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Obama Black support begins to drop

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Submitted by lambert on

From the story:

Five months ago, 83 percent of African Americans held “strongly favorable” views of Obama, but in a new Washington Post-ABC news poll that number has dropped to 58 percent. That drop is similar to slipping support for Obama among all groups.

That's what they call "precipitous."

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Submitted by okanogen on

Wow, so who knew that 42% of black voters were racists.

Alert Ballon Juice!

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Submitted by jest on

And it's gonna get worse before it gets any better.

I guess we better get used to the sound of "President Perry" now.

This is gonna get ugly...

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Submitted by okanogen on

Black Agenda Report today implicitely answers the 20 million dollar question: Lesser of two evils, or more effectively evil?

When Republicans invade new countries, global public opinion can put millions worldwide in protest demonstrations in the street. When Democrats invade, there are no demonstrations. When Republicans propose social security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts, and try to regulate unions out of existence, public outcries and near general-strike situations loom. When Democrats do the same, all is quiet. Republicans could not even pass their own bailout bills with a Republican in the White House. So between bigoted, bumbling tea party Republicans, and level-headed, competent corporate Democrats, which is the greater evil? And which is the more effective evil?

Submitted by jawbone on

What does he say without a narrative? Oh, my. And this president told Suskind he feared he was too wonky, like Carter and Clinton.

WTF? Barry, when did Clinton ever NOT have a narrative and message?

But, also, I have not heard Obama sound like someone who actually understands his own policies, much less those of others. Clinton, on the other hand, was said to be able to explain other people's points more clearly than they themselves could. Clinton was a policy wonk with the ability to communicate. Obama is, from what I've seen, neither. Hence his dependence on teleprompters and set piece speeches.

He's absorbed the rightwing econ talking points (among others, alas), and, apparently, cannot grasp the other side. Yet, Suskind also writes that Obama would repeat Krugman's ideas to his econ team. Huh? If so, he didn't understand Krugman's policy points.

Anyhoo, here's part of a rundown of telling parts from Suskind's book from a Business Insider column (the writer is not, apparently, much impressed with Obama):

Not much has changed — Obama hasn't had a message since 2008

After Democrats lost Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat to Scott Brown in January 2010, Obama asked his senior staff "What is my narrative? I don't have a narrative."

As one staffer in the room told Suskind, "He was right. He had no narrative. No story. For someone like Obama, that's like saying I don't know who I am. That I've lost my way."

Throughout the book Obama is seen searching to fulfill — and failing to meet — many of the promises and expectations of his presidential campaign. Buried in policy debates, internal discord, and partisan squabbles with Congress, Obama lost the inspirational quality that defined his ascendance to the White House — a challenge that continues to this day.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-whi...

(I do like these sites that include their URL -- saves typing.)