Who cares that we’re teetering on another recession thanks to this moron, his foreign policy is in shambles and the trainwreck that is ObamaCare is dragging us down into further misery. His palace guard have only one thing in mind: How can we help this moron out?
It’s been more than a year since President Obama saw his approval rating hit 50 percent, and his still-souring numbers have Democrats fretting about his toxic effect in November.
Party strategists say the solution is for the White House to shake up a messaging campaign that’s grown stagnant if he hopes to rebuild his flagging approval rating before the midterm elections.
One year and one week ago was last time the RealClearPolitics polling average put the president at 50 percent, and it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for Obama since then.
The botched rollout of ObamaCare, the government shutdown, an ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the fading glow of his reelection have each taken their toll on the president’s ratings, leaving Obama mired in the low 40s.
That’s an especially troubling sign for the White House. A president above 50 percent approval has traditionally been able to set the agenda, exert political capital, and help his party in down-ballot elections. But if numbers slip underwater, as they have for Obama, perceptions that the president is a drag on the party grow.
“Presidential popularity in off-year elections is absolutely critical,” said Democratic strategist Peter Fenn. “You get presidents with numbers in low 40s or, heaven forbid, the 30s, and things aren’t good for the November elections.”
You know what the media should be asking? Why is he in such pitiful shape that they have to ask how he can get his groove back? Well, here’s the “logic” of the Democrats:
Democrats are doubling down on their Koch brothers strategy even though most people don’t know who the conservative billionaire industrialists are.
Democratic leaders on Wednesday unveiled a plan to vote on a constitutional amendment “very soon” to overturn the Supreme Court’s decisions in Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC, which have empowered wealthy donors such as Charles and David Koch.
The amendment has virtually no chance of passing this year because it must garner two-thirds support from both chambers of Congress and receive ratification from three-quarters of the states. Democrats believe it will help them preserve their Senate majority, however.
Campaign finance reform traditionally rates low on voters’ lists of concerns, but Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Senate Democrats’ chief political strategist, believes a battle over a constitutional amendment will bolster their populist economic message.
“The constitutional amendment we know requires two-thirds, it’s a long hard road. But given the McCutcheon decision we have to begin it,” he said. “Most Americans don’t believe the system works in their favor. We are showing whose side you’re on.”
Oh yes, they’re on your side or something. It’s the evil Koch brothers who are to blame. We’d recommend and adult intervention to help these folks, but why help the enemy while their busy committing suicide?