Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Despite Obama's Tough Stretch Approval Ratings Still Good

Yesterday I thought Obama was done for, with the downgrade and all. The nation was in a lose lose situation, thanks to the republicans. They have a really bad attitude. We lost if we defaulted, we lost if we didn't.
But today's a better day and Obama has a decent chance of being re-elected. Democrats have the highest favorable numbers and the lowest unfavorable numbers compared to the tea party and the republicans. Obama should be re-elected. In the face of the recession handed to Obama by the Bush Administration and the republicans attempt at creating another recession by holding the debt ceiling hostage, all for the goal of ousting Obama from office, Obama's made plenty of progress on a number of fronts.
We need his even temperament in a world that seems to be in turmoil.
We don't need twitchy republican fingers on the war button. We need his leadership in ensuring that deficits aren't cut on the backs of the poor and middle class. Cuts need to be made to Medicare and Social Security, but you can bet republicans will use a hatchet. Paul Ryan's budget plan turning Medicare into a voucher program was evidence of that.