President Obama had a very bad week last week. He saw the entire week with a negative approval index according to Rasmussen, with the exception of a +1 on Monday. He saw Helen Thomas and Chip
Reid attack Robert Gibbs for the “controlled” Town Hall meeting, signaling perhaps the end of the honeymoon with the press. And he listened in horror as his Vice President Joe Biden told Israel they were free to take out the nuclear capability in Iran and he also admitted that the Obama Administration had underestimated the severity of the economic problems.
Then, the real topper was the new unemployment numbers for June. More than 467,000 jobs lost, the highest in 26 years. Expectations were for a good deal fewer jobs lost. It makes it really hard to talk about the glimmers of hope and green shoots to people standing in the unemployment line.
California, for all intents and purposes, a living example of Obamanomics in action began issuing IOU’s and his health care plan is in real trouble.
So, when things get tough, what do the tough do? They get going. Obama may have taken that old saying too literally when he abandoned the serious problems and went to Russia to complain about his golf swing and likely issue more European apologies. Is there any doubt that Russian strong man Putin will intimidate Obama into selling out the US again and pulling all hope to keep Europe safe from missiles?
And we can’t forget the ongoing crisis in Iran and Honduras, can we? These countries are doing their best to get rid of socialist dictators that have sent their countries to the brink of economic ruin. Like Obama has done in the US.
So, the news the Sarah Palin is stepping down as Governor of Alaska couldn’t possibly be seen as good news for Obama. He must be waiting for the other shoe to drop.