Monday, February 9, 2009
Maybe Obama Knows What He's Doing After All
Check out the latest Gallop poll on the stimulus bill here. When asked if they approve or disapprove of the way President Obama, the Democrats in Congress and the Republicans in Congress have handled the stimulus bill, respondents overwhelmingly approved of Obama by 67%. 48% approve of Democrats in Congress, with 42% disapproving and 10% no opinion. A whopping 58% disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress have handled the stimulus, with only 31% approving.
Hmmm. Maybe the Republican's Taliban-style insurgency and strategy of obstruct, obstruct, obstruct isn't quite the way back from the political wilderness after all.
There's been so much jabber in the media about the Republicans winning the media war over this and at the same time, there's been much hand wringing on the left over Obama letting the GOP get the upper hand. Maybe we all need to take a breath and let the adult in the White House do his thing.