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Две ссылки на память: тексты о президентстве Обамы, найденные слева и справа. Текст слева написан, чтобы объяснить совсем уже левой базе, что Обама не так уж плох и вовсе даже прогрессивен; текст справа написан по поводу свежего опроса Расмуссена, весьма для Обамы неблагоприятного.

1. Barack Obama’s Had a Pretty Damn Good Presidency

…Better to pare it down to ten really top accomplishments in order to highlight how many truly major accomplishments Obama has been responsible for. So I did. Except I couldn’t get there. I cut it down to 13 and got stuck. Here they are, in the same order as the original WaMo list:

1. Passed Health Care Reform
2. Passed the Stimulus
3. Passed Wall Street Reform
4. Ended the War in Iraq
6. Eliminated Osama bin laden
7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry
9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies
14. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program
16. Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards
18. Passed Mini Stimuli (July 22, 2010; December 17, 2010; December 23, 2011)
22. Created Conditions to Begin Closing Dirtiest Power Plants
27. Achieved New START Treaty

These are all big deals. Big fucking deals, to quote our vice president.

2. The Real Entitlement Mentality

By any rational metric, Obama has presided over a national disaster. Consider how he has mishandled

* the economy (real unemployment north of 9%)

* the deficit ($1.6 trillion annually)

* the prestige of the Untied States abroad

* our national security

Consider also

* the looming train wreck that is ObamaCare

* Solyndra and kindred adventures in crony capitalism, emetic utopianism, and fiscal irresponsibility

* The GM “bailout,” coming to a tax bill near you (buy a Volt, get a taxpayer-subsidized break of $7000)

* the regulatory nightmare that Obama’s EPA has foisted upon American business

* the malevolent joke that is the Obama Department of Justice (Fast and Furious, the Black Panther case, etc.)

And this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. What’s shocking is not that Mitt Romney is ahead. A syphilitic camel should be ahead. What’s shocking is that the distance is only 5 points.

Еще один полл, кстати, сегодня появился, от WP-ABC, тоже заслуживает внимания:

Increasingly pessimistic views of Obama’s performance on the economy — and on the federal budget deficit — come despite a steadily brightening employment picture and other signs of economic improvement, and they highlight the political sensitivity of rising gas prices.

Не верит народ, проще говоря, в “steadily brightening employment picture”.

Туда же в копилку еще два опроса от Расмуссена: 59% View Obama As More Liberal Than They Are и 37% Say Their Views More Like Obama’s; 53% Pick One of GOP Contenders.

Складывается впечатление, что дела у Обамы так себе.

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