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But where are the latest poll numbers?

Worst Week Evah For SCOAMF In Chief



Gosh, when even the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Times say it’s bad for the Big O, it must be.

WSJ:

What is happening is that the president is coming across more and more as a trimmer, as an operator who’s not operating in good faith. This is hardening positions and leading to increased political bitterness. And it’s his fault, too. As an increase in polarization is a bad thing, it’s a big fault.
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From the day Mr. Obama was sworn in, what was on the mind of the American people was financial calamity—unemployment, declining home values, foreclosures. These issues came within a context of some overarching questions: Can America survive its spending, its taxing, its regulating, is America over, can we turn it around?

That’s what the American people were thinking about.

But the new president wasn’t thinking about that. All the books written about the creation of economic policy within his administration make clear the president and his aides didn’t know it was so bad, didn’t understand the depth of the crisis, didn’t have a sense of how long it would last. They didn’t have their mind on what the American people had their mind on.

The president had his mind on health care. And, to be fair-minded, health care was part of the economic story. But only a part! And not the most urgent part. Not the most frightening, distressing, immediate part. Not the “Is America over?” part.

Just in case you have forgotten, the Health Care Mandate - It’s Not A Tax™ was all that Obama did for the first year and a half of his occupancy. He gave speeches about it just about every single day. He couldn’t be bothered to talk to the generals who were running the wars he inhereted. He didn’t do anything else. Other than funnel money to his buddies through false “green” development plans. And play golf. And take vacations. But in terms of his actual work, it was all about the Obamacare. So when the Supremes shoot it down, as the audio from the hearing the other day seems to show will happen - his lawyers pretty much got laughed right out of the Court - the American people MIGHT just wake up (or, in a major wet dream the GOP could take the initiative and remind them. Fat chance of that, that would be fighting back and campaigning!) and realize that 3/8s of this guy’s time in office was a total waste of effort, and was entirely foreseeable by anyone, especially someone the media told us about a million times was this vaunted Constitutional Scholar.

WaTimes goes further and makes a list:

The past seven brutal days will go down as one of the worst weeks in history for a sitting president. It certainly has been, without any doubt, the worst week yet for President Obama.

Somehow, Mr. Obama managed to embarrass himself abroad, humiliate himself here at home, see his credentials for being elected so severely undermined that it raises startling questions about whether he should have been elected in the first place — let alone be re-elected later this year.

• Meanwhile, back at home, the Supreme Court took up the single most important achievement of Mr. Obama’s presidency and, boy, was it embarrassing. The great constitutional law professor, it turns out, may not quite be the wizard he told us he was.

By most accounts, Mr. Obama and his stuttering lawyers were all but laughed out of the courthouse. They were even stumbling over softball questions lobbed by Mr. Obama’s own hand-picked justices.

t was as if you lumped Hurricane Katrina and the Abu Ghraib abuses into one week for George W. Bush. And added on top of that the time he oddly groped German Chancellor Angela Merkel and got caught cursing on a hot mic. Even then, it wouldn’t be as bad as Mr. Obama’s week. You would probably also have to toss in the time Mr. Bush’s father threw up into the lap of Japan’s prime minister. Only then might we be approaching how bad a week it was for Mr. Obama.

Not that you will see any trace of embarrassment in the face of Mr. Obama. He has mastered the high political art of shamelessness, wearing it smugly and cockily. Kind of like a hoodie.

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