Sunday, August 14, 2011
President Obama seen slithering out of the White House last Friday on his way to play golf.
August is turning out to be the cruelest month of President Obama’s tenure.
First, the contentious debt battle resulted in Republicans getting 98% of what they wanted, leaving Obama’s base demoralized. Then U.S. forces in Afghanistan suffered the deadliest day of the decade-long war when insurgents shot down an American helicopter, killing 30 U.S. servicemen, included 22 Navy SEALs, most of whom were members of SEAL Team 6. If not bad enough, the U.S. debt was downgraded by S&P from “AAA” to “AA” for the first time in our history, sending the stock market into a violent up and (mostly) down trajectory.
Now comes new data from Gallup posted Sunday showing sinking job approval numbers for the president. Only 39% of Americans approve of President Obama’s job performance, while 54% disapprove. Both are the worst numbers of his presidency.
With Americans citing jobs as the issue they are most concerned with, President Obama is set to depart on a three-day bus tour of the Midwest beginning Monday.