Daily Archives: September 9, 2010

Nobel Prize Worthy Presidential Performance

Fascinating what presidential job performance does to expectations.  + 28 to – 23 over about 21 months now for Obama.

Date 9/05/2010 1/21/2009
Presidential Approval Index -23 28
Strongly Approve 24 44%
Strongly Disapprove 47% 16%
Total Approve 42% 65%
Total Disapprove 57% 30%

Makes the Norwegian Nobel Committe look ever so prescient.  The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 goes to President Barack Obama. 

for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.

Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future.

Hmmm.  If that was the case, and there was so much hope in the change Obama could effect, why has the Nobel Prize laureate’s dazzling performance been met with such disapproval?

Hint.  Economy.  Unemployment.  Deficit.  Wall Street bailouts.  Obamacare.  Failed Stimulus.  Re-Stimulus plans.  Allowing the Department of Justice to fail in their duty to prosecute Black Panther voter intimidation at the polls in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and sue the State of Arizona for an immigration law that mirrors the federal law it will not enforce.   

And the rest probably do not help either.  Government encroachment into private sector.  Sluggish response to the BP oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  Blaming others/predecessor for the nation’s woes.  Bowing to foreign heads of state.  Apology tour to the world. 

Past experience is an excellent indicator of future performance.  The Nobel Prize Committee got it wrong on the community organizer.

Michael Ramirez back in July 18, 2010 pegged it well.

“I don’t understand why our poll numbers are down.  Listen to the will of the people.”
Image courtesy of http://townhall.com/cartoons/cartoonist/MichaelRamirez/2010/07/11.