We’re all waiting for shoes to drop. The shoes, like dangling swords, are heavy on the frayed threads that barely restrain them. When those shoes stomp down, the grey thatched head of Obama will get a pounding.
Recently, the very respected, especially by Big Media types, Amy Walter discussed the pending political death of Barack Obama in her article “How Much Longer Can Obama Defy Political Gravity?“:
“Although President Obama’s job approval rating of 48 percent (according to Pollster.com average) isn’t exactly stellar, it is remarkably high given the level of economic pessimism and despair among American electorate.
The economy is the most important issue for most Americans, yet few Americans feel very good about it and most don’t approve of the way President Obama’s dealing with it. [snip]
Obama’s job approval ratings defy political gravity. The only question now, is if they can do so for much longer.”
Walter runs from politics to psychology in order to explain what is happening:
“Psychologists talk about “cognitive dissonance,” the tension that people feel when their thoughts are inconsistent with one another. In this case, it’s feeling as if the president is doing a pretty lousy job on the economy, but still giving him decent (though not glowing) marks when it comes to his overall presidency.
At some point, psychologists will tell you, relief from the tension comes only when you try to restore consistency.
In this case, it means that either voters need to start feeling better about Obama’s handling of the economy or they will start to feel worse about his overall ability to handle of his job.”
Walter, a Big Media biggie, is warning the less capable of her cohort that Obama is prepped and ready for a massive freefall.
Patricia Zengerle of Reuters, performs the same duty as Walter as data in state after state display Obama weakness for 2012.
At some point, even the most delusional will have to get better and admit that they are wrong about Barack.
It will be difficult for them because they've lied to everyone for so long.
But you really can't live in a state of denial forever. And when you try, reality keeps bumping up against you.
So they will have to face the truth.
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