Obama has a core of loyalist who will believe him no matter what. He also has a set of critics that will blame him for anything and everything.
I am amused at his far left supporters at European sites like Harry's Place The cartoon like views
of some of the self proclaimed "America experts" is at time nauseating and others comedic.
Lets start this off with some basics
1) I support off shore drilling.
2) This is a risky activity
3) Government's job is to regulate
Lets start off with another fact Barak Obama did not create the Oil spill or is in any way responsible.
That being said when we elected Obama we wre getting a person who has never held a real job
in his life. He is an Academic Marxist who does not grasp how to get things done in the real world. At least McCain was in the military and grasps delegation and chain of command.
When a disaster strikes it is the job of government to take control. This is done all the time in mining disasters. Obama has surrounded himself with authors, academic flunkies and political extremists like himself who have never held a job in their lives. While the Oil Spill and the economy was burning Obama let BP take responsibility. It is not in the public's interest to have a company cover up its errors. The US government should have been leading the effort and directing BP.
Obama is a failure as a leader and as a President. He was elected as a symbol of a post racial America. However, endlessly droning on about hope and change, reading a teleprompter and a
knock off Pepsi Logo does not create a President. His approval numbers are dropping like a rock and the economy is going into another tailspin.
In November there is going to be a huge Tea Party. People fed up with Obama and his arrogant
contempt for the American people will speak. We are Americans and we have our own history and value. We do not want to be EU West or Canada Lite. The one moment in the campaign where we saw the real Obama was the snide remark about guns and God. Obama is not one of us in any description.
Bill Clinton for all his narcissism and ethical lapses understood the limits of office. He moderated
his worst tendencies and chose survival. Obama is the worst President in modern history finally out doing Jimmy Carter. Of course when one criticizes Obama his cult like followers cry racism.
Indeed there is a tiny percentage of the criticism that is racist. However, to paraphrase Clinton
"It is the economy stupid".
Polls are not relevant in Europe. Some of the folks in the EU especially those in the UK are having buyers remorse.
Obama has sank so low, Oprah was in tears defending him. There is no defending a person who
can not lead and has contempt for the American people.