And that's what Waters and Rangel are doing now, the former explicitly, the
latter implicitly. Both are demanding an immediate trial, before the November
elections, which would hammer even more nails into the Democratic coffin. In
effect, they're saying, "Let us off the hook or we'll take you all down with us in a racial spectacle."
As in recent polls, Americans are split on President Barack Obama's job
performance, with 47% approving and 48% disapproving. But a majority disapproves of his performance on the economy. And six in 10, including 83%
of independents and a quarter of Democrats, say they are only somewhat or not at all confident that Mr. Obama has the right policies to improve it.
As Stuart Taylor put it in 2008:
The pretense of many Democrats that this crisis is
altogether a Republican creation is simplistic and dangerous. It is simplistic
because Democrats have been a big part of the problem, in part
by supporting governmental distortions of the marketplace through
mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose reckless lending
practices necessitated a $200 billion government rescue [in September 2008]. ... Fannie and Freddie appear to have played a major role in causing the
current crisis, in part because their quasi-governmental status
violated basic principles of a healthy free enterprise system by allowing them
to privatize profit while socializing risk.
Here's a message from the voters to President Obama, "Stop blaming Bush." It appears even the members of the Democrat party feel it's time to abandoned this tactic.
Despite more voters faulting former President Bush's policies for the country's economic woes, most American voters think it is time for President Obama to stop blaming Bush.
Nearly half of voters — 47 percent — think Bush's policies are mostly to blame for the economic difficulties the country is having today, compared to 32 percent who think Obama's policies are to blame.
Even so, fully 76 percent of voters think it is time for the Obama administration to start taking responsibility for the condition of the economy. That's more than four times as many as think it is right to continue to place the blame on Bush (18 percent).
A majority of Democrats, who overwhelmingly think Bush is responsible for the economy (82 percent), think it is time for Obama to quit blaming Bush (57 percent).
Overall, 55 percent of those who think Bush's policies are to blame think it's time for Obama to take responsibility
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Can it get any worse for President Obama? Undoubtedly yes. Here are 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in serious trouble, and why its prospects are unlikely to improve between now and the November mid-terms.