speaking positively and optimistically about America, and folks were drawn to him. You would never have known it by the polls, however. The media even then was covering for the Dems, and everyone was astounded when Reagan won, and won decisively!
I sure hope that's the case!